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VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
October 18 , 2004

THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA MET ON THE ABOVE DATE AT 113 WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE. THE FOLLOWING COUNCIL MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR; KAREN S. GERMAN; SCOTT K. GORDON; DAVID G. MOORE; 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. PAM COLWELL WAS A GUEST OF COUNCIL. THE MAYOR CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 7:31 P.M.

MINUTES

04-49

MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS REGULAR MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 20, 2004, WERE NOT READ SINCE EACH MEMBER HAD RECEIVED A COPY. A CHANGE WAS MADE: IN THE SECOND PARAGRAPH OF REPORTS OF OFFICIALS THE MAYOR'S REPORT DEALING WITH PAINTED STOP BARS, "MEANS TO SLOW TRAFFIC" WAS CHANGED TO "MEANS TO SLOW AND STOP TRAFFIC" AND TWO PARAGRAPHS LATER IN THE BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONERS REPORT, "A EXTERIOR MODIFICATION PROJECT WAS REJECTED" WAS CHANGED TO "AN EXTERIOR MODIFICATION PROJECT WAS MODIFIED". TETTENHORST MOVED AND MOORE SECONDED A MOTION THAT THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING BE APPROVED AS MODIFIED. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. NOTE: PARAGRAPH 04-52, OF THESE MINUTES.

OF THE OCTOBER 5, 2004, SPECIAL MEETING OF COUNCIL ARE TO BE REVIEWED AT THE NOVEMBER 15, 2004, REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL.

CLERK-TREASURER REPORT

04-50

MOORE MOVED AND SHANNON SECONDED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND TO ACCEPT THE FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2004, AS SUBMITTED BY THE CLERK-TREASURER. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. SEE BOARD REFERRAL FILE NO. 04-022.

REPORTS OF OFFICIALS

THE MAYOR CONTINUES TO MONITOR THE DON SCOTT AIRPORT EXPANSION. SHE HAS ATTENDED ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND PUBLIC MEETINGS AS WELL AS MONITORING CITY OF WORTHINGTON COUNCIL MEETINGS. SHE HAS PREPARED A PETITION FOR THE SIGNATURE OF VILLAGE RESIDENTS TO BE INCLUDED ON THE VILLAGE WEB SITE AND IN THE NEWSLETTER.

THE SOLICITOR REPORTED HAVING DRAFTED FOUR ORDINANCES FOR COUNCIL'S CONSIDERATION. HE REPORTED ON THE CAPACITY OF COUNCIL TO INCREASE TAXES TO RAISE MONEYS FOR SEWER OR STREET IMPROVEMENTS: APPROXIMATELY $1 MILLION WITHOUT VOTER APPROVAL OR A TOTAL OF $2 MILLION WITH VOTER APPROVAL AND BY COMBINING VOTED AND UNVOTED MILLAGE. OCTOBER, 2004 BORROWING RATES FOR THE VILLAGE WERE ESTIMATED AT RATES OF 1.9% TO 2.26% FOR ONE-YEAR NOTES, AND 4.15% TO 4.66% FOR FIFTEEN-YEAR BONDS. THE BORROWING AMOUNTS COULD BE INCREASED IF RELATED PLEDGED REVENUES WILL SUPPORT DEBT SERVICE. THE OHIO WATER DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITIES HAVE GRANT AND LOAN PROGRAMS, AT RATES FROM 1% TO 5.1%, IN WHICH THE VILLAGE MAY QUALIFY TO PARTICIPATE. HE ALSO DISTRIBUTED PERS OF OHIO FORMS TO ELECTED OFFICIALS AND DISCUSSED THE REQUIREMENTS OF PERS.

THE MAYOR REPORTED HAVING FOLLOWED UP ON A LETTER TO THE CITY MANAGER OF THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON ABOUT THE PROPOSED GRAVITY SEWER LINE TO ELIMINATE THE LIFT STATION. THE WORTHINGTON CITY ENGINEER IS TO CONTACT THE MAYOR.

THE BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER REPORTED THAT THE COMMISSION HAD NOT MET SINCE THE LAST MEETING OF COUNCIL. HE HAD ATTENDED THE SPECIAL MEETING OF COUNCIL ON OCTOBER 5, 2004, AT WHICH COUNCIL OVERTURNED AN ACTION OF THE COMMISSION. THE COMMISSIONER WAS ASSURED THAT COUNCIL'S ACTION WAS BASED ON THE COST OF THE PROJECT TO THE OWNER, COUNCIL'S ACTION WAS NOT A CRITICISM OF THE COMMISSION AND THAT COUNCIL WOULD REVIEW THE DUTIES OF THE ZONING COMMISSION.

THE MARSHAL REPORTED A MINIMUM OF ACTIVITY BY THE WORTHINGTON POLICE DURING SEPTEMBER.

THE STREET COMMISSIONER REPORTED THAT LEAF BAGS HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED, THE GAS COMPANY HAD REPAIRED A STREET NAME SIGN, THE HOLE IN THE PAVEMENT ON WEST SOUTHINGTON AVENUE IS TO BE REPAIRED AND THAT THE PAINTING OF TEN STOP BARS WOULD COST $2,500 TO $3,000.

NEWSLETTER EDITOR AND WEBMASTER HAD NO REPORT.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

THE MAYOR REPORTED THAT PATRICIA ANDERSON HAS THE HALLOWEEN EVENT WELL PLANNED AND IS READY TO PROCEED.

DANIEL A. McINTYRE REPORTED THAT TREE ORDERS ARE WITHIN THE SPECIFIED QUOTAS AND THAT THE TREES WILL BE PLANTED THE FIRST WEEK IN NOVEMBER.

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS

NO COMMENTS WERE OFFERED

OLD BUSINESS

THE RECENTLY PASSED SOLICITATION ORDINANCE WAS DISCUSSED. NO ACTION WAS TAKEN.

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 WAS GIVEN A SECOND READING BY TITLE.

NEW BUSINESS

MOORE INTRODUCED ANNUAL APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE (VILLAGE) AND IT WAS GIVEN A FIRST READING BY TITLE.

MOORE INTRODUCED 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 AND IT WAS GIVEN ITS FIRST READING BY TITLE.

GORDON INTRODUCED AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA AND IT WAS GIVEN ITS FIRST READING BY TITLE.

TETTENHORST INTRODUCED 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 IT WAS GIVEN ITS FIRST READING BY TITLE.

GERMAN INTRODUCED AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING OF THE REMOVAL OF ICE AND SNOW FROM THE STREETS OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA AND IT WAS GIVEN ITS FIRST READING BY TITLE.

ADDITIONAL NEW ORDINANCES DEALING WITH DEPOSIT OF PUBLIC FUNDS AND APPOINTMENT OF A STREET COMMISSIONER WERE NOT DEEMED NECESSARY AT THIS TIME.

04-51

THE MAYOR ANNOUNCED THE RESIGNATION OF GREGG H. BACHMANN FROM THE ZONING COMMISSION AND THE DESIRE TO APPOINT DANIEL A. NOBLE TO THE SAME POSITION. MOORE MOVED AND GORDON SECONDED A MOTION TO ACCEPT GREGG H. BACHMANN'S RESIGNATION AND TO CONSENT TO THE APPOINTMENT OF DANIEL A. NOBLE. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. THE MAYOR APPOINTED DANIEL A. NOBLE TO THE ZONING COMMISSION. SEE BOARD REFERRAL FILE NO. 04-023.

GERMAN ANNOUNCED THAT SHE PLANNED TO RESIGN HER POSITION AS A MEMBER OF COUNCIL EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 21, 2004.

TETTENHORST INTRODUCED AN ORDINANCE TO FURTHER REGULATE SIGNAGE IN THE VILLAGE AND IT WAS GIVEN ITS FIRST READING BY TITLE.

COUNCIL DISCUSSED CURB REPLACEMENT, STREET PAVEMENT AND SANITARY SEWER PROJECTS. THE NEED FOR A MASTER PLAN WAS NOTED. MOORE VOLUNTEERED TO COORDINATE SUCH A PLAN.

MOORE OPENED A PUBLIC FORUM TO DISCUSS THE VILLAGE'S STORM WATER PLAN. NO COMMENTS WERE OFFERED BY ANYONE IN ATTENDANCE.

IT WAS SUGGESTED THAT THE STREET COMMISSIONER AND SOLICITOR CONTACT AN ENGINEERING FIRM RELATIVE TO STEPS TO BE TAKEN TO INITIATE A SANITARY SEWER PROJECT TO ELIMINATE THE LIFT STATION.

04-52

MOORE MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION TO DELETE THE SECOND PARAGRAPH UNDER OLD BUSINESS IN THE SEPTEMBER 20,2004 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES. SAID PARAGRAPH DEALS WITH THE FIRST READING OF AN ORDINANCE TO FURTHER REGULATE SIGNAGE IN THE VILLAGE. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

MOORE INTRODUCED AN ORDINANCE TO RAISE THE BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER'S COMPENSATION FROM $1,500 TO $2,500 PER ANNUM AND IT WAS GIVEN ITS FIRST READING BY TITLE.

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, NOVEMBER 15, 2004, AT 7:30 P.M. AT 5697 DOVER COURT.

04-53

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, TETTENHORST MOVED AND SHANNON SECONDED A MOTION TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; GERMAN, GORDON, MOORE, SHANNON AND TETTENHORST: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 8:53 P.M.

MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR

DAN E. OWENS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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