The Council of the City of
A motion to approve council minutes from the May 16, 2011
meeting was made by Councilman Piros and seconded by Councilman Tackett.†
A motion to approve the schedule of bills to be paid
totaling $182,264.52 was made by Councilman Tackett and seconded by Councilman
RESOLUTION R-16-11 -† A resolution authorizing the Fire Chief to advertise for the sale of equipment, according to the Ohio Revised Code, deemed not necessary for the Fire Department was read and moved by Councilman Piros and seconded by Councilwoman Petrosky
COUNCILMAN TACKETT -† Do we have a list of the equipment?
COUNCILMAN TACKETT - †Is there a value for these?
CLERK OF COUNCIL-† I have the ad ready to go to the paper tomorrow and the items can be viewed at the Fire Station and I have your address and phone number included in the ad.
COUNCILMAN TACKETT -† By selling these we still have back ups for ourselves?
LAW DIRECTOR -† If the value was under $1,000 then we would not have needed the authorization.†
MAYOR -† When you discussed this with Bill, did you talk about having this done on the internet rather than the paper?
LAW DIRECTOR -† We talked about it but his preference was to do an ad and people would come in and look at the equipment and he would have a little more control.
CLERK OF COUNCIL -† He didnít say anything to me about that.
COUNCILMAN TACKETT -† Are we putting like a bottom price on them?
CLERK OF COUNCIL -† In the ad it states that the city has the right to accept or reject any or all bids.
ORDINANCE 0-24-11 -† an ordinance authorizing the Fire Chief to purchase three (3) Life Pak 15 Cardiac Monitors with accessories was read and moved for first reading by Councilman Piros and seconded by Councilwoman Petrosky.
MAYOR -† Much of that has been because of Todd's efforts.
PRESIDENT STOCZ -† I would just like to say this is a win win situation and you have done an outstanding job with the grants.
MAYOR -† I have been looking at the Charter amendments.† As you recall last year we had about 23 charter amendments that we were proposing.† We passed 10 or 11 last year.† We said we will put the rest of them on this year.† I guess I would like to discuss that but my feeling is that the election this fall is
going to be fairly complex and we might not want to do that. Then I think about next year 2012 and it might even be worse.† I am not sure what we want to do, if we want to split them up or not.† We need to act on them relatively soon.† We may split them into two piles.† I just feel like last year with the 10 on, there was concern it was too much reading and too many things on the ballot.† We cannot do those in the spring.
CLERK OF COUNCIL -† I am not sure if we can or cannot.† I just know if you are really serious we have a deadline and we need to prepare them and bring them to council soon.
MAYOR -† At any rate we will be dealing with them in the next few weeks.† Remind everyone that Soap Box Derby is two weeks from Sat.† and Street Fair is weekend after that.† There are a lot of activities in town in the next few weeks.†
Kevin and I met with the people from cboss last week and discussed the approach for the web site.† We are putting together materials to send† down to them.† I am doing that and then hopefully in a couple of weeks after that he will have something for us to look at and we will bring that to you and let you see what it will look like.† We have a good start.
FINANCE DIRECTOR'S REPORT
FINANCE DIRECTOR -† The only thing I have this evening is that I have received the forms from the county for preparing the 2012 budget.† We will be working on that and the Mayor and I† will have some tentative figures to bring to the next council meeting for passage.† That is all I have unless there are any questions.
POLICE CHIEF'S REPORT
OFFICER MORRIS -† The new cruiser is on the street.† I just want to thank Daffron's, they volunteered to put the graphics on and Wollam Chevrolet did all the paper work for us.† We want to thank them both.
SERVICE DIRECTOR'S REPORT
MAYOR -† I have a couple of comments.† We did have an issue with the chlorinator for the new water tower.† We had to order a† new pump and I think we are looking at a couple weeks delivery on that.† I pushed him back to the 21st and he wants to push me back to the 1st of July but sometime during that period we are going to try and get that tower on line.†
We are beginning to get caught up with the other activities around town.
NO COMMITTEE REPORTS
PRESIDENT STOCZ -† Is there anyone in the audience who would like to address council this evening?† Please feel free by raising your hand and stating your name.
JOHN CIANCONE -† We are here asking for help.† We have a lot next to our houses that has not been cut yet this year.† We have gone through all the steps, we have wrote letters and we did everything that we were supposed to do to get this lot cut.† I have been here 13 years and it is on Fawn Lane and we have neighbors here from Fawn Lane.† The address of the lot is 206 I think, it is between 204 and 208.
MAYOR -† Is it the one with the gas well on it?
JOHN CIANCONE -† Yes it is.† We have pictures to show you.† There are rodents and we all try to take care of out lots.† We really need some help here.
MAYOR -† If it has been reported then we are going through the process.† We probably have 25 lots like that.
JOHN CIANCONE -† Yes but it is owned by someone.†
MAYOR -† I understand but we have to notify them.† We do try and save a little bit of† money by not doing a certified letter upfront.† We do a regular mail letter.† If we don't get a response in a certain amount of time then we do a certified letter and when we get the response from that then we go mowing.
RESIDENT -† We are at 4 foot now.
MAYOR -† We have a lot of that going on because of the rain.
JOHN CIANCONE† This goes on every single year and I have been there for 13 years and I tried cutting it myself and I don't think the gentleman wants us on his property and I won't go on it ever again.† By the time we go through the process it might get cut twice in a whole year.† We are asking is there anyway because we go through this year after year.† Companies won't want to do it because it will tear up their equipment.
MAYOR -† For the most part everybody is behind.† We do have the summer employees now and the lack of rain we have been able to mow parks and we are starting on the lots.† It is just real late this year.†
It was a gas well originally and it stays a gas well until they abandon it.
asked Donald Wittman if he would be here tonight and he said he would.† That is why we are all here and he is not here.†
made the statement that your contact person was
MAYOR -† The problem we have right now is that this particular owner is backing out of properties here in town and has had some issues.
PAT HALEY -† We were told it might be up for sale but it still needs mowed.
CLERK OF COUNCIL -† They have been out doing some.
JOHN CIANCONE † -† We would greatly appreciate council's help.† We are trying to do everything right but it takes forever.†
JOHN CIANCONE -† We try hard to keep our yards looking good.† We don't expect him to landscape it but just keep it mowed.
COUNCILMAN PIROS -† I look at
LAW DIRECTOR -† The one property you are talking about is tied up in court.
COUNCILMAN PIROS -†
LAW DIRECTOR -† No McQuaids.† At least in this particular case these folks are complaining about, we have an owner and we should be able to follow up.
MAYOR -† We will do what we can.
sources of flooding, one being the sanitary sewer and the other being the storm sewer.† The storm sewer is probably our responsibility and the sanitary sewer is our complaint against the city.† We are asking for some help.† I guess there is another issue with the manholes that are right near the creek and when it floods those manholes are under water.† There is a seal kit that they make for that and I am sure you are aware of that.† I think the ones near the creek should have those put on and I think that might be one of the sources of the water.
MAYOR -† I thought we did that once.
MAYOR -† Ok, that can be taken care of.† I know they have been out in that region flushing sewers in the last couple of weeks.
MAYOR -† They would have been out on Old Oak in that area.† It is the whole region that they are doing.
MAYOR -† The storm sewers need to be flushed I think.
MAYOR -† Your contractor should take care of all of that. You need to call OOPS.
The map is not what he needs.† It shows on the road where the sanitary lines are and the storm drains but it doesn't show where it comes into the buildings.
MAYOR -† We wouldn't have that.
MAYOR -† We don't have drawings of those condos to show that, it is done by the developer.†
COUNCILWOMAN PETROSKY - Do we have as-built drawings for the development?
MAYOR -† Yes, but I don't think it would show the individual unit sewer connections.
MAYOR -† We are working in that sewer district.†
MAYOR -† We have been told we can't go into the creek and take things out anymore because of the Army Corps.† The Army Corps will not allow us to go into the creek with equipment and pull stuff out.
MAYOR - That is a good question because they want it to be left pristine and the way it is.
LAW DIRECTOR -† I would† send a note to the Army Corps, put it in writing and keep a copy and see if you get a response from the Army Corps.
MAYOR -† If you call the State park they will give you the name.† It is the Pittsburgh District.† They do not want us in the creek with heavy equipment.
PRESIDENT STOCZ -† Normally he would be here.† I do not know the reason why he is not here.
MAYOR -† He informed me he was not going to be here and he didn't say why.†
MAYOR -† Two weeks.
MAYOR -† I would say come back.† I don't know what else to tell you.†
MAYOR -† I don't hear that all the time.† It surprises me because he does keep an accurate call log of when people call him and when he gets back to them.†
A motion to hold an
executive session to discuss labor negotiations with Council, Mayor, Law
Director and Finance Director in attendance was made by Councilman Linville and
seconded by Councilman Piros.†
Council went into executive session at 7:30 p.m.
Council meeting resumed at 7:50 p.m.
A motion to adjourn
the meeting was made by Councilman Tackett and seconded by Councilman
Council meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.
††††††††††† CLERK OF COUNCIL†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††† PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL