Paulding Village Council met in Regular Session on September 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. Solicitor Mike Jones was absent.
Randy Daeger motioned to approve the minutes of the August 15th Council meeting, seconded by Robert L. Boyd. Vote: all yea.
Judge John DeMuth was present at the meeting to ask if anyone had any questions about his upcoming election for Probate/Juvenile Court.
Carol Merz was present at the meeting asking about the alley behind her house that the Council in presently vacating with Ordinance No. 1523-16.
Tim Boss reported on the Ordinance Committee meeting held on August 23, 2016. The committee was asked to revisit the ordinance concerning the first level apartments in the downtown areas. The Ordinance Committee is recommending no action at this time.
Barb Rife reported on the Utility Committee meeting held on August 29, 2016. The following matter was discussed:
· The meeting was to discuss the installation of individual water meters at the trailer park on the South edge of Paulding, known as Paulding Mobile Home Park. The prospective new owners had requested that the water/sewer rates be classified as residential instead of commercial. They would need to install an individual meter on to each trailer, then the property can be considered at the residential rate as stated in the utility rate ordinance.
It is the recommendation of the Utility Committee to change the water/sewer classification for Paulding Mobile Home Park from commercial to residential, provided they install individual meters to each trailer and have them inspected and approved by the utility department. Randy Daeger motioned to approve the Utility Committee’s report, seconded by Ryan Mapes. Vote: all yea.
Resolution No. 1314-16 re: A Resolution Accepting the Amounts and Rate as Determined by the Budget Commission and Authorizing the Necessary Tax Levies and certifying them to the County Auditor was read for the first time.
Ordinance No. 1524-16 re: An Ordinance Amending Section 5(F) of Ordinance No. 1518-16 and Declaring an Emergency, was read for the first time. Robert L. Boyd motioned to suspend the rules and declare an emergency, seconded by Ryan Mapes. Vote: all yea. Randy Daeger motioned to approve the legislation, seconded by Robert L. Boyd. Vote: all yea.
Ordinance No. 1525-16 re: An Ordinance Changing the Zoning Classification of Certain Lots in the Village of Paulding, Ohio was read for the first time.
Ordinance No. 1526-16 re: An Ordinance Repealing Ordinance No. 1496-15 was read for the first time.
Ordinance No. 1527-16 re: An Ordinance to Amend Ordinance No. 1507-15 of the Village of Paulding, Ohio, regarding Municipal Income Tax and Declaring an Emergency, was read for the first time. Robert L. Boyd motioned to suspend the rules and declare an emergency, seconded by Tim Boss. Vote: all yea. Dan Workman motioned to approve the legislation, seconded by Ryan Mapes. Vote all yea.
Ordinance No. 1523-16 re: An Ordinance Vacating an Alley Located Between Lots 28 through 31 (North Side) an 40 through 43 (South Side) of Dix’s First Addition to the Village of Paulding, Paulding County, Ohio was read for the second time.
Finance Director Annette Hasch reported that our Anthem BC/BS Health Insurance is due to renew October 1, 2016. There was a rate increase of 12.93%, but with negotiations they were able to reduce it to 8.99%. This renewal will be from October 1, 2016 thru December 31, 2017. Dan Workman motioned to approve the renewal of the Anthem Health Insurance, seconded by Robert L. Boyd. Vote all yea.
The Zoning Inspector Ron Schmidt asked Mayor Reinhart if the Village has an Ordinance against outside wood burners. Will check into this matter further.
Jerry Smith gave the Mayor two quotes for grinding the brush pile. One was from Go Green in the amount of $3,887.00 and the other one was from Madden Brothers for $10,085.00. Dan Workman motioned to have Go Green grind the brush pile, seconded by Robert L. Boyd. Vote: all yea.
The contractor for the Bargain Bin contacted Jerry Smith about the sidewalk that they were supposed to put in on Harrison Street. There is a guidewire where the sidewalk should be. Contractor wants to know what they should do. Council decided to table issue at this time.
Mayor Reinhart presented a noxious weed assessment statement. It was as follows:
Tim Boss motioned to approve noxious weed assessment, seconded by Barb Rife. Vote: all yea.
Mayor Reinhart relayed that the Parking Ticket fines collected for August 2016 were $25.00. Mayor’s Court collected $677.00 for the month of August 2016.
The Back Lot Sewer project estimate was submitted from VTF Excavation. The estimate is in the amount of $146,601.00 and will be funded through the Phase 2 Sewer Separation Project. Dan Workman motioned to approve the estimate of the project, seconded by Tim Boss. Vote: Dan Workman, yea; Tim Boss, yea; Randy Daeger, yea; Robert L. Boyd, yea; Ryan Mapes, abstain; Barb Rife, yea.
Mayor Greg Reinhart asked that Council go into Executive session to discuss the employment of Robert Fisher.
Dan Workman motioned for Council to move into Executive Session to consider the employment of a public employee, seconded by Robert L. Boyd. Vote: all yea.
Randy Daeger motioned for Council to move into Regular Session, seconded by Dan Workman. Vote: all yea.
The following meetings were scheduled:
· Recreation Committee meeting—Monday, September 12, 2016 @ 5:30 p.m.
· Ordinance Committee meeting—Monday, September 12, 2016, immediately after Recreation Committee
· Salary & Allowance Committee meeting—Monday, September 12, 2016, immediately after Ordinance Committee
· Finance Committee meeting—Tuesday, September 13, 2016 @ 5:30 p.m.
Randy Daeger motioned to pay the bills, seconded by Barb Rife. Vote: all yea.
Barb Rife motioned to adjourn, seconded by Randy Daeger. Vote: all yea.