Council Meeting Minutes September 21, 2015


The Regular Meeting of the Apple Creek Council called to order on September 21, 2015 by President of Council Rodney Mackey with the following council members answering to roll call:

Rick Conrad-present, Mike Harwood-present, Rodney Mackey-present Charlie Lewis-present, Steve Stoffer-present, and Robert McCarthy-arrived at 6:40 pm.

Mike Harwood made a motion to approve the minutes of the September 8, 2015 meetings, as always they are available for the public to review, seconded by Rick Conrad, Roll Call: Mike Harwood-yes, Rick Conrad-yes, Rodney Mackey-yes, Charlie Lewis-yes, and Steve Stoffer-yes.

VISITORS: Leonard Kaplan.

POLICE: Nothing.

PARK: The Police Department found the kitchen door locked on Friday September 11 but when they pulled on it; it came opened; the door was locked.

STREETS AND MAINTENANCE: Dale Orr reported the Chevy truck has been worked on 3 times lately; it was all under warranty. Dale Orr is taking it to Wooster for the work.

WATER & SEWER: Ordinance 2015-26 An Ordinance Amending the 2015 Appropriation Ordinance 2015-1 Passed January 5, 2015 and Declaring An Emergency.

Motion to suspend the rules and advance to the second and third readings by title only by Rick Conrad, Seconded by Mike Harwood Roll Call; Rick Conrad-yes, Mike Harwood-yes, Rodney Mackey-yes, Robert McCarthy-yes, Charlie Lewis-yes, and Steve Stoffer-yes.

Motion to pass Ordinance 2015-26 by Mike Harwood, Seconded by Steve Stoffer, Roll Call: Mike Harwood-yes, Steve Stoffer-yes, Rick Conrad-yes, Robert McCarthy-yes, Rodney Mackey-yes, and Steve Stoffer-yes.

 Rodney Mackey reported the water & sewer committee met on Monday September 14 and the committee recommends we wave the tap in fees for the Historical Society but; there will be a charge of $75.00 per hour when Dale Orr needs to be there for the inspections. Mike made a motion to approve the waiving of the tap in fees and the charge for Dale Orr’s time seconded by Robert McCarthy, Roll Call; Mike Harwood-yes, Robert McCarthy-yes, Rick Conrad-yes, Charlie Lewis-yes, Steve Stoffer-yes, and Rodney Mackey-abstained.

JEDD#1: Nothing.

JEDD#2: Rodney Mackey reported today we can vote on the representative for the JEDD #2. This is a parliamentary procedure. We nominate not more than two and we vote for one. This is not the same as voting for a resolution or Ordinance. He asked that it’s quiet and please no talking out of turn.

Mike Harwood nominated himself and Steve Stoffer nominated Rodney Mackey, We proceeded to vote starting with Charlie Lewis, Charlie voted for Rodney Mackey, Steve Stoffer voted for Rodney Mackey, Robert McCarthy voted for Mike Harwood, Rick Conrad voted for Mike Harwood, then it was Mike Harwood’s turn and he decided to withdraw his name, then Mike changed his mind and voted for Rodney Mackey, Rodney Mackey did not need to vote, he will be the representative.



NEW BUSINESS: Rick Conrad asked if we can put a sign up on the empty lot the Village owns at the corner of St. R.t 250 and High St. No one knows it’s for sale. One of the questions raised was what price does the Village want for it. The Village bought it for $25,000 and spent another $25,000 tearing it down. We know that we can’t get that kind of money. Previously we sold a lot for $15,000.  Leonard Kaplan wanted to know if we wanted to auction it. No one on the board feels that is way we should start out with. Mike Harwood thinks we should talk to Jeff Musselman before (solicitor) and get his advice on the price and how to sell it. Steve Stoffer stated we should start at $15,000.00 Leonard Kaplan remembers that at one time he thought the village was willing to give it away to a business that would generate tax money.

This subject was tabled until the next meeting. Also it was brought up that we should let a farmer lease the property by the bridge. This property is 6.433 acres and we could lease it for $150.00 an acre.

COMMITTEE REPORTS: Mike Harwood that the CIC committee met regarding Johnny Apple Seed. There will be planning/steering committee which will be open to anyone who wants to help. Will hold the first meeting at Mayer Carson Hall on October 22 at 7 pm. CIC will met on Monday October 19th at Village Hall at 5:30 pm. Robert McCarthy would like the Village to host the tree lighting ceremony. Need to set a date. Will discuss this more at the October 5th council meeting.


A11A213 Levinson’s Uniform Uniforms               231.90
A11A243 Thomas Martin Training              410.00
A11A2431 Staley Tech Radio Repair               499.00
A11A243 Treasurer State Training               190.00
A11A212 Wayne Co. Commissioner  Dispatching             1490.28
A11A233 Verizon Cell Phones               128.44
                            TOTAL        $2,949.62
A17A240   Mayor & Admin. O&M
A17A231 American Electric Power Village Hall Electric            259.02
A11A233 Comdoc Copier Lease             381.06
A17A233 MCTV Telephone Service             167.28
A17A237 Taggart Law Firm Solicitor            115.50
                           TOTAL            $922.86
B16B240     Streets O&M
B16B231 American Electric Power Streets Electric               64.44
B16B233 MCTV Telephone Service                 49.15
B16B243 Mast Lepley Ventrac Parts               175.83
B16B243 Tricor Battery                 33.33
B16B233 Verizon Cell Phones                 58.84
                               TOTAL              $381.59                                  
B43A231 American Electric Power Park Electric             556.97
B43A211 Adam Morris Cleaning of Hall               100.00
                              TOTAL           $656.97                  
E15A231 American Electric Power Water Electric             1010.28
E15A243 Mast Lepley Ventrac Parts               175.88
E15A235 Postmaster Stamps               70.00
E15A250 Suttle Construction Garage Door             6876.70
E15A241 Tricor Battery                 33.33
                                 TOTAL               $8,166.19              
E25A231 American Electric Power Sewer Electric            2161.97
E25A233 MCTV Telephone Service               113.05
E25A250 Evoqua Flights               808.00
E25A235 Miller Septic Sludge Hauling             6000.00
E25A243 Mast Lepley Ventrac Parts               175.89
E25A235 Postmaster Stamps                 70.00
E25A241 Tricor Battery                 33.34
                               TOTAL        $9,362.25         


MOTION TO PAY THE BILLS: by Mike Harwood, Seconded by Robert McCarthy, Roll Call: Mike Harwood-yes, Robert McCarthy-yes, Rick Conrad-yes, Rodney Mackey-yes, Charlie Lewis-yes, and Steve Stoffer-yes.

MOTION TO ADJOURN: by Mike Harwood. Seconded by Robert McCarthy, Roll Call: Mike Harwood-yes, Robert McCarthy-yes, Rick Conrad-yes, Rodney Mackey-yes, Charlie Lewis-yes, and Steve Stoffer-yes.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:14 pm.

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