July 13, 2015
Roll call showed the following members present on this date at 6:30 p.m. Burnell, Parker, Schwartz, Hoffman, Kuck and Kronenberger. Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Chief of Police Skinner, Village Administrator York and Fiscal Officer Gast.
Visitors were Bill Lennartz, Tim Eiting, Barbara Ziegenbusch, Logan O’Neill, Sharon & Scott Mueller, Molly & Craig Watcke and Andrew Wilson representing The Evening Leader.
Minutes from the June 22 meeting were approved with a motion by Parker. Second by Kuck. All ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in his Mayor’s Report:
- Reported fine, fees and forfeitures for the month of June in the amount of $1626.00.
- Announced the Firemen’s Picnic will be on July 25, 2015.
- Chief of Police Skinner told Council that he will be attending FBI training in January.
- Councilor Kuck showed Council the notices the Parks Dept. will hang on doors before they cut down diseased Ash trees.
Logan O’Neill, Director of the Southwestern Auglaize Chamber of Commerce, was present to update Council about chamber business and operations. O’Neill also explained the membership benefits and thanked the Village for supporting the chamber.
Village Administrator York announced there will be a Public Hearing on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, concerning Circle Drive construction plans, engineering issues and estimated property assessments. Councilor Schwartz suggested Council have the first reading now to accelerate the project and the second and third after the Public Hearing. First reading RESOLUTION 2015-7-12 an Ordinance to Proceed with the Circle Drive Reconstruction Project. Motion by Kuck. Second by Burnell. 5 ayes. Schwartz abstained.
Second reading ORDINANCE 2015-6-11 authorizing an exemption of 100% for 8 years for new construction of a residential dwelling unit containing not more than two housing units of which the cost of construction is at least $150,000 and 1500 square feet. Council reserves the right to re-evaluate the designation of the CRA No. 2 after December 31, 2017, at which time Council may direct the Housing Officer not to accept any new applications for exemption. The language in Section 6 amended from may direct the Housing Officer to will direct the Housing Officer is the only change to the legislation. Motion by Kronenberger. Second by Schwartz. All ayes.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Kronenberger. Five ayes. Parker abstained. RESOLUTION 2015-7-30 authorizing a Resolution to Proceed with the two (2.0) mills, to levy a tix outside the ten-mill limitation for ambulance and EMS purposes pursuant to Revised Code 5705.19 to be placed on the ballot at the November 3, 2015 election. The levy type is additional. Motion by Kronenberger. Second by Burnell. Five ayes. Parker abstained.
Parker made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Schwartz. All ayes. RESOLUTION 2015-7-31 authorizing an Annexation Agreement with German Township for the annexation of four properties (5.74 acres) on the east side of S. Washington Street. The Village will pay German Township $3607.37 for the pro-rated tax loss for a 10 year period. Motion by Hoffman. Second by Kronenberger. All ayes.
First reading ORDINANCE 2015-7-13 naming a street/roadway in honor of former long-time employee Lawrence Wissman. The name of the street/roadway will be decided at a later date. Motion by Kuck. Second by Parker. All ayes.
Sharon Mueller had several questions concerning the CRA No. 2 legislation. Mueller was concerned the abatement could discourage people from buying existing homes. Realtor Tim Eiting said sales of existing homes in the Village remain strong.
Hoffman made a motion to enter into Executive Session at 7:59 p.m. to discuss personnel. Second by Parker. All ayes.
Council came out of Executive Session at 8:45 p.m. and took no action. Adjournment followed with a motion by Schwartz. Second by Kuck. All ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer