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

Session 6, March 21, 2016

Mayor Robert Benson called the 6th Regular Session of Council to order on Monday, March 21, 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 Solicitor Attorney Terry Seeberger, Village Administrator Jeff Seward, Police Chief Dennis Albaugh, Erie Valley Fire and Rescue Assistant Fire Chief Mike Cupples and Greg Dotson. 

Ms. Winkhart moved to approve the minutes of the 5th Regular Session of Council held on March 7, 2016.  Mr. Wilson seconded.  Netzly abstained; Rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher yes, Winkhart yes.  Five yes votes, one abstained.  Minutes approved. 

SAFETY FIRE

Assistant Fire Chief Mike Cupples reviewed with council the monthly report of the Joint Fire District. 

SAFETY POLICE

Police Chief Dennis Albaugh requested that Mayor Robert Benson appoint Patrolman Greg Dotson to the Navarre Police Department Auxiliary Unit.  Patrolman Dotson is retired from the Sheriff’s Department.  Mayor Benson appointed Patrolman Greg Dotson to the Navarre Auxiliary Police Unit and requested council’s consent.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher yes, Winkhart yes.  Six yes votes.  Consent given.  Mayor Benson swore Patrolman Dotson in with the Oath of Office. 

FINANCE

Clerk Treasurer Anne Johnson gave council a copy of today’s check register for approval. 

ORDINANCE AND RESOLUTIONS

Resolution 2016-1, a resolution amending Article XVSEC 2 of Navarre Bethlehem’s Joint Fire District Resolution.  This is associated with the Bethlehem Township Funding Structure.  Mr. Wilson offered and moved to accept Resolution 2016-1.  Ms. Winkhart seconded.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher yes, Winkhart yes.  Six yes votes.  Resolution 2016-1 accepted.

Resolution 2016-2, consent legislation for ODOT to resurface portions of Route 62.  Mr. Netzly offered and moved to accept Resolution 2016-2.  Mr. Gallaher seconded.    Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher yes, Winkhart yes.  Six yes votes.  Resolution 2016-2 accepted.

Resolution 2016-3, consent legislation for ODOT to resurface portions of Rout 62.  Mr. Netzly offered and moved to accept Resolution 2016-3.  Mr. Gallaher seconded.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher yes, Winkhart yes.  Six yes votes.  Resolution 2016-3 accepted.

STREETS AND ALLEYS

The yard waste pit at the Waste Water Treatment Plant is now open.  Hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. and weekends and holidays from 8:30 A.M. through 11:00 A.M.  The first brush pick up of 2016 will be on April 4, 2016.

Six loads of street sweepings were hauled to the landfill.  Five cruisers were serviced.

More patching (32 ton total for year) was done around town and slag (26.5 ton) was put down.  More slag will be put down.

Faded signs and damaged sign posts have been replaced around town.

UTILITIES

The A/C unit for the Waste Water Treatment Plant lab building is scheduled to be serviced in April.

Water meters were read the week of March 14, 2016.

The storm water management plan annual report was submitted on March 15, 2016.

The engineer received comments on his submission to the OEPA for the Water Plan Expansion Project and has made corrections.  These items are tentatively to be overnighted to Columbus on March 21, 2016.

MISCELLANEOUS

The meeting with the Stark Development Board concerning the JRS Grant and Prospect Park and a site tour of Prospect Park with State Officials is scheduled for March 22, 2016.

The annual spring cleanup day is scheduled for Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 9:00 A.M. until noon.

A copy of the spring letter was distributed to council by Village Administrator Jeff Seward.

A contract was signed with CompManagement for BWC group premium savings.  Estimated savings for the 2017 policy year are $8242.00.

Mr. Seward thanked the Fire Department for cleaning up the diesel fuel spill last week.

Mr. Seward reported that the Police Department checked all of the street lights and they were reported.

Mr. Netzly wanted to know when the gas company was going to finish the project.  He was informed when weather permits.

Mr. Netzly asked about paving roads and was informed that it would be done after the Water Project is advertised.  The Village of Navarre will prepare to bid out the Market Street project and spot jobs will be done also.

Questions were raised about the Memorial Day Parade?  Mayor Benson informed council that the parade committee is responsible for the Memorial Day Parade.

Mr. Rouse said the mirror at Nickles Bakery needs adjusted.

Mr. Rouse stated that a house on Market Street is in disrepair and was informed by the Mayor that the resident is getting assistance.

Ms. Keith wondered about the plate on Ohio Street and was informed it was part of the repair project by the gas company.

Ms. Keith wondered where the American Flags are stored.

Ms. Keith reported that there is a water problem at Ohio Street and Sisterhen.  Village Administrator Jeff Seward will speak to resident.

Ms. Keith requested mileage reimbursement for attending the OML Council Training and attending the Regional Planning Dinner.

Mr. Wilson thanked council for getting his sidewalks repaired

Mr. Gallaher wondered who was testing the generator at the Fire Department.  Mr. Seward informed him that he does not know nor does he work there.

Ms. Winkhart thinks the Village is paying too much for bank fees.

Ms. Winkhart will supply the donuts for Spring Cleanup Day.

BILLS AND CLAIMS

Mr. Netzly moved to approve bills and claims in the amount of $62,717.87.  Ms. Keith seconded.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher yes, Winkhart yes.  Six yes votes.  Motion carried.  Bills and claims approved.

Mr. Netzly moved, Mr. Gallaher 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


UPCOMING EVENTS

April 4…………………………….………………Council Meeting at 7:00 P.M.

April 18………………………….………………..Council Meeting at 7:00 P.M.

April 23…………………………………….……..Spring Cleanup Day