City of Northwood
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City of Northwood
6000 Wales Road
Northwood, OH 43619
1-9-2014 Council Meeting Minutes Print E-mail




January 9, 2014


 Council Chambers

DISCLAIMER - The following proceedings from the Regular City Council Meeting of January 9, 2014 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



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 January 9, 2014 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: Randy Kozina, Keith Dempsey


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


Motion for Pro-Tem

To appoint Council Member Barton:


Motion by Council Member Hughes: Second by Schimmel: Motion Passed:


Approval of Minutes:

Motion to approve the minutes from City Council Meeting held on December 12, 2013


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


Motion to approve the minutes from City Organizational Meeting on January 2, 2014.


Motion by: Council Member Schimmel, Second by Edwards; Motion Passed.





Public Comment:






Council Committee Reports:

Listed below


Economic Development:

No Report


Environmental/Solid Waste:

No Report



No Report


Recreation Board:

No Report



No Report



No Report



No Report


Committee of Whole

No Report


Pending Legislation:



New Legislation


Mayors Report

Recommendation to approve new committee list for 2014.

Motion approve by Council Member Schimmel, Second by Barton: Motion Passed.


Recommendation to approve Dale Miekis for Civil Service Commission.

Motion approved by Council Member Hughes, Second by Barton: Motion Passed.


Recommendation to approve Steve Delventhal for Planning Commission.

Motion approved by Council Member Barton, Second by Edwards: Motion Passed.


Recommendation to appoint Larry Carrol to the Board of Zoning Appeals

Motion to approve by Council Member Hughes, Second by Schimmel: Motion Passed.


I am asking for a Council Member to volunteer for the Firefighters Dependents Board it is a 1 year term.

Dean Edwards volunteered for the Board.

Motion to approve Council Member Schimmel, Second Barton: Motion Passed.



Court Fees for December:


                     FINES :     $2,234.00


         FORFEITURES :   $5,549.00


       MISC COSTS :       $4,245.00


             TOTAL:             $12,028.00



City Administrators Report


                By way of reminder, beginning with this meeting, copies of documents such as ordinances and resolutions will be provided only at their first reading.

                I continue to research the concept of “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.



                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.

                Street lighting is in the works for the intersections of Wales and Access Road C and Wales and Drouillard Road with the latter being a priority.



                The city continues to work with property owners in removing these non-permissible accessory structures from various properties in Northwood.

                A number of boxes have been removed by their owner after receipt of notification that they were not allowed in the city unless granted a waiver by the BZA. Other box owners have not responded and these boxes will be picked up and stored by the city when weather permits.



                On Monday, January 6, 2014, Waste Management issued the following press release to local radio, TV and news outlets. I also received a phone call at work on the 6th from the area manager explaining their decision not to collect until the weather improved.


“January 5, 2014 – Because safety in the communities is a priority, Waste Management collection service has been cancelled for Monday, January 6 for Waste Management customers in these Toledo communities: Northwood, Walbridge, Haskins, Temperance, Michigan, and Genoa. These residential customers will be serviced the following Monday (January 13, 2014). Also, Waste Management Evergreen Landfill will be closed on Monday, January 6. If customers have any questions, they can call Waste Management Customer Service at 1-800-343-6047.”



List of Proposed Expenditures excess of $10,000.00



City Clerk

No Report


City Attorney:

Woodville Mall demolition contractor asked for bond to be reduced. City Attorney has no objection so he is asking Council to approve the motion to reduce the demolition bond to $750,000.

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


City Engineer:

No Report


New Business:

We will have all committee meeting January 23, 2014 starting at 6:30 P.M


Old Business:


Persons Appearing Before Mayor and Council:



Mayor Mark Stoner



Clerk of Council, Julie Jagodzinski



Mayor Mark Stoner



7:47 PM



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