Village of Thurston

Council Meeting Minutes

January 8, 2004

 

 

Meeting called to order at 7:00 pm by Mayor Barber.  Pledge of Allegiance was recited. 

 

Roll call:          Robert Ortman – Present

Nona Buskirk – Present

Roger Aubery – Present

Warren Simpson – Present

Kevin Ety – Present

Mary Barber – Present

Aaron Reedy – Present

1 open Council seat

 

Aaron announced that Mary Barber and himself were sworn in by Village Solicitor Jeffrey Feyko at noon on 1/2/2004.  Robert Ortman and Kevin Ety were sworn in by Mayor Barber on January 5 at 7:10 p.m.

 

Mayor Barber made opening comments regarding the changes she’d like to see made in the village.  She said she has three goals; zoning, police protection and a new playground for the children.  She said would like to see all of us, including the residents, working together.

 

Roger made a motion to waive the 3-reading rule and declare an emergency for Ordinance # 2004-2.  Kevin second.  All yea.

 

Robert made a motion to adopt Ordinance # 2004-2, An Ordinance to Adopt Rules of Council and the Declaration of an Emergency.  Roger second.  All yea.

 

Council then voted by secret ballot for a President Pro-tempore.  Robert got the most votes.  Nona made a motion to appoint Robert Ortman as President Pro-tempore of Council.  Kevin second.  All yea, except Warren voted no.

 

Council had interviewed the two candidates for the two open seats on the Board of Public Affairs on January 5th.  Roger made a motion to appoint Laura Clark to one of the empty seats on the Board of Public Affairs.  Nona second.  All yea.

 

Robert made a motion to appoint Bev Reese to the last empty seat on the Board of Public Affairs.  Nona second.  All yea.

 

Mary asked if any of the visitors wanted to address Council.  No one responded.

 

Warren made a motion to approve the December 2003 minutes.  Roger second.  All yea.

 

Robert made a motion to approve the December 2003 financial statement.  Roger second.  All yea, except Warren voted no.

 

Roger made a motion to waive the 3-reading rule and declare an emergency for Resolution # 2004-1.  Warren second.  All yea.

 

Warren made a motion to adopt Resolution # 2004-1, An Interim Appropriation Resolution for Current Expenses and Other Expenditures of the Village of Thurston for the First Quarter of the Fiscal Year 2004 (January 2, 2004 to March 31, 2004) and the declaration of an emergency.  Nona second.  All yea.

Nona made a motion to have Council meetings on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.  Roger second.  All yea.

 

Roger made a motion to accept Committee Meeting assignments as assigned by Mayor Mary Barber.  Nona second.  All yea.

 

Council discussed Committee Meeting schedules.  Some turned theirs in, but they don’t’ have to be in until the second meeting of the year.  They will table until February.

 

Service Committee had nothing to report.

 

Safety Committee had nothing to report.

 

Finance Committee had nothing to report.

 

Rules Committee had nothing to report.

 

Report from Board of Public Affairs – Lowell said there was a problem down on Holt St. this past week.  The phone company drilled underground and hit a service line.  Watson came out to fix it.

 

Kristy Shook, secretary of the Walnut Creek Sewer District, said the sewer guys were out fixing the problem at the Turley’s on Sunday.  There was a problem with the pressure release valve.

 

Mary asked if there was any new business.  Nona said there needs to be signs put up by her house at the Railroad Tracks.  Mary referred this comment to the Service Committee and also the problem Nona is having with drainage in front of her house.  Nona’s neighbor is pumping washer waste out into the storm sewer.

 

Roger made a motion to go into executive session to discuss fire department personnel issues.  Nona second.  All yea.  The time is 7:28 p.m. 

 

At 7:50 p.m., Nona made a motion to come out of executive session.  Kevin second.  All yea.

 

Roger made a motion to adjourn.  Nona second.  All yea. 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

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Aaron L. Reedy, Clerk