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VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
APRIL 19 , 2004

THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA MET ON THE ABOVE DATE AT 5697 DOVER COURT. THE FOLLOWING COUNCIL MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR; KAREN S. GERMAN; SCOTT K. GORDON; DAVID G. MOORE; 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. PAM COLWELL WAS A GUEST OF COUNCIL. THE MAYOR CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 7:31 P.M.

MINUTES

04-18

MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS REGULAR MEETING OF MARCH 15, 2004, WERE NOT READ SINCE EACH MEMBER HAD RECEIVED A COPY. TETTENHORST MOVED AND SHANNON SECONDED A MOTION THAT THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING BE APPROVED AS PRESENTED BY THE CLERK-TREASURER. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SCHAER, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

CLERK-TREASURER REPORT

04-19

MOORE MOVED AND SCHAER SECONDED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND TO ACCEPT THE FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR MARCH 2004, AS SUBMITTED BY THE CLERK-TREASURER. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SCHAER, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0. SEE BOARD REFERRAL FILE NO. 04-015.

THE CLERK-TREASURER NOTED RECEIPT OF THE FINAL ADJUSTMENT TO THE WORTHINGTON POLICE CONTRACT, SUBMITTED A DRAFT FOR THE 2005 CALENDAR YEAR VILLAGE BUDGET, REQUESTED THAT AN EFFORT BE MADE TO CLOSE OUT THE INVENTORY OF VILLAGE LOGO CAPS AND SHIRTS AND ANNOUNCED THAT A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE AUDITOR OF STATE WOULD BE REVIEWING THE VILLAGE RECORDS FOR 2002 AND 2003.

REPORTS OF OFFICIALS

04-20

THE MAYOR APPOINTED RODNEY TETTENHORST TO THE C.O.T.A. ADVISORY BOARD. SCHAER MOVED AND MOORE SECONDED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MAYOR'S APPOINTMENT. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SCHAER, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

THE MAYOR REPORTED THAT CARL BRYANT CONTINUES TO MONITOR FLIGHTS IN AND OUT OF DON SCOTT AIRPORT AND THAT HE IS SEEKING OTHERS TO DO SOME REPORTING. THE PETITION OBJECTING TO THE LENGTHENING OF THE RUNWAY WILL BE PLACED ON THE RIVERLEA WEB SITE.

THE MAYOR ENCOURAGED ATTENDANCE AT C.O.M.C. MEETINGS.

THE SOLICITOR REPORTED FAVORING INSURANCE OVER BONDING OF OFFICIALS BECAUSE OF THE INSURANCE POLICY'S GREATER COVERAGE. HE DISCUSSED THE RELATIONSHIP OF RIVERLEA, WORTHINGTON AND COLUMBUS WITH RESPECT TO A PROPOSED SANITARY SEWER TO REPLACE THE LIFT STATION; THE MAYOR, STREET COMMISSIONER AND SOLICITOR WILL COORDINATE CONTACTS.

THE BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER REPORTED ON THE COMMISSION GRANTING A VARIANCE AT 291 MELBOURNE PLACE, GRANTING A CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS FOR A FENCE AND DRIVEWAY AT 264 MELBOURNE PLACE. THE COMMISSION ALSO INFORMALLY DISCUSSED PROJECTS AT 5775 DOVER COURT AND 5754 OLENTANGY BOULEVARD. THE COMMISSIONER WAS ADVISED TO SEEK A LICENSE FROM PROPERTY OWNERS WISHING TO PLACE FENCES IN THE TWO FOOT STRIP BELONGING TO THE VILLAGE. THE COMMISSION HAS NOT OBSERVED THE REPORTED STRUCTURE IN THE RIVER'S FLOOD PLAIN OR ADDRESSED LOT COVERAGE AND CODIFICATION OF ORDINANCES.

THE MARSHAL REPORTED A MINIMUM OF ACTIVITY BY THE WORTHINGTON POLICE DURING MARCH. WORTHINGTON SEEMS TO BE WILLING TO CONTACT RESIDENTS IN VIOLATION OF ORDINANCES BEFORE ISSUING TICKETS, IF THE POLICE ARE SUPPLIED COPIES OF ORDINANCES TO BE ENFORCED. THE POLICE COMPUTER HAS YET TO BE REPAIRED. A TRIP LIGHT AT NORTH HIGH STREET AND WEST SOUTHINGTON AVENUE WAS DEEMED DESIRABLE.

THE STREET COMMISSIONER REPORTED THAT THE STREETS HAVE BEEN SWEPT AND WILL BE SWEPT AGAIN BEFORE THE FOURTH OF JULY AND THAT THE FIRE HYDRANTS ARE TO BE FLUSHED MAY 10, 2004 OR MAY 25, 2004.

THE NEWSLETTER EDITOR HAD NO COMMENTS.

THE VILLAGE WEB MANAGER REPORTED LOWER THAN ANTICIPATED USAGE OF THE SITE AND ENCOURAGED ALL OFFICIALS TO KEEP HER UP TO DATE ON FACTS AND EVENTS.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

MOORE LED A DISCUSSION OF A STORMWATER ORDINANCE. DUTIES OF SEVERAL VILLAGE OFFICIALS WERE DISCUSSED. DAN McINTYRE WAS APPOINTED TO OVERSEE THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE ORDINANCE.

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS

NO COMMENTS WERE OFFERED.

NO ADDITIONAL REPORTS WERE GIVEN.

OLD BUSINESS

829

RESOLUTION NO. 829, A RESOLUTION REGARDING THE EXPENDITURE OF CERTAIN FUNDS FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES WAS READ BY TITLE FOR THE THIRD TIME. GERMAN MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 829. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SCHAER, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

830

ORDINANCE NO. 830, AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE STORAGE OF LANDSCAPING, BUILDING OR OTHER MATERIALS IN THE STREETS OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA BY TITLE FOR ITS THIRD READING. TETTENHORST MOVED AND GERMAN SECONDED A MOTION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 830. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SCHAER, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

NEW BUSINESS

MOORE INTRODUCED ILLICIT DISCHARGE AND CONNECTION STORMWATER ORDINANCE AND IT WAS READ BY TITLE FOR THE FIRST TIME.

GORDON INTRODUCED AN ORDINANCE FURTHER TO RESTRICT AND REGULATE CERTAIN ACTIVITIES OF SOLICITORS AND PEDDLERS IN THE VILLAGE AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY AND IT WAS READ FOR THE FIRST TIME. GERMAN SECONDED THE INTRODUCTION.

04-21

AFTER DISCUSSION, MOORE MOVED AND SCHAER SECONDED A MOTION TO AUTHORIZE THE EXPENDITURE OF UP TO $8,000.00 TO CODIFY THE ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE. AFTER ADDITIONAL DISCUSSION, SCHAER WITHDREW HIS SECOND AND MOORE WITHDREW HIS MOTION. MOORE WILL SEEK PROPOSALS FROM ONE OR MORE FIRMS TO ACCOMPLISH THE CODIFICATION.

THE MAYOR NOTED A O.M.L. TRAINING SESSION AND ENCOURAGED ATTENDANCE. SHE ALSO NOTED THE DRAFT OF THE 2005 VILLAGE BUDGET.

831

MOORE MOVED AND SCHAER SECONDED A MOTION TO SUSPEND THE THREE READINGS OF RESOLUTION NO. 831, A RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION FOR OFFICER JOHN J. DIMOND III. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SCHAER, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0. SCHAER MOVED AND MOORE SECONDED A MOTION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 831. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SCHAER, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

FALL LEAF PICK UP WAS DISCUSSED AS WAS A NEED FOR A YARD SIGN ORDINANCE. NO ACTION WAS TAKEN ON EITHER SUBJECT.

04-22

SCHAER MOVED AND GERMAN SECONDED A MOTION TO AUTHORIZE THE EXPENDITURE OF UP TO $200.00 FOR THE BUNNY HOP CELEBRATION. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SCHAER, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

04-23

SCHAER MOVED AND GORDON SECONDED A MOTION TO PURCHASE A $100,000.00 / $1,000.00 DEDUCTIBLE COMMERCIAL CRIME POLICY FOR GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY FROM TRAVELERS PROPERTY CASUALTY. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SCHAER, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

04-24

GERMAN MOVED AND SHANNON SECONDED A MOTION TO AUTHORIZE THE EXPENDITURE OF UP TO $1,500.00 FOR LIGHTING IMPROVEMENTS, POINTING AND LANDSCAPING OF THE TWO ENTRY MARKERS ON NORTH HIGH STREET. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SCHAER, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

04-25

TETTENHORST MOVED AND MOORE SECONDED A MOTION THAT THE VILLAGE SECURE UP TO TWO NEW VILLAGE FLAGS AT A COST OF NO MORE THAN $100.00 EACH. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SCHAER, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0. COUNCIL NOTED THAT THE HALYARD NEEDS TO BE REPLACED ON THE FLAG POLE IN THE CIRCLE PARK ON WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE.

KAREN S. GERMAN EXITED THE MEETING AT 9:30 P.M.

04-26

AFTER SOME DISCUSSION, SCHAER MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION TO ENGAGE A PROJECT MANAGER FOR THE SANITARY SEWER TO REPLACE THE LIFT STATION. AFTER MORE DISCUSSION, TETTENHORST WITHDREW HIS SECOND AND SCHAER HIS MOTION. THE STREET COMMISSIONER AND SOLICITOR WILL CONTACT ONE OR MORE PROJECT MANAGERS TO OBTAIN DIRECTION FOR PROCEEDING WITH THE PROJECT.

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, MAY 17, 2004, AT 7:30 P.M. AT 20 WEST SOUTHINGTON AVENUE.

04-27

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, MOORE MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; GORDON, MOORE, SCHAER, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 9:36 P.M.

MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR

DAN E. OWENS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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