President of Council Marjorie Harlow called Council to order on May 4, 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 Diehl, Emerson, Galster, Hawkins, Squires, Vanover and Harlow.

    The minutes of April 20, 2011 were approved with seven affirmative votes.

    COMMUNICATIONS

    Mrs. McNear reported we received a letter from Governor Kaisich’s office that he received Resolution R8-2011 passed by the Council regarding House Bill 3.

    Mayor Webster read an e-mail received from the Ohio Municipal League:
“The Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chris Widener has announced that the committee will be hearing testimony on the "as passed by the House" version of HB153/Biennial Budget bill from local governments on Thursday, May 19 beginning at 2 pm, in the Senate Finance Hearing Room. The Senate Finance Committee's "Local Government Day" will be a great opportunity for you to present your case for how the current state revenue-sharing partnership strengthens your community and what the elimination of revenue generated by the Local Government Fund, Estate Tax, Tangible Personal Property Tax, Kilowatt Hour Tax, Dealers Intangible Tax and Liquor Permit fees, with absolutely no immediate relief being offered, would mean to the level and quality of services their constituents receive.”   

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE        -     none

PROCLAMATIONS

Mayor Webster read a proclamation proclaiming the week of May 15 Police Week in Springdale. Captain Wells and Officer Bemmes accepted the proclamation.

Mayor Webster read a proclamation proclaiming the week of May 15 through May 21 National Public Works Week. Jeff Agricola accepted the proclamation.

RECOGNITION OF SOS BUSINESS/SERVICE ORGANIZATION DONORS

Mayor Webster recognized members of the Springdale Offering Support board: Marsha Bemmes, Bob Diehl, Carolyn Ghantous, Jean Hicks, Josh Howard, Greg Karle, Chief Mike Mathis, Julie Matheny, Cammie Mitrione, Jim Squires, Scott Brooks and himself.

Mayor Webster said we helped forty-eight families this year including food, gifts and gift cards. We had twenty-two sponsor families and over sixty-six people stepped up to help including residents, employees, local businesses, local schools, churches and even individuals outside of Springdale. We collect coats, delivered twenty-one Thanksgiving meals in conjunction with the Calvary Church, nine kids went Shopping with a Cop. John Morrell donated eleven turkeys and numerous other packages of hot dogs. Josť Galicia who owns the Mexican Restaurant (Mi Familia) donated food baskets and gift cards.

Mayor Webster presented plaques to businesses and service organizations that had made substantial donations to SOS. Those were Fortress Lock and Key, John Morrell, Dr. Kenyon Hackworth, Calvary Church, Sycamore Senior Center, Shakely Group, Springdale-Forest Park Lions Club, Springdale Chamber of Commerce, Micro Star, Tri County Mall, Springdale Senior Center, First Impressions, ABG Office Furnishings, Cornetet, Meyer, Rush and Kishler.

ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

ORDINANCE NO. 15 -2011 “DECLARING POLICE DEPARTMENT PROPERTY AS SURPLUS PROPERTY AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR TO DONATE THE PROPERTY TO VALLEY VINEYARD CHURCH FOR A TWO-YEAR PERIOD, DONATING THE PROPERTY EVERY 180 DAYS, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY ”

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

Ordinance 15-2011 passed with seven affirmative votes.

ORDINANCE NO. 16-2011 “AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF SPRINGDALE AND THE BOARD OF HAMILTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS RELATIVE TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF SR 747 AND I-275 RAMP MODIFICATIONS FROM NORTHBOUND SR 747 FROM I-275 TO WESTBOUND RAMP AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY”

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

Mr. Thamann stated the project was designed to help alleviate traffic congestion on northbound SR 747 at the I-275 westbound entrance ramp. The total estimated cost of the project including the construction engineering and design engineering as well as the environmental is $373,900. The City has been successful in obtaining CMAC funds for $210,000 as well as LTIP funds for $81,000; also additional CMAC funds for construction engineering for $21,000. Tonight we have the ordinance authorizing the Mayor and Clerk of Council/Finance Director to enter an agreement with the County for $43,900 is the Municipal Road Fund dollars. The City will receive a total of $355,900 with a balance the City may owe of $18,000 if the construction comes in at $300,000.

Ordinance 16-2011 passed with seven affirmative votes.

    OLD BUSINESS

    Mr. Thamann reported Banzel Construction was the low bidder for the traffic signal upgrade. ODOT’s estimated cost of the project was $995,000. Banzel’s bid came in at $716,668. There were three intersections that the City has to pay 100 percent of because they didn’t meet all the warrants or needs of the State. We want to keep them in our loop system so we have to pay 100 percent of the cost. We have already deposited $220,456 with the State. Our cost could come in lower based on this bid from Banzel. ODOT is managing this project and the expected completion date is May 1, 2012.

    Mr. Galster mentioned at the last meeting that there were 50 parking spaces at Donato’s and there are actually closer to 40 spaces. The applicant did indicate that that was adequate.

    NEW BUSINESS

    Mrs. McNear said there is a liquor license request for a D2 license for GEEAA. There were no objections.
   
    MEETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Planning Commission                     -     no meeting 5/10
    Board of Health                     -     May 12
    Board of Zoning Appeals                 -     May 17

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE    -     none

UPDATE ON LEGISLATION STILL IN DEVELOPMENT    none

RECAP OF LEGISLATIVE ITEMS REQUESTED

Rock salt purchase                     -     May 18
Cancel agreement with Medicount Management
and enter into agreement with Advanced Data
Processing                         -     May 18
Agreement with Blue Ash for prisoner services    -    May 18
Create various part-time positions             -    May 18
Ballot issue – electrical aggregation             -     future date
Ballot issue – gas aggregation             -     future date

Council adjourned at 7:42 p.m.

                        Respectfully submitted,




                        Kathy McNear
                        Clerk of Council/Finance Director

Minutes Approved:

Marjorie Harlow, President of Council



__________________________, 2011