July 11, 2022

Roll call showed the following members present for the meeting on this date at 6:30 p.m.  Condon, Lomakin, Wuebker, Burnell and Elshoff.  Larger was excused with a motion by Lomakin.  Second by Condon.  Also, present were Fiscal Officer Speelman, Mayor Parker, Chief Skinner and Village Administrator Richter.  Solicitor This was absent.

Visitors attending were Corey Maxwell from Evening Leader, Erin Gardner from Daily Standard, Sandy Schwieterman from Sidney Daily News, Stephanie Alig, Jacob Langenkamp and Jerry McClannan from Mote & Associates.

Minutes from the June 27, 2022 regular meeting were approved.  Motion by Wuebker.  Second by Elshoff.  Four ayes.  Burnell abstained.

Minutes from June 13, 2022 will be approved at August 8 meeting due to absences.

The Finance committee noted May bank statements were reviewed during committee meeting.

Mayor Parker’s Report:

  • Fines, fees and forfeitures for May are $2,311.00
  • Fines, fees and forfeitures for June are $846.00

Village Administrator Richter Report:

  • Synagro Technologies has signed the contract for sludge removal at wastewater plant. Notice to proceed is the next step.
  • The sanitary line replacement is almost complete at Jefferson St Reconstruction. Water main was live tapped at 274.  Will continue with new water line; moving north.
  • The Planning Commission approved a preliminary plan for new subdivision on Plum Street with 21 lots bounded by Plum St, Part St and Eastmoor Drive. Planning Commission is awaiting final drawings from John Freytag.  The area is R1, residential and expected to begin in the fall.

Visitors Stephanie Alig and Jacob Langenkamp expressed concerns on the building currently being constructed across from Speedway Lanes on Herman St in front of Store-N-Stuff.  Concerns were in regards to the villages current zoning codes; large commercial building being constructed next to residential properties.  Any consideration to amend current zoning code would need to start at the zoning committee.  Administrator Richter will contact the zoning committee to schedule a meeting.

Bid opening for the refuse contract was July 8.  Bids were received from Maharg’s and Rumpke.  Maharg’s price per bag was $1.35 for 3 years and adjustments to tag prices, depending on item.  Rumpke bid $3.20, $3.36 and $3.49 for contract year 1, 2 and 3.  Curbside recycling is difficult to offer in Auglaize and Mercer counties due to the counties offering a free program.

First Reading Ordinance 2022-07-07 Award Refuse bid to Maharg’s for 3 year contract.

The Highland Addition, Lots 19 and 20 have an alley running east and west, 14 feet in width through the property.  Homeowners at 605 Franklin St have been notified of the alley vacation.

Second Reading Ordinance 2022-06-20 Vacate alley running east and west lying between Lot 19 and 20 Highland Addition, 605 Franklin St.

Vacate an alley running north and south and running north from Pearl St and running north to the south line of Kuenning Property Lots 12, 13 and 14 at 406 Main St.  Homeowners have been notified of the alley vacation.

Second Reading Ordinance 2022-06-21 Vacate alley running north and south from Pearl St to south line of Kuenning Property Lots 12, 13 and 14.

Discussed proposal to purchase a new Caterpillar wheel loader for $127,500.  Includes trading in a 2012 John Deere backhoe.  Wheel loader is more versatile, currently have two backhoes.  Estimated arrival is Feb 2023.  Budgeted $140,000.

Second Reading Resolution 2022-06-06 Purchase Caterpillar Model 910 Compact Wheel Loader

To provide for prudent management of all public funds and grow assets of the village.  Currently, village funds are held at local banks,  Funds not currently needed for daily transactions is held at Star Ohio.

Third Reading Ordinance 2022-06-16 Establish Investment Policy for village.  Motion Lomakin.  Second by Burnell.  Five ayes.

Sunshine Law training is needed by elected officials during each term.  There is an option to appoint a designee for the training.  Village Fiscal Officer will be designee for public records and sunshine law training.

Third Reading Ordinance 2022-06-17 Designate Village Fiscal Officer as Pubic Records and Sunshine Law training designee for mayor and village council.  Motion by Elshoff.  Second by Wuebker.  Five ayes.

The leaf machine tank radiator transmission cooler broke internally transferring water to the transmission.  Discussed purchasing refurbished 2004 Freightliner dual steer chassis with 63,050 miles for $121,000 with no warranty.  2021 Freightliner dual steer chassis with 5,670 miles for $195,000.  Price includes $15,000 for trade-in.  Budgeted $170,000 for the purchase.

Third Reading Resolution 2022-06-05 Purchase Xtreme Vac Freightliner M2-106 Dual Chassis Leaf Truck for $195,000.  Motion by Burnell.  Second by Wuebker.  Five ayes.

Elshoff made a motion to enter executive session for property at 6:47 p.m.  Second by Wuebker.  Came out of executive session at 7:01 p.m. with no action.

Burnell made a motion to adjourn at 7:01 p.m.  Second by Elshoff.   Five ayes.