The Nov. 24 Huntsville Village Council meeting was called to order by Mayor William H. Jenkins with the all members answering roll call. The minutes of the last meeting were approved as read. Deb Anderson made a motion to pay bills. Margaret Frazier seconded the motion. All concurred on roll call. Visitors for the evening were Rick Fullerton, Fullerton Insurance and Tom Welsh, Burnham and Flower of Ohio.
Mayor Jenkins gave the floor to Rick Fullerton of Fullerton Insurance. He is our local representative for Public Entities Pool of Ohio (PEP) who insures the Village. Mr. Fullerton introduced Tom Welsh who was here from Burnham and Flower of Ohio to talk to the Council about PEP Insurance. The policy for the Village runs out on the 15th of January, 2016. He told Council that the Village has been a member of PEP since 1997. He went over the proposal and asked the Council to think about a 3 year contract. After some discussion Margaret Frazier motioned to accept the proposal for insurance for the Village. Lori Fisher seconded the motion. All concurred on roll call. The total contribution for this insurance will be $10,997.00. Deb Anderson motioned to sign an agreement locking in the rate for 3 years. Sarah Shirk seconded the motion. All concurred on roll call. The 3 year rate guarantee is subject to a 60% loss ratio.
The mayor received a contract from the sheriff’s office for police protection for the year 2016. Sarah Shirk motioned to authorize the Mayor to sign the agreement with the Sheriff’s department. Jean Cotterman seconded the motion. All concurred on roll call.
Matthew Chamberlain, village solicitor, took the floor next. He gave the Council members a draft of the new income tax ordinance to go over before the next meeting. It must be in effect by January 1st, 2016. He also handed them a draft of the purchase agreement for the school property. He asked that they look it over and if they have any questions or concerns on either draft they should call or e-mail him. These will be discussed at the next Council meeting on December 8th.
There was a third and final reading of Ordinance 777 and there were no objections. Deb Anderson motioned to accept Ordinance 777. Lori Fisher seconded the motion. All concurred on roll call. Ordinance 777 amends the Village park rules and regulations that were set forth in Ordinance 697.
Lori Fisher told Council that the Finance Committee met on November 17th. She made a motion to give the Clerk authorization to move money from account 1000-120-520 and account 1000-790-349 to account 1000-800-510 to pay for surveying costs for the old school property. Sarah Fisher seconded the motion. All concurred on roll call.
Mayor Jenkins told Council that he wants an ordinance in place by January 1st to control truck parking at the Lions Park. He said he either wants a permit for Village residents only or maybe even do away with truck parking all together. He asked the Council to think about it and make a decision so it can be discussed.
Jean Cotterman told Council she received a phone call from a Village resident who almost got hit pulling from Rude Street onto St. Rt. 117. She said there was a vehicle parked on the sidewalk obstructing her view of oncoming traffic. Jean suggested that she call the sheriff’s department and register a complaint. Mayor Jenkins said that the sheriff’s department is aware of the problem and needs to be told when it happens.
Tim Jenkins, Fire Chief, told Council that he had an application for Ashley Knight to become a volunteer EMT. There were no objections from Council. He also told Council that Engine 52 was in for repairs.
Breakfast with Santa at the Huntsville Fire Station on December 5th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Ben Frey adjourned the meeting.
Submitted by the village of Huntsville.