Village of Oblong

May 4th, 2016

The Village of Oblong Board of Trustees met in regular session on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016, in the Farley Room of the Municipal Building.

Members Present: Mayor Randy Rich, Clerk Ladora Boyd, Trustee Dave Hasty, Trustee Jay Haines, Trustee Ken Russell, Trustee Teresa Fielder, Trustee Debi Wilson and Treasurer/Deputy Clerk Jan Miller.
Absent: Trustee Rick Catt.
Others Present: Chief Chad Pusey, Public Works Superintendent Gary Lanter, Chris Dewitt (WTYE/WTAY), Tom Compton (Daily News) Bill Cox, Jr.(Boy Scouts of America), Will Cox(Boy Scouts of America), Jamie Bay(Boy Scouts of America) and Alex Pleasant (Crawford County Development Association).

The meeting was called to order at 7 pm by Mayor Rich; with everyone standing and saying the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Regular Board Meeting Minutes of April 6th, 2016, were approved with a motion by Debi, and a second by Ken. Five (5) ayes, motion carried.

There was one addition to the agenda this month. Bill Cox asked to address the Board on Behalf of the Boy Scouts of America.

There were no Delinquent Water Bill customers at this month’s meeting.

Randy stated that the total amount of the appropriations is $1,359,905. Motion by Dave, with a second by Teresa, to adopt Ordinance #2016-O-577 “An Appropriation Ordinance”. Roll Call Vote: Dave – aye, Jay – aye, Ken – aye, Teresa – aye, Debi – aye. Motion carried.

Bill Cox wanted to know if the Scouts could do a 5K Glow Run on the evening of July 30th starting from the Park. The Board granted the request.

Mayor’s Comments:
Randy stated that the Village Board had received a “Thank You” note from the OES Character Counts Committee for the extra work and time helping with the 5K Run.
Randy stated that the Village Board had received a “Thank You” letter from Oblong Township for allowing Paula to mulch, weed, water the entryway flowers and flower bed around the statue of Jesus at the Oblong Cemetery.
Randy mentioned that the non-highway vehicle owners need to get a new sticker their vehicles.
Randy mentioned that the Village had received letters from MediaCom. The first letter, which was received on April 15th, was the Annual Customer Service Report. The second letter, which was received on April 18th, stated that the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries will be moved from the Movies and Music tier to Digital Family TV tier. This change was to have happened on or around April 30th. The third letter, which was received on April 25th, was stating that the channel lineup will change from analog to digital on or around June 15th. All cable customer will need the equipment for this change.
Randy stated that he wanted to commend the departments for keeping the expenses for last fiscal year low.
Randy reappointed Jan as Village treasurer and Ladora as Village clerk with the approval of the Board.

Reports of Committees:
Police: Chad stated that he will start a new Junior Police Academy on June 6 until June 10. This is for students in the grades 5th through 8th. Chad stated that he had applied for the Mary Heath Grant to purchase some equipment.

Building and Park: Debi stated that she had nothing to report this month.

Sidewalks and Lights: Dave stated that he had nothing to report this month.

Street and Alley: Jay stated that he had nothing to report this month.

Water and Sewer: Ken stated that the flushing of hydrants has been completed.

Finance: Jan mentioned the donation from Marathon. Randy stated that the Village had received $5,000 from Marathon. Jan mentioned that Oblong Township had given a $200 donation for help with setting up the voting stations. Randy stated that this year’s appropriation amount was $14,523 less than last year’s. Jan stated that the auditors will be at the Village the week of May 23rd for the FY2016 audit.

Development: There was nothing to report this month.

Motion by Jay, with a second by Ken, to pay the bills that were on the warranty list and any utility bills, bills that will incur a late charge or reimbursements to employees. Five (5) ayes, motion carried.

There were no other items of business this month.

Motion by Dave, with a second by Teresa, to adjourn the meeting at 7:16 pm. Five (5) ayes, motion carried.

Respectfully submitted

Ladora Boyd, Clerk