Safety and Streets
April 10, 2013
Present: John Bourisseau, Chair, George Skipper-Council, Kathleen Hale-Council, Chief Pitts, Dale Berger, Mayor Spremuli
Review Police and Service Hours
Police and service hours are within expected limits. We discussed the Chiefs announcement of his resignation effective September 1st. A committee composed of the Mayor and council members George Skipper, Kathleen Hale and John Bourisseau has been formed to set up procedures, review resume’s and to interview candidates. Statue dictates that the mayor can appoint a new police chief, subject to council confirmation.
Mrs. Pitts has also submitted her resignation effective in July. A training program has been instituted to teach Mrs. Papa the responsibilities of the police secretaries.
The Chief read a letter from Patrolman Jason Fischer who has taken a full position with the Chagrin Falls police department. Jason thanked the Village of Bentleyville for the opportunity they provided him.
Dale reported that the service department is continuing to keep a truck available for snow and ice removal. The other trucks are being readied for regular service. The service department continues with cold patching and branch pick-up.
The chief reported that a bill for $875 had been submitted by the River Run homeowners association for the repair of a fence that had been damaged by a Village truck.
The Village Engineer made an inquiry about the availability of funds for the replacement of poles and luminaries for the Solon Road bridge. I shared that it was my understanding that once a invoice was submitted, it would be reviewed--and if approved--funds would be available from the Capitol Equipment fund.
We discussed the request for streetlights for safety reasons in Chagrin Valley Trails. It was recommended that Council person Hale discuss the needs directly with the Village Engineer.
Mayor Spremuli shared with the committee correspondence that he has had with the Superintendent of the Chagrin Falls Schools regarding the shared purchase of fuel. Chagrin has approached other communities served by the district with this same offer. The mayor reported that South Russell and Chagrin Falls have approved participation.
The essence of the proposal is that the Villages would share in the savings from group purchase of fuel. There would be an initial cost to purchase equipment to monitor the amount of fuel that each Village uses. The fuel will be stored at the districts bus garage facility on Bell St. in S. Russell. Savings are estimated to be between $4000-$5000 per year.The mayor will come to council in the near future with a detailed contract.
Meeting Adjourned at 9:35 AM
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