Current Council Meeting Minutes
SHILOH VILLAGE COUNCIL MEETING
August 24, 2017
Mayor Hall called the meeting to order at 6:07
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, P; Ricky Shepherd, Abs. Unexcused; Danny Bailey, P; Adm. Bruce Wiser, P; F/O Sherri Copley, P; Mayor Hall, P. Minutes of the previous meetings held on
August 8 , 2017 were read, edited, and approved.
- See attached.
The bills were presented and examined.
Mr. Bailey made the motion to pay the bills, including pre-approval for
Plymouth Hardware, seconded by Mrs. Boock, RC 5 yea.
Boock said the sidewalk issues still have not been addressed. She said they have grass and weeds growing up
through them. Sherri said that Mr.
Martin had sent out more letters that week, but she wasn’t sure if he addressed
that specific problem.
Shepherd asked about the Hilltop estimate that Sherri gave them the prior
meeting. Sherri said that she did call
the Village solicitor, Mr. Burton, and he said that is was the homeowner’s
responsibility if the alley is unmaintained and has not been accepted into the
Bailey brought up the car show. He said
that it went very well. He said there
were 59 cars. The weather and people
were great. Sherri agreed that the car
show went well. The efforts to raise
more money by selling walking tacos and nachos however did not. She said that it ended up $3 in the
hole. She said the tacos were great,
but she thought maybe it was the wrong food for the crowd. She said that next year they will have to
decide what would work better.
Hall said she wanted to give a big “Thank You” to everyone that helped make the
2nd Annual Car Show a success.
She said that she especially wanted to thank Richard Stephens who worked
exceptionally hard for all the raffles and prizes. She said that he did a fantastic job and was
instrumental in the car show success.
A Resolution to Adopt a Multi-Jurisdictional
Hazard Mitigation Plan. 3 reading
Boock made the motion to pass Resolution 2017-5, seconded by Mr. Bailey, RC 5
Johnny Shepherd asked Mr. Wiser questions concerning the new wastewater
treatment plant. He also said that he
thought it should be posted when there is a mosquito spraying scheduled. Mrs. Boock said it’s in The Mansfield News
Journal and Sherri said it’s posted online.
Mayor Hall said that we will try and get it posted in the future.
told Council that Mr. Martin had been in before closing on Thursday. He said that he just worked a 16 hour shift
and had to go back that night, so he wasn’t going to be able to make the
meeting. He wrote out a small report and
Sherri read it to Council.
Wiser read his report to Council. He
then went on to talk about the wastewater treatment plant. He told Council
there are 3 options for The Village of Shiloh.
The first is the current plant trickling filter type. He said the second was a Sequence Batch
Reactor (SBR) and the third is the package plant. For all intents and purposes the latter is not
practical or affordable, so it comes down to the first two options.
He told Council that
Mayor Hall, Sherri, and himself had had a meeting with Tim Clapper from CT
Consultants and The Ohio EPA along with The EPA and DEFA attending by
phone. He spoke to them about keeping
the current plant with many updates.
They said if those updates were made, Shiloh would be in compliance and
that they would not veto the general plan. However, DEFA, which is the financial arm of
The EPA, said that right now the updates were more expensive than a SBR plant
and unless that changed, they would not support the trickling filter option.
Wiser said that he still feels the trickling filter option is the best choice
for Shiloh. He says with the updates,
it would be a very good system and less expensive to run. He said that he went over line by line with
Tim Clapper to reduce the prices. He
says that while it will take some creative engineering, he thinks if they can
get the cost down to be comparable to the SBR plant, it would be a much better
Mayor Hall spoke up and said that she has
faith that Mr. Wiser has the best interest of Shiloh and its residents in
mind. She said that while Mr. Wiser is
trying his absolute best to cut the costs down, if he can’t, then the next best
option would be a SBR plant. She said
it’s not a choice of whether or not to do a plant, but only which plant is the
best option. She said that in order to
stay in compliance, a decision must be made before the next Council meeting. She asked that Council give her and Mr. Wiser
the authority to make that decision.
Mrs. Boock asked if Council members could be called once the decision
has been made. Sherri assured them that
she would call each one.
Mr. Stephens made the
motion to give Mr. Wiser and Mayor Hall the authority to make the final
decision, seconded by Mr. Bailey, RC 5 yea.
Mr. Wiser thanked
Council for their support. He then went
on to tell them that he has a complaint from a resident on West Main Street
that says they have broken storm sewer pipes on their property. He said that he will have it checked
out. Depending on what he finds, it may
or may not be The Village’s responsibility.
told Council that there will be a Public Records Training in Mansfield next
month. She said that the ORC requires
this training for all elected officials.
Since it’s held during the day, Mayor Hall won’t be able to attend. Sherri said that she can go as a designee for
the Mayor and asked if any Council members wanted to attend or have her as
their designee. Mrs. Boock asked if they
could each get a copy of the paperwork.
Sherri told them if they didn’t give her a set for each person, she
would make them each a copy of hers. All
5 Council members present asked Sherri to go on their behalf.
also told them that she had spoken with Daryl Banks, Richland County
Commissioner. He told her that Richland
County had cutbacks and that The Village would not be receiving as much
permissive tax as they promised. He said
that his dept. made 22% cuts in an effort to help offset the cutbacks, but that
wasn’t enough and there wasn’t any other choice.
Member’s Miscellaneous Reports
Bailey asked about the Water Tower dedication.
Mayor Hall said that Ad Hoc should have a meeting to discuss it. She said she would be glad to help with the
Shepherd said that she was awake when at the time of the last mosquito spraying
and said they only did one little squirt at the end of her road.
Bailey made the motion to go into Executive Session to discuss personnel. Mrs. Shepherd was excused.
returning to normal session, Council discussed the need to hire a full time
employee in order to be competitive with other employers. Mr. Bailey made the motion to put together a
job description and package for a full time employee. Mrs. Boock seconded it, RC: Mrs. Boock, yea; Mr. Stephens, yea; Mrs.
Mireles, yea; Mr. Bailey, yea; Mrs. Shepherd did not return to the meeting.
Bailey made the motion to adjourn, Mrs. Boock seconded it. The next regular council meeting will be September
12, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.