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VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
October 16, 2006

THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA MET ON THE ABOVE DATE AT 222 WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE. THE FOLLOWING COUNCIL MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR; PAMELA M. COLWELL; SCOTT K. GORDON; JOHN A. SCHAER; RENEE SHANNON AND PAUL J. ZENISEK. ALSO PRESENT WERE DANIEL A. McINTYRE, STREET COMMISSIONER; STEVEN W. MERSHON, SOLICITOR; NEIL R. MORTINE, MARSHAL; DAN E. OWENS, CLERK-TREASURER AND LOIS YOAKAM, NEWSLETTER EDITOR. MICHAEL B. GAYNOR OF AMERICAN STRATEGIES, LLC WAS A GUEST OF COUNCIL. THE MAYOR CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 7:31 P.M.

MICHAEL B. GAYNOR PRESENTED A RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT FOR THE CENTRAL OHIO TRANSIT AUTHORITY (COTA) AND INCREASED BUS SERVICE IN CENTRAL OHIO. HE GAVE REASONS FOR COUNCIL TO SUPPORT THE RESOLUTION AND FIELDED QUESTIONS FROM ALL OF THOSE IN ATTENDANCE. THE RESOLUTION INCLUDED A TEN-YEAR SALES AND USE TAX.

MINUTES

06-45

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 18, 2006, WERE NOT READ SINCE EACH MEMBER HAD RECEIVED A COPY. SCHAER MOVED AND COLWELL SECONDED A MOTION THAT THE MINUTES BE APPROVED AS SUBMITTED BY THE CLERK-TREASURER. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

CLERK-TREASURER REPORT

06-46

ZENISEK MOVED AND SCHAER SECONDED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND TO ACCEPT THE FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR SEPTEMBER OF 2006, AS SUBMITTED BY THE CLERK-TREASURER. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. SEE BOARD REFERRAL FILE NUMBER 06-016.

THE CLERK-TREASURER COMMENTED ON THE PROGRESS OF THE AUDIT OF THE VILLAGE'S BOOKS BEING CONDUCTED BY THE AUDITOR OF STATE. INSURANCE FOR 2007 WAS DISCUSSED.

REPORTS OF OFFICIALS

THE MAYOR EXPRESSED THE OPINION THAT THE DON SCOTT AIRPORT EXPANSION COMMITTEE IS CONSTITUTED AND BIASED TOWARD THE UNIVERSITY'S OBJECTIVES. SHE CONTINUES TO SEEK A COTA LIAISON COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE. AEP SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS ARE NEARING COMPLETION. THE MAKE UP OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION IS BEING REVIEWED. THE SOLICITOR IS REVIEWING PROCEDURES FOR THE FINANCING OF THE STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM. THE MAYOR HOPES TO INVOLVE THE WORTHINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT AS OUR REPRESENTATIVE WITH FEMA AND HOMELAND SECURITY. THERE WAS A CONCESSUS THAT THE MAYOR SHOULD WRITE THE WORTHINGTON POLICE AND INQUIRE WHY IT WAS NECESSARY FOR THE VILLAGE TO CONTACT THEM PRIOR TO THEIR ENFORCING EACH VIOLATION OF OUR ORDINANCES.

THE HOME BUSINESS, PROPERTY MAINTENANCE AND GOOD NEIGHBOR ISSUES WERE DISCUSSED AT LENGTH. PARKING ON VILLAGE STREETS AND CURBS AND THE REQUIRED NOTIFICATION OF POLICE WERE NOTED.

THE SOLICITOR SUBMITTED A WRITTEN REPORT ON THE DON SCOTT AIRPORT COMMITTEE ACTIONS FOR THE PREVIOUS MONTH. THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION WAS DISCUSSED. HE DISTRIBUTED A REPORT ON THE FINANCING OF THE STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT. PUTTING THE ISSUE ON THE FEBRUARY OR MAY BALLOT WAS DISCUSSED; COUNCIL EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN THE FEBRUARY DATE. EITHER DATE WILL REQUIRE A SPECIAL MEETING OF COUNCIL BEFORE THE REGULAR NOVEMBER MEETING.

THE MAYOR PREVIEWED THE STATE WIDE REFERENDUM ISSUES WHICH WILL APPEAR ON THE NOVEMBER 7, ELECTION BALLOTS.

THE BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER HAD NO REPORT AS THE COMMISSION DID NOT MEET DURING SEPTEMBER.

THE MARSHAL REPORTED 238 POLICE CHECKS, 6 COMPLAINTS AND NO REPORTS TAKEN OR ARRESTS MADE DURING THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER.

THE STREET COMMISSIONER MENTIONED THE NORTHWEST OHIO SOURCING OFFICE (www.nwoso.org) AS A POSSIBLE CO-OP FOR THE VILLAGE TO INVESTIGATE, IF ESTABLISHED IN CENTRAL OHIO. HE NOTED THAT FUNDS WERE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR THE SANITARY SEWER CLEANING OR VIDEO INSPECTION.

THE NEWSLETTER EDITOR REPORTED THAT THE DIRECTORIES HAVE BEEN DELIVERED. SHE HAS BEEN UNABLE TO LOCATE A REASONABLE SOURCE FOR NEW BINDERS. THE POSSIBILITY OF ALLOWING AN ADVERTISER TO SUPPLY THE BINDERS WAS DISCUSSED AND REJECTED.

THE WEBMASTER HAD NO REPORT.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

THE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMITTEE CHAIR HAD NO REPORT.

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS

NO COMMENTS WERE OFFERED.

OLD BUSINESS

06-47

AFTER A REVIEW OF MINUTES OF THE SEPTEMBER MEETING, ZENISEK MOVED AND SCHAER SECONDED A MOTION TO AUTHORIZE THE EXPENDITURE OF $7,500 FOR CLEANING THE VILLAGE'S SANITARY SEWERS. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. VIDEO INSPECTION OF THE SEWERS WAS DEFERRED UNTIL COMPLETION OF THE CLEANING BUT TO PRECEDE THE STREET AND CURB PROJECT.

COLWELL REPORTED PROGRESS ON A ZONING AND PROPERTY MAINTENANCE REPORT. COUNCIL DISCUSSED HOW HOME BUSINESSES SHOULD BE DEFINED AND REGULATED IN A RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY. A DRAFT REPORT IS TO BE AVAILABLE AT THE NOVEMBER MEETING OF COUNCIL. THE MAYOR IS TO ESTABLISH A COMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE REPORT.

NEW BUSINESS

THE MAYOR ANNOUNCED THAT THERE MIGHT BE A NEED FOR A SPECIAL MEETING OF COUNCIL BEFORE THE REGULAR NOVEMBER MEETING TO DISCUSS AND/OR ACT ON THE FINANCING AND BALLOT PROCEDURES FOR THE STREET AND CURB PROJECT. POSSIBLE DATES AND TIMES FOR SUCH A MEETING WERE SOLICITED.

2006-06

  A RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR THE REMOVAL OF ICE AND SNOW FROM THE STREETS OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA WAS READ BY TITLE FOR THE SECOND TIME. DUE TO THE LATENESS OF THE SEASON, SCHAER MOVED AND COLWELL SECONDED A MOTION TO SUSPEND THE THREE READINGS OF RESOLUTION 2006-06. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. SCHAER MOVED AND COLWELL SECONDED A MOTION TO ENACT RESOLUTION 2006-06. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

AN ORDINANCE ENACTING AND ADOPTING A SUPPLEMENT TO THE CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA, OHIO, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY WAS READ BY TITLE FOR ITS FIRST READING.

AN APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE (VILLAGE) FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2007, AS DRAFTED BY THE CLERK-TREASURER, WAS DISCUSSED AND GIVEN ITS FIRST READING. THE INVESTMENT & AUDIT COMMITTEE WILL REVIEW AND SUBMIT ITS FINAL DRAFT TO COUNCIL AT THE DECEMBER MEETING OF COUNCIL.

THE SOLICITOR DRAFTED A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH THE CITY OF COLUMBUS FOR LEGAL REPRESENTATION IN CERTAIN CRIMINAL AND TRAFFIC CASES. THE USE AND COST OF SAID SERVICES WERE DISCUSSED. THE RESOLUTION WAS READ FOR THE FIRST TIME.

COLWELL INTRODUCED A RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT FOR THE CENTRAL OHIO TRANSIT AUTHORITY (COTA) AND INCREASED BUS SERVICE IN CENTRAL OHIO. COUNCIL DISCUSSED THE PROPRIETY OF ENDORSING THE COTA LEVY. THERE WAS NO MOTION TO SUSPEND THE THREE READINGS OF THE RESOLUTION. THE RESOLUTION WAS READ BY TITLE FOR ITS FIRST READING.

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 20, 2006, AT 7:30 P.M. AT 215 WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE.

06-48

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, SHANNON MOVED AND COLWELL SECONDED A MOTION TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 9:45 P.M.

MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR

DAN E. OWENS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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