Session 10, May 16, 2016

Mayor Robert Benson called the 10th Regular Session of Council to order on Monday, May 16, 2016. Mayor Benson began the meeting with a prayer and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Members answering roll call were Daniel Rouse, Robin Keith, Gary Wilson, Ray Gallaher and Pat Winkhart. Derek Netzly was excused. Also attending the meeting were Clerk-Treasurer Anne Johnson, Village Solicitor Attorney Terry Seeberger, Village Administrator Jeff Seward, Navarre Bethlehem Erie Valley Fire And Rescue Assistant Fire Chief Mike Cupples, Craig Echelberry, Beth Alban, Stacy Baker, Amanda Nodo and Kadin Nodo. 

Ms. Winkhart moved to approve the minutes of the 9th Regular Session of Council held on May 2, 2016. Mr. Gallaher seconded. Rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher yes, Winkhart yes. Five yes votes. Minutes approved.


Beth Alban, Executive Director of the Towpath Trail YMCA introduced Amanda Nodo, Child Care Director and Stacy Baker, Program Director.

 Stacy Baker spoke to council about proposed land upgrades at the YMCA. The first step would be the construction of a new picnic pavilion. Village Administrator Jeff Seward is working with them on a application for a Nature Works Grant. The Village of Navarre would pay $20,000.00 then would be reimbursed for 75% of the project, $15,000.00. The project would be contingent on the awarding of the Grant. A Resolution of Authorization was distributed for council’s and Attorney Seeberger’s approval. Ms. Winkhart offered and moved to accept the resolution of authorization to authorize the Village to apply to ODNR for financial assistance as Resolution 2016-5. Mr. Wilson seconded. Rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher yes, Winkhart yes. Five yes votes. Resolution 2016-5 accepted.

 Council was informed about the Grey Matters Fun Run on June 18, 2016.


Assistant Fire Chief Mike Cupples discussed current activities of The Erie Valley Fire and Rescue. The board meetings are the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 P.M.


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


Attorney Terry Seeberger reported that on May 31, 2016, two parking ticket scofflaws are due in Massillon Municipal Court.


Mayor Benson thanked the Navarre Police Force and the Navarre Bethlehem Erie Valley Fire and Rescue for their participation at the Towpath Trail YMCA’s safety week.


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 on weekends and holidays from 8:30 A.M. through 11:00 A.M.

 Streets downtown will be swept on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Residents are asked to park off the streets the night before as sweeping will start early in the morning.

 Brush pick up was May 16, 2016.

 The revised paving quote has not been received yet.


Landscaping is being done at the Waste Water Treatment Plant.

 Water meters will be read the week of May 16, 2016.

 The USDA has given the Village permission to submit expenses for the new water tower and feeder line for reimbursement as part of the JRS grant received from the State of Ohio. Reimbursement funds up to $1.1 million will be put in the JEDD Fund for further development of the Prospect Industrial Park site.

 Pre-bid conference for the Water Plant Expansion Project is scheduled for May 25, 2016 at Village Hall.


Administrator Seward thanked Councilman Wilson for helping out on clean-up day at the park.

 In lieu of getting easements, per the Kinder Morgan easement proposal, they may negotiate a deal to get new playground equipment for Navarre-Bethlehem Park.

 Stumps will be ground the week of May 16, 2016.

 New American Flags were ordered and plans have been made for more proper storage.

 Mr. Wilson stated that lawns needed mowed.

 Attorney Seeberger reminded everyone of the Board of Zoning Appeals meeting in May 31, 2016.

 Mr. Gallaher needs a copy of the 2016 Ordinance Book.

 Attorney Seeberger stated that the residential zoning code needs to be updated. He will work on a clean-up ordinance.

 Mr. Gallaher questioned whether the timing had been changed on the red light at Canal Street and Main?

 Ms. Winkhart thanked the Police Department for their work during the Garage Sales.

 The street committee met with Mr. Seward.


Ms. Winkhart moved to approve bills and claims in the amount of $60,167.63. Mr. Gallaher seconded. Rouse yes, Keith yes, Wilson yes, Gallaher yes, Winkhart yes. Five yes votes. Motion carried. Bills and claims approved.

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


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