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VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
March 21 , 2005

THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA MET ON THE ABOVE DATE AT 229 WEST SOUTHINGTON AVENUE. THE FOLLOWING COUNCIL MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR; PAMELA M. COLWELL; JOHN A. SCHAER; RENEE SHANNON 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. PAUL J. ZENISEK WAS A GUEST OF COUNCIL. THE MAYOR CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 7:31 P.M.

THE MAYOR NOTED THE RECENT PASSING OF SCOTT K. GORDON'S FATHER AND GRANDMOTHER.

05-12

SCHAER MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION TO APPOINT PAUL J. ZENISEK TO FULFILL THE UNEXPIRED TERM OF DAVID G. MOORE AS A MEMBER OF COUNCIL. SAID TERM EXPIRES DECEMBER 31, 2005. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 4; COLWELL, SCHAER, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 4-0. THE MAYOR ADMINISTERED THE OATH OF OFFICE TO PAUL J. ZENISEK. SEE BOARD REFERRAL FILE NO. 05-010.

MINUTES

05-17

MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS REGULAR MEETING OF FEBRUARY 22, 2004, WERE NOT READ SINCE EACH MEMBER HAD RECEIVED A COPY. SCHAER MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION THAT THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING BE APPROVED AS SUBMITTED BY THE CLERK-TREASURER. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

CLERK-TREASURER REPORT

05-18

TETTENHORST MOVED AND SCHAER SECONDED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND TO ACCEPT THE FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR FEBRUARY 2005, AS SUBMITTED BY THE CLERK-TREASURER. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. SEE BOARD REFERRAL FILE NO. 05-011.

REPORTS OF OFFICIALS

THE MAYOR COMMENTED ON THE WE OPPOSE OHIO STATE EXPANSION (WOOSE) REPORT; CONTENT AND PUBLICATION COST. WORTHINGTON HAS YET TO TAKE A STAND ON THE AIRPORT EXPANSION PROJECT. WOOSE NOW HAS THEIR OWN WEB SITE. SHE ANNOUNCED A FEMA MEETING ON APRIL 18, 2005. THE MAYOR LED A DISCUSSION ON THE REVISED FIRE CODE AND THE VILLAGE'S SOLICITATION ORDINANCE.

THE SOLICITOR OUTLINED THE VILLAGE'S PEDDLING AND SOLICITATION ORDINANCES AND REVIEWED THE REQUIREMENTS FOR EXTENDING THE OPERATING TAX LEVY WHICH WILL EXPIRE AT THE END OF 2006. HE IS WORKING ON THE REVIEW OF THE CODIFICATION PROJECT WHICH SHOULD BE COMPLETED DURING THE SUMMER.

05-19

THE BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER REPORTED THAT THE COMMISSION HAD NOT MET SINCE THE FEBRUARY COUNCIL MEETING. THE MAYOR APPOINTED PAUL J. ZENISEK TO THE ZONING COMMISSION. SCHAER MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION CONFIRMING ZENISEK'S APPOINTMENT. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

THE MARSHAL REPORTED THAT THE WORTHINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTED A MINIMUM OF ACTIVITY DURING FEBRUARY. THE DEPARTMENT DID REPORT ON AN INCIDENT AROUND NEW YEARS EVE BUT DID NOT REPORT ON A KNOWN FEBRUARY INCIDENT. AN OFFICIAL OF THE DEPARTMENT WILL BE INVITED TO THE APRIL MEETING OF COUNCIL TO DISCUSS THE POLICE CONTRACT.

THE STREET COMMISSIONER REPORTED THAT POT HOLES HAVE BEEN FILLED, SEVERAL CATCH BASINS NEED TO BE RESET, RESIDENTS HAVE CLEANED UP THE VILLAGE'S PARKS AND THAT HE AND THE MAYOR WILL ATTEND THE FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH ANNUAL MEETING. HE DISCUSSED THE OHIO UTILITIES PROTECTION SERVICE.

THE NEWSLETTER EDITOR REQUESTED THAT COPY FOR THE MARCH NEWSLETTER BE SUBMITTED BY APRIL 5, 2005. COUNCIL EXPRESSED AN OPINION THAT COMMERCIAL ADVERTISEMENTS IN THE NEWSLETTER AND ON THE WEB SITE ARE NOT TO BE SOLICITED.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

05-14

THE SPRING EGG HUNT FOR CHILDREN WILL BE HELD AT 11:00 AM SATURDAY MARCH 26, 2005.

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS

NO COMMENTS WERE OFFERED.

OLD BUSINESS

846

AN ORDINANCE TO FURTHER REGULATE SIGNAGE IN THE VILLAGE WAS READ, BY TITLE, FOR ITS THIRD READING. TETTENHORST MOVED AND SCHAER SECONDED A MOTION TO ENACT ORDINANCE NO. 846. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

847

A RESOLUTION TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENT OF DANIEL A. McINTYRE AS STREET COMMISSIONER BEGINNING APRIL 1, 2005, AND CONTINUING UNTIL MARCH 31, 2006 WAS READ, BY TITLE, FOR ITS THIRD READING. SCHAER MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION TO ENACT ORDINANCE NO. 847. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

NEW BUSINESS

848

AT THE REQUEST OF THE CLERK-TREASURER, SCHAER MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION TO SUSPEND THE THREE READINGS OF ORDINANCE NO. 848, AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH PHARAZYN LANDSCAPING & CONSULTING, INC. FOR MAINTAINING THE VILLAGE PARKS IN 2005 AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. AFTER SOME DISCUSSION, THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. TETTENHORST MOVED AND SHANNON SECONDED A MOTION TO ENACT ORDINANCE NO. 848. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

05-20

AT THE REQUEST OF THE STREET COMMISSIONER AND MAYOR, SHANNON MOVED AND ZENISEK SECONDED A MOTION TO AUTHORIZE THE EXPENDITURE OF $30.00, TO BECOME A VOTING MEMBER OF THE OHIO UTILITIES PROTECTION SERVICE. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

849

SCHAER MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION TO SUSPEND THE THREE READINGS OF ORDINANCE NO. 849, AN ORDINANCE TO AUTHORIZE THE VILLAGE TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS FOR CERTAIN INSURANCE COVERAGES AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. COLWELL MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION TO ENACT ORDINANCE NO. 849. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

COUNCIL TOOK NO ACTION TO SUPPORT WOOSE'S PUBLICATION COSTS.

AT THE REQUEST OF THE SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY OF CENTRAL OHIO (SWACO), COUNCIL CONSIDERED TWO RESOLUTIONS AS PROPOSED BY SWACO. EITHER TO APPROVE OR TO DISAPPROVE THEIR SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN. NO ACTION WAS TAKEN EXCEPT THAT THE ISSUE IS TO BE PLACED ON THE COUNCIL'S APRIL AGENDA.

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 MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2005, AT 7:30 P.M. AT 302 WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE.

05-21

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, SCHAER MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 8:56 P.M.

MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR

DAN E. OWENS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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