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VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
February 19, 2008

THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA MET ON THE ABOVE DATE AT 215 WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE. THE FOLLOWING COUNCIL MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: JOHN S. McALEARNEY; KIRK M. McHUGH; JOHN A. SCHAER; RENEE SHANNON; RODNEY TETTENHORST AND PAUL J. ZENISEK. ALSO PRESENT WERE DANIEL A. McINTYRE, STREET COMMISSIONER; JODY CROLEY JONES, VILLAGE WEBMASTER; STEVEN W. MERSHON, SOLICITOR; DAN E. OWENS, CLERK-TREASURER AND LOIS YOAKAM, NEWSLETTER EDITOR. PAM COLWELL WAS A GUEST OF COUNCIL. IN THE ABSENCE OF THE MAYOR, JOHN A. SCHAER, PRESIDENT PRO TEM OF COUNCIL CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 7:32 P.M.

MINUTES

08-11

THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING OF JANUARY 22, 2008, WERE NOT READ SINCE EACH MEMBER HAD RECEIVED A COPY. ZENISEK MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION THAT THE MINUTES BE APPROVED AS SUBMITTED BY THE CLERK-TREASURER. TETTENHORST QUESTIONED THE SELECTION OF THE DAWSON INSURANCE AGENCY MENTIONED IN THE CLERK-TREASURERS REPORT; HIS ATTENTION WAS DIRECTED TO PARAGRAPH 07-54 IN THE DECEMBER 17, 2008, COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES; A SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING HAD NOT BEEN CALLED BEFORE THE JANUARY 20, 2008, RENEWAL DATE; THE INSURANCE COMMITTEE IS TO BEGIN A SELECTION PROCESS IN OCTOBER OF 2008. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; McALEARNEY, McHUGH, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

CLERK-TREASURER REPORT

08-12

ZENISEK MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND TO ACCEPT THE FINANCIAL REPORT FOR JANUARY OF 2008, AS SUBMITTED BY THE CLERK-TREASURER. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; McALEARNEY, McHUGH, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0. SEE BOARD REFERRAL FILE NUMBER 08-004.

THE CLERK-TREASURER DISTRIBUTED TWO COPIES OF THE CASH BASIS ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2007.

REPORTS OF OFFICIALS

THE MAYOR'S REPORT WAS DEFERRED UNTIL LATER IN THE MEETING, WHEN SHE PLANNED TO BE IN ATTENDANCE.

THE SOLICITOR REPORTED THAT COUNCIL COULD APPROVE TRANSCRIPTS AS MINUTES OF A MEETING. TETTENHORST MOVED AND ZENISEK SECONDED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE TRANSCRIPT OF THE JANUARY 30, 2008, SPECIAL MEETING OF COUNCIL AS THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING. COPIES OF THE TRANSCRIPT HAD NOT BEEN DISTRIBUTED TO MEMBERS OF COUNCIL NOR WAS A COPY PRESENTED OR READ AT THE CURRENT MEETING OF COUNCIL. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 3; SCHAER, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, 2; McALEARNEY AND McHUGH: ABSTAIN, 1; SHANNON. THE MOTION FAILED 3-2-1, FOR LACK OF A FAVORABLE MAJORITY.

THE SOLICITOR NOTED THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY AIRPORT NEWSLETTER #1, JANUARY 2008, PART 150 STUDY, NEWSLETTER. HE ALSO REPORTED THAT COLUMBIA GAS OF OHIO IS GOING TO SEEK A RATE INCREASE FROM PUCO.

JODY CROLEY JONES REPORTED THAT THE PLANNING COMMISSION MET ON FEBRUARY 11, 2008. TWO APPLICATIONS FOR CERTIFICATES OF APPROPRIATENESS WERE HEARD, ONE FOR COSMETIC IMPROVEMENTS TO A HOME, THE OTHER A MAJOR REMODELING AND ADDITION PROJECT. BOTH WERE TABLED FOR LACK OF A SITE PLAN AND/OR MATERIALS TO REVIEW. A PRELIMINARY REVIEW WAS MADE FOR THE ADDITION OF A DORMER AND IMPROVEMENT OF A MASTER BEDROOM.

THE MARSHAL HAD NO REPORT.

THE STREET COMMISSIONER CONTINUED WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE VILLAGES WATER PROBLEMS. A RECENT DROP IN PRESSURE OR LACK OF WATER WAS CAUSED BY A LEAK SOUTH OF THE VILLAGE. COLUMBUS IS NOT SURE AS TO THE CONDITION OF MAINS AND VALVES ALONG NORTH HIGH STREET NEAR GRACELAND SHOPPING CENTER. RESIDENTS SHOULD CONTACT THE COLUMBUS DIVISION OF WATER AND NOT LOCAL OFFICIALS WHEN PRESSURE DROPS. THE VILLAGE IS NOW OBTAINING WATER FROM A TANK NEAR ANHEUSER-BUSCH RATHER THAN ONE NEAR THE OHIO SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND. THE COLUMBUS DIVISION OF WATER IS AWARE OF THE LEAK ON DOVER COURT. THE DIVISION OF WATER STATES THAT THE VILLAGE HAS HAD FEW WATER LEAKS COMPARED TO OTHER AREAS.

THE MAYOR, MARY JO CUSACK, JOINED THE MEETING AT 8:10 P.M.

THE STREET COMMISSIONER WAS INFORMED OF A DRIVEWAY APPROACH DAMAGED BY A SNOW PLOW. SHARON TOWNSHIP SHOULD BE ADVISED TO EXERCISE MORE CARE. THE COMMISSIONER PLANS TO HAVE A MEETING OF THE STREET COMMITTEE TO RECOMMEND THE EXTENT OF A 2008 STREET AND/OR CURB PROGRAM. COUNCIL WAS ADVISED THAT, BY THIS FALL, IT WILL HAVE BEEN TWO YEARS SINCE THE LAST TREE PROGRAM.

THE MAYOR REPORTED THAT THE MEETING ABOUT COUNCIL MEETING LOCATIONS WITH OUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE DID NOT TAKE PLACE. SHE ALERTED COUNCIL OF THE AT&T PRACTICE OF PLACING LARGE UTILITY BOXES NEAR STREETS. SHE IS HAVING PROBLEMS OBTAINING THE PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING SIGNS. THE MAYOR REQUESTED THAT RESIDENTS CONTACT UTILITIES DIRECTLY TO REPORT SERVICE PROBLEMS. SHE NOTED THAT THE OSU AIRPORT STUDY IS NOT INCLUDING ALL AVAILABLE DATA IN THEIR REPORT. THE MAYOR IS ATTENDING A SERIES OF WORTHINGTON POLICE ACADEMY PROGRAMS. SHE ANNOUNCED THAT PAM COLWELL HAS OFFERED TO TAKE THE VILLAGE CLERK-TREASURER POSITION.

PRESIDENT PRO TEM OF COUNCIL CONTINUED TO CONDUCT THE MEETING.

THE NEWSLETTER EDITOR REQUESTED COPY FOR THE MARCH NEWSLETTER BY MARCH 5, 2008. SHE REPORTED AN INCREASE IN ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS WITH VILLAGE RESIDENTS.

THE WEBMASTER EXPRESSED A DESIRE TO OBTAIN PICTURES OF AND E-MAIL ADDRESSES FOR THE NEW MEMBERS OF COUNCIL.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

NO REPORTS WERE GIVEN.

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS

NO COMMENTS WERE OFFERED.

OLD BUSINESS

AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF CERTAIN ZONING MATTERS, TO ESTABLISH AND ORGANIZE A PLANNING COMMISSION FOR THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY WAS READ, BY TITLE, FOR ITS SECOND READING.

NEW BUSINESS

08-14

AFTER A LENGTHY DISCUSSION, IT WAS DECIDED THAT THE MAYOR WOULD CALL A SPECIAL MEETING OF COUNCIL TO BE HELD AT 302 WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE AT 7:30 P.M. ON A DATE TO BE DETERMINED, TO DISCUSS AND/OR ACT UPON THE REPORT OF THE LAND USE COMMITTEE.

08-15

McHUGH MOVED AND ZENISEK SECONDED A MOTION TO AUTHORIZE THE EXPENDITURE OF NO MORE THAN $10,000.00 TO CLEAN THE VILLAGE'S SEWERS. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; McALEARNEY, McHUGH, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

NO COMMENTS WERE OFFERED.

NEXT MEETING AND ADJOURNMENT

THE PRESIDENT PRO TEM OF COUNCIL ANNOUNCED THAT THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY MARCH 17, 2008, AT 7:30 P.M. AT 222 WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE.

07-04

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, TETTENHORST MOVED AND SHANNON SECONDED A MOTION TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; McALEARNEY, McHUGH, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0. THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 9:02 P.M.

MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR

DAN E. OWENS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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