President of Council Marjorie Harlow called Council to order on January 2, 2008, at 7:00 p.m.

    The governmental body and those in attendance recited the pledge of allegiance.

    Mrs. McNear took roll call. Present were Council members Danbury, Diehl, Galster, Squires, Vanover, Wilson and Harlow.

    The minutes of December 19, 2007 were approved with seven affirmative votes.

    COMMUNICATIONS                     -     none

    COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE    -     none

    SWEARING IN OF OFFICER TO DALE MORRIS
    Chief Laage stated Dale Morris is stepping into a vacant sergeant’s position. Mayor Webster swore in Officer Morris. Chief Laage said about eight officers took the test and it was tough selecting which one would be sergeant after the test results came back. We have a lot of good officers and any of the ones under consideration would have made a very good sergeant.

    FOOD FOR FINES PROGRAM
    Marsha Bemes reported we got a lot of names from the schools. This year we got thirty-three families that needed assistance. The Chief and I talked about how we could implement this and we worked with Springdale Offering Support so together we were able to help forty-four families. Thirty-six families received ham, turkey and food staples; eight families received gifts; twelve kids did the Shop with a Cop at Wal-Mart and six kids received new coats. We helped SOS with their families by providing canned goods. We also helped three local food pantries. There were numerous donors including John Morrell who donated hams and their employees who collected money. Kroger donated $300 in gift cards. Springdale employees collected $256 and donated the coats. The Fire Department collected $65 and donated toys. The Rec Center collected canned good. There were several donors including residents Bob Diehl, Elaine Buck, Pat English, Mary Sheldeman, and several anonymous donors. Tri-County Mall donated canned goods. One non-resident from Tennessee knitted twenty-eight sets of hats and scarves. Wal-Mart provided $1000 for Shop with a Cop. The gifts and food for the families were very much appreciated.

    Mayor Laage said this was a multi-layered approach as SOS approached businesses, families from within and also the City.

    AAA TRAFFIC SAFETY AWARD
    Lieutenant Tom Wells said the City has participated in this awards program. AAA solicits departments all over the greater Cincinnati area to submit to them what they have done to make their communities safer. Springdale has always placed at least in the silver or gold category, but in the last three years we have won the platinum award. There were thirteen areas of programs that we submitted from traffic enforcement, traffic engineering and traffic education. A lot of programs are targeted at children such as bicycle safety, Safety Town, and child safety seat inspections in conjunction with the Fire Department. Our department is in the process of creating a traffic unit to address many issues such as making it easier and more professional in handling traffic accidents.

    Lieutenant Wells presented the Traffic Safety Award to Mayor Webster.    

    ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

ORDINANCE NO. 1-2008 “ANNUAL APPROPRIATION / ESTIMATED RECEIPTS ORDINANCE FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2008”

Mr. Wilson made a motion to adopt and Mr. Vanover seconded.

Mr. Osborn said this appears in a different format than the work budget presented at the December meeting but if you total what is in the workbook General Fund along with the Insurance Trust Fund and the Health Insurance Trust Fund you’ll come to the $25,026,000. Because there were some expenses that were incurred and some revenues that did not mature as we thought they would in the Capital budget, after we made the presentation we had to make a minor transfer from the General Fund to the Capital Fund.

Ordinance 1-2008 passed with seven affirmative votes.

ORDINANCE NO. 2-2008 “AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CLERK OF COUNCIL/FINANCE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH CDS ASSOCIATES, INC., TO PROCEED WITH DESIGN SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH THE STATE ROUTE 747 ODOT URBAN PAVING PROJECT HAM-747-1.97 AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY”

Mr. Vanover made a motion to adopt and Mr. Squires seconded.

Ordinance 2-2008 passed with seven affirmative votes.

Mayor Webster asked could someone give us a brief description of where this starts and where it ends.

Mr. Shvegzda stated the project limits are basically between East Kemper Road and the eastbound I-275 off ramp.

Mr. Osborn said it will involve full depth repair of the street plus a new wearing surface. The estimated cost for the project is $750,000. Typically we have to absorb about fifty percent of that because ODOT does not pay for any sub-service repairs.

ORDINANCE NO. 3-2008 “AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CLERK OF COUNCIL/FINANCE DIRECTOR TO AMEND THE CONTRACT OF CDS ASSOCIATES, INC., FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES TO THE CITY OF SPRINGDALE AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY”

Mr. Vanover made a motion to adopt and Mr. Wilson seconded.

Ordinance 3-2008 passed with seven affirmative votes.

RESOLUTION R1-2008 “AUTHORIZING THE INVESTMENT OF MUNICIPAL FUNDS”

Mr. Squires made a motion to adopt and Mr. Vanover seconded.

Resolution R1-2008 passed with seven affirmative votes.

RESOLUTION R2-2008 “REQUESTING ADVANCE PAYMENT FROM HAMILTON COUNTY”

Mr. Vanover made a motion to adopt and Mr. Squires seconded.

Resolution R2-2008 passed with seven affirmative votes.


    OLD BUSINESS

    Mr. Osborn said Ordinance 69-2007 which I requested to have removed from the agenda at the last meeting is, in fact, not necessary and will not be coming before you.

    Mr. Danbury stated the requirements have been met for the Volunteer Firefighters committee.

    NEW BUSINESS

    Mr. Osborn stated we will have the boys’ passers and boys’ strikers soccer teams that went to the state tournament before you at your next meeting for resolutions.

    Mr. Galster said we need to set a public hearing for the Zoning Code amendment.

    Mrs. Harlow replied we have asked the Law Director’s office to prepare an ordinance and for Mrs. McNear to advertise a public hearing date.
   
    MEETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Mrs. McNear said I’d like to express condolences to the Ogden family in the passing of Paul Ogden.
   
    Board of Health                         -     January 10

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE        -      none

UPDATE ON LEGISLATION STILL IN DEVELOPMENT    -    none

RECAP OF LEGISLATIVE ITEMS REQUESTED

Resolutions for soccer teams                     -     January 16
Zoning Code public hearing                     -     February

Council adjourned at 7:44 p.m.

                        Respectfully submitted,




                        Kathy McNear
                        Clerk of Council/Finance Director

Minutes Approved:

Marjorie Harlow, President of Council



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City of Springdale Council


    January 2    2008