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VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
November 19 2007

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; PAMELA M. COLWELL; SCOTT K. GORDON; 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; NEIL R. MORTINE, MARSHAL; DAN E. OWENS, CLERK-TREASURER AND LOIS YOAKAM, NEWSLETTER EDITOR. GUESTS OF COUNCIL WERE ED BARBER, REPRESENTING BURNHAM & FLOWER OF OHIO, AN INSURANCE GROUP, AND THOSE LISTED ON THE ATTACHED ROSTER. THE MAYOR CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 7:30 P.M.

THE MAYOR INTRODUCED ED BARBER, REPRESENTING BURNHAM & FLOWER OF OHIO. MR. BARBER PRESENTED AN INSURANCE PROPOSAL FOR THE VILLAGE TO RUN FROM 01/20/08 TO 01/20/09. HE STATED SOME ADVANTAGES OF HIS POLICY AND DISTRIBUTED COPIES OF HIS PROPOSAL, ALONG WITH SOME SUPPORTING MATERIAL.

MINUTES

07-43

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING OF OCTOBER 15, 2007, WERE NOT READ SINCE EACH MEMBER HAD RECEIVED A COPY. THE CLERK-TREASURER MENTIONED SEVERAL PARAGRAPHS THAT HAD BEEN ALTERED SINCE THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE DRAFT MINUTES. COLWELL MOVED AND ZENISEK 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, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

CLERK-TREASURER REPORT

07-44

TETTENHORST MOVED AND SHANNON SECONDED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND TO ACCEPT THE FINANCIAL REPORT FOR OCTOBER OF 2007, AS SUBMITTED BY THE CLERK-TREASURER. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, GORDON, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. SEE BOARD REFERRAL FILE NUMBER 07-012.

THE CLERK-TREASURER NOTED THE NEW 18 MONTH $17,000.00, CD WITH GUERNSEY BANK, SEE BOARD REFERRAL FILE NUMBER 07-013, AND NEW 15 MONTH $30,000.00, CD WITH PARK NATIONAL BANK, SEE BOARD REFERRAL FILE NUMBER 07-014.

REPORTS OF OFFICIALS

THE MAYOR REQUESTED THAT COMPLAINTS CONTINUE TO BE SENT RELATIVE TO THE DON SCOTT AIRPORT NOISE STUDY. SHE REPORTED ON RECEIVING A CALL FROM THE WORTHINGTON CITY ENGINEER RELATIVE TO THE OHIO EPA SANITARY/STORM WATER CASE WHICH SHE REFERRED TO THE SOLICITOR. SHE REPORTED FEED BACK FROM RESIDENTS ON THE LAND USE COMMITTEE'S COMMENT ON ANNEXATION TO WORTHINGTON.

THE SOLICITOR REPORTED THAT HE IS TO REVIEW THE DRAFT REPORT BY THE MUNICIPALITIES ON THE OHIO EPA SANITARY/STORM WATER CASE; WORTHINGTON AND RIVERLEA MAY COMBINE THEIR STUDIES; HE HAS CONSULTED WITH BURGESS AND NIPLE ON THE ISSUE. THE SOLICITOR HAS PREPARED LEGISLATION RELATIVE TO THE CITY OF COLUMBUS' LEGAL WORK AND A WORTHINGTON POLICE CONTRACT FOR 2008. THE POLICE CONTRACT REFLECTS A 3.00% INCREASE FROM 2007 TO $5,064.17 A MONTH. DON SCOTT IS MONITORING THEIR INSTRUMENT LANDING SYSTEM ONLY FROM THE WEST; RIVERLEA HAS HAD A NOISE MONITORING STATION FOR OVER 24 HOURS.

THE BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER REPORTED ONE MAJOR HOME ADDITION WAS APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION WITH A FEW MINOR MODIFICATIONS. THE COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCED THAT HE IS RESIGNING HIS POSITION ON JANUARY 1, 2008.

THE MARSHAL REPORTED 286 PATROL CHECKS, 13 COMPLAINTS RECEIVED AND 3 REPORTS TAKEN FOR OCTOBER. THE REPORTS INVOLVED THE THEFT OF A TRUCK ON WEST SOUTHINGTON AVENUE, A STOLEN BICYCLE ON NORTH HIGH STREET AND A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE.

THE STREET COMMISSIONER REPORTED THAT SELECTED AREAS OF STREETS HAVE BEEN PAVED AT A COST OF $24,000.00. A SIMILAR PROJECT IN 2008, INCLUDING SOME CURBS, SHOULD COMPLETE THE NECESSARY WORK. HE EXPLAINED THAT THE COST ESTIMATE PREPARED BY BIRD + BULL INCLUDED RESURFACING ALL STREETS, REPLACING ALL CURBS AND SOME SEWER WORK.

THE NEWSLETTER EDITOR REQUESTED COPY FOR THE DECEMBER NEWSLETTER BY DECEMBER 5, 2007.

THE WEBMASTER HAD NO REPORT.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

COUNCIL THANKED PATRICIA A. ANDERSON AND THE MAYOR FOR THEIR EFFORTS AT THE SUCCESSFUL HALLOWEEN EVENT. MRS. ANDERSON IS HAVING THE TREES IN THE CIRCLE PARK AND RAVINE TRIMMED. THE MAYOR STATED THAT THE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMITTEE MAY BE DIVIDED INTO TWO COMMITTEES.

THE STREET AND CURBS COMMITTEE HAD NO REPORT.

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS

NO ADDITIONAL COMMENTS WERE OFFERED.

OLD BUSINESS

07-26

AN APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE (VILLAGE) FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2008 WAS READ BY TITLE FOR ITS SECOND READING.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA, OHIO TO CONTRACT WITH THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON AND THE WORTHINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE POLICE SERVICES IN THE VILLAGE AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY WAS READ BY TITLE FOR ITS SECOND READING.

07-27

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 SECOND READING.

07-28

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE A SUBDIVISION OF A PARCEL OF LAND IN THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA LOCATED AT RIVERGLEN DRIVE AND CRESCENT COURT WAS READ BY TITLE FOR ITS SECOND READING.

2007-11

TETTENHORST MOVED AND GORDON SECONDED A MOTION TO SUSPEND THE THREE READINGS OF RESOLUTION 2007-11, A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA, OHIO TO CONTRACT WITH THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON AND THE WORTHINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE POLICE SERVICES IN THE VILLAGE AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, GORDON, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. GORDON MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION TO ENACT RESOLUTION 2007-11. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, GORDON, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

07-45

COLWELL MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION TO AUTHORIZE THE EXPENDITURE OF $200.00, FOR THE SUMMER ART REVUE IN THE CIRCLE. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, GORDON, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

NEW BUSINESS

THE INVESTMENT AND AUDIT COMMITTEE WILL MEET BEFORE THE DECEMBER COUNCIL MEETING TO FINALIZE THE APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE (VILLAGE) FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2008 AND DISCUSS THE VILLAGE'S INSURANCE COVERAGE.

07-46

AFTER SOME DISCUSSION, TETTENHORST MOVED AND SHANNON SECONDED A MOTION TO EXPRESS CONTINUED INTEREST IN THE FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH'S PROPOSED MOSQUITO PROGRAM. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, GORDON, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

2007-12

SHANNON INTRODUCED RESOLUTION 2007-12, A RESOLUTION, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH THE CITY OF COLUMBUS FOR LEGAL REPRESENTATION IN CERTAIN CRIMINAL AND TRAFFIC CASES. SHANNON MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION TO SUSPEND THE THREE READINGS OF RESOLUTION 2007-12. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, GORDON, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. SHANNON MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION 2007-12. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 5; COLWELL, GORDON, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

RESIDENTS EXPRESSED INTEREST IN AN ADDITIONAL TREE PROGRAM; DISCUSSED AN OPEN STUDY OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANNEXATION TO WORTHINGTON OR COLUMBUS; NOTED LACK OF WATER PRESSURE; INQUIRED ABOUT ROAD REPAIRS AND MOSQUITO CONTROL; AND REQUESTED NOTICE OF MOSQUITO SPRAYING. NEGATIVE COMMENTS WERE EXPRESSED ABOUT INCREASED POPULATION DENSITY RESULTING FROM LOT SPLITS, INCREASES IN TAXES, AND PARKING AND FOOT TRAFFIC AT THE SOUTH END OF OLENTANGY BOULEVARD. GORDONS WERE THANKED FOR HOSTING THE MEETING.

NEXT MEETING AND ADJOURNMENT

THE MAYOR ANNOUNCED THAT THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY DECEMBER 17, 2007, AT 7:30 P.M. AT 302 WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE.

07-47

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; COLWELL, GORDON, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 5-0. THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 8:55 P.M.

MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR

DAN E. OWENS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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