Regular Council Meeting Minutes from May 23, 2017

EASTLAKE CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

MAY 23, 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 7:06 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 and Council President Ms. DePledge. Also in attendance was Council Clerk Mrs. Simons. Mr. Hoefle was absent and excused.

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

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 –May 9, 2017.

Ms. DePledge: They are still be worked on and they will be approved at the next Regular Council Meeting  

COUNCIL PRESIDENT’S REPORT – President Ms. DePledge

Meetings Scheduled

Ms. DePledge: The next Council-as-a-Whole Committee Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 23, 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 Council President DePledge.

COMMUNICATIONS & PETITIONS

  1. A communication from Finance Director Schindel to accept the Tax Budget for 2018.

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

Ms. Schindel: Every year we have a request from the County to ask and to justify that we need the tax money and all it does is basically takes the money from the General Fund where it appropriately belongs. As well as any levy money that we get, such as Fire and put it in the Fire Levy Funds as appropriate. It justifies the need for the funds.

  1. A communication from the Administration authorizing a Tap-In to the Willoughby-Eastlake Sewer System for three parcels on Iroquois Trail in Mentor-On-The-Lake.

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

  1. A communication from CBO Menn for the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit to Willoughby Eastlake Board of Education for the construction of Longfellow Elementary School. 

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

  1. A communication from CBO Menn for the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit to Willoughby Eastlake Board of Education for the construction of North High School.

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

  1. A communication from CBO to amend Ordinance No: 2013-077 and authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit to Two Bucks.

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

  1. A communication from the Administration to remove Parcel No. 1- Fishing Pier from the License Agreement.

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

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Ms. DePledge: A Finance Committee Meeting and an Ordinance Committee Meeting were both held on May 16, 2017. I will now move to hear the Finance Committee Report from Mr. Evers.

Finance Committee Report- Mr. Evers – Chair

Mr. Evers: Thank you Madam President. The Finance Committee did met and all Members of Council were present along with the Administration. We had three items on our agenda. The first item shows up as a contract with Bush Trucking for the purchase of a 2017 E450 Step Van. Chief Whittington can you make a few comments please?

Chief Whittington: Like I have explained we usually recycle the old ambulances as their life as an ambulance is over. With all of the problems that we are having with all of the motors in the existing fleet, when we got the previous new squad we retired out that ambulance and it needed a lot of maintenance work and it was going to be unreliable. We have a need for the technical rescue team and what they did is I tasked them based on the current budget to find a vehicle that we could utilize in the department. And for it to fall within a certain price range and they did so. That vehicle will replace the squad that we can’t use, because of the motor problems. That is what we are going to do with it.

Mr. Evers: Thank you Chief. The other two items that were on the agenda were the repaving of East 344th Street, which was discussed by our City Engineer. The last item was the purchase of a new ambulance, which Ms. Schindel covered. That completes my report and I am open for any questions.

There were no questions for Mr. Evers.

Ordinance Committee Report – Mr. Hoefle – Chair

Mr. Hoefle: Thank you Madam President and welcome residents. We had several items on the agenda. We did meet last Tuesday and all Members of Council were present and we had Members of the Administration as well. The first item that we discussed was the video taping of meetings and we discussed when residents come in if they want to video tape a meeting. We also discussed the recording of meetings such as Council Meetings, Committee Meetings, and any of our Board Meetings. There were several items that we discussed such as the location of the recorder, who is responsible, cost of the equipment, and in the end it was determined that Councilmen Meyers and Councilmen Spotton are going to do a fact finding for us. They are going to do all of the research and the investigation on it. Then they will report back to the Committee the best way to proceed with the video taping of our city meetings. That was held in committee. The other item that we had was a Social Media Policy and this was also held in committee for additional information. As our Law Director is drafting up an ordinance and he will be fine tuning that for us and he will present it to us. The third item was Ordinance Chapter 125 Finance Section 125.11 “Expenditure Limitation” and Ms. Schindel discussed that. It was in regards to going from $12,500.00 up to $25,000.00 and it was moved forward for this evening’s agenda. The fourth item that we discussed was the fire loss demolition ordinance. CBO Menn brought that to our attention and we started to review it and during the early stages of the review our Law Director brought it to his attention that we already have that ordinance in place.

Mr. Klammer: I think that we do and it is hidden in a place that Mr. Menn probably wouldn’t have seen it. I think that we are good to go but I promised Mr. Menn that I would look at it again.

Mr. Hoefle: So we just removed that and it was just going to be an administrative. The fifth item that we had was in regards to the deer control throughout the city. We’ve had lengthy discussions over the past several months and in the end it was determined to remove this item from the agenda with no action taken. At this time there will be no deer culling and it will not be going on the November ballot. It is pretty much a…we just removed it completely. That was the recommendation from the committee and that where we are with that. The sixth item we had was under Miscellaneous, which was an ordinance amending Section 125.04 “Certification Fees of Assessments”. Our Finance Director Ms. Schindel covered that it would basically increase it from one dollar to five dollar fees. That concludes my report and I am open for any questions.

There were no questions for Mr. Hoefle.

Economic & Community Development Council – Mr. Zuren

Mr. Zuren: thank you Madam President. The ECDC met today at 5:30 p.m. here at City Hall. The main topic that we discussed was a Food Truck and Music Event to be held on July 16, 2017 behind City Hall. Included in the event so far and this is a work in progress we have special appearances by Batman and George Washington to have pictures with the kids and family. We also have a presentation by Sergeant Parence regarding the Eastlake families that have lost loved ones in active duty. We are also partnering with the Chagrin Rive Salmon Association for an event with the kids…probably a casting contest with the kids. Also with the Chagrin Water Shed for a free canoe float and it would be on Sunday and Monday. That completes my report and I am open for questions.  

Mayor Morley: It was brought up in the ECDC Meeting was our liability with us having food trucks here, would it be covered under our policy for having food trucks and a band here? Or would we have to require the food trucks to possibly have other insurance?

Mr. Klammer: I hate not having insurance and I would typically require them to provide us with some type of declaration showing that we are additionally insured under their policy.

Mayor Morley: Okay.

Mr. Klammer: Hopefully that is something that is not going to slow you guys down. When was the date on that…this weekend?

Mayor Morley: July 16th.

Mr. Klammer: Are you able to try that?

Mr. Zuren: We could try.

Mayor Morley: I just want to make sure that it was brought up and we just make sure our liabilities are covered. I know that because it’s on our grounds we already have our insurance in place.

Mr. Klammer: I like to have them have us named as an additional insurer. I’m trying to think that when we used to have the hot dog things I don’t think that we ever had additional insurer for them did we?

Mr. Evers: Yes.

Mr. Klammer: We did.

Mr. Evers: Yes.

Mr. Klammer: For the hot dog trucks…can you try that and if it is a problem I will find a work around for it.

Mr. Zuren: Yes.

Mr. Morley: Thanks.

Mr. Klammer: Can I just update you on what I provided you?

Ms. DePledge: Sure.

Mr. Klammer: When I stepped out…we were trying to move quick on getting the Pier addressed and so we drafted an agreement. I sent it over to Mrs. Simons then we got comments from First Energy that their real estate department wanted it in the form of a termination letter as opposed to an amendment. So I revised the legislation, but it moved so quick Mrs. Simons did catch it today. So that is what I handed to you today was the revisions that showed it’s a termination letter of the Pier.

Ms. DePledge: When we get a copy of that termination…the termination letter I am assuming is just a basic letter.

Mr. Klammer: Yeah and I didn’t attach a copy.

Ms. DePledge: But we will attach it for the final record?

Mr. Klammer: No I don’t think…we just authorize the Mayor to do a termination and it will just be a letter.

Mayor Morley: We went back and forth with First Energy the last couple of days. We said that we wanted out of the lease out of Parcel 1, but for whatever reason they needed the word termination in there so that’s fine. Obviously we didn’t want to terminate the other four parcels that we are using now.

Ms. DePledge: This is the closing of the sea wall because of the safety issues?

Mayor Morley: Yep.

There were no questions for Mr. Zuren.

MOTION

MOTION: Mr. Evers moved to add Legislation No. 05-23-(07) to this evening’s agenda a Resolution accepting the Tax Budget for 2018 as presented by the Director of Finance. Mr. Hoefle second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried Legislation No. 05-23-(07) is added to this evening’s agenda.

MOTION: Mr. Meyers moved to add Legislation No. 05-23-(08) to this evening’s agenda a Resolution authorizing a Tap-In to the Willoughby-Eastlake Sewer System for Permanent Parcels Nos. 19A088B000030, 19A88B000040, and 19A088B000050 on Iroquois Trail, Mentor-On-The-Lake, Ohio. Mr. Spotton second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Mr. Klammer: Madam President could I interrupt real quick…just to make everyone aware I represent ProBuilt Homes from time to time and I know that they are the ones doing the tap in on this one. It hasn’t come to me for any…I just noticed it now actually that ProBuilt Homes was not mentioned there so if you have any questions I can get you other advice but I can’t imagine that you would on it.

There were no questions for Mr. Klammer.

Motion carried Legislation No. 05-23-(08) is added to this evening’s agenda.

MOTION: Mr. Spotton moved to add Legislation No. 05-23-(09) to this evening’s agenda an Ordinance authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit to Willoughby Eastlake Board of Education, for the construction of Longfellow Elementary School, 35200 Stevens Blvd., Eastlake, Ohio. Mr. Meyers second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried Legislation No. 05-23-(09) is added to this evening’s agenda.

MOTION: Mr. Spotton moved to add Legislation No. 05-23-(10) to this evening’s agenda an Ordinance authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit to Willoughby Eastlake Board of Education, for the construction of North High School, 34041 Stevens Blvd., Eastlake, Ohio. Mr. Meyers second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried Legislation No. 05-23-(10) is added to this evening’s agenda.

MOTION: Mr. Zuren moved to add Legislation No. 05-23-(11) to this evening’s agenda an Ordinance amending Ordinance No.:2013-077, adopted November 26, 2013, and authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit to Two Bucks Eastlake, Inc., 35400 Vine Street, Unit J, Eastlake, Ohio, 44095. Mr. Hoefle second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried Legislation No. 05-23-(11) is added to this evening’s agenda.

MOTION: Mr. Kasunick moved to add Legislation No. 05-23-(12) to this evening’s agenda a Resolution amending Resolution No.: 1999-013, adopted January 12, 1999, and authorizing and directing the Mayor, to deliver to Licensor a termination letter to remove Parcel No. 1-Fishing Pier, from the License Agreement dated February 1, 1999. Mr. Spotton second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried Legislation No. 05-23-(12) is added to this evening’s agenda.

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.    

Christine Margalis, 1843 Ridgeview Rd., Wickliffe, OH

Ms. Margalis: Good evening and thank you. My name is Christine and I am with the Lake County General Health District. One of the things that we are doing at the Health Department is getting out to the various Council Meetings in the community and providing ourselves as a first point of contact. If your Administration or Council Members should have any kind of problems and need answers from the Health Department I can be your first point of contact if you don’t know who to contact. My office number is (440)350-2879. I also wanted to update you that we have moved into our permanent offices at 5966 Heisley Road, Mentor, OH. One of the new things that we have started since we have moved is that we are now open until 7:30 p.m on Wednesday evenings, so that we can better serve the public. Most of the services that we offer will be offered on Wednesday evening as well. Thank you

There was no one else who wished to speak.

LEGISLATION PROPOSED - First number will be 2017-041

05-23-(01)                               RESOLUTION NO.:_______________

Requested by: Administration

Sponsored by: Council

A Resolution authorizing and directing the Mayor and Director of Finance to enter into a Contract with Fabrizi Trucking & Paving Co., Inc., the most responsible and lowest and best bidder, for the East 344th Street Pavement Improvements Bid Results in the total amount of Three Hundred Thirty-Four Thousand Nine Hundred Seventy-Nine Dollars and Fifty Cents ($334,979.50), 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. 2017-041.

05-23-(02)                               RESOLUTION NO.:_______________

Requested by: Administration

                         Sponsored by: Finance Committee                                 

A Resolution granting permission to the Mayor and Director of Finance to purchase at State minimum pricing an ambulance, from Penn Care, Inc., for a Thirty-Six Month (36) lease purchase dollar buy out, through Tax-Exempt Leasing Corporation, 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. 2017-042.

05-23-(03)                               RESOLUTION NO.:_______________

Requested by: Administration

                                                                           Sponsored by: Council                                                                             

A Resolution authorizing and directing the Mayor and Director of Finance to enter into a Contract with Bush Truck Leasing Inc. for the purchase of a 2017 Ford E450 14 foot step van with twin swing rear doors, not to exceed the cost of Forty- Nine Thousand One Hundred Twenty Dollars ($49,120.00), 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. 2017-043.

05-23-(04)                               RESOLUTION NO.:_______________

Requested by: Administration

Sponsored by: Finance Committee

A Resolution authorizing and directing the Mayor and Director of Finance to apply for a grant on behalf of the City of Eastlake in the total amount of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) from the Ohio NatureWorks Grant Program, and declaring an emergency.

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

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

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

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried. Legislation is adopted as Resolution No. 2017-044.

05-23-(05)                               ORDINANCE NO.:_______________

Requested by: Administration

Sponsored by: Finance Committee

An Ordinance amending Section 125.04 "Certification Fees Of Assessments," of the Codified Ordinances 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. Spotton second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

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

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried. Legislation is adopted as Resolution No. 2017-045.

05-23-(06)                               ORDINANCE NO.:_______________

Requested by: Administration

Sponsored by: Finance Committee

An Ordinance amending Section 125.11 "Expenditure Limitation," of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Eastlake, and declaring an emergency.

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

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

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

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried. Legislation is adopted as Resolution No. 2017-046.

05-23-(07)                               RESOLUTION NO.:_______________

Requested by: Finance Director Schindel

Sponsored by: Finance Committee

A Resolution accepting the Tax Budget for 2018 as presented by the Director of Finance, 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. 2017-047.

05-23-(08)                               RESOLUTION NO.: _______________

Requested by: Administration

Sponsored by: Council

A Resolution Authorizing a Tap-In to the Willoughby-Eastlake Sewer System for Permanent Parcels Nos. 19A088B000030, 19A88B000040, and 19A088B000050 on Iroquois Trail, Mentor-On-The-Lake, 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. 2017-048.

05-23-(09)                               ORDINANCE NO.: ________

Requested by: Planning Commission

Sponsored by: Planning Committee

An Ordinance authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit to Willoughby Eastlake Board of Education, for the construction of Longfellow Elementary School, 35200 Stevens Blvd., Eastlake, Ohio, 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. 2017-049.

05-23-(10)                               ORDINANCE NO.: ________

Requested by: Planning Commission

Sponsored by: Planning Committee

An Ordinance authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit to Willoughby Eastlake Board of Education, for the construction of North High School, 34041 Stevens Blvd., Eastlake, Ohio, 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. 2017-050.

05-23-(11)                               ORDINANCE NO: ________                 

Requested by: Planning Commission

Sponsored by: Planning Committee

An Ordinance amending Ordinance No.:2013-077, adopted November 26, 2013, and authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit to Two Bucks Eastlake, Inc., 35400 Vine Street, Unit J, Eastlake, Ohio, 44095, and declaring an emergency.

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

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

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

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried. Legislation is adopted as Resolution No. 2017-051.

05-23-(12)                               RESOLUTION NO.: ____________

Requested by: Administration

                        Sponsored by: Finance Committee                         

A Resolution amending Resolution No.: 1999-013, adopted January 12, 1999, and authorizing and directing the Mayor, to deliver to Licensor a termination letter to remove Parcel No. 1-Fishing Pier, from the License Agreement dated February 1, 1999, and declaring an emergency.

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

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

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

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried. Legislation is adopted as Resolution No. 2017-052.

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. First of all I caught Mrs. Simons off guard today…I got an email from Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) a little bit ago asking about nominating a Council Clerk. I nominated Mrs. Simons and she won and NOPEC came in today and gave her a little gift bag with some things. They asked the traits of the Council Clerk and I said “She is part-time but she does full-time work” and I appreciate it and I know that you guys appreciate it. It was nice when Mrs. Simons came down to the Finance Department she thought that something was wrong. She was said “what did I do?” and I said “you didn’t do anything.” It was good and I appreciate the things that Mrs. Simons get done for my office and City Hall. Thank you for the legislation and the schools left. We had the ground breaking last week at both Longfellow and North High School. We are looking forward to those schools to make our community better and to bring in some new families to go to the schools and we are good with that. The pier…we met with First Energy and again they own the land where it is…our initial cost that Mr. Rubertino looked at was about $15,000.00. That is before we looked under…if anyone has been down there take a look down there the water is underneath the $15,000.00 was just for asphalt. We don’t know if there is any structural problem there. We contact them and asked them if they would pay for it since they own the land and they have chosen not to and that is the reason for vacating the pier. For any of the liabilities and talking with the Law Director we obviously don’t want anyone to get hurt down and the liability falls on us. So once First Energy gets the termination letter they will put up a fence and put up a “No Trespassing” sign, because from what I gather right now people are parking and going there and it is a very dangerous situation. We don’t want anyone there. Today I sent you guys what we applied for with the Block Grants was for the Skate Park and the Senior Center for the heating and air conditioning. We handed those into the County to see about that. Today I was at Eastlake Middle School for their Problem Based Learning and I met with fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. They did presentations for me today on the Skate Park. They are going to send me all of the emails and all of the information on the presentations. You would be surprised we’ve had people come in here talking about the skate park and other things, but when you see these kids that are in our community how they want to see the skate park. Or that park period it was very eye opening today. I will get you all of that information. They had cost structures and everything else. Yesterday we were at Longfellow Elementary for the second graders. If you have noticed I posted all of their posters out on in the Rotunda and Chick-fill-a is also going to put the post in there showing the kids work on the Miracle League. They did skits and they did amazing things for being second graders. It was about six or seven skits. On the Miracle League Chick-fill-a has made cookies for the Miracle League. If you are out and about you can go buy them now and their goal is to reach $15,000.00 and they are at $8,000.00 right now. They will donate that to the Miracle League for $15,000.00. We are at about $700,000.00 for the Miracle League for the $1.2 Million project and there is going to be another fund raiser at the Captains Stadium on June 2. We will reveal two big donations one is going to be for $175,000.00 and the other one is going to do a match. The companies are going to do that on the field and the Captains are going to have a fund raiser. It is $20.00 per ticket for a buffet dinner at the stadium on June 2 for that game. On Monday, May 29 we will have our Memorial Day Service here at 11:00 a.m. with the VFW and the American Legion. Mr. Menn, Ms. Schindel, and I have been meeting with other businesses so we are hopeful for another three or four business that want to come into the city. Sometimes we don’t have the luxury of being able to negotiate the building that they are going into and a lot of the time that is where the holdup is and we are looking forward to that too. 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. Thank you for your support on the legislation with the two new pieces of apparatus. Obviously it is important for us. I would just like to say that I was at the ground breaking for the schools and it was a pretty proud moment for me as an employee of the city for a long time. At least it feels that way and to take the gravity and what was happening out there us getting two new buildings and everyone being there. The celebration behind it was pretty impressive. Like I said I think that it is a pretty proud moment for us as a community and I just wanted to pass that along. Congrats Mrs. Simons on your award. I know that Mrs. Simons helps out a lot to and we defiantly appreciate it. I don’t have much information but Chief Lloyd sent me a text that we got an award from American Heart for heart attacks. They call it a Stemy Award, which is basically an acronym for someone who is having a heart attack. That is usually based on the number of people that we see that are actively having a heart attacks in the field and to be able to get to them to the hospital and get them advanced care so that they can reverse the affects of the heart attack. It is a pretty important part of what we do on the squad. I just wanted to bring it up because I think that it’s the work of the guys that actually deserve the credit. Other than that I am open for questions.

There were no further questions of Chief Whittington.

POLICE CHIEF – Larry Reik  

Chief Reik: As you may have noticed we have a little bit of construction going on. The major part of it is done…from City Hall to Parkway Drive. They still have to grind from Parkway Drive all the way to the Willoughby City limits. They were moving along pretty well…to many streets coming in and out to make it a perfect thing. Once it is all done and they come by for a final coat I think that it will be nice when it is completed. We have done our best to get everyone moving as quickly as possible. We just ask people to have a little bit of patience. That concludes my report and I am open for questions.

There were no further questions of Chief Reik.

CHIEF BUILDING OFFICIAL – David Menn

Mr. Menn: Congratulations to Mrs. Simons she does work with us very well and I depend on her quite a bit. Thank you.

There were no further questions of Mr. Menn.

SERVICE DIRECTOR – Nick Rubertino

Mr. Rubertino had no report this evening.  

There were no questions of Mr. Rubertino.

CITY ENGINEER – Tom Gwydir

Mr. Gwydir: Thank you Madam President, Members of Council, and Mayor. Thank you for the legislation on East 344th Street and also congratulations to Mrs. Simons and with that I am open for questions.

There were no questions of Mr. Gwydir.

FINANCE DIRECTOR – Carol-Ann Schindel

Ms. Schindel: Thank you for your support on the legislation. The ambulance is really appreciated. I have nothing more to report and I am open for questions.

There were no questions of Ms. Schindel.

LAW DIRECTOR – Randy Klammer

Mr. Klammer: Thank you Madam President, Mayor, and Members of Council. Congrats to Mrs. Simons and you should also know that she is a member of the Lake County Bar Association as well, which is rather rare so congratulations. I don’t think that we have any other Lake County Clerk that is a member of the Bar Association so congrats. I just wanted to comment and I don’t know if you guys had the opportunity to see everything that Mr. Menn did with the Planning Commission and the BZA to make this room available and to get everything set up so that the schools would have a complete opportunity to use and give a presentation to the residents. I wanted you guys to know…for those of you who weren’t there how much extra effort the Building Department put into that whole presentation to get the schools moving but other than that I am open for questions.

There were no questions of Mr. Klammer.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:45 p.m.

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LAURA A. DEPLEDGE, COUNCIL PRESIDENT

APPROVED: ______________________

ATTEST: _____________________________________

TRACY M. SIMONS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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