September 9, 2010 Minutes

VILLAGE OF LOUISVILLE BOARD MINUTES

September 9, 2010 REGULAR MEETING

6:00 P.M.

The Village Board of Trustees met in regular session with President Murbarger, Trustee Poehler, Trustee Byers, Trustee Leonard, Trustee Fender and Trustee Miller in attendance, with Trustee Rinehart being absent for this evening’s meeting. Also in attendance were Clerk/Collector Jodi Daws, Treasurer Stephanie Bailey, Attorney Barry Bright, Superintendent Rusty Harper, Pat Garrett of WNOI, Beth Fancher of Clay County Republican, Village Engineer Mike Bridges, Sheriff Jim Sulsberger, Becky Bunting of The Hometown Journal and Sonja Harrison.

Trustee Rinehart entered the meeting at 6:03 p.m.

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 September 9, 2010 monthly meeting. President Dale Murbarger, Trustee Jean Ann Poehler, Trustee Gene Leonard, Trustee Nancy Byers, Trustee Troy Fender and Trustee Danny Miller. Trustee Gina Rinehart was absent.

Motion to approve the August 12, 2010 Regular Meeting Minutes made by Trustee Byers and seconded by Trustee Leonard

Roll Call

5 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

1 Absent – Trustee Rinehart

The second motion of the evening was to approve this evenings’ agenda. Motion made by Trustee Poehler and seconded by Trustee Miller.

Roll Call

5 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

1 Absent – Trustee Rinehart

Sheriff Jim Sulsberger gave the monthly police report, with 99 total complaints, 8 citations and $154.92 in fines.

Trustee Rinehart entered the meeting at 6:03 p.m.

Louisville Banking Company President Ron Hart and Vice President Beth Sulsberger brought a photograph of their new banking facility that is currently under construction. Mr. Hart stated that they appreciate all of the help and support they have received from the Village. The target date for the grand opening is January 2011, weather permitting of course. President Dale Murbarger stated that we are all very happy to have them here and thinks that they will be a great asset to our Village.

Sonja Harrison then asked the Board for a donation for the Clay County Cancer Support Group’s Third Annual Volleyball fundraiser. Motion to approve a donation to the Clay County Cancer Support Group in the amount of $100.00 for the October 25, 2010 volleyball game, made by Trustee Rinehart, seconded by Trustee Leonard.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Motion to approve a business card size ad for the North Clay High School Yearbook at a cost of $50.00 made by Trustee Byers, seconded by Trustee Poehler.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Village Engineer Mike Bridges indicated that the application submitted to Rural Development money for the Waterline Replacement Project would be put on hold due to no money being available at this time. Applicants that did not receive stimulus money for projects were awarded the current Rural Development monies. Bridges indicated that it would be the first of the year before any more information is made available from Rural Development.

Engineer Mike Bridges then informed the Board that Larry Heurman would begin the oil and chip project within the next few weeks. President Dale Murbarger asked if Engineer Bridges could have the paperwork ready earlier for next year’s oil and chip so there will be no interference with the school traffic.

Superintendent Rusty Harper indicated that he is still currently waiting on Pedrotti concerning the Old Water Tower Elimination. The City has done their part and has all necessary pipes dug out at this point.

The next topic up for discussion for this evening was a bid for roof repair on the 100 K Surface Tank. Superintendent Rusty Harper stated that he received a bid from Cady, Inc. in the amount of $66,532 for a new roof or $80,000 for a stainless steel roof along with an extra $20,000 to replace the top ream. Harper also stated that it would cost $9,600 for rectifiers for both water tanks, which is something that Corpro has recommended to the Village for years. After much discussion, it was decided for Harper to contact Cady, Inc. regarding the longevity of the repair and report at next month’s regular meeting.

The Village Board once again addressed the letter received from Phil Bible last month asking them to force Bob Stortzum to remove the trees that he planted. Trustee Troy Fender and Superintendent Rusty Harper were the only ones that looked at Mr. Bible’s concern. Fender and Harper both stated that they felt like there was plenty of room to drive down the unpaved road without any obstruction. They also commented that until both properties are surveyed, there was nothing the Village could do.

Clay City Mayor Terrance Bissey entered the meeting at 6:43 p.m.

President Murbarger then told the Board that he spoke with Jeff Stanfield concerning the start of the repair of the Brickwork on the Square and that they are supposed to start within the next couple of weeks.

President Dale Murbarger stated that the Village’s Second Annual Block Party was very well received and commended everyone for his or her efforts. Murbarger indicated that there was $500 less spent this year and that there was 647 dinner plates used.

Clay City Mayor, Trevor Bissey, spoke to the Board concerning the Route 50 Coalition Project. Mr. Bissey indicated that this has been an on-going project since 2006 and he felt that he has ignored the Village of Louisville; therefore, he wanted to speak at this evening’s meeting. Bissey said that Congressman Shimkus is on-board with the project and that Chuck Hartke was hired a year ago as a consultant. Bissey then asked the Village for their support and stated that he will keep the Board updated on the project in the future.

Board members submitted their choices for the nuisance properties that need attention to the Nuisance Committee and their top five were chosen. The top five are as follows: Dow House on Hickory Street; John Harrell House on Garden Street; John Harrell House on Route 45, South of Motel 45; John Harrell house on the corner of Chestnut Street and Tanner Street; and the Denton House on Tanner Street. Motion to allow Village Attorney, Barry Bright, to proceed with the Nuisance Violations made by Trustee Fender and seconded by Trustee Byers.

Roll Call

5 Ayes – 0 Nays – 1 Abstain – Motion Carried

1 Abstain – Trustee Rinehart

Treasurer Stephanie Bailey showed the Board a sample of the gold leaf lettering that would be used for the City Entrance Signs. Treasurer Bailey, Trustee Rinehart, Trustee Poehler and Trustee Byers will look at everything and have a final decision to present at next month’s meeting.

Treasurer Bailey indicated that the Relay for Life organization has made a request to use the Village Square for next year’s fundraiser. None of the Trustees had a problem with this, but stated that they need to check with the County as well.

Trustee Danny Miller indicated that he spoke with a gentleman from Clay County Water concerning the Route 45 Interconnect and that everything was okay with him. Motion to allow Attorney Barry Bright to develop two necessary easements that will allow the Village of Louisville to connect with Clay County Water in an emergency made by Trustee Leonard and seconded by Trustee Miller.

Roll Call

5 Ayes – 0 Nays – 1 Absent – Motion Carried

1 Absent – Trustee Rinehart

Attorney Barry Bright then spoke to the Board about farm animals. After a lengthy discussion, it was decided to ban farm animals and exotic animals in City Limits. Motion to allow Attorney Bright to create a revision of the current Animal Ordinance that would ban farm animals and exotic animals in City Limits made by Trustee Miller and seconded by Trustee Leonard.

Roll Call

4 Ayes – 0 Nays – 2 Pass – Motion Carried

2 Pass – Trustee Byers; Trustee Poehler

President Dale Murbarger showed the Board, one of the signs that will be required to be purchased by an owner of a threatening dog. The Ordinance requires that two signs be purchased at $30.00 each for anyone who is in violation of the Threatening Dog Ordinance. Murbarger indicated that there was another dog attack in the Village after the Board passed the Ordinance at last month’s meeting, and that the dog has been removed from the Village.

Trustee Gina Rinehart said that the Clay County Health Department will have flu shots once again this year and indicated that she would be more than happy to administer these for Employees/Trustees at next month’s meeting. Motion for the Village to pay for the Employee/Trustee flu shots made by Trustee Miller, seconded by Trustee Byers.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Motion to go into Executive Session for the purpose of reviewing the August 12, 2010 Executive Session Minutes and Personnel issues, made at 8:02 p.m. by Trustee Fender, seconded by Trustee Miller.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Motion made by Trustee Leonard, seconded by Trustee Miller, at 8:08 p.m. to go back into Open Session.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Motion made by Trustee Fender to approve the monthly bills, seconded by Trustee Miller.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Motion made by Trustee Fender to approve the August 12, 2010 Executive Session Minutes, seconded by Trustee Poehler.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

 

President Dale Murbarger then informed the Board what John Harrell and he discussed during their recent meeting concerning Mr. Harrell’s Motel 45 property. Harrell told Murbarger that he had the Motel 45 property appraised and the value appraised at $125,000. Murbarger stated that he received word from an unofficial source that Harrell would take $100,000 and asked if the Board wished to pursue this issue. Attorney Barry Bright then indicated that this was a subject that could be discussed in closed session, but a Motion would need to be made to go back in to Closed Session. No Motion made. Mayor requested Board to think about this issue for next months’ meeting.

At 8:31 p.m., Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Byers, seconded by Trustee Fender.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

_______________________ Dale Murbarger

Village President

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Jodi L. Daws

Village Clerk

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