The Council of the City of†
A motion to approve council minutes from the
A motion to approve the schedule of bills to be paid
totaling $ 159,831.81 was made by Councilman Woofter and seconded by Councilman
-†† an ordinance amending 0-27-11
establishing the terms of employment of the water/sewer billing clerk of the
-† an ordinance amending
ordinance 0-32-11 to approve and authorize a revision to the collective
bargaining contract between the City of
MAYOR -† I only have a couple of things.† One is cleanup day which is Sept. 29th and 30th.† That is next week and before the next meeting.
Bazetta has proposed that we do trick or treating and they have actually authorized it to be Monday, Oct. 31st from † I guess I donít† need a motion just so nobody shakes their head no.
COUNCILMAN PIROS -† I think Howland has set the same time.
MAYOR -† Ok then trick or treat will be Monday, Oct. 31st from †
The other thing I want to mention is we have moved the e-mails to cboss and they did it unannounced to me.† They took over our e-mail pretty much the way it was.† I had proposed some new e-mail addresses to them.† I am having some trouble because I think my quota is smaller than it was.† I have run into a space problem and things get bounced back.† Unfortunately both times that I ran out of space someone sent me something that was huge. At any rate it has been moved.† Donna and I met this morning for a couple of hours and we probably have a few hours of work left and we will be able to release it. We will be adding functionality pages to that.† Some for the fire dept. and she had pictures linked into it right now.† The only other issue we are dealing with is how to handle the ordinances, resolutions, minutes and agendas and Donna and I are going to go through that tomorrow.† I donít like the way they have proposed doing it.† There are some functions they are not using and I think they should be.† We are making progress.† The question I have for you as councilmembers is I am proposing changing the council e-mails to DPetrosky and TTackett etc., instead of councilperson.
COUNCILMAN WOOFTER -† I think that is much better.
MAYOR -† I will not do some of them if you† wish.†
We decided to leave Mayor, Finance Director, Clerk of Council the way
they are because we thought they might get more e-mails.† We do have the capability of adding
additional e-mails.† We did add the
police, there is a TAndrews, DMorris all at city of
FINANCE DIRECTORíS REPORT
FINANCE DIRECTOR Ė I donít have anything this evening unless you have any questions of me.
POLICE CHIEFíS REPORT
OFFICER ANDREWS -† The monthly information was submitted in your packets and I have nothing more to add unless there are any questions.
SERVICE DIRECTORíS REPORT
SERVICE DIRECTOR -† You received the monthly report in your packets.† Just a couple of updates.† If you noticed the street stripers were in town and got that completed.† They came in one day last week and finished that up.†
COUNCILMAN WOOFTER -† †Don, there wasnít any problem with that.† I donít understand why they thought they had to wait until Sunday to do it.† Did he complain about anything like too much traffic?
SERVICE DIRECTOR Ė No, I just think he tries to do the smaller jobs on an evening when the traffic is down for the safety of the workers.† There was some traffic but it wasnít too bad.† We are good for this year and we will look at it again in the spring.
MAYOR Ė Can we do something about the railroad crossing that they just repaired on 46?† It is really kind of never, never land there.† It is dark and there are no lines.
COUNCILMAN WOOFTER -† Isnít that up to the state or the contractor?
SERVICE DIRECTOR -† There is no dealing with the railroad.\
MAYOR -† Can we paint some lines there?
SERVICE DIRECTOR -† We would need a permit to do it or we get fined for going in the right-of-way.
MAYOR -† Who is going to paint the railroad crossing sign because they have been paved over?
SERVICE DIRECTOR Ė The one from the north has not.† I am sure they will come back, but I will followup.
MAYOR -† A centerline is really needed because of the curve. There is nothing to guide you around that curve.
SERVICE DIRECTOR -† Two Fridays ago we opened up the bids for the Heritage Heights Storm Project.† I had a recommendation letter after the agenda had been set so that will be first reading the next meeting and then in emergency the meeting after that.† We will have enough time to award the project.† It is† not going to be started this year.† We are going to hold off and start it in the spring.
MAYOR Ė We are?
COUNCILMAN WOOFTER -† I thought we were starting Oct. 1st.
MAYOR †- So did I.
COUNCILMAN WOOFTER -† Why did that change?
MAYOR -† Because we donít want it to look like
SERVICE DIRECTOR -† I said that was one option if the contractor wanted to get going he† could start as soon as the 1st of Oct.† In thinking through that it was going to take 6 to 8 weeks to get the storm structures ordered.† That puts you in the middle of November and you are pouring concrete Nov. and Dec. and that is not a good time.† So it is best to hold off to the beginning of next year.
COUNCILMAN WOOFTER -† Are you looking at March or April?
SERVICE DIRECTOR -† Whenever spring breaks.
MAYOR -† If last winter was any indication you wonít have to grind it.† It will be gone.
SERVICE DIRECTOR -† Other than that I donít have anything else to report. I will entertain questions from council.
COUNCILWOMAN SWEENEY -† I have a question.† E. Main, traveling east before you come to Willow on the right hand side the area that was repaired for some reason, are we going to bring that area up to grade with the rest of the street?† There is a huge bump there.
SERVICE DIRECTOR -† Yes, that was just a temporary fix.† They are going to be in this week doing the
restoration of the waterline trench from
MAYOR -† It does help speeding on
COUNCILWOMAN SWEENEY -† Or you donít have a Corvette or a truck.† The suspension might be smoother in other vehicles.† I slow down for it because I know it is there.
COUNCILWOMAN PETROSKY -† The S. Colonial storm sewer did you submit that for OPWC funding?
SERVICE DIRECTOR Ė
No, I did not include that in the project.†
I submitted a repair up on
COUNCILWOMAN PETROSKY Ė Any idea what we are going to do with the S. Colonial problem?
SERVICE DIRECTOR -† I think it is just more of a maintenance issue.† I was just informed that someone was over there after we had those heavy rains on Sat. and there was no flooding.
MAYOR -† There wasnít any and I was down through there
too.† I also called the Soil and Water
and we are going to meet sometime in the next two weeks with the Fowler and
Johnston Trustees to discuss what can be done to divert some of the water on
the other side of route 11.† We have a
big tiling project along 305 that is going to be dumping into Robbies Run and
there is another clearing project out by 305 and 11 that is dumping into the
COUNCILWOMAN PETROSKY -† Thank you for attending the meeting with them and being pro-active.
COUNCILMAN PIROS -† Don, I have just one question.† You have done some patching on
NO COMMITTEE REPORTS
PRESIDENT STOCZ -† Is there anyone in the audience that would like to address council?
COUNCILMAN WOOFTER -† I do have a question of the mayor.† I did get a phone call on the information about the CHIPS grant. I was wondering what the qualifications were.
MAYOR -† Was it in the paper?
FINANCE DIRECTOR -† Someone called me today and said it was on TV on Friday.
MAYOR -† We are going to have applications here at city hall soon I hope.† The gal said she was going to drop them off last week and she didnít so I am going to call her again.† I think it is 80% of the median income level.† It is a formula driven thing.
CONCILMAN WOOFTER -† So you are saying it is 20%† below the median.
MAYOR -† I think that is the number I remember off the top of† my head, but I can double check that.† They are fairly liberal but we wonít have any money until after the 1st of the year.† They do have other programs that are available now so if someone really has a need I would urge them to contact Cheryl Woods at NDS and I have a number for her and I gave it to Dorraine.
COUNCILMAN WOOFTER -† I talked to Dorraine and she gave me this Cherylís phone† number and I called and got her voice mail and left a message and did not get a call back from her.
MAYOR -† In my experience it might take a couple of days.
COUNCILWOMAN PETROSKY Ė Do we have any intention of perhaps chronic violators who might benefit from this program, sending them an application directly?
MAYOR -† Part of the program is NDS is going to do
some target advertising but it is more geographic, I think.† We will be advertising the area which I
consider the old part of
COUNCILWOMAN PETROSKY -† I just want to make sure that they are aware of it.
COUNCILMAN WOOFTER -† It has to be paid back, right?
MAYOR -† It is payable upon sale and if you keep it for 10 years you donít have to pay it back.††† More details will be coming it is a little bit early.
A motion to adjourn
the meeting was made by Councilman Tackett and seconded by Councilman
Meeting adjourned at
††††††††††† CLERK OF COUNCIL†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† † PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL