Crooksville Council Meeting Minutes Monday, October 1 2018
ROLL CALL: Mayor Redfern called the meeting to order with the following members present Mr. Locke, Mr. Hampton, Ms. Smith, Mr. Mohler and Mr. Loomis. Tom Collins and Jan Baughman were present. Fire/EMS Chief Hill was absent. Officer Bell was present. Mr. Rice was absent.
MINUTES: Motion to approve Clerk’s Minutes was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Loomis. Motion carried.
APPROVAL OF REPORTS: Motion to approve October Revenue Adjustments was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Ms. Smith. Motion carried.
SOLICITOR LIST: Solicitor Baughman stated that the only update is regarding the Sprankle property and the bankruptcy matter. The trustee is bringing the property back in and will have to wait and see what happens after that. Mayor Redfern stated that he will get with the Police on securing that property. This is up to the property owner but the Police will have to be sent over to remind them of this.
PAID BILLS: A motion to approve Resolution 2018-70 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 2018-71 to be paid bills was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Locke. Motion carried.
TRANSFER: A motion to approve Resolution 2018-72 transferring funds was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Loomis. Motion carried.
LEGISLATIVE: Motion to suspend the rules for Ordinance 2630, an Ordinance Amending the 2018 Budget and Appropriations as an Emergency was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.
Motion to accept Ordinance 2630, an Ordinance Amending the 2018 Budget and Appropriations as an Emergency was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.
UTILITY: Motion to approve Water/Sewer Temporary Termination for Wanda Newlon at 515 Logan Street was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Tom explained that she is planning to do another one that used to be the Wheeler property in the near future. It has been cut and capped with pictures in the packet. Motion carried.
NEW BUSINESS: Motion to approve holding Trick or Treat on October 31st from 5:30 pm- 7:00 pm was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Loomis. Mr. Hampton explained that this did not interfere with the AIR testing at the school so they were pleased. Motion carried.
Mayor Redfern asked Solicitor Baughman to give her pros and cons on Municipal Court. She stated that she would like to hear what Judge Wilson provided to him. Mayor Redfern explained what Judge Wilson explained about if we send cases up there they keep court costs and the Village gets all fines. Tom asked if the Judge was going to attend the Workshop. It was asked to be discussed with Jan and Tom before he would agree to come down and would if Council was in agreement with this. Solicitor Baughman explained that an advantage is that they have probation officers to go after people but a disadvantage is giving up more local things and will affect jobs such as the Magistrate, Community Service Supervisor, and possibly Court Clerk. There are things that can be done in Mayor’s Court that cannot be done as easily in Municipal Court. She explained that it just depends on if Council wants to go that route. Tom explained that if is about having a stronger hand in house, then that is what needs taken care of. Jan believes that the follow up to court is an issue. Mr. Hampton explained that he believes the problem is money and not being able to put people in jail to show them consequences. Solicitor Baughman suggested getting in contact with other Villages who have gone to Municipal Court and get their thoughts. Mayor Redfern stated that he is just trying to make things better for the Community and is just looking into the options. He feels that what is currently in place is not working. He has not spoken with the Magistrate yet but has spoken with Jerry Marks about his hours being cut and wants to know if Council would like to hold off until he has a chance to speak with everyone. Council would like for him to get all of the information together and then discuss it in two weeks. Mr. Locke agreed that what the Village has now is not working. Tom asked about revenue being cut annually and Jan suggested looking at those numbers before it has been decided. This was discussed in further detail and Mayor Redfern stated that he would have the numbers together for the next workshop meeting for Council to review. The Police Department is under supervision of the Mayor. Solicitor Baughman suggested that on Mayor’s Court days that Jerry meet with these people after court to collect all of their information and act in the manor of a probation officer. Mayor Redfern explained that Jerry stated that he already does this and at the last meeting with the Magistrate, spoke with her about assigning them a second court date to come back after the duration of the Community Service to make sure it was getting done but has not seen this done yet. Mr. Hampton stated that he feels this is a communication error.
INSURANCE: Motion to approve the flood insurance premiums as presented at workshop on 09/24 for the Village Buildings was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Ms. Smith. Motion carried.
Ms. Smith asked what can be done regarding the haunted house that has been moved to the gentleman’s home. Officer Bell stated that if anyone parks illegally he can tell them to move and suggested getting No Parking signs. They can be towed if they do not move them and he believes this will put a stop to it.
ADJOURNMENT: A motion to adjourn was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Loomis. Motion carried.
BRITTANY ROSS FRED REDFERN
Fiscal Officer Mayor