Village of Russells Point


By Mayor Robin Reames - Russells Point



Post Meeting Notes August 17, 2015

All council members were present.

Previous meeting minutes were approved as submitted.

Fiscal Officer’s Report was approved as submitted.

Code Enforcement Officer, Roger Brown reported activity from the past month.

1 Teardown Permit was issued, 2 cases of violations were referred to Bellefontaine Municipal Court, 2 cases of violations were referred to Mayor’s Court and 2 contractor registrations were issued.

Chief Freyhof addressed the council. He advised that he was working on getting quotes for the MARCS installation. The Indian Lake Home Coming Parade will be held on September 24, 2015.

Sharon DeVault, Chairwoman of the Parks and Recreation Board presented a quote from Total Recreation Solutions for $1590.00 for installation and shipping costs for the repair of the playground equipment at the Municipal Park. Council approved the expenditure.

Pat Cochenour, Chairwoman of the Board of Public Affairs, submitted a letter from Dale Albert, Water Superintendent concerning the pooling of water near the intersection of Madison Ave and Garfield Ave. The letter explained that there was no chlorine detected in the water. Miles Leak Detection attempted to locate any leaks and found none. The source of the water cannot be confirmed; however there are several natural springs in the village. The road way will soon be repaired.

Resolution 15-814 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF RUSSELLS POINT, OHIO TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH VERIZON WIRELESS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A CELLULAR PHONE TOWER IN THE VILLAGE OF RUSSELLS POINT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY IN THE VILLAGE OF RUSSELLS POINT, OHIO

This resolution was concerning the required movement of the temporary Verizon tower per FCC regulations. It was noted by Councilman Dave Wallace that there may have been an extension of time granted by the FCC. Council took no action

Resolution 15-815 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE LOGAN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE LOGAN COUNTY BUILDING AUTHORITY TO PERMIT THE LOGAN COUNTY BUILDING AUTHORITY TO ENFORCE THE COMMERCIAL BUILDING CODE AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY IN THE VILLAGE OF RUSSELLS POINT, OHIO

This resolution was in response to the Logan County Building Authority taking on the task of Commercial Building Code Enforcement in Logan County. The council requested that Ken Etherington attend the next council meeting to discuss the matter. Council took no action.

OLD BUSINESS

The traffic light at US 33 and SR 708 has been operating correctly. However the wiring in the “Loop System” will need to be replaced soon. Quotes will be gathered.

Jones & Henry Engineering addressed the council concerning the Community Development Block Grant funded storm water project. Project costs are significantly higher than expected. Options for more funding were presented. The council requested that the grant administrator attend the next council meeting to discuss this further.

NEW BUSINESS

Councilman Dave Wallace had informed that Mayor that the sea wall at the end of Warren Ave may be in need of repair.

The next council meeting that would have been held on September 7, 2015 has been rescheduled for Tuesday September 8, 2015.

Councilman John Huffman made a motion to waive permit fees for signage and decorations associated with the Home Coming Parade. Motion passed.

Councilman Dave Wallace expressed concern for the parcel that serves as a parking area to the John and Mary Rudolph Nature Area. The Village Solicitor explained that although that property was not owned by the village, that there was an easement in place. There are concerns as to whether or not this needs to become a dust free surface or if there should be at least an apron to the road way.

The village has had to remediate properties that have not become compliant to Code Enforcement’s Notices of Violation. Councilman Dave Wallace expressed concern of trees being removed. Jason Richter of the Street and Water Department advised that the over growth had made it difficult to get to the water meter. Mayor Reames explained that the trees were on what is perceived to be the property line. The occupants of the neighboring parcel asked for assistance with removing the trees. The neighbors provided the equipment needed to remove the trees and individuals with court ordered community service provided labor.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:52pm.

By Mayor Robin Reames

Russells Point

Submitted by Russells Point Mayor Robin Reames

Submitted by Russells Point Mayor Robin Reames