07-07-2014 Council Minutes

Crooksville Council Meeting Minutes   Monday, July 7,                              2014

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

Motion to accept the resignation of Jeremy Allen from Council was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

Council decided that they will begin accepting applications as the next step but needed to discuss in executive session. There is a 30 day limit to when a new member can be appointed.

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

REPORTS: Motion to approve Mayor’s report for May was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Rice. Vote went as follows: Mr. Rice yes, Mr. Redfern no, Mr. Hampton yes, Ms. Driggs yes, and Mr. Mohler yes. Motion carried.

Motion to approve Mayor’s Reports for June was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

Motion to approve July revenue adjustments for the 2014 Budget was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

PAID BILLS:  A motion to approve Resolution 2014-44 paid bills and payroll was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried. Mr. Redfern had a question about a bill for discover for trophies. Mr. Hampton explained what this was and that the money that is collected from the Rec Center is deposited into the Village account.

TO BE PAID BILLS:  A motion to approve Resolution 2014-45 to be paid bills was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton.  Motion carried. Mr. Redfern stated that the EMS Crestline bill is for the ambulance repairs and that the money from the insurance company will go to pay this.

TRANSFER:  A motion to approve Resolution 2014-46 transferring funds was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

PARK & RECREATION COMMITTEE: Motion to approve making Hannah McClelland day retro to June 28, 2014 was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

SERVICE COMMITTEE: Motion to approve increase Administrator’s annual salary to $56,596.68 (currently $52,596.68) was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Redfern. Motion carried.

Motion to approve sign permit for James Bates at 32 W. Main Street was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Mohler. Mayor Lantz stated that this is for the Dough nut shop and that it is just paint on the windows. Motion carried.

Mayor Lantz stated that Council has been given a proposal from Tim Linn for Wilson Street engineering and construction administration. Mr. Rice stated that he is making a motion to approve Tim Linn to do the engineering and construction administration for Wilson Street engineering for $8,755.00. This motion was seconded by Mr. Mohler. Motion carried.

SAFETY COMMITTEE: Motion was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Rice to accept the termination of Vibert Wisecarver as of June 24, 2014. Motion carried.

A Motion to hire Joey Carr full-time as Corporal at $11.00/ hour for 6 months and $12.00/ hour after the six month probationary period was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Vote went as follows: Mr. Rice yes, Mr. Redfern no, Mr. Hampton yes, Ms. Driggs yes, and Mr. Mohler yes. Motion carried.

Motion to accept Credence Milner to the Fire Department was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Mohler. Motion carried.

Fire chief Ralph Hill stated that he had a new applicant present, Josh Michael.

Josh Michael used to be on National Trails and Roseville Fire Department and lives in Crooksville. His grandfather used to be on the Fire Department. Mayor Lantz stated that his background check came back successful and needed a motion to add Josh Michael to the Crooksville Fire Department.

Motion to add Josh Michael to the Fire Department was made by Ms. Driggs and was seconded by Mr. Redfern. Motion carried.

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE:  A motion was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Rice to accept the second reading of Ordinance 2490, an Ordinance declaring certain real property no longer needed for any municipal purpose and authorizing its advertisement for sale. This is Heritage Hall. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Hampton to suspend the rules for Ordinance 2495, the 2015 Budget as an emergency. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Hampton to accept Ordinance 2495, the 2015 Budget as an emergency. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Redfern to accept the second reading of Ordinance 2496, an Ordinance establishing the Police Training and Equipment Purchase/Replacement Fund and authorizing the Mayor’s approval of expenditures therefrom not exceeding $500. Motion carried.

UTILITY: Motion was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Redfern to table the water/sewer temporary termination for Michael Newlon at 517 Logan Street. It was discussed that this needs looked further into before decisions should be made and Tom has had a chance to look at it. Motion carried.

OTHER OLD BUSINESS: Nothing.

NEW BUSINESS: Police Chief Walters stated that he wanted to explain what has been done so far this month with the community service workers. Mayor Lantz stated that he does a Sunday drive to check the streets and he was impressed. Chief Walters stated that there were 10 officers out for the Fourth of July Community Day. He stated that he hopes to have the same for the Pottery festival.

Chief Walters stated that he had a gentleman present that would like to join the police auxiliary. His name is Bryan French and is a semi-truck driver and was a licking county deputy. He was also with the Atlantic police department. He wanted to keep in law enforcement. He lives in Buckeye Lake.

Chief Walters stated that the last thing he wanted to discuss was that he would give Council a breakdown of the calls at the next workshop meeting.

Motion to accept Bryan French to the Police Auxiliary was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Mohler. Motion carried.

Peggy Higgins was present and asked Council if a car wash was okay to do to help pay for their shirts and decorations for Wet-N-Wild day and this would be done at the Park. Mr. Rice stated that he does not see why there would be a problem with this. She stated that the other thing she wanted to ask is if the lifeguards could have a pool party just for the guards on August 8th. Mayor Lantz stated that there would still have to be lifeguards on duty and that if Council didn’t have a problem with this it would be okay. Mr. Redfern asked if this would be only the guards and she replied yes. Mayor Lantz stated that if there was anyone other than the guards then it would have to be open to the public.

CITIZENS COMMENTS/ COMPLAINTS: Mr. Redfern stated that he received a complaint from two people on First Street, Larry Mauller and Mr. Thomas. The road is giving away before Paul Thomas’s and water is running through there and a culvert needs put in there. A guard rail needs put up and Mr. Redfern stated that right now someone needs to look at it and see how it can be repaired. He is afraid that the road is going to give away any time. Mayor Lantz stated that he will discuss this with Tom tomorrow.

EXECUTIVE SESSION: A motion was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Mohler to go into executive session per ORC 121.22 (G) (1) Personnel. Motion carried.

Council is out of executive session with decisions made.

Mayor Lantz stated that Village Council is going to accept applications/ resumes for the open council position for the unexpired term ending 12/31/2015. They can be dropped off at the Clerk’s office at 98 S Buckeye Street. The deadline will be July 14th at 4:00pm for resumes/ applications.

Mr. Redfern stated that with Time Warner Cable, he doesn’t think it is right that everyone has to pay $2 a month for the box and he thinks the Village should send a letter of protest to Time Warner because people cannot afford an extra $2 to get that box; the bills are high enough. Mr. Redfern made a motion to write a letter of protest to Time Warner about the information channel protesting the $2 fee for the channels that are now unavailable without that box and was seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried. Mr. Redfern will take care of writing this letter.

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

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BRITTANY ROSS                                                                         DARRELL LANTZ

Fiscal Officer                                                                                 Mayor