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VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
September 18, 2006

THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA MET ON THE ABOVE DATE AT 5697 DOVER COURT. 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; DAN E. OWENS, CLERK-TREASURER AND LOIS YOAKAM, NEWSLETTER EDITOR. GUESTS OF COUNCIL INCLUDED THOSE NAMED ON THE ATTACHED LIST. THE MAYOR CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 7:32 P.M.

MINUTES

06-39

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING OF JUNE 19, 2006, WERE NOT READ SINCE EACH MEMBER HAD RECEIVED A COPY. TETTENHORST 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, 6; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

06-40

MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING OF JULY 10, 2006, WERE NOT READ SINCE EACH MEMBER HAD RECEIVED A COPY. TETTENHORST MOVED AND SCHAER SECONDED A MOTION THAT THE MINUTES 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.

CLERK-TREASURER REPORT

06-41

ZENISEK MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND TO ACCEPT THE FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST OF 2006, AS SUBMITTED BY THE CLERK-TREASURER. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; COLWELL, GORDON, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0. SEE BOARD REFERRAL FILE NUMBERS 06-013, 06-014 AND 06-015.

THE CLERK-TREASURER NOTED THE 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, DISTRIBUTED A COPY OF THE STAR OHIO ANNUAL REPORT, NOTED THE AT&T OFFICIAL OCL SETTLEMENT HOME PAGE, ANNOUNCED THAT THE CODIFICATION UPDATE HAD BEEN COMPLETED THOUGH THE SUMMER OF 2006 AND STATED THAT THE FIRST DRAFT OF THE APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE (VILLAGE) FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2007 WOULD BE PRESENTED AT THE OCTOBER MEETING OF COUNCIL.

REPORTS OF OFFICIALS

THE MAYOR REPORTED THAT THE DON SCOTT AIRPORT NOISE COMMITTEE HAS BEEN ELIMINATED. THE SOLICITOR WILL CONTINUE TO REPRESENT THE VILLAGE WITH THE MAYOR AS AN ALTERNATE, ON THE REMAINING COMMITTEE. THE COMMITTEE IS TO MEET EVERY OTHER MONTH INSTEAD OF TWICE A MONTH. THE NOISE GUIDELINES ARE BEING DEVELOPED. WOOSE HAS ESTABLISHED A PHONE LINE AND OSU HAS SET UP A PHONE AND E-MAIL SYSTEM FOR REPORTING COMPLAINTS.

THE MAYOR REMAINS INTERESTED IN FILLING A POSITION ON THE COTA ADVISORY BOARD. RESIDENTS HAVE REPORTED A MINIMUM OF POWER OUTAGES SINCE AEP HAS IMPROVED THEIR CIRCUITS AND TRIMMED TREES. SHE RECOMMENDED THAT THE VILLAGE USE SOME OF ITS CASH BALANCE FOR THE STREET PROGRAM, BUT MAINTAIN AT LEAST A $350,000 CASH BALANCE. A REVERSE 911 SYSTEM WAS AGAIN DISCUSSED; COUNCIL EXPRESSED LITTLE INTEREST IN SUCH A SYSTEM. THE SUBJECT OF HOME BUSINESSES AS THEY RELATE TO COMPUTER USAGE, TAXES AND TRAFFIC GENERATION WAS DISCUSSED; COUNCIL DEFERRED ANY ACTION TO A FUTURE MEETING. THE MAYOR THANKED MARION DURHAM AND BARBARA HAMOR FOR THEIR WORK ON THE RIVERLEA ARTS FESTIVAL; SHE PROPOSED THAT THE VILLAGE SHOULD FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THE FESTIVAL IN COMING YEARS IN THE AMOUNT OF ABOUT $200. THE MAYOR QUESTIONED HOW HOMELAND SECURITY WAS GOING TO COMMUNICATE IN A DISASTER AND/OR ATTACK IF PHONES AND COMPUTER NETWORKS WERE ELIMINATED. TRASH PICK UP AND SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL WERE DISCUSSED. AS RELATES TO MOSQUITO CONTROL, THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL AGREED NOT TO RETAIN PEST CONTROL SOLUTIONS IN FUTURE YEARS, DUE TO LACK OF COMMUNICATION WITH THE FIRM. THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE WORTHINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT WAS REPORTED TO BE GOOD; A LIAISON HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED, THEY HAVE BEEN GIVEN A SET OF OUR CODIFIED ORDINANCES, A FINE SCHEDULE IS TO BE ESTABLISHED, AND ANIMAL CONTROL IS TO BECOME THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE COUNTY. THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL PROPOSED THAT PROPOSED ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS BE PLACED ON THE VILLAGE WEB SITE.

THE SOLICITOR COMMENTED THAT PROGRESS IS BEING MADE WITH RESPECT TO DON SCOTT AIRPORT EXPANSION. CERTAIN FLIGHTS ARE BEING TRANSFERRED TO OTHER AIRPORTS, A NOISE STUDY IS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED AND A COMPLAINT PHONE LINE HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED.

THE SOLICITOR IS REVIEWING THE MAKE UP OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION, AS TO NUMBER OF MEMBERS AND WHO SHOULD SERVE ON THE COMMISSION. HE WILL REPORT HIS FINDINGS TO THE COMMISSION RELATIVE TO AN ENCLOSED DECK SO THAT THE COMMISSION CAN DETERMINE IF THE STRUCTURE IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH VILLAGE REGULATIONS.

THE BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER REPORTED THAT THE COMMISSION HAD MET THREE TIMES SINCE THE LAST MEETING OF COUNCIL AND APPROVED A WOOD SIDING TO STONE MODIFICATION, THE ADDITION OF A DORMER, THE INSTALLATION OF A GABLED ROOF AND ENHANCED COLUMNS, THE INSTALLATION OF A BASKETBALL HOOP, THE CONSTRUCTION OF A TWO CAR DETACHED GARAGE, THE REPLACEMENT OF COLUMNS AND A WROUGHT IRON GATE AND LANDSCAPING, AND THE INSTALLATION OF A SIX FOOT IRON FENCE.

THE MARSHAL SUBMITTED NO REPORT.

THE STREET COMMISSIONER SUBMITTED COST ESTIMATES FOR CLEANING THE VILLAGES SEWERS AND OBTAINING VIDEO OF THEIR INTERIORS; COUNCIL TOOK NO ACTION. HE WILL CONTACT THOSE RESIDENTS WHO EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN THE FALL TREE PROGRAM AS TO THE TYPES OF TREES AVAILABLE.

THE STREET COMMISSIONER RECEIVED AN ESTIMATE OF $40,000 TO $45,000 FOR PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, CONTRACTS AND PROJECT SUPERVISION FROM C. F. BIRD & R. J. BULL, INC. FOR THE STREET PROGRAM. THE TOTAL PROJECT HAS BEEN ESTIMATED AT NEARLY $1,500,000. THE SOLICITOR IS INVESTIGATING METHODS OF FINANCING THE PROJECT. THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL FELT THAT $300,000 COULD COME FROM THE VILLAGE'S TREASURY. COUNCIL EXPRESSED NO INTEREST IN OBTAINING ELECTRICAL SERVICE FOR THE CIRCLE PARK.

THE NEWSLETTER EDITOR STATED THAT THE VILLAGE DIRECTORIES ARE AT THE PRINTER AND WILL COST ABOUT $400. THE EDITOR WILL OBTAIN QUOTES ON NEW BINDERS. VILLAGE OFFICIALS WILL DELIVER THE DIRECTORIES.

THE WEBMASTER HAD NO REPORT.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

THE MAYOR APPOINTED SUSAN J. COSTAKOS-SLOMKA TO THE POSITION OF PARKS AND RECREATION COMMITTEE CHAIR..

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS

RESIDENTS EXPRESSED A DESIRE FOR MORE COMMUNICATION OF VILLAGE BUSINESS; BY E-MAIL, KIOSK AND/OR THE WEB SITE. THE SIZE AND MAKE UP OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION WAS THE SUBJECT OF SEVERAL COMMENTS. TRASH PICK UP, STREET SWEEPING, SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL, DRAINAGE AND THE STREET PAVING PROJECT WERE OF CONCERN TO RESIDENTS OF BEVERLY PLACE.

OLD BUSINESS

COLWELL REPORTED ON HER REVIEW OF THE INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE, 2003. IN HER OPINION, THE CODE GOES INTO TOO MUCH DETAIL, BUT SPECIFIC PARAGRAPHS COULD BE INCORPORATED INTO VILLAGE REGULATIONS. COUNCIL EXPRESSED THE DESIRE TO PUBLISH A GOOD NEIGHBOR BOOKLET AS TO WHAT SHOULD BE EXPECTED OF RESIDENTS. COMMUNICATION OF EXISTING ORDINANCES SHOULD ALSO BE MADE AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS.

COUNCIL CONCURRED THAT THE VILLAGE SHOULD FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THE RIVERLEA ARTS FESTIVAL IN COMING YEARS. THE AMOUNT OF $200 WAS PROPOSED.

THE MAYOR EXPRESSED DISPLEASURE WITH THE COST OF THE AUDITOR SELECTED BY THE AUDITOR OF STATE TO AUDIT THE VILLAGE'S BOOKS FOR 2004 AND 2005. SHE HAS BEEN IN CONTACT WITH THE AUDITOR OF STATE'S OFFICE AND OTHER FRANKLIN COUNTY VILLAGES ABOUT AUDIT COSTS.

NEW BUSINESS

2006-05

SCHAER MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION TO SUSPEND THE THREE READINGS OF RESOLUTION 2006-05, 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. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0. COLWELL MOVED AND SCHAER SECONDED A MOTION TO ENACT RESOLUTION 2006-05. AFTER A SHORT DISCUSSION AS TO THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE RESOLUTION, THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0

GORDON INTRODUCED A RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR THE REMOVAL OF ICE AND SNOW FROM THE STREETS OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA. THE ORDINANCE WAS READ BY TITLE FOR THE FIRST TIME.

ACTION ON AN ORDINANCE ENACTING AND ADOPTING A SUPPLEMENT TO THE CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA, OHIO, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY WAS DEFERRED UNTIL THE OCTOBER MEETING OF COUNCIL.

06-42

SCHAER MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MAYOR'S APPOINTMENT OF SUSAN J. COSTAKOS-SLOMKA AS PARKS AND RECREATION COMMITTEE CHAIR. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

06-43

HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT WILL BE THE SAME DATE AND TIME AS SET BY WORTHINGTON. SHANNON MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION TO AUTHORIZE THE EXPENDITURE OF UP TO $200.00 ON THE HALLOWEEN EVENT IN THE CIRCLE. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

NO COMMENTS WERE OFFERED.

NEXT MEETING AND ADJOURNMENT

THE MAYOR ANNOUNCED THAT THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY OCTOBER 16, 2006, AT 7:30 P.M. AT 215 WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE.

06-44

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, SHANNON MOVED AND TETTENHORST 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 9:53 P.M.

MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR

DAN E. OWENS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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