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VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
December 19 , 2005

THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA MET ON THE ABOVE DATE AT 302 WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE. THE FOLLOWING COUNCIL MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR; PAMELA M. COLWELL; SCOTT K. GORDON; JOHN A. SCHAER; RENEE SHANNON; RODNEY TETTENHORST AND PAUL J. ZENISEK. 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. SUE A. RANCK, MICHAEL JONES, MICHAEL TOMAN, AMY AND CHARLES BAXTER WERE GUESTS OF COUNCIL. ADDITIONAL GUESTS INCLUDED BRITTINY DUNLAP REPRESENTING THE WORTHINGTON NEWS AND POSSIBLE FUTURE RESIDENT MATT BURNS. THE MAYOR CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 7:31 P.M.

MINUTES

05-54

MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS REGULAR MEETING OF NOVEMBER 14, 2005, WERE NOT READ SINCE EACH MEMBER HAD RECEIVED A COPY. TETTENHORST MOVED AND ZENISEK SECONDED A MOTION THAT THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING BE APPROVED AS SUBMITTED BY THE CLERK-TREASURER. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

THE MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING OF SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2005, WILL BE CONSIDERED AT THE JANUARY 2006, MEETING OF COUNCIL.

CLERK-TREASURER REPORT

05-55

SCHAER MOVED AND SHANNON SECONDED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND TO ACCEPT THE FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR NOVEMBER 2005, AS SUBMITTED BY THE CLERK-TREASURER. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0. SEE BOARD REFERRAL FILE NO. 05-022.

THE CLERK-TREASURER REPORTED THAT THE INVESTMENT AND AUDIT COMMITTEE MET DECEMBER 12, 2005. THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED THAT NO CHANGES BE MADE TO THE VILLAGE'S INVESTMENT POLICY AND DRAFTED THE ANNUAL APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE (VILLAGE) FOR 2006.

REPORTS OF OFFICIALS

THE MAYOR REPORTED THAT BOTH DON SCOTT AIRPORT COMMITTEES HAD MET; JANUARY MEETINGS ARE SCHEDULED; THE AGENDAS ARE MOVING AT A RAPID PACE. SHE ALSO REPORTED THAT THE AEP TREE TRIMMING PROGRAM IS WINDING DOWN AND THAT SHE HAD BEEN CERTIFIED BY FEMA'S EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE.

05-56

THE MAYOR ANNOUNCED THE RESIGNATION OF DANIEL A. NOBLE FROM THE BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSION AND THAT SHE WAS APPOINTING L. KEITH BEACHLER TO FILL THE VACATED POSITION. SCHAER MOVED AND TETTENHORST SECONDED A MOTION CONSENTING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF MR. BEACHLER. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

THE SOLICITOR REPORTED HAVING ATTENDED A DON SCOTT AIRPORT COMMITTEE MEETING AND STATED THAT HE WOULD PRESENT AN ORDINANCE DEALING WITH CODIFICATION LATER IN THIS MEETING OF COUNCIL.

THE BUILDING/ZONING COMMISSIONER REPORTED THAT THE COMMISSION HAD APPROVED THE ADDITION OF A WINDOW ON A HOME ON WESTCHESTER COURT. THE COMMISSION EXPECTS TO REVIEW AN ADDITION ON WEST RIVERGLEN DRIVE AT ITS JANUARY MEETING. THE COMMISSIONER NOTED THAT HE HAD ADDRESSED A LETTER TO A RESIDENT ON FRONTENAC PLACE.

THE MARSHAL REPORTED THAT THE WORTHINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTED A MINIMUM OF ACTIVITY DURING NOVEMBER; 0 REPORTS FILED AND 288 PATROL CHECKS.

THE STREET COMMISSIONER REPORTED ON ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING WORK WHICH IS BEING ACCOMPLISHED AT THE LIFT STATION. THE SUMP HAS BEEN PUMPED AND THE SLUDGE DISPOSED. STRUCTURAL WORK WILL FOLLOW. LIGHT FIXTURES ON THE VILLAGE'S ENTRY MARKERS HAVE ALSO BEEN REPAIRED.

THE NEWSLETTER EDITOR REPORTED THAT THE FORMAT OF DIRECTORY ENTRIES IS TO BE STANDARDIZED. THE WEBMASTER REPORTED THAT THE WEB SITE IS UP AND RUNNING; MINUTES ARE BEING ACCESSED; E-MAIL ADDRESS PROBLEMS ARE CAUSED BY THE SENDER'S SERVICE PROVIDER.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

NO REPORT WAS GIVEN.

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS WERE DEFERRED UNTIL LATER IN THE MEETING.

OLD BUSINESS

861

THE SOLICITOR PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. 861, AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA, REVISING, AMENDING, RESTATING, CODIFYING AND COMPILING CERTAIN EXISTING GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE DEALING WITH SUBJECTS EMBRACED IN SUCH CODE OF ORDINANCES AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. COUNCIL DISCUSSED THE ORDINANCE, PAYING PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO BUILDING/ZONING AND FIREARM ISSUES; NEITHER ISSUE WAS DETERMINED TO CAUSE ANY PROBLEM. SCHAER MOVED TO SUSPEND THE THREE READINGS OF ORDINANCE NO. 861 AND TETTENHORST SECONDED THE MOTION. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0. COLWELL MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 861 AND SCHAER SECONDED THE MOTION. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

862

ORDINANCE NO. 862, ANNUAL APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE (VILLAGE) FOR 2006 WAS READ, BY TITLE, FOR THE THIRD TIME. COLWELL MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 861 AND TETTENHORST SECONDED THE MOTION. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

863

ORDINANCE NO. 863, AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE LEGAL COUNCIL FOR THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA WAS READ, BY TITLE, FOR THE THIRD TIME. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS

THE MAYOR ANNOUNCED THAT SHE, GORDON AND ZENISEK HAD MET WITH THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON TO DISCUSS THE PROPOSED POLICE CONTRACT FOR 2006. WORTHINGTON EXPRESSED A WILLINGNESS TO REDUCE THE COST OF SERVICE FROM $66,019 TO $59,000 PER YEAR.

CITIZENS EXPRESSED THEIR OPINIONS ON THE PENDING POLICE CONTRACT. WITH THE ECONOMY AND EMPLOYMENT DOWN AND COST OF LIVING AND TAXES UP, RIVERLEA SHOULD CONTRACT WITH SHARON TOWNSHIP. SELECT THE LOWER COST OPTION AND SPEND THE SAVINGS ON MORE WORTHWHILE PROJECTS. IT IS A FINANCIAL NOT EMOTIONAL ISSUE. SAFETY OF RESIDENTS IS IMPORTANT. WORTHINGTON'S RESPONSE TIME WOULD APPEAR TO BE BETTER.

OLD BUSINESS (CONTINUED)

COUNCIL MEMBERS EXPRESSED THEIR OPINIONS ON THE POLICE CONTRACT. OPINIONS HAVE BEEN FORMED AND ARE KNOWN TO THE OTHER MEMBERS. RIVERLEA IS NOT AS RICH AN AREA AS SOME WOULD ALLUDE. RIVERLEA SHOULD CUT COSTS AND BALANCE EXPENDITURES TO INCOME. THE WORTHINGTON CONTRACT IS A BARGAIN WHEN COMPARED TO COST TO WORTHINGTON RESIDENTS. CONTRACT SHOULD BE AWARDED FOR SERVICE NOT THE LOW BID. RIVERLEA DESERVES THE BEST POSSIBLE POLICE SERVICE. THE SURVEY SUPPORTED AND THE RECENT TAX LEVY INFERRED SUPPORT FOR THE WORTHINGTON CONTRACT.

05-57

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA, OHIO TO CONTRACT WITH SHARON TOWNSHIP AND THE SHARON TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE POLICE SERVICES IN THE VILLAGE AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY WAS READ, BY TITLE, FOR THE THIRD TIME. TETTENHORST MOVED TO ADOPT THE ORDINANCE AND ZENISEK SECONDED THE MOTION. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 2; TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, 4; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER AND SHANNON. THE MOTION FAILED 2-4.

864

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 WAS READ, BY TITLE, FOR THE THIRD TIME. SCHAER MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 864 AND SHANNON SECONDED THE MOTION. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 4; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER AND SHANNON: NAY, 2; TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK. THE MOTION CARRIED 4-2.

NEW BUSINESS

NO NEW BUSINESS WAS OFFERED.

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

NO ADDITIONAL COMMENTS WERE OFFERED.

NEXT MEETING AND ADJOURNMENT

THE MAYOR THANKED ALL WHO HAD MADE FOR A GREAT YEAR FOR THE GREAT VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA.

THE MAYOR ANNOUNCED THAT THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2006, AT 7:30 P.M. AT 5697 DOVER COURT.

05-58

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, SCHAER MOVED AND ZENISEK SECONDED A MOTION TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. THE FOLLOWING VOTE WAS RECORDED ON THE MOTION: YEA, 6; COLWELL, GORDON, SCHAER, SHANNON, TETTENHORST AND ZENISEK: NAY, NONE. THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0. THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 8:36 P.M.

MARY JO CUSACK, MAYOR

DAN E. OWENS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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