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VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA
SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
July 12, 2005

THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA MET ON THE ABOVE DATE AT 302 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 DANIEL A. McINTYRE, STREET COMMISSIONER; STEVEN W. MERSHON, SOLICITOR; DAN E. OWENS, CLERK-TREASURER AND JODY CROLEY JONES, VILLAGE WEBMASTER. THE MAYOR CALLED THE SPECIAL MEETING TO ORDER AT 7:35 P.M.

I

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS

JODY CROLEY JONES SUBMITTED A LETTER AND A PETITION OF VILLAGE RESIDENTS IN SUPPORT OF HIRING SHARON TOWNSHIP AS OUR POLICE PROTECTION. AFTER SOME DISCUSSION, COUNCIL THANKED JODY CROLEY JONES AND SHE EXITED THE MEETING TO ATTEND ANOTHER FUNCTION. SEE BOARD REFERRAL FILE NO. 05-015 AND NO. 05-016.

II

COUNCIL DISCUSSED REQUESTING A 4.00, 4.50 OR 5.00 MILL LEVY ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT. POLICE PROTECTION, EXISTING CASH SURPLUS, THE LIFT STATION, SEWERS, WATER LINES, AND STREET AND/OR CURB REPLACEMENT WERE THE MAJOR FACTORS ENTERING INTO THE DISCUSSION.

GORDON MOVED TO SEEK A 4.00 MILL LEVY. THE MOTION FAILED TO OBTAIN A SECOND

854

SCHAER MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION TO SUSPEND THE THREE READINGS OF RESOLUTION NO. 854, A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE COUNTY AUDITOR TO CERTIFY TO THE VILLAGE INFORMATION NEEDED TO ENABLE THE VILLAGE TO LEVY A TAX IN EXCESS OF THE TEN MILL LIMITATION. THE RESOLUTION SOUGHT 4.50 MILLS. 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 TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION TO ENACT RESOLUTION NO. 854. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

III

COMPENSATION OF MEMBERS OF COUNCIL

COUNCIL DISCUSSED REDUCING OR ELIMINATING THE COMPENSATION RECEIVED FOR THEIR SERVICES. A CONSENSUS AGREED THAT A REDUCTION WOULD MINIMALIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF THE OFFICE. NO ACTION WAS TAKEN.

IV

MODIFICATION OF TRASH AGREEMENT WITH LOCAL WASTE SERVICES

LOCAL WASTE SERVICES LLC HAD REQUESTED A RATE INCREASE OF $167.76 PER MONTH. IN THE OPINION OF THE SOLICITOR, THE SERVICE WAS WITHIN ITS RIGHTS, EVEN THOUGH THE TIMING WAS QUESTIONABLE. COUNCIL TOOK NO ACTION EXCEPT TO INSTRUCT THE CLERK-TREASURER TO PAY THE INCREASE.

DISCUSSION FOLLOWED AS TO WHETHER MULTI FAMILY RENTAL UNITS SHOULD BE SUBJECT TO FEES FOR TRASH AND/OR POLICE PROTECTION AND THE POSSIBLE NEED FOR A PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE WITHIN THE VILLAGE. NO ACTION WAS TAKEN ON EITHER ISSUE.

V

CORRESPONDENCE WITH AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER

05-35

AT THE REQUEST OF THE MAYOR, SCHAER MOVED AND SHANNON SECONDED A MOTION REQUESTING THE MAYOR TO FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF OHIO CONCERNING THE FREQUENT AND PROLONGED ELECTRIC POWER OUTAGES WITHIN THE VILLAGE. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

VI

PURCHASE OF LEAF BAGS

THE ISSUE OF SUPPLYING LEAF BAGS TO RESIDENTS FOR THE FALL 2005 LEAF SEASON WAS DISCUSSED. THE CONSENSUS FELT THAT THE PRACTICE WAS NOT OF BENEFIT TO THE GENERAL POPULATION. NO ACTION WAS TAKEN.

NEXT MEETING AND ADJOURNMENT

THE MAYOR ANNOUNCED THAT A SPECIAL MEETING OF COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, JULY 18, 2005, AT 12:00 NOON AT 229 WEST SOUTHINGTON AVENUE TO DISCUSS AND/OR ACT ON THE PROPOSED TAX LEVY.

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.

05-36

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, SCHAER MOVED AND GORDON 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 8:55 P.M.

MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR

DAN E. OWENS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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