The Regular Meeting of the Apple Creek Council was called to order on September 18, 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 5, 2017 meeting was made by Councilperson Conrad, as always the minutes are available for the public to review. The motion was seconded by Councilperson Lewis. 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.
VISITORS: Arlen Phillips was present.
POLICE: Lt. Matt Estacion was present with nothing to report.
STREETS AND MAINTENANCE: Resolution 2017-19 A Resolution Transferring Monies from the General Fund to the Street Fund and Municipal Motor Vehicle Fund.
A motion to pass Resolution 2017-19 was made by Councilperson Harwood, and seconded by Councilperson McCarthy. 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.
Mr. Arlen Phillips requested that a name be given to the alley that his house is on so a mail box can be installed for mail delivery. Street Commissioner Orr advised that the alley is named Troxell Extension. The Post Office requested the information, Mr. Phillips stated. A street sign will be installed with the second round of sign installations. Mr. Phillips would like the alley to be part of Maple Street. The Mayor suggested that had he contacted her to be put on the Agenda, she would have asked him to attend a meeting when Solicitor Musselman is present, which would be the first of the month. Commissioner Orr suggested that Mr. Phillips install a box on his property on the Maple Street side. Mr. Phillips stated that he is just “doing what the post office said to do”. The Mayor explained that the Phillips’ physical address is listed as Maple Street. Village Administrator Busson will talk to the Post Office and advise Mr. Phillips and the Mayor of the outcome. Mr. Phillips also requested that the alley be made a one-way street, and that trucks be prohibited. Drivers are going into his yard and breaking-up his rocks. The Mayor stated that this request will need to go to the Street Committee for review and recommendation made back to full Council. A meeting was then scheduled for Monday, October 2, 2017, at 5:30pm. The Mayor invited Mr. Phillips to the street committee meeting. He declined and indicated he would wait to be notified.
WATER & SEWER: The Mayor reported that the Waynedale project is going as planned.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Nothing.
NEW BUSINESS: Councilperson Stoffer reported that a residence at the east end of town has 30 cats, and the neighbors are complaining. The cats are getting into/on other people’s property and there is a smell. Councilperson Lewis reported that there are numerous cans and water-jugs spread around the property. The home-owner states that the cats are not his, but they live on his property and he is feeding them. Junk in other residents’ yards was discussed. Council President Mackey requested that the discussion remain on the issue of the cats because it is a health problem. Contacting the Wayne County Health Department was discussed. The Mayor advised that there is a leash-law in the Village that includes cats. The home-owner will be given notice to bring the cats into the house or put them on a leash by the end of one week. The Mayor stated that when the street committee drove through town to review streets, junk in yards was also noted. Addresses of such should be given to the Village Administrator. Vehicles parked in yards with/and without license plates, were discussed. The Mayor will consult with the Police Chief regarding this issue. The Mayor also asked for Council to note the address of the properties they feel are a nuisance violation, and advice Laurie Busson so she may send a letter to clean up the property.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: Nothing.
|COUNCIL BILLS 8-7-17|
|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 Councilperson Harwood, 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.
A MOTION TO ADJOURN: was made by Councilperson Conrad, seconded by Councilperson Stoffer. Roll call vote was as follows: Councilperson Conrad-yes, Councilperson Stoffer-yes, Councilperson Harwood-yes, Council President Mackey-yes, Councilperson McCarthy-yes, and Councilperson Lewis-yes. Motion carried.
Meeting Adjourned at 6:55 pm.