Regular Meeting of the Mantua Village Council,
January 17th, 2006

Mayor Hopkins led the Pledge of Allegiance and called the council meeting to order at 7:00pm.

Roll Call: Council President Martin Hura, Jim Rogers, Giles Seith, Ben Prescott, Wesley Hawkins and Linda Schilling.

Others Present: Village Solicitor David Benjamin, Assistant Clerk Mary E. Pallone, Village Administrator Ed Trego, Police Chief Harry Buchert, Larry Kaczmarek with Kaczmarek Insurance, David Woolf, Bob Rice, and Les Hopkins.

Minutes: A motion to bring the minutes from the council meeting of December 20, 2005 to the floor was made by L. Schilling and seconded by M. Hura. All ayes on roll call. Motion to approve as submitted made by M. Hura. Second from L. Schilling. All ayes on vote.

A motion was made by L. Schilling to bring the minutes from the Emergency Council meeting to the floor. Second by W. Hawkins. All ayes on roll call. Motion to approve as submitted made by L. Schilling and seconded by J. Rogers. All ayes on vote.

Guests: Mr. Kaczmarek addressed council concerning the hospitalization and medical coverage for Village employees.

Bills of Resolution: A motion to bring the bills of resolution to the floor was made by L. Schilling and seconded by J. Rogers. All ayes on roll call. A motion to approve as submitted was made by W. Hawkins and seconded by M. Hura. All ayes on vote.

President of Council Nominations: A nomination was made by W. Hawkins to elect Martin Hura as President of Council. Second by J. Rogers. All ayes on roll call vote.

Legislation: ORDINANCE 2005-10 AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING THE DEDICATION OF THE WATER/SANITARY SEWER HARDWARE OFFERED BY THE CRESTWOOD LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION AS A PART OF THE VILLAGE OF MANTUA WATER/SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM, ACCEPTANCE OF THIS DEDICATION IS CONDITIONED ON RECEIPT OF A COPY OF THE CERTIFICATE OF CONTRACT COMPLETION APPROVED BY THE CRESTWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD, THE DATE OF WHICH ACCEPTANCE SHALL BE PART OF THE ONE YEAR WARRANTY GUARANTEE PERIOD AS FOR THE PROJECTS GENERAL CONDITION SECTION 11.3.1 AND DECLARED AN EMERGENCY. Remains tabled at 2nd reading.

ORDINANCE 2005-22 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE EXTENSION OF THE UNTED HEALTH CARE INSURANCE/HOSPITALIZATION-VISION CARE COVERAGE FOR THE TIME PERIOD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1, 2006 AS A RESULT OF PREVIOUSLY ACCEPTED BID SUBMITTED BY THIS CARRIER, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND THE VILLAGE CLERK-TREASURER TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT TO THIS EFFECT, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. Remains tabled at 3rd reading.

ORDINANCE 2005-35 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE BID SOLICITATION FOR FURNITURE FOR THE NEW MUNICIPAL CENTER, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, THE VILLAGE CLERK-TREASURER AND THE VILLAGE POLICE CHIEF TO PREPARE AND ISSUE SPECIFICATIONS TO SOLICIT BIDS FOR THE PURCHASE OF THESE ITEMS, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. 2nd Reading. Motion to bring to floor made by J. Rogers and seconded by M. Hura. All ayes on vote. Motion to approve on 2nd reading made by M. Hura with a second by J. Rogers. All ayes on roll call.

RESOLUTION 2006-01 ADOPTION OF 2006 CALENDAR. Motion to bring to the floor made by L. Schilling. Second by M. Hura. All ayes on vote. Motion to approve made by L. Schilling. Second by M. Hura. All ayes on roll call vote.

ORDINANCE 2006-02 AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE RULES OF VILLAGE COUNCIL, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY, AS COUNCIL WISHES TO PUT THESE RULES IN PLACE AT THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE OPPORTUNITY AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. 1st Reading. Motion to bring to the floor made by J. Rogers and seconded by M. Hura. All ayes on roll call. Motion to pass on 1st reading made by L. Schilling with a second by M. Hura. All ayes on roll call. Motion to suspend the rules made by J. Rogers. Second by M. Hura. All ayes on vote. Motion to pass on 3rd and final made by W. Hawkins and seconded by M. Hura. All ayes on roll call vote.

RESOLUTION 2006-03 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE EASEMENT GRANTED BY RALPH ZOLLER OVER PROPERTY OWNED BY HIM/HER, AND LOCATED AT 10719 MAIN STREET, IN THE VILLAGE OF MANTUA, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND THE VILLAGE CLERK-TREASURER TO EXECUTE ALL NECESSARY DOCUMENTS TO CONCLUDE THIS AGREEMENT, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. 1st Reading. Motion to bring to the floor made by M. Hura and seconded by L. Schilling. All ayes on roll call. Motion to approve made by M. Hura. Second by J. Rogers. All ayes on vote.

ORDINANCE 2006-04 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 143.01 OF MANTUA’S CODE OF ORDINANCES AND ORDINANCE NO. 1960-312, BY ADDING NEW SUBSECTION (e) PERMITTING CLARIFYING THAT MEMBERS OF THE MANTUA PLANNING COMMISSION MAY HOLD ANY OTHER OFFICE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. 1st Reading. Motion to bring to floor made by J. Rogers and seconded by L. Schilling. All ayes on roll call. J. Rogers explained that the ordinance allow for a second councilperson to serve as one of the citizen members on the commission. Motion to approve made by M. Hura and seconded by L. Schilling. All ayes on vote. Motion to suspend the rules made by J. Rogers with a second from M. Hura. All ayes on roll call. A motion to pass on 3rd and final reading made by L. Schilling and seconded by J. Rogers. All ayes on roll call vote.

ORDINANCE 2006-05 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING PRIOR ORDINANCES NO. 2001-49 & 2004-21 AND CODIFICATION TITLE FIVE, CHAPTER 151 OF MANTUA’S GENERAL EMPLOYMENT PROVISIONS, TO ESTABLISH POLICIES CONCERNING CELLULAR PHONES, VILLAGE ISSUED PAGERS, TRAVEL EXPENSES, UNIFORM ALLOWANCE, CREDIT CARDS, OTHER EXPENSES, MEALS, AND AMENDING TO PERSONNEL POLICY HAND BOOK, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. 1st Reading. Motion to bring to the floor made by J. Rogers and seconded by L. Schilling. All ayes on roll call. The mayor explained that this legislation was requested by the state auditors. A motion to pass on 1st reading made by L. Schilling with a second by J. Rogers. All ayes on vote.

ORDINANCE 2006-06 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE CONTRACT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF MANTUA AND THE PORTAGE COUNTY DEFENDER COMMISSION FOR THE TIME PERIOD JANUARY 1, 2006 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2006 TO PROVIDE INDIGENT DEFENDANTS CHARGED WITH “JAILABLE OFFENSES” DEFENSE COUNSEL, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND THE VILLAGE CLERK-TREASURER TO ENTER AN AGREEMENT TO THIS EFFECT, AND DELCARING AN EMERGENCY. Motion to bring to the floor made by L. Schilling. Second by M. Hura. All ayes on roll call. Solicitor Benjamin stated that this legislation would provide legal defense for indigents. Our Village code includes criminal provisions for which someone could go to jail. If the defendant faces the prospect of going to jail and is impecunious, they have the right to a lawyer appointed by the community bringing the charge. A motion to pass on 1st reading made by M. Hura and seconded by J. Rogers. All ayes on vote. A motion to suspend the rules was made by M. Hura and seconded by L. Schilling. All ayes on roll call. A motion to pass on 3rd and final reading made by M. Hura and seconded by L. Schilling. All ayes on roll call vote.

RESOLUTION 2006-07 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE AND FILE GRANT APPLICATIONS WITH THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES NECESSARY TO CONSTRUCT THE GLACIAL ESKER PEDESTRIAN AND BIKEWAY TRAIL EXTENSION. A motion to bring to the floor made by M. Hura. Second by J. Rogers. All ayes on vote. An application will be made to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for the Hike & Bike Path. A motion to pass made by M. Hura and seconded by L. Schilling. All ayes on roll call.

A motion to accept all committee reports was made by L. Schilling and seconded by M. Hura. All ayes on roll call.

Committee Appointments: M. Hura stated that he asked that members of council remain for 2 minutes after the council meeting to go over the appointments to the various committees. Clerk-Treasurer B. Woolf reminded council that they would be in violation of the Sunshine Law if they stayed for another meeting. M. Hura decided to announce committee appointments before the end of the meeting.

Rich Iafelice with CT Consultants had nothing to Report.

Village Administrator Ed Trego had no report.

Police Chief Harry Buchert – The Safety meeting scheduled for the 25th of January is changed to Sunday, January 29th at 10:00am at the police station. Linda Schilling and Giles Seith are on the committee. Chief also asked if council is planning on acting on the insurance this evening. Council answered that they are going to recommend approving the change to Medical Mutual tonight. Chief Buchert also told council that they are purchasing patrol cars by the end of the month.

Assistant Mary Pallone had nothing to report.

Village Solicitor David Benjamin apologized for being late to the meeting.

President of Council M. Hura announced the following Committee Appointments:

Finance – Ben Prescott, Marty Hura and Wes Hawkins
Service - Linda Schilling, Jim Rogers, and Giles Seith
Planning Commission - Jim Rogers, Ben Prescott
Shade Tree -Marty Hura
Parks - Linda Schilling, Wes Hawkins

Linda Schilling has tickets for the reverse raffle for the Mantua Potato Festival, February 11th at $35.00 per ticket.

Jim Rogers stated that there will be a Planning Commission meeting tomorrow night at the Park Lodge, 7pm. The topic of business will be the household questionnaire and the comprehensive plan will be discussed.

Betsy Woolf announced that the Soap Box Derby will be at the Park Lodge on June17th, 2006. She also stated that the Chamber of Commerce meeting will be January 18th, 2006.

Mayor Hopkins asked council to go back to Ordinance 2005-22. J. Rogers made a motion to take off the table and it was seconded by M. Hura. All ayes on roll call. M. Hura stated that the Ordinance should read Medical Mutual. M. Hura made a motion to pass on 3rd and final reading. L. Schilling second. All ayes on vote. B. Woolf will set up appointment with Larry Kaczmarek and the employees of the Village to sign applications for the new coverage.

M. Hura made a motion to adjourn at 8:05pm. Second by L. Schilling. All ayes on roll call.

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Mayor Claude E. Hopkins

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Clerk-Treasurer Betsy M. Woolf