Village of Oblong

July 5, 2017


Draft Minutes

The Village of Oblong Board of Trustees met in regular session on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017, in the Farley Room of the Municipal Building.

Members Present: Mayor Teresa Fielder, Clerk Ladora Boyd, Trustee Debi Wilson, Trustee Angie Fear, Trustee Jay Haines, Trustee Dave Hasty Trustee Bill Burke, Trustee Jeron Harris and Treasurer/Deputy Clerk Jan Miller.
Others Present: Public Works Superintendent Gary Lanter, Tom Compton (Daily News), Chris DeWitt (WTAY/WTYE) and Mike McReynolds.

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

The Regular Board Meeting Minutes of June 7th, 2017, were approved with a motion by Jay, and a second by Debi. All ayes, motion carried.

There were no additions or deletions to the agenda this month.

There was one Delinquent Water Bill customers at this month’s meeting. Mike McReynolds asked if he could pay his water bill on Tuesday, July 11th. The Board granted his request.

Jeron stated that the Village had received a clean audit for Fiscal Year 2017.

Teresa stated that she would like to form an Ad-Hoc Committee for the Dilapidated Buildings in the Village Limits. She asked that the following individuals be appointed to the Committee: Village Trustees Bill Burke and Dave Hasty; Public Works Super-intendent Gary Lanter; Police Chief Chad Pusey; former Mayor Randy Rich and herself. This committee would review ordinances, identify dilapidated buildings/ structures (that are or could become hazardous or put our citizens in harm’s way); the purpose will be to find a solution to mitigate or remove these hazards in the most economical way for the Village and the property owners. Motion by Bill, with a second by Angie, to accept the Mayor’s appointments to the Dilapidated Buildings Committee as follows: Chairperson Mayor Teresa Fielder; Committee Members Trustee Bill Burke, Trustee Dave Hasty, Public Works Superintendent Gary Lanter, Police Chief Chad Pusey and former Oblong Mayor Randy Rich. Roll Call Vote as follows: Angie – aye; Debi – aye; Jay – aye; Dave – aye; Bill – aye; Jeron – aye. Motion carried.

Mayor’s Comments:

Teresa mentioned that the Crawford County Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection Day will be Saturday, August 12, 2017, from 8 am to 2 pm. Also, every individual must bring an ID. Any residents outside of Crawford County will incur a small fee. The place to bring items will be at the City of Robinson Wastewater Treatment Plant (Mitchell Avenue).
Teresa stated that Charles Mick (Oblong JFL) is planning to use the 4-way stop for donation to the Oblong JFL program on July 15th, from 8am to 12 pm (Noon).
Teresa mentioned that there will be an oversized vessel heading to Marathon Refinery in Robinson that will cause some traffic delays on Route 33 sometime on July 6th, 7th or 8th.

Reports of Committees:
Police: Jay stated that he had nothing to report this month except that the new police vehicle is in use.

Building and Park: Debi stated that she had nothing to report this month. Gary stated that the new television has been purchased and is mounted on the Activity Center Wall and that MediaCom will be here tomorrow (7/6/2017). Gary also mentioned that the Oblong Community Club is planning to sponsor some work at the mini park.

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

Street and Alley: Angie stated that she had nothing to report this month.

Water and Sewer: Dave stated that the committee met prior to the Board Meeting to discuss the possibility to give Water/Sewer customers the option to pay their bills on-line thru in the future. The on-line bill paying should be up and running by September, 2017. Gary mentioned that there will be an IRWA Training Session here on July 18th and that in the past he has gotten corporate sponsoring for lunch but he has not found a sponsor for this time and was wanting the okay from the Board to have the Village sponsor the lunch.

Finance: Jeron stated that he had nothing else to report for this month.

Development: There was nothing to report this month.

Motion by Dave, with a second by Jay, 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. All ayes, motion carried.

There were no other items of business this month. There was a question asked if the Board was going to vote to accept the FY2017 Audit. Motion by Bill, with a second by Jeron, to accept the FY 2017 audit. All ayes, motion carried.

Motion by Jeron, with a second by Debi, to adjourn the meeting at 7:22 pm. All ayes, motion carried.

Respectfully submitted


Ladora Boyd