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VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
June 21 , 2004

THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA MET ON THE ABOVE DATE AT 5915 OLENTANGY BOULEVARD. THE FOLLOWING COUNCIL MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR; KAREN S. GERMAN; SCOTT K. GORDON; DAVID G. MOORE; JOHN A. SCHAER; RENEE SHANNON AND RODNEY TETTENHORST. 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. A GUEST OF COUNCIL WAS BOB GABLE, ADMINISTRATOR, OHIO SCENIC RIVERS PROGRAM, DIVISION OF NATURAL AREAS AND PRESERVES, OHIO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES. OTHER GUESTS OF COUNCIL INCLUDE THOSE NAMED ON THE ATTACHED LIST. THE MAYOR CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 7:35 P.M.

THE MAYOR INTRODUCED BOB GABLE. MR. GABLE GAVE A POWERPOINT PRESENTATION ON THE OHIO SCENIC RIVERS PROGRAM AND HOW RIVERLEA MIGHT PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM. HE FIELDED QUESTIONS FROM COUNCIL AND GUESTS. SEE BOARD REFERRAL FILE NO. 04-017.

THE MAYOR, AFTER A FIVE MINUTE RECESS, CALLED THE BUSINESS PORTION OF THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 9:00 P.M.

MINUTES

04-34

MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS REGULAR MEETING OF MAY 17, 2004, WERE NOT READ SINCE EACH MEMBER HAD RECEIVED A COPY. MOORE MOVED AND SHANNON 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, 6; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SCHAER, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

CLERK-TREASURER REPORT

04-35

MOORE MOVED AND GERMAN SECONDED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND TO ACCEPT THE FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR MAY 2004, AS SUBMITTED BY THE CLERK-TREASURER. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SCHAER, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0. SEE BOARD REFERRAL FILE NO. 04-018.

THE CLERK-TREASURER REPORTED THAT THE INVESTMENT AND AUDIT COMMITTEE HAD MET, WITH ALL MEMBERS PRESENT, TO DRAFT THE VILLAGE TAX BUDGET FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2005, REVIEW THE VILLAGE'S INVESTMENT POLICY AND RECOMMEND INVESTMENTS. THE BUDGET IS TO BE PRESENTED LATER IN THIS MEETING, NO CHANGES WERE RECOMMENDED TO THE INVESTMENT POLICY AND THE CLERK-TREASURER WAS REQUESTED TO NEGOTIATE WITH GUERNSEY BANK TO OBTAIN A GOOD RATE ON A CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT. THE AUDITOR OF STATE IS COMPLETING THE VILLAGE'S AUDIT FOR 2002 AND 2003.

REPORTS OF OFFICIALS

THE MAYOR REPORTED THAT SHE CONTINUES TO MONITOR THE DON SCOTT AIRPORT EXPANSION. SHE IS ATTENDING THEIR ADVISORY MEETINGS, EVEN IF NOT INVITED. CARL BRYANT IS MONORITING AIR TRAFFIC AND REPORTING OBJECTIONABLE FLIGHTS TO THE WORTHINGTON WEB SITE. THE MAYOR ADDRESSED A LETTER TO THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH CLARIFYING THE VILLAGE'S POSITION ON THE AIRPORT ISSUE. SHE MET WITH WORTHINGTON POLICE ON MATTERS OF STOP SIGNS AND SPEEDING. SHE ADDRESSED A LETTER TO THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON INFORMING THEM OF THE VILLAGE'S INTEREST IN REPLACING THE LIFT STATION IN COOPERATION WITH THE CITY. THE MAYOR PRESENTED RESOLUTION NO. 831 TO THE WIDOW OF OFFICER DIMOND.

THE SOLICITOR HAD NOTHING TO REPORT THAT WAS NOT COVERED BY OTHER AGENDA ITEMS.

THE BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER REPORTED THAT THE COMMISSION HAD TABLED A REQUEST FOR A VARIANCE AND THAT THE STRUCTURE IN THE FLOOD PLAIN IS TO BE DETACHED FROM THE GROUND.

THE MARSHAL REPORTED A MINIMUM OF ACTIVITY BY THE WORTHINGTON POLICE DURING MAY. THE USE OF STOP SIGNS AND SPEED BUMPS FOR SPEED CONTROL WAS DISCUSSED AS WERE STOP LINE BARS. WARNINGS FOR STOP SIGN VIOLATIONS HAVE BEEN ISSUED. THE TRAFFIC LIGHT TRIP ON HIGH STREET SHOULD BE INSTALLED IN 30 TO 45 DAYS AT A COST OF $525.

THE STREET COMMISSIONER COMMENTED ON STOP SIGNS AND STOP LINE BARS. HE STATED THAT THE BUSHES HAVE BEEN REMOVED NEAR THE ENTRY MARKERS AND REPAIR, CLEANING AN REPLANTING SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY JULY 4. THE NEW FLAGS ON THE NEW HALYARD WILL BE FLYING ON JULY 4. A PRELIMINARY STUDY ON THE LIFT STATION REPLACEMENT BY A SANITARY SEWER AND A COST ESTIMATE FOR A FALL CURB REPLACEMENT PROGRAM SHOULD BE READY FOR THE SEPTEMBER MEETING OF COUNCIL.

THE VILLAGE NEWS LETTER EDITOR AND WEBMASTER HAD NO REPORT.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

DANIEL A. McINTYRE WILL HEAD UP THE FALL TREE PLANTING PROJECT. HE HAS CONTACTED OAKLAND NURSERY TO OBTAIN PRICES.

MOORE REPORTED THAT THE STORMWATER ORDINANCE WAS TO BE VOTED ON AT THIS MEETING.

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS

RESIDENTS COMMENTED ON STOP SIGNS BEING IGNORED, IN PARTICULAR ON WEST SOUTHINGTON AVENUE, PARKED CARS AND THE POSSIBILITY OF CREATING A GATED COMMUNITY.

OLD BUSINESS

04-36

MOORE MOVED AND GORDON SECONDED A MOTION TO AMEND THE ILLICIT DISCHARGE AND CONNECTION STORMWATER ORDINANCE. THE AMENDMENT INCLUDED THE ADDITION OF SECTION NUMBERS, CHANGE OF TITLE AND ENFORCEMENT PREVISIONS. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SCHAER, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

833

MOORE MOVED AND GORDON SECONDED A MOTION TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 833, AN ORDINANCE TO REGULATE ILLICIT STORM WATER DISCHARGES AND CONNECTIONS WITHIN THE VILLAGE. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; GERMAN, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

834

TETTENHORST MOVED AND SHANNON SECONDED A MOTION TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 834, AN ORDINANCE FURTHER TO RESTRICT AND REGULATE CERTAIN ACTIVITIES OF SOLICITORS AND PEDDLERS IN THE VILLAGE AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; GERMAN, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, 1; MOORE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-1.

835

MOORE MOVED AND SCHAER SECONDED A MOTION TO SUSPEND THE THREE READINGS OF ORDINANCE NO. 835, AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH AMERICAN LEGAL PUBLISHING CORPORATION FOR THE CODIFICATION OF VILLAGE ORDINANCES. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SCHAER, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0. MOORE MOVED AND SCHAER SECONDED A MOTION TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 835. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; GERMAN, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

COUNCIL DISCUSSED THE REPLACEMENT OF THE LIFT STATION; THE MAYOR'S LETTER AND STREET COMMISSIONER'S PRELIMINARY STUDY WERE JUDGED TO BE SUFFICIENT ACTIONS, AT THIS TIME. FALL LEAF PICK UP WAS DISCUSSED; WORTHINGTON IS NOT INTERESTED IN SERVING THE VILLAGE AND SHARON TOWNSHIP WOULD CHARGE $20,000 TO $25,000; LEAF BAGS ARE TO BE ORDERED FOR DISTRIBUTION IN THE FALL OF 2004. TETTENHORST IS DRAFTING A SIGN ORDINANCE FOR COUNCIL'S CONSIDERATION.

THE MAYOR PROPOSED TWO RESOLUTIONS, A RESOLUTION TO OPPOSE THE DESIGNATION OF THAT PORTION OF THE OLENTANGY RIVER WITHIN AND ADJACENT TO THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA AS A SCENIC RIVER BY THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND PRESERVES TO STUDY THE OLENTANGY RIVER FOR DESIGNATION AS A COMPONENT OF THE SCENIC RIVERS SYSTEM AND DECLARING INTENT TO COOPERATE WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, OTHER AGENCIES AND UNITS OF GOVERNMENT IN THE PRESERVATION OF THE OLENTANGY RIVER, SHOULD THE STUDY REQUEST RESULT IN DESIGNATION. COUNCIL DISCUSSED THE ISSUE AT LENGTH. THE MAYOR OFFERED TO CONTACT RESIDENTS ON THE WEST SIDE OF OLENTANGY BOULEVARD AS TO GAIN THEIR OPINION ON THE ISSUE. NO ACTION WAS TAKEN ON EITHER RESOLUTION.

AT THE REQUEST OF SMOKE-FREE COLUMBUS, THE MAYOR PROPOSED A RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT SMOKE FREE COLUMBUS IN ITS EFFORTS REGARDING A "CLEAN INDOOR AIR" ORDINANCE. COUNCIL DISCUSSED THE ISSUE AND IT FOUND LITTLE SUPPORT. NO ACTION WAS TAKEN ON THE RESOLUTION.

04-37

SCHAER MOVED AND GORDON SECONDED A MOTION TO ADOPT THE VILLAGE TAX BUDGET FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2005 AS DRAFTED BY THE INVESTMENT AND AUDIT COMMITTEE. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SCHAER, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

NEW BUSINESS

04-38

GERMAN MOVED AND MOORE SECONDED A MOTION TO AUTHORIZE THE EXPENDITURE OF $2,000, FOR THE JULY 4, 2004 PICNIC. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SCHAER, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

04-39

MOORE MOVED AND SCHAER SECONDED A MOTION TO AUTHORIZE THE EXPENDITURE OF $6,000, ON THE FALL TREE LINE PLANTING PROGRAM. EACH TREE WILL COST $425; THE PROPERTY OWNERS WILL PAY $125, AND THE VILLAGE $300. A MAXIMUM OF 20 TREES ARE BEING AUTHORIZED. RESIDENTS MAY PURCHASE SIDE AND REAR YARD OR ADDITIONAL FRONT YARD TREES AT THE $425, PRICE. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SCHAER, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

MOORE WILL COMMENT ON PARTICIPATION IN THE FRANKLIN COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN AT THE SEPTEMBER MEETING OF COUNCIL.

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

IT WAS NOTED THAT MOSQUITOS CONTINUE TO BE A PROBLEM WITHIN THE VILLAGE.

NEXT MEETING AND ADJOURNMENT

THE MAYOR ANNOUNCED THAT THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2004, AT 7:30 P.M. AT 5804 PIONEERS COURT.

04-40

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, 6; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SCHAER, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0. THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 10:40 P.M.

MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR

DAN E. OWENS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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