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Minutes of Regular Council Meeting
June 4, 2012 at† 7:00 p.m.
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Larry Haver.
The Pledge of Allegiance was repeated by all present.†
Present were: Council
members, Mark Haver, Mick Pocratsky, Ron Beverly,
Haver moved to approve the May 21, 2012 minutes.† Headley seconded.† All voted yes.
Jones moved to approve two sets of bills.† Barth seconded.† All voted yes.
Water/Sewer/Refuse:†† Pocratsky reported a study session was held
at 5:30 May 22 on
Miller reported that
Jeff Rumple passed the test for his Class I Wastewater Operators License.†
Cable TV Committee:† Minutes from the April and May meetings were in the council packets.
Police/Fire/EMS Committee:† Headley called a meeting for June 6 at 5 p.m.
Administratorís Report: †††Miller reminded council that fluorescent
lighting is being phased out.† RCAP has
offered to do a study to report the cost to swap all the fluorescent lighting
out with T8ís or T4ís.† Their fee would
be $3500.† AEP is offering grants to pay
for some of the expense to switch.† The
AEP grant application is due in November.†
Superintendent, Jessica Elson would like to replace 60 meters downtown with
radio read meters. Mayor Haver reported that he went with Water Superintendent,
Jessi Elson while she read some meters last
week.† They covered the downtown area,
out towards the school, Columbus and Rock Streets.† He stated it took a total of two hours
however he does foresee some problems.†††
Elson stated previously she heard there was a concern that the water employees would not be getting into the neighborhoods any more.† The garbage truck would still be in the neighborhoods weekly.†
Elson listed a few advantages as:† we would be taking out the estimate issues; leaks would be caught sooner; we wouldnít have to come in after hours to read certain meters because that is the only time residents are home nor return to businesses that arenít open; using radio reads would reduce time spent reading meters; and she would like to get the best bang for our buck and the best technology going forward.
Elson pointed out that with only two employees in the water dept. they need to stick with best practices.† They are not getting things done that should be getting done because there are daily service calls that need tending to at the same time they need to be doing projects.† She stated the two water employees are being asked to do more than has ever been done before.
In some cases the inside meter reading doesnít match the outside dial reading because the pulse does not always get through to the dial. Elson said the ones they have already changed out are off †by thousands of gallons. Currently when they take out a dead meter they take the final reading off of the meter and then resident gets this big balloon bill for water actually used but not billed because the reading did not match the dial reading.† Headley disagreed and did not think the resident should pay for the water used because it did not show on the outside dial.† He also feels the meters could be wrong.† Elson disagreed as it would not be fair to everyone else that has to pay for used water.† Elson stated this has been on the table for six weeks and no one asked her any questions.
Resolution 2012-05 to approve the purchase of radio read meters from EJ Prescott was read by caption only for the third reading.† Pocratsky moved to approve.† Jones seconded.† Headley, Beverly & Haver voted no.† Barth, Pocratsky & Jones voted yes.† Mayor Haver voted no.
Ordinance 2012-06 to allow Ohio Gas to maintain a gas distribution system
Clerk/Treasurerís Report:† Collins shared the MYD/YTD Cash Report and Income Tax Report.
Police/Fire/EMS:† Lieutenant, Doug Willis asked council if he could replace himself when he becomes chief and nothing additional.† Headley told him that the committee told him that would be fine.† Willis stated he did not see it noted in the last council minutes and wanted to be sure.† Headley reminded Willis that the Mayor did say he wanted to see the police dept. have an auxiliary.† Headley reiterated to Willis that he would be taking care of his own department.
Wendy Jenkins was present and informed council that the current
Mayorís Report:††† Mayor Haver congratulated the HHS senior class.† He also presented a Black Swamp Safety Council Achievement Award to Kent Miller.† It recognized Millerís effort in preventing accidents and injuries in the workplace.† The May Court Report were in packets.
Headley moved to adjourn.†
MAYOR† ________________________†† CLERK/TREASURER___________________