Session 11, June 6, 2016

Mayor Robert Benson called the 11th Regular Session of Council to order on Monday, June 6, 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, Erie Fire and Rescue Fire Chief Rick Annen, Assistant Fire Chief Tom Bragg, Assistant Fire Chief Mike Cupples, Erie Fire and Rescue member Amy Cupples, Navarre Police Chief Dennis Albaugh, Captain Jason Fisher, Patrolman Matt Amendola, Patrolman Mitch King, Phil Amendola, Mary Amendola, Cindi Annen and Chris Roberts. 

Ms. Winkhart moved to approve the minutes of the 10th Regular Session of Council held on May 16, 2016.  Mr. Wilson seconded.  Rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher yes, Winkhart yes.  Netzly abstained.  Five yes votes.  One abstained.  Minutes approved. 

SAFETY POLICE

Police Chief Dennis Albaugh distributed and reviewed the monthly police report to council.  Chief Albaugh also reported that the drug take back box is in the lobby at Village Hall.  The curfew for the Village is 10:00 P.M. 

SAFETY FIRE

Erie Fire and Rescue Fire Chief Rick Annen reported that on May 20, 2016 a call came in for a man down, the EMS responded along with Patrolman Amendola who immediately started CPR.  With Patrolman Amendola’s help they were able to save his life.  Chief Annen presented the first Community Service Award to Patrolman Matt Amendola.  Affinity Medical EMS coordinator and CPR instructor Cindi Annen presented an Appreciation Award to Patrolman Amendola. 

Mayor Robert Benson stated that he is thrilled with the fire department and the police department. 

FINANCE

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

SOLICITOR

Attorney Seeberger updated council about the bids received for the water projects.  The engineer will recommend to council to whom contracts should be awarded.

Attorney Seeberger discussed potential council meeting schedule for July.  The final decision will be made at the June 20, 2016 council meeting.

Per Attorney Seebeger’s request Mr. Netzly moved to go into executive session to discuss the pending litigation with the Administrator.  Mr. Wilson seconded.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher yes, Winkhart yes. Six yes votes.  Motion carried.  Council went into executive session.

Mr. Netzly moved, Mr. Gallaher seconded to come out of executive session.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher yes, Winkhart yes.  Six yes votes.  Motion carried.  Council came out of executive session.

Mr. Gallaher moved, Mr. Netzly seconded to reject the offer from Kinder Morgan Utopia for $53,358.00 for easements of some Village property.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher yes, Winkhart yes.  Six yes votes.  Motion passed.  The Administrator will continue to work with Attorney Tom Hisrich to come up with the best offer.

Attorney Seeberger prepared a proposed ordinance, Ordinance 5-2016, to simply update and clarify R1 zoning language to reflect current law and to it more understandable.  Mr. Netzly moved to accept Ordinance 5-2016.  Mr. Gallaher seconded.  Netzly yes, Rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher yes, Winkhart yes.  Six yes votes.  Motion carried.  The first reading was given.

Attorney Seeberger prepared a proposed ordinance, Ordinance 6-2016, which amends sec 151.26 to update and clarify permitted uses in R1 zoning district.  Committee of the Whole will meet on June 20, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. to discuss the ordinance.

Attorney Seeberger prepared a proposed ordinance, Ordinance 7-2016, which would amend 151.25 adding sec 151.05 to add definition of Bed and Breakfast.  Committee of the Whole will meet on June 20, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. to discuss the ordinance.

STREETS AND ALLEYS

The yard waste pit at the Waste Water Treatment Plant is now open.  The 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.

Streets will be swept Wednesday, June 29, 2016.  Residents are asked to park off the streets the night before as sweeping will start early in the morning.

Brush pick-up was Monday, June 6, 2016.

The revised paving quote was received, signed and returned.

Storm sewer work is planned at the south end of Basin Street where a sink hole developed.

UTILITIES

Park drainage work and a parking lot area is planned by Ranger Field.

A sanitary survey by the EPA was held at the Water Treatment Plant on April 27, 2016 with no violations found.  The Administrator said “Good job Zack.”

The JRS grant proposal to fund the water tower was approved at today’s State Control Board Meeting.

The Water Plant expansion project is moving forward.  Bids for the project were opened on Friday, June 3, 2016.  The bids received were reviewed with council.  Recommendations will be made pending review by Village Engineer Don Dummermuth after he returns from vacation.

MISCELLANEOUS

The Administrator received the 2016 mosquito spraying contract proposal from  the Stark County Health Department.

The Nature Works grant application was submitted on May 31, 2016.

The Administrator thanked all the employees for all their help in preparing for last Saturday’s Bethlehem Township celebration.

The Administrator gave a list to the gas company contractors before they left town.

 Mr. Seward has a new contact number for the work that still needs completed.

Ms. Keith stated that the house on the corner of Fourth Street and Tuscarawas has a lot of trash and the neighbors are complaining.  The police will enforce the property maintenance ordinance.

Mr. Gallaher received an excessive noise complaint about the tanker from the Fire Department returning at 9:30 P.M. from the Brewster parade.

Ms. Winkhart thanked everyone who had participated in the Memorial Day Parade and program.  She stated that the park looks fantastic.

BILLS AND CLAIMS

Mr. Netzly moved to approve bills and claims in the amount of $199,354.35.  Mr. Gallaher 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

June 20………………………………………………Council of the Whole at 6:00 P.M.

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