Council Meeting Minutes July 5, 2017

The Regular Meeting of the Apple Creek Council was called to order on July 5, 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-absent, Charlie Lewis-present, and Steve Stoffer-present.

Councilperson Lewis made a motion to approve the minutes of the June 19, 2017 meeting, as always the minutes are available for the public to review. The motion was seconded by Council President Mackey. Roll call vote was as follows: Councilperson Lewis-yes, Council President Mackey-yes, Councilperson Conrad-yes, Councilperson Harwood-yes, and Councilperson Stoffer-yes. Motion carried.

VISITORS: Paul Dillon was present to observe.

POLICE: Mayor Keener called for a discussion regarding trading-in or auctioning off the police Dodge Charger vehicle.  The dealership has offered a trade-in of $3,900.00.  The new cruiser should be delivered before the next Council meeting, the Mayor explained.  The Chief has checked several internet sites regarding the value of the Charger and it appears to be around $3,500 to $4,000.   Kelly Blue Book was also checked and reported to Council.  A government auction site was checked and quotes were from $100 to $6,000 for comparable vehicles.  The auction site would need to be paid from the sale. The trade-in amount would be a guaranteed amount, Councilperson Stoffer stated.  It would take time to advertise and make the sale as well.  A motion was made by Councilperson Stoffer to trade-in the Charger, seconded by Councilperson Conrad.  Roll call vote was as follows:  Councilperson Stoffer-yes, Councilperson Conrad-yes, Council President Mackey-yes, Councilperson Harwood-yes, and Councilperson Lewis-yes.  Motion carried.

The monthly report was reviewed with Council. Officer training was discussed.  It was held at Wayne College in Orrville.  The three full-time officers attended.  Narcan supply and the drug epidemic were discussed.  Drug education for children was discussed also.

PARK: The Street Department will do the usual prep for Johnny Appleseed Festival. The Festival committee did an upgrade to the wiring at the park, the Mayor reported. The Mayor thanked the Committee for handling this expense.

STREETS AND MAINTENANCE: An update on the Shinn utility easement was given by Solicitor Musselman. The ordinance does not need to be changed. The easement itself will need to be changed.

WATER & SEWER: There were issues over the weekend with the sensor at the lift station. It will be replaced by the company that installed it.  There will be no charge to the Village, the Mayor reported.  Kevin Dean will bill the work-hours to the company.  The Village hours will be determined and charged to the company as well.  Sewer-line construction at Waynedale was discussed.   “Wooden Nickle” lot was opened for the bank employees to park at while the sewer-line construction is going on.

JEDD#1: Nothing.

JEDD#2: Next meeting will be held July 12, 2017, at 6:00 pm at the Village Hall.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Next Council meeting will be held Monday, July 17, 2017, at 6:30 pm.

NEW BUSINESS:  An ordinance for MCTV franchise will be prepared for the next meeting.   The Village is paid a fee by MCTV.  Franchise percentage rates were researched by Solicitor Musselman and discussed.

COMMITTEE REPORTS: CIC will meet Monday, July 17, 2017, at 5:30 pm.


Budget Hearing as follows:

GENERAL $430,200.00 $457,150.00
SREETS $150,200.00 $150,200.00
STATE HIGHWAY $5,300.00 $22,000.00
PARKS $14,800.00 $14,800.00
MUNICIPAL MT $13,650.00 $13,650.00
DWI $100.00 $100.00
DRUG $500.00 $500.00
POLICE TRAINING $750.00 $750.00
WATER $138,900.00 $120,240.00
SEWER $283,500.00 $271,700.00
SEWER CAPITAL $28,500.00 $27,000.00
SEWER DEBT $28,500.00 $28,500.00
DEPOSIT W & WW $500.00 $500.00
PARK AGENCY $1,600.00 $1,600.00
REFUSE AGENCY $500.00 $500.00
COMMNITY AGENCY $500.00 $500.00
TOTAL $1,098,000.00 $1,109,690.00
DIFFERENCE ($11,690.00)


Council President Mackey made a motion to approve the 2018Budget. The motion was seconded by Councilperson Stoffer. Roll call vote was as follows: Council President Mackey-yes, Councilperson Stoffer-yes, Councilperson Conrad-yes, Councilperson Harwood-yes, and Councilperson Lewis-yes. Motion carried.

A11A213 Levinson Uniforms       100.05
A11A212 Wayne Co. Commissioner Hospitalization    $2984.52
TOTAL     $3,084.57
A17A240 Mayor & AD.
A17A231 American Elec. Power Electric           $156.38
A17A241 Dix Advertisement             $28.70
A17A243 John Deere Fin. Address numbers               $2.58
A17A237 Taggart Law Firm Solicitor Fees           $671.00
TOTAL    $858.66
B16B240 Streets O&M
B16B231 American Elec. Power Electric              $57.03
B16B243 John Deere Financial Oil              $39.42
B15B243  Kokosing Road Material            $335.61
B15B243 Lowe & Young Fitting & Hose              $38.01
TOTAL $470.07
B43A231 American Elec. Power Electric   $270.47
B43A243 John Deere Financial Green Paint   $19.99
B43A245 MT Services Portable Pot   $80.25
B43A243 Mast Lepley Outlet Cover   $6.79
TOTAL             $377.50
E15A231 American Elec. Power Electric            $939.03
E15A238 Dean’s Backflow Daily Operations          $283.40
E15A235 Postmaster Stamps              $83.00
E15A243 Schlabach Repairs            $104.45
E15A245 Usa Bluebook Quickpro            $265.85
TOTAL          $1675.73
E25A240 SEWER  
E25A231 American Elec. Power Electric            $3359.45
E25A238 Dean’s Backflow Daily Operations         $3,435.60
E25A243 John Deere Financial Hose                  $9.99
E25A235 Postmaster Stamps                 $83.00
E25A245 Taggart Law Firm Solicitor Fee               $100.00
TOTAL         $6,988.04


A MOTION TO PAY THE BILLS was made by Councilperson Lewis and seconded by Councilperson Stoffer. Roll call vote was as follows: Councilperson Lewis-yes, Councilperson Stoffer-yes, Councilperson Conrad-yes, Council President Mackey-yes, and Councilperson Harwood-yes. Motion carried.

A MOTION TO ADJOURN was made by Councilperson Conrad and seconded by Councilperson Lewis. Roll call vote was as follows: Councilperson Conrad-yes, Councilperson Lewis-yes, Councilperson Harwood-yes, Council President Mackey-yes, and Councilperson Stoffer-yes.   Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 7:12pm.

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