Paulding Village Council met in Regular Session on February 5, 2018, 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, Barb Rife, David Burtch, Tim Boss and Dan Workman. Solicitor Rachel L. Jones was present. Administrator Robert Fisher was absent along with Council member Ryan Mapes.
Dave Burtch motioned to approve the minutes of the January 16th Council meeting, seconded by Tim Boss. Vote: Dave Burtch, yea; Tim Boss yea; Randy Daeger, abstain; Barb Rife, yea; Dan Workman, yea.
Joe Burkard came to the meeting to talk about the Paulding County Landbank. The landbank has run into a couple of issues with two properties in the Village that they need assistance. Most of the properties that the landbank have been dealing with have delinquent taxes. The property at 221 N Coupland does not delinquent taxes. The property also has a mortgage at Union Bank. The landbank committee is trying to get the bank to release mortgage, but needs help from the Village. The property owners are willing to relinquish property to landbank to have house demolished. The Village has an Ordinance No. 997-89 which provides for demolition of insecure buildings. Joe Burkard needs the assistance from Chief Randy Crawford and Solicitor Rachel Jones to identify property as being blighted and use Ordinance No. 997-89 as leverage to get the bank to release mortgage. Barb Rife motioned to allow Randy Crawford to proceed with Ordinance No. 997-89 for property located at 221 N Coupland to identify property as being blighted and for Solicitor, Rachel Jones to write a letter to Union Bank on behalf of the Village that said property is blighted and that we are proceeding with demolition, seconded by Dave Burtch. Vote: all yea.
Randy Daeger reported on the Utility Committee meeting held on January 23, 2018. The meeting was an informational only meeting about solar energy.
Tim Boss reported on the Recreation Committee meeting held on January 31, 2018. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss a slow pitch softball league to Reservoir Park. The committee would like to see a league formed to use the ball fields and bring more people to the park. The first step is to see how much interest there is for the league. We are asking anyone interested in playing to go to “softball in Paulding” on Facebook and like. As we proceed, there will be a contact person and league president named. It is the recommendation of the Recreation Committee to proceed with the forming of a softball league at Reservoir Park. Randy Daeger motioned to approve the Recreation Committee report, seconded by Dan Workman. Vote: all yea.
Ordinance No. 1544-18 re: An Ordinance Repealing Section 90.10, T, of Zoning Ordinance No. 656-70, Section 90.10, T, of the Village of Paulding was read for the first time.
Ordinance No. 1545-18 re: An Ordinance Approving, Adopting and Enacting American Legal Publishing’s Ohio Basic Code, 2018 Edition, as the Code of Ordinances for the Municipality of Paulding, Ohio, and Declaring an Emergency was read for the first time. Randy Daeger motioned to suspend the rules and declare an emergency, seconded by Tim Boss. Vote: Randy Daeger, yea; Tim Boss, yea; Barb Rife, yea; Dave Burtch, abstain; Dan Workman, yea. Randy Daeger motioned to approve legislation, seconded by Dan Workman. Vote: all yea.
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 third time. Dan Workman motioned to un-table Ordinance No. 1540-17, seconded by Barb Rife. Vote: all yea. Dave Burtch motioned to approve the legislation, seconded Randy Daeger. Vote: all yea.
Barb Rife made a motion to extend the purchase agreement 30 days for the “Old Utility Shop”, seconded by Randy Daeger. Vote: all yea.
Dan Workman motioned to accept the bid of $2,100 from Rylee Carlisle for the “Old Utility Shop”, seconded by Dan Workman. Vote: all yea.
Barb Rife made a motion to accept 2018 Council Rules, seconded by Dan Workman. Vote: all yea.
Mayor, Greg Reinhart has received resignation from JohnCarl R. Fortune and Regina Weidenhamer from the EMS department.
Mayor Greg Reinhart congratulated the Bargain Bin for their successful year at their new location at 121 S. Cherry Street.
Mayor Greg Reinhart reported that the January 2018 Police Activity Report is in the Council Packet.
Mayor Greg Reinhart relayed that the EMS report January 2018 is in the Council packet.
Solicitor, Rachel Jones did some research regarding benefits for part-time employment. The Internal Revenue Service considers anyone that works over 30 hours as full-time. Rachel Jones also stated that there is no specific law regarding holiday, vacation, or sick pay. Also, the Village does not have a specific Ordinance regarding the definition of a part-time employee. This should be addressed in the new policy and procedure manual. Rachel Jones also suggested that the personal days and vacation changes in the new policy manual should not be implemented until 2019, but adopt everything else when it is approved.
Barb Rife motioned to pay the bills, seconded by Tim Boss. Vote: all yea.
Randy Daeger motioned for Council to move into Executive Session to consider the employment of a public employee, seconded by Tim Boss. Vote: all yea.
Barb Rife motioned for Council to move into Regular Session, seconded by Randy Daeger. Vote: all yea.
The following meeting was scheduled:
· Recreation Committee meeting—Wednesday, February 7, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m.
Dan Workman motioned to adjourn, seconded by Dave Burtch. Vote: all yea.