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Regular meeting December 17, 2018 at 7:00pm.

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

 

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

 

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

 

The fiscal officer gave the following readings:

 

3rd Reading

R-25-18 – A Resolution authorizing the temporary appropriations for the year 2019 for the Village of Bluffton, Ohio and declaring an emergency.  Stahl motioned to suspend the rules and declare an emergency, seconded by Steiner.  Roll Call: Yes (6) Messrs: Cupples, Kingsley, Talavinia, Sehlhorst, Stahl and Steiner.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved.    Sehlhorst motioned to adopt the resolution, seconded by Cupples.  Roll Call: Yes (6) Messrs: Cupples, Kingsley, Talavinia, Sehlhorst, Stahl and Steiner.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

2nd Reading

O-11-18 – An Ordinance to enact a comprehensive Access Management Plan as attached in Exhibit 1.  Kingsley motioned to approve the first reading, seconded by Sehlhorst.  Roll Call: Yes (6) Messrs: Cupples, Kingsley, Talavinia, Sehlhorst, Stahl and Steiner.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

O-12-18 – An Ordinance amending the Income Tax Ordinance of the Village of Bluffton, Ohio, to require landlords of rental or leased properties within the village to report the names of their tenants over the age of 18 to the village on an annual basis.  Steiner motioned to suspend the rules and declare an emergency, seconded by Cupples.   Roll Call: Yes (6) Messrs: Cupples, Kingsley, Talavinia, Sehlhorst, Stahl and Steiner.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved.  Kingsley motioned to adopt the Ordinance, seconded by Cupples.  Kingsley discussed that the ordinance was missing language that would require all persons over 18 living at the residence in question to be reported.  Talavinia motioned to table the ordinance until it could be worked on further, seconded by Steiner.  Roll Call: Yes (6) Messrs: Cupples, Kingsley, Talavinia, Sehlhorst, Stahl and Steiner.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

O-13-18 – An Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 05-18 (the Annual Appropriation Ordinance) and declaring an emergency.  Kingsley motioned to suspend the rules and declare an emergency, seconded by Cupples.  Roll Call: Yes (6) Messrs: Cupples, Kingsley, Talavinia, Sehlhorst, Stahl and Steiner.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved.  Talavinia motioned to adopt the Ordinance, seconded by Steiner.  Roll Call: Yes (6) Messrs: Cupples, Kingsley, Talavinia, Sehlhorst, Stahl and Steiner.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

Sehlhorst motioned to add Resolution 26-18 to the agenda, seconded by Talavinia.  Roll Call: Yes (5) Messrs: Cupples, Kingsley, Talavinia, Sehlhorst and Steiner.  No (1) Stahl, Abstain (0), motion approved. 

The fiscal officer gave the first reading of:

R-26-18 – A Resolution appointing the firm Hackenberg, Beutler, Rasmussen & Feighner, LLC, with attorney Elliott T. Werth as the Village Solicitor for the Village of Bluffton, Ohio for a period of one (1) year effective January 1, 2019, and declaring an emergency.  Cupples motioned to suspend the rules and declare an emergency, seconded by Talavinia.  Roll Call: Yes (5) Messrs: Cupples, Kingsley, Talavinia, Sehlhorst and Steiner.  No (1) Stahl, Abstain (0), motion approved.  Cupples motioned to adopt the resolution, seconded by Sehlhorst.  Stahl discussed that he felt like the process of hiring a new solicitor had been rushed and thought that there had already been enough personnel changes recently.  Kingsley stated that he would be abstaining for reasons of conflict.  Roll Call: Yes (4) Messrs: Cupples, Talavinia, Sehlhorst and Steiner.  No (1) Stahl, Abstain (1) Kingsley, motion approved. 

 

Talavinia motioned to approve Kyle Swank’s regular EMS membership, seconded by Kingsley.  Roll Call: Yes (6) Messrs: Cupples, Kingsley, Talavinia, Sehlhorst, Stahl and Steiner.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

The fiscal officer gave the annual update of Ordinance 4-13 stating that according to ORC 505.24, the council members would be receiving a 5% increase for 2019. 

 

Kingsley motioned to adjourn the regular council meeting. 

 

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

Utility & Finance Committee – Thursday, December 27 at 4:00pm

Ordinance Committee – Thursday, January 3 at 5:30pm

Street, Alley & Sidewalk Committee – Thursday, January 10 at 5:30pm

Personnel Committee – Monday, January 14 at 6:30pm

Council Meeting – Monday, January 14 at 7:00pm

Tree Commission – Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00pm

 

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MAYOR                                                                   FISCAL OFFICER 

 
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