Village of Oblong

July 2, 2014

July 2nd, 2014

The Village of Oblong Board of Trustees met in regular session on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014, in the Farley Room of the Municipal Building.

Members Present: Mayor Randy Rich, Clerk Ladora Boyd, Trustee Rick Catt, Trustee Dave Hasty, Trustee Jay Haines, Trustee Ken Russell, Trustee Tony Madlem, Trustee Debi Wilson and Treasurer/Deputy Clerk Jan Miller.

Others Present: Public Works Superintendent Gary Lanter, Tom Compton (Daily News), Chris Forde (WTYE/WTAY), Mike McReynolds, Stephen Szigethy, Maria Szigethy, Alex Szigethy, Kristen Szigethy and Ginger Osborne.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Mayor Rich; with everyone standing and saying the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Regular Board Meeting Minutes of June 4th, 2014 were approved with a motion by Debi, and a second by Jay. All ayes, motion carried.

Randy presented Dr. Stephen Szigethy a plaque for 35 years of service to the community. Dr. Szigethy thanked the Board for the presentation. There was a standing ovation for Dr. Szigethy.

There were no additions or deletions to the agenda this month.

There was one Water Bill customer at this month’s meeting. Mike McReynolds came before the board to ask for if he could drop his water bill payment in the drop box on Friday, July 4th. The Board granted Mr. McReynold’s request.

Motion by Rick, with a second by Tony, to adopt Ordinance #2014-O-564 “An Ordinance to Approve a Sale of Real Estate”. Roll call vote: Rick – Aye, Dave – Aye, Jay – Aye, Ken – Aye, Tony – Aye, Debi – Aye. Motion carried.

Tony stated that the North Range Street Project is almost done, there is some seeding left to do and to go over the punch list when it is ready.

Motion by Tony, with a second by Jay, to pay A. J. Walker Pay Estimate #8 of North Range Street Project for $48916.64. All ayes, motion carried.

Motion by Tony, with a second by Rick, to pay Connor & Connor $10,864.67 for North Range Street Project Invoice # 10977. All ayes, motion carried.

There was some discussion on transferring money from Sewer to General for help with payments. Motion by Rick, with a second by Jay, to transfer up to $60,000.00 from Sewer checking account to General checking account if needed for payments on the North Range Street Project. All ayes, motion carried. Any money transferred will be repaid.

Mayor’s Comments:
Randy stated that the Village had received a letter from MediaCom dated June 18th. It stated that effective on or about August 1st, the NSF charge (Returned Payment Fee) will be changed from $25.00 to $29.00,
Randy stated that the Village has received an anonymous donation of $1,500.00 to go towards the maintenance of the Lake.

Reports of Committees:
Jay stated that the Police Committee has looked over the Revised Police Policy & Procedure Manual and recommend the approval of it. Motion by Jay, with a second by Debi, to approve the Revised Police Policy & Procedure Manual. All ayes, motion carried.
Jay also mentioned that the Chad is on vacation from June 30th to July 9th.

Building and Park: Debi stated that she had nothing to report for this month. Gary stated that he had been in contact with Tracy Vending about placing a soda machine out at the Park, but due to the death of Randy Tracy this is on hold for now.

Sidewalks and Lights: Dave stated that he had nothing to report this month.

Street and Alley: Tony stated that there was some black top placed at the approach to North Range Street from Iowa Street to patch a rough spot due to traffic usage.

Water and Sewer: Ken stated he had nothing to report this month. Randy stated that he had talked with Rick about the Water checking account reimbursing the Sewer checking account for the $25,000.00 transfer back in January, 2014. Motion by Rick, with a second by Tony, to make a $5,000.00 payment the end of this month for the reimbursement. All ayes, motion carried.

Finance: Rick stated that there was nothing to report this month. Jan stated that the audit was not ready for this month’s meeting, but will be ready for the August meeting.

Development: Tony stated that the new Clinic was now open as of June 30th.

Motion by Tony, with a second by Debi, to pay the bills that were on the warranty list and any utility bills, bills that will incur a late charge or reimbursements to employees. All ayes, motion carried.

There was one other item of business this month. Debi wanted to personally thank Gary and the guys for letting her know about a leak at her residence.

Motion by Rick, with a second by Tony, to adjourn the meeting at 7:21 pm. All ayes, motion carried.

Respectfully submitted

Ladora Boyd, Clerk