Council Minutes

At 7:00 PM, Mayor Don Atkinson called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Louann Artiaga, Frank Billings, Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Mindy Curry, Bob Keogh, and Bill May. Also present were the following: Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Kevin Heban, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Fire Chief Joshua Hartbarger, Clerk Susan Miller, Jonathan Daugherty, Tom Malicki, Rob Casaletta, Karen Gerhardinger, Karen Studyvin, Madisyn Curry, Richard Bingham, Julie and John Cunningham, Jerry Finfera, Mary Hertzfeld, Mindi Horshow, Jeff Yoder, and Michelle Roush.

The Council prayer was given by Pastor Mike Dachenhaus of Cedar Creek Church.

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to approve the minutes of the August 1, 2017 meeting. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Mindy Curry to approve the bills totaling $610,431.99 dated August 11, 2017 and the Addendum bills totaling $102,313.42 dated August 15, 2017. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Louann Artiaga to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation authorizing the Finance Director of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio to Transfer Certain Funds for Village Accounting Purposes; Formal Verification of said Transfer and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson asked for Citizen Comments pertaining to Agenda items.

• Design Review Board minutes corrections
o Board member stating this wasn’t going to be a pleasant meeting/raised voice during the meeting
o Unaware of approved design palette
o Color placement changes after use of the color visualizer
o Precedent when no action taken for use of unapproved hues
o Administrator to contact business owner Michelle Roush

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Bob Keogh to accept the Planning Commission’s recommendation to move forward with the public hearing for a Special Use Permit for the Anthony Wayne School Board. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 18-2017 authorizing the Finance Director of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio to Transfer Certain Funds for Village Accounting Purposes; Formal Verification of said Transfer at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to suspend the rules and to have the second and third readings of Resolution 18-2017 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes
Motion by Bill May, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept Resolution 18-2017 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Other items discussed:

• Fallen Timbers Battlefield 225th anniversary in 2019, August 20, 2017 from 2-4, guided walking Tours
• Thank you letter to the editor for the Boy scouts clearing sidewalks
• Dancing in the Park Saturday night, Buskerfest September 9, 2017
• Committee of the Whole, Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 6:30
• Public Hearing for a Special Use Permit for the cell tower in Sandra Park September 5, 2017
• JEDD with Monclova Township gross quarterly taxes $184,000 with $41,000 going to Whitehouse and Spencer Township JEDZ gross quarterly taxes of $400, 107 with $91,000 going to Whitehouse
• Regular biannual audit next week, audit will be posted on the Auditor of State and Village Websites
• Income taxes down compared to the same time last year by approximately 8% due to timing changes by the State of Ohio going from quarterly to monthly
• Flower shop applied for colors to paint the front of the building, painted the week before the meeting, colors not on approved palette, request denied, Divine Reflections building’s new Owner request to paint wooden trim and door and change awning color and lighting fixture – approved, 6776 Providence request to change orange to gray – approved
• Anthony Wayne School Board request to build soccer and lacrosse practice fields, no lighting, parking, detention ponds
• Buskerfest on September 9, 2017, Dancing in the Park August 19, 2017 from 5-7 PM, Christmas Event December 3, 2017, decorating contest, Holiday Art show on November 18, 2017
• Looking for a Master Gardener
• Cameras in parking lot for a safe drop off spot – information at next meeting
• Cost for recording device for council meetings so people can review meetings
• Downtown looking great
• Citizen’s Police Academy September 14, 2017 on Thursdays, applications available on the Village Website
• Attorney General’s office grant for drug use prevention for $3,940.50 to be used for wages and Officer’s teaching drug prevention in schools
• Help wanted in the Public Services department
• Repainting no U turns on the street, step up enforcement
• Drainage issue downtown to be fixed by clearing Disher Ditch, catch basin in front of Village Pizza, did not remove any drainage with bumpouts
• Coffee with a Cop at the Buzz Diner on September 16, 2017
• Flu shot clinic September 6, 2017
• Roundabout, wildflowers in the field planted by workers to help with pollinators/bee population

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to adjourn at 7:47 PM. 6 ayes

At 7:00 PM, President of Council, Bill May called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Louann Artiaga, Frank Billings, Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Mindy Curry, and Bob Keogh. Also present were the following: Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Fire Chief Joshua Hartbarger, Clerk Susan Miller, Joel Sensenig, Aggy and Jerry Finfera, Madisyn Curry, Ed Kaplan, Ben Conway, David Burkett, Yvonne Walters, Bud Bauman, Richard Bingham, Dennis Tippie, Tom Hoover, Kathy May, Taylor Culler, Doris Shepard, John and Julie Cunningham, Mary Hertzfeld, Casey Vanderpol, M. Hoskins, Barb Szymaniak, Johnathon Daugherty, Jeff Yoder, and Will and Cheryl Roudebust.

The Council prayer was given by Pastor Tom Hoover of Hope United Methodist Church.

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to approve the minutes of the July 18, 2017 meeting. 5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to approve the bills totaling $32,462.86, the Addendum bills totaling $275,517.51 and the June 2017 Financial Statement.

A Moment of Silence was held for Cliff Brown of the Whitehouse Fire Department.

The Mayor is in Washington D.C. for FBI training.

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Mindy Curry to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation Approving Codified Ordinance Change for Parking of Recreational Vehicles, Night Parking of Commercial Vehicles and Underspeed Vehicles and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation Adopting and Approving Current Replacement Pages to the Whitehouse Codified Ordinances, and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

President of Council, Bill May, asked for Citizen Comments pertaining to Agenda items. There were none.

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept, as previously authorized, Ordinance 9-2017 Adopting and Approving Current Replacement Pages to the Whitehouse Codified Ordinances, and at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Bob Keogh to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Ordinance 9-2017 by title only and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept Ordinance 9-2017 and to pass said Ordinance and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Other items discussed:

• Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday, August 22, 6:30 PM
• Public Hearing September 5, 2017 to hear public comment on a Special Use permit for the Construction of a 199’ telecommunications tower and equipment cabinet in Sandra Park
• Policy for cutting trees in the park, construction around public trees policy for developers, Developer checklist, trees in the park, mature trees, storm water, commitment to protecting trees
• Council wish list update
• Mad Anthony Bike race at the park Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 6:00 – 9:00 AM
• Rupp Road construction project completed
• Roundabout lighting to be done within the next month
• Pill pods donated to police to safely store medication, see police department for a free pill pod while supplies last
• Thank you to Gerken paving for help getting through construction for the Cliff Brown funeral, sending a letter of thanks
• Looking at rail being only on one side of the bridge on Rupp Road
• Sandra Park history, tower, high frequency studies and findings, nearby schools, property values, informing the neighborhood, getting the park entrance paved, funding, something for small children
• Thank you to Fire Chief Joshua Hartbarger and Police Chief Mark McDonough, Providence Street Flooding, bumpouts, local business crawl space flooding, drainage issue, Disher ditch needs to be cleaned out – looking to be done in the fall, overflow into the small quarry, sewer/catch basin/curb placement concerns, weak foundation concerns, looking into and to be presented to Council
• Ruts in the neighbor’s yard near Rupp Road bridge, speed bumps
• Asian Longhorn Beetle brochure available from the Whitehouse Tree Commission, Tree Commission table at the Farmer’s Market
• BASF paper shredding, good program, can it be available more than once per year
• Buskerfest, September 9, 2017 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM, Grape Smugglers from 6:00 – 9:00 PM, Food vendors, SERTOMA club to be serving adult beverages
• LED sign placement, distracting from the statue and cannon

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to adjourn at 7:43 PM. 5 ayes

At 7:00 PM Mayor Don Atkinson called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Bob Keogh, Bill May, Louann Artiaga, Frank Billings, Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, and Mindy Curry. Also present were the following: Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solictor Kevin Heban, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Fire Chief Joshua Hartbarger, Clerk Susan Miller, Mandi Brannon, Tom Malicki, Yvonne Walters, Joel Sensenig, Aggy and Jerry Finfera, Nathan Meyer, H. Janet Beening, and John and Julie Cunningham.

Administrator Jordan Daugherty gave the Council prayer.

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to approve the minutes of the June 20, 2017 meeting. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to approve the bills totaling $73,489.15 dated July 14, 2017 and the Addendum bills totaling $246,216.54 dated July 18, 2017. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Bill May approve use of the Whitehouse Village Park on October 14, 2017 from 5 PM – 12 AM for the Anthony Wayne Youth Foundation fundraiser conditioned upon issuance of a temporary liquor permit, request for special events and map of fencing. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Mindy Curry authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation authorizing the Village of Whitehouse to Enter into a contract Agreement to Provide a School Resource Officer for the Anthony Wayne Local School District. 6 ayes

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Bill May to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation authorizing the Administrator to enter into a contract with D.L. Smith Concrete, LLC for the sum of $164,935.00 for the Oak Brook Drive Improvements Phase I Project in the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson asked for Citizen Comments pertaining to Agenda items. There were none.

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Mindy Curry to approve the minutes of the June 22, 2017, Committee of the Whole meeting. 6 ayes

Upon recommendation of the Committee of the Whole, motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Bob Keogh to adopt he conceptual Wayfinding (signage) plan. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Mindy Curry to accept, as previously authorized, Ordinance 7-2017 establishing Pay Classifications, and Benefit Steps for Employees of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio; Repealing Ordinance No. 9-2016, at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes, 1 abstain Bill May

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Mindy Curry to suspend the rules and have the second and third reading of Ordinance 7-2017 by title only and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes, 1 abstain Bill May

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Louann Artiaga o accept Ordinance 7-2017 and to pass said Ordinance and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes, 1 abstain Bill May

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 16-2017 authorizing the Village of Whitehouse to Enter into a contract Agreement to Provide a School Resource Officer for the Anthony Wayne Local School District, at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Bill May to suspend the rules and have the second and third reading of Resolution 16-2017 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Bob Keogh to accept Resolution 16-2017 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 17-2017 authorizing the Administrator to enter into a contract with D.L. Smith Concrete, LLC, for the Oak Brook Drive Improvements, Phase 1 Project in the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Bill May to suspend the rules and have the second and third reading of Resolution 17-2017 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Bob Keogh to accept Resolution 17-2017 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Other items discussed:

• Thank you for Citizen participation
• Police Chief Mark McDonough is out ill for the evening
• Shred Day Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 10:00 AM to noon in Village Park
• American Legion Riders fundraiser for Veteran’s Memorial Park on July 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM, Departing from Veteran’s Memorial Park, riding throughout Northwest Ohio and finishing at the American Legion, dinners for nonriders $8.00, going through town 11:00-11:15 AM, 100+ riders
• Thank you to Anthony Wayne Schools for hosting and funding an officer to keep the schools safe, quality schools
• Minimizing construction damage to trees, proposed changes to the zoning code, newsletter, suggestions for trees to plant, vacancy on Tree Commission, presence at the Farmer’s Market
• Wayfinding (signage) plan, roundabout weedy landscaping, OUPS flags at the bike trail for the Pedestrian crossing, TARTA proposal, new car tax is paid in the county you live in
• Quality construction in the Village, least impact possible on the neighbors, quadruple check for drainage – developer’s engineer, Village staff, Village engineer and a 3rd party, public hearing for a special use permit within 45 days
• August 19, 2017 from 5:00-9:00 PM Dancing in the Park with DJ and food trucks, Playground equipment donation for musical instruments, Buskerfest, snowfencing, food sales, advertising,
• Fliers, new banners, Facebook advertisement, WAAB vacancy, Grape Smugglers, renting a stage
• Philip Rothstein was hired by the Toledo Chamber of Commerce to facilitate the Regional Water System
• New police activity report, 509 calls for service last month, code for checking for people out of town is suspicious person, mobile speed measuring sign
• Rupp Road to be paved on Thursday
• Fire department is in the final stage of 7 new hires, successful PR campaign
• Installation of push button activated pedestrian crossing signs on rails for trails, yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to adjourn at 7:40 PM. 6 ayes

At 7:02 PM Mayor Don Atkinson called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Bob Keogh, Bill May, Louann Artiaga, Frank Billings, and Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer.

Also present were the following: Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Public Services Director Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Fire Chief Joshua Hartbarger, Clerk Susan Miller, Paul Thornton, Tom Malicki, Jonathan Daugherty, John and Julie Cunningham, Jerry Finfera, Barb Szymaniak, Karen Gerhardinger, Jeff Yoder, Jennifer Koralewski, Carol Williams-Young, and Veronica Kethel.

Carol Williams-Young of Zion United Methodist gave the Council prayer.

President of Council, Bill May, excused Councilwoman Mindy Curry’s absence.

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Frank Billings to approve the minutes of the June 6, 2017 meeting. 5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Bill May to approve the bills totaling $249,802.55 dated June 16, 2017 and the Addendum bills totaling $5,693.98 dated June 20, 2017 and the May 2017 Financial Statement. 5 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Frank Billings to approve, upon receipt of event maps, the use of Village Park, Safety Services assistance, and Closure of Lucas and Gilead Streets for the September 9, 2017 CureSearch Ultimate TriCUREathon. 5 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Louann Artiaga to authorize the Administrator to move forward partnering with Lucas County in filing a grant application for the mill and resurfacing of Weckerly Road. 5 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Frank Billings to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation determining that Certain Miscellaneous Personal Property Used by the Whitehouse Fire Department and Owned by the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio is of no Further Use to the Village and is Hereby Determined to be Surplus Property to be Sold upon the Internet and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson asked for Citizen Comments pertaining to Agenda items. There were none.

Upon recommendation of the Committee of the Whole, motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Louann Artiaga to authorize the Administrator to secure rates with ARS and bring back finalized dollar amounts with options to see if Council would like to move forward with outsourcing refuse collection. 5 ayes

Upon recommendation of the Committee of the Whole, motion by Bill May, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to approve the internal lot split in Sandra Park. 5 ayes

Upon recommendation of the Committee of the Whole, motion by Bill May, seconded by Bob Keogh to adopt new regulations concerning parking of recreational and commercial vehicles and underspeed vehicles. 5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Bob Keogh to cancel the July 4, 2017 meeting. 5 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Bob Keogh to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 15-2017 determining that Certain Miscellaneous Personal Property Used by the Whitehouse Fire Department and Owned by the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio is of no Further Use to the Village and is Hereby Determined to be Surplus Property to be Sold upon the Internet at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Bill May to suspend the rules and have the second and third reading of Resolution 15-2017 by title only and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Bob Keogh to accept Resolution 15-2017 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Other items discussed:

• Contacting American Legion riders for the CureSearch Ultimate TriCUREathon
• Concert in the Park June 24, 2017 5:00-10:00 PM featuring The Free, Evie VanVorhis and Radio Controlled Boats
• Founder’s Day July 5, 2017
• Whitehouse Farmer’s Market Saturdays 9:00 AM – noon
• Lunch with the Law July 11, 2017 11:30 – 1:00 PM at Local Thyme
• Committee of the Whole meeting June 27, 2017 at 6:30 PM
• State Route 64 resurfacing to begin July 10, 2017, will take approximately 30 days to complete, will be completed before school begins
• Outsourcing refuse, Sandra Park cell tower, parking of recreational vehicles, night parking of Commercial vehicles, underspeed vehicles – public hearing, weeds in Sandra Park, New Subdivision fences
• One member leaving the Arts Advisory Board, Buskerfest – Grape Smugglers
• Tree Commission looking for a new member, changes to Ordinances
• The Preserve completed final walkthrough – 9 of 12 lots sold, Rupp Road bridge well underway – Setting the culvert, Regional pump station pumps delivered, Downtown project completed, Oakbrook curb replacement out to bid, new product immensely helps treatment of sewer gases
• Refuse and Recycling, expensive, recycling center, Lucas County handled bids, landfill costs are a Small portion of the costs, replacement of refuse packer every 5 years, new developments add To cost, increased labor force, paper recycling, unlimited pick up 2-4 years
• State Route 64 traffic study in process, preliminary results in 30 days, bifurcated study to include Peak times during school, resurfacing will not affect the study
• Cell tower in the middle of Sandra Park
• Regional Area Manager for First Energy, Paul Thornton introduced himself.
• Thank you to everyone for coming out.

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Louann Artiaga to adjourn at 7:48 PM. 5 ayes

At 7:02 PM Mayor Don Atkinson called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Mindy Curry, Bob Keogh, Bill May, Frank Billings, and Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer. Also present were the following: Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Fire Chief Joshua Hartbarger, Clerk Susan Miller, Jonathon Daugherty, Ed Kaplan, Richard Luedtke, Sheri Luedtke, Karen Gerhardinger, Don and Pat Kwiatkowski, Veronica Judy Kethel, Amy Schultz, Adam Marroquin, Jerry and Aggy Finfera, John and Julie Cunningham, Fred Beening, Barbara Szymanski, Dave and Liz Brown, and Jeff Yoder.

Councilwoman, Louann Artiaga, is out of town on vacation.

The Council prayer was given by Adam Marroquin of Community of Cedar Creek Church.

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Bob Keogh to approve the minutes of the May 16, 2017 meeting. 5 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Bill May to approve the bills totaling $116,613.25 dated June 2, 2017 and the Addendum bills totaling $55,123.35 dated June 6, 2017. 5 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson asked for Citizen Comments pertaining to Agenda items. There were none.

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Bob Keogh to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation determining that Certain Miscellaneous Personal Property Used by the Department of Public Service and Owned by the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio is of no Further Use to the Village and is Hereby Determined to be Surplus Property to be Sold upon the Internet and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Bob Keogh to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation authorizing the Solicitor to prepare legislation authorizing the Finance Director of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, to Transfer Certain Funds for Village Accounting Purposes; Formal Verification of Transfer and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to authorize a $500 donation to create the Drug Stoppers fund to be overseen by the AWAKE Coalition. 5 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 13-2017 authorizing the Finance Director of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, to Transfer Certain Funds for Village Accounting Purposes; Formal Verification of said Transfer at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Mindy Curry to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 13-2017 by title only and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Bob Keogh to accept Resolution 13-2017 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Bob Keogh to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 14-2017 determining that Certain Miscellaneous Personal Property Used by the Department of Public Service and Owned by the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio is of no Further Use to the Village and is Hereby Determined to be Surplus Property to be Sold upon the Internet and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Mindy Curry to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 14-2017 by title only and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Bob Keogh to accept Resolution 14-2017 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Tree Commission Chair, Sheri Luedtke presented 10th year Tree City USA and 9th year in a row Growth Award to Council, updated that Tree Commission has been promoting the movie Release of Trees in Trouble, Arbor Day, Tree diaries, saplings, short videos on tree care, Field Day workshop to educate how to look for the Asian Longhorn Beetle which attacks every hardwood tree, work beginning on 2017 Growth Award, thank you to the members of the Tree Commission for their expertise and dedication
  • June 6, 2017 is D Day
  • Cherry Fest this weekend, 6:00 PM Thursday Veteran’s Tribute
  • Contract with Feller Finch and Associates engineering firm for traffic study assessing urban district, Cemetery Road Intersection is included in the study, study extended into September to capture school traffic
  • Committee of the Whole June 13, 2017 at 6:30 PM
  • Tree City USA, May Flower market/Farmer’s market, Arbor Day, Tree related booklets, Tree Inventory/Removals, Memorial Trees, Tree Commission’s Facebook page, emerald ash borer and Asian Longhorn Beetle awareness, new construction around existing trees in public right of way
  • Planning Commission meeting July 3, 2017
  • Witte trust property annexation official June 16, 2017, Plat I proposals can be finalized at next Meeting on July 3, 2017
  • Records Retention meeting, appropriate timing for disposal of documents, the Historical Society reviews, Jordan Daugherty Chair
  • Playground equipment, public input, accessibility, updated materials, engineering, design, structures, cost, surface, zip lines, slides, boulder stacks, things that spin
  • Rupp Road bridge work started
  • Preserve Subdivision final grading needed, 9 of 12 lots sold
  • Finzel Road crosswalk lights flashing all of the time instead of only when someone is standing there
  • No crosswalk light planned at Dollar General
  • Village growth, changes, stress on the district, roads and school, change in the attitude and feel Of the community, Cemetery Road traffic, proactive to avert stresses on the community
  • Are the number of Plats known when a subdivision begins, diversion of traffic, Viewing entire Plat map, alternate road routes, Village assistance with Roads, Community Garden/Sandra Park No mow areas, paths, trails, trees, drainage, Village resources, rabbits, ticks, residents mandated To Keep grass cut
  • Pickleball courts
  • Tree Commission vacancy
  • If the Planning Commission rejects plans a property owner has recourse through Council and Common Pleas Court

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to adjourn at 7:58 PM. 5 ayes

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Duly Appointed Clerk of Council                              Mayor Donald L. Atkinson

At 7:00 PM Mayor Don Atkinson called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Mindy Curry, Bob Keogh, Bill May, and Louann Artiaga. Also present were the following: Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Fire Chief Joshua Hartbarger, Clerk Susan Miller, Daryl McNutt, Tom Malicki, Amanda Crosby, Karen Gerhardinger, Rob Casaletta, Jonathon Daugherty, David and Sharon Prueter, Amy Clark, Davon Teag, Judy Carnweath, Jennifer Bailey, Mandi Brown, Matt Bowley, Yvonne Walters, Sandy Jakubec, Barbara Szymaniak, Jack Witte, Michelle Roush, and Mary Hertzfeld.

The Council prayer was given by Pastor Tom Hoover of Hope United Methodist church.

President of Council, Bill May, excused Councilman Frank Billing’s absence due to illness.

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Louann Artiaga to approve the minutes of the May 2, 2017 meeting. 5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to approve the bills totaling $571,922.37 dated May 16, 2017, the Addendum bills totaling $145,826.27 dated May 12, 2017 and the April 2017 Financial Statement.

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Mindy Curry to approve the Right Direction Youth Development Program’s request to close a portion of the parking lot behind the Whitehouse Inn for a fundraiser on June 4, 2017. 5 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson presented an Award of Commendation to Whitehouse Police Officer, Amanda Crosby, for outstanding service rendered to the Village of Whitehouse and to the youth of the Anthony Wayne region.

Mayor Don Atkinson presented a Certificate of Appreciation and General’s Ice Cream gift certificates to Boy Scout Troop 97 of Hope United Methodist Church for service to the Village of Whitehouse and the Whitehouse Police Department by providing snow removal services for our senior community members.

Mayor Don Atkinson asked for Citizen Comments pertaining to Agenda items. There were none.

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to approve the necessary changes to the pay scale under the proposed Fire Department staffing model. 4 ayes, 1 abstain Bill May

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to memorialize support for the proposed Fire Department staffing model. 5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Mindy Curry to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation Accepting the Application for Annexation of Certain Property to the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, as petitioned in Annexation Petition No. 2017-1 by Janis M. Witte, Trustee, and Jennifer L. Yoder, Trustee, and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Mindy Curry to accept Ordinance 8-2017 Accepting the Application for Annexation of Certain Property to the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, as petitioned in Annexation Petition No. 2017-1 by Janis

  1. Witte, Trustee, and Jennifer L. Yoder, Trustee at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Mindy Curry to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Ordinance 8-2017 by title only and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Mindy Curry to Ordinance 8-2017 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Meeting every 2-3 week with Eric Rothstein, the facilitator for the Regional water group
  • Monclova Township JEDD meeting
  • Meeting with the Edge one week from today at 2:00 PM to discuss Phase II of streetscaping, Working on a Plan to present to Council
  • Financial Status Update, the Village is in the best position it has been in for the first quarter in the last 10 years, monitoring closely, Ohio Open Checkbook goes live in next couple of weeks
  • Oakbrook resurfacing and curb project, first portion is out for rebid
  • Staff members Barbara Knisely, Jill Gundy, Tiffany Bachman, and April Cline were recognized for donating their time to repaint and clean the shelter house in Village Park.
  • Paint colors approved for the previous nascar detail shop
  • Invisible fence regulations, Council wish list update, RV parking, Committee of the Whole minutes amendments
  • June 24, 2017 The Free concert, Evie VanVorhis will be opening with the Nation Anthem, Flower Market, Founder’s Day July 5, 2017, Buskerfest, Anthony Wayne Arts Council, Madelyn Duhamel will be selling CDs to raise money for a trip to Europe
  • Cherry Fest June 8, 9, 10, Memorial Wall June 8, 2017 will recognize veteran’s, volunteers for Cherry Fest are needed
  • Fire department pay scale timeline
  • Waterville Chamber’s wine and art gala donated $3,366 to the Veteran’s Memorial Park bringing the current total collected to around $40,000, an ad for the Toledo Blade for the park around Memorial Day, Link to donate on the Village website
  • Bumpouts nearly finished, ODOT paving
  • Waterville Rotary’s Mesa Bicycle Fundraiser, people will be here from all over
  • Roundabout shrubs, trimming, weeds, maintenance
  • Deputy Chief Todd Kitzler will be graduating from Police Executive Leadership College
  • Deputy Fire Chief Francis has completed his six month probation period, fire chief Hartbarger is applying for the Naval Academy Bachelor’s Program – a FEMA program that would be zero cost to the Village
  • Rupp Road June 30, 2017 start date
  • No action currently to be taken on Invisible fence regulation, business brought people to the meeting, homes mail carriers won’t deliver to due to dogs
  • Donut eating contest July 29, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Whitehouse Farmer’s Market

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Duly Appointed Clerk of Council                              Mayor Donald L. Atkinson

At 7:00 PM Mayor Don Atkinson called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Bill May and Louann Artiaga. Also present were the following: Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Kevin Heban, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Fire Chief Joshua Hartbarger, Clerk Susan Miller, Jonathon Daugherty, John and Julie Cunningham, Richard Hill, Pastor Matt Lash, Jeff Yoder, Barbara Szymanski, Jerry and Agnes Finfera, and V. Judy Kethel.

Council prayer given by Pastor Matthew Lash of Community of Christ Lutheran Church.

President of Council, Bill May, excused Council members Mindy Curry and Bob Keogh.

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Bill May to approve the minutes of the April 18, 2017 meeting. 4 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to approve the bills totaling $23,840.77 dated April 28, 2017 and the Addendum bills totaling $51,770.78 dated May 2, 2017 and March 2017 Financial Statement. 4 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson proclaimed May 26, 2017 as Poppy Day in the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio.

Mayor Don Atkinson proclaimed May 5, 2017as Arbor Day in the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio.

Mayor Don Atkinson asked for Citizen Comments pertaining to Agenda items. There were none.

Other items discussed:

  • Thank you to the fire and police departments for their excellent reports
  • Arbor Day Celebration on May 5, 2017 at 2:00 PM behind General’s Ice Cream.
  • Committee of the Whole to be held on May 9, 2017 at 6:30 PM
  • Arbor Day celebration, Whitehouse Primary third grade classes participation, construction around existing trees, Tree City USA – Lakeside
  • Fountain
  • Bumpouts, several accommodations to trucks turning in front of Whitehouse Inn/Village Pizza, Northeast corner decreased bumpouts, engineers preparing a report, radius is increased – not decreased, trucks and buses observed, painting will move stop lines back
  • Public Services are commended on Village tree trimming
  • Sidewalk construction will be seeded with grass until it is determined what will go there
  • Coffee with a Cop, thank you to area law enforcement, Drug take back totals – 305 pounds of prescription drugs collected from 6 locations
  • Flower Market Saturday 9:00 AM to noon every Saturday in May
  • Community garage sale June 2nd and 3rd, 2017

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to adjourn at 7:23 PM. 4 ayes

_______________________________                      _______________________________

Duly Appointed Clerk of Council                              Mayor Donald L. Atkinson

At 7:00 PM Mayor Don Atkinson called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Louann Artiaga, Frank Billings (7:05), Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Mindy Curry, Bob Keogh, and Bill May. Also present were the following: Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Fire Chief Joshua Hartbarger, Clerk Susan Miller, Steph Miller, Ryan Miller, Brittany Miller, Richard Luedtke, Sheri Luedtke, Bud Bauman, Tom Malicki, Veronica Judy Kethel, Leroy Ryerson, Yvonne Walters, Rob Casaletta, Jonathon Daugherty, Amy Schultz, Zack Lemon, John and Julie Cunningham, David and Sharon Prueter, Joseph Bublick, Jeff Yoder, and Becky King.

The Council Prayer was given by Reverend Del Bonar of Zion United Methodist Church.

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Mindy Curry to approve the minutes of the April 4, 2017 meeting. 5 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Louann Artiaga to approve the bills totaling $27,034.52 dated April 14, 2017 the Addendum bills totaling $133,654.39 dated April 18, 2017 and March’s Financial Statement. 5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Mindy Curry to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation for a Resolution of Commendation and Acknowledgement to Daryl “Bud” Bauman for his Historic Contribution to the Village of Whitehouse. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Mindy Curry to recognize Joshua Hartbarger’s completion of the probationary period and recognize him as the full time Fire Chief for the Village of Whitehouse, Ohio. 6 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson appointed Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer as the chair of the new play area committee, who will report findings to the Mayor.

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Frank Billings to accept the Mayor’s appointment of Rebcecca Conklin Kleiboemer as the chair of the new play area committee, who will report findings to the Mayor. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Mindy Curry to approve changing the meeting time for the Board of Zoning Appeals from 7:30 PM to 6:00 PM. 6 ayes

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Bill May to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation authorizing the Administrator to Purchase Road Salt for Use by the Public Service Department during the Calendar Years 2017-2018 for the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson asked for Citizen Comments pertaining to Agenda items. There were none.

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Bill May to approve the third party study of the 35 MPH and 50 MPH zone on State Route 64 in the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio. 6 ayes

Upon recommendation of the Committee of the Whole, motion by Bill May, seconded by Mindy Curry to approve the contract with Brint Electric for Roundabout lighting in the sum of $39,500.00. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh seconded by Mindy Curry to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 12-2017 authorizing the Administrator to Purchase Road Salt for Use by the Public Service Department during the Calendar Years 2017-2018 for the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 12-2017 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Bob Keogh to accept Resolution 12-2017 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Government students from Notre Dame Academy introduced themselves
  • Urban Forester Stephanie Miller of the Ohio Division of Forestry gave a talk on Silva Cells and other tree planting options, annual establishment and maintenance, tree pits, pots, raised beds and planters, Structural soil, Silva Cells – supports sidewalk, 95% soil
  • Thank you Stephanie Miller for coming and to the wonderful, knowledgeable Tree Commission Members.
  • SERTOMA Club presented $5,000 donation to the Veteran’s Memorial Park
  • Bud Bauman’s historical video sale proceeds are donated to the Whitehouse Historical Society. Thank you to Mike Vanderpool and Ryan Miller for their help in making this video possible.
  • Board of Zoning Appeals, Bob Warner – Chair, Mike Walters – Vice Chair, Leroy Ryerson Secretary, variance to keep chickens denied
  • Design Review Board discussed signage for Watson and Welty
  • Phase II streetscaping, roundabout lighting, Village sign lighting
  • Easter Egg hunt, art exhibit in the hallway, Buskerfest – Grape Smugglers, Bike racks, Advertising Local events, Collaborating with other art committees
  • April 19, 2017 from 8:00 – 10:30 AM at Local Thyme Economic Development discussion with County government, the Village and Chamber
  • Waterville Chamber Wine and Art Tasting, donated $25,00.00 to the Veteran’s Memorial Park, Veteran’s Memorial Park has raised approximately $40,000.00 so far.
  • Coffee with a Cop April 25, 2017 from 8:00 to 9:30 AM, several departments participating
  • Drug takeback April 29, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Fire Department open house went wonderful, three new potential volunteers
  • Salt barn roof repair to be completed soon
  • State Route 64 safety, increased construction and development, Thank you Solicitor Phil Davis for all of your hard work
  • Police departments coordinating to work on outstanding warrants, criminal and treatment focus
  • Flower Market Saturday in May 9:00 AM to noon
  • Thank you to the American Legion, Police and volunteers for their help in making the Easter Egg Hunt a success
  • Preconstruction meeting for the Rupp Road culvert replacement Phase I, May 8, 2017, to be completed by July 28, 2017
  • Invisible Fence regulations to be placed on Committee of the Whole agenda
  • Conduct traffic study while school is in session
  • Fifteen (15) parking spaces are to be lost due to ODOT paving coming through and ADA Compliance, the downtown streetscaping plan is made within these boundaries and no Additional spaces are lost due to streetscaping, turning radius of the four way stop
  • Students attending Council meetings leaving their phones off

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to adjourn at 8:15 PM. 6 ayes

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Duly Appointed Clerk of Council                              Mayor Donald L. Atkinson

At 7:00 PM Mayor Don Atkinson called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Louann Artiaga, Frank Billings, Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Mindy Curry, Bob Keogh and Bill May. Also present were the following: Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Kevin Heban, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Fire Chief Joshua Hartbarger, Clerk Susan Miller, Karen Gerhardinger, Yvonne Walters, Luke Shortridge, Jeff Yoder, Barb Szymanski, Mary Hertzfeld, and Dave and Liz Brown.

The Council prayer was given by Pastor Luke Shortridge of Cedar Creek Church.

Motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Louann Artiaga to approve the minutes of the March 21, 2017 meeting. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Bill May to approve the bills totaling $24,056.36 dated March 31, 2017 and the Addendum bills totaling $29,695.24 dated April 4, 2017. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Bob Keogh to authorize the Administrator to send out to Bid the Oakbrook Curb and Resurfacing Project. 6 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson asked for Citizen Comments pertaining to Agenda items. There were none.

Other items discussed:

  • Thank you to Cedar Creek Church’s generous donation to the Veteran’s Memorial Park fund.
  • Notre Dame Academy government class students
  • Lucas County Economic Development and Planning Department, AWRC, and the Village of Whitehouse business open house at Local Thyme 8:00-10:30 AM on April 19, 2017
  • BASF Annual Community Affairs dinner on Thursday May 4, 2017 at 6:00 PM
  • Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 6:30 PM
  • Streetscaping Phase I, temporary closure of side streets, roadway to parking lot to remain open, tear out sidewalks, access to buildings, sidewalks – materials to be used, tree roots – safety, no Parking on the street in posted areas until the project is completed in May, if no one is working at 5:45 PM – ok to park
  • The passing of Former Fire Chief Ken Rupp was observed and a few of his many contributions to the Village were discussed. Arrangements to be announced
  • Invitation to the Arbor Day Celebration on May 5, 2017 at 2:00 PM (rain date May 8, 2017) at the caboose, public tree protection prior to construction, Memorial tree for Divine Reflections 25th Anniversary, raising memorial tree fees from $265 to $300 – developer escrow $450, Tree City USA May 3, 2017, Council reassignments, addition to zoning code for new development Street trees, Reforestation project with the Metroparks, Spring seminar – lichens, Tree Academy, Silva Cells
  • Salt barn damage – repairs partially paid by insurance
  • Gap between the rock and the Village sign, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher to look at again, natural stone is a variable
  • Compliments on the tree trimming along Village Meadows
  • Thank you to the officers for their thoughtfulness and kindness. A meal was purchased for an Officer. He in return bought gift certificates to be used for a patron in need.
  • Whitehouse Elementary Powerhouse 5k, April 8, 2017 from 8:00 – 10:00 AM, looking at Weekend dates this summer
  • Coffee with a Cop April 25, 2017 from 8:00 – 9:30 AM at Papoos
  • Improving Playground equipment, engaging and stimulating all ages and abilities, accessibility, Avalanche slide, Promoting physical fitness for all ages, Wider tower structures, zip lines, swings, Spin, drums, xylophones, water tables, Pickleball, tennis courts, water, splash pad, train theme, Surface, $150,000 budgeted, location, Master plan, subcommittees, request Cherry Fest Contribution
  • Existing park equipment – Sandra park, donate, sell
  • Outsourcing trash pickup out to rebid
  • Nazareth Hall benefit for Veteran’s Memorial park, silent auction items, set up at 5
  • Fire station open house April 8, 2017, recruitment presentation
  • Easter Egg Hunt April 15, 2017 from 11 – 12:30, presented by the Legion, Library and Village
  • Blue Creek Metropark multi-use trail – extension of the bike trail – the trail in relation to trees, Still in engineering
  • Veteran’s Memorial Park, optimistic, looking at grants
  • Bud Bauman’s video on the history of the Village, proclamation of Appreciation, drone Capabilities

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Bill May to adjourn at 7:49 PM. 6 ayes

 

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Duly Appointed Clerk of Council                              Mayor Donald L. Atkinson

At 7:00 PM Mayor Don Atkinson called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Bill May, Louann Artiaga, and Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Mindy Curry, Bob Keogh.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Kevin Heban, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordintor Barbara Knisely, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Fire Chief Joshua Hartbarger, Clerk Susan Miller, Michelle and Bob Fritz, Steve and Liz Grier, Rob Casaletta, Tom Malicki, Matt Zelina, Karen Gerhardinger, Julie and John Cunningham, David and Sharon Prueter, Barb Szymanak, Mary Hertzfeld, Pat and Don Kwiatkowski, Tom Lytle, Brad Hertzfeld, Tom Hoover, Jef Yoder, and Dave and Liz Brown.

The Council prayer was given by Pastor Tom Hoover of Hope United Methodist Church.

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Mindy Curry to approve the minutes of the March 7, 2017 meeting. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to approve the bills totaling $56,821.91 dated March 17, 2017 and the Addendum bills totaling $30,305.28 dated March 21, 2017 and the Financial Statement for February 2017. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to approve the CherryFest 5K/1K hosted by Julie’s Fitness Studio on June 10, 2017 from 8:00 to 11:00 AM. 6 ayes

Mayor, Don Atkinson recommended Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer move from the Whitehouse Arts Advisory Board to the Tree Commission and Mindy Curry move from the Tree Commission to the Whitehouse Arts Advisory Board.

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Frank Billings to accept the Mayor’s recommendation to move Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer from the Whitehouse Arts Advisory Board to the Tree Commission and Mindy Curry to move from the Tree Commission to the Whitehouse Arts Advisory Board. 6 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson swore in Alex R. Thomasson and Bryan Fritz as part-time Police Officers of the Village of Whitehouse.

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Mindy Curry to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation determining that Certain Miscellaneous Personal Property Used by the Whitehouse Fire Department and Owned by the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio is of no Further Use to the Village and is Hereby Determined to be Surplus Property to be Sold Upon the Internet and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Mayor, Don Atkinson, asked for Citizen Comment pertaining to Agenda items. There were none.

Mayor Don Atkinson proclaimed April 2, 2017 Autism Awareness day and April 2017 Autism Awareness month in the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio.

Upon recommendation of the Committee of the Whole, motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation Extending a Temporary Moratorium on Permitting and Zoning for Cultivation of Marijuana; Processing of Medical Marijuana and “Medical Retail Marijuana Dispensaries” in the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, Pending Evaluation of Pending State of Ohio Legislation and the Operation and Enforcement of Ordinances and Zoning Code of the Village of Whitehouse for such Future Establishments in the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes 1 nay Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 10-2017 determining that Certain Miscellaneous Personal Property Used by the Whitehouse Fire Department and Owned by the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio is of no Further Use to the Village and is Hereby Determined to be Surplus Property to be Sold Upon the Internet at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Bill May to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 10-2017 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Mindy Curry to accept Resolution 10-2017 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Bill May to accept, as previously authorized, Ordinance 6-2017 Extending a Temporary Moratorium on Permitting and Zoning for Cultivation of Marijuana; Processing of Medical Marijuana and “Medical Retail Marijuana Dispensaries” in the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, Pending Evaluation of Pending State of Ohio Legislation and the Operation and Enforcement of Ordinances and Zoning Code of the Village of Whitehouse for such Future Establishments in the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes 1 nay Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Mindy Curry to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Ordinance 6-2017 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Bob Keogh to accept Ordinance 6-2017 and to pass said Ordinance and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May to adopt the complaint form in the Solicitor memo that does not require a signature to file a complaint. Motion failed for lack of a second.

Other items discussed:

  • Board of Education Veteran’s Memorial Park Fund, Memorial Day Fundraiser, letter to churches for donations
  • Developers meeting, ideas for Whitehouse Square, commercial development
  • Prescription Drug Takeback, April 29, 2017, locations can be found of the Village website
  • AWAKE open house at Village Hall April 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM discussing the opioid epidemic
  • Witte Annexation, confirmation from Lucas County, starts 60 days, will be official mid-May
  • Tree City USA award ceremony, Arbor Day Foundation, Growth Award, Thank you to the Excellent Tree Commission and all their effort
  • Speed limits, additional reduced speed ahead signs, price traffic studies, radar on a pole, Refuse Collection rebidding, Zoning complaints – to sign or not to sign, person has right to know who is Accusing them, current zoning system is working, individual rights and freedoms not for the Accuser – for the accused, current process doesn’t prevent the Village from looking at unsigned Complaints, Animal Hospital sign that Blew Down
  • Abigail Fricke awarded the Gold Award in Girl Scouting.
  • Downtown streetscaping preconstruction meeting Thursday, construction to begin first week of April, bump outs, lane restrictions possible, ODOT to repave State Route 64
  • Telephone pole on Finzel near Blue Creek affected by the wind
  • Professional training classes held in the Village
  • Lucas County EMS JEMs games, all male team, all female team, Brandon Donahue took the Bronze
  • Fire Department open house April 8, 2017, craft fair, meeting room renovation – last renovated In 1978
  • Whitehouse Historical Society presents Bud Bauman’s moving the History of Whitehouse at the Whitehouse American Legion on March 30, 2017 at 7:00 PM.
  • Pricing/ordering pedestrian lights for Wabash Cannonball Trail and the Library crossings
  • Witte property, more access roads, traffic flow, increased traffic and road usage concerns, cul du sacs, more access roads to accommodate increased traffic, good planning, excellent judgment.

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Frank Billings to adjourn at 8:03 PM. 6 ayes

 

At 7:00 PM Mayor Don Atkinson called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Bill May, Louann Artiaga, Frank Billings, Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Mindy Curry, and Bob Keogh.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Fire Chief Joshua Hartbarger, Clerk Susan Miller, Jonathon Daugherty, David and Sharon Prueter, Julie Theroux, Mary Hertzfeld, John and Julie Cunningham, Kevin O’Conner, and Jerry and Agnes Finferra.

Administrator Jordan Daugherty gave the Council prayer.

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to approve the minutes of the February 21, 2017 meeting. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to approve the bills totaling $129,553.11 dated March 3, 2017 and the Addendum bills totaling $20,472.85 dated March 7, 2017 and January’s Financial Statement. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Bill May to approve the Generals 5K walk/run on Saturday May 13, 2017 at 8:30 AM and assistance from safety services. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Frank Billings to approve CycleWerks/ Run Toledo’s Duathlon on May 11, 2017 and June 4, 2017 and assistance from safety services. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Mindy Curry to approve the Toledo Roadrunners Club run with assistance from safety services. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Bill May to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation determining that Certain Miscellaneous Personal Property Used by the Whitehouse Police Department and Owned by the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio is of no further use to the Village and is hereby determined to be Surplus Property to be Sold upon the Internet at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation stating the Endorsement of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio for Support and Development of State and Local Bicycle Routes and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Mindy Curry to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation authorizing the Administrator to enter into a Contract with Geo. Gradel Company for the Rupp Road Culvert and Storm Sewer Improvements, Phase One Project in the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, for the sum of $211,413.65 and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson asked for Citizen Comment pertaining to Agenda items. There were none.

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Mindy Curry to accept Resolution 7-2017 determining that Certain Miscellaneous Personal Property Used by the Whitehouse Police Department and Owned by the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio is of no further use to the Village and is hereby determined to be Surplus Property to be Sold upon the Internet at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Bill May to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 7-2017 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept Resolution 7-2017 and to pass said Resolution. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Bob Keogh to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 8-2017 authorizing the Administrator to enter into a Contract with Geo. Gradel Company for the Rupp Road Culvert and Storm Sewer Improvements, Phase One Project in the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, for the sum of $211,413.65 at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Mindy Curry to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 8-2017 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayesMotion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Bill May to accept Resolution 8-2017 and to pass said Resolution. 6 ayes

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 9-2017 stating the Endorsement of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio for Support and Development of State and Local Bicycle Routes and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes at its first reading and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Mindy Curry to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 9-2017 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Bill May to accept Resolution 9-2017 and to pass said Resolution. 6 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Village financial report complete and will be posted, state of Ohio checkbook online – will be able to view Village finances online
  • Tree inventory, policies on construction near trees, Spring Seminar, Brumeister problem, Cilia Cell trees, Master plan Whitehouse Valley Lot 4, Arbor Day celebration – proclamation read by The Mayor on May 5, 2017 at 2:15 PM.
  • Personnel organizational meeting March 2, 2017, hearing held today, March 7, 2017
  • Planning Commission approved the renewal of 24 lots that meet zoning requirements in Plat V of Steeplechase, Witte property annexation timing
  • Yield signs in roundabout
  • Solutions for people turning left into Sunoco
  • One way streets, speed limit changes
  • Downtown street bump-outs preconstruction meeting in March, April start date
  • State Route 64 to be repaved by ODOT early April
  • Meeting with developers, better job working with developers, building on area designated for Emergency vehicles, developers concerns to go to the Administrator
  • Superintendents letter to Council members, strain of school resources as we grow and develop
  • American Legion Bike Run July 22, 2017, proceeds to Veteran’s Memorial, would like to Schedule meeting with safety services about participation
  • Clerk of County Commissioners 60 day statutory notice, Final Ordinance in May, memorialize And outline Zoning issues
  • Witte annexation road access, connect area to Logan and Shayni Lane, exiting on Cemetery Road, road on side of Rexam plant to 64, access to Weckerly Road, faster access for Emergency Vehicles, Argo Road end with cul du sac, something for everyone, strain on Village provided Services and infrastructure, change of current view of property, drainage, movement of roads, Preventing traffic from going into residents driveways

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to adjourn at 7:52 PM. 6 ayes

At 7:00 PM, Mayor Don Atkinson called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Bob Keogh, Bill May, Louann Artiaga, Frank Billings, Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, and Mindy Curry.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Fire Chief Joshua Hartbarger, Clerk Susan Miller, Rob Casaletta, Aggy and Jerry Finfera, Karen Gerhardinger, Jonathon Daugherty, Yvonne Walters, John and Julie Cunningham, Matt Meeker, Mary Hertzfeld, and Jeff Yoder.

Reverend Del Bonar, of Zion United Methodist Church, gave the Council prayer.

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to approve the minutes of the February 7, 2017 meeting. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Bill May to approve the bills totaling $547,385.93 dated February 17, 2017 and the Addendum bills totaling $8,964.55 dated February 21, 2017. 6 ayes

The Mayor asked for Citizen Comment pertaining to Agenda items.

  • Matt Meeker addressed the Council regarding the Whitehouse Arts Advisory Board. They have raised around $8,000, thanked Community Development Coordinator, Barbara Knisely for her help, discussed the Holiday Art Show and Village Park events and extended an invitation to all to attend the next meeting.

Upon recommendation of Committee of the Whole, motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Frank Billings to pilot incentive program for part time police officers. 6 ayes

Upon Recommendation of Committee of the Whole, motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Louann Artiaga to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation Codifying Certain Erosion, Sediment Control, Stormwater Discharge and Storm Sewer Connections at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Upon recommendation of Committee of the Whole, motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Bill May change the zoning code to permit complaints to be anonymous and that complainant is verified as a Village resident. 4 ayes, 2 nays Louann Artiaga, Frank Billings

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry for a motion of support for the Economic Development concept as presented by Chamber. 6 ayes

Upon recommendation of Committee of the Whole, motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept Ordinance 5-2017 Codifying Certain Erosion, Sediment Control, Stormwater Discharge and Storm Sewer Connections Pursuant to Revisions of Chapters 930 and 931 of the Whitehouse Codified Ordinances, at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Bill May to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Ordinance 5-2017 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept Ordinance 5-2017 and to pass said Ordinance 6 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Approval of the Witte property annexation
  • Spencer Township JEDZ fourth quarter gross $400,000+, 25% to Whitehouse (approximately $70,000.
  • Monclova Township JEDD fourth quarter gross about $120,000, 25% to Whitehouse less some fees (approximately $25,000)
  • Councilman Bill May did a ride along with new zoning officer Jacob Barnes, interested in getting things accomplished
  • Fire department paid on call person, pigs and chickens in the Village, speed limit on Waterville Street, parking on Stiles, Chad Hutson – new AWYF Director, trees in the roundabout, turning left into Sunoco
  • WAAB, Primary school designing banners for downtown poles, Discover the Quarry art project, BuskerFest – beer and wine with proceeds going to the Veteran’s Memorial Project, Guitar Workshop, Music at the Park, Save the date for BuskerFest, Council liaison
  • Oakbrook Street in engineering for repair and resurfacing
  • Thank you for the reflectors at the Library parking lot
  • Time of street sweeping, sweeping is done from May to October, street sweeping operation on certain types of surfaces
  • Toledo Edison poles on Lone Oak Court
  • Final process, background checks for two part-time officers, standards from the Governor of the State of Ohio – already have policies in place, waiting to see what they would like to focus on
  • Monday, February 20, 2017, Metroparks workshop – Evening Snow Shoeing
  • The Preserve preconstruction meeting, construction starting next week
  • Citizen’s police academy Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 6:00 – 9:00 at the Waterville Fire Department for 10 weeks
  • Clearing brush and cleaning roadsides
  • Alternate water options
  • Tax division between municipalities regarding the Witte property annexation and previous properties
  • Markings near the Sunoco, unclear and confusing
  • Exhibits being attached to the minutes

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Bill May to adjourn at 7:53 PM. 6 ayes

At 7:00 PM, Mayor Don Atkinson called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Bob Keogh, Bill May, Louann Artiaga, Frank Billings, and Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer. Also present were the following: Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Kevin Heban, Public Services Director Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Fire Chief Joshua Hartbarger, Clerk Susan Miller, Yvonne Walters, Luke Shortridge, Jonathan Daugherty, Julie Cunningham, Liz Brown, Jennifer Zinz, Karen Gerhardinger, and Jeff Yoder.

The Council prayer was given by Pastor Luke Shortridge of Cedar Creek Church.

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Louann Artiaga to approve the minutes of the January 17, 2017 meeting. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Mindy Curry to approve the bills totaling $79,008.39 dated February 3, 2017, the Addendum bills totaling $26,105.85 dated February 7, 2017 and the December 2016 Financial Report. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to approve the route and safety services assistance for the Whitehouse Primary Powerhouse 5k on April 8, 2017. 6 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson appointed a Personnel Committee of Council members Bill May, Bob Keogh, and Louann Artiaga.

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to approve the Mayors appointments to the Personnel Committee. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to appoint Barbara Knisely as the permanent Deputy Clerk. 6 ayes

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Louann Artiaga to authorize the Rupp Road Bridge Reconstruction project to go out to bid. 6 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson asked for Citizen Comments pertaining to Agenda items. There were none.

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Bob Keogh to approve minutes of the January 25, 2017 Committee of the Whole. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to approve the branding concept presented by Chamber so that they may move forward. 6 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Biannual Audit
  • Grievance to be heard before the Personnel Committee
  • Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 6:30 PM, waste water, sediment, updating codes, proposal of tool for officer recruitment, Fire Department Shift/Scheduling
  • Water meetings, TMACOG General Assembly, contacts for grant work, workshops, hot topics – Water, staffing for police and fire
  • Refuse outsourcing, first round of bids did not come back within acceptable range
  • ISO (Insurance Services Organization) Rating, the Village was a level 5, now a Class 3 (a prestigious rating), will lower resident’s insurance rates, thank you to the water and fire departments for their hard work
  • Tree Commission, Sheri Leudtke – Chair, Amy Schultz – Vice Chair, tree inventory, 16 trees planted in January, forms and documents, collaborative events with the Metroparks, notifying the Tree Commission of upcoming meetings pertaining to trees, Veteran’s Memorial Park Tree Selection, Sewer connection damage, Spring seminar and newsletter, Master tree plan update, New development updates, $450.00 deposit by developers, Arbor Day videos
  • Planning Commission, Tom Lytle – Chair, Al Kuck – Vice Chair, David Prueter – Secretary, Drainage of Cemetery Road property, preliminary site plan, planned developments, street Placement and orientation, housing density, list of the authority of Council – legal limits
  • One way streets, Civic center, March’s agenda, speed limit on Waterville Street State Route 295 to Heller Road to the four corners, reducing speed from the roundabout
  • Council Requests forms are helpful
  • Leaf pick up is done
  • Roundabout sign, letters painted, lighting still needed, gap between the rock and the sign
  • New zoning report
  • Coffee with a Cop, Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM at Papoos, comprehensive Report from the Police, Senior plan options, thank you to the Pythian Sisters for purchasing a Lockbox for a home – send thank you
  • Destination Whitehouse, Inc. – a nonprofit (not part of the Village) that collects funds for future Projects within Whitehouse, currently raising funds for Veteran’s Memorial Park through Donations and grants, Trustees are volunteers – no overhead, committed to building Veteran’s Park honoring veterans
  • SERTOMA Club Wild Game dinner, donating proceeds to the Veteran’s Memorial Park, $50.00 per ticket

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Mindy Curry to adjourn at 7:48 PM. 6 ayes

 

 

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Clerk of Council Susan Miller                                    Mayor Donald L. Atkinson

At 7:02 PM Mayor Donald Atkinson called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Mindy Curry, Bob Keogh, Bill May, Louann Artiaga, Frank Billings, and Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer. Also present were the following: Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Fire Chief Joshua Hartbarger, Neil Raymond, Ed Kaplan, Robert Werner, Rob Casaletta, Leroy Ryerson, Yvonne Walters, Jonathan Daugherty, John and Julie Cunningham, David and Sharon Prueter, Jeff Yoder, Tom Lytle, Karen Gerhardinger, Karen and Tom Jennings, and Phil Whaley.

The Council prayer was given by Pastor Matthew Lash, Community of Christ Lutheran Church.

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to appoint Joshua Hartbarger as Acting Clerk of Council for current meeting. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Bill May to approve the minutes of the January 3, 2017, meeting. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to approve the bills totaling $69,567.72 dated January 13, 2017, the Addendum bills totaling $14,871.50 dated January 17, 2017, and the December 31, 2016, Financial Statements. 6 ayes

Rob Casaletta provided a brief report of the responsibilities of the Charter Revision Commission for 2017.

Tom Lytle was sworn in for an additional term to the Whitehouse Planning Commission. Robert Werner and Leroy Ryerson were sworn in for additional terms to the Whitehouse Board of Zoning Appeals.

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 6-2017 Agreeing to Provide Services to Annexation Petition Number 2017-1 at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 6-2017 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Bob Keogh to accept Resolution 6-2017 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept, as previously authorized, Ordinance 4-2017 Approving Annexation Petition Number 2017-1 at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Ordinance 4-2017 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Mindy Curry to accept Ordinance 4-2017 and to pass said Ordinance and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Frank Billings to authorize legislation Authorizing the Village to Enter into a Contract with Swanton Township for the Purpose of Providing Fire and EMS Services, as an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Frank Billings to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 5-2017 Authorizing the Village to Enter into a Contract with Swanton Township for the Purpose of Providing Fire and EMS Services, at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Bob Keogh to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 5-2017 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Bill May to accept Resolution 5-2017 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Report on Regional Water meeting, Section 6119 options.
  • TMACOG General Assembly on January 30, 2017, from 8 am to 1:15 pm at the Holiday Inn French Quarter.
  • Upcoming Committee of the Whole Agenda items
  • Thank you to Phil Whaley and Jeff Yoder for help with salt barn roof
  • Zoning enforcement has changed to a new consultant
  • Request for reflectors to be installed in the Library parking lot
  • Potential additional Cure Search event with Whitehouse Arts Advisory Board in 2017
  • Upcoming Aspiring Hands Art display in Village Hall

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Mindy Curry to adjourn at 7:45. 6 ayes

 

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Acting Clerk of Council Joshua Hartbarger                Mayor Donald L. Atkinson

At 7:00 PM Mayor Donald Atkinson called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Mindy Curry, Bob Keogh, Bill May, Louann Artiaga, and Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Fire Chief Joshua Hartbarger, Clerk Susan Miller, Tom Malicki, Rob Casaletta, Yvonne Walters, Tom Lytle, Tom Hoover, Jeff Yoder, and Karen Gerhardinger.

The Council prayer was given by Pastor Tom Hoover of Hope United Methodist Church.

Councilman Frank Billings absence was excused due to surgery.

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to approve the minutes of the December 20, 2016 meeting. 5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to approve the bills totaling $7,242.25 dated December 30, 2016 and the Addendum bills totaling $70,533.53 dated January 3, 2017. 5 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson made the following appointments:

  • Planning Commission
    • Thomas Lytle
  • Board of Zoning Appeals
    • Leroy Ryerson
    • Robert Werner
  • Design Review Board
    • Louann Artiaga – Council Representative
    • Jeff Yoder
  • Arts Advisory Board
    • Jan Robie
    • Emily Remaklus
  • Charter Revision Commission
    • Robert Keogh – Council Representative
    • Vacancy
  • Storm Water Coalition
    • Steve Pilcher
    • Jordan Daugherty – Alternate

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Bob Keogh to approve the Mayoral appointments. 5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to nominate Bill May as Council President. 5 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson gave the State of the Village address. Please see attached.

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Bob Keogh to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation on agenda items A-F and declaring an emergency:

  1. 2017 Request of Real Estate Funds Advanced
  2. 2017 Income Tax A/B Allocation (30/70%)
  3. A Memorandum of Understanding with Lucas County Engineer for Stormwater Management
  4. Resurfacing of State Route 64 by ODOT
  5. An Agreement with TMACOG for Regional Storm Water Management Planning
  6. Amending Chapter 1127.10 of the Codified Ordinances Concerning Street Tree Requirements

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept, as previously authorized, Ordinance 1-2017 Amending and Updating the Village of Whitehouse Schedule of Rates and Fees Pursuant to Various Building, Zoning, Registration, and Ancillary Other Matters at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Bill May to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Ordinance 1-2017 by title only and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Bob Keogh to accept Ordinance 1-2017 and to pass said Ordinance and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Mindy Curry to accept, as previously authorized, Ordinance 2-2017 Amending the Allocation of Village of Whitehouse Income Tax Funds and Distribution of Same Pursuant to Chapter 185.01 of Title Nine of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Ordinance 2-2017 by title only and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Bill May to accept Ordinance 2-2017 and to pass said Ordinance and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept, as previously authorized, Ordinance 3-2017 Providing for Update and Amendment of Certain Street Tree Requirements Under the Provisions of Whitehouse Village Code Sections 1127.10 and Chapter 910 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Ordinance 3-2017 by title only and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept Ordinance 3-2017 and to pass said Ordinance and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 1-2017, Requesting the Advance of Monies on Taxes Collected by the Lucas County, Ohio Treasurer at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 1-2017 by title only and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept Resolution 1-2017 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 2-2016 Authorizing the Village Administrator to Enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Lucas County Engineer for Stormwater Management Activities within the Village of Whitehouse at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Bob Keogh to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 2-2017 by title only and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Bill May to accept Resolution 2-2017 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 3-2017 Authorizing Resurfacing of a Portion of State Route 64 to be Completed by the Director of Transportation/Ohio Department of Transportation within the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Bob Keogh to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 3-2017 by title only and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Bill May to accept Resolution 3-2017 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 4-2017 Authorizing the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, Administrator and/or Superintendent of Services to Enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Government for a Continuing and Cooperative Regional Stormwater Management Planning/System in the Area of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 4-2017 by title only and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept Resolution 4-2017 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • TMACOG meeting January 20, 2017 8:30 – 1:15 at the Holiday in French Quarters
  • Flag and Statue lighting
  • Thank you for making the Council request charts
  • Surplus vehicles turned over to successful bidders
  • Looking forward to working with the new zoning inspector, appreciate strong positive leadership from the Mayor, looking forward to more resident participation
  • Artist, Glen Freimark watercolor display in the Village Hall
  • Pythian Sister’s donation to the Whitehouse Police Departments Safety City Program

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Bob Keogh to adjourn at 7:34. 5 ayes

At 7:00 PM Mayor Donald Atkinson called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Mindy Curry, Bob Keogh, Bill May, and Louann Artiaga.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Fire Chief Joshua Hartbarger, Clerk Susan Miller, Todd Kitzler, Derek Francis, David Prueter, and Jonathon Daugherty.

Administrator Jordan Daugherty gave the Council prayer.

President of Council, Bill May excused Councilman Frank Billings from the meeting. He is sick.

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to approve the minutes of the December 6, 2016 meeting. 5 ayes

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Louann Artiaga to approve the bills totaling $84,441.70 dated December 16, 2016 and the Addendum bills totaling $57,578.38 dated December 20, 2016. 5 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson asked for Citizen Comments pertaining to Agenda items. There were none.

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Mindy Curry to accept, as previously authorized, Ordinance 10-2016 Amending Various Sections of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 5 yes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Bill May to suspend the rules and have the second and third reading of Ordinance 10-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Bob Keogh to accept Ordinance 10-2016 and to pass said Ordinance and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 42-2016 Establishing a Special Zoning Use Permit for Certain Land Located Within the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio Currently Titled to Now Industries, LLC, at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 5 yes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Bill May to suspend the rules and have the second and third reading of Resolution 42-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept Resolution 42-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 44-2016 Authorizing the Finance Director of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, to Transfer Certain Funds for Village Accounting Purposes; Formal Verification of Said Transfer at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 5 yes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to suspend the rules and have the second and third reading of Resolution 44-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept Resolution 44-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Bob Keogh to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 43-2016 Authorizing the Council of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio to Enter into a Contract with Jacob T. Barnes to Perform Services as an Independent Zoning Enforcement Consultant for the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 5 yes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Bill May to suspend the rules and have the second and third reading of Resolution 43-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Bill May to accept Resolution 43-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to accept, as previously authorized, Ordinance 13-2016 Making Appropriations for current expenses and other Expenditures of the Village of Whitehouse, State of Ohio, during Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2016 at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Bill May to suspend the rules and have the second and third reading of Ordinance 13-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Bill May to accept Ordinance 13-2016 and to pass said Ordinance and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Mindy Curry to accept, as previously authorized, Ordinance 12-2016 an Amended Ordinance Making Appropriations for current expenses and other Expenditures of the Village of Whitehouse, State of Ohio, during Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2016 at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Mindy Curry to suspend the rules and have the second and third reading of Ordinance 12-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Bob Keogh to accept Ordinance 12-2016 and to pass said Ordinance and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Mark Martin commended Director Steve Pilcher and the Public Services Department on an Excellent job on snow removal and garbage pickup, stating they are ever present, but not in the way
  • Thank you Barb, April, Tiffany, and Jill or the wonderful Village Christmas party and work with the needy family
  • Residents and visitors complimented the Village decorations
  • The Village is compliant with all state auditing standards, Department heads reported on budgets, thank you to all that participated in the budget process, Senior Citizen and Veteran’s Programs
  • Administrator Jordan Daugherty thanked staff and listed highlights from 2016 in the Year End Report (please see attached)
  • Condolences to Barbara Knisely on the passing of her father.
  • Thank you letter for the statue reconditioning and Veteran’s War Memorial Park
  • Thank you to the first responders and Anthony Wayne school system
  • Proposed budget is balanced, approve the budget as edited, spreadsheet – items listed for Council member’s requests
  • Council Members were thankful for a great year, the Village accomplished a lot
  • Whitehouse sign rust finish
  • Boy Scout Troop 97 and 2 additional volunteers removed snow for senior citizens in the Village, looking for Youth Diversion and Jr. High volunteers
  • Stone for Village sign dropped off, wrapping up the boardwalk trail at the large quarry, regional pump station and downtown streetscaping
  • The Village of Whitehouse was recognized for our contribution to the DART program
  • Ryan Grant hired for the Fire department full time position, the process for filling the position
  • Thank you to Karen Gerhardinger at the Mirror for all her hard work.

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to adjourn at 7:57 PM. 5 ayes

At 7:00 PM Mayor Don Atkinson called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Mindy Curry, Bob Keogh, Bill May, Louann Artiaga, and Frank Billings.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Deputy Police Chief Todd Kitzler, Fire Chief Joshua Hartbarger, Assistant Fire Chief Jason Francis, Acting Clerk Barbara Knisely, Luke Shortridge, Jeff Yoder, Karen Gerhardinger, Erica and Steve Holland, Jonathan Daugherty, and Yvonne Walters.

The Council Prayer was given by Pastor Luke Shortridge from Cedar Creek Church.

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Frank Billings to appoint Barbara Knisely as Acting Clerk. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Mindy Curry to approve the minutes of the November 15, 2016 meeting. 6 ayes

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Bob Keogh to approve the bills totaling $286,547.09 dated December 2, 2016, the Addendum bills totaling $485,192.13 dated December 6, 2016 and the Financial Reports and Bank Reconciliations dated October 31, 2016. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Mindy Curry to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation Accepting the Amounts and Rates as Determined by the Budget Commission and Authorizing the Necessary Tax Levies and Certifying them to the County Auditor, and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Mindy Curry to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation Determining Certain Miscellaneous Personal Property Owned by the Police Department is of No Further Use and is Hereby Determined to be Surplus Property and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Mindy Curry to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation Determining Certain Miscellaneous Personal Property used by the Department of Public Service is of No Further Use and is Hereby Determined to be Surplus Property and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation Authorizing the Finance Director to Transfer Certain Funds for Village Accounting Purposes, and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson asked for Audience Comments pertaining to Agenda items. There were none.

Upon recommendation of the Committee of the Whole, motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Bill May to Authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation Approving the Rate & Fee Schedule effective January 1, 2017, as an emergency. 6 ayes

Upon recommendation of the Committee of the Whole, motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Bill May to approve the Administrator’s recommendation to purchase employee health insurance through Paramount and employee life insurance through The Standard for 2017. 6 ayes

Upon recommendation of the Committee of the Whole, motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to approve the Administrator’s recommendation to purchase employee dental insurance through Delta Dental for 2017. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Louann Artiaga to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation Endorsing and Supporting the Establishment of a Lucas County Regional Water Supply System, and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Bill May to accept Resolution 36-2016 Endorsing and Supporting the Establishment of a Lucas County Regional Water Supply System, and declaring an emergency, at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Bill May to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 36-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Bill May to accept Resolution 36-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Mindy Curry to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation authorizing a contract with Lucas County for the booking of prisoners at the Lucas County Corrections Center and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Mindy Curry to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 37-2016 Approving a Contract Between the Village of Whitehouse and the Lucas County Corrections Center for the Booking of the Village’s Prisoners at the Lucas County Corrections Center, at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Mindy Curry to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 37-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Mindy Curry to accept Resolution 37-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 38-2016 Determining that Certain Property Owned by the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, is of No Use to the Village and is Hereby Determined to be Surplus Property and to be Sold upon the Internet, at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Mindy Curry to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 38-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept Resolution 38-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Louann Artiaga, to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 39-2016 Accepting the Amounts and Rates as Determined by the Budget Commission and Authorizing the Necessary Tax Levies and Certifying them to the County Auditor, at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Bill May, to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 39-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Bill May to accept Resolution 39-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Mindy Curry to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 40-2016 Authorizing the Finance Director of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, to Transfer Certain Funds for Village Accounting Purposes; Formal Verification of Said Transfer, and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Bill May to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 40-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Bob Keogh to accept Resolution 40-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 41-2016 Determining that Certain Miscellaneous Personal Property Used by the Department of Public Service and Owned by the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, is of no Further Use to the Village and is Hereby Determined to be Surplus Property to be Sold Upon the Internet, and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Bob Keogh to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 41-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Bob Keogh to accept Resolution 41-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Steve Holland, 9850 Studer Lane, addressed Council concerning invisible fences in front yards allowing dogs access next to the public sidewalk, suggested legislation prohibiting those in front yards or adoption of an intimidating pet ordinance.
  • Tree lighting ceremony on November 29, 2017, was well attended
  • Kudos to the AW sports teams who always represent our community well
  • Exploring idea of a civic center in the old Whitehouse primary school
  • Drafting plan for transition from village to city status in 2020
  • Beautification plan for the Route 64 corridor
  • Finalize Regional Water Consortium Committee
  • Public Hearings on November 15, 2016, concerning proposed Zoning Text Amendment (6:30), proposed Zoning Map Amendment (6:40), and request for a Special Use Permit (6:50).
  • Reflect Councilwoman Conklin Kleiboemers attendance at the third public hearing on December 15, 2016
  • Tree damage/disasters, Tree City Growth Award, Tree Inventory, Tree Commission article for Winter Newsletter, hosting 2018 Tree City USA class
  • Investing in a PA/microphone system for the Park Pavilion
  • WAAB Holiday Art Show was well attended
  • Leaf collection will continue until all leaves are collected – can go into January if snow does not hinder collection. 95% of leaf collection has been completed
  • Whitehouse Police Department has received Best Practices certification
  • Employee training on the new fire truck is continuing
  • Rates & Fees review including street tree maintenance bond, water and sewer rate increases, health and dental insurance rates
  • Boy Scouts and Youth Diversion Program are willing to help elderly Whitehouse residents with snow removal. Residents should contact Whitehouse PD.
  • Boardwalk trail around large quarry is under construction and is scheduled for completion by December 15, 2016
  • Streetscaping project Phase 1 will be starting soon, Tree Commission members would like to participate in tree selection and the use of underground cells
  • Regional pump station improvement project will begin soon

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to adjourn at 7:50 PM. 6 ayes

At 7:07 PM Mayor Don Atkinson called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Bill May, Louann Artiaga, Frank Billings, Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Mindy Curry, and Bob Keogh.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Fire Chief Joshua Hartbarger, Clerk Susan Miller, Sharon and David Prueter, Rob Casaletta, Tom Hoover, Jeff Yoder, Cheznee Bostelman, Lomey Jacobs, Abby Vollmar, Savanna Villarreal, Samantha Gundy, Beth Vollmar, Amy Weaver, and James Thomas.

The Council Prayer was given by Reverend Tom Hoover of Hope United Methodist Church.

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Frank Billings to approve the minutes of the November 1, 2016 meeting. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Bill May to approve the bills totaling $83,964.83 dated November 10, 2016 and the Addendum bills totaling $120,711.55 dated November 15, 2016. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation Determining that Certain Miscellaneous Personal Property Used by the Fire Department and Owned by the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio is of No Further Use to the Village and is Hereby Determined to be Surplus Property to be Sold upon the Internet and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson asked for Audience Comments pertaining to Agenda items. There were none.

Upon recommendation of the Committee of the Whole, motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Louann Artiaga to approve the Merit Service Payment of $75 per year for full time employees having been employed for five years and $37.50 for permanent part time employees having been employed for five years. 6 ayes

Upon recommendation of the Committee of the Whole, motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Frank Billings to Authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation Establishing Pay Classifications, and Benefit Steps for Employees of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio; Repealing Resolution No. 28-2015, and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes, 1 abstain Bill May

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Mindy Curry to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation Establishing the Permanent Zoning for Certain Land Located within the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio; Currently Titled to Woodmore Properties, LLC, and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Mindy Curry to accept Ordinance 8-2016 Establishing the Permanent Zoning for Certain Land Located within the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio; Currently Titled to Woodmore Properties, LLC, at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Ordinance 8-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept Ordinance 8-2016 and to pass said Ordinance and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Mindy Curry to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation authorizing the Zoning Text Amendments and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Bob Keogh to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation approving the Special Use Permit for the property located at 10730 Logan Street (Parcel No. 98-03565), currently zoned C-2 to an R-1. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 33-2016 Authorizing the Administrator to Enter into a Contract with Mosser Construction, Inc., for the Regional Pump Station Improvements, in the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 33-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept Resolution 33-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 34-2016 Authorizing the Administrator to Enter into a with B&J Concrete and Construction for the Downtown Streetscape, Phase One Project in the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio for the sum of $256,960.50 at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes, 1 nay Bill May

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 34-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes, 1 nay Bill May

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept Resolution 34-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes, 1 nay Bill May

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 35-2016 Determining that Certain Miscellaneous Personal Property Used by the Fire Department and Owned by the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio is of No Further Use to the Village and is Hereby Determined to be Surplus Property to be Sold upon the Internet and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Mindy Curry to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 35-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Bill May to accept Resolution 35-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept, as previously authorized, Ordinance 9-2016 Establishing Pay Classifications, and Benefit Steps for Employees of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio; Repealing Resolution No. 28-2015, and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes, 1 abstain Bill May

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Ordinance 9-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes, 1 abstain Bill May

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Frank Billings to accept Ordinance 9-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes, 1 abstain Bill May

Other items discussed:

  • Welcome Girl Scout troop 10167
  • Good luck to the Anthony Wayne Generals Football team moving on the state semifinals
  • The Veteran’s Memorial Press Conference was attended by Senator Randy Gardner and Colonel Reed and brought a lot of attention to the park
  • Largest carryover in the Mayor’s budget in the last 10 years, thank you Jordan Daugherty, department heads will present their budgets to Council at a Committee of the Whole meeting, JEDD and JEDZ, department heads lean budgets, budget draft is public record
  • New fire truck replaces two pieces of equipment
  • The statue has returned and looks great
  • Sertoma club thank you to the Village for help with the Fallfest event
  • Tree City USA renewal, well organized group, tree inventory, seminars, projections for 2017, Urban Forestry seminar in Bluffton, trees to be planted
  • Annexation of the Witte property, zoning code final discussion, 2016 Wage and Benefit, Merit Service Payments
  • Garcia Surveyor’s garage approved, addition to General’s Ice Cream approved, Rising Sun Photography and Art sign approved
  • Planning Commission Zoning Code Public Hearing, Zoning Map Amendment Public Hearing, Special Use permit approved
  • Arta Advisory Board, Handmade Holiday craft show Saturday November 19, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, looking for volunteers to set up the night before, donations for silent auction, live entertainment, Santa and the Grinch, collaborative event with the Metroparks, Anthony Wayne Regional Arts Board, Artistic definition of the crosswalk, Rising Sun Photography and Art
  • Rededication of statue well attended, thank you to Tracy Wilder for speaking and Pastor Matthew Lash for the invocation, thank you American Legion Color guard, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, and the Veteran’s Memorial Park, please send thank you letters to the above and include Karen Gerhardinger and Madelyn Duhamel, thank you Mindy Curry for your efforts
  • Multi use path lighting, light by the statue and the flag
  • Preserve subdivision progress update, resumed, sanitary sewer engineering plans received
  • $2,099 raised for the Veteran’s Memorial Park, Thank you
  • Three 8 hour days of training on the new tower, one 8-hour day for the pumps and will be ready
  • Whitehouse Square townhomes asphalt done, ready for move-in January or February
  • Whitehouse Sign dig ticket
  • Christmas Tree Lighting November 27, 2016 at 6:00 PM
  • Light poles look good decorated
  • Preconstruction natureworks trail boardwalk start December 1, 2016 finish December 15, 2016, Link paved trail to stone trail
  • New calendars available
  • How long the Mayor and Council members have been in office, why does the Mayor sit in a big Chair?

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to adjourn at 7:54 PM. 6 ayes

At 7:00 PM Mayor Don Atkinson called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Bill May, Louann Artiaga, Frank Billings, Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, and Bob Keogh.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Fire Chief Joshua Hartbarger, Clerk Susan Miller, Tom Malicki, Bob Brannan, Karen Gerhardinger Jeff Schwerer, and Mandi Brannan.

President of Council, Bill May, excused Councilwoman Mindy Curry’s absence. She is on vacation.

Administrator, Jordan Daugherty, gave the Council prayer.

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Frank Billings to approve the minutes of the October 18, 2016 meeting. 5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to approve the bills totaling $148,402.85 dated October 28, 2016 and the Addendum bills totaling $50,445.55 dated November 1, 2016. 5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to table the water relief discussion for the Anthony Wayne Youth Foundation for a Committee of the Whole with research being done prior to the meeting on bifurcating rates, zoning, and irrigation wells. 5 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Louann Artiaga to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation authorizing the Administrator to accept the bid from Mosser Construction for the Regional pump station with alternates two (2) and three(3) and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation authorizing the Administrator to accept the bid from B&J Concrete and Construction for streetscaping for the sum of $256,960.50 and declaring an emergency. 4 ayes, 1 nay Bill May

Mayor Don Atkinson asked for Audience Comments pertaining to Agenda items. There were none.

Other items discussed:

  • Robert Brannan, board member of the Anthony Wayne Youth Foundation, addressed the Council on the dry weather, the exorbitant cost of water, permanent relief/assistance for the high water costs, and alternatives to the current watering system.
  • Ways the money spent on water could otherwise be used, future projects, necessity of watering, who to give relief to, parking, irrigation wells, fundraising, everyone feeling the rate pinch
  • Press Conference tomorrow at 10:30 AM for the Veteran’s Memorial Park with Senator Gardner to attend.
  • Council Public Hearings, Tuesday November 15, 2016
    • 6:30 PM Zoning Text Amendments
    • 6:40 PM Zoning Map Amendment (6936 Providence Street)
    • 6:50 PM Special Use Permit (10730 Logan Street)
  • Planning Commission Public Hearings to be heard on the above matters on Monday, November 7, 2016 beginning at 7:00 PM
  • Trick or Treat went well
  • State certification is a go for the Governor’s Executive order for policy and procedure requirements for Police Use of Force and Hiring.
  • Multi-use trail is completed
  • Committee of the Whole meeting following the Council meeting tonight.
  • Workshops for the Village branding effort tentatively to begin in January.
  • Derek Francis has completed his 6 month probationary period at the fire department and is now full time
  • Village staff has adopted a Christmas family and will be accepting donations
  • The soldier statue will be picked up on November 8, 2016, put up November 9 and 10, 2016 and the unveiling will be November 12, 2016, natural cleaner to be used on the base of the statue
  • Leaf pick up is ongoing
  • Crosswalk identifiers at St. Rt. 64 where the multi-use trail ends at the Dollar General store
  • Thank you to Whitehouse Police for positively interacting with and influencing trick or treaters/the public in general

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Bill May to adjourn at 7:35 PM. 5 ayes

At 7:00 PM Mayor Don Atkinson called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Bob Keogh, Bill May, Louann Artiaga, Frank Billings, Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, and Mindy Curry.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Public Services Director Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Fire Chief Joshua Hartbarger, Clerk Susan Miller, Daryl McNutt, Ed Kaplan, Rob Casaletta, Nikki Hartbarger, Robert Crowe, Tom Vincent, Yvonne Walters, Cheryl Smigelski, Derek Francis, Karen Gerhardinger, Del Bonar, Jeff Yoder, Neil Raymond, and Martin Fuller.

The Council prayer was given by Reverend Del Bonar of Zion United Methodist Church.

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to approve the Minutes of the October 4, 2016 meeting. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Frank Billings to approve the bills totaling $118,302.21 dated October 14, 2016 and the Addendum bills totaling $65,803.25 dated October 18, 2016. 6 ayes

Mayor, Don Atkinson, swore in Jason Francis as Deputy Fire Chief of the Village of Whitehouse.

Mayor Don Atkinson asked for Citizen comments pertaining to Agenda items.

  • The price of the land acquired for the roundabout is $825,000 for 10 acres.

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 27-2016, Expressing Support for the Pending Anthony Wayne School District Levy at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes, 1 nay Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to suspend the rules and to have the second and third readings of Resolution 27-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes, 1 nay Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept Resolution 27-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes, 1 nay Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer

Other items discussed:

  • Skip Walker from Local Thyme Restaurant addressed the Council regarding Issues 4, 5, and 6, being open on Sunday, the sale of alcohol, hours of operation, the issues do not specifically state they are for Local Thyme
  • Community Development Coordinator, Barbara Knisely and the SERTOMA Club were congratulated for FallFest, great food, wine, music and craft bear, thank you for working to put this event on
  • Quality of the Local Thyme business, wonderful community partners, support for issues 4, 5, and 6
  • Unwavering support for the Anthony Wayne bond issue, the school district distinguishes itself year after year
  • Sullivan property for the roundabout is closed, pending litigation ends, refund of $144,000 – Original monies for roadway easements, thank you Solicitor Phil Davis and Administrator Jordan Daugherty for all your hard work
  • Whitehouse Historical Society dinner in the log cabin
  • Discover the Quarry event October 22, 2016 from 10 AM – 2 PM, kayaking, archery, bouldering, remote control planes and boats, food, and carriage rides
  • Drug drop off at the fire station October 22, 2016 from 10 AM – 2 PM
  • Lot split for 7000 Finzel Road unanimously approved, backs up to a creek
  • Council wish list
  • Deputy Fire Chief selection process
  • WAAB Holiday Art Show December 19, 2016, 10 AM – 4 PM, live entertainment, Santa, Grinch, looking for service group to set up and tear down, Monument Men
  • Roundabout sign, General Manager of Toledo Sign said construction will begin Friday, October 21, 2016, and take a couple of weeks
  • Statue getting ready for the final coat, ceremony upon return on November 12 or 13, 2016
  • Medical marijuana legislative action was not a vote. It was a referendum. The six-month Moratorium took effect on the 20th, Village legislation cannot supersede state legislation
  • Lehman Addition repaving project completed
  • Jonathon Daugherty completed his six-month probationary period and has been accepted for full time employment
  • Revised budget timeline, rate and fee schedule, 2017 appropriations, budget process – Department heads explain budgets to Council at Committee of the Whole meetings
  • Nay vote on Resolution in support of levy is not against the district, but against telling voters what to vote, supporting the Village’s largest employer
  • ISO inspections completed
  • Trick or Treat in the Village, October 31, 2016 from 6 AM – 8 PM, local businesses, churches, Fire and Police and Village Employees will be along Providence Street
  • Light poles at ball diamond removed
  • Multi-use trail base coat applied, top coat will be applied tomorrow
  • Leaning pole near BBQ pits was not removed
  • Homecoming parade, streets will be blocked at 5:00 PM along parade route
  • TMACOG tech session, agriculture and ecology, November 17, 2016 1:00 – 4:00 PM at PENTA
  • Whitehouse Country Manor residents meeting with the Village, getting to parkland areas, streetscaping, parking, multi-use path
  • Veteran’s Memorial Park fundraiser November 11, 2016 at 7:30 PM at Maumee Indoor Theater, tickets can be purchased at DestinationWhitehouse.org

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to adjourn at 7:50 PM. 6 ayes

At 7:00 PM Mayor Don Atkinson called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: ROLL CALL:  Bob Keogh, Bill May, Louann Artiaga, Frank Billings, Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, and Mindy Curry.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Kevin Heban, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Fire Chief Daryl McNutt, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Clerk Susan Miller, Deb McNutt, Brenda Birney, Martin Fuller, Bea Ludwig, David and Sharon Prueter, Yvonne Walters, Nikki Hartbarger, Krystofer Mangold, Victoria Hupp, Rob Casaletta, Luke Shortridge, Larry and Rita Yunker, and Jeff Yoder.

Pastor Luke Shortridge of Cedar Creek Church gave the Council prayer.

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to approve the minutes of the September 20, 2016 meeting. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to approve the bills totaling $19,370.31 dated September 30, 2016 and the Addendum bills totaling $842,228.47 dated October 4, 2016. 6 ayes

Anthony Wayne Local School Superintendent, Dr. Jim Fritz, addressed the Council pertaining to the upcoming bond levy.

  • FAQs on the school’s website
  • Over 1,000 new students since the last building was built, average building age is 54 years
  • Improvements for safety and security, entrances though offices, classroom door safety, Safety Glass film, current offices will become classrooms
  • Improvements for all buildings
  • Vehicular traffic, 4,000 people pass through Finzel road in the AM, new parking, Fallen Timbers Parking lot modifications, safer pick up and drop off, improve flow of traffic
  • Whitehouse Primary is 84 years old, Waterville 20 years old – needs a roof replacement – $200,000-$300,000, boilers, electrical system updates, energy efficiency, growth, classroom Space
  • Maintaining the structures the district has and getting ready for the future
  • Community use for Whitehouse Primary
  • No improvements if the bond doesn’t pass
  • Maintaining the lowest school taxes in Lucas County
  • Waterville School property purchased before needed when land was more affordable, Bucher Road property purchased for one third of the value due to generosity of sellers

Motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Louann Artiaga for a Resolution of Support for the Anthony Wayne Local School levy. 5 ayes, 1 nay Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Bob Keogh to cancel the July 4, 2017 meeting due to the holiday. 6 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson asked for Citizen Comments pertaining to Agenda items. There were none.

Mayor Don Atkinson appointed Michelle Tippie to the Tree Commission.

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Frank Billings to accept the Mayor’s appointment of Michelle Tippie to the Tree Commission. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation approving the zoning map amendment for the property located at 10922 Otsego Street, Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio (Parcel 98-10034) currently zoned C-2 Village Center Commercial to R-5 Multi-Family and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to accept, as previously authorized, Ordinance 7-2016, Establishing the Permanent Zoning for Certain Land Located within the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio; Currently titled to RAR Investments, Ltd at its first reading and declaring an emergency.

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Ordinance 7-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept Ordinance 7-2016 and to pass said Ordinance and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer noted that she believed it was inappropriate for elected officials to tell people how to vote
  • Tri-Cure-A-Thon raised money for Childhood Cancer
  • Committee of the Whole meeting scheduled for October 11, 2016 at 6:30 PM
  • Tree pruning, Chris Manzey appointment, Tree City USA, Growth Award, updates to the Master Plan, Classes Tree Commission Academy, request for a maple instead of a river birch
  • Trash pick-up privatization in discussion, once Whitehouse staff finishes scoping we will get bids back in about 5 weeks
  • Roundabout sign delay, frustration, completion deadline
  • Veteran’s Memorial Park, Destination Whitehouse has raised $20,000, secure link on the Website to make donations, presentation package for businesses, project phases, hope to break ground by March 2017 for infrastructure, approximately a two-year project, donations are greatly appreciated
    • Concert on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2016 at the Maumee Indoor to benefit the Veteran’s Memorial Park – the Rock Show band – a tribute to Journey, tickets $25 each
  • New tower in fire station, putting in equipment
  • Retirement party for Chief McNutt Friday, October 7, 2016 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM at the Fire station. Chief McNutt presided over several Committees at the state and county level and spearheaded the establishment of the Lucas County dispatch center. This was Chief McNutt’s final meeting and he received a standing ovation.
  • Fall Fest next weekend, Discover the Quarry the following weekend
  • Whitehouse Historical Society Annual dinner October 22, 2016 at 5:00 PM, RSVP for dinner by October 14, 2016, thank you to Gale Longnecker for the Whitehouse memorabilia donation, currently accepting memorabilia donations

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Bill May to adjourn at 8:02 PM. 6 ayes

At 7:00 PM Mayor Don Atkinson called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Mindy Curry, Bob Keogh, Bill May, Louann Artiaga, Frank Billings, and Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Public Services Director Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Deputy Fire Chief Joshua Hartbarger, Deputy Police Chief Todd Kitzler, Clerk Susan Miller, Sandy Jakubec, Mike Hill, Karen Gerhardinger, and Jeff Yoder.

Reverend Tom Hoover of Hope United Methodist Church gave the Council prayer.

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to approve the minutes of the September 6, 2016 meeting. 6 ayes

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Bill May to approve the bills totaling $106,357.18 dated September 16, 2016 and the Addendum bills totaling $19,185.61 dated September 20, 2016. 6 ayes

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to approve August’s Financial Statement. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to reject the Region Pump Station bids. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Bill May to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation determining that a Certain Vehicle Owned by the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio is of no Use to the Village and is Hereby Determined to be Surplus Property to be Sold Upon the Internet and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation authorizing Resurfacing of a Portion of State Route 295 to be Completed by the Director of Transportation/Ohio Department of Transportation within the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Upon recommendation of the Committee of the Whole, motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Bill May to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation creating a Temporary Moratorium on Permitting and Zoning for Cultivation of Marijuana; Processing of Medical Marijuana and “Medical Retail Marijuana Dispensaries” in the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, Pending the Evaluation of Pending State of Ohio Legislation and the Operation of Enforcement of the Ordinances and Zoning Code of the Village of Whitehouse for such Future Establishments in the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes 1 nay Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer

Upon recommendation of the Committee of the Whole, motion by Bill May, seconded by Bob Keogh to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation amending Provisions of Whitehouse Codified Ordinance Section 731 Providing for the Enactment of Additional Community Safeguards for Residential Canvasing, Soliciting, and Peddling and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Mindy Curry to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation authorizing Bridge Inspection Program Services to be Completed by the Director of Transportation/Ohio Department of Transportation within the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Louann Artiaga to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation authorizing the Finance Director of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, to Transfer Certain Funds for Village Accounting Purposes; Formal Verification of said Transfer and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation authorizing the Village Administrator to Prepare and Submit an Application to Participate in the Ohio Public Works Commission State Capital Improvement and/or Local Government Transportation Improvement Program and Designating the Administrator as the Signatory Representative for the Village of Whitehouse on any and all Contracts with Full Power and Authority to Execute Same, and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson asked for Citizen Comments pertaining to Agenda items.

  • Why is legislation passed as an emergency?
  • What is the fund transfer for – funding for approved line item
  • Another roundabout – no
  • Are the budget documents on the website – no

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to correct the Committee of the Whole meeting minutes to reflect the motion being made for the Administrator to work with Lucas County to receive proposals for privatization of refuse. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Bill May to accept, as previously authorized, Ordinance 5-2016, an Amended Ordinance to make appropriations for current Expenses and other Expenditures of the Village of Whitehouse, State of Ohio, during fiscal year ending December 31, 2016 at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Frank Billings to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Ordinance 5-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept Ordinance 5-2016 and to pass said Ordinance and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 25-2016, authorizing the Administrator of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio to enter into a Purchase Agreement for the Financing of the Purchase of a Certain Fire Equipment Apparatus from Pierce Manufacturing, Inc., Appleton, Wisconsin for the sum of $776,052.00 at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 25-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Frank Billings to accept Resolution 25-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Bill May to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 26-2016, approving the Amendment of an Economic Development Grant Agreement within the Monclova Township Joint Economic Development District at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 26-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept Resolution 26-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Mindy Curry to accept, as previously authorized, Ordinance 4-2016, amending Provisions of Whitehouse Codified Ordinance Section 731 Providing for the Enactment of Additional Community Safeguards for Residential Canvasing, Soliciting, and Peddling at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Frank Billings to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Ordinance 4-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept Ordinance 4-2016 and to pass said Ordinance and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Bob Keogh to accept, as previously authorized, Ordinance 6-2016, authorizing the Solicitor to prepare legislation creating a Temporary Moratorium on Permitting and Zoning for Cultivation of Marijuana; Processing of Medical Marijuana and “Medical Retail Marijuana Dispensaries” in the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, Pending the Evaluation of Pending State of Ohio Legislation and the Operation of Enforcement of the Ordinances and Zoning Code of the Village of Whitehouse for such Future Establishments in the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes, 1 nay Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Bill May to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Ordinance 6-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes, 1 nay Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Bob Keogh to accept Ordinance 4-2016 and to pass said Ordinance and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes, 1 nay Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Bob Keogh to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 27-2016, authorizing Bridge Inspection Program Services to be Completed by the Director of Transportation/Ohio Department of Transportation within the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Bob Keogh to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 27-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Frank Billings to accept Resolution 27-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Frank Billings to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 28-2016, authorizing Resurfacing of a Portion of State Route 295 to be Completed by the Director of Transportation/Ohio Department of Transportation within the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 28-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Frank Billings to accept Resolution 28-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga by Frank Billings to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 29-2016, determining that a Certain Vehicle Owned by the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio is of no Use to the Village and is Hereby Determined to be Surplus Property to be Sold Upon the Internet at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Bob Keogh to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 29-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Frank Billings to accept Resolution 29-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Bob Keogh to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 30-2016, authorizing the Finance Director of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, to Transfer Certain Funds for Village Accounting Purposes; Formal Verification of said Transfer at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Bob Keogh to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 30-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Frank Billings to accept Resolution 30-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 30-2016 authorizing the Village Administrator to Prepare and Submit an Application to Participate in the Ohio Public Works Commission State Capital Improvement and/or Local Government Transportation Improvement Program and Designating the Administrator as the Signatory Representative for the Village of Whitehouse on any and all Contracts with Full Power and Authority to Execute Same, at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Bob Keogh to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 31-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Frank Billings to accept Resolution 31-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Tri-Cure-A-Thon Sunday 11 AM – 4 PM, Large number of media coverage
  • Regional Pump Station Bid Proposal, lowest $9,000 over budget, go out to bid again, phases
  • October 22, 2016, all day event, press release forth coming, Discover the Quarry, unveiling of the large quarry/Blue Creek Area, kayaking, demos, restaurant row
  • Zoning Code Amendment Public Hearings, October 4, 2016 and October 5, 2016
  • Zoning map amendment, property behind Mariposa request to be rezoned residential
  • Council woman, Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, would like to hear more about what the state will be implementing regarding medical marijuana.
  • Council wish list to be revisited during budget season
  • Onsite septic tanks, Subdivision Regulations, soliciting/peddling/canvassing, recreational vehicle parking time limits, 6 month moratorium on medical marijuana, refuse collection privatization, correction to Committee of the Whole minutes, one way streets, Veteran’s Memorial Fundraiser, alternative sizes for trash cans
  • Sandra Park grindings done
  • Veteran’s Memorial Park/ Destination Whitehouse, Inc., link is live, can accept secure online donations
  • Streetscaping discussion in January or February
  • Lehman Addition repaving almost complete, people driving where it is reseeded
  • Thank you from the fire department for support for the fire truck
  • Invitation for the Mayor to ride on a fire truck through the Roche de Boeuf parade

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to adjourn at 7:47 PM. 6 ayes

At 7:00 PM Mayor Don Atkinson called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Mindy Curry, Bob Keogh, Bill May, and Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Deputy Police Chief Joshua Hartbarger, Clerk Susan Miller, Karen Gerhardinger, Yvonne Walters, George Damasco, John Knisley, Linda Posadny, Debbie Tassie, Rick Metcalf, Linda S. Metcalf, Julie Theroux, Jeff Yoder, and Amy Barrett.

President of Council, Bill May, excused Louann Artiaga and Frank Billings.

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to approve the minutes of the August 16, 2016 meeting. 4 ayes

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Bill May to approve the bills totaling $46,336.70 dated September 2, 2016 and the Addendum bills totaling $229,384.54 dated September 6, 2016. 4 ayes

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to approve the Toledo Area Bicyclist, Inc. event on August 5, 2017, with safety services assistance, reserving the pavilion and permission for camping. 4 ayes

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to approve the Sertoma Club request for FallFest in Village park on October 15, 2016 with amendments to requests for street closure and fencing the playground. 4 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson swore in Part-time Police Officer Chris Barrow.

Mayor Don Atkinson asked for Citizen Comment pertaining to Agenda items. There were none.

Mayor Don Atkinson appointed Chris Manzy to Tree Commission to fill the unexpired term of Kim Bunge.

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Mindy Curry to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Chris Manzy to Tree Commission to fill the unexpired term of Kim Bunge. 4 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Amy Barrett of AWAKE addressed Council of medical marijuana dispensaries, location restrictions, 2 year period for the Attorney General to provide guidance, thank you for the pill collection boxes
  • Debbie Tassie and Linda Posadny of the Toledo Area Bicyclists, Inc., 50 plus volunteers at the Whitehouse event, incredible cooperation and enthusiasm from the Village Fire, Police, Chamber and the school, worked in conjunction with local businesses, reserving the shelter House also, connecting with the Police and Fire Chiefs one month prior to the event
  • George Damasco of the Sertoma Club spoke about FallFest October 15, 2016, music, craft beer, wine, artists, street closures, fencing, underage softball team to take out trash, not fencing the playground, checking permit for admittance guidelines, getting the Sertoma name out – charitable works – speech, hearing, shelter house use for admission, leaving St. Louis Street open, parking
  • TMACOG water project, second intake in Lake Erie, connecting with the current system, been in the works since the 1950s, safe and reliable water source, reasonable rates
  • Policy Board Meeting, Lucas County Concept Emergency Services, introducing new stuff, the Village uses the most current technology for radios, one of the best radio systems in the State of Ohio
  • Committee of the Whole meeting September 12, 2016, Subdivision Regulations, septic tanks and leach fields, privatization of refuse
  • Monclova JEDD, gross $28,850 – net $6,400, Spencer Township JEDZ $260,544 – net $64,424, Anderson’s will be effective October 1, 2016
  • Public Hearings for Zoning Amendments, updates to be in the Village newsletter
    • Planning Commission Public Hearing November 7, 2016
    • Council Public Hearing November 15, 2016
  • Tree City USA, Growth Award, tree trimming, tree marker bricks for Arbor day trees, removal of invasives, tree commission budget, residential street tree plantings, fall planting schedule, Service department watering trees in Westwyck weekly, new tree notification door hangers
  • Council Wish list November review
  • Coffee with a Cop went well, 50 members of the community came out. Thank you to the Chamberlains and the Chamber for hosting, State ID manual, $19 to the police, $23 for the Public, local police and AWAKE Board split the cost to distribute for free to local liquor Establishments
  • Dancing in the Park, the pavilion works perfectly for these type of events
  • Crews crack sealing, be aware of tar, don’t drive behind the truck through fresh tar, Toledo Sign Company is having difficulty with the foundation contractor, sign to be done in September, Multi-use path excavation has begun, paving Lehman addition to begin next week
  • Senator Randy Gardner will publicize the Tri-Cure-Athon event
  • Resolution to approve amended Andersons branch in JEDD

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Mindy Curry to adjourn at 7:59 PM. 4 ayes

At 7:00 PM Mayor Don Atkinson called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Mindy Curry, Bob Keogh, Bill May, Louann Artiaga, and Frank Billings.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Fire Chief Daryl McNutt, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Clerk Susan Miller, Ed Kaplan, Madisyn Curry, Julie Theroux, Jonathon Hoag, Jeff Yoder, and Joshua Hartbarger.

Reverend Del Bonar, of Zion United Methodist Church, gave the Council prayer.

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Frank Billings to approve the minutes of the August 2, 2016 meeting. 6 ayes

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Louann Artiaga to approve the bills totaling $107,208.48 dated August 12, 2016, the Addendum Bills totaling $33,140.94 dated August 16, 2016 and July’s Financial Statement. 6 ayes

Jonathon Hoag and Julie Theroux of Cyclewerks were honored for their donation of and updated Police Bike and support of the Whitehouse Police Department.

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Frank Billings to approve the Village payment for flu shots for Council on September 28, 2016 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. 5 ayes, 1 nay Louann Artiaga

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Mindy Curry to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation Adopting and Approving Current Replacement Pages to the Whitehouse Codified Ordinances, and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson asked for Audience Comments pertaining to Agenda items. There were none.

Upon recommendation of the Committee of the Whole, motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Louann Artiaga to increase the Solicitor’s compensation from $12,000 to $17,000. 6 ayes

Upon recommendation of the Committee of the Whole, motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Frank Billings to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation Denoting Certain Approved Commercial Truck Routes and the Prohibition of Commercial Through Truck Traffic on Certain Streets and Thoroughfares Within the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Frank Billings to approve the amended streetscaping plan as presented. 5 ayes, 1 nay Bill May

Motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to send the finalized streetscaping plan out to bid. 5 ayes, 1 nay Bill May

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 24-2016, authorizing the Administrator to File an Application for a Grant Through the Transportation Alternatives Program for the State Route 64 Multi-use Path and Bridge, in the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 24-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept Resolution 24-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Upon recommendation of the Committee of the Whole, motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept, as previously authorized, Ordinance 2-2016, Denoting Certain Approved Commercial Truck Routes and the Prohibition of Commercial Through Truck Traffic on Certain Streets and Thoroughfares Within the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Bill May to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Ordinance 2-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept Ordinance 2-2016 and to pass said Ordinance and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to accept, as previously authorized, Ordinance 3-2016, Adopting and Approving Current Replacement Pages to the Whitehouse Codified Ordinances, at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Ordinance 3-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept Ordinance 3-2016 and to pass said Ordinance and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Press conference to be held Friday, August 19, 2016 at 9:00 AM regarding Whitehouse’s Senior Citizen’s Assistance Program.
  • Chamber Facilitated meeting, Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation meeting on August 11, 2016, Cabinet members Ryan Burgess, Cheryl Rice, and John McGill were Present, heroin addiction – use in the Workplace, Career Readiness – Penta
  • Kennametal tour – awesome facility – Plant Manager Brad Morgan shared workforce Concerns, Workforce diversity, International Company manufacturing man made diamond dies, entry level Positions available – for those with an aptitude for math, but not college bound – vacation, Healthcare, competitive wages, looking at expansion – concerns for finding workers
  • Flu shots for Village employees September 28, 2016 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM
  • Zoning Text Amendment Public Hearings
    • Planning Commission Public Hearing October 3, 2016
    • Council Public Hearing October 18, 2016
  • Tree Commission fall newsletter, approved tree planting reimbursement, tree inventory, Stressed trees – gator bags, additional trees to review, Walkabout – August 22, 2016 at Oak Openings at 6:00 PM, Co-op project to remove evasives around the quarry, 2017 budget, Ordinances for planting, zoning, builders escrow $450 per street tree, member Resignation, Mayoral appointment
  • Garage variance approved by the Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Economic Development, Final Draft for the Zoning Code, contract with Jacob Barnes – Springfield Twp. Zoning official – for enforcement, Solicitor’s salary, truck routes, Council wish List update, wrought iron fence gazebo, retirement party, bump outs, one way streets, Prostate Cancer Proclamation
  • Sertoma Club, Fall Fest – October 15, 2016, volunteers needed for clean-up and sale and Monitoring of alcohol, WAAB in charge of finding artists
  • Buskerfest, 14 buskers, Great band in pavilion, pavilion worked perfectly, nice event
  • Telephone pole in front yard next to two junk cars, downed Edison pole from 2 – 3 years ago
  • Thank you to the Chamber for putting on the Governor’s Workforce Transformation meeting, Thank you to all who participated, follow up items, Lots of good came from the meeting
  • Library parking lot striping, reflectors for the ditch
  • Coffee with a Cop from 8:00 – 9:30 at the Buzz
  • Police Bike program, thank you to the Pythian Sister’s for their donation to outfit the officer, Officer’s encouraged by the Governor to be certified in the standards of use of force
  • Preconstruction meeting for 2016 paving contract for the resurfacing of the Lehman addition
  • Foundation for stone for Village entrance sign
  • Street paving is evaluated and prioritized yearly, critical roads to be completed in the next Season or two, Rupp Road and the Bridge to be done next fall/winter/spring
  • Have the Edge Group look into Industrial Park wayfinding signage.
  • Thank you to Whitehouse fire department for demonstrating to residents how to correctly Install a carseat. Other municipalities departments were not certified and unable to assist.
  • Thank you to everyone that worked on the Senior Citizen’s Assistance Program.
  • School is starting – be aware of buses, pedestrians and bikes, thank you to our long term Crossing guards – Sue Lesser and Dawn Wise, pedestrian crosswalk flashers are up – sensored, Three designated crosswalks for students to cross safely, thank you to the Public Service Department for installation, school resource officer and one other officer available to assist in the morning, possible flashers and pedestrian signage near the ice cream shop
  • Dancing in the Park August 27, 2016, DJ, three local dance studios, face painting
  • Thank you to the Mayor and Council for their support on projects
  • Solicitor’s pay raise initiated by Council upon review of the excellence of his work

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Bill May to adjourn at 7:55 PM. 6 ayes

At 7:02 PM Mayor Don Atkinson called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Mindy Curry, Bob Keogh, Bill May, Louann Artiaga, and Frank Billings.  Also present were the following: Mayor Don Atkinson, Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Fire Chief Daryl McNutt, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Deputy Fire Chief Joshua Hartbarger, Clerk Susan Miller, Michelle Roush, Luke Shortridge, Yvonne Walters, Jeff Yoder, Ed Kaplan, Brenda Howard, and Karen Gerhardinger.

Pastor Luke Shortridge of Cedar Creek Church gave the Council prayer.

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Bob Keogh to approve the minutes of the July 19, 2016 meeting. 6 ayes

Motion b Mindy Curry, seconded by Louann Artiaga to approve the bills totaling $68,526.50 dated July 29, 2016 Addendum bills totaling $18,817.85 dated August 5, 2016. 6 ayes

Motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to authorize closure of Gilead and Lucas Streets on September 24, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Mindy Curry to authorize the Administrator to advertise for bids the Regional Pump Station upgrades. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Mindy Curry to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation declaring the Official Intent and Reasonable Expectation of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio for and on Behalf of the State of Ohio and/or the Ohio Public Works Commission; to Reimburse the Village’s Sewer Utility Improvement Fund for Project Monies Advanced and Expended for the Regional Pump Station Improvements, OPWC Project Number CL17T, with the Proceeds of Tax Exempt Debt of the State of Ohio and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to authorize the Administrator to Apply for a Grant for a Pedestrian Bridge over Blue Creek to the West of the Roundabout. 6 ayes

Motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Louann Artiaga to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation authorizing the Village of Whitehouse to Enter into a Contract Agreement to Provide a School Resource Officer for the Anthony Wayne Local School District for the sum of $51,000 per year and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation to determine that Certain Miscellaneous Personal Property Used by the Police Department and Owned by the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio is of No Further Use to the Village and is Hereby Determined to be Surplus Property and to be Sold to NW State Community College for Fair Market Value, and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Bill May to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation to authorize the Finance Director of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio to Transfer Certain Funds for Village Accounting Purposes; Formal Verification of Said Transfer and Declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation authorizing the Administrator to Purchase a 2016 Ford Utility Police Interceptor for the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson asked for Citizen Comments pertaining to Agenda items.

  • Request for closure of Gilead and Lucas Streets for Cure Search on September 24, 2016 to be extended to 6:30 PM (10:00 AM – 6:30 PM)

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Mindy Curry to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 19-2016 authorizing the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio to Enter into a Contract to Purchase Certain Real Estate Titled to Gregory W. Sullivan, Trustee, et al., and Identified as TD 98-04074, Lucas County, Ohio Auditor’s Records for the sum of $825,000.00, at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Mindy Curry to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 19-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Bill May to accept Resolution 19-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation authorizing the Administrator of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio to Enter into a Purchase Agreement for a Certain Piece of Fire Apparatus from Pierce Manufacturing, Inc., Appleton, Wisconsin, and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept Resolution 23-2016 authorizing the Administrator of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio to Enter into a Purchase Agreement for a Certain Piece of Fire Apparatus from Pierce Manufacturing, Inc., Appleton, Wisconsin, at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 23-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept Resolution 23-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 17-2016 authorizing the Village of Whitehouse to Enter into a Contract Agreement to Provide a School Resource Officer for the Anthony Wayne Local School District for the sum of $51,000 per year at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 17-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to accept Resolution 17-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 18-2016 to determine that Certain Miscellaneous Personal Property Used by the Police Department and Owned by the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio is of no Further Use to the Village and is Hereby Determined to be Surplus Property and to be Sold to NW State Community College for Fair Market Value, at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Bill May to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 18-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept Resolution 18-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Bob Keogh to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 20-2016 to authorize the Finance Director of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio to Transfer Certain Funds for Village Accounting Purposes; Formal Verification of Said Transfer and Declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 20-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept Resolution 20-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Bill May to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 21-2016 declaring the Official Intent and Reasonable Expectation of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio for and on Behalf of the State of Ohio and/or the Ohio Public Works Commission; to Reimburse the Village’s Sewer Utility Improvement Fund for Project Monies Advanced and Expended for the Regional Pump Station Improvements, OPWC Project Number CL17T, with the Proceeds of Tax Exempt Debt of the State of Ohio at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Bill May to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 21-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept Resolution 21-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga seconded by Frank Billings to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 22-2016 authorizing the Administrator to Purchase a 2016 Ford Utility Police Interceptor for the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Bill May to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 22-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept Resolution 22-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Cure Search, September 24, 2016, link on Village website, light pole banners, silent auctions, Securing the shelter house, thank you to the fire company for volunteering to cook chicken dinners, officers to assist crosswalk at Indianapolis
  • Business and building owners on parking plan, 2-hour parking – business solution vs. Village solving
  • School resource officer 35 hours/week strictly assigned to the school, school board to pay wages for year, continuing professional training to be done during summer months – half to be done through Woodville – half through Whitehouse, Whitehouse has provided the officer for 20 years, Chief McDonough, Deputy Chief Kitzler, and Dr. Pfefferle participated in an extensive interview and background process, Village provides a vehicle kept here, majority of the work is at the High School, perception of safety with the police cruiser at the building
  • New police interceptor received
  • Streetscaping, final draft of the zoning code, budgeting process, fee and rate schedule, one-way street, refuse privatization
  • Tree Commission, one member retiring, will need new Mayoral appointment, August 22, 2016 Oak Openings – Mallard Lake – program at 6:30 PM
  • Preliminary plat plan for Whitehouse Meadows approved, request to build house on lot behind the post office
  • Roundabout stone and lighting
  • Nexus Compressor Station August 10, 2016 from 5:00 – 10:00 PM at Swanton High School
  • Statue stripped and being taken apart
  • Pedestrian flashers going up by High School

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Mindy Curry to adjourn at 7:55 PM. 6 ayes

At 7:00 PM, President of Council, Bill May called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Frank Billings, Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Mindy Curry, Bob Keogh, Bill May, and Louann Artiaga.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Fire Chief Daryl McNutt, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Clerk Susan Miller, Michelle Myerholtz, Ben Boerst, Deb McNutt, Karen Studyvin, Nikki Hartbarger, Bill and Linda Wilkins, Martin Fuller, David and Sharon Prueter, Rob Casaletta, Stacy Owen, Tom Jennings, Tom Hoover, Karen Jennings, Kevin Pfefferle, Rory Hartbarger, Peggy Hartbarger, and Jeff Yoder.

Pastor Tom Hoover of Hope United Methodist gave the Council prayer.

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to approve the minutes of the June 21, 2106 meeting. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to approve the bills totaling $88,954.16 dated July 15, 2016, the Addendum bills totaling $103,361.98 dated July 19, 2016 and June’s Financial Statement. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Joshua Hartbarger as the Fire Chief of the Village of Whitehouse to be effective upon the retirement of the current Fire Chief, Daryl McNutt. 6 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson swore in Adam M. Hamitt as the school resource officer for the 2016-2017 school year.

Motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Louann Artiaga to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation authorizing the Administrator to Enter into a Contract with B. Hill’z Excavating, Inc. for the Waterville Street Multi-Use Path Project, in the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio for the sum of $125,061.00 and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes 1 nay Bill May

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Bob Keogh to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation authorizing the Administrator to Enter into a Contract with Henry W. Bergman, Inc. for the Nona France Quarry Walking Trail, Phase One Project, in the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio for the sum of $58,725.00 and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson asked for audience comments pertaining to Agenda items. There were none.

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept as previously authorized on June 21, 2016, Resolution 14-2016 approving Continuation of Contract with the Lucas County Municipal Court Victims Advocate for the sum of $5,000.00 at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 14-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept Resolution 14-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Mindy Curry to adjourn into Executive Session on a matter of Real Estate at 7:43 PM. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Louann Artiaga to Reconvene at 7:53 PM. 6 ayes

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Louann Artiaga to enter into a contract to authorize the purchase of property around roundabout for August 2, 2016 for the sum of $825,000.00 for Sullivan trust property 10-acre parcel #98-04070 and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Mindy Curry to accept as previously authorized Resolution 15-2016 authorizing the Administrator to Enter into a Contract with B. Hill’z Excavating, Inc. for the Waterville Street Multi-Use Path Project, in the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio for the sum of $125,061.00 and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes 1 nay Bill May

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 15-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes 1 nay Bill May

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Bob Keogh to accept Resolution 15-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes 1 nay Bill May

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept as previously authorized Resolution 16-2016 authorizing the Administrator to Enter into a Contract with Henry W. Bergman, Inc. for the Nona France Quarry Walking Trail, Phase One Project, in the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio for the sum of $58,725.00 at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 16-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to accept Resolution 16-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Michelle Myerholtz from the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities addressed Council about raising awareness about people living with developmental disabilities and services the board has to offer residents
  • Thank you to Barbara Knisely, and the fire and police departments for their hard work to make the Founder’s Day event a success.
  • Audit report 2014, minor citations corrected, 2017 audit will be posted on the website
  • Cherry Fest, Finzel Farms street tree plan, Quarry invasive project, Metroparks invasive removal, Walkabout August, Asian Long Horned Beetle August 22, 2016 at 6:00 PM with Amy Stone an OSU Extension Educator
  • BuskerFest August 14, 2016, Grape Smuggler, food vendors, advertising, FallFest – Sertoma club
  • Approval of existing sign at General’s car wash, painting brick bases of the vacuums and light posts, replace lights with led, trim on 6725-6729 Providence Street to match Local Thyme
  • Sandra Park garden road/path upgrade, current path not designed for this amount of traffic, nearby houses need to keep windows closed due to dust, slow down signs needed, police patrol
  • Nexus Pipeline update, meeting August 10, 2016 from 5:00-10:00 PM at Swanton High School, last chance for citizens to be on the record, harmful effects, reroutes denied, environmental impact, 12,000 residents affected in 3 miles, more people need to be involved. Ohio EPA Meeting had 600 residents – one of the largest ever, August 7, 2016 Noward Road property – 5K, food, entertainment, see where the compressor station is proposed, FERC will answer questions, Village email blast to inform 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Roundabout sign, waiting for stone to come in, thank you for cleaning up, greenery left is flowers donated by the Metroparks
  • Statue restoration update
  • Eighth year of safety town, 32 children graduated
  • IT team, senior contact project, Deputy Fire Chief Joshua Hartbarger and Police Chief Mark McDonough tweaked system to make sure it worked
  • The cost of safety services for events, who is responsible for the costs, parking when events coincide, budget preparation to be a recreation destination, long term maintenance of projects, some departments charge for safety services
  • JEDD negotiation Swanton
  • Thank you to Deputy Chief Hartbarger for informative tour of vehicle and complex
  • Grant ($4,658.40) from the Ohio Attorney General Drug Use Prevention, collaboration with AWAKE, thank you to fire safety office assistant Rita Yunker
  • Free child size bike helmets, 23 given out, some still remain, inquire with the police department, Cyclewerks offered to help fit the helmets
  • July 30, 2016 multi agency drill in quarry parking lot 8:00 am – noon
  • Weekly communication between the Mayor and Administrator, Department heads leading selflessly with character, leadership training courses
  • No through traffic, through truck traffic routes, list posted closures, bridge limits posted
  • Political signs in June, Mayor spoke to candidate and arranged to have them removed, example of leadership and commitment

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Frank Billings to adjourn at 8:27 PM. 6 ayes

The July 5, 2016 meeting was cancelled due to lack of business.

June 21, 2016 – Council

At 7:00 PM, President of Council, Bill May called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Louann Artiaga, Frank Billings, Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Mindy Curry, Bob Keogh, and Bill May.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Public Services Director Steve Pilcher, Fire Chief Daryl McNutt, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Clerk Susan Miller, Rob Casaletta, Karen Studyvin, Karen Gerhardinger, David and Sharon Prueter, Claudia Spann, and Jeff Yoder.

Administrator Jordan Daugherty gave the Council prayer.

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Frank Billings to approve the minutes of the June 7, 2016 meeting. 6 ayes

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Bill May to approve the bills totaling $138,367.42 dated June 17, 2016 and the Addendum bills totaling $10,521.42 dated June 21, 2016. 6 ayes

The Mayor and Council observed a moment of silence for the Orlando shooting victims and first responders.

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept Fire Chief Daryl McNutt’s resignation under the terms and conditions as presented. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to approve May’s Financial Statement. 6 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson asked for Citizen Comments pertaining to Agenda items.

  • Claudia Spann inquired about the Arts Advisory Board spending money for a band and advertising for Buskerfest. The board has the authority to spend the money.

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Mindy Curry to authorize the cancellation of the first Council meeting in July 2016. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept, as previously authorized on June 7, 2016, Resolution 12-2016 Authorizing Negotiations for the Purchase of Real Estate Between the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio and Gregory W. Sullivan, Trustee, et al. at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 12-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept Resolution 12-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Bill May Providing for Continuing Employment/

Engagement of the Village Solicitors for the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept Resolution 11-2016 Providing for Continuing Employment/Engagement of the Village Solicitors for the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Bill May to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 11-2015 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Bill May to accept Resolution 11-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Bill May to approve continuation of contract with the Lucas County Municipal Court Victims Advocate for the sum of $5,000.00. 6 ayes

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Bob Keogh to designate Rupp Road and Grover Drive as no through truck roads with weight limits. 6 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Frank Billings to Authorize the Solicitor to Prepare Legislation Authorizing the Administrator of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio to Transfer Certain Funds for Village Accounting Purposes; Formal Verification of Said Transfer and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to accept Resolution 13-2016 Authorizing the Administrator of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio to Transfer Certain Funds for Village Accounting Purposes; Formal Verification of Said Transfer at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 13-2015 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept Resolution 13-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Thank you to the audience for attending and participating
  • Thank you to President of Council Bill May and Council for attending to Village affairs during the Mayor’s trip to Italy.
  • Chief and Assistant Chief attended the Memorial Day Celebration. Thank you to the American Legion for bringing attention to the price of freedom.
  • Thank you to the staff and safety services for the wonderful job on the Cherry Fest
  • Fire Chief Daryl McNutt will retire October 7, 2016. The Chief has held many prestigious positions with the state and has been an outstanding leader. He will be missed and was thanked for his years of services.
  • Thank you to April Cline, Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Joshua Hartbarger, and Barbara Knisely for their hard work on the new website.
  • Founder’s Day to be held Tuesday July 5, 2016 at 6:00 PM
  • 2015 Audit Citation does not affect Village solvency. The Administration will communicate better with Council of financial matters. All citations have been remedied.
  • Arts advisory board member logo, artwork promo material, Buskerfest, performers throughout the Village, vendors, next meeting July 6, 2016
  • Committee of the Whole meeting July 12, 2016
  • Thank you to Fire Chief Daryl McNutt and Police Chief for their departments help and support and collaboration at the Cherry Fest. Command Station was a great idea. Cherry Fest Building address for GPS.
  • Downed cable line fixed
  • Cardboard recycling bins dumped every two days
  • Photos of downtown taken for streetscaping, pictures for design, making sure conceptual works with engineering
  • Thank you for the Cherry Fest cooling stations
  • Nona France Trail around the quarry out to bid
  • Bodycams no longer of use, due to new equipment purchased with grants, to be declared surplus property and donated to the Delta Police Department
  • Surplus property advertised twice, cannot donate to contiguous properties, won’t re-advertise
  • Website is a great improvement, easy to maneuver
  • Large political signs in the Village in June, not a zoning violation, would be hard pressed to have them removed due to freedom of speech
  • Thank you to the Mirror for coming and publicizing the meeting and keeping our citizens informed.

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to adjourn at 7:54 PM. 6 ayes

June 7, 2016 Council Meeting

At 7:00 PM, President of Council, Bill May called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Louann Artiaga, Frank Billings, Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Mindy Curry, and Bob Keogh.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Public Services Director Steve Pilcher, Fire Chief Daryl McNutt, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Clerk Susan Miller, Brad Richards, Karen Gerhardinger, Julie Theroux, Adam Marroquin, Dave Bayoninski, Jeff Yoder, Don DiBartolomeo, Matt Bowley, and Madisyn Curry.

Adam Marroquin of Cedar Creek Church gave the Council prayer.

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to approve the minutes of the May 17, 2016 meeting. 5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to approve the bills totaling $495,482.14 dated June 3, 2016 and the Addendum bills totaling $55,236.03 dated June 7, 2016. 5 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson is on his way home from Italy.

Motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Mindy Curry to grant permission to Cycle Weks to use Village streets for a Duathlon on Thursday, June 30, 2017 at 7:00 PM. 5 ayes

Motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Mindy Curry to approve use of a portion of a Municipal parking lot behind Whitehouse Inn for a BMX bike demonstration and fundraiser June 18, 2016 from 3:00-7:00 PM. 5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to authorize the Administrator to Advertise for Bids for the Waterville Street Multi-use Trail. 5 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Louann Artiaga authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation to award the 2016 paving contract to Bowers Asphalt and Paving, Inc. with the bid amount of $133,251.00 and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion for Council to approve JEDD and JEDZ financial statements. 5 ayes

President of Council, Bill May, asked for Citizen Comments pertaining to Agenda items. There were none.

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Keiboemer, seconded by Louann Artiaga to adjourn into Executive Session at 7:49 PM. 5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to reconvene at 8:06 PM. 5 ayes

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Louann Artiaga to make a motion for a Resolution to move forward with the purchase of the Sullivan property subject to Council’s approval of the final contract and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Frank Billings to authorize a donation of $2,500 to the Waterville Township K-9 program. 5 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Frank Billings to authorize a donation of $10,000 to the Lucas County Sherriff Department 2016 Drug Abuse Response Team (DART) and consider a donation over the next 3 years. 5 ayes

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Louann Artiaga to approve the soldier statue finish of bronze epoxy. 5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to accept, as previously authorized Resolution 10-2016 authorizing the Administrator to enter into a contract with Bowers Asphalt and Paving, Inc. for the 2016 Street Mill and Resurfacing Project in the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, for the sum of $133,251.00 and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 10-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept Resolution 10-2016 and to accept said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Previous Duathlon a success, great support from the police and fire department, Cycle Werks business is a blessing to the community
  • Oregon police contacted Cycle Werks that some of their stolen merchandise was in a local pawn Shop, criminals identified as known drug addicts
  • One way streets
  • Heroine epidemic, Waterville Twp. K-9 unit, statue finish
  • Arbor Day with Whitehouse Primary third graders, Cherry Fest weeping cherry tree, Walkabout in August with Amy Stone, Tree inventory, Quarry project, Emerald Ash Borer and Asian Longhorn Beetle Awareness
  • Change of use for second floor of the business formerly known as Black Swamp Choppers, Satellite office for Doyle homes
  • Records Commission, Administrator Jordan Daugherty Chair, approved schedule, will go to Whitehouse Historical Society, Police Department records review procedure
  • Cherry Fest, Eyes of Freedom, Martial Arts group, rides, Parade Saturday at 1:00 PM
  • Public services commended on tree removals
  • Streetscaping to be completed before ODOT repaves State Route 64
  • Veteran’s Memorial Park design approved, in engineering, 3 phases, raising funds, Cherry Fest booth, Paver bricks, fundraising link almost ready
  • Whitehouse Police thanked Waterville Township police for help in the Tropical 5k
  • Over 20 cars have been broken into recently in local communities
  • Cherry Fest preparation, Large quarry parking lot stone, Gateway Sign – planning meeting Monday-complete the end of the month
  • Roundabout lighting
  • Police and Fire Department HQ at Cherry Fest in the Cherry Fest Building
  • Public Works, part time workers, Katie Fish, Austin Gundy, and Isaiah Bailey
  • Request for Compressor Station update

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to adjourn at 8:26 PM 5 ayes

May 17, 2016 Council Meeting

At 7:00 PM Mayor Don Atkinson called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Bob Keogh, Bill May, Frank Billings, Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, and Mindy Curry.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Fire Chief Daryl McNutt, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Clerk Susan Miller, Yvonne Walters, Ed Kaplan, Ron and Karen Studyvin, Karen Gerhardinger, Veronica Judy Kethel, Amy Schultz, and Rob Casaletta.

Administrator Jordan Daugherty gave the Council prayer.

Councilman, Bill May, excused Councilwoman Louann Artiaga’s absence for family matters.

Motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Bob Keogh to approve the minutes of the May 3, 2016 meeting. 5 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Frank Billings to approve the bills totaling $39,701.35 dated May 13, 2016 and the Addendum bills totaling $125,417.96 dated May 17, 2016. 5 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson swore in Aaron Hunt, Melvin Alexander, and Ross Peters as Part-time Police Officers of the Village of Whitehouse.

Mayor Don Atkinson proclaimed May 27, 2016 as Poppy Day in the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio.

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Frank Billings to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation for the 2016-2017 road salt purchase and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Mindy Curry to approve the Zenobia Shriners request for a June 17 and 18, 2016 fundraising campaign in the Village of Whitehouse. 5 ayes

Deputy Police Chief Todd Kitzler presented Whitehouse Police Department Intern, Christine Fouty, with a thank you for her services to the Village of Whitehouse.

Mayor Don Atkinson asked for Citizen Comments pertaining to Agenda items. There were none.

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Bob Keogh to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 9-2016 authorizing the 2016 – 2017 road salt purchase of 300 tons for $21,000.00 at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Frank Billings to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 9-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Bob Keogh to accept Resolution 9-2016 and to accept said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 5 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Thank you for the hard work and outstanding job and quality people on the Tree Commission working to make Whitehouse a better place to live. The Tree Commission received the Tree City USA Award for the 9th straight year (54 Communities received this award) and the Growth Award (10 communities received this award), completion of the master plan, eradicating invasive plants around the large quarry, Arbor Day with the Whitehouse Primary third graders, Cherry Fest booth, Walkabout in August with Amy Stone in Oak Openings, thank you for Council support
  • Meeting with the Mayor, Chamber, and Industry and Manufacturing, openings with good wages and benefits available, BASF’s initiative to hire veterans
  • TMACOG’s Regional Water and Planning Commission, Arbor Day with the third graders, BASF Community Affairs dinner – scholarship to AW students, truly a state of the art facility, Village students to attend military Academies
  • Thank you from the Anthony Wayne Community Food Pantry for adding the food drive to the Earth Day recycling event
  • K-9 donation, statue finish
  • Parcel interested in annexation into the Village
  • Charter Review Commission thanked Solicitor Phil Davis for his contributions, Citizen/Council/Mayor input, no changes recommended, Agendas/Minutes/Memos incorporated by reference, 2020 census may become a city
    • Request to provide updated estimated population basis every year in March
    • Endorse Mayor and Administration annualized review in first quarter of population basis
    • Ad Hoc Citizen review committee pertaining to personnel necessary upon reaching city status
  • New awning and sign and two light fixtures approved at Pisanello’s
  • Sertoma Club is planning Fall Fest October 5, 2016 – next meeting is at 6:00 at the American Legion, Buskerfest August 14, 2016 – musicians throughout the Village, possible headliners, streetscaping timeline, Chris Rillings, retired art instructor, monument men lecture series
  • Wires hanging at Cemetery and Weckerly – communication services
  • Financial news on website and newsletters, Administrator Jordan Daugherty offered to meet with Council members to answer financial news questions
  • Councilwoman, Rebecca Conklin-Kleiboemer to continue to write Council Corner, next topic to be people who appear before Council
  • Thank you to the safety services for the bike shop event, Thank you to all that helped with the Duathlon –Whitehouse Police Department, Lucas County Sheriff’s office, Waterville Township Police, Whitehouse Fire Department, Providence Fire Department, bicyclists want to change venue to the Village because of the services provided
  • Bethany House Domestic Violence Shelter, $1,757.00 raised plus diapers and toilet paper
  • Lehman Addition repairing out to bid
  • Roundabout trial date June 27, 2016
  • May 19, 2016 Symposium at Stone Oak Country Club on heroine. Lunch will be served
  • Cherry Fest June 9, 10, and 11. Eyes of Freedom will be on display
  • Pavilion dedication, will be a spectacular addition to Cherry Fest, discussion of a security camera
  • Welcome new officers
  • Congratulations to Deputy Chief Kitzler on finishing his first year
  • Chamberlain property, falling down fence, holes, weeds, zoning inspector, junk vehicles, been going on for 17 years, want it resolved, junk yard in the middle of town
  • BASF Chip Foos chose paint at Whitehouse BASF
  • The Village Charter is 25 years old, Yvonne Walters was on the committee that wrote the Charter, the Charter is what it is because of Solicitor Phil Davis.

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Bob Keogh to adjourn at 8:04 PM. 5 ayes

May 3, 2016 Council Meeting

At 7:02 PM Mayor Don Atkinson called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Bob Keogh, Bill May, Louann Artiaga, Frank Billings (entered at 7:04 PM), Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, and Mindy Curry. Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Public Services Director Steve Pilcher, Fire Chief Daryl McNutt, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Clerk Susan Miller, David and Sharon Prueter, Yvonne Walters, Thomas Carr, Karen Gerhardinger, Jeff Yoder, Seth Moser, Shelly Moser, Joshua Hartbarger, Todd Kitzler, and Jacob Wise.

Pastor Matthew Lash of Community of Christ Lutheran Church gave the Council prayer.

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Frank Billings to approve the minutes of the April 19,2016 meeting. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to approve the bills totaling $101,450.33 dated April 29,2016 and the Addendum bills totaling $58,016.87 dated May 3, 2016. 6 ayes

Motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to authorize the Administrator to advertise for bids for the 2016 Street Resurfacing Project in the Lehman Addition (Christopher, Sandra, Kathy, Matthew). 5 ayes 1 nay Bill May

Motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Louann Artiaga to authorize the Administrator to advertise for bids for the Natureworks Large Quarry Boardwalk/Trail Project. 6 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson asked for Citizen Comments pertaining to Agenda items. There were none.

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Mindy Curry to Authorize Administrator Jordan Daugherty and Solicitor Phil Davis to negotiate with Spencer Township on a JEDD plan. 6 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • A 1969 oil painting of the log house painted by an artist with the last name Glyckman was donated by former Whitehouse Primary principal Raymond Cook. A history of the log house Moving and reconstruction by Whitehouse Primary parent volunteers was discussed.
  • Toledo Regional Association of Realtors correspondence, RSVP
  • Street Resurface after this capital project all streets in Whitehouse will be fair or better condition, Boardwalk, Multi-use trail plan, Regional pump station, visiting businesses pertaining to the parking plan, Streetscaping plan
  • Quarry parking lot, on street parking by employees/parking plan
  • Meeting with Tim Bockbrader of the Edge Group, May 10, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Village Hall Pertaining to Wayfinding signs.
  • Committee of the Whole meeting May 24, 2015 at 6:30 PM at Village Hall, police K-9 donation/how the Village will benefit, DART program, statue finish
  • Large agenda for June Committee of the Whole meeting
  • Friendlier website design approximately half way done
  • BASF RSVPs
  • Park Pavilion ribbon cutting May 17, 2016 at 6:30 PM, advertising
  • May 9, 2016 Arbor Day Proclamation by Mayor Don Atkinson at 2:15 to the Whitehouse Primary Third graders
  • Growth Award in West Unity, Ohio
  • Approval of renewal of Plat IV of Whitehouse Valley, variance at former Bucher lumber denied
  • Chamber and Council Industry and Manufacturing meeting May 12, 2046 at 7:30 AM at Papoos
  • Tree stumps of removed trees
  • Councilwoman, Louann Artiaga, thanked the Village for their overwhelming support at the passing of her mother. She stated that she is blessed to be a part of the Village.
  • Officer Ron Freier’s retirement party was well attended. Congratulations on 32 years of service to the Village of Whitehouse.
  • Conditional offers made to part time police officers
  • Drug take back Anthony Wayne area collected 516 pounds of prescription medications from the Take back and med boxes. Thank you to the firefighters for sponsoring the location. Larger poundage and more vehicles than previous takebacks, worthwhile day, keeps the meds out of the water supply
  • Community Recycling Day, big thank you to sponsor BASF, thank you letters to volunteers
  • Reappraisal of Oakbrook surplus property
  • Perrysburg 200-year celebration, ends July 4, 2016, 10th Annual legislative breakfast on elderly abuse
  • Hero Award Banquet – 2 Whitehouse officers received award, impressive program
  • Pythian Sister’s donation for bike patrol to the police station
  • Domestic Violence meeting, Maumee Court jurisdiction, solving issues – housing, cash for Shelter
  • TAB – Toledo Area Bicycle ride
  • Owen’s Hero Awards – 2 Whitehouse Police Officers nominated
  • Ticks around the large quarry
  • Spencer Township acquired 9 acres
  • The large quarry boardwalk is not over water. It will provide a safe path over rocks.

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Frank Billings to adjourn at 7:43 PM. 6 ayes

Council – April 19, 2016

At 7:00 PM Mayor Don Atkinson called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Mindy Curry, Bob Keogh, Bill May, Frank Billings, and Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer.  Also present were the following:  Solicitor Phil Davis, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Fire Chief Daryl McNutt, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Clerk Susan Miller, Rob Casaletta, Jonathan Hoag, Julie Theroux, Karen Studyvin, Richard Bingham, Parker Scheuerman, Kenneth Scheuerman, Xavier Scheuerman, Jeff Baden, Tom Carr, Karen Gerhardinger, Del Bonar, Jeff Yoder, and David and Sharon Prueter.

Pastor Del Bonar of Zion United Methodist Church gave the Council prayer.

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Frank Billings to approve the minutes of the April 5, 2016 meeting. 5 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Frank Billings to approve the bills totaling $135,340.21 dated April 15, 2016 and the Addendum Bills totaling $56,466.27 dated April 19, 2016. 5 ayes

A moment of silence was held for Councilwoman, Louann Artiaga’s Mother passing.

Motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Mindy Curry to approve Dave’s Running/Cycle Werks DC Duathlon on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM with approved safety services assistance. 5 ayes

Motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Mindy Curry to approve the Waterville Rotary Tropical 5k on June 5, 2016 at 6:00 PM. 4 ayes 1 abstain Bob Keogh

Mayor Don Atkinson proclaimed May 6, 2016 Arbor Day in the Village of Whitehouse.

Mayor Don Atkinson asked for Audience Comments pertaining to Agenda items. There were none.

Chief Bingham of Waterville Township addressed the Council regarding donations for the training of the K-9 unit for narcotics patrol and discussed the explosion of drug abuse and local use of the dog.

Upon recommendation of the Committee of the Whole, motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to adopt the initial study of the downtown parking plan. 5 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Mindy Curry to approve an additional appraisal to start the process to re-advertise the Oak Brook surplus property unbuildable lot. 5 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Downtown parking plan, wayfinding signs, 2 hour parking, Gateway sign, street name change of St. Louis to Pennsylvania Avenue, Firemen’s Convention
  • May 4, 2016 Sertoma Club Fall Fest planning meeting at 6:00 PM at the American Legion, Buskerfest August 14, 2016, Chris Riling – retired art teacher, seminar on Monument Men
  • Lack of planting on Juliana Drive, Village website, Tree City USA Awards in West Unity, removal of invasive trees around the quarry, assistance from UT students, replacement planning
  • Thank you to the people that serve on committees and for the quality of work done.
  • Metropark meeting – canoeing/kayaking, archery, entrance, programs, parking lot, community gem
  • Spencer Township meeting to discuss assistance with an additional JEDD district, economic development is going very well
  • Soldier statue bare or painted, website comparison, photos of finishes, rededicate at the Cherry Fest
  • Downtown parking spaces being used as all day spots for parking
  • Coffee with a Cop August 30, 2016 at the Buzz from 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM, thank you to Greg and Rosie Morris and the Anthony Wayne Chamber for their work on the last Coffee with a Cop.
  • Annual Recycling Event April 30, 2016, no TV’s, paint, or pesticides, Drug Take Back and Village Food Drive to be held on the same day
  • All concerns to be corrected from the State Auditor’s Report
  • Spring Tree ID Seminar at the Library in conjunction with the Metroparks on April 27, 2016 at 6:30 PM
  • Village Meadows, trees cut down will not be replaced, interfered with street lights, stumps to be removed
  • Utility companies pruning, aesthetics are not a priority
  • Flower Market Saturdays in May from 9:00 AM to noon
  • Park Pavilion just about completed
  • Educational sessions for adults on the drug epidemic on April 21, 2016 Zion Lutheran Church at 7:00 PM
  • Symposium on Addiction Services at Stone Oak concerning the heroine epidemic on May 19, 2016 at 11:30 AM RSVP, lunch will be served, information on the AW Chamber website

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to adjourn at 8:08 PM. 5 ayes

Council – April 5, 2016

At 7:00 PM Mayor Don Atkinson called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Mindy Curry, Bob Keogh, Bill May, Louann Artiaga, Frank Billings, and Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer.  Also present were the following:  Solicitor Phil Davis, Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Fire Chief Daryl McNutt, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Clerk Susan Miller, Rob Casaletta, Karen Gerhardinger, Luke Shortridge, Yvonne Walters, David and Sharon Prueter, Don Schroeder, Michelle Tippie, Jeff Yoder, and Dave Bagrowski.

Pastor Luke Shortridge of Cedar Creek Church gave the Council prayer.

Motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to approve the minutes of the March 15, 2015 meeting. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Bill May to approve the bills totaling $112,714.23 dated April 1, 2016 and the Addendum bills totaling $27,006.06 dated April 5, 2016.

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Louann Artiaga to approve the CureSearch Create your Own Adventure – Ultimate Hike, Bike, or Walk Event on September 24, 2016. 6 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson asked for Citizen Comments pertaining to Agenda items.

  • Questions pertaining to the Compressor Station

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to gift the service weapon to retiring Officer Ron Freier. 6 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Curesearch, human Foosball table, Human Hungry Hungry Hippos, Magician, Comedian, Music/Band, dinner, 6:30 Awards ceremony
  • Veteran’s Benefit Seminar May 21, 2016 11:30 AM- 4:00 PM
  • Part time officer Ed Wiedeman is doing well
  • Ray Cook of Kodak, TN, former Whitehouse Primary principal sent a newspaper clipping about Pupil’s experiencing pioneer living in the log cabin, a thankyou card was sent to him
  • Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 7:15 PM
  • Charter Review Commission meeting Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 6:00 PM
  • BASF Community Affairs program May 10, 2016 at 6:00 PM at BASF, Committee of the Whole Meeting on the fourth Tuesday of the month
  • Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Meeting with Dave Zenk of the Metroparks at 1:00 PM, Council Members are invited to attend
  • Compressor station meeting at the Waterville Library April 6, 2016 in the evening
  • Arbor Day celebration changed to May 9, 2016
  • The Preserve development’s lot change from 66 lots to 32 lots was approved
  • Economic Development business relationships and initiatives, visiting businesses, website Updates to coincide with the Village website, establishing blue collar workers to work in new Businesses
  • Ditch markers for the Library parking lot, new parking lot shrubs
  • Safety Council of NWOH April 21, 2016 6:30 at the Pinnacle, Whitehouse has 2 officers to be Honored, same 2 officers to be honored at the Owens Public Safety Awards April 29, 2016 at 7:30 AM
  • Coffee with a Cop at Papoo’s April 19, 2016 from 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
  • Officer Ron Freier will be retiring after 32 years of full time service. An Open house will be held In his honor on April 29, 2016 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM with a presentation at 3:30 at Village Hall.
  • New employee Derek Francis is welcomed. Full time medic has left for a position with the FBI.
  • Easter Egg Hunt went well, thank you to the American Legion, Whitehouse Library, Mike Hill, Tiffany Backman, and April Kline
  • Park pavilion roof and columns are complete, concrete floor and lighting to be completed
  • Five or six more trees to be removed from the roundabout, contractor Swan Creek Landscape
  • Contractor lined up for roundabout lighting, temporary lights
  • Resident delighted with new trees and public service department professionalism
  • Construction to begin on the new Village sign in 2-3 weeks and will take a couple of weeks to Complete
  • Thank you letter received for the great job snow plowing.
  • Village newsletters go out in the mail Wednesday, April 6, 2016
  • Sertoma Club Fall Fest fundraiser to benefit the park, Meeting for volunteers to be held at the American Legion on May 4, 2016
  • Surplus property on Oakbrook bid opening to be held on April 18, 2016
  • No truth to the playground equipment at Village Park being removed, Park road closure Concerns, Multi-use path, moving the library, playing in the log cabin as children, sidewalk on Opposite side of the road from the multi-use path

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to adjourn at 7:57 PM. 6 ayes

Council – March 15, 2016

At 7:00 PM Mayor Don Atkinson called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Mindy Curry, Bob Keogh, Bill May, Louann Artiaga, and Frank Billings.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Fire Chief Daryl McNutt, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Clerk Susan Miller, Kristin Savage, Rob Casaletta, Karen Gerhardinger, Thomas Carr, Michelle Tippie, Tom Hoover, Kelly Norris, and Neil Raymond.

Reverend Tom Hoover of Hope United Methodist Church gave the Council prayer.

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Frank Billings to approve the minutes of the March 1, 2016 meeting. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Mindy Curry to approve the bills totaling $20,740.06 dated March 11, 2016 and the Addendum bills totaling $113,496.21 dated March 15, 2016. 6 ayes

Mayor, Don Atkinson, asked for Audience Comments pertaining to Agenda items. There were none.

Upon recommendation of the Committee of the Whole, motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Bob Keogh to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation awarding the Gateway Sign Construction Project to Toledo Sign Company in the Amount of $38,735.00 and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Upon recommendation of the Committee of the Whole, motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Mindy Curry to approve requesting bids for State Route 64 Multi-Use Path. 5 ayes, 1 nay Bill May

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept Resolution 8-2016 awarding the Gateway Sign Construction Project to Toledo Sign Company in the Amount of $38,735.00 at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Louann Artiaga to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 8-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to accept Resolution 8-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Miss Whitehouse, Kristin Savage, will be competing in Miss Face of the Globe pageant. She will have a fundraiser for Carly Kudzia/Progeria April 23, 2016.
  • Thank you for the letters to Council explaining the process for hiring full time Police Officers
  • Safety Council of NWOH banquet honoring good samaritans, two officers will be receiving awards at the banquet to be held on April 29, 2016 at the Pinnacle for the NWOH region.
  • Provisions for Oakbrook parcel, advertise March 25 – April 15, 2016, bids open April 18, 2016, minimum bid is 2/3 of the appraised value
  • Village website, collecting ideas, assembled team
  • Public service vacancy, interviews scheduled, should have new candidate at next Council meeting
  • Water options, one-way street time table, funding for multi-use path
  • April 20, 2016, the Tree Commission will be receiving the Growth Award for the eighth straight year, dedicated people on the tree commission
  • Welcome Officer Andy Kasich and Officer Josh Malone as full time Whitehouse Village Police officers.
  • Two part time police positions are currently vacant
  • Congratulations Brandon Donahue for being on the Bronze winning JEMS team.
  • Soldier statue repair has been contracted, tentative dates will be forthcoming
  • Suggestions for items for review for the Charter Review Commission should be submitted to Phil Davis or Rob Casaletta, Charter Review Commission meeting to be held on March 29, 2016
  • Les Disher, FFA leader, Waterville Township Trustee will be missed. Services will be held at the Community of Christ Lutheran Church tomorrow at 11:00 AM.
  • Coffee with a Cop will be held April 19, 2016 from 8:00 – 9:30 AM at Papoo’s Restaurant
  • Thank you for the hard work in the selection process of bidding the sign
  • No Committee of the Whole next week
  • The zoning review process is finished, the Village will be publicizing and then will administratively move forward.

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Mindy Curry to adjourn at 7:32 PM. 6 ayes

Council – March 1, 2016

AT 7:00 PM Mayor Don Atkinson called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Mindy Curry, Bob Keogh, Bill May, Louann Artiaga, and Frank Billings.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Kevin Heban, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Deputy Fire Chief Joshua Hartbarger, Clerk Susan Miller, Rob Casaletta, Ed Kaplan, Shellie McKnight, Amanda Crosby, Kyle Crosby, Ethan Crosby, Bill and Rhonda McConnell, Thomas Carr, Josh Malone, and Ron Shellhammer.

The Council Prayer was given by Administrator Jordan Daugherty.

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Frank Billings to approve the minutes of the February 16, 2016 meeting. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to approve the bills totaling $334,674.62 dated February 26, 2016 and the Addendum bills totaling $99,554.24 dated March 1, 2016. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Robert Casaletta to the Charter Review Commission. 5 ayes, 1 nay Frank Billings

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Bob Keogh to approve Julie’s Fitness Studios 5K/1K on June 11, 2016 from 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM and the Toledo Roadrunner’s 5K on March 19, 2016 as reviewed by safety services. 6 ayes

Officers Richard Feltner and Michael McConnell were awarded the Lifesaving Award by the American Police Hall of Fame/National Association of Chiefs of Police for Life Saving Action.

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Louann Artiaga to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation authorizing the Administrator to purchase a 2016 Freightliner 108SD Truck Cab and Chassis for the sum of $74,970.00 and Fabrication and Fitting of Snow and Ice Control Equipment Package for the sum of $44,873.86 for Use by the Department of Public Service for the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept Resolution 6-2016 authorizing the Administrator to Purchase a 2016 Freightliner 108SD Truck Cab and Chassis for the sum of $74,970.00 for Use by the Department of Public Service for the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson asked for Audience Comments pertaining to Agenda items. There were none.

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Louann Artiaga to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 6-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to accept Resolution 6-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept Resolution 7-2016 authorizing the Administrator to Purchase Fabrication and Fitting of Snow and Ice Control Equipment Package for the sum of $44,873.86 for Use by the Department of Public Service for the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 7-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept Resolution 7-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Robert Casaletta provided a summary of items the Charter Review Commission plans to address, as well as the purpose of the CRC, the Charter has been revised one time since 1982, cost to place an item on the ballot (couple thousand dollars)
  • Village items to be sold, will go up for auction next week, $3,000 over budget for ice control equipment will easily be absorbed into the budget
  • Zoning and subdivision regulations, roundabouts, multi-use paths, septic tanks, drainage, duplicate names of streets
  • Council members with items for the Charter Review Commission and Planning Commission to review should submit items to Administrator Jordan Daugherty.
  • Steeplechase and Whitehouse Square Townhomes tree selection, Arbor Day – Whitehouse School May 6, 2016 at 2:15 – the Mayor will deliver a Proclamation – rain date for the following Monday, Tree Ordinance, the Tree Commission would like to be involved in the parks and landscape plan, white pine danger, grant applications, revising website information, Mark Thomas – tree inventory, Newsletter article, Growth Award, the Tree Commission is commended for their hard work over the years – will be receiving Growth Award for the 8th straight year
  • Thank you to the Administration and Council members for their professionalism and support during the transition period.
  • Officer interviews
  • Gazebo going up in the park
  • Joint agreement with Spencer Township and Monclova Township fourth quarter totals. Spencer Township – $348,000 net – $87,000 for the Village of Whitehouse, Monclova Township – $18,000 net – $4,500 for the Village of Whitehouse.
  • Chamber/Village Economic Development update
  • Chamber event rain date March 9, 2016
  • Soldier statue, renegotiation, 90 days once the paperwork is returned, make sure it’s back in place by Cherry Fest
  • Gateway sign bids, multiuse path on the north side of the road
  • Hardware store, drafting a plan to be better neighbors, negative effects on neighboring properties, a continuing process

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Louann Artiaga to adjourn at 8:00 PM. 6 ayes

Council – February 16, 2016

At 7:00 PM, Mayor Don Atkinson, called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Frank Billings, Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Mindy Curry, Bob Keogh, Bill May, and Louann Artiaga.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Public Service Director Steve Pilcher, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Deputy Police Chief Todd Kitzler, Clerk Susan Miller, Mary Beth DeMatteo, David and Sharon Prueter, Rob and Robbie Nicely, Karen Gerhardinger, Yvonne Walters, Daryl Rodney, Dana Rodney, Shellie McKnight, Rob Casaletta, Michelle Tippie, Ellen Tipping, Kathy Schwauf, Karrie Guineh, Bob DeMatteo, George Naymik, Rob Lureas, Sue McMullian, Lou and Kristen Villaflor, Patrick O’Rourke, Jerry Finfera, Sam Schifko and Phuc Le.

The Council prayer was given by Administrator Jordan Daugherty.

Motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Louann Artiaga to approve the minutes of the February 2, 2016 meeting. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to approve the bills dated February 12, 2016 totaling $39,666.59 and the Addendum bills totaling $31,162.44 dated February 16, 2016. 6 ayes

Jerry Finfera addressed the Council on the need for Pickleball Courts in the Village of Whitehouse.

Motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Bill May to approve the Commendation and Acknowledgment of Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers for His Heroic Actions as a Member of the United States Navy Seal Forces and as Recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor for Actions in Afghanistan during 2012. 6 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson asked for Citizen Comments pertaining to Agenda items. There were none.

Upon recommended by the Committee of the Whole, motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Mindy Curry to approve the Streetscaping Proposal in concept. 5 ayes, 1 nay Bill May

Upon recommended by the Committee of the Whole, motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Louann Artiaga to approve the Blue Creek Conservation Master Plan in concept. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 4-2016 authorizing the Village of Whitehouse to contract with the City of Maumee to provide Public Defender legal service for Village ordinance cases at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Bill May to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 4-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept Resolution 4-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Pickleball will attract seniors who will spend money when in town, gets seniors active, 2 courts cost $24,000, blacktop surface
  • Mayor Don Atkinson thanked Councilman Bill May for presiding over the previous meeting while he was in Washington at the International Meeting of Chief of Police.
  • Chamber Annual Meeting on February 25, 2016 at 7:00 PM. Please let Administrator Jordan Daugherty know by February 22, 2016 if you would like to attend.
  • HVAC unit enclosures approved
  • TMACOG Sunshine Law seminar April 8, 2016
  • Code enforcement, moratorium on signage, signing zoning complaint form, Village Hall hours are not convenient for everyone, new members that didn’t vote two years ago,
  • Buskerfest, Fall Fest, Holiday Art Show, Poetry Slam, Dance Classes, Monument Men, Returning Art seized during wars to families, Toledo Opera – Opera on Wheels, Arts Advisory Board meetings every second Wednesday of the month at Village Hall
  • Online poll preferred soldier statue bare vs. painted, rare historic statue in original state, bare would be gray, have not yet received a report
  • Oak Brook property – ready to advertise subject to initial appraisal
  • Thank you to Solicitor Phil Davis for negotiating a reduction in cost to the Village for Public Defender Legal Services
  • Boardwalk to be done by December 31, 2016 (close out date), engineering to occur next month
  • Traffic light at Weckerly Rd and Finzel, traffic study of two years ago does not warrant a light – Whitehouse would be responsible to pay for the light
  • An audience member stated she would prefer to not sign zoning complaints

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Bill May to adjourn at 7:50 PM. 6 ayes

Council – February 2, 2016

At 7:00 PM, Councilman, Bill May, called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Frank Billings, Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Mindy Curry, Bob Keogh, and Bill May were present.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Deputy Fire Chief Joshua Hartbarger, Clerk Susan Miller, Matt Meeker, Ginny Meeker, David and Sharon Prueter, Rob Casaletta, Yvonne Walters, Shellie McKnight, Michelle Tippie, Karen Gerhardinger, Luke Shortridge, Ellen Tipping, and Jeff Yoder.

Pastor Luke Shortridge of Cedar Creek Church gave the Council Prayer.

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to adopt the minutes of the January 19, 2016 meeting. 5 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to approve the bills totaling $65,191.63 dated January 29, 2016 and the Addendum bills totaling $29,599.66 dated February 2, 2016. 5 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson is in Washington on business for the Lucas County Sherriff’s Department and thanks everyone in attendance for their interest and support of the Village.

Motion by Mindy Curry, seconded by Frank Billings to enter into a contract with Mckay Lodge Conservation Laboratory, Inc. for rehabilitation of the soldier statue with further discussion on the final product. 5 ayes

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to approve the Whitehouse Primary 5K on April 16, 2016 from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM and the Middle School 5K on May 14, 2016 at 9:00 AM along the routes approved by the safety services. 5 ayes

Councilman Bill May asked for Audience Comments pertaining to Agenda items. There were none.

Motion by Bob Keogh seconded by Frank Billings to approve contracting with the City of Maumee for public defender services for the reduced fee of $1500 per year. 5 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Committee of the Whole meeting, Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 6:30 PM
  • Statue rehabilitation, foam inside in the 1980s or 1990s – expanded and cracked the metal, $16,750 to rehabilitate, another 50 years of life, will take 60-90 days
  • Gateway sign bids high $30,000 to low $60,000, getting more bids
  • Tree Commission Chair Sheri Leudtke, Vice Chair Amy Schultz, Mark Thomas is doing the tree inventory and maintenance, 16 trees relocated at the roundabout due to sign visibility, fall tree plantings, prunings and removals, property owners will receive door tags prior to maintenance, Owners will be offered replacement trees, Master plan – Steeplechase, Arbor Day tree planting grant – 750 trees – one to go to each child at Whitehouse Primary School, newsletter, Bradford Pear trees in Village Meadows
  • Village changed to City in the zoning code
  • Christine Fouty is an intern for the Whitehouse Police department from Northwest State Community College, will be following up with victims to see how they did as an organization, Will assist with leads, contact businesses and residents for surveys, will have a uniform and ID
  • Sidewalks should be cleared within 24 hours after snowfall is complete. Residents unable to remove snow should contact the police department for volunteer organizations willing to help.
  • Domestic violence task force meeting, how to assist first responders and victims, emphasis on Driver’s licenses and independence
  • Roundabout lighting
  • Our very own, Whitehouse Village Administrator, Mr. Jordan Daugherty, was elected TMACOG Trustee. Congratulations Mr. Daugherty!
  • Officer McConnell will be moving to the Tiffin Police Department.
  • Officer Ron Freier will retire at the end of April
  • The Village is advertising for two full time police department openings. Application deadline is Friday, February 5, 2016.
  • New state mandates for use of force recruiting and hiring practices. Policy writing – proofs of policy, proof police are doing what they say in the reports, deadline is March for certification, Village policies look good
  • Two Village representatives will attend the tree pruning program at the Toledo Museum of Art, trees will continue to be pruned throughout winter, Edison crews and Village crews will be pruning

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to adjourn at 7:35 PM. 5 ayes

Council – January 19, 2016

At 7:00 PM, Mayor Don Atkinson called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Louann Artiaga, Frank Billings, Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Mindy Curry, Bob Keogh, and Bill May.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Public Services Director Steve Pilcher, Fire Chief Daryl McNutt, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Tom Malicki, Karen Gerhardinger, Sharon and David Prueter, Tom Hoover, Michelle Tippie, and Jeff Yoder.

Pastor Tom Hoover of Hope United Methodist Church gave the Council prayer. Additional prayer by Mayor Donald Atkinson for our military and safety services.

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to approve the minutes of the January 5, 2016 meeting. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Mindy Curry to approve the bills totaling $41,227.67 dated January 15, 2016 and the Addendum Bills totaling $18,210.78 dated January 19, 2016. 6 ayes

Mayor Donald Atkinson appointed Mike Walters, Leroy Ryerson and Bob Keogh to the Village of Whitehouse / Spender Township JEDZ Board.

Solicitor Davis, as a point of order, recommended that Jordan Daugherty be appointed as Acting Clerk for this meeting in order to sign legislation. That recommendation was made in the form of a motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry.  6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Bill May to authorize certain Village property with an estimated value of $16,500 to be declared as surplus property, and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson asked for Citizen Comments pertaining to Agenda items. There were none.

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to nominate Bill May as President of Council. There were no other nominations.  6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to accept the Mayor’s appointments to the Village of Whitehouse / Spencer Township JEDZ Board, to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation, and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept Resolution 2-2016 Appointing certain Whitehouse residents to serve as members of the Village of Whitehouse / Spencer Township JEDZ and further confirming the appointment of a Whitehouse resident to serve as the Representative under the Cooperative Economic Development Agreement between the Village of Whitehouse and Spencer Township, and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 2-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept Resolution 2-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Bill May to accept Resolution 3-2016, as previously authorized, Determining that Certain Miscellaneous Personal Property used by the Department of Public Service is of no further use to the Village and is hereby Determined to be Surplus Property and Sold Upon the Internet, and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Mindy Curry to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 3-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Bob Keogh to accept Resolution 3-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Parking plan to be reviewed in February / March
  • Streetscaping design plan to be reviewed in February / March
  • Finish review of Zoning Code
  • Continue discussion on analysis of alternate water sources
  • Interest in bringing pickle ball courts to Whitehouse
  • Status of vacated property on Oak Brook
  • Toledo Street parking lot is seeing more usage
  • Feedback on statue repairs to be received by end of January
  • Group focusing on Veterans Memorial Park fundraising is now classified as non-for-profit and funds can be accepted
  • New signage approved for coffee shop, Julie’s Fitness Studio and Glo Flacial & Body Bar
  • Renewal for approval of Steeplechase Plat 4
  • Summary and corrections of Council wish list
  • Assistant Fire Chief Ernie Gehrke dearly missed
  • Trees moved from roundabout to Stiles Road
  • Thank you to Springfield Township and City of Defiance Fire Chiefs for help with Ernie Gehrke’s funeral
  • Condolences to the Danville Police Officer who passed away
  • Update on Metro Parks Master Plan meeting
  • Library parking lot questions
  • Michelle Tippie asked about the blanket approval of Mayor appointments and whether they are posted on line

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to adjourn at 7:35 PM. 6 ayes

Council – January 5, 2016

At 7:00 PM, Judge Gary Byers, swore in Donald Atkinson as Mayor of the Village of Whitehouse.

Judge Gary Byers swore in Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to Whitehouse Village Council.

Judge Gary Byers swore in in Mindy Curry to Whitehouse Village Council.

Judge Gary Byers swore in Bob Keogh to Whitehouse Village Council.

At 7:10 PM, Mayor Don Atkinson called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Louann Artiaga, Frank Billings, Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Mindy Curry, Bob Keogh, and Bill May.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Public Services Director Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Fire Chief Daryl McNutt, Police Chief Mark McDonogh, Clerk Susan Miller, Deb McNutt, Rick Metcalf, Linda Metcalf, Jonathon Hong, Madison Curry, Tom Malicki, Karen Studyvin, Rob Casaletta, Dave and Laura Curry, Dan Kleiboemer, Zac Ries, David and Sharon Prueter, Karen Gerhardinger, Patrick O’Rourke, Michelle Tippie, Debbie Tassie, Debby Keel, Tom Lytle, Yvonne Walters, Doris Shepard, Edward Karan, Karen Jennings, Tom Jennings, Deb Conklin, Barbara Atkinson, Ann Holloway, Ellen Tipping, Jeff Yoder, Claudia Spann, and Mike and Pam Koontz.

Pastor Matthew Lash of Community of Christ Lutheran Church gave the Council prayer.

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Frank Billings to approve the minutes of the December 15, 2015 meeting. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Bill May to approve the bills totaling $53,242.49 dated December 31, 2015 and the Addendum Bills totaling $11,004.78 dated January 5, 2016. 6 ayes

Motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Louann Artiaga to approve reservation of the park for the Toledo Area bicyclists Club event on August 6, 2016. 6 ayes

Motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to nominate Louann Artiaga as President of Council.

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to nominate Bill May as President of Council.

Louann Artiaga voted for Louann Artiaga

Frank Billings voted for Louann Artiaga

Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer voted for Louann Artiaga

Mindy Curry voted for Bill May

Bob Keogh voted for Bill May

Bill May voted for Bill May

Voting for President of Council concludes in a tie, 3 votes for Louann Artiaga, 3 votes for Bill May.

Motion by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, seconded by Mindy Curry to approve the Mayor’s candidates to various Boards and Commissions as recommended. 6 ayes

Mayor Don Atkinson gave the State of the Village Address.

Mayor Don Atkinson asked for Citizen Comments pertaining to Agenda items. There were none.

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Louann Artiaga to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation requesting the Advance of Monies on Taxes Collected by the Lucas County, Ohio Treasurer as Same have been Collected for the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to accept Resolution 1-2016 requesting the Advance of Monies on Taxes Collected by the Lucas County, Ohio Treasurer as Same have been Collected for the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 1-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept Resolution 1-2016 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Bill May to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation Amending the Allocation of village of Whitehouse Income tax Funds and Distribution of Same Pursuant to Chapter 185.01 of Title Nine of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept Ordinance 1-2016 Amending the Allocation of village of Whitehouse Income tax Funds and Distribution of Same Pursuant to Chapter 185.01 of Title Nine of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Ordinance 1-2016 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Frank Billings to accept Ordinance 1-2016 and to pass said Ordinance and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Toledo Area Bicyclists Club Event sponsored by Cyclewerks, camping
  • Committee of the Whole Meeting, Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 6:30 PM
  • Leaf pick up went well, the Village looks good
  • Roundabout tree reallocation
  • Director of Public Services, Steve Pilcher, welcomed Council and the Mayor and invited them to Contact him with any questions they may have.
  • The Hardware property, old fencing with missing boards

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Mindy Curry to adjourn at 7:42 PM. 6 ayes

Council – December 15, 2015

At 7:00 PM Mayor Angela Kuhn called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL:  Michelle Tippie, Bob Keogh, Bill May, Louann Artiaga, Frank Billings, and Don Atkinson.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Fire Chief Daryl McNutt, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Deputy Police Chief Todd Kitzler, Mindy Curry, Judy Kethel, Rob Casaletta, Tom Lytle, Greg Moore, Dave Bagronski, Karen Gerhardinger, Sharon & David Prueter, Sylvester Holmes, Karen Studyvin, Jeff Yoder, Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Carole & Jack Ragan, and Tom & Karen Jennings.

Administrator Jordan Daugherty gave the Council prayer.

Mayor Angela Kuhn appointed Barbara Knisely as Acting Clerk of Council.

Motion by Don Atkinson, seconded by Frank Billings to approve the minutes of the December 1, 2015 meeting.  6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Michelle Tippie, to approve the bills dated December 11, 2015 totaling $24,420.31 and the Addendum bills totaling $70,867.02 dated December 15, 2015.  6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Bob Keogh to approve the use of Village Streets for the annual Midnight Special 5k Race on December 31, 2015.  6 ayes

Administrator, Jordan Daugherty, gave the 2015 year-end report.

Mayor Angela Kuhn asked for Citizen Comments pertaining to Agenda items.  There were none.

Motion by Don Atkinson, seconded by Frank Billings to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation approving the updated Economic Development Strategy Land Use Plan.  6 ayes

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Frank Billings to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation expressing opposition to the proposed route of the Nexus natural gas pipeline and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Michelle Tippie to accept Resolution 30-2015 Expressing Opposition to the Existing Route of a Certain Nexus Natural Gas Pipeline Under Consideration by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Docket #CP22-16 Through Waterville Township, Lucas County, Ohio and Adjacent to the Village of Whitehouse and Advocating the Location of said Pipeline on an Alternative Basis as being a more Desirable Site of said Pipeline Through Waterville Township, Lucas County, Ohio Adjacent to the Village of Whitehouse Lucas County, Ohio, and declaring an Emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Bill May to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 30-2015 by title only and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept Resolution 30-2015 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Don Atkinson to accept Ordinance 11-2015 Annual Amended Appropriation Ordinance to make Appropriations for Current Expenses and other Expenditures of the Village of Whitehouse, State of Ohio, during the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015, at its first reading and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Frank Billings to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation for Annual Appropriations, during the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016.   6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Bill May to accept Ordinance 12-2015 Annual Appropriation Ordnance to Make Appropriations for Current Expenses and other Expenditures of the Village of Whitehouse, State of Ohio, during the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016 at its first reading and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Frank Billings to accept Ordinance 13-2015 Amending Chapter 1319 – Sections 1319.02, 1319.03, 1319.05 – Building Fees – of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, Repealing Ordinance No. 7-2014, and Declaring an Emergency.   6 ayes

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Frank Billings to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Ordinance 13-2015 by title only and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept Ordinance 13-2015 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to accept Resolution 27-2015 Authorizing the Finance Director of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, to Transfer Certain Funds for Village Accounting Purposes; Formal Verification of said Transfer and Declaring an Emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Frank Billings to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 27-2015 by title only and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Bill May to accept Resolution 27-2015 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Don Atkinson to accept Resolution 28-2015 Establishing Pay Classifications, and Benefit Steps for Employees of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio; Repealing Ordinance 11-2014, and Declaring an Emergency.  5 ayes, 1 abstain Bill May

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Louann Artiaga to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 28-2015 by title only and declaring an emergency.  5 ayes, 1 abstain Bill May

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Frank Billings to accept Resolution 28-2015 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency.  5 ayes, 1 abstain Bill May

Motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept Resolution 29-2015, as previously authorized, Authorizing the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, to enter into a Revision as to Payments on the Contract Lease Agreement with American Towers, LLC, Assignee and Lessee and as and for Certain Real Property Located Upon Lands Owned by the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, and Declaring an Emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Bill May to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 29-2015 by title only and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Don Atkinson to accept Resolution 29-2015 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Frank Billing, seconded by Don Atkinson to accept Resolution 31-2015, as previously authorized, Authorizing the Council of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, to enter into a Contract with Anthony Wayne Regional Chamber of Commerce (AWRCC) to Perform Services in the Assistance of Economic Development for the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio and Declaring an Emergency.  5 ayes, 1 nay Michelle Tippie

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Frank Billings to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 31-2015 by title only and declaring an emergency.  5 ayes, 1 nay Michelle Tippie

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Frank Billings to accept Resolution 31-2015 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency.  5 ayes, 1 nay Michelle Tippie

Motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Michelle Tippie to accept Resolution 32-2015, as previously authorized, Approving an Updated Master Plan for the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, at its first reading.  6 ayes

Motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Michelle Tippie to accept Resolution 32-2015 Approving an Updated Master Plan for the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, at its second reading.  6 ayes

Motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Michelle Tippie to accept Resolution 32-2015 Approving an Updated Master Plan for the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, at its third reading.  6 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Variance granted for a 2.5’ front yard setback on Westwyck Drive
  • WAAB by-laws and mission statement
  • Thanked Mr. Pilcher for the speedy leaf collection process this year
  • Thanked Administrative office staff for the beautiful holiday party on December 11, 2015
  • Park soldier statue has been taken to McKay Lodge Art Conservation Laboratory in Oberlin, Ohio for evaluation and repair assessment. A report should be available in late January.
  • Michelle Tippie thanked the citizens who put her in office for eight years and thanked the administration and their love of the community
  • Many thanks to Mayor Angela Kuhn and Michelle Tippie for their 8 years of service to the community
  • Thanked the Master Plan Steering Committee for their hard work
  • Clean-up of General Pro Hardware property exterior
  • Notification to FERC and Nexus opposing pipeline
  • Mayor Kuhn stated that it has been her pleasure to serve the Village for 25 years, proud of her accomplishments as Mayor over the past 8 years, thanked Committee and Board members, and the unique and amazing employees

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Don Atkinson to adjourn at 8:04 PM.  6 ayes

Council – December 1, 2015

At 7:00 PM Mayor Angela Kuhn called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL:  Michelle Tippie, Bob Keogh, Bill May, Louann Artiaga, and Don Atkinson.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Deputy Fire Chief Josh Hartbarger, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Tom Malicki, George Damasco, Karen Gerhardinger, Yvonne Walters, Pat O’Rourke, Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Bea and Paul Ludwig, David and Sharon Prueter, Tom and Karen Jennings, Mindy Curry, and Jeff Yoder.

Reverend Luke Shortridge, of Cedar Creek Church gave the Council prayer.

President of Council Bill May excused Frank Billings and Susan Miller from the meeting.

Motion by Don Atkinson, seconded by Michelle Tippie to approve the amended minutes of the November 17, 2015 meeting.  5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Bill May, to approve the amended bills dated November 25, 2015 totaling $46,978.87 and the amended Addendum bills totaling $21,270.49 dated December 1, 2015.  5 ayes

Mayor Kuhn introduced George Damasco from the Fort Meigs Sertoma Club.  Mr. Damasco stated that the Sertoma Club is interested in taking over the 2016 Whitehouse Fallfest for the purpose of generating funds to be reinvested in brick and mortar projects in Whitehouse.  Additionally he expressed interest in new people joining their membership.

Mayor Angela Kuhn asked for Citizen Comments pertaining to Agenda items.  There were none.

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Don Atkinson to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation amending the Rate & Fee Schedule pertaining to building department fees, as an emergency.  5 ayes

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Louann Artiaga to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation Accepting the Amended Lease Agreement with American Tower, LLC as an emergency.  5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Don Atkinson to accept Resolution 29-2015 Accepting the Amended Lease Agreement with American Tower, LLC and Declaring an Emergency.  5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Michelle Tippie to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 29-2015 by title only and declaring an emergency.  5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Don Atkinson to accept Resolution 29-2015 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency.  5 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Bill May to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation Authorizing the Execution of Contract Agreements with the Lucas County Board of Commissioners with Respect to Participation in the Lucas County Suburban Court Services Victim-Witness-Advocate Assistance Program by the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio and Declaring an Emergency.  5 ayes

Motion by Don Atkinson, seconded by Bill May to accept Resolution 26-2015 Authorizing the Execution of Contract Agreements with the Lucas County Board of Commissioners with Respect to Participation in the Lucas County Suburban Court Services Victim-Witness-Advocate Assistance Program by the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio at its first reading and declaring an emergency.  5 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Bob Keogh to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 26-2015 by title only and declaring an emergency.  5 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept Resolution 26-2015 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency.  5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Don Atkinson to accept, as previously authorized, Ordinance 10-2015 Amending Chapter 186 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Whitehouse Regarding Municipal Income Tax, and Declaring an Emergency.  5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Michelle Tippie to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Ordinance 10-2015 by title only and declaring an emergency.  5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Don Atkinson to accept Ordinance 10-2015 and to pass said Ordinance and declaring an emergency.  5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Don Atkinson to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 25-2015, Authorizing the Mayor and Administrator of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, to Enter into an Amended Contract with Swanton Township, Lucas County, Ohio, for Fire Protection Services, and Declaring an Emergency.  5 ayes

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Bob Keogh to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 25-2015 by title only and declaring an emergency.  5 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Bob Keogh to accept Resolution 25-2015 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency.  5 ayes

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Don Atkinson, to name Louann Artiaga as the Acting Clerk in order to sign legislation.  4 ayes (abstain Artiaga)

Other items discussed:

  • Update on the November 18, 2015, Monclova Township JEDD meeting
  • Second and third quarter JEDD and JEDZ revenue nearly double the previous quarters
  • 2015 tree planning update, 2016 Tree Commission meeting plan established, Winter Newsletter article from the Tree Commission regarding trees at new roundabout, all current Tree Commission members are interested in serving in 2016
  • Piers in pavilion to be constructed this year
  • Reroute of Nexus pipeline not a done deal/potential resolution in the works to recommend accepting an alternate route
  • Leaf pick-up schedule will continue until all leaves are collected
  • Police Department awarded $8,000 in Edward Burn Grant
  • 2016 Village calendars are available to residents
  • Mayor’s comments on House Bill 5 eroding Home Rule/poor legislation by the State
  • Rupp Road construction project

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Michelle Tippie to adjourn at 7:34 PM.  5 ayes

November 17, 2015 Council Meeting

At 7:00 PM Mayor Angela Kuhn called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: Michelle Tippie, Bob Keogh, Bill May, Louann Artiaga, Frank Billings, and Don Atkinson.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Fire Chief Daryl McNutt, Police Chief Mark McDonogh, Clerk Susan Miller, Rob Casaletta, Sandy Jakubec, Yvonne Walters, Roland Irvin, Janice Lower, Renee Walker, David Ruth, Will Harbauer, Audrey Wemberly, Mary Schoen, Michael Mitchell, Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Terry Lodge, Veronica Kethel, and David and Sharon Prueter.

Reverend Tom Hoover, of Hope United Methodist Church gave the Council prayer.

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Don Atkinson to approve the minutes of the November 3, 2015 meeting. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Bill May to approve the bills totaling $91,532.46 dated November 13, 2015 and the Addendum bills totaling $131,165.89 dated November 17, 2015. 6 ayes

Police Chief Mark McDonough presented Meritorious Service Medals to Officer Richard Feltner and Officer Michael McConnell.

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Frank Billings to bring Whitehouse Municipal Tax Ordinance into uniformity and compliance and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Mayor Angela Kuhn asked for Citizen Comments pertaining to Agenda items. There were none.

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Frank Billings to authorize a resolution to entering into a contract with AWRCC once details have been negotiated for economic development services pending finalized details.  4 ayes, 2 nays Michelle Tippie, Louann Artiaga

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Don Atkinson to authorize the Solicitor to prepare a Resolution of the Council of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio Expressing Concern for Placement of “Compressor Stations” as Components of a Nexus Natural Gas Pipeline to be Placed in Waterville Township, Lucas County, Ohio and Requesting Intervention by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to Establish Public Hearing and Review of said Placement of the “Compression Station” and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Don Atkinson to a $500 donation to Destination Whitehouse Inc. to set up 501c3 status and administration fees. 5 ayes 1 nay Frank Billings

Motion by Don Atkinson, seconded by Michelle Tippie to authorize a Fire services contract extension of six months with Swanton Township. 6 ayes

As recommended by Committee of the Whole, motion by Don Atkinson, seconded by Frank Billings to approve a 2.5% wage increase, a Merit Service Payment of $75 per year after five years and $37.50 per year after five years for permanent part time employees, and the health and dental insurance renewal as recommended by the Administrator. 5 ayes 1 abstain Bill May

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept Resolution 24-2015, a Resolution of the Council of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio Expressing Concern for Placement of “Compressor Stations” as Components of a Nexus Natural Gas Pipeline to be Placed in Waterville Township, Lucas County, Ohio and Requesting Intervention by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to Establish Public Hearing and Review of said Placement of the “Compression Station” at its first reading and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Bob Keogh to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 24-2015 by title only and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Louann Artiaga to approve Resolution 24-2015 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency. 6 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • William Harbauer, Manager of the Waterville Branch library introduced himself and invited everyone to stop into the library.
  • Midwest contracting is trying to get construction under way, Gateway sign is out to bid, Toledo Street parking lot is closed out, reports for the Toledo Street parking lot bio-swale are being finalized
  • The Village did not receive the grant for the bike trail in Blue Creek
  • Proposed Compression station, 36”-42” pipe, near Hanson Quarry with active blasting, Fracking, Pumping chemicals, 1442 psi pressure, Industrial station 26,000 horse power, radioactive Materials, Daily emissions, as many as 260 shut downs/year that release emissions, rapid Decompression, 32 tons of VOCs dumped into atmosphere annually settling on homes, fields, And water, school, EMS departments, daycare, nursing homes, in the vicinity, not prepared for Evacuation, work with Waterville and Waterville Township to let them know this is not a good Location, Compressor station 5-10 acres of machinery on 40 acres of ground, loud, large, Flyers Available, will affect 11,000 people, yard signs, facebook, to cross BG geological falls, Waterville Township promised money, Decibel output, gas turbine driven, immense pressure, heat, fields And crops, pipe weakens over time
  • Louann Artiaga clarified that she is in favor of the contract with AWRCC, but would like language And price prior to authorization.
  • Northwest State criminal justice behavioral science internship – Deputy Chief Todd Kitzler will be Overseeing
  • Committee and the Edge Group designed the Veteran’s Memorial Park, loss of 2 parking spaces, Public donations $250,000 to build, corporation set up, organizations have pledged money
  • Art Show November 21, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Hope United Methodist Church
  • AWYF Construction
  • Council member on Chamber voting on Chamber contract, no monetary gain
  • Fire hydrants being painted look nice, neighborhood children were able to help

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Don Atkinson to adjourn at 7:57 PM. 6 ayes

Council – November 3, 2015

At 7:00 PM Mayor Angela Kuhn called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL:  Michelle Tippie, Bob Keogh, Bill May, Louann Artiaga, and Frank Billings, Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Fire Chief Daryl McNutt, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Clerk Susan Miller, Bud Bauman, Tyler Young, David Bagrowski, Karen Jennings, Ty Langenderfer, Sharon Prueter Yvonne Walters, Karen Gerhardinger, Jeff Yoder, Kerri Ricker, and Veronica Kethel.

Council prayer was given by Reverend Matthew Lash of Community of Christ Church.

President of Council Bill May announced that Don Atkinson would be absent.

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Louann Artiaga to approve the minutes of the October 20, 2015 meeting.  5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Bill May to approve the bills totaling $24,836.72 dated October 30, 2015 and the Addendum bills totaling $23,063.48 dated November 3, 2015.  5 ayes

Mayor Angela Kuhn asked for Audience Comments pertaining to Agenda items.

  • Information was requested on how to obtain copies of the Council minutes and bills.

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Louann Artiaga to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation determining that Certain Miscellaneous Personal Property used by the Police Department and Owned by the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio is of no further use to the Village and is Hereby determined to be Surplus Property to be Sold or Utilized as a “Trade-in” on New Body Camera Equipment, and declaring an emergency.  5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Michelle Tippie to accept Resolution 23-2015 determining that Certain Miscellaneous Personal Property used by the Police Department and Owned by the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio is of no further use to the Village and is Hereby determined to be Surplus Property to be Sold or Utilized as a “Trade-in” on New Body Camera Equipment, at its first reading and declaring an emergency.  5 ayes

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Bill May to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 23-2015 by title only and declaring an emergency.  5 ayes

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Bill May to approve Resolution 23-2015 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency.  5 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Thank you Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, the Fire Department, Police Department, and Public Works Department for their hard work ensuring Fall Fest’s success.
  • Meeting with the 180th Fighter Wing for public to public and public to private agreements Partnership, fire and police service enhancements
  • Committee of the Whole meeting November 17, 2015 at 6:30 PM prior to the Council meeting
  • Master plan steering committee meeting November 23, 2015
  • Committee of the Whole meeting November 10, 2015 at 6:30 PM
  • Zoning code, signs and banners
  • Police and Fire departments at Trick or Treating, good turn out
  • Fall Fest – 650 bowls of chili, $311 donated to the Whitehouse Library and Historical Society
  • Toledo Street parking lot final walk through complete
  • Changing Ordinances from Village of Whitehouse to Whitehouse
  • Anonymous donor, generous donation to update Police body cameras
  • A Northwest State Community College student doing an internship at the criminal college will be Assisting a victims service officer surveying residents
  • Arts Advisory Art Show November 21, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Hope United Methodist Church.
  • Village Tree Lighting November 29, 2015 at 6:0 PM at Village Park
  • Leaf pick up continues. Please keep leaves at the curb, not in the street. Scheduled to continue Until December 18, 2015.
  • Compressor station, health effects, emissions, maintenance, area economics, blast zone, Evacuation route, Meeting November 15, 2015 at 8736 Noward Road at 6:30 PM, FERC, Environment Impact Report, Fire District
  • Statue repairs, looking for outside assistance

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Bob Keogh to adjourn at 7:30 PM.  5 ayes

Council – October 20, 2015

At 7:00 PM Mayor Angela Kuhn called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL:  Don Atkinson, Michelle Tippie, Bob Keogh, Bill May, Louann Artiaga, and Frank Billings.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Kevin Heban, Public Services Director Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Deputy Fire Chief Joshua Harbarger, Clerk Susan Miller, Diana Martin, David and Sharon Prueter, Mindy Curry, Madisyn Curry, Karen Gerhardinger, Eileen Mitchell, Rob Casaletta, Pat O’Rourke, Jim Mitchell, Bea Ludwig, Frank and Diane O’Konski, Steve and Liz Grier, Barb Szymanias, Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Jeff Yoder, and Craig Martin.

Reverend Del Bonar of Zion United Methodist Church gave the Council prayer.

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Bill May to approve the minutes of the October 6, 2015 meeting.  6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Don Atkinson to approve the bills totaling $220,069.55 dated October 16, 2015 and the addendum bills totaling $18,353.99 dated October 20, 2015.  6 ayes

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Bill May to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation authorizing the Village Administrator to prepare and Submit an Application to Participate in the Ohio Public Works Commission State Capital Improvement and/or Local Government Transportation Improvement Program and Designating the Administrator as the Signatory Representative for the Village of Whitehouse on any and all Contracts with Full Power and Authority to Execute Same, and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Mayor Angela Kuhn asked for audience comments pertaining to Agenda items.  There were none.

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Don Atkinson to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 22-2015 Designating Steven P. Pilcher, Currently Sitting in a Position of Director of Public Services, Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, as the Official Representative from the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio to the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Government Water Quality Committee, at its first reading and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Louann Artiaga to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 22-2015 by title only and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Bill May to approve Resolution 22-2015 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 21-2015 authorizing the Village Administrator to prepare and Submit an Application to Participate in the Ohio Public Works Commission State Capital Improvement and/or Local Government Transportation Improvement Program and Designating the Administrator as the Signatory Representative for the Village of Whitehouse on any and all Contracts with Full Power and Authority to Execute Same at its first reading and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Don Atkinson to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 21-2015 by title only and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Louann Artiaga to approve Resolution 21-2015 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Michelle Tippie to authorize the Administrator to enter into a contract with Midwest Contracting for the sum of $247,800.00 for construction of the pavilion in Village Park.  6 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Rupp Road and bridge reconstruction, OPWC grant funds, Village road standards
  • Gateway sign bids, experience with Midwest Contracting, beginning pavilion construction this year
  • Blue Creek draft Master plan to be available in November, Partnering with Metroparks and AWYF, 20 year plan
  • Henry County Water Consortium met, private entity option, 2.5 years earliest timeline to get water, meetings are public, just beginning the process, quality-quantity-cost, rate negotiations with Lucas County, studies, collecting information for an informed decision, Village charges residents what it costs to provide water
  • Committee of the Whole meeting October 27, 2015 – Zoning, November 3, 2015 – terms of the Chamber proposal
  • Economic Development Services – Chamber, one way streets, vacant building, Library raffle, hunting signs
  • Arts Advisory Board, Fallfest craft kits, Holiday Art & Craft sale at Hope United Methodist Church – November 21, volunteers for craft sale set up and tear down, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, Grinch costume purchase for $90.00
  • Chamber report, encouraged about teamwork and transparency, frustrated with previous progress
  • Fallfest Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 3:00-8:00 PM, chili, hayride, bounce house, all is free except the food
  • Leaf season, keep leaves on the edge of the road, not in the gutter, keep curb inlets clear, schedule/map for pickup on the inside of the Village newsletter

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Don Atkinson to adjourn at 7:47 PM.  6 ayes

Council – October 6, 2015

At 7:00 PM Mayor Angela Kuhn called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL:  Don Atkinson, Michelle Tippie, Bob Keogh, Bill May, and Louann Artiaga.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Deputy Police Chief Todd Kitzler, Clerk Susan Miller, Bud Bauman, Mindy Curry, Josh Torres, Karen Gerhardinger, Charles Kethel, Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Allen Kuck, Rob Casaletta, Michael A. Mitchell, Veronica Kethel, and Mark Martin.

President of Council, Bill May, excused Frank Billings.

Pastor Jason Dittus of Cedar Creek Church gave the Council prayer.

Motion by Don Atkinson, seconded by Bill May to approve the minutes of the September 15, 2015 meeting.  5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Michelle Tippie to approve the bills totaling $108,785.11 dated October 2, 2015 and the addendum bills totaling $36,359.42 dated, October 6, 2015.  5 ayes

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Bob Keogh to accept Director of Public Services, Steve Pilcher, as the Village Representative for TMACOG’s Water Quality Commission and Administrator Jordan Daugherty as alternate.  5 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Michelle Tippie to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation accepting the amounts and rates as determined by the Budget Commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the County Auditor and declaring an emergency.  5 ayes

Mayor Angela Kuhn asked for audience comments pertaining to Agenda items.

  • The Fair Housing Center answered questions to residents in Waterville for the Miller Valentine project

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Michelle Tippie, to accept as previously authorized, Ordinance 8-2015 designating Certain Park Land within the Village of Whitehouse to be “Veterans Memorial Park” at its first reading and declaring an emergency.  5 ayes

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Louann Artiaga to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Ordinance 8-2015 by title only and declaring an emergency.  5 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Michelle Tippie to approve Ordinance 8-2015 and to pass said Ordinance and declaring an emergency.  5 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Michelle Tippie to authorize payment of flu shots for the Mayor and Council.  4 ayes, 1 nay Louann Artiaga

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Don Atkinson to authorize closing St. Louis Street for Fallfest from 7:00 AM, October 24, 2015 to noon October 25, 2015.  5 ayes

Motion by Don Atkinson, seconded by Michelle Tippie, to accept as previously authorized, Resolution 20-2015 accepting the amounts and rates as determined by the Budget Commission and Authorizing the Necessary Tax Levies and Certifying them to the County Auditor at its first reading and declaring an emergency.  5 ayes

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Bill May to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 20-2015 by title only and declaring an emergency.  5 ayes

Motion by Bill May, Don Atkinson to approve Resolution 20-2015 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency.  5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Bill May, to accept as previously authorized, Ordinance 9-2015 authorizing the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio to enter into an Amendment of the Water Supply Agreement Between the Village, City of Toledo, and Lucas County, Ohio for Supply of Water through the County Water Supply System at its first reading and declaring an emergency.  5 ayes

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Bill May to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Ordinance 9-2015 by title only and declaring an emergency.  5 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Louann Artiaga to approve Ordinance 9-2015 and to pass said Ordinance and declaring an emergency.  5 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Village meeting with business and building owners
  • Toledo Edison, First Energy is going to paint the poles along the bike trail
  • ODOT will repave Route 64 through the Village in 2017 and the Village will complete Streetscaping
  • AWLS Transportation departments had good comments pertaining to the roundabout and commended ODOT contact David Geckel
  • Village Flu Shot Clinic October 7, 2015 at Village Hall
  • Blue Creek Area (Village, Metroparks, AWYF) creating a draft for Council review
  • Henry County water and sewer consortium
  • Alternate water sources, pavilion bid opening, $1,000 to participate in Sylvania water study
  • Tree City USA, Growth Award, Tree Commission documents, fall plantings, tree removals, Brody Pizzifried’s Memorial Tree
  • Preliminary site plan for Miller Valentine Whitehouse Square Townhomes approved
  • Volunteers requested for 180th Fighter Wing to assist returning soldiers resolve issues with employers and match skills with employers if unemployed.
  • Drug Take Back, Whitehouse collected 22 pounds, 6 other sites, total of 202 pounds collected, thank you to Don Atkinson for coordinating with the DEA and the fire department, over 5,000 pounds collected from Lucas County and surrounding counties
  • Anthony Wayne School’s homecoming parade and game this weekend 7:00 PM
  • Ohio Attorney General, Village reimbursed $1,600 for settlement with Ohio state contract for salt purchases
  • Soldier statue, looking for outside conservator
  • Possibility of eliminating parking or making Toledo Street and Otsego Street one way
  • Fall newsletter, leaf pick up map, leaf pick up begins October 13, 2015

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Bob Keogh to adjourn at 7:40 PM.  5 ayes

Council – September 15, 2015

At 7:00 PM Mayor Angela Kuhn called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL:  Frank Billings, Don Atkinson, Michelle Tippie, Bob Keogh, and Bill May.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Fire Chief Daryl McNutt, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Clerk Susan Miller, Sheri and Richard Luedtke, Janet Traub, David and Sharon Prueter, Rob Casaletta, Diana Martin, Veronica Kethel, Bea Ludwig, Paul Ludwig, Mindy Curry, Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Jeff Yoder, and Karen Gerhardinger.

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Bob Keogh to excuse Louann Artiaga’s absence.  5 ayes

Motion by Bob Keogh, seconded by Michelle Tippie to approve the minutes of the September 1, 2015 meeting.   5 ayes

Motion by Don Atkinson, seconded by Frank Billings to approve the bills totaling $17,945.42 dated September 11, 2015 and the Addendum bills totaling $25,000.24 dated September 15, 2015.  5 ayes

Whitehouse Tree Commission Chair, Sheri Luedtke, presented the Master Tree Plan to Council and the Mayor.

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Don Atkinson to accept the Tree Commission’s Master Tree Plan to use as a key appendix for tree plantings for the Whitehouse Master Plan.  5 ayes

Mayor Angela Kuhn appointed David Prueter to the Planning Commission.

Solicitor Phil Davis swore in David Prueter to the Planning Commission.

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Don Atkinson to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation accepting the City of Toledo’s water rate reduction.  5 ayes

Mayor Angela Kuhn asked for audience comments pertaining to Agenda items.  The tree plantings, types of trees, proximity of the trees, planning, new drivers, traffic flow, and safety at the roundabout were discussed.

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Frank Billings to approve the Homecoming parade route with safety services assistance on October 9, 2015 from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.  5 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Business meeting scheduled September 23, 2015 with Business and Building owners at 7:30 AM At Village Hall.
  • Senate Bill on Income Tax
  • Committee of the Whole Meeting September 22, 2015 at 6:30 PM at Village Hall on alternative water sources
  • Roundabout construction complete, continuing with landscaping, large quarry boardwalk grant – will bid in the spring, pavilion bid opening October 9, 2015, gateway sign, Toledo Street construction complete – continuing landscaping, Whitehouse Master Plan draft nearly complete, Regional Pump station upgrade
  • grant, Lehman addition street resurfacing to be done next year, Issue II Grant application for Rupp Road and bridge reconstruction
  • The American Legion 9-11 Memorial Ride and ceremony was a very nice, humbling event. Thank you for the support and presentation.
  • Temporary sign enforcement
  • Council attendance records

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Don Atkinson to adjourn at 8:02 PM.  5 ayes

Council – September 1, 2015

At 7:00 PM Mayor Angela Kuhn called to meeting to order.

ROLL CALL:  Louann Artiaga, Frank Billings, Don Atkinson, Michelle Tippie, Bob Keogh, and Bill May.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Fire Chief Daryl McNutt, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Clerk Susan Miller, Bea Ludwig, Paul Ludwig, Karen Studyvin, David and Sharon Prueter, Zac Atkinson, Leroy Ryerson, Matthew Lash, Karen Gerhardinger, Jeff Yoder, and Mindy Curry.

Reverend Matthew Lash, Community of Christ Lutheran Church gave the Council Prayer.

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to approve the minutes of the August 18, 2015 meeting.  6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Don Atkinson to approve the bills totaling $537,071.37 dated August 28, 2015 and the Addendum bills totaling $7,530.97 dated September 1, 2015.  6 ayes

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Louann Artiaga to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation to approve use of what is now BLT Park as Veteran’s Memorial Park and to designate the area as Veteran’s Memorial Park.  5 ayes, 1 nay Frank Billings

Mayor Angela Kuhn appointed David Prueter to the Planning Commission.

Mayor Angela Kuhn appointed Michelle Tippie as the Council Representative to the Whitehouse Arts Advisory Board.

Motion by Don Atkinson, seconded by Michelle Tippie to approve the Mayor’s appointment of David Prueter to the Planning Commission.  6 ayes

Motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Michelle Tippie to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation authorizing the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, to file an Application to the State of Ohio, to participate in the Local Government Innovation Fund Program.  3 ayes, 3 nays Don Atkinson, Bob Keogh, Bill May.  Mayor Angela Kuhn votes aye

Motion passes 4 ayes, 3 nays Don Atkinson, Bob Keogh, Bill May

Mayor Angela Kuhn asked for audience comments pertaining to Agenda items.  There were none.

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Frank Billings to accept Resolution 19-2015 authorizing the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, to file an Application to the State of Ohio, to Participate in the Local Government Innovation Fund Program.    3 ayes, 3 nays Don Atkinson, Bob Keogh, Bill May. Mayor Angela Kuhn votes aye

Motion passes 4 ayes, 3 nays Don Atkinson, Bob Keogh, Bill May

Motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Michelle Tippie to suspend the rules and to have the second reading of Resolution 19-2015 by title only.   3 ayes, 3 nays Don Atkinson, Bob Keogh, Bill May.  Mayor Angela Kuhn votes aye

Motion passes 4 ayes, 3 nays Don Atkinson, Bob Keogh, Bill May

Motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Michelle Tippie to accept Resolution 19-2015 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency.   3 ayes, 3 nays Don Atkinson, Bob Keogh, Bill May.  Mayor Angela Kuhn votes aye

Motion passes 4 ayes, 3 nays Don Atkinson, Bob Keogh, Bill May

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Frank Billings to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation adopting pay increases for the Mayor, Council, Members and Clerk of Council Effective January 1, 2016 and declaring an emergency.  5 ayes, 1 abstain Bob Keogh

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to accept Ordinance 7-2015 adopting pay increases for the Mayor, Council Members and Clerk of Council effective January 1, 2016 at its first reading and declaring an emergency.  5 ayes, 1 abstain Bob Keogh

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Louann Artiaga to suspend the rules and to have the second and third readings of Ordinance 7-2015 by title only and declaring an emergency.  5 ayes, 1 abstain Bob Keogh

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept Ordinance 7-2015 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency.  5 ayes, 1 abstain Bob Keogh

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Don Atkinson to authorize the Administrator to request bids for the Village Park Pavilion.  6 ayes

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Bob Keogh to approve the signature contract with the City of Toledo to reduce water rates to the Village of Whitehouse.  6 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Roundabout is open, landscaping taking shape
  • Alternative water options, costs, funding
  • Water contract with City of Toledo changes, park pavilion, zoning updates, water sources
  • National Wildlife Foundation Grant, Tree City USA, increased Tree Commission budget, Growth Award, Tree Master Plan, Tree inventory updated, Brody Pizzifried Memorial Tree, fall tree plantings, updated Tree Commission Ordinances, Silver Maple Ordinance request
  • Zac Atkinson introduced at Anthony Wayne Ninth grade Football Captain
  • Last day of grant funds, lots of final paperwork was completed
  • Fire Chief, Daryl McNutt, presented the Mayor and Council with a commemorative coin for the naming of the Fighter Plane.
  • Toledo Street Parking lot almost complete, lighting and landscape to be done
  • Thank you letter to the 180th, for the honor of the naming of the plane
  • Applicants for the downtown grants

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Don Atkinson to adjourn the meeting at 7:44 PM.  6 ayes

Council – August 18, 2015

At 7:00 PM Mayor Angela Kuhn called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL:  Bill May, Louann Artiaga, Frank Billings, Don Atkinson, Michelle Tippie, and Bob Keogh.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Public Services Director Steve Pilcher, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Deputy Fire Chief Joshua Hartbarger, Deputy Police Chief Todd Kitzler, Clerk Susan Miller, David and Sharon Prueter, Tom Malicki, Rob Casaletta, Bea Ludwig, Karen Studyvin, Don Schroeder, Karen Gerhardinger, Mindy Curry, and Marcia and Victoria Hupp.

Administrator Jordan Daugherty gave the Council prayer.

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Don Atkinson to approve the amended minutes of the August 4, 2015 meeting.  6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Michelle Tippie to approve the bills totaling $35,547.63 dated August 14, 2015 and the Addendum bills totaling $29,877.53 dated August 18, 2015.  6 ayes

Mayor Angela Kuhn asked for Audience Comments pertaining to Agenda items.  There were none.

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Louann Artiaga to renew the Administrator of the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio’s contract for a period of five (5) years and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Don Atkinson, seconded by Bob Keogh to proclaim August 16 through August 22, 2015 as National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week.  6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Michelle Tippie to approve a $2,000 pay increase for the (incoming) Mayor, (incoming) Council members, and the Clerk, effective immediately for the Clerk.  5 ayes, 1 abstain Bob Keogh

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept Resolution 18-2015 Authorizing Contract Employment Agreements with Village Administrator Jordan Daugherty at its first reading and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Louann Artiaga to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 18-2015 by title only and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept Resolution 18-2015 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Reduction of the Municipal Local Government Fund
  • Letter from Mayor of Toledo promoting renewed water contracts with lower rates
  • Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 6:30 PM
  • New public service laborer, Victoria Hupp, a current volunteer firefighter was introduced.
  • The Roundabout could be open sooner than anticipated.
  • Grant for the pavilion was not extended. There are still other grant funding options available. There is still time for businesses for the CDBG grant.
  • Tax Commissioner summary of tax collection for Spencer Township for second quarter – $460,000
  • New sign Cyclewerks, Allwear entrance doors, Uncle Green’s sign
  • Caboose, parking lot across from Cherry Tree, The Preserve development
  • 180th event naming a plane after Whitehouse was an honor, canine officer of slain canine was present
  • Toledo Street parking lot completed tomorrow
  • New school resource officer, Joshua Arvay.
  • Private vs. public roads in The Preserve, plowing uncurbed roads, lot sizes, looping the water lines, buffers, ditch dipped last year near BASF, Centerville ditch in good shape, Winslow Road – need permission of property owners, no underlying farm tiles, pump station, sidewalks, 2 entrances, meets fire code
  • Current water contract with Toledo has nine remaining years, other water supply avenues, Bowling Green

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Louann Artiaga to adjourn at 8:02 PM.  6 ayes

Council – August 4, 2015

At 7:00 PM Mayor Angela Kuhn called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL:  Bill May, Louann Artiaga, Frank Billings, Don Atkinson, and Michelle Tippie.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Deputy Fire Chief Joshua Hartbarger, Deputy Police Chief Todd Kitzler, Clerk Susan Miller, Bob Keogh, Karen Studyvin, Leroy Ryerson, Mindy Curry, David Prueter, Rob Casaletta, Karen Gerhardinger, Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Jeff Yoder, Luke Shortridge, Karen Jennings, and Tom Jennings.

Council Prayer was given by Reverend Luke Shortridge of Cedar Creek Church.

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Louann Artiaga to approve the minutes of the July 21, 2015 meeting.  5 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Don Atkinson to approve the bills totaling $10,869.61 dated July 31, 2015 and the Addendum bills totaling $29,518.61 dated August 4, 2014.  5 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Louann Artiaga to formally accept the resignation of Councilman Dennis Recker effective July 31, 2015.  5 ayes

Councilman Bill May read the list of names submitted to fill Councilman Recker’s unexpired term – Bob Keogh, Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Mindy Curry, Stan Wielinski, and Bob Keogh.

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Michelle Tippie to nominate Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer.

Bill May:  Nay

Louann Artiaga: Aye

Frank Billings:  Nay

Don Atkinson:  Nay

Michelle Tippie:  Aye

Motion by Frank Billings to nominate Stan Wielinski Mindy Curry.  Motion failed for lack of second.

Motion by Don Atkinson, seconded by Bill May to nominate Bob Keogh.

Bill May:  Aye

Louann Artiaga:  Nay

Frank Billings:  Nay

Don Atkinson:  Aye

Michelle Tippie:  Nay

Council members then named their choice of the two nominees, Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer and Bob Keogh, to fill Councilman Recker’s unexpired term.

Bill May:  Bob Keogh

Louann Artiaga:  Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer

Frank Billings:  Bob Keogh

Don Atkinson:  Bob Keogh

Michelle Tippie:  Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer

Solicitor Phil Davis swore in Bob Keogh as Councilman for the unexpired term of Dennis Recker through December 31, 2015.

Mayor Angela Kuhn asked for audience comments pertaining to Agenda items.  There were none.

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Bill May to approve the administration to amend the work order to resurface the parking lot across from Cherry Tree Bakery up to the appropriated amount for the Toledo Street parking lot.  6 ayes

Motion by Don Atkinson, seconded by Bill May to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation adopting and approving current replacement pages to the Whitehouse Codified Ordinances, and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Don Atkinson to accept Ordinance 6-2015 Adopting and Approving Current Replacement Pages to the Whitehouse Codified Ordinances at its first reading and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Bill May to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Ordinance 6-2015 by title only and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Michelle Tippie to accept Ordinance 6-2015 and to pass said Ordinance 6 ayes

Motion by Frank Billings, seconded by Louann Artiaga to allow signs in the right of way during the remainder of roundabout construction.  5 ayes, 1 nay Bill May

Other items discussed:

  • Streetscaping, cost estimates, wayfinding plan
  • Gateway sign to go out to bid
  • Village Master Plan almost completed
  • Possible lease extension for cell phone tower on St. Louis Street
  • MTJEDD1 Board meeting, annual reports for 2014/2015 submitted
  • Growth Award and Tree City USA 2016, class performing tree inventory discontinued, newsletter topic, fall planting orders, Master Plan for street trees will be complete in the next couple of months
  • Whitehouse Zoning Code amendments
  • Phase II of the roundabout began last week, phase III will begin by weekend
  • Temporary road access to Sunoco
  • Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday August 11, 2015 at 6:30 PM
  • Community appreciation day at the 180th, a plane will be dedicated and painted with the Village of Whitehouse
  • Bob Keogh thanked Council for the opportunity to serve
  • Thank you to all who took out petitions to run for Council
  • Buskerfest August 16, 2015 from 5:-00 – 8:00 PM, Village Park
  • Chamberlain property
  • BLT Park, Memorial Park meeting, 5 members, does not affect the soldier statue, Village sign

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Don Atkinson to adjourn at 7:47 PM.  6 ayes

Council – July 21, 2015

At 7:00 PM Mayor Angela Kuhn called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL:  Dennis Recker, Bill May, Louann Artiaga, Frank Billings, Don Atkinson, and Michelle Tippie.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor John Lewandowski, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Deputy Fire Chief Joshua Hartbarger, Deputy Police Chief Todd Kitzler, Clerk Susan Miller, Wade Smith, Karen Studyvin, Tiffany Backman, April Cline, Don Schroeder, David and Sharon Prueter, Mike Hill, Mindy Curry, Robert Keogh, Johnathon Yunker, John Jaskolski, Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Dan Kleiboemer, Robby Eason, Ashley McCarty, Jeff Yoder, and Karen Jennings.

Council Prayer was given by Reverend Tom Hoover of Hope United Methodist Church.

Motion by Dennis Recker, seconded by Bill May to approve the minutes of the July 7, 2015 meeting.  6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Don Atkinson to approve the bills totaling $132,565.66 dated July 17, 2015 and the Addendum bills totaling $21,937.71 dated July 21, 2015.  6 ayes

The Mayor asked for audience comments pertaining to Agenda items.  There were none.

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Don Atkinson to accept, as previously authorized, Ordinance 5-2015 Establishing the Permanent Zoning for Certain Lands Located Within the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio; Currently Titled to Rhonda Wise, Trustee.  4 ayes, 2 nays Bill May, Frank Billings

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Dennis Recker to suspend the rules and to have second and third reading of Ordinance 5-2015 by title only.  4 ayes, 2 nays Bill May, Frank Billings

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Dennis Recker to accept Ordinance 5-2015 and to pass said Ordinance.  4 ayes, 2 nays Bill May, Frank Billings

Other items discussed:

  • April Cline was introduced as the new finance and account clerk.
  • Tiffany Bachman was commended for all of her hard work.
  • Robbie Eason was introduced as the new public service employee.
  • Roundabout traffic pattern change to begin July 27, 2015.
  • Support local businesses during roundabout construction.
  • Councilman Dennis Recker will be resigning at the end of the month. He thanked the Village for the opportunity. Council will make an appointment. Interested parties should inquire.
  • Green’s Market signage

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Louann Artiaga to adjourn at 7:20 PM.  6 ayes

Council – July 7, 2015

AT 7:00 PM Mayor Angela Kuhn called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL:  Dennis Recker, Bill May, Louann Artiaga, Frank Billings, Don Atkinson, and Michelle Tippie.  Also present were the following:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Community Development Coordinator Barbara Knisely, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Deputy Police Chief Joshua Hartbarger, Clerk Susan Miller, Karen Gerhardinger, Larry Yunker, Rob Casaletta, Wade Smith, Kathy Wilson, Greg Feller, Dave Kersher, Rhonda Wise, David Miller, Janet Schroeder, Bob Keogh, Jacob Gehrig, Ed Kaplan, Brian and Diane Mark, Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer, Jeff Yoder, Karen Studyvn, David and Sharon Prueter, and Tom and Karen Jennings.

Council prayer was given by Administrator Jordan Daugherty

Motion by Dennis Recker, seconded by Michelle Tippie to approve the minutes of the June 2, 2015 meeting.  6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Don Atkinson to approve the bills totaling $309,616.38 dated July 3, 2015 and the Addendum bills totaling $17,234.75 dated July 7, 2015.  6 ayes

Mayor Angela Kuhn appointed Rob Casaletta to the MTJEDDI board for an additional term.

Mayor Angela Kuhn asked for Audience Comments pertaining to Agenda items.  There were none.

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Louann Artiaga to reintroduce the motion to grant DLR Acquisitions LLC a change in zoning from S-1 to R-1 on the Disher Tree Farm property.  4 ayes, 2 nays Bill May, Frank Billings

Motion by Don Atkinson, seconded by Dennis Recker to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation to approve the change in zoning requested by DLR Acquisitions LLC for the Disher Tree Farm property from S-1 to R-1 and declaring an emergency.  4 ayes, 2 nays Bill May, Frank Billings

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Frank Billings to accept, as previously authorized, Ordinance 4-2015 authorizing the Mayor and Administrator to enter into a contract with Monclova Township, Lucas County, Ohio for the Establishment of a Fourth Amendment to the Monclova Township Joint Economic Development District I (MTJEDDI), at its first reading and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Dennis Recker, seconded by Michelle Tippie to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Ordinance 4-2015 by title only and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Dennis Recker, seconded by Bill May to accept Ordinance 4-2015 and to pass said Ordinance and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Dennis Recker, seconded by Louann Artiaga to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation authorizing the Village of Whitehouse to Enter into a Contract Agreement to Provide a School Resource Officer for the Anthony Wayne Local School District, and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Dennis Recker, seconded by Louann Artiaga to accept Resolution 17-2015 authorizing the Village of Whitehouse to Enter into a Contract Agreement to Provide a School Resource Officer for the Anthony Wayne Local School District at its first reading and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Dennis Recker, seconded by Bill May to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 17-2015 by title only and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Dennis Recker to accept Resolution 17-2015 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Dennis Recker, seconded by Don Atkinson to ratify the Mayor’s appointment of Rob Casaletta to the MTJEDDI.  5 ayes, 1 nay Frank Billings

Other items discussed:

  • Administrative Analyst Janet Schroeder addressed Council regarding the false water quality issue report and updated Council and the Mayor as to the status and mprovements to the water Quality emergency response.
  • Formation of a Memorial Park Committee
  • Pavilion to be rebid in the fall 2015
  • Monclova Township JEDD auditable financial statement is a format issue only
  • If a requested extension is granted for the pavilion, the extension will apply to the business portion of the grant also.
  • Pavilion to be completed in June of 2016
  • Whitehouse zoning code updates
  • Tree Commission, Cherry Fest, thank you to Mark Thomas for help with tree and booth, Fall Newsletter, Wildlife grant, Tree inventory is current, Master plan 80 % complete, plantings for the Toledo Street Parking lot, Gypsy moth season
  • Contract for street sweeping
  • Committee of the Whole Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 6:30
  • Zoning map change factors, additional buffers, deed restrictions, more greenspace than surrounding developments, conscious of storm water, private property – not Village owned, conservation development; numerous culs de sac, one way in, one way out, type of roads
  • Whitehouse Meadows hail storm roof repairs
  • Removing light poles by the log cabin area
  • Traffic enforcement and speed trailer updates, thank you to Rossford and Habitec Security for Allowing the Village to borrow the speed measurement trailers
  • Eye Citizen – active block watch app
  • Roundabout progressing – water main 99% complete
  • Whitehouse Library and Pythian Sister’s Concert July 19, 2015, 6:30-8:30 PM and August 2, 2015 6:30 – 8:30 PM
  • Thank you to Providence Township Fire Department for assistance with the fireworks.
  • Farmer’s Market on Saturdays, 9:00 AM – noon, for the next 12 weeks
  • Help wanted ad out for Public Services Department
  • Hardware rental property appearance from the back – in need of clean up
  • Thank you to public services department for crack sealing and condition of the roads and to the Fire department for maintenance and testing of the fire hydrants
  • Sink hole repair
  • Thank you for Village support of Cherry Fest
  • Support local businesses throughout roundabout construction
  • Trees growing through a neighbors fence – directed to contact homeowners association
  • Parking lot construction.

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Louann Artiaga to adjourn at 8:02 PM. 6 ayes

Council – June 16, 2015

This meeting was cancelled, due to lack of business on the agenda.

Council – June 2, 2015

At 7:10 PM Mayor Angela Kuhn called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL:  Administrator Jordan Daugherty, Solicitor Phil Davis, Director of Public Services Steve Pilcher, Fire Chief Daryl McNutt, Police Chief Mark McDonough, Clerk Susan Miller, Rob Casaletta, Dan Holman, Brent and Karen Michaelis, Austin Gundy, Jill Gundy, Bob Keogh, David Miller, Karl Schnapp, Stephanie and Mike Buckenmeyer, Wade Smith, Dave Kerscher, David and Sharon Prueter, Annette and Faith Carroll, Greg Feller, Jeff Yoder, Tom and Karen Jennings, Bea Ludwig, and Luke Shortridge.

Reverend Luke Shortridge of Cedar Creek Church gave the Council prayer.

Motion by Dennis Recker, seconded by Don Atkinson to approve the minutes of the May 19, 2015 meeting.  6 ayes

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Michelle Tippie to approve the bills totaling $30,508.94 dated May 29, 2015 and the Addendum bills totaling $54,181.54.  6 ayes

Fire Chief, Daryl McNutt was designated Ohio Fire Chief Officer for demonstrating a high degree of professionalism.

Mayor Angela Kuhn asked for audience comments pertaining to Agenda items.

  • George Roush thanked Council for the roundabout, we couldn’t get a stoplight, thankful that construction is being done in the summer, listened to concerns, put together perfectly, looks like it’s going to be really good and safe. Also, there are more than enough spaces to build homes that are unsold, property is outstanding (Disher Tree Farm), Whitehouse has houses, stay a small rural community, we don’t need to be packed or dense.

Motion by Bill May, seconded by Dennis Recker to authorize the Solicitor to prepare legislation approving the fourth amendment and expansion of the Joint Economic Development District with Monclova Township, Lucas County, Ohio which district is designated Monclova Township Joint Economic Development District I (MTJEDDI) and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Dennis Recker, seconded by Bill May to accept the Planning Commission’s recommendation on a zoning map amendment submitted by DLR Acquisitions, LLC by David Miller, member for property located at 6318 Whitehouse Spencer Road, Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio (Parcel No. 98-02311).  2 ayes, 4 nays Michelle Tippie, Bill May, Louann Artiaga, Frank Billings

Records Commission met, reviewed and updated.

Motion by Louann Artiaga, seconded by Don Atkinson to accept, as previously authorized, Resolution 16-2015 authorizing the Administrator to enter into a Contract with Gerken Paving, Inc. for the Toledo Street Parking Lot Project in the Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Motion by Dennis Recker, seconded by Bill May to suspend the rules and to have the second and third reading of Resolution 16-2015 by title only.  6 ayes

Motion by Dennis Recker, seconded by Bill May to accept Resolution 16-2015 and to pass said Resolution and declaring an emergency.  6 ayes

Other items discussed:

  • Men and women of character that work for the Village
  • Roundabout road closed for 60 – 78 days, to be done between school sessions, more traffic in some areas
  • Pavilion bid opening, no bids, rebid in the fall
  • Public Hearing, review zoning map amendment, recommendation to approve change to R-1, site plan, BASF and Kennametal concerns about buffering, variances for frontage widths, lots exceeded requirements, private vs. public streets, ditches to be cleaned, ditch easements, looping water lines, preliminary plan, Texas Street buffer, bio swails to reduce storm water in sewers, one exit and one entrance
  • Developer submitted the plan that made the development feasible for them to proceed, not wanting to adversely impact storm water, bio retention, great piece of property, ecofriendly, infiltrate water to ground – doesn’t leave site, streams – flood plain- won’t be disturbed, trying to be ecofriendly and do the right thing, want to maintain the beauty
  • Jordan Daugherty, Chair of Records Commission
  • Police renovations on schedule, increases in traffic
  • Fire Department received over $15,000.00 in grants bringing the total to over $582,000.00.
  • New employees Victoria Up and Robbie Eason, update on Cherry Fest preparations
  • Natureworks grant for boardwalk at the large Quarry
  • Thank you for listening to the community
  • Support local businesses

Motion by Michelle Tippie, seconded by Dennis Recker to adjourn at 7:57 PM.  6 ayes