05-04-2015 Council Minutes

Crooksville Council Meeting Minutes   Monday, May 4,                              2015

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

Corlyn Altier with CSA was present to give Council an EMS Billing Recap. She stated that revenue was up as well as billable transports by about 7% from last year. She also stated that we have received approximately $1,538.42 from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office for past due accounts so far this year.

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

REPORTS:  Motion to approve revenue adjustments to 2015 Budget for May was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

Motion to approve Mayor’s Reports for April was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Mohler. Motion carried. Mayor Lantz stated that Tracy will be mailing letters out to try and collect fines.

PAID BILLS:  A motion to approve Resolution 2015-27 paid bills and payroll was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

TO BE PAID BILLS:  A motion to approve Resolution 2015-28 to be paid bills was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Mohler. Mr. Redfern asked about the geotechnical engineering and Tom explained that this was when Terracon did the tank on the hill. Motion carried.

TRANSFER:  A motion to approve Resolution 2015-29 transferring funds was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Dennis. Motion carried.

PARK & RECREATION: Mayor Lantz stated that the discrepancies of when the pool could be open were taken care of. There are a few lifeguards that have been there for four years and are over 18 that will cover this. Peggy stated that the only conflict in time will be when the staff goes back to the school in the fall. Motion to hire Peggy Higgins as Pool Manager at $8.75 per hour and Melissa Dennis as Assistant Pool Manager at $8.50 per hour was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Mohler. Motion carried. Peggy Higgins thanked Council for having her back this year.

Mr. Rice asked if a motion needed to be made in order to hire all the guards or if this can just be done. Brittany explained that there were approximately 12 applications. Motion to hire all the lifeguards that applied was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Dennis. Motion carried.  Peggy stated that she will call the pool meeting.

SERVICE: Motion to approve the trash hauling permit for CMI Waste Removal Inc. was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Dennis. Mr. Redfern stated that this makes the 13th trash hauler in town and he is not sure how much more our alleys can take. He stated that he cannot support another company being in town. Mr. Rice stated that he is not sure how you can turn them down and the only way would be to change the requirements. Mr. Rice stated that he does not think you can turn it down. Jan stated that you would have to set a limit on the number of trash hauling permits that you would accept each year in order to do this. Vote went as follows: Mr. Rice yes, Mr. Redfern no, Mr. Dennis no, Ms. Driggs yes, and Mr. Mohler yes. Motion carried.

Motion to approve the purchase of new Konica Minolta copier at $4,960 was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Dennis. Motion carried. Tom stated it was discussed today with the salesperson, Tammy and overall the different options available on it and will save an average of $285 a quarter compared to what we have now.

Motion to approve the purchase of 2015 Ford F-550 Dump Truck from Valley Ford for $62,990 was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Dennis. Tom explained that this will have five annual payments. Brittany explained that this will have five annual payments of $14,216.59 split between Street, Water, and Sewer. This would equal out to each department paying $4,738.86 annually and would have to transfer around $395 per month. Tom also explained that this can be paid off early at any time. He stated that this will take place of the three dump trucks for sale on GovDeals and declared surplus. Motion carried.

SAFETY: Mayor Lantz stated that since Police Chief Walters was on vacation this week, he brought the monthly police report for April so Council could look over.

Motion to approve the purchase of storage building for $3,255 was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Mohler. Mr. Rice asked if this was the one for the Fire Department. It was stated that this was for them. Motion carried.

BUILDING: Motion to approve Building Permit for Karen Bess at 47 N Buckeye Street that will be for replacing a retaining wall was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Mohler. Motion carried. Mr. Mohler asked if this was chargeable. Mayor Lantz stated that this is not something that it will be chargeable.

It was discussed on whether or not anyone came in to get a building permit for the fence being built on 669. Mayor Lantz stated that he will have Joey check this out tomorrow.

LEGISLATIVE: Motion to suspend the rules for Ordinance2524, an Ordinance Amending the 2015 Budget and Appropriations as an Emergency was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

Motion to accept Ordinance 2524, an Ordinance Amending the 2015 Budget and Appropriations as an Emergency was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Dennis. Motion carried.

UTILITY: Motion to suspend the rules for Resolution 2015-30, a Resolution assessing Cost of Water Charges and Declaring it an Emergency was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

Motion to accept Resolution 2015-30, a Resolution Assessing Cost of Water Charges and Declaring it an Emergency was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Dennis. Motion carried.

OTHER OLD BUSINESS: Mr. Redfern asked when the cameras will be ready to start televising the meetings. Tom stated that when George had time to install the wiring, he would and then this would be ready to start.

NEW BUSINESS: Mr. Redfern stated that he would like to add to the workshop agenda a discussion on setting funds back for mowing of the highway for when we bill the state and set some of it back for equipment replacement. Tom stated that the State Highway fund can only be used for maintenance of the Highway. This was discussed in further detail and discussed the money we transfer back from the wages and equipment usage could be used for this.

Mr. Redfern stated that one other thing he would like to be put on the workshop agenda is changing the ordinance to regulate the number of trash haulers we can have in the Village. Mr. Redfern stated that this would be Plan B in case the one trash hauler for the whole town would not go through.

Fire/EMS Chief Ralph Hill stated that they will be starting the surveys next week. This week we are giving notice to residents that the Fire & EMS employees will be coming around to do this survey.

CITIZENS COMMENTS/ COMPLAINTS:  Peggy Higgins asked Council if the lifeguards could sweep the pool out instead of having the city workers do it. Tom said to just let Tim Bobb take care of this. Mr. Mohler asked when the pool would be opening. Mayor Lantz stated that the first day would be June 3rd that the pool would be opening to the public. Tom stated that they are looking at June 1st to have everything done and ready for the pool to open.

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

 

BRITTANY ROSS                                                    DARRELL LANTZ

Fiscal Officer                                                              Mayor