Village of Thurston

Council Meeting Minutes

July 13, 2006

 

Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm by Mayor Mary Barber.  Pledge of Allegiance was recited. 

 

Roll call:          Robert Ortman – Present

Warren Simpson – Present

Ed Vanek – Present

Steve Reedy – Present

Laura Clark – Present

Mary Barber – Present

Aaron Reedy – Present

1 Open Council Seat

 

Mary asked if anyone was present interested in the open Council seat.  Vickie Carroll said she was.

 

Ed made a motion to open nominations for Council seat.  Steve second.  All yea.

 

Warren made a motion to nominate Vickie Carroll for the open Council seat.  Bob second.  All yea.

 

Ed made a motion to close nominations for the open Council seat.  Laura second.  All yea.

 

Steve made a motion to appoint Vickie Carroll to the open Council seat.  Robert second.  All yea.  Mary Barber swore Vickie Carroll in.

 

Matt Keefe was present from the Fairfield County EMA.  He shared the NIMS presentation.  He said Council and Mayor all need to take the 700 class.  Matt then shared information about getting a new siren(s) for the Village.  The current one doesn’t seem to be working.  According to his map, everyone in the Village should be able to hear it.  Several folks said they couldn’t.  Matt then shared a slide presentation regarding the purpose and activities of the Fairfield County EMA.

 

Mary asked if any visitors wished to speak.  JoAnn Hite asked what the 1% income tax is for that Council is planning.  Is it for salaries?  Mary Barber said it would be used to better the village.  Mary also said she knows there have been rumors spreading about it being used for a park.  Mary said that is not true.  JoAnn asked if it would be used for salaries.  Mary said it would be used to better the Village.  JoAnn asked again if it would be used for salaries.  Mary said it would be used to make the Village better.  Aaron interrupted and said that Council is just at the very beginning at exploring the possibility of implementing an income tax.  No decisions have been made, and there would be open forums for residents before anything would be passed.  Aaron assured that an income tax would not apply to any retirement income.  He said the money would be used for street and storm sewer drain improvements, as well as other structural improvements within the Village.  There were no other questions.

 

Robert made a motion to approve the June 2006 minutes.  Laura second.  All yea, except Vickie abstained.

 

Steve made a motion to approve the June 2006 financial statement.  Robert second.  All yea, except Vickie abstained.

 

Final Reading of Ordinance 2006-11, An Ordinance Creating the Position of Village Administrator in Accordance with the Provisions of Section 735.271 of the Revised Code.  Ed made a motion to adopt Ordinance 2006-11.  Laura second.  All yea, except Vickie abstained.

 

Robert made a motion to waive the three-reading rule and declare an emergency for Ordinance 2006-13, An Ordinance to amend the 2006 appropriations ordinance and the Declaration of an emergency.  Steve second.  All yea.

 

Ed made a motion to adopt Ordinance 2006-13, An Ordinance to amend the 2006 appropriations ordinance and the Declaration of an emergency.  Warren second.  All yea

 

Robert made a motion to waive the three-reading rule and declare an emergency for Ordinance 2006-14, An Ordinance to establish the salary and hours of the new position of the Village Administrator and the Declaration of an emergency.  Laura second.  All yea.

 

Warren made a motion to adopt Ordinance 2006-14, An Ordinance to establish the salary and hours of the new position of the Village Administrator and the Declaration of an emergency.  Laura second.  All yea.

 

Ed made a motion to waive the three-reading rule and declare an emergency for Ordinance 2006-15, An Ordinance to establish the salary and hours of the position of the Village Secretary and the Declaration of an emergency.  Robert second.  All yea.

 

Warren made a motion to adopt Ordinance 2006-15, An Ordinance to establish the salary and hours of the position of the Village Secretary and the Declaration of an emergency.  Laura second.  All yea.

 

Mary asked that Council appoint and confirm Michelle Shumaker to the newly formed position of Village Administrator.  Robert made a motion to appoint and confirm Michelle Shumaker to the newly formed position of Village Administrator.  Ed second.  All yea.

 

Report from Fire Chief – Jim Hite submitted his report - see attached.  Jim said the Fire Department will help install American flags if the Village gets them.

 

Report from the Service Committee:  Didn’t meet

 

Report from the Safety Committee:  Didn’t meet.

 

Report from the Finance Committee:  Didn’t meet.

 

Report from the Rules Committee:  Didn’t meet. 

 

Report from the Regional Planning Representative:  Robert said he did not attend.

 

Old Business –  Council discussed the $575 overage charge from the furnace installation.  Mary asked if Council wanted to approve it.  Robert made a motion to pay the $575 to Whitey’s Heating.  The motion was not carried.

 

New Business –  No new business

 

Ed made a motion to adjourn.  Warren second.  All yea.  The time is 8:30 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

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Aaron L. Reedy, Clerk