MANTUA VILLAGE
Regular Council Meeting
November 22, 2005

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

Roll Call: Council President Marty Hura, Paul Janson, Jim Rogers, Wes Hawkins, and Linda Schilling. L. Schilling made a motion to excuse P. Campbell. Second from W. Hawkins. All ayes on roll call.

Others Present: Clerk-Treasurer Betsy Woolf, Village Solicitor David Benjamin, Village Administrator Ed Trego, Police Chief Harry Buchert, Assistant Clerk Mary Pallone and several Village residents.

Mayor’s Report: Mayor Hopkins thanked the Village Administrator Trego and his staff for their hard work with putting the wreaths up in the Village and for the lights shining on the Village sign.

Minutes: Minutes from Council meeting of October, 2005. Motion to bring to floor made by L. Schilling and seconded by W. Hawkins. All ayes on vote. Motion to accept as submitted made by J. Rogers and seconded by W. Hawkins. All ayes on roll call.

Clerk’s Report: B. Woolf reported the appropriations and expenditures as of the end of October.

Bills of Resolution: L. Schilling made a motion to bring the bills of resolution and the addendum to the floor. A second was made by J. Rogers. All ayes on vote. W. Hawkins made a motion to approve. J. Rogers seconded. All ayes on vote.

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, 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. 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. Tabled. Motion made by J. Rogers leave legislation tabled. All ayes on vote.

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. A motion made by J. Rogers. Second by W. Hawkins. All ayes on vote. Motion to approve made by J. Rogers with second from M. Hura. All ayes on roll call.

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. Tabled on 3rd Reading. J. Rogers made a motion to bring off the table with a second from W. Hawkins. All ayes on roll call. J. Rogers motioned to approve with a second from M. Hura. 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. 3rd Reading. A motion to bring to the floor was made by J. Rogers with a second from M. Hura. All ayes on vote. J. Rogers made a motion to table on 3rd reading with a second from M. Hura. All ayes on roll call.

ORDINANCE 2005-28 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE ACQUISITION OF A POLICE CRUISER FROM A DESIGNATED STATE-BID PURCHASING PROGRAM, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, THE VILLAGE CLERK-TREASURER AND THE VILLAGE POLICE CHIEF TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT TO THIS EFFECT, FURTHER AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE CLERK-TREASURER TO ACQUIRE THE FUNDS NECESSARY TO COMPLETE THIS PURCHASE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. 2nd Reading. Motion to bring to the floor made by J. Rogers, seconded by P. Janson. All ayes on vote. Motion to pass on 2nd reading made by M. Hura, seconded by L. Schilling. All ayes on vote.

ORDINANCE 2005-32 AN ORDINANCE DECLARING THAT THE MUNICIPAL CENTER LOCATED AT 4736 EAST HIGH STREET, MANTUA, OHIO, 44255, IS NOT NEEDED FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND APPROVING THE AUCTION SALE OF THAT MUNICIPAL CENTER, AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE CLERK-TREASURER TO EXECUTE ALL DOCUMENTS NECESSARY TO COMPLETE THIS SALE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. 2nd Reading. Motion to bring to the floor made by M. Hura and seconded by L. Schilling. All ayes on vote. Village Solicitor D. Benjamin stated that he has a call in to speak with the auditor and with the Ohio Municipal League to see if this is permissible. He suggested the Village enlist limited service of Sanders, Dempsey and Squires as the Village will need to convey clear title to the property. M. Hura made a motion to pass on 2nd reading and it was seconded by J. Rogers. All ayes on roll call vote.

RESOLUTION 2005-33 TRANSFER OF FUNDS. M. Hura made a motion to bring to the floor and this was seconded by J. Rogers. All ayes on vote. The clerk stated that the OPWC and OWDA loans are due in December. The transfers that will be made will pay those debts. B. Woolf also stated that the cemetery funds had to be moved back to the fund they originated at until the Village Solicitor requests the courts approve the move. A motion to approve the resolution was made by L. Schilling and seconded by W. Hawkins. All ayes on roll call.

ORDINANCE 2005-34 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE PERMANENT APPROPRIATIONS FOR 2006 FOR THE VILLAGE OF MANTUA, CALLED FOR IN THAT BUDGET, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. 1st Reading. L. Schilling made a motion to bring to the floor and this was seconded by P. Janson. All ayes on vote. Mayor Hopkins stated that he took the appropriations to the Finance Committee. A motion to pass on 1st reading was made by M. Hura. Second from J. Rogers. All ayes on roll call vote.

L. Schilling made the motion to accept all committee reports. Second from P. Janson. All ayes on roll call.

CT Consultants – Rich Iafelice – Rich advised council that the water line loops and booster station loans have closed out and the paperwork is finalized. The project is financed through a similar program that wastewater has used, with a discounted interest rate and in this particular case we made application and we qualified for an interest rate of 3%.

Village Administrator E. Trego – The service department is in the process of picking up leaves and branches in the village. We borrowed a bucket truck from the county to save money to put the wreaths up, at the same time used the truck to do some tree-trimming.

Police Chief Buchert – There is a Safety Committee meeting scheduled for November 23rd, if needed. The Chief requests an executive session to discuss an ongoing investigation.

Assistant Clerk M. Pallone – Reminder that all articles need to be submitted to Diane Hura for the upcoming issue of Mantua Matters. The deadline is Friday, November 25th, 2005.

Clerk Betsy Woolf – Betsy stated that she has a copy of Mike McCauley’s liability insurance and a copy of the building permit. Santa Claus will be at the Mini-Park on the 2nd of December at 6:00pm. Ed Trego asked if we also had a copy of Mike’s workers compensation.

Jim Rogers – The next zoning commission meeting will be held December 14th, 2005 at the park lodge.

The Mayor stated that both new councilpersons will be sworn in at the January meeting. Executive session was requested at 7:20pm. J. Rogers made the motion and it was seconded by P. Janson. All ayes on vote.

Council reconvened at 7:25pm. The motion was made by J. Rogers and seconded by M. Hura. All ayes on vote.

A motion was made by L. Schilling to adjourn and it was seconded by W. Hawkins. All ayes on roll call. The regular council meeting of the Village of Mantua adjourned at 7:25pm.

Mayor Claude Hopkins

Clerk-Treasurer Betsy Woolf