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VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
FEBRUARY , 2004

THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA MET ON THE ABOVE DATE AT 215 WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE. THE FOLLOWING COUNCIL MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR; KAREN S. GERMAN; SCOTT K. GORDON; DAVID G. MOORE; JOHN A. SCHAER AND RODNEY TETTENHORST. ALSO PRESENT WERE GARY A. BRUCK, BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER; DANIEL A. McINTYRE, STREET COMMISSIONER; STEVEN W. MERSHON, SOLICITOR; NEIL R. MORTINE, MARSHAL; DAN E. OWENS, CLERK-TREASURER AND LOIS YOAKAM, NEWSLETTER EDITOR. PAM COLWELL, CARL BRYANT, KATIE DIXON AND ROBERT SESSLEY WERE GUESTS OF COUNCIL. THE MAYOR CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 7:34 P.M.

MINUTES

04-09

MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS REGULAR MEETING OF JANUARY 20, 2004, WERE NOT READ SINCE EACH MEMBER HAD RECEIVED A COPY. MOORE MOVED AND SCHAER 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, 5; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SCHAER AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

CLERK-TREASURER REPORT

04-10

MOORE MOVED AND SCHAER SECONDED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND TO ACCEPT THE FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR DECEMBER 2003, AS SUBMITTED BY THE CLERK-TREASURER. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SCHAER AND SHANNON: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. SEE BOARD REFERRAL FILE NO. 04-005

THE CLERK-TREASURER SUBMITTED PROPOSED INSURANCE POLICIES TO THE SOLICITOR FOR HIS REVIEW

04-06

MOORE MOVED AND SCHAER SECONDED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND TO ACCEPT THE FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR JANUARY 2004, AS SUBMITTED BY THE CLERK-TREASURER. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SCHAER AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. SEE BOARD REFERRAL FILE NO. 04-011.

THE CLERK-TREASURER DISTRIBUTED TWO COPIES OF THE VILLAGE'S CASH BASIS ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2003 FOR COUNCIL TO REVIEW.

REPORTS OF OFFICIALS

THE MAYOR REVIEWED HER CORRESPONDENCE SINCE THE LAST MEETING OF COUNCIL: SCHAER WILL ADDRESS A SWACO SURVEY; A PETITION RELATIVE TO DON SCOTT AIRPORT EXPANSION HAS BEEN SUPERSEDED; MEETINGS OF OML, KEEP FRANKLIN COUNTY BEAUTIFUL AND THE HEALTHY WORTHINGTON COALITION WERE ANNOUNCED. AVAILABILITY OF OML PUBLICATIONS WAS DISCUSSED. CARL BRYANT'S EFFORTS IN SUBMITTING EMAILS RELATIVE TO THE DON SCOTT AIRPORT EXPANSION WERE NOTED. SOLICITATION ORDINANCES WERE DISCUSSED AT LENGTH; NO CALL LISTS, PERMITS, HOURS AND ADDITIONAL ORDINANCES WERE SOME OF THE POINTS OF DISCUSSION; THE SOLICITOR WILL REVIEW ORDINANCES ON THE SUBJECT. THE MAYOR APPOINTED DANIEL A. McINTYRE TO THE POSITION OF STREET COMMISSIONER. . SEE BOARD REFERRAL FILE NO. 04-012.

04-11

THE MAYOR APPOINTED KAREN S. GERMAN TO THE VILLAGE'S ZONING COMMISSION. MOORE MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE APPOINTMENT. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SCHAER AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

THE SOLICITOR REPORTED THAT THE MAJOR INSURANCE BILL AND POLICY IS IN ORDER AND THAT THE BILL SHOULD BE PAID; HE WILL CONTINUE TO CLARIFY THE CRIME POLICY. THE SOLICITOR WILL CONTACT PERS AS TO THE VILLAGE'S STATUS WITH SAID ORGANIZATION. HE WILL DRAFT A LETTER TO THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS RELATIVE TO THE REPLACEMENT OF A VILLAGE COUNCIL MEMBER. THE SOLICITOR IS INVESTIGATING THE VILLAGE'S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE FRANKLIN COUNTY MUNICIPAL COURT SYSTEM; MOORE WILL REVISIT CODIFICATION OF THE VILLAGE'S ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS.

THE MAYOR ADMINISTERED THE OATH OF OFFICE TO JOHN A. SCHAER AS PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF COUNCIL. . SEE BOARD REFERRAL FILE NO. 04-013.

THE BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER REPORTED THAT THE COMMISSION HAD NOT MET SINCE THE LAST COUNCIL MEETING. TWO PROJECTS ARE PENDING FOR A FUTURE MEETING.

THE MARSHAL REPORTED MINIMAL POLICE ACTIVITY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY. A BREAKING AND ENTERING HAS BEEN REPORTED IN FEBRUARY. THE WEST SOUTHINGTON AVENUE TRAFFIC LIGHT, EXTENDED VEHICLE PARKING, "LEADS" AND ISSUING OF TRAFFIC TICKETS WERE DISCUSSED.

THE BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER HAD NO REPORT. THE MAYOR REPORTED THAT A MINOR PORCH ENCLOSURE HAD BEEN APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION SINCE COUNCIL'S LAST MEETING.

THE MARSHAL REPORTED MINIMAL POLICE ACTIVITY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER. A NON-INJURY ACCIDENT WAS REPORTED ON JANUARY 6, 2004. WORTHINGTON IS AWARE OF THE TRAFFIC LIGHT PROBLEMS ON WEST SOUTHINGTON AVENUE AND ARE WORKING TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM(S).

THE STREET COMMISSIONER REPORTED ON HAVING ATTENDED A SOLID WASTE MEETING AND THAT A GROUP MAY SOLICIT BIDS TO OBTAIN A BETTER PRICE FOR SERVICE. THE BUMP ON WEST SOUTHINGTON AVENUE IS TO BE ADDRESSED WHEN THE WEATHER BREAKS.

THE NEWSLETTER EDITOR STATED THAT THE DIRECTORIES ARE READY AND SOLICITED VOLUNTEERS TO MAKE THE DELIVERIES. THE NEWSLETTER IS READY TO BE MAILED.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

NO ADDITIONAL REPORTS WERE GIVEN.

OLD BUSINESS

CARL BRYANT ENCOURAGED THOSE PRESENT TO USE THE WORTHINGTON WEB SITE TO REGISTER COMPLAINTS OF NOISY AIRCRAFT FLYING OVER THE VILLAGE. HE REPORTED ON HIS USE OF THE SYSTEM AND COUNCIL HEARD A RECORDING MADE BY HIM OF A LOW FLYING AIRCRAFT.

NEW BUSINESS

A RESOLUTION REGARDING THE EXPENDITURE OF CERTAIN FUNDS FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES WAS READ, BY TITLE, FOR ITS FIRST READING.

THE SOLICITOR PRESENTED AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE STORAGE OF LANDSCAPING, BUILDING OR OTHER MATERIALS IN THE STREETS OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA. AFTER DISCUSSION AND MODIFICATION OF TIME LIMITS, DEFINITIONS OF STREETS AND ALLEYS AND GOVERNING DISTANCES FROM SAID STREETS AND ALLEYS, MOORE INTRODUCED THE ORDINANCE AND IT WAS GIVEN ITS FIRST READING.

TETTENHORST IS TO SEEK PRICES AND AVAILABILITY OF NEW VILLAGE FLAG(S).

IT WAS NOTED THAT THE PROPOSED LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM WOULD BE ON OR NEAR THE RAILROAD RIGHT OF WAY AND WOULD NOT AFFECT THE VILLAGE. ALSO, VILLAGE RESIDENTS, WHO DO NOT PAY WORTHINGTON INCOME TAX, DO NOT RECEIVE RESIDENT PRIVILEGES AT THE WORTHINGTON RECREATION CENTER.

THE MAYOR ANNOUNCED THAT THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2004, AT 7:30 P.M. AT 229 WEST SOUTHINGTON AVENUE.

04-12

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, GERMAN MOVED AND GORDON SECONDED A MOTION TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SCHAER AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 9:30 P.M.

MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR

DAN E. OWENS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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