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City of Northwood
6000 Wales Road
Northwood, OH 43619
12-12-2013 Council Meeting Minutes Print E-mail

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NORTHWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

Date

December 12, 2013

Location

 Council Chambers

DISCLAIMER - The following proceedings from the Regular City Council Meeting of December 12, 2013 have been submitted in draft form and have not been officially approved by City Council. Corrections to the proceedings will be approved at the next Regular City Council Meeting. Should you need more information, please call Clerk of Council Julie Jagodzinski at 419-693-9327 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Record of Proceedings

7:30 PM

Call to Order:

 

 

 

 

Pledge of Allegiance:

The regular meeting of the Northwood City Council was called to order by Connie Hughes, President of Council on December12, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Northwood Municipal Building.

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was then given.

 

Roll Call:

The roll was called by the Clerk of Council Julie Jagodzinski and those in attendance were as follows:

Council Members: Hughes, Schimmel, Barton, Meyers, Kozina, Fahrbach, Edwards:

City Engineer Dave Kuhn,

City Attorney Brian Ballenger, City Administrator Anderson, City Council Clerk Jagodzinski

 

Motion to Excuse:

Council Members: Mayor Mark Stoner

 

Motion by Council Member Kozina: Second by Edwards: Motion Passed:

 

Motion for Pro-Tem

To appoint Council Member Meyers:

 

Motion by Council Member Edwards: Second by Barton: Motion Passed:

 

Approval of Minutes:

Motion to approve the minutes from City Council Meeting held on December 5, 2013

 

Motion by: Council Member Barton, Second by Meyers: Motion Passed.

 

Presentation

None

 

Public Comment:

None

 

Communications:

None

 

Council Committee Reports:

Listed below

 

Economic Development:

No Report

 

Environmental/Solid Waste:

No Report

 

Finance:

No Report

 

Recreation Board:

Discussion on increasing umpire fees and team fees.

They would like to talk to City Administrator Bob Anderson about applying for grants for trees on the ball diamonds.

168 kids signed up for ball teams and there are 20 kids on a waiting list.

 

Next meeting will be January 14, 2012

 

Safety:

No Report

 

Service:

No Report

 

Utilities:

No Report

 

Committee of Whole

No Report

 

Pending Legislation:

None

 

Ordinance 2013-28

Ordinance authorizing the city to contribute to employees savings accounts in year 2014 for health insurance and prescription coverage; and declaring an emergency.

 

Motion to vote on final adoption: Motion by Council Member Hughes, Second by Meyers: Motion Passed:

 

Ordinance 2013-29

Ordinance authorizing increasing estimated resources, supplemental appropriations accounts and transfer of funds of the City of Northwood; and declaring an emergency.

 

Motion to vote on final adoption: Motion by Council Member Kozina, Second by Barton: Motion Passed:

 

Ordinance 2013-31

Ordinance authorizing the City Administrator to enter into a concurrent jurisdiction agreement between the City of Northwood and the City of Oregon Ohio; and declaring an emergency.

 

Motion to vote on final adoption: Motion by Council Member Hughes, Second by Meyers; Motion Passed:

 

Reso: 2013-7

Opposing proposed senate bill 58 and house bill 302 mandating payments to First Energy based on consumer use of energy-efficient lighting and services; and declaring an emergency.

 

Tabled on December 12, 2013

 

Ordinance 2013-32

Ordinance Authorizing the Chief of the Fire Department and the Mayor of the City of Northwood to enter into an Automatic Aid Agreement with Allen-Clay joint Fire District; and Declaring an Emergency.

 

Motion to suspend the rules: by Council Member Hughes, Second by Edwards:

Motion to move on emergency clause: byCouncil Member Hughes, Second by Edwards:

Motion to move on final adoption: Motion by Council Member Hughes, Second by Edwards:

Motions all Passed

 

New Legislation

 
 

Ordinance 2013-33

Ordinance Authorizing the Mayor and Director of Finance to enter into a contract with Donald J. Schonhardt & Associates for consulting services in conjunction with the preparation of the comprehensive annual financial report; and declaring an emergency.

 

Motion to suspend the rules: by Council Member Meyers, Second by Edwards:

Motion to move on emergency clause: by Council Member Meyers, Second by Edwards:

Motion to move on final adoption: Motion by Council Member Meyers, Second by Edwards: (on final adoption Meyers abstained)

Motions all Passed

 

Ordinance 2013-34

Ordinance to amend civil service rules regarding police civil service testing; and declaring an emergency.

 

Motion to suspend the rules: by Council Member Hughes, Second by Meyers: (Edwards, Kozina voted No)

Motion to move on emergency clause: by Council Member Hughes, Second by Meyers: (Edwards, Kozina voted No)

Motion to move on final adoption: Motion by Council Member Hughes, Second by Meyers:

Motions all Passed

 

 

Mayors Report

Court Totals for November 2013 are:

Fines -           $1,850.00

Forfeitures - $5,437.00

Misc. Cost -   $4,259.00

 

 

City Administrators Report

PAPER CONSERVATION:

                In an effort to save paper and staff time, beginning with the first meeting in January, copies of documents such as ordinances and resolutions will be provided only at their first reading.

                I have been researching “paperless” council meetings using laptops or I-pads and software such as boarddocs.com.

                I will address this issue with the appropriate sub-committee as soon as I gather enough information.

               

WALES ROAD UPDATE:

                The top/finish layer for Wales Road (along with other access roads) will be completed in the spring of 2014 at which time the road will be turned back over to the city.

                The existing rail grades/crossings will be completely closed at this time.

                Residences and businesses north of the Conrail tracks can only access their properties from the new portion of Wales Road.

                Staff is preparing estimates for lighting the intersections of Wales and Access Road “C” and Wales and Droulliard Road.

 

NORTHWOOD FIRE DEPARTMENT AUXILIARY ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FOOD DRIVE:

                Please refer to the attached flyer from the Northwood #1 Ladies Auxiliary.

 

List of Proposed Expenditures excess of $10,000.00

None

 

City Clerk

No Report

 

City Attorney:

Update on the Mix case that the city has been dismissed from the case.

 

City Engineer:

Just an update on the Greenway Estate project it will be getting started at the first of the year.

 

New Business:

Council Member Meyers thanked everyone for his years served on Council.

 

 

Old Business:

Council Member Schimmel asked if there has been any new news on the mall. City Attorney said it is all about the same.

 

Council Member Hughes Thanked Mike Meyers for all his time here on the board and wanted him to know he will be missed

 

Persons Appearing Before Mayor and Council:

Robert Thompson Manager from Plant Aid wanted to speak to council and make them aware of the purpose of the plant aid boxes/bins in the Northwood Area and would like them to consider having an ordinance to keep them in this area. City Administrator will be setting up a meeting in the first part of January 2014 to meet and discuss this further.

 

Adjournment:

Connie Hughes acting Mayor

 

Attest:

Clerk of Council, Julie Jagodzinski

 

Approved:

Connie Hughes acting Mayor

 

Adjourn

8:09 PM

           
 

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