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

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



08-27-(01): Conditional Use Permit: Stallman Louis, Inc. dba Rally’s, 34001 Vine Street

08-27-(02): Conditional Use Permit: WalMart, Inc., 33752 Vine Street

Mr. Morley: Mr. D’Ambrosio?

Mr. D’Ambrosio: These items were discussed in the Planning Committee of August 20th. The Conditional Use Permit for Stallman Louis, Inc. is a Rally’s and will be located at 34001 Vine Street. I will provide more detail during my report. This item was moved forward by the Committee.

WalMart wants to put a solar panel on top of their building to give them an alternative energy source. This was also moved forward by the Committee. I will provide more detail during my report.


08-27-(03): New Enactment: City Ordinance Chapter 743 “Scavengers”

Mr. Morley: Mr. D’Ambrosio?

Mr. D’Ambrosio: We had an Ordinance Committee meeting where we discussed “Scavengers.” Residents have mentioned the scavengers or garbage pickers. I actually witnessed some things that were kind of crazy so we decided to regulate it. I spoke with Chief Reik about this and the rest of Council and we came up with some ideas. We are trying to regulate it and set some hours to hopefully make it a little more palatable for everyone because it does get kind of excessive.

LEGISLATION PENDING: (Placed on First Reading 07/09/13)

07-09-(01): Conditional Use Permit: China Buffet Yu, Inc., 33550 Vine Street

Mr. Morley: Mr. D’Ambrosio?

Mr. D’Ambrosio: This was put on First Reading because we did not have a quorum at the last meeting. There were no issues with this and it appears on this evening’s agenda.



Retroactive Authorization: 2013 Market Development Grant Agreement: City of   Eastlake and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency: $27,457.25

Mr. Morley: Ms. Vaughn?

Ms. Vaughn: This was brought before the Finance Committee. You will notice the terminology “retroactive” because apparently it was authorized before Council knew about it. It is an agreement for a grant for New Avenues to Independence, Inc. They need money to purchase a van. Of course the Mayor knows more about it than me. We discussed this briefly and it was approved to appear on this evening’s agenda.

Mayor Andrzejewski: We are trying to help a business in Eastlake who employs handicapped individuals. Many of you don’t know about Buckeye Industries and New Avenues to Independence. They are a very good organization and help some of the unfortunate people in our City and County. They run group homes for individuals and help those with severe handicaps live independently. They have a business in Eastlake called Buckeye Industries – they recycle Styrofoam.   All the people employed in the Eastlake facility, except for the manager and supervisor, are all handicapped individuals who earn a wage. They asked the City to be their sponsor – there is no money being spent by the City and no City of Eastlake funds are used. They needed a government sponsor to help them get this grant. This grant will help them purchase another truck to continue to pick up Styrofoam. I went to Columbus with one of their representatives and met with the agency that is giving the approximate $20,000 grant. They gave us instructions. The Finance Department will be the pass-through organization. We will receive the State funding and upon verification of the purchase of the truck – see the title and the truck – we will notify the State to release the funds and the State will then authorize us to release the funds to them. The City is acting as a conduit. There is no money being expended by the City of Eastlake. We are simply trying to help a good organization obtain a truck with grant money.

Agreement: 2013 Market Development Grant Agreement: City of Eastlake and New Avenues to Independence, Inc.: $27,457.25

Mr. Morley: The Mayor just explained this item.


Settlement: Martin Belich dba Ventura Properties vs. City of Eastlake

Mr. Morley: Mr. Klammer?

Mr. Klammer: I think most members of Council recall the business at issue on Lakeland. We have discussed it. If you place it on the agenda it can finally get approved. I advised the Court that everyone is in agreement and it will go forward. I just need the final legislation and I think the Clerk has that arranged.


The meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:07 p.m.



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