Montpelier Village Council Holds June Meeting; Adopts Financial Measures

1238967_510525325691455_306623646_n_thumb8MONTPELIER, June 23, 2014: The Montpelier Village Council held their monthly meeting on June 23 at the Police Department Conference Room. Mayor Steve Yagelski called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M. and the roll was taken. Present were Council members Dan Clum, Laura Gray, Delmar Karnes, Dan Willis, Jim Rocky and Nathan Thompson.

After a moment of silence and the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance, the council took care of housekeeping measures; adopting the revised agenda for the evening’s meeting along with the minutes for the June 9 meeting. Additionally, in comments from the council members, Mrs. Laura Gray stated that the village received two $1,000.00 grants from the Area Foundation, which will be expended for the flag replacement and banners downtown, along with a new sign for the Main Street park. Mr. Nathan Thompson commented that the village park was very busy over the past weekend and that the park employees are doing a terrific job keeping the park in a high state of cleanliness and maintained. Mr. Thompson also noted that attendance for the weekend movie at the park drew at least 100 patrons and the weekend was a great success Additionally, the council addressed and approved the opening route for the Bean Days Opening Ceremony on July 18. The route will begin at the Fire Department then proceed to West main Street. A brief opening announcement and address will take place at the corner of Empire and Main Street, then will proceed to the Williams County fairground. The parade will begin at 5:30 and conclude at the Fairgrounds at approximately 6:15. The council unanimously adopted the route. Mayor Yagelski also welcomed local resident and Boy Scout Troop 1125 member Tyler Rupp to the meeting; Scout Rupp attended the meeting as part of the requirements to fulfill his “Communication Badge.”

Up first on the agenda in Council Business, the council moved to award the bid for the general construction of the Airport Sub-Station Expansion project. Supervisor of Administrative Services Kurt Roan stated that Spectrum Engineering recommended FET Construction Services, LLC out of Sylvania, Ohio with a bid amount of $1,276,110.29. FET’s bid came in under 2% of the total estimate for the project. After a motion by Mr. Clum and a second by Mrs. Gray, the council unanimously accepted the motion and FET was awarded the contract. In other matters: The council approved a “Then and Now Certificate” in the amount of $170,000.00 for the CDGB Downtown Grant.

Next up on the agenda was resolution 1089, entitled “Accepting the amounts and rates as determined by the Budget Commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the County Auditor.” Jim Rocky moved and Dan Willis seconded a motion to pass Resolution 1089, which was unanimously adopted by the council.

Resolution 1090 was on the table next, addressing the “ Authorization for the Village to subscribe to the Everbridge Mass Communication Notification System.” Everbridge is a mass Communication System that will help notify residents of emergencies and severe weather. The new communications system will be in addition to the current siren warning system already in place throughout the village. The council unanimously adopted the agreement after a motion by Jim Rocky and seconded by Delmar Karnes.

Resolution 1091, a “Resolution authorizing the Village Manager to enter into an agreement with Spectrum Engineering for proposal #20604242014A, to provide construction support, testing and commissioning and general services for expansion of the Airport Sub-Station for the electrical system of the Village of Montpelier.” The council unanimously adopted the resolution after a motion by Delmar Karnes and seconded by Laura Gray.

Resolution 1092 was next addressed by the council and unanimously approved. Resolution 1092 authorizes the Supervisor of Administrative Services to exercise the powers and duties of the Village manager during the Village Managers absence. The measure is intended to give the village wider latitude in business matters should the Village manager experience and extended absence.

Resolution 1093, entitled “A resolution authorizing the Supervisor of Administrative Services to appoint an alternate Village Employee, Official, or Officer to represent the Village of Montpelier in all American Municipal Power, Inc., matters and joint ventures in which the Village of Montpelier is a participant.” This resolution will allow an additional alternate to serve as a designee for AMP, Inc. board meetings. The council unanimously adopted the resolution after a motion by Jim Rocky and seconded by Laura Gray.

The final resolution addressed by the council, Resolution 1094, entitled “A resolution to amend appropriations for current expenses and other expenditures of the Village of Montpelier, State of Ohio, during the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014.” The council unanimously adopted the resolution after a motion by Dan Clum and seconded by Laura Gray.

After a motion to move to executive session to discuss personnel matters, the motion was moved by Dan Willis and seconded by Jim Rocky, then unanimously approved by the council.

The next Montpelier Village Council meeting will take place on July 14, 2014 in the Village Police department Conference Room.

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