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January 10, 2004 
7:30 p.m.

The regular meeting of the Village of Grand Rapids was held in the Town Hall. Prior to the start of the regular meeting, Mayor Keifer swore in re-elected Councilman Eric Flora.  Mayor Keifer asked Fiscal Officer Estep to take roll call: Pam Sherwood (here), Bunkie Obermyer (here), Eric Flora (here), John Berry (here), Jim Lashuay, (here), and Louise Estep (here).

Flora made a motion, seconded by Sherwood to nominate Councilman Berry as President of Council for 2004.  Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Administrator Hoffman noted that re-elected Mayor Keifer was previously sworn in.

Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Flora to suspend the reading and accept the minutes of the December 22 Council Meeting as submitted.  Motion passed by voice vote.

The bills were discussed.  Obermyer made a motion, seconded by Berry to pay the bills.  Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Mayor Keifer gave her report on committee assignments and Village initiatives.  A copy will be attached to the Clerk's minutes.

Lieutenant Konrad gave the Sheriff's report.

After discussion, a Streets and Sidewalks Committee Meeting was scheduled for January 26, 2004 following the Council Meeting (approximately 8:15 p.m.).

With no further business to discuss, Flora made a motion, seconded by Estep to adjourn. Meeting adjourned.

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January 26, 2004  
7:30 p.m.

The regular meeting of the Village of Grand Rapids was held in the Town Hall.  Mayor Keifer asked Clerk Estep to take roll call:  Pam Sherwood (here), Bunkie Obermyer (here), Eric Flora (here), Jim Lashuay (absent), John Berry (here), and Louise Estep (here).

Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Flora to suspend the reading and accept the minutes of the January 12 Council Meeting with the addition.  Motion passed by voice vote. 

The bills were discussed.  Obermyer made a motion, seconded by Estep to pay the bills.  Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

The Clerk announced there would be no Sidewalk Committee Meeting following the Council Meeting, due to it not being posted.

Administrator Hoffman gave his report.  A copy will be attached to the Clerk’s minutes.

Administrator Hoffman announced there will be a Public Hearing on February 23, 2004 at 7 p.m. to consider the Planning Commission’s recommendation to change the current commercial zoning of Lot 7 ( 24251 Front Street ) to residential district R1.

Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Obermyer not to continue our 2004 membership with Downtown Ohio, Inc.  Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

After discussion, Obermyer made a motion, seconded by Flora to have the vehicles that are parked on the snow street in the business district towed when in violation.  Motion passed by voice vote.

Mayor Keifer read a letter from Jordan Smith from Calvary United Methodist Church Youth Group.  He requested that she attend a meeting on February 8 at 6:15 p.m. on potential service projects for the Youth Group.  Some projects that Mayor Keifer will discuss with the Youth Group will be weeding the Village’s flowerbeds, policing Howard and Labino Parks for trash, and taking down the old yellow ribbons and replacing with new ribbon.

Mayor Keifer read a letter of apology from Rita Foos.

A Streets and Sidewalks Committee Meeting was scheduled for February 9, 2004 following the Council Meeting (approximately 8:15 p.m.).  

With no further business to discuss, Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Berry to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned.

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February 9, 2004 
7:30 p.m.

The regular meeting of the Village of Grand Rapids was held in the Town Hall. Mayor Keifer asked Clerk Estep to take roll call: Pam Sherwood (here), Bunkie Obermyer (here), Eric Flora (here), Jim Lashuay (excused), John Berry (here), and Louise Estep (here).

Flora made a motion, seconded by Berry to suspend the reading and accept the minutes of the January 26 Council Meeting as submitted. Motion passed by voice vote.

The bills were discussed. Obermyer made a motion, seconded by Estep to pay the bills. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Mayor Keifer requested an Executive Session to discuss personnel and real estate. Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Flora to go into Executive Session to discuss personnel and real estate, with the Clerk and Village Administrator joining the session. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Flora to return to the regular Council Session. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Mayor Keifer announced a meeting that has been scheduled on February 11 at 7 p.m. at the Fire Hall. Emergency personnel in the area will be attending the meeting to discuss problems that arise during ice jams, Spring thaw and water rescue issues at other times.

Mayor Keifer reported that she attended the meeting with the Youth Organization at Calvary United Methodist Church. They had several ideas they would like to work on and the Mayor and Administrator will continue to work with this group.

Mayor Keifer stated the Village needs to create a Records Commission to meet approximately once every six months to determine what records to keep. The Commission shall consist of the Mayor (or appointed representative), the Fiscal Officer, Village Solicitor and an appointed Village resident. A secretary will be appointed from this Committee.

Mayor Keifer stated she has received numerous calls regarding the status of the pool. She read a statement from the lease, which states that the Pool Board is to meet with the Village Council semi-annually or upon call of the Village Council. The lease also says the Pool Board will have an annual audit and copies will be furnished to the Village Council and that the financial records will be open for inspection by the Village Council at any time. Mayor Keifer requested a meeting be scheduled so that she can better answer the questions that she is receiving and any calls that Council may receive. After discussion, Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Berry to send a letter to the Pool Board requesting the annual audit and financial records and a meeting with Village Council Committee of the Whole within 20 days of the date of the letter. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Administrator Hoffman gave his report. A copy will be attached to the Clerk's minutes.

Administrator Hoffman reminded Council there will be a Public Hearing on February 23, 2004 at 7 p.m. to consider the Planning Commission's recommendation to change the current commercial zoning of Lot 7 (24251 Front Street) to residential district R1.

Lieutenant Konrad gave the Sheriff's report.

Sherwood gave a report from the Town Hall Board of Control Meeting held on February 3, 2004. She announced they will begin to meet once every two months.

The Clerk presented Ordinance 2004-1. Ordinance 2004-1, an ordinance amending Ordinance 70-6, concerning the Village income tax. Flora made a motion, seconded by Estep to suspend the rules and declare Ordinance 2004-1 an emergency. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote. Estep made a motion, seconded by Sherwood to pass Ordinance 2004-1. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

A Parks Committee Meeting was scheduled for February 21 at 10 a.m. at the Administration Building.

A Committee of the Whole Meeting with the Pool Board was scheduled for March 4 at 7 p.m. at the Administration Building.

A Finance Committee Meeting was scheduled for March 2 at 7 p.m. at the Administration Building.

With no further business to discuss, Estep made a motion, seconded by Flora to adjourn. Meeting adjourned.

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February 23, 2004
7:00 p.m.

 Mayor Keifer called the Public Hearing to order and asked the Clerk to take roll call:  Pam Sherwood (here), Bunkie Obermyer (excused), Eric Flora (here), Jim Lashuay (excused), John Berry (here), and Louise Estep (here).

Mayor Keifer announced the meeting was being held to consider the Planning Commission’s recommendation to change the current Commercial Zoning of Lot 7 to Residential District R1.

 Administrator Hoffman explained the process and notifications that have been done prior to the Hearing.  He reported he has received nothing in writing and/or phone calls at the Administrative Office in favor or opposition to the request.  (The property owners were not present.)

Estep made a motion, seconded by Flora to close the Public Hearing.  Motion passed.  

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February 23, 2004
7:30 p.m.

The regular meeting of the Village of Grand Rapids was held in the Town Hall. Mayor Keifer asked Clerk Estep to take roll call: Pam Sherwood (here), Bunkie Obermyer (excused), Eric Flora (here), Jim Lashuay (excused), John Berry (here), and Louise Estep (here).

Flora made a motion, seconded by Berry to suspend the reading and accept the minutes of the February 9 Council Meeting as submitted. Motion passed by voice vote.

The bills were discussed. Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Estep to pay the bills. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Mayor Keifer reminded Council of the following two meetings - Finance Meeting scheduled on March 2 at 7 p.m. and the Committee of the Whole Meeting (with GRASP) on March 4 at 7 p.m. Both meetings are at the Administration Building.

Administrator Hoffman gave his report. A copy will be attached to the Clerk's minutes.

Administrator Hoffman announced a representative from Central Collection Agency would be at the Administration Building on April 7 from 3 - 7 p.m. to answer questions and assist with income tax forms.

Councilwoman Estep gave a report on the Buildings, Parks, Properties and Maintenance Committee Meeting held on February 21.

Councilman Flora gave a report on the Streets and Sidewalks Committee Meeting held on February 9.

The Clerk presented Ordinance 2004-2. Ordinance 2004-2, an ordinance amending the zoning district map of the Village of Grand Rapids, Ohio.

With no further business to discuss, Estep made a motion, seconded by Flora to adjourn. Meeting adjourned.

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March 8, 2004
7:30 p.m.

The regular meeting of the Village of Grand Rapids was held in the Town Hall.  Mayor Keifer asked Clerk Estep to take roll call:  Pam Sherwood (here), Bunkie Obermyer (here), Eric Flora (here), Jim Lashuay (excused), John Berry (here), and Louise Estep (here).

Flora made a motion, seconded by Sherwood to suspend the reading and accept the minutes of the February 23 Council Meeting as submitted.  Motion passed by voice vote. 

Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Flora to suspend the reading and accept the minutes of the February 23 Public Hearing as submitted.  Motion passed by voice vote. 

The bills were discussed.  Obermyer made a motion, seconded by Estep to pay the bills.  Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Mayor Keifer recognized Bob Graf.  Mr. Graf made a formal request to allow the combined VFW and American Legion to have the Memorial Day Parade on May 31, 2004.  After discussion, Estep made a motion, seconded by Flora to allow the request.  Motion passed by voice vote.

Administrator Hoffman gave his report.  A copy will be attached to the Clerk’s minutes.

After discussion, Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Estep to authorize payment in the amount of $1,800 for the purchase of an antique clock for the downtown business district.  Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.  (It was noted that the total cost of the clock is $14,250 and this is the balance after donations.)

Councilwoman Sherwood gave a report on the Finance, Wage & Audit Committee Meeting held on March 2.

Councilman Berry gave a report on the Committee of the Whole Committee Meeting held on March 4 with GRASP.  After discussion, Berry made a motion, seconded by Sherwood to have Administrator Hoffman send GRASP a letter requesting a copy of the loan agreement between Snyders and GRASP.  Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

The Clerk gave the second reading to Ordinance 2004-2.  Ordinance 2004-2, an ordinance amending the zoning district map of the Village of Grand Rapids , Ohio.

 

 Flora made a motion, seconded by Estep to pass Resolution 2004-1.  Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 The Clerk presented Ordinance 2004-4.  Ordinance 2004-4, an ordinance to make appropriations for current expenses and other expenditures of the Village of Grand Rapids, State of Ohio, during the fiscal year ending December 31, 2004.  Estep made a motion, seconded by Berry to suspend the rules and declare Ordinance 2004-4 an emergency.  Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 Estep made a motion, seconded by Sherwood to pass Ordinance 2004-4.  Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 The following Committees were requested to schedule a meeting –

         Safety & Welfare Committee
Parks Committee
Utilities Committee

 With no further business to discuss, Flora made a motion, seconded by Sherwood to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned.

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March 22, 2004
7:30 p.m.

 

The regular meeting of the Village of Grand Rapids was held in the Town Hall.  Mayor Keifer asked Clerk Estep to take roll call:  Pam Sherwood (here), Bunkie Obermyer (here), Eric Flora (here), Jim Lashuay (excused), John Berry (here), and Louise Estep (here).

Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Estep to suspend the reading and accept the minutes of the March 8 Council Meeting as submitted.  Motion passed by voice vote. 

Mayor Keifer gave an update on the properties she asked Larry Sorrells, from the Health Department, the status of at the last meeting. 

Mayor Keifer read a letter of resignation from Jim Lashuay for his Council position.  After discussion, Flora made a motion, seconded by Estep to accept Jim Lashuay’s resignation.  Motion passed by voice vote.

Mayor Keifer then stated that any resident interested in filling Jim’s term on Council should send a letter to the Administrator, Fiscal Officer, herself or anyone on Council, indicating the reason why they would like to serve and how long they have been a Village resident.

Administrator Hoffman gave his report.  A copy will be attached to the Clerk’s minutes.

The Clerk gave the third reading to Ordinance 2004-2.  Ordinance 2004-2, an ordinance amending the zoning district map of the Village of Grand Rapids , Ohio .  Flora made a motion, seconded by Berry to pass Ordinance 2004-2.  Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

The Clerk presented and gave the first reading to Ordinance 2004-3.  Ordinance 2004-3, an ordinance amending and establishing pay schedules and related  regulations for the Village of Grand Rapids .

With no further business to discuss, Flora made a motion, seconded by Sherwood to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned.

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April 12, 2004
7:30 p.m.

The regular meeting of the Village of Grand Rapids was held in the Town Hall.  Mayor Keifer asked Clerk Estep to take roll call:  Pam Sherwood (here), Bunkie Obermyer (here), Eric Flora (here), John Berry (here), and Louise Estep (here).

 Flora made a motion, seconded by Berry to suspend the reading and accept the minutes of the March 22 Council Meeting as submitted.  Motion passed by voice vote. 

 The bills were discussed.  Obermyer made a motion, seconded by Sherwood to pay the bills.  Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 Mayor Keifer recognized Nick Punches.  Mr. Punches reviewed his Eagle Scout project.  His plan is to start the project in June and to be finished by July.  The Historical Society is purchasing the needed supplies.  Estep made a motion, seconded by Flora to approve the Eagle Scout project as presented.  Motion passed by voice vote.

 Administrator Hoffman gave his report.  A copy will be attached to the Clerk’s minutes.

 Mayor Keifer recognized Lieutenant Konrad.  Lieutenant Konrad reported that the hours of coverage will increase next month.

 Mayor Keifer read a letter from the Wood County Planning Commission, stating that the CDBG Grant application deadline is July 15, 2004.

 Councilwoman Estep gave a report from the Lands, Buildings and Parks Committee Meeting held on April 3.  After discussion, Estep made a motion, seconded by Obermyer to deny the detachment petition from Alberta Kepling (17148 County Line road).  Motion passed by voice vote.

 Estep made a motion, seconded by Sherwood to renew the five-year lease agreement with the Township for the Fire Hall.  The renewal will run from January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2008.  Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 Estep made a motion, seconded by Obermyer to notify GRASP that the Village will supply up to 300,000 gallons of water as we have the past several years and to also let them know that any amount used in excess of 300,000 gallons will be their responsibility at the rate the Village pays Bowling Green .  Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 Councilwoman Sherwood gave an update on the health insurance renewal package.  After much discussion, Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Estep to stay with Medical Mutual and to go with the new policy for the Village employees (saving approximately $9,600 yearly).  Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Obermyer to join the Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce (approximate cost of $300 yearly).  Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 The Clerk gave the second reading to Ordinance 2004-3.  Ordinance 2004-3, an ordinance amending and establishing pay schedules and related  regulations for the Village of Grand Rapids .

 Estep made a motion, seconded by Sherwood to go into Executive Session to discuss the vacant Council position.  Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 Estep made a motion, seconded by Flora to return to the Regular Council Session.  Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 Sherwood made  a motion, seconded by Flora to appoint Nancy Heyman to the vacant unexpired seat on Council.  A paper ballot was taken and Nancy Heyman received five “yes” votes.  Mayor Keifer will swear in Nancy at the next Council Meeting.

 With no further business to discuss, Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Flora to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned.

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April 26, 2004
7:30 p.m.

The regular meeting of the Village of Grand Rapids was held in the Town Hall. After the pledge of allegiance, Mayor Keifer swore into office as Council member, Nancy Heyman. She will complete Jim Lashuay's unexpired seat on Council.

Mayor Keifer asked Clerk Estep to take roll call: Pam Sherwood (here), Bunkie Obermyer (here), Eric Flora (here), John Berry (here), Nancy Heyman, (here), and Louise Estep (excused).

Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Berry to suspend the reading and accept the
minutes of the April 12 Council Meeting as submitted. Motion passed by voice vote.

The bills were discussed. Flora made a motion, seconded by Obermyer to pay the bills.
Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Mayor Keifer reported she attended the High School Leadership program in Bowing Green.
Her discussion with Bowling Green's Mayor, John Quinn, provided a lot of useful information.

Mayor Keifer reported the Village of Grand Rapids Records Committee will consist of: Michael Marsh, Village Solicitor; Judy Keifer, Mayor; Donald Estep, Fiscal Officer; and Norma Mohr, Volunteer Village Resident.

Mayor Keifer and Council discussed the paper the Historical Society publishes on the Applebutter Festival, which is distributed to a lot of towns in Ohio. They also discussed putting a "welcome to Grand Rapids" ad in the paper. After discussion, Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Berry to put a $50 ad in the Historical Society's Applebutter Festival paper. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Administrator Hoffman gave his report. A copy will be attached to the Clerk's minutes.

Sherwood gave a Town Hall Board of Control report for the meeting held April 20. A copy will be attached to the Clerk's minutes.

The Clerk gave the third reading to Ordinance 2004-3. Ordinance 2004-3, an ordinance amending and establishing pay schedules and related regulations for the Village of Grand Rapids. Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Flora to pass Ordinance 2004-3. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

The Clerk gave the first reading to Resolution 2004-2. Resolution 2004-2, a resolution approving the adopted revised draft Wood County Solid Waste Management Plan.

With no further business to discuss, Flora made a motion, seconded by Berry to adjourn. Meeting adjourned.

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May 10, 2004
7:30 p.m.

The regular meeting of the Village of Grand Rapids was held in the Town Hall. Mayor Keifer asked Fiscal Officer Estep to take roll call: Pam Sherwood (here), Bunkie Obermyer (here), Eric Flora (excused), John Berry (here), Nancy Heyman, (here), and Louise Estep (here).

Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Obermyer to suspend the reading and accept the minutes of the April 26 Council Meeting as submitted. Motion passed by voice vote.

The bills were discussed. Obermyer made a motion, seconded by Heyman to pay the bills.
Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Mayor Keifer recognized Kay Michalski from the Grand Rapids Care Center. She reported that they are organizing an event called "Caring for the Community" to celebrate them being in their building for ten years. The event is scheduled for July 10 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. After discussion, Estep made a motion, seconded by Berry to approve the Application for Use of Public Property to allow for wagon rides in conjunction with the "Caring for the Community" event. Motion passed by voice vote.

Administrator Hoffman gave his report. A copy will be attached to the Clerk's minutes.

After discussion, Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Obermyer to have Administrator Hoffman contract with Morlock Asphalt to pave the alley North of the Front Street business district and the adjacent alleys at a cost of $23,500 ($47/ton). Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Lieutenant Konrad gave the Sheriff's report.

Mayor Keifer presented the Application for Use of Public Property request from the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. After discussion, Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Berry to approve the use of the public property requested for Rapids Rally Days on July 9 - July 11 and asked for clarification on possible kids bike/wagon parade. Motion passed by voice vote.

Heyman gave a report from the Utilities, Sewer and Street Lights Committee Meeting held on April 28. After discussion, Obermyer made a motion, seconded by Heyman to send a letter to Suburban Gas asking that their employees who read the meters in the Village wear a vest, badge or something to identify that he/she is a Suburban Gas employee. Motion passed by voice vote.

Estep made a motion, seconded by Berry to purchase 50 new water meters with radio read software at a cost of $11,500. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

The Clerk gave the second reading to Resolution 2004-2. Resolution 2004-2, a resolution approving the adopted revised draft Wood County Solid Waste Management Plan.

Administrator Hoffman asked Council for direction regarding the mobile home at the Farm Museum on Third Street, which is in violation of the zoning ordinance. After discussion, Obermyer made a motion, seconded by Sherwood to send the owner another letter with a deadline to remove the mobile home. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

After discussion, Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Heyman to post signs on all Village buildings and properties banning weapons and any dangerous ordinance. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

With no further business to discuss, Heyman made a motion, seconded by Berry to adjourn. Meeting adjourned.

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May 24, 2004 
7:30 p.m.

The regular meeting of the Village of Grand Rapids was held in the Town Hall. Mayor Keifer asked Fiscal Officer Estep to take roll call: Pam Sherwood (here), Bunkie Obermyer (here), Eric Flora (here), John Berry (here), Nancy Heyman, (here), and Louise Estep (here).

Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Heyman to suspend the reading and accept the minutes of the May 10 Council Meeting as submitted. Motion passed by voice vote.

The bills were discussed. Obermyer made a motion, seconded by Estep to pay the bills. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Administrator Hoffman gave his report. A copy will be attached to the Clerk's minutes.

After discussion, Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Flora to hire Robert Huffman as a mowing contractor for the Village of Grand Rapids at an hourly rate of $11.85 per hour. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

After review of the application, Estep made a motion, seconded by Berry to approve the Grand Rapids Arts Council's request for use of Howard Park for Art Camp on June 14 - June 18, 2004. Motion passed by voice vote.

A Buildings, Parks, Properties and Maintenance Committee Meeting was scheduled for June 8 at 7 p.m. at the Village Offices.

A Utilities Committee Meeting was scheduled for June 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Village Offices.

The Fiscal Officer gave the third reading to Resolution 2004-2. Resolution 2004-2, a resolution approving the adopted revised draft Wood County Solid Waste Management Plan. Flora made a motion, seconded by Estep to approve Resolution 2004-2. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

The Fiscal Officer gave the first reading to Ordinance 2004-4. Ordinance 2004-4, an ordinance establishing water tap charges for connection to the public water distribution system of the Village of Grand Rapids, Ohio, and repealing Ordinance No. 79-7 and declaring an emergency. Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Flora to suspend the rules and declare Ordinance 2004-4 an emergency. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote. Estep made a motion, seconded by Obermyer to pass Ordinance 2004-4. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

After discussion, Estep made a motion, seconded by Heyman to amend the "Benefits Section 1" of the "Employee Handbook" to include Exhibit A (as attached). Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

A Safety and Welfare Committee Meeting was scheduled for June 9 at 7 p.m. at the Village Offices.

With no further business to discuss, Heyman made a motion, seconded by Flora to adjourn. Meeting adjourned.

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June 14, 2004 
7:30 p.m.

 The regular meeting of the Village of Grand Rapids was held in the Town Hall. Mayor Keifer asked Fiscal Officer Estep to take roll call: Pam Sherwood (here), Bunkie Obermyer (here), Eric Flora (here), John Berry (here), Nancy Heyman, (here), and Louise Estep (here).

Flora made a motion, seconded by Obermyer to suspend the reading and accept the minutes of the May 24 Council Meeting as submitted. Motion passed by voice vote.

The bills were discussed. Obermyer made a motion, seconded by Sherwood to pay the bills. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Mayor Keifer recognized Raymond Mohr and Carolyn Erdody from the audience.

Administrator Hoffman gave his report. A copy will be attached to the Fiscal Officer's minutes.

Rick Luman was present from the Sheriff's Office and presented the monthly report. He also stated that we couldn't prohibit weapons in the parks unless the House and Senate pass the current legislation on their dockets.

Heyman reviewed the minutes from the Utilities, Sewers and Streetlights Committee Meeting held on June 8. (A copy will be attached to the Fiscal Officer's minutes.) Administrator Hoffman also presented rationale for the water and sewer increases that will be presented later in the meeting in the form of an ordinance.

Estep reviewed the minutes from the Buildings, Parks, Properties and Maintenance Committee Meeting held on June 8. (A copy will be attached to the Fiscal Officer's minutes.) After discussion, Estep made a motion, seconded by Heyman to send Joe Hudecek a letter and give him two weeks from the date of the letter (weather permitting) to drive on Village property to get items out of his back yard. If he would need to get back there in the future, he would need to make another request. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Berry reviewed the minutes from the Safety Committee Meeting held on June 9. (A copy will be attached to the Fiscal Officer's minutes.) After discussion, Berry made a motion, seconded by Estep to put rumble strips on Bridge Street (North and South) prior to the stop signs at an approximate cost of $1,500 (for 5 feet). Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

After discussion, Berry made a motion, seconded by Estep to renew the contract with the Sheriff's Office for 7 years and have Mayor Keifer sign the renewal agreement. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

The Fiscal Officer presented and gave the first reading to Ordinance 2004-5. Ordinance 2004-5, an ordinance establishing rates to be charged by the Village of Grand Rapids, Ohio for water service and declaring an emergency. Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Flora to suspend the rules and declare Ordinance 2004-5 an emergency. Estep asked that we not pass as an emergency to give the residents a chance to know about the increase in rates. Motion failed 0-6.

The Fiscal Officer presented and gave the first reading to Ordinance 2004-6. Ordinance 2004-6, an ordinance establishing rates to be charged by the Village of Grand Rapids, Ohio for sewer service and declaring an emergency. Estep also stated that she would like to hold off on passing this as an emergency.

Sherwood announced the Town Hall cleanup day is scheduled for June 26 beginning at 9 a.m.

A Utilities, Sewers and Streetlights Committee Meeting was scheduled for June 23 at 7 p.m. at the Village Offices to review the request made by John Myers.

With no further business to discuss, Flora made a motion, seconded by Berry to adjourn. Meeting adjourned.

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June 28, 2004 
7:30 p.m.

The regular meeting of the Village of Grand Rapids was held in the Town Hall. Mayor Keifer asked Fiscal Officer Estep to take roll call: Pam Sherwood (here), Bunkie Obermyer (here), Eric Flora (here), John Berry (here), Nancy Heyman, (here), and Louise Estep (here).

Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Flora to suspend the reading and accept the minutes of the June 14 Council Meeting as submitted. Motion passed by voice vote.

The bills were discussed. Obermyer made a motion, seconded by Heyman to pay the bills. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Mayor Keifer recognized Mary Poole from the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Poole requested additional use of land for Rapids Rally Days on July 10 and 11 for a motorcycle show on the Towpath and Bluebell Island area. After discussion, Estep made a motion, seconded by Berry to approve the addendum to the request for Rapids Rally Days from the Chamber of Commerce. Motion passed by voice vote.

Administrator Hoffman gave his report. A copy will be attached to the Fiscal Officer's minutes.

Obermyer made a motion, seconded by Sherwood to purchase flowers, plants, bushes, etc. at an approximate cost of $500 for the Howard Park area (to be planted near the new clock). Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

The Fiscal Officer asked Council to review the Estimate of Revenues for 2005 for passage at the next Council Meeting.

Heyman reported that the Utilities, Sewers and Streetlight Committee met to review the request made by John Myers. After discussion, Heyman made a motion, seconded by Obermyer to deny his request since the time limit on repairs/damage to the waterline installed in front of his property has expired and the Village is no longer responsible. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

After discussion, Estep made a motion, seconded by Heyman to jointly hire a consulting firm (with Holgate, Deshler and McClure) to investigate natural gas options. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote. The Fiscal Officer gave the second reading to Ordinance 2004-5. Ordinance 2004-5, an ordinance establishing rates to be charged by the Village of Grand Rapids, Ohio for water service and declaring an emergency. Flora made a motion, seconded by Sherwood to suspend the rules and declare Ordinance 2004-5 an emergency. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote. Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Flora to pass Ordinance 2004-5, amending the original starting date to August 1, 2004. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

The Fiscal Officer gave the second reading to Ordinance 2004-6. Ordinance 2004-6, an ordinance establishing rates to be charged by the Village of Grand Rapids, Ohio for sewer service and declaring an emergency. Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Flora to suspend the rules and declare Ordinance 2004-6 an emergency. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote. Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Berry to pass Ordinance 2004-6, amending the original starting date to August 1, 2004. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

The Fiscal Officer presented and gave the first reading to Ordinance 2004-7. Ordinance 2004-7, an ordinance to request auditor to assess lots and lands of the Village of Grand Rapids for the lighting of streets, alleys, ways and other public places. Estep made a motion, seconded by Heyman to suspend the rules and declare Ordinance 2004-7 an emergency. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote. Estep made a motion, seconded by Obermyer to pass Ordinance 2004-7. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

With no further business to discuss, Flora made a motion, seconded by Estep to adjourn. Meeting adjourned.

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July 12, 2004 
7:30 p.m.

The regular meeting of the Village of Grand Rapids was held in the Town Hall. Mayor Keifer asked Fiscal Officer Estep to take roll call: Pam Sherwood (here), Bunkie Obermyer (here), Eric Flora (here), John Berry (here), Nancy Heyman, (here), and Louise Estep (here).

Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Flora to suspend the reading and accept the minutes of the June 28 Council Meeting as submitted. Motion passed by voice vote.

The bills were discussed. Obermyer made a motion, seconded by Heyman to pay the bills. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Administrator Hoffman gave his report. A copy will be attached to the Fiscal Officer's minutes.

A Streets & Sidewalks Committee Meeting was scheduled for July 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Administration Building to discuss parking signs and time limits within the business district.

Administrator Hoffman asked Council to look at the sycamore tree near the Marathon Station. The owners are requesting we trim it so their sign is visible.

After discussion, Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Estep to change the monthly transfer from the Water Fund to the Water Debt Fund from $3,800 per month to $3,200 per month. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Fiscal Officer Estep reviewed the 2005 Estimated Revenues. Councilman Estep then made a motion, seconded by Flora to approve the 2005 Estimated Revenues as presented. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Lieutenant Konrad gave the Sheriff's monthly report.

After discussion, Flora made a motion, seconded by Estep to send a letter to the Grand Rapids Ohio Farm Museum regarding the mobile home parked at their property and other items around the property. Council and the Mayor will sign the letter. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

With no further business to discuss, Heyman made a motion, seconded by Berry to adjourn. Meeting adjourned.

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July 26, 2004 
7:30 p.m.

The regular meeting of the Village of Grand Rapids was held in the Town Hall.  Mayor Keifer asked Fiscal Officer Estep to take roll call:  Pam Sherwood (here), Bunkie Obermyer (here), Eric Flora (here), John Berry (here), Nancy Heyman, (here), and Louise Estep (here).

Flora made a motion, seconded by Berry to suspend the reading and accept the minutes of the July 12 Council Meeting as submitted.  Motion passed by voice vote. 

The bills were discussed.  Obermyer made a motion, seconded by Heyman to pay the bills.  Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Mayor Keifer announced that she was contacted that State Route 578 would be closed to northbound traffic for 35 days.

Mayor Keifer informed Council Raymond Mohr called her and said he heard that he had until August 2 to get his trailer off of the property at the Farm Museum .  (He didn’t get his letter from the Mayor and council because he hasn’t been to the Post Office.)  Mr. Mohr requested an extension of two weeks from August 2.  After much discussion, Berry made a motion, by Flora to grant Mr. Mohr an additional two weeks (until August 16) to get everything listed on the letter cleaned up at the Farm Museum.  Motion passed 5-1, with Estep voting “no.”

Administrator Hoffman gave his report.  A copy will be attached to the Fiscal Officer’s minutes.

Hoffman announced the regular audit by the state starts on July 27.

After discussion on the paving project already in progress on Route 65 by the State, Flora made a motion, seconded by Berry to have Administrator Hoffman investigate on getting the approaches to the alleys paved on Second Street at a cost not to exceed $18,000.  Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Flora reported from the Streets & Sidewalks Committee Meeting that was held on July 21.  After discussion, Flora made a motion, seconded by Sherwood to place two signs on the North side and two signs on the South side of Front Street (signs will read “no parking between the hours of 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday) and to place one sign at Front and Beaver Street and one sign at the alley behind Sky Bank directing traffic to the parking lots.  Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Berry reported on the paving project in the alley behind the businesses.  He stated that at the back entrance to Rapids Meat & Grocery, there is a 7-8 inch step down (or out) of her business.  The owner was told it would be a “lip” out her back door.  After discussion, it was recommended that the owner contact the contractor to discuss her options with the paving project, since this portion was to be paid for by the owner.

Sherwood announced that the Annual Community Garage Sale is August 13 and 14.

With no further business to discuss, Estep made a motion, seconded by Flora to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned.

 

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August 9, 2004 
7:30 p.m.

The regular meeting of the Village of Grand Rapids was held in the Town Hall. Mayor Keifer asked Fiscal Officer Estep to take roll call: Pam Sherwood (here), Bunkie Obermyer (here), Eric Flora (excused), John Berry (here), Nancy Heyman, (here), and Louise Estep (here).

Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Heyman to suspend the reading and accept the minutes of the July 26 Council Meeting as corrected. Motion passed by voice vote.

The bills were discussed. Estep made a motion, seconded by Berry to pay the bills. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Mayor Keifer recognized Carolyn Erdody from the Grand Rapids Arts Council. Ms. Erdody submitted an application for use of public property for September 11 in conjunction with the Canal Days in the Village. The Arts Council would like to have a bike, wagon and stroller parade from Howard Park to Bluebell Island and back. After discussion on safety issues, Heyman made a motion, seconded by Estep to approve the application. Motion passed by voice vote.

Administrator Hoffman gave his report. A copy will be attached to the Fiscal Officer's minutes.

Hoffman stated that per the employee policy manual, employees must live within 5 miles of the Village. Wade Busch is looking at purchasing property, which is approximately 7 miles from the Village. After discussion, Estep made a motion, seconded by Berry to allow Wade Busch to pursue property approximately 7 miles outside of the Village. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Lieutenant Konrad gave the Sheriff's report.

The Fiscal Officer presented Resolution 2004-3. Resolution 2004-3, a resolution authorizing the Mayor to retain Max E. Rayle as attorney for the Village for purposes of representing all of the defendants in Wood County Common Pleas Court Case No. 04CV159 and 04CV269. Estep made a motion, seconded by Heyman to waive the three readings to Resolution 2004-3. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote. Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Obermyer to pass Resolution 2004-3. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Estep reported that she has taken a look at the tree by the Marathon Station as requested by the Village Administrator. It was decided to have the tree expert look at it to determine if it is a healthy tree before any determination is made on trimming it so the sign is visible.

After discussion on the upcoming Applebutter Festival, Council agreed to provide each resident with 3 parking passes as they did last year.

The Safety Committee was asked to meet to review possible "yield" signs that may be needed in alleys and to discuss the ordinance that would be needed to enforce the signage.

Sherwood recommended replanting the plants at Lincoln Street next Spring, due to the overgrowth. She stated she would approach the Historical Society for partial funding.

With no further business to discuss, Estep made a motion, seconded by Obermyer to adjourn. Meeting adjourned.

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August 23, 2004 
7:30 p.m.

The regular meeting of the Village of Grand Rapids was held in the Town Hall.  Mayor Keifer asked Fiscal Officer Estep to take roll call:  Pam Sherwood (here), Bunkie Obermyer (here), Eric Flora (here), John Berry (here), Nancy Heyman, (here), and Louise Estep (here).

Estep made a motion, seconded by Heyman to suspend the reading and accept the minutes of the August 9 Council Meeting as submitted.  Motion passed by voice vote. 

The bills were discussed.  Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Flora to pay the bills.  Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Mayor Keifer recognized Jane Sproel from the Chamber of Commerce.  Ms. Sproel presented an Application for Use of Public Property for Canal Days on September 11 and September 12 (from 11 a.m. to
4 p.m.).  After discussion, Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Heyman to approve the application for use of sidewalks with the stipulation that the businesses use no more than 36” from the face of the building.  Motion passed by voice vote.

Administrator Hoffman gave his report.  A copy will be attached to the Fiscal Officer’s minutes.

The following committee meetings were established:  Safety & Welfare on August 26 at 7:30 p.m. and a Wage & Finance on August 26 at 8:15 p.m.  Both meetings will be held in the Administration Offices.

The Fiscal Officer presented Resolution 2004-4.  Resolution 2004-4, a resolution accepting the amounts and rates as determined by the Budget Commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the County Auditor.  Estep made a motion, seconded by Sherwood to waive the three readings on Resolution 2004-4.  Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.  Estep made a motion, seconded by Flora to pass Resolution 2004-4.  Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

A Streets & Sidewalks Committee Meeting was scheduled on September 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Administration Offices.

With no further business to discuss, Flora made a motion, seconded by Heyman to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned.

 

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September 13, 2004 
7:30 p.m.

The regular meeting of the Village of Grand Rapids was held in the Town Hall. Mayor Keifer asked Fiscal Officer Estep to take roll call: Pam Sherwood (here), Bunkie Obermyer (excused), Eric Flora (excused), John Berry (here), Nancy Heyman, (here), and Louise Estep (here).

Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Heyman to suspend the reading and accept the minutes of the August 23 Council Meeting as submitted. Motion passed by voice vote.

The bills were discussed. Heyman made a motion, seconded by Estep to pay the bills. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Mayor Keifer announced a meeting has been scheduled on September 21 at 7 p.m. at the Fire Hall to discuss safety issues for the upcoming Applebutter Festival.

Mayor Keifer announced that Trick-or-Treat will be October 30 in the Village, with trick-or-treating from 5 - 7 p.m. and the parade to follow at 7:30 p.m.

After discussion, Heyman made a motion, seconded by Berry to allow David Pemberton (Suburban Gas) to speak 20 minutes at the next Council Meeting. Motion passed by voice vote.

After review, Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Estep to approve the use of the "notices for political signs" that are placed in the right-of-way. Motion passed by voice vote.

Mayor Keifer reviewed the request for use of Public Property received from Katherine Thomas. After discussion, Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Heyman to allow Cub Scout Pack 325 the use of Labino Park for the Applebutter Festival, with no vehicles allowed on park property. Sherwood then made a motion to amend her original motion to include that the Scouts will be responsible for any park area damaged. Heyman seconded the amended motion. Motion passed by voice vote.

Mayor Keifer reviewed the letter received by resident Mary Elwell regarding the increase in water/sewer rates. Estep asked that the Utilities Committee respond to Ms. Elwell. Mayor Keifer referred the request to the Utilities Committee and Administrator Hoffman for response.

Administrator Hoffman gave his report. A copy will be attached to the Fiscal Officer's minutes.

Andrew Webb, from the Wood County Sheriff's Department presented the monthly report.

Berry gave a report from the Safety & Welfare Committee Meeting held on August 26. (A copy will be attached to the Fiscal Officer's minutes.) Estep made a motion, seconded by Sherwood to accept the report and recommendations of the Safety & Welfare Committee. Motion passed by voice vote.

Sherwood gave a report from the Wages & Finance Committee Meeting held on August 26. (A copy will be attached to the Fiscal Officer's minutes.)

Berry gave a report for Councilman Flora on the Streets & Sidewalks Committee Meeting held on September 2. (A copy will be attached to the Fiscal Officer's minutes.)

The Fiscal Officer presented Resolution 2004-5. Resolution 2004-5, a resolution authorizing the Village Administrator to prepare and submit an application to participate in the Ohio Public Works Commission State Capital Improvement and/or Local Transportation Improvement program(s) and to execute contracts as required. Estep made a motion, seconded by Berry to waive the three readings of Resolution 2004-5. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote. Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Heyman to pass Resolution 2004-5. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

After discussion, Berry made a motion, seconded by Sherwood to proceed with the plantings as presented for Howard Park with a cost not to exceed $2,421, to have the work done prior to the Applebutter Festival, and to obtain the warranty information on the plants. Motion passed 3-1 with Estep voting "no."

With no further business to discuss, Estep made a motion, seconded by Sherwood to adjourn. Meeting adjourned.

 

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October 11, 2004
7:30 p.m.

 

The regular meeting of the Village of Grand Rapids was held in the Town Hall.  Mayor Keifer asked Fiscal Officer Estep to take roll call:  Pam Sherwood (here), Bunkie Obermyer (here), Eric Flora (here), John Berry (here), Nancy Heyman, (here), and Louise Estep (here).  

Flora made a motion, seconded by Heyman to suspend the reading and accept the minutes of the September 27 Council Meeting as submitted.  Motion passed by voice vote. 

The bills were presented.  Estep made a motion, seconded by Obermyer to pay the bills.  Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Mayor Keifer stated she would be attending an upcoming Applebutter Festival Meeting.  She asked Council to let her know if they have any concerns that she should address with the Committee.

Administrator Hoffman gave his report.  A copy will be attached to the Fiscal Officer’s minutes.

After discussion, Administrator Hoffman was requested to have Solicitor Marsh respond to the invoice received from GRASP for chemicals for the 2004 season.

Councilman Sherwood gave a report from the Town Hall Board of Control Meeting held on October 5, 2004.

Councilman Estep stated that several residents on Bridge Street (from Route 65 to Second Street ) had vehicles parked across the sidewalks during the Applebutter Festival.  People were forced to walk on Bridge Street , which is one of the only streets open for vehicle traffic.

Sherwood requested that the Streets Committee meet to discuss the letter received from Morlock Asphalt.  A meeting was scheduled for October 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Administration Building .

With no further business to discuss, Estep made a motion, seconded by Flora to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned.  

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October 25, 2004
7:30 p.m.

The regular meeting of the Village of Grand Rapids was held in the Town Hall.  Mayor Keifer asked Fiscal Officer Estep to take roll call:  Pam Sherwood (here), Bunkie Obermyer (here), Eric Flora (here), John Berry (here), Nancy Heyman, (here), and Louise Estep (here).

Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Heyman to suspend the reading and accept the minutes of the October 11 Council Meeting as submitted.  Motion passed by voice vote. 

The bills were presented.  Obermyer made a motion, seconded by Flora to pay the bills.  Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Administrator Hoffman gave his report.  A copy will be attached to the Fiscal Officer’s minutes.

Councilman Flora gave a report from the October 20 Streets & Sidewalks Committee Meeting.  Berry reported that he talked with Weilnau and he said he could grind a 15 feet pathway from behind Rapids Meats & Grocery for $450.  After discussion, it was decided to schedule an additional Streets & Sidewalks Committee Meeting on November 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Administration Building to further discuss this issue.

With no further business to discuss, Flora made a motion, seconded by Berry to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned.

 

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November 8, 2004
7:30 p.m.

The regular meeting of the Village of Grand Rapids was held in the Town Hall. Mayor Keifer asked Fiscal Officer Estep to take roll call: Pam Sherwood (here), Bunkie Obermyer (here), Eric Flora (here), John Berry (here), Nancy Heyman, (here), and Louise Estep (here).

Heyman made a motion, seconded by Sherwood to suspend the reading and accept the minutes of the October 25 Council Meeting as submitted. Motion passed by voice vote.

The bills were presented. Obermyer made a motion, seconded by Estep to pay the bills. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Mayor Keifer announced that ODOT has approved a traffic light at the intersection of Route 24 and Route 578, but there are no funds available to install it. Steve Kendall is asking Council to show that there is a need at this intersection. Council agreed to have a resolution drawn up to support the need for the light.

Mayor Keifer announced that the Fire Department has agreed to be part of the Installation Committee for the playground equipment at Howard Park.

Administrator Hoffman gave his report. A copy will be attached to the Fiscal Officer's minutes.

Fiscal Officer Estep reported that the Village has been given "a clean audit" for the 2002-2003 years.

A deputy from the Sheriff's Department presented the monthly report.

Mayor Keifer stated that $642 has been received from Suburban Natural Gas and will be used in Howard Park.

Council reviewed the Application for Use of Public Property received from Debbie Hertzfeld. After discussion, Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Flora to approve the application and give them the choice of using North or South Pike Street for entertainment. The motion was then amended to include that the Village will provide barricades. Motion passed by voice vote.

A Streets & Sidewalks Committee Meeting was rescheduled for November 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Administration Building.

A Parks Committee Meeting was scheduled for November 23 at 6 p.m. at the Administration Building.

The Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony is scheduled for November 28 at 6 p.m. at Howard Park.

Administrator Hoffman was asked to look into the information on the sidewalk ordinance in relation to snow.

With no further business to discuss, Flora made a motion, seconded by Sherwood to adjourn. Meeting adjourned.

 

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November 22, 2004
7:30 p.m.

The regular meeting of the Village of Grand Rapids was held in the Town Hall. Mayor Keifer asked Fiscal Officer Estep to take roll call: Pam Sherwood (here), Bunkie Obermyer (here), Eric Flora (here), John Berry (here), Nancy Heyman, (here), and Louise Estep (here).

Heyman made a motion, seconded by Flora to suspend the reading and accept the minutes of the November 8 Council Meeting as submitted. Motion passed by voice vote.

The bills were presented. Obermyer made a motion, seconded by Estep to pay the bills. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Administrator Hoffman gave his report. A copy will be attached to the Fiscal Officer's minutes.

Councilman Flora gave a report from the Streets & Sidewalk Committee Meeting on November 17. A copy will be attached to the Fiscal Officer's minutes.

The Fiscal Officer presented Ordinance 2004-8. Ordinance 2004-8, an ordinance authorizing the Village Administrator to enter into contract with Weilnau Excavating to remove certain pavement adjacent to the Municipal Alley located South of the canal and declaring an emergency. Councilman Obermyer stated she needed to abstain from voting on any action to this ordinance, due to being the property owner of the business. Flora made a motion, seconded by Sherwood to approve Obermyer abstaining from any action on this ordinance. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Flora made a motion, seconded by Berry to declare Ordinance 2004-8 an emergency. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote with Obermyer abstaining. Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Berry to approve Ordinance 2004-8 with the stipulation that the property owner pay the original amount due to Morelock paving for the initial paving. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote with Obermyer abstaining.

After discussion, Estep made a motion, seconded by Flora to put a public notice in the newspaper on removal of snow from sidewalks. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

With no further business to discuss, Estep made a motion, seconded by Berry to adjourn. Meeting adjourned.

 

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December 13, 2004 
7:30 p.m.

The regular meeting of the Village of Grand Rapids was held in the Town Hall. Mayor Keifer asked Fiscal Officer Estep to take roll call: Pam Sherwood (here), Bunkie Obermyer (excused), Eric Flora (here), John Berry (here), Nancy Heyman, (here), and Louise Estep (here).

Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Flora to suspend the reading and accept the minutes of the November 22 Council Meeting as submitted. Motion passed by voice vote.

The bills were presented. Heyman made a motion, seconded by Estep to pay the bills. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Administrator Hoffman gave his report. A copy will be attached to the Fiscal Officer's minutes.

A representative from the Sheriff's Department presented the monthly report.

Councilman Estep gave a report from the Lands, Buildings & Parks Committee Meeting held on November 23. A copy will be attached to the Fiscal Officer's minutes. The Mayor stated that we needed to have a Committee Meeting of the Whole after the first of the year to be certain that the entire Council is in agreement with the Committee's recommendation to Council.

The Fiscal Officer presented Resolution 2004-6. Resolution 2004-6, a resolution to make appropriations for Current Expenses and other Expenditures of the Village of Grand Rapids, State of Ohio, during the period beginning January 1, 2005 and ending April 1, 2005. Estep made a motion, seconded by Sherwood to waive the three readings and make Resolution 2004-6 an emergency. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote. Flora made a motion, seconded by Berry to approve Resolution 2004-6. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

The Fiscal Officer presented Resolution 2004-7. Resolution 2004-7, a resolution to make a transfer of current expense and other expenditures of the Village of Grand Rapids, State of Ohio, for the period ending December 31, 2004. Sherwood made a motion, seconded by Flora to waive the three readings and make Resolution 2004-7 an emergency. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote. Estep made a motion, seconded by Heyman to approve Resolution 2004-7. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

The Fiscal Officer presented Resolution 2004-8. Resolution 2004-8, a resolution to make a transfer for current expense and other expenditures of the Village of Grand Rapids, State of Ohio, for the year 2005. Estep made a motion, seconded by Heyman to waive the three readings and make Resolution 2004-8 an emergency. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote. Estep made a motion, seconded by Sherwood to approve Resolution 2004-8. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

After discussion, Estep made a motion, seconded by Heyman to cancel the December 27 Council Meeting and authorize the Fiscal Officer to pay the normal bills. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

With no further business to discuss, Heyman made a motion, seconded by Berry to adjourn. Meeting adjourned.

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December 27, 2004 

There was not a meeting on December 27 due to lack of business.

 
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