Regular Meeting of the Mantua Village Council,
January 18th, 2005

Mayor Hopkins opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m. at Village Hall, and led the Pledge of Allegiance. A moment of silence was observed for Pam Gast, and Dr. Dan Grayson.

Roll Call: Jim Rogers, Pearl Campbell, Wes Hawkins, and Linda Schilling. A motion was made to excuse Marty Hura and Carolyn Hummel. All ayes on roll call.

Others Present: Clerk-Treasurer Betsy Woolf, Assistant Clerk Mary Pallone, Police Chief Harry Buchert, Village Administrator Ed Trego, and Rich Iafelice, CT Consultants Village Engineer.

Approval of Minutes: Minutes from the special meeting of December 2004 were approved unanimously with a roll call vote by council.

Mayor's Report: Mayor Hopkins attended mediation for the waterline and booster station. He also awarded three proclamations to residents and businesses in Mantua, presenting one for beautification to Dean Stebbins at F&S Automotive, Haylett's and Mike & Becky Pender.

Clerk's Report: Betsy stated that the end of the year reports will be available in the clerk's office later in the month.

Bills of Resolution Addendum: The bills addendum was presented to council. All ayes on roll call to approve as stated.

Legislation:
Ordinance 2004-26 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE MAYOR, CLERK-TREASURER AND POLICE CHIEF TO PREPARE BID DOCUMENTS AND SOLICIT BIDS FOR A 2004-2005 POLICE VEHICLE; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. 3rd and final reading. Motion to bring to the floor made by J. Rogers and seconded by P. Campbell. All ayes on roll call. Motion to approve made by J. Rogers and seconded by W. Hawkins. All ayes on roll call.

Ordinance 2004-29 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE CONTRACT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF MANTUA AND THE PORTAGE COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER COMMISSION FOR THE TIME PERIOD JANUARY 1ST, 2005 TO PROVIDE INDIGENT DEFENDANTS CHARGED WITH 'JAILABLE OFFENSES' DEFENSE COUNSEL, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND THE VILLAGE CLERK-TREASURER TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT TO THIS EFFECT, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. 3rd and final reading. Motion to bring to floor made by J. Rogers, seconded by P. Campbell. All ayes on roll call. Motion to approve made by J. Rogers, seconded by P. Campbell. All ayes on roll call.

Ordinance 2004-30 AN ORDINANCE REVISING, AMENDING AND/OR ELIMINATING PORTIONS OF SECTION 305-09 OF MANTUA'S CODE OF ORDINANCES TO MODIFY THE PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED PARKING AREAS ON VILLAGE STREETS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY AS COUNCIL WISHES THIS TO BE IN EFFECT AT THE EARLIEST TIME ALLOWED BY LAW. 3rd and final reading. Motion to bring to floor made by P. Campbell, seconded by L. Schilling. All ayes on roll call. Motion to pass was made by L. Schilling and seconded by W. Hawkins. All ayes on roll call.

Ordinance 2004-35 AN ORDINANCE IMPLEMENTING SECTIONS 3735.65 THROUGH 3735.70 OF THE OHIO REVISED CODE ESTABLISHING AND DESCRIBING THE BOUNDARIES OF THE MANTUA VILLAGE COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT AREA IN MANTUA VILLAGE OHIO AND DESIGNATING A HOUSING OFFICER TO ADMINISTER THE PROGRAM AND CREATING A COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT HOUSING COUNCIL AND A TAX INCENTIVE REVIEW COUNCIL. 2nd reading. Motion to bring to floor made by J. Rogers, seconded by L. Schilling. All ayes on roll call.

Resolution 2004-41 A RESOLUTION RATIFYING THE AUTHORIZATION FOR THE CLERK-TREASURER TO SIGN THE CONTRACT WITH OHIO EDISON FOR LIGHTING BY ELECTRICITY THE PUBLIC STREETS AND ROADS IN THE VILLAGE OF MANTUA, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY, AS VILLAGE COUNCIL DESIRES TO AUTHORIZE THIS CONTRACT BY THE AGREEMENT DATE OF JANUARY 20, 2005 AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. Motion to bring to floor made by L. Schilling, seconded dB W. Hawkins. All ayes on vote. Motion to approve made by J. Rogers, seconded by L. Schilling. All ayes on roll call.

Resolution 2005-1 A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE HOUSING CREDIT PROGRAM PROPOSED BY THE COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPEMENT CORPORATION TO ACQUIRE AND REHABILITATE THE PROPERTY KNOWN AS LAMPLIGHTER LANDINGS APARTMENTS, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. Motion to bring to floor made by J. Rogers, seconded by P. Campbell. All ayes on roll call. Motion to pass made by P. Campbell and seconded by L. Schilling. All ayes on vote.

Resolution 2005-2 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CLERK-TREASURER TO ADVANCE FUNDS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. Motion to bring to floor made by P. Campbell and seconded by L. Schilling. All ayes on roll call. Motion to approve made by L. Schilling and seconded by J. Rogers. All ayes on vote.

Resolution 2005-3 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CLERK-TREASURER TO TRANSFER FUNDS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. Motion to bring to floor made by J. Rogers, seconded by P. Campbell. All ayes on vote. Motion to approve made by P. Campbell, seconded by J. Rogers. All ayes on roll call.

A motion was made by J. Rogers to temporarily abandon the USDA loan for the building. The motion was seconded by P. Campbell. All ayes on roll call.

Motion to accept all committee reports was made by L. Schilling and seconded by J. Rogers. All ayes on roll call.

Rich Iafelice with CT Consultants submitted a written report to council.

Ed Trego, Village Administrator, submitted a written report to council. Mr. Trego stated that Ohio Drilling was here to do some tests on the wells and they will have a report next week. He suggested that residents call the service department if and when they discover potholes in the streets that need to be filled.

Police Chief Buchert submitted his departments report and had nothing further to state.

Assistant Clerk Mary Pallone had nothing to report.

Councilman Jim Rogers reported that there would be no planning and zoning meeting on January 19th.

Mayor Hopkins asked that council enter into executive session at 7:20 p.m. to discuss current litigation.

Council reconvened at 7:37 p.m.

The meeting adjourned at 7:38 p.m.

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Mayor Claude E. Hopkins

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Clerk-Treasurer Betsy M. Woolf