CITY OF TOULON
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
DECEMBER 10, 2018
FINANCE COMMITTEE: Met in the water dept. bldg. on 12/10/18 at 1:30 p.m.
PRESENT: Mayor, Art Nutzhorn, Donna Lefler (1 st ward), Connie Jacobson, Gene Gibler (2 nd
ward), Rob Finney, Ryan Kelly (3 rd ward), Barbara J Cantwell, attorney Michael Evans.
CALL TO ORDER: Mayor Hollis called the regular meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. and led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 25, 2018 SPECIAL MEETING: Added interviewing job candidates as
the reason why the council went into executive session. Rob Finney made a motion to approve
the amended minutes. Art Nutzhorn 2 nd motion passed. Ryan Kelly abstained.
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF NOVEMBER 14, 2018: 1 st page under CASH RECEIPTS
REPORT remove the comma after October and add an apostrophe in the word City Clerk’s Cash
Receipts Report. Under TREASURERS REPORT remove commas after the words October and
add an apostrophe in the word Treasurer’s Report. Page 2 last paragraph spell out the words
gallon and department and need to add an apostrophe in the word don't on the first line. Page
3 there were no PUBLIC CONCERNS. Under HEALTH INSURANCE capitalize the word QSEHRA.
Under TIF BUSINESS spell out the word quarter and put an apostrophe in the word Lucy Dot’s.
Donna Lefler made a motion to approve the minutes as amended. Connie Jacobson 2 nd motion
passed. Ryan Kelly abstained.
CASH RECEIPT REPORT: Total cash receipts for the month of November 2018 is $80,705.73.
Ryan Kelly asked to explain what the snowbird entry was. Rob Finney made a motion to
approve the Cash Receipt Report for the month of November. Art Nutzhorn 2 nd motion passed.
TREASURERS REPORT: Ending cash balance to the month of November 2018 is $944,103.77.
Connie Jacobson made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report for November 2018. Rob
Finney 2 nd motion passed.
REPORTS FROM CITY EMPLOYEES/COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN: Mayor commended the city
workers on the snow removal this last storm. Rob Kamerer reported during the last storm he
started work on that Sunday at 5:30 because of all the power surges. He switched over the
water plant to the generator. The generator ran flawlessly. Rob said there might be some
damage down at the sewer plant from loss of power to one of the aerators. Parked cars were
at a minimum and the garbage cans were an issue during the snow storm. Also, the city
workers were constantly pulling each other out from being stuck. Rob reported that the fuel
tanks have been delivered and they are full. There is no power to them yet. Ryan Kelly reported
on the police. Ryan said that Gary is trying to help with the mandated training. Gary is trying to
combine some of the funds and training expenses with the county. Art Nutzhorn wanted to
change the Cash Receipt Report on the snowbird names to be just initials instead of the full
SUBMITTED CLAIMS: Barbara had a change on the 2 nd page. Changed the total of O’Reilly’s by
$10.00 from $133.32 to $123.32 because of a core charge credit on a battery. Rob Finney made
a motion to approve the submitted claims as amended. Connie Jacobson 2 nd motion passed.
ATTORNEYS REPORT: Michael Evans said it was clear that a survey is needed on the Bent
Gene Gibler made a motion to go into Executive Session under Section 2(c) of the Open
Meetings Act to discuss employee compensation at 6:27 p.m. Donna Lefler 2 nd motion passed.
Donna Lefler made a motion to go back into regular session at 7:56. Ryan Kelly 2 nd motion
Mayor Hollis reported that the Water Billing Contract will be null and void starting January 1,
Rob Finney made a motion to give Teresa Macy a raise of $1.00 to put her at $12.00 an hour up
to 978 hours per the calendar year. Donna Lefler 2 nd motion passed.
Rob Finney made a motion to give Rob Kamerer a $1.50 raise making him $18.50 per hour.
Gene Gibler 2 nd motion passed.
Rob Finney made a motion to give all current part-timers excluding the police department and
Teresa Macy a $1.00 raise making them $11.00 per hour. Gene Gibler 2 nd motion passed.
EMPLOYEE CODE OF CONDUCT: Mayor would like the council to read over and if anybody has
suggestions or comments to get them back to him so he could get them to Mr. Evans.
PUBLIC CONCERNS: Ryan Kelly was concerned about the attorney leaving our meeting in the
middle and attending the Wyoming Council meeting in full. Mayor Hollis read a thank you note
from the Brittany Day Benefit. Ryan Kelly thanked the Civic Committee for the Christmas Walk
this year. The Mayor said the Pharmacy is still in the picture for the vacant building on Main
Street. Ryan Kelly said he was contacted about Jake Streitmatter cleaning out his driveway with
the city backhoe. Rob Kamerer reported that Jake was not cleaning out his driveway. The
backhoe was setting in the street and Jake was getting a chain from his truck to use for the city
because the city’s chain broke while pulling someone out. Ryan suggested that it be ok for the
employee to make a path in their driveways. The council members agreed that it would be
NEW YEARS EVE HOURS: New Year’s is on a Monday night. New Year’s Eve hours for local bars
are the last call at 1:00 and out at 1:30.
CHRISTMAS BONUS: Donna Lefler made a motion to give the full-time employees $200 which
is Barbara, Rob & Gary, $100 to Jake Streitmatter and Josh Allen & $100 to part-time employees
Teresa, Ron, Al, Tom. Also $500 to the Police Department for Gary to distribute to the part-
time officers as he sees fit. Rob Finney 2 nd motion passed.
ORDINANCE 891 AMENDMENT TO LUCY DOT’S AGREEMENT: All this ordinance does is change
the address from the old location of business to the new location. The terms stayed the same.
Ryan Kelly made a motion to accept the Ordinance #891 Lucy Dot’s Agreement. Connie
Jacobson 2 nd motion passed.
TIF BUSINESS: Donna Lefler made a motion to pay FY2019-20 $11,200 to repay general savings
for sidewalks and curbs in front of the funeral home and $7,200 to repay water and sewer
savings for water plant mission control panel. Ryan Kelly 2 nd motion passed.
Rob Finney made a motion FY2019-15 to repay general savings for sidewalks at Jefferson &
Franklin $2,625 and repay water/sewer savings $44,566.56 for old invoices. Donna Lefler 2 nd
The City is still responsible to pay the $31,000 to the bank for the Stark County Ventures
grocery store. There are 2 possibilities that there could still be a grocery store in town.
Ryan Kelly made a motion to amend the original motion to Rob Kamerer’s pay of $18.50. Rob
Finney 2 nd motion passed.
Rob Finney made a motion to amend Rob Kamerer’s pay of $18.50 retroactive back to October
1, 2018. Ryan Kelly 2 nd motion passed.
Connie Jacobson made a motion to adjourn. Gene Gibler 2 nd motion passed.