December 1, 2014 Council Minutes


The Regular Meeting of the Apple Creek Council called to order on December 1, 2014 by 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.

Rick Conrad made a motion to approve the minutes of the November 17, 2014 meeting,  as always they are available for the public to review,  seconded by Steve Stoffer,  Roll Call: Rick Conrad-yes, Steve Stoffer-yes, Mike Harwood-yes, Rodney Mackey-yes, Robert McCarthy-yes, and Charlie Lewis-yes.

VISITORS:   Jonathan Shultz from the Daily Record, Leonard Kaplan and Tim Suppes from South East Local Schools.

WATER & SEWER: The committee had a meeting tonight before this meeting and the main discussion was the property off of Ash St. wanting Village utilities; Jeff Musselman our solicitor will be contacting their Lawyer Mr. Johnson.

Charlie Lewis made a motion to go into executive session for personnel Section 121.22 (G)(1) Seconded by Rodney Mackey,  Roll Call: Charlie Lewis-yes, Rodney Mackey-yes, Rick Conrad-yes, Mike Harwood-yes, Robert McCarthy-yes, and Steve Stoffer-yes. At 6:36 pm.

Mike Harwood made a motion to come out of executive session at 7:31 pm Seconded by Rick Conrad,  Roll Call: Mike Harwood-yes, Rick Conrad-yes, Rodney Mackey-yes, Robert McCarthy-yes, Charlie Lewis-yes, and Steve Stoffer-yes.

Action from Executive session as follows: Mike Harwood made a motion to give the Village Employees a 3% raise effective January 1, 2015, Seconded by Rodney Mackey, Roll Call: Mike Harwood-yes, Rodney Mackey-yes, Rick Conrad-yes, Robert McCarthy-yes, Charlie Lewis-yes, and Steve Stoffer-yes.


POLICE:   Chief Jason Woodruff was present and handed out his report. Just a reminder that breakfast with Santa is Saturday December 13 from 8 am to 11 am at Mayer Carson Hall.

Going back to Water & Sewer Mayor Betty Keener reported the Village is exploring running sewer lines from the Fairlawn Mennonite Church to South East Local Schools Campus

PARKS: Tree has been donated for the Gazebo for this year. Discussion on putting lights on it. Rodney Mackey stated he thinks he can get the lights donated. Robert McCarthy mentioned about having a tree lighting ceremony. The Village will hold its first annual tree lighting and caroling on Friday December 12 starting at 6 pm at Bixler Park beside the Village Hall. Robert McCarthy will be leading us in caroling and we will serve hot chocolate.

STREETS AND MAINTENANCE:  Dale Orr reported the street department is done picking up leaves for this year. Will be sending out letters to people who still have leaves out.

WATER & SEWER:   Sewer upgrade was advertised for bids on Friday November 28th and December 5th with the bids being opened at noon on December 30th at the Village Hall.

JEDD: Meeting December 18th at 7 pm.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  Rodney Mackey made a motion to give the bell located on top of the gazebo to the fire department, Seconded by Mike Harwood, Roll Call: Rodney Mackey-yes, Mike Harwood-yes, Rick Conrad-yes, Robert McCarthy-yes, Charlie Lewis-abstained and Steve Stoffer-abstained.


COMMITTEE REPORTS:  CIC meeting Monday December 15th at 5:30 pm.



A11A231 Bob Sumerel Tires Charger                 318.20
A11A2431 Lowes Air Compressor                  193.26
A11A241 Quill Plastic Tots Clip Boards                    63.46
A11A233 Verizon Cell Phones                  138.06
                            TOTAL               $ 712.98  
A17A240    Mayor & Admin. O&M
A17A233 MCTV Phone Service                  175.28
A17A241 Norlson Inc. Recorder                 407.00
A17A241 Taggart Law Firm Solicitor                  556.50
                            TOTAL                  $1,138.78
B16B240     Streets O&M
B16B243 Carquest Socket Snow Plow                   31.27
B16B233 MCTV Phone Service                   49.15
B16B243 John Deere Financial Ignition switch                   68.42
B16B243 Mast Lepley Tog Bolt Spindle                  188.49
B16B243 Tricor Brake Cleaner Misc.                    37.65
B16B233 Verizon Cell Phones                    58.80
                               TOTAL                $433.78                                
E15A240  WATER
E15A243 HD Supply Clamps                  544.00
E15A245 Mission Communication Yearly Contract                  347.40
E15A234 Ohio EPA License to Operate                  927.36
                                 TOTAL                 $1,818.76                   
E25A240  SEWER
E25A233 MCTV Phone Service                  113.05
E25A243 Miller Septic LLC Lift Station Repair                  155.00
                                TOTAL                $268.05           


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

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

Meeting Adjourned at 7:55 pm

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