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Current Council Meeting Minutes

Regular Meeting                  
   December 19, 2017                    
Mayor Hall called the meeting to order at 6:06 p.m.  The meeting was opened with a prayer, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.  Persons attending:  Jayne Boock, P; Jake Stephens Jr., P;  Lisa Mireles, P; Betty Shepherd, Abs. Excused; Ricky Shepherd, Abs. Unexcused; Danny Bailey, P;  Adm. Bruce Wiser, P;  F/O Sherri Copley, P; Zoning Inspector, Chad Martin, Abs. Excused; Mayor Hall, P.  Minutes of the previous meetings held on December 12, 2017 were read, edited, and approved.  

  • See attached.  The bills were presented and examined.  Mrs. Boock made the motion to pay the bills, including preapproval for Plymouth Hardware, seconded by Mr. Bailey, RC 4 yea. 

Old Business                       

 Mrs. Boock asked about the water meter installation.  Mr. Wiser said there haven’t been many installed yet.  He said that he thought Mr. Keck would have more installed by now.  He said that we would have to call him and possibly hire another company as well.           

 Mrs. Boock made the motion to have legislation drawn up to hire Mr. Burton for the Village Solicitor for 2018.  Mr. Stephens seconded the motion, RC 4 yea.

Council discussed raises for the employees.  Mr. Wiser said that they all had good reviews.  Sherri said that Mitch Sampson and John Justice have raises coming as they will be completing their 90 day probationary period soon.  Mr. Stephens made the motion to have legislation giving both Mark Figley and Sheila Stumbo a twenty five cents raise.  Mrs. Boock seconded it, RC 4 yea.
Mrs. Boock returned her key and copy of Robert’s Rules.  She said that in case she was not voted back on Council, she wanted to return those now. 
Sherri asked Council about renewing the lease for The Plymouth-Shiloh Food Pantry.  Council discussed the new management.  Mr. Bailey made the motion to renew the lease for 2018, seconded by Mrs. Mireles, RC 4 yea. 

 New Business/Legislation  
RESOLUTION 2017-10           
A Resolution of Amend Section 1 of Resolution 2017-8 to Provide a Five Dollar ($5) Greater Monthly Commercial Water and Sanitary Sewer Charge, and Declaring an Emergency.           
 Council discussed the resolution at length.  Mrs. Boock made the motion to suspend the three reading rule, seconded by Mrs. Mireles, RC 4 yea.  Mr. Bailey made the motion to pass Resolution 2017-10, seconded by Mrs. Mireles RC 4 yea.
RESOLUTION 2017-11            
A Resolution for the Employment of Andrew J. Burton as Village Solicitor for 2018, and Declaring an Emergency.   
Mr. Bailey made the motion to suspend the 3 reading rule, seconded by Mrs. Mireles, RC 4 yea.  Mr. Bailey made the motion to pass Resolution 2017-11, seconded by Mrs. Mireles, RC 4 yea.
ORDINANCE 2017-5           
An Ordinance to make Appropriations for Current Expenses and Other Expenditures of the Village of Shiloh, State of Ohio, during the Fiscal Year ending December 31, 2018.  
Sherri said that in her training this year, The State Auditor’s Office encouraged fiscal officers to pass appropriations by the end of the year and not set up temporary appropriations.  Council discussed the appropriations.  Mrs. Boock made the motion to suspend the three reading rule, seconded by Mrs. Mireles, RC 4 yea.  Mrs. Boock made the motion to pass Ordinance 2017-5 seconded by Mr. Stephens, RC 4 yea.
ORDINANCE 2017-6           
An Ordinance to increase the Hourly Compensation for the Village Positions of Assistant Administrator and Utility Clerk/Mayor’s Court Clerk and to Repeal Ordinance 2016-11, sections 1b and 1i, and declaring an emergency. 
Council discussed the wage increase.  They said that both Mark Figley and Sheila Stumbo do a great job and would like to give them more, but the budget doesn’t allow it.   Mrs. Boock made the motion to suspend the 3 reading rule, seconded by Mrs. Mireles, RC 4 yea.  Mrs. Mireles made the motion to pass Ordinance 2017-6, seconded by Mrs. Boock, RC 4 yea.   
Resident’s Input           
Mayor Hall welcomed Mr. Richard Stephens and asked if he had anything to say.  Mr. Stephens said that the lights had been fixed on his road and saw the guys fixing several more in town.  He also said that he is thinking about making a sign for The Brick Pond on what is healthy for ducks to eat.  Council thought this would be a good idea.
Village Inspector’s Report           
Village Administrator’s Report            
 Mr. Wiser read his report aloud.  Council discussed the generator that was damaged in the November storm. The estimate to fix the generator was over $15,000. Mr. Bailey said that he would contact The Emergency Management and see if there was anything they could help with.  Mrs. Boock asked if the insurance would replace it.  Sherri said she would call and ask.
Fiscal Officer’s Report            
 Sherri read an email from Diane Bemiller.  Ms. Bemiller took pictures at the Christmas Tree Lighting.  In light of residents not being able to see them, Sherri said that she had contacted her.  Her email said that she wasn’t able to use the site she had originally planned so she was posting them to her Raceday Photo Facebook account instead.           
Sherri also asked if anyone had any unused shingles that could be put on top of the duck house.  If anyone has any or knows of someone that has some, the Village only needs a few for protection.             
Standing Committee Reports 
Council Member’s Miscellaneous Reports            
Mr. Stephens asked about the trash can by The Brick Pond.  Sherri said she would have the guys put it away this week.             
Mr. Bailey said that he heard from The Emergency Management Agency that the disaster plan had been approved.  He said that he will be getting the copies that are to be installed on the Village computers.            
Mrs. Boock said that she enjoyed being on Council and is has been a good experience.  Mayor Hall said that Mrs. Boock has a lot of knowledge and really appreciated her time and efforts through the years.
Mayor’s Report
Mayor Hall started off by thanking Council for a year of hard work.  She said that the Village has accomplished some very hard tasks this past year.  She said that they’ve had to make some very difficult decisions that affect each resident.  She says that these decisions are not easy to make, but must be made and are often criticized by individuals that don’t understand what it takes to operate a village.  She thanked Mrs. Boock and Mr. Stephens for being on Council.  She said they both have a lot of knowledge and wishes they would have run again.   She went on to wish everyone a safe holiday.
Executive Session             
Mr. Stephens made the motion to adjourn, Mrs. Boock seconded it.  The next special meeting will be January 1, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.  The next regular council meeting will be Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

Special Meeting
              January 1, 2018            
Mayor Hall swore Mr. Johnny Shepherd into Council at 9:00 a.m.  She then called the meeting to order and opened it with a prayer followed by The Pledge of Allegiance.  Persons Attending:  Danny Bailey, P; Lisa Mireles, P; Johnny Shepherd, P; Administrator, Bruce Wiser Abs. Excused; F/O Sherri Copley, P;  Zoning Inspector Chad Martin, Abs. Excused; Mayor Marilyn Hall, P.           

Mayor Hall welcomed everyone in attendance to the meeting.  In addition to the Council members, 4 of the 5 residents that had expressed interest in being on Council were present.  Mayor Hall introduced herself to those that didn’t know her.  She said that she has lived in Shiloh most of her life.  She said that she has a deep love and compassion for this Village.  She said that she and Council have to make very difficult decisions, but they are always trying to do what’s best for Shiloh.  She then asked the four candidates to introduce themselves. 

William Castle started off by saying he bought a home on Mechanic four years ago.  He said that he plans on staying in Shiloh.  He went on to say that he owned his own business for 38 years and is currently the treasurer for his church.  Mr. Castle said that he would like to be on Council to help make positive changes in the community.

Mrs. Boock spoke next.  She said that she has been on Council for 19 ½ years.    She said she has really enjoyed being on Council and that she believes in treating everyone equally.  She went on to say she is active in her church and does volunteer work.  She finished by saying she would like to be on Council and continue making this a great community to live in.

Mr. Don Maloney began by saying that he’s bought his home on Main Street 4 years ago.  He said that he fell in love with Shiloh and The Ox Roast.  He said that he was on the auxiliary police department for 10 years.  He finished by saying that he is retired and has time to donate to the community.

Finally, Mr. Richard Stephens spoke.  He said that he has been a resident of Shiloh his whole life.  He said that he is a veteran and has helped many non-profit organizations.  He said that he takes care of the ducks at The Brick Pond daily and would like to continue to help Shiloh.

Mayor Hall thanked all four candidates for coming in.  She said that Council would have a hard decision to make in choosing three more members.  She told each one that if they were chosen for Council they would have to make tough decisions and would need to follow hearts to do so.She went on to say that there hasn’t been a zoning board for a while because of the need for 3 residents.  She said that if they were not chosen for Council they should consider being on the zoning board.  She said that they could make a huge impact on the village in that capacity as well.

Mr. Bailey made the motion to go into Executive Session to discuss personnel, seconded by Mrs. Mireles.After resuming the Council meeting, council discussed each candidate.  Mr. Shepherd made the motion to vote in Mr. Richard Stephens, Mr. William Castle, and Mrs. Jayne Boock.  Mr. Bailey seconded it, RC 3 yea.

Mr. Shepherd asked about committee seats.  Mayor Hall said that at the next regular Council meeting those would be discussed.  She said that she wanted to wait the week so that each Council member could decide on which committees they would like to work on.

Mr. Bailey made the motion to adjourn, seconded by Mrs. Mireles.  The next regular Council meeting will be Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

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