Regular Meeting of the Mantua Village Council,
January 20, 2004

Mayor Hopkins opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m., at Village Hall, and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Judge Don Martell was present to swear in the Mayor, Clerk-Treasurer and new Council members, Linda Schilling and Wes Hawkins.

ROLL CALL: M. Hura, C. Hummel, J. Rogers, L. Schilling, W. Hawkins

C. Hummel moved to excuse P. Campbell, J. Rogers second. All ayes on roll call.

C. Hummel moved to nominate M. Hura as Council President. J. Rogers second. All ayes on roll call.

OTHERS PRESENT: Clerk-Treasurer Betsy Woolf, Ass’t.Clerk Diane Hura , Chief Buchert, D. Maynard representing the Service Department, Village Engineer Rich Iafelice, Solicitor David Benjamin, and approximately 12 residents.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF December 16 , 2003. C. Hummel moved to bring to the floor. J. Rogers second. All ayes on roll call. C. Hummel motioned to approve as submitted. J. Rogers second. All ayes on roll call.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING of December 23, 2003. C. Hummel moved to bring to the floor. M. Hura second. All ayes on roll call. J. Rogers moved to approve as submitted. M. Hura second. All ayes on roll call.

MAYOR’S REPORT: Welcomed all. Thanks to everyone who helped in setting up the ice rink. Dedication and ribbon cutting will be on Saturday, January 24th at 1:00 pm. Scheduled budget meeting for January 31st at 8:00 am. Will be adding Clerk’s report at each Council meeting.

CLERK’S REPORT: All end-of-the-year reports had been sent out with Council packets. Betsy explained all reports and they will be sent out each month.

BILLS OF RESOLUTION WITH ADDENDUM: C. Hummel moved to bring to the floor. J. Rogers second. All ayes on roll call. C. Hummel moved to approve as submitted. J. Rogers second. All ayes on roll call.

ORD 2003-57 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING CHANGE ORDER NO 5 IN THE MANTUA WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT PROJECT IN THE AMOUNT OF THREE THOUSAND, SIX HUNDRED, THIRTY-TWO DOLLARS ($3,632.00), AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, VILLAGE COUNCIL, VILLAGE CLERK-TREASURER AND/OR VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO EXECUTE ON THIS CHANGE ORDER BY ISSUING PAYMENT, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. 2nd reading. C. Hummel moved to bring to the floor. M. Hura second. All ayes on roll call. C. Hummel moved to approve on 2nd reading. J. Rogers second. All ayes on roll call. M. Hura moved to table this Ordinance pending further information. J. Rogers second. All ayes on roll call.

ORD 2003-63 AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING 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. 2nd reading. C. Hummel moved to bring to the floor. J. Rogers second. All ayes on roll call. M. Hura moved to approve on 2nd reading. J. Rogers second. All ayes on roll call.

ORD 2004-01 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CLERK-TREASURER TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE MANTUA-SHALERSVILLE JOINT FIRE DISTRICT TO PROVIDE DISPATCHING SERVICES, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. 1st reading. C. Hummel moved to bring to the floor. J. Rogers second. All ayes on roll call. This is the 5th year of the current contract which will be up in June. C. Hummel moved to pass on 1st reading. L. Schilling second. All ayes on roll call.

ORD 2004-02 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 DELCARING THIS AN EMERGENCY AS COUNCIL WISHES THIS TO BE IN EFFECT AT THE EARLIEST TIME ALLOWED BY LAW. 1st reading. C. Hummel moved to bring to the floor. L. Schilling second. All ayes on roll call. C. Hummel moved to pass on 1st reading. J. Rogers second. All ayes on roll call.

C. Hummel moved to accept all committee reports. J. Rogers second. All Committee and Financial reports are on file in the Clerk’s Office.

R. Iafelice – Reconciling final costs of WWTP. Working o n foundation for Booster Station and waiting for revisions on the shop drawings. The same contractor hired for the Booster Station will also be working on the school. He will be co-ordinated with ODOT on the Signalization Project. Still waiting for the utility pole to be moved.

H. Buchert – Received request from Dairy Mart regarding late night sales. They would like the Ordinance changed to Midnight to 6 am. This would allow sales from 11 pm to midnight with only 1 clerk in attendance. Solicitor will prepare Ordinance.

J. Rogers – Planning meeting tomorrow night, Park Lodge at 7 pm.

C. Hummel – Still working on one veteran from War of 1812.

M. Hura – Thanks to all who helped with setting up the ice rink.

D. Benjamin – Congratulations to new Council members and offered to help them in any way that he could.

G. Seith – Question – can residents use the property being acquired by WRRSP? Rich explained that the Village is supporting ODNR in the purchase of this property, with loan interest money, in order to preserve the property. Solicitor explained the details of the loan and how the interest money is to be used.

L. Hopkins – Still questioning Fire Department water use. Mayor explained that they are being charged for domestic use only. It is illegal to charge for uses other than domestic.

M. Hura moved to adjourn. C. Hummel second. All ayes on roll call.

Meeting adjourned at 7:43 pm