Session 18, October 19, 2015
Mayor Robert Benson called the 18th Regular Session of Council to order on Monday, October 19, 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 Administrator Jeff Seward, Village Solicitor Attorney Terry Seeberger, Fire Chief Bill Toulson, Assistant Fire Chief Mike Cupples, Donna Vials, Melody Edwards, Laura Kline, Angel Vaugn and Malvina Hicks.

Mr. Netzly moved to approve the minutes of the 17th Regular Session of Council held on October 5, 2015. Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Berkey yes, Feucht yes, Gallaher yes, Wilson yes. Six yes votes. Motion carried. Minutes approved.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Angel Vaugn distributed information about the library services in Navarre and information about the Massillon Public Library 2.9 Mill Levy that is on the November ballot.

Laura Kline spoke about the library levy renewal plus the increase to homeowners. Mr. Netzly made a motion to strongly encourage our residents to support the Massillon Public Library Levy. Mr. Gallaher seconded. Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Berkey yes, Feucht yes, Gallaher yes, Wilson yes. Six yes votes. Motion carried.

FIRE SAFETY
Fire Chief Bill Toulson distributed and reviewed the monthly report to council.

Bethlehem Township’s and Navarre’s Fire Departments will be attending a meeting on October 20, 2015 to discuss a joint fire district. Mr. Netzly and Mr. Gallaher will also be at the meeting. Mr. Berkey stated that he hopes the two departments will work together for the betterment of the community.

FINANCE
Clerk-Treasurer Anne Johnson gave council a copy of the check register for approval. Council gave approval.

ORDIANANCE AND RESOLUTIONS
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, was given a second reading by title only.

Attorney Seeberger encouraged council to review the ordinance.

Attorney Seeberger asked council if they wanted to include separation pay in the new ordinance? Council said no.

SOLICITOR
Mr. Netzly moved to have Attorney Seeberger prepare Ordinance 12-2015, an ordinance amending parking regulations. Mr. Gallaher seconded. Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Berkey yes, Feucht yes, Gallaher yes, Wilson yes. Six yes votes. Motion carried.

Mr. Netzly moved to have Attorney Seeberger prepare Ordinance 13-2015, an ordinance regulating junk vehicles. Mr. Wilson seconded. Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Berkey yes, Feucht yes, Gallaher yes, Wilson yes. Six yes votes. Motions carried.



Mr. Netzly moved to have the solicitor prepare Ordinance 14-2015, an ordinance regulating the use of firearms within the Village Limits. Mr. Gallaher seconded. Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Berkey yes, Feucht yes, Gallaher yes, Wilson yes. Six yes votes. Motion carried.

Village Solicitor Attorney Terry Seeberger informed council that the USDA had given Navarre a list of conditions to be met before bidding can occur for the Water Project. Don Dummermuth received the storm water permit and the engineering services agreement from the EPA for both locations. Mr. Seeberger believes Navarre should be able to start bidding in November 2015.

MAYOR
Mayor Robert Benson was pleased to inform council that officials from Bethlehem Township and Navarre are working diligently on forming a Joint Fire District.

STREETS AND ALLEYS
Leaf pick-up will continue through November 25, 2015. 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 contractor for the traffic signal replacement is updating his quote and will get back to the Village Administrator Jeff Seward to schedule the work.

Maintenance and repairs were done to several vehicles.

The Tree City application will be prepared after the statistics from leaf season is turned in.

UTILITIES
The booster pump and the sludge cake pump were worked on at the Waste Water Treatment Plant.

Water meters were read since the last council meeting.

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

Water Plant Expansion Project progress continues to be made with an expected bid advertising date sometime in November of this year.

MISCELLANEOUS
Holiday banners will be hung the first week of November in preparation for Christmas in the Village.

The JAG grant application has been reviewed and is ready for submission.

The Street Department replaced the light for the flag at the fire station.

Dry weather monitoring and annual visual inspections were done as part of the Storm Water Plan. Ten curb markers are scheduled to be installed at the Waste Water Treatment Plant.


The gas company project is taking longer than expected and should be done in December. They will be repairing the sidewalks and landscaping tree lawns.

The company that Navarre wanted for paving the streets is busy and hasn’t got back to the Village with a quote.

Mr. Netzly thinks the Fire District is a great opportunity for the community. He wondered if there had been any progress on the Ohio Street property? Mr. Wilson stated that he is waiting to hear from the zoning inspector to set up a meeting.

Mr. Rouse wondered if anyone had heard back from Stark Parks about the sidewalk work to the YMCA? Mr. Rouse was informed that there was no new information.

Mr. Wilson agrees that it is time to combine the two fire departments.

Mr. Wilson thanked whoever cleaned up the yard on Garver Place behind 42 Canal Street West.

BILLS AND CLAIMS
Mr. Netzly moved to approve bills and claims in the amount of $56,794.50. Mr. Gallaher seconded. Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Berkey yes, Feucht yes, Gallaher yes, Wilson yes. Six yes votes. Bills and claims approved.

Mr. Berkey 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.





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

UPCOMING EVENTS
October 29…………………………..…..Trick or Treat from 6:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.
November 2…………………………….………………...Council Meeting at 7:00 P.M.