The Regular Meeting of the Apple Creek Council was called to order on February 6, 2017, by Mayor Betty Keener with the following council members answering to roll call:
Rick Conrad-present, Mike Harwood-present, Rodney Mackey-present, Robert McCarthy-present, Charlie Lewis-present, and Steve Stoffer-present.
Council President Mackey made a motion to approve the minutes of the January 16, 2017 meeting, as always the minutes are available for the public to review. The motion was seconded by Councilperson Conrad. Roll call vote was as follows: Council President Mackey-yes, Councilperson Conrad-yes, Councilperson Harwood-yes, Councilperson McCarthy-yes, Councilperson Lewis-yes, and Councilperson Stoffer-yes. Motion carried.
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A motion to go into executive session for Sale of Property section 121.22 (G)(3) was made by Councilperson Conrad and seconded by Council President Mackey. Roll call vote was as follows: Councilperson Conrad-yes, Council President Mackey-yes, Councilperson Harwood-yes, Councilperson McCarthy-yes, Councilperson Lewis-yes, and Councilperson Stoffer-yes. Council went into executive session at 6:31 pm.
A motion to come out of executive session at 6:57 pm was made by Council President Mackey. The motion was seconded by Councilperson McCarthy. Roll call vote was as follows: Council President Mackey-yes, Councilperson McCarthy-yes, Councilperson Conrad-yes, Councilperson Harwood-yes, Councilperson Lewis-yes, and Councilperson Stoffer-yes. Motion carried. There was no action taken on Sale of Property section 121.22(G)(3) during executive session.
POLICE: Chief Woodruff passed out his monthly statistics report for January. Very little is happening. Miscellaneous office work was completed due to the slowing of activities. He reminded everyone to lock their houses and cars, including garage doors. Both Cruisers have been ordered. The lease application has been submitted and he is waiting to hear the results. Two auxiliary officers have been added. One is Jeffrey Martin who has experience with Canal Fulton and Brewster PD. The Chief stated it will not be difficult to get him up to speed. The other auxiliary officer is R. Cooper Sampsel who has experience with Shelby PD and Ashland City PD. Mr. Sampsel has recently moved to the area due to work and desired to maintain his commission. The Chief stated it was good to have these auxiliary positions filled since a part-time officer has requested to be moved to an auxiliary position since he has been hired full-time with Rittman PD. Once this request is made in writing, the Chief will present it to Council. The Chief called for questions, concerns or issues. The issue of a person parking in the allotment was discussed.
PARK: An update on the Park Commission meeting was given by the Mayor. A “wish list” has been started, “it will take a lot of money”. Street Commissioner Orr and Tim Eztwiler will be taking down the 4-H pavilion. Quotes will be obtained for work to be done on the tennis/basketball court. The Village will work on obtaining grant monies for this project.
STREETS AND MAINTENANCE: Shannon Drive salting issue was discussed. The Mayor stated, “Mike, I brought back up your salting issue. I was talking to Jon Ritchie (Southeast Local Schools Superintendent) about something else, so I mentioned to him I heard that one of the buses had a problem over there (i.e. Shannon Drive). He said he wouldn’t be inclined to know that. I should talk to the bus garage, which I did. I talked to Mark there, and Mark talked to both drivers who both denied there was any problem.” Councilperson Harwood interjected, “I didn’t say there was a problem. I said the rear-end tires fish-tailed a little bit. I didn’t say it was a problem.” The Mayor stated,” That’s what I told them and I just wanted to apologize that we didn’t have our streets in good condition. They said that we did. So, I was wanting to clarify that they have no complaints about the way that Apple Creek salts the streets. So, I just wanted to bring that back up because I did get some feed-back. And the positive out of that is, I have always been in touch with Jon Ritchie about things. I now have another Southeast Local employee who has my home number. I have his cell number, and if either one of us have any questions or concerns, we have open communications now. We are always happy with proof- positives.” Council President Mackey stated, “That’s good Betty. Thank you for that.” The Mayor called for, “anything further on Streets, Dale?”
A Street Committee meeting is needed in March. This was scheduled for Monday, March 27, 2017.
WATER & SEWER: Committee Meeting to be held March 6, 2017, at 5:30pm. The Mayor reported the EPA mandate of tree removal has been completed for the Waynedale project. Commissioner Orr reported that there is still one tree to be removed. It will be taken care of this month. The Mayor thanked Commissioner Orr for doing a good job of obtaining the best quote for the service. The EPA will reimburse this cost.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Nothing.
NEW BUSINESS: Nothing.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: The CIC meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at 5:30 pm, at the Town Hall.
|COUNCIL BILLS 2-6-17|
|A11A243||PC Repair||Computer Work||$157.37|
|A11A212||Wayne Co. Commissioners||Hospitalization||$2820.32|
|A17A240 Mayor & AD.|
|A17A245||Crystal Clear Water||Water||$39.00|
|A17A245||M & K Engraving||ID Cards||$26.50|
|A17A243||PC Repair||Computer Work||$157.38|
|A17A245||Wayne Co. Treasurer||Taxes||$87.00|
|B16B240 Streets O&M|
|B16B245||John Deere Financial||Antifreeze||$15.97|
|B15B245||M & K Engraving||ID Card||$14.00|
|B15B245||Wayne Co. Treasurer||Taxes||$24.00|
|B16B243||Wayne Co. Commissioners||Hospitalization||$1492.26|
|B43A243||John Deere Financial||Light Bulbs||$23.98|
|E15A238||Dean’s Backflow||Daily Operations||$848.40|
|E15A243||John Deere Financial||Highvis-Conn Plug||$17.97|
|E15A245||Ohio Utilities||Oups Fee||$29.41|
|E15A245||Wayne Co. Treasurer||Taxes||$24.00|
|E25A235||Johns Septic||Sludge Hauling||$200.00|
|E25A245||Kidron Tree Service||Removal of Trees||$2200.00|
|E25A234||Lawhon & Associates||Archaeological||$5625.00|
|E25A245||Ohio Utilities||Oups Fee||$29.42|
|E25A245||Wayne Co. Treasurer||Taxes||$30.00|
A MOTION TO PAY THE BILLS: was made by Council President Mackey, seconded by Councilperson Lewis. Roll call vote was as follows: Council President Mackey-yes, Councilperson Lewis-yes, Councilperson Conrad-yes, Councilperson Harwood-yes, Councilperson McCarthy-yes, and Councilperson Stoffer-yes. Motion carried.
A MOTION TO ADJOURN: was made by Councilperson Conrad, seconded by Councilperson Stoffer. Roll call vote was as follows: Councilperson Conrad-yes, Councilperson Stoffer-yes, Councilperson Harwood-yes, Council President Mackey-yes, Councilperson McCarty-yes, and Councilperson Lewis-yes. Motion carried.
The meeting adjourned at 7:15 pm.