12-04-2017 Council Minutes

Crooksville Council Meeting Minutes   Monday, December 4                   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.

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

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

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

CORRESPONDENCE AND MESSAGES: Mayor Redfern gave Council a copy of a letter from Columbia Gas regarding the infrastructure replacement program and how this change will increase our bills.

He also received an email that he forwarded to all of Council regarding the ODOT Municipal Bridge program and the Industrial Drive bridge is on the list this year and would like for Jobes Henderson to take the lead to apply for this grant to replace the Industrial Drive bridge. If this is approved, it will be 3 years down the road before it will be done. Last year’s program, ODOT funded 95% of this and hopes that this will be what we get. He wants Council to consider this.

Mayor Redfern explained that tomorrow he will be attending an Asset Management program for Public Works system that will be required of the Village for the license holder at the Burr Oak Regional Water district.

SOLICITOR’S LIST: Jan Baughman stated that she has nothing new for Council.

PAID BILLS: A motion to approve Resolution 2017-82 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 2017-83 to be paid bills was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Ms. Smith. Motion carried.

TRANSFER: A motion to approve Resolution 2017-84 transferring funds was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

PARK & RECREATION: Kelly Newlon was present to discuss with Council about using the Rec Center for basketball practice for the 5th and 6th grade girls. They discussed using the Rec Center and what the cost do this would be. Council stated that they would charge a flat fee for the two months that the Rec Center would be needed. Council stated that they feel a fair price would be $10 a practice. She asked if maybe a donation could be done like pay $50 and she donates her time to cleaning up the Rec Center. This would be $160 a month and $320 total for the two months to help cover the utilities that are being used if they are charged $10 a practice. She stated that she will pass on this and they will find some other option.

SAFETY: Ralph Hill was present for Fire/EMS to introduce David Blackstone to Council who would like to join the Crooksville Part-Time EMS. David Blackstone introduced himself to Council and stated that he is from New Concord and been in EMS since 1978, he has taught quite a few of the current EMTs currently on staff and would like to join Crooksville’s team. Motion was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Rice to add David Blackstone to the Crooksville Part-Time EMS. Motion carried.

Fire/EMS Chief Hill summarized what has been going on past few weeks but mainly discussed the accident involving our ambulance the prior day. All walked away with minor injuries and the other driver was at fault for running a red light. He believes that the squad is totaled but will be meeting with an adjustor later this week. They are receiving a loaner squad from Finley Fire until it is figured out what needs to be done. There will be expenses coming in that we will have to pay for up front that insurance will reimburse. All equipment on the squad has to be tested to make sure it is still in working condition to put on the loaner squad. He stated that as he learns more, he will update everyone.

Chief Hill also explained that the lab does not have a guideline on what to test for if one of our workers comes in after being in an accident. He will be going and taking care of getting this set up.

He stated that he had the state Fire Marshall come in to inspect the house on W. Brown Street in regards to finding out what caused this. He explained that they did not have house insurance.

LEGISLATIVE: Motion to suspend the rules for Ordinance 2604, an Ordinance Amending the 2017 Budget and Appropriations as an Emergency was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

Motion to accept Ordinance 2604, 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 the first reading of Ordinance 2605, the 2018 Appropriations was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Locke. Motion carried.

INSURANCE: Mr. Harmon was present to give Council a more thorough broken down policy of what the insurance he is presenting entails. He explained each line item in detail to Council. The meeting of the 18th there will need to be a decision made as Mayor Redfern explained to him and that there is simply not enough time before our renewal time period to try and go through different plans. Tom Collins stated that he likes what we have and this can all be looked at next year but it is too late in the year to change. He does not want this rushed. Mr. Harmon asked Council to consider at least changing the dental, life, and vision insurance that he is offering.

OTHER OLD BUSINESS: Nothing.

NEW BUSINESS: Nothing.

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

 

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BRITTANY ROSS                                                     FRED REDFERN

Fiscal Officer                                                              Mayor