CAMDEN VILLAGE COUNCIL – REGULAR
THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018
Mayor: Lisa Moss
Fiscal Officer: Rebecca Wilson
Village Administrator: Rusty Wilson
Council: Kelly Doran (absent), Debbie Hickman, Ernest Crabtree, Toni Keesler, Judy Michael and Wendell
Guests: Dennis Davis, Gary Rust, Rick Creager, Ed Steiner and Kate & Caiden Duskey
The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance at 7:00 P.M. Ernest made a motion to approve the minutes of the February 15, 2018 meeting as written. Wendell second. Roll call. Debbie – yea, Ernest – yea, Toni – yea, Judy – abstain and Wendell – yea. Motion passed. Toni made a motion to approve the minutes of the February 22, 2018 special meeting as written. Debbie – second. Roll call. Debbie – yea, Ernest – abstain, Toni – yea, Judy – yea and Wendell – yea. Motion passed.
Public Participation: Rick Creager addressed Council (came in almost at the end of the meeting) regarding his water bill asking for an adjustment on the sewer portion of his bill. His concern is that if the Village knew he had a leak why was he not notified as he is on the emergency call list. He reviewed his water stubs and noticed he usually uses 2200, 2900, 3300 gallons. In November it jumped up to 4500 gallons and I didn’t pay any attention just paid the bill well last month it jumped to 12,500 with no notification. He said he works for a gas company and if they know there is a leak they go knock on the door or sent something out saying there is a problem and he knows gas is a higher risk. Luckily this leak wasn’t inside his house but underneath and he feels the Village should take care of the sewer portion of both months. Becky said let’s correct a few things other than Becky not Debbie, but the Village doesn’t have an emergency call list, we have a one call now messaging service that notifies the entire Village if something is wrong such as a boil advisory or if an event is going on and the report on the digital meters doesn’t say you have a leak it indicates a potential leak because that household could have used more water than normal and they already know this and we send out notifications periodically letting home owners know when there is a potential leak. Debbie said if I got a bill that was over my normal I myself would have called and said something is not right but we do adjustments for leaks. Ernest said I have no problem adjusting the one highest month per our policy.
Committee/Staff Reports: Rusty addressed his report with Council addressing several issues they have been repairing including, a drain tile on Sugar Valley and a sewer backup on South Liberty. Tom is scheduled for his wastewater test on March 22nd. Now that the dump truck is back with a new transmission he is going to be selling the 2 older pickup trucks. Joe Kimball has asked permission to build a porch on 105 Terry Ct. Toni made a motion to approve his request. Ernest second. Roll call. Debbie – yea, Ernest – yea, Toni – yea, Judy – yea and Wendell – yea. Motion passed. They have also been working on drain tile count and surveys for the grant project through Kramer. Debbie said Kelly had stated that when people were filling in the surveys alot of people mentioned the potholes on 725 and he said Rusty could explain what is going on with the road and the State. Rusty said he has a letter that says they will be doing a project within the Village on 725 and he isn’t sure if it is a paving project but he will check with them just to make sure. Becky mentioned the letter from the Preble County Pork Festival asking communities to get involved with promoting the festival. Also, an invoice was presented from an attorney hired by Brian Muenchebach to represent Camden due to a conflict of interest because Brian was representing someone that Camden had filed charges on. Matt does not feel the Village should pay this because Brian knew we had the charges against the offender. Council feels that since we have a contract with Brian we should be first priority and he should pay the bill not the Village. Debbie made a motion that the Village not pay the invoice and let Brian pay it. Toni second. Roll call. Debbie – yea, Ernest – yea, Toni – yea, Judy – yea and Wendell – yea. Motion passed. Becky said since First Financial is closing the Camden branch in 90 days, she would like to get Council approval to start interviewing other banks to see what our best choice would be to move all of our stuff.
Old Business: Debbie said all of the Village part is complete and Kramer will submit all the paperwork and application on March 5th. Becky said we should know something hopefully by July.
New Business: Wendell said he would like to see Camden represented at the monthly Mayor’s meeting as anyone can attend and we haven’t had anyone there for a while. Judy said she thinks they are during the day and our Mayor works. He said if he gets a chance he will go and see what is going on throughout the County.
Judy made a motion to approve the purchase orders. Wendell second. Roll call. Debbie – yea, Ernest – yea, Toni – yea, Judy – yea and Wendell – yea. Motion passed. Ernest made a motion to approve the bills. Toni second. Roll call. Debbie – yea, Ernest – yea, Toni – yea, Judy – yea and Wendell – yea. Motion passed.
Ernest made a motion to adjourn at 7:30 P.M. Judy second. Roll call. Debbie – yea, Ernest – yea, Toni – yea, Judy – yea and Wendell – yea. Motion passed.
Rebecca Wilson, Fiscal Officer Lisa Moss, Mayor