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Village of Navarre
The Friendly Home Town at the Bend of the River

Session 13, July 18, 2016

Mayor Robert Benson called the 13th Regular Session of Council to order on Monday, July 18, 2016.  Mayor Benson began the meeting with a prayer and led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Members answering roll call were Derek Netzly, Daniel Rouse, Robin Keith, Gary Wilson, Ray Gallaher and Pat Winkhart.  Also attending the meeting were Clerk-Treasurer Anne Johnson, Village Administrator Jeff Seward, Village Solicitor Attorney Terry Seeberger, Navarre Police Chief Dennis Albaugh, Patrolman Nolan Ritchie and friends and family members of Nolan Ritchie and resident Jim Warstler. 

Mr. Netzly moved to approve the minutes of the 12th Regular Session of Council held on June 20, 2016.  Mr. Gallaher seconded.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher yes, Winkhart yes.  Six yes votes.  Minutes approved. 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Jim Warstler, who lives at 524 Market St NE, would like the Village to vacate the alley by his house.  Village Administrator Jeff Seward said he would check to see if there is a storm sewer located there.   

SAFETY POLICE

Chief Dennis Albaugh distributed and reviewed the monthly Police Report.  Chief Albaugh reviewed recent activities in the Department. 

Chief Dennis Albaugh discussed the Elan City Radar sign and believes it is a great speed deterrent.  Mr. Netzly moved to authorized council to buy one solar powered radar sign.  Ms. Winkhart seconded.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher no, Winkhart yes.  Five yes votes, one no.  Motion passed to buy one solar powered radar sign for the Police Department.
 
Police Chief Dennis Albaugh requested that Mayor Robert Benson appoint Patrolman Nolan Richie to the Navarre Police Department Auxiliary.  Mayor Benson appointed Patrolman Nolan Ritchie to the Navarre Auxiliary Police Unit and requested council’s consent.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher yes, Winkhart yes.  Six yes votes.  Consent given.

FINANCE

Clerk-Treasurer Anne Johnson gave council her June financial statements and a copy of today’s check register.

ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

Ordinance 5-2016, an ordinance that simply updates and clarifies R1 zoning language to reflect current law, was given a third and final reading.  Mr. Netzly offered, Mr. Rouse seconded Ordinance 5-2016 be placed in final passage.  Netzly yes, rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher yes, Winkhart yes.  Six yes votes.  Ordinance 5-2016 duly adopted.

Ordinance 6-2016, an ordinance amending Village of Navarre Code of Ordinances and Municipal Regulations, Section 151.26.  Mr. Netzly moved to accept Ordinance 6-2016.  Mr. Wilson seconded.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher yes, Winkhart yes.  Six yes votes.  Motion carried.  The first reading was given.

Ordinance 7-2016, an Ordinance amending Village of Navarre code of Ordinances and Municipal Regulations, Section 151.25.  Mr. Netzly moved to accept Ordinance 7-2016.

Mr. Wilson seconded.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher yes, Winkhart yes.  Six yes votes.  Motion carried.  The first reading was given.  

 CLERK-TREASURER

Clerk-Treasurer presented council with the Village of Navarre Insurance and Risk Management Proposal for August 1, 2016 through August 1, 2017.  Mr. Netzly moved, Ms. Keith seconded to accept the Insurance and Risk Management Proposal.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher yes, Winkhart yes.  Six yes votes.  Motion passed.

SOLICITOR

Attorney Terry Seeberger requested Executive Session to discuss imminent legal action.  Mr. Netzly moved, Ms. Winkhart seconded to go into Executive Session.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher yes, Winkhart yes.  Six yes votes.  Council went into Executive Session at 7:20 P.M.

Mr. Wilson moved, Ms. Winkhart seconded to come out of Executive Session.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher yes, Winkhart yes.  Six yes votes. Council came out of Executive Session at 7:25 P.M. 

No action taken at this time.

MAYOR

Mayor Robert Benson informed council that he had received a thank you card from the Navarre Bethlehem Township Historical Society and the Bethlehem Township Trustees, for the donation supporting Bethlehem Township’s 200th celebration.

The Mayor had received a number of requests from Vicki Owen-Merry concerning VONBA and would like to present them to council in her place.

VONBA would like to place a second bike sculpture on Route 62.  Mr. Netzly moved, Ms. Keith seconded to allow them to place a second bike sculpture on Route 62.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher yes, Winkhart yes.  Six yes votes.  Motion passed.

Next VONBA would like to put up two more picket fence signs by the trail.  Mr. Wilson moved, Ms. Keith seconded to let VONBA place two more picket fence signs by the trail working with the Village Administrator.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher yes, Winkhart yes.  Six yes votes.  Motion passed.

Mayor Benson stated that the next thing on VONBA’s list was permission to have a movie night on September 10, 2016 at Underwood Park in cooperation with the Tow Path Trail YMCA.  Mr. Netzly moved, Ms. Keith seconded to give permission for movie night.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher yes, Winkhart yes.  Six yes votes.  Motion passed.

Mayor Benson said the final thing on the list was a request to paint the salt bin building that faces the trail with business ads.  The Village Administrator cautioned that with upcoming construction on the Water Plant this action should be discussed at a later date.

Council agreed that this could be discussed after construction was finished.

Mayor Robert Benson informed council that there were well over one thousand people in town for the Battle of the Bats.  He received many compliments about the park, the Police Department and the Fire Department.

STREETS AND ALLEYS

The yard waste pit at the Waste Water Treatment Plant is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. and on weekends and holidays from 8:30 A.M. through 11:00 A.M.

Streets will be swept Wednesday, July 27, 2016.  Residents are asked to park off the streets the night before as sweeping will start early in the morning.  

Brush pick up was July 18, 2016 and a fallen tree in the park was cleared.

The backhoe was repaired the week of July 11, 2016 and new tires were also put on it.

Five catch basins are scheduled to be repaired the week of July 18, 2016.

UTILITIES

The drainage and new parking lot were installed at the park by the ranger fields.  Work was done on the driveways leading to the gulley fields and Ruritan Hill.

Water meters are being read the week of July 18, 2016.

We are waiting on a legal opinion from the State of Ohio concerning the new Developer’s Agreement draft for Prospect Industrial Park.

Consistent bid forms were requested from the apparent low bidders for the Water Plant Expansion Project.  The Village Engineer must update his engineering agreement with the Village according to USDA format.

Several regulators will have to be installed going into individual buildings at the Waste Water Treatment Plant because the gas pressure needed increased due to the requirements of the back-up generator.

MISCELLANIOUS

Centerline painting on Wooster Street will be contracted out when Market Street paving is completed so as to get a better price doing both at once.

Special council meeting dates may be needed in August for Developer’s agreement and USDA project bid approvals.

The hitching rail for horses will be moved so a water spigot will be available to fill buckets with water for the horses.

Mr. Netzly welcomed home Blake Dibell from a four month tour of duty in Kuwait.  He would like the Village to send him and his family a fruit basket.

Village Administrator Jeff Seward explained to council that the engineer plans for Market Street are secondary to the Water Project at this time.

Ms. Keith wondered if residents have to pay for ambulance service now?   Mayor Robert Benson explained to Ms. Keith that the Village has always billed for ambulance service, but there is no more soft billing.  There is a hardship committee if someone is unable to pay their bill.

Mr. Wilson stated that the basketball courts need lines repainted and the old Township Building needs painted.

Ms. Keith stated that the resident on Ohio Street needs to trim their bushes, the stop sign is blocked.

BILLS AND CLAIMS

Mr. Netzly moved to approve bills and claims in the amount of $327,809.05.  Ms. Winkhart seconded.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher yes, Winkhart yes.  Six yes votes.  Motion carried.  Bills and claims approved.

Mr. Netzly moved, Ms. Winkhart seconded to adjourn the meeting.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher yes, Winkhart yes.  Six yes votes.  Meeting adjourned.

_____________________________               _______________________________

Anne L. Johnson, Clerk-Treasurer                     Robert L. Benson, Mayor

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

August 1………………………………….Council Meeting at 7:00 P.M.

August 13………………………….……..Fairless Canal Classic 5K

August 15…………………………………Council Meeting at 7:00 P.M.

August 20……………………...………….Village Art Fest