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VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
April 17, 2006

THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA MET ON THE ABOVE DATE AT 5814 WESTCHESTER COURT. THE FOLLOWING COUNCIL MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR; PAMELA M. COLWELL; 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 MORTINE, MARSHAL; DAN E. OWENS, CLERK-TREASURER AND LOIS YOAKAM, NEWSLETTER EDITOR. THE MAYOR CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 8:10 P.M.

MINUTES

06-17

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING OF MARCH 20, 2006, WERE NOT READ SINCE EACH MEMBER HAD RECEIVED A COPY. COLWELL 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; COLWELL, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

CLERK-TREASURER REPORT

06-18

SCHAER MOVED AND COLWELL SECONDED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND TO ACCEPT THE FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR MARCH 2006, 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. 06-010..

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 AND THE FAA SEEM EVASIVE ON THE ISSUE. OSU IS/HAS TRANSFERRED TITLE TO PROPERTY IN PREPARATION FOR THE EXPANSION. THE MAYOR NOTED A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT OF WORTHINGTON'S COUNCIL TO OSU. STATE AND FEDERAL ELECTED OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN CONTACTED TO EXPRESS THE VILLAGE'S POSITION.

THE MAYOR REPORTED THAT NO INTEREST HAS BEEN SHOWN IN THE COTA ADVISORY BOARD POSITION. AEP IS DRAGGING ITS FEET IN COMPLETING ITS TREE TRIMMING PROGRAM. SHE REPORTED RECEIVING NO REPLY FROM A MOSQUITO CONTROL FIRM. WORTHINGTON MAY DROP ITS ANIMAL CONTROL PROGRAM EVEN THOUGH IT IS INCLUDED IN THE VILLAGE'S POLICE CONTRACT.

06-14

THE SOLICITOR IS REVIEWING WORTHINGTON, WESTERVILLE, UPPER ARLINGTON AND OHIO REGULATIONS DEALING WITH UNSIGHTLY HOMES AND YARDS. HE IS WORKING WITH THE MAYOR AND BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER TO COMPILE A REPORT FOR COUNCIL. ONE 'POD' OR DUMPSTER SEEMS TO BE PERMITTED BUT NOT TWO IN SOME LOCALITIES.

THE BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER REPORTED THAT THE COMMISSION HAD TABLED AN OUTSIDE FIREPLACE BECAUSE OF FIRE CONCERNS, AND A FENCE FOR LACK OF INFORMATION. THE COMMISSION APPROVED THE FIRST PHASE OF A MAJOR REMODELING PROJECT, A MASTER BEDROOM AND BATH ADDITION AND A DEMOLITION AND REBUILD PROJECT. AT A SPECIAL MEETING, THE VARIANCE FOR THE OUTSIDE FIREPLACE WAS REFUSED AND THE FENCE PROJECT WAS APPROVED. LETTERS ARE BEING SENT TO THREE RESIDENTS SEEKING COMPLIANCE WITH BUILDING REGULATIONS. CONCERN WAS EXPRESSED THAT BUSINESSES ARE BEING OPERATED IN HOMES WITHIN THE VILLAGE.

THE MARSHAL REPORTED THAT THE WORTHINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTED A MINIMUM OF ACTIVITY DURING MARCH WITH 8 INCIDENTS, 2 REPORTS AND 297 PATROL CHECKS.

THE STREET COMMISSIONER REPORTED THAT WORK IS NEARING COMPLETION ON THE LIFT STATION. HE NOTED THAT COLUMBUS IS REDUCING STORM WATER CHARGES AND THAT HELP IS AVAILABLE TO LOW INCOME FAMILIES IN THE FORM OF LOWER WATER RATES. THE NEED TO REMOVE ASH TREES IN THE VILLAGE WAS DISCUSSED. INTEREST HAS BEEN SHOWN BY AT LEAST ELEVEN HOME OWNERS FOR A TREE PROGRAM IN THE FALL; PRICES WILL BE DISCUSSED AT THE MAY COUNCIL MEETING.

THE NEWSLETTER EDITOR WAS ASKED TO NOTE IN THE NEWSLETTER THAT RIVERLEA IS ZONED SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL, EXCEPT FOR NORTH HIGH STREET AND ONE PROPERTY ON CRESCENT COURT, AND THAT NO BUSINESS WITHIN A HOME IS PERMITTED.

WEBMASTER HAD NO REPORT.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

APPRECIATION WAS EXPRESSED OF CAROL O'CONNOR'S SUCCESS IN RUNNING THE ANNUAL SPRING EGG HUNT. SHE WILL BE MISSED, AS SHE IS MOVING OUT OF THE VILLAGE.

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS

NO COMMENTS WERE OFFERED.

OLD BUSINESS

COORDINATION OF THE VILLAGE AND THE FRANKLIN COUNTY BUILDING DEPARTMENT WAS DISCUSSED. ONE HALF OF THE VILLAGE'S CATCH BASINS WERE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN MARKED IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH THE STORM WATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.

NEW BUSINESS

COLWELL WAS COMMENDED FOR PLANTING AND CARING FOR THE FLOWERS AT THE ENTRY MARKERS. THE SOLICITOR IS CONTINUING TO MONITOR THE TRANSFER OF THE WIDE OPEN WEST FRANCHISE.

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 15, 2006, AT 7:30 P.M. AT 5804 PIONEERS COURT.

06-19

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, TETTENHORST MOVED AND SCHAER 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 9:28 P.M.

MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR

DAN E. OWENS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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