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††††††††††† President of Council Kathy McNear called Council to order on July 19, 2006, 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 June 7, 2006 were approved with seven affirmative votes.

 

††††††††††† The minutes of June 21, 2006 were approved with six affirmative votes.Mr. Galster abstained.

 

RESOLUTION R14-2006 ďCOMMENDING RICHARD LOHBECK FOR HIS DEDICATION AND 25 YEARS OF SERVICE AS THE BUILDING INSPECTOR AND INSPECTION SUPERVISOR FOR THE SPRINGDALE BUILDING DEPARTMENTĒ

 

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

 

Bill McErlane, Building Official, said I have had the privilege of serving with Mr. Lohbeck for twenty years and tonight we honor him for his twenty-five years of service as he approaches retirement.With all respect to our men in blue, they donít have exclusive rights to the slogan ďto protect and serve.ĒBuilding code enforcement plays a major role in keeping our city safe and healthy.It assures that we have shelter from the storms, heat when itís cold outside, cooling when itís hot outside, light when we flip a switch, water when we turn on the faucet and when we flush the toilet it goes where it is supposed to go.We have adequate ventilation to keep us healthy and light to be able to function.We have firewalls and sprinkler systems that protect life and property and make things easier for the Fire Department.During Dick Lohbeckís twenty-five years of service to the City, he has taken a major role in protecting those who live, work and play in the City of Springdale.He has personally made a conscientious effort to see that those structures that are built under his watch are constructed correctly and to the code.There is a little bit of Dick in each of those projects.Although the Building Code was Dickís primary responsibility, as Inspection Supervisor he did play a major role in enforcing zoning, property maintenance, water management, sediment control and tree preservation regulations in the City.Dick will be greatly missed by the Building Department and the City as a whole, and certainly will be hard to replace.It has been my honor to serve with him all these years.

 

Mr. Danbury said I just want to thank you personally for all the service you have given the City.Talking to you prior to the meeting brought up a very good point.You think about the development we have undergone in the last twenty-five years, and you have been a big part of it.I really commend you for all your years of service.

 

Mayor Webster said as Bill is listing all those things are that supposed to happen, we take all those for granted.You are the guy who sees those happen from the first hole in the ground or first request for permit, and I can honestly say over the years, you hear about some of these disasters in other parts of the country, and thankfully we have not had a real disaster here, but Iíve always felt very comfortable in the fact that if something would happen here, that we, the City, have been protected because of your due diligence and the fact that you are not going to turn your head on any violation or anything that is not copasetic.I think your work says it all.We have had a great boom in our building over the twenty-five years you have been here and any complaint Iíve gotten has been on the side that you have been too strict with them.Believe me, very few people get my sympathy when I get that kind of phone call.Thank you and enjoy your many years of retirement.

 

Mr. Squires stated Dick, we are going to miss you on the Board of Zoning Appeals.I certainly have enjoyed and benefited from the adequacy of the professionalism you have offered relative to the staff reports that BZA considers vital to the decisions that must be made by the board.They have been marvelously done.Youíve been there for consultation when we needed it.Youíve been a big help to us. Weíre going to miss you.

 

Mr. Osborn said not only has Dick been involved and responsible in all this development, the Cityís code has been a living organism.Immediately after the Beverly Hills fire in the mid 1970s, both the State of Ohio and local jurisdictions, took a far more critical look at the codes regulating public places.††† Dramatic and very intense changes were made and Dick arrived just in time to tell everybody they had to do things differently than the way they used to do it.We got through it and we have a very safe community because of your code enforcement.Thank you very much.

 

Mr. Vanover said because I am in the construction business I hear a lot of mumblings about building departments, but I have yet to hear Springdale take the degradation that some of the other departments have.They have always been very complimentary.

 

Mr. Galster said twenty-five years with the City of Springdale is long time.It shows the quality of work you have put in.We are lucky to have had you.

 

Ms. Pollitt expressed her thanks.

 

Mr. Lohbeck said thank you for all your comments.Iíve enjoyed working here.I really have.Iíll miss everybody Iíve worked with.

 

Resolution R14-2006 passed with seven affirmative votes.

 

RESOLUTION R13-2006  ďCOMMENDING OFFICER ALVIN L. MAUPIN FOR HIS DEDICATION AND SERVICE TO THE SPRINGDALE POLICE DEPARTMENTĒ

 

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

 

Mr. Danbury said you look at the things Al has done that make our community better, the foods for fines program, the identification program.Iíve shared that with other communities and they think itís wonderful.Youíve been a very good friend and a very good servant to the people.I know you and Dave are going to continue the neighborhood watch program and I really appreciate having you on board.

 

Mr. Osborn said Al is part of a group of us that were employed in 1974.We had an oldies lunch the other day to see Al off.I donít allow myself to get close to employees but that group that came in in 1974, we all survived the same experiences. We know a lot about each other because we worked very closely with one another back then.You will be a loss to the City but fortunately, we are not totally losing his experience.I believe he will be coming back as an auxiliary in a couple of months.Our police department today is a very young department and it is a positive thing to have some of these senior officers on hand just to talk to them.

 

Mr. Vanover said it has been a privilege.I get compliments and accolades about the men and women in blue and you make that easy.

 

Mr. Squires said the City is a better place because of people like you.We all hear compliments about people such as yourself.Thirty-two years as a police officer is commendable.

 

Ms. Pollitt said I want to comment on the food for fines program.Just before Christmas one year our church found out about a family that was really down on their luck.I contacted the Police Department and they came charging in bringing food.†† That afternoon we took it to the family.I thank you for that.I know that with the District 3 crime watch Officer Buschman is the one who stands up and talks to us every month, but I also know you are behind the scenes with the idea for the window stickers and you were very much a part of the cookout we had for our district.You will be missed. ††

 

Mr. Galster stated we are not just losing a law enforcement officer.Anyone who knows Al knows itís the positive, caring, always smiling interaction he has with the community that is what will be missed.The programs you started are wonderful and will last a long time but itís the smiling face we will miss.

 

Mayor Webster said the last whereas in the resolution sums up the fact that you have worked your entire career dedicated to the four core values of the Police Department: integrity, professionalism, cooperation and commitment.I think you have lived and breathed that and set an example for the people coming on behind you.We hear all these things you have been a part of and youíve helped cultivate and bring to fruition in the Police Department.If you try to look for a common denominator there I think it is serving the community.I canít think of a better officer for the young officers to emulate than private citizen Al Maupin.

 

Mrs. McNear said I refer to you as the can man.I like that program because of the generosity all the way around.It helps people who have to pay for a ticket.It lets them give back to the community and itís such a popular program that even people who donít get tickets bring in food.It helps a lot of people.Best of luck to you.

 

Chief Laage said we came on within twenty-seven days of each other.We have developed a very good friendship over the years.Bill summed it up when he was talking about Dick and said he worked with everybody who lived, worked and played in the City.It doesnít matter to us either.We serve the same as Dick did.One of the things I thought was extremely important was the ability of Al to work as a team with other City departments.We all at the Police Department wish Al a happy retirement.

 

Al Maupin said God has truly blessed me with a wonderful City and you beautiful people.I thank all of you for allowing me to put these programs forward.Because of you the programs are successful.

 

Resolution R13-2006 passed with seven affirmative votes.

 

PRESENTATION BY COUNTY COMMISSIONER PHIL HEIMLICH

 

Commissioner Heimlich said I think we would all agree that after all the hours our police officers put in, the least we can do for them is provide adequate facilities when they are in a position of having to arrest someone.This county has not had adequate jail space for a number of years.Last fall we hired probably the best consulting firm in the country on jails.They analyzed our whole justice system and concluded that even though we have a very impressive array of alternative programs, that we do not have enough jail space.They strongly recommended that we build an 1800 bed jail that costs about $225 million, take down three of the facilities that are over seventy years old, and insure that through the year 2020 we will have enough spaces.We will add a net 800 beds as well as replace 1000 spaces that are old and run down, and only capable of holding minimum security prisoners.The trend we are seeing in this county, particularly in Cincinnati, is for more serious crimes, therefore, requiring longer sentences.I got together with Sheriff Simon Leis and Carl Lindner and we put a plan together that will build the jail that is needed.To do so will require a quarter-cent sales tax that we would like to place on the ballot this fall.We have structured this in such a way that for every dollar increase in sales tax there is a dollar reduction in property tax.We think thatís a very good way to do this.About forty-five percent of the sales tax is paid by those outside the county.I wanted to meet with elected officials throughout the County and inform them of the basic details of this since you are going to be hearing more about it.Itís important that elected officials understand this and support this.I am interested in your feedback.

 

Mr. Danbury asked what would happen if we got revenue from slot machines or possible casinos in Ohio?Would this campaign you are proposing be canceled if we got revenue from gambling?

 

Mr. Heimlich replied there was a proposal by some members of Cincinnati City Council to put a slot parlor in Over the Rhine that they said would pay for the jail.They were not able to get even a thousand signatures.In two or three years if they are successful in getting a casino that brings in more revenue thatís fine.As soon as the jail is paid off the sales tax goes away.We are projecting zero growth in this sales tax.Thatís extremely conservative.When they projected the stadium tax, they projected three percent growth every year which was too optimistic.Thatís what got that project in trouble.

 

Mr. Danbury said something needs to be done to make the whole community safer but I also think a lot of people are taxed out.Since we built the convention center, it has affected the outer perimeter here for the hotel tax.Sharonville, Springdale, Blue Ash have felt the impact of that.

 

Mr. Heimlich stated for every dollar the sales tax goes up, thereís a dollar for dollar reduction in property tax.Two of those property tax levies are going off the ballot anyway so Iím not saying weíre doing it because of that.

 

Ms. Pollitt said I have a daughter who works in corrections so I hear the challenges that the corrections officers face.My concern is on one page it says the Campaign for a Safer Hamilton County accomplishes this without increasing taxes.But on the third paragraph from the bottom, it states that the new jail will be financed by taxing a quarter of a penny on every dollar of taxable goods.Thatís a contradiction to the reader.Iím not opposed to what you are saying but I would like it to be clear to the reader.To me thatís double speak.

 

Mr. Heimlich said maybe it wasnít worded as well as it should be.One page shows the $32.5 million weíll bring in sales tax is off-set by property tax reductions of the same amount.We have been struggling for years with early releases.Thousands of prisoners have been released short of their sentences.We have temporarily put a stop to that.We began leasing 200 cells in Butler County.Itís not cheap but again, what is the cost of not doing it.Weíve been averaging 185 a night.This is a step forward but itís a short term step.

 

Mr. Wilson said I am looking at the statement of payback over twenty years.Are we building a facility that will be obsolete in twenty years or less?Will we have to build another jail at another increase?

 

Mr. Heimlich replied the consultant projected we need 3000 cells to take us through 2020.The consultant said we may need another 500 or so cells after 2020 over the next ten years after that.When you go more than ten years, itís a little hard to predict crime trends. We are building the core to allow expansion if we need to.

 

Mr. Wilson stated we are building bigger and bigger jails but are we looking at whatís causing the problem?It would be better to find out why these people are going to jail.

 

Mr. Heimlich replied Iím not smart enough to figure out what we can do to change peopleís upbringings, families and environments.The expert who looked at our facility said our county has some of the most extensive array of alternative programs of almost any county in the country.The kinds of crimes being committed are getting more and more serious, and as a county commissioner I have a responsibility to deal with the here and now.

 

Mr. Knox said on page two it says it cuts property taxes $32.5 million.The federal well is drying up; the state is cutting the local government funds.Will this property tax cut have an effect on the municipalities?

 

Mr. Heimlich answered no, it would have no effect.We are cutting the hospital levy.We have eliminated the Drake tax.

 

Mr. Osborn said some of us were here when Bud Andery came out to give us the presentation on the funding for the justice center.The thought by the consultant at the time was that with the baby boom generation, as demographics changed, crime was going to fall off.Two things they failed to take into account were they missed the dramatic impact of drugs on society.That was not anywhere the issue back then that it is today.The second thing they missed was a very serious change in the Bureau of Adult Detention.They changed the standards over time.I would image that the consultant was looking at potential changes like that that might affect the requirements in the future.†† While I think it would be great to have a panacea that could cure all the social ills, we are arresting people every day and having to let them go on their own recognizance because we canít lock them up anymore.Weíre actually holding prisoners here for two other jurisdictions and Iím about to introduce a proposal to hold misdemeanor type arrests from a third jurisdiction.Itís when you have to send them to the county, it was getting to the point that it was almost impossible to get them in jail.We are at a crisis and we have to have more capacity. ††If we could learn from the mistakes of the past I think that would be a good thing.

 

Mr. Heimlich said this proposal is supported by virtually every law enforcement authority in the county.Our coroner, Odell Owens, speaks to young people about the kinds of issues you talked about, Mr. Wilson, nonetheless, says we have to get this done.†† We have to make sure that our projections are as accurate as possible and that they take into account state law changes, etc.

 

Mayor Webster said Iíd like to thank you for trying to control the spending and I know an issue close to your heart is the loss of population in the county and loss of businesses.I would hate to see us do anything that would be portrayed as a shell game where weíre increasing here and cutting here.Of the total sales tax that Hamilton County collects, twelve percent comes from this Tri-County area primarily.Weíre sitting on the doorstep of Butler County.Clermont and Warren County arenít that far away.All those communities have a 6 Ĺ% sales tax.A quarter percent probably isnít going to stop anybody from shopping for a shirt at Tri-County.But if you are going to buy a luxury vehicle, they may decide to go to some other jurisdiction.

 

Mr. Heimlich said itís not based on where you buy the vehicle, but where you title it.Iím known as the hard-nosed fiscal conservative but I also feel I have to be honest with people.I canít honestly say weíre going to come up with $200 million without doing this.

 

Mr. Vanover said I heard Joe Deters tonight on a news broadcast saying 4500 prisoners a day are being released the day they are charged because we donít have the space.I think Dr. Owens was very poignant in his plea this week that we have got to get involved.†† I agree we need to look at all the issues.

 

Mr. Wilson said I agree we need the facility but we need to look at alternatives about what we can do to prevent the increase.

 

Mr. Osborn stated I had the opportunity to serve on a working committee that reviewed Human Services Department in Hamilton County.The State keeps reducing the amount they give to support that area of the Countyís operation. Itís the largest department the County has control over.The County is putting as much money as they can afford into this program.

 

††††††††††† COMMITTEE AND OFFICIAL REPORTS

 

††††††††††† Civil Service Commission Ė Tony Potts reported that they received a request to begin the recruitment process on two open positions.The first is Senior Administrative Assistant in City Administration.The commission approved the beginning of that process and that position will be posted starting this weekend.The other position is for maintenance worker.The commission agreed to waive testing on that because of the special skills required.

 

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 Ė Mr. Danbury stated that John R. Jergens is completing the grade separation project.They plan to switch the main track traffic on the bridge in mid August.The completion date is set for the end of October.The Kemper Road project water main construction has been awarded to Sunesis and roadway bridge construction to Trend Construction.The roadwork will start in August, recess in late fall and begin again last January 2007.It should be completed in September 2007.The Fire Department roof project will begin next week with completion in late August.The air conditioning will be done in September.The Community Center meeting room renovation has been bid and there is an ordinance on the agenda tonight.

 

Mr. Knox asked was there any rework on the underpass that needed to be done by Jergenson?

 

Mr. Shvegzda replied there wasnít anything substantial.

 

Mayor Webster said at the Community Center not only are we expanding the three club rooms, but weíre also building a new meeting room for the senior citizens.Thatís what precipitated this whole project.The total contract cost is $175,700 and we were awarded $100,000 in Community Block Grant.

 

Mr. Osborn stated the City budgeted $60,000.The contracts total $175,000 but one of those elements is an awning system that we are probably going to non-perform in this contract and deal with it separately on our own.†† That is around $15,000.

 

Mr. Danbury said Iíve heard some people at the Spirit of Springdale celebration say we are catering to the seniors.They are our citizens too.Itís not like they are taking over.This is just an area designated for them.During the fall and winter no one is at the Community Center.

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Finance Committee††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††††††† no report

 

Planning Commission Ė Mr. Galster said a sign for Jared Jewelers, 11711 Princeton Pike was approved 6-1.There was a request for approval of exterior lighting for Doctors Onady and Miller at 311 and 315 West Kemper Road.Originally, they had pretty much proposed lighting similar to the streetscape but that was pretty expensive and they asked for more commercial lighting.The staff thought there could be a balance in-between that would be more residential friendly.We referred them to staff for approval.There was a map amendment and preliminary plan for PUD for Golden Leaf development, 414 through 460 West Kemper Road.†† That was tabled at their request.Loweís requested a conditional use permit to allow outside display.That was continued while we wait for a revised plan.LifeSphere had a color pallet change and that was approved.

 

Board of Zoning Appeals Ė Mr. Squires reported they had a request for a 30íx60íx16í garage at 288 West Kemper.Only six members were present and that failed with a 3-3 vote.A request to store an RV and boat at 524 Cloverdale was denied.A request to convert a garage to living space at687 Crescentville was tabled.Jake Sweeney BMW had put a wall sign up less than three feet from the east wall of the building.The cost to move and replace was significant and they were given a variance for that.The property at 123 Boggs Lane requested a ground sign with zero setback.That was okayed with changes.

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Board of Health†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††††††† no report

 

Veteranís Memorial Committee Ė Mr. Wilson said they collected $587 at the Spirit of Springdale.All State Insurance donated $500 for the third year in a row.They will do this every year that Mr. Wilson is on the board.

 

Mr. Galster said the planter is the brainchild of Jeff Tulloch.We had anticipated having two completed planters in our booth during the celebration but they were a little behind schedule.Mr. Tulloch suggested painting one white and letting everyone sign it for a $10 donation to the Veteranís Memorial.It will serve as our official bi-centennial planter.We obtained fifty signatures.People can come to the Municipal Building and sign the planter.

 

Mayor Webster said the senior citizens put together a cookbook with profits to go to the Veteranís Memorial.The printing bill was $1,625.The Veteranís Memorial Committee paid for the printing.They have already sold 143 cookbooks with 107 left.††† They plan to be at all the bicentennial events and sales are going well.We are going to have 250 more books printed.You can buy books here or at the Community Center for $10 each.

 

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Mayorís Report Ė Mayor Webster said the majority of my activities have been devoted to bicentennial events.There is a big board with events posted on it here, at the Community Center and Tri-County Mall.We are going to advertise on Time-Warner.The history book is at the printer.

 

Mr. Danbury said I am not employed by Time-Warner.My company will be but I am not getting any compensation.I have presented something that I know has worked in the past and the Mayor and Administrator made the decision.We met this morning with the gentleman who is going to be producing a series of commercials.It will be a commercial that can be updated covering the different events.We have a commitment for over five weeks.We will be having over 600 commercials on various channels.I presented to the Mayor and Administration that we can have the best thing out there but if no one knows about it, itís not going to go off.†† We are trying to get the business sector involved in this promotion.We are trying to get key sponsors who would have their logo on the commercials as a prominent sponsor.We will have signage at the various events.Itís good public relations, good advertising.

 

Mr. Osborn stated the level of saturation weíre doing with these commercials statistically is that everybody in our target area will have seen them an average of three times.††† We hope to raise money for the advertising with sponsorships and break even on the commercials.

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Clerk of Council/Finance Director††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††††††† no report

 

Administratorís Report Ė Mr. Osborn said we have been approached by Greenhills to consider housing their misdemeanor prisoners.Chief Laage is recommending that we enter into a contract with them.Itwill be on the same basis as Sharonville and Glendale.We do have a maximum number of units we will make available, two males and one female.If we need those spaces we will fill them ourselves.This wonít take away from our capacity.

 

Mr. Osborn said the second item is the urban paving project of SR 4 from the south edge of the Glensprings intersection north to a point 800 feet south of the Crescentville intersection.This project will repave that portion of the area between Glensprings and the terminus not being covered under one of the State projects.The ODOT share would be $131,104 and the City share would be $103,006.Weíve talked the State into taking responsibility for the existing southbound lane that we are going to double up under the I-275 project and we will be well under the budget number for this project.We request an ordinance at the next Council meeting for the agreement with ODOT.

 

Mr. Osborn continued one of the things we are doing for the bicentennial is creating a bicentennial time capsule.We have a space here in the building. We will put a lot of memorabilia from the bicentennial in the box.And, I want to thank the Tri-County Press for the excellent coverage they have given us running up to the bicentennial.

 

Mr. Osborn requested Council add an ordinance for the DARE ordinance this evening.

 

Mr. Knox said in order for the Council to take any action on the Pictoria Island bond, we need to receive a petition from the owners of the building, MEPT.We have not received the petition to date.They sent us 200 pages of documents that I reviewed and sent back my comments.There were a few items that were totally unacceptable.I now have another 250 pages to review.Thanks to Ms. Weimer, we have been extended another month.You should see an ordinance to accept the petition for special assessment at the next meeting.The two follow on items will be brought forth in August.

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Law Directorís Report††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††††††† no report

Engineerís Report††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††††††† no report

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††††††††††† COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE

 

††††††††††† Mr. Chris Kinard, 673 Hargove Court, said I just wanted to comment on some things I heard after Mr. Heimlich spoke.I took what Mr. Wilson said and he actually was on target when he spoke about what the emphasis as of what Odell Owensí was speaking of.Odell Owensí concern is from the preventive perspective, not from the jailing.He talks to the kids about getting rid of the drugs and guns.I just wanted to make that clear because I heard a few people hear trying to make it sound like Odell was more in favor of what Mr. Heimlich was saying about building the jails.

 

††††††††††† Council recessed at 9:08 p.m. and reconvened at 9:14 p.m.

 

ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

 

ORDINANCE NO. 50-2006  ďAUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CLERK OF COUNCIL/FINANCE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH CDS ASSOCIATES, INC., TO PROCEED WITH ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR ODOT  STAGE 1 AND STAGE 2 PLAN PREPARATIONS FOR THE IMPROVEMENTS ON STATE ROUTE 4 BETWEEN GLENSPRINGS DRIVE AND I-275 EASTBOUND OFF-RAMP AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCYĒ

 

Mr. Vanover made a motion to approve and Ms. Pollitt seconded.

 

Ordinance 50-2006 passed with seven affirmative votes.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 51-2006ďACCEPTING A BID AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CLERK OF COUNCIL/FINANCE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH LANGENHEIM & THOMSON FOR THE GENERAL CONSTRUCTION ON THE SPRINGDALE COMMUNITY CENTER RENOVATION PROJECT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCYĒ

 

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

 

Ordinance 51-2006 passed with seven affirmative votes.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 52-2006 ďACCEPTING A BID AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CLERK OF COUNCIL/FINANCE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH PERKINS/CARMACK CONSTRUCTION, LLC, FOR HVAC WORK ON THE SPRINGDALE COMMUNITY VENTER RENOVATION PROJECT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCYĒ

 

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

 

Ordinance 52-2006 passed with seven affirmative votes.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 53-2006ďACCEPTING A BID AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CLERK OF COUNCIL/FINANCE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH PROGRESSIVE PLUMBING CO. FOR PLUMBING AND FIRE PROTECTION FOR THE SPRINGDALE COMMUNITY CENTER RENOVATION PROJECT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCYĒ

 

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

 

Ordinance 53-2006 passed with seven affirmative votes.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 54-2006ďACCEPTING A BID AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CLERK OF COUNCIL/FINANCE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH G. C. CONTRACTING CORP. FOR ELECTRICAL WORK ON THE SPRINGDALE COMMUNITY CENTER RENOVATION PROJECT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCYĒ

 

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

 

Ordinance 54-2006 passed with seven affirmative votes.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 55-2006 ďAUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CLERK OF COUNCIL/FINANCE DIRECTOR TO FILE A DRUG ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION (DARE) GRANTS PROGRAM APPLICATION AND TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE OHIO ATTORNEY GENERAL, JIM PETRO, TO CONTINUE A DARE PROGRAM AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCYĒ

 

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

 

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

 

Ordinance 55-2006 passed with seven affirmative votes.

 

OLD BUSINESS

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††††††††††† Ms. Pollitt said I have applied for a name change with the Board of Elections.My new name will be Harlow.

 

††††††††††† NEW BUSINESS

 

††††††††††† Mr. Parham said itís the time of the year to ask for your approval to join the Miami Valley Risk Management Group Rating Program.†† I request legislation at your next meeting.

 

††††††††††† Mr. Knox stated we have an application from Tri-County BWR LLC for an upgraded liquor license.There were no objections.

 

††††††††††† Mayor Webster asked where do we stand with our garbage collection contract?I saw in the paper that Colerain Township denied a request to expand the Rumpke Landfill.

 

††††††††††† Mr. Parham replied I feel certain we did a five-year contract this time.I think we even had an option for a sixth year at the same rate.I can check when it went into effect.

 

††††††††††† Mr. Vanover asked if there is a larger recycling bin available?

 

††††††††††† Mr. Parham responded I donít know of a larger one but I know we have delivered multiple bins.

 

††††††††††† Mr. Vanover said they physically take the bins.Mr. Parham said we should be notified of that.

 

††††††††††† Mrs. McNear stated I have been driving the Mayor crazy with recycling articles because of all the recycling I want to do.There was recycling this past weekend for computers, faxes, cell phones, etc. for Hamilton County.I didnít get the notice until Monday but it was in the paper and I took advantage of it. Maybe thatís something we can make sure we get advanced notice for the next time.

 

††††††††††† MEETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††† none

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COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE††††††††††† ††††††††††† - ††††††††† none

 

UPDATE ON LEGISLATION STILL IN DEVELOPMENT†††††† -†††††††††† none

 

RECAP OF LEGISLATIVE ITEMS REQUESTED

 

Agreement with Greenhills to house prisoners††††††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††† August 2

Agreement with ODOT for paving SR4††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††† August 2

MVRMA†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††† August 2

MEPT special assessment petition††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††† August 2

Resolution for boysí baseball team††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† August

 

Council adjourned at 9:37 p.m.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† EdwardF. Knox

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Clerk of Council/Finance Director

 

Minutes Approved:

 

Kathy McNear, President of Council

 

 

__________________________, 2006