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

Session 3, February 2, 2015

Mayor Robert Benson called the 3rd Regular Session of Council to order on Monday, February 2, 2015.  Mayor Benson began the meeting with a prayer and led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Members answering roll call were Derek Netzly, Daniel Rouse, Don Berkey, Matt Feucht, Ray Gallaher and Gary Wilson.  Also attending the meeting were Clerk-Treasurer Anne Johnson, Police Captain Jason Fisher, David Bacon, Jamie Gorman, Chris Roberts, Frances Shaner, Ryan Shaner, Pat Winkhart and The Independent reporter Devon McCarty. 

Mr. Netzly moved to approve the minutes of the Regular 2nd Session of Council held on January 19, 2015.  Mr. Gallaher seconded.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Berkey yes, Feucht yes, Gallaher yes, Wilson yes.  Six yes votes.  Motion carried.  Minutes approved. 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Chris Roberts is glad that council decided at the Council of the Whole Meeting not to pursue pay raises for council members.  He noted a reduction of council salaries could create additional money for a lot of different things in the Village. 

POLICE SAFETY

Police Captain Jason Fisher distributed and reviewed the January police report. 

Captain Fisher informed council that he had applied and received grant money for new radios.  A grant was also received for a lap top computer for the last police car. 

ORDINANCE AND RESOLUTIONS

Ordinance 1-2015, an Ordinance approving the Permanent Appropriations for 2015.  Second reading by title only. 

Ordinance 2-2015, an ordinance dealing with the Uniform Allowance for members of the Navarre Police Department and declared an emergency.  Mr. Netzly offered and moved to accept Ordinance 2-2015 and declaring same to be an emergency.  Mr. Gallaher seconded.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Berkey yes, Feucht yes, Gallaher yes, Wilson yes.  Six yes votes.  Motion carried.  Ordinance accepted. 

Ordinance 2-2015, Mr. Wilson moved, Mr. Berkey seconded rules requiring three separate readings of Ordinance 2-2015 be suspended.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Berkey yes, Feucht yes, Gallaher yes, Wilson yes.  Six yes votes.  Motion carried.  Rules requiring three separate readings suspended. 

Ordinance 2-2015, Mr. Netzly moved, Mr. Wilson seconded Ordinance 2-2015 be place in final passage.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Berkey yes, Feucht yes, Gallaher yes, Wilson yes.  Six yes votes.  Motion carried.  Ordinance 2-2015 duly adopted. 

Ordinance 3-2015, an ordinance regulating door to door solicitation was given a first reading.  Mr. Netzly offered and moved to accept Ordinance 3-2015.  Mr. Berkey seconded.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Berkey yes, Feucht yes, Gallaher yes, Wilson yes.  Six yes votes.  Motion carried. 

FINANCE

Clerk-Treasurer Anne Johnson gave council her January financial statements and a list of bills prepared for payment approval.  Council gave approval.

SOLICITOR

Attorney Terry Seeberger stated that he is getting up to speed with Village Administrator Jeff Seward on Village projects. 

MAYOR

Mayor Benson reminded everyone that Ordinance 5-2014, adopting amendments and/or additions to the Navarre Zoning Chapter 151 and Ordinance 6-2014, amending the Navarre Official Zoning Map will have their third and final passage after a Public Hearing at council’s next regular council meeting February 16, 2015.  The Hearing is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. prior to the council meeting. 

Mayor Robert Benson took this opportunity to read a letter from Affinity Medical Center dated January 26, 2015; 

“Dear Chief,

The Emergency Department, nursing staff, EMS Coordinator and Medical Director would like to compliment your officers, Chad Shetler and Joe Hill for the excellent job they did on a call with Navarre Fire Department.  On 12-27-2014 your officers started CPR on a 30 year old patient and CPR was in progress when EMS arrived.  The officers did an excellent job and performed above and beyond. 

Affinity Medical Center truly appreciates the fine work of the officers and would again like to thank them for a job well done. 

Sincerely, Cyndi Annen, CCEMT-P, EMSI, EMS Coordinator, Affinity Medical Center.” 

The Mayor is planning a seminar with the Planning Commission, the Zoning Board of Appeals and council to review zoning procedures with the solicitor.  The tentative date at this time is March 14, 2015. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS

Brush pick up for 2015 will begin on April 6.  Until this time all brush and yard waste can still be brought to the dumpster 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. 

Forty one Christmas trees were picked up this year. 

The Administrator would like to schedule a street and alleys committee meeting to go over new items concerning revisions to the street opening ordinance. 

UTILITIES

The response to the OEPA storm water audit has been sent in. 

New safety yellow winter coats were ordered for employees of the water, sewer and street departments. 

A containment unit is being designed and built for the diesel tank at the Waste Water Treatment Plant.

MISCELLANEOUS

According to Village Administrator Seward the post base for the ornamental lamp at Rochester Square is ready for pick up. 

Mr. Netzly is against any pay raise for council members and feels that they should take a pay cut and give the money back to the community. 

Mr. Wilson stated that Christmas decorations are discounted this month and may warrant a discussion on purchasing some new decorations. 

The street committee is to meet to review this and the street opening ordinance on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 6:30 P.M. 

Mr. Wilson has been approached by some residents who wonder when the Towpath Trail will extend north?  Mayor Benson offered to contact Bob Fonte and discuss the matter.  Sidewalks would be nice for people walking to the YMCA. 

BILLS AND CLAIMS

Mr. Wilson moved to approve bills and claims in the amount of $208,072.71.  Mr. Feucht seconded.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Berkey yes, Feucht yes. Gallaher yes, Wilson yes.  Six yes votes.  Bills and claims approved. 

Mr. Netzly moved, Mr. Gallaher seconded to adjourn the meeting.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Berkey yes, Feucht yes, Gallaher yes, Wilson yes.  Six yes votes.  Meeting adjourned.____________________________                   ______________________________

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

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

February 16…………………………………..Council of the Whole at 6:00 P.M.

February 16…………………………………...Public Hearing at 6:30 P.M.

February 16…………………………………...Council Meeting at 7:00 P.M.