Council Minutes: December 13th, 2017

MINUTES
MAGNOLIA VILLAGE COUNCIL

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING DECEMBER 13TH , 2017

The Regular Meeting of Magnolia Village Council was called to order on December 13th , 2017 at 7:00 P.M. at the Magnolia Village Hall by Mayor Robert Leach followed by the
Pledge of Allegiance and Prayer. Members present were Jim Hunter, Jim Miller, Grant Downes, Claudia Rogers, Steve Loomis and Eric White. Also present were Police Chief Jeff Hager and Solicitor Kevin L’Hommedieu.

Visitors – There were no visitors.

Minutes

  • Rogers moved and Miller seconded to approve the minutes. All ayes.
    Clerk-Treasurer’s Report
  • Hunter moved and Downes seconded to approve the Clerk-Treasurer’s Report as presented by
    the clerk. All ayes.
  • Old Business
    • Fire Dept. Building – The concrete floor is done. Part of the partitions are in, plumber is to install vents and the heating guy is stopping Friday. The metal for the ceiling was donated and is coming this week. On December 26th the doors will be installed. The donations made have helped greatly. The down spouts are in and Joe Little will be coming and ditching them. They have had a problem with Stark County Sewer Dept. Nicholson spoke with Chiavari and the next draw will be in February. Nicholson mentioned that the new lease agreement needs to be completed by March 1 st , 2018. Nicholson also mentioned that the village will have to go to
      the bank for financing; he thinks the next draw will be 30% and the last will be 20%. Possibly have a meeting with the Fire Dept. and Chiavari the first week of January to see where everything stands.
    • Bids for Police Car – Received a bid from Vehicle Solutions for $1600.00 and a bid from Barbara Hall for $2,100.50. Rogers moved and White seconded to accept the bid from Barbara Hall in the amount for $2,100.50. All ayes.
    • Frank Young Tools- Letters were sent by certified and regular mail on Nov. 13, 2017. Certified letter was returned unclaimed. The Village of Magnolia owns the tools.
    • Village Hall Restroom – Nicholson repaired the hot water problem in the rest room. White has mentioned the vanity to Chiavari a couple of times, will do so once again.
  • New Business
    • Stark. County Public Defender’s Commission Contract – Hunter moved and Rogers seconded to approve the Stark County Public Defender’s Commission Contract and Ord. #12-17- 21 for the period of Jan. 1, 2018 – Dec. 31, 2018. All ayes. Downes moved and Miller seconded to suspend the statutory rules and pass on its first reading. All ayes.
    • Magnolia Volunteer Firemen Supplemental Contract – Loomis moved and Miller seconded to pass the Supplemental Contract with the Magnolia Volunteer Fire Dept. in the amount of $1,761.38. All ayes. Ord. #12-17- 22.
      Rogers moved and White seconded to suspend the statutory rules and pass on its first reading. All ayes.
    • East Sparta Police Contract – Miller moved and Hunter seconded to approve the contract with the Village of East Sparta for police protection for 2018 in the amount of $25.00 per hour for 1800 hours or more. Ord. # 12-17- 24. All ayes.
      Rogers moved and Loomis seconded to suspend the statutory rules and pass on its first reading. All ayes.
    • Temporary Appropriation Ordinance – Rogers moved and White seconded to approve the Temporary Appropriation Ordinance #12-17- 23 in the amount of $149,375.00. All ayes. Hunter moved and Rogers seconded to suspend the statutory rules and pass on its first reading. All ayes.
    • Hire New Cleaning Person – Miller moved and Rogers seconded to hire Dee Garaux as our new cleaning person for the Village Hall at the rate of $12.00 per hour retroactive to Nov. 22, 2017. All ayes.
    • Notes to the Financial Statements- Year End Report – Rogers moved and Miller seconded to hire Charles E. Harris & Associates to prepare the Notes to the Financial Statement for year ending 2017 at the cost of $325.00. All ayes. (Clerk has decided to prepare the notes herself)
  • Committee Reports
    • Streets & Alleys Chairman Loomis reported about the traffic light; he contacted Thompson Electric and a new box would cost $9,920.00. Loomis then contacted a man from Central Allied that looked at it, Brian Burkhart will see if he can do something with it. White reported that if we were to purchase a new traffic light, ODOT would help with it. Dale Fornash gave council various lists of things that need to be done. Dale reported that the snow plow on Saturday evening was turning way too slow. Loomis told him to take the truck up to Cross Truck Equipment when it is cold so that they can see what it is doing. He will contact Cross Truck Equipment.
    • Parks & Public Bldgs. Chairman White reported that the water heater was repaired in the Village Hall restroom. Discussed the playground equipment repairs.
    • Safety Chairman Hunter reported that East Sparta had 159.75 hrs. for the month of November = $4,206.25. Chief Hager recommended Gavin Jones be promoted to 1 st Class Officer. Hunter moved and Rogers seconded to promote Gavin Jones to 1 st Class Officer as of the Dec. 31, 2017 pay period at the rate of $11.25 per hour. Ord. #12-17- 25. All ayes.
    • Cemetery Chairperson Rogers reported the cemetery received $8,175.00 for the month of November. Water line has been repaired and the Mausoleum roof is finally done.
    • Utilities Chairman Downes had no report.
    • Finance Chairman Miller reported the total contribution rate for 2018 will be 0.3% compared to 1.3% in 2017. He and Lorrie are going to look at the balances and try to pay the street paving loan off sooner.
    • Solicitor’s Report – No Report
  • Consideration of Ordinances
    • Loomis moved and Rogers seconded to pass Resolution #12-017- 10 Appropriation Resolution to Amend Annual Appropriations for the year 2017. All ayes.
    • Rogers moved and Miller seconded to pass Ord. #12-17- 26 Appropriation Ord. to Transfer Funds. All ayes. Loomis moved and Rogers seconded to suspend the statutory rules and pass on its first reading. All ayes.
  • Action on Bills
    • Rogers moved and Downes seconded to pay the bills as presented by the clerk. All ayes.
  • Mayor’s Report
    • Bob read the Thank You received from Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church for the memorial contribution council made for Scarlett Hunter.
    • A plaque and gift certificate were presented to Steve Loomis for serving 32 years on Village Council.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 P.M.

 

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ROBERT LEACH, MAYOR                 Lorrie Clevenger, Clerk

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