Regular Meeting of the Mantua Village Council,
February 21, 2006
Mayor Hopkins led the Pledge of Allegiance and called the council meeting to order at 7:00pm. A moment of silence was held for Rose Sontag, Louis Zitner and Helen Hutchings, long time Village residents.
Roll Call: Council President Martin Hura, Jim Rogers, Linda Schilling, Giles Seith and Ben Prescott. A motion to excuse Wes Hawkins was made by L. Schilling and seconded by J. Rogers. All ayes on vote.
Others Present: Village Solicitor David Benjamin, Village Administrator Ed Trego, and Police Chief Harry Buchert.
Minutes: A motion to bring to the floor was made by L. Schilling, seconded by J. Rogers. Motion to approve as submitted made by J. Rogers, seconded by L. Schilling. All ayes on vote.
Bills of Resolution: Motion to bring bills to floor made by L. Schilling, seconded by J. Rogers. Chief Buchert questioned the Ashton Sound bill. The bill should be split between Mantua Village and the Mantua-Shalersville Fire Department. Village Administrator Ed Trego questioned the R&R Sanitation charge under Sewer. Betsy will check on both. Motion to pass made by J. Rogers and seconded by L. Schilling. All ayes on roll call.
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. Tabled.
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. J. Rogers motioned to reconsider United Healthcare as the Village’s health care insurance provider, seconded by L. Schilling. All ayes on vote. Motion to amend the ordinance to state United Healthcare is the Village’s health care provider made by L. Schilling and seconded by J. Rogers. All ayes on vote. Motion to approve as amended made by L. Schilling and seconded by M. Hura. All ayes on roll call.
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. Motion to bring to floor made by J. Rogers, second by L. Schilling. All ayes on vote. Motion to pass on third and final reading made by L. Schilling, second by J. Rogers. All ayes on 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. Motion to bring to floor made by L. Schilling, seconded by J. Rogers. All ayes on vote. Motion to approve on second reading made by L. Schilling, seconded by J. Rogers. All ayes on vote.
RESOLUTION 2006-08 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CLERK-TREASURER TO MAKE TRANSFERS LISTED BELOW AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. Motion to bring to floor made by M. Hura, seconded by L. Schilling. All ayes on roll call. Clerk Woolf explained the transfer needed to be made for an audit adjustment. Motion to pass made by M. Hura and seconded by L. Schilling. All ayes on vote.
Village Administrator Ed Trego advised that the spring clean up will be May 6th. Ed asked the Clerk for a copy of the audit adjustments. Ed discussed the sidewalk program. It is time to evaluate and decide what sidewalks need to be taken care of. Giles asked about tree removal on Oak Street, where he resides. He paid to have his sidewalk put in and doesn’t want it taken up to remove trees. Ed suggested Giles come to his office and go over the policy.
J. Rogers reported on the survey for the Comprehensive Planning Committee the Village. A questionnaire was sent to area businesses. Sixty percent of those have responded. Jim is hoping to have 70% returned.
Mayor Hopkins read a letter from Mike Krys; asking permission to continue tapping the maple trees in the village. The mayor and council had no objections.
L. Schilling made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:24pm. seconded by M. Hura. All ayes on vote.
Mayor Claude E. Hopkins
Clerk-Treasurer Betsy M. Woolf