Tuesday, May 10, 2016
6:00 p.m.
(Approved 05/24/16)

Meeting was called to order at 6:03 p.m. by President Harold Dickerson.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Council Members Present: Harold Dickerson, Phyllis Dickerson, Cathy Mulholland, Kim Kollek-Jewell, and Robert Gentner.

Absent: Andy Flynn.

Also Present: Police Chief: Matt Balsley, Attorney: John Gormley, and Clerk: Karen McGuire.

Additions / Deletions to Agenda:  Add:    10.0  Transfer Station
11.1  Ordinance – Weight Limit on Streets

Guest Comments on the Agenda: None

MOTION by H. Dickerson, seconded by Mulholland to approve the agenda as amended. All ayes.
Motion carried.

MOTION by Mulholland, seconded by Kollek-Jewell to approve the April 26, 2016 minutes. All ayes. Motion carried.

Special Guests: None.


9.1    Personnel / Police / Transfer Station / Insurance / Retirement
Chief Balsley presented the Complaints Response Report for April. The numbers are up from last year. He explained that the dog situation at 1108 Britton Road has been resolved. There has been no response to the Ordinance violation notice for 115 E. Third so a citation will be issued.

9.2    DPW / Municipal Buildings / Park
No Report.

9.3    Street / Sidewalks / Newsletter / Web Site
No Report.

9.4    Sewer / Codes
No Report.

9.5    Zoning / Ordinances / Annex / 425 / DDA
No Report.

9.6    SSESA
No Report.

9.7      Homecoming
There will be another meeting next Tuesday.

9.8    Budget
No Report.


10.0    Transfer Station
The Village received notice today that the company that collects the used motor oil will begin charging for
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that service rather than paying us to take the oil. There will be a $170.00 service stop fee and then a charge of $.25 per gallon for the oil they take. That would make a regular pick up cost about $370.00. We only charge $.25 per gallon to drop off oil. There was discussion about looking for alternative takers, raising our price, and possibly not taking used oil any longer. It was decided to not take any more oil until the Board makes a decision on what to do going forward. Clerk will let operator know.

MOTION by H. Dickerson, seconded by Kollek-Jewell to not take any more oil until further notice.
All ayes. Motion carried.

Chief Balsley reported that the new signs are ready for the DPW to pick up at the Great Gazebo and install. The new receipts are being printed and should be ready this week. He ordered 1,000 consecutively numbered receipts. Printing time for reorders will be about one week.

10.1     State Infrastructure Bank (SIB) Loan Information / Roads
H. Dickerson gave information about the loan application process timeline and requirements, Major Street Fund income and expenses for the last fiscal year, and new estimates for repairing Morrice and Britton Roads and some smaller areas on Local Roads. He also read the memo from Swett that said basically before taking on the debt for any of the loan options we need to request an income increase through an additional millage request. The Board would like information from the Treasurer about the amount each Fund is carrying as a reserve balance. Bonds, loans, and a combination of both as well as a possible millage increase were discussed. The engineer had previously mentioned possible funding from the Rural Road Task Force. Clerk will check to see if he has made any headway there. Gormley will check into bond information and have someone come to the second meeting in May to discuss. The Board will keep gathering information in preparation of a road repair funding decision.

MOTION by H. Dickerson, seconded by Kollek-Jewell to approve Gormley moving forward to seek bond information.

Roll Call: Ayes: Kollek-Jewell, Mulholland, Gentner, P. Dickerson, H. Dickerson. Nays: None.
Absent: Flynn. Motion carried.

10.2    Transfer Station – New Receipts / Price Announcement
Chief Balsley discussed earlier in the meeting at item 10.0.

10.3    Employee – Annual Reviews Progress Report
The Personnel Committee reported that they have completed the reviews for the Police Chief and the Clerk. The paperwork is completed and ready for signatures. They still need to schedule meetings with the Lagoon Operator and the Treasurer. Once those are complete the reviews will be done.


11.1      Ordinance – Weight Limit on Streets
Gormley presented a proposed Ordinance to restrict vehicles over 3 tons (6,000 pounds) from Jewel Drive and Melladee Lane as through traffic. Local delivery will be allowed. This will hopefully prevent large vehicles from using those local roads to avoid the stop at the corner of Morrice and Britton Roads. The Ordinance, if approved, will be in effect when the signs are in place and the Ordinance has been published. Violation will result in a traffic civil infraction. A few spelling errors will be corrected.

MOTION by Gentner, seconded by Mulholland to approve the Ordinance as presented, with spelling corrections to be completed.

Roll Call: Ayes: P. Dickerson, Mulholland, Gentner, Kollek-Jewell, H. Dickerson. Nays: None.
Absent: Flynn. Motion carried.

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Review Financial Report / Pay Bills

MOTION by P. Dickerson, second by Kollek-Jewell to pay bills as presented. (List attached).

Roll Call: Ayes: Mulholland, Kollek-Jewell, P. Dickerson, Gentner, H. Dickerson. Nays: None.
Absent: Flynn. Motion carried.

Announcements / Correspondence
H. Dickerson announced that mail and other correspondence is on the table for review.

Guest Comments: None.

MOTION by H. Dickerson, seconded by Kollek-Jewell to adjourn the meeting. All ayes. Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.

Harold Dickerson, Village President
Karen McGuire, Clerk

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