Regular Council Meeting Minutes from February 13, 2018

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
MINUTES
TUESDAY
FEBRUARY 13, 2018
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. Meyers at approximately 7:07 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

ATTENDEES
Members of Council in attendance were, Mr. Kasunick, Mr. Spotton, Mr. Evers, Mr. Overstreet, Mr. Zuren and Council President Mr. Meyers. 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, CBO Menn, Service Director Rubertino, City Engineer Gwydir, Finance Director Schindel and Law Director Klammer. Police Chief Reik was absent and excused.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Regular Council Meeting Agenda –February 13, 2018.

MOTION: Mr. Zuren moved to approve the Agenda for February 13, 2018. Mr. Spotton second.

Motion carried. Agenda approved.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Regular Council Meeting Minutes- January 23, 2018.

Mr. Meyers: The Regular Council Meeting Minutes from January 23 are not completed they will be approved at the next meeting.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT
Meetings Scheduled
Mr. Meyers: The next Council-as-a-Whole Committee Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 13, 2018 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 Mr. Meyers.

COMMUNICATIONS & PETITIONS
1. A communication from the Walter Drane Company regarding the November 2016 Codified Ordinances replacement pages.

Mr. Meyers: This was discussed in Council-As-A-Whole and it is on this evening’s agenda.

2. A communication from the Administration to enter into an agreement with Utility GIS Development for mapping, field investigation and surveying.

Mr. Meyers: This was discussed in Council-As-A-Whole and it is on this evening’s agenda.

3. A communication from the Administration to enact Chapter XXX Titled “Canvassers and Solicitors.”

Mr. Meyers: This was discussed in Council-As-A-Whole and it is on this evening’s agenda.

4. A communication from the Administration to enter into an agreement with the City of Willoughby for the sale of 16.0952 acres located at 221 Erie Road.

Mr. Meyers: This was discussed in Council-As-A-Whole and it is on this evening’s agenda.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Mr. Meyers: There was one Finance Committee Meetings since our last Regular Council Meeting. Mr. Evers?

FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT- Mr. Evers, Chair
Mr. Evers: A Finance Committee Meeting last Tuesday and all Members of Council were present except for Mr. Hoefle who was absent and excused. From the Administration we had Mr. Klammer, Ms. Schindel, Mayor Morley and Mr. Rubertino was in attendance and at this point I will turn it over to our Finance Director Ms. Schindel.

Ms. Schindel: Thank you and at that point and time really what we discussed was the revenue and the anticipated revenue’s coming in. We have the new levy monies coming in and then we have some grants that came in; in 2017 that won’t be reappearing in 2018. At this point in time although there is potential for new grants coming in that was really the basis of the meeting.

Mr. Evers: Thank you Ms. Schindel. And with that; that completes my report and I am open for questions.

There were no questions for Mr. Evers.

Mr. Meyers: Is there anyone else who wishes to address Council? Mr. Zuren?

ECDC REPORT – Mr. Zuren, Chair
Mr. Zuren: Thank you Mr. President. I just wanted to make a few comments about some upcoming meetings and also an overview of the dog show. I wanted to thank everybody that helped with the Eastlake Community Dog Show and I can’t express how proud I am of the city with the overwhelming support from the residents and businesses. It was wonderful to see such a huge turnout. I also want to thank Angela and Ed Schmidt, Mr. Evers, Chief Reik, Officer Ward and Officer Herns from Willowick for their Police Dog demonstration, Century 21, Asa Cox Homes they provided a Minion and Olaf characters, which was a big hit. The Lake County Captains for bringing Skipper, Amy’s Adoptable with their fundraising and the different things that they did with the bake sale and the kissing smooch booth it was a huge hit. The Eastlake Women’s Club contributed a lot to the event and the Eastlake Library and all of the vendors. I think that we had thirty-five plus vendors and all of the people who donated to the Chinese Auction and especially all of the dog lovers. This city has a lot of people who love dogs and it was just wonderful to see. It was a great event. Also today a Policeman and I stopped at the Eastlake Middle School and we gave an award to Liv Ericson, Ashley Chase and Elle Zappola…they won the children’s drawing contest. Master Pizza gave them all gift certificates and that was really nice. There are three meetings that are going to occur before the next Council Meeting and the first one is the Banquet Facilities Congregation Meeting which will be this Thursday at Bethel Lutheran Church, this is cooperation with Willoughby and Willowick. Bethel Lutheran Church is in Willowick and what we will be discussing for the main topics at that meeting are the Wedding Show that is scheduled at the Croatian Lodge on April 15. Promoting all Easter related activities, Hope over Heroin, and the new recovery center that opened up in Willoughby, and the Kids Fair that is scheduled for April 29 at the Patrician Party Center. Everyone is welcome to that and it is at 3:00 p.m. Next week we have the Vine Street Corridor Meeting and it is going to be held at ReStore on Vine Street and it is on Thursday, February 22 at 3:00 p.m. and everyone is welcome to that. Next Saturday, February 24 there will be a Ward 1 and Ward 3 Meeting and it is myself and Councilman Kasunick. It will be held at Dubrovnik’s at the Croatian Lodge and everyone is welcome to that also. With that I am open for questions.

There were no questions for Mr. Zuren.

MOTION
MOTION: Mr. Zuren moved to designate Councilman-at-Large James Overstreet and Clerk of Council Tracy M. Simons to represent Councilman-Ward 1 Michael Zuren, Councilman –Ward 2 John Meyers, Councilman-Ward 3 Jason Kasunick, Councilman-Ward 4 David Spotton, Councilman-at-Large Ken Hoefle, Councilman-at-Large Kimberly C. Evers and Mayor Dennis Morley during their attendance at the Ohio Sunshine Law mandated H.B. 9 Training at Mayfield Village on Friday, February 16, 2018. Mr. Spotton second.

Motion carried Mr. Overstreet and Mrs. Simons are designated as the H.B. 9 representatives.

RECOGNITION OF THE PUBLIC: 1/2 hour, 3-minutes per person
Mr. Meyers recognized the public input at this time; he 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 2018-008
02-13-(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. Kasunick moved to suspend the rules requiring separate readings and reading in full. Mr. Overstreet 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.: 2018-008.

02-13-(02) RESOLUTION NO.:___________

Requested by: City Engineer Gwydir
Sponsored by: Council

A Resolution authorizing and directing the Mayor and Director of Finance to enter into an Agreement with Utility GIS Development, for mapping, field investigation and surveying in the total amount Forty-Three Thousand Eight Hundred Fifty Dollars ($43,850.00), 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.: 2018-009.

02-13-(03) ORDINANCE NO.: ____________

Requested by: Administration
Sponsored by: Council

An Ordinance enacting Chapter XXX of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Eastlake, Titled “Canvassers and Solicitors”, and declaring and emergency.

Mr. Meyers: This will be Placed on First Reading.

02-13-(04) ORDINANCE NO: _____________

Requested by: Administration
Sponsored by: Council

A Ordinance authorizing the Mayor and Director of Finance to enter into an Agreement with the City of Willoughby for the sale of 16.0952 acres of City-Owned property located at 221 Erie Road, and further identified as a portion of PP# 34B-020-0-00-001-0, without public bidding, in the total amount of One Dollar ($1.00), 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.: 2018-010.

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 Mr. President and welcome everyone to this evenings meeting. As you have seen Mayor Regovich from Willowick, Mayor Fiala from Willoughby, Commissioner Troy and I had a meeting downtown with NOWACA to start looking at Vine Street to start doing some things that we can do to possibly improve them. We sat down with NOWACA and this year they are going to be doing a study on the traffic lights going from Vine Street and Route 91 all the way into Willoughby Hills. They are going to try and expand that down Vine Street from Willoughby towards possibly Waverly Road. They are going to try a get some more funding for that. We are looking at and they are going to send us what we need to do if we want to do some grants between the three cities. We think that we will score more points by doing three cities, so again it will be a long process to try and make Vine Street a lot more presentable then it is in all of the cities. That is the goal for the three Mayors’. I will talk to the Law Director on the “No Knock” if there are any other questions on that; that you for me…I thought that I sent you the stuff from Willowick and think that this would just be an add onto that. If there is anything that we need to talk about with we can do that. I meet with a group called “Hope over Heroin” and they would like to have a function here in the summer. I am looking at some logistics with them. The one spot that we talked about they believe that they will be able to use so I am going to sit down and talk with them again. We continue to work on the Police Contracts and hopefully we will get there soon to settle. That will be that last contract for this year and then all of the opening will begin again in September of this year for 2019 agreement. The Lake County Captains tickets for the lounge will start on March 1 in my office and the Building Department is where you can apply for the Captains tickets for the summer. I know the way that the weather looks right now we are not looking at baseball, but it will be here sooner than later. We did schedule the Easter Egg Hunt on March 24 at the Captain Stadium. Gates will open at 10:30 and the Easter Egg Hunt will be from 11:00 to 12:30. We will continue to meet on the Miracle League and we are going to run the registrations through the YMCA. It will be online where you can sign up for that and we’ve looked at…we’ve had numerous destruction Jakse Park so we are looking into some camera’s. But again like I have told a couple of the residents we don’t want to get camera’s just to see a car and what time it is, so we are looking to see if there is anything possible that we can use there. I spoke with the library again about doing that and they are going to do another one of the libraries with the Woman’s Club at Miracle Field once it is up and running also. We meet with a business today who wants to come into our city and we are trying to find a spot for them. We continue to meet with business’s and continue to work on getting the Wal-Mart deal complete and that is my report and I am open for questions.

There were no questions for Mayor Morley

FIRE CHIEF – Ted Whittington
Chief Whittington: Thank you Mr. President. The only thing that I have to report is obviously the third time this winter we are looking at a thaw this week. So we will be watching the river. Rain is due in on Thursday and the river is open in parts of Willoughby so I am hoping that…will flush out and we won’t have to worry about anything. We will be out there in the mean time so if you hear anything or need anything just let me know and other than that I am open for questions.

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: Thank you. Some people are wondering what is going on in front of City Hall…there was a tractor or a back hoe out there today and yesterday. This is part of the Willoughby-Eastlake Equalization Basin Project. They are running new conduit lines…electrical lines for the two big fans that are out there on City Hall property. If you have any further questions I can answer on the electrical but if it is more on the project Mr. Gwydir could help out and that is it.

There were no questions for Mr. Menn.

SERVICE DIRECTOR – Nick Rubertino
Mr. Rubertino had no report this evening.

There were no questions for Mr. Rubertino.

CITY ENGINEER – Tom Gwydir
Mr. Gwydir: Thank you Mr. President, Members of Council and Mr. Mayor. I would just like to report that the Galalina Pump Station work is now under way and it is connected to be concluded in September. If you have any particular questions on the construction I would be glad to answer them and with that I am open for questions.

There were no questions for Mr. Gwydir.

FINANCE DIRECTOR – Carol-Ann Schindel
Ms. Schindel: Thank you. The auditor’s have been in our office for probably about two weeks and I expect that they will be here a little bit longer. That is just the way that they do things. And we are in the middle of working up the numbers for the budget and 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.

Mr. Meyers: Mr. Evers?

Mr. Evers: Just a couple of dates that I would like to mention here real quick. On Thursday, March 1 the Red Cross will hold another blood drive over at the Community Center. Blood is in critical shortage right now so if you could get over there from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. it would be a big help. I would also like to mention that the Boulevard of 500 Flags has their Annual Fundraiser coming up. It will be on March 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Patrician Party Center. If anybody is interested in tickets we have them available in the Building Department here at City Hall. I believe that the Mayor has some…no.

Mayor Morley: Everything is in the Building Department.

Mr. Evers: Everything is in the Building Department. I have tickets and Mr. Rydzinski, who is in the back, so if anybody is interested they are $35.00. It is our annual fundraiser and it is the only one that we do for the year for the Boulevard of 500 Flags, which helps to maintain the area and the flags and that is it.

Mr. Meyers: Thank you Councilman Evers. Is there anything from anyone else?

Mayor Morley: I think that the only other thing that I have and it is sort of sad news is that the Willowick American Legion got a hold of me and they are putting their building up for sale. They just can’t function anymore, so that will be sad if they go down. I told them that if there is anything that we could try to do to help, but they said that it’s been bad for the last ten years. It just caught up with them with the money so that building is up for sale.

Mr. Meyers: Thank you Mayor Morley.

ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:27 p.m.

 

 

___________________________________
JOHN MEYERS, COUNCIL PRESIDENT

 

APPROVED: ______________________

 

ATTEST: _____________________________________
TRACY M. SIMONS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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