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

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 resident Charles Guyette who passed away last week.

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

OTHERS PRESENT: Clerk-Treasurer Betsy Woolf, Ass’t.Clerk Diane Hura , Chief Buchert, Village Administrator, Ed Trego, Village Engineer Rich Iafelice, Solicitor David Benjamin, Peggy Painley representing Mantua Potato Festival, Dave O’Brien from the Record Courier and residents Cindy Toth, Dave Woolf, Ralph Gregory, Giles Seith, and Cookie Vanek.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF March 20, 2004. C. Hummel moved to bring to the floor. J. Rogers second. All ayes on roll call. J. Rogers motioned to approve as submitted. C. Hummel second. All ayes on roll call.

MAYOR’S REPORT: Read invitation from the Garden Club to Arbor Day luncheon on April 30th at the Park Lodge. Attended Health Department dinner. Four Corners meeting will be on May 26th at 7:00 pm at the Fire Station. Reported that several doctors from University Hospital are interested in this area.

CLERK’S REPORT: Reported on income, expense and balances for March.

Peggy Painley requested the use of the Village Park for Potato Festival in September. Resolution was brought forward by C. Hummel to grant this request. M. Hura second. All ayes on roll call. She also presented a check to the Mayor in payment of the 20-year lease on the old water building.

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

ORD 2004-03 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 713 OF THE MANTUA CODE OF ORDINANCES CONCERNING “LATE NIGHT SALES”, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. 3rd reading. C. Hummel moved to bring to the floor. M. Hura second. All ayes on roll call. C. Hummel moved to pass on 3rd and final reading. L. Schilling second. All ayes on roll call.

ORD 2004-09 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING CHANGE ORDER NO 1 IN THE WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT, INVOLVING VARIOUS WORK IN THE AMOUNT OF ELEVEN THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED SIX DOLLARS AND SIX CENTS ($11,806.06), AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, VILLAGE COUNCIL, VILLAGE CLERK-TREASURER AND/OR VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO EXECUTE ON THIS CHANGE ORDER AND ISSUE PAYMENT, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. 2nd reading. C. Hummel moved to bring to the floor. J. Rogers second. All ayes on roll call. L. Shilling moved to pass on 2nd reading. J. Rogers second. All ayes on roll call.

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

RESIDENTS:

C. Vanek – Recommended that the Village consider J & J Refuse for resident trash collection. They offer unlimited pick-up for a set amount. Mayor explained that all residents must agree to take the service and this is something that needs to be put out for bid. Also, a renewal of the fire problems on Franklin St., very large bon fires at 2 separate residences. Chief Buchert said that this is a Fire Department problem. Residents have been documenting times and taking photographs.

R. Iafelice – Still trying to arrange a meeting with ODNR to inspect Shultz property. With work that has already been done, there seems to be no adverse effect on other properties in the area. A map change is needed for submission to ODNR to avoid future litigation. Reported on the internal inspection of the Reservoir – is in remarkably good condition considering age of 102 years. The top slab will need to be replaced within the next 10 years.

E. Trego – Would like a workshop for appropriations and finances.

H. Buchert – Safety meeting for Sunday, April 25th. Question regarding Concealed Carry – This will be handled through the Safety Committee. P. Painley asked if a sign could be posted at the park during Potato Festival prohibiting weapons. A sign cannot be posted prohibiting guns, however, Park rules state that firearms and fireworks are prohibited, so if a person is found to be carrying a weapon, are asked to leave and do not, they can be charged with trespass.

J. Rogers – Attended Rotary meeting – speaker on Farmer’s Market. This would be possible to do in Mantua, but would require a large amount of time and work. Planning meeting tomorrow night to discuss Exterior Maintenance Code and set date for public hearing.

C. Hummel – Time to start planting in the Cemetery and need volunteers for Adopt-A-Grave. Cookie Vanek and Marty Hura will take the same graves as last year. Rules and Regulations for the Cemetery have been compiled.

M. Hura – Report on resident Dave Pifer, recovering from surgery and doing well.

B. Woolf – Attended Municipal Clerk’s Spring Convention and was nominated and elected to the Village Board. Chamber of Commerce meeting will be held tomorrow 7:30 am at the Fire Station. After a brief meeting, they will tour the new schools.

L. Schilling – Letter from resident had been distributed to Council. This letter had been sent before with no response. Would someone please talk to her.

W. Hawkins – Question regarding the outstanding bill from Ohio Turnpike. Rich responded that this bill does not impact on whether or not rates need to be raised. He is still trying to arrange a meeting with County.

D. Benjamin – Distributed monthly activity report. Meeting on Thursday on Shultz matter.

C. Hummel moved for Executive Session for contract and land acquisition . M. Hura second. All ayes on roll call.

Executive Session at 8:15 pm

M. Hura moved to reconvene at 8:35 pm. C. Hummel second. All ayes on roll call.

J. Rogers moved to adjourn. L. Schilling second. All ayes on roll call.

Adjournment at 8:36 pm.