The Regular Meeting of the Apple Creek Village Council was called to order by Mayor Betty Keener on Monday, November 16, 2015, with the following council members answering to roll call:
Rick Conrad-present, Mike Harwood-present, Rodney Mackey-present, Robert McCarthy-in attendance subsequent to roll call, Charlie Lewis-present, and Steve Stoffer-present.
Councilman Rick Conrad made a motion to approve the minutes of the November 2, 2015 meeting. (As always, all minutes are available to the public for review.) Councilman Conrad’s motion was seconded by Council President Rodney Mackey. A Roll Call vote was taken with the following council members answering as follows: Councilman Rick Conrad-yes, Councilman Mike Harwood-yes, Council President Rodney Mackey-yes, Councilman Robert McCarthy-yes, Councilman Charlie Lewis-yes, and Councilman Steve Stoffer-yes. Motion carried.
VISITORS: Leonard Kaplan
POLICE: Police Chief Jason Woodruff was present, as well as Sgt Matt Estacion and Brian Neiman. Chief Woodruff introduced Brian Neiman to Council. Presently, Mr. Neiman is in the Army Reserves and has attained the rank of Sargent. He is working for Smithville PD and has done so for two years. Chief Woodruff would like to hire him as a part-time patrol officer. A motion to hire Brian Neiman as a part-time patrol officer was made by Councilman Lewis and seconded by Council President Mackey. A Roll Call vote was taken with the following council members answering as follows: Councilman Rick Conrad-yes, Councilman Mike Harwood-yes, Council President Rodney Mackey-yes, Councilman Robert McCarthy-yes, Councilman Charlie Lewis-yes, and Councilman Steve Stoffer-yes. Motion carried. Patrolman Neiman thanked Council for hiring him. The Apple Creek PD Facebook web site was discussed. It has been very effective. Councilman Stoffer commented that he likes the pictures of lost dogs that are posted. These are returned quickly to their owners because of the posting.
PARK: Third reading Ordinance 2015-29. An Ordinance to Prohibit Parking of Vehicles, Trailers, Motor Homes, Motor Vehicles, Semi-Trailers and Boats for Unauthorized Purposes and Extended Periods in the Village Park. A motion to pass the ordinance was made by Councilman Conrad and seconded by Councilman Harwood. A Roll Call vote was taken with the following council members answering as follows: Councilman Rick Conrad-yes, Councilman Mike Harwood-yes, Council President Rodney Mackey-yes, Councilman Robert McCarthy-yes, Councilman Charlie Lewis-yes, and Councilman Steve Stoffer-yes. Motion carried.
Street Commissioner Dale Orr asked Council what signs should be posted at the park for enforcement of the new ordinance. Verbiage of the signs was discussed. The Mayor, Police Chief and Commissioner Orr will meet to determine the language.
Commissioner Orr reported that he has a plumber coming to determine if an outside water line can be run from the women’s restroom inside Mayer Carson Hall so that it can be turned off from the inside in the winter months. A quote will be obtained. The water line could be used by anyone, but it will have to be turned on prior to use. A lock will be installed on the shut-off valve so that access is limited. A public drinking fountain was discussed.
STREETS AND MAINTENANCE: Street Commissioner Dale Orr advised that more leaves have been picked up this year thus far than all of last year, and there are still more to pick up.
WATER & SEWER: Mayor Betty Keener reported on the Water Plant Update. The filters are still on order. However, it is anticipated that they will be installed in January 2016. Also, a funding announcement for the Waynedale project will be made on Friday, November 20, 2015, for the Grant. The Village is in the funding range and it looks favorable. Further, the EPA water-pollution control loan was obtained at zero percent interest; therefore, whatever is not paid for by grant, the loan will cover at zero percent. Tetanus shots for employees were discussed.
JEDD#2: Councilman Mackey reports that he contacted two people. Neither one is willing to take on the job. He will try another person and then call a board meeting due to the need to have the meeting ASAP. An independent person is needed from the Village or Township. They cannot be on council or a township trustee. Hopefully, there will be someone by the end of the week.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Village Administrator, Lauretta Busson, reports that there has been only one inquiry on the lot for sale. The caller asked about the possibility of a multi-family housing unit.
NEW BUSINESS: Nothing.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: The Mayor reported that CIC met tonight (November 16, 2015). They are moving forward with a fund raising event at the American Legion. Jack Rose of Jae Tec will be helping with organizing this. More news to follow.
FINANCE: Council moved the December 21, 2015 meeting to December 14, 2015, due to the holidays. The time will still be 6:30p.m. Notice of the change will be announced.
|COUNCIL BILLS 11-16-2015|
|A17A240 Mayor & Admin. O&M|
|A17C230||American Electric||Street Lights||1370.93|
|A17A245||Crystal Clear||Water Cooler||34.00|
|A17A237||Taggart Law Firm||Solicitor Fees||1300.36|
|B16B240 Streets O&M|
|E15A246||HD Supply||Water Meters||1068.00|
MOTION TO PAY THE BILLS: Made by Councilman Rick Conrad, and seconded by Council President Rodney Mackey, with a roll call vote as follows: Councilman Steve Stoffer-yes, Councilman Mike Harwood-yes, Councilman Rick Conrad-yes, Council President Rodney Mackey-yes, Councilman Robert McCarthy, and Councilman Charlie Lewis-yes. Motion carried.
MOTION TO ADJOURN: Made by Council President Rodney McCarthy and seconded by Councilman Charlie Lewis, with a roll call vote as follows: Councilman Mike Harwood-yes, Councilman Rick Conrad-yes, Council President Rodney Mackey-yes, Councilman Charlie Lewis-yes, Councilman Robert McCarthy-yes, and Councilman Steve Stoffer-yes.
The meeting Adjourned at 6:55 p.m.