Paulding Village Council met in Regular Session on January 4, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building. Mayor Greg Reinhart called the meeting to order.
Council elected Randy Daeger Council President with the following seating: second seat, Jim Guelde; third seat, Ryan Mapes; fourth seat, Dan Workman; fifth seat, Tim Boss; sixth seat, Barb Rife.
Finance Director Annette Hasch called roll with the following members present: Randy Daeger, Jim Guelde, Ryan Mapes, Dan Workman, Tim Boss, and Barb Rife. Solicitor Mike Jones was present via Skype. Administrator Harry Wiebe was absent.
Barb Rife motioned to approve the minutes of the December 21th Council meeting, seconded by Randy Daeger. Vote: all yea.
Resolution No. 1311-15 re: A Resolution Declaring the Official Intent and Reasonable Expectation of the Village of Paulding, Ohio, on behalf of the State of Ohio (the Borrower) to Reimburse its Ohio Small Government Capital Improvements Program for the Water Meter Replacement, Project No. CT72S/CT73S with the Proceeds of Tax Exempt Debt of the State of Ohio was read for the third time. Randy Daeger motioned to approve legislation, seconded by Tim Boss. Vote: all yea.
Finance Director Annette Hasch asked about 2016 Council Rules. The new council members were given council rules to review for next Council Meeting.
Mayor, Greg Reinhart wanted everyone to see his letter taking a leave of absence from
the EMS and Fire Department.
Mayor, Greg Reinhart appointed Cory Walker to the Board of Zoning Appeals and Tom Diaz to the Recreation Board.
Mayor, Greg Reinhart stated when he was running from Mayor his goal to keep the EMS, Fire Department and the Police Department with the equipment that they needed to do their jobs. With the bad publicity that the Police Departments get he would like to see our Police Department get 4 or 5 body cameras. Police Chief, Randy Crawford has looked at a few different cameras. The company is willing to discount the first camera at a cost of $150.00, so that it may be checked out before other ones are purchased. The normal cost is $300.00 per camera. The camera stay charged about eight hours of continuous usage. A policy would have to be enacted for rules of usage. An external hard drive would also need to be purchased. Randy is hoping that only hard drive would have to be purchased each year. These expenses would come out of the Drug Law Enforcement Fund #203. Solicitor, Mike Jones asked Chief Crawford what the position of the Police Chiefs Association in Ohio was regarding the body cameras. Randy said that they are adopting them and encouraging them to have the body cameras. Randy Daeger motioned for the purchase of the 5 body cameras and a hard drive for the Police Department using the Drug Law Enforcement Fund #203, seconded by Barb Rife. Vote: all yea.
Mayor, Greg Reinhart also spoke about AR-15 (assault weapons) that are being carried by Sheriff Departments and other local Police Departments. He thinks that we should look into purchasing an assault rifle for each Police cruiser. Chief Randy Crawford said he can look into what kind of rifles other departments are using and the cost of them.
Randy Daeger wanted to welcome all of the new members.
Mayor, Greg Reinhart said the next Council Meeting will be January 19, 2016 @ 6:30.
Randy Daeger motioned to pay the bills, seconded by Barb Rife. Vote: all yea.
Mayor, Greg Reinhart asked that Council go into Executive session to discuss the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion, or compensation of a public employee or official, or the investigation of charges or complaints against a public employee, official, licensee, or regulated individual, unless the public employee, official, licensee, or regulated individual requests a public hearing.
Randy Daeger motioned for Council to move into Executive Session for personnel matters, seconded by Jim Guelde. Vote: all yea
Randy Daeger motioned for Council to move into Regular Session, seconded by Barb Rife. Vote: all yea.
Barb Rife motioned to adjourn, seconded by Jim Guelde. Vote: all yea.