2012, April 18 Council Meeting
Pending Council Approval
Council met in regular session at 7:30 p.m. with Mayor Rick presiding.
President of Council W. Bauer asked everyone to join him in a moment of reflection or silent prayer for their own intentions. The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited by all.
Roll Call: W. Spaugy, p; S. Ross, p; B. Van Dike, p; W. Bauer, p; M. Raddish, p; M. Kelly, p; S. Marks, p.
Mr. Raddish made a motion to approve the agenda as presented; the motion was seconded by Mr. Bauer. Vote: Unanimous ayes. Motion carried.
There was a motion by Mr. Raddish to adopt the minutes as presented, Mr. Kelly seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous ayes. Motion carried.
COMMENTS ON PRNDING LEGISLATION - None
UTILIITES - Mr. Marks noted that natural gas prices are coming down and suggested that the residents check with their gas supplier for better rates.
PARKS - Mr. Kelly reported that later this evening he will be presenting Resolution No. 2012-25 for a second reading. Mr. Kelly presented three checks for deposit into the Parks Fund for the basketball courts as follows: 1. Henry Douglas returned a check in the amount of $100.00 written to him for work done at the park; he wanted to donate his time. 2. A check from B&B Recycling in the amount of $108.60 for scraping clean aluminum electric motors and 3. A check from Annaco in the amount of $668.90 for the scrap aluminum from the lights.
STREETS - Mr. Raddish reported that he will be presenting two Resolutions later in the meeting.
SAFETY - Mr. Spaugy had no report.
P&Z - Ms. Ross reported that the lease with the Clay Oven has been signed; this resolves the parking issues for the restaurant. There will be a Special P&Z meeting on Thursday, April 18th to consider a site plan for an addition as submitted by Omnova and to consider a site plan for a sign for the Schools at 1 S. Cleveland Avenue. The meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building.
Mr. Ross added that later in the meeting she would be presenting one piece of legislation.
Mayor Rick commented that the Omnova request will also require a variance.
FINANCE/AUDIT - Ms. Van Dike reported that she will be presenting one piece of legislation later in the meeting.
Mr. Bauer announced that the next Council Work Session is scheduled for Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. All committees are on the agenda. He added that they will be discussing possible wage adjustments for some of the employees.
MAYOR'S COURT REPORT - A motion was made by Mr. Spaugy to approve the March Mayor's Court Income and Disbursement Report as presented, the motion was seconded by Mr. Bauer. Vote: Unanimous ayes. Motion carried.
COMMENTS ON THE BILLS - Ms. Van Dike made a motion to approve the payment of the bills as presented on voucher register, Mr. Spaugy seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous ayes. Motion carried.
Mr. Kelly presented Resolution No. 2012-25 for a second reading as follows:
RESOLUTION AND ORDER AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CLERK-TREASURER TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT FOR THE PURCHASE OF A LAZER S-SERIES ZERO TURN LAWN MOWER FOR USE BY THE MOGADORE PARKS DEPARTMENT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Raddish presented Resolution No. 2012-26 for a second reading as follows:
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CLERK-TREASURER TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH W.G. DAIRY SUPPLY INC. FOR THE PURCHASE OF A HUSKY SERIES NORSEMAN STRUCTURE BUILDING, LABOR AND MATERIALS FOR NECESSARY SALT BIN CONSTRUCTION AT THE MOGADORE STREET DEPARTMENT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mayor Rick commented that some questions have been raised on the construction of the salt bin - Mr. Raddish will be bringing that additional information to the next work session.
Ms. Ross presented Resolution No. 2012-31 as follows:
RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR AN APPOINTMENT TO THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
A motion was made by Ms. Ross to suspend the rule requiring three readings, Mr. Raddish seconded the motion. Ms. Ross noted the importance of having this legislation passed prior to the next meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals. Vote on the motion: Unanimous ayes. Motion carried.
Ms. Ross made a motion to adopt Resolution No 2012-31, the motion was seconded by Mr. Raddish. Mayor Rick explained that Mr. Yoho has been appointed to the ZBA leaving an opening on the Planning Commission. Mr. Adolph has agreed to fill that vacancy until the end of the year. Vote: Unanimous ayes. Motion carried.
Mr. Raddish presented Resolution No. 2012-32 as follows:
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR AND CLERK-TREASURER TO TAKE SUCH STEPS TO ENSURE LOCAL FUNDING PARTICIPATION ON BEHALF OF THE VILLAGE OF MOGADORE FOR THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND INSPECTION OF THE GILCHRIST ROAD SANITARY SEWER EXTENSION - MAINTENANCE BUILDING SEPTIC ELIMINATION PROJECT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
A motion was made by Mr. Raddish to suspend the rule requiring three readings; Ms. Van Dike seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous ayes. Motion carried.
Mr. Raddish made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2012-32; a second was made by Mr. Bauer. Mr. Hill explained that this legislation allows the Village to apply for an OPWC Loan which is the same funding agency that the Village uses for the infrastructure projects. This is an expansion project, not a rehab, which is not covered by grants. The project will run the sanitary sewer from the Street Department down Gilchrist Road to be tied into the existing sanitary sewer. Mayor Rick added that this project will satisfy the Stormwater requirements plus the loan will be a low monthly pay back with funds from the Infrastructure Fund. It was noted that this project will be done next year. Vote on the motion to adopt: Unanimous ayes. Motion carried.
Ms. Van Dike presented Resolution No. 2012-33 as follows:
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR AND CLERK-TREASURER TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE REGIONAL INCOME TAX AGENCY LEGAL PROGRAM AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Ms. Van Dike made a motion to suspend the rule requiring three readings; Mr. Bauer seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous ayes. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Ms. Van Dike to adopt Resolution No. 2012-33; Ms. Ross seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous ayes. Motion carried.
Pamela Nix, 73 Sunrise Blvd E, expressed her concern for the condition of the billboard located between the railroad tracks on N. Cleveland Avenue. Mayor Rick said he would check the billboard and, if needed, contact the company that owns the advertising space.
In regards to Resolution No. 2012-31, Mr. Marks questioned a possible error in voting. He asked if someone could vote on legislation that was associated with a relative. Mr. Reed said because of the relationship, the member of Council needs to abstain from voting.
For the record Council reconsidered the vote. There was a motion by Mr. Marks and a second by Mr. Bauer to reconsider Resolution No. 2012-31, the appointment of Tom Adolph to the Zoning Board of Appeals. Vote: Unanimous ayes. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Ms. Ross to adopt Resolution No. 2012-31; Mr. Kelly seconded the motion. Vote: Ayes: Ms. Ross, Mr. Kelly, Mr. Marks, Mr. Spaugy; Ms. Van Dike, Mr. Bauer. Abstain: Mr. Raddish. Motion carried.
Mr. Kelly said it was good to see that the payroll direct deposit program has started. He then questioned the $3.00 charge for the return of cancelled checks for the Mayor Court Account. Mr. Kelly suggested that copies of the checks be obtained on line and eliminate the bank charge. Ms. McCulley will check on that process.
Mr. Kelly noted that he would like to schedule a Cemetery Board meeting for either April 23rd or April 30th. As a member of that Board, Mayor Rick said he would look into scheduling a meeting and let Mr. Kelly know the date.
Mr. Raddish reported that he has also received a complaint about the billboard. He added he has received complaints about the road on N. Cleveland Avenue apart. Mr. Raddish said a construction meeting is scheduled for Monday and he will address the problem with Karvo.
Mr. Raddish announced that Omega Labs has decided to stay in Mogadore - they purchased the commercial property surrounding them and plan to expand their business. Mr. Raddish noted that the Village will lose money with the loss of the Spin-to-Win but is glad that Omega Labs has decided to stay. He commended the Mayor for all the time and effort he spent working with Omega.
Ms. Ross encouraged everyone on the attend the Community Fair taking place at the High School Commons on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m.
Mr. Bauer commended the Mayor for his efforts in working with Omega Labs.
Mayor Rick was a little hesitant to celebrate at this time because of past differences between Omega and the owner of the adjacent property; he does hope that everything works out.
Mayor Rick reported that he heard from representatives from Rubbermaid that they decided to go with the warehouse in Brimfield - the Gilchrist Road property was not large enough for their proposed building. He added that Rubbermaid still plans to move forward with the transfer of jobs from Texas to their Gilchrist Road facility. The Mayor said they have already inquired about the tax incentives that Council passed.
There being no further business, there was a motion by Mr. Bauer to adjourn the meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 7:53 p.m.