Village of Mantua
Safety Committee Meeting
February 28, 2008

MEMBERS PRESENT: Chief Buchert, Marty Hura, Giles Seith

MEMBERS ABSENT: Mayor Hawkins, Matt Roosa

OTHERS PRESENT: Linda Wilke, Bruce Brewer

CALL TO ORDER: Meeting was called to order at 6:33am by Giles Seith. Motion made to approved minutes by Marty, 2nd by Giles all ayes.

OLD BUSINESS: Information for appropriations for finance including figures based on employees giving up benefits has been completed.

NEW BUSINESS: Public Comments: Guest Bruce Brewer addressed safety committee with two concerns he feels is safety issues in the Village of Mantua. First is the vacant area where the old hardware store was on Main Street. He stated he fell in that location. Also, the area behind the dentist office on Prospect Street. There is a large brick wall and there is nothing to keep kids from climbing on the wall and falling.

Mr. Brewer had already contacted zoning reference this issue.

Committee advised will contact Solicitor and whatever his suggestions are is what the Village will follow.

Mr. Brewer suggested the possibility of a hand rail to the building to keep people from walking onto the private property area on Main Street.

Committee advised Mr. Brewer any issue with zoning inspector will have to be taken up thru the Mayors office and possibly attend the next zoning meeting. Mr. Brewer left the meeting at 6:45am.

RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL: Updated handbook changes for Ordinance

ITEMS REFERRED TO SERVICE COMMITTEE: None

ITEMS TABLED: None

NEXT MEETING: March 27, 2008 at 6:30am

ADJOURNED: Meeting adjourned @ 7:18 am- Motion to close by Marty, Giles seconded, all ayes.

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Giles Seith, Chairperson

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H.W. Buchert, Chief of Police