Session 16, August 20, 2018

Mayor Robert Benson called the 16th Regular Session of Council to order on Monday, August 20, 2018. Mayor Benson began the meeting with a prayer and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Members answering roll call were Derek Netzly, Robin Keith, Don Berkey and Pat Winkhart. Daniel Rouse and Randy Hattery were excused from the meeting. Also attending the meeting were Clerk-Treasurer Anne Johnson, Navarre Village Solicitor Attorney Terry Seeberger, Navarre Police Chief Dennis Albaugh, Erie Valley Fire and Rescue Chief Rick Annen, Erie Valley Fire and Rescue Lieutenants Shyloah Rogers and Ryan Shanower, Zoning Inspector Jim Neely and Independent Reporter Arezov Vakila, several representatives from Kimble, residents Erin Billman, Ruth Moore, Jeannie Swafford, Chris Yant and David Stinespring.

Ms. Keith moved to approve the minutes of the 15th Regular Session of Council held on August 6, 2018. Ms. Winkhart seconded. Keith yes, Berkey yes, Winkhart yes. Mr. Netzly abstained. Three yes votes. Minutes approved.

Erin Billman stated she appreciates the effort to reduce trash collection costs to offset the $10 assessment on the water bill.

Chris Yant reported problems with trash collection trucks in the alleys near his house, knocking his fence down.

David Stinespring said he appreciates the effort by the Village to reduce trash collection costs. He also works for Kimble and reported it is a good place to work.

Jeannie Swafford said she is against having an exclusive trash collection service. There are many other trash haulers who will be losing business.

Ruth Moore is against having Kimble for trash pickup. She just signed a contract with Miller Bailey and paid for a year of service.

Julie Monroy, Kimble account manager, noted the benefits for the Village: cost savings, recycling stipend from the Solid Waste District, less truck traffic from other haulers, local business and family owned.

Navarre Police Chief Dennis Albaugh noted that here has been a lot of damage to trees and lines knocked down from the front loading Kimble trucks. Julie Monroy noted that she would be a liaison between the Village and Kimble to iron out any problems that arise.

Erie Valley Fire and Rescue Chief Rick Annen shared the monthly report with Council.

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

Village Solicitor Attorney Terry Seeberger reported that Kimble was the low bidder for exclusive trash service and advised it is up to council to decide whether or not to act on it. Ms. Winkhart motioned to table Resolution 2018-10 until all of council is present. Ms. Keith seconded. Netzly yes, Keith yes, Berkey yes, Winkhart yes. Four yes votes. Motion carried.

Village Solicitor Attorney reported the water project is near substantial completion and that change orders and possible liquidated damages need to be addressed.

Ordinance 15-2018, an ordinance amending section 151.82(B) of the Village of Navarre Codified Municipal Regulations, was given a second reading by title only.

Ordinance 16-2018, an ordinance for the 2019 Tax Budget. Mr. Berkey motioned, Ms. Winkhart seconded. Rouse yes, Keith yes, Berkey yes, Winkhart yes. Four yes votes. Motion Carried. The first reading was given.

Mayor Benson reported that Movie Night at the Park was VERY enjoyable and he stated he was very proud of the professionalism of the Navarre Bethlehem Township Community Park Board in presenting the event.

Mayor Benson spoke on the administration of Ordinance 10-2018, an ordinance regulating itinerant retailers. Mayor Benson explained the purpose of the Ordinance and spoke on the spirit versus the letter of the law. He stated a permit may be issued by the Mayor or Chief of Police. Mayor Benson reported that discretion is required in correlation with the purpose of the law, as to the requirement of a permit. Mayor Benson explained that it is not up to a council member to enforce the ordinance.

Mayor Benson requested council to examine the possibility of relocating the Navarre Police Department by purchasing the PNC building on Main Street. It is felt there would be minimal alterations needed to the building. The Finance Committee will meet to discuss.

Mayor Benson said that although the pay increase is appreciated, the supervisors feel that the percentage pay increases are more reasonable in calculating pay increases in relationship to leadership responsibilities.

Mayor Benson read from a proclamation proclaiming September as prostate awareness month.

The yard waste pit at the Waste Water Treatment Plant is open Monday – Friday from 7:30am to 3pm and weekends and holidays from 8:30 am to 11am.

The final street sweeping for this year is scheduled for Wednesday, August 29th.

The next mosquito spraying will be conducted on Tuesday, August 21st.

The Sewer Department is looking at adding new requirements to the Industrial Waste Policy.

The Water Department has completed the water line on Sisterhen Street.

The Water Department fixed two water leaks since the last council meeting.

Mr. Netzly moved to approve bills and claims in the amount of $47,989.02. Ms. Keith seconded. Netzly yes, Keith yes, Berkey yes, Winkhart yes. Four yes votes. Bills and claims approved.

Mr. Berkey moved. Ms. Keith seconded to adjourn the meeting. Netzly yes, Keith yes, Berkey yes, Winkhart yes. Four yes votes. Meeting adjourned.

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

August 27............…………………………….....Finance Committee Meeting at 7:00 pm
September 4............……………………………....................Council Meeting at 7:00 pm
September 8............…………………………………………………….Music in the Park