Council-As-A-Whole Committee Meeting Minutes from February 28, 2017








FEBRUARY 28, 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, Police Chief Reik, Service Director Rubertino, City Engineer Gwydir, Finance Director Schindel and Law Director Klammer. CBO Menn was absent and excused.




Ms. DePledge: 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. 






  1. 02-28-(01): An Ordinance amending Section 1305.05 “Powers; Rules or Procedure”, Subsection (d).


  2. 02-28-(02): An Ordinance amending Section 1501.01 “Adoption”, Subsection (a).


  3. 02-28-(03): An Ordinance amending Chapter 1511 “Open Burning”.


Ms. DePledge: Mr. Hoefle would you like to address these from the Ordinance Committee?




Mr. Hoefle: I was not present at that meeting.




Ms. DePledge:  Mr. Spotton do you have a report that you would like to make in regard to these items from the Ordinance Committee Meeting?




Mr. Spotton: No I do not.




Ms. DePledge: Chief Whittington would you like to discuss the “Open Burning”?




Mayor Morley: I can do 1305 and it is to make the Chief Building Official part of the quorum for the Architectural Review Board since we were have such a though time with the way that the ordinance was written.  It was written on a ten year…you have to have ten years as an architect so Mr. Menn is obviously qualified along with any CBO that we would have in the future.  He would be a voting member for the Architectural Review under 1305.05. 




Ms. DePledge: Chief Whittington did you want to address (02) and (03) and (04)?  If you would like to address those.




Chief Whittington: 1501.01 is for the Fire Department and the way that the ordinance is written right now is that it follows a specific version of the Ohio Fire Code.  What the Fire Marshal would like to see us do is to make it generic and that we adopt whatever the current version of the Ohio Fire Code was so that we don’t have to change it all the time.  That is more of a housekeeping thing more that than anything.  For (03) which is Chapter 1511 we are just trying to clean up the legislation regards to “Open Burning”. One of our biggest problems in the summer time and fall time is open burning complaints between neighbors.  There are some clarity issues that are in there and we are just cleaning that up.  We would make it available if get involved with someone who has an open burning we would be able to present legislation to them and show them.  It is cleaning up the language.  As far as for (04)…several things that I have on my list of Fire Department needs is an ambulance.  Right now we have three over there…they are a 2005, 2006 and a 2009.  Because of some problems with the motors the 2009 is our reserve squad…so we are running the 2006 as a first out.  It is an eleven year old vehicle and the other one…the costs are coming to a point where we are putting a lot of maintenance costs into these vehicles.  Working with a company named Braun and we found an ambulance that we’ve researched and meets the needs of the city.  The Fire Department is a demo ambulance and what that means is the company puts together a Cadillac version of their product and they take them to trade shows to show them off.  Then what we do is we essentially purchase them.  They come to us with about 5,000 miles on a diesel motor.  They can’t sell it as a used vehicle because it was never titled; however, we do see about a $20,000.00 or $30,000.00 savings by buying a demo model.  We’ve had success to some extent with the demos.  We’ve had some problems with the motors but it really isn’t an issue with the company.  I think that is it.




Ms. DePledge: Ms. Schindel were you able to…financing for the purchase for the…




Ms. Schindel: We’ve applied for the financing and it would be a 3.04 and they told me that they would get back to me sometime this week.




Ms. DePledge: And it is a lease to purchase right?




Ms. Schindel: Lease to purchase…we actually have two places that we are looking at for the leasing.  It is just a matter of who is the lowest.




Ms. DePledge: We want the lowest.




  1. 02-28-(04): A Resolution granting permission to purchase an ambulance through Penn Care, Inc.


Ms. DePledge: 

      2. 02-28-(05): A Resolution granting permission to purchase a loader through Burns Industrial Equipment Inc.

            Ms. DePledge: Mr. Rubertino would you like to discuss that at all?

  1. Mr. Rubertino: What we are looking to do is to replace the existing loader that we have that is currently out of service for three months…roughly around November.  It is about a $65,000.00 to $90,000.00 repair on that loader that we currently have.  I believe that it is twelve years old and they average about a seven year life span in a normal community.  With that being said the cost of repairing that and not being sure that it doesn’t go over $90,000.00.  We are looking to bring in a new piece of equipment, which is equivalent to what we presently have and we are looking to do a lease on that as well.


    Ms. DePledge: A lease to buy again at the lowest rate.


    Mr. Rubertino: It is a buy out at the end and I think that it is a dollar.


    Ms. Schindel: A dollar buyout.


    Ms. DePledge: All of these items were discussed in committee meetings prior to this evening.


    There were no further questions or comments.



    There was no Legislation Pending.


    There were no further questions or comments.





  1. Conditional Use Permit for a bait and tackle shop to Dale Colagross d/b/a The Bait Shack.

    Ms. DePledge: We will need a Motion to add and it will be Legislation No. 02-28-(06)


  2. Ordinance: To revise the Codified Ordinances by adopting the current replacement pages.

  3. Ms. DePledge: We will need a Motion to add it will be Legislation No.: 02-28-(07).


  4. Resolution: To sell a 2012 Dodge Charger on Ebay.

    Ms. DePledge: Chief Reik did you want to talk about that all?


    Chief Reik: It is for us to get the maximum value out of the cars that are no longer good enough to keep on the road.  The Service Department has picked enough off of the vehicle to be able to sell it for a decent value.  The Blue Book value is between $5,000.00 and $7,000.00.  Ebay gets it out to more people and we sell it as is.  We list the issues that we know we have with it.  Without having to call individual places to make sure that they know what we are doing with it and it saves us on advertising and it fulfills our requirement as a city.


     Ms. DePledge: We will need a Motion to add it will be Legislation No.: 02-28-(08).



There were no further questions or comments.




The meeting was adjourned at 7:09 p.m.










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