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VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
April 16, 2007

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; 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 THOSE LISTED ON THE ATTACHED ROSTER. THE MAYOR CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 7:30 P.M.

MINUTES

07-17

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING OF MARCH 19, 2007, WERE NOT READ SINCE EACH MEMBER HAD RECEIVED A COPY. COLWELL MOVED AND ZENISEK 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

07-18

SCHAER MOVED AND SHANNON SECONDED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND TO ACCEPT THE FINANCIAL REPORT FOR MARCH 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 07-004.

THE CLERK-TREASURER REQUESTED THAT COUNCIL ACT ON TWO BILLS.

THE CLERK-TREASURER, ACTING AS CLERK OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION, ANNOUNCED THAT COMPLETED APPLICATIONS FOR VARIANCES MUST BE SUBMITTED TO HIM BY 12:00 NOON ON APRIL 27, 2007 TO BE HEARD AT THE MAY 14, 2007, PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING. COMPLETED APPLICATIONS FOR CERTIFICATES OF APPROPRIATENESS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE CLERK BY 12:00 NOON ON MAY 4, 2007 TO BE HEARD AT THE MAY 14, 2007, PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING.

REPORTS OF OFFICIALS

THE MAYOR ANNOUNCED THAT CHESTER JOURDAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MORPC, HAS BEEN INVITED TO ATTEND THE MAY COUNCIL MEETING. SHE REPORTED THAT THE MINUTES OF THE DON SCOTT AIRPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS ARE NOT COMPLETE AND TEND TO CONTAIN ONLY THE UNIVERSITY'S POSITION. THE MAYOR NOTED THAT THE AIRPORT WEB SITE FOR REPORTING NOISY AIRCRAFT IS NOT USER FRIENDLY AND THAT RESPONSES ARE RETURNED FOR ONLY THE FIRST 10 GRIEVANCES OF EACH COMPLAINANT. MORPC WILL ASSIST THE VILLAGE AND THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON IN THE CREATION OF THE AIRPORT'S 150 NOISE STUDY.

THE MAYOR REPORTED THAT FLOW WILL NOT EXTEND THE OHIO WATER TRAIL THROUGH WORTHINGTON AND RIVERLEA. SHE ATTENDED A MEETING OF STATE REPRESENTATIVES AND A WORTHINGTON SCHOOL MEETING. THE MAYOR REPORTED THAT COLUMBUS WILL NO LONGER REPAIR WATER LINES, WITH NO REDUCTIONS IN WATER RATES, AND THAT THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT TAX WILL NOT BE ELIMINATED, BUT THAT IT IS TO BE SHARED WITH LIBRARIES AND SCHOOLS. THE MAYOR ASKED THE STREET COMMISSIONER TO ATTEND THE SWACO ANNUAL MEETING.

THE MAYOR APPOINTED THE STREET AND CURB COMMITTEE CHAIRED BY DANIEL A. McINTYRE. THE OTHER MEMBERS ARE GARY A. BRUCK, SCOTT K. GORDON, KIRK M. McHUGH, RODNEY TETTENHORST AND MARSHALL H. TRUXALL. THE SOLICITOR STATED THAT NOTICE OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS NEED NOT BE POSTED NOR MEETING MINUTES RECORDED, BUT CREATION OF BOTH DOCUMENTS WOULD BE ADVISABLE.

THE SOLICITOR COMMENTED ON LETTERS WRITTEN RELATIVE TO THE AIRPORT EXPANSION PLAN. HE NOTED A REQUEST FROM FRANKLIN COUNTY TO MODIFY OUR BUILDING INSPECTION CONTRACT; HE WILL SUBMIT HIS REPORT AT THE MAY COUNCIL MEETING.

THE BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER REPORTED THAT THE COMMISSION REVIEWED ONE PROJECT AND NOTED THAT A VARIANCE WOULD BE REQUIRED; THE PROJECT WAS TABLED UNTIL THE MAY COMMISSION MEETING TO ALLOW FOR THE REQUIRED EXTENDED MAILING. A VARIANCE AND/OR LOT SPLIT MAY BE HEARD ALSO AT THE MAY MEETING INVOLVING THE TWO FAMILY UNIT ON WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE.

THE MARSHAL REPORTED 278 PATROL CHECKS, 6 WARNINGS, 9 CITATIONS WERE ISSUED, AND 4 COMPLAINTS WERE FILED BY THE WORTHINGTON POLICE DURING MARCH.

THE STREET COMMISSIONER WILL CONTACT SHARON TOWNSHIP RELATIVE TO THE BENT SIGN AT THE INTERSECTION OF DOVER COURT AND MELBOURNE PLACE AND AT&T RELATIVE TO THE BROKEN CURB AND MISSING NO PARKING SIGN AT NORTH HIGH STREET AND WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE.

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

THE WEBMASTER HAD NO REPORT.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

COLWELL RECEIVED ONE SET OF COMMENTS ON THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA RESIDENT INFORMATION. SHE ASK FOR GUIDANCE ON ITS DISTRIBUTION.

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS

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

OLD BUSINESS

NO OLD BUSINESS WAS DISCUSSED.

NEW BUSINESS

07-19

AS REQUESTED BY THE CLERK-TREASURER, SCHAER MOVED AND COLWELL SECONDED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF $211.70 TO PHARAZYN LANDSCAPING & CONSULTING, INC. FOR WORK PERFORMED. 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 SOLICITOR WILL CONTACT CF BIRD + RJ BULL INC. RELATIVE TO AN INVOICE RECEIVED FOR A REQUESTED PROPOSAL.

JOEL MAZZA AND NICOLE WEIMANN-MAZZA, OWNERS OF 141 WEST SOUTHINGTON AVENUE, PROPOSED COMBINING A PORTION OF LOT 97 AND A PORTION OF THE VACATED PIONEERS STREET (COURT) TO FORM A 62.69 FOOT LOT. LOT 97 (155 WEST SOUTHINGTON AVENUE) IS OWNED BY ROBERT AND CAROL MULLINAX. THE EAST PROPERTY LINE OF THE NEW LOT WOULD BE 10.25 FEET FROM THE HOME AT 141 WEST SOUTHINGTON AVENUE AND THE WEST PROPERTY LINE OF THE NEW LOT WOULD BE 10.25 FEET FROM THE HOME AT 155 WEST SOUTHINGTON AVENUE. THE CREATION OF THE NEW LOT WOULD BE CONDITIONAL UPON COMMON OWNERSHIP (OF ALL SUBJECT PARCELS DELETED 5/21/07) OF THE NEWLY CREATED LOT (ADDED 5/21/07).

MR. MAZZA STATED THAT HE HAD AN OFFER TO SELL HIS ONCE CONDEMNED HOME AND DESCRIBED HIS PROPOSAL AT LENGTH. OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE EXPRESSED THEIR OPINIONS; AGAINST ADDITIONAL DEVELOPMENT, GIVEN LITTLE ADVANCE NOTICE OF PROPOSAL, RESIDENT IS PROFITING FROM A VACATED STREET, PROPOSED LOT IS WORKABLE AND BUILDABLE, PROPOSAL WILL INCREASE PROPERTY VALUE AND TAX REVENUE, OWNER(S) HAVE PROPERTY RIGHTS, 141 WEST SOUTHINGTON AVENUE HAS BEEN GREATLY IMPROVED, AND ALL REQUIREMENTS FOR A BUILDABLE LOT ARE MET.

MEMBERS OF COUNCIL EXPRESSED THEIR OPINIONS: PROPOSAL CREATES A PATCH WORK OF PARCELS, WILL IMPROVE THE VILLAGE, PROPOSED LOT MORE THAN 10 FEET WIDER THAN REQUIRED, BENEFITS TO VILLAGE, AND OBLIGATION TO APPROVE SINCE ALL LEGAL REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN MET.

QUESTIONS AROSE AS TO THE POSSIBILITIES OF THE USE OF THE LOT TO THE EAST OF 141 WEST SOUTHINGTON AVENUE AND AS TO WHETHER A CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY HAD BEEN GRANTED TO 141 WEST SOUTHINGTON AVENUE.

2007-06

GORDON INTRODUCED RESOLUTION NO. 2007-06, A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE A SUBDIVISION OF A PORTION OF LOT 97 AND A PORTION OF THE VACATED PIONEERS STREET IN THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA, AS OFFERED BY THE SOLICITOR. GORDON MOVED AND COLWELL SECONDED A MOTION TO SUSPEND THE THREE READINGS OF RESOLUTION 2007-06. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON AND ZENISEK: NAY, 1; TETTENHORST. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-1. GORDON MOVED AND COLWELL SECONDED A MOTION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION 2007-06. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 4; COLWELL, GORDON, SHANNON AND ZENISEK: NAY, 1; TETTENHORST: ABSTAIN, 1; SCHAER. THE MOTION CARRIED 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 MAY 21, 2007, AT 7:30 P.M. AT 215 WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE.

07-20

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, SCHAER MOVED AND COLWELL 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 9:13 P.M.

MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR

DAN E. OWENS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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