Regular Council Meeting Minutes from June 27, 2017

 EASTLAKE CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

JUNE 27, 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 7:03 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, Fire Chief Whittington, CBO Menn, City Engineer Gwydir and Law Director Klammer.  Police Chief Reik, Service Director Rubertino and Finance Director Schindel 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 –May 23, 2017.

MOTION:  Mr. Evers moved to approve the minutes from May 9, 2017. Mr. Hoefle second.

Motion carried.  Minutes are approved.

Regular Council Meeting – June 13, 2017

Ms. DePledge: Mr. Evers moved to approve the minutes from June 13, 2017. Mr. Hoefle second. 

Motion carried.  Minutes are approved.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT’S REPORT – President Ms. DePledge

Meetings Scheduled

Ms. DePledge: The next Council-as-a-Whole Committee Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 11, 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.  Following that Meeting we will be on Summer Break and adjourned until the fourth Tuesday in August.  If necessary we will have Committee Meetings as required or as necessary.  Obviously if an emergency comes up a Public Notice will be issued regarding any Meetings that occur between that date and the end of August.

There were no questions for Council President DePledge.

COMMUNICATIONS & PETITIONS

 

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

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

  2. A communication from Finance Director Schindel to expend funds from the Coastal Management Assistance Grant Program (CMAG).

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

COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

Ms. DePledge: No Committee Meetings were held since our last Council Meeting.  Are there any members of Council wishing to address the Chair?  Mr. Zuren?

ECDC Report – Mr. Zuren

Mr. Zuren:  Thank you Madam President.  There was an ECDC Committee Meeting today held at City Hall at 5:30 p.m.  The main topic of discussion was the Nature weekend, Food Truck and Music Event; which is going to occur behind City Hall on July 16, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The events that are scheduled for that day are going to start off at the Chagrin River Salmon Club.  They have free kids fishing and the fish tank is back and it will be from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  It is open to all age groups.  They will also have practice casting from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and that is open to all age groups.  They are also offering prizes for that.  At the same time there will be guided canoe tours that will be offered through the collaboration with Chagrin River Water Shed Partners, ODNR, Port Authority, and Lake Metro Parks.  There are two time on Sunday and there are two times on Monday.  The two launches on Sunday are at 12:00 p.m. and at 2:00 p.m. and on Monday they are at 4:00 p.m. and at 6:00 p.m.  It is a free event and it takes about an hour and a half to go through the whole canoe tour.  After that from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 16 located behind City Hall we will have a presentation by Sergeant Parins.  He will give a presentation on Eastlake families who have had military members who have lost their life in the act of duty.  After that we will be opening up the Historical Cabin behind City Hall with the help of the Eastlake Historical Society.  We will have President George Washington and possibly some other presidents there for pictures.  We are also going to have a large variety of super heroes headlined by our Mayor…Batman for the children to have their pictures taken with super heroes.  We will also have a business showcase.  There are forty plus businesses that will have tables behind City Hall that will offer freebees or handouts, or talk about their organization to get new members.  That will go on from 2:00 p.m. until possibly 8:00 p.m.  We have four Food Trucks that will be there and they are: east Coast Custard, Slyman’s Tavern, and Get Stuffed & Touch Supper Club.  We are also talking to a fifth Food Truck and that is Bratwurst Truck.  After that the band Whiskey Moon will play from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. It is a free event and we encourage all Eastlake residents to attend.  I would also like to issue a big thank you to three people and they are Council President Ms. DePledge, Mayor Morley, and attorney Ms. Camacho for their generous donations to sponsor the event.  With that I am open for questions. 

There were no questions for Mr. Zuren.

Mayor’s Court Task Force – Mr. Kasunick

Mr. Kasunick: The Mayor’s Court Task Force has completed its investigation portion of what we are doing and we are now writing a report for which I would like to request a Finance Committee Meeting be schedule to present that report.  I would like the Finance Committee meeting to be held on August 29.  I know that it is a ways out but that will give us plenty of time to put the report for public comments before the Finance Committee reviews it.

Ms. DePledge: The Mayor’s Court Task Force is preparing a report for presentation to the Finance Committee and you would like to do that on…

Mr. Kasunick: August 29th.

Ms. DePledge: August 29…I trust that everybody is available on Tuesday, August 29th?  So we will schedule the meeting at that time and a public notice will be issued.

There were no questions for Mr. Kasunick.

MOTION

MOTION: Mr. Evers moved to add Legislation No.: 06-27-(01) 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. Hoefle second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried Legislation No. 06-27-(01) is added to this evening’s agenda.

MOTION: Mr. Zuren moved to add Legislation No.: 06-27-(02) to this evening’s agenda A Resolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of Finance to enter into a Contract with GPD Group to expend funds from the Coastal Management Assistance Grant Program (CMAG), for the amount of Eighty-Nine Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventy Dollars ($89,970).  Mr. Evers second.

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried Legislation No. 06-27-(02) 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.    

There was no one who wished to speak.

LEGISLATION PROPOSED - First number will be 2017-059

(IF ADDED)

06-27-(01)                                        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. 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. 2017-059.

06-27-(02)                               RESOLUTION NO.: ___________

 

Requested by:  Administration

 

Sponsored by:  Council

 

A Resolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of Finance to enter into a Contract with GPD Group to expend funds from the Coastal Management Assistance Grant Program (CMAG), for the amount of Eighty-Nine Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventy Dollars ($89,970), 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. 2017-060.

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.  The first thing that I would like to talk about and to also thank employee’s here…we received a certificate from Congressman Joyce and the Lake County Safety Council for the prevention of accidents and injuries in the work place.  Our employee’s have to go to some of these classes.  We received these today and Ms. Schindel gave them to me and I just wanted to thank the employee’s for their continuation to be safe and for us in providing a safe environment to work in.  I sent you guys out the Lake County Department of Utilities for the flushing and it starts tomorrow.  Mrs. Simons is going to put this on our website as well so that people know when the streets are going to be flushed and I will see if Chief Reik will post it on the Police Facebook page.  July 2nd is Eastlake Appreciation Day at the stadium and people can still go to the box office with their id and purchase the $2.00 tickets for Sunday’s game.  The 4th of July will also be at the stadium; which is on Tuesday and gates will open up at 7:00 p.m. and the fireworks will probably go off at 9:45 p.m.  I, Mayor Margalis, and Mayor Regovich all went out to get donations to pay for this.  We pay for half and the Captains pay for the other half.  It is free parking and Chief Reik is also reaching out to the other cities to try and get an officer from each of the cities to help us.  My other favorite topic of the month is Lakeshore Boulevard and we have now…if I don’t get ten calls a day on Lakeshore Boulevard…anyhow we’ve done a few things.  They are going to start putting down the first level of asphalt at the other end.  Today we finally added some of our own arrows so we put some arrows down.  The biggest problem obviously is our residents and people don’t…since there haven’t been any lines or anything…when we put lines in it got worse and hopefully the arrows will take care of that.  We have put up signs and we have the arrows now so today hopefully people will know which lane they are supposed to be in.  Lakeshore Boulevard is intended for July 21st and I think Mr. Gwydir sent an email that it might go into August for the finish and I will let him touch on that.  Mr. Kostenik did say that they started putting the stop bars out today and I don’t know why they did that but they did.   Councilman Meyers talked to me and asked me about Route 91 with the speed limit and we have brought this up in the past and I had Mr. Gwydir do a little bit more research.  I will forward what he sent to me after I sent the initial email out.  I will let Mr. Gwydir explain the way that it is zoned…but for us with the state and why it has to be 50 MPH.  I continually say that Willoughby and everyone else is 35 - 40 MPH and we are going to look into that.  Mr. Gwydir has sent me some suggestions today and we are going to go through and I will share them with you.  We will see how we can attack and try to get it lowered down a little.  That concludes my report and I am open for questions.  I hope that everyone has a safe and happy 4th of July.      

There were no further questions of Mayor Morley.

FIRE CHIEF – Ted Whittington

Chief Whittington:  Thank you Madam President.  I wanted to recognize the Carfagna family from the Captains.  We had First Responder Night at the Captains Stadium; which we have been doing for several years.  They invited Mr. Palumbo’s family; he recently passed away from cancer.  He was a Beachwood Captain and he worked part-time at Willowick.  He has done a lot at the state level for presumption for firefighter and cancer.  The Carfagna family set them up in a lodge and gave them some food and his one son was able to throw out the first pitch.  I think that those are the kind of people that work in our city and own a business.  I just want to make sure that they are publicly acknowledged.  As far as the flushing of the hydrants I would just like to remind people that there are two different signs that you will see for flushing the hydrants.  If it is a regular white boarded sign like a political sign that says “flushing in the area for the Eastlake Fire Department.”  That is ours and if it is on a stand like a construction stand that is the County.  A lot of times what will end up happening is that people will call and say that “we didn’t know that you were flushing” and it will end up being from the County.  Sometimes when the County flushes they leave the hydrants on because they will do flow testing at different locations.  Just so everybody knows we are in the middle of flushing hydrants also so you will a couple of different signs and people doing things.  If you get any calls obviously you can give me a call; but I think that the Mayor’s schedule explains where they are going to be.  Other than that I am open for questions. 

There were no further questions of 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 had no report this evening.

There were no further questions of 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: Thank you Madam President, Members of Council, and Mayor.  In terms of the CMAG Grant GPD is going to be looking at ways to use green infrastructure to stop flooding and skewering along Corporation Creek.  That will include looking at the hydrology of the creek and looking at things up stream in the neighborhoods that lead into that.  To see if there are things that we can do that don’t necessarily involve what we call gray piping; like I put in all the time.  But rather like rain gardens, the tension areas, and things of that nature.  That report should be concluded sometime towards the end of the year and GPD will make a formal presentation to Council.  We will also issue a report and send that along to ODNR who provided half the money for the work.  As far as the paving on Lakeshore Boulevard goes they did put down the intermediate course today as the Mayor noted.  Luckily there weren’t any pavement repairs so they picked up a couple of days on that.  The next thing that they will be doing is raising any of the castings in that area that exist.  That will be followed by the final courses.  I know that they are pushing to finish early in July.  It is just going to depend on weather and timing.  If they get delayed with rain and other projects it can push us back a little bite.  They technically have until October to finish, but like I said I think that it will be done sometime in June.

Ms. DePledge: The Mayor would love for it to be done sooner than October.

Mayor Morley: Absolutely.

Mr. Gwydir: With that I am open for questions.

There were no questions of Mr. Gwydir.

FINANCE DIRECTOR – Carol-Ann Schindel

Ms. Schindel was absent and excused.

There were no questions for Ms. Schindel.

LAW DIRECTOR – Randy Klammer

Mr. Klammer: Thank you Madam President, Mayor, and Members of Council.  The only thing that I have to report is that I will be traveling with family on Thursday.  I am open for questions.      

There were no questions for Mr. Klammer.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:20 p.m.

 

 

_________________________________________ ­

LAURA A. DEPLEDGE, COUNCIL PRESIDENT

 

APPROVED: ______________________

 

ATTEST: _____________________________________

TRACY M. SIMONS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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