Regular Council Meeting Minutes from September 26, 2017

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

MINUTES

TUESDAY

SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

7:00 P.M.

The Regular Meeting of the Eastlake City Council was held at Eastlake City Hall, 35150 Lakeshore Boulevard.  The Meeting was called to order by Council President Mr. Evers at approximately 7:07 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 ATTENDEES

Members of Council in attendance were Mr. Zuren, Mr. Meyers, Mr. Kasunick, Mr. Spotton and Mr. Evers.  Also in attendance was Council Clerk Mrs. Simons.  Mr. Hoefle and Council President Ms. DePledge were absent and excused.

Those attending from the Administration were Police Chief Reik, City Engineer Gwydir, Finance Director Schindel and Law Director Klammer.  Mayor Morley, Fire Chief Whittington, CBO Menn and Service Director Rubertino were absent and excused.

Mr. Evers: If anyone is recording this meeting, as courtesy to the public, will you please identify yourself so that the fellow attendees know they are being recorded.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

MOTION:  Mr. Zuren moved to approve the minutes from September 12, 2017. Mr. Meyers second.

Motion carried.  Minutes are approved.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT

Meetings Scheduled

Mr. Evers: The next Council-as-a-Whole Committee Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The Regular Council meeting will be convened immediately following the adjournment of the Council-as-a-Whole Committee meeting.  There are a couple of dates that I would like to make everyone aware of and they are Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. there will be a question and answer period, it is kind of a meet and great for all of the candidates that are running for office.  It will be located at 600 East 349th Street, Eastlake Community Center.  It is better known as EPAL.  We have a Halloween Car Cruise coming up on October 7 here at City Hall and it will be from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The rain date for that will be October 14.   

There were no questions for Mr. Evers.

COMMUNICATIONS & PETITIONS

A communication from The Walter Drane Company regarding the August 2017 Codified Ordinances replacement pages.

Mr. Evers: This was discussed in Council-As-A-Whole and it will be added to this evening’s agenda.

A communication from the WPCC to expend funds for the replacement the WPCC main waterline.

Mr. Evers: This was discussed in Council-As-A-Whole and it will be added to this evening’s agenda.

A communication from Finance Director Schindel to reappropriate for the expenses beginning on January 1, 2017 and ending on December 31, 2017.

Mr. Evers: This was discussed in Council-As-A-Whole and it will be added to this evening’s agenda.

A communication from Finance Director Schindel to enter into a contract for receipt of the Lake County Senior Levy Funds.

Mr. Evers: This was discussed in Council-As-A-Whole and it will be added to this evening’s agenda.

A communication from Finance Director Schindel to enter into a contract with the State of Ohio Auditor for Compilation Services for the years ending in December 31, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Mr. Evers: This was discussed in Council-As-A-Whole and it will be added to this evening’s agenda.

A communication from the Administration to approve that admission of the Municipality of Beachwood as a new member to NORMA Self-Insurance Inc.

Mr. Evers: This was discussed in Council-As-A-Whole and it will be added to this evening’s agenda.

A communication from Law Director Klammer regarding format changes to Council as a Whole and Regular Council meeting to reduce redundancies.

Mr. Evers: This will be referred to the Ordinance Committee.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Mr. Evers: There were no Committee Meetings held since our last Regular Council Meeting.  However, Mr. Zuren did have an ECDC Meeting tonight.  Mr. Zuren?

Mr. Zuren: Thank you Councilman Evers.  Tonight at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall we did have an ECDC Meeting and we discussed a variety of topics.  The first topic was the Good Neighbor’s Award and we presented The Chagrin River Salmon Association the award for community impact.  Community Impact is an award that recognizes community spirit and thrive the citizens of Eastlake who strengthen our community through acts of kindness, programs, and services that improve the quality of life.  So we want to recognize The Chagrin River Salmon Association for all of their efforts that they have had since 1973 I believe in our city and we do appreciate them.  We also discussed the Taste of Eastlake-Willowick and it will be on Sunday, October 29 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.  We have teamed up with the City of Willowick and we currently have ten restaurants that will be participating in a crawl and each restaurant will have a table of food.  The list includes: Severino’s Restaurant & Lounge, Mama’s Boy Bar B-Q, Mama Primozz Pizza, Wal-Mart Super Center, Subway, Arby’s, D’Amico’s Pizzeria, Lucio’s, Dubrovnik Garden, and Amore Restaurant & Pizzeria all going to participate in this event.  It would be a great event for our city.  I also want to recognize the sponsors that have all contributed $100.00 to purchase banners for the event.  They are State Senator Mr. Young, Council President Ms. DePledge, Attorney Mrs. Cornachio, Lann Insurance Agency in Willoughby, real estate agent Mrs. Half.  Hopefully we will see everybody at that event.  I would also like to send out a special thanks to the residents of Eastlake for all of their help and contributions for the Hurricane Relief effort that we had.  For the past three weeks we’ve collected donations of dry goods and food stuff at Wal-Mart and also at City Hall.  We had a total of four car loads of donations, which was wonderful to see.  We took them all to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and they had semi-trucks that went to Houston to donate all of the dry goods.  It was a wonderful thing.  I would like to recognize Mrs. Foss; she was the Eastlake resident who actually came up with this idea, and also the Mayor and Council for all of their support for it.  Lastly I would like to invite everybody to the City of Eastlake Ward 1 and Ward 4 meeting.  It will be this Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Classic Park.  It will be held inside the park at one of the pavilion areas.  We are going to go over a lot of community outreach ideas and business engagement ideas.  We want to hear what citizens have to say on how we can better our community.  We have quit a few people there who can answer questions at different levels.  We are going to have the General Manager from Neal Stein and we are going to have managers from Stone Hill Hotel.  We are also going to have Commissioner Mr. Serenio along with State Representative Mr. Young.  There will also be donuts and beverages provided and after the meeting the Captains have graciously agreed to give a tour of the guts of the park.  The interior of the park, which are the batting cages and hopefully everybody, can come out to the event it should be real fun.  With that I am open for questions.    

There were no questions for Mr. Zuren.

MOTION

Mr. Meyers moved to add Legislation No.:09-26-(01) to this evening’s agenda an Ordinance to revise the Codified Ordinances by adopting current replacement pages. Mr. Spotton second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried Legislation No.: 09-26-(01) is added to this evening’s agenda and it will be placed on First Reading.

Mr. Kasunick moved to add Legislation No.:09-26-(02) to this evening’s agenda a Resolution granting permission from the City of Eastlake to the City of Willoughby to expend funds in an amount not to exceed One Hundred and Eighty-Five Thousand Dollars ($185,000.00) for the replacement of the WPCC main waterline.  Mr. Spotton second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried Legislation No.: 09-26-(02) is added to this evening’s agenda and it is placed on First Reading.

Mr. Kasunick moved to add Legislation No.:09-26-(03) to this evening’s agenda an Ordinance to reappropriate for the expenses of the City of Eastlake, State of Ohio, for the period beginning January 1, 20­­17 and ending December 31, 2017. Mr. Zuren second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried Legislation No.: 09-12-(03) is added to this evening’s agenda and it is placed First Reading.

Mr. Zuren moved to add Legislation No.:09-26-(04) to this evening’s agenda a Resolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of Finance to accept and to enter into a contract for the receipt of Lake County Senior Levy Funds. Mr. Kasunick second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried Legislation No.: 09-12-(04) is added to this evening’s agenda and it is place on First Reading.

 

Mr. Zuren moved to add Legislation No.:09-26-(05) to this evening’s agenda a Resolution authorizing and directing the Mayor and Director of Finance to enter into a Contract with the State of Ohio Auditor for Compilation Services for the years ending December 31, 2017, 2018 and 2019 for the total amount not to exceed Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00) per year. Mr. Kasunick second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried Legislation No.: 09-12-(05) is added to this evening’s agenda and it is placed on First Reading.

Mr. Spotton moved to add Legislation No.:09-26-(06) to this evening’s agenda a Resolution approving the admission of the Municipality of Beachwood as a new member of the NORMA Self-Insurance Pool.  Mr. Meyers second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried Legislation No.: 09-12-(06) is added to this evening’s agenda and it is placed on First Reading.

RECOGNITION OF THE PUBLIC:  1/2 hour, 3-minutes per person

Mr. Evers recognized the public input at this time; she reminded the speakers that there is a 3-minute limit for their comments; all comments are to be directed to the Chair and not include any personalities or individuals. 

There was no one wishing to speak.

LEGISLATION PROPOSED: First number will be 2017-075

09-26-(01)                               ORDINANCE NO.: _________­­­

Requested by: Clerk of Council

Sponsored by: Council

An Ordinance to revise the Codified Ordinances by adopting current replacement pages, and declaring an emergency.

Mr. Evers: This is placed on First Reading.

09-26-(02)                               RESOLUTION NO.: ________________

Requested by:  WPCC Superintendent Gorka

Sponsored by:  Council

A Resolution granting permission from the City of Eastlake to the City of Willoughby to expend funds in an amount not to exceed One Hundred and Eighty-Five Thousand Dollars ($185,000.00) for the replacement of the WPCC main waterline, and declaring an emergency.

Mr. Evers: This is placed on First Reading.

09-26-(03)                               ORDINANCE NO.: _______________

Requested by: Finance Director Schindel

Sponsored by: Finance Committee

An Ordinance to reappropriate for the expenses of the City of Eastlake, State of Ohio, for the period beginning January 1, 20­­17 and ending December 31, 2017, and declaring an emergency.

Mr. Evers: This is placed on First Reading.

09-26-(04)                               RESOLUTION NO.: ___________

Requested by:  Administration

Sponsored by:  Council

A Resolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of Finance to accept and to enter into a contract for the receipt of Lake County Senior Levy Funds, and declaring an emergency.

Mr. Evers: This is placed on First Reading.

09-26-(05)                              RESOLUTION NO.: ___________

Requested by:  Administration

Sponsored by:  Finance Committee

A Resolution authorizing and directing the Mayor and Director of Finance to enter into a Contract with the State of Ohio Auditor for Compilation Services for the years ending December 31, 2017, 2018 and 2019 for the total amount not to exceed Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00) per year , and declaring an emergency.

Mr. Evers: This is placed on First Reading.

09-26-(06)                               RESOLUTION NO.: ______________

Requested by: Administration

Sponsored by: Council

A Resolution approving the admission of the Municipality of Beachwood as a new member of the NORMA Self-Insurance Pool, Inc., and declaring an emergency.

Mr. Evers: This is placed on First Reading.

LEGISLATION PENDING:

There was no Legislation Pending.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

There was no Unfinished Business.

NEW BUSINESS

There was no New Business.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS:

MAYOR/SAFETY DIRECTOR – Dennis Morley

Mayor Morley was absent and excused.    

There were no questions for Mayor Morley.

FIRE CHIEF – Ted Whittington

Chief Whittington was absent and excused.

There were no questions for Chief Whittington.

POLICE CHIEF – Larry Reik

Chief Reik had no report this evening.

There were no questions for Chief Reik.

CHIEF BUILDING OFFICIAL – David Menn

Mr. Menn was absent and excused.

There were no questions for Mr. Menn.

SERVICE DIRECTOR – Nick Rubertino

Mr. Rubertino was absent and excused.

There were no questions for Mr. Rubertino.

CITY ENGINEER – Tom Gwydir

Mr. Gwydir had no report this evening.

There were no questions for Mr. Gwydir.

FINANCE DIRECTOR – Carol-Ann Schindel

Ms. Schindel: I talked with our broker over at NORMA our insurance carrier in regards to our claim for the 911 dispatch and phone systems.  And her comment back to me was that she is hoping to have an answer within a week or two in terms of where we are heading.  So progress is very, very slow, but I am actually pleased that we are making some kind of progress right now.  That concludes my report.

There were no questions for Ms. Schindel.

LAW DIRECTOR – Randy Klammer

Mr. Klammer had no report this evening.

There were no questions for Mr. Klammer.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:25 p.m.

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KIMBERLY C. EVERS, ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT

 APPROVED: ______________________

 ATTEST: _____________________________________

TRACY M. SIMONS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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