Village of Venedocia
Venedocia Lions Club January 7, 2008
Meeting was begun with the oath of office given by Judge Phil Campbell to council members Charlie Good and Robert Louth and Mayor Larry Eutsler.
Council members present were Paul Price, Lee Lare, Gloria Leiter, and Jeff Coil. Visitors to the meeting included Sandy and Chad Eutsler, and members of the press.
Charlie Good moved to hire Jenny Pugh as fiscal officer for the year 2008. Jeff Coil seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Jenny Pugh read Ordinance 2008-1 stating that the appointed fiscal officer may reside outside the village limits. Ordinance 2008-1 was moved for passage by Charlie Good. Jeff Coil seconded the motion. A roll-call vote was taken with all indicating “yes”. Motion carried.
The bills were presented as follows:
AEP $199.30 (#4324)
Ridge Twp Quarry $378.89 (#4325)
MCAfee’s Comm. $40.00 (#4326)
Mary Taylor, CPA $275.28 (#4327)
Mill Pond Farms $194.00 (#4328)
ODJFS $50.50 (#4329)
Robert Louth moved to pay all bills. Gloria Leiter seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Paul Price moved to assign Robert Louth as President of Council. Jeff Coil seconded the motion. Motion carried.
The following departments were assigned by Mayor Eutsler:
Check Signers: Charlie Good, Robert Louth, and Paul Price
Street Dept.: Lee Lare and Gloria Leiter
Park Dept.: Paul Price and Jeff Coil
Safety Dept.: Robert Louth and Charlie Good
Gloria Leiter moved to retain Kim Coil as town custodian. Charlie Good seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Charlie Good moved to use Bob Young as the Village Solicitor. Lee Lare seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Charlie Good moved to hire Tom Evans as the village’s primary source of snow removal and Chad Eutsler as the back-up. Lee Lare seconded the motion. Motion carried.
The village is seeking to fill the zoning officer position, which is now available. All interested individuals should contact Mayor Eutsler at 419-667-2222.
Mayor Eutsler will ask Jerry Koenig about wiring electricity to the announcement board on the village lot.
Councilman Good shared a description of a display board that he felt would meet the needs of the village. He noted that he estimated the total cost to be $959.00. Pugh stated that $682.93 had been deposited into the general fund from the recently closed library fund for the purpose of buying a display board. This would leave approximately $276.07 for the village to pick up. Charlie Good moved to purchase said display board. Lee Lare seconded the motion. Motion carried. After some discussion it was decided that the display board would be located on the town lot.
A discussion was once again held regarding the need for a list of those people with keys to the church that would be willing to unlock the church in the event that the AED was needed. It was also noted that moving the AED to the basement, in a clearly marked location would greatly benefit those looking for the AED in an emergency situation. Jenny Pugh will work on the list and talking with the trustees of the church.
Gloria Leiter brought to the attention of council that the village radio that she has is not working properly. It was estimated that it would cost as much to fix it than to purchase a new one. Leiter will bring estimates for new radios next month.
Fiscal Officer Pugh read Ordinance 2008-2, the 2008 Annual Appropriation Ordinance. Paul Price moved to accept the ordinance, Charlie Good seconded the motion. A roll-call vote was taken with all members indicating a ‘yes’ vote. Motion carried.
Charlie Good moved to create a Municipal Records Commission to keep track of the village public records. The commission members would consist of Councilman Charlie Good and Fiscal Officer Jenny Pugh. Jeff Coil seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Councilman Good shared that village records from approximately 1922-present have been posted on the village website.
Pugh read Ordinance 2008-3 which states that Ordinance 56 shall no longer be enforced. Charlie Good moved to adopt this ordinance. Robert Louth seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Councilman Good made a motion to hire a locksmith to open the filing cabinet in the town storage building. Jeff Coil seconded the motion. Motion carried.
After the passage of the annual appropriations Pugh asked permission to pay all current 2008 bills. Paul Price moved to do so. Jeff Coil seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Council meetings will be held on the first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Venedocia Lions Club.
The next meeting will be held on February 4, 2008,
Robert Louth moved for adjournment.
Fiscal Officer, Jennifer J. Pugh
Mayor, Larry W. Eutsler