The Council of the City of Cortland met in regular session on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. with Council President Stocz presiding. Members of Council present were Dennis Linville, Kevin Piros, Diana Sweeney, Terry Tackett and James Woofter. Absent was Deidre Petrosky. Also present at the meeting were Mayor Moll, Law Director Wilson, Service Director Wittman, Finance Director Moyer and Police Chief Mink

 

A motion to approve council minutes from the April 18, 2011 meeting was made by Councilman Tackett and seconded by Councilman Woofter. ROLL CALL - Woofter, aye; Linville, aye; Petrosky, absent; Piros, aye; Stocz, aye; Sweeney, aye; Tackett, aye. MOTION PASSED

 

A motion to approve the schedule of bills to be paid totaling $82,126.54 was made by Councilman Piros and seconded by Councilman Linville. ROLL CALL - Petrosky, absent; Piros, aye; Stocz, aye; Sweeney, aye; Tackett, aye; Woofter, aye; Linville, aye. MOTION PASSED

 

ORDINANCE 0-14-11 - an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to enter an agreement with GPD Group to perform design engineering for the Lakeview Schools Pedestrian Enhancement PID 90221 was read and moved for third reading by Councilman Woofter and seconded by Councilman Piros. ROLL CALL - Linville, aye; Petrosky, absent; Piros, aye; Stocz, aye; Sweeney, aye; Tackett, aye; Woofter, aye. ORDINANCE PASSED THIRD READING

 

ORDINANCE 0-15-11 - an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to enter a contract with Thomas Fok and Associates, Inc. for design and construction administration of the Wilson-Sharpsville storm sewer improvement project was read and moved for third reading by Councilman Woofter and seconded by Councilman Piros. ROLL CALL - Petrosky, absent; Piros, aye; Stocz, aye; Sweeney, aye; Tackett, aye; Woofter, aye; Linville, aye. ORDINANCE PASSED THIRD READING

 

ORDINANCE 0-16-11 - an ordinance amending the contract/agreement with Browning Ferris Industries of Ohio, Inc. D.B.A. Allied Waste Services of Youngstown for the removal of refuse from the City of Cortland, Ohio was read and moved for third reading by Councilman Piros and seconded by Councilman Linville. ROLL CALL - Piros, aye; Stocz, aye; Sweeney, aye; Tackett, aye; Woofter, aye; Linville, aye; Petrosky, absent. ORDINANCE PASSED THIRD READING

 

ORDINANCE 0-17-11 - an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to enter a contract with Thomas Fok and Associates, Inc. for design and construction administration of the Cedar Drive Storm Sewer Improvement Project was read and moved by Councilman Woofter and seconded by Councilman Linville. ROLL CALL - Petrosky, absent; Piros, aye; Stocz, aye; Sweeney, aye; Tackett, aye; Woofter, aye; Linville, aye. ORDINANCE PASSED THIRD READING

 

ORDINANCE 0-19-11 - an ordinance authorizing the Service Director to purchase two (2) 2011 Ford F250 4X4 Pick Ups with options through the Ohio Department of Administrative Services Program from Germain Ford was read and moved by Councilman Piros and seconded by Councilman Linville. A motion to suspend the rules by made by Councilman Woofter and seconded by Councilman Linville.

 

COUNCILWOMAN SWEENEY - Where is Germain Ford?

 

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CLERK OF COUNCIL - It is in the ordinance. I believe it is in Columbus.

 

SERVICE DIRECTOR - It is the dealership in the State of Ohio that was awarded the contract through the Department of Administrative Services. Their fleet manager handles all purchases for the State of Ohio.

 

ROLL CALL ON SUSPENSION OF RULES - Piros, aye; Stocz, aye; Sweeney, aye; Tackett, aye; Woofter, aye; Linville, aye; Petrosky, absent. ROLL CALL ON 0-19-11 - Stocz, aye; Sweeney, aye; Tackett, aye; Woofter, aye; Linville, aye; Petrosky, absent; Piros, aye. ORDINANCE PASSED IN EMERGENCY

 

ORDINANCE 0-21-11 an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to enter an agreement with Alexander's Pest Control, Inc for mosquito control was read and moved for first reading by Councilman Woofter and seconded by Councilman Linville.

 

COUNCILMAN TACKETT - Actually this is a first reading and the date for the first spraying is May 19th.

 

CLERK OF COUNCIL - At the next meeting it will be in emergency. The language for the emergency is in the ordinance so we can do it that way.

 

SERVICE DIRECTOR - I went ahead and took the liberty to advertise that spraying even though you haven't authorized this. Usually we don't do the first couple of sprayings any how.

 

MAYOR - We really don't know if we are going to have mosquitoes or not because it has been cold but it has been wet so if it warms up we are going to have lots of mosquitoes.

 

ROLL CALL ON 0-21-11 - Linville, aye; Petrosky, absent; Piros, aye; Stocz, aye; Sweeney, aye; Tackett, aye; Woofter, aye. ORDINANCE PASSED FIRST READING

 

ORDINANCE 0-22-11 - an ordinance authorizing a mutual aid agreement for Mahoning/Trumbull County Law Enforcement Agencies for police protection was read and moved by Councilman Linville and seconded by Councilman Woofter. A motion to suspend the rules was made by Councilman Linville and seconded by Councilman Piros.

 

COUNCILMAN PIROS - Chief, can you give me more details on what this really represents and who it is with?

 

POLICE CHIEF - This actually replaces from many, many years ago there was an initial Trumbull County Mutual Aid. It had to be invoked by the sheriff for certain catastrophic events. Over the years the Mahoning and Trumbull counties chiefs association have reviewed and analyzed that process and realized it wasn't a very good document because it limited the ability to assist other agencies. This is a much broader based document whereby if you are leaving your jurisdiction to investigate some criminal activity and you have to go into some other jurisdiction you automatically have the police powers as

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long as they are one of these agencies. It can still be used for planned events and it does not have to be invoked by the sheriff's office. It is an agreement between and among all the agencies in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties. This will be good for four years at which time you can reevaluate and then sign up for renewal. It does not cost any money but it does protect us and it is really no different than the mutual aid agreement we have with Johnston, Fowler and Bazetta except it is larger. We have seen over the years that many of the folks that come into town and commit criminal activity and we have to pursue them for the investigative process no long live in this area. They live in Warren or Youngstown or Canfield or wherever so this document really does provide us with protection to pursue criminal activity.

 

MAYOR - Does it include the State Park Police?

 

POLICE CHIEF - I have a list here. No it does not and I don't know why.

 

MAYOR - I am surprised it does not. It seems like it should.

 

POLICE CHIEF - Youngstown State University is on here. There are sections of the law that let us go over and assist them.

 

MAYOR - I understand that but it would be easier if they were on the list.

 

COUNCILMAN WOOFTER - Who created that?

 

POLICE CHIEF - The Mahoning Valley Chiefs of Police Association in co-operation with Mahoning and Trumbull Counties Prosecutor's Offices.

 

ROLL CALL ON SUSPENSION OF RULES ON 0-22- 11 - Linville, aye; Petrosky, absent; Piros, aye; Stocz, aye; Sweeney, aye; Tackett, aye; Woofter, aye; ROLL CALL ON 0-22-11 - Woofter, aye; Linville, aye; Petrosky, absent; Piros, aye; Stocz, aye; Sweeney, aye; Tackett, aye. ORDINANCE PASSED IN EMERGENCY

 

MAYOR'S REPORT

MAYOR - A pretty successful Easter Egg Hunt, there were a lot of kids there. We also received this morning an e-mail from the Soap Box Derby crew on advertising in their program. I gave one to a few of you but I will be distributing them to the merchants in town as we are trying to get some local support for the event. If any of you want to advertise please do. That is all I have to report unless there are any questions.

 

FINANCE DIRECTOR'S REPORT

FINANCE DIRECTOR - I have nothing to report this evening.

 

POLICE CHIEF'S REPORT

POLICE CHIEF - The only thing I have is an update on the cruiser purchase that you authorized last meeting. We have ordered the equipment that we need to make transfers. It should be transferred next week and it should be road ready in two weeks.

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NO FIRE CHIEF'S REPORT

 

SERVICE DIRECTOR'S REPORT

SERVICE DIRECTOR - I have nothing to report this evening but will entertain any questions from council.

 

NO COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

PRESIDENT STOCZ - Anyone in the audience with questions of council this evening?

 

A motion to hold an executive session to discuss contract negotiations with Council, Mayor, Law Director, Service Director, Finance Director, Police Chief and Fire Chief in attendance was made by Councilman Linville and seconded by Councilman Piros. ROLL CALL - Linville, aye; Petrosky, absent; Piros, aye; Stocz, aye; Sweeney, aye; Tackett, aye; Woofter, aye. MOTION PASSED

 

Council went into executive session at 7:17 p.m.

 

Council meeting resumed at 8:00 p.m.

 

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Councilman Tackett and seconded by Councilman Piros. ROLL CALL - Piros, aye; Stocz, aye; Sweeney, aye; Tackett, aye; Woofter, aye; Linville, aye; Petrosky, absent. MOTION PASSED

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

 

 

 

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CLERK OF COUNCIL PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL