President of Council Kathy McNear called Council to order on June 4, 2003, at 7:00 p.m.
The governmental body and those in attendance recited the pledge of allegiance.
Mr. Knox took roll call. Present were Council members Danbury, Galster, Pollitt, Vanover, Wilson and McNear. Mr. Squires was on vacation.
The minutes of May 21, 2003 were approved with six affirmative votes.
Mr. Knox read one communication: "Dear Council Members, There was an article in the May 21st Tri-County Press about the Gorman Farm in Evendale stating that they will be seeking support from surrounding communities to keep the farm open. When we bought our home here in Springdale forty-six years ago, we thought we were moving to the country. It was mostly farms. Now we have to drive at least twenty miles to see anything that even resembles a farm. Children these days need to learn where their food comes from. Books and videos just donít teach the way actually visiting a farm can. Please help support in any way you can to preserve that farm that is so close by. Sincerely, Julius and Betty Wolf, 462 Dimmick"
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE - none
ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS
ORDINANCE NO. 22-2003 "ENACTING AND ADOPTING THE 2002 SUPPLEMENT TO THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF SPRINGDALE, OHIO"
ORDINANCE NO. 23-2003 "AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF SPRINGDALE, OHIO, SECTION 32.05(B) HOLIDAYS AND
VACATIONS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY"
Mr. Vanover made a motion to adopt and Mr. Wilson seconded.
Mr. Osborn said Mr. Parham and Mrs. Brillhart came across this tabbing error. In the table attached there is a progression from bottom to top in each column. In the 24-48 column that progression got skewed and threw off the column. It wasnít a factor because we have similar language using the correct numbers in our contract with the IAFF and we distributed the hours appropriately. However, weíd like to amend that section of the code to make it consistent with our past practice and the language in our IAFF contract.
Mr. Osborn said since last October Mr. Galster and I have been attending meetings about every two weeks with the Planning Partnership to review the strategies that are to be recommended to the Regional Planning Commission associated with the efforts of the Planning Partnership and Regional Planning to develop goals and objectives for the Countyís Comprehensive Plan. The materials have been tabbed into a final document and have been sent to each jurisdiction. One of the members of the group appointed by each jurisdiction need to sign off on that ballot. We have reviewed that material and it is consistent with what we understand to be the decisions that have been made along the way. There are certain elements that have been blocked by a member jurisdiction. Any member jurisdiction can block something from going in. The idea was to try to reach a compromise but there are certain areas where we didnít reach a compromise. Weíre not sure how those are going to be handled when it comes to presenting this material to the Regional Planning Commission but nevertheless the material that has been sent forward we find is acceptable and we are going to cast our ballot affirming that this is the material we agreed to.
Mr. Osborn there will be a fairly major gas main project on West Kemper Road this summer. There are two separate parts to the project. The first part runs from just east of Kenn Road to the creek in the area of Thriftway. The gas main work will all be done on the north side of the street. There are certain areas where it will jump over to the south side. There will be some lateral crossings to this new gas main as well. Most of the work will be done behind the pavement area. In those areas where we have sidewalks, the sidewalks will have to be removed, then replaced by Cinergy or their contractor. The second part of the project is from the culvert just east of Lawnview Avenue to SR 747. All of the work will be done on the north side of the street. Major locations along this route will be bored under driveways if they can. This will be a big nuisance to us even though the actual pipe will be behind the curb. Iím sure there will be some obstructions of the street as the crews work through the summer.
Mayor Webster asked do you know if they will notify the residents ahead of time or should we take it upon ourselves to get something out to those residents?
Mr. Osborn replied we can track it but we just donít know enough now about the timing. They have not identified which contractor will do the work or the exact start date. Once we know that, if they are not going to make notice, then we can do that.
Mr. Knox there is an application for a liquor license from Kalbique, Inc. doing business as the House of Sun doing business at 11499 Princeton Pike. There were no objections.
Mr. Parham said each year we request legislation to become a part of the Miami Risk Management Association Workerís Comp Group Rating Program. I request legislation at the June 18 meeting.
MEETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mayor Webster stated, as Council will recall, I reported at the last meeting that former Mayor Ray Johnson was gravely ill. Iím sorry to report that Mr. Johnson did die on May 22 and Iíd like to take this opportunity to extend our sympathy to his family and to express our gratitude for all the contributions that Ray made to the City. He served two terms as a Councilman and two terms as Mayor. It was a formative time for the City and his contributions were greatly appreciated.
Planning Commission - June 10
Board of Zoning Appeals - June 17
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE - none
UPDATE ON LEGISLATION STILL IN DEVELOPMENT
Ordinance 22-2003 - June 18
Tax Budget - June 18
Resolution for Jim Burton - June 18
Resolutions for Kiwanis scholarships - July 16
RECAP OF LEGISLATIVE ITEMS REQUESTED
MRVMA Ordinance - June 18
Council adjourned at 7:20 p.m.
Edward F. Knox
Clerk of Council/Finance Director
Kathy McNear, President of Council