2023 Laurelville Council Meeting Minutes

2023 Laurelville Council Meeting Minutes

JANUARY 12, 2023

The Village of Laurelville met in regular session on January 12, 2023 with Council President Donald Kempton calling the meeting to order with Council members present:  Donald Kempton Jr, Colleen Rife, Jamie Hill and Derrick Addington.  Also present was Fiscal Officer – Darcy Tisdale, Vil Adm – Chad Lowe.  The pledge was recited by all.

COUNCIL PAY – Colleen Rife made the motion to pay Council $15.00 per month.  Sue Ann Hinton seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

 VILLAGE DEPOSITORY – Colleen Rife made the motion to maintain the Vinton Co. Nat’l Bank as the Village depository for 2023.  Sue Ann Hinton seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

VILLAGE SOLICITOR – Donnie Kempton made the motion to maintain Jayme Hartley Fountain as the Village Solicitor for 2023.  Colleen Rife seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT – Colleen Rife made the motion to nominate Donald Kempton Jr. as Council President for 2023.  Sue Ann Hinton seconded.  Roll call – all yeas, except Donald Kempton abstained.

 GUESTS –  No guests

 SHERIFF REPORT – Deputy Torchick reported a quiet month.  Car on Laurel St has been moved.  He is still working on the car at the triangle house.  He suggested getting a letter out to Robert Thurston regarding property at Pike/Shriner; resident will be moving out soon.

FIRE REPORT – Chief Valentine was not present but prepared the December report –  24 alarms were answered with 81 responding for an average of 4 per run.  Mutual aid was given to Washington Twp. and Logan departments one time each.  2023 fire contracts were presented for approval:  Benton $128,000, Saltcreek $55,000 and Perry 78,000.  Colleen Rife made the motion to accept the 2023 fire contracts for Benton $128,000, Saltcreek $55,000 and Perry $78,000.  Derrick Addington seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.  Total fire contracts for the year totals $307,000.  A resolution was presented authorizing the fire chief to charge non-residents of the fire district for emergency services.  Don Kempton Jr made the motion to suspend the rules and bypass the three readings for resolution.  Colleen Rife seconded.

Colleen Rife made the motion to adopt Resolution 01-2023 Authorizing the Laurelville Fire Chief to Charge Non-Residents of the Fire District for Emergency Services.  Rates to be charged per incident are $100 per engine, $50 per grass truck for traffic control and $15 per fire fighter on scene.  Sue Ann Hinton seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.  The department has received a 2023 Marcs Grant for $36,630.00.   Chief will be going to Florida on Jan 15, for 2 months.

BILLING CLERK REPORT –  December report was presented to all;  $23,292.13 was collected for November billing.  309 bills were sent.  38 shut off notices were sent; 0 shutoffs were required.

VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR – There is a resident parking on the property beside the maintenance building.  Chad will have Mark post no parking signs in the area.  The 2” line was installed at the car wash.  Everything went smooth.  A part was purchased by the owner that wasn’t used; the Village will keep as a spare because of the difficulty of obtaining parts.  Chad would like for the Village to have steps put in place when an install or meter change is being made.  The metering system is running at 98% Mark is able to check it everyday.

WATER OPERATOR – Ron would like to see the parking past the bank turned in to parallel parking; vehicles stick out into the road causing difficulty for cars to pass.  He has sent out letters regarding backflow testing.  Ron is putting together a list of inventory he would like to see purchased for future and present it to Fiscal Officer for thoughts.  Tisdale is planning to meet with department heads on appropriations before the February meeting.  Ron also agreed with Chad regarding putting steps in place for repairs and installs.  Don Kempton asked Ron to research for an Ordinance and present it to the Community and Safety committee and have ready for next meeting for further discussion.  SCADA system is now available on phones; he, Mark and Chad has the capability of checking water levels, etc.  The lift station at the WWTP is also available on phones.  Ron also commented on the excellent job Mark is doing with the water billing system.  He is interested in obtaining his water operator license.  Chad Lowe, agreed highly on Mark’s job performance and suggested a pay raise.  Council talked it over and agreed on a $2.00/hr. increase, to make $18.00/hr.

Colleen Rife made the motion to increase Mark Streitenberger’s wages to $18.00/hr. effective on his next pay ending January 13, 2023.  Don Kempton Jr. seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

 VILLAGE WEBSITE   No information updated.

WWTP UPGRADES –  The upgrades are starting to wind down to completion; no new info.

LAURELVILLE SCHOOL – Council didn’t attend the school board meeting; they do not have paperwork ready for the village.

APPALACHIAN COMMUNITY GRANT – No new Info    Don Kempton prepared a letter asking for part of the grant money to help with a community center and money needed to purchase abandoned properties in order to demolish and clean up the property.  He has not gotten any response back regarding the request.  He feels he won’t hear anything.

ADELPHI CONTRACT – after Adelphi read over the draft contract, they did ask for a few changes that were made.  They have now ask for more changes; Don Kempton is to meet with Kurtis Strickland within a couple weeks to discuss the 2nd revision.

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT – Darcy Tisdale presented Mayor and Council with December minutes, fund status, receipt report, payment report, wage report and fund ledger for 2022.  Also presented were January special meeting minutes, fund status, receipt report, payment report and fund ledger for 2023.  Fund status and ledger reports were given to Chief Valentine, Ron Stephens and Joe King.   There were no questions regarding the bills presented.  The resolution to contract with Hocking Co. EMA was presented.  Don Kempton made the motion to suspend the rules and bypass the three readings for resolution.  Colleen Rife seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

Don Kempton made the motion to adopt Resolution 02-2023 to Contract with Hocking County Commissioners to obtain and receive the services of the Hocking County Emergency Management Agency in performing all the duties and requirement of emergency operations plan, training programs and to coordinate the emergency activities.  Derrick Addington seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

ORDINANCE FOR RECORDS RETENSION POLICY – no new info

USEPA GRANT –  No new info

BILLS – Colleen Rife made the motion to pay the bills.  Sue Ann Hinton seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

MINUTES – Colleen Rife made the motion to accept the minutes as written.  Derrick Addington seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

OTHERS

Colleen Rife will get the signs made for the posey pot; they are being made.

Mayor has set committees; council can change as they see fit.

Donnie Kempton made the motion to adjourn the meeting.  Colleen Rife seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.              Meeting was adjourned at 8:00 pm.

FEBRUARY 13, 2023

The Village of Laurelville met in regular session on February 13, 2023 with Council President Donald Kempton calling the meeting to order with Council members present:  Donald Kempton Jr, Robert Platz, Colleen Rife, Jamie Hill, Sue Ann Hinton and Derrick Addington.  Also present was Fiscal Officer – Darcy Tisdale, Vil Adm – Chad Lowe.  The pledge was recited by all.

GUESTS –  No guests

WATER REPORT– Ron Stephens reported that the backflow reports are going well; they are always due in January.  January showed over million gallons unaccounted water; EPA will not allow.  Mark Streitenberger suggested that he do all the meter readings manually and calculate numbers and see how Zenner meters versus SSI billing system numbers compare.  It can then be determined if the two systems are in sync.

SHERIFF REPORT – Deputy Miles reported a quiet fairly month.  He had 3 calls outside the Village, he had the dog warden pick up a couple dogs running loose in town.  The Sheriff dept. took care of an incident of tampering with water.

FIRE REPORT – Chief Valentine was not present but prepared the January report – 19   alarms were answered with 140 responding for an average of 5 per run.  With the South Central Power grant of $10,000, the department will be purchasing 8 sets of gear for $21104.00.

BILLING CLERK REPORT –  January report was presented to all;  $21,437.26 was collected for January billing.  308 bills were sent.  40 shut off notices were sent; 1 shutoff in Dec was required and 2 in January.

VILLAGE WEBSITE   No information updated.

WWTP UPGRADES –  Donnie presented Council with a change order.  EPA says Lagoon 2B can’t discharge to the stream, must be reprocessed.  The piping and work needed to complete the job is $4683.00.  Robert Platz made the motion to accept change order #11 for $4683.00 to abandon the existing biofilter/2B outlet and route to existing flow control structure #2 (MH) and to add a 8” curb around the screen structure.  Don Kempton seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

LAURELVILLE SCHOOL – No info property.

ADELPHI CONTRACT – after Adelphi read over the draft contract, they did ask for a few changes that were made.  They have once again ask for more changes; Don Kempton emailed council members and others to go over the changes and report back to him.  He is very frustrated with this and has asked Kurtis Strickland to finalize the contract.  He is ready to ask for Binding Arbitration to get the contract completed.

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT – Darcy Tisdale presented Mayor and Council with January minutes, fund status, receipt report, payment report, wage report and fund ledger for 2023. Fund ledger reports were given Chief Valentine, Ron Stephens and Joe King.   There were no questions regarding the bills presented.  The Village received the insurance check for the water department claim, $19,365.00.  A resolution was presented to Council to amend Certificate of Estimated Resources Available and Temporary Appropriation for 2023.  Robert Platz made the motion to suspend the rules and by pass the three readings for the resolution.  Don Kempton seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.  Robert Platz made the motion to adopt Resolution #03-2023 to amend the Certificate of Estimated Resources in the Water Fund for +$19,365 and amend Temporary Appropriations in the Water Fund +$19,365 – Other.  Don Kempton seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.  Stephanie Rohr contacted Tisdale regarding the Food Pantry.  She is possibly wanting to change the arrangement, but doesn’t know yet what is needed.  She will get more information and arrange to come to a meeting in the future.

ORDINANCE FOR RECORDS RETENSION POLICY – no new info

USEPA GRANT –  No new info

BILLS – Colleen Rife made the motion to pay the bills.  Derrick Addington seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

MINUTES – Jamie Hill made the motion to accept the minutes as written.  Colleen Rife seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

OTHERS

Colleen Rife will get the signs made for the posey pot; not made yet.

Colleen Rife is working with Rumpke to resolve the dumpster issue/payment.  Chad Lowe asked her to forward any information she has and he would contact them.

Don Kempton asked about the lights on the posey pot; BJ Electric will be contacted to make the repair.

Donnie Kempton made the motion to adjourn the meeting.  Jamie Hill seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.              Meeting was adjourned at 7:45 pm.

MARCH 13, 2023

The Village of Laurelville met in regular session on March 13, 2023 with Mayor, Brent Ebert calling the meeting to order with Council members present:  Donald Kempton Jr, Colleen Rife, Jamie Hill, and Derrick Addington.  Also present was Fiscal Officer – Darcy Tisdale, Vil Adm – Chad Lowe.  The pledge was recited by all.

GUESTS –  Helen Platz, Kingston National Bank   Sponsoring “Performances in the Park” at the park on the following evenings  May 25, June 22, July 27, August 24, and September 28.  They are asking to rent the park from 5-9 for local musicians to perform from 6:30pm to 8pm.  The fire department is going to sale hot dogs and drinks.  Mayor asked Council to forgive the rental fee.  Colleen Rife made the motion to allow The Kingston National Bank to sponsor Performances in the Park and to forgive the rental fee.  Jamie Hill seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

**Makiah Maxson Seifert – She would like to see the village install a fence around the park playground.  She is the parent of a special needs child and this would help in keeping him and all other children safe with the highway and levy so close.  Council asked Chad Lowe to start the bid process for the fence.  Council members will decide where to fence would be placed.

**Nathan Simons – HAPCAP  Coordinator of the Community Revitalization Grant implemented in 2020.  He explained to Council the Ohio Fair Housing Laws and left pamphlets.  He will begin the community grant process in April with a strategy meeting.  This will explain all the grants and county allocations available for the year and applications will be available.

SHERIFF REPORT – Deputy Torchick reported a quiet fairly month.  He had a couple juvenile calls in the Village.  He confronted Joyce Congrove for sleeping in her vehicle inside the Village.  The tenant at Shriner and Rt# 56 is in jail;  would like to contact Bobby Thurston to get the property cleaned up.  Nothing has been done to the Dille property on Sherman St.

FIRE REPORT – Chief Valentine was not present but prepared the February report – 31   alarms were answered with 175 responding for an average of 5 per run.  Mutual aid was received twice.  The festival is set for June 9-10.

ORDINANCE #2022-03 – Donnie received notice from the state regarding the ordinance.  The item about foundations needing to be concrete needs to be removed or reworded.  The Ohio Building Codes states that other types of foundations can be implemented.  Donnie will change the wording and present to Council at April meeting.

 BILLING CLERK REPORT –  February report was presented to all;  $23,436.81 was collected for February billing.  307 bills were sent.  36 shut off notices were sent;  no shutoffs were required in February.

VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR REPORT – water dept will be checking out auto shut off meters that can be controlled without going inside of the customer’s house.  This would eliminate installing costly meter pits for multiple tenants using 1 meter.  Chad was in contact with little league representatives that were cleaning up the ball diamonds; they are planning to get brown sand for the fields.  Chad suggested the red clay sand; not sure about the cost compared to brown.  He volunteered to provide his truck to haul.  He is concerned that a vehicle is sitting in the no parking zone near the maintenance dept.  Dep. Torchick will contact the owner for it to be moved.

VILLAGE WEBSITE   Up and running

WWTP UPGRADES –  Donnie Kempton presented Council with a change order #12 to install an electric meter for the lift station usage.  This will monitor the electric that is used to be taken off the calculations that doesn’t pertain to Adelphi’s expenses.  Donald Kempton made the motion to accept change order #12.  Colleen Rife seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

LAURELVILLE SCHOOL – No info property.

ADELPHI CONTRACT – after Adelphi read over the draft contract, they did ask for the administration cost to be lowered from 20% to 10%.  After discussing this with Wayne Cannon, Donnie Kempton doesn’t feel this needs to be changed; Wayne already cut the number by 5%.  Solicitor Fountain looked over the contract and agreed; she also suggested to highlight the clause that states the contract will be reviewed every year.  Council agreed to not make the change and return the contract to Adelphi for approval.

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT – Darcy Tisdale presented Mayor and Council with February minutes, fund status, receipt report, payment report, wage report and fund ledger for 2023. Fund ledger reports were given Chief Valentine, Ron Stephens and Joe King.   There were no questions regarding the bills presented.

A resolution was presented to Council to amend Certificate of Estimated Resources Available 2023 added $69700 to Fire Fund and adding $2800 to Water Fund.  The fire department has received grant money and the fire contracts for 2023 was increased.  The water department will be receiving more money in the insurance claim to pay BJ Electric an additional $2800.  Don Kempton made the motion to suspend the rules and by pass the three readings for the resolution.  Colleen Rife seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.  Don Kempton made the motion to adopt Resolution #04-2023 to amend the Certificate of Estimated Resources in the Fire Dept. Fund +$69700 and Water Fund for +$2800.  Jamie Hill seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

A resolution was presented to Council to approve 2023 Permanent Appropriations.  Don Kempton made the motion to suspend the rules and by pass the three readings for the resolution.  Derrick Addington seconded.  Don Kempton made the motion to adopt Resolution #05-2023 to adopt 2023 Permanent Appropriations as follows:

WAGES   OTHER EXP   TOTAL

GENERAL FUND     $111000     $54830     $65930

STREET FUND         $25000     $21550     $46550

STATE HWY                                  $10000     $10000

PERM TAX                                    $10000     $10000

FIRE DEPT               $6000     $288299.48     $294299.48

MAYOR’S CRT                           $800            $800

POLICING SERV                       $35000     $35000

OPWC GRANT                           $10594.29     $10594.29

OPWA GRANT                           $849.82         $849.82

ARPA GRANT                            $37143.05     $37143.05

ODOD GRANT                          $8726.42     $8726.42

OPWC GRANT                           $283062.62     $283062.62

WATER FUND        $10000     $110165     $120165

SEWER FUND         $9000     $161200     $161200

DEPOSITS                                  $10000     $10000

WWTP FUND          $30000     $125000     $155000

TOTALS                  $91100       $1167220.68     $1258320.68

Jamie Hill seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

Wellman’s Funeral Home contacted Tisdale regarding the passing of Loretta Vance-Grim.  They informed her that she was living in the Salt Creek Valley apartments at the time of her passing.  They have researched her next of kin and have found her to be indigent.  By ORC 9.15 law, the village or municipality must provide for the cremation or burial of indigent residents.

The Village can apply to “The Indigent Burial and Cremation Support Program” for a reimbursement of maximum $1000 for an adult and $750 for a child.  An online application is available that includes 6 documents to be submitted to receive the reimbursement.

A resolution was presented to council to adopt the Indigent Burial Policy.  Don Kempton made the motion to suspend the rules and by pass the three readings.  Derrick Addington seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.  Don Kempton made the motion to adopt Resolution #06-2023 to adopt an “Indigent Burial Policy” according to ORC 9.15, to provide for the burial of indigents whom resided in the Village of Laurelville.  Colleen Rife seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

A Indigent Burial contract was presented to be used along with Resolution #06-2023 to be presented to the funeral home.  Don Kempton made the motion to accept the contract.  Jamie Hill seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

Further discussing the death of Loretta Vance-Grim

Tisdale has made a call to Salt Creek Valley Apartments to get information regarding Ms. Grim’s tenant agreement to confirm she was living at their facility.

Colleen Rife will make a call to Wellman’s Funeral Home to get more info regarding this situation;  Council wants to make sure she was a resident of the apartments and actually living in the Village before proceeding with the matter.

ORDINANCE FOR RECORDS RETENSION POLICY – no new info

USEPA GRANT –  No new info

BILLS – Jamie Hill made the motion to pay the bills.  Don Kempton seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

MINUTES – Colleen Rife made the motion to accept the minutes as written.  Jamie Hill seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

OTHERS

Colleen Rife will get the signs made for the posey pot; not made yet.

Colleen Rife is working with Rumpke to resolve the dumpster issue/payment.

Colleen Rife will contact the Vinton County Auditor regarding lodging taxes.

Donnie Kempton made the motion to adjourn the meeting.  Jamie Hill seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.              Meeting was adjourned at 8:40 pm.

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MAY 8, 2023

The Village of Laurelville met in regular session on May 8, 2023 with Council President, Don Kempton Jr. calling the meeting to order with Council members present:  Robert Platz, Donald Kempton Jr, Colleen Rife, and Derrick Addington.  Also present was Fiscal Officer – Darcy Tisdale, Billing Clerk – Katrina Norton.  The pledge was recited by all.

GUESTS –  Tracy Shoults – Project Coordinator, DLZ. 

She explained that she will be helping the Village to prepare the application and to possibly acquire a portion of the $470,000,000 available through the Applachian Grant program.  The State prefers to fund only 10 projects.  DLZ will do the cost estimates, exhibits etc. associated with the grant.  Colleen Rife and Bob Platz will help her with questions she will have during this process.  The village will be proposing a community center on the school property.

SHERIFF REPORT – Deputy Torchick reported a clean up effort at Shriner/Sherman streets…the residents are apparently moving away; he feels the clean up will now be the responsibility of the property owner.  Don Kempton will prepare a letter regarding the matter.  With the resignation of Caleb Moritz, Penny Stack will now be the liaison for the Sheriff department and the Village.  Torchick prepared a report regarding fraudulent checks that were drawn on the Village checking account through the VCNB; he has filed a copy with the bank and also with Hocking Co. investigator.

FIRE REPORT – Chief Valentine presented the April report – 30   alarms were answered with 159 responding for an average of 6 per run.  Mutual aid was received twice.  The festival is set for June 9-10; there will be 2 bouncy balloons, big wheel race, Kiddie tractor pull and corn hole tournament, along with bands both nights and the cake auction.  The department received $10,000 from ODNR for purchasing radios; it is a matching grant, therefore the radios will be purchased and then the money will be paid to the department.

BILLING CLERK REPORT –  April report was presented to all;  $22,086.41 was collected for March billing.  308 bills were sent.  25 shut off notices were sent;  no shutoffs were required.  Zenner was down the whole month of April, therefore bills were estimated for 80% of the previous month…this was ok’d by Colleen Rife and Jamie Hill.

The property on Thompson Rd has sold; the new owner contacted Katrina for water.  The meter has not worked for a long time; council advised to research the situation for possibly installing a new meter or whatever it takes.  Brown Sanitation will be renting the property.

Mike Smith contacted Katrina and advised that he will be installing a new water line to his house.  The meter is inside the house and will need to be brought outside.

Dusty Fox, resident on SR 56, has had a water leak for a while.; it was found and fixed.  He is asking for forgiveness on the sewer charges.  Colleen Rife made the motion to forgive the sewer charges regarding the water leak for Dusty Fox at SR 56, Laurelville.

The sink hole by Carroll’s Feed Mill has been repaired by Treton.

VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR REPORT –  Chad Lowe wasn’t present.

VILLAGE WEBSITE   Up and running

WWTP UPGRADES –  No info

LAURELVILLE SCHOOL – No info property.

ADELPHI CONTRACT – after the Village passed Resolution #08-2023 to accept the Sanitary Sewage Treatment Agreement contract and presented the contract back to Adelphi for approval, they requested a change to Section 6B.  The change was made and Adelphi signed the contract.

Don Kempton made the motion to suspend the rules and by pass the three readings to amend Resolution 08-2023.  Robert Platz seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

Don Kempton made the motion to Amend Resolution #08-2023, Section 6B of the Sanitary Sewage Treatment Agreement.  Robert Platz seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

Don Kempton is very unnerved with the amount of time it has taken to get this contract signed to implement the rate increase.  The people of the village has been paying for debt relief for approximately 2 years.

Don wants all of council, Chad Lowe, Mark Streitenberger, Katrina Norton and anyone else to go over this contract and know what is expected from the Village to comply.

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT – Darcy Tisdale presented Mayor and Council with April minutes, fund status, receipt report, payment report, wage report and fund ledger for 2023. Fund ledger reports were given Chief Valentine, Ron Stephens and Joe King.   There were no questions regarding the bills presented.

To pay for the fencing around the park a resolution was presented to Council to amend Permanent Appropriations for 2023 adding $5000 to the General Fund – Other.  Robert Platz made the motion to suspend the rules and by pass the three readings for the resolution.  Derrick Addington seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.  Robert Platz made the motion to adopt Resolution #09-2023 to amend the Permanent Appropriations for 2023 adding $5000 in the General Fund – Other.  Donald Kempton seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

The renewal from PEP for village insurance was received.  It has increased from $22,396 to $31,261, almost a 40% increase.  Property and Equipment cost increased $7310.

Council asked Tisdale to contact them and advise that the Village doesn’t have the money for the increase.  She will look over the renewal and determine what buildings, equipment was increased.

Tisdale found 5 fraudulent checks drawn from the checking account with VCNB, totaling $4990.  A police report has been filed and the money has been returned.

The account can add “Positive Pay” which will allow Tisdale to compare checks written to checks coming through the bank; checks can be rejected from being paid.  An email will be sent when a suspicious check is found.  There is no charge for this service.  Don Kempton made the motion to set up “Positive Pay” on the checking account for the Village.  Robert Platz seconded the motion.  Roll call – all yeas.

ORDINANCE FOR RECORDS RETENSION POLICY – no new info

USEPA GRANT –  Robert Platz found the original contract with the EPA for the grant; there wasn’t a DUNS # on it.  He forwarded it to the contact.

BILLS – Donnie Kempton made the motion to pay the bills.  Robert Platz seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

MINUTES – Colleen Rife made the motion to accept the minutes as written.  Robert Platz seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

OTHERS

None

Donnie Kempton made the motion to adjourn the meeting.  Robert Platz seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.              Meeting was adjourned at 8:35 pm.

MAY 31, 2023 SPECIAL

The Village of Laurelville met in Special Session on May 31, 2023 with Council Pres, Donald Kempton calling the meeting to order with Council members present:  Donald Kempton, Jamie Hill, Sue Ann Hinton and Robert Platz.  Also present was Fiscal Officer and Vil Adm. Chad Lowe.

MEETING AGENDA

2023-2034 PEP Insurance Renewal

Tisdale presented a revised quote for 2023-2034 renewal from PEP.

$25,714

Tisdale and Kempton worked on getting the reduction.

Property deductible $2500.

Lowered a few property values, also.

The new upgrades to the WWTP drove up the cost.

Robert Platz made the motion to accept the PEP renewal for $25714.00

Jamie Hill seconded.

Roll call – all yeas.

This will be the last meeting for Jamie Hill, she is moving out of town and will not be eligible for council seat.

Don Kempton made the motion to adjourn the meeting  7:30pm

Jamie Hill seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

JUNE 12, 2023

The Village of Laurelville met in regular session on June 12, 2023 with Council President, Don Kempton Jr. calling the meeting to order with Council members present:  Robert Platz, Donald Kempton Jr, Colleen Rife, Sue Ann Hinton and Derrick Addington.  Also present was Fiscal Officer – Darcy Tisdale and Village Adm – Chad Lowe.  The pledge was recited by all.

With deepest regret, Jamie Hill has given her letter of resignation for Village Council.  Her family has purchased a house outside the village limits.  She enjoyed her time serving the people of the Village; she offered to assist in any way that may be needed in the future.

 GUESTS –  Anika Nagy – introduced herself and read a letter of interest for the open council seat.  She has lived in the Village for 1-1/2 years.  She works for the State of Ohio as a paralegal.  Donnie Kempton said it is refreshing that she is interested in filling the open council seat.  There are no other applicants interested in the seat.

Donald Kempton made the motion to appoint Aniko Nagy to fulfill the open council seat previously held by Jamie Hill.  Robert Platz seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

Donald Kempton, Council President, swore in Aniko Nagy on June 12, 2023 at 7:05pm.

SHERIFF REPORT – Deputy Torchick reported a clean up effort at Shriner/Sherman street has been completed with mowing and trash removal.  Penny Stack, liaison for the Sheriff department was in attendance.  Torchick reported that the county investigator has subpoenaed Chase Bank for records regarding the fraudulent checks that were drawn on the Village checking account through the VCNB; they are also aware of 2 more fraudulent debits made in May.  The Mastiv dog running around town has been fostered by the secretary at Carroll’s Feed Mill.  Houses along Pike St. have been cleaned up.

FIRE REPORT – Chief Valentine presented the May report – 20   alarms were answered with 100 responding for an average of 5 per run.  Mutual aid was received twice.  The festival was a success; 1000# of fish was sold.  The cake auction brought in $21,200.00.  Chief asked Council to forgive the water bill for White’s Hardware for June, for the usage of the water during the festival.  The new rescue truck is due Aug/ Sept.  There will be approx. $4500 to pay, because of an increase in price and changes made.

BILLING CLERK REPORT –  May report was presented to all;  $18,704.10 was collected for April billing.  308 bills were sent.  55 shut off notices were sent;  no shutoffs were required.

VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR REPORT – Chad Lowe, Village Adm, reported that the property on Thompson Rd has been figured out for the water issue.  Chad reported that Jason Glick doesn’t think he is being billed corrected for the usage of water he is picking up; he will monitor his loads.  There are 2 water lines that go under the creek that might be a source of unaccountable water if leaking.  The fence around the park is completed.  Chad is getting quotes to blacktop the road that runs in front of the park.  Logan Lowe isn’t readily available for mowing this year, but would be willing to help with pothole repairs and snow removal; Ronjalee Kempton would like to help with the mowing.  Chad asked council to hire Ronjalee Kempton at $10.10/hr (minimum wage) to help with mowing.

Colleen Rife made the motion to hire Ronjalee Kempton at $10.10/hr. for mowing and other maintenance work needed to help Mark Streitenberger.  Robert Platz seconded.  Roll call – all yeas, except Aniko Nagy-recused herself.

Tisdale asked Council for a motion to forgive the June water bill for White’s Hardware.  Colleen Rife made the motion to forgive the June water/sewer bill for White’s Hardware.  Sue Ann Hinton seconded.  Roll call – all yeas, except Aniko Nagy – recused herself.

WATER OPERATOR – Ron Stephens reported that since the SCADA system was updated it will automatic feed the correct amount of chlorine to the water.

There is an internet issue at the WWTP where the system is located.  Ron has been working with Frontier / SCADA to fix the problem; when the internet is down, it shuts down the monitoring system that is accessible with cell phone, computer, etc.  This shows the level of water in each well, and other important info.

June is the month to monitor lead and copper; sample bottles will be dispersed to residents.  Therefore, sampling cost the month will be up.

Circleville is shutting down their bulk water sales for two years.  He has already received calls from people wanting to purchase water.  He has researched a coin-cash system for approx.. $5500.  He will continue to research the options and report back to Council.

Ron presented the unaccountable water report and also report showing what areas within the village, such as fire dept, water dept, WWTP, maintenance dept, etc. for unaccountable water.

VILLAGE WEBSITE   Up and running; Tisdale will contact Paint Street Productions for info regarding uploading info onto the website.

WWTP UPGRADES –  No info

LAURELVILLE SCHOOL – Donnie Kempton has a meeting with Logan Elm June 15, at 10am.

ADELPHI CONTRACT – a copy was given to all council members.  Donnie wants all of council, Chad Lowe, Mark Streitenberger, Katrina Norton and anyone else to go over this contract and know what is expected from the Village to comply.  He will set up a special meeting to go over the contract with all.

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT – Darcy Tisdale presented Mayor and Council with May minutes, fund status, receipt report, payment report, wage report and fund ledger for 2023. Fund ledger reports were given Chief Valentine, Ron Stephens and Joe King.   There were no questions regarding the bills presented.

Two more fraudulent debits have been made to the checking account; Credit One Bank, for $299.94 and $1300.00.  The VCNB is aware and they traced it to Discover Card transactions.  The Hocking Co. Sheriff’s office has been notified and they have been in contact with the bank to get the details.

The loan payment will begin July 3 for the WWTP upgrades.  The Ohio Water Authority loan invoice has been presented; the payment was based on the full loan amount $1.3 million, whereas the Village has only received $189,000.  The payment is $21,996.47; Mike Betts is working with them to get the payment reduced based on the actual amount borrowed.

To pay the loan payment a resolution was presented to Council to amend Permanent Appropriations for 2023 adding $22,000 to the WWTP – Other.  Donald Kempton made the motion to suspend the rules and by pass the three readings for the resolution.  Robert Platz seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.  Donald Kempton made the motion to adopt Resolution #10-2023 to amend the Permanent Appropriations for 2023 adding $22,000 in the Waste Water Treatment Fund – Other.  Robert Platz seconded.  Roll call – all yeas, except Aniko Nagy, recused.

ORDINANCE FOR RECORDS RETENSION POLICY – no new info

USEPA GRANT –  Robert Platz found the original contract with the EPA for the grant; there wasn’t a DUNS # on it.  He forwarded it to the contact.

BILLS – Robert Platz made the motion to pay the bills.  Derrick Addington seconded.  Roll call – all yeas, except Aniko Nagy – recuse

MINUTES – Colleen Rife made the motion to accept the minutes as written.  Sue Ann Hinton seconded.  Roll call – all yeas, except Aniko Nagy – recuse

OTHERS

Adelphi contract given to all council members, etc.

Electric usage for life station if being metered to separate out of equation for Adelphi.  Donnie is still upset over the length of time to complete the contract for the increase.

Logan Elm meeting – June 15, 10am

Donnie Kempton made the motion to adjourn the meeting.  Sue Ann Hinton seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.              Meeting was adjourned at 8:15 pm.

JUNE 22, 2023  SPECIAL

The Village of Laurelville met in SPECIAL session on June 22, 2023 with Mayor, Brent Ebert calling the meeting to order with Council members present:  Robert Platz, Donald Kempton Jr, Colleen Rife, Sue Ann Hinton and Derrick Addington.  Also present was Fiscal Officer – Darcy Tisdale.  The pledge was recited by all.

AGENDA

INFORMATION MEETING TO DISCUSS THE DEMOLITION OF LAURELVILLE SCHOOL PROPERTY

And any other matter.

Donnie Kempton presented council with a copy of the demo map from Tim Williams of LE Schools.  Donnie expressed his thoughts on the demo project; the school should have had meetings regarding each elementary school because of involving tax payer’s money.

 

Laurelville is set for demolition in September.  The Laurelville auction is set for July 20.

 

Several items on the map were labeled incorrectly, not listed, etc.

No notation regarding the fuel tanks..council wants them removed

Electrical speed signs need to be removed

Flag pole and footer need to be removed

Sidewalk around the caféteria building needs to be removed with building

 

Council wishes to keep the Laurelville sign in the front lot.

Council wishes to keep the basketball court in the playground area

Donnie will meet with Tim again and discuss the changes.

 

Chief Valentine presented Council and Mayor with a purchase agreement for a 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 short bed pickup truck with 40,068 miles, for $43,176.00 from Byers Chevrolet of Grove City, OH.

He asked Council for their acceptance of the purchase agreement.

Donald Kempton made the motion to suspend the rules and bypass the three readings for resolution to purchase the truck.  Colleen Rife seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

Donald Kempton made the motion to adopt Resolution #11-2023 to purchase a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Truck, Serial #1GC1KREG0KF141921 for $43,176.00 from Byers Chevrolet, Grove City, OH.  Robert Platz seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

Well pump #2 will need replaced per Donald Kempton.

Donnie Kempton made the motion to adjourn the meeting.  Sue Ann Hinton seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.              Meeting was adjourned at 7:50 pm.

JULY 10, 2023

The Village of Laurelville met in regular session on July 10, 2023 with Mayor Brent Ebert calling the meeting to order with Council members present:  Robert Platz, Donald Kempton Jr, Colleen Rife, Aniko Nagy and Derrick Addington.  Also present was Fiscal Officer – Darcy Tisdale and Village Adm – Chad Lowe, Billing Clerk, Katrina Norton.  The pledge was recited by all.

GUESTS –  None

SHERIFF REPORT – Deputy Miles reported of couple break-ins at the school.  He saw that the vent pipe holes in the windows are letting someone open up the window and climbing inside.  He asked maintenance to cover up the hole.  They have one suspect.  Deputy Torchick is off duty having knee surgery; his replacement is 2 officers that will share the responsibility.

FIRE REPORT – Chief Valentine is on vacation but presented the June report – 24   alarms were answered with 98 responding for an average of 4 per run.

BILLING CLERK REPORT –  June report was presented to all;  $29,859.61 was collected for May billing.  310 bills were sent.  27 shut off notices were sent;  1 shutoff was required.  Donnie Kempton reminded of the yearly 2% increase; Katrina Norton will check the date and make sure the increase is implemented.

VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR REPORT – Chad Lowe, Village Adm, reported that he has received a couple of bids for asphalt at the park.

Chapman Paving  $26,600.  Another for overlay  $21,000.  The county commissioners were contacted and they have no money for the village for street repairs/paving this year.

WATER OPERATOR – Well #1 has been pulled for repairs.  Ron received a quote from GM Baker & Son for new pump and material $8525.00, he also received a quote to clean the well before installing the new pump  $10125.00, this service will redevelop the well and restore the yield of the well.  Donald Kempton made the motion to accept the quote from GM Baker & Son for $18,650 to replace the well pump and clean the well pit.   Robert Platz seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.  A new valve box will also be installed.  The pump will be repaired, therefore, the Village will have 2 spare pumps for Well #1 and #2.  A flow test will be performed after installation.  Ron suggested that in the future, when repairs are being done, someone needs to be at the site to watch and monitor the work to make sure it is done properly; they found wiring that had been spliced together that is unacceptable. 

VILLAGE WEBSITE   Up and running; Tisdale will contact Paint Street Productions for info regarding uploading info onto the website.

WWTP UPGRADES –  No info  Donnie wants to set up a tour with Mike Betts for all council members and employees.

LAURELVILLE SCHOOL – Donnie Kempton submitted council’s recommendations and requested for the school demo to Tim Williams.  The village will take ownership after the demo is completed.

ADELPHI CONTRACT – a copy was given to all council members.  Donnie wants all of council, Chad Lowe, Mark Streitenberger, Katrina Norton and anyone else to go over this contract and know what is expected from the Village to comply.  He will set up a special meeting to go over the contract with all.

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT – Darcy Tisdale presented Mayor and Council with June minutes, fund status, receipt report, payment report, wage report and fund ledger for 2023. Fund ledger reports were given Chief Valentine, Ron Stephens and Joe King.   There were no questions regarding the bills presented.

An Unauthorized Debit form has been submitted to the bank regarding the two fraudulent debits made to the checking account; Credit One Bank, for $299.94 and $1300.00.  The VCNB is aware and they traced it to Discover Card transactions.  The Hocking Co. Sheriff’s office has been notified and they have been in contact with the bank to get the details.  The person that made the fraudulent checks on the Village’s checking account has been found.  She is living in South Carolina; the Hocking Co. Pros must extradite her here to file charges against her.  Deputy Torchick doesn’t feel that will happen.

The Ohio Water Authority loan has not been closed, therefore the payment of $21,996.47 was not changed.  A credit for any overpayment will be issued for the remaining balance.

Tisdale presented a resolution to amend 2023 permanent appropriations in Fire Fund $43,176 to purchase a truck and in the Water Fund $15,650 for new well pump and clean well pit.

Robert Platz made the motion to suspend the rules and by pass the three reading to pass resolution.  Derrick Addington seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.  Robert Platz made the motion to adopt Resolution #12-2023 to amend the Permanent Appropriations for 2023 adding $43,176 in the Fire Fund – Other, and $15,650 in the Water Fund – Other.  Colleen Rife seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

The Village received a form from HC Board of Election regarding the upcoming election.  Tisdale contacted them to explain the transfer of ownership hasn’t and will not be completed before the election;  they will need to contact Logan Elm School.

ORDINANCE FOR RECORDS RETENSION POLICY – no new info

USEPA GRANT –  No new info

BILLS – Robert Platz made the motion to pay the bills.  Derrick Addington seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

MINUTES – Colleen Rife made the motion to accept the minutes as written.  Derrick Addington seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

Executive Session

Colleen Rife asked Council and made the motion to go into executive session to discuss police protection coverage.  Robert Platz seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

Donald Kempton made the motion to back into regular session.  Robert Platz seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

Executive session was information that was shared.  There were no motions or adoptions made.

OTHERS

Chad Lowe will look at the best way to monitor the electric usage for life station as it is being metered to separate out of equation for Adelphi.

Donnie Kempton made the motion to adjourn the meeting.  Bob Platz seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.              Meeting was adjourned at 8:00 pm.

AUGUST 14, 2023

The Village of Laurelville met in regular session on August 14, 2023 with Mayor Brent Ebert calling the meeting to order with Council members present:  Robert Platz, Donald Kempton Jr, Colleen Rife, Aniko Nagy, Sue Ann Hinton and Derrick Addington.  Also present was Fiscal Officer – Darcy Tisdale and Village Adm – Chad Lowe.  The pledge was recited by all.

GUESTS –  Helen Platz – she is no longer at the Adelphi branch of the KNB, but will continue to do the community events in our area.

Deb Tobin – Logan-Hocking Times   reporting

SHERIFF REPORT – Deputy Miles is back on duty after his injury.  Has been dealing with mischievous kids in town.

FIRE REPORT – Chief Valentine wasn’t present but presented the July report – 29   alarms were answered with 103 responding for an average of 4 per run.

BILLING CLERK REPORT –  July report was presented to all;  $22,216.41 was collected for June billing.  307 bills were sent.  36 shut off notices were sent;  0 shutoffs were required.

VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR REPORT – Chad Lowe, Village Adm, reported that Well #1 repairs have been completed.  He reported that a resident pulled the meter at their house; he told them to install the meter immediately or they would be charged with theft of a utility.  The meter was installed.

WWTP OPERATOR – Joe King, JEK Environmental Services LLC has resigned as of July 31, 2023.  He recommended Bryan V. McKee for his replacement.  Bryan has been employed by JEK Env Services and has been working at the plant for several years.  He has the necessary credentials as required by OAC.  Bryan presented a contract stating services provided.  Council read over the contract and a motion was made by Donald Kempton to accept the Wastewater Treatment Plant Service Agreement from Bryan V. McKee of 125 Highland Ave, Circleville, OH  43113.  Services provides includes 3 visits per week for thorough inspection of the plant and lift station processes and equipment, preventative maintenance, collection and testing, calibration of current lab equipment and completion of daily operational log book, provide all OEPA reports, recommendations for upkeep of the system and 24/7 response to plant emergencies when available.  Compensation is $2400/month payable on the 2nd Monday of the month.  The contract will take effect on August 1, 2023.  Robert Platz seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

VILLAGE WEBSITE   Up and running; Tisdale will contact Paint Street Productions for info regarding uploading info onto the website.

WWTP UPGRADES –  No info  Donnie wants to set up a tour with Mike Betts for all council members and employees.

LAURELVILLE SCHOOL – Donnie Kempton hasn’t yet received a contract to purchase the school property.  He informed Tim Williams that the village will not accept the property until the fuel tanks are removed.  He is unsure about the utility hook-ups after the demolition.  Donnie is very disappointed with how the school board has handled the transfer with the village and also with the townships.

ADELPHI CONTRACT – According to the contract with Adelphi, Section 6, they are to receive a monthly report regarding the WWTP.  Donnie Kempton asked Chad Lowe to let Katrina know and for her to send them the report she gives to council each month, and to also send June’s report.

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT – Darcy Tisdale presented Mayor and Council with July minutes, fund status, receipt report, payment report, wage report and fund ledger for 2023. Fund ledger reports were given Chief Valentine, Ron Stephens and Joe King.   There were no questions regarding the bills presented.

ORDINANCE FOR RECORDS RETENSION POLICY – no new info

USEPA GRANT –  No new info

BILLS – Colleen Rife made the motion to pay the bills.  Derrick Addington seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

MINUTES – Colleen Rife made the motion to accept the minutes as written.  Aniko Nagy seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

OTHERS

Donnie Kempton

He was contacted by an insurance underwriter regarding property on Laurel St…If that house would burn down, could it be rebuilt?  After looking at the property, he feels there would be reason why the house couldn’t be rebuilt.  He forwarded a copy of the Ordinance regarding structures and homes in the village.

Marlene Riddle has contacted him regarding the mobile home on Shriner St..the owner has instructed her that the trailer will be removed.

Donnie was told someone was exiting the house at the abandoned property on Laurel St.

Carroll’s Feed Mill has made repairs to a garage that they are using for storage of feed.  They or someone has parked an old trailer on the property – Chad Lowe will contact them and ask if they are going to use the property to keep it mowed.

Colleen Rife

She has been contacted by Mike Seiffert regarding the Laurelville gymnasium building.  He is interested in obtaining the property to  remain as a community center for the kids.  The village would have lifetime access to the water tower on the property and he would continue to have a space for the food pantry.

At this point, Council doesn’t know the legal duties regarding a sale or lease of the property.  When the transfer is made, that will be researched.

Vacant lot on Laurel St has very tall weeds.

She feels the Village hasn’t been receiving daytime police coverage since Rick left for knee surgery.

Robert Platz – he would like to contact the Code Enforcement Officer from Logan to attend a meeting and see if he has an answers regarding our property issues.

Debbie McCabe – she reported of a loud Black Avalanche Truck that is “tearing” up the street along Main/Sherman.  Also a white car has been squealing tires in the same area.

Also, small children are operating a four wheeler on Main St – she is afraid someone is going to get hurt.

Derrick Addington – is running for Perry Twp. Trustee and asked for their support.  He thanked Council for the opportunity and time he was member of Council.  If he doesn’t get elected for trustee, he would consider being on Council again.

Executive Session

Donald Kempton asked Council and made the motion to go into executive session to discuss police protection coverage by Hocking Co. Sheriff and to include Chief Deputy, Pennie Stack.  Colleen Rife seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

Donald Kempton made the motion to back into regular session.   Derrick Addington seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

Executive session was informational.  There were no motions or adoptions made resulting from executive session.

Donnie Kempton made the motion to adjourn the meeting.  Colleen Rife seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.              Meeting was adjourned at 8:35 pm.

SEPTEMBER 6, 2023  SPECIAL

The Village of Laurelville met in Special Session on September 6, 2023 with Mayor Brent Ebert calling the meeting to order with Council members present:  Donald Kempton, Aniko Nagy, Colleen Rife, Robert Platz, Sue Ann Hinton and Derrick Addington.   Also present was Fiscal Officer, Darcy Tisdale and Vil Adm. Chad Lowe.

MEETING AGENDA

Resolution for Assessment of cost of Services to Property Taxes

 

Darcy Tisdale provided info on dates of mowing, cleaning debris, spraying, etc. for 3 abandoned lots in the Village:

Arthur & Wendy Moore         Wintersong Village Et Al       Merrill Dillie

18597 Laurel St.                     16128 Pike St                         16263 Sherman St

Laurelville, OH  43135           Laurelville, OH  43135           Laurelville, OH   43135

Parcel #14-000167.0000         Parcel #14-000058.0000         Parcel #14-000197.0000

Colleen Rife made the motion to suspend the rules and by pass the three readings for resolution.  Derrick Addington seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

Colleen Rife made the motion to adopt Resolution #13-2023, to Assess Cost of Services to Property Taxes as set forth:

Arthur & Wendy Moore         Wintersong Village Et Al       Merrill Dillie

18597 Laurel St                      16128 Pike St                         16263 Sherman St.

Laurelville, OH  43135           Laurelville, OH  43135           Laurelville, OH  43135

Parcel #14-000167.000           Parcel #14-000058.000           Parcel #14-000197.000

Labor              $  144.00         Labor              $  54.00           Labor              $   63.00

Equipment        1000.00         Equipment        375.00           Equipment         400.00

Supplies              200.00         Supplies              50.00           Supplies              100.00

Fees                   1200.00         Fees                 1200.00           Fees                   1200.00

Supervision         100.00         Supervision       100.00           Supervision         100.00

$2644.00                               $1799.00                                   $1863.00

 

Aniko Nagy seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

Donnie Kempton presented info regarding the grant application information on the school property from DLZ.

Donnie Kempton met with Tim Williams, LE Schools.

The electric lines will be unhooked when demolition begins and then hooked back up for power in the buildings that remain.

He will contact John Norton for info on the sewer and water lines.

He is not sure about the Columbia Gas service, there are 2 lines involved.

The trailer on Shriner Street has been moved out.  Donnie will contact Marlene Riddle, land owner about the trash that is left, and also the electric lines laying and the open sewer line.

Donnie Kempton made the motion to adjourn the meeting  7:15pm

Bobby Platz seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

OCTOBER 9, 2023

The Village of Laurelville met in regular session on October 9, 2023 with Mayor Brent Ebert calling the meeting to order with Council members present:  Robert Platz, Donald Kempton Jr, Aniko Nagy, Colleen Rife, Sue Ann Hinton and Derrick Addington.  Also present was Fiscal Officer – Darcy Tisdale, Billing Clerk – Katrina Norton and Village Administrator – Chad Lowe  The pledge was recited by all.

GUESTS –  Chris and Shannon Brannon – would like to use the ball diamonds.  They are part of 2 non-profit organizations for ages 8-12 year old girls and boys traveling softball and baseball teams.  According to them, Logan Elm will not be using the diamonds in the future and they do not want to see them decline and not be used.  They are willing to mow, trim, maintain the fields, upgrade the concession building and the dugouts.  Council was very happy with their request.

Colleen Rife made the motion to allow Chris and Shannon Brannon to facilitate and maintain the ball diamonds for baseball and softball practices, games and tournaments.  Derrick Addington seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

Sandy Ogle – Hocking Co Commissioner  visiting to let council know she has not forgotten about the village.  She contacted Buckeye Hills regarding grant opportunities for the village to help recover back tax revenue; at this time there are no grants for this purpose, but will keep looking into other avenues.

Dale and LuLu Bell Daubenmire –  Food Pantry  was asking about any updates regarding the position of the Food Pantry with the school situation.  They asked that all council members stop by on Wednesday mornings to look at the space they have and learn what their purpose is.  Donnie Kempton remarked that until the Village obtains the property, our hands are tied.  The building has electric, but no water and gas service until the demolition is completed.

Mike Betts – DLZ  He has been in contact with Buckeye Hills Local Development District, based out of Marietta.  They are a technical assistant provider that will coordinate with grant agencies for opportunities and they will prepare an assessment of the school property buildings.  Mike doesn’t feel the Village will be eligible for money next year because of the timing of the village acquiring the school property and not knowing the clear use of the space; the deadline for submitting an application is December.   But with the assessment being prepared will help with the process in the coming year.  Donnie Kempton thanked Mike for all his help with the WWTP upgrades and is so glad we chose Stantec, now DLZ to oversee the project.

Darcy Tisdale, Fiscal Officer asked Mike what can be done with the ARPA money that remains $1042.13; he will research the matter.

Chad Lowe also asked for warranty info on the new equipment, etc. that was installed at the WWTP; Mike will also research the matter.

SHERIFF REPORT – no one was present.  Colleen Rife presented a letter from Adelphi Mayor, Josh Hettinger, sent to Hocking Co Prosecutor, Ryan Black regarding Michael and Matthew Hart criminal activities.  He asked him to give the stiffest punishment applicable for the crimes that they are convicted of.  Colleen will also write a letter to Mr. Black of the same nature.

 FIRE REPORT – Chief Valentine wasn’t present but presented the September report – 22  alarms were answered with 99 responding for an average of 5 per run.

A fire contract for Eagle Twp was presented for Council approval.

Eagle Twp  $46,000.00  payable in 2 installments – Dec/June  Nov 1, 2023 – Nov 1, 2024

Donnie Kempton made the motion to accept the fire contract from Eagle Twp Trustees for $46,000/year from November 1, 2023 through November 1, 2024,  payable in two installments beginning December, 2023 and final payment in June, 2024.  Colleen Rife seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

BILLING CLERK REPORT –  September report was presented to all;  $25,088.07 was collected for August billing.  306 bills were sent.  45 shut off notices were sent;  2 shutoffs were required.

Deputy Rick was at the shut off; there is a dog at the residence.  Debris had to be removed to access the meter for the shut off.  The property is owned by Brad Young and needs to be cleaned up.  The second shut off is at the triangle house on Pike Street; there is an eviction in process with a court date scheduled.  Katrina Norton will call the health department and let them know the water has been shut off for non-payment.  The house will be sold when the eviction process is completed.

VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR REPORT – A new line was run into the car wash and it was made clear to cork off the old line; that wasn’t done.  Now, Chad Lowe is wanting to get the black top put down where the work was done before winter plowing begins.  He asked Council their thoughts on how to proceed.  He has contacted a company that will do the work for less than $1000.  Donnie Kempton made the motion for Chad Lowe to contact Carroll’s regarding the work order and advise them of their responsibility to cork the old water line.  Sue Ann Hinton seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

WATE REPORT – Ron Stephens  The electric meter for South Central Power is very old and has to be read manually.  If the meter isn’t replaced soon, they will start to charge a fee for reading.  They will do all the work to replace it for free.  Ron contacted BJ’s Electric for their part to install new 3phase 480v panel, 75 KVA transformer, 120/206 panel 42 circuit 3 phase, relocate service, refeed well pumps, install generator and install 400AMP used auto transfer feed.  Ron presented an estimate for approximately $40,005.79.  After discussing and realizing this will be wired for the backup generator, that is needed for the stability of the water department in case of an electric outage, Council agreed of the necessity of the project.

Donnie Kempton made the motion to accept the estimate of approximately $40,005.79 from BJ’s Electric for the upgrade of the Water Department to install new 3phase 480v panel, 75 KVA transformer, 120/206 panel 42 circuit 3 phase, relocate service, refeed well pumps, install generator and install 400AMP used auto transfer feed.  The work will begin after the first of 2024 and be completed by end of 1st quarter.  Sue Ann Hinton seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

Ron reiterated about the car wash situation and work not being done properly.  His goal, along with Chad Lowe is to not blame, but to fix situations correctly moving forward.  Same for water situations, he needs to be told when water lines, etc. are being worked on and/or water is shut off to insure the water is safe for the Village and to protect him as the operator of the Village.

VILLAGE WEBSITE   Up and running; Tisdale will contact Paint Street Productions for info regarding uploading info onto the website.

WWTP UPGRADES –  Completed  Donnie set up a tour with Mike Betts for all council members and employees before tonight’s meeting.

LAURELVILLE SCHOOL – Donnie Kempton reported that the water meter will be returned; Tim Williams has it.  The shop building has no water or gas.  John Norton Jr. has run his camera to locate water and sewer lines.  Sewer lines have been located outside the buildings.  The water lines will be retapped after the demolition is completed.  Three of the windows and 1 complete frame has been found and needs to be installed to remove the thin plywood.  Chad and Mark will meet with Donnie for a plan to put the glass back in the windows to get the gymnasium building closed up.  The fuel tanks have been removed and going through the process with EPA.

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT – Darcy Tisdale presented Mayor and Council with September minutes, fund status, receipt report, payment report, wage report and fund ledger for 2023. Fund ledger reports were given Chief Valentine, Ron Stephens and Bryan McKee.  There were no questions regarding the bills presented.

Tisdale completed training in Athens for the year.

The audit of 2022 has been completed.

A resolution was presented Accepting the Amounts and Rates as Determined by the Budget Committee and Authorizing the Necessary Tax Levies and Certifying Them to the County Auditor.  The Village receives 2.2 ml from the county and levies for 1.5 ml, 5 ml in General Fund and 7 ml for Policing Services.

Donnie Kempton made the motion to suspend the rules and by pass the rules for resolution to the auditor.  Robert Platz seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

Donnie Kempton made the motion to adopt Resolution #14-2023 Accepting the Amounts and Rates as Determined by the Budget Committee and Authorizing the Necessary Tax Levies and Certifying Them to the County Auditor.  Derrick Addington seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

Another fraudulent check for $10,500 was debited from the Village checking account.  The bank has been contacted to credit the account back and the incident has been presented to Deputy Rick.  At this time, Tisdale feels the account needs to be closed and a new one opened.  The hesitation to do so earlier was because of the grant and loan monies being received for the upgrade at the WWTP; the upgrades are completed.  A resolution was presented to Council to open a new checking account and transfer the money from Account #100036.  The present account will not be closed immediately to allow for all transactions to be completed and clear.  Donnie Kempton made the motion to suspend the rules and by pass the three readings for resolution to open up a new checking account.  Robert Platz seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

Donnie Kempton made the motion to adopt Resolution #15-2023 allowing Mayor Brent Ebert to authorize and establish a new checking account with the Vinton Co. National Bank for depositing funds and paying debits of the Village of Laurelville.  Colleen Rife seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

TRICK OR TREAT – Donnie Kempton made the motion to have Trick or Treat on October 26, 6-7 pm  Colleen Rife seconded.  Roll call – yeas. 

ORDINANCE FOR RECORDS RETENSION POLICY – no new info

USEPA GRANT –  Bob Platz hopes to hear from Stephanie within the next 2 weeks…she has been on vacation.

BILLS – Robert Platz made the motion to pay the bills.  Sue Ann Hinton seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

MINUTES – Robert Platz made the motion to accept the minutes as written.  Derrick Addington seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

OTHERS

Donnie Kempton

A Notice of Violation letter to Amber Voldness, 14707 Mt. Olive Rd., Rockbridge, OH  43149 regarding her property at 18428 Laurel St for weeds and unmowed grass was received on September 11, 2023.  Council feels that the property should be cleaned up and the bill sent to Ms. Voldness for payment.  If payment is not received, the charge will be assessed to the taxes.  Chad Lowe will bush hog the property.

Donnie will attend the Laurel Twp Trustees meeting for information on how they fund and run their recreation center.

Donnie Kempton made the motion to adjourn the meeting.  Colleen Rife seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.              Meeting was adjourned at 8:35 pm.

NOVEMBER 13, 2023

The Village of Laurelville met in regular session on November 13, 2023 with Mayor Brent Ebert calling the meeting to order with Council members present:  Robert Platz, Donald Kempton Jr, Colleen Rife and Derrick Addington.  Also present was Fiscal Officer – Darcy Tisdale, Billing Clerk – Katrina Norton, Water Operator – Ron Stephens and Maintenance – Mark Streitenberger & Ronjalee Kempton  The pledge was recited by all.

GUESTS – Helen Platz – Asking Council if they would like to put together a Facebook Christmas card.  She will set up the video, pictures for the card and post on Facebook.  Everyone is in favor.  Colleen Rife and Derrick Addingon will contact businesses in town to encourage window decorating.

Mark commented that they have a plan ready for decorating the posey pot and park.  New lights were donated for the posey pot.

Heather and Greg Algoe – They have chickens at their residence on Sherman St.; they are used for support of their daughter with anxiety issues.  They are aware of the 2010-03 Ordinance regarding farm animals in town, but would like to see that amended.  Don Kempton remarked that the ordinance was passed because previously land owners with chickens would not contain them in a cage, the smell was bad and roosters were noisy.  Solicitor Jayme Hartley legal opinion is that the State doesn’t recognize any animal to be used for a comfort animal.  A dog is recognized as a “Support Animal” because it is a trained service animal.  Mrs. Algoe asked Council about petitioning to amend the Ordinance; Council can’t stop a petition and advised her to move forward if she feels that is what she would like to do.

Currently with the Ordinance 2010-03 in place, farm animals can’t be in town.          

SHERIFF REPORT – Deputy Torchick and Deputy Miles were present.  All the info regarding fraudulent checks has been presented to the detectives.  One person has been located and the info has been given to the Prosecuting Atty; it will be his call to move forward with extradition to press charges.  The school vandalisms have also been turned over to the detectives; they are waiting on search warrants.  Halloween went well.  Deputy Torchick addressed Council regarding the indictments on Calob Moritz stating that he has been a deputy for 32 years with 5 years under Lanny North; he has nothing to do with the investigation and will not be drug into it.

 FIRE REPORT – Chief Valentine presented the October report – 30 alarms were answered with 126 responding for an average of 4 per run.  Mutual aid was received twice.  The dept will receive the Firefighters Exposure to Environmental Elements Grant in the amount of $15,000 for Turnout Gear; 8 sets will be purchased.  The money will be EFT within 6 weeks.  Benton Twp is getting quotes to tear down the elementary school; there is asbestos in parts of the building that will be addressed.  Benton Twp could possibly get USDA grant monies or a low interest loan;  the dept would decrease their fire contract in that event.

BILLING CLERK REPORT –  October report was presented to all;  $22,118.88 was collected for September billing.  306 bills were sent.  40 shut off notices were sent;  0 shutoffs were required.  The 2% increase to rates will go into effect next month.  With the passing of Henry Adams, his daughter, Janet Myers is asking for the billing account for his house, now hers, be put into her name.  She is asking that the Laurelville Tabernacle, previously in Henry Adams name, be changed into Laurelville Tabernacle.  Katrina Norton asked about collecting deposits; Council agreed that both will need to be collected with each being set up in a new account.  Jason Hettinger asked also for his grandparents house be changed into his name; the same should apply to that situation requiring a deposit.

The triangle house on Pike St. has been torn down by the new owner, Keith Lowery.  Don Kempton wants to make sure the water line is capped off so no other residency can be established there.  This can be done after the first of the year; Ron Stephens will get quotes in December.

Katrina Norton asked about the outstanding water bill for the Pike St property; a bill has been sent to previous owner, Joyce Danner.  Don Kempton stated that he is so relieved that the building has been demolished that if the bill isn’t paid by the end of the year to write it off.  Colleen Rife made the motion to write off the balance for the recently demolished property on Pike St by the end of the year, if not paid by previous owner, Joyce Danner.  Derrick Addington seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR REPORT –  Chad Lowe wasn’t present.  Don Kempton will check with Chad to make sure the meter monitoring is being done at the WWTP life station area.  The KW hours for that will need to be deducted for usage of power regarding Adelphi contract.

WATE REPORT – Ron Stephens

Ron reiterated about the car wash situation and work not being done properly.  His goal, along with Chad Lowe is to not blame, but to fix situations correctly moving forward.  The bill to cap off the line at the car wash amounted to $5400.  Same for water situations, he needs to be told when water lines, etc. are being worked on and/or water is shut off to insure the water is safe for the Village and to protect him as the operator of the Village.

The Valve Excising Program plan has been put in place and will begin.

VILLAGE WEBSITE   Up and running; Tisdale will contact Paint Street Productions for info regarding uploading info onto the website.

WWTP UPGRADES –  No new info

LAURELVILLE SCHOOL – Donnie Kempton reported that evaluation of the buildings has begun by three engineers to proceed with the grant process.  All the electric boxes are Federal Pacific and will need removed.  The block building is a hodge podge of 2 services; this is why the Food Pantry has many issues regarding electric.  They will use their own propane heaters for now to keep their area heated.

Don Kempton tries to visit the buildings everyday because of vandalism.  Someone is still getting inside using the toilet, without flushing and turning on heat in a classroom.  He also finds the chain link fence gates are open.

He wants to make sure the school has done the proper title searches regarding the property; there could be as many as 8 titles for the property.

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT – Darcy Tisdale presented Mayor and Council with October minutes, fund status, receipt report, payment report, wage report and fund ledger for 2023. Fund ledger reports were given Chief Valentine, Ron Stephens and Bryan McKee.   There were no questions regarding the bills presented.

A resolution was presented to amend estimated resources and appropriations for 2023.  A revenue report was presented to Council explaining how estimated resources and actual revenues compare, therefore needing the amendment.  Three funds, 4091, 4902 and 4907 used for WWTP upgrades needs to be decreased, because the work is complete.  Additional appropriations for General, Fire Dept and WWTP need increased to finish out the year.

Robert Platz made the motion to suspend the rules and by pass the rules for resolution to the auditor.  Derrick Addington seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

Robert Platz made the motion to adopt Resolution #16-2023 to Amend the Certificate of Estimated Resources and Permanent Appropriation as follows:

DECREASE CERTIFICATE OF ESTIMATED RESOURCES:

FUND:  4901  OPWC GRANT – WWTP               -$10,594.29

FUND:  4902  OPWA LOAN – WWTP               -$446,665.70

FUND:  4907  OPWC LOAN – WWTP                 -$70,018.93

DECREASE APPROPRIATIONS

FUND:  4901  OPWC GRANT – WWTP               -$10,594.29

FUND:  4902  OPWA LOAN – WWTP               -$446,665.70

FUND:  4907  OPWC LOAN – WWTP                 -$70,018.93

INCREASE APPROPRIATIONS

FUND:  1000  GENERAL FUND – OTHER            +$20,000.00

FUND:  2901  FIRE DEPT FUND – OTHER           +$20,000.00

FUND:  5901  WASTE WATER FUND – OTHER +$20,000.00

Derrick Addington seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

The new checking account is open and $1,351,127.79 was transferred from the old account.  $50,000 was left in old account until new checks are received and all sources of deposits from the State Auditor have been changed.

ORDINANCE FOR RECORDS RETENSION POLICY – no new info

USEPA GRANT –  No new info.   Chief Valentine asked how the process is going regarding the debt.  He is still unable to apply for Federal grant money.  Bob Platz would like to explain to chief the time line of events that led up to the debacle regarding the grant.

BILLS – Don Kempton made the motion to pay the bills.  Robert Platz seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

MINUTES – Colleen Rife made the motion to accept the minutes as written.  Robert Platz seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

OTHERS

Don Kempton shared the result of attending the Laurel Twp. trustees meeting regarding their operation of the Rec Center.  They have a 1/2 ml levy in place that covers most of their expenses.  They charge for the use of the building as well.  A trustee opens and closes the building when rented.  They have a maintenance employee that cleans after events.

Donnie Kempton made the motion to adjourn the meeting.  Colleen Rife seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.              Meeting was adjourned at 8:40 pm.

DECEMBER 11, 2023

The Village of Laurelville met in regular session on December 11, 2023 with Don Kempton Jr., Council President, calling the meeting to order with Council members present:  Robert Platz, Aniko Nagy, Colleen Rife, Sue Ann Hinton and Derrick Addington.  Also present was Fiscal Officer – Darcy Tisdale, Billing Clerk – Katrina Norton, Village Adm – Chad Lowe and Maintenance – David Jarvis, Mark Streitenberger & Ronjalee Kempton  The pledge was recited by all.

GUESTS –

Heather Algoe – presented a petition to Council regarding amending Ordinance 2010-03 to allow poultry, consisting of turkeys, chickens or ducks, to be kept within the Village limits.  The proposed amendment would remove poultry from the list of livestock or farm animals currently prohibited by the current ordinance, allow up to 12 animals of any combination per household, no males of any type, no free ranging, appropriate housing and roaming area, maintained in a neat, clean and sanitary condition, feed kept in a steel container and enclosure must be kept behind the main residence.

She was hoping to get this measure on the March 19 primary ballot; council advised that is impossible since the paperwork has to be completed by December 20.  After the signatures are compiled, the paperwork must be held for public inspection for 10 days before submitting to Board of Elections for validation of signatures.

Don Kempton made the motion to acknowledge the petition and to send to Village Solicitor for further procedures.  Derrick Addington seconded.  Roll call – Colleen Rife and Aniko Nagy – No, Sue Ann Hinton, Derrick Addington, Robert Platz and Don Kempton- yes

Robert Platz voiced his opinion saying that he doesn’t think it’s a good idea to have any farm animal in the Village, but can’t deny any petition that may occur.

Colleen Rife doesn’t want any farm animals inside the Village.

Don Kempton thinks it’s a matter of respect for your neighbors living inside the Village.

Aniko Nagy likes the idea of having chickens, but not 12.

Council advised Algoe that until the petition is effective and amends the existing Ordinance, farm animals is not allowed in the village.  Deputy Torchick stated that this matter has been turned over to the prosecuting attornery.

SHERIFF REPORT – Deputy Torchick and Deputy Miles were present.  The tenants living in a mobile home beside the maintenance building have been evicted.  They did leave their dog; Torchick and other deputies have been feeding and watering it.  He believes the dog warden has found a home for it.  Property owner will be cleaning up and moving the mobile home out.  A past resident has moved his truck from Main St after being evicted; he now lives on Maple St.

 FIRE REPORT – Chief Valentine wasn’t present but presented the November report – 20 alarms were answered with 89 responding for an average of 5 per run.  Mutual aid was received once.

BILLING CLERK REPORT –  November report was presented to all;  $22,127.49 was collected for October billing.  305 bills were sent.  44 shut off notices were sent;  0 shutoffs were required.

VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR REPORT –  Chad Lowe reported of some repairs needed for meters; the parts will get ordered.

The computer used for billing is needing replaced; a new one will cost around $900.  Don Kempton made the motion to proceed with the purchase of a new computer being compatible with the billing software and future updates that needed.  Colleen Rife seconded.  Roll call – all yeas

Chad is reporting the meter monitoring at the WWTP lift station area to Don Kempton and Katrina Norton in billing.  Don asked her to keep a log; he will be presenting the info to Adelphi.  The KW hours for that will need to be deducted for usage of power regarding Adelphi contract.

Katrina Norton mentioned with the house on Main St being empty, now would be a good time to separate the three meters that are inside the house.  Chad Lowe mentioned the idea of remote valve meters that are available; that would allow for any of the three meters to be shut off in the event of non-payment.  The cost for that type is extremely less that moving the meters outside.  Don Kempton made the motion to get three remote valve meters for house on Main Street to be installed as soon as possible.  Robert Platz seconded.

VILLAGE WEBSITE   Up and running; Tisdale will contact Paint Street Productions for info regarding uploading info onto the website.

WWTP UPGRADES –  No new info

LAURELVILLE SCHOOL – Donnie Kempton reported that evaluation of the buildings has been completed; the estimated upgrades is over $3 million.

Don Kempton met with Tim Williams, school board secretary and construction company doing the demo.  It will begin after the 1st of the year.  At that time entrance from Pike Street will be closed off.  More fencing will be installed to secure the property.  Limited access at Headstart building and Food Pantry also.  No one will be permitted inside the gymnasium building during the demo.  Anticipating 6 weeks for the demo.  The school lights and school signage are owned by ODOT; Tim Williams will contact them for removal.  Security cameras have been installed and will be left on site.  Don asked the secretary for the last 6 months of electric and gas bills.

Chad Lowe and Dave Jarvis asked about using the bricks from the demo of the school to fill in the lagoon at the WWTP that is not being used anymore.  Dave is worried about the erosion and possible breakdown of the levy around the lagoon; there isn’t any means to drain the lagoon from heavy rain, etc.  Don Kempton doesn’t want to do anything with it without asking DLZ, Mike Betts.  The EPA and engineer company approved to leave as is.  He also stated that some of the new upgrade equipment isn’t working properly; Don asked him and Chad to make a list of the equipment to be presented to DLZ.

He wants to make sure the school has done the proper title searches regarding the property; there could be as many as 8 titles for the property.

The food pantry is running on $20,000/year; LE schools has been donating the electricity and gas needed to run the heat and refrigeration.  Don Kempton doesn’t know if the Village can withstand that expense.

The Village will have a lot to process when the property is transferred.

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT – Darcy Tisdale presented Mayor and Council with November minutes, fund status, receipt report, payment report, wage report and fund ledger for 2023. Fund ledger reports were given Chief Valentine, Ron Stephens and Bryan McKee.   There were no questions regarding the bills presented.

A resolution was presented to Adopt 2024 Temporary Appropriations.

Robert Platz made the motion to suspend the rules and by pass the rules for temporary appropriations.  Colleen Rife seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

Robert Platz made the motion to adopt Resolution #17-2023 to Adopt 2024 Temporary Appropriation as follows:

 

 

SALARIES OTHERS TOTALS
GENERAL  $        11,100.00  $                 57,030.00  $      68,130.00
STREET  $        25,000.00  $                 23,050.00  $      48,050.00
STATE HWY  $                 10,000.00  $      10,000.00
PERM TAX  $                 10,000.00  $      10,000.00
CAP IMP  $
FIRE DEPT  $          6,000.00  $              222,200.00  $    228,200.00
EMS  $
MAYOR’S COURT  $                      500.00  $            500.00
POLICE TRAINING  $
POLICING SERVICES  $                 35,000.00  $      35,000.00
GRANT CONSTR  $
ARPA  $                   1,042.13  $         1,042.13
WATER  $        10,000.00  $              107,050.00  $    117,050.00
SEWER  $          9,000.00  $              161,200.00  $    170,200.00
DEPOSITS  $                 10,000.00  $      10,000.00
WWTP  $        32,000.00  $              152,400.00  $    184,400.00
 $        93,100.00  $              789,472.13  $    882,572.13

Colleen Rife seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

Tisdale asked council to allow her to make reallocations in all funds wage accounts if necessary to finish out the year, particularly the WWTP which will fall short.  Derrick Addington made the motion to allow fiscal officer to reallocate in all funds Salary and/or Personal Services accounts to finish the year.  Colleen Rife seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

The 2022 audit performed by JL Uhrig was accepted by the State; a copy was given to President, Don Kempton.

Tisdale has resolutions ready to begin the process of getting 2 levies renewed in 2024.

They will be presented after the first of the year.  1.4ml  General Fund  and 7ml Police

ORDINANCE FOR RECORDS RETENSION POLICY – no new info

USEPA GRANT –  No new info.

BILLS – Robert Platz made the motion to pay the bills.  Sue Ann Hinton seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

MINUTES – Colleen Rife made the motion to accept the minutes as written.  Derrick Addington seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.

OTHERS

None

Donnie Kempton made the motion to adjourn the meeting.  Colleen Rife seconded.  Roll call – all yeas.              Meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm.