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11/10/2007

Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting

November 10, 2007 at 10:00 am

At the Town Hall, 120 Division St.

 

1.     Mayor Quinn calls Council to order & roll call is taken. Present are Kaminski, Kilko, Seeholzer, Sennish, and Feyedelem. Absent is Finger.

 

1.5 Motion to excuse Gary Finger , made by Kilko, second by Kaminski; all in favor; motion carried.

 

2.    All rise and recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

 

3.     Discussion of the October 12, 2007 Minutes of the Special Combined Council & Planning Commission Meeting, Motion to accept the Minutes as written, made by Kaminski, second by Kilko; all in favor; motion carried.

 

3.5  Discussion of the October 27, 2007 Minutes of the Special Council Meeting, Motion to accept the Minutes as written, made by Sennish, second by Seeholzer; all in favor; motion carried.

 

5.    Discussion of Pay Ordinance No. 1070.  Motion to approve Pay Ordinance No. 1070, made by Seeholzer, second by Feyedelem; RC: Finger (absent), Kaminski- yes, Kilko- yes, Seeholzer- yes, Sennish- yes, Feyedelem- yes; motion carried.

 

7. Committee Reports

 

A.      Police –  Chief Ehrbar reports that from 10-13 to 11-10, 5 reports were filed, all informational; 253 phone calls were received, 6 emergency, 236 informational and 11 personal; 5 misdemeanor arrests were made; 2 misdemeanor traffic tickets were issued, both for parking; there were 7 verbal warnings; 2 non-injury accidents; 5 lock-outs; and 2 assists with other agencies.  The department has received a $2,500 grant for new radio equipment. So far 2 new marine radios have been ordered. A new mobile unit will be put in a new used police vehicle, after it is purchased. The department is looking for 2 new- used vehicles at this time. These vehicles are being offered for $1 each through a special program that is sponsored by the State of Ohio State Highway Patrol. Special thanks to Tom McNeal who has been maintaining the police cars and saving the department the cost of transporting the cars to the mainland for repairs. Also thanks to Chris Mallory for his help in upgrading the police department’s computers. The Police Department has been participating in the “Northern Border Initiative” along with the U.S. Coast Guard. This program is designed to heighten awareness to our surroundings and to keep our borders safe. The department has already received the first of the reimbursement checks for our participation. The Chief will be attending the “Northern Border Initiative“ seminar November 14th and 15th at Sawmill Creek in Huron. Winter is coming and the house check forms are available at the police Dept., the Island Market, and the Country Store. They can be dropped off at the Police Station.  Clerk Brown asks the Chief if some house check forms could be brought to the village office.

B.       Finance – P. Seeholzer reports that it is time for department heads and committees to make their requests for appropriations for 2008. Please give them to Seeholzer or the Clerk-Treasurer.

C.       Lands & Buildings – Seeholzer says that the committee is waiting for the information from Kevin Pape about the Dwelle house. The committee is looking at several directions to pursue.

D.      Airport –  D. Kaminski has nothing to report.

E.       Planning Commission – no report

F.       Design Review Board – M. Sennish reports that Christine Stelzer from Erie County Health will be coming to the next combined Planning Commission and Council Meeting.

G.       Board of Zoning Appeals – no report

H.      Safety Committee – M. Feyedelem asks everyone to use caution on the roads around the waterline project. Mayor Quinn says that on Sunday the Fire Dept. will be putting up the Christmas lights at the downtown park.

H.1 EMS Report – Feyedelem reports that the EMTs are at a seminar today in Marysville, Ohio concerning medical emergencies. There were 5 runs in October, resulting in 2 life flight transports, 2 were transported to Marblehead EMS, and one refusal.  Council is reminded that the EMS luncheon for council will be after the December council meeting.

I.         Transfer Station – J. Kilko has no report.

J.        B.T.P.A. –  Alexander reports that the waterline project has begun on Lakeshore. All the equipment and materials are on the island to do the project. The temporary water hookups are completed on the east end of the project. Water samples were taken from the temporary hookups and tested; the water is potable. Digging will start soon.

K.      Streets & Sidewalks – M. Sennish reports that they have not had a meeting recently, but they are making sure that the streets are ready for winter, especially with the waterline project. The berms have been built up and new street signs have been ordered. Kilko asks if council would consider changing the name of Huntington Road to a North and South Huntington Roads. Mayor Quinn asks if the road will be capped this year where the waterline project has dug it up and Alexander responds that the estimated completion date for the waterline project is December 14.

L.       Park Board – no one present to give a report.

M.     Mayor’s Financial Report – Mayor Quinn reports that the court received $4,198.00 in October. The State was sent $326.50 for General Revenue and Victims of Crime, the computer fund received $130, the library fund $39, court improvement fund $104, and the general fund $4,372.

N.      Legal – D. Lambros reports that the Mayor has asked him what options there are for removing the Dwelle house. Lambros says that 1. the village can sell it- but it must advertise for bids; 2. the village can do a property exchange- but that will require a super vote- 2/3rds of council (5 votes) and must be done by ordinance; 3. the house can be moved- requires an ordinance. Sennish asks if council can put a minimum bid on the house and Lambros responds “yes”.

O.      Treasurer’s Report – C. Brown says that council has the usual fund and treasurer’s reports in their packets. The cash to budget report is on the table- at the Finance Committee chairman P. Seeholzer’s place. Brown requests authorization to spend up to $200 to attend the Attorney General’s required Open Records Training. This is the new class that every elected official or their designate is required to attend during their term. Mayor Quinn wanted to make Brown his designate. This is for the elected term that ends this year. A separate class will be needed for the next elected term. Motion to authorize up to $200 for Brown to attend the Attorney General’s training, made by Sennish, second by Seeholzer; all in favor; motion carried. The police chief has arranged for some special payments to the police department that require a separate fund as the money can only be used for training. Chief Ehrbar explains that OPATA mandates a number of hours of training each year and that the State of Ohio will reimburse municipalities for that training. The reimbursement is $50 each time. The last reimbursement check that the village received was for $1,200.  The reimbursement requires a special fund so that the monies will be segregated as they can only be used for training in the police department. Brown says that she does not have the authority to set up the fund- council has to give the authority and also the State of Ohio has to give permission. Motion to have the solicitor draw up the required legislation to make the Police Training fund, made by Kaminski, second by Feyedelem; all in favor; motion carried.

 

9.  First Readings: 

 

10.  Second Readings:

 

11. Third Readings & Emergencies:

 

11.1   ORDINANCE NO.  2007-O- 13 : AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE LANDING OF COMMERICAL HELICOPTERS OPERATING FOR PROFIT OR CHARITY ON PROPERTY OTHER THAN THE KELLEYS ISLAND AIRPORT.

 

Motion to pass, made by Sennish, second by Seeholzer; RC: Finger (absent), Kaminski- yes, Kilko- yes, Seeholzer- yes, Sennish- yes, Feyedelem- yes; motion carried.

 

11.2 Motion to make the BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS, 

 

$2,000                     from        A1-1-A-230           Police Contractual Services- General Fund

                                To           A1-1-A-212           Police Benefits- General Fund

 

$2,000                     from        A1-1-A-230           Police Contractual Services- General Fund

                                To           A1-1-A-220           Police Travel- General Fund

 

$5,000                     from        A1-6-B-211            Village Workers Salaries- General Fund

                                To           A1-6-B-212            Village Workers Benefits- General Fund

 

$500                        from        A1-7-B-212-1         Legal- Benefits –General Fund

                                To           A1-7-B-220            Legal/Council Travel- General Fund

 

$100                        from        A1-7-G-230            County Auditor memo Expense- General Fund

                                To           A1-7-X-230            Other- General Fund

 

$2,000                     from        B1-6-B-240             Street Maintenance Supplies

                                To           B1-6-B-220             Street Maintenance Travel/Freight

 

$1,000                     from        B84-6-A-240          Airport Supplies/Materials

                                To           B84-6-A-230          Airport Contractual Services

 

$500                        from        B87-1-A-230          EMS Contractual Services

                                To           B87-1-A-240          EMS Supplies

 

$1,000                     from        B87-1-A-230          EMS Contractual Services

                                To           B87-1-A-250          EMS Capital Expense

 

$75                          from        B87-1-A-212          EMS Benefits

                                To           B87-1-A-230          EMS County Auditor memo Expense

 

$500                        from        E1-5-D-230             Water Distrib-Contractual Serv.

                                To           E1-5-A-220            Water Office Travel/Freight

 

$200                        from        E1-5-D-230             Water Distrib-Contractual Serv.

                                To           E1-5-A-240            Water Office Supplies

 

$2,500                     from        E1-5-D-230             Water Distrib-Contractual Serv.

                                To           E1-5-A-250            Water Office Capital Expense

$8,000                     from        E1-5-D-250             Water Distrib- Capital expense

                                To           E1-5-D-240             Water Distrib- Supplies

 

$40                          from        E10-5-A-230          Transfer Station Contractual Services

                                To           E10-5-A-220          Transfer Station Freight/Travel

 

 

Made by Seeholzer, second by Feyedelem; RC: Finger (absent), Kaminski- yes, Kilko- yes, Seeholzer- yes, Sennish- yes, Feyedelem- yes; motion carried.

 

11.3   ORDINANCE NO.  2007-O- 14 : AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CLERK-TREASURER TO MAKE CERTAIN APPROPRIATIONS INTO CERTAIN FUNDS  AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

 

Motion to suspend the three reading rule, made by Seeholzer, second by Feyedelem; RC: Finger (absent), Kaminski- yes, Kilko- yes, Seeholzer- yes, Sennish- yes, Feyedelem- yes; motion carried.

Motion to pass as an emergency, made by Kaminski, second by Feyedelem; RC: Finger (absent), Kaminski- yes, Kilko- yes, Seeholzer- yes, Sennish- yes, Feyedelem- yes; motion carried.

 

11.4 RESOLUTION NO.  2007-R- 18 : A RESOLUTION OF COMMENDATION FOR CHARLES HERNDON

 

WHEREAS, on September 3, 2007, at approximately 9:05 p.m., a l962 Cessna l72C Skyhawk lost altitude and crashed off the East Shore of Kelleys Island; and

 

WHEREAS, three people were in the airplane, Jeff Hutchinson and his two sons, Jeremy, age 9, and Joel, age 7; and

 

WHEREAS, the crash took place approximately l/2 mile off the shore; and

 

WHEREAS, Charles Herndon witnessed the crash and jumped in his row boat and rowed out into the dark of night in an attempt to locate survivors; and

 

WHEREAS, as a result of Charles Herndon’s heroic efforts, Joel Hutchinson was pulled from Lake Erie and saved.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF KELLEYS ISLAND, COUNTY OF ERIE AND STATE OF OHIO AS FOLLOWS:

 

SECTION 1:   That the Mayor and Council of the Village of Kelleys Island do hereby grant this Resolution of Commendation to Charles Herndon for his heroic save of a 7 year old boy from Lake Erie after a horrific plane crash.

 

SECTION 2.           That it is found and determined that all formal actions of the Council of Kelleys Island concerning and relating to the adoption of this Resolution were adopted in an open meeting of such body, and that all deliberations of the Council of the Village of Kelleys Island and any of its committees that resulted in such formal action were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements including Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.

 

SECTION 3.           That this Resolution shall take effect and be in force immediately from and after its passage.

 

DATED THIS TENTH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2007.

 

Motion to suspend the three reading rule, made by Kaminski, second by Kilko; RC: Finger (absent), Kaminski- yes, Kilko- yes, Seeholzer- yes, Sennish- yes, Feyedelem- yes; motion carried.

Motion to pass as an emergency, made by Seeholzer, second by Kilko; RC: Finger (absent), Kaminski- yes, Kilko- yes, Seeholzer- yes, Sennish- yes, Feyedelem- yes; motion carried.

 

Charles Herndon is present and says that he appreciates the recognition by council and he wants to recognize the fantastic response of the island as a whole. When he turned around in the boat after picking up the child, the whole edge of the island shoreline was rimmed with lights from cars of the people who had come to help.  Other people were out in boats hoping to find survivors too. Boats from the ODNR and the Coast Guard were out all night looking also.

 

12. Items from Mayor:

 

12.1  Mayor Quinn asks the clerk to get together a work session for the Port Authority discussion and to invite Monica Drake to it.

 

12.2 Board of Zoning Appeals appointment/re-appointment: Mayor Quinn re-appoints Scott Stevenson to his position on the BZA.  Motion to confirm the appointment of Scott Stevenson to the BZA, made by Kilko, second by Sennish; all in favor; motion carried.

 

13. Items from Council:

 

13.1 Kaminsky says that a T. Trumpower approached him about a problem with human blood on the road after an accident. Trumpower explains that an accident happened before Halloween and the blood was just cleaned up yesterday. Trumpowere asks that if there is blood left on the streets, human or animal, after an accident, she would like it cleaned up right away. Brown adds that when Trumpower came to her office yesterday about the problem, the maintenance department went out and washed the area off and disinfected it with bleach. Mayor Quinn will request that EMS Dept. to let the Fire Dept. or Maint. Dept. know right away when a clean-up is needed so that it can be done immediately.

 

13.2  Sennish says that Cindy Herndon contacted her about the lack of storm water drainage at their house by the airport. Mayor Quinn says Herndon’s have recently opened up what was a covered ditch on their road and that has helped have better run-off. There is still an issue about the airport contributing water to the area. That will be addressed through the new Airport Layout Plan Chuck Herndon speaks to say that rain water is running down the middle of the road from the airport property.  Mayor Quinn says that the airport committee needs to look at the problem and that council could ask them to expedite that part of the airport plan. Money is needed from the airport expansion project, funded by the FAA for an airport drainage project. Mayor Quinn adds that now the ditch along the road is higher than the road level. That is a road issue that could be addressed without the airport. The road in question is a private road. Mayor Quinn adds that the village could create a drainage district and address the drainage problem sooner, but that would be an assessed project wherein everyone would participate in the cost, including the airport.

 

13.3 Seeholzer says that Lands & Buildings is investigating options for the Dwelle House property so that it can be used for public restrooms. Mayor Quinn adds that the urgency is that the village was given money to use towards a restroom for Inscription Rock Park. The Dwelle house property was chosen as the restroom site because it is owned by the village and close enough to Inscription Rock. This project has to be expedited to not lose the grant money.

 

14. Old Business:

 

14.1  study for sanitary sewers- Commissioner P. Schade wants to address council at their December meeting.

 

15.   *** Public Participation ***

 

15.1  L. Korenko wants to know if the water study results are available. Mayor Quinn replies that probably at the December meeting.

 

16. New Business

 

17. Motion to adjourn, made by Kilko, second by Sennish; all in favor; motion carried.

 

(adjourned at 10:40 am)

 

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