08-04-2014 Council Minutes

Crooksville Council Meeting Minutes   Monday, August 4,                           2014

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

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

REPORTS:  Motion to approve August revenue adjustments for the 2014 Budget was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Dennis. Motion carried.

Motion to approve August expense adjustments for the 2014 Appropriations was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

Motion to approve Mayor’s Report for July was made by Mr. Redfern and seconded by Mr. Mohler. Motion carried.

PAID BILLS:  A motion to approve Resolution 2014-51 paid bills and payroll was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Dennis. Motion carried.

TO BE PAID BILLS:  A motion to approve Resolution 2014-52 to be paid bills was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Redfern.  Motion carried.

TRANSFER:  A motion to approve Resolution 2014-53 transferring funds was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Redfern. Motion carried.

PARK & RECREATION COMMITTEE: Motion to accept having a non-refundable $25 taken from the deposit on the use of the Rec Center tables was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Redfern. Mr. Rice asked if this would apply to the chairs as well. Council replied that this would. Motion carried.

Mr. Redfern stated that he wants added to the agenda for workshop next week about the roof on the shelter house and the drainage problem. He stated that he will explain what happened. He stated that it rained and leaked. Mayor Lantz stated that it is very slippery once the floors are wet.

Motion to approve having Luann Cooperider show a movie at the Crooksville Municipal Park on August 8, 2014 at dusk was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Redfern. Motion carried. It was stated that The Lego Movie will be played and that it is for the younger kids.

SERVICE COMMITTEE: Motion to approve the designation of Brittany Ross to attend the Public Records Training that is required by law on behalf on Council was made by Ms. Driggs and seconded by Mr. Mohler. Motion carried.

Motion to approve the request by Christy Catalytics to vacate the Alley west of Bennett Street was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Mohler. Vote went as follows: Mr. Rice no, Mr. Redfern no, Mr. Dennis no, Ms. Driggs no, and Mr. Mohler no. Motion failed.

SAFETY COMMITTEE: Mayor Lantz stated that on the agenda is a discussion on changing Ordinance 2257, regarding litter from 15 to 5 days to comply with notice. Mr. Redfern asked that this be put on the workshop agenda for next week to be discussed because he has some information he would like to bring in for this.

Motion was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Redfern to accept adding Jason Gard to the Crooksville Police Auxiliary. Motion carried.

Mr. Hampton is now here.

Motion was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Redfern to approve the purchase of a 6×6 utility vehicle from The Toy Store for $14,786.87. Dyrall Newlon asked Council if he could speak about this for the Fire Department. He stated that the members did not have any input into this and feels that it should be tabled. The Fire Department members that were present feel that this was too much and that a cheaper one would be better. Mr. Redfern stated that this is the state purchase price and the grant received is paying for part of this and the rest will come out of Fire and EMS. This was discussed in further detail. Motion carried.

Motion was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Hampton to approve the purchase of skid unit for the 6×6 utility vehicle from Finley Fire for $7,000.00. Motion carried.

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE:  A motion was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Mohler to suspend the rules for Ordinance 2499, and Ordinance amending the 2014 Budget as an emergency. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Rice to accept Ordinance 2499, an Ordinance amending the 2014 Budget as an emergency. Motion carried.

UTILITY:  Motion was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by MR. Mohler to approve the Water/Sewer temporary termination for Michael Newlon at 517 Logan Street retroactive to July 28th. Mr. Redfern asked if this is all taken care of according to the policies and procedures. Brittany stated that Robert went out and checked this and took photos. Tom Collins stated that he has not seen the photos but this is okay. Motion carried.

OTHER OLD BUSINESS: Nothing.

NEW BUSINESS: Police Chief Walters stated that he had an update on the cruisers that are up in Gahanna. He stated that they can go look at them and they are Dodge Chargers between the years of 2006-2009. There will be three for sale, all with monthly maintenance, code 3 LED lights, analog radio, radar that is already certified, and the head for marcs radio. He stated that they are starting at $5,000.00. He stated that the mileage is around 100,000. Joey Carr stated that they may be able to get marcs radios through EMA if there are any left.

Tim Bates approached the podium to speak with Council. He stated that he was told he was fired from the Fire Department. He stated that he spoke to the Mayor and now he gets a letter stating that he was only suspended with no return date with an investigation for the Police Department. He wanted to know if he was fired because the Assistant Fire Chief was told he was only suspended but Police Officer Joey Carr told him that he needed his key and was never to return from the Fire Chief. He stated that two or three weeks later he received all of his property. This was discussed in further detail. Mayor Lantz stated that he was suspended and that the Fire Chief does not have the authority to fire him. Mayor Lantz stated that there will be a meeting to discuss everything after the investigation was over and that he is suspended until after the investigation is over.

CITIZENS COMMENTS/ COMPLAINTS: Ruth McClain stated that she just wanted to know what was going on with the wall on Wilson Street and wanted to know the process of how the bidding will work. Tom stated that a week ago he was working on the design and that this will take a little bit of time. He stated that there will be a bidding process. Mayor Lantz stated that once Tim Linn gets the design done, things will start moving. Jan Baughman stated that Council will get the design and once that is done, they will be notified and the bidding process will be voted on at Council to put this project out for bid and it will be published so people can bid on the project and this will all take place at the Council meetings.

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

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BRITTANY ROSS                                                                        DARRELL LANTZ

Fiscal Officer                                                                                Mayor