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VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
January 21, 2003

THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA MET ON THE ABOVE DATE AT 229 WEST SOUTHINGTON AVENUE. THE FOLLOWING COUNCIL MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: PATRICIA A. ANDERSON, MAYOR; DEBORAH ANN BARMAN; MARY JO CUSACK; EDWARD M. KOCHALSKI; DAVID G. MOORE, JOHN A. SCHAER AND RENEE SHANNON. ALSO PRESENT WERE DANIEL A. McINTYRE, STREET COMMISSIONER; STEVEN W. MERSHON, SOLICITOR; NEIL R. MORTINE, MARSHAL; DAN E. OWENS, CLERK-TREASURER AND JULIE RICKETTS, NEWSLETTER EDITOR. JAMES P. JOYCE AND GEORGE J. ARNOLD OF H.R. GRAY AND ASSOCIATES WERE GUESTS OF COUNCIL. THE MAYOR CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 7:36 P.M.

CUSACK INTRODUCED JAMES P. JOYCE AND GEORGE J. ARNOLD OF H.R. GRAY AND ASSOCIATES WHO LED A DISCUSSION, OF ALL IN ATTENDANCE, RELATIVE TO REPLACING THE SEWERAGE LIFT STATION WITH A GRAVITY FLOW SEWER LINE. GENERAL COSTS, EASEMENT PROBLEMS AND PROJECT PROCEDURES WERE SOME OF THE TOPICS DISCUSSED. COUNCIL THANKED MR. JOYCE AND MR. ARNOLD FOR THEIR COMMENTS AND THE TWO GENTLEMEN EXITED THE MEETING.

THE MAYOR CONVENED THE FORMAL BUSINESS SECTION OF THE MEETING AT 8:25 P.M.

03-01

THE MAYOR CALLED FOR THE ELECTION OF A PRESIDENT PRO TEM OF COUNCIL. SCHAER NOMINATED AND MOORE SECONDED THE NOMINATION OF MARY JO CUSACK AS PRESIDENT PRO TEM. SCHAER STATED THE REASONS FOR THE NOMINATION. SCHAER MOVED AND SHANNON SECONDED A MOTION TO CLOSE THE NOMINATIONS AND THE CASTING OF AN UNANIMOUS VOTE FOR CUSACK. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; BARMAN, CUSACK, KOCHALSKI, MOORE, SCHAER AND SHANNON: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0. THE MAYOR ADMINISTERED THE OATH OF OFFICE TO MARY JO CUSACK AS PRESIDENT PRO TEM OF COUNCIL.

MINUTES

03-02

MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS REGULAR MEETING OF DECEMBER 16, 2002, WERE NOT READ SINCE EACH MEMBER HAD RECEIVED A COPY. KOCHALSKI MOVED AND MOORE SECONDED A MOTION THAT THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING BE APPROVED AS PRESENTED BY THE CLERK-TREASURER. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; BARMAN, CUSACK, KOCHALSKI, MOORE, SCHAER AND SHANNON: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

CLERK-TREASURER REPORT

03-03

KOCHALSKI MOVED AND SCHAER SECONDED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND TO ACCEPT THE FINANCIAL REPORT FOR DECEMBER 2002, AS SUBMITTED BY THE CLERK-TREASURER. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; BARMAN, CUSACK, KOCHALSKI, MOORE, SCHAER AND SHANNON: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0. SEE BOARD REFERRAL FILE NO. 03-001.

THE CLERK-TREASURER COMMENTED ON AND PASSED TWO COPIES OF THE VILLAGE'S CASH BASIS ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2002 FOR COUNCIL'S INFORMATION. ANYONE MAY CONTACT THE CLERK-TREASURER FOR A MORE DETAILED INSPECTION. THE CLERK-TREASURER REPORTED ON THE PROGRESS IN RENEWING THE VILLAGE'S INSURANCE PROGRAM.

REPORTS OF OFFICIALS

THE MAYOR REPORTED THAT SHE HAD AUTHORIZED EARL WOODRUFF TO PERFORM ADDITIONAL TRIMMING AT THE VILLAGE MARKERS. SHE REPORTED HAVING RECEIVED NO RESPONSE FROM HER REQUEST FOR LEADERSHIP FOR THE BI-CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION. SHANNON VOLUNTEERED TO OVERSEE THE PROJECT. THE MAYOR COMMENTED ON TRASH PICK-UP, SNOW REMOVAL, VILLAGE DIRECTORIES AND THE TREE PROGRAM.

THE SOLICITOR REPORTED THAT FOUR VILLAGE OFFICES WILL BE ON THE BALLOT IN NOVEMBER OF 2003. SHOULD COUNCIL WISH TO ADJUST COMPENSATION FOR THESE OFFICES, IT MUST DO SO BEFORE THE FILING DATE FOR SAID OFFICES. THE VILLAGE'S INSURANCE PROGRAM WILL BE DISCUSSED AT THE FEBRUARY MEETING OF COUNCIL.

THE MARSHAL REPORTED THAT WORTHINGTON POLICE MADE NO ARRESTS AND FILED NO REPORTS DURING DECEMBER. THE DEPARTMENT HAS HAD COMPUTER PROBLEMS SINCE JULY OF 2002.

THE BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER HAD NO REPORT.

THE STREET COMMISSIONER REPORTED ON A WATER METER PROBLEM, A POSSIBLE SEWER BACKUP AND THE CONDITION OF THE LIFT STATION.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

NO REPORTS WERE GIVEN.

OLD BUSINESS

BARMAN, THE MAYOR AND CLERK-TREASURER WILL COORDINATE OBTAINING AND PROCESSING DATA FROM LOCAL WASTE SERVICES LLC.

THE MAYOR EXPECTS TO OBTAIN A PROPOSAL FOR THE VACUUMING OF LEAVES FROM THE VILLAGE'S CURB LINES.

AS REQUIRED BY ORDINANCE NO. 810, THE WEBMASTER POSITION IS TO BE ADVERTISED IN THE NEWSLETTER FOR TWO MONTHS.

CUSACK REPORTED THAT THE DON SCOTT AIRPORT PROJECT CONTINUES TO BE OF CONCERN. SHE WILL CONTINUE TO REPRESENT THE VILLAGE AT MEETINGS AND TO KEEP THE VILLAGE INFORMED OF DEVELOPMENTS.

MOORE REPORTED ON A SECOND PROPOSAL TO CODIFY THE VILLAGE'S ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS. THE COST BEING ABOUT THE SAME AS THE FIRST PROPOSAL, COUNCIL EXPRESSED NO INTEREST IN FOLLOWING THROUGH WITH THE PROJECT.

03-04

MOORE MOVED AND KOCHALSKI SECONDED A MOTION TO REMOVE A RESOLUTION, DUTIES OF THE CLERK OF COUNCIL FROM THE TABLE. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; BARMAN, CUSACK, KOCHALSKI, MOORE, SCHAER AND SHANNON: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0. THE SOLICITOR READ THE RESOLUTION. DISCUSSION FOLLOWED AS TO THE REASON FOR THE RESOLUTION AND PROCEDURE OF ACTION TO BE TAKEN. KOCHALSKI MOVED AND MOORE SECONDED A MOTION TO ENACT A RESOLUTION, DUTIES OF THE CLERK OF COUNCIL. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 1; KOCHALSKI: NAY, 5; BARMAN, CUSACK, MOORE, SCHAER AND SHANNON. THE MOTION FAILED 1-5.

NEW BUSINESS

THE NEWSLETTER EDITOR SOUGHT COUNCIL'S GUIDANCE AS TO WHETHER THE NEWSLETTER OR DIRECTORY SHOULD CONTAIN ADVERTISEMENTS AND/OR COUPONS. COUNCIL ADVISED THE EDITOR THAT IT WAS NOT INTERESTED IN SUCH COMMERCIALIZATION.

03-05

KOCHALSKI MOVED AND SCHAER SECONDED A MOTION TO PROCEED WITH THE STUDY OF REPLACING THE SEWERAGE LIFT STATION WITH A GRAVITY FLOW SEWER LINE. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; BARMAN, CUSACK, KOCHALSKI, MOORE, SCHAER AND SHANNON: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

THE MAYOR ANNOUNCED THAT THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2003, AT 7:30 PM AT 5754 OLENTANGY BOULEVARD.

02-06

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, KOCHALSKI MOVED AND SHANNON SECONDED A MOTION TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; BARMAN, CUSACK, KOCHALSKI, MOORE, SCHAER AND SHANNON: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0. THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 9:30 PM.

PATRICIA A. ANDERSON, MAYOR

DAN E. OWENS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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