Council Meeting Minutes
February 10, 2005
Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm by Mayor Barber. Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Roll call: Robert Ortman – Present
Warren Simpson – Present
Ed Vanek - Present
Kevin Ety – Present
Rita Leiendecker - Present
Mary Barber – Present
Aaron Reedy – Present
Mary asked if any visitors wanted to speak. No one did.
Rita made a motion to approve the January 2005 minutes. Kevin second. All yea.
Ed made a motion to approve the January 2005 financial statement. Robert second. All yea.
Report from Fire Chief – Acting Chief Mike King was present. Mary announced that Mike King has accepted the position of “Acting Chief” of the Fire Department. Mike advised Council of the following items:
· SOP’s are being updated and passed out every month
· An SOP for Drug & Alcohol Abuse and Sexual Harassment is being drawn up
· Fire & EMS Reports are all up-to-date
· They will begin implementing duty crews
· They are in process of updating personnel files
· They are going to start assigning jobs to all volunteers
· Flagpole has been fixed
· Radio Room door has been fixed
· Furnace has been repaired
· One of the overhead doors has been repaired
Aaron advised Mike that he needs to get Purchase Orders for all purchases in the future.
from the Service Committee:
Robert said they mostly discussed the
Report from the Safety Committee: Rita said they gave a copy of the Basil Joint Fire District’s Procedures to Mike King. He will look to see what they can adapt to use at Thurston. Rita said they discussed parking issues, sidewalks needing kept cleared and an alley issue. They had a former Fire Dept. member bring up issues with sexual harassment and received a couple of complaints about behavioral problems. Mike King said he would put SOP’s together regarding those issues. Steve Reedy brought up that all the catch basins in town should be checked and cleared out regularly, that’s why we keep having problems. Rita said they also discussed if there was an actual need for a new squad, and if it was necessary to keep the station car.
Report from the Finance Committee: Roger said they hadn’t met for the month, yet. Committee agreed there was no need to meet this month, and not until further notice.
Report from the Rules Committee: Didn’t meet.
Report from the Regional Planning Representative: Robert said it was announced at the last meeting that the State was going to update Village garbage pick-up rules. It will be the first time in over 30 years.
Mary said she didn’t get to the
Robert said that Terry Prather said the alley off of
Mary said she spoke with Bob Kalish about getting auxiliary
police. She also asked if
Ed shared his concern of heating the
Council discussed repairing the roof on the
Mary showed pictures of the Richard Gould property,
Mary announced that the street sign at Fourth & High
Streets was removed. The sign is bent
up, and the concrete pulled out. We need
to purchase a new pole & sign for
Roger announced that he would like to thank Ernie Harter for all the hard work he has done for the Village.
Roger made a motion to adjourn. Ed second. All yea. The time is 8:30 p.m.
Aaron L. Reedy, Clerk