Regular Council Meeting Minutes from April 11, 2017

EASTLAKE CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

APRIL 11, 2017

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: 16 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

ATTENDEES

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

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

Regular Council Meeting –March 28, 2017.

MOTION: Mr. Hoefle moved to approve the minutes from March 28, 2017. Mr. Zuren second.

Motion carried. Minutes approved.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT’S REPORT – President Ms. DePledge

Meetings Scheduled

Ms. DePledge: The next Council-as-a-Whole Committee Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 25, 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. Based on the videotaping at the Council-As-A-Whole Committee Meeting there is the issue of videotaping meetings and it was initially discussed in committee. It sort of died there and no information was brought forward so we will resurrect that issue and discuss it in committee again. I will have it moved into the Ordinance Committee. I think that it is probably the best committee for that. We will address that so hopefully in the future we can come up with a solution that best suites the public as well as everyone in Council is comfortable proceeding with it that way. The other item is that the Boulevard of Flags Fund Raiser is April 21st at 6:00 p.m. at the Patrician Party Center. The cost is $35.00 per person and I think that everybody can see the benefit of that fund raiser over the years and improvements that have been made to the park that are around City Hall. It is a great evening and it’s a lot of fun. It does a lot of good for the city.

There were no questions for Council President DePledge.

COMMUNICATIONS & PETITIONS

A communication from Finance Director Schindel to Exercise City Option One of the Contract for Municipal Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Services.

Ms. DePledge: 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 file an application with the Lake County Board of Commissioners for funds through the Competitive Community Development Block Grant Program.

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

A communication from Finance Director Schindel recognizing the broad duty to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing in the City of Eastlake.

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

A communication from the Administration to enter into an agreement with the Board of Commissioners of Lake County for the Senior Levy Fund.

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

A liquor license transfer request from Convenient Food Mart Inc. 334, d/b/d Surfside Convenient, 36201 Lakeshore Blvd., Eastlake, OH, to Laxmi 36201 Inc., d/b/a Surfside Convenient, 36201 Lakeshore Blvd., Eastlake, OH.

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

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Ms. DePledge: There was an Ordinance Committee Meeting held on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. It was the only committee meeting between the last Council Meeting and tonight’s Council Meeting. Mr. Hoefle?

Ordinance Committee Meeting Report- Mr. Hoefle, Chair

Mr. Hoefle: Thank you Madam President and welcome everyone to this evening’s meeting. The Ordinance Committee did meet on Tuesday, April 4th and all members of the committee and Council were present. From the Administration were Mayor Morley, Chief Reik, CBO Menn, City Engineer Gwydir and Law Director Klammer. We had two items on the agenda one was Proposed Chapter 761 “Entertainment Device Arcades” this is something that we talked about in regards to some...

Mayor Morley: Internet Cafes. Some interest and some people wanted to move in on Lakeshore Blvd.

Mr. Hoefle: It is like the Internet Sweepstakes Café but it would be called “Entertainment Device Arcades”. There would be a licensing fee, fees for each item, and we talked about where we would have them, what districts in the City, and how far apart they would from certain things. Right now it is still in committee and it will stay there until we have another meeting. I know that we received some additional information from our Law Director so we will add that to our next Ordinance Committee Meeting, which will be next Tuesday. We will add that with regards to videotaping.

Ms. DePledge: Is everybody available for next Tuesday?

Mr. Hoefle: We also discussed an update to the Storm Water and Sanitary Sewer Ordinance. As Mr. Gwydir said this is just housekeeping. We had to change some of the language and it was moved forward to this evening’s agenda. That concludes my report and I am open for questions.

There were no questions for Mr. Hoefle.

Ms. DePledge: Mr. Zuren?

Mr. Zuren: Thank you Madam President. I just wanted to inform everybody of a Social Media Grant that is possibly available to the City of Eastlake. It was in The News-Herald. The National Recreation Association is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company to revitalize parks across the United States. The city that receives the most votes through social media will receive up to $20,000.00 to improve one of their local parks. The website to vote for the park improvement fund is nrpa.org/beinspired. I will post the information on social media sites for Eastlake tonight. Thank you.

There were no questions for Mr. Zuren.

MOTION

MOTION: Mr. Evers moved to add Legislation No. 04-11-(02) to this evening’s agenda a Resolution authorizing and directing the Mayor and Director of Finance to Exercise City Option Number One of the Contract for Municipal Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Services for the Residents of the City of Eastlake. Mr. Hoefle second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried Legislation No. 04-11-(02) is added to this evening’s agenda.

MOTION: Mr. Kasunick moved to add Legislation No. 04-11-(03) to this evening’s agenda a Resolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of Finance to File an Application with the Lake County Planning Commission for Funds through the Competitive Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), for the term of October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Mr. Hoefle second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried Legislation No. 04-11-(03) is added to this evening’s agenda.

MOTION: Mr. Meyers moved to add Legislation No. 04-11-(04) to this evening’s agenda a Resolution recognizing the broad duty to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing in the City of Eastlake, Lake County, Ohio. Mr. Hoefle second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried Legislation No. 04-11-(04) is added to this evening’s agenda.

MOTION: Mr. Zuren moved to add Legislation No. 04-11-(05) to this evening’s agenda a Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an Agreement with the Board of Commissioners of Lake County for the Fiscal Year 2017, for the Senior Levy Fund in the City of Eastlake, Lake County, Ohio, is eligible in FY 2017 for Senior Citizens Services or Facilities. Mr. Spotton second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried Legislation No. 04-11-(05) is added to this evening’s agenda.

MOTION: Mr. Spotton moved to approve and send back to Columbus, Ohio with no objections the liquor license transfer request from Convenient Food Mart Inc. 334, d/b/d Surfside Convenient, 36201 Lakeshore Blvd., Eastlake, OH, to Laxmi 36201 Inc., d/b/a Surfside Convenient, 36201 Lakeshore Blvd., Eastlake, OH. Mr. Hoefle second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried.

RECOGNITION OF THE PUBLIC

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 else who wished to speak.

LEGISLATION PROPOSED - First number will be 2017-029

04-11-(01) ORDINANCE NO.:_____________

Requested by: City Engineer Gwydir

Sponsored by: Ordinance Committee

An Ordinance enacting new Chapter 962 “Illicit Discharge and Illegal Connection Control” of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Eastlake, and declaring an emergency.

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

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

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

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried. Legislation is adopted as Resolution No. 2017-029.

04-11-(02) RESOLUTION NO.: ___________

Requested by: Administration

Sponsored by: Finance Committee

A Resolution authorizing and directing the Mayor and Director of Finance to Exercise City Option Number One of the Contract for Municipal Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Services for the Residents of the City of Eastlake, 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. 2017-030.

04-11-(03) RESOLUTION NO.: ___________

Requested by: Administration

Sponsored by: Council

A Resolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of Finance to File an Application with the Lake County Planning Commission for Funds through the Competitive Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), for the term of October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018, and declaring an emergency.

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

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

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

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried. Legislation is adopted as Resolution No. 2017-031.

04-11-(04) RESOLUTION NO.: ___________

Requested by: Administration

Sponsored by: Council

A Resolution recognizing the broad duty to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing in the City of Eastlake, Lake County, Ohio, 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. 2017-032.

04-11-(05) RESOLUTION NO.: _______

Requested by: Administration

Sponsored by: Council

A Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an Agreement with the Board of Commissioners of Lake County for the Fiscal Year 2017, for the Senior Levy Fund in the City of Eastlake, Lake County, Ohio, is eligible in FY 2017 for Senior Citizens Services or Facilities, and declaring an emergency.

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

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

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

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried. Legislation is adopted as Resolution No. 2017-033.

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: Thank you Madam President and welcome everyone to this evenings meeting. Thanks for the legislation today. I sent over an email last week and when I get some more information I will get it to you. Both Longfellow and Eastlake North will be doing their ground breaking on May 15th to start the building of the two new schools. That is exciting for our city and it is going to be a lot of work for our Building Department. Ms. Schindel and I over the last few weeks...we met with them for a second time today it is a company that is thinking on coming to Eastlake and we are hoping that will work out. We met with a new company yesterday for the first time out of Highland Heights and they are thinking of re-locating here also. We also met with a company a couple of times to possible re-locate here. Over the last few weeks we have been busy. Yesterday’s question from the gentleman that we met in Highland Heights he asked what do we need from him or what they need and we told him. They asked us what we needed and I said to sign on the dotted line and move to Eastlake. We are hoping for that and these are companies and hopefully we will know in the next two to three weeks. It is really promising so we will see what happens. I met with the Western Mayor’s and Commissioner Serinio this morning and we talked about what more could be done at the end of western Lake County. I am meeting with a few of the Mayor’s tomorrow with Lakeland College about small business. Commissioner Serinio talked about that we may do a task force for the Senior Centers. He asked that maybe some of us from the Mayor’s offices to be on that. We also have a fund raiser for the Miracle League, which is next Thursday at Noah’s in Mentor. Tickets are $50.00 and $75.00 and that is the main board ticket. Unlike the drawing at 200 tickets we are only going to draw five tickets and they will be the winners. You can go onto the Deepwood Foundation website and register for tickets there if you are interested. We continue to discuss the Miracle League and we have a Board of Directors. We have a group that is in charge of getting all of the money together and at this point us at $700,000.00 within kind donations and two hundred in real cash. We are working on a few more of the big grants that are trying to go onto that. If Council could make it to the Planning Commission on Thursday we will be talking about the new Circle K that wants to come to town. It will be on the corner of 357th and Vine Street. If anyone has the time to show up for that meeting it would be great.

Ms. DePledge: What time is the meeting?

Mayor Morley: At 7:00 p.m. I believe that concludes my report and I am open for questions.

Mr. Rubertino: You said May 15th is it not on May 17th?

Mayor Morley: May 15th.

Mr. Rubertino: You said the 15th but isn’t it the 17th for Longfellow and North?

Mayor Morley: I will recheck...now that you say the 17th it maybe the 17th. If anything changes I will let everyone know by email. That concludes my report and I am open for questions.

There were no further questions of Mayor Morley.

FIRE CHIEF – Ted Whittington

Chief Whittington: Thank you Madam President. First of all as in the past I always appreciate your willingness to allow for the swearing in at your meeting. It means a lot to those families and they all show up and they get to see their kids. I appreciate it and I know that they do so thank you very much. I want to mention one thing because I know that he won’t. We had an interesting weather phenomenon happen this past week. With the way the winds were coming off of the lake we ended up having some significant winds that created the waves to splash over the barriers. The sea wall no longer existed because the water line actually raised the level. I know that Mr. Rubertino and his guys got called out to the harbor area very late at night and they worked all night long. I know that there was some flooding and I’m not sure if there was any damage done to any homes that are down there. Because of their work most certainly it could have been a lot worse. They worked in very adverse conditions because it wasn’t friendly down there. I know that he probably won’t mention it I think that Mr. Rubertino and his guys definitely deserve to be acknowledged and the fact that it wasn’t an easy night for those guys. I know that he won’t say it so that’s why I did for him. If you remember we were having problems with one of our ambulances. I know that we are researching it and actually trying to go out and find some different revenue streams for the Fire Department. Because of the necessity to get the new ambulance and because of the repairs that are going on with the other one Ms. Schindel was able to lease. I know that you guys were privy to all of that the ambulance will be delivered tomorrow. If anybody is in the area and wants to stop by most certainly stop on by. I want to be clear as we move forward that was a necessity and we had to get it now only because of the repairs. The other squad being unreliable to say the least it defiantly became a necessity. That is the least that we have going on. Another neat thing and I will just mention it because we our new SCB’s if you remember we got a grant and we got the new air packs. Today we had a new integration of our thermal imaging cameras. If you go back many years ago in the city we were one of the first in Lake County Fire Departments to have thermal imaging cameras. If you remember there was a lot of fund raising that went on and you actually stood out there with the boots and they were very expensive pieces of equipment. As far as technology goes it is very barbaric. So as thing have progressed and technology has changed we actually went to hand held thermal imagining cameras. We have two of those now with the way that technology is we have integrated it into all of our air packs. For the six of them so now everybody on our shift will have their own thermal imager. When they are inside a house that is on fire, searching or doing some kind of investigation...again we had one for the whole department and now each of these guys. From a safety prospective I guess I can’t over dramatize the fact on how important it is and how much of a great step. I believe that we found ourselves as one of the first in the county to be able to get the type of technology. If I’m missing anything on that apologize to my colleges. I thought that you guys should know about that. Other than that I’m open for questions.

There were no further questions of Chief Whittington.

POLICE CHIEF – Larry Reik

Chief Reik was absent and excused.

There were no further questions of Chief Reik.

CHIEF BUILDING OFFICIAL – David Menn

Mr. Menn was absent and excused.

There were no questions of Mr. Menn.

SERVICE DIRECTOR – Nick Rubertino

Mr. Rubertino: Good evening everybody. Thank you Chief I appreciate the acknowledgement we were out there for approximately twenty straight hours Thursday night through Friday. We were back out there for about six hours on Saturday. In the 27 years here I have never seen the water come over that wall. We didn’t have rain problems with the flooding we had the actual lake coming over the wall down there and creating all of the havoc that we had. I don’t believe that there was any flooding inside of the homes but garages were defiantly affected. We moved on from that and it turned out pretty good. We had three pumps go down. One in the ground as well as two above, with the amount of stones and debris that was sucked into those so we will have some repairs on them. Our new loader is in and if anybody would like to come over and take a look at it give me a call and we will set it up. You can come over and take a look at it. It’s a beautiful piece of equipment and we greatly appreciate that. We are waiting right now for the asphalt plants to open and I believe that they open tomorrow. I may be wrong but it is close to that and we will start to do hot box repairs and some road repairs with that. Hopefully within the next couple of weeks or so we can start on the catch basin repairs and move forward with our wonderful grass cutting and lawn maintenance. With that I am open for any questions.

There were no further questions of Mr. Rubertino.

CITY ENGINEER – Tom Gwydir

Mr. Gwydir: thank you Madam President Members of Council and Mayor. Just as a follow up to the flooding we have finished up the Storm Water Pump Station design for Galalina. We are currently waiting on the last piece of the puzzle to come in which is the ODNR approval to precede it. At which time I will make a request to the Mayor to go out for bids. I am open for questions.

There were no questions of Mr. Gwydir.

FINANCE DIRECTOR – Carol-Ann Schindel

Ms. Schindel had no report this evening.

There were no questions of Ms. Schindel.

LAW DIRECTOR – Randy Klammer

Mr. Klammer had no report this evening.

There were no questions of Mr. Klammer.

Ms. DePledge: I want to thank Mr. Evers, the Captains, and the City of Eastlake for sponsoring the Easter Egg Hunt this past weekend. There were a lot of positive comments and it was very good. I know Mr. Evers it would not be possible without your group the EPAL group and the kids working so hard to make sure that it is a success. I believe that 900 people showed up. It was adults and children showed up for the Easter Egg Hunt so it was a big success this year. Thank you for your hard work.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at approximately 7: 42 p.m.

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LAURA A. DEPLEDGE, COUNCIL PRESIDENT

APPROVED: ______________________

ATTEST: _____________________________________

TRACY M. SIMONS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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