MANTUA VILLAGE
Regular Council Meeting
April 19, 2005

Council President Marty Hura opened the meeting at 7:00pm at Village Hall, and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call: Jim Rogers, Pearl Campbell, Wes Hawkins, and Linda Schilling.

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

J. Rogers made a motion to move into executive session at 7:02pm to discuss filling the open council seat left by C. Hummel, who recently retired. The motion was seconded by P. Campbell. All ayes on roll call. A motion was made by J. Rogers to return to the regular meeting at 7:12pm and it was seconded by L. Schilling. All ayes on roll call.

A nomination was made by P. Campbell for Paul Janson to fill the open council seat. The motion was seconded by L. Schilling. All ayes on roll call.

Approval of Minutes: L. Schilling motion to bring to floor. Second by W. Hawkins. All ayes on roll call. J. Rogers made motion to accept minutes from the meeting of March 15, 2005. L. Schilling second. All ayes on roll call.

Mayor’s Report: Mayor Hopkins was unable to attend the meeting and there was no report.

Clerk’s Report: Betsy presented the financial reports for the month. She also stated that the income tax has been coming in steadily from the Village residents and businesses.

Bills of Resolution Addendum: The bills addendum was presented to Council. Clerk-Treasurer Woolf asked that council remove the last item on the addendum, Burton Asphalt for $2200.00, stating that the work has not been finished and therefore will not be paid. Motion to approve the bills was made by J. Rogers and seconded by L. Schilling. All ayes on roll call to approve as presented.

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, 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. Ed Trego reminded council that bond documents are needed. Motion to approve on first reading made by J. Rogers and seconded by L. Schilling. All ayes on roll call.

Ordinance 2005-11 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE RECODIFICATION, EDITING AND INCLUSION OF CERTAIN ORDINANCES AS PARTS OF THE VARIOUS COMPONET CODES OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF MANTUA, 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. Motion to approve on first reading made by L. Schilling and seconded by J. Rogers. All ayes on roll call.

Ordinance 2005-12 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING CERTAIN ADJUSTMENTS TO THE 2005 APPROPRIATIONS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. 1st Reading. Motion to bring to the floor made by L. Schilling and seconded by J. Rogers. All ayes on roll call. Motion to pass on first reading was made by J. Rogers and seconded by L. Schilling. All ayes on roll call. A motion to suspend the rules was made by L. Schilling and seconded by J. Rogers. All ayes on roll call. A motion was made to approve on 3rd reading by L. Schilling and seconded by J. Rogers. All ayes on roll call.

Ordinance 2005-13 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING PRIOR ORDINANCES NOS. 1972-2, 1983-08, 1984-46,1989-17, AND 1994-04, 2003-36, 2004-18 AND CHAPTER 921 OF THE MANTUA CODE OF ORDINANCES CONCERNING WATER SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE VILLAGE OF MANTUA, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. 1st Reading. Motion to bring to the floor was made by P. Campbell and seconded by J. Rogers. All ayes on roll call. A discussion ensued on the issue of backflow prevention with comments from the public body. Village Administrator Ed Trego commented that each device is different for preventing backflow and the applications could not be used universally. A motion to approve on first reading was made by J. Rogers and seconded by L. Schilling. All ayes on roll call.

Ordinance 2005-14 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING PRIOR ORDINANCES NOS. 1996-23, 1997-5, AND 1982-23, 2003-37, 2004-19 AND CHAPTER 931 PF THE MANTUA CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 931 CONCERNING SEWER SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE VILLAGE OF MANTUA, DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. 1st Reading. Motion to bring to the floor was made by L. Schilling and seconded by J. Rogers. All ayes on roll call. Motion to approve on first reading was made by J. Rogers and seconded by L. Schilling. All ayes on roll call.

Resolution 2005-15 A RESOLUTION RATIFYING A FUND TRANSFER MADE BY THE VILLAGE CLERK-TREASURER ON OR ABOUT THE CLOSE OF MARCH 2005 AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. J. Rogers made the motion to bring the resolution to the floor and this was seconded by L. Schilling. All ayes on roll call. Clerk Woolf stated that the transfer was made for the State Route 44 project, from sewer operating to sewer capital improvement. A motion to approve was made by L. Schilling and seconded by J. Rogers. All ayes on roll call.

Committee Reports: A 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 stated that the final pay request and other documents are completed and ready to be submitted on the WSRP. CT is also developing a strategy on selling raw water to Portage County. They are also working on a maintenance program with the new Crestwood School.

Ed Trego, Village Administrator, said he will be sending out notices about trees and sidewalks needing repairs. Mr. Trego also stated that the Village limits signs will come down soon for repairs and letters will be sent out to the various clubs and organizations for them to repair their signs before they go back up.

Councilman Hawkins asked for approval from council to form a sub committee under finance to study loans made with OWDA and other financial indebtedness incurred by the Village. The committee would consist of citizens and meet at Village Hall.

Betsy Woolf told all in attendance that an architectural company had submitted a proposal for the first phase at the Old Fire Station on West High Street. Village Administrator Trego asked if the Village has release of liability forms on file for the workers doing the work on the structure. B. Woolf responded by stating that they are in the process of obtaining the necessary documents from Chrysler.

J. Rogers has two quotes from Portage County Regional Planning to begin a 5 year plan for the Village.

A motion to adjourn was made by L. Schilling and seconded by J. Rogers. All ayes on roll call.

Mayor Claude E. Hopkins

Clerk-Treasurer, Betsy Woolf