President of Council Kathy McNear called Council to order on February 18, 2004 at 7:00 p.m.

The governmental body and those in attendance recited the pledge of allegiance. Mr. Knox gave the invocation.

Mr. Knox took roll call. Present were Council members Danbury, Galster, Pollitt, Squires, Vanover, Wilson and McNear.

The minutes of February 4, 2004 were approved with seven affirmative votes.

COMMITTEE AND OFFICIAL REPORTS

Civil Service Commission – Mr. Strange reported that we met February 5th. We adopted and approved some language changes to our rules. We received a couple of updates from the City on a couple of matters. We also provided feedback to the City based on a recent appeal we had heard. We also established a time line for the patrol officer position and for the fire captain’s promotional exam.

Rules and Laws - no report

Public Relations - no report

Public Health, Safety & Welfare - no report

Public Works - no report

Public Utilities - no report

Capital Improvements – Mr. Danbury stated the rebuilding of the facing of the wall that fell on Kemper Road should begin next month. The contract for the grade separation has been awarded to Smith and Johnson. Construction will start in March.

Finance Committee - no report

Planning Commission – Mr. Galster said a sign change at Provident Bank was approved. Approval of landscaping, tree removal, lighting, signs and plot approval at the Crossings at the Park was on the agenda. The applicant requested that the only item we consider was a cut up plat approval to allow them to get boundary lines for the different activities. That was approved 7-0.

Board of Zoning Appeals – - no report

Board of Health – Ms. Pollitt said the Health Commissioner talked about the ServSafe program. The class has been dubbed into Spanish and thirty-nine employees have taken the class. We also have a Health Department brochure in Spanish. The Children’s Health Fair will be held in April.

Veteran’s Memorial Committee - no report

O-K-I - no report

Mayor’s Report – Mayor Webster said we have spent $57,600 in snow and removal so far this winter. This past week I visited the Springdale Senior Citizens’ organization to talk about the earnings tax proposal. I also went to the Senior Citizen’s Center at Lifesphere.

Clerk of Council/Finance Director - no report

Administrator’s Report – Mr. Osborn said the annual meeting for the Regional Planning Commission, which has the Planning Partnership as one of its elements, will be held at the Great American Ballpark on Monday, March 29th. Mr. Galster will be sworn in as the new chairman of the Planning Partnership. Beth Stiles and I plan to attend.

Mr. Osborn stated the Sky Warn training that the Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency does each spring will be on March 4th and March 11th.

Mr. Osborn continued we had the technical swearing in of Officer Jeff Heard on February 12th. We would like to have a formal swearing in at the March 3rd Council meeting.

Law Director’s Report - no report

Engineer’s Report - no report

COMMUNICATIONS - none

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE - none

PRESENTATION - Greg Karle

Greg Karle, Parks and Recreation Director said I appreciate the opportunity to share this award and accomplishment with the City. At the annual meeting of the Ohio Parks and Recreation Department, Springdale’s 2003/2004 program guide we produced was honored with the top distinction in marketing and print media. We were the sole recipient of this award. We competed with many larger cities such as Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland. The award category is to recognize outstanding examples of print media and marketing. It includes informational brochures, newspaper, billboard campaigns. We create this product almost entirely in-house. We have been able to reduce our production costs by approximately $4,300 annually. It’s a project that we accomplish with the entire administrative staff including Matt Beaty, Debbie Carpenter, Sharon Casselman, and Jackie O’Connell. Jackie has been particularly instrumental in using her computer skills and graphic skills in putting this project together.

Public Hearing (continued)

ORDINANCE NO. 4-2004 "APPROVING THE PRELIMINARY DEVELOPMENT PLAN (PUD) OF APPROXIMATELY 1.666 ACRES LOCATED AT 1313 EAST KEMPER ROAD AND APPROXIMATELY 0.967 ACRES LOCATED AT 1333 EAST KEMPER ROAD (TRIAD COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES)"

Brian Ross, Triad Properties said I believe with the help of Mr. Osborn, Mr. Schneider, and Mr. Shvegzda and their staffs we have worked through the issues that were causing us concern two weeks ago. We’d like to ask you to vote in the affirmative tonight on the project.

Mr. Osborn stated the issues related to access to the property have been resolved. They have come up with a design that satisfies our concerns and dramatically improves access to adjacent properties.

Mr. Ross said I believe we had alleviated the traffic concerns at Kemper and Chesterdale. If this does go through Springdale will have one of the first IHOPs in Ohio.

Mr. Danbury said there is a line between the two structures you are proposing. Will there be foot traffic available between the two or will they have to go around?

Mr. Ross said on the latest plan traffic can circulate between both drives up front relatively easily. There is nothing but parking blocks between the two properties.

Mr. Wilson asked is it possible for you to put a path in the middle. You might eliminate two parking spots but it would enable the tenants in the second building to walk to IHOP without jumping over cement blocks or walking between cars?

Mr. Ross responded that may be possible. The parking ratios are tight there but if Planning Commission would approve it short a couple of spaces, it might be done.

Mr. Wilson asked do you have a possible tenant for your second building?

Mr. Ross said we have been working pretty closely with a bank but nothing is definite yet. We have been focusing on the IHOP because if the IHOP doesn’t come, the deal doesn’t come.

Mr. Knox asked will you have to clear this with Sharonville also?

Mr. Ross replied because CDS is the traffic engineer for Sharonville, we have been in touch with Sharonville and their response is as long as Springdale is okay with it, Sharonville is okay with it.

Mr. Galster said the plan we have here is not a great change over the plan submitted by Planning Commission, but this is not the plan that is actually submitted before you tonight.

Mr. Osborn said this is a preliminary plan. There were some issues discussed at the last meeting. Our mission since that last meeting has been to try to resolve those issues. We have resolved them and there will be some changes on the concept plan. Those will be presented in detail to Planning Commission when it goes back through for final development plan approval.

Mr. Danbury made a motion to adopt and Ms. Pollitt seconded.

Ordinance 4-2004 passed with seven affirmative votes.

Public Hearing (continued)

ORDINANCE NO. 5-2004 "AMENDING THE ZONING CODE AND ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF SPRINGDALE, OHIO, TO PROVIDE FOR THE REZONING OF APPROXIMATELY 2.633 ACRES LOCATED AT 1313 AND 1333 EAST KEMPER ROAD FROM 1.666 ACRES OF OFFICE BUILDING (OB), AND 0.967 ACRES OF GENERAL BUSINESS (GB) TO PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT (PUD) (KEMPER POND)"

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

Ordinance 5-2004 passed with seven affirmative votes.

ORDINANCE NO. 7-2004 "AUTHORIZING A FIVE-YEAR RENEWAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF SPRINGDALE AND THE GREATER CINCINNATI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PERTAINING TO THE PARTNERSHIP FOR GREATER CINCINNATI FOR YEARS 2004-2008"

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

Ordinance 7-2004 passed with seven affirmative votes.

ORDINANCE NO. 8-2004 "AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CLERK OF COUNCIL/FINANCE DIRECTOR TO ACCEPT THE LANDSCAPE EASEMENT LOCATED AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SPRINGFIELD PIKE AND NORTHLAND BOULEVARD AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY (P.Z. REALTY)"

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

Mr. Galster said I would like to thank P Z Realty for the donation of this right of way.

Ordinance 8-2004 passed with seven affirmative votes.

OLD BUSINESS - none

NEW BUSINESS - none

MEETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

SYB horse races - February 28

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE - none

UPDATE ON LEGISLATION STILL IN DEVELOPMENT - none

RECAP OF LEGISLATIVE ITEMS REQUESTED - none

Council adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Edward F. Knox

Clerk of Council/Finance Director

Minutes Approved:

Kathy McNear, President of Council

 

 

__________________________, 2004