Regular Meeting of the Mantua Village Council,
October 21, 2003

Council President M. Hura opened the meeting at 7:02 p.m., at Village Hall, and led the Pledge of Allegiance

ROLL CALL: M. Hura P. Campbell, C. Hummel, R. Gregory. J. Rogers, M. Roosa

OTHERS PRESENT: Clerk-Treasurer Betsy Woolf, Clerk Donna Maynard, Chief Buchert, Village Engineer Rich Iafelice, Solicitor David Benjamin, Record Courier reporter, and approximately 30 residents.

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

MAYOR’S REPORT: Attended Four Corners meeting. Will keep working with Robinson Memorial on getting a doctor in the Village. Paul Stamm will give a permanent easement on the south end of the triangle property (south of Village) for a welcome sign to be donated by a member of the Berg family. Reviewed 2003 budget with Ed, Donna and Chief Buchert, and will meet with Dave Miller of CT to review our finances. Village will get 8 hours from CT for D. Miller’s services to help set up 2004 budget. Advisory Committee being set up. Franklin St. Water project has begun. Thanked Service Department and Donna for speaking with residents and circulating information to them.

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

ORD 2003-42 AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING THE GRANT OF TEMPORARY EASEMENTS FROM ERIC W. HUMMEL AND JEFFREY P. BENNER TO THE VILLAGE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. 2nd reading. M. Hura moved to bring to the floor. J. Rogers second. All ayes on roll call. C. Hummel moved to suspend the rules. M. Hura second. All ayes on roll call. C. Hummel moved to approve on 3rd and final reading. J. Rogers second. All ayes on roll call.

ORD. 2003-51 – AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING THE NECESSARY FUND AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, VILLAGE CLERK-TREASURER AND VILLAGE SOLICITOR TO PAY AND SATISFY THE CLAIM OF MR. LAWRENCE LIETZOW, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. 1st reading. R. Gregory moved to bring to the floor and M. Roosa second. All ayes on roll call. M. Hura moved to approve on 1st reading. J. Rogers second. All ayes on roll call. R. Gregory moved to suspend the rules. M. Hura second. All ayes on roll call. C. Hummel moved to approve on 3rd and final reading. R. Gregory second. All ayes on roll call.

ORD 2003-52 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A CONSULTANT AGREEMENT WITH LES MOORE, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, THE VILLAGE CLERK-TREASURER AND THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT TO THIS EFFECT, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. 1st reading. C. Hummel moved to bring to the floor. M. Hura second. All ayes on roll call. C. Hummel moved to approve on 1st reading. M. Hura second. All ayes on roll call. C. Hummel moved to suspend the rules. R. Gregory second. All ayes on roll call. R. Gregory moved to approve on 3rd and final reading. P. Campbell second. All ayes on roll call.

ORD 2003-53 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING CERTAIN ADJUSTMENTS TO THE 2002 APPROPRIATIONS AND BUDGET DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. 1st reading. R. Gregory moved to bring to the floor. M. Roosa second. All ayes on roll call. J. Rogers moved to approve on 1st reading. C. Hummel second. All ayes on roll call. C. Hummel moved to suspend the rules. J. Rogers second. All ayes on roll call. C. Hummel moved to approve on 3rd and final reading. M. Hura second. All ayes on roll call.

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

R. Iafelice – OTC Reimbursement – CT notified County what they owe the Village. Rich will meet with Ed on Friday to discuss. Crestwood School- Plans were approved. Rich requested a final set of bid set plans. Project is out to bid.

Chief Buchert – State mandated (Senate Bill 123) that Traffic Code Laws have to be codified. AAA Plaque awarded to Village for having no pedestrian fatalities for 43 years. Trick or Treat will be October 31st from 6 to 8 PM. Both cruisers will be patrolling, along with bike officer, Neighborhood Watch members and MSFD Explorers.

M. Hura moved to approve CT Work Authorization for Water Distribution System Improvements. C. Hummel second. All ayes on roll call.

P. Campbell – Sent newspaper article to Senator LaTurette and received reply which was circulated to all Council, regarding funding for projects. Council will look into this further. Candidates Night will be October 23, 2003, at 7 PM at Crestwood High School.

D. Benjamin – Solicitors report had been sent to Council. Has worked on easements in Crestwood School project. Asked for Executive Session and to include Zoning Inspector.

J. Rogers – Planning Commission will meet October 22, at Park Lodge, 7 PM to discuss Exterior Property Maintenance Code.

C. Hummel – Working with Veteran Administration to get plaques for war veterans at cemetery. Thanked Service Department for cemetery work and how nice it looks.

B. Woolf – Attended first seminar for Certified Clerk classes.

Mayor thanked all visitors for coming and invited them to serve on Committees that have openings.

QUESTIONS FROM RESIDENTS:

J. Harper – his residence was once partly in the Village and questioned the sewer rate increase of 150% surcharge for users outside of Village

K. Harper - Asked about Township and Village Trick or Treat. Unsafe condition on Ambler Lane – trees were worked on and drop-off area is steep. Can a guard rail be installed? Mayor will look into it.

M. Dennis – Will Village respond to LaTurette letter. Mayor advised that it would be followed up on. Asked why Village employee or Village Administrator not doing the inspection on water project. Mayor – we need an inspector on an as-needed basis and employees can’t be pulled off of other jobs.

S. Martin – asked who is responsible for water line to new school. Was advised that they are trunk lines and the Village will be responsible. She advised that a group of senior citizens would like to use a Village facility to meet once a month during the day. This was discussed and agreed that the Park Lodge could be made available.

R. Overberger – Likes Council, all departments, all employees and likes the Water!!

L. Hopkins – Asked why storage business t Peck and High had to drill a well. Mayor explained that years ago Council and owner discussed and it wasn’t financially feasible for either party to install lines.

M. McCauley – Will new school have to pay surcharge and is the County paying same amount as residents. R. Gregory will look into contracts and rates.

L. Stephens – Asked why Line Street was widened in front of her house. Mayor explained that when they complained about water coming into their yard, ditching was done and at the same time the road was widened. Work being done on Line Street between Regan and Prospect was so that Park Trail users could get from Trail to W. Prospect.

M. Roosa moved for Executive Session for pending litigation at 7:54 PM. R. Gregory second. All ayes on roll call.

Meeting reconvened at 8:12 PM.

M. Roosa moved to adjourn, R. Gregory second. All ayes on roll call.

Meeting adjourned at 8:53 pm.