Killbuck Village BPA

April 25th, 2016

The meeting was called to order by Don Hughes. Present were Kevin Kauffman, Brian Rippeth, Mike Judson and Mayor Denny Hahn. Also present was Nick Flinner.

A motion to approve the previous minutes was given by Don Hughes; second by Brian Rippeth. All others approved.

A motion to approve the Customer Balances, Bills, Timesheets, Financial Statements and Customer Adjustment was made by Kevin Kauffman; second by Brian Rippeth. All others approved.

Old Business

Nick Flinner was present to continue the discussion about his past due water and sewer bill. Mr. Flinner attended the March meeting and requested more time to begin a payment plan due to family medical and financial issues. Mr. Flinner provided documentation of the medical issue and reported that his has a job and they could being a payment plan. He was asked to pay $120.00 on Thursday, April 28th, 2016 and then $75.00 every two weeks.

New Business

The BPA Board reviewed and discussed the shut offs.

Mike Judson reported that there was a water leak on Allison Avenue that they found and repaired.

Mike Judson would like to rent a camera used to review the sewer lines for a week and the cost would be $2,200.00. This would allow him to see how the relining of the lines are holding up and identify any problems that there might be. The cost includes a day of training on how to operate the camera and then 6 days to use. The cost will be taken out sewer contractual line item. A motion for Mike to rent the camera was given by Don Hughes; second by Brian Rippeth. All others approved.

Mike also reported that Steve Patterson would be taking his test for Sewer II on May 3rd, 2016.

Mike will be off half a day on Friday, April 29, 2016.

Mike also reported he will have the sludge hauled away in June.

The BPA and Mike discussed final details on water leakage and how that would be addressed including how to structure cost and how much time a resident would have to repair any leaks.

The BPA had reviewed the wage ordinance and gave Mayor Denny Hahn their recommendations for some changes they would like to see in the ordinance.

Brian Rippeth wanted to go on record that he feels the people who live outside the village limits but use water and/or sewer should paid more for the service.

The BPA also made a recommendation for a 3% raise for the Fiscal Officer position with Don Hughes approving; second by Brian Rippeth. All others approved.

Mayor Denny Hahn reported that the village solicitor, Julie Dreher, of Miller, Mast, Mason and Bowling would like to leave Miller, Mast, Mason and Bowling to go out on her own. She has spoken with Max Miller and requested that she be able to continue to be the Village Solicitor as her own account. Mr. Miller did not have a problem with that. The Mayor would like to present to Council that he feels Julie is doing a good job but would like Max Miller to still oversee Julie. BPA thought that was a good idea and the Mayor will check into how that can be arranged.


A motion for adjournment was made by Don Hughes; second by Brian Rippeth. All others approved. The next BPA meeting will be on Monday, May 23rd, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall.