05-19-2014 Council Minutes

Crooksville Council Meeting Minutes   Monday, May 19,          2014   

 

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

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

REPORTS: Motion to approve the Mayor’s Report for April was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

Motion to approve Clerk’s Reports for April was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

Motion to approve May expense adjustments for the 2014 Appropriations was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

Motion to approve May revenue adjustments for the 2014 Budget was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

PAID BILLS:  A motion to approve Resolution 2014-34 paid bills and payroll was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

TO BE PAID BILLS:  A motion to approve Resolution 2014-35 to be paid bills was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton.  Motion carried. Mr. Hampton asked about the ammo being taken out of Police Equipment Replacement. Brittany stated that this was what was approved and Jan is looking at the wording of this fund to see if changes can be made to the approval before use of this fund.

TRANSFER:  A motion to approve Resolution 2014-36 transferring funds was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

PARK & RECREATION COMMITTEE: A motion was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton to approve free entry into the pool during the Fireworks Celebration on June 28th that should run from 12:00pm to 9:00pm. Motion carried.

Motion to accept the first reading of Resolution 2014-37, Resolution declaring necessity for levy of tax in excess of Ten Mill Limitation was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Mr. Mohler explained that this is the renewal levy for what is already enforced. It just needs put on the ballot this fall as a renewal. Motion carried.

SERVICE COMMITTEE: Motion to approve the probation period of Mark Dalrymple and move him to $9.50/ hour per agreement when hired and $10.50/hour once CDL licenses are obtained was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

Motion was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton to hire Magnum Saffell at $13.00/hour and $14.00/hour after 6 month probationary period. Mr. Mohler stated that Magnum has a Class A CDL, 10 hour OSHA card, and is an experienced operator. Motion carried.

Motion was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton to approve the administrator’s recommendation of Troy Watts at Service Dept. level I at $9.00/ hour and $9.50/hour after 6 month probationary period. Tom Collins stated that this would be for the Meter Technician position. Motion carried.

Motion to approve the payment of $8,722.86 to RFG Associates, Inc. for the work done in getting us awarded OPWC grant and loan funding on the Street Paving grant Project was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

Motion was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Rice to approve RFG Associates, Inc. to administer the Street Paving Project as they have done in previous projects for $4,250.00. Motion carried.

SAFETY COMMITTEE: Motion to hire Joey Carr full time as Sergeant per Chief Walter’s recommendation at $11.00/hour and $12.00/hour after 6 month probationary period was tabled for further discussion by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

Motion was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton to approve adding James Chapman to the Crooksville Police Auxiliary. Mr. Mohler asked Chief Walters if the background check came back and everything was good. Chief Walters stated that it did. Motion carried.

Motion was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton to approve adding Jason Sheperd to the Crooksville Police Auxiliary. Motion carried.

BUILDING COMMITTEE: Mr. Mohler stated that under building, there is actually two but only one on the agenda. He explained that the first is a trailer permit for Eric and Misty Reed that was discussed at the previous Workshop meeting. He explained what the trailer looked like and where it was located. Mr. Mohler stated that this is going in on Industrial Drive on an existing trailer pad and does meet the 10 year requirement. Council looked at the picture of the trailer.

Mr. Mohler stated that the second item is a building permit for Ronald Miller at 615 E Brown Street and it is for a garage being built. He stated that there is no drawing of where this garage/ pole barn is going but only the schematics of the building itself. It will be built of metal and wood and a proposed cost of $14,000. There is no drawing and work orders have not been completed. Mr. Hampton made a motion to table this until all requirements are met and Mr. Rice seconded this motion. Motion carried.

Motion was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton to approve the trailer permit for Eric & Misty Reed. Motion carried.

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE:  A motion was made by Mr. Rice to accept the first reading of Ordinance 2490, an Ordinance declaring certain real property no longer needed for any municipal purpose and authorizing its advertisement for sale. Mr. Mohler stated that this is for Heritage Hall. There was no second on this motion so Mr. Mohler stated that this needs added to the agenda for the next workshop meeting to discuss in more detail. Tom Collins stated that there is a check for $4400 to do repairs from damage done back in January. Tom stated that if any one has any recommendations on contractors, he would like for them to be sent to him.

Mr. Mohler stated that for lack of Council members being present, the rules cannot be suspended for Ordinance 2491, an ordinance to amend the 2014 Appropriations and Budget.

Motion was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton to accept the first reading of Ordinance 2492, an Ordinance authorizing all actions necessary to effectuate an opt-out electric service aggregation program pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 4928.20; and directing the Perry County Board of Elections to submit the ballot question to the electors; and authorizing an agreement with an agent for such purposes. Motion carried.

Motion was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Ms. Driggs to accept the first reading of Ordinance 2493, an Ordinance authorizing all actions necessary to effectuate an opt-out gas service aggregation program pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 4929.26; and directing the Perry County Board of Elections to submit the ballot question to the electors; and authorizing an agreement with an agent for such purposes. Motion carried.

Jan Baughman stated that she had submitted questions to Tim about the consultation agreement and stated that council could still go forward. She stated that it did not explain enough about who would take care of the costs and that the agreement passed out tonight was what she put together to reflect how it would affect the Village. She stated that this would be the agreement that we would enter into once these two ordinances were passed.

OTHER OLD BUSINESS: Mr. Rice asked if there was anything that had to be done with the agreement. Jan Baughman said that this will not be entered into until the Ordinances were passed.

NEW BUSINESS: Nothing.

CITIZENS COMMENTS/ COMPLAINTS: Jerry Marks was present to let Council know about the second annual Easter Egg Hunt. He stated that the Public Safety offices put this together, which included the Police and Fire/EMS departments. Jerry stated that they had a boot drive in March where $1,413.00 was collected as well as Goebel Funeral Home donating $100.00 and Swinehart Insurance donating $10.00, making a total of $1,523.00 collected. It was very successful with over 276 children present and over 134 adults. The expenses were $1,042.00 so that left $480 for next year.

Ralph Hill was present to let everyone know that this is EMS week so if you see any of the first responders, EMTs or medics, express your thanks for what they do. He stated that on Thursday from 4pm-8pm they are going to have an open house at the Fire House. They will be having a cook out and available to meet all the local fire personnel for the Community. Ralph stated that everyone is more than welcome to stop in.

Peggy Higgins was present to discuss with Council about supplies. She stated that she found a can opener on EBay for $46.49 instead of $143.00. She also asked Council if it was possible if the guards could receive hoodies this year since they are not getting new swim suits this year. Mr. Mohler asked if she had the cost on this yet. Peggy stated that she has not yet. Mr. Rice stated that once she received prices, just to bring it back so Council could discuss.

Chief Walters stated that he wanted to let Council know about a complaint he received in regards to a large swarm of bees on Main Street. He looked into it and discovered that they are honey bees and there are laws against destroying them. This is a property on the corner of N. State Street and Main Street. Chief Walters stated that he talked to the property owners and they hired a bee keeper who will put a hive in there and smoke once in a while and hopes that this will take care of the problem.

EXECUTIVE SESSION: A motion was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton to go into executive session per ORC 121.22 (G) (1) Personnel. Motion carried.

Council is out of executive session with decisions made.

Motion was made by Ms. Driggs and seconded by Mr. Rice to accept the pay increase for Angel Hinkle from $10.00/ hour to $11.00/hour effective immediately. Motion carried.

Motion was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Rice to accept the pay increase for Lisa Osborn from $11.50/ hour to $12.50/hour effective immediately. Motion carried.

Motion was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton to accept the pay increase for Donna James from $9.50/hour to $10.00/hour effective immediately. Motion carried.

Mr.. Mohler asked if there was anything else to come before Council. Tom Collins stated that he put a certified letter on the desk for him to look at that came in the mail. Mr. Mohler read this letter from Time Warner Cable discussing our run-around channel. It discussed only having this digital which will require different equipment for this to be able to work. Tom Collins stated that he will let George look at this and interpret it for him to get a clear understanding of what this letter is saying.

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

 

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BRITTANY ROSS                                                                         CHRIS MOHLER

Fiscal Officer                                                                                 President Pro Tem