October 7th, 2013

Recital of the Pledge:  The meeting was called to order by Mayor Denny Hahn.  Council Members Rick Allison, Jeremy Scheetz, Lisa Kauffman, Tim Carter, Dave Tennant and Pat Mishler were present.  Also present was Street Commissioner Brian Rippeth, BPA Member Kevin Kauffman, Michelle Simmons of WKLM and Kelley Mohr of the Daily Record.


Approval of the previous meeting minutes with changes was given with a motion by Dave Tennant; second by Rick Allison.  Tim Carter and Lisa Kauffman abstained.  All others approved.



Citizen’s Comments / Visitors


Old Business

Council President Rick Allison reviewed the siren cost and questioned the fact that if our share with the County offer is $6,500 should we go with the first offer of $4,500.  It would be a smaller siren and would not rotate.  After some discussion, it was decided to play it by ear for now to see what the actual cost from the County will be before making a decision.



Ordinances & Resolutions



Village Committees



New Business


Mayor reported that a resident came to him about the new storm sewer drains on the route 60 project and wondered if they should be painted so that they do not rust out.  Street Commissioner Brian Rippeth assured the Council that they would not rust out.


Betty Miller ask the Fiscal Officer to let the Council know that she thinks the storm sewer in the alley behind her house is caving in.  Street Commissioner Brian Rippeth said it is not and was built that way as a low spot to collect the water.


Fiscal Officer Nyla Burick reported that LaVonne Flickinger and her went through all 80 plus boxes of records and reduced the number down to 15.  The content of these 15 boxes will go on the Village record retention schedule.  All the other boxes are items that can be shredded and will be put on the one time deletion list for the Ohio Historical and Record Retention Committee to approve for shredding.


Village garage sales are this weekend.


Money needs to be moved from County Auditor and Treasurer Fees A17G230 to Building Supplies and Materials A17E240 in the amount of $500.00.  A motion to move the money was given by Tim Carter; second by Dave Tennant.  All others approved.


Money needs to be moved from Grant Match A17I235 to Other General Government A17J240 in the amount of $1,300.00.  A motion to move the money was given by Dave Tennant; second by Tim Carter.  All others approved.




Park fall league is completed.

Top soil was purchased and some reseeding was done.

Most trash barrels are put away for the winter.


Street Commissioner Brian Rippeth reported that a rototiller could be used at the park and in other areas of the Village for when digging and repairs are made and yards are torn up.  He priced a used one from Gingerich Tractor for $1,000.00.  This could be split three ways between Park, Street and Water/Sewer. Brian explained that the Park could use it on the sand lot and lower field, the Street Department and the Water/ Sewer Departments could use it for finish work when something is dug up.  A motion to purchase was given by Rick Allison; second by Jeremy Scheetz.  All others approved.





The Mayor reported that the next meeting with Jim Hartzler about the zoning will be October 17th at 4:30 at the Village Hall for the task force. The cost will be $3,100.00. This is the Village’s half as the County agreed to pay the other half.  A motion to accept the contract was given by Lisa Kauffman; second by Pat Mishler.  All others approved.


Street Commissioner

Street Commissioner Brian Rippeth reported that the blacktop project is complete.


Brian also reported that the leaf pickup will start around October 20th as soon as he has a place to dump the leaves. If there is dog waste in the leaves he will not pick them up so please do not rake the waste into the leaves.






Executive Session




A motion to pay bills was given by Rick Allison; second by Dave Tennant.  Tim Carter voted nay. All others approved.


A motion to adjourn was made by Dave Tennant; second by Tim Carter. All others approved.


The next council meeting will be Monday October 21st, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall.


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Fiscal Officer                                                     Mayor



Council President