Crooksville Council Meeting Minutes Monday, April 21, 2014
ROLL CALL: Mr. Mohler called the meeting to order with the following members present Mr. Rice, Mr. Redfern, Mr. Hampton, and Ms. Driggs. Jan Baughman and Tom Collins were present. Mayor Lantz and Mr. Allen were absent.
Mike Sharkey was present to discuss with Council the dates of the Pottery Festival and if the shelter houses and park were available July 10-13 with the 13th being a day available for cleanup. Brittany checked the schedules for the shelter houses and stated that they had already been reserved for the Pottery Festival so that was fine. Council confirmed this and Mike thanked them. Mike stated that this will be the 49th Pottery Festival. He stated that he will keep Council posted on what is going on as it gets closer to time.
MINUTES: Motion to approve Clerk’s minutes was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Redfern. Motion carried.
REPORTS: A motion to approve the Mayor’s Report for March 2014 was made by Mr. Redfern and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.
Motion to approve April expense adjustments for the 2014 Appropriations was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.
PAID BILLS: A motion to approve Resolution 2014-27 paid bills and payroll was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Redfern. Motion carried. Mr. Redfern asked about the Family Dollar refund for the guarantee deposit. He stated that he didn’t think that we refunded the deposits for businesses. Mr. Mohler stated that he didn’t realize we had them pay it. Brittany stated that they paid it a little over a year ago. Tom stated that everyone pays a guarantee deposit and if they are not late, they get it back. Mr. Redfern asked if this was the case for renters. Tom stated that they do not and Mr. Redfern stated that this seems discriminatory. Jan Baughman stated that if this is what the policy is then that is what we enforce and they are two different categories. Mr. Redfern stated that the next question he had was in regards to the Ohio Child Support payment of $23.54 and stated that he had not seen this on the list before. Brittany stated that this is on every one at least twice and it is because we have an employee who has to pay into this each week. Motion carried.
TO BE PAID BILLS: A motion to approve Resolution 2014-28 to be paid bills was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.
TRANSFER: A motion to approve Resolution 2014-29 transferring funds was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.
PARK & RECREATION COMMITTEE: A motion was made to approve Joe Messina’s month-to-month lease to rent the lot on W. Main Street by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried. Jan Baughman explained that this is the same as the last agreement only this one is a month to month with the rent of $150 being due up front each month. He has to provide written notice of at least 14 days if he would like to rent it the following month. This can continue on for up to 18 months and in advance of parking any vehicle he has to provide a color photo of what will be there. She stated that both copies need signed; the Village will keep one and Joe Messina will keep the other.
SAFETY COMMITTEE: Adam Siddle from Siddle Transport was present to speak to Council. He wanted to see if he could get paid tonight. Mr. Mohler stated that he had the check to give him. He stated that he was speaking on behalf of Jim Miller and Council stated that he was on the list approved so he would be getting paid this week.
A motion was made to approve the purchase of ammo from Police Equipment Replacement Fund by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried. Mr. Mohler asked Chief Tysinger if this was to get recertified and he stated that it was. Mr.Rice asked if this had to be approved. Brittany stated that in the Ordinance it is stated that all coming from that Fund has to be approved by Council unless it is an emergency. Mr. Mohler stated that he thought this needed to be changed. Mr. Rice stated that this needs brought up at the next workshop meeting.
A motion was made to accept the three year contract with CSA Enterprises for EMS Billing by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried. Mr. Redfern asked if this would be effective May 1st and Corlyn stated that it would be for the April billing.
BUILDING COMMITTEE: A motion was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton to approve the building permit for Bradley Tansel at 171 Taylor Street. Motion carried.
LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE: A motion was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Rice to accept the second reading of Resolution 2014-25, a resolution authorizing request for Auditor’s Certificate. Motion carried.
Brittany stated that in regards to Resolution 2014-24, the agreement with OWDA the wording has been overlooked and in the body of the agreement it says resolution/ ordinance and at the bottom says ordinance. This should all have said resolution and Mr. Mohler stated that this was passed as a resolution and was a template from OWDA. Mr. Hampton asked if Council needed to vote on this. Mr. Hampton made a motion and Mr. Rice seconded to amend the typographical errors on this resolution to make the wording accurate. Motion carried.
OTHER OLD BUSINESS: Nothing.
NEW BUSINESS: Mr. Mohler asked the two gentlemen to come up and introduce themselves to Council. The first one was Seth Marolt and he would like join Crooksville Fire Department. He stated that he lives on 93 and Mark Dalrymple told them to come down to the Council meeting. His application and background check were turned in to Fire Chief Ralph Hill. Mr. Mohler stated that he will check with Ralph on this and get back with them.
The next one was Dominique Pletcher and he stated that he would like to join the Fire Department and possibly the EMS department later. He stated that his application and background check was also turned into Ralph.
CITIZENS COMMENTS/COMPLAINTS: Mr. Paul Dorsey was present to discuss with Council about the fact that he was told everyone else was paying the $50 minimum. He stated that everyone was not and asked Council if they could assure him that everyone was. Mr. Mohler stated that if the bill is not paid then the real estate taxes will be assessed. Mr. Redfern stated that he cannot tell him that everyone is paying it. Paul stated that when this study was going on, it was recommended that the water be in the property owner’s name and this was voted down. Paul stated that with the cost of what you would pay an attorney to try and collect this and the Village loses even more money. Paul then discussed the situation with the wall at Bob McClain’s yard. He stated that he was not going to bring this up until he realized that everyone was not paying this water bill. Ms. Driggs stated that this does not excuse people from paying their water bill. Paul asked if the reason he is paying so much is because these other people are not paying their water bills. Mr. Redfern answered him that yes this is correct.
ADJOURNMENT: A motion to adjourn was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Redfern. Motion carried.
BRITTANY ROSS CHRIS MOHLER
Fiscal Officer President Pro Tem