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VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
June 16, 2003

THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA MET ON THE ABOVE DATE AT 302 WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE. THE FOLLOWING COUNCIL MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: DEBORAH ANN BARMAN; MARY JO CUSACK, PRESIDENT PRO TEM OF COUNCIL; DAVID G. MOORE; JOHN A. SCHAER AND RENEE SHANNON. ALSO PRESENT WERE GARY A. BRUCK, BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER; JODY CROLEY JONES, VILLAGE WEBMASTER; DANIEL A. McINTYRE, STREET COMMISSIONER; STEVEN W. MERSHON, SOLICITOR; DAN E. OWENS, CLERK-TREASURER; JULIE RICKETTS, NEWSLETTER EDITOR. REBECCA S. KRUTKO AND EDWARD K. MILLER WERE GUESTS OF COUNCIL. IN THE ABSENCE OF THE MAYOR, THE PRESIDENT PRO TEM OF COUNCIL CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 7:30 P.M.

MINUTES

03-28

MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS REGULAR MEETING OF MAY 19, 2003, WERE NOT READ SINCE EACH MEMBER HAD RECEIVED A COPY. BARMAN MOVED AND SCHAER 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, 5; BARMAN, CUSACK, MOORE, SCHAER AND SHANNON: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

CLERK-TREASURER REPORT

03-29

MOORE MOVED AND BARMAN SECONDED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND TO ACCEPT THE FINANCIAL REPORT FOR MAY 2003, AS SUBMITTED BY THE CLERK-TREASURER. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; BARMAN, CUSACK, MOORE, SCHAER AND SHANNON: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. SEE BOARD REFERRAL FILE NO. 03-006.

COUNCIL MEMBER EDWARD M. KOCHALSKI JOINED THE MEETING AT 7:33 P.M.

03-30

THE CLERK-TREASURER PRESENTED THE REPORT OF THE INVESTMENT COMMITTEE. AFTER AN ITEM BY ITEM REVIEW, SCHAER MOVED AND KOCHALSKI SECONDED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE VILLAGE TAX BUDGET FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2004 AS DRAFTED BY THE COMMITTEE. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; BARMAN, CUSACK, KOCHALSKI, MOORE, SCHAER AND SHANNON: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0. THE COMMITTEE AND COUNCIL FOUND NO REASON TO ALTER THE VILLAGE'S INVESTMENTS OR ITS INVESTMENT POLICY.

REPORTS OF OFFICIALS

THE MAYOR DID NOT PRESENT A REPORT.

THE SOLICITOR WILL WORK WITH THE STREET COMMISSIONER AND MOORE TO DRAFT A STORM WATER DISCHARGE MANAGEMENT PLAN AS REQUIRED BY THE OHIO EPA. THE ZONING COMMISSION WILL CONTINUE TO MEET TO REVIEW THE VILLAGE'S BUILDING AND ZONING ORDINANCES.

THE MARSHAL DID NOT PRESENT A REPORT.

THE BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER REPORTED THAT THE COMMISSION APPROVED A FENCE VARIANCE SINCE THE LAST COUNCIL MEETING AND PLANS TO MEET TO CONSIDER A PORCH ENCLOSURE. THE COMMISSIONER WILL REQUEST THAT THE OWNER OF 71 WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE APPLY FOR A FENCE VARIANCE. THE PROBLEM OF A TRUCK REGULARLY EXITING ONTO FRONTENAC PLACE HAS BEEN CONGENIALLY RECTIFIED.

COUNCIL DISCUSSED ORDINANCE NO. 472, "FENCES, HEDGES AND WALLS", AND ORDINANCE NO. 583, "VARIANCES". COUNCIL TOOK NO ACTION TO ALTER THE PROVISIONS OF THE TWO ORDINANCES.

THE WEBMASTER SOUGHT GUIDANCE FROM COUNCIL AS TO THE CONTENT OF A VILLAGE SITE. THE WEBMASTER OBTAINED MANY SUGGESTIONS AND WILL PRESENT A DRAFT OF HER PROPOSAL AT THE SEPTEMBER MEETING OF COUNCIL. THE MAYOR MAY CALL A SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING OF COUNCIL, IF SUCH WOULD BE ADVANTAGEOUS. THE WEBMASTER WILL INVESTIGATE THE CREATION OF A TIME WARNER CABLE TELEVISION COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD FEATURING THE VILLAGE.

JULIE RICKETTS ANNOUNCED HER RESIGNATION AS NEWSLETTER EDITOR EFFECTIVE AUGUST 31, 2003. THE MAYOR WILL NEED TO APPOINT A REPLACEMENT.

THE STREET COMMISSIONER, HEARING NO OBJECTIONS, WILL ORDER PLASTIC LEAF BAGS FOR THE FALL OF 2003. HE ANNOUNCED THE PURCHASE OF A NEW PUMP FOR THE LIFT STATION. STREETS ARE TO BE SWEPT AND A.E.P. IS TO REPLACE TWO POWER POLES ON DOVER COURT.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

SHANNON REPORTED ON THE GARMENTS, CONTAINING THE VILLAGE LOGO, WHICH HAVE BEEN ORDERED. SHE EXPRESSED CONFIDENCE THAT THE FLOAT FOR THE WORTHINGTON BICENTENNIAL PARADE WILL BE READY ON THE FIFTH OF JULY. SHE EXPRESSED THE VILLAGE'S APPRECIATION FOR THE USE OF OAKLAND DESIGN ASSOCIATES' TRUCK AND PLANTINGS.

OLD BUSINESS

SCHAER NOTED THE FOURTH OF JULY PICNIC HAND OUT, DRAFTED BY CAROL O'CONNOR, AND REQUESTED THAT TRASH BE PLACED ON THE LAWN NEAR THE CURB AND NOT IN THE STREET.

03-31

CUSACK LED A DISCUSSION ON THE DON SCOTT AIRPORT EXPANSION. MR. MILLER AND MS KRUTKO EXPRESSED STRONG CONCERNS ABOUT THE NOISE CREATED BY AN ENLARGED COMMERCIAL OPERATION. CUSACK SUGGESTED THE VILLAGE HAVE AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STUDY CONDUCTED. KOCHALSKI MOVED AND MOORE SECONDED A MOTION TO HAVE THE SOLICITOR AND CUSACK SEEK PROPOSALS FOR SUCH AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STUDY. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; BARMAN, CUSACK, KOCHALSKI, MOORE, SCHAER AND SHANNON: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0. KOCHALSKI, SCHAER, REBECCA S. KRUTKO AND GREGORY H.. SMITH WILL ASSIST IN THIS ENDEAVOR.

NEW BUSINESS

THE PRESIDENT PRO TEM OF COUNCIL ANNOUNCED THAT THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2003, AT 7:30 P.M. AT 5872 OLENTANGY BOULEVARD.

03-32

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; BARMAN, CUSACK, KOCHALSKI, MOORE, SCHAER AND SHANNON: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0. THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 9:28 P.M.

PATRICIA A. ANDERSON, MAYOR

DAN E. OWENS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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