Village Council Minutes
Oberhouse called the regular meeting of Council to order on Tuesday, May 7th,
2002 at 7:30 p.m. A prayer was
offered by Douglas Wegman followed by the Pledge of Alliance to the Flag.
for roll call were Vandersall, Panning, Wegman, Mazur, Brann, and Sharp.
Also attending the meeting were Police Chief, Dan O’Connor; Solicitor,
Michael Marsh; BPA Members, Homer Johnson; Planning Commission Chairman, David
Foulke; Polly Weitzel from the Sentinel-Tribune; and residents, Bob Panning and
minutes from April 16th and 19th, 2002 were reviewed.
As there were no additions or corrections, the minutes were approved as
Bills in the amount of
$6,467.26 were presented for approval of payment.
Sharp moved, seconded by Vandersall, to approve payment of the bills.
The motion carried unanimously.
Johnson gave each Council member a copy of the Board of Public Affairs
Resolution #2002-1 Fixing Water Rates and Water Tap Charge in the Village.
The rate increase will begin with the June usage/July billing.
The grouting of the sanitary
sewer lines on East Street has been started and Bierley Avenue is being
Johnson asked if the Village
could start a compost pile, as a number of people are not happy with the grass
Both Issue II Grants were
turned down for the clarifier and waterline across the river.
A contract for mosquito spraying was received from TONACO, Inc.
Sharp moved to have TONACO spray six times for mosquitoes.
Seconded by Vandersall, the motion carried unanimously.
Dwight and Patty Fertig are
asking Council to reimburse the $144.00 they paid to have their driveway
approach replaced. Sharp moved to
reimburse the Fertigs the $144.00. Seconded
by Vandersall, the motion carried unanimously.
North Branch Nursery made a
donation of $150.00 on labor to straighten two evergreens along the walkway by
the Antique Market.
Dave Foulke reminded Council
of the Planning Commission meeting on the Subdivision Regulations, Wednesday,
May 15th at 7:00 p.m.
At 8:00 p.m. Vandersall moved
to recess the regular meeting of Council so the Annual Joint Cemetery meeting
could be held. Seconded by Sharp,
the motion carried unanimously.
Annual Joint Cemetery Meeting was called to order at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7th,
2002 by Cemetery Board President, Patricia Vandersall.
for roll call were Mayor Oberhouse, Witker, Avers, Vandersall, Panning, Wegman,
Mazur, Brann, and Sharp.
for 2001 were reviewed and approved as submitted.
The financial statement for
2001 was presented. It showed
receipts for 2001 were $13,473.36 and expenses $13,850.71.
Balance on hand December 31, 2001 was $7,724.86.
Sharp moved, seconded by Brann, to accept the financial statement.
The motion carried unanimously.
Witker moved that a Trustee
not be nominated to fill the vacancy on the Cemetery Board for next year until
someone is appointed to fill Gene Walston’s seat.
Seconded by Avers, the motion carried unanimously.
The Township Trustees have thirty days to appoint someone for the
Witker reported that the
Township purchased a second mower last year and this year had them both
reconditioned. The Cemetery Board
will share in that expense. There
is nothing major that has to be done this year at the Cemetery.
There are two part-time
workers helping the Sexton.
Sharp moved at 8:15 p.m. to adjourn the Annual Joint Cemetery Meeting. Wegman seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
The regular meeting of Council
reconvened at 8:15 p.m.
The PUCO has completed a state funded field survey on the Forrest Avenue grade
crossing and submitted a proposal to upgrade the warning devices to flashing
lights and poles. The estimated
cost is $240,000.00 with Pemberville’s share - $75,600.00, PUCO assist
$140,000.00 and CSXT $24,000.00. The
Village might be able to get further assistance for its share from Angels on the
Track. A decision on this proposal
needs to be made before June 3rd.
The Zoning Board of Appeals
granted a variance to Jim and Bonnie Bowe, 155 Joyce Avenue, to put an addition
on their house.
Thanked everyone who helped
with the Beth Hertrick Fund Raiser. A
total of $15,000.00 was received.
Citizens Savings Bank has been offering better CD rates than other banks.
We have a total of $1,650,000.00 in CD investments at this time.
The Park Board found a place
for a skate park and Jeff Bourdo will check with Bradner on theirs.
John Lockard will put fencing around the basketball court, the gazebo is
getting fixed and Jeff has a quote for replacing mulch on the playground area.
They will apply for grant money to replace the round picnic tables.
Personnel Committee will meet Thursday, May 16th.
The swimming pool meeting is scheduled for Saturday, June 8th
at the Village Hall.
has flyers out for a car show “Cruisin’ Night” on June 6th.
He told them that they need to ask Council’s permission to close off SR
Kenneth Henline asked if the
Lands & Buildings Committee is aware of the condition of the salt bin
building. There has been
deterioration to the roof and facer the last five years.
He also wants the sidewalks and curbs done and asked if a program for
sidewalks has been established.
Henline also questioned the
qualifications of Police Officer McHenry to work for the town and wanted Council
to read a letter sent to him by the officer. Council determined this was a civil matter and had nothing to
do with the Police Department. The
Chief said he evaluates his employees by the job they do for the Village.
Bob Panning aired complaints
about having been stopped six times in town by the police.
someone that is interested in the brick from the old utility building if they
decide to tear it down and the old salt spreader that was purchased and not
there was no further business to be brought before Council at this time, Brann
moved, seconded by Vandersall, to adjourn the meeting at 9:15 p.m.