Regular Council Meeting Minutes from October 10, 2017

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

MINUTES

TUESDAY

OCTOBER 10, 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 Ms. DePledge 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, Mr. Evers, Mr. Hoefle and Council President Ms. DePledge.  Also in attendance was Council Clerk Mrs. Simons.

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

Ms. DePledge: 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. Evers moved to approve the minutes from September 26, 2017. Mr. Zuren second.

Yeas: 5

Abstain: 2

Motion carried.  Minutes are approved.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT

Meetings Scheduled

Ms. DePledge: The next Council-as-a-Whole Committee Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 24, 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 were no questions for Ms. DePledge.

COMMUNICATIONS & PETITIONS

  1. A liquor license permit to MFRS LLC, d/b/a Diamond Back Bar & Grill & Patio located at 34471 Vine Street, Eastlake, OH.

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

  1. A communication for the Administration to prepare and submit an application to participate in OPWC capital improvement program for Phase II of Willowick Drive.

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

  2. A communication from the Administration to amend Section 770.10 and Section 770.11 specifically subsection (e).

    Ms. DePledge: This will be referred to the Ordinance Committee.

    COMMITTEE REPORTS:

    Ms. DePledge: There were no Committee Meetings held since our last Regular Council Meeting.  Mr. Zuren?

    ECDC REPORT – Mr. Zuren, Chairman

    Mr. Zuren: Thank you Madam President.  I just want to announce the Taste of Eastlake-Willowick, which is a restaurant crawl.  It is going to occur on Sunday, October 29 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  That is the early Browns game when they are in London and the game should be ending around 12:30 p.m. and this will be from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  It is a self guided tour of each restaurant.  There will be a table of food at the front of each restaurant, where you can sample their best cuisine and take in the ambiance, the décor of the restaurant, and hopefully it will get people to go back and patronize the restaurant.  Currently there are eleven that are participating and they are: Severino’s Restaurant & Lounge, Mama’ Boy Bar B-Q, Mama Primozz Pizza, Wal-Mart Super Center, Subway, Arby’s, D’Amico’s Pizzeria, Lucio’s, Dubrovnik Garden Restaurant, Amore Ristorante & Pizzeria and Sports Fanatics.  I would also like to thank the sponsors for this event and there are four banners that are out in Eastlake and Willowick.  We have signs for the day of the event and the sponsors are: Lake Health, Ron Young, Laura DePledge, Marisa Cornachio, Lann Insurance and Elaine Half Real Estate.  I would also like to announce a meeting that we are going to have and it actually came about from the Ward Meeting that Mr. Spotton and I had last weekend at the Captains facilities.  There is a meeting at Stonehill Hotel, which is going to be known as Fourpoints by Sheraton in the next couple of months.  We have invited banquet halls, party centers, caters, wedding planners and churches to get together and start promoting each other.  Since the Stonehill Hotel is going to have a large investment in their banquet facilities and we thought that it was a good opportunity to get all of those like minded businesses together to start creating cross promotion services, and to build that up in Eastlake.  I also want to announce that there is a Vine Street Corridor Business Meeting and it will also be held at the Stonehill Hotel.  It will be on November 9 at 3:00 p.m. and it is in co-operation with Mayor Morley and Mayor Regovich from Willowick.  It is going to be a meeting for Eastlake and Willowick businesses and located on Vine Street.  It is to encourage them to start working together, cross promotion, networking, business pride to clean up Vine Street and creating a way to find out if businesses are looking to expand or to open additional businesses.   With that I am open for questions.  

    There were no questions for Mr. Zuren.

     

    Ms. DePledge: Is there anybody else from Council wishing to speak?  Mr. Hoefle?

     

    Mr. Hoefle: Thank you Madam President.  Several years ago when we were looking to do a Recreation Levy in the city and everybody is aware of the fact that it failed.  That the average person in a $100,000.00 home would have been about $1.46 per month and one of the things that we were looking at was…I was investigating a spray park in the Surf Side area.  Actually yesterday Mr. Spotton and I went out to Range Rocks Inc. out in Ashland, Ohio.  We took a tour of a manufacturing facility that does spray parks.  We learned a lot out there in the 2 ½ to 3 hours that we were there.  There were different things out there in regards to drain away systems, tanks system for underground tanks to save the water, the different features, the pods and everything.  I was very enlightening and we learned quite a bit and we are looking at possibly if we are able to get any funds next year…in the near future…at least we are going to do our due diligence now to find out what we can with the total cost, info structure and everything that we would need to do.  It was a good tour yesterday that we had out there.  I also have some pamphlets that I picked up out there for the other members of Council and the Mayor.  Mr. Spotton do you have anything else that you would like to add?

     

    Mr. Spotton: I just want to say that is was a great and informative meeting.  This will be great for Surf Side if we can pull something off to replace the pool that has been long gone.  The community is going to be getting younger over there and it is something for the kids.  It will be great.

     

    Ms. DePledge: Are there any questions for Mr. Hoefle or Mr. Spotton?

    There were no questions for Mr. Hoefle or for Mr. Spotton.

    MOTION

    Mr. Spotton move to approve and send back to Columbus, Ohio with no objections the liquor license permit request to MFRS LLC, d/b/a Diamond Back Bar & Grill & Patio at 34471 Vine Street, Eastlake, OH.  Mr. Meyers second.

    ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

     

    Motion carried.

    Mr. Evers moved to add Legislation No.: 10-10-(01) to this evening’s agenda a Resolution authorizing the Mayor to prepare and submit an Application to Participate in the Ohio Public Works Commission State Capital Improvement and/or Local Transportation Improvement Program(s) and to Execute Contracts as required.  Mr. Hoefle second.

     

    ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

     

    Motion carried Legislation No.: 10-10-(01) is added to this evening’s agenda.

     

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

    Ms. DePledge 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

10-10-(01)                                     RESOLUTION NO.: ___________

Requested by:  Administration

Sponsored by:  Council

A Resolution authorizing the Mayor to prepare and submit an Application to Participate in the Ohio Public Works Commission State Capital Improvement and/or Local Transportation Improvement Program(s) and to Execute Contracts as required, and declaring an emergency.

MOTION:  Mr. Evers moved to suspend the rules requiring separate readings and reading in full.  Mr. Hoefle second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

MOTION:  Mr. Evers moved to adopt.  Mr. Hoefle second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried. Legislation is adopted as Resolution No.: 2017-075.

LEGISLATION PENDING: (Placed on First Reading on 09-26-2017)

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.

MOTION:  Mr. Meyers moved to suspend the rules requiring separate readings and reading in full.  Mr. Spotton second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

MOTION:  Mr. Meyers moved to adopt.  Mr. Spotton second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried. Legislation is adopted as Resolution No.: 2017-076.

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.

MOTION:  Mr. Evers moved to suspend the rules requiring separate readings and reading in full.  Mr. Hoefle second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

MOTION:  Mr. Evers moved to adopt.  Mr. Hoefle second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried. Legislation is adopted as Resolution No.: 2017-077.

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.

MOTION:  Mr. Spotton moved to suspend the rules requiring separate readings and reading in full.  Mr. Meyers second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

MOTION:  Mr. Spotton moved to adopt.  Mr. Meyers second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried. Legislation is adopted as Resolution No.: 2017-078.

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.

MOTION:  Mr. Evers moved to suspend the rules requiring separate readings and reading in full.  Mr. Hoefle second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

MOTION:  Mr. Evers moved to adopt.  Mr. Hoefle second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried. Legislation is adopted as Resolution No.: 2017-079.

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.

MOTION:  Mr. Spotton moved to suspend the rules requiring separate readings and reading in full.  Mr. Meyers second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

MOTION:  Mr. Spotton moved to adopt.  Mr. Meyers second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried. Legislation is adopted as Resolution No.: 2017-080.

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.

MOTION:  Mr. Spotton moved to suspend the rules requiring separate readings and reading in full.  Mr. Meyers second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

MOTION:  Mr. Spotton moved to adopt.  Mr. Meyers second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried. Legislation is adopted as Resolution No.: 2017-081.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

There was no Unfinished Business.

NEW BUSINESS

There was no New Business.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS:

MAYOR/SAFETY DIRECTOR – Dennis Morley

Mayor Morley: Thank you Madam President and welcome everyone to this evenings meeting.   As you know I sent over an email last week to establish a Board of Review and we have had one of our businesses appeal their taxes through R.I.T.A.  I did send an email out and I have found a few people so I am asking you to appoint Jim and Connie Turosky, Kathy Berry and Keith Marchand to the Board of Review.  They will be working with R.I.T.A. and Ms. Schindel on the appeal and then we will let you know after that what the decision will be.  It should only be a few meetings…Ms. Schindel if you have anything to add on to that you can do it during your report or you can do it now.

Ms. Schindel: Sure…I don’t believe there to be many meetings, but this is something that needs to be done because of the timeliness of it.  Within this month to establish and set up the meeting and from there appeals go to the State after that.  But this is our part to hear the case.

Mayor Morley: Ms. Schindel and I went over to visit Mold Masters and they will be beginning into the city…this weekend seventy employee’s at first.  Since we’ve met in March they were at 230 employees and they are now up to 300 employees.  So that will be 300 jobs coming into our city and about an $8.5 to $9 Million payroll.  We’ve met them and we walked the facility.  They are putting a million and a half dollars of improvements into the building.  So obviously we are looking forward to them coming.  I just found out today that CNC, where Mr. Striver passed away, was sold and they are going to come in to get a C.U.P. and work with the Building Department to open up another automotive facility down the street from here.  Continuing talks with the company that wants to go into the old Wal-Mart.  We are to the point finally that the easements may be agreed too, with the three different entities there.  They are also working on the final sale price with the company that wants to go into the old Wal-Mart.  I’ve said before that company will also bring 300 jobs and about a $9.5 Million payroll.  We are hoping to get that done shortly.  It seems like and we’ve all know that it is never going to happen, but every week we are a little closer.  As I always tell the Law Director “once it gets to the lawyer’s it could be forever” so hopefully it is going to move a little quicker. We are looking forward to that.  The Fire Department was given a jet ski…so we are getting the information on that so we can give you that so we can accept the jet ski.  It is over at the Fire Department right now for the water rescues team.  They’ve already had it out and about in the river and the lake when it had about three or four foot waves.  That is where we are on that item.  We continue to meet with some other businesses that want to come into the city and are still working on the development possibly on Lakeshore Blvd. for some more homes.  That concludes my report and I am open for questions. 

Ms. DePledge: With regard to the Tax Review Board do need us to vote on your appointments this evening or approve them?

Mayor Morley: We probably should do that…it doesn’t say anywhere in the ordinance.  It doesn’t say anywhere that you have to approve but it does say that if I want to remove them that you have too.

Ms. DePledge: We have to approve them.

Mayor Morley: Approve…Randy should they just make a Motion to accept the four people on the committee?

Ms. DePledge: Would someone like to make that Motion?  Maybe our Finance Committee Chair.

MOTION:

Mr. Evers moved to accept the Mayor’s appointments to the Tax Review Board Committee, Kathy Berry, Keith Marchand, and Jim and Connie Turosky.  Mr. Hoefle second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried.

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 was absent and excused.

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 was absent and excused.

There were no questions for Mr. Gwydir.

FINANCE DIRECTOR – Carol-Ann Schindel

 Ms. Schindel: Thank you and you remember that on August 4th we were struck by lightning…we are still without the support that we need.  The insurance company has been…we’ve been in contact with them and we don’t have any resolution or any answers.  Basically we are where we were last week and last month.  Other than that we do know a little bit more about the electrical situation at the Fire Station and we are working on a determination if there are any electrical issues at the Police Station.  We are also getting a new server this week.  We needed a new server because it had crashed once, then it crashed a second time last week.  We had our fingers crossed that we could make it until today when they started to install the new server.  So we are in the process of putting in a new server.  That is pretty much the end of my report.

 There were no questions for Ms. Schindel.

LAW DIRECTOR – Randy Klammer

Mr. Klammer: Thank you Madam President, Members of Council and Mayor.  I just double checked with Ms. Schindel and I think that we are under estimating how significant Mold Masters thing is.  By my recollection there hasn’t been anything bigger than that in the past decade.  Right?

Mayor Morley: Right.

Mr. Klammer: So that is huge…the Mayor, Ms. Schindel and everyone else should get credit for that accomplishment.  It is significant.  On that dispensary thing it is actually…the amendments are more than what is in the communications.  Those amendments were my amendments to the amendment.  So that is how it got confused, but just so you guys know when you see it to look more closely that is adding the dispensary section.  Because now they are allowing those dispensaries and the company that is doing the cultivation…Buckeye Relief wants to do a dispensary as well.  So that’s adding a Chapter to allow it and some of the provisions regarding the licensure and the fees, and then some of the Building Codes about how the facility is going to look.  It should look like a clinic as opposed to a head shop and all of those types of things. So take a look at it a little more closely and if you have any questions let me know.

There were no questions for Mr. Klammer.

Mayor Morley: Can we schedule an Ordinance Committee Meeting on that?

Ms. DePledge: Actually I think that we have several items now in the Ordinance Committee.

Mr. Hoefle: I would like to schedule an Ordinance Committee Meeting for next Tuesday and I will be out of town on business.  But Mr. Meyers will chair the meeting.  If everything goes okay…we do have the two items and they are the Medical Marijuana issue and the redundancy…

Ms. DePledge: The agenda issue.

Mr. Hoefle: The agenda issue…for October 17th.

Ms. DePledge: For October 17th at six o’clock.

Mr. Hoefle: At six o’clock.

Ms. DePledge: Everyone please mark your calendars and we will get notice out to the public.  Is there anything else?  Mr. Evers?

Mr. Evers: I would like to take a moment to thank the Eastlake Car Cruise guys.  They were here Saturday for the Halloween Trunk or Treat.  Mr. Spotton and I went over there…these guys put on a heck of a show.  We had over 400 kids so hats of to them and thank you.

Mayor Morley: I actually talked to them yesterday and we are going to re-visit some items where we saw that we had some concerns…so we are going to sit down and I am going to meet with them and get ready for next year.  So it’s bigger…we had over 180 cars and our guess was that there was 1,000 kids it was amazing.  I do appreciate what they did for us.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:30 p.m.

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LAURA A. DEPLEDGE, COUNCIL PRESIDENT

APPROVED: ______________________

ATTEST: _____________________________________

TRACY M. SIMONS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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