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

Session 15, August 3, 2015

Mayor Robert Benson called the 15th Regular Session of Council to order on August 3, 2015. Mayor Benson began the meeting with a prayer and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Members answering roll call were Daniel Rouse, Don Berkey, Matt Feucht and Ray Gallaher. Derek Netzly and Gary Wilson were excused. Also attending the meeting were Clerk-Treasurer Anne Johnson, Village Administrator Jeff Seward, Village Solicitor Attorney Terry Seeberger, Navarre Police Chief Dennis Albaugh, Malvina Hicks, Alivia Albaugh, the friends and family of Matthew Amendola and The Independent Reporter Austin Ericson. 

Mr. Berkey moved to approve the minutes of the Regular 14th Session of Council held on July 20, 2015. Mr. Rouse seconded. Rouse yes, Berkey yes, Feucht yes, Gallaher yes. Four yes votes. Motion carried. Minutes approved. 


Chief Dennis Albaugh, Navarre Police Department, distributed the monthly report. 

Police Chief Dennis Albaugh requested that Mayor Robert Benson appoint Matthew Amendola to the Navarre Police Department Auxiliary Department. Mayor Benson appointed Matthew Amendola to the Navarre Police Department Auxiliary Department and requested council’s consent. Rouse yes, Berkey yes, Feucht yes, Gallaher yes. Four yes votes. Consent given. 


Clerk Treasurer Anne Johnson reported that the Audit was complete. 

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


Village Solicitor Attorney Terry Seeberger had an answer for the question posed by Village Administrator Jeff Seward at the 14th Regular Session of Council concerning donating bicycles to Fairless Helping Fairless in lieu of placing them in the auction in the future. Attorney Seeberger stated that if an item is not needed and has a value of $1000.00 or more, it must go to auction. The Village of Navarre must get permission from council before the disposing of the lesser value items as donations. 

Attorney Seeberger informed council that he is working on the new Income Tax Ordinance as new information becomes available. To this end he will be attending a Roundtable Session in Walton Hills on August 7, 2015 with Mayor Benson and Income Tax Administrator Mary Garver-Mackey. The session will center on understanding the new and revised Ohio Revised Code 718 and the new Income Tax Laws. 


The Navarre Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a hearing on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. 

The street will be swept on August 5, 2015 and the County will spray for mosquitos, weather permitting. 

Mayor Robert Benson proclaimed National 8-1-1 Day be observed on August 11, 2015.


Brush pick up was August 3, 2015 and will continue on the first and third Mondays of each month through September. Brush and yard waste can still be brought to the pit at the Waste Water Treatment Plant Monday through Friday from 7:00 A.M. until

3:00 P.M. and on weekends and holidays from 8:30 A.M. through 11:30 A.M. 

The next scheduled street sweep is Wednesday, August 5, 2015. Residents are asked to park off the street the night before. 

Street and curb painting has begun. The Administrator presented the quote from Aeromark to paint Route 62 and Route 21 street markings. Mr. Gallaher moved to accept the proposal from Aeromark. Mr. Feucht seconded. Rouse yes, Berkey yes, Feucht yes, Gallaher yes. Four yes votes. Motion carried. Proposal accepted. 

Asphalt patching is being done while awaiting quotes for road work. 


Repairs on the south oxidation ditch at the Waste Water Treatment Plant continue. Two parts that were ordered have not been delivered yet. 

The clarifiers and the chlorine contact tanks were cleaned on August 3, 2015 at the Waste Water Treatment Plant. 

Chemicals were delivered to the Water Treatment Plant on August 3, 2015. 

There is nothing new to report at this time about the Water Plant expansion project. Concerned parties are waiting to see if anything else is required to keep moving forward. 


The Village Administrator reported the auction generated $35,979.00, minus the auctioneers’ expenses, for the Village. Mr. Seward thanked all the employees who helped out. 

An ornamental bicycle will be installed on the towpath trail near the tracks on Route 21 in conjunction with VONBA. 

An account has been set up with AultWorks for Occupational Medicine in the event of workplace accidents or new hires. 

Mr. Rouse wondered if there was an ordinance concerning junk vehicles and was informed that said vehicles must be registered. 

A question concerning fence requirements for swimming pools was directed to the Zoning Inspector for consideration. 

Mr. Berkey reported that cars are speeding on Park Street. 

Mr. Gallaher said a light was out at Sisterhen and Church Streets. 

Concern about the Ohio Street property addressed and council was informed that the owners had received a letter from the Village addressing the problems. 

Council was informed that the building at Market and Wooster is ready for demolition. 


Mr. Berkey moved to approve bills and claims in the amount of $271,397.28. Mr. Gallaher seconded. Rouse yes, Berkey yes, Feucht yes, Gallaher yes. Four yes votes. Bills and claims approved. 

Mr. Gallaher moved, Mr. Berkey seconded to adjourn the meeting. Rouse yes, Berkey yes, Feucht yes, Gallaher yes. Four yes votes. Meeting adjourned. 


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