SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield Village Board met on Jan. 8. Board members present were Village President Steve Endress, Clerk Adrienne Ries, and Trustees Barron, Cernovich, Lanxon, Osborn, Salzmann and Skiles. Also present was Public Works Superintendent Pickard.
The board reviewed reports by Office Manager Ries and Public Works Superintendent Pickard. There was board concern regarding the reported unmetered water loss. Pickard said a leak has been identified and the property owner is fixing it.
Endress updated the board on the status of the TIF district. The village has three of the four annexation agreements signed and returned. The village will send out a notice of public hearing to all taxpayers and residents within the proposed Sheffield Redevelopment Project Area. A Joint Review Board meeting with all the taxing bodies was scheduled for 6 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Sheffield Community Center, and a TIF Public Hearing was scheduled for 6 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Sheffield Community Center.
Trustee Barron voiced concern over the current utility billing format and the lack of information supplied on the bill, specifically meter reading, previous and current.
Ries stated the new system, which is actually made for utility billing, will provide the information Trustee Barron is concerned with. The new system was scheduled to begin with the February billing.
The board was given an update on the auditor’s progress toward simplifying the village accounts, making it easier to identify actual profit and loss and the ability to create a budget.
• Minutes of the Dec. 18 regular board meeting were approved.
• Payment of bills and payroll was approved.
• An ordinance to adopt a policy prohibiting sexual harassment for the village was approved.
• An ordinance to establish a date for a public hearing for the Sheffield Tax Increment Financing District was approved.
• The board held a 10-minute executive session, after which trustees voted to hire Jamie Whipple as Sheffield Police Chief at $20 per hour in a part-time capacity.