Council-As-A-Whole Committee Meeting Minutes from June 14, 2016




June 14, 2016


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, Police Chief Reik, City Engineer Gwydir, Finance Director Schindel and Law Director Klammer. Fire Chief Whittington, CBO Menn and Service Director Rubertino were absent and excused. 

Ms. DePledge: If anyone is recording this meeting as courtesy to the public will you please identify yourself so that the fellow attendees know that it is being recorded.

Angelo Trivisonno


There was no Legislation Proposed.

There were no further questions or comments.


There was no Legislation Pending.

There were no further questions or comments. 


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

Ms. DePledge: This is a housekeeping issue and we will make a Motion to add it to this evening. It will be Legislation No.: 06-14-(01).

A Resolution: To enter into a contract with A & J Cement Contractors for the lowest and best bidder for the Ridgewood Drive Pavement Improvements.

Ms. DePledge: We will make a Motion to addit to this evening’s agenda and it will be Legislation No.: 06-14-(02). Mr. Gwydir did you want to talk about that or Mayor Morley?

Mr. Gwydir: There was a bid for $569,740.00 for the Ridgewood Drive improvements and the city received a $327, 100.00 grant from OPWC. This legislation paves the way for the Mayor to sign off on the contract as of July 1 when the funds are encumbered.

A Resolution: Granting permission from the City of Eastlake to the City of Willoughby to expend funds from the W-E WPCC replacement fund account for the W-E WPCC Equalization Basin Rehabilitation Sewer Project.

Ms. DePledge: We have had numerous meetings and discussions on this. We will need a Motion to add and it to this evening’s agenda. It will be Legislation No.: 06-14-(03).

A Resolution: To file an application for funds through the Competitive Community Development Block Grant Program for the purchase of a Rescue Squad.

Ms. DePledge: We will need a Motion to add this to this evening agenda. It will be Legislation No.: 06-14-(04). In the absences of the Fire Chief Mayor did you want to address this?

Mayor Morley: A few weeks ago I had a meeting with Ms. Benton. She is the Block Grant Coordinator for the County. We were going over the other application that we handed in from the last meeting. She said that there was some funding available for safety equipment. We were looking at the Block Grant that we handed in and we are going to try for $230,000.00 for a new squad. Obviously it isn’t for sure, but we should know something in July. I am working with Mrs. Schindel and Chief Whittington and we need to get a squad whether we get this or not. This just brings it up to speed that the money was out there and that is why we applied. If we do not get it we are going to look into…they had the vehicle here and so was Ms. Benton. She met with Mrs. Schindel and me and we looked at the squad. We are crossing our fingers and hoping that we can get this from the County.

An Ordinance: To amend Section 1385.99 of the Codified Ordinances.

An Ordinance: To amend Section 1387.99 specifically Subsection (b) of the Codified Ordinances.

Ms. DePledge: These will be added this evening as Legislation No.: 06-14-(05) and 06-14-(06). Mr. Klammer did you want to discuss these two items.

Mr. Klammer: I thought that Mr. Menn would be here so I don’t know if you will want to wait on a comment from him. The back story is that I talked with the Mayor about it when we enforce building code violations or property maintenance violations. If it’s a misdemeanor in the first degree and people are automatically entitled to an attorney at the cost of the city. So in light of the city’s economic condition comes a barrier criminal enforcement, which it shouldn’t be but becomes a practical reality. If it was a minor misdemeanor they wouldn’t be entitled to appointed council. The strategy there was to amend it to a minor misdemeanor making it a lesser offense to eliminate the cost to the city. But you are making a judgment call that you are making it a lesser offense as well. I can move it forward and answer any questions if you want to wait for Mr. Menn to get his input that’s fine too.

Ms. DePledge: I’ll just poll Council based on the…

Mr. Klammer: I thought that Mr. Menn was going to be…

Ms. DePledge: Do you want Mr. Menn to have an opportunity?

Mayor Morley: We can hold it off for another meeting.

Ms. DePledge: We will just hold it off for two weeks and do it at that time.

Mayor Morley: Did you want to put it on First Reading?

Ms. DePledge: We can put it on as First Reading.

Mr. Klammer: However you want to do it. You can put it on the agenda or you could leave it in Miscellaneous and put it on next time.

Mayor Morley: It’s your call.  

Ms. DePledge: We are going to put it on First Reading and then we will give Mr. Menn an opportunity to speak next time so that we can move it along. So that we can have people be in compliant with the building codes.

There were no further questions or comments.


The meeting was adjourned at 7:05 p.m.





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