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VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
November 17, 2008

The Council of the Village of Riverlea met on the above date at 229 West Southington Avenue. The following Council members were present: Mayor Mary Jo Cusack, John S. McAlearney, Kirk M. McHugh, John A. Schaer, Rodney Tettenhorst and Paul J. Zenisek. Also present were Pamela M. Colwell, Clerk-Treasurer, Daniel A. McIntyre, Street Commissioner, Mike Jones, Planning Commissioner, Jody Croley Jones, Web Manager, and Steven W. Mershon, Solicitor. Also present were Don Campbell, Robert Ranck and Sue Ranck. At 7:30 p.m. the Mayor called the meeting to order.

Minutes

08-71

The minutes of the regular Council meeting of October 20, 2008 were not read since each member had received a copy. Zenisek 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, 5; McAlearney, McHugh, Schaer, Tettenhorst and Zenisek: Nay, None. The Motion carried 5-0.

Clerk-Treasurer Report

08-72

Zenisek moved and Schaer seconded a motion to approve the payment of bills and to accept the financial report for October 2008, as submitted by the Clerk-Treasurer. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea, 5; McAlearney, McHugh, Schaer, Tettenhorst and Zenisek: Nay, None. The Motion carried 5-0. See Board Referral File number 08-023.

Report of the Mayor

The Mayor reported that she attended both the advisory meeting and public meeting regarding the OSU Airport noise study. Residents have until December 6 to submit comments. The one new item of discussion was the possibility of changing flight patterns. The Mayor received the 2009 police contract from Worthington and it is the same as last year with the addition of animal control. FEMA contacted the Mayor regarding the Village’s expenses from the storm. The Village’s expenses were only $140 and are too low to qualify for reimbursement.

Report of the Solicitor

The Solicitor reported that the Record Retention Commission met and were working on a draft of the Record Retention Schedule. The Commission will meet again before the next regular Council meeting. The Solicitor also prepared an ordinance to adopt a supplement to the code of ordinances for the Village.

Report of the Planning Commissioner

The Planning Commissioner reported there was a Planning Commission meeting November 10, 2008 regarding an application for a Certificate of Appropriateness by John Oberle to install a flagpole on the south side of his property at 60 West Southington Avenue. The application was approved.

Report of the Marshal

In the absence of the Marshal, the Mayor gave his report. The patrol checks were routine with no warnings or citations issued.

Report of the Street Commissioner

The Street Commissioner reported that City of Columbus repaired the street by the Circle that was damaged due to a water main break. Decker patched the potholes throughout the Village as requested. The lift station needs a new bar screen. It has to be custom made and will cost $4,400, not including installation. The original bar screen was installed around 1925. The new screen will help keep debris away from the sump pumps and reduce pump repairs. The tree program has only three participants so far. The Street Commissioner will contact the residents who said they wanted trees to see if seven more will participate. If not, then there will be no tree program this year.

Report of the Newsletter Editor

In the absence of the Editor, the Mayor requested copy for the December Newsletter by December 5.

Report of the Web Manager

The Web Manager reported that there is a Utilities email now. The Planning Commission minutes are available online. Also, she is looking for any Halloween party pictures to put on the Web site.

Report of Parks and Recreation

The Mayor reported that the Halloween party went well and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

Report of the Committee to Trim Trees

Tettenhorst did not receive a second quote, so he will wait until spring to deal with the trimming of trees and shrubs that protrude into the street.

Report from Jim Dippel (Burgess & Niple)

Dippel had met with the Mayor, Schaer, and McAlearney October 10, 2008 to discuss the condition of the curbs and pavement in the Village. He prepared a proposal for Council covering the scope of services and fees. McIntyre discussed that during the recent road repair he saw that the concrete base had deteriorated and it looked like the concrete base was only 4 inches. There was some discussion about it and Dippel said 4 inches for a concrete base is on the low side. Columbus has a 7 inch base. Tettenhorst said he has the original cross section plans and will give a copy to Dippel. Dippel wants to take this new information back to his office to discuss with his associates and then get back to Council on how to proceed.

The next issue Dippel discussed was the OEPA Findings and Orders. He prepared some action points for discussion and gave a general explanation of what the Village needs to do and when. Since the Village does not have a service department to handle the sanitary sewer maintenance, overflows or monitoring, Dippel explained he will have to see how other small Villages deal with this. He will initiate a discussion with Worthington to see about contracting with them for some services. Burgess & Niple will be involved in every step and working closely with the Village and Ohio EPA. They will put together a scope for each step, including the rates for services. Dippel expressed his appreciation for all of the information Council provided and he now has a better understanding of how the Village operates and what our needs are.

Comments from Residents

There were no comments from residents on agenda items.

Old Business

10-2008

Tettenhorst introduced Ordinance No. 10-2008, An Ordinance to Further Regulate Dogs Running at Large Within the Village. There was no discussion.

06-2008

Tettenhorst moved and McHugh seconded a motion to adopt Ordinance No. 06-2008, An Ordinance to Provide for the Further Regulation of Dumpsters and Temporary Storage Facilities in the Village. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea, 5; McAlearney, McHugh, Schaer, Tettenhorst and Zenisek: Nay, None. The Motion carried 5-0.

07-2008

Schaer moved and Tettenhorst seconded a motion to adopt Ordinance No. 07-2008, An Ordinance to Provide Additional Regulation for the Location of Curb Cuts and Driveways in the Village. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea, 5; McAlearney, McHugh, Schaer, Tettenhorst and Zenisek: Nay, None. The Motion carried 5-0.

08-2008

Ordinance No. 08-2008 Annual Appropriation Ordinance was read by title for its second reading. There was no discussion.

New Business

Landscaping contracts were discussed. Tettenhorst created a maintenance list of what needed to be done to the Circle and Ravine. He wants bids from Arnholt Group and Pharazyn. Zenisek stated that the leaves need to be removed from the street at the curb around the circle and ravine. This was added to the list.

2008-15

McHugh introduced Resolution No. 2008-15, A Resolution of Appreciation to Peggy A. O’Neil, Paul D. Butler, Suzanne H. Butler and Elizabeth J. Butler. McHugh moved to suspend the three readings and Tettenhorst seconded the motion. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea, 5; McAlearney, McHugh, Schaer, Tettenhorst and Zenisek: Nay, None. The Motion carried 5-0. McHugh moved and Tettenhorst seconded a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2008-15. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea, 5; McAlearney, McHugh, Schaer, Tettenhorst and Zenisek: Nay, None. The Motion carried 5-0.

2008-16

McHugh introduced Resolution No. 2008-16, A Resolution 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. Schaer moved to suspend the three readings and McHugh seconded the motion. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea, 5; McAlearney, McHugh, Schaer, Tettenhorst and Zenisek: Nay, None. The Motion carried 5-0. Tettenhorst moved and McHugh seconded a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2008-16 and declare an emergency. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea, 5; McAlearney, McHugh, Schaer, Tettenhorst and Zenisek: Nay, None. The Motion carried 5-0. There were no comments from residents on non-agenda items

11-2008

Schaer introduced Ordinance No. 11-2008, An Ordinance Enacting and Adopting a Supplement to the Code of Ordinances for the Village of Riverlea, Ohio, and Declaring an Emergency. McHugh moved and Tettenhorst seconded a motion to suspend the three readings. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea, 5; McAlearney, McHugh, Schaer, Tettenhorst and Zenisek: Nay, None. The Motion carried 5-0. McHugh moved and Zenisek seconded a motion to adopt Ordinance No. 11-2008 and declare an emergency. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea, 5; McAlearney, McHugh, Schaer, Tettenhorst and Zenisek: Nay, None. The Motion carried 5-0.

09-2008

McHugh introduced Ordinance No. 09-2008, An Ordinance to Amend Certain Code Sections Regarding the Provision of On-Line or Web Information Services by the Village. McHugh moved and Tettenhorst seconded a motion to suspend the three readings. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea, 5; McAlearney, McHugh, Schaer, Tettenhorst and Zenisek: Nay, None. The Motion carried 5-0. Schaer moved and Zenisek seconded a motion to adopt Ordinance No. 09-2008 and declare an emergency. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea, 5; McAlearney, McHugh, Schaer, Tettenhorst and Zenisek: Nay, None. The Motion carried 5-0.

Tettenhorst brought up the subject of liability insurance. He will contact Ohio Municipal League and the Public Entities Pool for quotes and compare the two. He will present his results at the next meeting.

08-73

Tettenorst moved and McHugh seconded a motion to go into executive session for purposes of consideration of a public employee pursuant to ORC §121.22(g)(1) and consider matters of court action pursuant to ORC §121.22(g)(3). The following vote was recorded on the motion upon the call of the roll: Yea, 5; McAlearney, McHugh, Schaer, Tettenhorst and Zenisek: Nay, None. The Motion carried 5-0.

08-74

Tettenhorst moved and Schaer seconded a motion to adjourn from executive session and return to the public meeting. The following vote was recorded on the motion upon the call of the roll: Yea, 5; McAlearney, McHugh, Schaer, Tettenhorst and Zenisek: Nay, None. The Motion carried 5-0.

2008-17

McHugh introduced Resolution No. 2008-17, A Resolution to Confirm the Appointment of Jody Croley Jones as Web Manager for 2009. McHugh moved to suspend the three readings and Tettenhorst seconded the motion. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea, 5; McAlearney, McHugh, Schaer, Tettenhorst and Zenisek: Nay, None. The Motion carried 5-0. McHugh moved and Tettenhorst seconded a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2008-17 and declare an emergency. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea, 5; McAlearney, McHugh, Schaer, Tettenhorst and Zenisek: Nay, None. The Motion carried 5-0.

There were no comments from residents on non-agenda items.

Next Meeting and Adjournment.

The Mayor announced that the next regular meeting of Council will be held on December 15, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. at 5815 Crescent Court.

08-75

There being no further business, Tettenhorst moved and McHugh seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea, 5; McAlearney, McHugh, Schaer, Tettenhorst and Zenisek: Nay, None. The Motion carried 5-0. The meeting was adjourned at 10:02 pm.

MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR

DAN E. OWENS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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