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VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
September 20 , 2004

THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA MET ON THE ABOVE DATE AT 5804 PIONEERS COURT. 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. THE MAYOR CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 7:34 P.M.

MINUTES

04-41

MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS REGULAR MEETING OF JUNE 21, 2004, WERE NOT READ SINCE EACH MEMBER HAD RECEIVED A COPY. SCHAER MOVED AND TETTENHORST 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

04-42

MOORE MOVED AND GORDON SECONDED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND TO ACCEPT THE FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST 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. 04-019, -020 AND -021.

REPORTS OF OFFICIALS

THE MAYOR REPORTED THAT SHE CONTINUES TO MONITOR THE DON SCOTT AIRPORT EXPANSION. SHE HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE. SHE NOTED THAT THE STUDIES REPORT AVERAGE NOISE AND NOT MAXIMUM GENERATED NOISE. SHE IS RESEARCHING ACTIONS OF SUCCESSFUL MUNICIPALITIES IN REGARD TO FAA REVIEWS. SHE HOPES TO INCLUDE A PETITION IN THE NEXT VILLAGE NEWSLETTER.

THE MAYOR ALSO NOTED MEETINGS OF AN URBAN FIVE YEAR CONSOLIDATION PLAN AND ANNOUNCED THAT THE FRANKLIN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAD SPRAYED FOR MOSQUITOES. STOP BARS PAINTED ON THE PAVEMENT AT STOP SIGNS WERE DISCUSSED AS A MEANS TO SLOW TRAFFIC; THE STREET COMMISSIONER WILL INVESTIGATE THE COST OF SAID STOP BARS.

THE SOLICITOR REPORTED THAT HOUSING DENSITY IS NOT A PRACTICAL WAY TO CONTROL NOISE GENERATION. HE WILL DRAFT A NOISE ORDINANCE FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF COUNCIL. COUNCIL WAS REQUESTED TO CONSIDER LOT COVERAGE LEGISLATION.

THE BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER REPORTED THAT THE COMMISSION HAD CONSIDERED FIVE PROJECTS SINCE THE LAST MEETING OF COUNCIL. FRENCH DOORS AND DECK WERE APPROVED; A SIX FOOT PRIVACY FENCE PROJECT WAS TABLED AND THE OWNERS HAVE REQUESTED THAT THE PROJECT NOT BE REMOVED FROM THE TABLE; A PORCH AND DECK WERE APPROVED; A EXTERIOR MODIFICATION PROJECT WAS REJECTED AND THE OWNER HAS APPEALED TO COUNCIL TO GRANT APPROVAL; AND THE CONVERSION OF A PORCH TO A FOUR SEASONS ROOM WAS APPROVED.

THE MARSHAL REPORTED A MINIMUM OF ACTIVITY BY THE WORTHINGTON POLICE DURING JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST. A SPEED INDICATING TRAILER WAS PARKED ON WEST SOUTHINGTON AVENUE AND WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE DURING PART OF THE SUMMER. A TRAFFIC LIGHT TRIP INDICATOR WAS INSTALLED AT NORTH HIGH STREET AND WEST SOUTHINGTON AVENUE.

THE STREET COMMISSIONER REPORTED THAT THE ENTRY MARKERS HAVE BEEN REFURBISHED, LEAF BAGS HAVE BEEN ORDERED FOR DISTRIBUTION OCTOBER 2 AND 9; 11 TO 13 TREES HAVE BEEN ORDERED FOR FALL PLANTING, AND THE POTHOLE/BUMP ON WEST SOUTHINGTON AVENUE CAN BE REPAIRED FOR ABOUT $1,800.00. HE ALSO RECOMMENDED THAT A CURB PROGRAM BE UNDERTAKEN. A PILOT PROJECT COULD BE UNDERTAKEN IN 2004 AND THE TOTAL PROJECT COMPLETED AS MONEY IS AVAILABLE.

THE VILLAGE NEWS LETTER EDITOR REQUESTED CLARIFICATION OF THE AIRPORT PETITION TO BE INCLUDED IN THE NEXT ISSUE AND WEBMASTER HAD NO REPORT.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

04-43

AT THE REQUEST OF THE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMITTEE, GERMAN MOVED AND SHANNON SECONDED A MOTION TO AUTHORIZE THE EXPENDITURE OF $350.00 FOR THE HALLOWEEN EVENT. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SCHAER, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

OLD BUSINESS

AS PROPOSED BY THE MAYOR AT THE JUNE MEETING OF COUNCIL, GORDON INTRODUCED 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. IT WAS NOTED THAT THE RESIDENTS ON THE WEST SIDE OF OLENTANGY BOULEVARD HAD REGISTERED UNANIMOUS OPPOSITION TO SAID DESIGNATION. THIS ACTION IS TO SERVE AS THE FIRST READING OF THE RESOLUTION.

TETTENHORST INTRODUCED AN ORDINANCE TO FURTHER REGULATE SIGNAGE IN THE VILLAGE. COUNCIL DISCUSSED THE ISSUE AT LENGTH. THIS ACTION IS TO SERVE AS THE FIRST READING OF THE ORDINANCE.

04-44

AT THE REQUEST OF THE MAYOR, MOORE MOVED AND SHANNON SECONDED A MOTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ADDRESS A LETTER TO COTA IN SUPPORT OF LIGHT RAIL. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SCHAER AND SHANNON: NAY, 1; TETTENHORST. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-1.

04-45

SCHAER MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION TO NOT HEAR THE APPEAL BY JOETTA M. BEAVER OF THE DECISION OF THE ZONING COMMISSION ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2004, RELATIVE TO EXTERIOR MODIFICATIONS TO 3 WEST SOUTHINGTON AVENUE. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 2; TETTENHORST AND SCHAER: NAY, 4; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE AND SHANNON. THE MOTION FAILED 2-4.

04-46

MOORE MOVED AND SHANNON SECONDED A MOTION TO HEAR THE APPEAL BY JOETTA M. BEAVER OF THE DECISION OF THE ZONING COMMISSION ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2004, RELATIVE TO EXTERIOR MODIFICATIONS TO 3 WEST SOUTHINGTON AVENUE. COUNCIL WILL MEET AT 20 WEST SOUTHINGTON AVENUE AT 7:30 P.M. ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2004. 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 COMMENTED ON THE VILLAGE'S PARTICIPATION IN THE FRANKLIN COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN. HAZARDOUS WASTE IS TO BE COLLECTED OCTOBER 2, 2004, AT ANTHEM INSURANCE AT 6740 NORTH HIGH STREET, WORTHINGTON, OHIO.

MOORE REPORTED ON DEFICIENCIES IN THE VILLAGE'S STORM WATER PLAN. PUBLIC EDUCATION IS TO BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER AND A OPEN FORUM IS TO BE CONDUCTED IN OCTOBER.

NEW BUSINESS

836

THE CLERK-TREASURE INTRODUCED RESOLUTION NO. 836, A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE AMOUNTS AND RATES AS DETERMINED BY THE BUDGET COMMISSION AND AUTHORIZING THE NECESSARY TAX LEVIES AND CERTIFYING THEM TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR. AFTER SOME DISCUSSION, TETTENHORST MOVED AND SCHAER SECONDED A MOTION TO SUSPEND THE THREE READINGS OF RESOLUTION NO. 836. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SCHAER, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0. SCHAER MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION TO ENACT RESOLUTION NO. 836. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SCHAER, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

04-47

MOORE MOVED AND GERMAN SECONDED A MOTION TO AUTHORIZE THE EXPENDITURE OF NOT MORE THAN $1,800.00, TO REPAIR A SECTION OF WEST SOUTHINGTON AVENUE. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SCHAER, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0

COUNCIL CONSIDERED HAVING TWO MEETINGS A MONTH, HAVING MEETINGS IN THE MONTHS OF JULY AND AUGUST AND/OR STARTING MEETINGS AT 7:00 P.M. IT WAS NOTED THAT IN ORDER TO AVOID SUSPENDING THE THREE READINGS, SEVERAL YEAR END ORDINANCES WILL NEED TO BE INTRODUCED AT THE OCTOBER MEETING OF COUNCIL.

NEXT MEETING AND ADJOURNMENT

THE MAYOR ANNOUNCED THAT THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2004, AT 7:30 P.M. AT 113 WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE.

04-48

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, SCHAER MOVED AND GERMAN 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 10:31 P.M.

MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR

DAN E. OWENS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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