COUNCIL AS A WHOLE COMMITTEE MEETING



           JULY 14, 2015


Council President Mr. D’Ambrosio opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m.



Members of Council in attendance were Mr. Evers, Mr. Licht, Ms. DePledge, Mr. Hoefle, Ms. Vaughn and Council President Mr. D’Ambrosio. Mrs. Quinn-Hopkins was absent and excused. Also attending was Council Clerk Mrs. Cendroski.


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



Mr. D’Ambrosio: Mayor, I know you have spoken with Mrs. Quinn-Hopkins husband, Jim. Is there something you would like to say?


Mayor Morley: For those of you who do not know Councilwoman Quinn-Hopkins was hospitalized on Friday. I have talked to her husband since then. I have also been at the hospital a few times. They want everything to stay confidential. They are happy with the progress since Friday. All the family asks for is that everyone keeps her in their thoughts and prayers. I have been talking to the family who has been keeping me updated and I have been advising Council. At this point Mr. Hopkins wants it kept with us. Just keep her in your thoughts and prayers. We are hoping for the best. It is going to be a long recovery regardless of what they end up finding out.



07-14-(01): Amendment: Codified Ordinance Chapter 505 “Animals and Fowl”

Mr. D’Ambrosio: This was discussed in the June 30th Ordinance Committee. Mr. Hoefle?


Mr. Hoefle: Basically this was an ordinance we have been working on for several months. It is an animal tethering and sheltering ordinance which originally started with the City of Cleveland. We gathered as much information as we could and received a lot of help from Mrs. Cendroski and Councilwoman Vaughn. Our Law Director reviewed it and gave his approval. We discussed it at the June 30th Ordinance Committee meeting and moved it forward to this evening’s agenda.


There were no further questions or comments.



There was no Legislation Pending.





Temporary Conditional Use Permit: Great Lake’s Exposition: Carnival: 34400-34750 Vine Street, Eastlake

Mr. D’Ambrosio: Great Lake’s Exposition contacted the Brixmor company who owns the Vinyards. They have conducted this carnival in Willowick over the last 10 years and since Willowick has something new built on the corner by the old Ground Round was they asked to come here this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The owner of the private property, Brixmor, has signed of on this. They went through the Planning Commission and are up to date with all the ordinances.


Ms. Vaughn: What are the dates?


Mayor Morley: It is this weekend the 17th, 18th and 19th.


There were no further questions or comments.


Contract: Atwell’s Police and Fire Equipment Co.: Police Department Firearms and Accessories: $5,316.00

Mr. D’Ambrosio: Chief Reik?


Chief Reik: There is a buyback program offered by Glock Firearms right now and it has been reviewed by our Department’s firearms experts. The ones we are using now are about 15 years old. We have done some replacements on them and they are not breaking down but for the opportunity of going from a 15 year old weapon to a very efficient, brand new weapon, gear and federal level holsters for security; and, $5,000 out of pocket it seem like a good purchase for money that was already allocated.


Mr. D’Ambrosio: They give us a trade-in on our guns and this is what we are paying for out of pocket?


Chief Reik: Yes. The trade-in covered 90% of the cost and the rest was allocated.


There were no further questions or comments.


Contract: T.C. Construction Co., Inc.: Base Bid: Willowick Drive Concrete Joint and Slab Repair Project and Alternate Bids A & B: $659,323

Mr. D’Ambrosio: Mr. Gwydir?


Mr. Gwydir: This was the OPWC job we applied for last year. We got 50% of the money granted to the City to pay for this project. I would like to note that we did have to change the completion date of the Willowick Drive portion of the contract to a little bit later in the year during the bidding process to get bidders. Contractors were quite busy and asked if we could extend the date so the completion date for Willowick Drive is December 12th with Luanna and the remaining for May 23, 2016. I would expect from what I am hearing that the contractor would start sometime in the early fall and work until December depending on how their schedule goes – depending on the rain which is killing everyone. I am suspecting it will be pushed later rather than sooner.


Mr. D’Ambrosio: I think that is great. We have been saying we wanted to do Willowick Drive this year. To move the completion date back is a great idea. I know the contractors are busy and hopefully we can get it done this year.


There were no further questions or comments.


The meeting was adjourned at 7:06 p.m.





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