04-06-2015 Council Minutes

Crooksville Council Meeting Minutes   Monday, April 6,                           2015

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Mohler called the meeting to order with the following members present Mr. Rice, Mr. Redfern, Mr. Hampton, Mr. Dennis, and Ms. Driggs. Jan Baughman and Tom Collins were present. Mayor Lantz was absent.

MINUTES:  Motion to approve Clerk’s minutes was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Dennis. Motion carried.

REPORTS:  Motion to approve Mayor’s Reports for March was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

PAID BILLS:  A motion to approve Resolution 2015-21 paid bills and payroll was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

TO BE PAID BILLS:  A motion to approve Resolution 2015-22 to be paid bills was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

TRANSFER:  A motion to approve Resolution 2015-23 transferring funds was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

PARK & RECREATION: Angel was discussing with the Perry County Library about having a movie in the Park again this year. This would be at dusk and there will be free popcorn. The movie that will be shown is Big Hero 6. Motion to approve movie in the Park on May 29th was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

Mr. Mohler asked if there were any updates on applications for Pool managers and lifeguards. Brittany explained that there are a few lifeguards and the last time she checked there was only one application in for the Pool Manager. Mr. Mohler told Brittany that this could be brought to workshop next week.

SERVICE: Mr. Mohler stated that Mr. Lundell had recently brought in his updated insurance that now shows him to have $500,000 in combined single limit coverage as of February 23rd. Motion to approve the Trash Hauling Permit for Colt Lundell Disposal was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Dennis. Motion carried.

Council discussed having the trash haulers bring in proof of insurance every few months and Mr. Mohler stated that he feels that we should be named additional insured and the insurance requirement raised to $1 million. Mr. Rice stated that he would like this to be put on the workshop agenda for Council to discuss next week. Tom recommended that Council revisit contracting the whole village out to one trash hauler.

Motion to approve the Trash Hauling Permit for Kimble Recycling & Disposal was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Mr. Redfern stated that he is not in favor of this because there is currently 10 or 11 trash haulers in town and the alleys are getting tore up and feels that there needs to be a regulation on them. Vote went as follows: Mr. Rice yes, Mr. Redfern no, Mr. Hampton yes, Mr. Dennis no, Ms. Driggs yes, and Mr. Mohler yes. Motion carried.

SAFETY: Fire/EMS Chief Ralph Hill was present and gave Council a copy of the report for March regarding Fire and EMS runs. There were 124 EMS runs and 16 Fire runs.

Chief Hill also discussed the contracts that needed renewed with the townships. He stated that the contracts are still the same but the date has changed. Chief Hill would like to approach townships with another ¼ to ½ mill levy and get information from the Auditor’s Office. It was discussed in further detail about the reasons that we would need to try this because of the increase in expenses. Mr. Redfern made a motion to pursue additional levies and was seconded by Mr. Dennis. Motion carried. Chief Hill stated that soon he will have to replace the oldest engine.

Chief Hill stated that the Sheriff’s Office thanked them for their work on Pine Street and they have had positive remarks from the community as well as others.

Police Chief Walters was present to give Council a monthly report for the Police Department. He explained that they took 56 calls and Council was given a copy of the Community Service Monthly reports for February where 120.5 hours were completed and 72 hours for March. The Mayor’s Court receipts totaled $3,073.00 and that there were 416 hours donated from the Auxiliary for the month of March. He stated that Brent Tysinger resigned and is going back to the Sheriff’s Office. Chief Walters stated that he along with Jerry Marks was going to start marking lines and curbs. Officer Corder will start painting them with the help of the Community Service workers. Mr. Redfern asked Chief Walters to make sure the trash along the State Highway is cleaned up. Chief Walters stated that this is what Officer Corder will be working on next.

BUILDING: Motion to approve Building Permit for Ralph Donaldson at 210 High Street for a 14×20 garage was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

Motion to approve Building Permit for Habitat for Humanity at 572 Washington Street was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

Motion to approve Trailer Permit for Linda Patrick at 240 Bennett Street was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

LEGISTLATIVE: Motion to accept the third reading of Ordinance 2516, an Ordinance Authorizing the Chief of Police to Contribute Certain Unclaimed Property to Nonprofit Organization was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Redfern. Motion carried.

Motion to accept Ordinance 2516, an Ordinance Authorizing the Chief of Police to Contribute Certain Unclaimed Property to Nonprofit Organization was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

Motion to accept the third reading of Ordinance 2517, an Ordinance Establishing the Street Paving Debt Service Fund was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Redfern. Motion carried.

Motion to accept Ordinance 2517, an Ordinance Establishing the Street Paving Debt Service Fund was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

Motion to accept the third reading of Ordinance 2518, an Ordinance Declaring Property Surplus, Obsolete, Unfit and Authorizing Discard to Police Auxiliary was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Dennis. Motion carried.

Motion to accept Ordinance 2518, an Ordinance Declaring Property Surplus, Obsolete, Unfit and Authorizing Discard to Police Auxiliary was made by Mr. Dennis and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

Motion to accept the second reading of Ordinance 2520, an Ordinance Declaring Certain Property Surplus and Authorizing Its Sale was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Dennis. Motion carried.

UTILITY: Mr. Mohler stated that Council has been given a quote for radio read meters. Tom stated that the first is for 200 meters and he asked if we would get a break if we purchased 300 meters. They knocked off $750 off the software upgrade from regular touch reads to radio reads. Tom stated that the funds were available to purchase and asked Ms. Baughman if we had to bid this if we are getting a specific brand. She stated that we should not have to. Motion to approve the purchase of radio read meters was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Dennis. Motion carried. Tom stated that they will come down and install software and get us going. He stated we may look at hiring someone part time to get these new meters installed.

Mr. Mohler informed Council that they have been given a copy of the Burr Oak bill. He stated that this bill is for almost 13 million gallons of water.

OTHER OLD BUSINESS: Mr. Redfern asked about Ordinance 2521 and if it was passed as an emergency. Mr. Mohler stated that this was passed at the last special meeting.

NEW BUSINESS: Mr. Redfern stated that he would like to make a motion to televise our Council meetings and workshops on the cable channel. This was seconded by Mr. Dennis. Vote went as follows: Mr. Rice no, Mr. Redfern yes, Mr. Hampton yes, Mr. Dennis yes, Ms. Driggs yes, and Mr. Mohler yes. Motion carried.

CITIZENS COMMENTS/ COMPLAINTS:  Nothing.

ADJOURNMENT:  A motion to adjourn was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Dennis. Motion carried.

 

BRITTANY ROSS                                                    CHRIS MOHLER

Fiscal Officer                                                              President Pro Tem