11-06-2017 Council Minutes

Crooksville Council Meeting Minutes   Monday, November 6                  2017

 

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

Grant Schooley with Jobes Henderson was present to discuss the Waterline Project with updates and to seek approval to pay Freedom Construction. He explained that Mid-Atlantic Storage Systems has not started on the storage tank but are saying that they should be starting next Monday. It was discussed regarding the service lines that need replaced and the grant money available. Ms. Driggs asked if he has a rough idea on what the guidelines for LMI will be. Grant stated that he will get with Michelle from Buckeye Hills on this and get back to Council. Motion to approve pay app for Freedom Construction totaling $241,244.70 was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Mohler. Motion carried.

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

APPROVAL OF REPORTS: Motion to approve November Revenue Adjustments to the 2017 Budget was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Locke. Motion carried.

Motion to approve November Expense Adjustments to the 2017 Appropriations was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Locke. Motion carried.

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

Motion to approve Clerk’s Reports for October was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Locke. Motion carried.

CORRESPONDENCE AND MESSAGES: Mayor Redfern explained that he has given Council an informational letter from Columbia Gas for them to look over regarding an increase they are trying to put in place.

He also gave them a copy of information regarding House Bill 49 that deals with how they are trying to change the corporate income tax collection. He explained the main points behind this and that to join it we will have to pay $1,000. Council discussed if this was something that will impact the Village enough to justify the cost of joining this class action lawsuit.

SOLICITOR’S LIST: Jan Baughman stated that she pulled the plats for Delaware/ Mohican Drive and in both, the Village accepted the streets as dedicated for public use. Neither plat shows the storm drains or utility lines or any easements. She has to look at how they might interpret that. Her opinion is that the Village is technically responsible but she still needs to look at other options to pay for repairs that may be needed before she lets Council know where they stand on this case.

Regarding the Sprankle property, the Village sued for the amount of recovery that they spent but no response has been made. She stated that she will do what she can.

PAID BILLS: A motion to approve Resolution 2017-76 paid bills and payroll was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Ms. Smith. Motion carried.

TO BE PAID BILLS: A motion to approve Resolution 2017-77 to be paid bills was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

TRANSFER: A motion to approve Resolution 2017-78 transferring funds was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Locke. Motion carried.

SERVICE: Motion to approve JHA to complete the exhibit and description needed on the ODOT property on Walnut Street for the proposed Fire Station Construction was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Locke. Motion carried.

Motion to approve the 2018 commodities schedule at the Village Park was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

Motion to approve Sign Permit for Genesis Crooksville Family Practice at 712 China Street was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

SAFETY: Motion to approve the purchase of 10 sets of turn out gear for a cost of $2,500 a set (helmet, coat, and pants) to be billed over a two-month period and split between Star Ohio funds and Primary Account funds was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

LEGISLATIVE: Motion to suspend the rules for Ordinance 2601, 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 2601, 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 suspend the rules for Ordinance 2602, an Ordinance to Authorize the Mayor to join coalition of municipalities retaining special counsel for purposes of initiating litigation to challenge the constitutionality of amendments to chapter 718 of the Ohio Revised Code relating to municipal income tax, and declaring it an emergency was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Ms. Driggs. Motion carried.

Motion to accept Ordinance 2602, an Ordinance to Authorize the Mayor to join coalition of municipalities retaining special counsel for purposes of initiating litigation to challenge the constitutionality of amendments to chapter 718 of the Ohio Revised Code relating to municipal income tax, and declaring it an emergency was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Ms. Smith. Motion carried.

OTHER OLD BUSINESS: Nothing.

NEW BUSINESS: Nothing.

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion to go into Executive Session per ORC 121.22 (G) (1) Personnel, (G) (2) Real Estate, and (G) (5) Matters required to be kept confidential was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

Council is out of executive session with decisions made.

Motion to terminate Craig Bowen and Lisa Bobb due to being physically incapable of performing job duties of the positions they formerly held was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Mohler. Motion carried.

Mayor Redfern asked Council to support the Pool & Park levies tomorrow.

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

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BRITTANY ROSS                                                     FRED REDFERN

Fiscal Officer                                                              Mayor