Minutes of the January 14, 2019 Meeting

CITY OF TOULON
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
JANUARY 14, 2019
TOULON FIREHOUSE

FINANCE COMMITTEE: Met in the water dept. bldg. on 01/14/19 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, assistant
to the attorney Carol Perkins.
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 DECEMBER 10, 2018 MEETING: Page 2 under Attorneys Report
add a survey is needed on the Bent property. Page 3 put an apostrophe in the
word New Year’s is on a Monday night. Donna Lefler made a motion to accept
the minutes as amended. Ryan Kelly 2 nd motion passed.
CASH RECEIPT REPORT: Total cash receipts for the month of December 2018 is
$127,434.58. Rob Finney made a motion to accept the Cash Receipt Report for
the month December 2018. Art Nutzhorn 2 nd motion passed.
TREASURERS REPORT: Ending cash balance for the month of December 2018 is
$890,971.43. Art Nutzhorn made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report for
the month of December 2018. Connie Jacobson 2 nd motion passed.
REPORTS FROM CITY EMPLOYEES/COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN: Rob Kamerer
reported that there was a water leak at the R Bar and since that has been
repaired the city has saved 20 thousand gallons per day. Two aerator motors
have gone bad down at the sewer plant. These motors are no longer being made.

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So we are going to have the flange machined from the pump to the motor which
will fix the repairs at a cost of $3,000 per aerator. Rob Kamerer said he had to
purchase a couple of tires for one of the pickup trucks. The belts were broken.
Larry said there are going to be some signs that are going to be posted around
town about the parking during a snowstorm.
APPROVAL OF SUBMITTED CLAIMS: Rob Finney reported that there are a couple
of corrections. Des Moines Stamp Company changed the fund from 01-11-651 to
51-00-651, 52-00-651, and 53-00-928. Also, the PDC invoice changed the fund
from 51-00-615 to 52-00-615. Rob Finney made a motion to approve the
submitted claims as amended. Donna Lefler 2 nd motion passed.
ATTORNEY REPORT: Larry said Michael Evans the attorney was supposed to be
working on a survey for the Bent property and the code of conduct manual also
the codification of the ordinances.
BENT PROPERTY: No more information at this time.
PUBLIC CONCERNS: Mark Duncan is here to ask about the grocery store and LLC.
Connie Jacobson was concerned with the parking during snowstorms. Larry read
a Thank You note from the Thorne family for the flower and angel. Ryan Kelly
brought up about the attorney leaving in the middle of the meeting.
STARK COUNTY PARENTS CLUB: Nicole Mercer was present to ask for the City’s
support through a donation to the Parents Club. Rob Finney made a motion to
donate $500 to the Stark County Parents Club. Ryan Kelly 2 nd motion passed.
WYOMING MONUMENT: Raising their prices from Monday thru Saturday $450
to $550. The Sunday and holiday rate will be $1100 from $550. The baby and
cremations from $200 to $250. Holidays and Sundays will be $500. Ryan Kelly
made a motion to increase the prices of the grave openings to $600 on Monday
thru Saturday and Sundays and Holidays the rate will be $1200. Baby and
cremations will be Monday thru Saturday $300 and Sundays and holidays $550.
Donna Lefler 2 nd motion passed.

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CEMETERY MOWING CONTRACT: Larry said we need to decide if we are going to
contract the mowing out again this year. Larry wants Rob to get an idea what it
costs to mow the cemetery. The Cemetery committee will also be involved when
writing up the new contract.
METERS: Rob would like to order some new meters. They run $279.68 each or
$1,678.08 a box. There are 8 in a box. If the meters are put in the TIF district they
can be paid by the TIF. Donna Lefler made a motion to buy 2 boxes of meters.
Rob Finney 2 nd motion passed.
MAILBOX PERMITS: Larry received 5 permits. Rob Finney made a motion to
approve the 5 current permits for mailboxes. Connie Jacobson 2 nd motion passed.
Art Nutzhorn abstained.
TIF BUSINESS: Rob Finney made a motion to approve FY2019-21 Bea Water plant
bills for $867.41. Connie Jacobson 2 nd motion passed.
Rob Finney made a motion to approve FY2019-22 J and L Septic for $6989.34 for
water main break uptown. Donna Lefler 2 nd motion passed.
Rob Finney made a motion to approve half up to $5,450 to Leezer's for their
storefront ordinance #892. Connie Jacobson 2 nd motion passed.

7:26

Rob Finney made a motion to go into Executive Session to review the last 6
months of Executive Session minutes. Ryan Kelly 2 nd motion passed.

7:29

Ryan Kelly made a motion to go back into regular session. Donna Lefler 2 nd
motion passed.
Rob Finney made a motion to not to release any of the last 6 months Executive
Session minutes. Connie Jacobson 2 nd motion passed.

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7:30

Donna Lefler made a motion to adjourn. Ryan Kelly 2 nd motion passed.

ADJOURNED