The Peebles Village Council gathered for their monthly meeting on July 7, 2015.
Mayor Victor Warfe opened by leading all present in the Pledge of Allegiance and council members Kevin Cross, Richard Hoop, Eugenia Gordley, Wayne Setty and Larry Shiveley answered the roll call.
The Mayor advised council that their next meeting was scheduled for Tuesday Aug. 4, 2015.
Kevin Cross moved to approve previous minutes, got a second by Eugenia Gordley, and all voted yea.
Wayne Setty made a motion to approve the paid bills for June, which was seconded by Richard Hoop and again all voted yea. Richard Hoop made the motion to approve the Mayor’s Report of fines in the net amount of $1495, seconed by Kevin Cross, and again approved unanimously. Kevin Cross moved to approve the Police Chief Report, gained a second from Wayne Setty and all votedyea. Finally, Larry Shiveley made the motion to approve the water/sewer report, which was seconded by Wayne Setty and approved by the entire council.
CFO Sheila Browning presented the budget for 2016. Members discussed the annual amount for various funds and Councilman Shiveley moved to waive the three readings of Ordinance 2015-05 Village of Peebles 2016 Budget, seconded by Wayne Setty, and all yeas. Wayne Setty motioned to approve and accept Ordinance 2015-05 Village of Peebles 2016 Budget, seconded by Eugenia Gordley, and again all votes yea.
CFO Browning stated the lines had been painted downtown and look nice.
Next up was Resolution 2015-03 to the Adams County Board of Elections to proceed to levy a renewal tax in excess of the ten mill limitation. The motion to accept was presented by Councilman Setty, seconded by Richard Hoop and approved by the entire council..
Next before the group was Resolution 2015-04 to the Adams County Board of Elections to proceed to levy a renewal tax in excess of the ten mill limitation. This motion to accept was made by Eugenia Gordley, seconded by Kevin Cross, with all voting yea.
Resolution 2015-05 to Adams County Board of Elections with intention to proceed to levy a renewal tax in excess of the ten mill limitation came up next with the motion to accept by Richard Hoop, seconded by Wayne Setty, with all yeas once more.
The third reading of Ordinance 2015-04 establishing limited parking on North Main Street between McMillan Street and Portsmouth Road was presented to council. A motion by Larry Shiveley to approve Ordinance, Ordinance 2015-04 was seconded by Kevin Cross, all votes yea.
Administrator Dean Bailey discussed a pending issue with council, the Nixon Avenue railroad viaduct blacktop.
Sewer plant supervisor Sean Stone advised council that he has estimates to replace glass windows at the sewer plant, Adams County Glass in West Union for $5,480 and from Security Glass Block in Martinsville for $1,620. After a discussion on the estimates, Councilman Shiveley moved to have Security Glass Block replace the windows for $1,620.
Superintendent Sean Stone also had quotes to seal the driveway and parking areas of the sewer plant from McFarland Blacktop Sealing in Peebles for $1,050. Council discussed the quotes and Larry Shiveley moved to have McFarland Blacktop Sealing do the work at the sewer plant for the total amount of $1,838.40, seconded by Kevin Cross. The votes were Wayne Setty, nay; Shiveley, Gordley, Hoop and Cross yea, and the motion carried.
Solicitor Dana Whalen had nothing for council for this meeting.
Fire Chief Mike Estep was unable to attend the meeting but did send a volunteer who asked for council acceptance of Jessica Shiveley and Andrew Davis as new volunteers. Councilman Shiveley stated he had not been contacted regarding the new volunteers and suggested the matter be tabled until the next meeting when the Chief would be present.
CFO Browning advised that she would like a meeting to discuss the police department finances sometime in the next month.
From the audience, Dean Frost noted a farm had sold and asked if it could it be annexed. The owner is unwilling to be annexed.
Statements by council: Larry Shiveley discussed having a small group conduct a concert at the McCoy Park on Simmons Avenue He stated that he had spoken with a group and asked for input on the matter. The group would accept $200 for the appearance. Mr. Shiveley will get more information.
Other issues discussed were broken camera at the basketball court, removal of dead trees at McCoy Park, Green Beanery selling drinks at the concert and Peebles Knothole selling hamburgers. Additionally , Pat Warfe has trimmed the boxwood shrubs in the park and Council expressed their appreciation for her work.
All business concluded and a motion to adjourn was made by Richard Hoop, seconded by Eugenia Gordley, all yea.