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

Session 20, December 5, 2016

Mayor Robert Benson called the 20th Regular Session of Council to order on Monday,

December 5, 2016.  Mayor Benson began the meeting with a prayer and led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Members answering roll call were Derek Netzly, Daniel Rouse, Robin Keith, Gary Wilson, Ray Gallaher and Pat Winkhart.  Also attending the meeting were Clerk-Treasurer Anne Johnson, Village Administrator Jeff Seward, Village Solicitor Attorney Terry Seeberger, Bob Gessner from MCTV, Massillon Independent Reporter Mindy Lenigan, Don Price and Dave Gourley. 

Mr. Netzly moved to approve the minutes of the 19th Regular Session of Council held on November 21, 2016.  Ms. Winkhart seconded.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher yes, Winkhart yes.  Six yes votes.  Minutes approved. 


Mr. Gourley noticed that there are a lot of stones that are off their bases in the cemetery. 


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


Ordinance 17-2016, 2017 temporary appropriations, was given a second reading by title only. 

Mr. Gessner from MCTV came to council to report that the current agreement between the Village and MCTV expires in January 2017.  The Ohio General Assembly passed a video service authorization law so that providers do not have to go through the local Governments to provide services.  Also, the Village may charge a franchise fee to the residents up to 5%.  Fiber optic cable is to be installed in the near future.

Attorney Terry Seeberger had prepared Ordinance 18-2016 for council to review.

Ordinance 18-216, an ordinance establishing a Video Service Provider fee from Massillon Cable.  Mr. Netzly moved to accept Ordinance 18-2016.  Ms. Winkhart seconded.  Netzly no, Rouse no, Keith no, Wilson no, Gallaher no, Winkhart no.  Six no votes.  Motion denied.


Attorney Terry Seeberger reviewed with council the most recent offer from Kinder Morgan.  Attorney Hisrich feels now is the time to accept their offer.  


Resolution 2016-12, a resolution approving sale of easement on Village property in Sugarcreek Township to Kinder Morgan, LLC.  Ms. Winkhart moved, Mr. Wilson seconded to accept Resolution 2016-12.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher yes, Winkhart yes.  Six yes votes.  Resolution 2016-12 accepted.


Mayor Benson has been requested to appoint Jim Savage to the Navarre Bethlehem Joint Fire District Erie Valley Fire and Rescue starting January 1, 2017 until December 31, 2017.  Mayor Benson requested council’s consent.  Ms. Winkhart moved to grant consent, Ms. Keith seconded.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher yes, Winkhart yes.  Six yes votes.  Consent granted to appoint Jim Savage to Erie Valley Fire and Rescue.

The Mayor said he had received a thank you card from the Fairless Food Cupboard and that three hundred plus children will be getting Christmas gifts.

Mayor Benson informed council that the Columbia rate increase letter is posted on Navarre’s website.


The yard waste pit at the Waste Water Treatment Plant is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. and on weekends and holidays from 8:30 until 11:00 A.M.

Residents who still have leaves should bag them, place them in the tree lawn and call Village Hall to schedule for them to be picked up.  Over 1,420 cubic yards of leaves were picked up with the leaf vac this year.

Work was done on a few catch basins.

Christmas decorations were put up on December 5, 2016.


The blowers at the Waste Water Treatment Plant were serviced since the last meeting.

The second pay meeting was held for the water project on December 1, 2016 with bills being approved amounting to $917,896.60.

Due to turfing and vandalism at the gulley fields, a seasonal cable was installed at the entrance.

The water plant expansion project update is as follows: The tower foundation is complete.  Work on the waterline extension has progressed from the county farm side into the Neomodal side.  Work continues on the access road to the tower as well as the roof at the Water Treatment Plant.


An amended sources and uses of funds spreadsheet was approved by ODSA shifting $250,000.00 of reimbursable JRS funds from land acquisition to waterline extension and water tower expenses.

Beginning in January, monthly department head meetings will be held with the Mayor in the first week of the month on Tuesday or Thursday.  The Departments heads are Jeff Seward, Larry Carter, Zach Wisselgren and Dennis Albaugh.

The tree city application was submitted.

The part time cleaning position has been filled.  The Street Department will continue to change the sign at the Civic Center.

Village Administrator Jeff Seward thinks there should be a council of the whole meeting to discuss the state of the finances and planning for the future.

Mr. Netzly would like to meet with Mr. Seward and the finance committee to look at pay raises for the employees.

Mr. Rouse stated a street light is out on Oakbrook and Market.

Mr. Gallaher said a street light is out on the alley by the drive through.


Mr. Wilson moved to approve bills and claims in the amount of $216,431.12.  Ms. Keith seconded.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher yes, Winkhart yes.  Six yes votes.  Bills and claims approved.

Mr. Netzly moved, Ms. Winkhart seconded to adjourn the meeting.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher yes, Winkhart yes.  Six yes votes.  Meeting adjourned.

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



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