President of Council Kathy McNear
called Council to order on
The governmental body and those in attendance recited the pledge of allegiance.
Mr. Knox took roll call. Present were Council members
The minutes of
COMMUNICATIONS - none
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE - none
ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS
Mr. Vanover made a motion to adopt and Mr. Wilson seconded.
Mr. Osborn said this project is
intended to follow right behind the reconstruction and improvements to the
Crescentville/Springfield Pike intersection and the addition of the second
southbound lane dedicated exclusively to access onto I-275. This will pave over the remaining portion of
the lanes not covered by that lane addition or by the intersection project. The project cost is estimated at $566,759. Of that the ODOT urban paving program will
pay $249,504. This is the only
percentage that they will pay because they limit their involvement to just the
resurfacing. If there is any full-depth repair or any other repairs needed,
that falls back on the City. So in order
to cover the necessary full-depth repairs and other improvements not funded by
ODOT, we will have to absorb those costs.
In addition, the City is responsible for 100 percent of the $47,900 in
engineering costs. Design will start
immediately after authorization by Council this evening and should be completed
Ordinance 16-2006 passed with six affirmative votes.
NO. 17-2006 “AMENDING
ZONING CODE SECTIONS 153.052, 153.067, 153.082, 153.097, 153. 112, 153.127, 153.142, 153.072,
153.269, 153.492, 153.502, 153.504, 153.608, OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE
Mr. Osborn said there is a summary of the changes made by Mr. McErlane as well as the strike-out changes that were attached to the legislative update that came up before the December 21st Council meeting. They are available if anyone would like or need a copy.
Ms. Pollitt stated Roy Mitchell would like to serve on the Tax Review Board again. He has been on the board for eight or nine years. He is a CPA and when there is a case before us he makes sure everyone knows what the law is on that case.
Mr. Mitchell was nominated.
RESOLUTION R4-2006 “APPOINTING ROY MITCHELL AS A MEMBER OF THE TAX REVIEW BOARD”
Mr. Squires made a motion to adopt and Mr. Wilson seconded.
Resolution R4-2006 passed with six affirmative votes.
Mr. Osborn said we had the first meeting with what has
become the bicentennial committee. We
tried to recruit some folks from within the residential community. Most families have both parents working and
not much free time. We wanted to go into
the business community. At the top of
the list was
Mr. Osborn continued we talked about a social event such as
a picnic or ice cream social for the whole community. Other thoughts we developed today are a
quilt show and a display of old farming equipment. The Senior Citizens’ Group has proposed to
do a cookbook of old family recipes. Other
things we have talked about are a parade, Cincinnati Pops concert,
community-wide scavenger hunt, photo or art display
contest, tours of unique facilities, Taste of Springdale, Big Band event, and
Oyster Festival. Our community was
initially settled by families from
Mr. Osborn said other suggestions are a karaoke contest, car show, something for a Guinness record, seminar with nationally known speaker, poetry contest with the City’s history as the theme. There are other possible opportunities. Some will fall out just because we don’t have time to organize them or we have to choose what we have the ability to do.
Mr. Danbury said the minister of my church would be interested. Others might see if their churches would want to get involved so the City doesn’t have to absorb everything and the church will get exposure.
Mr. Osborn said we have $25,000 to accomplish all this. Many of the ideas will be low-cost but we are hoping to get businesses and organizations to organize and/sponsor the more costly events.
Ms. Pollitt said I’m sure The First Baptist Church would be willing to donate their grounds or be willing to help organize something.
Mr. Osborn said after I reported on our training for CPR and AED, Mr. Danbury asked me if it would be available for the public. We rely on the Red Cross to do the training for the public and they do CPR training every other week at the Community Center. I don’t know if they will be adding the AED training though. We would like to offer the elected officials the opportunity to participate in the City training. We still have openings on our schedule. If you would like the training let me know, and we will work you in.
MEETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Board of Health - March 9
Planning Commission - March 14
Board of Zoning Appeals - March 21
Opening Day (Youth Boosters) - April 29
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE - none
UPDATE ON LEGISLATION STILL IN DEVELOPMENT
Ordinance 17 - March 15
RECAP OF LEGISLATIVE ITEMS REQUESTED - none
Council adjourned at
Edward F. Knox
Clerk of Council/Finance Director
Kathy McNear, President of Council