President of Council Marjorie Harlow called Council to order on November 3, 2010, 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, Hawkins, Squires, Vanover and Harlow. Mr. Galster arrived at 7:10 p.m.

    The minutes of October 20, 2010 were approved with six affirmative votes.

    COMMUNICATIONS                     -     none

    COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE    -     none

SPRINGDALE ONLINE COMMUNITY VIDEO    -    Jeff Tulloch

Mayor Webster said this video has been several months in the making and it turned out real well. Mr. Tulloch and Debbie Dunfee worked with the people who made it. The biggest thing about it is that it is done very professionally at no cost to the City. It is a great marketing tool for realtors and developers.

Mr. Tulloch stated the company that made the video is GCI Communications. It is an opportunity to look at Springdale through different eyes.

Mr. Tulloch showed the video and then said it is accessible on Springdale’s website. He demonstrated how to send the video to someone else via e-mail.

ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

ORDINANCE NO. 33-2010 “AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CLERK OF COUNCIL/FINANCE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH MARK E. PIEPMEIER FOR PROSECUTING SERVICES FOR THE CITY OF SPRINGDALE, OHIO, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY”

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

Mayor Webster explained ordinances 33 through 35 are agreements for staffing Mayor’s Court. I can’t say enough about the performance of these three gentlemen. The dollar amounts are the same as last year; in fact, this is the third year in a row that the fees have stayed the same. I have heard nothing but good things about how court is run. I urge your support on all three of these.

Ordinance 33-2010 passed with seven affirmative votes.

ORDINANCE NO. 34-2010 “AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CLERK OF COUNCIL/FINANCE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH JONATHAN SMITH FOR PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICES FOR THE CITY OF SPRINGDALE, OHIO, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY”

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

Ordinance 34-2010 passed with seven affirmative votes.

ORDINANCE NO. 35-2010 “AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CLERK OF COUNCIL/FINANCE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH DONALD W. WHITE TO SERVE AS MAYOR’S COURT MAGISTRATE FOR THE CITY OF SPRINGDALE, OHIO, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY”


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

Ordinance 35-2010 passed with seven affirmative votes.

ORDINANCE NO. 37- 2010 “AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF SPRINGDALE TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT FOR ALTERNATIVE SUPPLY OF WHOLESALE NATURAL GAS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY”

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

Mr. Parham stated this legislation is one, if approved this evening, would allow us to enter into an agreement with the Center for Local Government or perhaps another group to seek cooperative participation in identifying alternative natural gas opportunities for our municipal facilities only. I hope the residents have taken an opportunity to receive a discounted rate for electricity. We put an article in the August 1st newsletter trying to identify as much information as possible for the residents to be educated as to how that system would help them presently. At the same time, our intent is to come back next fall with two ballot issues for natural gas and electricity so that the City can form an aggregate to identify providers that will lessen the rates for all the residents in the community. Another community tried to provide that for its residents but it was voted down in that community.

    Ordinance 37-2010 passed with seven affirmative votes.

    OLD BUSINESS

    Mrs. McNear asked Kelly Reddy, the reporter to make a correction. There is an article that showed up in the Tri-County Press and also in the October 30th edition of the Enquirer that states: “The City wraps up the Rumpke contract… Under the agreement residents will pay $9.50 a month for solid waste disposal and 75 cents for recycling service.” The correction is that the cost for residential services is paid by the City. The resident does not pay for it.

    Mayor Webster reminded everyone that the Veteran’s Day Ceremony will be held November 11 and invited the elected officials and residents, especially veterans.

    Mr. Parham reported there were questions about the auto auction process at a previous meeting and he wanted to share with Council the results of the recent auction. We sold both vehicles. The Ford Taurus sold for $300 and the Crown Victoria for $2400. We paid a $150 fee for each vehicle to be auctioned.

    NEW BUSINESS

    Mrs. McNear said we have a liquor license request for the Gomez Group doing business as Tacqueria Mi Ranchito at 322 Northland Boulevard. There were no objections.

    Mr. Parham stated each of you should have a copy of the 2011 five-year revenue and expenditure report. If you have any questions please give us a call. If you want to stop in, we’ll go through the document as well. If you identify anything that stands out a little different or may be a typographical error, let us know that as well.

    Mr. Parham said there was a bid opening on October 21 for the SR 4 southbound lane addition project. There were six bidders and Barrett Paving was the lowest and best bidder at $469,791.66. The original preliminary Engineer’s estimate was $431,515. We have received outside funding for this project. It was originally designed to be sixty percent LTIP funding, twenty percent MRF and twenty percent the City’s share. However, because the bids came in higher than the estimate, the amounts for both the LTIP and MRF were capped so it really came out to be fifty-five percent LTIP in the amount of $258,909; eighteen percent MRF funding at $86,300; and the City’s share $121,582. We request legislation at the next meeting to award the contract to Barrett with the emergency clause.
   


    MEETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Planning Commission                     -     November 9
Board of Health                     -     November 11
    Board of Zoning Appeals                 -     November 16

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE    -     none

Mrs. Emerson made a motion that Council go into executive session as a committee of the whole to discuss personnel issues. Mr. Vanover seconded. The motion passed with seven affirmative votes.

Council went into executive session at 7:40 p.m.

Mr. Vanover made a motion for a fifteen minute recess to allow information to be compiled and Mr. Squires seconded. Council took a fifteen minute recess and reconvened at 8:10 p.m. The motion passed with seven affirmative votes.

Mrs. Emerson made a motion that Council go back into executive session as a committee of the whole to discuss personnel issues. Mr. Vanover seconded. The motion passed with seven affirmative votes.

Council went into executive session at 8:10 p.m. and reconvened at 8:38 p.m.

Mr. Vanover made a motion to authorize the Clerk of Council/Finance Director to execute a G-11 waiver for the SERB Case 09-MED-1284, which will have an effective date of January 1, 2011.

Mrs. Harlow said this is for the firefighters’ contract.

Mr. Galster seconded the motion which passed with seven affirmative votes.

UPDATE ON LEGISLATION STILL IN DEVELOPMENT

SR 4 southbound lane addition             -     November 17
Agreement between FOP/OLC and City         -     December 1

RECAP OF LEGISLATIVE ITEMS REQUESTED    -    none

Council adjourned at 8:42 p.m.

                        Respectfully submitted,




                        Kathy McNear
                        Clerk of Council/Finance Director

Minutes Approved:

Marjorie Harlow, President of Council



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