Council Workshop Minutes Monday, December 11, 2017
Mayor Redfern called the meeting to order. Present were Chris Rice, Scott Locke, Bill Hampton, Billie Smith, Jan Driggs, and Chris Mohler. Tom Collins was present.
- Chris Sparks with Christy Catalytics was first on the agenda. He explained the steps that are going to be taken to demolish the old building, put new footers and the new building in its place with two overhead doors. He was present to discuss with Council about allowing trucks to come off of 669 to take trucks off of Keystone Street. There will be a new entrance that will be wide enough for two semis to pass comfortably. He is asking Council to revisit vacating the alley at the West end of the property. Tom discussed with Mr. Sparks about the Village having an easement granted if they were to vacate this alley in order to ensure access to the utilities that are there. This was discussed in further detail. Mr. Sparks stated that he will take back and present to the company and see what they want to do to move forward.
- Roseville Police Chief Joey Carr was present to discuss and review the Equal Employment Opportunity requirements that have been presented by the State that needs added to the Policies and Procedures manual. He explained each of the sections that he had to put together as well as what it involves on our part to adopt into our policies. This was discussed in further detail.
- Next item on Brittany’s agenda was the Fund Summary report that was updated at the end of the day with all bills paid and most transfers done.
- Tom stated that the first item on his agenda was a copy of the reservoir survey. He stated that there were questions regarding the amount of acreage at the #1 and #2 reservoir property in Morgan County and he wanted to give Council a copy of the survey for them to look at and review. Mayor Redfern verified with Council that they would like to move forward with posting these two reservoirs for sale once all of the timber is harvested and they agreed that this is what they would like to do.
- The last item on Tom’s agenda was to present Council with a copy of an estimate from Headley Construction to demolish the houses on Walnut Street as well as haul away all of the debris and fill basement in. He explained that this will be on the agenda for approval next Monday night.
- Mayor Redfern stated that he attended a County Park & Recreation meeting. There was a gentleman from the Landfill speaking about what their plans are. It was explained that they will be trying to make a Wetlands out of part of it which is already in the planning stage. They discussed in further detail regarding the pottery museum and the property out there. Mayor Redfern asked Council if they would be interested in purchasing this property if it comes up for sale. It was also discussed about the transportation problems that the County is facing. It come up about including State Route 93 in a bike path to try and get more tourists to come down 93. It was asked what Crooksville and Roseville had in their future that may draw people in. Roseville put in a Skate Park and Mayor Redfern stated that he was trying to put in for the 2019 funding a trail through our Village Park. He would need assistance on coming up with the details on this trail. Chris Rice stated that he was willing to get the layout figured out again for this as he had in the past. Council discussed a splash pad being completed as a project as well to try and get more kids down at the park. Council stated that they would like to try and do the splash pad as well as a walk trail. This was discussed in further detail. Mayor Redfern stated that we will need to put some planning money aside. He asked Council’s opinion on if they feel the splash pad should be done first?
- Mayor Redfern stated that he met with the Police Department and some changes that might be coming up. He stated that they discussed changing some hours around for better coverage. Police Chief Walters explained what they currently work and that Saturday and Sunday day shift was not being covered and the plan will be to have Joey Carr work those two shifts. He also explained that he would like to raise the parking ticket amount up to $25 from $10 to raise the severity to people.
- Chris Rice asked if we were going to cancel the last meeting of the year like we do traditionally every year and not have that workshop meeting the day after Christmas. Council thought that we should continue this and not have that last meeting.
- Bill Hampton asked where we were in regards to renewing our health insurance. Mayor Redfern stated that this will be on the agenda for Monday night.
- Chris Rice stated that he would like to verify and make known that the first meeting of the year will be January 2nd due to the first being a holiday.
- Chris Mohler gave ideas and asked Council’s thoughts on putting information in with the water bill regarding the new fire station that will address concerns and false information that residents are hearing. This was discussed in further detail. Chris Rice stated that it was brought to his attention about kids being in the fire station and that this should probably stop.
Mayor Redfern stated that he received the National Fire Protection Association document regarding Firefighter’s health and safety. We have to have a Health and Safety officer who after looking at other departments, puts this person at the same level as assistant chief. They are responsible for the training and documentation on safety and health of the members and the fire and the emergency scene. This should be a paid position as assistant chief due to the responsibilities there. He spoke with Ralph on this and they need to decide what this person should receive pay wise.
Mayor Redfern adjourned the meeting.
Brittany Ross Fred Redfern
Fiscal Officer Mayor