The West Union Village Council met in regular session on Sept. 22, 2015 at the Municipal Building with Mayor Ted Grooms presiding. A call to order, the Pledge to the flag and roll call was taken: John R. Lafferty, present, Mark Brewer, Present, Benny McCarty, present, Jason Buda, arrived at 7:25 p.m., Randy Brewer – present, Steve Rothwell, present, also in attendance: Tanya Johnson – Clerk, Shelley Gifford, Treasurer, Jerry Kirker, Village Administator/Fire Chief, Roy Stricklett, Police Chief, Lisa Rothwell, Solicitor.
Motion by Mark Brewer to approve the Minutes of the regular meeting on Sept.8, 2015 as distributed, second by Benny McCarty, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.
Motion by Randy Brewer to approve the payment of bills submitted, second by Steve Rothwell, roll call cote: all yea, motion passed.
Ordinance 2015-4- closure of South Alley, tabled until next meeting due to advertisement.
Ordinance 2015-5- to vacate a portion of Market Street, tabled until next meeting due to advertisement.
Ordinance 2015-6 amending the Income Tax Ordinance, motion by Benny McCarty for the 1st reading, second by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.
Resolution 2015-12 compliance with the 2013-2014 audit, motion by Steve Rothwell, second by Randy Brewer, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.
Mayor Ted Grooms congratulated Council member Randy Brewer for being named Produce Manager of Year, Council agreed.
Report by Jerry Kirker, Village Administrator/Fire Chief
1. Discussion on the meeting with the Adams County Commissioners on the news sewer line for parts of Liberty and Tiffin Townships.
2. The Village is waiting for the final inspection on the water tower so it can be filled. The telemetry system is up and working.
3. Ben Games’ property next to new water tower is being worked on.
Lisa Rothwell, Solicitor, spoke to Council on the Income Tax Ordinance, sentencing a Mayor’s Court Case, and an Administrative Policy for Burial of Unclaimed Persons and Indigent Persons.
The Mayor told Council that Terri Motil, EMS, will be here at the next meeting to address the Council. Also, Jessica Huxmann, who lives in the Watts Subdivision, has requested to have chicken at her residence, no action was taken.
Council member John R. Lafferty discussed a concern of his with the traffic light at the corner of St Rte 41, State Rte 125, Walnut Street, No action was taken.
Council member Jason Buda told Council if they want to put a levy on the ballot that it must be in by Dec. 16.
Motion by Randy Brewer for executive session ORC 121.22 G5 and G1, second by Steve Rothwell, roll call cote: all yea. Motion by Steve Rothwell to return to regular session, second by Benny McCarty, roll call cote: all yea.
Motion by Benny McCarty to accept the Mayor’s recommendation to remove Jeff McCarty from EMS committee, and place Shelley Gifford as Chair person, second by Steve Rothwell, roll call cote: all yea, motion passed.
Other items discussed were: trees that need to be removed, annexation, too many cats and assisted living facilities.
Motion by Benny McCarty to adjourn, second by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea, meeting adjourned.