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VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
January 16, 2007

THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA MET ON THE ABOVE DATE AT 5814 WESTCHESTER COURT. THE FOLLOWING COUNCIL MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR; PAMELA M. COLWELL; SCOTT K. GORDON; JOHN A. SCHAER; RENEE SHANNON, RODNEY TETTENHORST AND PAUL J. ZENISEK. ALSO PRESENT WERE GARY A. BRUCK, BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER; JODY CROLEY JONES, VILLAGE WEBMASTER; DANIEL A. McINTYRE, STREET COMMISSIONER; STEVEN W. MERSHON, SOLICITOR; DAN E. OWENS, CLERK-TREASURER AND LOIS YOAKAM, NEWSLETTER EDITOR. THE MAYOR CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 7:30 P.M.

07-01

ZENISEK NOMINATED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED THE NOMINATION OF SCOTT K. GORDON TO SERVE AS PRESIDENT PRO TEM OF COUNCIL FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2007. ZENISEK MOVED AND SHANNON SECONDED A MOTION TO CLOSE THE NOMINATIONS AND INSTRUCT THE CLERK-TREASURER TO CAST A UNANIMOUS VOTE. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0. THE CLERK-TREASURER CAST THE DIRECTED VOTE. THE SOLICITOR ADMINISTERED THE OATH OF OFFICE TO SCOTT K. GORDON AS PRESIDENT PRO TEM OF COUNCIL FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2007.

MINUTES

07-02

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING OF DECEMBER 18, 2006, WERE NOT READ SINCE EACH MEMBER HAD RECEIVED A COPY. SCHAER MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION THAT THE MINUTES BE APPROVED AS SUBMITTED BY THE CLERK-TREASURER. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

CLERK-TREASURER REPORT

07-03

SCHAER MOVED AND ZENISEK SECONDED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND TO ACCEPT THE FINANCIAL REPORT FOR DECEMBER OF 2006, AS SUBMITTED BY THE CLERK-TREASURER. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0. SEE BOARD REFERRAL FILE NUMBER 07-001.

THE CLERK-TREASURER DISTRIBUTED A COPY OF THE FINAL AUDIT REPORT, AS RECEIVED FROM THE AUDITOR OF STATE, TO EACH MEMBER OF COUNCIL. PHONE CALLS FROM P.E.R.S. AND A SUPPLIER OF WORKERS COMPENSATION WERE REPORTED.

REPORTS OF OFFICIALS

THE MAYOR REPORTED ON MEETINGS WITH BOND UNDERWRITERS FOR THE STREET PROGRAM, LITTLE OR NO ACTION FROM THE DON SCOTT AIRPORT COMMITTEE, AN UPCOMING MEETING WITH AN ENGINEERING FIRM ABOUT A STORM WATER STUDY, VILLAGE WEB PAGE LOCATIONS AND THE NEED FOR TREE TRIMMING IN THE RAVINE.

LACK OF WORTHINGTON POLICE RESPONSE TO VIOLATIONS OF VILLAGE ORDINANCES AND SPECIFICALLY TO PARKING VIOLATIONS DURING THE PREVIOUS HOLIDAY SEASON WERE DISCUSSED AT LENGTH. THE MAYOR REPORTED ON HAVING MET WITH THE FRIENDS OF THE LOWER OLENTANGY WATERWAY (FLOW); IT WAS FELT THAT PROPERTY OWNER'S RIGHTS NEEDED TO BE PROTECTED; AN ARTICLE IS TO BE PREPARED FOR THE NEWSLETTER.

THE MAYOR CALLED A SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING OF COUNCIL FOR JANUARY 29, 2007, TO ADDRESS QUESTIONS RELATIVE TO THE PROPOSED BOND ISSUE TO BE VOTED ON BY VILLAGE CITIZENS ON FEBRUARY 6, 2007. THE NEED FOR THE STREET PROJECT TO BE ACCOMPLISHED AND ALTERNATIVES IF THE BOND ISSUE SHOULD FAIL WERE DISCUSSED.

THE SOLICITOR REPORTED THAT THE TWO BOND UNDERWRITERS FOR THE STREET PROGRAM SEEMED TO BE OF EQUAL STATURE, THE PROPOSED MEETING WITH BURGESS AND NIPLE INC. IS TO OBTAIN A COST ESTIMATE FOR A STORM WATER STUDY AND AT&T DESIRES TO PLACE CURB SIDE UTILITY BOXES WITHIN THE VILLAGE. THE SOLICITOR WAS REMINDED THAT ANY LEGISLATION DEALING WITH THE STREET PROGRAM SHOULD INCLUDE GUIDELINES FOR DRIVEWAY APPROACHES AND APRONS.

THE BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER REPORTED THAT THE COMMISSION HAD NOT MET SINCE THE LAST MEETING OF COUNCIL. HE REPORTED MEETING WITH THE OWNER OF THE TWO FAMILY UNIT AT WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE AND CRESCENT COURT; VARIANCES MAY BE REQUIRED FOR BOTH LOTS IF THERE IS A SPLIT IN THE PROPERTY; COUNCIL EXPRESSED NO INTEREST IN THE PURCHASE OF ANY PROPERTY, IN THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.

SCHAER REPORTED, FOR THE MARSHAL, 334 PATROL CHECKS, 13 REPORTS FILED AND NO ARRESTS DURING DECEMBER.

THE STREET COMMISSIONER REPORTED THAT THE "BRITE SIDE" STRIPS SHOULD BE INSTALLED ON THE FOUR STOP SIGNS BY THE FEBRUARY COUNCIL MEETING. COUNCIL MEMBERS CONFIRMED HAVING OBSERVED FAILURES TO STOP AT THE SIGNS. T HE COMMISSIONER NOTED PROBLEMS WITH UTILITIES, AS A RESULT OF LOT SPLITS. HE IS ATTEMPTING TO HAVE OLD SEWER INSPECTION TAPES CONVERTED TO COMPACT DISKS.

THE NEWSLETTER EDITOR REQUESTED COPY FOR THE NEXT PUBLICATION BY FEBRUARY 7, 2007.

THE WEBMASTER LED A DISCUSSION OF THE WEB SITE. PROBLEMS WITH FORMAT, E-MAIL ADDRESSES AND CONTENT WERE MENTIONED. POSTING OF EXISTING AND PROPOSED ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS WAS ENCOURAGED.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

THE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMITTEE CHAIR HAD NO REPORT.

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS

NO COMMENTS WERE OFFERED.

OLD BUSINESS

COLWELL DISTRIBUTED THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA RESIDENT INFORMATION FOR COUNCIL TO REVIEW. AN INTRODUCTION WILL BE REQUIRED BEFORE PUBLICATION IN THE NEWSLETTER AND ON THE WEB SITE.

NEW BUSINESS

01-2007

ORDINANCE NO. 01-2007, AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE REALIGNMENT OF ANNUAL APPROPRIATION VILLAGE, ORDINANCE NO. 07-06, WAS PROPOSED BY THE CLERK-TREASURER. THE CLERK-TREASURER EXPLAINED THAT AN OVERSTATEMENT REQUIRED A $10,000 REDUCTION IN THE SCM&R FUND APPROPRIATION. COLWELL MOVED AND SCHAER SECONDED A MOTION TO SUSPEND THE THREE READINGS OF ORDINANCE 01-2007. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0. SCHAER MOVED AND COLWELL SECONDED A MOTION TO ENACT ORDINANCE 01-2007. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

THE MAYOR APPOINTED DANIEL McINTYRE AS STREET COMMISSIONER BEGINNING APRIL 1, 2007 AND CONTINUING UNTIL MARCH 31, 2008

SCHAER INTRODUCED A RESOLUTION TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENT OF DANIEL McINTYRE AS STREET COMMISSIONER. THE CLERK-TREASURER READ THE RESOLUTION, BY TITLE, FOR ITS FIRST READING.

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

NO COMMENTS WERE OFFERED.

NEXT MEETING AND ADJOURNMENT

THE MAYOR ANNOUNCED THAT THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY FEBRUARY 20, 2008, AT 7:30 P.M. AT 5804 PIONEERS COURT.

07-04

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, SCHAER MOVED AND GORDON SECONDED A MOTION TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0. THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 9:36 P.M.

MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR

DAN E. OWENS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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