Regular Council Meeting Minutes from March 13, 2018

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

MINUTES

TUESDAY

MARCH 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 7:05 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, Police Chief Reik, CBO Menn, City Engineer Gwydir, Finance Director Schindel and Law Director Klammer.  Service Director Rubertino was absent and excused. 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Regular Council Meeting Agenda –March 13, 2018.

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

Motion carried.  Agenda approved.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Regular Council Meeting Minutes- January 23, 2018, February 13, 2018, and February 27, 2018.

MOTION:  Mr. Zuren moved to approve the Regular Council Meeting Minutes from January 23, 2018.  Mr. Spotton second.

Motion carried.  Minutes approved.

MOTION:  Mr. Zuren moved to approve the Regular Council Meeting Minutes from February 13, 2018.  Mr. Spotton second.

Motion carried.  Minutes approved.

MOTION:  Mr. Zuren moved to approve the Regular Council Meeting Minutes from February 27, 2018.  Mr. Spotton second.

Motion carried.  Minutes approved.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT

Meetings Scheduled

Mr. Meyers: The next Council-as-a-Whole Committee Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 27, 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 Finance Director Schindel to amend Section 184.03 “Imposition of Tax.”

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

  1. A communication from Finance Director Schindel to amend Section 184.05 “Annual Return; Filing.”

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

  1. A communication from Finance Director Schindel to enact Section 184.28 “Election to be subject to R.C. 718.80 to 718.95.”

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

  1. A communication from the WPCC to expend funds for the replacement of underground EQ tanks mixing and cleaning system.

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

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Mr. Meyers: A Finance Committee Meetings that were held since our last Regular Council Meeting.  Mr. Evers?

FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT- Mr. Evers, Chair

Mr. Evers: Thank you Council President.  The Finance Committee did meet and we had one item on the agenda and it is to review the Mayor’s Court.  I would like to thank Mr. Kasunick and his group for all of their hard work that they did on it.  At this point we are going to turn it over to the Ordinance Committee, so that they can take a look at the ordinances that need to be put in place and also what minor misdemeanors can be brought forward to that court.  That concludes my report and I am open for questions.

There were no questions for Mr. Evers.

ECDC COMMITTEE REPORT- Mr. Zuren, Chair

Mr. Zuren:  Thank you Mr. President.  I just wanted to announce that there are two meeting prior to the next Regular Council Meeting that will be held through the ECDC Committee.  The first one is the Banquet Hall Congregation Meeting that will be held this Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at the McKinley Community Outreach Center.  This meeting is cooperation with Willoughby and Willowick.  The meeting is going to focus on Easter celebration, the upcoming Job Fair held at North High School, Kids Fair, Wedding Show, which is going to be held on April 15, and the creation of Marketing Information for the congregations and banquet halls.  We are also trying to create a master list of Food Banks and free community dinners that are offered throughout the three cities for our residents.  The second meeting is the Vine Street Corridor Business Meeting and it will be held next Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at the Stonehill Hotel.  This meeting is focusing on networking, cross promotion for businesses to create a foundation on how to be more successful.  It is open to all businesses even if they are not located on Vine Street and residents in Eastlake.  Once again this is in cooperation with Eastlake, Willoughby, and Willowick.  Some of the things that we are going to be focusing on are if there is interest in the Job Fair, promoting local businesses, and the Trick-Or-Treat Event that we have planned for Vine Street in June.  With that I am open for questions.

     

There were no questions for Mr. Zuren.

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.

At this time the Skate Park did a presentation followed by a presentation on smoking form the Health Department.

There was no one wishing to speak.

LEGISLATION PROPOSED: First number will be 2018-013

03-13-(01)                               ORDINANCE NO.: ___________

Requested by: Administration

Sponsored by: Finance Committee

An Ordinance amending Section 184.03 “Imposition of Tax” 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.: 2018-014.

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

Requested by: Administration

Sponsored by: Finance Committee

An Ordinance amending Section 184.05, "Annual Return; Filing," of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Eastlake, specifically Subsections (S) (4) and (5), and declaring an emergency.

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

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

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

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried. Legislation is adopted as Resolution No.: 2018-015.

03-13-(03)                               ORDINANCE NO.: ___________

Requested by: Administration

Sponsored by: Finance Committee

An Ordinance enacting Section 184.28 “Election To Be Subject To R.C. 718.80 To 718.95” of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Eastlake, 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.: 2018-016.

03-13-(04)                                     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 Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) for the purpose of the design engineering for the replacement of three (3) existing underground equalization (EQ) tanks mixing and cleaning systems, and declaring an emergency.

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

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

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

ROLL CALL: Yeas unanimous.

Motion carried. Legislation is adopted as Resolution No.: 2018-016.

LEGISLATION PENDING: (Placed on First Reading on 02/27/2018)

02-27-(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, 2018 and ending December 31, 2018, and declaring an emergency.

Mr. Meyers: This is placed on Second Reading.

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.  I have a couple of things to report on and as you have seen in the paper is that Council passed the “Do Not Knock” Ordinance through NOPEC and we do have the forms here in City Hall and you can go on-line to blocktheknock.com to keep away the solicitators and for profit businesses.  We did get a lot of calls from our seniors, especially those who didn’t want to give out their information about their bill as the people are coming at their door, so this will take care of that.  Once on the list we will send you a sticker to put on your window or your door saying “No Solicitation.”  A few businesses contacted me last and at the beginning of this week and they are Eco-Lawn…they both want to give back to the community…will clean the hallway carpets in City Hall.  As a donation to the city Eco-Lawn is going to do four treatments at City Halls and we do appreciate those companies doing that.  I have also been meeting with Mayor Fiala and Mayor Regovich to continue to look at Vine Street to see what we can fix on the street scape and Ms. Schindel and I have to go to a Block Grant Meeting next week.  The plans are to apply for a Block Grant for Vine Street so that we can possibly take care of the trees and take care of the broken cement around the trees and the sidewalks that are up heaving.   Mr. Rubertino isn’t here and we continue to work on the roads.  Talking with our Engineer and we are going to apply again for more money from OPWC for Willowick Drive.  We continue to work on the roads and keep up on the potholes as best as we can.  You can sign up for the Captains tickets in my office or in the Building Department for the lounge that we raffle off every year.  The Easter Egg Hunt will on Saturday, March 24 between EPAL, the City, and the Captains.  The gates open at 10:30 a.m. and the hunt will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  We continue to work trying to get a business into the old Wal-Mart and some of the other issues in the Vine Yards.  That concludes my report and I am open for questions.  

 

There were no questions for Mayor Morley

FIRE CHIEF – Ted Whittington

Chief Whittington had no report this evening.

There were no questions for Chief Whittington.

POLICE CHIEF – Larry Reik   

Chief Reik: The only thing that I have is with the fundraising for the K-9 unit and it is going real well.  We have a couple large donations that out and hopefully they will be coming in this week.  Mr. Evers and EPAL have helped us out a lot with that.  The Community Dog Show…I believe that we made over $5,000.00 on that, which is donated to that.  It is nice that not only the $10.00 donations from people are all welcomed and accepted and very much appreciated, but some of the larger ones from individuals and companies have just been really astounding.  I just wanted to point that out and we will publish a list of the donations that we have all together.  Right now we have enough to get a used car that is already outfitted from a neighboring agency and the training.  Those two together will be about $23,000.00 and $26,000.00 with the radio.  There is always going to be more and more things to purchase including training and equipment.  We are definitely well on our way.  That concludes my report and I am open for questions.

There were no questions for Chief Reik.

CHIEF BUILDING OFFICIAL – David Menn

 Mr. Menn: Thank you.  I just completed a two day class for Management and I now have a certificate to be a Stormwater Inspector, what this will basically do is help us to follow our ordinances and regulations on Stormwater.  I also went to a class on trees last Friday, the Mayor asked me to attend that.  That basically was on trees that are planted on Vine Street tree lawn trees, how to maintain them, how the salt and things coming off the road affect them.  I received a lot of information on that.  A lot of people have been asking about Power House Gym and it is going in off of Vine Street.  That should be opening probably at the beginning of April.  The Planning Commission has a big case load on the March 22, there will be about five or six cases and that will be a big night.  The house on Campers Drive that I asked to have demolished last year looks like it will be done in the next month or two I hope.  That concludes my report.

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: Thank you Mr. President, Members of Council and Mr. Mayor.  Like the Mayor touched on Willowick Drive we have been out on Willowick Drive and we are currently working with Service Director Rubertino on finding out the amount of man power and material costs that he is expending on Willowick Drive…and OPWC application a little bit more and with that I am open for questions.

There were no questions for Mr. Gwydir.

FINANCE DIRECTOR – Carol-Ann Schindel

 Ms. Schindel had nothing to report this evening.

 There were no questions for Ms. Schindel.

LAW DIRECTOR – Randy Klammer

Mr. Klammer: Thank you Mr. President, Members of Council and Mr. Mayor.  I am hoping to be sending a piece of litigation on worker compensation and I had mentioned it to you and from what I understand is the claim is outside…meaning that we have to come out of pocket on this one.  I am working with the Administrator to canvass those things and we are going to be a little bit more involved.  

There were no questions for Mr. Klammer.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:38 p.m.

___________________________________

JOHN MEYERS, COUNCIL PRESIDENT

APPROVED: ______________________

ATTEST: _____________________________________

TRACY M. SIMONS, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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