07-17-2017 Council Minutes

Crooksville Council Meeting Minutes   Monday, July 17                         2017

 

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

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 July Revenue Adjustments to the 2017 Budget was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

Mr. Mohler is now present.

Motion to approve Clerk’s Reports for June was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Ms. Smith. Motion carried.

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

PAID BILLS: A motion to approve Resolution 2017-52 paid bills and payroll was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Locke. Motion carried.

TO BE PAID BILLS: A motion to approve Resolution 2017-53 to be paid bills was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Locke. Motion carried.

TRANSFER: A motion to approve Resolution 2017-54 transferring funds was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Mohler. Motion carried.

SERVICE: Motion to approve Trash Hauling Permit for Evans Hauling & Refuse was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Mohler. Mayor Redfern explained that they had everything in order. Motion carried.

Motion to approve JHA to survey #3 Reservoir property, not to exceed $4,500 was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Locke. Motion carried.

Motion to suspend the rules for Resolution 2017-55, a Resolution Assessing Cost of Abating Nuisances and Declaring Emergency was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

Motion to accept Resolution 2017-55, a Resolution Assessing Cost of Abating Nuisances and Declaring Emergency was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Ms. Smith. Motion carried.

SAFETY: Motion to approve the cost of replacing hose sections that failed hose testing for the Fire Department was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

Justin Delong was present to introduce himself to Council. He is a new application for the Fire and EMS Departments. He explained that he has six years’ experience. Motion to approve adding Justin Delong to both Crooksville Fire and EMS was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Mohler. Mayor Redfern stated that his background check came back good. Motion carried.

BUILDING: Motion to approve Building Permit for Janet Levering at 309 Winter Street for a Handicap Ramp retro to July 10, 2017 was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Mohler. Motion carried.

Motion to approve Building Permit for John Loomis at 508 Keystone Street for Fence, Railroad Ties, and new roof over his porch was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

LEGISLATIVE: Motion to table the third reading of Ordinance 2588, an Ordinance Establishing Village Storm Water Fees was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Mohler. Motion carried.

Motion to suspend the rules for Ordinance 2591, an Ordinance Amending the 2017 Budget and Appropriations as an Emergency was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Locke. Motion carried.

Motion to accept Ordinance 2591, an Ordinance Amending the 2017 Budget and Appropriations as an Emergency was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Ms. Smith. Motion carried.

Motion to suspend the rules for Ordinance 2592, an Ordinance adopting the 2018 Budget for the Village of Crooksville was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

Motion to accept Ordinance 2592, an Ordinance adopting the 2018 Budget for the Village of Crooksville was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Mohler. Motion carried.

Motion to accept the second reading of Ordinance 2593, an Ordinance Amending Ordinance 2466 and Adding Martin Luther King Day to the “Holiday Pay” Section of the Village of Crooksville Employee Policies and Procedures Manual was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

Motion to suspend the rules for Ordinance 2594, an Ordinance Amending the 2017 Budget and Appropriations as an Emergency was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Rice. Brittany explained that she could not change the one from the prior meeting so this one is in addition to the one approved earlier. Motion carried.

Motion to accept Ordinance 2594, an Ordinance Amending the 2017 Budget and Appropriation as an Emergency was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Ms. Smith. Mr. Hampton asked why we were increasing the water fund by so much. Brittany explained that the Burr Oak bill has been high and this is done to cover any costs we may have, not that we will use this much. Motion carried.

OTHER OLD BUSINESS: Nothing.

NEW BUSINESS: Motion to establish pet waste ordinance for the Village of Crooksville was tabled until Council sees something from Jan. This motion was made by Mr. Rice to table and was seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

CITIZENS COMMENTS/ COMPLAINTS: Ms. Cindy Lang was present to represent Michael Wolfe. His truck was towed from his residence by Tanner Towing and it costs $15 per day and the total bill due is $1,500 and does not work with them regarding times they can pick this up because Tanner Towing is not in after 5 and will not accommodate. She explained that she has made three attempts to contact him to try and work something out and has been unsuccessful. All they want is the truck back being that this was the last thing his mother purchased for him. There were arrangements made the Mayor stated but she could not make it after all because she would be a little after five. Also, while being in possession of the Towing Company, the vehicle has been damaged. Mayor Redfern stated that the vehicle had been sitting there for over a year. She stated that her relationship to him is live in friends and she feels like she owns part of that truck. Police Chief Walters was off sick for ten days and she stated that she dialed his extension but received no phone call back and that she had not spoken to Tracy. Mayor Redfern explained that the truck was left on the alley with flat tires, not licensed and determined to be a junk vehicle, or abandoned vehicle. She stated that he has lived here his entire life and the truck is not junk. Mayor Redfern stated that Jerry Marks had handled this vehicle and sure he has some history on this property and truck. He explained that the bill is not related to the Village and that it is between them and the tow company. Mayor Redfern asked if she or Mr. Wolfe would be able to come down tomorrow once the Chief is in and he speaks to him and try to get a meeting together with all parties involved.

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion to go into executive session per ORC 121.22 (G) (2) for Real Estate was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Mohler. Motion carried.

Council is out of executive session with no decisions made.

Mayor Redfern stated that he spoke to the people on Vaughn Street about them building demo cars in their yard. Our Police Chief told them that they are allowed. He explained that he had two complaints today regarding this. They were not too happy with the Mayor after speaking to him. So he explained that he would get with the Police Chief on this and get back to them.

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

 

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BRITTANY ROSS                                                     MAYOR REDFERN

Fiscal Officer                                                              Mayor