The March 22 Huntsville Village Council meeting was called to order by Mayor William H. Jenkins with the following members answering roll call: Deb Anderson, Jean Cotterman, Robin Jenkins and Brenda Jenkins. Lori Fisher was attending the Local Government Officials Conference. The minutes of the last meeting were approved as read. Robin Jenkins made a motion to pay bills. Jean Cotterman seconded the motion. All concurred on roll call. Visitors for the evening were Margaret Frazier and Brian Meadows.
Prior to the meeting there was a meeting of the Finance Committee to finalize permanent appropriations.
The mayor read a letter from the Department of Commerce that notified the village that all permits to sell alcoholic beverages in our village will expire on June 1, 2016. In order to maintain permit privileges, every permit holder must file a renewal application.
He also read a letter from Logan County Emergency Management Agency. Logan County was recently awarded a Federal Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant as a pass through from Ohio EMA so that they can update their Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. The kick-off meeting will be on Tuesday, April 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the County Engineer’s Highway Garage Meeting Room, 1991 Co. Rd. 13, Bellefontaine. The Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan allows Logan County to identify opportunities to lessen damages and casualties that occur when a disaster strikes.
Mayor Jenkins hired Harold Brown to cut down a dead tree at Lions Park. He also asked Mr. Brown to give him a quote on more trees that were marked to be cut down.
Brian Meadows from the Methodist Church was here for a hearing on vacating an alley that passes behind the Church. A notice was placed in the last meetings minutes on March 8th, about the hearing. No one showed up to object to the vacating of the alley. Robin Jenkins motioned to suspend the three reading rule and declare an emergency. Brenda Jenkins seconded the motion. All concurred on roll call. Robin Jenkins motioned to pass Ordinance 783 to vacate the alley. Jean Cotterman seconded the motion. All concurred on roll call.
There was also a hearing on an encroachment easement for the Methodist Church. No one showed up to object to that Resolution either. Jean Cotterman motioned to suspend the three reading rule and declare an emergency and Robin Jenkins seconded the motion. All concurred on roll call. Deb Anderson motioned to pass Resolution 549 and Robin Jenkins seconded the motion. All concurred on roll call.
Village Solicitor, Matthew Chamberlain, told Council that the School Board approved the bid package he sent them for the old school property. The Village will buy the school property and sale off a portion of the land at a public auction. The Village will keep the section of land with the ball park and playground equipment on it.
Matthew also told Council that he is in discussions with Dayton Power & Light for a strip of easement property. He will explain more as the discussions proceed.
Margaret Frazier attended the Council meeting with a request to fill the Council seat vacated by Ben Frey who moved out of the Village. Robin Jenkins nominated Margaret to fill the vacant seat and Brenda Jenkins seconded the motion. All concurred on roll call.
Deb Anderson told Council about the Finance Committee Meeting and that the committee accepted the permanent appropriations. Robin Jenkins motioned to accept Ordinance 782 for permanent appropriation and Deb Anderson seconded the motion. All concurred on roll call.
Deb also wanted the Clerk to remind everyone of the Village clean-up days starting Monday, May 16th and ending Friday, May 20th at noon. Nothing will be picked up after noon on Friday.
Tim Jenkins, Zoning Inspector, told Council that he received an application for conditional use from Jamie and Renee Beaver. They have purchased property at 4802 St. Rt. 274 W and wish to tear down the house on the property and put up a 3 bay garage for automotive repair.
Brenda Jenkins adjourned the meeting.
Submitted by the village of Huntsville.