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Current Council Meeting Minutes


 Regular Meeting

 October 24, 2017



            Mrs. Boock called the meeting to order at 6:04 p.m.  The meeting was opened with a prayer, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.  Persons attending:  Jayne Boock, P; Jake Stephens Jr., Abs., Unexcused;  Lisa Mireles, Abs., Excused; Betty Shepherd, P; Ricky Shepherd, Abs. Unexcused; Danny Bailey, P;  Adm. Bruce Wiser, P;  F/O Sherri Copley, P; Zoning Inspector, Chad Martin, Abs. Excused; Mayor Hall, Abs., Excused.  Minutes of the previous meetings held on October 10, 2017 were read, edited, and approved.




  • See attached.  The bills were presented and examined.  Mrs. Mireles was called and put on speaker phone to hear the bills.  Mrs. Shepherd made the motion to pay the bills, including pre-approval for Plymouth Hardware, seconded by Mr. Bailey, RC:  Mrs. Shepherd, yea; Mr. Bailey, yea; Mrs. Mireles, yea; Mrs. Boock did not vote on the bills.  

Old Business


            Mrs. Boock said that everything was set for Trick or Treat.  Mr. Bailey spoke about the Christmas Tree Lighting, which will be Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.  He said that Santa would be arriving by Fire Truck and Council discussed the plans.  Mr. Bailey asked Sherri to have the Christmas decorations brought down to the Municipal Building by November 7.  Council discussed the plans for the tree lighting and The Christmas dinner.

            Mrs. Shepherd asked if the ballfield has been winterized yet.  Sherri said that she didn’t know but would ask Mr. Figley about it.

New Business/Legislation


            RESOLUTION 2017-8

            A Resolution to Establish a Monthly Sanitary Sewer Charge of $45.00 for Residential and Commercial Uses Commencing December 1, 2017.  1 reading

            RESOLUTION 2017-9

            A Resolution Accepting the Amounts and Rates as Determined by the Budget Commission and Authorizing the Necessary Tax Levies and Certifying Them to the County Auditor. 1 reading

            Both Resolutions were read aloud and discussed but could not be voted on with only 3 Council members present.


Guest Presentation

            Mrs. Boock welcomed Mrs. Teresa Cook from The Area Agency on Aging.  Mrs. Cook began by stressing that the levy money stays in Richland County helping Richland County Seniors.  She said the main objective is to help seniors stay in their own homes and be independent.  She said that the levy provides services to seniors who are not eligible for traditional programs and would fall through the cracks.  She said the 94% of the money actually went for services for the seniors.  Only 6% went for administration costs.  She said that they provide home delivered meals, transportation services, which are vital in Richland County, personal care, and even minor home repairs.  She encouraged everyone to vote YES on the levy and to call (419) 525-6757 if anyone knows a senior in need.

            Mrs. Boock and Council thanked Mrs. Cook for her time and service.

Resident’s Input

Village Inspector’s Report

            Mrs. Boock asked if there was a report and Sherri said that there wasn’t.  Mrs. Boock said that it’s in the job description that once a month if the inspector can’t be at the meeting that he provides a report.  She said that it doesn’t have to be long and drawn out, just report what has been done in the month.

Village Administrator’s Report

            Mr. Wiser read his report aloud.  Council and Mr. Wiser discussed several items from his report.  Mrs. Boock asked if the contractor that will be building the enclosure at the Water Treatment Plant has insurance.  She said that it’s mandatory that they have insurance for the time of the project and provide the Village with a copy of it.  Sherri said that she will call and get that information.

Fiscal Officer’s Report

            Sherri told Council she’d attended Village Fiscal Officer training in Perrysburg, put on by The State Auditor’s office.  She said it was an all day event and covered items such as common audit issues, legal updates, OPERS, budgetary law, and the Hinkle System Notes.

            She also said she had met with Wendy Jaquay from the Ohio Plan (insurance) on October 16.  She said Mrs. Jaquay had several suggestions for her like updating employee handbooks. 

            Sherri said that she had Sheila check into raising costs for Mayor’s Court.  Sheila found out surrounding area costs and Shiloh is the lowest.  She is checking on how to raise those costs since they haven’t been raised in a long time.

            Sherri read aloud a letter from the Plymouth Shiloh Food Pantry wishing to extend their lease for 2018.  Mr. Bailey asked if the Village had ever received the reports that were asked for last year.  Sherri said they had not.  Council discussed extending the lease.  Mr. Bailey made the motion to have the Food Pantry remit the reports that Pastor Wannamaker promised quarterly before the lease is granted.  The motion was seconded by Mrs. Shepherd, RC 3 yea.

            Sherri finally told Council that she and Mr. Figley along with Tim Clapper, CT Consultants, would be attending the Regional Planning Commission meeting to try and obtain another grant to help with the new sanitary sewer plant costs.


Standing Committee Reports


            Mrs. Boock said that the Insurance Committee meeting was held and a pipeline safety form was filled out and turned in. 

Council Member’s Miscellaneous Reports

            Mrs. Boock said that Council needs to review the police report each month.  Sherri said she would check on that.


Mayor’s Report


Executive Session

            Mr. Bailey made the motion to enter executive session to discuss a contract, seconded by Mrs. Shepherd.



            Mrs. Shepherd made the motion to adjourn, Mr. Bailey seconded it.  The next regular council meeting will be November 14, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.


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