Paulding Village Council met in Regular Session on December 18, 2017, 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, Tim Boss, Barb Rife, Robert L. Boyd, Ryan Mapes, and Dan Workman. Administrator Robert Fisher was also present, as was Solicitor Rachel L. Jones.
Randy Daeger motioned to approve the minutes of the December 4th Council meeting, seconded by Dan Workman. Vote: all yea.
Dave Burtch wanted to remind everyone that the Main Street visit will be January 8th and 9th. There will be a public meeting on January 8th at 6.p.m. at the Branch Christian Fellowship sanctuary.
Diane Bakle asked about the outcome of the bridge inspection on Garfield. Administrator Robert Fisher has submitted the findings to Access Engineering to further evaluate best options to replace/repair.
Randy Daeger reported on the Finance meeting held on December 11, 2017. This meeting was regarding funding for CSO Phase III funding. Robert Fisher and Annette Hasch talked about adjusting the allocation of the Income Tax Receipts. In 2014 the allocations of the Income Tax Receipts were as follows:
· Emergency Services: 30%
· Debt Reduction/Capital Improvements: 50%
· Parks & Recreation: 5%
· General Fund: 15%
Currently Phase I and about half of Phase II costs are collected with the Sewer Capital Improvement (SCI) Charge to customers. The remaining balance of the loans will need to come out of the Debt Reduction portion of the Income Tax Receipts. Therefore in order to pay for Phase III we will have to raise the SCI charge or try to reallocate the Income Tax Receipts. The proposed change are as follows:
· Emergency Services: 20%
· Debt Reduction/Capital Improvements: 55%
· Parks & Recreation: 5%
· General Fund: 20%
Mayor Reinhart asked Robert Fisher if he contacted anyone from the three Emergency Service departments since we are stealing their funds. Robert Fisher said that he felt that reallocating the funds was not stealing them.
Dan Workman reported on the Utility Committee meeting held on December 6, 2017. This was an informational meeting regarding the solar energy. Randy Daeger mentioned that he has another solar energy company that he is trying to make contact with to learn more information.
Ordinance No. 1540-17 re: An Ordinance Amending Section 3 of Ordinance No. 1468-13, Allocation of Funds, of the Village of Paulding was read for the first time.
Resolution No. 1328-17 re: A Resolution Approving the Action of the Board of Cemetery Trustees of the Village of Paulding and Repealing Section 2 of Resolution No. 1148-02 and Declaring An Emergency was read for the first time. Barb Rife motioned to suspend the rules and declare an emergency, seconded by Tim Boss. Vote: all yea. Ryan Mapes motioned to approve the legislation, seconded Tim Boss. Vote: all yea.
Finance Director Annette Hasch requested a $50,077.08 transfer from the Income Tax Fund (#102) to the General Fund (#101). Dan Workman motioned to approve the transfer of $50,077.08 from the Income Tax Fund to the General Fund, seconded by Ryan Mapes. Vote: all yea.
Finance Director Annette Hasch requested a $16,692.36 transfer from the Income Tax Fund (#102) to the Parks Capital Improvement Fund (#507). Tim Boss motioned to approve the transfer of $16,692.36 from the Income Tax Fund to the Parks Capital Improvement Fund, seconded by Robert L. Boyd. Vote: all yea.
Robert Fisher presented the Administrator’s Agenda. The agenda consisted of the following:
Robert Fisher also mentioned that the pine trees on North Drive and N Williams Street and Kay Nora and North Drive are not in the village right-away.
Mayor Greg Reinhart relayed that the EMS report November 2017 is in the Council packet.
Mayor Reinhart said that an Ordinance needs to be prepared for the “No Turn on Red” sign at Gasser Rd/US 127 intersection.
Mayor Reinhart has a park use permit for “Bark For Life:” cancer walk tentatively scheduled for June 2nd at LaFountain Park.
Mayor Reinhart thanked Robert L. Boyd for his services on the Council.
Randy Daeger motioned to pay the bills, seconded by Ryan Mapes. Vote: all yea.
Randy Daeger motioned for Council to move into Executive Session to consider the sale of public property, seconded by Barb Rife. Vote: all yea.
Randy Daeger motioned for Council to move into Regular Session, seconded by Barb Rife. Vote: all yea.
Randy Daeger motioned to adjourn, seconded by Robert L. Boyd. Vote: all yea.