The Council of the Village of Riverlea met on the above date at the Thomas Worthington High School, Worthington.  The following Council members were present: Mayor Eric A. MacGilvray, Marc Benevento, Scott K. Gordon, Chad A. Lowe, Kathy McClintock, Ted C. Miller, and Leah M. Pyter. Also present were Joshua C. Mehling, Clerk-Treasurer, William P. Charles, Street Commissioner, L. Leah Reibel, Solicitor, and Greg Bonk, Web Manager. At 7:02 p.m., the Mayor called the meeting to order.


The minutes of the regular Council meeting of February 19, 2019 were not read since each member had received a copy. Pyter moved and Miller seconded the motion that the minutes be approved as submitted by the Clerk-Treasurer. The motion carried (6-0).

Report of the Clerk-Treasurer

McClintock moved and Lowe seconded the motion to approve the payment of bills and to accept the financial reports for February 2019 as submitted by the Clerk-Treasurer. The motion carried (6-0).

Report of the Mayor

  1. The Mayor mentioned that the final stages of the construction project are due to start in mid-April. This will involve finishing the curbs and repairing any broken spots, adding topsoil and grass seed to the portions of yards affected by the project, finishing the apron on blacktop driveways, and adding the final layer of asphalt to the streets. This is expected to take 4 to 6 weeks.
  2. The Mayor stated that Burgess & Niple has agreed to pay for adjustments to the new hydrants in the Village so that their thread pattern matches the equipment used by the Worthington Fire Department.
  3. The Mayor stated that he had been working with the Worthington School District to add a new bus stop at 275 Southington, but the district does not wish to come so far back in the Village. Gordon stated that he would speak with his sources in the district about this.

Report of the Solicitor

The Solicitor stated that she would work on adding information on records retention to the social media policy. She is reviewing the records retention schedule to see if it needs updating.

Report of the Street Commissioner

The Street Commissioner stated that it appeared that a street sign had blown down in the recent high winds and that he will schedule repair for this sign.

Report of the Planning Commissioner

There was no Planning Commission meeting in March.

Comments from Residents on Agenda Items

There were no comments from residents.

Old Business

  1. Committee on Infrastructure

Benevento, the Chair of the Committee, mentioned that the Committee had met on March 11. Among the items that were discussed:


  1. Burgess & Niple will take core samples from the pavement throughout the Village to determine the consistency of the depth in locations where there are variances in the distance between the street surface and the gutter pans.
  2. Burgess & Niple had recommended a maintenance schedule for the roads. There is more information on this schedule in the March Infrastructure Committee minutes. The Committee will discuss creating a similar maintenance schedule for the storm & sanitary sewers.
  3. Burgess & Niple is preparing an estimate for the cost of a proposal on possible repairs & improvements to the Lift Station.
  4. Scott Flores, a member of the Committee, will contact area nurseries for information on creating a program to plant trees in the Village once the project is complete.


  1. Committee on Communications

Gordon, the Chair of the Committee, stated that the Committee was working on a hard copy of a Village directory and expected to have this complete by the middle of the year. As part of this project, they need to collect information from new residents. The Solicitor reminded Council that this information would be considered a public record and that residents should have the option to opt out of appearing in such a document. The Village will send an email blast to residents asking for updated information and as part of this, will include the option to opt out of appearing. The Web Manager will compile this information and cross reference it against other data, such as from the County Auditor.

  1. Web Manager


  1. The Web Manager stated that the site had 100% reliability in February.
  2. The Web Manager reported that he had added Google Analytics as a tool on the site and found that the site averages 10 unique visitors per day.

New Business

  1. Resolution 2019-02

Resolution 2019-02, A Resolution to Confirm the Appointment of William Charles as Street Commissioner had its third reading. Miller moved and McClintock seconded the motion to approve the resolution. The motion passed (6-0).


Lowe moved and McClintock seconded the motion to authorize the following expenditures:

$120.94 – Josh Mehling – Supplies & Postage

The motion was approved unanimously (6-0).

Comments from Residents on Non-Agenda Items

There were no comments from residents.

Next Meeting Announcement

The next regular meeting will be Monday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Thomas Worthington High School.


There being no further business, Benevento moved and Miller seconded the motion to adjourn.  The motion was approved unanimously (6-0).  The meeting was adjourned at 7:39 p.m.


Joshua C. Mehling, Clerk-Treasurer

Eric A. MacGilvray, Mayor