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Regular meeting September 24, 2018 at 7:00pm.

Mayor Johnson presiding. Messrs: Kingsley, Cupples, Sehlhorst, Stahl, Steiner and Talavinia present. 

 

Cupples motioned, seconded by Stahl, to approve the minutes from the regular council meeting held on September 10, 2018.  Roll Call: Yes (6) Messrs: Steiner, Kingsley, Cupples, Sehlhorst, Stahl, and Talavinia.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

Steiner motioned, seconded by Talavinia, to approve the bills as presented.  Roll Call: Yes (6) Messrs: Kingsley, Cupples, Sehlhorst, Stahl, Steiner and Talavinia.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

The fiscal officer gave the following readings:

1st Reading:

R-11-18 - R-11-18 - A resolution accepting the amounts and rates as determined by the budget commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the county auditor.  Talavinia motioned to approve the resolution, seconded by Steiner.    Roll Call: Yes (6) Messrs: Kingsley, Cupples, Sehlhorst, Stahl, Steiner and Talavinia.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

R-13-18 – A resolution authorizing the Village Administrator to make application for grant funding from OPWC for the Jefferson Street Improvement project phase one and declaring an emergency.  Kingsley motioned to suspend the rules and declare an emergency, seconded by Sehlhorst.  Roll Call: Yes (5) Messrs: Steiner, Kingsley, Cupples, Sehlhorst and Talavinia.  No (1): Stahl, Abstain (0), motion approved.  Mr. Cupples motioned to adopt the resolution, seconded by Steiner.  Roll Call: Yes (6) Messrs: Steiner, Kingsley, Cupples, Sehlhorst, Stahl, and Talavinia.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved.

 

The utility committee presented their minutes from September 10, 2018.  It was suggested from the committee that the Village approve spending $61,765.00 for work to be done from Main St to Huber St for the work to be completed on State Route 103/E. Jefferson St.  Steiner motioned to approve spending $61,765.00 for Choice One Engineering for the phase one of the Jefferson St. project, seconded by Cupples.  Roll Call: Yes (6) Messrs: Steiner, Kingsley, Cupples, Sehlhorst, Stahl, and Talavinia.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved.

 

The Administrator reviewed the planning commission recommendations of replating lots and a dedication lot.  Sehlhorst motioned to approve the Snyder Replat of lots #184 & #1385 to one buildable parcel along with the replat of the adjoining floodplain/nonbuildable lots of #1414 & #1415 to one lot.  Kingsley discussed that he felt the combining of the lots would make the lots too large for ubran dwellings and if the village were to maintain its financial standing that it would require narrow lots for smaller buildings.  Roll Call: Yes (5) Messrs: Steiner, Cupples, Sehlhorst, Stahl, and Talavinia.  No (1) Kingsley, Abstain (0), motion approved.

Sehlhorst motioned, seconded by Cupples, to approve the dedication plat of land owned by Bluffton University along W. Elm Street to the public use.  Roll Call: Yes (5) Messrs: Steiner, Cupples, Sehlhorst, Stahl, and Talavinia.  No (0), Abstain (1) Kingsley, motion approved. 

 

Council discussed that more research and planning would need to take place concerning the matter of rental properties and utility billing than was previously thought.  Steiner motioned to delay the utility policy concerning rentals until further study, seconded by Cupples.  Roll Call: Yes (6) Messrs: Steiner, Kingsley, Cupples, Sehlhorst, Stahl, and Talavinia.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved.

 

Talavinia motioned to move into executive session for personnel and contracts and to include council members, village administrator, assistant administrator, solicitor and Mayor, seconded by Sehlhorst.  Roll Call: Yes (6) Messrs: Kingsley, Cupples, Sehlhorst, Stahl, Steiner and Talavinia.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

The Mayor asked for Main St. to be closed for the Arts & Craf festival on May 11, 2019 from 5:00am – 5:00pm.  Sehlhorst motioned to approve the closure, seconded by Stahl.  Roll Call: Yes (6) Messrs: Steiner, Kingsley, Cupples, Sehlhorst, Stahl, and Talavinia.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved.

 

Council entered executive session at 8:00pm.  Talavinia motioned to adjourn executive session, seconded by Cupples.

 

Steiner motioned to adjourn the regular council meeting. 

 

The following meetings/events were included on the agenda and/or scheduled during the meeting:

Ordinance Committee – October 3, 2018 at 8:00pm

Pathway Board – October 4, 2018 at Noon

Utility Committee – October 4, 2018 at 4:00pm

Council Meeting – Monday, October 8, 2018 at 7:00pm

Street Committee – October 10, 2018 at 8:00pm

 

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