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VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
May 15, 2006

THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA MET ON THE ABOVE DATE AT 5804 PIONEERS 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 MORTINE, MARSHAL; DAN E. OWENS, CLERK-TREASURER AND LOIS YOAKAM, NEWSLETTER EDITOR. GUESTS OF COUNCIL INCLUDED THE FOLLOWING: AKBAR HADJARPOUR AND THEODORE D. HEINEMAN, CHAIRPERSON OF WORTHINGTON FIREFIGHTER'S COMMUNITY PARK. THE MAYOR CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 7:31 P.M.

THE MAYOR YIELDED THE FLOOR TO MR. HEINEMAN, WHO PRESENTED THE CONCEPT OF THE FIREFIGHTER'S PARK, INCLUDING A REQUEST FOR A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION FROM THE VILLAGE. THE MAYOR THANKED MR. HEINEMAN FOR THE PRESENTATION.

MINUTES

06-20

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING OF APRIL 17, 2006, WERE NOT READ SINCE EACH MEMBER HAD RECEIVED A COPY. TETTENHORST MOVED AND COLWELL 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

06-21

SCHAER MOVED AND SHANNON SECONDED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND TO ACCEPT THE FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR APRIL 2006, AS SUBMITTED BY THE CLERK-TREASURER. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; COLWELL, GORDON, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0. SEE BOARD FILE NO. 06-011.

REPORTS OF OFFICIALS

THE MAYOR AND SOLICITOR REPORTED TO HAVE MET IN JOINT COMMITTEE MEETINGS ON THE DON SCOTT AIRPORT EXPANSION. COMMUNICATIONS WERE SHARED WITH COUNCIL BETWEEN MR. HAUEISEN OF WORTHINGTON, THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION AND THE OSU COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING.

THE MAYOR HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND A LIAISON TO APPOINT TO THE COTA ADVISORY BOARD. DISCUSSION WAS HELD ON ZONING REGULATIONS; SWIMMING POOL FENCES AND LOT COVERAGE; ACTION WAS DEFERRED UNTIL A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE REGULATIONS IS COMPLETED. AEP REPORTED THAT IT HAS COMPLETED ITS PLANNED CIRCUIT IMPROVEMENTS; ONE EXCEPTION WAS NOTED TO COUNCIL. THE MAYOR STATED THAT SHE HAD RECEIVED A QUOTE FOR MOSQUITO CONTROL. THE MAYOR REPORTED THAT WORTHINGTON WILL CONTINUE ANIMAL CONTROL. CHIEF MAUGER OF THE WORTHINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT CALLED THE MAYOR TO OBTAIN AID IN PUBLISHING A DARE BROCHURE. THE MAYOR NOTED HAVING RECEIVED CORRESPONDENCE FROM DOMINION RESOURCES SERVICES, INC. ABOUT A NATURAL GAS PIPE LINE, TIME WARNER CABLE ABOUT AT&T VIDEO SERVICES AND MARK T. HAIMERL ON A NOW MUTE PARKING PROBLEM. CHIEF HIGHLY OF THE WORTHINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT REQUESTED PERMISSION OF THE MAYOR TO DEMOLISH A HOME IN THE VILLAGE AS A TRAINING EXERCISE.

06-14

THE SOLICITOR COMMENTED ON THE TIME WARNER CABLE - AT&T VIDEO SERVICES LETTER. HE STATED THAT HE HAD MET WITH VILLAGE OFFICIALS DURING SEVERAL EVENINGS TO REVIEW MODIFICATIONS TO THE VILLAGE'S BUILDING CODE.

THE BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER REPORTED THAT THE COMMISSION HAD APPROVED A LANDSCAPING PLAN AND A FENCE PROJECT. A REJECTED APPROVAL HAS BEEN REFERRED TO THE COUNCIL AND A REQUEST FOR FILING HAS NOT RESPONDED. THE COMMISSIONER AND COUNCIL DISCUSSED THE INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE, 2003, ABOVE GROUND POOLS, LOT FRONTAGES AND LOT COVERAGE.

THE MARSHAL REPORTED THAT THE WORTHINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTED A MINIMUM OF ACTIVITY DURING APRIL WITH 6 INCIDENTS, 1 REPORT AND 297 PATROL CHECKS.

THE STREET COMMISSIONER REPORTED THAT WORK IS COMPLETED ON THE LIFT STATION. HE NOTED THAT THE SOUTH END OF OLENTANGY BOULEVARD HAS ACCUMULATED DEBRIS. COST OF TREES FOR FALL 2006 PLANTING WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE JUNE COUNCIL MEETING.

THE NEWSLETTER EDITOR WILL COORDINATE THE PUBLISHING OF ORDINANCE EXTRACTS WITH THE WEBMASTER.

WEBMASTER HAD NO REPORT.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

NO REPORTS WERE GIVEN.

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS

NO COMMENTS WERE OFFERED.

OLD BUSINESS

THE INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE, 2003, OF WHICH EACH MEMBER OF COUNCIL HAD BEEN SUPPLIED A COPY, WAS DISCUSSED. DUE TO THE LENGTH AND COMPLEXITY OF THE PUBLICATION, ANY ACTION, IN FULL OR IN PART, WAS DEFERRED TO A LATER MEETING OF COUNCIL.

NEW BUSINESS

06-22

MR. HADJARPOUR APPEALED THE ZONING COMMISSION'S DECISION THAT THE ELEVATED DECK ON MR. HADJARPOUR'S HOME BE RETURNED TO THE STATE AS APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION. TETTENHORST MOVED AND ZENISEK SECONDED A MOTION TO HEAR THE APPEAL AT THIS TIME. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

06-23

MR. HADJARPOUR STATED THAT THE MAYOR AND A MEMBER OF THE ZONING COMMISSION HAD AMPLE TIME TO OBSERVE HIS MODIFICATIONS AND DID NOT OBJECT. HE REQUESTED AN EIGHT MONTH GRACE PERIOD TO REMOVE THE WINDOWS. HE DENIED HAVING RETAINED AN ARCHITECT. THE MAYOR STATED HER WALKS IN THE VILLAGE WERE NOT OFFICIAL INSPECTION TOURS. ZENISEK MOVED AND COLWELL SECONDED A MOTION TO DENY THE APPEAL, GIVING MR. HADJARPOUR 30 DAYS TO COMPLY WITH HIS CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS. 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 CLERK-TREASURER PRESENTED A DRAFT VILLAGE TAX BUDGET FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2007. THE INVESTMENT AND AUDIT COMMITTEE IS TO MEET MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2006, TO REFINE THE BUDGET. THE BUDGET IS TO BE PRESENTED TO COUNCIL, FOR THEIR ACTION, AT THE JUNE COUNCIL MEETING.

THE MAYOR SUBMITTED A PROPOSAL FROM A FIRM TO SPRAY FOR MOSQUITO WITHIN THE VILLAGE. THE COUNCIL DISCUSSED THE PROPOSAL. NO ACTION WAS TAKEN.

06-24

A REQUEST WAS RECEIVED FROM THE CHIEF OF THE WORTHINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT AND EDWARD M. AND JACQUELINE KOCHALSKI TO HAVE THE WORTHINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT DEMOLISH THEIR HOME AS A FIRE FIGHTING TRAINING EXERCISE. CONCERN WAS EXPRESSED BY COUNCIL AS TO THE AFFECT ON TREES AND NEIGHBORING HOMES. NO MOTION TO APPROVE THE REQUEST WAS FORTHCOMING. TETTENHORST MOVED AND SCHAER SECONDED A MOTION TO DENY THE REQUEST. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, 1; GORDON. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-1. SOME INTEREST IN RECONSIDERING THE REQUEST WAS EXPRESSED IF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT COULD PROTECT THE TREES AND NEIGHBORS AND THE EPA HAD NO OBJECTIONS.

THE REQUEST FOR FUNDS FOR THE WORTHINGTON FIREFIGHTER'S COMMUNITY PARK WAS DISCUSSED. NO ACTION WAS TAKEN. COUNCIL WILL CONTINUE THE DISCUSSION AT ITS JUNE MEETING.

IN A TELEPHONE CONVERSATION TO THE MAYOR, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON REQUESTED THAT THE VILLAGE SPONSOR AN ADVERTISEMENT IN A "DARE" AND/OR "SAFETY TOWN" PUBLICATION. DUE TO THE CONFUSION AS TO THE NATURE OF THE PROPOSED PROGRAM, THE REQUEST WAS DEFERRED TO THE JUNE MEETING OF COUNCIL.

01-06

THE SOLICITOR PRESENTED AND SCHAER INTRODUCED ORDINANCE NO. 01-06, AN ORDINANCE TO ADOPT A NEW RESIDENTIAL CODE FOR BUILDINGS CONSTRUCTED WITHIN THE VILLAGE AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. AFTER SOME DISCUSSION, SCHAER MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION TO SUSPEND THE THREE READINGS OF ORDINANCE NO. 01-06. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0. SCHAER MOVED AND SHANNON SECONDED A MOTION TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 01-06. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

AT THE REQUEST OF THE MAYOR, THE SOLICITOR SUBMITTED AN ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH MINIMUM FRONTAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR BUILDING LOTS WITHIN THE VILLAGE FOR COUNCIL'S CONSIDERATION. THE ORDINANCE WAS DISCUSSED AT LENGTH. THE ORDINANCE WAS READ BY TITLE FOR ITS FIRST READING.

THE PROPOSED REPLACEMENT OF CURBS AND PAVEMENT ON THE VILLAGE'S STREETS WAS DISCUSSED. THE SOLICITOR AND STREET COMMISSIONER ARE TO CONTACT ONE OR MORE ENGINEERING FIRMS TO OBTAIN DIRECTION IN DEFINING THE SCOPE OF WORK AND A "BALL PARK" COST ESTIMATE.

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 19, 2006, AT 7:30 P.M. AT 302 WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE.

06-25

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, 6; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0. THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 9:34 PM.

MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR

DAN E. OWENS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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