Post Meeting Notes Jan. 4”
The Mayor swore in Council Members Dave Wallace and Marie Hendel and Board of Public Affairs Trustees, Greg Iiams and Ann Elleman.
All Council Members were present.
The previous meeting minutes were approved as submitted.
The Mayor’s Court was approved as submitted.
Chairwoman of the Parks and Recreation Board, Sharon DeVault, advised that the repairs to the playground equipment by Play Mart may be done as soon as this week and that she had received the packet for the Mary Rutan Foundation Grant intended to be used for the purpose of purchasing rubber mulch for the Municipal Park.
Chief Freyhof reported that Officer Jerrod Bowman will begin EMT training in January of 2016 and his training should be completed in May of 2016.
ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF SURPLUS VILLAGE PROPERTY BY INTERNET AUCTION AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
The three reading rule was waived and the resolution passed. This resolution is done each year. The village uses GovDeals.com for internet auction of surplus, obsolete and UN needed property.
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO COMPLETE AN APPLICATION TO ACCEPT A MARY RUTAN FOUNDATION COMMUNITY HEALTH AND WELLNESS GRANT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY IN THE VILLAGE OF RUSSELLS POINT, OHIO.
The three reading rule was waived and the resolution passed. This resolution will allow for the acceptance of the grant from Mary Rutan Foundation awarded for the purpose of purchasing rubber mulch for the Municipal Park.
Chairwoman of the Board of Public Affairs, Pat Cochenour thanked the council for filling the vacancies on the Board of Public Affairs by appointing Greg Iiams and Ann Elleman.
The council scheduled a Special Meeting for January 20, 2016 at 7pm to include the Board of Public Affairs for the purpose of reviewing the job description drafts that have been submitted by Clemans-Nelson Associates
The Storm Water Committee Chairwoman, Libby Stidam advised the council that the committee had requested that the Board of Public Affairs reduce the water rates to residential customers by $1.00 and commercial customers by $2.00 and assist the council in establishing a Storm Water Utility with a rate of $1.00 per residential customer and $2.00 per commercial customer. This action would create a Storm Water Utility without any additional cost to the residents. This new rate structure will only affect water customers that are within the corporation limits of the village. By establishing a Storm Water Utility the village will have more opportunities to apply for grants, no interest and low interest loans for the purpose of improving and maintaining the storm water infrastructure in the village.
The Mayor advised that it had been brought to the attention of the village that there are no street lights on Coon Drive. There is a preexisting pole and lamp that had been privately paid for by a resident. However this is no longer the case. The lamp may be added to the existing street light contract with Miami Valley Lighting at a cost of $155.00 annually or kept as a “Night Guard” lamp at a cost of $186.00 annually. The light will be added to the Miami Valley Street Light Contract.
All Council Members except John Huffman and Dave Wallace withdrew their nominations for the position of President Pro Tem. Councilman John Huffman was re-elected to the position of President Pro Tem.
A draft of more detailed council rules was submitted by the Mayor for adoption. The council chose to review the draft and discuss it at the next regular meeting. A motion was made by Dave Wallace and seconded by John Huffman to re-adopt the current council rules. The motion passed.
Councilwoman Joan Maxwell will continue to serve as the village’s representative on the Indian Joint Fire District Board and Councilwoman Marie Hendel will serve as the village’s representative on the Indian Lake Emergency Medical Services Board.
A Police Levy Committee meeting was scheduled for January 13, 2015 at 7pm. Anyone that is interested in the Police Levy is encouraged to attend. Participants are not required to be registered voters or residents of the village.
Parks and Recreation Chairwoman Sharon DeVault requested that the Mayor review the agreement with Verizon to ensure that the area of Leppich Field Ball Park affected by the construction of the Verizon Tower is to be restored to its original form post construction. Councilman Dave Wallace requested review of the construction plans to ensure that the fuel source used for the backup generator associated with the tower will not affect storm water in the case of heavy rain events or flooding.
The regularly scheduled meeting on Martin Luther King Day and President’s Day will be held as scheduled.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:57pm
Submitted by Robin Reames, Mayor, Russells Point.