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VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
October 20, 2003

THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA MET ON THE ABOVE DATE AT 229 WEST SOUTHINGTON DRIVE. THE FOLLOWING COUNCIL MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: PATRICIA A. ANDERSON, MAYOR; MARY JO CUSACK, PRESIDENT PRO TEM OF COUNCIL; EDWARD M. KOCHALSKI; DAVID G. MOORE; JOHN A. SCHAER AND RENEE SHANNON. 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. MICHAEL JONES AND RODNEY T. TETTENHORST WERE GUESTS OF COUNCIL. THE MAYOR CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 7:31 P.M.

MINUTES

03-39

MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS REGULAR MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2003, WERE NOT READ SINCE EACH MEMBER HAD RECEIVED A COPY. MOORE MOVED AND SHANNON 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, 5; CUSACK, KOCHALSKI, MOORE, SCHAER AND SHANNON: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

CLERK-TREASURER REPORT

03-40

MOORE MOVED AND CUSACK SECONDED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND TO ACCEPT THE FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2003, AS SUBMITTED BY THE CLERK-TREASURER. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; CUSACK, KOCHALSKI, MOORE, SCHAER AND SHANNON: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. SEE BOARD REFERRAL FILE NO. 03-010.

THE CLERK-TREASURER GAVE THE FIRST READING OF THE FOLLOWING SEVEN ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTION, BY TITLE, FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2004:

I

ANNUAL APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE (VILLAGE)

II

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA, OHIO TO CONTRACT WITH THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON, OHIO AND THE WORTHINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE POLICE SERVICES IN THE VILLAGE AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

III

AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA

IV

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH THE CITY OF COLUMBUS FOR LEGAL REPRESENTATION IN CERTAIN CRIMINAL AND TRAFFIC CASES AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

V

AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE REMOVAL OF ICE AND SNOW FROM THE STREETS OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

VI

A RESOLUTION TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENT OF DANIEL A. McINTYRE AS STREET COMMISSIONER FOR 2004

VII

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA, OHIO TO ENTER INTO MEMORANDA OF AGREEMENT FOR THE DEPOSIT OF PUBLIC FUNDS WITH THE HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANK, NATIONAL CITY BANK, COLUMBUS, KEYBANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, THE GUERNSEY BANK AND PARK NATIONAL BANK.

COUNCIL CONFIRMED THAT STREET BONDS ARE TO BE RETURNED UPON RECEIPT OF A CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY.

819

THE SOLICITOR PRESENTED AND THE CLERK-TREASURER READ, BY TITLE, ORDINANCE NO. 819, AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH LOIS YOAKAM FOR THE PROVISION OF NEWSLETTER EDITOR AND VILLAGE ROSTER CUSTODIAN SERVICES. MOORE MOVED AND SCHAER SECONDED A MOTION TO SUSPEND THE THREE READINGS OF ORDINANCE 819. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; CUSACK, KOCHALSKI, MOORE, SCHAER AND SHANNON: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. MOORE MOVED AND KOCHALSKI SECONDED A MOTION TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 819. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; CUSACK, KOCHALSKI, MOORE, SCHAER AND SHANNON: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

REPORTS OF OFFICIALS

THE MAYOR IS IN RECEIPT OF A LETTER FROM THE COLUMBUS LAW LIBRARY STATING THAT SUBMITTED RIVERLEA ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS HAVE BEEN CATALOGED. NO INTEREST WAS SHOWN IN A HOLIDAY LIGHTING CONTEST WITHIN THE VILLAGE. A LETTER FROM THE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY WAS REFERRED TO THE SOLICITOR. THE PASSING OF BEATRICE WENDEN WAS NOTED.

THE SOLICITOR PRESENTED GRANVILLE, OHIO COST FIGURES FOR EMERGENCY POWER TO THE LIFT STATION; STATED THAT THE FENCE AT 71 WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE WOULD REQUIRE A CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BUT NOT A VARIANCE; DISCUSSED SELECTION OF A ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT FOR THE DON SCOTT AIRPORT EXPANSION PROPOSAL AND STATED THAT WORK NEEDED TO BE DONE ON THE VILLAGE'S STORM WATER POLICY.

THE MARSHAL REPORTED ON ONE POLICE REPORT FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER, AN ATTEMPTED BREAK IN OF A AUTOMOBILE. WORTHINGTON CONTINUES TO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THEIR COMPUTER SYSTEM.

THE BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER REPORTED THAT THE OWNER OF 71 WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE HAD BEEN NOTIFIED THAT A CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS WOULD BE REQUIRED. THE COMMISSIONER NOTED THE APPROVAL OF A VARIANCE FOR A LANDSCAPING PROJECT AT 5754 OLENTANGY BOULEVARD. THE COMMISSIONER LED A DISCUSSION OF WALLS, FENCES AND LANDSCAPING. COUNCIL WILL BE PROVIDED A COPY OF ORDINANCE NO. 472 FOR THEIR REVIEW.

03-41

CUSACK MOVED AND SCHAER SECONDED A MOTION THAT LANDSCAPING PROJECTS BE REVIEWED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; CUSACK, KOCHALSKI, MOORE, SCHAER AND SHANNON: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

THE STREET COMMISSIONER COMMENTED ON A GENERATOR FOR THE LIFT STATION, THE RECENT COURT RULING ON WALNUT GROVE CEMETERY AND COORDINATION WITH THE WORTHINGTON TO ALLOW ACCESS FOR A SANITARY SEWER. ALSO MENTIONED WERE THE STREETS HAD BEEN SWEPT; A SUSPECTED GAS LEAK NEAR CARRINGTON COURT AND WEST SOUTHINGTON AVENUE, THE MAYOR WILL ALERT COLUMBIA GAS BY PHONE AND/OR LETTER; LEAF BAGS HAD BEEN DISTRIBUTED AND LEAVES SHOULD BE BAGGED AND PLACED NEAR THE STREET, NOT IN THE STREET.

03-42

KOCHALSKI MOVED AND SHANNON SECONDED A MOTION THAT THE NEWSLETTER BE PLACED ON THE VILLAGE'S WEB SITE. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; CUSACK, KOCHALSKI, MOORE, SCHAER AND SHANNON: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. A DON SCOTT AIRPORT UPDATE IS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE NEXT NEWSLETTER. DISTRIBUTION OF AND COVERS FOR THE VILLAGE DIRECTORY WERE DISCUSSED AT LENGTH; AN ATTEMPT WILL BE MADE TO REMOVE SOME OF THE COPY FROM THE BINDERS.

THE WEBMASTER TOOK PICTURES OF VILLAGE OFFICIALS TO PLACE ON THE WEB SITE.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

THE HALLOWEEN EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE CIRCLE ON WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE FROM 5:30 PM UNTIL 7:30 PM ON OCTOBER 30, 2003.

OLD BUSINESS

CUSACK CONTINUES TO MONITOR THE DON SCOTT AIRPORT EXPANSION PROJECT. SHE WILL ATTEND A MEETING OF ELECTED OFFICIALS ON OCTOBER 21,2003. THE PHONE NUMBER TO REPORT NOISY TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS, WITH THE TIME, TO DON SCOTT AIRPORT WILL BE IN THE NEWSLETTER.

KOCHALSKI MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE EXPENDITURE OF NO MORE THAN $3,000 TO RETAIN COUNSEL TO ADVISE THE VILLAGE IN THE DON SCOTT ISSUE. THERE WAS NO SECOND. THE SOLICITOR WILL INVESTIGATE THE SELECTION OF SUCH COUNSEL.

THE PROBLEM OF CARS OFFERED FOR SALE ON THE VILLAGE'S STREETS WAS AGAIN DISCUSSED. THE SOLICITOR WILL DRAFT A LETTER(S) TO THE OFFENDING PARTIES(IES).

SHANNON OUTLINED THE WORK TO BE DONE AND PAYMENTS DUE OAKLAND NURSERY TO COMPLETE THE JULY 5 BICENTENNIAL PARADE OBLIGATIONS.

NEW BUSINESS

820

THE MAYOR NOTED RECEIPT OF A PROPOSAL FOR MAINTAINING THE VILLAGE PARKS. ORDINANCE NO. 820, AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH PHARAZYN LANDSCAPING & CONSULTING INC. FOR MAINTAINING THE VILLAGE PARKS IN 2004 AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY WAS SUBMITTED BY THE SOLICITOR. AFTER SOME DISCUSSION, SCHAER MOVED AND MOORE SECONDED A MOTION TO SUSPEND THE THREE READINGS OF ORDINANCE 820. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; CUSACK, KOCHALSKI, MOORE, SCHAER AND SHANNON: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. SCHAER MOVED AND MOORE SECONDED A MOTION TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 820. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; CUSACK, KOCHALSKI, MOORE, SCHAER AND SHANNON: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

THE MAYOR ANNOUNCED THAT THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2003, AT 7:30 P.M. AT 301 WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE.

03-43

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, MOORE MOVED AND SCHAER SECONDED A MOTION TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; CUSACK, KOCHALSKI, MOORE, SCHAER AND SHANNON: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 9:17 P.M.

PATRICIA A. ANDERSON, MAYOR

DAN E. OWENS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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