POMEROY — Members of Pomeroy Council discussed several matters during Monday’s council meeting, referring them on to committees for further consideration.
Mayor Mary McAngus suggested that the village charge a fee to vendors during parking lot events to help the village cover the cost of the water and electric used. She also suggested a docking fee for boats.
While some members of council agreed that a fee maybe appropriate for vendors, council appeared to be to be against a fee for docking boats.
Council member Phil Ohlinger asked that the matter be addressed by the parks and recreation committee. The committee, which is made up of Ohlinger, Jackie Welker and Robert Payne, is to meet at a date to be announced later.
Village Administrator Paul Hellman asked council for approval for uniforms for employees of Pomeroy Public Works. Council referred the matter to the finance committee.
The purchase of a new computer for the water department was also referred to the finance committee.
Ordinance 759 to approve temporary appropriations for 2013 were approved by a 4-1 votes, with Payne voting no. Payne stated that matters of the budget should go through the finance committee and administrators prior to approval by council.
Resolution 1.13 stated “be it resolved by the Pomeroy Village Council to establish the 2013 annual appropriations at the legal level of control passed by the legislative authority of the local government.” The resolution passed 4-1, with Payne voting no. Payne stated that matters of the budget should go through the finance committee and administrators prior to approval by council.
Council accepted the resignation of Sgt. Brandy King from the Pomeroy Police Department effective Jan. 31.
The purchase of tires for police cruiser 14 was approved up to $400, and alignments were approved for two cruisers.
Mitch Altier of ME Companies informed council that the village had received the Natureworks Grant for work to be done at the Mulberry Pond.
Steve Pullins of Pullins Excavating spoke with council about invoices for services. Pullins stated that he was happy to do work to help the village. Hellman said the village appreciated Pullins’ work he has done for the village.
Fire Chief Rick Blaettnar asked for approval to apply for the State Fire Marshal Grant. Council approved the request.
Dru Reed and Welker were named to the Volunteer Firefighters Dependency Fund committee. Welker was named chairman and Reed was named secretary.
Luke Stinson was approved as a member of the fire department.
Pomeroy resident Bub Stivers spoke to council about the house located adjacent to his property. The property had been condemned and there are new people living in it according to Stivers. The police department and the health department are investigating the matter.
The village ordinance committee is continuing to work on the revisions to the village hand book. The committee is made up of Ruth Spaun, Vic Young and Dru Reed. Spaun has not taken part in committee meetings regarding the policy book in order to alleviate any potential conflict with nepotism/ethics.
The village retroactively recognized the Martin Luther King holiday as an official holiday of the village.
Ohlinger asked about a broken electric pole located near the corner of Wolfe Drive and Spring Avenue. All lines have been moved to the new pole except for what appears to be cable lines.
The poles in the downtown area were also discussed with regard to moving the cable and phone lines to the new poles placed last summer.
Present at the meeting were Spaun, Welker, Payne, Reed and Ohlinger, McAngus, clerk Sonya Wolfe, Hellman, Police Chief Mark Proffitt, Blaettnar and members of the fire department.