Meeting Minutes (4-18-22)
The Council of the Village of Woodsfield
April 18, 2022
The Council of the Village of Woodsfield met in Regular Session on April18,2022.
- Roll Call:
Present: Council Members; Dale English, Tom Kirkland, Anthony McDaniel, Jamie Hill, and Carol Hehr; Mayor Mike Ricer, Village Administrator Kevin Brooks, Fiscal Officer Lori Cunard.
Absent: Solicitor, Kristy Rothenbuhler
- Pending Meeting Minutes Approval:
Councilman Dale English made a motiontoaccepttheApril4,2022meetingminutes.Anthony McDaniel second. D. Ray Hughes – abstain. Motion passed 5-0-1.
Ill. Registered Visitors/Guest:
MarkHaralsonandTylerSpence – The Mayor asked Mr. Haralson and Mr. Spence to attend the council meeting to recognize them and council member Anthony McDaniel for life saving awards. Village Administrator Kevin Brooks spoke up and stated that he had received a call and the gentlemen received a very nice letter from the Supervisor of the delivery person for Sal Chemical with the health issue. The Supervisor is also a council member in the Village of Wintersville and he was very appreciative and felt that without the quick thinking and actions of Mr. Haralson, Mr. Spence, and Mr. McDaniel there probably would have been a very different outcome for the individual.
ChiefCoreyJones– Chief Corey Jones stated that after interviewing candidates for the Police Officer vacancy he has chosen an individual that he is ready to move forward with. The candidate is Dan Napolitano. He comes with several years of experience in law enforcement in the Ohio Valley and Chief Jones is asking Council to approve the hiring of Mr. Napolitano. Kevin Brooks asked what the rate of pay would be, Chief Jones said that he would be starting at $16.38/hr. and upon successfully completing his 6-month probationary period he would step up to $16.97/hr. per Council approval. Carol Hehr made a motionto approve thehiringofDanNapolitano, PoliceOfficer,at astartingrateof$16.38/hr.Tom Kirkland second. Motion passed 6-0. Kevin Brooks reminded Chief Jones that Mr. Napolitano would receive service credit for his previous employment.
Officer JacobMcNerney andTito– On April 2, 2022 Officer McNerney responded to a call of an unresponsive individual. Upon Officer McNerney’s arrival he determined the individual was in great distress, he immediately began CPR successfully sustaining life until the EMS arrived on the scene. On April 12, 2022 EMS Director Phil Keevert presented Officer McNerney, along with others on the scene, lifesaving awards for their actions. Mayor Ricer wanted to recognize Officer McNerney and he also presented him a lifesaving award. Mayor Ricer thanked Officer McNerney for the job he does and he is greatly appreciated. Councilwoman Carol Hehr congratulated Officer McNerney and asked about getting more defibrillators for the police cruisers if funds allow. Kevin Brooks state that he would talk to Chief Corey Jones about this and that it would be an eligible expense for Coronavirus funds. Councilman Anthony McDaniel said to make sure Chief Jones talks to the EMS individuals before purchasing because if he can get ones that run off the same pads it would be a great cost saving measure.
Councilwoman Carol Hehr asked Officer McNerney how the K-9 was working out? Officer McNerney said they still have some work to do but so far things are going well, they are off to a good start. He just turned a year old so he still has some maturing to do. Councilman Dale English asked if they have a vest for the K-9 yet. Officer McNerney replied that the K-9 training facility had stated they would supply a free vest but it has not been received yet.
- Old Business:
Mayor Ricer stated that we did receive a bill of sale in the amount of $2.00 from Barrett Hayes who is purchasing the locomotives. The Mayor will bring the contract and bill of sale to Council for approval when he has a promise in writing from Mr. Hayes that one locomotive will be brought back to the Village on an annual basis once restored. Kevin Brooks stated that one of the locomotives will be housed in Youngstown and Mr. Hayes has concerns with the cost of transporting from Youngstown to
The Council of the Village of Woodsfield April 18, 2022
here each year. Mr. Brooks told him that we would be willing to participate in the cost of transporting each year if it doesn’t get ridiculous because this is something that we are wanting to have happen so Mr. Brooks is trying to work through this with him.
- Administrator Report:
Nothing to report.
- Fiscal Officer Report:
Lori Cunard is scheduled for Mayor’s Court Clerk training in Columbus, OH from April 27 -29, 2022. Lori Cunard has Ordinance #04-2022 which the Mayor will bring up during Mayor’s report.
- Committee Chair/Council Reports: Dale English – Nothing to report
TomKirkland– Nothing to report AnthonyMcDaniel– Nothing to report Jamie Hill– Nothing to report
CarolHehr-Councilwoman Carol Hehr asked for Executive Sessionregardingacquisitionof property with no action to be taken.
D.RayHughes– Nothing to report
VIII: Solicitor’s Report:
IX: Mayor’s Report:
The Mayor asked for a motiontoapprovethepaymentofbills.Jamie Hill made the motion.
Anthony McDaniel second. Motion passed 6-0.
The Mayor asked for a motiontoapprovetheMayor’sCourtReport,mid-April,2022.Ray Hughes made the motion. Tom Kirkland second. Motion passed 6-0.
The Mayor asked for a motiontoapprovetheIncomeTaxReport,April,2022.Carol Hehr made the
motion. Anthony McDaniel second. Motion passed 6-0.
The Mayor asked for a motionto passOrdinance#04-2022,AnOrdinanceProvidingforAmending and RevisingSpecific Line-Items inthe Appropriationsof Expenditures for the Village of Woodsfield, duringCalendarYear 2022(DeclaringanEmergency).Jamie Hill made the motion. Anthony McDaniel second. Dale English -yes, Tom Kirkland-yes, Carol Hehr-yes, Ray Hughes -yes. Motion passed 6-0. The Mayor then asked for a motiontosuspendtherulesandpassOrdinance #04-2022byit second reading(DeclaringanEmergency).Carol Hehr made the motion. Ray Hughes second. Dale English – yes, Tom Kirkland -yes, Anthony McDaniel -yes, Jamie Hill -yes. Motion passed 6-0. The Mayor then asked for a motiontosuspendtherulesandpassOrdinance#04-2022byitsthirdreading(Declaring anEmergency) andadopt.Dale English made the motion. Anthony McDaniel second. Tom Kirkland – yes, Jamie Hill -yes. Carol Hehr-yes, D. Ray Hughes -yes. Motion passed 6-0. Ordinance#04-2022 adopted.
X. Un-Registered Visitors:
The Mayor asked for a motionto gointo Executive Session regardingacquisition of property withno action to betaken.Jamie Hill made the motion. Dale English second. Motion passed 6-0. Executive Session entered at 5:50 p.m.
TheCouncilof theVillageof Woodsfield April 18, 2022
The Mayor asked for a motion toreturn to Regular Session.Dale English made the motion. Tom Kirkland second. Motion passed 6-0. Regular Session entered at 6:07 p.m.
Councilman Jamie Hill made the motion to Adjourn fromSession. Dale English second. Motion passed 6-0. Meeting adjourned at 6:10 p.m.
Michael E. Ricer, Mayor Lori Cunard, Fiscal Officer