Paulding Village Council met in Regular Session on June 6, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building. Mayor Greg Reinhart called the meeting to order.
Finance Director Annette Hasch called roll with the following members present: Randy Daeger, Robert L. Boyd, Ryan Mapes, Danny Workman, Tim Boss, and Barb Rife. Administrator Harry Wiebe was also present, as was Solicitor Mike Jones via Skype.
Tim Boss motioned to approve the minutes of the May 16th Council meeting, seconded by Robert L. Boyd. Vote: Randy Daeger, abstain; Robert L. Boyd, yea; Ryan Mapes, yea; Dan Workman, yea; Tim Boss, yea; Barb Rife, yea.
Zoning Inspector, Ron Schmidt was present along with Paulding-Putnam Electric representative Alan Kohart. Paulding-Putnam Electric is seeking to erect a 195’ tower on their property. This tower will be used for communicating with their substations and their trucks. This building application was proposed to the Planning Commission on May 19, 2016, and passed unanimously.
Dan Workman motioned to accept the recommendation of the Planning Commission’s approval of the Building Permit from Paulding-Putnam Electric to erect a tower, seconded by Barb Rife. Vote: all yea.
Barb Rife reported on the Utility Committee meeting held on June 1, 2016. The following matters were discussed:
· The service agreement with GE regarding the Micro-filtration system. Looking
at ways to save money by possibly going with a longer term agreement or weighing the cost of not using a service agreement at all. Gary Donat will talk with GE to determine some cost saving opportunities and report back to committee. The current agreement is a one year contract and expires on July 31st.
· The lagoon mixers are still not working. Units must be operational by July 1st as mandated with our agreement with the OEPA. The current company representative has not been helpful in resolving the problems. Schweller Electric will work on retrofitting the PLT and thereby getting mixers to work. The Solicitor will be notified to proceed with potential litigation procedures.
· Harmful Algae Bloom (HAP) Testing will begin next Tuesday.
· The 6 inch water distribution line has been repaired on McDonald Pike. This leak caused 40,000-50,000 gallons/day of clean water to be lost. This will have a savings of approximately one (1) hour pump time each day.
· The Helen Street storm sewer line has had some repair work completed on it. We are waiting for rain to determine if it has solved the drainage problem.
Tim Boss reported on the Recreation Board/Recreation Committee meeting held on May 23, 2016. Peggy Emerson from the Paulding Chamber of Commerce and David Burtch from the Leadership and Action were also present at the committee meeting. The Leadership & Action Project at the Skate Park has now changed from the initial project. They have found different ways to complete the project with quotes for less money. Since the project has changed the Leadership & Action may not need any financial assistance on the project.
Tim Boss reported that the Pool opened on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. There have been several questions regarding group rates. The Recreation Board is recommending the following rates as follows:
· 30-59 people $2.00/person (normal pool hours)
· 60-99 people $1.00/person (normal pool hours)
· Over 99 they rent the pool for $105.00/hour (scheduled)
· Extra charges per hour for Slide or Water Features
Robert L. Boyd made a motion to approve the Recreation Board recommendations for group pool rates, seconded by Dan Workman. Vote: all yea.
Harry Wiebe presented the Administrator’s Agenda. The agenda consisted of the following:
Barb Rife motioned to approve the Administrator’s Agenda, seconded by Tim Boss.
Vote: all yea.
Mayor Reinhart mentioned that Randy Crawford is recommending the employment of Rylee S. Carlisle to be employed as a full-time Police Officer. Mayor Reinhart asked Council for approval of Police Chief Randy Crawford’s recommendation effective June 11, 2016. Robert L. Boyd made a motioned to accept Police Chief Randy Crawford’s recommendation to hire Rylee S. Carlisle as full-time Police Officer, seconded by Ryan Mapes. Vote: all yea.
Mayor Reinhart said he has put on two new Auxiliary people.
The Cemetery Board has asked Mayor Reinhart to remind people what is allowed in the cemetery. If you have any questions, please call the Village Office. If it is not approved the Cemetery Board has the authorization to remove items. The rules are listed on the Mausoleum at Live Oak Cemetery.
Mayor Greg Reinhart announced that Time Warner Cable has merged with Charter Communications.
Mayor Reinhart relayed that the parking tickets collected for May 2016 was $250.00. Mayor’s Court collected $295.00 for the month of May 2016.
Harry Wiebe also wanted to report that he has received a complaint about stray cats roaming and people having too many in the Village. Harry said that there wasn’t anything that the Village could do regarding the cat problem. They have tried in the past without success.
Harry Wiebe has received notification that the final inspection has been completed for the “Safe Routes to School” Project.
Council President Randy Daeger wanted to thank Loop Paving for their fine job on the street repair after the sewer separation project.
Mayor Greg Reinhart asked that Council go into Executive session to discuss the employment of a public employee and imminent court action.
Randy Daeger motioned for Council to move into Executive Session to consider the employment of a public employee and imminent court action, seconded by Dan Workman. Vote: all yea.
Randy Daeger motioned for Council to move into Regular Session, seconded by Robert L. Boyd. Vote: all yea.
Robert L. Boyd asked about a pothole on Summit Street and one on Maple Street. Annette Hasch said she would let the Street Department know of these.
The Council decided to advertise for the Village Administrator position. The salary range will be from $40,000-$46,000 based on experience and qualifications. Applicant must live in the Village of Paulding or be willing to relocate. Applications will be accepted until June 20, 2016.
The following meetings were scheduled:
· Buildings & Ground Committee meeting—Wednesday, June 8, 2016 @ 5:30 p.m.
· Street Committee meeting—Tuesday, June 21, 2016 @ 5:30 p.m.
Ryan Mapes motioned to pay the bills, seconded by Robert L. Boyd. Vote: all yea.
Randy Daeger motioned to adjourn, seconded by Robert L. Boyd. Vote: all yea.