President of Council Marjorie Harlow called Council to order on June 4, 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 May 21, 2008 were approved with six affirmative votes. Mr. Galster abstained.

    COMMUNICATIONS                         -         none

    COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE         -         none

    ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

Public Hearing
ORDINANCE NO. 24-2008 “APPROVING A MAJOR MODIFICATION TO THE PRELIMINARY DEVELOPMENT PLAN (PUD) TO THE CROSSINGS IN THE PARK PUD LOCATED AT 12100 PRINCETON PIKE ”

    Dan Ruh, Beavercreek Capital, gave a presentation on the development. He said Princeton Commons would be 100 percent office development with one tenant in mind. Mr. Ruh said construction is planned to start in August and go through 2009.

    Mr. Tulloch, Springdale Economic Development Director, said I am strongly in favor of this development. Springdale does not have a lot of land and this is one of the few opportunities we have to develop green land. We must use it wisely and this definitely does. Springdale’s economy is based highly on office use.

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

    Ordinance 24-2008 passed with seven affirmative votes.

RESOLUTION NO. R9-2008 “AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CLERK OF COUNCIL/FINANCE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT OF COOPERATION WITH HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO, PURSUANT TO PROVISIONS OF THE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1974, AS AMENDED”

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

Mr. Osborn said Springdale was one of the inaugural participants in this program when it was launched twenty-five years ago. We have benefited from it over time. It has a good cause as its reason for being as the criteria for funding is rather stringent. If you had the opportunity to read that material I handed out it you can see that it is targeted at low and moderate households. Part of our community would be eligible for such funding. The resolution tonight is our renewal agreement with Hamilton County to participate in the Urban County Program. The actual applications for projects would occur this fall and we would have to hold a public hearing at that time. I am doing some preliminary work regarding what our applications might include. We are looking at the bridge into Ross Park, the facilities at Chamberlain Park and the possibility to help enhance or encourage private improvements to individual homes within the City. We still have plenty of time to look at alternatives. I would encourage you to adopt the resolution this evening.

Resolution R9-2008 passed with seven affirmative votes.

    OLD BUSINESS                     -         none

    NEW BUSINESS

    Mrs. McNear said a Finance Committee meeting was held earlier today. The purpose was to discuss the banking bids and there will be an ordinance at the next meeting.

    Mr. Osborn stated the 2009 tax budget has to be in by July 15 and given our summer schedule we will have that before you on June 15.

    Mr. Osborn announced that Jeff Forbes made partner at Wood & Lamping.

    Mr. Squires reported that Rules and Laws Commission looked at proposed changes to the Charter, basically wording and title changes. These changes will be forwarded to the Legal Department with Council approval.

    Mayor Webster said a couple of weeks ago we talked about a line item in the Charter that says fifty percent of the signatures for an at-large position shall be acquired outside your district. I think the consensus at that meeting was that we are going to strike that from the Charter.

    Mr. Squires said we had a subsequent meeting since then and we voted to let it stand as is.
   
    MEETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Planning Commission                     -         June 10
    Veterans Memorial Golf Outing             -         June 11
    Board of Zoning Appeals                 -         June 17

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE    -          none

Mr. Danbury made a motion for Council to go into executive session as a meeting of the whole to discuss possible economic development. Mr. Squires seconded. The motion passed with seven affirmative votes.

Council went into executive session at 7:30 p.m. and reconvened at 7:55 p.m.

UPDATE ON LEGISLATION STILL IN DEVELOPMENT    -    none

RECAP OF LEGISLATIVE ITEMS REQUESTED

Ordinance confirming banking bids                 -     June 18
2009 tax budget                         -     June 18

Council adjourned at 7:59 p.m.

                        Respectfully submitted,




                        Kathy McNear
                        Clerk of Council/Finance Director

Minutes Approved:

Marjorie Harlow, President of Council



__________________________, 2008

       

City of Springdale Council


    June 4    2008