The Regular meeting of the Apple Creek Council was called to order on November 7, 2016, 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.
Councilperson Conrad made a motion to approve the minutes of the October 17, 2016 meeting, as always the minutes are available for the public to review. The motion was seconded by Councilperson Lewis with roll call vote as follows: Councilperson Lewis-yes, Councilperson Stoffer-yes, Councilperson Conrad-yes, Council President Mackey-yes, Councilperson Harwood-yes, and Councilperson McCarthy-yes. Motion carried.
VISITORS: Leonard Kaplan
POLICE: (Scheduled Community Outreach: Tree Lighting-Dec. 16th at 7 pm, and Breakfast with Santa-Dec. 17th 8-11 am.) Chief Woodruff reviewed the monthly police report with Council. Security checks have significantly increased; otherwise, the numbers are typical. Officer Sigler’s employment status was reviewed. The Chief requested that Council move Officer Sigler from probationary status; he is looking forward to permanent full-time. The Mayor verified that the 90-day probationary period has expired, and therefore, there is nothing further for Council to do. Body-camera policy is being developed. A draft policy was handed out to Council for review and future discussion which will result ultimately in adoption of a finalized policy into the procedural handbook. The Chief developed the draft policy from different sources and departments. The Prosecutor’s office would like all police departments to use on-line software, Evidence.com, in conjunction with their body-cameras. Unfortunately, the chief reported, “It is quite expensive”. He further went on to say, “Burning video to a cd is preferable due to the cost. Tickets are regularly taken into the Prosecutor’s office; the cd’s can be delivered as well. All video/photo evidence is down-loaded to cd’s now. These are stored in the safe.” Section five of the draft policy was discussed with the Village Solicitor. Vests are to be in by “Wednesday”, if not, another vendor will be used. The Chief will keep the Mayor updated on the delivery status of the vests. There was a very good turn-out at Trick-or-Treat. Two cases of hot dogs were given out.
Council President Mackey reported that he was invited to the Wayne County Safety Council Meeting. Captain Hunter gave a presentation on drug usage, opiates and heroin addiction/overdoses. Drug deaths have now exceeded car fatalities in Wayne County.
PARK: Councilperson Harwood asked if the stage needed to be treated. Leonard Kaplan stated that it doesn’t need it at this time. At a later date, it could be stained or have a clear finish put on it. Also, Councilperson Harwood asked about an additional post or two being placed at the walkway in the back so that there is one on each side. A chain could then be placed across the walkway.
STREETS AND MAINTENANCE: The Mayor gave an update on the Apple Ridge Ditch. Commissioner Orr, Tim Etzwiler and Dave Schworm did a very good job on the ditch. Rick Mast of Rock Décor gave filler-rocks for the ditch without charge. More of these filler-rocks could be used for the flood-plain basin. It will take Rock Décor a while to build-up another supply for Village use. A thank-you letter was sent to Mr. Mast. Leaf-pickup has begun. Kidron Mulch will be picking up the leaves from the Village.
WATER & SEWER: The Mayor reported that she, Council President Mackey and Gary Daugherty attended the ERTAC committee meeting of NEFCO. This technical staff of NEFCO will make the final approval of the Waynedale project and pass it along to the EPA. ERTAC made a motion to change the clean water plan within the jurisdiction to allow the sewer-line changes to the Waynedale plans. “While there is no final approval, we are one step closer. November 16, 2016, is the next NEFCO board meeting. Then it is on to the EPA. After the EPA, we will move forward as quickly as we can. No road blocks are expected. We don’t know timeframes with the EPA, but I will talk with them from day one, “the Mayor explained.
JEDD#2: Nothing. The next meeting will be in January 2017.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Nothing.
NEW BUSINESS: Nothing.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: CIC is on Holiday hiatus until January 16, 2017, at 5:30 pm.
COUNCIL BILLS 11-07-16
|A11A241||John Deere Financial||Paint Brushes/Tape||$45.70|
|A11A241||Quill Corp.||Office Supplies||$97.41|
|A11A241||Troyer Signs||Door Decal||$75.00|
|A11A241||Dale James Ford||Antifreeze||$20.11|
|G77X250||Harvest Market||Hot Dogs/Punch||$129.48|
|A17A240 Mayor & AD|
|A17A237||Taggart Law Firm||Solicitor Fee||$676.00|
|A17A241||Quill Corp.||Office Supplies||$50.55|
|B16B240 Streets O&M|
|B16B242||Quill Corp.||Office Supplies||$27.16|
|B16B243||Custom Machine||Work on Ditch||$648.00|
|B96A242||Santmyer Oil Co. Inc.||Fuel||$1,599.86|
|G57X272||Melissa Green||Park Deposit Refund||$40.00|
|E15A241||BFMC Inc.||Blank Water Bills||$255.47|
|E15A238||Dean’s Backflow||Daily Operation||$600.00|
|E15A241||Mission Comm. Inc.||Plant Phone Service||$347.40|
|E15A244||Bonded Chemicals||Chlorine Phosphate||$1,935.70|
|E15A245||USA Bluebook||Packets for Testing||$177.11|
|E15A245||Wolff Brothers||PVC Elbow Hose||$50.44|
|E25A241||BFMC Inc.||Blank Water Bills||$255.48|
|E25A238||Dean’s Backflow||Daily Operations||$3,360.00|
|E25A242||Clark-Fowler Ent.||Gasket & Freight||$132.33|
|E25A245||Kimble Recycling||Trash Hauling||$16.35|
|E25A243||The Battery House||Battery||$117.95|
A MOTION TO PAY THE BILLS: was made by Councilperson Harwood and seconded by Councilperson Conrad. Roll call vote was as follows: Councilperson Harwood-yes, Councilperson Conrad-yes, Council President Mackey-yes, Councilperson McCarthy-yes, Councilperson Lewis-yes, and Councilperson Stoffer-yes. Motion carried.
Council President Mackey was wished the best of luck on his run for county commissioner.
A MOTION TO ADJOURN: was made by Councilperson Lewis and seconded by Councilperson Harwood. Roll call vote was as follows: Councilperson Lewis-yes, Councilperson Harwood-yes, Councilperson Conrad-yes, Council President Mackey-yes, Councilperson McCarthy-yes, and Councilperson Stoffer-yes. Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 6:55 pm.