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VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
March 20, 2006

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; SCOTT K. GORDON; JOHN A. SCHAER; RODNEY TETTENHORST AND PAUL J. ZENISEK. ALSO PRESENT WERE GARY A. BRUCK, BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER; DANIEL A. McINTYRE, STREET COMMISSIONER; STEVEN W. MERSHON, SOLICITOR AND DAN E. OWENS, CLERK-TREASURER. THE MAYOR CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 7:31 P.M.

MINUTES

06-12

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING OF FEBRUARY 21, 2006, WERE NOT READ SINCE EACH MEMBER HAD RECEIVED A COPY. ZENISEK MOVED AND GORDON 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, GORDON, SCHAER, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

CLERK-TREASURER REPORT

06-13

ZENISEK MOVED AND COLWELL SECONDED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND TO ACCEPT THE FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR FEBRUARY 2006, AS SUBMITTED BY THE CLERK-TREASURER. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. SEE BOARD REFERRAL FILE NO. 06-009.

THE CLERK-TREASURER COMMENTED ON THE UPCOMING AUDIT AND THE UPDATE OF CODIFICATION.

REPORTS OF OFFICIALS

THE MAYOR AND SOLICITOR CONTINUE MEETING WITH THE DON SCOTT AIRPORT EXPANSION COMMITTEES. OSU IS NOT TRACKING AIRCRAFT, TIE DOWN AREAS ARE BEING ALTERED, TITLE TO AIRPORT LAND IS BEING CONSOLIDATED AND PORT COLUMBUS CONTINUES TO REFUSE TO ALTER FLIGHT PATHS. THE MAYOR NOTED LETTERS FROM THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON, MAGGIE HUFF AND HERSELF TO THE UNIVERSITY TRUSTEES.

THE MAYOR STILL SEEKS A REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE VILLAGE ON THE COTA ADVISORY BOARD. SHE NOTED A LETTER REQUESTING SUPPORT FOR THE WORTHINGTON ARTS CENTER AND, HAVING HEARD NO OBJECTION, SHE SENT A LETTER OF ENDORSEMENT FOR THE PROPOSED CENTER.

06-14

THE MAYOR REPORTED ON THREE PROPOSALS OBTAINED FOR 2006 LANDSCAPING SERVICES. AFTER SOME DISCUSSION, TETTENHORST MOVED AND SCHAER SECONDED A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE PROPOSAL SUBMITTED BY PHARAZYN LANDSCAPING & CONSULTING INC. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 4; COLWELL, SCHAER, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE: ABSTAIN, 1; GORDON. THE MOTION CARRIED 4-0-1.

THE MAYOR REPORTED THAT THE STREET-COMMISSIONER WOULD ATTEND FRANKLIN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT'S ANNUAL DINNER. THE COST OF MOSQUITO CONTROL WAS DISCUSSED. THE AEP TREE TRIMMING PROGRAM IS WINDING DOWN. THE LOCATION OF A GAS PIPELINE IN FRANKLIN COUNTY WAS QUESTIONED.

THE BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER REPORTED THAT THE COMMISSION HAD APPROVED A PATIO BUT WILL REQUIRE A VARIANCE FOR THE OUTSIDE FIREPLACE. A SKYLIGHT WAS APPROVED, A WINDOW MODIFICATION ON APPROVED PLANS WAS APPROVED, THE ADDITION OF A SECOND FLOOR WAS APPROVED AND A MAJOR HOME MODIFICATION REQUIRING AT LEAST TWO VARIANCES WAS TABLED. PROJECTS SLATED FOR THE APRIL MEETING INCLUDE AN ADDITION ON OLENTANGY BOULEVARD AND A REHAB ON DOVER COURT.

SCHAER REPORTED THAT THE WORTHINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTED A MINIMUM OF ACTIVITY DURING FEBRUARY WITH 6 COMPLAINTS AND 308 PATROL CHECKS.

THE STREET COMMISSIONER REPORTED THAT WORK IS PROGRESSING ON THE LIFT STATION. HE HAS REVIEWED THE PUMP LOGS AND SUSPECTS A GREAT DEAL OF INFILTRATION INTO THE SANITARY SEWER. ONLY 2 OR 3 TREES HAVE BEEN REQUESTED TOWARD THE MINIMUM OF 10 REQUIRED FOR THE 2006 TREE PROGRAM.

THE NEWSLETTER EDITOR AND WEBMASTER HAD NO REPORT.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

06-15

THE ANNUAL SPRING EGG HUNT WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 2006, AT 12:00 NOON. SCHAER MOVED AND GORDON SECONDED A MOTION TO AUTHORIZE THE EXPENDITURE OF $250.00 ON THE EVENT. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS

NO COMMENTS WERE OFFERED.

OLD BUSINESS

2006-04

RESOLUTION NO. 2006-04, A RESOLUTION TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENT OF DANIEL A. McINTYRE AS STREET COMMISSIONER WAS READ, BY TITLE, FOR THE THIRD TIME. TETTENHORST MOVED AND ZENISEK SECONDED A MOTION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION 2006-04. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

ZENISEK LED A DISCUSSION ON HOME AND YARD EYESORES WITHIN THE VILLAGE AND WHAT MIGHT BE DONE TO ELIMINATE THE SITUATIONS. RELATED ORDINANCES OF NEARBY COMMUNITIES WILL BE SOUGHT.

NEW BUSINESS

NO ADDITIONAL BUSINESS WAS DISCUSSED.

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 17, 2006, AT 7:30 P.M. AT 5814 WESTCHESTER COURT.

06-16

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, COLWELL MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 9:05 P.M.

MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR

DAN E. OWENS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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