The Wauseon City Council held their meeting on Monday, November 1st at 5:00 p.m. The meeting was called to order followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence.
A motion was then made to approve minutes from the previous meeting held on October 18th as well as the minutes from the Committee of the Whole meeting that took place on October 28th with both being approved.
Council then moved on to hear Department Head reports. Chief Sluder stated that the EMS contracts will be effective on January 1st, 2022.
Currently there are issues with the delivery of equipment and supplies, which may take up to six months. Chief Chittenden then stated that Trick or Treat went well and that there were no major issues.
Next, Keith Torbet stated that on Friday, October 29th, the Ohio Dam Safety Organization named the City of Wauseon the 2021 best maintained dam in the State of Ohio.
He went on to thank Lou and his team for all the hard work they do. He also went on to say leaf collection has started and wanted to remind everyone not to rake their leaves into the streets.
Jamie Giguere then stated that she is working on the 2022 budget. She also stated that the audit was complete and that there were no issues. Income tax revenue is up 11% from 2019, 7% from 2018, and 3% from 2017.
Finally, Tom McWatters stated that he is working with Trudi Mahnke and Keith Torbet on clean up letters. He also shared that the end of the year legislation is coming up.
Moving to legislation, council heard the First Reading for Resolution 2021-15 in regard to amending Ordinance 2020-11 Annual Appropriations Ordinance by authorizing the Director of Finance to increase or decrease certain line account appropriations within various funds listed within the year of 2021. A motion was made to approve the resolution which passed.
Next, council heard the First Reading of Ordinance 2021-10 to amend Section 925.04(b)(2)(C) and (D), Section 929.21(e)(1) and (2), and Section 933.01(b)(3) and (4) of the codified ordinance.
The changes are in regard to the fees collected for taps. A motion was made to approve the ordinance which passed.
Council then moved to approve the bills as presented. A motion was then made to adjourn which was approved at 5:11 p.m.