Roll call showed the following members present on this date. Burnell, Wills, Schwartz, Hoffman, Kuck and Stienecker. Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Chief of Police Harrod, Village Administrator York and Fiscal Officer Gast.
Visitors were Dean Alt, Angie Weaver representing The Evening Leader and Margie Wuebker representing The Daily Standard.
Minutes from the February 8 meeting were approved with a motion by Hoffman, second by Kuck. All ayes.
Hoffman made a motion to approve the total expenditure for the month of $558,352.24. Second by Stienecker. All ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in the Mayor’s Report:
- Announced March 8 as the date for the Fasching Fest sponsored by the Son’s of Legion.
- Announced Community Garage Sales will be April 8 and 9.
- Informed Council that he will write a letter of support for Sources Community Network concerning CSBG Block Funds.
- Village Administrator York set Spring Clean-Up Day for Sat. April 30th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
First reading ORDINANCE 2011-2-2 authorizing First National Bank and Minster Bank as eligible financial institutions for designation as depositories for public monies for a period of 5 years pursuant to Chapter 135.12 of the Ohio Revised Code. Motion by Kuck, seconded by Burnell. All ayes.
Burnell made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Kuck. All ayes. RESOLUTION 2011-2-5 authorizing the Village Administrator to enter into an agreement with Choice One Engineering Corporation, Sidney, Ohio, for engineering services at an hourly rate at a cost not to exceed $25,000 beginning February 1, 2011 until January 31, 2013. Motion by Burnell, second by Kuck. All ayes.
Council discussed First Energy’s merge with Allegheny Power and their nearly completed natural gas power plant at Fremont, Ohio. They have offered it for sale and the AMP board has voted to buy it. Village Administrator York and interested Council members will tour the plant in March and then decide if it meets the needs of the Village. If that is the case, Council will then decide if it will be necessary to contract Sawvel to take a look at how much of a share of this facility the Village may want to sign up for.
First reading RESOLUTION 2011-2-6 authorizing Freytag & Associates, Inc., Architects, to provide professional planning services for the Lock One and Lions Park area not to exceed $6000. Motion by Kuck, second by Schwartz. All ayes.
Hoffman made a motion to adjourn at 7:10 p.m. Second by Schwartz. All ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer