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Ashley Village Council Meeting Minutes

          March 14, 2019

The regular council meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Ann Paksi.

The Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Roll call was taken with Ann Paksi, Mike Turner arrived subsequently, Dee Denniston, Dave Foote, Doug Schneider, Stefanie Studt, Robert Studt, R. Keck, Projects Manager, Michelle Fitzpatrick, Clerk, Mary Osborn, Treasurer.  Absent. Jeff Peters, DPW Supervisor

Visitors:  Diane Jones from MML and Dustin Drabeck from Decker Insurance Agency.

Both parties presented their quotes for Village Insurance Coverage and opened up for questions from council.  Council to review and discuss at next meeting. 
Cheri Slavik here to observe.

Brandon Slavik Fire and Rescue Chief
  R. Studt    made a motion to approve the agenda as presented.  Supported by  D. Denniston.  Motion carried.

S. Studt   made a motion to accept the Council Meeting Minutes of  February 14, 2019 as presented.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion carried.

After review and discussion D. Denniston  made a motion to approve the check register/expenditures from February 15, 2019 to March 14, 2019.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion carried.

Old Business:

After review and discussion R. Studt  made motion to transfer monies out of  Rescue account #0699 into combined Fire/Rescue account # 4926 and close Rescue Account #0699 after all checks have cleared. Supported by D. Denniston.  Motion Carried.

New Business:

After review and discussion M. Turner made motion to Adopt Right of Way Ordinance 2019-01, to become effective April 15, 2019 . An ordinance to prohibit the obstruction of Public Rights of Way with the Village of Ashley; to require the maintenance of a portion of the public right of way; and to require the maintenance of clear vision areas. Supported by D. Foote.  Ordinance 2019-01 Declared Adopted.

Clerk presenting for DPW Supervisor stated the overhead door at fire barn was damaged when removing snow.  DPW Supervisor and Fire Department have begun getting proposal bids to have door replaced.  Council requested that an Insurance Claim is done to offset the cost of the new door.

Chief Slavik presented with the request to begin to move toward a Fire Authority Board.

After review and discussion S. Studt made motion to give Fire Chief the authority to move forward on developing a Fire Authority Board for the Village of Ashley and surrounding townships.  Supported by D. Foote.  Motion Carried.

Public Safety Committee presented with recommendations to purchase CPR device, Cribbing and Thermal Camera using Fire/Rescue Fund Raising Monies and to give permission for Washington Township’s Fire/Rescue contract stars April 1, 2019 verses March 1, 2019

After review and discussion D. Denniston motion to accept Public Safety recommendations not to exceed $25,000 for above listed items and to allow Washington Township contract to begin April 1, 2019.  Supported by S. Studt.  Motion Carried.

D. Denniston presented with Habitat for Humanity updates and stated they have some properties they want to clean up in mind and letters will be going out to those residents.  She also requested that the village sends out to all residents that HFH will be in the village on 4/26 & 4/27 to inform them there will be opportunities to get rid of Useable household items on those days.   

Clerk presented with a letter from Republic Waste that the cost of Trash Pickup is increasing effective March 20, 2019. 

After review and discussion M. Turner  made a motion to adopt RESOLUTION 2019-04 RESOLUTION TO INCREASE THE MONTHLY TRASH RATE FOR RESIDENTIAL AND BUSINESS CUSTOMERS FOR THE VILLAGE OF ASHLEY.  Seconded by D. Schneider.  Roll call vote was taken:
Ayes: A. Paksi, D. Foote, R. Studt, D. Denniston, D. Schneider, S. Studt, M. Turner
Nays: 0
Absent: 0
Resolution 2019-04 passed and adopted.

Amended Budget recommendations were made by the Budget Committee for Fiscal Year 18/19.

After review and discussion S. Studt made motion to approve budget committee recommendation for FY 18/19 amended budget.  Supported by R. Studt.  Motion Carried.

Project Manager R. Keck presented with his resignation effective March 14, 2019.

After review and discussion S. Studt made motion to accept Project Managers resignation as presented.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.

Committee Chair President R. Keck presented with updates on Country Christmas Contracts.  SRI and the Village have come to verbal agreement at this time we are awaiting for Contract to be drawn up and signed.  The Village will be hosting a total of 22 trips beginning 11/16/19 thru 12/21/19.

D. Denniston made motion to adjourn regular council meeting at 9:10pm.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.

_____________________________         __________________________________
Ann Paksi, Village President                        Michelle Fitzpatrick, Village Clerk

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