Village of DeGraff


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On Nov. 1, the DeGraff Village Council convened in regular session from 7 to 8:10 p.m. at 107 S. Main St.

Mayor Jennifer Bowman called the meeting to order and led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance with the following members and visitors present: Sue E. Walls, Present, Dennis Stout, Absent, Jenny LeClair, Absent, Kelli Kreglow Stephens, Present, Chuck Bertschman, Present, Beth Neeley, Present.

MINUTES: Chuck Bertschman moved to suspend the reading of the previous minutes and to approve them as written and submitted by the fiscal officer; second by Beth Neeley. Votes were: Sue E. Walls, Aye; Chuck Bertschman, Aye; Kelli Kreglow Stephens, Aye; Beth Neeley, Aye. Motion

EXCUSE ABSENCE: Sue E. Walls moved to excuse Jenny LeClair from the meeting; second by Kelli Kreglow Stephens. Votes were: Sue E. Walls, Aye; Chuck Bertschman, Aye; Kelli Kreglow Stephens, Aye; Beth Neeley, Aye. Motion

Beth Neeley moved to excuse Dennis Stout from the meeting; second by Chuck Bertschman. Votes were: Sue E. Walls, Aye; Chuck Bertschman, Aye; Kelli Kreglow Stephens, Aye; Beth Neeley, Aye.

Motion

Mayor Jennifer Bowman informed Council that Council member Dennis Stout will be involved in night training for his job, and he will not be able to go back to his day hours until his training is complete. Following discussion; Chuck Bertschman moved to approve a Leave of Absence for Dennis Stout in accordance with ORC 705.13 till April 23, 2017; second by Beth Neeley. Votes were: Sue E. Walls, Aye; Chuck Bertschman, Aye; Kelli Kreglow Stephens, Aye; Beth Neeley, Aye. Motion+

VISITORS: One resident in attendance to observe.

EMPLOYEE REPORTS:

Zoning: Mayor Bowman met with Zoning Officer Merle Orsborne earlier, and gave a status report to council concerning nuisance properties and the status of other Zoning matters.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

STREET: The Street Committee reported that department operations are running fine.

CEMETERY: Reported on the status of cemetery operations, including current and future mowing proposals.

JOINT SEWER BOARD: The last meeting of the year is scheduled for December 5, 2016 at 7: pm at the DeGraff Municipal Building at 107 S Main Street, DeGraff; this will be the Annual Joint Council Meeting to discuss and recap the Quincy-DeGraff WWTP Facility 2016 Operation Report and events with plant Operator Jeff Clevenger.

LIBRARY: Nothing to report.

ORDINANCES/RESOLUTIONS: The Fiscal Officer presented Ordinance 16-19; An Ordinance to Establish the Position of Maintenance Technician Trainee for full-time employment establishing compensation and benefits therefor, and declaring an Emergency.

Following discussion: Chuck Bertschman moved to suspend the rules; second by Sue E. Walls. Votes were: Sue E. Walls, Aye; Chuck Bertschman, Aye; Kelli Kreglow Stephens, Aye; Beth Neeley, Aye.

Chuck Bertschman moved to adopt Ordinance 16-19 as presented by the Fiscal Officer, by Emergency Measure; second by Kelli Kreglow Stephens. Votes were: Sue E. Walls, Aye; Chuck Bertschman, Aye; Kelli Kreglow Stephens, Aye; Beth Neeley, Aye. Ordinance 16-19(emergency measure)

Following discussion: Chuck Bertschman moved to hire Rodger Jones to fill the position of fulltime

Maintenance Technician Trainee, effective November 2, 2016; second by Beth Neeley. Votes were Sue E. Walls, Aye; Chuck Bertschman, Aye; Kelli Kreglow Stephens, Aye; Beth Neeley, Aye.

Motion

OLD BUSINESS: Mayor Bowman reported that two (2) more security lights have been installed at the

village Annex Building, for the Library and Police Department.

Mayor Bowman announced that the Riverside School Board of Education approved the Resolution for the Natural Gas Project on Thursday, and American Pipeline will be hosting a Ground Breaking Ceremony on Tuesday, November 15th at 3:00 PM at the Riverside Local Schools Facilities.

NEW BUSINESS: The Hometown Holiday Festivities will be celebrated on Monday, December 12th; Santa Clause will be at the Schindewolf Pirate Den on S Main Street at 6:00 pm, following the parade.

The next Council meeting will be held on November 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Municipal Building.

Following discussion: Sue E. Walls moved to have the Fiscal Officer advertise Leaf pick up from November 1, 2016 to November 23, 2016, including specific annual instructions for the leaf pick up event; second by Kelli Kreglow Stephens. Votes were: Sue E. Walls, Aye; Chuck Bertschman, Aye; Kelli Kreglow Stephens, Aye; Beth Neeley, Aye. Motion

PAY BILLS: Sue E. Walls moved to pay bills; second by Kelli Kreglow Stephens. Votes were: Sue E. Walls, Aye; Chuck Bertschman, Aye; Kelli Kreglow Stephens, Aye; Beth Neeley, Aye.

Motion

ADJOURN: Mayor Jennifer L. Bowman adjourned the meeting at 8:10pm.

The meeting was adjourned till November 15, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.

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