Mayor Hopkins led the Pledge of Allegiance and called the council meeting to order at 7:00pm.
Roll Call: Council President Martin Hura, Paul Janson, Jim Rogers, Pearl Campbell, Wes Hawkins and Linda Schilling.
Others Present: Clerk-Treasurer Betsy Woolf, Village Solicitor David Benjamin, Assistant Clerk Mary Pallone, Village Administrator Ed Trego, Police Chief Harry Buchert, Tom Prusha with the Record-Courier, Larry Kaczmarek with Kaczmarek Insurance, and several Village residents.
Mayor’s Report: Conversation with commissioners. Congratulated Potato Festival.
Minutes: Minutes from Council meeting of August 16, 2005. Motion to bring to the floor made by L. Schilling and seconded by J. Rogers. All ayes on vote. Motion to accept as submitted made by L. Schilling and seconded by P. Janson. All ayes on roll call.
Clerk’s Report: B. Woolf reported the appropriations and expenditures as of the end of August.
Bills of Resolution: L. Schilling made a motion to bring to the bills of resolution and the addendum to the floor. A second was made by W. Hawkins. All ayes on vote. W. Hawkins asked about the Graybar bill of $8960.00. Village Administrator Trego stated that the variable speed drives needed replaced.
Mr. Hawkins also asked about the carpeting replaced at the Park Lodge and who was responsible for authorizing the purchase. The Mayor responded that he told the clerk to get three estimates for carpeting. P. Campbell stated that she knew of four council people who did not know about the carpeting until after it was installed. W. Hawkins said the Park Board committee was adamant about not having carpeting installed at the lodge. W. Hawkins asked again who approved the purchase of the carpet. The clerk answered that she and the assistant clerk obtained three estimates for carpeting, with the least exp3ensive one from Carpet & Tile Liquidators, called the Mayor and he was not home. The next day, however, speaking to the Mayor, the clerk asked which fund to take the money for the carpet from and was told to take it from Park Capital Improvement. W. Hawkins stated that he would not sign the bills of resolution and did not know who would sign them. The mayor asked for a motion to approve the bills as submitted. P. Janson made a motion to approve. J. Rogers seconded. The roll call vote was as follows: J. Rogers, aye. P. Janson, aye. M. Hura, nay. P. Campbell, nay. W. Hawkins, nay. L. Schilling, nay. The clerk-treasurer then asked if their intention was not to approve any of the bills listed on the report. L. Schilling made a motion to reconsider. M. Hura seconded her motion. All ayes on roll call. L. Schilling made a motion to approve as submitted and J. Rogers seconded. All ayes on vote.
Larry Kaczmarek addressed Council. He distributed copies of the health coverage now in effect for the Village employees and answered questions from council and others in attendance. Mr. Kaczmarek looked at 5 different carriers for the small group insurance for the village employees. He explained the rate increases and coverage’s for 2004-2005, and went on to explain the proposed coverage’s for employees for 2005-2006.
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. 3rd Reading. Motion to bring to the the floor made by J. Rogers with a second by P. Janson. All ayes on vote. Village Administrator Trego recommends that council pass this legislation. Council chooses to retable. Motion by J. Rogers to retable with a second from M. Hura. All ayes on roll call.
ORDINANCE 2005-13 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING PRIOR ORDINANCE 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. 3rd Reading. J. Rogers made a motion to bring off the table and the motion was seconded by L. Schilling. All ayes on vote. J. Rogers state that the legislation should be ready for consideration by the next council meeting, October 18th. Move to table legislation made by J. Rogers with a second by P. Janson. All ayes on vote.
ORDINANCE 2005-14 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING PRIOR ORDINANCE NOS. 1996-23, 1997-5, AND 1982-23, 2003-37, 2004-19 AND CHAPTER 931 OF THE MANTUA CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 931 CONCERNING SEWER SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE VILLAGE OF MANTUA, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. 3rd Reading. J. Rogers made a motion to bring off the table with a second from L. Schilling. All ayes on roll call. J. Rogers stated that the legislation should be ready for consideration by the next council meeting, October 18th. Move to table made by J. Rogers with a second by L. Schilling. All ayes on vote.
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. 2nd Reading. A motion to bring to the floor was made by J. Rogers with a second from L. Schilling. All ayes on vote. P. Janson suggests that we don’t make it a whole year and L. Schilling would like an opinion on the policy now in effect. Ed Trego and Harry Buchert see no need to delay in passing the legislation. P. Janson made a motion to pass on 2nd reading with a second from J. Rogers. All ayes on roll call.
RESOLUTION 2005-25 A RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING SUPPORT OF STATE ISSUE 1: AMENDING THE OHIO CONSTITUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATIONS OF THE STATE TO FINANCE LOCAL GOVERNMENT PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF CERTAIN SITES AND FACILITIES IN OHIO, AND TRY TO EXPAND SITE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND AUTHORITY REGARDING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY. 2ND Reading. M. Hura made the motion to bring to the floor with a second from J. Rogers. All ayes on roll call. J. Rogers made a motion to approve with a second from P. Janson. All ayes on vote.
RESOLUTION 2005-26 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CLERK-TREASURER TO MAKE TRANSFERS LISTED BELOW AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. Motion to bring to the floor made by L. Schilling with a second by J. Rogers. All ayes on vote. The clerk explained that money needed to be transferred from the general fund to the cemetery fund. M. Hura made a motion to pass on first reading. J. Rogers second. All ayes on roll call.
RESOLUTION 2005-27 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE AMOUNTS AND RATES AS DETERMINED BY THE BUDGET COMMISSION AND AUTHORIZING THE NECESSARY TAX LEVIES AND CERTIFYING THEM TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. J. Rogers made a motion to bring to the floor and it was seconded by L. Schilling. All ayes on vote. A motion to approve was made by M. Hura and seconded by J. Rogers. All ayes on roll call.
A motion to accept all committee reports was made by P. Janson with a second by J. Rogers. All ayes on vote. The reports are on file in the clerk’s office.
Village Administrator Ed Trego thanked council and the mayor for any consideration for providing health care for the employees. He also asked when the deadline was for paving the area in front of the Park Lodge for upcoming elections. The clerk told him before November of 2006 is when it needs to be done.
Linda Schilling thanked the Service Department for their service during the Potato Festival. She also thanked Council for the use of the Park.
Wes Hawkins handed out the Parks revenue and expenditure reports.
Clerk-Treasurer Betsy Woolf went down to the Building Department at Portage County Administration Building and Mr. Ishikawa said he would call Betsy on Friday. She also suggested that next year they from a committee to review the village insurance policy for health coverage.
M. Hura state that he felt it would be good if council had those figures to be able to go over them before renewal time.
Jim Rogers stated that there will be a Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday evening, Sept. 21st at 7pm at the Park Lodge. A couple of citizens have made comments to him about the condition of the watering cans. Ed told Jim that they did replace some of the cans recently.
Citizens: John Clark had a question on the engineer’s report from CT Consultants. Still has concerns about working proceedings at new Village Hall without proper permits.
Cookie Vanek brought up the bill paying prior to council meetings. She suggested that if the bills are due prior to council meetings that the meetings be changed to earlier in the month to approve the bills before they are due. Betsy answered that the Clerk-Treasurer is authorized by ordinance to pay bills when they are due. Linda Clark asked if there was a limit and stated that council may need to revisit the ordinance.
Motion to adjourn was made by J. Rogers and seconded by L. Schilling. All ayes on vote.
Mayor Claude Hopkins
Clerk-Treasurer Betsy Woolf