Paulding Village Council met in Regular Session on December 19, 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:  Robert L. Boyd, Ryan Mapes, Danny Workman, Tim Boss and Barb Rife. Administrator Robert Fisher was also present, as was Solicitor Mike Jones via Skype.  Councilman, Randy Daeger was absent.

 

Ryan Mapes motioned to approve the minutes of the December 5th Council meeting, seconded by Robert L. Boyd. Vote: all yea.

 

            Ryan Schwieterman and his wife have purchased the old Antwerp Equity Mercer Landmark feed mill in town.  They will be remodeling the facility and turning it into a non-gmo feed mill.  They expect to have approximately 6 to 10 full-time employees at the beginning and maybe another 10 to 15 for the truck driving side of the business after it is up and running.

 

Ordinance No. 1530-16 re:  An Ordinance Amending and Increasing Appropriations for Current Expenses and Other Expenditures of the Village of Paulding, Ohio, During the Year Ending December 31, 2016 was read for the third time.  Robert L. Boyd motioned to approve legislation, seconded by Ryan Mapes.  Vote:  all yea.

 

Ordinance No. 1531-16 re:  An Ordinance to make Permanent Appropriations for Current Expenses and Other Expenditures of the Village of Paulding, State of Ohio, During the Year Ending December 31, 2017 was read for the third time.  Ryan Mapes motioned to approve legislation, seconded by Robert L. Boyd.  Vote:  all yea.

 

Finance Director Annette Hasch requested a $130,379.66 transfer from the Income Tax Fund (#102) to the General Fund (#101). Dan Workman motioned to approve the transfer of $130,379.66 from the Income Tax Fund to the General Fund, seconded by Barb Rife. Vote: all yea.

 

Finance Director Annette Hasch requested a $47,919.11 transfer from the Income Tax Fund (#102) to the Capital Improve Fund (#507).  Robert L. Boyd motioned to approve the transfer of $47,919.11 from the Income Tax Fund to the Capital Improve Fund, seconded by Ryan Mapes. Vote: all yea.

 

 

Robert Fisher presented the Administrator’s Agenda. The agenda consisted of the following:

 

 

Tim Boss motioned to approve the Administrator’s Agenda, seconded by Dan Workman.

Vote: all yea.

 

Administrator, Robert Fisher wanted to set up a Utility Committee meeting to discuss a data booster tower with Mobilite.  The proposed site for the tower is on Dix Street.  It was decided to wait on scheduling the meeting.

Administrator, Robert Fisher was asked to check on some insurance coverage issues.  The following information was obtained from the insurance company:

 

1)       Non-motorized scooters at the skate park.  It is the recommendation from the insurance company to ask the equipment manufacture to see what the equipment was designed for to see if they are allowed.

2)      Fire/EMS/Police vehicles used in parades.  Yes, these vehicles can be used in parades, but only with the authorized personnel riding in them.  A signed waiver would be needed for any non-personnel riding in vehicle.  All traffic laws need to be followed.

3)      Fire/EMS/Police escorting a sporting team.  Yes, these vehicles can participate in escorting a team through their region in an impromptu situation.  A signed waiver would be needed for any non-personnel riding in vehicle.  All traffic laws need to be followed.

 

 

            Mayor Greg Reinhart was asked by the Police Department to remind residents to move their cars when there is more than two inches of snow and they are parked in a snow route.  Also, residents and business owners need to make sure sidewalks are shoveled.

 

Randy Crawford has recommended that Rylee Carlisle be classified as a full-time officer.  Rylee has completed his six month probationary period.  Officer Rylee will receive a $.50 per hour probationary increase.

 

The Paulding County Economic Development has sent their 2017 membership drive form.   The Village paid $1,500 for the 2016 membership.  Barb Rife motioned to pay $1,500 for the 2017 year, seconded by Ryan Mapes.  Vote:  all yea.

 

 

The following meetings were scheduled:

 

·         Utility Committee meeting—Tuesday, December 20, 2016 @ 5:30 p.m.

·         Salary & Allowance meeting—Thursday, December 29, 2016 @ 4:30 p.m.

·         Finance Committee meeting—Thursday, December 29, 2016 immediately after Salary & Allowance meeting.

           

 

Tim Boss motioned to pay the bills, seconded by Barb Rife. Vote: all yea.

 

Robert L. Boyd motioned to adjourn, seconded by Dan Workman. Vote: all yea.

 

 

 

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Finance Director                                                          Mayor