The Regular Meeting of the Apple Creek Council was called to order on October 2, 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-present, Charlie Lewis-present, and Steve Stoffer-present.
A motion to approve the Minutes of the September 18, 2017 meeting was made by Councilperson Lewis, 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 Conrad-yes, Councilperson Lewis-yes, Councilperson Harwood-yes, Council President Mackey-yes, Councilperson McCarty-yes, and Councilperson Stoffer-yes. Motion carried.
VISITORS: Emily Morgan from the Daily Record was present.
POLICE: Chief Woodruff reviewed the September monthly report with Council. Calls are still up for the second consecutive month at 69 for the month. On average, this is over two calls a day. The numbers are steadily increasing over time. The report was discussed. Trick-or-Treat will be held on October 28 from 4:00 pm to 6:00pm. Donations of candy will be accepted. Hot dogs, punch and/or hot chocolate will be served. The date will be posted on the water bills and on the ACPD website. The police department policy and procedure handbook is almost completed. It should be in place by January 1, 2018. Councilperson Lewis thanked the department for their “great school patrol”.
PARK: Councilperson Stoffer reported that the Park was used “last Saturday for a wedding, it was decorated, and looked good”. He further stated that there aren’t many places as reasonable in price to rent.
STREETS AND MAINTENANCE: Resolution 2017-20 A Resolution Permitting the Open Cutting of US 250 for the Waynedale Sewer Extension Project, and Declaring An Emergency. The Mayor explained that this will be a two-day project. Traffic will be maintained to one-lane. An outside contractor is being used for the traffic control.
A motion to suspend the rules and advance to the second and third readings by title only was made by Council President Mackey, and seconded by Councilperson Stoffer. Roll call vote was as follows: Council President Mackey-yes, Councilperson Stoffer-yes, Councilperson Conrad-yes, Councilperson Harwood-yes, Councilperson McCarthy-yes, and Councilperson Lewis-yes. Motion carried.
A motion to pass Resolution 2017-20 was made by Councilperson Stoffer, and seconded by Councilperson Lewis. Roll call vote was as follows: Councilperson Harwood-yes, Councilperson McCarthy-yes, Councilperson Conrad-yes, Council President Mackey-yes, Councilperson Lewis-yes, and Councilperson Stoffer-yes. Motion carried.
WATER & SEWER: A committee meeting will be held on October 16 at 5:30 pm.
JEDD#2: The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 4 at 6:00 pm at the Village Hall.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: First Reading of Ordinance 2017-21 An Ordinance Defining and Abating Animal Nuisances Within the Village of Apple Creek.
An “owner” definition is included the Village Solicitor advised. Section three was discussed and modified as read by Councilperson McCarthy. Section four was deleted. Section one was discussed and modified. Sections six and seven were reviewed, as well as section eight. The Solicitor will review the Ordinance and it will be re-presented as modified. Enforcement was discussed.
A motion to change section 3 was made by Councilperson McCarthy, and seconded by Councilperson Stoffer. Roll call vote was as follows: Councilperson McCarthy-yes, Councilperson Stoffer-yes, Councilperson Conrad-yes, Councilperson Harwood-yes, Council President Mackey-yes, and Councilperson Lewis-yes. Motion carried.
The Mayor advised that changes may be made prior to the final reading.
Ordinance 2017-22 An Ordinance Regulating Junk Motor Vehicles and Motor Homes, Within the Village of Apple Creek and Establishing Criminal Offense and Penalties, was handed-out to Council for review prior to the next meeting. Impounding vehicles was discussed.
NEW BUSINESS: Council President Mackey report that he attended “Feel the Heat” training at the Wayne County Fire Training Center. It was sponsored by the Wayne County EMA for elected officials of Wayne County. “When one goes through this training, you really appreciate first responders and what they do for the community. All the trainers are first class guys,” Council President Mackey stated. This event is held every year. October is National Fire Prevention Month. All firemen and first responders should be greatly appreciated. The Mayor thanked all, “They are all heroes”.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: The Mayor reported that the Street Committee met tonight. Forty-five ton of salt is in stock; 100 ton has been ordered. This amount should be sufficient for the coming winter months. Leaf pick-up will start October 17 on the east side of town. The west side will begin on October 19. Leaves must be at the curb by early morning on the day of pick-up.
|COUNCIL BILLS 10-2-17|
|A11A243||Dale James Ford||Rad Cap||$28.91|
|A11A243||Mast Lepley||Pad Lock||$69.85|
|A11A212||Wayne Co. Commissioners||Dispatching||$1597.28|
|A17A240 Mayor & AD.|
|A11C230||American Elec. Power||Street Lights||$1301.21|
|A17A231||American Elec. Power||Electric||$252.16|
|A17X2751||East Union Twp||Jedd||$322.74|
|B16B240 Streets O&M|
|B16B231||American Elec. Power||Electric||$74.86|
|B16B243||Wayne Co. Commissioners||Hospitalization||$2984.52|
|B43A231||American Elec. Power||Electric||$482.36|
|E15A231||American Elec. Power||Electric||$922.10|
|E15A245||HD Supply||Swivel Adpt||$48.00|
|E25A231||American Elec. Power||Electric||$4213.92|
|E25A243||Mast Lepley||Garden Hose||$45.97|
|E25A235||Wolff Brothers||Female Coupling||$101.90|
A MOTION TO PAY THE BILLS: was made by Council President Mackey, seconded by Councilperson Harwood. Roll call vote was as follows: Council President Mackey-yes, Councilperson Harwood-yes, Councilperson Conrad-yes, Councilperson McCarthy-yes, Councilperson Lewis-yes, and Councilperson Stoffer-yes. Motion carried.
Councilperson Harwood raised the issue of temporary signs in the Village. The Picker Barn will be contacted regarding their mobile sign being parked on Village property. An ordinance regarding temporary signs was discussed.
A MOTION TO ADJOURN: was made by Councilperson Lewis, seconded by Councilperson McCarthy. Roll call vote was as follows: Councilperson Lewis-yes, Councilperson McCarthy-yes, Councilperson Conrad-yes, Councilperson Stoffer-yes, Councilperson Harwood-yes, and Council President Mackey-yes. Motion carried.
Meeting Adjourned at 7:25 pm.