Tuesday, January 24, 2017

January 23, 2017



Roll call showed the following members present for the meeting on this date at 6:30 p.m. Burnell, Schwartz, Richter, Kuck and Kronenberger.  Burnell made a motion to excuse Mayor Pape and Councilor Parker.  Second by Schwartz.  Five ayes.  Also present were Solicitor Smith, Chief of Police Skinner and Fiscal Officer Gast.


Visitors were Jerry McClannan, Jeff Elking representing The Daily Standard and Andrew Wilson representing The Evening Leader.


Minutes from the January 9 meeting were approved with a motion by Burnell.  Second by Richter.  Five ayes.


Schwartz made a motion to approve a total expenditure for Jan. in the amount of $957,026.78.  Second by Kronenberger.  Five ayes.


President of Council Kuck presided over the meeting.  Kuck announced that the applications for seasonal workers and lifeguards were available. Kronenberger thanked the Street Dept. for keeping the streets clear of ice.


First reading ORDINANCE 2017-1-2 amending Electric Ordinance 2002-12-43 and authorizing a $65.00 fixed rate per month for an E meter.  The E meter has a phone jack that allows the customer to access the data.  Motion by Schwartz.  Second by Richter.  Five ayes.


Burnell made a motion to suspend the rule.  Second by Kronenberger.  Five ayes.  RESOLUTION 2017-1-2 authorizing payment of the Auglaize Co. Homeland Security and Emergency Management 2017 Per Capita Assessment in the amount of $2233.50.  Motion by Richter.  Second by Kuck.  Five ayes.


First reading ORDINANCE 2017-1-3 authorizing participation in the State Purchasing Program.  Currently the Village has Resolution 1989-6-14 that needs to be renewed every two years.  This ordinance would be permanent and will not have to be renewed.  Motion by Kuck.  Second by Kronenberger.  Five ayes.


Council briefly discussed national paid holidays and decided to review what other communities were doing and report back.


Schwartz made a motion to adjourn at 6:52 p.m.  Second by Kronenberger.  Five ayes.


Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer