Session 12, June 19, 2023
Mayor Robert Benson called the 12th Regular Session of Council to order on Monday, June 19, 2023. Mayor Benson began the meeting with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. This public meeting is being recorded. Members answering roll call were Joe Kammer, Daniel Rouse, Molly Lehman and Josh Smith. Also attending the meeting were Fiscal Officer Kim Meek-Obed, Village Solicitor Attorney Terry Seeberger, Village Administrator Zachary Wisselgren, Police Chief Chad Shetler, Detective Pomesky, Reverend Dennis Landow and residents Chauni Skirtich, Louise Myers, Andrew Nicewander and Rhonda Nicewander.

Mr. Smith motioned to approve the minutes of the 11th Regular Session of Council held on June 5, 2023. Mr. Kammer seconded. Lehman yes, Rouse yes, Smith yes, Kammer yes. Four yes votes. Minutes approved.

Resident Rhonda Nicewander questioned what has happened with her complaint thus far and apprised Council of the changes that occurred to the property since the last meeting.

Louise Myers commented on the appearance of downtown Navarre and asked if improvements could be made to the appearance of downtown buildings. Ms. Lehman advised there was a Property Maintenance Committee Meeting prior to the Council Meeting. They discussed the appearance of store fronts at that meeting.

Police Chief Chad Shetler briefed Council on the monthly police report. Chief Shetler asked if the agreement with Beach City has been approved and stated he will forward the agreement to the Village Solicitor Attorney Terry Seeberger. Chief Shetler said in response to the public participation comments made at the last Council Meeting regarding truck traffic in the Village, he advised the department is making stops to for same. Chief Shetler reported the department has acquired a drone and that Sergeant Dan Kirby attended a class on how to operate the drone, which should be fully operational by tomorrow. Detective Michael Pomesky spoke about semi weights in regards to truck traffic. Mr. Rouse inquired if the speed signs are still operational.

Fiscal Officer Kim Meek-Obed reported the State Auditors are fully engaged with the reconciliations, reporting completion through June of 2022 as of late last week. Ms. Meek-Obed reported she is complete with entering April of 2023 and said she hopes to be up and running with the new system by July 1, 2023.

Resolution 2023-22, a resolution authorizing an agreement with ODT Funding of Sterlite/Fohl Street intersection, passed as an emergency. Mr. Smith motioned to accept Resolution 2023-22 and pass same as an emergency. Ms. Lehman seconded. Kammer yes, Smith yes, Rouse yes, Lehman yes. Four yes votes. Resolution 2023-22 accepted.

Resolution 2023-23, a resolution authorizing payment No 2 to Northstar Asphalt for East Canal Street construction, passed as an emergency. Mr. Smith motioned to accept Resolution 2023-23 and pass same as an emergency. Ms. Lehman seconded. Smith yes, Rouse yes, Lehman yes, Kammer yes. Four yes votes. Resolution 2023-23 accepted.

Village Solicitor Attorney Terry Seeberger met with Jim Neely regarding the property at 81 Ohio Street in Navarre.

Attorney Terry Seeberger reported the Kirby brothers are still working with the EPA on getting their property tied into the wastewater treatment plant.

Mayor Benson said he received a letter from Direction Home, an agency similar to Meals on Wheels, requesting a $1000.00 donation from Navarre. Ms. Lehman said she would like to do a little research prior to giving a donation.

Administrator Zachary Wisselgren reported two other Generator hook-ups have been installed for traffic lights. He also reported a few poles were removed from the area where Canal Days used to be held. The Village has had two water leaks, one on Market Street and the other by Hukill Tile. Zachary Wisselgren reported we should be up and running with the credit card machine sometime in July. Signs were placed on State Route 21 advising no trucks on Wooster Street.

Mr. Rouse suggested the Village should have a memorial for memory of Anne Johnson. Mayor Benson suggested a bench out front of Village Hall. Mr. Rouse also reported he will not be at the next Council Meeting scheduled for July 10, 2023.

Ms. Lehman mentioned that the Towpath Trail has been re-opened where it connects to Massillon. There will be a ribbon-cutting on Wednesday.

Mr. Smith requested the minutes be sent to Council Members by email. Mr. Smith asked if the Village has received any letters of interest for the open Council seat. Mr. Smith would like to have a Council of the Whole Meeting on Monday, June 26, 2023 at 7:00 pm to interview candidates for the open Council Seat and discuss the 15-20-year goal for property maintenance.

Mr. Smith moved to approve bills and claims in the amount of $260,920.69. Mr. Kammer seconded. Rouse yes, Lehman yes, Smith yes, Kammer yes. Four yes votes. Motion carried.

Ms. Lehman moved to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Kammer seconded. Smith yes, Rouse yes, Lehman yes, Kammer yes. Four yes votes. Meeting adjourned at 7:47 pm.

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Kim L. Meek-Obed, Fiscal Officer Robert L. Benson, Mayor

July 10……………..………..…......………………..............Council Meeting 7:00 pm