05-07-2018 Council Minutes

Crooksville Council Meeting Minutes   Monday, May 7                           2018

ROLL CALL: Mayor Redfern called the meeting to order with the following members present Mr. Rice, Mr. Locke, Mr. Hampton, Ms. Smith, Mr. Dennis, and Mr. Loomis. Tom Collins and Jan Baughman were present.

Corlyn Altier with CSA Enterprises was present to give Council an updated EMS Billing Report. She stated that billable transports are down by 28% over last year and revenue is up 28% over last year. She let Council know that they will be sending 2015 and 2016 files to the Attorney General office this year. Corlyn explained to Council that she has been working with the State Auditors for records they need for the 2016-2017 audit. She will be getting with Ralph to schedule a PowerPoint presentation on in service documentation training.

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

APPROVAL OF REPORTS: Motion to approve May Revenue Adjustments to the 2018 Budget was made by Mr. Locke and seconded by Ms. Smith. Motion carried.

CORRESPONDENCE AND MESSAGES: Mayor Redfern stated that he received from District 18 through Buckeye Hills that on Tuesday, May 22 at 9:30am in Marietta there will be a meeting to appoint 3 Village representatives and alternatives as well as township representatives and alternatives to serve on the District 18 Public Works Integrative Committee. Money from issue II will be decided on how to distribute. Mayor Redfern stated that he is on the board for Mayors for Perry County and would like for someone to go as an alternative in case he would get re-elected.

SOLICITOR’S LIST: Jan stated that she has no updates but asked Chief Ralph Hill if he has any updates regarding the Fire Station. Chief Hill stated that he had just received an email from Mr. Kelly’s office that they will get the breakdown of the cost to him this week.

PAID BILLS: A motion to approve Resolution 2018-32 paid bills and payroll was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Ms. Smith. Motion carried.

TO BE PAID BILLS: A motion to approve Resolution 2018-33 to be paid bills was made by Mr. Locke and seconded by Mr. Loomis. Motion carried.

TRANSFER: A motion to approve Resolution 2018-34 transferring funds was made by Mr. Locke and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

PARK & RECREATION: Mayor Redfern received a phone call from a gentleman who is operating a program called Latch Key in the Philo area. He would like to know what the charge would be for 40-50 kids per week. They will be bussed to and from. The maximum they can go for these kids are $1-$2 for one day a week. This could vary based on availability of school bus driver. If they will agree to the hours of 12-4, Council stated that the $2 would work. Tom Collins asked why a Crooksville child would be charged $3 for admission and someone from out of town $2 and does not feel that parents will be okay with this or taxpayers. Mr. Hampton stated that this is guarantee revenue. Motion was made by Mr. Locke and seconded by Mr. Rice to allow the Latch Key program to charge $2 per child attending. Motion went as follows: Mr. Rice yes, Mr. Locke yes, Mr. Hampton yes, Ms. Smith yes, Mr. Dennis no, and Mr. Loomis yes. Motion carried.

SAFETY: Fire/EMS Chief Ralph Hill was present to introduce a new applicant, April Saling. She is a paramedic and will replace some employees that are no longer with the EMS Department. She stated that she is from Newark and knows a lot of the people on the department in Crooksville and would like to be a part of this. The background check come back good and has all her paperwork in. Motion was made to hire April Saling to the Part Time EMS by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion went as follows: Mr. Rice yes, Mr. Locke yes, Mr. Hampton yes, Ms. Smith yes, Mr. Dennis no, and Mr. Loomis yes. Motion carried.

Police Chief Walters was present to let Council know that once the computer is set up downstairs they will be online with having the ability to send electronic tickets that are sent to the County directly and possibly to Tracy. He will have a report for Council at the next meeting. Mr. Locke asked Chief Walters if there will be computers in the cruisers. Chief Walters explained the process that will be done with these and that there will be computers in the cruisers. He checked into vehicles but they only have one that has over 140,000 miles on it and didn’t think that the Mayor would be interested in that.

Jerry Marks was present with an update on Community Service. He stated that he has had 3-4 workers each day that he has worked but it is hard in a car to haul everyone so he really needs a truck. Registered letters have been sent to properties on main and 228 W Brown and there is a waiting period of five days and then it will be advertised in the paper. After this, if no action has been taken, he will bring back the information before Council to see what they would like to do as far as putting a lien on the property and cleaning up the properties.

LEGISLATIVE: Motion to Suspend the Rules for Ordinance 2621, an Ordinance to amend the 2018 Budget and Appropriations as an Emergency was made by Mr. Locke and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

Motion to accept Ordinance 2621, an Ordinance to amend the 2018 Budget and Appropriations as an Emergency was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Locke. Motion carried.

Motion to Suspend the Rules for Resolution 2018-35, a Resolution Authorizing Participation in the ODOT Winter Contract (018-19) for Road Salt as an Emergency was made by Mr. Locke and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

Motion to Accept Resolution 2018-35, a Resolution Authorizing Participation in the ODOT Winter Contract (018-19) for Road Salt as an Emergency was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Ms. Smith. Motion carried.

Motion to Suspend the Rules for Resolution 2018-36, a Resolution Assessing Cost of Water and Sewer Charges and Declaring Emergency was made by Mr. Locke and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

Motion to Accept Resolution 2018-36, a Resolution Assessing Cost of Water and Sewer Charges and Declaring Emergency was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Ms. Smith. Motion carried.

UTILITY: Motion to approve Water/Sewer Abandonment Permit for Christy Catalytics was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Ms. Smith. Mr. Loomis abstained from voting. Motion carried.

Motion to approve Freedom Construction open cutting the alleys and streets as submitted to Council (attached) with the following exceptions and at no additional cost to the Village: All pavement cutting, backfilling with 304 materials, and re-paving will be at their expense, W-10 W Brown Street (bore), W-20 Cemetery Street (bore), W-21 W. Main Street (bore) and E-22 Logan Street (bore) was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Locke. Motion carried.

OTHER OLD BUSINESS: Nothing.

NEW BUSINESS: Nothing.

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion to go into executive session per ORC 121.22 (G) (3) for Possible Litigation was made by Mr. Locke and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

Council is back out of executive session with no decisions made.

Mayor Redfern stated that he excused Councilman Bill Dennis due to his foot hurting as he has surgery tomorrow. Chief Walters wanted to let everyone know that he is putting siding on his house and his house will no longer be an eye sore.

Mr. Rice wanted to thank Jerry Marks or whomever took care of cleaning the Rec Center. Jerry stated that he took a crew in there and they did really well. They moped floors and cleaned out rooms. Jerry stated that he had a HAPCAP meeting coming up on 17th and hopefully the workers will be starting in June.

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

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BRITTANY ROSS                                                     FRED REDFERN

Fiscal Officer                                                              Mayor