Village of Venedocia



Venedocia Lions Club                                                      January 2, 2006


The meeting was called to order by Mayor Doug Ruen with council members Lee Lare, Robert Louth, Charlie Good, Paul Price and Gloria Leiter present.  Also present was Sarah Kimmett.


The minutes from the previous meeting were read and approved.


The oath of office for members of council was taken by Lee Lare, Gloria Leiter, and Paul Price.  The oath of office was given by Mayor Ruen.


The bills were presented as follows:

Brian Ellerbrock                               $25.00            (#4012)

The American Heart Assoc.            $25.00            (#4013)

Treasurer State of Ohio             $240.00            (#4014)

Jenny Pugh (postage reimb.)            $9.06              (#4015)

Jenny Pugh                                        $223.10            (#4016)

PERS                                                 $55.12            (#4017)

Beverly Fuerst, Co. Treasurer            $411.34            (#4018)


Robert Louth moved to pay all bills.  Lee Lare seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Mayor Ruen appointed Councilmen Price, Louth and Good as signers for the new year.

Old Business

*Councilman Good reported that he tried to fix the water pump, but was not successful.  A professional will be called to assess the situation.

*Village resident, Sarah Kimmett, presented a letter from AEP regarding the trees that are a hazard to her residence.  AEP recommends trimming the trees that are too close to the overhead service drop.  AEP will not perform this service, nor will they accept any responsibility if damage occurs due to this problem.  Mayor Ruen stated that we will forward this letter to the village solicitor.

New Business

*Mayor Ruen assigned council members to committees for the 2006 year.  They are as follows:            Street Dept.                           Parks Dept.                           Safety Dept.

                        Lee Lare                            Paul Price                           Robert Louth

                        Gloria Leiter                                                                          Charlie Good

*Councilman Price made a motion to appoint Robert Louth as council president.  Gloria Leiter seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

*Charlie Good moved to retain Bob Young as village solicitor.  Gloria Leiter seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

*Paul Price moved to hire Kim Coil as village custodian.  Lee Lare seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

*Councilman Good moved to hire Rod Eutsler to perform village lawn care duties. Gloria Leiter seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

*Mayor Ruen noted that Vernon Hobbs offered a bid for snow removal equal to that of Tom Evans.  Paul Price moved to hire Tom Evans for snow removal, with Bob Pugh as substitute.  Gloria Leiter seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  

*Mayor Ruen indicated that Larry Eutsler had expressed interest in the vacant council position.  Council member Gloria Leiter stated that Jeff Coil was also interested in the position.  A written vote was taken with Jeff Coil earning the majority of the votes. 

*The clerk/treasurer next read the appropriations for the year.  Lee Lare moved to accept the appropriations and Robert Louth seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

A roll call vote was taken:  Paul Price-aye, Robert Louth-aye, Charlie Good-aye, Lee Lare-aye, and Gloria Leiter-aye.

*Charlie Good moved to open a blanket purchase order for the purpose of paying AEP bills as received.

*Paul Price moved to pay Tom Evans for the month of December 2005.  Charlie Good seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

*The next meeting will be on Monday, February 6th.


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Jennifer J. Pugh, clerk/treasurer                                               Doug Ruen, Mayor