KILLBUCK VILLAGE COUNCIL
December 16th, 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, Residents Aaron Chanay, Scott Kashuba, Craig Hitchcock, Ed Britt, Keith Mohler, Jeff Chaney, Jack Whitney and Michelle Simmons of WKLM.
Approval of the previous meeting minutes was given with a motion by Lisa Kauffman; second by Rick Allison. All others approved.
Citizen’s Comments / Companies
Killbuck Fire Department members were present to discuss the meeting that was held December 11th at the Fire District 1 about charging Killbuck Fire Department for runs that they do for them. The Mayor Denny Hahn, Council Members Lisa Kauffman and Rick Allison attended the meeting. Killbuck Fire District feels they do not have a choice but to pay the $475.00 that Fire District 1 wants to charge them. The Mayor responded that since it is only 10 to 15 times a year and that Killbuck Fire District needs the coverage; they will have to go with it. The real problem is the number of members the Killbuck Fire District has. New members are hard to recruit and to keep. There is extensive training that is required and some people that would be interested cannot give the time it takes to be trained and to stay current. Future options could be combining with other fire districts that are having the same issues. The Killbuck Fire District’s next meeting is the 2nd Monday of the month, January 13th at the fire house at 7:00 p.m.
Brian Rippeth reported the new quote from Engineering Associates for the North and South ends of Main Street presented the quote for the curbing/bike lane project on Main Street. Total for South Main/Purdy Street would be $202,500.00. Total for North Main Street would be $368,000.00. Total of construction would be $570,500.00 with construction contingencies (10%) of $570,000.00 for 57,050.00 and a total construction cost of $627,550.00. Engineering cost would be $113,000.00. With this quote there are some assumptions. They are as follows:
1. Additional right-or-way will not be required,
2. North of the square includes widening 2 feet on each side, plus straight curb. South of the square only includes straight curb.
3. Curb will be run to face of walk on side streets.
4. This includes drainage improvements at Railroad St. and Duncan St.
5. ODOT will pay 80% of construction only for North Main St. out of Transportation Alternative Program funds; since it will function as Bikeway. A letter of interest is due by February 1, 2014 and if selected to submit for funding, you would find out by August if your project is funded.
Mr. Baker went on to say that since ODOT would only cover 80% of the construction for the North Main section and none of the engineering costs, they would apply to OPWC for rest of the construction costs and the 20% of engineering remaining. Estimates for South Main will probably run $125,000.00 to $150,000.00.
Council Member Dave Tennant inquired for Christopher Jones of Gatherco Inc. if anything has been heard about the permit to bore under the roads going up to Pride of the Hills. The Village solicitor was to rewrite the permit. The Mayor has not heard anything but will follow up on it.
Ordinances & Resolutions
The Mayor reported that he has received many comments on how great the Village Christmas lights look. Also comments on how nice it is to have things going on at the theater and in the Village.
A 3% raise was given Mike Judson, Steve Patterson and Brian Rippeth for 2014 with a motion by Tim Carter; second by Lisa Kauffman. All others approved.
Council Member Lisa Kauffman reported the Killbuck Savings Bank would like to donate $200.00 to the Park savings account for a future park project. A motion to accept the donation was given by Lisa Kauffman; second by Dave Tennant. All others approved.
Last Friday Rick Allison and Brian Rippeth planted a tree that was donated in memory of Lou Geib. It is a Sunset maple. They also burned the brush pile.
Mayor recommended that Council keep Brian Rippeth as the Street Commissioner. A motion to keep Brian Rippeth was given by Rick Allison; second by Lisa Kauffman. All others approved.
Street Commissioner Brian Rippeth reported that he put up new lights in the street garage.
A motion to adjourn was made by Dave Tennant; second by Pat Mishler. All others approved.
The next council meeting will be Monday December 30th, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall.
Fiscal Officer Mayor