Session 8, May 4, 2020
Mayor Benson called the 8th Regular Session of Council to order on Monday, May 4, 2020 by Virtual Zoom due to the COVID 19 Pandemic. Mayor Benson began the meeting with a prayer and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Members answering roll call were Pat Winkhart, Justin Cline, Liz Urbach (virtually), Joshua Smith (virtually) and President Pro Temp Derek Netzly (virtually). Also present at the meeting were the Village Solicitor Attorney Terry Seeberger and Clerk-Treasurer Anne Johnson. Village Administrator Zachary Wisselgren and Police Chief Dennis Albaugh attended the meeting virtually. Council Member Daniel Rouse was not in attendance.

Mr. Netzly moved to approve the minutes of the 7th Regular Session of Council held on April 20, 2020. Ms. Urbach seconded. Cline yes, Urbach yes, Smith yes, Netzly yes. Four yes votes. Ms. Winkhart abstained. Minutes approved.

Prior to the Council Meeting, Clerk-Treasurer Anne Johnson prepared and distributed copies of the bills and claims, the check register and the April financial statements for Councils review.

Attorney Terry Seeberger spoke to Council about the need for Ordinance 8-2020 and a public hearing for a zoning change on June 1, 2020 at 6:00 pm. He advised the zoning code needs changed for a potential building in Prospect Park, a 750,000 square foot distribution center. The company wants the building to be sixty feet high; current zoning is forty feet high. Attorney Terry Seeberger will invite Bob DeHoff and John Walsh to the next Council Meeting on May 18, 2020 to review the site plan and answer questions.

Village Solicitor Attorney Terry Seeberger explained the need for Ordinance 9-2020. He explained that if certified mail is refused or unclaimed, ordinary mail can be used to send notice to the resident.

Ordinance 9-2020, an ordinance enacting section 10.19 of the Navarre Codified Municipal Regulations. Mr. Netzly moved to accept Ordinance 9-2020. Ms. Urbach seconded. Winkhart yes, Cline yes, Urbach yes, Smith yes, Netzly yes. Five yes votes. Motion carried. The first reading was given.

Resolution 2020-1, a resolution authorizing payment of United Earthworks Pay Application #1. Mr. Netzly offered and moved to accept Resolution 2020-1. Mr. Cline seconded. Winkhart yes, Cline yes, Urbach yes, Smith yes, Netzly yes. Five yes votes. Resolution 2020-1 accepted.

Mayor Benson reported that the Navarre VFW post 5047 has canceled our Annual Memorial Day Observances for Navarre. The VFW along with Village Officials encourages all residences to display our American Flag in memory of those who gave their all, in support of our American values and our way of life in a Free Society.

Mayor Benson advised a Garden Club would like to have a Drive-By Vegetable Plant Sale on May 28th, 29th and 30th at 207 Jacob St NE. The sale will be held from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on those dates, with safety measures in place.
Zachary Wisselgren reported the Tornado Siren has been repaired. He reported that it had previously been struck by lightning and advised that Village employees were not aware that the Fire Department was not monitoring it.

Mayor Benson stated the Fire Department has always been in charge of the siren through the years. He said he will address this at the next Fire Board Meeting.

Zachary Wisselgren advised he is waiting for the gas company to be done with their work so that road paving in the Village can be scheduled. He also said he is getting quotes for tree work to be done. He mentioned that Hendrickson is still wanting more water pressure, but advised the Village has done all that they can with the new Booster Station.

Ms. Winkhart questioned if the bid packets are ready to go out for street paving? Zachary Wisselgren noted that the Engineer’s Office has been closed, but that they are working on it. Ms. Winkhart also stated that she would like more communication about what is going on at Village Hall and what is going on with updates at the Sewer Plant. Zachary Wisselgren responded that we are waiting on feedback from the County and that a lot of things have slowed down with many offices being closed.

Mr. Cline reported he is receiving complaints about tractor trailers off of the main roads. He also questioned whether or not the St. Clement’s Festival will be held this year?

Ms. Urbach reminded everyone to support local businesses.

Mayor Benson advised he would contact Mr. Rouse. He said he has been emailing him the information, just as he has all the Council Members.

Mr. Netzly reported that a tree is down in Kiwanis Park and that a tree is leaning on Market Street near the railroad tracks, which is a violation of the Property Maintenance Code and therefore a letter should be sent to the resident.

Ms. Winkhart stated that someone is taking the Veteran Stickers off the stones in the cemetery.

Ms. Winkhart moved to approve bills and claims in the amount of $140,390.52. Mr. Netzly seconded. Winkhart yes, Cline yes, Urbach yes, Smith yes, Netzly yes. Five yes votes. Bills and claims approved.

Mr. Netzly moved. Ms. Urbach seconded to adjourn the meeting. Winkhart yes, Cline yes, Urbach yes, Smith yes, Netzly yes. Five yes votes. Meeting adjourned.

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

May 18..….....……………………………………………..…...Council Meeting 7:00 pm
June 1 ……………………………………………………Public Hearing re. Ord. 8-2020