The DeGraff Village Council convened in regular session 7-8:10 p.m. Sept. 1, 2015, in the 107 S. Main St. building.
Mayor Gary L. Comer 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 Chuck Bertschman Present
Jenny LeClair Present Jennifer Bowman Present
Dennis Stout Present
EMPLOYEES: George K Piersall, Linda K Harford
Chuck Bertschman moved to suspend the reading of the Aug. 18 Minutes, and to approve them as written and submitted by the Fiscal Officer. Dennis Stout seconded the motion. Votes were: Sue E Walls, Aye; Chuck Bertschman, Aye; Jenny LeClair, Aye; Jennifer Bowman, Aye; Dennis Stout, Aye. Motion
Zoning: Nothing to report.
Solicitor: Nothing to report.
STREET COMMITTEE: The Committee reported on the status of the paving project (paving is in progress and almost done), and the Storm Sewer Project on Cretcher Ave. (S.R. 235).
Police Chief Report – Reported that the Fiscal Officer certified the funds in the amount of $ 7,954 for a thirty-six (36 months at a cost of $ 242.16 per month) Lease to Own financial package and entered into Contract with Motorola Solutions for three (3) MARCs Police Radios; which was previously approved by council. Chief Piersall gave a status report on the response to the Public Entities Pool of Ohio Insurance Company on the request to update Police Department “Ride-A-Long” Policy. Chief Piersall also gave a report on the DeGraff Country Fair event; and noted that the Police Department coverage went well and no major complaints were issued.
Fire Chief Report – Nothing to report.
FINANCE COMMITTEE: Sue E. Walls announced that the next regular Finance Meeting will be held on Sept. 14, 2015, at 6 p.m. at the Municipal Building.
The Fiscal Officer presented the tax levy and mill information on the Resolution Accepting the Amounts and Rates As determined by the Budget Commission. The Fiscal Officer reported that the 2016 Health Department subdivision breakdown for the DeGraff Village will be $ 6,822 based on a 1.137 percentage of our assessed Valuation of $ 13,022,170.
Linda reported that the Logan County Board of Elections had contacted her by letter informing the village that the language on the November ballot for the two (2) Renewal Levies (Greenwood Union Cemetery, and Fire Levy) has been approved by the Secretary of State’s Office.
PARKS & RECREATION: The Committee reported that the walking track is done and looks real nice.
CEMETARY: Update on the status of burials and operations.
JOINT SEWER BOARD: The members will meet in Special Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, at 7 p.m. at the Q/D Wastewater Treatment Plant Facility due to the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, Sept. 7. There was a lack of quorum for the Aug. 3 meeting. Mayor Comer informed Council that all the sludge at the plant has been removed from the plant.
LIBRARY: Nothing to report.
ORDINANCES/RESOLUTIONS: The Fiscal Officer presented Resolution15-22; A Resolution Accepting the Amounts and Rates as determined by the Budget Commission and Authorizing the necessary Tax Levies and Certifying them to the County Auditor. Jennifer Bowman moved to adopt Resolution as presented by the Fiscal Officer. Chuck Bertschman seconded the motion. Votes were: Sue E Walls, Aye; Chuck Bertschman, Aye; Jenny LeClair, Aye; Jennifer Bowman, Aye; Dennis Stout, Aye. Resolution 15-22
OLD BUSINESS: Mayor Comer gave council a status report on American Gas Lines for the proposed Natural Gas Project, and an update on the several grant applications that the Village submitted for funding for various community projects.
NEW BUSINESS: The Village received an Application for employment from Jason Lundy.
Enter Executive Session: Jennifer Bowman moved to enter Executive Session at 7:55 p.m. to discuss the hiring of a part time Public Employee. Sue E. Walls seconded the motion. Votes were: Sue E. Walls, Aye; Chuck Bertschman, Aye; Jenny LeClair, Aye; Jennifer Bowman, Aye; Dennis Stout, Aye.
Exit Executive Session: Sue E. Walls moved to exit Executive Session at 8:05 p.m., with no action taken. Jennifer Bowman seconded the motion. Votes were: Sue E. Walls, Aye; Jenny LeClair, Aye; Chuck Bertschman, Aye; Jennifer Bowman, Aye; Dennis Stout, Aye.
Following discussion; Jenny LeClair moved to hire Jason Lundy as a part-time as needed employee under Ordinance 28-07 for a rate of $ 10 per hour contigent on a passed physical and background check. Jennifer Bowman seconded the motion. Votes were: Sue E. Walls, Aye; Chuck Bertschman, Aye; Jenny LeClair, Aye; Jennifer Bowman, Aye; Dennis Stout, Abstain.
Mayor Comer announced that the Cherokee Run Landfill, A Republic Services Company will be having an Open House on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. located at 2946 U.S. 68 N. Anyone who plans to attend needs to let Linda know so that she can R.S.V.P. for the Village. There will be a catered lunch provided.
Council inquired about a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Family Dollar Store, and Mayor Comer said he would check with them and see what their plans are.
PAY BILLS: Dennis Stout moved to pay the bills. Jenny LeClair seconded the motion. Votes were: Sue E Walls, Aye; Chuck Bertschman, Aye; Jenny LeClair, Aye; Jennifer Bowman, Aye; Dennis Stout, Aye. Motion
ADJOURN: Mayor Comer adjourned the meeting at 8:10 p.m.
The meeting was adjourned till Sept. 15, 2015, at 7 p.m. at the 107 S. Main St. building in DeGraff.
Submitted by the village of DeGraff