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VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
March 17, 2008

THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA MET ON THE ABOVE DATE AT 222 WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE. THE FOLLOWING COUNCIL MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR; KIRK M. McHUGH; JOHN A. SCHAER; RENEE SHANNON; RODNEY TETTENHORST AND PAUL J. ZENISEK. ALSO PRESENT WERE JODY CROLEY JONES, VILLAGE WEBMASTER; 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: L. KEITH BEACHLER, MICHAEL D. BLANCHARD, GARY A. BRUCK, PAM COLWELL AND JOEL MAZZA. THE MAYOR CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 7:33 P.M.

MINUTES

08-18

THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING OF FEBRUARY 19, 2008, WERE NOT READ SINCE EACH MEMBER HAD RECEIVED A COPY. McHUGH 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, 5; McHUGH, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

08-19

THE TRANSCRIPT OF THE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING OF JANUARY 20, 2008, WAS NOT READ SINCE EACH MEMBER HAD RECEIVED A COPY. TETTENHORST MOVED AND McHUGH SECONDED A MOTION THAT THE TRANSCRIPT BE APPROVED AS THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; McHUGH, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

CLERK-TREASURER REPORT

08-20

SCHAER MOVED AND SHANNON SECONDED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND TO ACCEPT THE FINANCIAL REPORT FOR FEBRUARY OF 2008, AS SUBMITTED BY THE CLERK-TREASURER. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; McHUGH, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. SEE BOARD REFERRAL FILE NUMBER 08-005.

THE CLERK-TREASURER STATED THAT THE AUDIT FOR CALENDAR YEARS 2006 AND 2007 HAD BEEN COMPLETED AND THE FINAL REPORT IS EXPECTED IN THE NEAR FUTURE. HE MENTIONED THE STORM WATER FEE FOR 2008 AND FCEM&HS YEARLY ASSESSMENT. HE NOTED AN E-MAIL FROM FCEM&HS DEALING WITH POSSIBLE RECOVERY OF SNOW REMOVAL COSTS

REPORTS OF OFFICIALS

THE MAYOR THANKED THE CLERK-TREASURER FOR HIS YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE VILLAGE. ZENISEK STATED THAT THERE WOULD BE A CAKE AFTER THE MEETING FOR MR. OWENS TO CUT TO CELEBRATE HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE OFFICE.

THE MAYOR REPORTED ON THE WORTHINGTON CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY WHICH SHE HAS ATTENDED, NOTED THAT THE SNOW PLOWS HAVE DAMAGED SEVERAL SECTIONS OF CURBS, THANKED DR. MILDRED NEWCOMB FOR AN ORIGINAL SIGNED PLAT OF THE VILLAGE AND WARNED OF THE PRESENCE OF COYOTES IN THE VILLAGE. THE MAYOR AND SOLICITOR HAVE MET WITH STATE REPRESENTATIVE JIM HUGHES ABOUT HOLDING VILLAGE MEETINGS OUTSIDE THE VILLAGE.

THE SOLICITOR STATED THAT THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL HAS NOT SPECIFICALLY BANNED RIVERLEA FROM HOLDING MEETINGS OUTSIDE THE VILLAGE AND WARNED THAT LEGISLATION OFTEN DOES NOT END UP AS ORIGINALLY PROPOSED.

JODY CROLEY JONES, REPORTING FOR THE BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER, STATED THAT THE PLANNING COMMISSION HAD MET ON MARCH 10, 2008. TWO REMODELING PROJECTS WERE APPROVED. ANOTHER PROJECT WAS TEMPORARILY WITHDRAWN FROM CONSIDERATION BY THE OWNER.

THE MARSHAL STATED THAT THE WORTHINGTON POLICE REPORTED 273 PATROL CHECKS, NO WARNINGS ISSUED, NO CITATIONS GIVEN AND 9 COMPLAINTS FILED FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY. A JUVENILE PROBLEM AND A DOA WERE NOTED. SUSPICIOUS PERSONS AND VEHICLES WERE NOTED WITHIN THE VILLAGE; THE POLICE RESPONSE WAS GOOD BUT NO APPREHENSION WAS MADE.

THE STREET COMMISSIONER REPORTED THAT THE CITY OF COLUMBUS REPAIRED A BROKEN WATER MAIN ON DOVER COURT. HE REPORTED THAT SNOW PLOWS HAD DAMAGED VILLAGE CURBS IN SEVERAL PLACES.

THE STREET COMMISSIONER, COUNCIL AND OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE DISCUSSED THE NEED TO REPAVE THE VILLAGE'S STREETS. THE WORK ACCOMPLISHED IN THE SUMMER OF 2007 WAS DEEMED AS PATCH WORK. DRAINAGE FROM DOWN SPOUTS, HEIGHT OF CURBS AND THE FLOW LINE OF GUTTERS DREW MUCH ATTENTION. THE NATURE OF ANY WORK TO BE ACCOMPLISHED IN 2008 WAS DISCUSSED AT LENGTH. THE COMMISSIONER IS TO PRESENT ESTIMATES OF EXTENT AND COST OF PROPOSED WORK AT THE MARCH MEETING OF COUNCIL.

THE NEWSLETTER EDITOR REQUESTED COPY FOR THE APRIL NEWSLETTER BY APRIL 5, 2008.

THE WEBMASTER HAD NOTHING TO REPORT.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

A. ANDERSON CONTINUES TO SERVE THE FUNCTION OF PARKS AND RECREATION CHAIRPERSON, BUT DOES NOT WISH TO BE SO DESIGNATED.

DISCUSSION FOLLOWED AS TO THE POSSIBILITY OF DIVIDING THE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMITTEE INTO TWO BODIES. NO ACTION WAS TAKEN.

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS

NO COMMENTS WERE OFFERED.

OLD BUSINESS

01-2008

ORDINANCE NO. 01-2008, 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 THIRD READING. SCHAER MOVED AND ZENISEK SECONDED A MOTION TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 01-2008. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; McHUGH, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

NEW BUSINESS

CUSACK AND ZENISEK SUBMITTED RESIGNATIONS FORM THE PLANNING COMMISSION TO THE CLERK-TREASURER.

08-21

AT THE REQUEST OF THE MAYOR, McHUGH MOVED AND SCHAER SECONDED A MOTION TO AUTHORIZE THE EXPENDITURE OF $180.00, FOR BRACKETS TO SUPPORT THE PLANNING COMMISSION YARD SIGNS. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; McHUGH, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

ZENISEK, TETTENHORST, McINTYRE AND THE SOLICITOR ARE TO DRAFT A PROPOSAL FOR OBTAINING PARKS MAINTENANCE IN 2008.

THE MAYOR APPOINTED BRYCE E. JACOB AND LISA MORRIS TO THE VILLAGE'S PLANNING COMMISSION.

2008-07

ZENISEK INTRODUCED RESOLUTION NO. 2008-07, A RESOLUTION TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENT OF BRYCE JACOB AND LISA MORRIS AS MEMBERS OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION. ZENISEK MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION TO SUSPEND THE THREE READINGS OF RESOLUTION NO. 2008-07. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; McHUGH, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. SCHAER MOVED AND SHANNON SECONDED A MOTION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-07. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; McHUGH, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

08-22

SCHAER MOVED AND SHANNON SECONDED A MOTION TO AUTHORIZE THE EXPENDITURE OF $200.00, FOR A SPRING EGG HUNT IN THE VILLAGE PARKS. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; McHUGH, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

GARY A. BRUCK STATED THAT HE APPRECIATED THE PROMPT SNOW REMOVAL BY SHARON TOWNSHIP AFTER THE RECENT STORM. HE REQUESTED THAT HIS NAME BE REMOVED FROM THE VILLAGE'S PHONE RECORDING AND THAT THE PLANNING COMMISSION HAVE AN ALTERNATE METHOD OF FILING APPLICATIONS. MR. BRUCK AND MICHAEL D. BLANCHARD DISCUSSED THE PROBLEMS TIME WARNER CABLE IS HAVING WITH THEIR COMBINATION TELEPHONE-TELEVISION SERVICE.

NEXT MEETING AND ADJOURNMENT

GARY A. BRUCK STATED THAT HE APPRECIATED THE PROMPT SNOW REMOVAL BY SHARON TOWNSHIP AFTER THE RECENT STORM. HE REQUESTED THAT HIS NAME BE REMOVED FROM THE VILLAGE'S PHONE RECORDING AND THAT THE PLANNING COMMISSION HAVE AN ALTERNATE METHOD OF FILING APPLICATIONS. MR. BRUCK AND MICHAEL D. BLANCHARD DISCUSSED THE PROBLEMS TIME WARNER CABLE IS HAVING WITH THEIR COMBINATION TELEPHONE-TELEVISION SERVICE. AND MICHAEL D. BLANCHARD DISCUSSED THE PROBLEMS TIME WARNER CABLE IS HAVING WITH THEIR COMBINATION TELEPHONE-TELEVISION SERVICE.

THE MAYOR ANNOUNCED THAT THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY APRIL 21, 2008, AT 7:30 P.M. AT 229 WEST SOUTHINGTON AVENUE.

08-23

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, SCHAER MOVED AND SHANNON SECONDED A MOTION TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; McHUGH, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 8:55 P.M.

MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR

DAN E. OWENS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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