Council Meeting Summary: November 13, 2019

Magnolia Village Council
Regular Meeting November 13, 2019

The regular meeting of Magnolia Village Council was called to order November 13, at 7:00 PM at the Magnolia Village Hall by Mayor Leach. All council members were present. In attendance also were Fiscal Officer Joe Marcoaldi Police Sergeant Six, Fire Chief Donnie Nicholson and village worker Mat Hawk.

Residents in attendance Mike Lancaster expressed concern with the condition of rental properties in the village. JoLane Elson had echoed those concerns and urged council to ensure that all residents had a trash pickup service. She also said that council should make sure all properties have their house number displayed. Delivery people sometimes have a difficult time getting packages to the correct address.

Bonnie Welker noted that Canal Days will be the third weekend of August and may possibly run August 14th and 15th only.

The Fiscal Officer’s Report showed a balance of $409,954.99 in all funds. Council approved payment of bills totaling $9,298.56.

Village worker Mat Hawk reported that he has finished rebuilding two catch basins on North Main. Leaf pickup will continue throughout November on Mondays and Thursdays. He has picked up 15 truckloads so far this fall. He also reported that the new tires have been installed on the mower.

Old business
 There was no old business to discuss.

New business
 Council passed a resolution to remain with Aultcare through the Sessor Agency for health insurance for Village employees. There will be a 9.12% increase for the coming year an increase of $42.10 increase for each employee.
 Council renewed its fire protection contract with The Firemen of Magnolia, Inc. at $28,000 for 2020.
 Fiscal officer Joe Marcoaldi will attend a training event for UAN on December 20th and 21st in Columbus. Council will pay for lodging, meals and mileage.
 Council was reminded that two members of the Board of Public Affairs should be appointed before January also there is also a vacancy of one council seat.
 John Spencer is working on getting the new snowflake decorations installed. New wire will be strung and the brackets will be installed on electric poles.

Committee reports
 Utilities Chairperson Jessica Miller has nothing new to report.
 Finance Chairman Jim Miller that the books for March through May are reconciled. Lorrie Clevenger continues helping Fiscal Officer Marcoaldi.
 Streets and Alleys Chairman, Grant Downes noted that we should know if the grant to resurface Carrollton Street by mid-December. Low hanging branches were trimmed in one alley.  Parks and Public buildings chairman, Eric White reported that the Village cleanup day was a success. Three roll offs were filled. He thanked Sandy Valley Sanitation for their roll off service.
 Safety Committee chairman Jim Hunter reported on police activity in October. A total of 436 hours was recorded in Magnolia and East Sparta. There were 38 traffic stops, one traffic arrest one crash report and 36 calls for service in both villages. One misdemeanor and one felony arrest were also reported. Hunter also recommended that Patrolman Zack Troy be promoted from auxiliary to paid position.
 Cemetery Committee chair, Claudia Rogers, said that $1,000 was collected for the cemetery. Summer decorations are being removed. Council passed an ordinance to transfer funds within the General Fund and an ordinance to contract with the Canton Law department for Public Defender services at $200 per case.

Mayor Leach reported that Santa will visit the Magnolia Fire House on Harrison Street on December 2nd at 7:00 p.m. All children in the Village are invited to stop in and see him. The Sandy Valley Christmas Parade will take place on December 23 at 6:00 p.m. in East Sparta.

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