The Lakeview mayor called the Feb. 16 village council meeting to order and led council in the Pledge of Allegiance. The roll call was read and Mr. Barhorst and Mr. Brentlinger were absent from the roll. A motion was made by Dennis Harford to excuse Mr. Barhorst and Mr. Brentlinger and the motion was seconded by Frank Dietz. All voted yes and the motion passed.
The minutes of the last meeting were approved as written. A motion was made by Frank Dietz to pay the bills and seconded by Dennis Harford. All voted yes and the motion passed.
The fire chief was present and reported that his department participated in an ice rescue training the past Saturday, which his department hosted. There were about 18 participants that went through the six hour training that included fire fighters from Huntsville, DeGraff, Quincy and Wapakoneta. Indian Lake EMS provided a unit on stand-by. It was a total controlled training. The Chief also announced there will be a Bowling Green Fire School coming up in March. He is working with a grant writer to apply for a grant for the upgrade to the antenna system that his department will need when they move into the new building. There is a $100,000 grant available to help with updating equipment and all antennas and hand-held radios needed to be compliant with the department’s communication needs. The Council agreed and approved the grant writer to prepare and submit the grant for a fee of $700.00.
The village administrator and the village solicitor were not present.
Dennis Harford then asked why the village was purchasing needed items when they have to travel over 10 miles one way to purchase the item when the item can be purchased locally. The Mayor stated that this would be discussed with the Village Administrator upon his return.
Jacqueline Shoffner then stated that parking is still an issue on Center Street and also asked if anything had been done about the burnt garage and the fiscal officer reported that the owner of the garage has been in touch with the zoning officer to inquire about a permit to level the structure.
The Fiscal Officer reported that the two new utility trucks have been delivered to the Village and as soon as the titles arrive, plates will be applied for. The fiscal officer also reported that seven new complaints were filed against delinquent tax payers and the Notice of Commencement for construction of the new fire house had been filed with the Logan County Recorder.
The Mayor then had the second reading of Ordinance 2015-16 adopting the Ohio Basic Code. A motion to pass Ordinance 2015-15 was made by Frank Dietz and seconded by Dennis Harford. All voted yes and the motion passed for the second reading.
The Mayor then reviewed a plan update on the Logan County Solid Waste District. Discussion was held and Council requested a member from Logan County Solid Waste come to the next Council meeting to answer some questions about the plan. The Fiscal Officer was asked to call and request a representative attend the next meeting. The Mayor then read a request for a proclamation on September being the National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month from Linda Hoetger. All Council agreed to pass the proclamation and the Fiscal Officer was asked to prepare it for the next meeting.
A motion was made to adjourn by Dennis Harford and seconded by Frank Dietz. All voted yes and the meeting adjourned.
The next meeting will be March 7th, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.
Submitted by the village of Lakeview