President of Council Kathy McNear called Council to order on May 3, 2006, at 7:00 p.m.

 

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

 

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

 

            The minutes of April 19, 2006 were approved with five affirmative votes.  Mr. Galster abstained.

 

            COMMUNICATIONS

 

            Mr. Knox said we have an e-mail message from Police Chief Mike Laage talking about the 2006 annual jail inspection.  There is a new administrator at the jail.  Rick Newmann replaced Jeff Witte, who resigned last year.  “This year our twelve-day facility was inspected on fifty-seven standards.  Of the fifty-seven standards we failed two, which is quite an achievement.  We lack day room space which has been addressed in the past and will be addressed in the future.  The second one involves providing the prisoners with adequate seating for eating their meals other than on their bunks.”  They will probably put a fold down table on the wall.

 

            Mr. Knox read a thank you letter from Jane Messer for the proclamation and kind words she received from Council upon her retirement.

 

            The last communication was a proclamation proclaiming Springdale a tree city for fourteen straight years.  Mr. Knox read the proclamation.

 

            Mr. Squires asked what is a day room space in the jail?

 

            Mr. Knox replied it is a recreation area.

 

            COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE -         none

 

            ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

 

ORDINANCE NO. 31-2006  “ACCEPTING A BID AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CLERK OF COUNCIL/ FINANCE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH BP PRODUCTS NORTH AMERICA, INC., FOR GASOLINE, DIESEL AND BIO-DIESEL FUEL AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY”

 

Mr. Danbury made a motion to read by title only.  Mr. Galster seconded.  The motion passed with six affirmative votes.

 

Mr. Knox stated this ordinance is an annual event where the City of Springdale purchases gas, diesel and bio-fuel from one specific entity.  There are specific octane cetine  levels set here.  It’s quite a savings to the City to do it this way.  This lays out the expense for 93 octane premium lead free for diesel and for bio-diesel, the highest one being diesel 51 cetine LSOS 50, which is the going price plus .1283 cents.

 

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

 

Ordinance 31-2006 passed with six affirmative votes.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 32-2006  “REQUESTING THE OHIO BOARD OF BUILDING STANDARDS TO CERTIFY THE CITY OF SPRINGDALE BUILDING DEPARTMENT TO ENFORCE THE RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CODE OF OHIO FOR ONE, TWO AND THREE-FAMILY DWELLINGS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY”

 

First reading.

           

ORDINANCE NO. 33-2006  “AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF SPRINGDALE, OHIO, BUILDING CODE SECTIONS 152.01, 152.02, 152.05, 152.20(G) (10), 152.31, 152.33 (F), (G), (H), (E), AND 152.34  FOR ONE, TWO AND THREE-FAMILY DWELLINGS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY”

 

First reading

 

            OLD BUSINESS

 

            Mr. Osborn said the bicentennial celebration will kickoff on August 23 with a parade starting at the Church of the Nazarene parking lot to proceed north on Springfield Pike to Lawnview Avenue, then down Lawnview to the Community Center.  We put out requests for people and companies to participate.  Hoxworth Blood Center stepped forward and we will have a blood drive at the Community Center on August 31.  The goal is to get 200 donation units to mark our bicentennial period.    The next scheduled event is an ice cream social, car show and big band concert scheduled for September 9th.  This is a joint effort by the Church of the Nazarene and Maple Knoll Village.  The ice cream social will run at the Church of the Nazarene from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.  From 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. there will also be a car show in the parking lot.  At 4:00 p.m. there will be a big band concert at Maple Knoll in the Village Green area.  Food will be served from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  We anticipate that there will be a professional skateboard demonstration set up in our park.  There will also be an antique bike display.  WMKV will broadcast live from the ice cream social.

 

            Mr. Osborn stated Frame USA wants to do an art show on September 9th.  The Business and Community Expo at the Community Center is scheduled for September 13th with a well-known speaker to kick off the expo.  September 15-17 there will be a quilt show at the Community Center as well as a judged flower show.  A Taste of Springdale will be held on September 23.  We hope to have quite a number of Springdale restaurants.  The Cincinnati Civic Orchestra offered their services.  The conductor and oboist are married residents of Glendale.  Hildy Bonhaus, the oboist, grew up here.  The orchestra is an all volunteer group and holds about thirteen concerts a year.    The day will conclude at 9:00 p.m. with fireworks.  Mr. Tulloch is working to find sponsors for the fireworks.  We are working with the school district to dedicate Springdale School during the bicentennial.  The school served as the first meeting place for the village and for the Princeton school board.  The volunteer fire department staged events there to raise money.

 

            The Springdale History Book should be wrapped up by the third week of June.  Then it will be in the hands of the printer.  We have been overwhelmed by the volume of material people have brought forth.   We now have thousands of pictures of Springdale from its earliest days to the present.  We hope to create a Historical Society of Springdale and turn this material over to them to maintain and catalog.  The Springdale Senior Citizens is producing a family recipe cookbook. 

 

            Mr. Osborn said Mr. Tulloch, our salesman for the bicentennial planters, has pre-sold sixteen of twenty planters so we are going to order another ten.  We are selling the planters at cost.  The Cincinnati Art Institute is painting the planters and they should last about ten years if exposed outside permanently.  At the end of the display season the owner may keep the planter or donate it to the Springdale Veteran’s Memorial Fund to be auctioned off to raise money for the memorial. 

 

            Mr. Danbury said I think a lot of credit for the documents we have received for our history should go to Mr. Butsch.  He has talked to probably everybody who’s ever lived here and still does.  He has done an unbelievable job.


 

            NEW BUSINESS

 

            Mr. Knox said we have a request to change the name of the operator at the Shell Station at Kemper Road and Princeton Pike to be operated by Convenience Management Services from Temple, Texas.  There were no objections.

 

            Mr. Galster said I notice that the mulch trucks are out.  I don’t know if our supply is depleted.

 

            Mr. Osborn said we typically have more requests than we have mulch.  Mr. Vanover said when I talked to them in January they were being hounded from December.  I was getting close to the cut-off point then.

 

            Mrs. McNear said there is a household hazardous waste drop-off site at 10163 Cincinnati-Dayton Road and another on Spring Grove Avenue.

 

            MEETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

            Planning Commission                                                                                    -           May 9

            Board of Health                                                                                   -           May 11

            Board of Zoning Appeals                                                                     -           May 16

            Tentative public forum for development at Rose, Smiley, Kemper    -           May 16

            Mr. Osborn stated he would not be present at next meeting.

 

            Mrs. McNear said, this year, due to the bicentennial, there will probably be a lot of items going on in August.  I propose that just in July this year we go to only one meeting.

 

            Mr. Galster made a motion that we have two meetings in August and only one in July.  Mr. Vanover seconded.  The motion passed with six affirmative votes.

           

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE            -           none

 

UPDATE ON LEGISLATION STILL IN DEVELOPMENT

 

Ordinance 32                                                              -           May 17

Ordinance 33                                                              -           May 17

Agreement with CDS  - Phase III East Kemper Rd    -           May 17

Agreement with Berman Printing – history book        -           May 17

 

 

RECAP OF LEGISLATIVE ITEMS REQUESTED      -           none

 

Council adjourned at 7:40 p.m.

 

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

                                                                        Edward  F. Knox

                                                                        Clerk of Council/Finance Director

 

Minutes Approved:

 

Kathy McNear, President of Council

 

 

 

__________________________, 2006