Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Roll call showed the following members present for the regular meeting held this date. Burnell, Meyer, Schwartz, Hoffman and Stienecker.  Kuck was excused with a motion by Schwartz, second by Hoffman.  Five ayes.  Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Fiscal Officer Gast, Chief of Police Harrod and Village Administrator York.  

Visitors were Electric Superintendent Matt Krieg, Todd Speelman, Alex Speelman, Adrian Speelman, Jack Homan, Mark Burkholder representing The Evening Leader and Margie Wuebker representing The Daily Standard.

Minutes from the March 24 meeting were approved with a motion by Hoffman, seconded by Meyer.  Five ayes.

Mayor Pape made the following announcements in his Mayor’s Report:

- Authorized payment for the Auglaize Co. Emergency Management Cooperative Per Capita Assessments for 2009 in the amount of $2095.10. 
- Reminded residents that the property maintenance policy will be enforced. 
- Approved the extension of the pistol range lease with Crown Equipment Corp. at a cost of $1.00. 
- Solicitor Smith will be reviewing the cable franchise agreements with NKTELCO and Time Warner. 
- Announced the Community Garage Sales will be held April 17-18 and Spring Clean-Up on May 2. 
- Received a thank you card from the Sons of Legion for the contribution to the Fasching Fest. 
- Introduced the Boy Scouts observing the Council Meeting. 
- Safety Committee will meet with the EMS before the committee meeting on April 28 to discuss the renewal of the EMS levy. 
- Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects within the Village. 

Matt Krieg, Superintendent of Electric reported to Council about the operations of his department.  Krieg also presented the annual budget for the department and a 5 year outlook plan.

Second reading ORDINANCE 2009-3-8 amending the Code of Ordinances Section 93.71 Exemptions to Noise and Public Nuisance Regulation by adding Section (J) – Sound associated with driving various birds from essential public facilities such as electrical substations and water and wastewater treatment plants where their presence could be detrimental to delivering their services.  Motion by Meyer, seconded by Schwartz.  Five ayes.

First reading ORDINANCE 2009-4-9 amending the Appropriation Ordinance by transferring $725,000 from the Income Tax Fund as follows: $400,000 to the General Fund; $125,000 to the Street Construction Fund; $125,000 to the Parks and Recreation Fund; $75,000 to the Swimming Pool Fund.  Motion by Stienecker, second by Burnell.  Five ayes.

First reading ORDINANCE 2009-4-10 an ordinance to proceed with the Teton Subdivision Phase II Improvements – Elk Drive and Fox Street.  The Village will receive $190,000 from Issue I monies.   Motion by Hoffman, seconded by Schwartz.  Five ayes.

Schwartz made a motion to suspend the rule.  Second by Stienecker.  Five ayes.  RESOLUTION 2009-4-7 authorizing the Village Administrator to purchase a 2009 police car through the State Purchasing Program from Statewide Ford, Van Wert, Ohio.  The cost not to exceed $20,838.  Motion by Stienecker, seconded by Burnell.  Five ayes.

Schwartz made a motion to adjourn at 7:25 p.m.  Second by Hoffman.  Five ayes.


Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer