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VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
June 20 , 2005

THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA MET ON THE ABOVE DATE AT 215 WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE. 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. JACK MOSS, SHARON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE, AND DON SCHWIND, CHIEF OF POLICE SHARON TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT, WERE GUESTS OF COUNCIL. THE MAYOR CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 7:31 P.M.

THE MAYOR INTRODUCED TRUSTEE MOSS AND CHIEF SCHWIND. THE REPRESENTATIVES OF SHARON TOWNSHIP LED A DISCUSSION OF THE TOWNSHIP'S PROPOSAL TO OFFER POLICE PROTECTION TO THE VILLAGE. SUBJECTS COVERED INCLUDED; TRAINING, INVESTIGATION, COUNTY'S OBLIGATIONS FOR POLICE PROTECTION, PATROL RUNS PER SHIFT, RESPONSE TIMES, HOUSE CHECKS, TOWNSHIP SIZE AND HOW THE VILLAGE'S COST FIGURES WERE DETERMINED. BOTH GENTLEMEN FIELDED QUESTIONS FROM COUNCIL. THE TRUSTEE AND CHIEF EXITED THE MEETING AT 8:28 P.M.

MINUTES

05-30

MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS REGULAR MEETING OF MAY 16, 2005, WERE NOT READ SINCE EACH MEMBER HAD RECEIVED A COPY. SCHAER MOVED AND GORDON 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.

05-31

MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS SPECIAL MEETING OF JUNE 11, 2005, WERE NOT READ SINCE EACH MEMBER HAD RECEIVED A COPY. THE MINUTES WERE CORRECTED TO STATE THAT WORTHINGTON POLICE CHIEF MAUGER INITIATED BOTH THE TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS, ONE WITH THE MAYOR AND THE OTHER WITH COUNCIL MEMBER GORDON. SCHAER MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION THAT THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING BE APPROVED AS CORRECTED. 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

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SCHAER MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND TO ACCEPT THE FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR MAY 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. 05-014.

THE CLERK-TREASURER NOTED THAT THE TERMS OF FOUR COUNCIL MEMBERS END ON DECEMBER 31, 2005. PETITIONS NEED TO BE FILED WITH THE FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS IN AUGUST FOR NAMES TO APPEAR ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT. THE CLERK-TREASURER WILL SEEK TO INVEST UP TO $100,000.00 OF VILLAGE FUNDS ON JUNE 22, 2005.

REPORTS OF OFFICIALS

THE MAYOR REPORTED THAT THE DON SCOTT AIRPORT EXPANSION REMAINS AN ACTIVE TOPIC OF DISCUSSION; A RESOLUTION IS BEING PREPARED WHICH INCLUDES A REQUEST FOR NOISE REDUCTION EVEN IF NO EXPANSION IS ACCOMPLISHED. SHE REPORTED THAT WORTHINGTON WILL OFFER A WRITTEN RESPONSE IN THIRTY DAYS AS TO THEIR PROPOSED POLICE CONTRACT FOR 2006. A PUBLIC MEETING ON JUNE 29, 2005 WAS PROPOSED TO DISCUSS POLICE PROTECTION, STREET AND CURB REPLACEMENT AND THE PROPOSED TAX LEVY. THE MAYOR STATED THAT THE FRANKLIN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT WILL NOT SPRAY RIVERLEA TO ERADICATE MOSQUITOES; SHE WILL WRITE A LETTER OF APPEAL. THE SOLICITOR WAS REQUESTED TO DRAFT A LETTER TO THE RESIDENT ABOUT A BASKETBALL POLE AND BASKET ON THE VILLAGE'S RIGHT-OF-WAY.

SCHAER NOTED RECEIPT OF THE STENCIL FOR THE CATCH BASINS; AN ARTICLE FOR THE NEWSLETTER WILL BE PREPARED OUTLINING THE STORM WATER PLAN.

THE SOLICITOR HAD NO ADDITIONAL COMMENTS.

THE BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER REPORTED THE APPROVAL OF SIX SMALL PROJECTS. HE ALSO STATED THAT A GARAGE WAS PLANNED AND A QUESTION HAD SURFACED ABOUT A WALL AND LANDSCAPING.

THE MARSHAL REPORTED THAT THE WORTHINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTED A MINIMUM OF ACTIVITY DURING APRIL; INVOLVING 5 INCIDENTS, 0 ARRESTS, 0 REPORTS FILED AND 297 PATROL CHECKS. A SOMEWHAT DISTURBING INCIDENT WILL BE REPORTED IN THE JULY POLICE REPORT.

THE STREET COMMISSIONER REPORTED ON A REPORTED PROBLEM WITH DRAINAGE AND THAT THE OHIO UTILITY PROTECTION SERVICE WILL INVOICE THE VILLAGE IN JANUARY.

THE NEWSLETTER EDITOR REPORTED THAT UP-TO-DATE REVISIONS OF THE DIRECTORY HAD BEEN DISTRIBUTED. THE MAYOR THANKED LOIS FOR HER EFFORTS.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

PLANS FOR THE JULY 4, 2005, PICNIC ARE WELL UNDER WAY. GORDON WILL OVERSEE THE CHILDREN'S GAMES STARTING AT 3:00 P.M. THE PICNIC IS TO BEGIN AT 4:00 P.M.

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS

NO COMMENTS WERE OFFERED.

OLD BUSINESS

05-33

COLWELL MOVED AND ZENISEK SECONDED A MOTION TO ADOPT THE VILLAGE TAX BUDGET FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2006 AS SUBMITTED BY THE INVESTMENT AND AUDIT COMMITTEE. THE CLERK-TREASURER NOTED SOME MINOR ADJUSTMENTS HAD BEEN MADE, SINCE THE DRAFT WAS SUBMITTED, DUE TO THE RECEIPT OF THE SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL INVOICE FOR THE WINTER OF 2004/2005. 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

REDUCTION OF COUNCIL MEMBERS COMPENSATION WAS DISCUSSED; NO ACTION WAS TAKEN.

A 2005/2006 SNOW AND ICE RESOLUTION IS TO BE DRAFTED.

COUNCIL ELECTED NOT TO ORDER LEAF BAGS FOR THE FALL OF 2005.

THE MAYOR ANNOUNCED AN ETHICS MEETING AND NEED FOR A COTA BOARD MEMBER AND A FEMA FLOOD PLAIN ADMINISTRATOR; NO VOLUNTEERS WERE FORTHCOMING.

THE SOLICITOR AND BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER ARE TO CONFER ON A CASH STREET BOND REFUND.

THE BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER REQUESTED AN INTERPRETATION OF THE STREET BOND REQUIREMENTS. DISCUSSION FOLLOWED, BUT THE PROBLEM WAS NOT RESOLVED.

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

NO COMMENTS WERE OFFERED.

NEXT MEETING AND ADJOURNMENT

THE MAYOR ANNOUNCED THAT A SPECIAL MEETING OF COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2005, AT 7:00 P.M. AT 547 HIGH STREET, WORTHINGTON, OHIO. ALL VILLAGE RESIDENTS WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

THE MAYOR ANNOUNCED THAT THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2005, AT 7:30 P.M. AT 229 WEST SOUTHINGTON AVENUE.

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THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, ZENISEK MOVED AND SCHAER 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 9:50 P.M.

MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR

DAN E. OWENS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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