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January 4, 2022 - Council Meeting Minutes

TOWN OF WOLCOTT

JANUARY 4,2022

COUNCIL MEETING

TOWN HALL

101 W NORTH ST.


Present: Absent:

Council President Michael Johnson Council Vice President Cameron Emond

Council Member Jerry Leitz

Council Member Darwin Miller

Council Member Rex Pearson

Clerk-Treasurer Pamela Bennett

Town Attorney Jacob Ahler




Council President Michael Johnson opened with the pledge to the flag.


Voting in new Council President and Vice President: Council Member Darwin Miller nominated Council Member Jerry Leitz. Council Member Darwin Miller made the Motion. Council Member Rex Pearson Second the motion. Motion carried 3-0


Council Member Rex Pearson made a motion for Council Vice President to become the President. Council Member Darwin Miller second the Motion. Motion carried 3-0


At this point Council Vice President Jerry Leitz takes over as moderator on the Council Meeting.


Department Heads Reports:


Robert Thomas Water and Street Supervisor: no report

Marshal James Herre: Everything is going well

Fire Chief Kenneth Burns: Everything is going well. Distributed 21 food baskets in town from the Good Fellows.

Steve Young Sr. Ambulance Director: Report given by Betty Hoster. Need for the residents to put numbers on

Their homes. With the up swing on the Covid, it makes hard to go to the homes with emergencies. Not having visible numbers on your house is not only an ordinance violation but it is also a zoning violation.

Michael Johnson WCED: No Report

Jerry Leitz Area plan: No Report

Michelle Earney July 4th Committee: Looking to have the bounce houses back for 2022

George Blissett Wolcott Main St Committee: Trying to get grants. Putting together a working plan. The Main St Committee have a meeting with OCRA about a grant Jan 18th.

Jacob Ahler Town Attorney: No Report

Pamela Bennett Clerk-Treasurer: Asked if we could have Council Member Michael Johnson sign checks because of Council President Cameron Emond’s work schedule at times. Town Attorney Jacob Ahler make sure that can be done. Council Member Rex Pearson made the motion to table. Council Member Michael Johnson Second the motion. Motion carried 3-0


Primary Banking institutions for the Town of Wolcott: Council Member Darwin Miller made the motion to keep Bank of Wolcott as the town’s primary bank. Council Member Rex Pearson second the motion. Motion passed 3-0


Primary News Papers for the Town of Wolcott: Council Member Darwin Miller made the motion to Keep The Herold Journal and The new Wolcott Enterprise as the newspaper for the town. Council Member Rex Pearson second the motion. Motion carried 3-0.


Membership’s: Council Member Michael Johnson made the motion that we pay dues to AIM, Impact, ILMCT, Alliance water, AWWA, and IACT. Council Member Darwin Miller second the motion. Motion carried 3-0


Nepotism: Council Member Darwin Miller made the motion to have the nepotism. Council Member Michael Johnson second the motion. Motion carried 3-0.


Approval of Dec 7,2021 minutes: Council Member Michael Johnson made the motion to approve the minutes. Council Member Darwin Miller second the motion. Motion carried 3-0


Approval of the December Claims: Council Member Michael Johnson made the motion to approve the claims. Council Member Darwin Miller Second the motion. Motion carried 3-0.


Approve the renewal of the health benefits for town employees. Council Member Darwin Miller made the motion to Approve the health benefits. Council Member Rex Pearson second the motion. Motion carried 3-0


Approval of Department heads:

Robert Thomas Water and Steet Supervisor

James Herre Marshal

Steve Young Sr Ambulance Director

Kenneth Burns Fire Chief

Lori Bussel Wolcott Park Board

Council Member Michael Johnson made the motion to approve department heads. Council Member Rex Pearson second the motion. Motion carried 3-0


Approval of December 7,2021 minutes: Council Member Michael Johnson made a motion to approve the Dec minutes. Council Member Darwin Miller Second the motion. Motion carried 3-0


Approval of the Financial Claims: Council Member Michael Johnson made the motion to approve the claims. Council member Darwin Miller second the motion. Motion passed 3-0.


Food Pantry Coordinator Sandy Miller: There were 45 cars at the food give away Dec 15,2021


Joe Rogers Area Plan: Mr. Rogers presented the zoning maps. Council Member Darwin Miller made the motion to approve the zoning maps. Council Member Rex Pearson Second the motion. Motion passed 3-0


Council Member Darwin Miller asked Mr. Rogers what could be done to make sure that there were no apartments on the main floor of the buildings on Market St. Downtown is zoned B-4. It can be rezoned B-2 for no apartments at all or B-1 so that there can be apartments on the second floor. Mr. Joe also said that an Overlay Zoning will protect the land o The town will have to pass a resolution and turn it into the area plan. Mr. Joe will look into what can be done and give a few options.


Volunteers for 2022 Committee’s:

KIRPC: Janelle Hofstetter

WEDC: Michael Johnson

RWCDC: Darwin Miller

Committee Donations for 2022:

Wolcott Main St Committee: $1000.00 Council Member Michael Johnson made the motion. Council Member Rex Pearson second the motion. Motion Carried 3-0

4th Of July Committee: $1000.00 Council Member Darwin Miller made the motion. Council Member Michael Johnson Second the motion. Motion Carried 3-0

RWCDC: $7500.00 Council Member Michael Johnson Made the motion. Council Member Rex Pearson Second the motions. Motion carried 3-0

WCED: $3200.00 Council Member Darwin Miller made the motion. Council Member Rex Pearson Second the motion. Motion carried 3.0


Council Meetings will be held on the First Tuesday of each Month at 6:00 p.m.: Council Member Darwin Miller made the motion to keep the Meetings on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Council Member Michael Johnson second the motion. Motion carried 3-0


Robert Bellucci CommonWealth: Presented the #7 Request for payment for the WWTP Construction. $522,827.80.

Council Member Michael Johnson made the motion to approve the request. Council Member Darwin Miller second the motion. Motion carried 3-0


The agreement between The Town and Farney Service Center. The town needs to go onto Farney Service Center Property to Bury a Pipe deep enough in front of the business. The town is going to run some new piping for Farney’s.

Council Member Michael Johnson made the motion to approve the agreement. Council Member Darwin Miller second the motion. Motion carried 3-0


Residents Comments:

Resident Marilyn Young Voiced Concerns about trash not being picked up on Burke St. Town Clerk-Treasurer Pam Bennett said she would make a call to Waste management.


There was some tree work done on Anderson St. The Chipper made ruts in a yard. Bob is going to take care of bringing Dirt down to fill in the ruts.


Adjourn: Council Member Michael Johnson made the motion to Adjourn. Council Member Darwin Miller Second the motion. Motion carried 3-0.



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