March 14, 2013 Minutes

VILLAGE OF LOUISVILLE BOARD MINUTES

March 14, 2013 Regular Meeting

6:00 PM

The Village Board of Trustees met in regular session with President Murbarger, Trustee Byers, Trustee Leonard, Trustee Miller, Trustee Rinehart, Trustee Poehler and Trustee Fender in attendance. Also in attendance were Attorney Barry Bright, Clerk/Collector Angela Stanfield, Superintendent Rusty Harper, Treasurer Stephanie Bailey, Village Engineer Mike Bridges, Mary Maxwell of Hometown Journal, Pat Garrett of WNOI, and Ray Diel of Snedeker Risk Management Insurance. Sheriff Jim Sulsberger was absent.

President Murbarger called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Roll Call taken and the following Village authorities announced present at the beginning of the March 14, 2013 regular monthly meeting: President Dale Murbarger, Trustee Gene Leonard, Trustee Nancy Byers, Trustee Troy Fender, Trustee Gina Rinehart, Trustee Jean Ann Poehler and Trustee Danny Miller

A motion to approve this evenings’ agenda made by Trustee Poehler and seconded by Trustee Leonard.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

A motion made to approve the February 14, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes by Trustee Leonard and seconded by Trustee Fender.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Village board reviewed the monthly police report, Sheriff Jim Sulsberger was not in attendance.

Ray Deil, representative of Snedeker Risk Insurance updated the board on the village employee applications submitted for enrollment to the HOPE Trust. Ray Deil announced the village applications were approved for membership if the board wishes to accept approval. President Murbarger stated the village was still researching all options related to employee health insurance. A motion made by Trustee Miller and seconded by Trustee Byers to assign Finance Committee to evaluate all insurance proposals and report a recommendation at the April board meeting.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Motion made by Trustee Fender and seconded by Trustee Miller to donate $50 to the North Clay High School Post Prom 2013.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Engineer Mike Bridges updated the board on the Waterline Project. Advertisement for bids were published specifying separate sealed bids for the construction of 2,150 feet of 4”, 15,760 feet of 6”, and 3,745 feet of 8” PVC waterline with valves, hydrants and miscellaneous items. Pre Bid Meeting held on March 26, 2013 at 10:00 AM at City Hall. Opening of Bids will be April 4, 2013 at 10:00 AM at City Hall. The Contractor awarded the bid will be liable for providing performance and payment bonds. The awarding of the contract, if any, will be at the April 11, 2013 board meeting.

President Murbarger presented options regarding water rate increases to the board for consideration for inside and outside city limits. Attorney Barry Bright presented an ordinance amending various sections of the municipal code of the Village of Louisville in order to change the standard rates charged for the use of the village’s water and sewer utility systems. A motion made by Trustee Fender and seconded by Trustee Miller.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

President Murbarger stated a letter was received from property owner Donna Mason at 245 North Main Street. The letter was in regards to the First Baptist Church constructing a shelter on the lot at 244 North Main Street in Louisville. The property is across the street from Donna Mason, and the letter stated she opposed the church shelter and asked the board to consider zoning within the Village of Louisville. Village board took no action regarding the letter

President Murbarger informed the board he received complaints from numerous residents regarding the nuisance of noise related to ATV 4-Wheelers within city limits. Village board decided to consider modifying ordinance related to the issue, and a motion was made by Trustee Miller and seconded by Trustee Fender to authorize Attorney Barry Bright to research various cities noise ordinance provisions and report at next months meeting. Trustee Rinehart voting No.

Roll Call

5 Ayes – 1 Nay – Motion Carried

President Murbarger updated the board on the Walking Path Grant Application and stated all grants were awarded and the Village did not receive funding for project and will look at reapplying for a planning grant.

 

President Murbarger gave an update on Village annual events. The Evening in the Village will be held on June 22, 2013 with Neon Rose Band for entertainment. The Block Party will be held on August 24, 2013 with the Mike Porter and Panther Creek Band for entertainment along with a free meal provided by the Village of Louisville.

 

Attorney Barry Bright presented a technical ordinance to amend general penalties code section to clarify that independent contractors are considered agents of landowner for purposes of municipal code violations. A motion made by Trustee Fender and seconded by Trustee Miller to approve ordinance. Trustee Rinehart voting No.

Roll Call

5 Ayes – 1 Nay – Motion Carried

Attorney Barry Bright presented technical ordinance dealing with consequential damages associated with the waterline replacement project. Village board discussed liability insurance, along with possible damages which could occur during the project. Attorney Barry Bright stated the Villages’ responsibility is to protect the financial integrity of Water System. President Murbarger and village board tabled the technical ordinance.

A motion made by Trustee Fender to approve resolution to renew Gas Management Contract with Utility Gas Management, and seconded by Trustee Poehler

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Trustee Byers requested a nuisance red tag be delivered to 221 Broadway Street, for the purpose of garbage and debris on property.

A Motion to go into Executive Session made at 7:15 p.m. by Trustee Poehler and seconded by Trustee Byers for review of previous Executive Session Minutes, Personnel, Lease and/or Purchase of Real Estate, and Pending or Possible Litigation.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

At 7:42 p.m., Motion made by Trustee Fender and seconded by Trustee Leonard, to go back into Open Session.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Motion made by Trustee Fender to approve the February 14, 2013 Executive Session Minutes, seconded by Trustee Leonard.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Motion made by Trustee Fender and seconded by Trustee Miller to increase Travis Daugherty pay to $12.75 with benefits.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

At 7:44 p.m., Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Byers and seconded by Trustee Leonard.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

 

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Dale Murbarger/Village President

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Angela Stanfield/Village Clerk

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