Meeting Minutes (6-6-22)
The Council of the Village of Woodsfield
June 6, 2022
The Council of the Village of Woodsfield met in Regular Session on June6,2022.
Present: Council Members; Dale English, Tom Kirkland, Anthony McDaniel, Jamie Hill, Carol Hehr, D. Ray Hughes, Mayor Mike Ricer, and Fiscal Officer Lori Cunard.
Absent: Village Administrator Kevin Brooks and Solicitor Kristy Rothenbuhler.
Councilwoman Carol Hehr made the motion toaccept the May 16, 2022 meeting minutes with corrections.Anthony McDaniel second. Dale English and Ray Hughes-abstain. Motion passed 4-0. Councilman Jamie Hill made a motionto accepttheMay2, 2022meetingminutes.Ray Hughes second. Anthony McDaniel – abstain. Motion passed 5-0.
KrisOgden– Kris Ogden attended Council meeting to inquire why the Village is not selling Family Pool Passes. She said that when being charged a daily rate, not being allowed to take in your own concessions and having to purchase them at the pool and she goes almost on a daily basis it is costly when you are on a limited income. The Mayor stated that we sold very few Family Passes and that is why we no longer sell them but he would talk it over with the Kevin Brooks, Village Administrator and Park Superintendent Steve Eikleberry. He also reminded Ms. Ogden of the free swim being offered every Sunday. Kris Ogden stated that other pools in the area offer a discount to senior citizens. Jamie Hill spoke up and said he thinks that may be a good idea. Ms. Ogden said that there are several residents in the Village that are on a fixed income and she thinks the passes would help them out and she said with selling concessions the pool would still make money. Jamie Hill said that selling passes would be an option and something to discuss. Anthony McDaniel agreed but referred to a memo in Council Packets from Village Administrator Kevin Bmoks. The memo stated that the practice of selling pool passes was discontinued in 2020 because of lack of interest and decreased pool hours. Also, operating the pool is generally a 15-20K loss annually but Anthony McDaniel feels the idea of selling passes again should be discussed. The Mayor said this would be discussed and he told Kris Ogden he would get back to her with an answer within 24 hrs. Councilwoman Carol Hehr spoke up and said he may want to talk to the Park Committee on this also.
Councilman Ray Hughes asked what is going on with telephone light poles, he asked if we have a supply of them. He said he has been paying since February for a security light that has not been re installed after the ice storm. They came and put the power pole up but not the pole for the security light that he is paying for. He said that at the time they put up the new power pole they did not have enough poles to do the security light. Mayor Ricer said he would remind Lewis Hill, Electric Dept.
Superintendent, of this.
Councilwoman Carol Hehr asked if Water/Sewer Superintendent Paul Robison has been out to talk to Matt Vinskovich regarding the sewer issue. Jamie Hill said he talked to Mr. Vinskovich and no one had been out to his home or had contacted him.
No report, due to the Village Administrator being on vacation. Carla Wobschall, Monroe County Beacon, asked if there was anything she needed to report on since the agenda stated to “see attached” for Administrator’s report. Council said that was referring to the memo regarding pool passes. She asked to have a copy of the memo.
Lori Cunard stated that there is an Ordinance to pass during Mayor’s report.
TheCouncilofthe Villageof Woodsfield
DaleEnglish– Nothing to report
TomKirkland– Nothing to report
AnthonyMcDaniel– Councilman Anthony McDaniel asked for Executive Session at the end of the meeting with no action to be taken involving possible litigation.
JamieHill– Councilman Jamie Hill reported that he had spoken to Brenda Mauck regarding a letter he had gotten from RITA. Some discussion followed concerning RITA. Anthony McDaniel and Ray Hughes also have had a few issues with RITA. Councilwoman Carol Hehr stated that whether taxes are owed or not you are required to file an annual tax return with RITA. Jamie Hill also reminded everyone about the K-9 Chicken BBQ on Saturday.
CarolHehr-Nothing to report
D.Ray Hughes– Councilman Ray Hughes brought to Council’s attention that evidently there are some teenage boys that have been running around town using the Hitler salute, cursing and pointing at people and scaring some younger children at City Park. Mayor Ricer stated that once they know who they all are the issue will be addressed. Ray Hughes gave the name of a resident who does know who the boys are, he suggested getting ahold of her to find out who the boys are. Ray Hughes also asked how things are going with property maintenance because there is a place on Eastern Ave. that has not been mowed. Mayor Ricer stated that the properties have been mowed within the last week.
Mayor Ricer stated that there is a fence going up around City Park, it is currently in progress to prevent children from going to the road.
Village clean-up is going on this week, basically in the downtown area for the alumni weekend.
Mayor Ricer said he had 41 violations on property maintenance, it is the worst he has seen.
The Mayor asked for a motiontoapprovethepaymentofbills.Ray Hughes made the motion. Tom Kirkland second. Motion passed 6-0.
The Mayor asked for a motiontoapprovetheMayor’sCourtReport,May,2022.Jamie Hill made
the motion. Carol Hehr second. Motion passed 6-0.
The Mayor asked for a motiontoapprovethe IncomeTaxReport,May,2022.Anthony McDaniel made the motion. Jamie Hill second. Motion passed 6-0.
The Mayor asked for a motiontopassOrdinance#06-2022,An OrdinanceProvidingforAmending
and Revising Specific Line-Items in the Appropriationsof Expenditures for the Village of Woodsfield duringCalendarYear2022(DeclaringanEmergency).Carol Hehr made the motion. Dale English second. Tom Kirkland -yes, Anthony McDaniel -yes, Jamie Hill – Yes, Ray Hughes -yes. Motion passed 6-0. The Mayor then asked for a motionto suspendtherulesandpassOrdinance #06-2022 byits secondreading(DeclaringanEmergency).Jamie Hill made the motion. Ray Hughes second. Dale English -yes, Tom Kirkland -yes, Anthony McDaniel -yes, Carol Hehr-yes. Motion passed 6-0. The Mayor asked for a motiontosuspendtherulesandpassOrdinance #06-2022byitsthirdreading (DeclaringanEmergency).Tom Kirkland made the motion. Dale English – second. Anthony McDaniel – yes, Jamie Hill – yes, Carol Hehr -yes, Ray Hughes -yes. Motion passed 6-0. Ordinance #06-2022 adopted.
The Mayor asked for a motiontoapprove2022SeasonalEmployeeWages andtheJanitor’sWages
asfollows: Kirsten Rouse, Asst. Pool Mgr. @ $10.40/hr., KynziBishop, Emily Byler, Kalista Friday, Regan Hamilton, Courtney Jones, and Trista Morris; Lifeguards@$9.40/hr.,Kaden Buzzard, Park Laborer@$10.00 and James Potts,Janitor@$9.30/hr. and the Janitor isnot to exceed 10hours per week.Carol Hehr made the motion. Dale English second. Motion passed 6-0.
AnnDemchak-Mrs. Demchak attended to bring to Council’s attention the issue on South Main Street and Uriah Wilson, Good Feller’s Tree Trimming. She know’s he has not had his hearing yet regarding the zoning variance he requested. She is totally against the variance because the area is a residential area. She feels Mr. Wilson has made himself a nuisance to the St. Sylvester’s School because he has tried to bring trucks through under the portable buildings and blocked parking in the parking lot at the school and parents could not get in to pick up their children. He has been bringing trucks through on private property past the school. She also suggested putting a traffic light at the Red Head gas station/carry-out once the construction starts in the square. Council said that is up to ODOT and ODOT does not want one there. Mrs. Demchak suggested putting one up, when ODOT fines us, we pay the fine, take it down for a month and then put it back up again. She feels it is a dangerous intersection and once construction starts on the square it will get worse. Councilman Tom Kirkland suggested talking to ODOT about putting one up at least during construction of the downtown.
The Mayor asked for a motiontogointoExecutive Session.Ray Hughes made the motion. Anthony McDaniel second. Motion passed 6-0. Executive Session entered at 6:22 p.m.
The Mayor asked for a motiontogobackintoRegularSession.Anthony McDaniel made the motion.
Ray Hughes second. RegularSessionentered at 6:45.
Councilman Jamie Hill made the motionto Adjourn fromSession. Carol Hehr second. Motion passed 6-0. Meeting adjourned at 6:50 p.m.
Michael E. Ricer, Mayor Lori Cunard, Fiscal Officer