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Peebles Village Council holds October meeting

Mayor Victor Warfe called the Oct. 6 meeting of the Peebles Village Council to order with the Pledge to flag. Council members present were Kevin Cross, Richard Hoop, Eugenia Gordley, Wayne Setty and Larry Shiveley.

Mayor Warfe announced that the next meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 3. Wayne Setty moved to approve the previous meeting’s minutes, seconded by Richard Hoop, all yea. Eugenia Gordley moved to approve the paid bills, Larry Shiveley made the second, all yea. Larry Shiveley moved to approve the Police Chief’s Report, seconded by Kevin Cross, all yeas. Richard Hoop moved to approve the Mayor’s Report, seconded by Larry Shiveley, all votes yea.

A motion to approve the August water sewer report was made be Wayne Setty and seconded by Eugenia Gordley, all votes, yea. A motion to approve the September water sewer report was made by Kevin Cross, with a second by Richard Hoop, all yeas.

Fiscal Officer Sheila Browning presented the third reading on Ordinance 2015-06, Establishing Sewer Regulations and Rates for the Village of Peebles. A motion to accept the said ordinance was made by Richard Hoop, seconded by Eugenia Gordley, all votes yea.

A second reading of Ordinance 2015-07 rescinded the Ordinance 1990-04 sewer regulations.

Administrator Dean Bailey advised that leaf pick up will begin in the middle of November. He further advised that the 2013 and 2014 village audits will be next spring, and the sewer project will be next year, and asked that his contract be renewed through the end of July. Danny Pertuset would be appointed assistant village administrator to work with him until the end of renewal. Mayor Warfe called for a motion to extend Mr. Bailey’s contract through July 31, which was seconded by Eugenia Gordley. Votes Cross and Hoop, nay, Gordley and Setty yea; and Larry Shiveley, Nay. Motion fails.

Discussion began on hiring a new administrator. Larry Shiveley moved to hire Danny Pertuset as interim administrator through Jan. 1. Mr. Pertuset explained his position as not being available until the first of the year and only if he is permitted to work with Mr. Bailey. Richard Hoop made a second. Discussion was held and a motion to go into executive session to discuss personnel was made by Larry Shiveley, seconded by Kevin Cross, all yea. Larry Shiveley moved to come out of executive session, second by Kevin Cross, all yeas.

A motion to extend Dean Bailey’s contract as administrator through June 30, 2015 was made by Wayne Setty, second by Kevin Cross, all yea. A motion to hire Danny Pertuset to train under Mr. Bailey at salary $250.00 per month effective January 1 until June 30, 2016, at which time council would negotiate with Mr. Pertuset to become village administrator, was made by Larry Shiveley, second by Kevin Cross, votes all yeas.

Solicitor Dana Whalen had nothing for the meeting.

Police Chief Robert Music reported that one of the auxiliary officers had wrecked the cruiser on his way to a call out of the village. The auxiliary officer was not injured but was taken to the hospital for x-rays and drug tests. Discussion was then held on the accident and replacement of the cruiser.

Chief Music can sell the blue cruiser and Camp Safety would be willing to accept insurance proceeds and wait until the first tax draw of 2016 for the $2,000 balance. A motion to purchase a 2009 Ford Expedition from the West Chester Police Dept., through broker Camp Safety for $8,000 with $5,000 from insurance, $1,000 from the general fund and the remaining $2,000 to be held by Camp Safety until the first tax draw 2016 was made by Richard Hoop and seconded by Larry Shiveley, all yeas.

Fire Chief Mike Estep advised that he wishes to apply for a grant to purchase turn out gear in the amount of $13,000 with a local match $678. A motion to allow such a grant application by the fire department was made by Kevin Cross, seconded by Eugenia Gordley, votes all yeas. A motion to allow purchase of this gear through state bidding was made by Wayne Setty, seconded by Kevin Cross, all yeas.

Last year the department sent two cadets to training for which the village received $750 from Wal-Mart for that training. The total cost was $1,050. A motion to pay $1,050 to the Peebles Volunteer Fire Dept. Association was made by Kevin Cross and seconded by Eugenia Gordley, all yeas.

From the audience, Norman Newman gave several comments to the mayor and council regarding various junk, old cars and trash in the village that needs cleaned up. Fire Chief Estep asked for an executive session for the fire department. A motion to go into executive session was made by Larry Shiveley, seconded by Kevin Cross, all yeas. A motion to go out of executive session was made by Wayne Setty, with a second by Eugenia Gordley, all yeas.

Solicitor Whalen discussed her contract and would like to table it until the next meeting. Ms. Whalen advised that there are 22 vacant properties with delinquent taxes located within the village and she only has one person working eight hours per week on these properties. Statements by council: Larry Shiveley discussed several unoccupied homes and cutting brush and grass.

Richard Hoop moved to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Larry Shiveley, all yeas.

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