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VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
March 19, 2007

THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA MET ON THE ABOVE DATE AT 302 WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE. 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; DANIEL A. McINTYRE, STREET COMMISSIONER; STEVEN W. MERSHON, SOLICITOR; NEIL R. MORTINE, MARSHAL; DAN E. OWENS, CLERK-TREASURER AND LOIS YOAKAM, NEWSLETTER EDITOR. GUESTS OF COUNCIL INCLUDED ROBERT W. AND SUE A. RANCK AND DEAN NARCISO REPRESENTING THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH. THE MAYOR CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 7:34 P.M.

MINUTES

07-11

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING OF FEBRUARY 20, 2007, WERE NOT READ SINCE EACH MEMBER HAD RECEIVED A COPY. ZENISEK MOVED AND SCHAER 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

07-12

ZENISEK MOVED AND SHANNON SECONDED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND TO ACCEPT THE FINANCIAL REPORT FOR FEBRUARY OF 2007, 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 07-003.

THE CLERK-TREASURER EXHIBITED COPIES OF THE CASH BASIS ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT FOR 2006, DISTRIBUTED SEVERAL IMPORTANT PAGES OF THE REPORT, AND SUPPLIED A HISTORIC RECAP OF VILLAGE ACCOUNTS.

REPORTS OF OFFICIALS

THE MAYOR AND SOLICITOR COSIGNED TWO LETTERS TO THE UNIVERSITY EXPLAINING THE VILLAGE'S POSITION ON THE DON SCOTT AIRPORT EXPANSION, INCLUDING THE 150 NOISE STUDY. SHE NOTED INCREASED ACTION BY THE WORTHINGTON POLICE WHICH CONFIRMED THAT STOPS ARE NOT BEING MADE AT THE STOP SIGNS AND THAT SPEEDING IN THE VILLAGE IS A PROBLEM. THE MAYOR REPORTED HAVING ATTENDED A FEMA MEETING AND THE STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS BY THE MAYOR OF COLUMBUS. THERE IS SOME HOPE THAT THE CITY OR THE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT WILL SPRAY FOR MOSQUITOES DURING 2007. THE MAYOR APPOINTED GORDON, TETTENHORST, THE BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER, AND THE STREET COMMISSIONER TO THE INFRASTRUCTURE TASK FORCE.

THE SOLICITOR REPORTED THAT THE VILLAGE WOULD COLLECT REVENUE FROM TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS ONLY FOR VIOLATIONS OF VILLAGE ORDINANCES NOT STATE LAW.

THE BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER REPORTED THAT THE COMMISSION HAD NOT MET SINCE THE LAST MEETING OF COUNCIL. HE REPORTED CONTACTING A RESIDENT ABOUT AN ENCLOSED PORCH WHICH HAD NOT BEEN APPROVED.

THE MARSHAL REPORTED 274 PATROL CHECKS, 6 WARNINGS, 13 CITATIONS WERE ISSUED BY THE WORTHINGTON POLICE DURING FEBRUARY.

THE STREET COMMISSIONER WILL INVESTIGATE THE REPAIR OF A BENT SIGN, REPORTED ON A BROKEN CURB NEAR THE AT&T PROJECT AT NORTH HIGH STREET AND WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE, AND MENTIONED THE COVERED TRAFFIC TRIP INDICATOR AT NORTH HIGH STREET AND WEST SOUTHINGTON BOULEVARD.

THE NEWSLETTER EDITOR REQUESTED COPY FOR THE NEXT PUBLICATION BY APRIL 5, 2007.

THE WEBMASTER HAD NO REPORT.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

COLWELL DISTRIBUTED THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA RESIDENT INFORMATION FOR COUNCIL TO REVIEW.

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS

COMMENTS WERE DEFERRED UNTIL THE NEW BUSINESS SECTION OF THE MEETING.

OLD BUSINESS

2007-05

 THE CLERK-TREASURER READ BY TITLE, FOR ITS THIRD READING, A RESOLUTION TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENT OF DANIEL McINTYRE AS STREET COMMISSIONER. ZENISEK MOVED AND GORDON SECONDED A MOTION TO ENACT RESOLUTION 2007-05. CT. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

NEW BUSINESS

THE MAYOR REPORTED ON CONVERSATIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES (ODNR) AND THE FRIENDS OF THE LOWER OLENTANGY WATERSHED (FLOW). FLOW WISHES TO DESIGNATE THE SECTION OF THE RIVER WITHIN THE VILLAGE AS PART OF A OHIO WATER TRAIL. DR. AND MRS. RANCK SPOKE IN OPPOSITION TO SUCH A DESIGNATION AND DISTRIBUTED A COPY OF A PETITION SIGNED BY MANY, IF NOT ALL, RESIDENTS OF OLENTANGY BOULEVARD EXPRESSING THE SAME FEELING. ISSUES DISCUSSED AGAINST THE PROPOSAL WERE LIABILITY, PROPERTY RIGHTS, AND DANGER TO BOATERS. INTEREST IN ENCOURAGING THE USE OF THE RIVER FOR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES WERE ALSO EXPRESSED.

07-13

TETTENHORST MOVED AND ZENISEK SECONDED A MOTION REQUESTING THE MAYOR TO SEND A LETTER TO ODNR EXPRESSING COUNCIL'S OPPOSITION TO THE FLOW'S OHIO WATER TRAIL DESIGNATION. MUCH DISCUSSION FOLLOWED AS TO THE WORDING OF THE LETTER. ZENISEK MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION TO CALL THE QUESTION; NO VOTE WAS TAKEN ON THE CALL. DISCUSSION CONTINUED ON THE WORDING OF THE LETTER. COUNCIL ACCEPTED WORDING SUGGESTED BY THE SOLICITOR. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION TO HAVE THE MAYOR ADDRESS A LETTER TO ODNR: YEA, 5; COLWELL, GORDON, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE: ABSTAIN, 1; SCHAER. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0-1.

COUNCIL REVIEWED PROPOSALS FOR LAWN SERVICE FOR 2007 IN THE CIRCLE PARK AND THE RAVINE ON WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE. PROPOSALS WERE RECEIVED FROM PHARAZYN LANDSCAPING & CONSULTING, INC. AND THE ARNHOLT GROUP. COST ESTIMATES AND PROPOSED WORK WERE COMPARED.

07-14

TETTENHORST MOVED AND SCHAER SECONDED A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE PHARAZYN PROPOSAL. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 3; COLWELL, SCHAER AND TETTENHORST: NAY, 2; SHANNON AND ZENISEK: ABSTAIN, 1; GORDON. THE MOTION FAILED FOR LACK OF A MAJORITY VOTE 3-2-1.

07-15

ZENISEK MOVED AND SHANNON SECONDED A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE ARNHOLT PROPOSAL. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 4; COLWELL, SCHAER, SHANNON AND ZENISEK: NAY, 1; TETTENHORST: ABSTAIN, 1; GORDON. THE MOTION PASSED 4-1-1.

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

NO ADDITIONAL COMMENTS WERE OFFERED

NEXT MEETING AND ADJOURNMENT

THE MAYOR ANNOUNCED THAT THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY APRIL 16, 2007, AT 7:30 P.M. AT 5697 DOVER COURT.

07-16

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 9:14 P.M.

MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR

DAN E. OWENS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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