07-21-2014 Council Minutes

Crooksville Council Meeting Minutes   Monday, July 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 was absent.

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

REPORTS: Motion to approve Clerk’s report for June was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

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

PAID BILLS:  A motion to approve Resolution 2014-47 paid bills and payroll was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

TO BE PAID BILLS:  A motion to approve Resolution 2014-48 to be paid bills was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton.  Motion carried.

TRANSFER:  A motion to approve Resolution 2014-49 transferring funds was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

PARK & RECREATION COMMITTEE: Motion to accept the agreement with Crooksville Exempted Schools to use the Municipal Park Building for $250.00 for the football season. Motion carried.

SERVICE COMMITTEE: Motion to approve pay increase from $9.50/ hour to $10.00/ hour for Mark Dalrymple retroactive back to June 25th for acquiring mosquito spraying license. Motion carried.

SAFETY COMMITTEE: Corlyn Altier was present to go over the quarterly EMS Billing Report with Council. She gave a summary of why revenue and run sheets were down from last year as of the end of June. Corlyn stated there is around $100,000 that could be sent off to the Attorney General’s office if Council wants to approve the agreement with the Ohio Attorney General’s office for debt collection.

Motion to accept Resolution 2014-50, a resolution authorizing and directing Mayor, to execute all documents relative to the debt collection agreement between the Ohio Attorney General and Village of Crooksville was made by Mr. Redfern and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried. Mr. Redfern asked what all can be turned in to the Attorney General’s office. Corlyn stated that they cannot do this for anything that can be attached to property taxes.

Motion to approve delinquent debt collection agreement between the Ohio Attorney General and the Village of Crooksville was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

Fire Chief Ralph Hill was present for a discussion on Fire/EMS. He put together a few options that he found in regards to ATV’s that the Fire Department received a grant for from Blue Grass Pipeline for $6,000.00. There were three options that he presented and he explained to Council the details on all of them.  They discussed this in further detail about what would be the best option for the department. Council wanted Ralph to look around more at some brand new ones and 6-wheel utility vehicles and present his findings at the next workshop.

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

Motion was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton to accept Ordinance 2490, an Ordinance declaring certain real property no longer needed for any municipal purpose and authorizing its advertisement for sale. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Mr. Hampton 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.

Motion to accept 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 was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Redfern. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Mr. Redfern and seconded by Mr. Hampton to suspend the rules for Ordinance 2498, and Ordinance amending the 2014 Budget as an emergency. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Redfern to accept Ordinance 2498, an Ordinance amending the 2014 Budget as an emergency. Motion carried.

OTHER OLD BUSINESS: Police Chief Walters discussed with Council about juveniles out after curfew. He stated that at a meeting he and Officer Carr attended a meeting that instructed all officers to keep on hand a form that needs filled out that will serve as a warning to the parents and after this if it continues will be a fine of $100.00.

Chief Walters stated that there is a grant for a base radio. This will be able to monitor from the office to the vehicles instead of going through New Lexington. He stated that he is going to apply for this.

Chief Walters also stated that there is a grant out for motor vehicles as well. He is going to try to apply for this. He explained what all he has researched for this in regards to vehicles he found for around 4500-5500 for a Crown Victoria.

Chief Walters explained that there is another grant that is starting to be offered again that will pay for an officer for three years and then the Village will only have to commit to keeping that officer on for a year. He stated that he would like to apply for this and does not know of a time frame for this. He also stated that he would like to go into executive session for personnel.

NEW BUSINESS: Mr. Mohler asked Tom to explain the information regarding vacating the alley west of Bennett Street. Tom stated that this is pretty much all he knows at this point except they want it for the purpose of maintaining this as a designated alley and for unlimited access. Council discussed this in more detail about easements that may still be there and if the Village may need it in the future. Tom stated that currently Petroware uses it and the only reason they want this done is for unlimited access, which they already have and for maintaining it and this is all he knows at this point. A motion was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Redfern to table vacating the alley West of Bennett Street. Motion carried.

CITIZENS COMMENTS/ COMPLAINTS: Mr. Redfern asked if we have heard anything about Wilson Street yet from Tim Linn as well as the property that wants to temporarily terminate utility services. Brittany explained that she spoke to the Newlon’s today and told her the process that has to be followed. Bob McClain asked if there has been anything found out yet about Wilson Street. Tom stated that he had not and that he is supposed to meet with Tim Linn this week and won’t know anything else until he sees a design that he presents to Council.

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

Council is out of executive session with decisions made.

A motion was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Ms. Driggs to add Officer Travis Loy to the Crooksville Police Auxiliary. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton to appoint Bill Dennis to the current unexpired term of Council. Motion carried.

Mr. Mohler stated that the lunch program ends this Friday.

Jan Baughman swore Mr. Bill Dennis in and he is now on the Village of Crooksville Council.

Mr. Mohler asked if there was anything else to come before Council.

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

BRITTANY ROSS                                                    Chris Mohler

Fiscal Officer                                                              President Pro Tem