July 8th 2019

City of Grove City   Regular Council Meeting Agenda 

 Monday, July 8th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. 

I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Call the Meeting or Order

III. Consent to Agenda

A.  Agenda                                                                                                       

B.  Minutes of the following City Council Meetings:  June 10th & 12th, 2019

C.  Claims Totaling $124,499.19; June Payroll $19,560.25

IV. Visitor Recognition and Public Comment

  1. Dave Nelson
  2. Other

V. Old Business

  1. Other                                                                                              

VI. New Business

  1. South Grove
  2. Bean Bag Boards
  3. Other

VII.   Council & Staff Reports                        

VIII.  Adjournment

GROVE CITY REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING  July 8th, 2019 @ 7:00PM    MEMBERS PRESENT- Martin, Peterka, Halterman, Evenson, Hudec ABSENT-None

AGENDA:  Council Member Halterman made a motion to approve the consent to agenda and Council Member Hudec seconded the motion. All voted in favor, motion carried.

VISITOR RECOGNITION: Michael Hinde came to the council meeting to discuss his letter that he received from the city in regards to nuisance violations on his property. Mayor Martin reminded Mr. Hinde that his dirt pile had been sitting there for over a year. Martin suggested that he would come assist him with his tractor to help move the dirt, and they could discuss what needed to be cleaned up in order to meet the city ordinances.

Garrett Rausch came to the meeting to discuss the lake that he gets in his back yard whenever there is a heavy rain. He had installed a tile to help with this and ever since the infrastructure improvements project occurred, the tile doesn’t drain. He was promised that it would work better than ever from the engineers, and now only a trickle comes out. The public works department will look and see if they can jet it, or try and determine if it’s crushed.

Dave Nelson came to the council meeting to present camera options. He presented 2 quotes to the city, one for $5,960 and one for $5,720. The council thanked him for coming in, and will keep him in mind.


BRAUN: Heidi from Braun Intertec had presented the council with the costs for density testing the core samples that they had taken. According to Clark, the city’s lawyer recommended the testing as well. The cost is $55 per core. Council member Hudec made a motion to have Braun perform the density testing on half of the cores, Evenson seconded the motion. All voted in favor, motion carried.


SOUTH GROVE: The council discussed installing security cameras at South Grove. After some discussion, it was decided that council member Hudec would come back with some different quotes, prices, and options for them to consider. The issue will be put on the agenda for next month.

Also discussed were the rent prices at South Grove. Ardy Johnson had inquired about her rent due to having the smallest apartment. Mayor Martin provided the council with information that he had about South Grove as far as square footage, prices, etc. The rent prices for all one bedroom apartments have been uniform for quite some years, and the council decided that it would stay that way.

The three signs for South Grove were also discussed. Council member Peterka made a motion to replace the sign at South Grove with the aluminum sign from Dittman signs for $278 and remove the two signs along highway 12. Hudec seconded the motion. All voted in favor, motion carried.

BEAN BAG BOARDS: It was decided to put the issue of the bean bag boards and horse shoe courts on the agenda for the next monthly meeting.


FIRE: Fire Chief Jans came to the council meeting to discuss charges for fire calls. Jans recommended a charge of $500 per hour, roughly figuring that if 3 trucks are dispatched, that’s about $100 per truck, plus the hourly wage of the fire fighters. The $500/hour would more than likely be covered by an insurance claim for structure fires. There would be no charge for false alarms, rescue calls, motor vehicle accidents, etc. Grass fires and structure fires would be the ones that would be billed for. The council asked Jans to ask other departments what they charge when he goes to his chief’s meeting, and come to the council meeting next month with more information.

Chief Jans also informed the council that tanker needed a leak fixed, and he would like an air compressor installed. It would cost approximately $2,500. Jans also is looking for approval for new tires for the grass rig. Public Works Supervisor Roering recommended to get state bid for the tires.  

SHERIFF: There were 25 calls last month. Deputy Swisher stated there was a domestic incident after the street dance, a few traffic stops, but nothing too major.

CLERK: City Clerk Clark asked the council about whether to charge any school related groups for use of the community center. Hudec made a motion that all school related groups can use the community center free of charge. Peterka seconded the motion. All voted in favor, motion carried.

PUBLIC WORKS: Public works supervisor Roering let the council know that they repaired a large patch on the roof of South Grove. The lift station struggled to keep up with the 4th of July storm. Roering said that there is also a large amount of infiltration into the sewer system from residents. He will look into what can be done.

MARTIN: Mayor Martin informed the council that he had been in contact in Mr. Moreno in regards to his fence on the lot that he recently purchased. Mr. Moreno is asking for more time to get his fence constructed, by his estimation he could have it finished by September of 2020. The council approved that as long as they continue to see work being done and he maintains his other properties.

HUDEC: Council member Hudec let the council know that he had been working on pricing out adding onto the campground. The council would like the Lion’s Club to be informed if the city decides to remove the horseshoe court.

ADJOURNMENT Council member Halterman made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Hudec seconded the motion.  All voted in favor, motion carried.