The mayor called the Oct. 19 Lakeview Village Council meeting to order and led the council in the Pledge of Allegiance. The roll call was read and everyone answered the roll.
The minutes of the last meeting were approved as written. A motion was made by Traci Snyder to pay the bills and seconded by Dennis Harford. All voted yes and the motion passed.
A motion was made by Eric Barhorst and seconded by Dennis Harford to transfer $2,483.04 into the Elevated Tank Fund and $3,782.69 into the Water Treatment Plant Fund from the CIWA Fund for September balancing. All voted yes and the motion passed.
The fire chief was called out on a fire call and could not be present.
Village Administrator Pat Parish reported he had talked to John Cleek with the CDC of Ohio and we will be getting funded for a grant for two storm drains. This grant is for $300,000 and the village’s share will be $30,000 to $35,000. He also reported that the demolition of the three homes is moving along. One is down and the other two will most likely be finished this week based on the availability of dumpsters.
Eric Barhorst asked if the village could start getting a game plan for the new park property recently acquired by the village from the school. Pat will get an aerial photo of the park and the committee will meet to start planning. Eric also reported he attended the presentation last Saturday morning of the new engine from Honda Transmission for our Fire Department rescue watercraft and the engine was very nice. Lots of pictures were taken and a plaque was presented to Honda Transmission for their generous donation. He will see that the pictures get to the Fiscal Officer to be put on the website.
Solicitor Connor Kinsey reported the Village now has the signed and recorded deed from the school in its possession.
The Mayor then asked what date Council wished to set the public auction of the two properties that will be sold. Much discussion ensued and since we have to advertise for five consecutive weeks in the paper, a date was set of December 15th, 2015. Regarding the North Street property, it was decided the minimum bid would be just what expenses the Village has in the property which was approximately $1,200.00 and the minimum bid for the 1.3 acres of the old school property would be $30,000.00. Frank Dietz made a motion to have the public auction on December 15th for both the North Street and the old school property and the motion was seconded by Traci Snyder. All voted and the results were the following: Barhorst, No; Shoffner, Yes; Harford, Yes; Dietz, Yes; Snyder, Yes; and Brentlinger, Yes. The motion passed by a majority vote. The Village Solicitor will draft a letter to send to the county informing them of the sale of the two properties.
Traci Snyder reported that the chili cook off at Emil Davis Park went well with the winners being Jason Snyder and Traci Snyder! They will donate their winnings back to the Village in the form of a new tree being planted at the park! Traci also asked if the Village could offer rides to the voters in the upcoming election in November since the polling precinct had been moved away from the Village office. Discussion was held and it was decided it would be too much of a liability to the Village to offer anyone a ride.
Frank Dietz reported the Employee Benefit and Handbook Committee met and is working on an updated handbook. The Finance Committee will meet this Thursday.
Jacqueline Shoffner asked Pat if a tree had been chosen for Christmas and Pat reported yes. A tree had been donated by Peggy Widmark and there would be a plaque placed by the tree. Jacqueline reported that the Widmark family would like to make some remarks during the ceremony.
The Fiscal Officer reported to the Council that she had a meeting with the State Treasurer’s office and they would like the Village to participate in the OhioCheckBook. Com program to allow all residents free access to the Village’s expenses through the OhioCheckBook.com website. There is no cost to the Village and she encouraged all Council members to visit the site and become familiar with it. She also reported our Village website is up and running and she had arranged for our website to be linked to the Logan County Chamber’s website. Council also requested our website be linked to the Indian Lake’s website also. She reported a zoning permit had been issued to a property outside of the village and council instructed the resident’s money be returned to them. In regard to the Board of Review for the new income tax ordinance, she reported that the occupants of the Board can serve free of charge or they can be compensated, it is up to each individual Village. She then asked Council to consider passing a motion to require any employee who is getting a raise for any reason to have the raise go into effect the next payroll period from the date of the raise. Discussion ensued and a motion was made by Traci Snyder and seconded by Eric Barhorst that any raise given would go into effect the next payroll period from the effective date of the raise. All voted yes and the motion passed. The Fiscal Officer also explained the telephone line problem in the Fire Department and she was instructed to get TWCBC to figure it out and get it resolved at no extra cost to the Village. The Fiscal Officer reported to Council she had been asked by a village employee if a home that is decorated for Christmas could be put on the website. Council discussed it and decided that it should be put on the Village’s Facebook page rather than the Village website. She will relay the message to the employee.
Eric Barhorst asked if Pat had sent the letter to the EMS and Pat reported that he did.
A motion was made to adjourn by Eric Barhorst and seconded by Traci Snyder. All voted yes and the meeting adjourned.
The next meeting will be November 2nd, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.
Submitted by the village of Lakeview.