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

Session 17, October 5, 2016

Mayor Robert Benson called the 17th Session of Council to order on Monday, October 5, 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, Village Solicitor Attorney Terry Seeberger, Village Administrator Jeff Seward, Navarre Police Chief Dennis Albaugh, Malvina Hicks and Pat Winkhart. 

Mr. Wilson moved to approve the minutes of the Special Session of Council held on September 14, 2015. Mr. Netzly seconded. Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Berkey abstained, Feucht yes, Gallaher yes, Wilson yes. Five yes votes one abstained. Motion carried. Special Session minutes approved. 


Police Chief Dennis Albaugh distributed and reviewed the monthly report. 

Chief Albaugh informed council that curfew for October is 8:00 P.M. It is the time of year for breaking and entering. 


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


Ordinance 11-2015, an ordinance amending the Village of Navarre’s Income Tax Ordinance to be in compliance with ORC 718, effective January 1, 2016. The ordinance will create new Regulations, 97.17 through 97.991. Mr. Netzly moved to accept the Ordinance 11-2015. Mr. Feucht seconded. Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Berkey yes, Feucht yes, Gallaher yes, Wilson yes. Six yes votes. Motion carried. The first reading was given. 

Resolution 2015-8, a resolution accepting the amounts and rates as determined by the Budget Commission. Mr. Wilson offered and moved to accept Resolution 2015-8. Mr. Netzly seconded. Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Berkey yes, Feucht yes, Gallaher yes, Wilson yes. Six yes votes. Resolution 11-2015 accepted. 


Attorney Seeberger encouraged council members to review the Income Tax Ordinance, revisions continue to be made. 

Attorney Seeberger was contacted by the Wheeling and Lake Erie’s Attorney about the conversation at the last meeting regarding penalties for railroad crossing delays. He was informed that any action council took would be pre-empted by Federal Law. Attorney Seeberger suggested it may be better if we have an open line of communication between the railroad and the Village. 


Mayor Robert Benson would like to renew Attorney Lawrence Chapanar’s contract with the Village of Navarre to serve as The Village of Navarre’s prosecutor. Mayor Benson appointed Attorney Lawrence Chapanar as The Village of Navarre’s Prosecutor and requested council’s consent. Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Berkey yes, Feucht yes, Gallaher yes, Wilson yes. Six yes votes. Mayor Benson’s request accepted. Attorney Larry Chapanar’s contract was renewed effective January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.


Leaf pick-up for 2015 is scheduled for October 12 through November 25. Tree limbs will no longer be picked up in 2015. Brush and yard waste can still be bought to the pit at the Waste Water Treatment Plant Monday through Friday from 7:00A.M. until

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

The rest of the materials for the traffic signal replacement project are in at ODOT and will be picked up on October 6, 2015. 

Stone was hauled in to address the washouts in the driveway to the Gulley Fields. 


The repair work on the south oxidation ditch at the Waste Water Treatment Plant has been completed and it has been refilled and is in operation. 

The grit machine auger was replaced at the Waste Water Treatment Plant. 

Fall hydrant flushing is being delayed due to the gas company work that is underway on several streets in town. 

Village Administrator Jeff Seward distributed an e-mail between Village Solicitor Attorney Terry Seeberger and Don Dummermuth on the items that need to be on the bid list according to the USDA. Attorney Seeberger thinks we are very close to getting approval to advertise for bids. 


Village Administrator Seward informed council that the Garden Club would prefer not to have a Christmas Tree this year. Mayor Benson and council would like to continue the tree tradition. 

Navarre Police Captain Jason Fisher has filled out another JAG grant application for body cameras for the Village Administrator to review before submission. 

A new light fixture for the flag at the Fire Station will have to be ordered and installed. The security lights on the front of the building were looked at, they just needed new bulbs. 

Several aspects of the Village Storm Water Program still need to be completed for 2015 and the Tree City Application process has begun. 

Update on FEMA meeting was given by the Village Administrator who attended the meeting. FEMA is getting input from local communities. 

The Village of Navarre received a salt settlement check from the State Of Ohio. 

Mr. Netzly said the Safety Committee met along with the Fire and Police Chief and Mr. Netzly would like to have a Council of the Whole on October 19, 2015 to review the proposals that were discussed. This includes adopting a junk vehicle ordinance, amending the firearms ordinance, reviewing the educational expense agreements for the fire department and the need to review potential fire department purchases for next year. 

Pat Winkhart requested permission to make a statement. Mayor Benson granted her permission. Ms. Winkhart stated that it is great to have all the equipment but if it takes too long to respond it doesn’t do any good.

Mr. Feucht said that after talking to the Police Chief at the safety meeting they concluded that a snow parking ban would not be a good idea. 

Mr. Gallaher reported two street light outages. 

Mr. Wilson said the park committee needs to review the parking issue at Ranger Field in the Navarre Bethlehem Park. Mr. Seward will follow up in the spring. 

Mr. Gallaher said Donnie Hall wants to know why we haven’t done anything for a Vietnam Memorial. Mayor Benson informed him that we would work with any committee or persons with a plan. 

Mr. Wilson would like to contact the property owner on Ohio Street to meet with the zoning committee and the zoning inspector. 


Mr. Wilson moved to approve bills and claims in the amount of $261,298.59. Mr. Netzly seconded. Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Berkey yes, Feucht yes, Gallaher yes, Wilson yes. Six yes votes. Bills and claims approved. 

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

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




October 19………………………..…………………Council of the Whole at 6:00 P.M.

October 19……………………..……..…………………..Council Meeting at 7:00 P.M.

October 29……………..……...…………Trick or Treat from 6:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.

October 29…………….……Halloween party at the TowPath Trail YMCA at 7:00 P.M.