West Union Village Council holds March 21 meeting

West Union Village Council met in regular session on March 21 at the Municipal Building with Mayor Ted Grooms presiding. After the Call to order and Pledge to the flag came roll call: John R. Lafferty-present, Mark Brewer-present, Benny McCarty-present, Jason Buda-present (arrived at 7:10 p.m.), Randy Brewer-present, Steve Rothwell-present. Also in attendance were  Tanya Johnson-Clerk, Shelley Gifford-Treasurer, Jerry Kirker-Village Administrator/Fire Chief, Tim Sanderson-Police Chief. Visitors included Teresa Diane Ward, Danni Studebaker WULS, Darrell Rockey-WULS, Donna Young.

Teresa Diane Ward, who is running for Adams County Commissioner, shared a few thoughts with Council.

A motion by Benny McCarty to approve the Minutes at the regular meeting on 3-8-16 as distributed was seconded by John R. Lafferty, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed. A motion was presented by Mark Brewer to approve payment of bills submitted, seconded by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

Resolution 2016-6 new state fee- Surcharge for FTA Warrant $25; Change Certified Mail Fee to $7; change name from Warrant Block to Registration Block for Mayor’s Court, motion by Benny McCarty, seconded by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea, resolution passed.

A motion was made by Benny McCarty to have Spring Clean-Up on April 21 and 22 and seconded by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

A discussion on the indigent person protocol followed with no action taken, and the topic tabled until the next meeting.

Danni Studebaker and Darrell Rockey, WULS, informed Council that the Life Squad had 125 runs since the last council meeting and Squad 5 is back in service. Jerry Kirker, Village Administrator/Fire Chief told Council he was working with the Solicitor on a few water issues and that EPA had come to visit the Municipal Building because of a complaint from an individual. The employees are also working on meters and a water leak. Council member Randy Brewer requested the employees check on a problem on Allen Street, Kirker will check into this matter.

Tim Sanderson, Police Chief, informed Council that the Police Department had a meeting to make sure everything is being done correctly. Also, he discussed issues concerning education for officers, evaluation forms and press releases.

Mayor Grooms spoke to Council on an Out Reach Rehab Clinic (just out patient), and Council requested more information.

A motion by Benny McCarty for executive session ORC121.22 G5 confidential matters was seconded by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea. A motion was made by Benny McCarty to return to regular session, seconded by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea.

A motion was presented by Jason Buda to adjourn and seconded by Benny McCarty, roll call vote: all yea, and the meeting was adjourned.

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