Village of Mantua
Regular Council Meeting
November 21st, 2006

Mayor Hopkins called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and led the pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call: Claude Hopkins, Marty Hura, Wesley Hawkins, Ben Prescott, Linda Schilling, Giles Seith.

Others Present: Clerk–Treasurer Betsy Woolf, Asst. Clerk Susan Skrovan, Police Chief Harry Buchert, Village Administrator Ed Trego, Rich Iafelice with CT Consultants, Village Solicitor David Benjamin, some Village residents.

Minutes: Motion by L. Schilling to bring the minutes from the Council meeting of October 17th, 2006 to the floor with a second from M. Hura. All ayes on vote. There was no discussion. Motion to approve as submitted made by L. Schilling and seconded by M. Hura. All ayes on vote.

Mayors Report: Mayor Hopkins reported still working with Finance on appropriations.

Bills of Resolution: Motion to bring the bills of resolution with addendum to the floor made by W. Hawkins with a second from B. Prescott. All ayes on vote. There was no discussion. Motion to approve as submitted made by W. Hawkins and seconded by B. Prescott. All ayes on vote.

Financial Report: Clerk Betsy Woolf gave the financial report. Next month will be temporary appropriations. She has advanced back the permissive tax discussed last month. Next month she will also be going over any purchase orders with Harry and Ed that can be closed out by the end of the year. Ed Trego asked whether the water advance would be coming back. Betsy said she would look at it.

Legislation:
ORDINANCE 2006-32 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 351.99 OF THE MANTUA CODE OF ORDINANCES INCREASING THE FINES FOR ILLEGAL PARKING, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY, AS COUNCIL DESIRES TO INCREASE THE FINES TO FURTHER DISCOURAGE ILLEGAL PARKING. 2nd READING.
Motion to bring to the floor made by L. Schilling with a second from G. Seith. All ayes on vote. Chief Harry Buchert said during the last Safety meeting it was recommended to amend the ordinance to allow 72 hours rather than 24 hours to pay the fine without penalty. Motion to pass as amended on second reading by B. Prescott with a second from L. Schilling. All ayes on vote.

ORDINANCE 2006-37 AN ORDINANCE SELECTING THE SUCCESSFUL BID ON THE PURCHASE OF A USED, 2001 STERLING TRUCK, APPROVING THE RESULTING CONTRACT FOR THE PURCHASE OF THIS VEHICLE, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR AND VILLAGE CLERK-TREASURER TO SIGN THE CONTRACT AND TAKE ALL OTHER STEPS NECESSARY TO CONCLUDE THE PURCHASE OF THIS VEHICLE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY, AS COUNCIL DESIRES TO ACQUIRE THIS VEHICLE IMMEDIATELY WITH THE ONSET OF THE WINTER SEASON. 1ST READING. Motion to bring to the floor made by B. Prescott with a second from M. Hura. All ayes on vote. Motion to pass on 1st reading made by W. Hawkins with a second from B. Prescott. All ayes on vote. Motion to suspend the rules made by W. Hawkins with a second from B. Prescott. All ayes on vote. Motion to pass on 3rd and final made by W. Hawkins with a second from M. Hura. All ayes on vote.

ORDINANCE 2006-38 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE CLERK-TREASURER TO SECURE THE BANK FINANCING NECESSARY TO PAY FOR THE COSTS OF THE USED, 2001 STERLING TRUCK AUTHORIZED FOR PURCHASE BY VILLAGE COUNCIL, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY, AS COUNCIL DESIRES TO ACQUIRE THIS VEHICLE IMMEDIATELY WITH THE ONSET OF THE WINTER SEASON. 1st READING. Motion to bring to the floor made by B. Prescott with a second from M. Hura. All ayes on vote. Motion to pass on 1st reading made by W. Hawkins with a second from B. Prescott. All ayes on vote. Motion to suspend the rules made by M. Hura with a second from B. Prescott. All ayes on vote. Motion to pass on 3rd and final made by M. Hura with a second from B. Prescott. All ayes on vote.

Motion to accept all committee reports on file by B. Prescott with a second from W. Hawkins. All ayes on vote.

Motion to excuse Jim Rogers for this evening made by W. Hawkins with a second from B. Prescott. All ayes on vote.

Chief Harry Buchert asked where the Legislation was for the disposal of the old property, which should include the old patrol cars. David explained. Claude stated the Village could go up to $1,000.00 without requiring legislation for it. We should advertise the truck and patrol cars in the legal section at the same time and save some money.

Mayor Hopkins displayed a plaque presented to the Village from the Soap Box Derby.

Ed Trego, Village Administrator, thanked Council for approving the award for the truck bid.

Rich Iafelice with C.T. Consultants reported they are working on three capital project grants.

Marty Hura reported that Diane still needs articles for Mantua Matters. She would also like to ask Council to consider the possibility of subscriptions by mail.

Betsy referenced an email she received from a Michael Boone regarding research on cemetery graves for a client of his. Betsy gave the request to Sue who was able to locate the graves. Sue emailed back Mr. Boone and then mailed out information. He wanted to thank her for all the help she gave him.

Wes, with reference to the Finance meeting for tomorrow, has not had time to crunch the numbers and will accept the temporary budget as it is. There is no need to meet. Wes mentioned some good suggestions that were brought up to him on how to help minimize the budget.

Ed asked for an Enertech update. David Benjamin has received some information from Enertech as he requested. He plans to go through it and get together with Rich Iafelice.

Council members, Ed, Harry, David and Claude wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

Motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:15 p.m. made by M. Hura with a second by B. Prescott. All ayes on vote.

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Mayor Claude E. Hopkins

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Clerk-Treasurer Betsy M. Woolf