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VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
May 16 , 2005

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; JODY CROLEY JONES, WEBMASTER; DANIEL A. McINTYRE, STREET COMMISSIONER; STEVEN W. MERSHON, SOLICITOR; NEIL R. MORTINE, MARSHAL; DAN E. OWENS, CLERK-TREASURER AND LOIS YOAKAM NEWSLETTER EDITOR. THE MAYOR CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 7:38 P.M.

MINUTES

05-26

MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS REGULAR MEETING OF APRIL 18, 2004, WERE NOT READ SINCE EACH MEMBER HAD RECEIVED A COPY. SHANNON MOVED AND SCHAER SECONDED A MOTION THAT THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING 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

05-27

SCHAER MOVED AND ZENISEK SECONDED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND TO ACCEPT THE FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR APRIL 2005, 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 NO. 05-013.

THE CLERK-TREASURER REPORTED ON THE MAY 2, 2005, MEETING OF THE INVESTMENT AND AUDIT COMMITTEE. NO CHANGES WERE RECOMMENDED FOR THE VILLAGE'S INVESTMENT POLICY; THE CLERK-TREASURER IS TO REINVEST THE MATURING C.D.; THE VILLAGE'S 2006 BUDGET AND PROPOSED TAX LEVY WERE DISCUSSED AT LENGTH.

REPORTS OF OFFICIALS

THE MAYOR REPORTED THAT THE DON SCOTT AIRPORT EXPANSION REMAINS AN ACTIVE TOPIC OF DISCUSSION; THE SOLICITOR HAS BEEN ASKED TO TESTIFY AT A UNIVERSITY HEARING. SHE COMMENTED ON THE DESIRE OF THE WORTHINGTON ARTS COUNCIL FOR ASSISTANCE; THE PROPOSED VILLAGE BUDGET; A WALKING TOUR OF THE FOX LANE AREA; A BASKETBALL BACKBOARD TO BE REMOVED FROM THE EDGE OF A STREET; AND A POLICE MEMORIAL. THE STORM WATER PLAN REPORT WAS DEFERRED UNTIL THE NEXT MEETING OF COUNCIL.

THE SOLICITOR REVIEWED HIS MEMO RELATIVE TO A PROPOSED TAX LEVY. HE COMMENTED ON THE STATUS OF THE VILLAGE'S POSITION ON THE AIRPORT EXPANSION AND THE REQUEST TO HAVE HIM TESTIFY BEFORE THE UNIVERSITY TRUSTEES. COUNCIL EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN HAVING THE SOLICITOR REPRESENT THE VILLAGE IN THIS MATTER.

IT WAS REPORTED THAT THE BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSION HAD MET SINCE THE LAST MEETING OF COUNCIL AND APPROVED FENCING AT THE REAR OF THREE ADJACENT PROPERTIES.

THE MARSHAL REPORTED THAT THE WORTHINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTED A MINIMUM OF ACTIVITY DURING APRIL; INVOLVING 6 INCIDENTS, 0 ARRESTS, 0 REPORTS FILED AND 340 PATROL CHECKS. THE MAYOR, MARSHAL AND ZENISEK PLAN TO MEET WITH THE WORTHINGTON CITY MANAGER, BEFORE THE NEXT COUNCIL MEETING, TO DISCUSS THE 2006 POLICE CONTRACT.

THE MAYOR REPORTED THAT THE FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH DOES NOT PLAN TO SPRAY THE VILLAGE FOR MOSQUITOES. THE MAYOR WILL ATTEMPT TO CLARIFY THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT'S POLICY.

THE STREET COMMISSIONER REPORTED ON PROBLEMS WITH THE WORTHINGTON POLICE WHILE FILLING THE WORST OF THE VILLAGE'S POT HOLES. SOME PERMANENT HOT PATCHES WILL BE REQUIRED. SEVERAL CATCH BASINS ARE TO BE RESET.

THE NEWSLETTER EDITOR DESIRES TO MAIL THE NEWSLETTER ON JUNE 6. A POLICY FOR LETTERS TO THE EDITOR WAS DISCUSSED.

THE WEBMASTER SUBMITTED A BILL FOR WEB SITE STORAGE AND DISCUSSED THE USE OF THE WEB SITE.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

05-28

AT THE REQUEST OF THE STREET COMMISSIONER, SPEAKING FOR THE PARKS AND RECREATION CHAIR, SCHAER MOVED AND SHANNON SECONDED A MOTION TO AUTHORIZE THE EXPENDITURE OF $1,500,00 ON THE JULY 4, 2005, PICNIC. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0. A TENT, TABLES AND CHAIRS ARE TO BE PROVIDED; SODA POP, MEAT AND THE BAND WILL NOT BE PROVIDED. GORDON WILL OVERSEE THE CHILDREN'S GAMES STARTING AT 3:00 P.M. ON JULY 4, 2005. THE PICNIC IS TO BEGIN AT 4:00 P.M.

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS

NO COMMENTS WERE OFFERED.

OLD BUSINESS

852

THE NATURE OF THE PROPOSED TAX LEVY WAS DISCUSSED AT LENGTH. OF THE OPTIONS PRESENTED, A REPLACEMENT LEVY OF 4 MILLS AND AN INCREASE OF 1 MILL TO CONSTITUTE A 5 MILL LEVY, WAS SELECTED. SCHAER MOVED AND SHANNON SECONDED A MOTION TO SUSPEND THE THREE READINGS OF RESOLUTION NO. 852, A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE COUNTY AUDITOR TO CERTIFY TO THE VILLAGE INFORMATION NEEDED TO ENABLE THE VILLAGE TO LEVY A TAX IN EXCESS OF THE TEN MILL LIMITATION. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0. GORDON MOVED AND SCHAER SECONDED A MOTION TO ENACT RESOLUTION NO. 852. 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

COUNCIL DISCUSSED THE 2006 VILLAGE BUDGET. NO CHANGES TO THE DRAFT WERE MADE AND NO ACTION WAS TAKEN.

853

AFTER DISCUSSION, AS TO NEED, SCHAER MOVED AND ZENISEK SECONDED A MOTION TO SUSPEND THE THREE READINGS OF RESOLUTION NO. 853, A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA AND THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, FRANKLIN COUNTY, OHIO FOR A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE ACQUISITION SERVICES THEREWITH. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0. COLWELL MOVED AND SHANNON SECONDED A MOTION TO ENACT RESOLUTION NO. 853 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 AND BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER ARE TO CONFER ON A CASH STREET BOND REFUND.

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, JUNE 20, 2005, AT 7:30 P.M. AT 215 WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE.

05-29

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 10:05 P.M.

MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR

DAN E. OWENS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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