Council As A Whole Committee Meeting Minutes from April 11, 2017




APRIL 11, 2017

Council President Ms. DePledge opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m.


Members of Council in attendance were Mr. Zuren, Mr. Meyers, Mr. Kasunick, Mr. Spotton, Mr. Evers, Mr. Hoefle and Council President Ms. DePledge. Also attending was Council Clerk Mrs. Simons.

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

Ms. DePledge: At this time there is a video camera present and video recording of these meetings is still in committee. It has not been decided by all of Council on how we are going to proceed with that and I am going to ask you to cease and assist recording at this time until Council can reach a unanimous decision on video recording. The matter will still be recorded so would you please turn off your equipment and please take your seat in the public sector. You do not belong at the Administration table. If there is anyone recording this meeting as courtesy to the public will you please identify yourself so that the fellow attendees know that they are being recorded. Seeing none this meeting is being recorded by the City of Eastlake.

Swearing in ceremony was taking place at this time for probationary Fire Fighters Tony Keary and Patrick O’Neil.


04-11-(01): Ordinance: Enacting Chapter 962 “Illicit Discharge and Illegal Connection Control”.

Ms. DePledge: Would anybody like to address that issue? Mr. Gwydir?

Mr. Gwydir: Thank you Madam President. This is just an ordinance to bring our Storm Water Ordinances in compliance with the current EPA regulations. It is pretty much a housekeeping item.

There were no further questions or comments.


There was no Legislation Pending.

There were no further questions or comments.


Resolution: To Exercise City Option One of the contract for Municipal Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Services.

Ms. DePledge: We will need a Motion to add it to this evening’s agenda and it will be Legislation No. 04-11-(02).

Resolution: To file an Application with the Lake County Planning Commission for funds through the Competitive Community Development Block Grant Program.

Ms. DePledge: We will need a Motion to add it to this evening’s agenda and it will be Legislation No. 04-11-(03).

Resolution: Recognizing the broad duty of the Affirmatively Further Fair Housing in the City of Eastlake.

Ms. DePledge: We will need a Motion to add it to this evening’s agenda and it will be Legislation No. 04-11-(04).

Resolution: To enter into and agreement with the Board of Commissioners for the Senior Levy Fund.

Ms. DePledge: We will need a Motion to add it to this evening’s agenda and it will be Legislation No. 04-11-(05). Mayor Morley did you want to talk about any of those?

Mayor Morley: One the first one with Municipal Solid Waste I brought it to attention at the last meetings. Ms. Schindel and I looked around and we received some of the other cities bids and right now even going on the new one year at $44. 67. The closets city with the new bids was about $55.00, so we decided to stay with Republic Waste. We have a five year option and we did option One for the first year and then we are going to look at some other things. Ms. Schindel do you have anything to add to that?

Ms. Schindel: My agreement says that the first year option is $46.23 for the quarter. But it is true that the lowest that we could find for those cities that just recently bid out was as high as $54.00 as the lowest. So we felt that we were still getting a bargain.

Mayor Morley: And that wasn’t for…right now we have unlimited garbage. That was going to be for a container and the recycle so anything over the container you can put in. It looked like our best option and like I put in my article the issues that we do have every now and then with Republic we have been sitting down with them and straightening those out. For the application we are going to apply for block grants and we have gone back and forth with a couple things on what we may try to go after. After our meeting this morning on the one item we thought about going after we might not. I have to talk to a couple of people…after the discussion with the Mayor’s and Commissioner Serinio. The Further Fair Housing we have to have that in so we can apply for the Block Grants. To enter into an agreement with the Board of Commissioner’s is so that we can get our funds from the County to run our Senior Center. The liquor license transfer I know that there weren’t any issues from our end.

Ms. DePledge: Are there any questions from Council or the Administration with regard to the resolutions? Mr. Klammer?

Mr. Klammer: I just want to point out one thing on the resolution to exercise the option…I am not sure we would have done a resolution on that in the past. Just on contracts in general but Ms. Schindel caught that and it’s a good idea to bring it to you guys. So that is one more thing that you guys get to see on those types of things. Just so you know.

Ms. DePledge: So that it’s happening. Mr. Zuren?

Mr. Zuren: I had a question for either Ms. Schindel or Mayor Morley. The resolution to enter into an authorization for the Mayor and Finance Director regarding the Competitive Development Block Grant Program that is an undetermined amount at this point right?

Mayor Morley: Right we don’t know what projects that we are picking yet. We have to have it in by May 9th. What we were going to do was…we talked about the skate park and/or the Senior Center parking lot. Today’s discussion on the Senior Center parking lot we may not go after that one after this morning’s discussion. If there is anything that anyone on Council feels let Ms. Schindel or I know if there is something. We tried last year for the skate park and didn’t get it. We are going to hand in a couple and see what we get this year if any. I know that EPAL always applies for one as well.

Ms. DePledge: Mr. Evers?

Mr. Evers: Just so the public and all of Council are aware to enter into the agreement for the grant is requirement applying for the grant.

Mayor Morley: Through HUD.

Mr. Evers: Through HUD it’s just a formality more than anything. It’s just a piece of paper that says “that we authorize the Mayor and the Finance Director to apply for the grant.”

Liquor License Transfer Request: from Convenient Food Mart Inc. 334, d/b/d Surfside Convenient, 36201 Lakeshore Blvd., Eastlake, OH, to Laxmi 36201 Inc., d/b/a Surfside Convenient, 36201 Lakeshore Blvd., Eastlake, OH.

Ms. DePledge: There have not been any objections to this request and I haven’t received anything from Chief Reik so we will add it to this evening’s agenda.

There were no further questions or comments.

The meeting was adjourned at 7: 16 p.m.


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