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VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
June 18, 2007

THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA MET ON THE ABOVE DATE AT 222 WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE. THE FOLLOWING COUNCIL MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR; PAMELA M. COLWELL; SCOTT K. GORDON; JOHN A. SCHAER; RODNEY TETTENHORST AND PAUL J. ZENISEK. ALSO PRESENT WERE GARY A. BRUCK, BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER; JODY CROLEY JONES, VILLAGE WEBMASTER; DANIEL A. McINTYRE, STREET COMMISSIONER; STEVEN W. MERSHON, SOLICITOR; NEIL R. MORTINE, MARSHAL; DAN E. OWENS, CLERK-TREASURER AND LOIS YOAKAM, NEWSLETTER EDITOR. GUESTS OF COUNCIL INCLUDED THOSE LISTED ON THE ATTACHED ROSTER. THE MAYOR CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 7:34 P.M.

MINUTES

07-24

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING OF MAY 21, 2007, WERE NOT READ SINCE EACH MEMBER HAD RECEIVED A COPY. COLWELL MOVED AND SHANNON SECONDED A MOTION THAT THE MINUTES BE APPROVED AS SUBMITTED BY THE CLERK-TREASURER. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0

CLERK-TREASURER REPORT

07-25

SCHAER MOVED AND COLWELL SECONDED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND TO ACCEPT THE FINANCIAL REPORT FOR MAY OF 2007, AS SUBMITTED BY THE CLERK-TREASURER. THE TRANSFER OF $50,000.00, FROM THE CHECKING ACCOUNT TO THE STAR OHIO ACCOUNT, WAS NOTED. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. SEE BOARD REFERRAL FILE NUMBER 07-006.

THE CLERK-TREASURER NOTED THAT THE INVESTMENT AND AUDIT COMMITTEE MET ON JUNE 11, 2007. THE COMMITTEE DRAFTED A 2008 VILLAGE BUDGET, RECOMMENDED THAT NO CHANGES BE MADE TO THE VILLAGE'S INVESTMENT POLICY AND REVIEWED THE VILLAGE'S INVESTMENTS.

THE CLERK-TREASURER NOTED THAT A DEPOSIT HAD BEEN MADE FOR THE TENT FOR THE JULY 4th PICNIC. AN APPLICATION FOR A CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS HAD BEEN RECEIVED AND IS TO BE HEARD AT THE JULY 9, 2007, MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION.

REPORTS OF OFFICIALS

THE MAYOR AGAIN REPORTED THAT THE AGENDA AND MINUTES OF THE DON SCOTT AIRPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS TEND TO PROMOTE THE UNIVERSITY'S POSITION. MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE IS BIASED AND INDEPENDENT MEMBERS ARE MISQUOTED. RESIDENTS SHOULD CONTINUE TO FILE COMPLAINTS.

RESIDENTS ARE ADVISED TO CLEAR BLOCK PARTY STREET CLOSURES WITH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND OBTAIN ORANGE TRAFFIC CONES FROM THE STREET COMMISSIONER. AN EFFECTIVE TIME LIMIT ON VARIANCES AND CERTIFICATES OF APPROPRIATENESS SHOULD BE RESEARCHED. RESIDENTS SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE NEW OHIO CABLE TV AND EMINENT DOMAIN LEGISLATION. THE PASSING OF LONG TIME RESIDENT, THOMAS F. WHITE, SELECTION OF WORTHINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARIES AS THE BEST IN THE NATION AND A PUBLISHED HISTORY OF RIVERLEA WERE NOTED. THE MAYOR REPORTED THAT THE POLICE ARE ISSUING FEWER TICKETS. A FEMA NEWSLETTER, A LETTER FROM COLUMBUS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES AND A OML LEGISLATIVE BULLETIN WERE NOTED.

THE SOLICITOR HAD NOTHING SPECIFIC TO REPORT, AT THIS TIME.

THE BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER HAD NO REPORT SINCE THE COMMISSION HAD NOT MET SINCE THE LAST COUNCIL MEETING. TWO PROJECTS REMAIN IN CONFLICT WITH COMMISSION RULINGS.

THE MARSHAL REPORTED 278 PATROL CHECKS, 1 WARNING AND 4 CITATIONS WERE ISSUED, BY THE WORTHINGTON POLICE DURING MAY. ONE HOME ROBBERY WAS REPORTED, BUT IT HAD BEEN DISCUSSED AT THE MAY COUNCIL MEETING.

THE STREET COMMISSIONER REPORTED THAT TWO STREET SIGNS AND 3 FIRE HYDRANTS ARE TO BE REPAIRED. A REPORT BY THE STREET AND CURB COMMITTEE WILL FOLLOW LATER IN THE MEETING.

THE NEWSLETTER EDITOR REPORTED THAT THE JULY AND AUGUST NEWSLETTERS WILL BE COMBINED.

THE WEBMASTER REPORTED THAT AT LEAST TWO PEOPLE, WITH AOL ACCOUNTS, STILL FAIL TO RECEIVE FORWARDED MESSAGES. SHE IS SEEKING THEIR E-MAIL ADDRESSES IN AN ATTEMPT TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

THE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMITTEE CHAIR WILL BE OUT OF THE COUNTRY OVER THE 4th OF JULY. THE PICNIC IS IN NEED OF A CHAIR PERSON. TIMOTHY J. O'CONNOR IS TO SUPPLY 2 HOURS OF MUSIC FOR $175.00. THE USE OF GAS GRILLS WAS SOLICITED.

THE NEWSLETTER AND WEB SITE ARE TO PROMOTE THE UPCOMING RIVERLEA ARTS COUNCIL EVENT AS WELL AS THE GOOD NEIGHBOR PUBLICATION.

THE STREET COMMISSIONER AND TETTENHORST COMPLETED AN INVENTORY OF THE VILLAGE CURBS AND STREETS. THE STREET AND CURB COMMITTEE HAD MET ON JUNE 11, 2007. THE COMMISSIONER REPORTED ON THE MEETING. THE REPORT INCLUDED PICTURES, MINUTES OF THE MEETING, EXTENT OF CURB AND STREET WORK RECOMMENDED, COST FOR SAID WORK AND HOW THE WORK MIGHT BE FINANCED. CONCERN WAS EXPRESSED BY COUNCIL THAT THE PROPOSED WORK WAS A PARTIAL SOLUTION TO THE OVERALL PROBLEM, BUT UTILIZED MOST OF THE AVAILABLE FUNDS AND DID NOT ADDRESS HOW THE REST OF THE WORK WOULD BE ACCOMPLISHED. A COPY OF THE COMMITTEE'S MINUTES IS ATTACHED.

THE LAND USE COMMITTEE WILL MEET JUNE 28, 2007.

TETTENHORST REPORTED THAT HE HAD ATTENDED A MEETING WITH THE MAYOR AND LT. MICHAEL DOUGHERTY OF THE WORTHINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT ABOUT A STATEMENT, BY A RESIDENT, THAT THE MAYOR HAD INSTRUCTED THE WORTHINGTON POLICE TO TARGET THE RESIDENT'S FAMILY. LT. DOUGHERTY CONFIRMED THAT NO SUCH DISCUSSION HAD TAKEN PLACE AND THAT NO ONE WAS BEING TARGETED.

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS

KELSEY UNRUE, A NEW OWNER AT 141 WEST SOUTHINGTON AVENUE, STATED THAT THE WIDTH OF HER LOT WAS LESS IN HER NEW PROPERTY DEED THAN STATED IN HER PURCHASE CONTRACT. THE UNRUES DID NOT HAVE LEGAL REPRESENTATION AT THEIR CLOSING. COUNCIL WAS NOT A PARTY TO THE TRANSACTION NOR HAD THEY ISSUED A VARIANCE FOR THE PROPERTY.

OLD BUSINESS

07-26

SCHAER MOVED AND ZENISEK SECONDED A MOTION TO AUTHORIZE THE EXPENDITURE OF $2,000.00, FOR THE JULY 4th PICNIC. THE AMOUNT IS TO COVER THE TENT, MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT AND OTHER EXPENSES. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

THE SOLICITOR IS FOLLOWING UP ON THE CF BIRD + RJ BULL INC. INVOICE.

07-27

SCHAER MOVED AND ZENISEK SECONDED A MOTION REQUESTING THE SOLICITOR TO REVIEW AND TAKE APPROPRIATE LEGAL ACTION IN THE CASE OF A REJECTED APPLICATION FOR A CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF AN ENCLOSED PORCH AT 5830 PIONEERS COURT. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

07-28

TETTENHORST MOVED AND ZENISEK SECONDED A MOTION REQUESTING THE SOLICITOR TO REVIEW AND TAKE APPROPRIATE LEGAL ACTION IN THE CASE OF A REJECTED APPLICATION FOR A CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF AN ENCLOSED DECK AT 249 FRONTENAC PLACE. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL NOTICE FOR CERTAIN MATTERS PENDING BEFORE THE VILLAGE PLANNING COMMISSION WAS READ BY TITLE FOR ITS SECOND READING. IT WAS NOTED THAT THE ORDINANCE WOULD NOT COVER REQUESTED LOT SPLITS WHICH COME BEFORE COUNCIL. LOGISTICS OF THE ADDITIONAL NOTICES ARE TO BE ESTABLISHED.

SUE RANCK ADDRESSED COUNCIL ON THE SUBJECT OF BUILDABLE LOTS. A COPY OF HER COMMENTS IS ATTACHED.

TETTENHORST COMMENTED ON THE NEED TO TRIM TREES AND CLEAR LITTER FROM THE VILLAGE RAVINE AND CIRCLE PARK. IT WAS NOTED THAT THE BENCHES IN THE CIRCLE PARK NEED TO BE CLEANED.

NEW BUSINESS

2007-09

SCHAER INTRODUCED RESOLUTION NO. 2007-09, A RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION FOR ERIC C. McCELLAN. MR. McCELLAN, A MAIL CARRIER WITHIN THE VILLAGE, HAD REPORTED A POSSIBLE BURGLARY. SCHAER MOVED AND ZENISEK SECONDED A MOTION TO SUSPEND THE THREE READINGS OF RESOLUTION NO. 2007-09. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. ZENISEK MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-09. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

THE MAYOR READ A POSITION PAPER ON THE STATEMENT, BY A RESIDENT, THAT SHE HAD INSTRUCTED THE WORTHINGTON POLICE TO TARGET THE RESIDENT'S FAMILY. THE MAYOR DENIED THE ACCUSATION. A COPY OF THE PAPER IS ATTACHED.

DUE TO LACK OF A MOTION, NO ACTION WAS TAKEN ON THE REPORT OF THE STREET AND CURB COMMITTEE.

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

NO ADDITIONAL COMMENTS WERE OFFERED.

NEXT MEETING AND ADJOURNMENT

THE MAYOR ANNOUNCED THAT THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2007, AT 7:30 P.M. AT 229 WEST SOUTHINGTON AVENUE.

07-23

07-29

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, TETTENHORST MOVED AND GORDON SECONDED A MOTION TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 9:56 P.M.

MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR

DAN E. OWENS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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