February 18, 2014 Council Meeting Minutes

The Regular Meeting of the Apple Creek Council called to order on February 18, 2014 by Mayor Judy Gatti with the following council members answering to roll call:

Betty Keener-present, Rick Conrad-present, Steve Stoffer-present, Rodney Mackey-present, Mike Harwood-present, and Robert McCarthy-absent.

Rick Conrad made a motion to approve the minutes of the February 3, 2014 meeting,  as always they are available for the public to review,  seconded by Rodney Mackey, Roll Call: Rick Conrad-yes, Rodney Mackey-yes, Mike Harwood-yes, Steve Stoffer-yes, and Betty Keener-yes.

VISITORS: Joel Bender from Whitaker’s Myers was present to explain our insurance for 2014. The insurance premium has increased $200.00 from last year. Joel explained that property belonging to other organizations that store their property at Mayer Carson Hall would not have been covered by our insurance during our recent claim. The Village needs to get each organization to provide the village with proof of insurance naming the Village on their insurance policy. Joel said it would not cost the organizations any money to add the Village. Laurie will be sending out forms for them to sign and send back with proof of insurance.

ENGINEERS:  Laurie reported the new sewer plants design is about 85% completed.

POLICE: The Ford Escape has damage to the right rear panel and bumper; do not know if we will be turning into the insurance.

PARK:  We have gotten two prices on treating the termites that were found at Mayer Carson Hall. Grace Services gave two different prices; one was to bait the termites at a cost of $1,715.00 and the traditional method at a cost of $1098.00 with a yearly contract for $210.00.  Tags Termite gave us a price of $1020.00, which is the traditional method, as they do not use the baiting system. Mike Harwood would like us to get a third price from Holmes Pest Control out of Millersburg. The Park Board Committee would like to do some remodeling which would include moving the water heater, get heat into the storage room, insulate the walls, and get a separate price for replacing the boards that were damaged by the termites.

STREETS AND MAINTENANCE: Betty Keener wanted to know the supply of salt the village has. Dale Orr reported we are fine, and he has two more loads ordered. We’re just waiting on them to arrive.

WATER & SEWER:  Betty Keener made a motion to purchase a motor for a pump for the back flow pump  at the sewer plant at a cost of $450.00 from Clark Flower, Seconded by Rodney Mackey, Roll Call: Betty Keener-yes, Rodney Mackey-yes, Mike Harwood-yes, Steve Stoffer-yes, and Rick Conrad-yes.

JEDD:  Nothing.

CORRESPONDENCE:  Letter from the senior citizens thanking us for letting them use Mayer Carson Hall to play cards. They also sent $100.00 to help defray the cost of running the park. Mayor Judy Gatti received a letter from the Holmes County Economic Development Council informing the Village that the business of Uncle Mike’s will be leaving Apple Creek. Coblentz Distributing (Uncle Mike’s) is proposing to consolidate into one.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Betty Keener wanted to know if we have heard anymore about Varnes Dr. from Soil & Conservation or ATI. No one as heard anything. Councilman Rob McCarthy was to follow-up and report back to Council, but was absent.

NEW BUSINESS:  Discussion about the Johnny Apple Seed committee getting their supplies out of Mayer Carson Hall. The Village would like to clean out the hall and get rid of property that has no use for the Village. At this time we do not know what is ours or what belongs to the Johnny Apple Seed Committee. We need the supplies moved to treat for the termites. Mike Harwood had received an e-mail about this issue and he was wondering if they are going to be allowed to use the room when the renovation is done. Betty Keener would like both organizations to attack the issue not the people and that we should get together with the Johnny Apple Seed Committee and go through the items at the hall and mark what belongs to them and what belongs to the Village. Council want to work amicably with any organization, and does not want negative feedback coming from a third party.

COMMITTEE REPORTS: Park board met before the meeting tonight to discuss Mayer Carson Hall.


See attached bills

A11A243 Tricor Jumper Cables              101.97
A11A243 Taser International Repair to Taser              484.00
A11A212 Wayne Co. Commissioner Hospitalization            2082.77
                            TOTAL         $2,668.74          
A17A240    Mayor & Admin. O&M
A11A252  American Electric Power ACDC Electric             137.41
A17A231 American Electric Power Village Hall Electric             167.78
A11c230 American Electric Power Street Lights           1361.67
A17A233 Cintas Black Rugs               38.66
A17A252 Dominion Gas ACDC               60.85
A17A232 Dominion Gas Village Hall             344.25
A17A238 Government Accounting Software Income Tax           1300.00
A17A252 Wayne Co. Treasurer Taxes 2014 ACDC             798.00
A17A245 Wayne Co. Treasurer Taxes 2014               96.00
                            TOTAL        $4,304.62
B16B240     Streets O&M
B16B231 American Electric Power Streets Electric                 97.68
B16B243 Custom Machine Parts for Snow Plow                 78.42
B16B244 Cargill Salt             1608.92
B16B245 Cintas Uniforms               137.52
B16B250 Cross Truck Salt Spreader             4694.00
B16B232 Dominion Gas Street Garage               150.96
B16B243 Tricor Industries Light 110V Charger               124.19
B16B212 Wayne Co. commissioner Hospitalization             1441.38
B16B245 Wayne Co. Treasurer Taxes 2014                 12.00
                               TOTAL          $8,345.07                   
B43A250  PARKS
B43A231 American Electric Power Park Electric               155.86
B43A232 Dominion Gas Gas Park               299.13
B43A211 Holly Malciut Cleaning of Hall               100.00
B43A245 Wayne Co. Treasurer Taxes 2014                 84.00
B43A243 Water-Watts Inc. Furnace Repair               404.00
                                TOTAL          $1,042.99                                    
E15A240  WATER
E15A231 American Electric Power Water Electric             1583.73
E15A244 Coshocton Environmental Test                 90.00
E15A235 Postmaster Stamps                 68.00
E15A241 USA Blue Book Chemicals Vials               201.50
E15A245 Wayne Co. Treasurer Taxes 2014                 48.00
                                 TOTAL              $1,991.23         
E25A240  SEWER
E25A231 American Electric Power Sewer Electric             3289.05
E25A244 Coshocton Environmental Test Sewer               784.50
E25A232 Dominion East Ohio Gas Sewer Plant               105.72
E25A243 D & L Drain Service Repair to Sewer Main               290.00
E25A234 Engineering Associates Engineer             5000.00
E25A235 Postmaster Stamps                 68.00
E25A245 Wayne Co. Treasurer Taxes 2014               288.06
                                TOTAL          $9,825.33           


MOTION TO PAY THE BILLS: by Betty Keener, Seconded by Rick Conrad, Roll Call: Betty Keener-yes, Rick Conrad-yes, Rodney Mackey-yes, Mike Harwood-yes, and Steve Stoffer-yes.

MOTION TO ADJOURN: by Rick Conrad, Seconded by Mike Harwood, Roll Call: Rick Conrad-yes, Mike Harwood-yes, Steve Stoffer-yes, Betty Keener-yes, and Rodney Mackey-yes.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:55 pm.

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