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WU Village Council holds Nov. 10 meeting

The West Union Village Council met in regular session on Nov.10 at the Municipal Building with Mayor Ted Grooms presiding. The meeting began with the call to order, Pledge to the flag, and roll call: John R. Lafferty-present, Mark Brewer-present, Benny McCarty-present, Jason Buda (arrived at 7:10 p.m.), Randy Brewer-present, and Steve Rothwell-present. Also in attendance were: Tanya Johnson-Clerk, Shelley Gifford-Treasurer, Roy Stricklett-Police Chief, Lisa Rothwell-Solicitor. Visitors in attendance were Donna Young, Darrel Rockey, Terri Motil, and Matt Sheeley.

A motion was presented by Mark Brewer to approve the minutes of the regular meeting from Oct. 27 as distributed, which was seconded by Benny McCarty with a roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

A motion by Steve Rothwell to approve payment of bills was submitted and seconded by Randy Brewer, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

A motion was made by Benny McCarty to accept the statement of receipts for Mayor’s Court for the month of October for the net amount of $8,218.25, seconded by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

Ordinance 2015-6 amending the Income Tax Ordinance was discussed and Mayor Grooms requested this ordinance to be postponed until next meeting. Council agreed.

Ordinance 2015-7 to set temporary appropriations for 2016 was presented in a motion by Benny McCarty for the first reading, seconded by Mark Brewer, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

A discussion was held on the property insurance, then a motion by Benny McCarty for the property insurance in the amount of $52, 263 was seconded by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

Terri Motil, EMS, spoke to Council on the number of runs the Life Squad had performed, Christmas dinner, a “Thank You” to the village employees for finding the problem with life squad, and the passing of the EMS tax levy.

Roy Stricklett, West Union Police Chief, discussed with Council some changes with Ordinance 2009-16 and the Solicitor will check into this matter. Also, Stricklett told Council about a felony arrest and a few cars that had been broken into.

The Mayor told Council about the housing of prisoners renewal contract with the Highland County Sheriff’s Office and a motion by Benny McCarty for the contract was seconded by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

Lisa Rothwell, Solicitor, informed Council about the Income Tax Ordinance and assured Council it will be ready for the next meeting.

Matt Sheeley from the West Union Lions’ Club discussed the parade route for the Adams County Shining Bright Parade to be held on Nov. 28. A motion was made by Randy Brewer to close the parade route and Market Street from Main Street to Mulberry Street for this event, seconded by Benny McCarty, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

Donna Young discussed the problems of parking on the Courthouse square. The Mayor will check into this matter.

Council member Jason Buda congratulated Mayor Ted Grooms, Clerk Tanya Johnson, Council member John R. Lafferty and Benny McCarty for being re-elected. Council agreed. Also, Buda informed Council that the Fire Department applied for a $50,000 grant. He also would like to change the seating of Council.

Roy Stricklett, Police Chief, spoke on the way warrant round ups were handled and failures to comply with the payment plan.

Council member Jason Buda congratulated Mayor Ted Grooms, Clerk Tanya Johnson, Council member John R. Lafferty and Benny McCarty for being re-elected, Council agreed. Also, Buda informed Council the Fire Department applied for a $50,000.00 grant. He also would like to change the seating of Council.

Council member Randy Brewer discussed the parking problem on North Street, with no action being taken.

A motion by Mark Brewer for executive session ORV 121/22 G1 personal was seconded by John R. Lafferty, roll call vote: all yea. A motion was presented by Benny McCarty to return to regular session, roll call vote: all yea.

The motion by Benny McCarty to adjourn the meeting was seconded by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea, and the meeting was adjourned.

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