Meeting Minutes: January 18, 2022
Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph, Tuesday, January 18, 2022
at 7:30 pm.
Invocation – The Lord’s Prayer
Pledge of Allegiance
Those present: Jessica Yoder, Ron Searight, Luke Stephenson,
Mary Beougher, Brad Now, Chris Heitkamp
Also attending: Robbie Peel, Srgt Stetler, Erin Gardner from the Daily Standard,
Chantry Simon and Sammi Noll
Motion Searight. Second Stephenson to accept the agenda as orders of the day. Yoder called for the question. Searight = y, Stephenson = y, Yoder = y, Beougher = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.
Motion Yoder. Second Stephenson to accept the minutes from the January 4, 2022 council meeting as presented. Heitkamp called for the question. Yoder = y, Stephenson = y, Heitkamp = y, Searight = y, Beougher = y, Now = y. Passed 6 yes.
Visitors to Address Council:
Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:
Noted receipt of Mayors Court pay in and bank statement.
Community Announcements and events:
Dog Tags available at the Village office until January 28th –
Village Administrator’s Report – Aaron Temple – absent
Finance Committee: Ron Searight – President
Motion Now to pay the bills as presented. Second Heitkamp. Stephenson called for the question. Now = y, Heitkamp = y, Stephenson = y, Yoder = y, Searight = y, Beougher = y. Passed 6 yes.
01/07/2022 – $36,213.26
01/14/2022 – $12,403.66
Motion Stephenson to accept the Mayors Court pay in – $678.00. Second Beougher. Yoder called for the question. Stephenson = y, Beougher = y, Yoder = y, Searight = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.
Finance meeting scheduled for Thursday – January 20th – 1 pm.
Service Committee: Mary Beougher
Park Board meeting was canceled.
Safety Committee: Chris Heitkamp –
Economic Development Committee: Brad Now –
Shanes Crossing Subdivision – 7 Lots left for sale – contact Tammy Cheek with Homes at Ohio’s Edge Realty.
Business Park updates –
WRKD updates – The station Board of Directors had a meeting. Discussed and approved a $500 Scholarship to be given to a Parkway senior going on to further education. Students going into communications radio or tv will hold preference but not necessary. Will contact Parkway High School so they can add the information for scholarship interviews and presentations.
Good idea ! Thanks !
More station updates – THIS Saturday on The Control Room from 10 am – 1 pm the station will be giving out 2 FREE tickets to the Niswonger SOLD OUT performance GIRL NAMED TOM. Tune in Saturday morning WRKD 101.3 – online and on air to win these tickets.
Also THIS Saturday special Guest – Luke Stephenson – one of the owners of Second Crossing Brew Co. Will talk about brewery and their upcoming 2nd Anniversary luau celebration to be held on January 29th.
The RADC interested in having a representative from council attend meetings to give Village updates. Brad and Ron interested. Will have Tammy add them to the email list.
Public Utilities Committee: Luke Stephenson –
DORA updates – will be having some meetings to begin the foundation for the rules. Will be meeting with Main Street Committee to begin talks for event planning ideas.
Rules Committee: Jessica Yoder –
Searight brought up several items –
Bus Stop – moving forward ? Do we have an estimated time frame of completion?
Street Lights — can we get another company to work on these problems? When we have problems we want them fixed in a timely manner. We should not have to report multiple times either.
Cell phones — residents if you are still having problems with your carrier, please continue to make phones calls to complain. In order to get better services, we need to let them know we are unhappy and we have safety concerns.
Residential parking seems to be a problem. Residents are parking in yards, on curbs and sidewalks. WHY ? We will be looking at a drafting a new ordinance that will work along with our zoning ordinance.
Jessica will contact Aaron with concerns and ask that an ordinance be drafted for review.
Meeting adjourned 8 pm
Mayor Fiscal officer.