Village of Windham, Ohio
“In the heart of the Western Reserve”
9621 E. Center Street Windham, OH 44288
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Minutes of the April 2006 Recessed Council Meeting
Held April 26, 2006

At 7:00 PM, the Honorable Mayor C. James Moore called the recessed meeting to order.

Roll Call: Rachel Barrett - present
Jason DeBolt - present
Marian Garrett – present
Scott Garrett - present
Jodi Minotti - present
Robert Donham II - present (arrived at 7:20PM)

Council President Scott Garrett asked the Council to approve a Resolution of Commendation to the 2005-06 Windham Bomber basketball team and their 31-year coach, Marty Hill, for their outstanding effort and being a great source of pride to the entire Village of Windham. M. Garrett so moved. Seconded by S. Garrett: Aye votes: Barrett, DeBolt, Donham, M Garrett, S Garrett and Minotti. Motion carried.

Mayor Moore announced that the purchase agreement for the property at the corner of Maple Grove and E. Center St. has been signed by Cortland Banks. He also reminded Council to review the Council Rules for any needed changes.

At 7:26PM, B Donham moved to enter Executive Session to review applicants for the position of Income Tax Administrator. Seconded by R. Barrett. Aye votes: Barrett, DeBolt, Donham, M Garrett, S Garrett, J Minotti. Motion carried.

At 7:38PM B. Donham moved to return to Open Session. Seconded by S. Garrett. Aye votes: Barrett, DeBolt, Donham, M Garrett, S Garrett, Minotti. Carried.

R. Donham moved to employ Lori A. Lee as Village Income Tax Administrator to begin Thursday, April 27, 2006 at an annual salary of $21,000.00. Seconded by S. Garrett. Aye votes: Barrett, DeBolt, Donham, M Garrett, S Garrett & J Minotti. Nay none. Motion carried.

Grant Pre-application round 21 (PY-07) OPWC Public Works which requires approximately 30% in matching funds were discussed and postponed till the May meeting as there seems to be a major problem coming up with the match required.

S. Garrett moved to suspend the rules on Ordinance No. O-2006-10. Seconded by J. Minotti. Aye votes: Barrett, DeBolt, Donham, M. Garrett, S. Garrett & J. Minotti. Nay none. Motion carried.

S. Garrett moved to adoplt a new Ordinance # O-2006-10 to amend Ordinance no. 1529 AN ORDINANCE TO ADD SESONAL PART-TIME LABORER RATES NOT TO EXCEED 32 HOURS PER WEEK AND NOT TO EXCEED FOUR (4) MONTHS PER YEAR, WITHIN THE VILLAGE OF WINDHAM, COUNTY OF PORTAGE, STATE OF OHIO. J. DeBolt seconded. Aye votes: Barrett, DeBolt, Donham, M. Garrett, S. Garrett, and Minotti. Nay: none. Motion carried.

J. DeBolt moved to authorize payment of $225.00 as 1/2 cost of a 40 Yard Dumpster to be used for May 6 Clean Up Day which is sponsored by Gearhart-Edwards Group, Inc., AKA, “Join Hands Day” which is recognized nationally. R. Donham seconded. Aye votes: Barrett, DeBolt, Donham, M. Garrett, S. Garrett and J. Minotti. Nay: none. Motion carried.

Requested use of the Community Bldg. is postponed pending review of the pertinent ordinances.

Due to a conflict on the third Thursday of each month, regular Council Meeting night will be set for the third Monday of each month at 7PM for the balance of 2006. R. Donham so moved. Seconded by J. DeBolt. Aye votes: Barrett, DeBolt, Donham, M. Garrett, S. Garrett and Minotti. Nay: none. Motion carried.

M. Garrett moved to accept Robert Donham’s resignation from Council with an effective date of April 30, 2006. Seconded by J. DeBolt. Aye votes: Barrett, DeBolt, Donham, M. Garrett, S Garrett & Minotti. Nay: none. Motion carried.

As Finance Chairperson, Marian asked that the Finance Committee Meetings be set for 6:30PM and Safety at 5:30PM on the Second Tuesday of each month instead of the second Wednesday. There was no objection.

At 8:20PM R. Barrett moved to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by B. Donham. There being no objections the meeting adjourned.

Marrian B. Garrett, recorder