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

Session 21, December 7, 2015

Mayor Robert Benson called the 21st Regular Session of Council to order on Monday, December 7, 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, Ray Gallaher and Gary Wilson. Derek Netzly was excused. Also attending the meeting were Clerk-Treasurer Anne Johnson, Village Solicitor Attorney Terry Seeberger and Village Administrator Jeff Seward.

SAFETY POLICE
Captain Jason Fisher distributed the monthly Navarre Police report to council prior to the meeting.

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

ORDINANCE AND RESOLUTIONS
Ordinance 12-2015, an ordinance amending Village Parking Regulations 76.04, was given a third and final reading. Mr. Berkey offered, Mr. Rouse seconded Ordinance 12-2015 be placed in final passage. Rouse yes, Berkey yes, Feucht yes, Gallaher yes, Wilson yes. Five yes votes. Ordinance 12-2015 declared duly adopted.

Ordinance 13-2015, an ordinance regulating Junk Motor Vehicles Reg. 98.01 -98.99, was given a third and final reading. Mr. Wilson offered, Mr. Berkey seconded Ordinance 13-2015 be placed in final passage. Rouse yes, Berkey yes, Feucht yes, Gallaher yes, Wilson yes. Five yes votes. Ordinance 13-2015 declared duly adopted.

Ordinance 14-2015, an ordinance amending Reg.137.09 regulating the use of firearms within the village was given a third reading. Mr. Feucht moved to table the ordinance for additional revisions. Mr. Berkey seconded. Rouse yes, Berkey yes, Feucht yes, Gallaher yes, Wilson yes. Five yes votes. Ordinance 14-2015 tabled for revisions.

MAYOR
Mayor Benson said he had received a thank you note from the Fairless Food Cupboard thanking council for their donation to the Fairless Toy Drive. He thought council would be happy to know that they said we helped make three hundred and seventeen kids happier for Christmas.

Mr. Wilson made a motion to allow Mayor Benson to sign the Navarre Bethlehem Joint Fire District Lease Agreement for a portion of the building in Navarre that houses the Navarre Fire Station at 99 Canal Street West. Mr. Rouse seconded. Rouse yes, Berkey yes, Feucht yes, Gallaher yes, Wilson yes. Five yes votes. Motion approved to allow Mayor Benson to sign the lease.

Mr. Berkey made a motion to allow Mayor Benson to sign a lease agreement with the Navarre Bethlehem Fire District to lease certain vehicles, equipment and other personal property owned by the Village of Navarre. Mr. Rouse seconded. Rouse yes, Berkey yes, Feucht yes, Gallaher yes, Wilson yes. Five yes votes. Motion approved to allow Mayor Benson to sign the lease agreement.

STREETS AND ALLEYS
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. through 3:00P.M. and on weekends and holidays from 8:30 A.M. until 11:30 A.M. The dumpster will probably be removed at the end of the year as the Village is now paying a rental fee. Residents are encouraged to bring out yard wasted before then as the service will not be available again until the spring of 2016.

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The traffic signal replacement is on the contractor’s schedule. The Village will be notified three days to a week in advance so traffic control can be scheduled.

1542.75 cubic yards of leaves were picked up this year and seventy bags of leaves.

One hundred forty nine ton of asphalt patching was done in 2015. Thirty five ton of gravel and thirty one ton of slag were put in alleys in 2015.

UTILITIES
A water leak was repaired on November 23, 2015. The landscaping of the yard will be done in the spring.

The clarifiers at the Waste Water Treatment Plant will be drained and cleaned on December 11 and December 12, 2015.

The hot water tank in the fire station was fixed on December 7, 2015.

The Water Plant Expansion Project received official storm water permit Notice of Intent approval letter for the tank site last week. The Solicitor is going to contact the plan reviewer at the OEP Central Office to see where we stand on the Water Treatment Plant site permit to install.

MISCELLANEOUS
There is a leak in the lines feeding the gas lamps at Rochester Square or in the lamps themselves. This will have to be addressed before they can be relit. Currently the gas valve has been locked out.

The Tree City application has been submitted.

Annual illicit detection and elimination training for Village employees will be conducted by the Stark County Soil and Water Conservation District on December 15, 2015 at Village Hall at 10:00 A.M.

Mr. Gallaher reported that a light is out at Maple and Main.

Mr. Wilson informed council that the Christmas dinner was nice.

BILLS AND CLAIMS
Mr. Berkey moved to approve bills and claims in the amount of $165,633.95. Mr. Wilson seconded. Rouse yes, Berkey yes, Feucht yes, Gallaher yes, Wilson yes. Five yes votes. Bills and claims approved.

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



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

UPCOMING EVENTS
December 21…………………………….………………..Council Meeting at 7”00 P.M.