10-06-2014 Council Minutes

Crooksville Council Meeting Minutes   Monday, October 6                   2014

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

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

REPORTS: Motion to approve October revenue adjustments for the 2014 Budget was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Redfern. Motion carried.

Motion to approve October Expense Adjustments for the 2014 Appropriations was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Mr. Redfern asked why in the income tax adjustments this is done and if it was in regards to the new accounting system. Brittany explained that in order to move from other to personal services you have to get it approved but this is due to increase in pay or fringe benefits. Motion carried.

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

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

PAID BILLS:  A motion to approve Resolution 2014-64 paid bills and payroll was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

TO BE PAID BILLS:  A motion to approve Resolution 2014-65 to be paid bills was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

TRANSFER:  A motion to approve Resolution 2014-66 transferring funds was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Dennis. Mr. Redfern asked about the transfer to Rec Center Debt. He asked if this would be income tax to the Rec Center Debt or if this is how it has always been. Brittany stated that this is how it has always been. Motion carried.

SAFETY: Mayor Lantz stated that he would like to have a motion to hire Rodney Walters as Police Chief at $15.00 hour and $16.50 an hour after three month probationary period. This motion was made by Mr. Redfern and seconded by Mr. Dennis. Motion carried. Chief Rodney Walters was congratulated by Council.

BUILDING: Motion was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Mohler to approve the building permit for Certified Oil on China Street. Council discussed where this would go and what they would use it for. Motion carried.

LEGISTLATIVE: Motion to suspend the rules for Ordinance 2502, an Ordinance amending the 2014 Budget & Appropriations as an emergency was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Redfern. Motion carried.

Motion to accept Ordinance 2502, an Ordinance amending the 2014 Budget & Appropriations as an emergency was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Redfern. Mr. Redfern asked why there was an increase in Water Works for Resources and Appropriations but they are not the same amount. Brittany explained that the revenue side had to be increased because we already reached the budgeted amount as well as on the appropriations side. Motion carried.

Mayor Lantz asked Chief Walters if he had something to discuss that he forgot to bring up under safety. Chief Walters discussed the calls completed for the previous month and the hours logged by the auxiliary.

He also provided Council with a copy of the Mutual Aid Agreement that he is trying to get put together. He explained that there would be no transfer in money and that the officers would have arrest powers at both places and as a result there would be fewer gaps in coverage. Council discussed this in further detail.

Chief Walters stated that there has still been no response on the vehicles from Gahanna. He stated that Tracy advised them that there were over $1,200 in Mayor’s Court receipts. He stated that the officers have been requalified and has had training. Chief Walters stated that from a DUI arrest from January 2013 there was forfeiture on a vehicle. He finally received the paperwork but there are problems with it and he is not sure if it would be worth paying the storage fee on it. Mr. Mohler stated that it would have to be declared surplus. Tom stated that regardless it needs declared surplus and then it could be turned over to Mr. Chevalier.

Chief Walters stated that he would like to get Justin Navera’s school commission. He stated that the classes would be in either January or February.

A motion was made by Mr. Redfern and seconded by Mr. Hampton to declare the 1997 Buick Regal as surplus. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Redfern to give Justin Navera school commission for the Police Academy at the beginning of the year. Motion carried.

UTILITY: Mayor Lantz stated that next on the agenda is to approve the water/ sewer temporary termination application for Rick Crooks at 13759 Possum Hollow Road. Tom stated that he only has water, no sewer. Mr. Hampton asked if Council has to pass this or if this can be done. Tom stated that it had been inspected by distribution and it was to let Council know what was going on. Mr. Redfern stated that he feels it needs to come before Council. Mayor Lantz stated that it can be brought as an FYI. This was discussed in further detail and Council decided that this would be something to bring up as an FYI at a workshop.

A motion was made by Mr. Redfern and seconded by Mr. Mohler to approve the water/ sewer abandonment permit application for Petro Ware/ Christy Catalytics at 231 Bennett Street. Tom asked if it had been signed off on. Mayor Lantz stated that Robert signed off on this and that he had taken pictures. Council discussed this in further detail. Tom stated that for further recommendation, distribution should print the photos out and attach them to the application to bring before Council. Motion carried.

INSURANCE: A motion was made by Mr. Redfern and seconded by Mr. Dennis to drop the flood insurance on Heritage Hall. Vote went as follows: Mr. Redfern yes, Mr. Hampton yes, Mr. Dennis yes, Ms. Driggs yes, and Mr. Mohler no. Mr. Mohler stated that if anything happens then it would not be covered. Motion carried.

Ms. Driggs stated that she has her notes from the realtor in regards to Heritage Hall. She explained that the realtor recommended that it be listed at $18,000 as is. Council discussed this in further detail and will discuss further at the next workshop meeting.

OTHER OLD BUSINESS: Mayor Lantz stated that as an FYI, the Public Aggregation meeting will be at the next workshop meeting on October 13th at 6:00pm. Mr. Mohler asked how the turnout was for this at the first meeting. Brittany stated that there was no one there for this. 

NEW BUSINESS: Jerry Marks stated that the bridge on Tunnel Hill Road behind the school is plugged up again and the safety markers are covered. He stated that maybe the community service workers can go out and clean it up. This was discussed in further detail.

Trick or treat is October 30th from 5:30pm to 7:00 pm.

Tom stated that he will give Council a copy of the easement once Jan gets it done next week.

Mr. Redfern asked if anyone knew why Jan was not here because she has missed three meetings.

CITIZENS COMMENTS/ COMPLAINTS: Nothing.

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

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BRITTANY ROSS                                                                        DARRELL LANTZ

Fiscal Officer                                                                                Mayor