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VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA
SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
July 8, 2008

The Council of the Village of Riverlea met on the above date at 229 West Southington Avenue. The following Council members were present: Mayor Mary Jo Cusack, John S. McAlearney, Kirk M. McHugh, John A. Schaer, Rodney Tettenhorst and Paul J. Zenisek. Also present were Pamela M. Colwell, Clerk-Treasurer, Lois Yoakam, Newsletter Editor, and Steven W. Mershon, Solicitor. At 7:30 p.m. the Mayor called the meeting to order.

  1. Amend the Annual Appropriation Ordinance 04-2007 for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2008

    05-2008

    Schaer introduced Ordinance No. 05-2008 An Ordinance to Approve the Additional Modification and Realignment of Ordinance 04-2007, The Annual Appropriation Ordinance (Village). The Clerk-Treasurer needed an account in the General Fund to refund to residents Street Bond money paid in prior fiscal years. Therefore, a "260 Miscellaneous" account within the Program IV – Community Environment, Community Planning and Zoning would be created for this purpose and be appropriated $4,000 for 2008. Schaer moved and Zenisek seconded a motion to suspend the three readings. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea, 5; McAlearney, McHugh, Schaer, Tettenhorst and Zenisek: Nay, None. The Motion carried 5-0. Schaer moved to adopt Ordinance No. 05-2008 and Zenisek seconded the motion. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea, 5; McAlearney, McHugh, Schaer, Tettenhorst and Zenisek: Nay, None. The Motion carried 5-0.

  2. Proposed bids for weed clean up

    08-54

    SThe Arnholt Group submitted a bid to remove weeds and shrubs located at the south end of Olentangy Blvd. Zenisek was concerned about having only one bid and asked Joe Russell if he would be interested in bidding. Council expressed a desire to get on with this clean up and did not want to wait for a second bid, which would not be reviewed until the September Council meeting. Schaer felt the amount was reasonable and another bid would probably be about the same cost. McHugh moved and Schaer seconded a motion to approve the July 10, 2008 proposal from The Arnholt Group. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea, 4; McAlearney, McHugh, Schaer, and Tettenhorst: Nay, 1, Zenisek. The Motion carried 4-1.

  3. Mosquito spraying

    Vector Disease Control, Inc. provided a Mosquito Surveillance and Control Report for the Franklin County Board of Health, Village of Riverlea May-July 2008. The Mayor has received complaints about the mosquitoes from residents and requested Columbus to spray.

  4. Franklin County Development Block Grant Program

    2008-11

    Schaer introduced Resolution No. 2008-11 A Resolution Authorizing an Agreement Between the Village of Riverlea and the Board of County Commissioners, Franklin County, Ohio for a Community Development Block Grant Program to Provide Acquisition Services Therewith. There was little discussion. McHugh moved to suspend the three readings and Schaer seconded the motion. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea, 5; McAlearney, McHugh, Schaer, Tettenhorst and Zenisek: Nay, None. The Motion carried 5-0. McHugh moved and Schaer seconded motion to adopt Resolution No. 2008-11. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea, 5; McAlearney, McHugh, Schaer, Tettenhorst and Zenisek: Nay, None. The Motion carried 5-0.

  5. Snow and Ice Removal by Sharon Township

    2008-10

    The current invoice for the 2007-2008 season snow removal was discussed briefly and Council noted the increase due to the snow storm and higher costs. Schaer introduced Resolution No. 2008-10 A Resolution to Provide for the Removal of Ice and Snow From the Streets of the Village of Riverlea. McHugh moved to suspend the three readings and Schaer seconded the motion. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea, 5; McAlearney, McHugh, Schaer, Tettenhorst and Zenisek: Nay, None. The Motion carried 5-0. Schaer moved and Tettenhorst seconded motion to adopt Resolution No. 2008-11. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea, 5; McAlearney, McHugh, Schaer, Tettenhorst and Zenisek: Nay, None. The Motion carried 5-0.

  6. Tipping fee increase

    The cost to dump into the landfill is increasing. It was noted that the cost of waste disposal is reduced by increasing recycling. Yoakam will put together information for the Newsletter to encourage residents to participate in recycling as a way to control the cost of waste disposal. Tettenhorst questioned whether residents understood what items could be recycled. Schaer will contact CC Ungurean about what plastics and other items can be recycled and he will give that information to Yoakam for the Newsletter and Croley Jones for the Web site.

  7. EPA Reports

    The Mayor pointed out that the EPA is sending us surveys to be completed but do not apply to the Village. She will not be completing these and Council agreed. There was a brief discussion regarding Worthington’s consideration to rebuild their sewers. The Mayor and Council will watch how this progresses.

  8. Participation of residents in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

    FEMA has recently updated the floodplain management regulations and the Village must adopt them in order to not be suspended from the program. Communities that do not participate in the NFIP may not get Federal disaster assistance and their residents will not be able to obtain loans that require flood insurance, such as VA and FHA loans. The Solicitor stated that the Village will need to update their floodplain ordinances. Council agreed to this and asked the Solicitor to bring an ordinance to adopt the FEMA floodplain management regulations to the regular Council meeting in September.

  9. Community Housing Network

    The CHN proposed rehab of 12 apartments on Broadmeadows Blvd. was discussed. Council saw no problem with it and took no action.

  10. Status on curb and street repairs.

    McIntyre provided Council with a written memo regarding the status on curb and street repair. He will be meeting with the concrete contractor this week regarding curb repair. Council discussed the length of time it is taking to get the curbs repaired but will wait one week to see what happens after McIntyre’s meeting with the contractor. Schaer has agreed to follow up on this. The condition of water lines and sewers was brought up again but Council has prioritized the repairs and the first priority is the curbs, the second priority is the streets and last is the sewers and water lines. Schaer will discuss with McIntyre about getting a bid from Franklin County for the street repairs as soon as possible. Council had expected the streets to be completed by now and is anxious to get the process started.

    08-55

    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, 5; McAlearney, McHugh, Schaer, Tettenhorst and Zenisek: Nay, None. The Motion carried 5-0. The meeting was adjourned at 8:38 p.m.

MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR

DAN E. OWENS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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