Village of Thurston

Council Meeting Minutes

December 14, 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 – Absent

Ed Vanek – Present

Vickie Carroll - Present

Steve Reedy – Present

Laura Clark – Present

Mary Barber – Present

Aaron Reedy – Present

 

Mary asked if any visitors wished to speak.  No one did.

 

Steve made a motion to approve the November 2006 minutes.  Robert second.  All yea.

 

Robert made a motion to approve the November 2006 financial statement.  Steve second.  All yea.

 

Mary asked if anyone was present to fill the expired seat on the Board of the Walnut Creek Sewer District.  Lowell Hite was present and wished to continue filling that seat.

Steve made a motion to open nominations for the expired seat on the Board of the Walnut Creek Sewer District.  Robert second.  All yea.

Ed made a motion to nominate Lowell Hite the expired seat.  Ed second.  All yea.

Robert made a motion to close nominations for the expired seat.  Ed second.  All yea.

 

Steve made a motion to appoint Lowell Hite to the expired seat on the Board of the Walnut Creek Sewer District.  Ed second.  All yea.  Mary swore Lowell in.

 

Robert made a motion to waive the three-reading rule and declare an emergency for Ordinance 2006-24, An Ordinance to amend the 2006 appropriations ordinance and the declaration of an emergency.  Laura second.  All yea.

 

Ed made a motion to adopt Ordinance 2006-24, An Ordinance to amend the 2006 appropriations ordinance and the declaration of an emergency.  Robert second.  All yea.

 

Ed made a motion to waive the three-reading rule and declare an emergency for Resolution 2006-25 – A Resolution authorizing the transfer of funds and the declaration of an emergency.  Steve second.  All yea.

 

Ed made a motion to adopt Resolution 2006-25 – A Resolution authorizing the transfer of funds and the declaration of an emergency.  Robert second.  All yea.

 

Ed made a motion to waive the three-reading rule and declare an emergency for Resolution 2006-26 – A Resolution authorizing the transfer of funds and the declaration of an emergency.  Laura second.  All yea.

 

Robert made a motion to adopt Resolution 2006-26 – A Resolution authorizing the transfer of funds and the declaration of an emergency.  Ed second.  All yea.

 

Steve made a motion to waive the three-reading rule and declare an emergency for Ordinance 2006-27 – An Ordinance to Establish a “Point To Pay” System for the Thurston Walnut Township Fire Department and the declaration of an emergency.  Laura second.  All yea.

 

Robert made a motion to adopt Ordinance 2006-27 – An Ordinance to Establish a “Point To Pay” System for the Thurston Walnut Township Fire Department and the declaration of an emergency.  Steve second.  All yea.

 

Report from Fire Chief – Jim Hite was not present, due to being in the hospital.  Jimmy Barber submitted the report (see attached).   Ray Robinson was presented to be put on the Fire Department.  Ed made a motion to appoint Ray Robinson to the Fire Department.  Laura second.  All yea.  Jimmy said there would be a joint special meeting of the Walnut Township Trustees and Thurston Council and Millersport Fire Department on December 20th @ 7:00 p.m. at the Township Building to discuss the fire contract and other fire department matters.

 

Jimmy said there were some changes in the final budget approved by the Township Trustees.  Aaron asked for a final copy of that budget.  Jimmy said Santa would be at the firehouse on Sunday, December 17th between 1 and 3 p.m. giving out candy and rides on the fire truck, whether permitting. 

 

Report from the Service Committee:  Robert said they met on December 6th.  Present were Steve, Robert, Laura, Ernie and Mary.  Michelle had left a list of things they needed to discuss.  Linda Marcum had reported a pothole at 8112 Maple St. that needed repair.  The committee advised Michelle to contact the Walnut Township Trustees to see if they would fill it for us.  Ernie said there was a drainage problem on First St.  He said it seems new driveways are causing water to run the wrong way.  Michelle said kids keep knocking the trash dumpster down behind the Municipal Building.  She’s going to call Waste Management to come get it.  We’ll just put our trash out front, plus Bob Black doesn’t have any big projects going on that he would need the bigger container for.  A street light on Old Millersport Road at Holt Street was reported staying on all the time.  Michelle said she thinks it’s fixed now.

 

Report from the Safety Committee:  Ed said they met December 4th. Present were Steve, Vickie, Robert, Mary, the Walnut Township Trustees, Pauline Ety and Bill Yates.  They discussed putting part-time employees on the department.  They discussed the latest purchase of the new tanker.  The Township Trustees gave the committee a contract to consider.  This contract would have the Village of Thurston hand over control of the Thurston-Walnut Township Fire Department to the Township Trustees.    

 

Report from the Finance Committee:  Didn’t meet

Report from the Rules Committee:  Didn’t meet. 

 

Report from the Regional Planning Representative:  Robert said they discussed some new statewide rules for sewage treatment that they are considering.  Nothing else concerned the Village.

 

Old Business –  Mary said that Steve Reedy and Jamie Carroll took the flags off the poles around town for the season.  Mary said that the committees and Council needs to start considering what steps they want to take next in regards to a property maintenance ordinance. 

 

New Business  - Aaron presented a contract from Walnut Township Trustees for Snow & Ice Removal.  Steve made a motion to accept the contract.  Robert second.  All yea.

 

Steve made a motion to adjourn.  Laura second.  All yea. 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

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Aaron L. Reedy, Clerk