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

Session 7, April 6, 2015

Mayor Robert Benson called the 7th Regular Session of Council to order on Monday, April 6, 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, Police Chief Dennis Albaugh, Village Solicitor Attorney Terry Seeberger, Chris Roberts, Ken Youngman, Pat Winkhart and The Independent Reporter Devon McCarty. 

Mr. Netzly moved to approve the minutes of the Regular 6th Session of Council held on March 16, 2015. Mr. Berkey seconded. Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Berkey yes, Feucht yes, Gallaher yes, Wilson yes. Six yes votes. Motion carried. Minutes approved. 

Mr. Netzly made a motion to approve the minutes of the Special Session of Council held on March 23, 2015. Mr. Wilson seconded. Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Berkey yes, Feucht yes, Gallaher yes, Wilson yes. Six yes votes. Motion carried. Minutes approved. 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Ken Youngman told council that about a month ago, a condenser blew in his garage. The garage was full of smoke so he called 911. Fire Chief Shane Stantz came around midnight on a very snowy night. Chief Stantz disassembled everything and stayed to make sure nothing was going to catch on fire. Mr. Youngman wanted council to know how very happy and thankful he was for the work that Fire Chief Shane Stantz did. 

POLICE SAFETY

Police Chief Dennis Albaugh distributed and reviewed the monthly police report. Chief Albaugh informed council that he was very pleased with the virtual marksman training. Canine Officer Cain has retired. 

FINANCE

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

ORDINANCE AND RESOLUTIONS

Resolution 2015-3, a resolution approving the purchase of real property and easements for purposes of Village water system improvements project. Mr. Netzly offered and moved to accept Resolution 2015-3. Mr. Rouse seconded. Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Berkey yes, Feucht yes, Gallaher yes, Wilson yes. Six yes votes. Resolution 2015-3 accepted. 

SOLICITOR

Attorney Seeberger informed council that purchase of the property is needed for the water tower project. 

An easement is needed from the Stark Development Board. 

Title work is being completed for the USDA. 

Don Dummermuth is preparing a new easement map for certification. 

Mr. Seward is meeting with the Railroad for an easement.

MAYOR

Mayor Benson informed council that he is meeting with the Gas Company the Chief of Police Dennis Albaugh and Village Administrator Jeff Seward about a major project in the Village this summer. 

Navarre Baseball Softball Association would like to extend a cable along the road in the Gulley Field. The Mayor suggested that the Parks Committee should review this. 

Mayor Benson attended the fundraiser at St Clement’s for the fire victims and was very proud of the community and all of the volunteers who helped make this dinner a success. 

The Mayor is requesting any resident interested on serving on a Community Recreation Committee to contact the Mayor or Village Hall. This committee will work in association with Council’s Parks Committee on activities such as the Easter Egg Hunt, Trick or Treat and the Memorial Day Parade. 

Pat Winkhart and Chris Roberts would like to volunteer to be on the committee. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS

Brush pick up for 2015 began April 6, 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 form 8:30 A.M. until 11:30 A.M. 

The streets were swept on April 1st and 2nd. The next street sweep will be on May 20, 2015. Residents are asked to park off the streets the night before. 

More asphalt patching was done. 

Several catch basins are scheduled to be rebuilt. 

Clean up day is April 25, 2015 from 9:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. at the Navarre Bethlehem Park and throughout the Village neighborhoods. 

UTILITIES

Floor drains were capped in the garage and storage buildings at the Water Treatment Plant site on request from the EPA to eliminate possible storm water pollution. 

Electric contract specifications for the water and sewer plant accounts will be advertised. 

A catch basin and storm sewer line were installed at the Waste Water Treatment Plant to reach a No Exposure Status for storm water purposes. No industrial storm water permit is needed at the Waste Water Treatment Plant as a result. 

MISCELLANEOUS

The Christmas decorations were received last week. Fifteen bells. 

A yard waste dumpster is scheduled to be delivered from Bull Country Compost when one becomes available. Cost will be $80.00 per delivery and $100.00 a month for the rental charge. 

The Navarre Bethlehem Park was opened the week of March 30, 2015 and Port-A-Johns and the dumpster were delivered.

The Storm Water Annual Report and the No Exposure Application for the Waste Water Treatment Plant have been sent in to the EPA. 

The Stark Development Board was very happy with the updated zoning for marketing the Prospect Park Property. 

Mr. Netzly has been receiving complaints about North Market and West Wooster Streets. A priority list and a plan is needed. 

Mr. Rouse stated there was water on Jacob Street where a repair was made. 

Mr. Feucht wants to set up a street and alley committee meeting with Mr. Seward. 

BILLS AND CLAIMS

Mr. Wilson moved to approve bills and claims in the amount of $236,857.96. Mr. Gallaher seconded. Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Berkey yes, Feucht yes, Gallaher yes, Wilson yes. Six yes votes. Motion carried. 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

April 13………………………………….Stark Parks Meeting

April 20………………………………… Council Meeting at 7:00 P.M.

April 25………………………………….Clean Up Day 9:00 A.M. till 12:00 P.M.