STRYKER: August 11, 2014- Mayor Daniel Hughes brought down the gavel at 7:00 p.m. on August 11, bringing the Stryker Village Council meeting to order for the month of August. All council members were present at the roll call, and following the opening prayer and Pledge of Allegiance, the council turned its attention to the adaption of the July Monthly Meeting Minutes, followed by the unanimous adaption of the Village Financial Report, dated August 8, 2014.
In the Communications Report, it was announced the August Homecoming Parade and celebration will take place on August 23 beginning with the parade in the Village at 11:00 a.m., followed by a cornhole tournament, entertainment and lots of food.
In Committee Reports, the Service Committee met on August 4, 2014 and reviewed the Sidewalk repair Budget, which stands at $11,000.00 and noted projects in progress or areas that need attention. The Committee also reviewed Village Ordinance 2014-06, amending Section 1159.02 (d) (1) and (d) (2), pertaining to the placement of sideway displays and pedestrian right-of-ways.
The council next turned its attention to legislative matters. The first item for consideration was Ordinance # 2014-3; “A Resolution Accepting the Amounts and Rates as determined by the Budget Commission,” presented to the council for the second reading The measure was unanimously adopted by a 5-0 vote. Next up was the consideration of Emergency resolution #04-2014-4, an emergency resolution awarding a new Refuse and Recycling contract to ARS, running for a three-year period beginning on October 1, 2014 and running through October 1, 2017. This measure was declared an emergency and also unanimously adapted on a 5-0 vote. The final item addressed was the first reading of Ordinance #2014-06, an ordinance “Amending and Restating Sections 1159.02 (d) (1) and Section 1159.02 (d) (2) of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Stryker.” The amended portions add in the words “Retail Establishment” and add to Section 1159 (d) (2) Conditional Uses: “Display of Non-Motorized merchandise. At no time shall such display infringe upon a 6 ft pedestrian right-of-way. Displaying of merchandise is limited to the hours of 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.” Interested persons who would like to review this ordinance may pick up a copy at the Village Office for review prior to the September Village Council Meeting, where the revision will come up for its second reading.
Next up for the Council was the Administrator’s Report, delivered by Gary St. John, Village Administrator. Administrator St. John discussed Water Line repair issues throughout the Village. Administrator St. John also announced he will be attending a county meeting with Trowbridge Communications at the Williams County Emergency Center on August 14 to discuss the Villages requirements for the new Emergency Communications System.
In the Village Officials report to the Council, Police Chief Steven Schlosser reported that there were 48 police contacts during the previous month, with 14 traffic warnings issued; 7 traffic citations and 1 adult arrest. Chief Schlosser also announced that Officer Dylan Woods has come aboard and has now joined the force. Officer Woods, a Montpelier resident, “brings an experience level uncommon in new officers, and will be a valuable addition to the staff” according to Chief Schlosser. Chief Schlosser also announced the department will be undertaking operation “Drive sober or get pulled over” as part of a national mobilization from August 15 to September 1, 2014 and declared that his officers taking part in the campaign will be “diligent in conducting traffic enforcement.”
The Stryker Village Council will hold its next meeting on September 8at 7:00 p.m. at the Stryker Village Office.