June 10, 2019

Roll call showed the following members present for the meeting on this date at 6:30 p.m.  Larger, Burnell, Richter, Parker, Kuck and Kronenberger.  Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor This and Village Administrator Dicke and Chief of Police Skinner.  Absent was Fiscal Officer Speelman.

Visitors were Jenna Gilbert representing The Evening Leader, Sandy Schwieterman representing Sidney Daily News, Jeff Elking representing The Daily Standard, Sam Schmiesing, Jane Schmiesing, Edward Jellison, Ken and Rhonda Boyd, Katie Schmitt, Philip Heitkamp, Theresa Heitkamp, Chris Heitkamp, Patricia Nelson, Terry Wiegers, Louise Wiegers, Randy Heitkamp, Jean McCollum and Gregg McCollum.

Minutes from the May 28 meeting were approved.  Motion by Richter.   Second by Parker.   Five ayes.  Kuck abstained.

Kronenberger made a motion at 6:45 p.m. to enter executive session to discuss property.  Second by Larger.  Came out of executive session at 6:55 p.m.

Mayor Pape made the following announcements in his Mayor’s Report:

  • The June 14 concert series at the Pavilion is being moved to Minster due to a scheduling conflict.
  • Fines, fees and forfeitures for May are $1,488.

Village Administrator Dicke gave the following report:

  • Continue to work with Choice One on traffic signal upgrade.
  • Received approval from EPA for the Franklin St / Ash St / Sanitary project.
  • Memorial Bench program has been well received among residents. The cost of benches has increased to almost $2,000 per bench.

Mayor Pape discussed the three options for the location of the electric substation.  Option 1 is the original location selected GPD and provides the lowest cost and very good geographic separation of substation and excellent distribution of the circuits.  Option 2 is not a viable option.  Option 3 will require the purchase of Voress property of 3.3 acres and additional easements.  Several residents were in attendance to express concerns on the proposed location of option 1.  Concerns were expressed regarding health risk and effect on home owners property values.  Also discussed how option 1 and option 3 will increase the monthly electric bills for residents and businesses.  Information will be posted on the village website for all residents to have an opportunity to see effect on monthly electric cost.

Third Reading Ordinance 2019-5-11 Planning Commission Lot Split.  Motion by Kuck.  Second by Larger.  Five ayes.  Burnell naye.

Remain tabled – First Reading Ordinance 2019-5-12 Substation loan bid.

 Second Reading 2019-5-5 Annual Property, Vehicle and Equipment Insurance with Ohio Plan at a cost of $59,889.  Motion by Kronenberger.  Second by Kuck.  Six ayes.

Second Reading Ordinance 2019-5-13  Vacate a portion of Meadowbrook Place.  Motion by Parker.  Second by Kronenberger.  Six ayes.

Dave Goodwin asked if weekend hours worked could be comped and used at a later date and not during the week they are scheduled to work the weekend.  Policy is written to keep the workweek at 40 hours and not comping time worked on the weekend.  Will discuss further before next council meeting.

Third Reading Ordinance 2019-5-10  Amend handbook to include Water Plant and Wastewater Plant Weekend Coverage Policy.  Motion to table by Parker.  Second by Richter.  Six ayes.

Larger made a motion to adjourn at 7:55 p.m.  Second by Kronenberger.  Six ayes.