Crooksville Council Meeting Minutes Monday, September 15, 2014
ROLL CALL: Mayor Lantz called the meeting to order with the following members present Mr. Rice, Mr. Redfern, Mr. Hampton, Mr. Dennis, Ms. Driggs and Mr. Mohler. Tom Collins was present. Jan Baughman 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 September revenue adjustments for the 2014 Budget was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Dennis. Motion carried.
Motion was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Redfern to approve the September expense adjustments for the 2014 Appropriations. Motion carried.
Motion to approve Clerk’s Reports for August was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.
Motion to approve Mayor’s Report for August was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Dennis. Motion carried.
PAID BILLS: A motion to approve Resolution 2014-61 paid bills and payroll was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Mohler. Motion carried.
TO BE PAID BILLS: A motion to approve Resolution 2014-62 to be paid bills was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Rice. Mr. Redfern questioned the bill from TCCI Laboratories and if they were in regards to the issues up at Fairview Heights. Tom explained that there are three samples a month that TCCI does for the Village. Mr. Redfern stated that he would like to keep track of the cost with everything involved in the issues up at Fairview Heights. Motion carried.
TRANSFER: A motion to approve Resolution 2014-63 transferring funds was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Dennis. Motion carried.
PARK & RECREATION COMMITTEE: Motion to accept Resolution 2014-60, a resolution accepting the amounts and rates as determined by the Budget Commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the County Auditor was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Redfern. Motion carried.
SERVICE COMMITTEE: Motion was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Hampton to approve the sign permit for Goodwill at 109 E. Main Street. Mayor Lantz stated that this is only going to be stickers on the windows. Motion carried.
Motion to accept Linn Engineering’s recommendation to approve Shelly Company’s bid for the 2014 Street Paving Project for $209,999 was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Mr. Mohler wanted to note that this was nearly $5,000 under from the Engineer’s estimate. Motion carried.
SAFETY COMMITTEE: Motion to approve the purchase of three bullet proof vests from Police Equipment Replacement fund for a total of $2,834.94 was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Dennis. Motion carried.
LEGISTLATIVE COMMITTEE: Motion to suspend the rules for Ordinance 2501, an Ordinance amending the 2014 Budget & Appropriations as an emergency was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.
Motion to accept Ordinance 2501, an Ordinance amending the 2014 Budget & Appropriations as an emergency was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Dennis. Motion carried.
UTILITY: Motion to approve the probation period of Heather Smith and mover her to $10.00/ hour per agreement when hired effective 09/17/2014 was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.
OTHER OLD BUSINESS: Mr. Hampton stated that Trevor Piccone is a student that is putting together a youth leadership program. He wanted to see if the fees would be waived to rent the rec center. This is a program that allows kids to do community service for National Honor Society for example. Ms. Driggs asked if he would be able to present something before Council. Mr. Mohler asked when he would want to do this. Mr. Hampton stated that this would not be until next summer and it is to encourage kids to step up in their community and improve it. Council discussed this in further detail.
Tom Collins stated that Council needs to come up with something that will offset the cost of the Rec Center. Mr. Dennis asked if this could be advertised for rent or anything. Council explained that it is limited on what can be done because of the loan we have on it. Council discussed different options that could help create revenue. Tom Collins stated that there is a lot of maintenance needed done in there. Different options were put together to allowing people to use the weight room or such as to how they would get in and keep the Rec Center locked up when needed. Council discussed hiring someone to work down there part time and let them keep so much of the revenue. Mr. Mohler stated that he would rather pay a part time person and keep all of the revenue than split revenue with someone.
Police Chief Walters discussed with Council about the commissions for school to allow Crooksville Police Department to back a student to attend the Police Academy. He stated that he has provided Council a copy of the application to look over for Justin Navara. Chief Walters stated that as soon as the next meeting if they could approve this. Chief Walters stated that he would find out when the academy would be starting and get back with Council on this.
NEW BUSINESS: Mayor Lantz stated that Derrick Dupler called and would like to see if he can get it approved to have a parade on October 3rd going down Main Street from Family Dollar to the Old School in the evening to the opening of the Haunted School. Council stated that they do not want to have private parades and the Haunted School has some things that need approved and inspected before it can even be allowed to open. They need event insurance and this school needs inspected by the State Fire Marshall and Mid-East Building before they can open this.
Mr. Dennis asked if any of Council had heard any more about the 6×6 utility vehicle that Ralph was supposed to be checking in to. Mr. Mohler stated that they ordered a 4×4 instead and that it was order from Treadway’s and should be here Wednesday. A few of Council stated that they had not heard back from him on this and it was never brought before Council again. This was discussed in further detail.
A motion was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Dennis to approve having Trick or Treat on October 30th from 5:30PM to 7:00PM.
CITIZENS COMMENTS/ COMPLAINTS: Nothing.
Mr. Redfern made a motion to change the pay ordinance and make the salary of Mayor full time as what it is but insert part time mayor salary as $6,000 year; with full time being defined as working at least 4 hours a day five days a week. Mr. Rice asked if this was checked by Jan Baughman yet to make sure it is legal. Council discussed the legal aspects of this and what it should include in the description. After discussion Mr. Redfern’s motion died for lack of a second.
ADJOURNMENT: A motion to adjourn was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Dennis. Motion carried.
BRITTANY ROSS DARRELL LANTZ
Fiscal Officer Mayor