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April 4th, 2016 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL MINUTES

April 4, 2016

St. Clairsville City Council met in Council Chambers on Monday, April 4, 2016 with the following present

Jim Weisgerber, Council President Terry Pugh, Mayor

Mark Bukmir, Council 3rd Ward Tom Murphy, Planning & Zoning Administrator

Linda Jordan, Council-At-Large Cindi Henry, Finance Director

Jake Olsavsky, Council, 1st Ward Richard Myser, Law Director

Frank Sabatino, Council 2nd ward Jeff Henry, Police Chief

David Trouten, Council, 4th Ward Don Smithberger, Electric Superintendent

Shelley Fortney, Utility Office Manager

The meeting was called to order by Council President Jim Weisgerber

MINUTES

Minutes of the March 21, 2016 regular meeting were distributed to Council. A motion to accept the minutes of the March 21, 2016 meeting was made by Linda Jordan and seconded by Jake Olsavsky.

Roll Call Vote

Bukmir Yes Olsavsky Yes

Jordan Yes Sabatino Yes

Trouten Yes

Roll Call Vote: Five (5) Yes Zero (0) No Motion Approved

CITIZENS HEARING:

Stephanie Harris, St. Mary’s Central, Spring into Shape 5K Run, Walk.

I was here in September of last year. I am representing St. Mary’s Central we are organizing a 5K as a fund raiser for the School. I have met with Chief Henry and Brian Kralovic. The road closure is the reason I am here this evening trying to get a reconfirm approval of Hutchinson Drive for ½ hour on May 7th for the race. As I said I spoke with Chief Henry and we drove the route and we have gone over safety for the participants and we thought it might be a good idea to come back and just confirm the approval of Council and the Mayor for the date and give you updates on the planning and answer questions. Jim Weisgerber: Chief are there any issues that you can see? Jeff Henry: We have met twice and I told her that we needed Council’s blessing before we could go ahead with the race. I don’t see a problem. Jim Weisgerber: If the Chief doesn’t see a problem do we have a motion? A motion to allow the Spring Into Shape 5K run on May 7th was made by Jake Olsavsky and seconded by Linda Jordan.

Roll Call Vote

Bukmir Yes Olsavsky Yes

Jordan Yes Sabatino Yes

Trouten Yes

Roll Call Vote: Five (5) Yes Zero (0) No Motion Approved

REPORTS

Service Director, Dennis Bigler – Not Present

Mayor, Terry Pugh

Police Report for March 2016

Calls and Complaints 207

Special Teams Call Outs 0

Accidents 13

Arrests 22

Parking Tickets Issued 67

Traffic Stops 41

Miles put on Cruisers 5500

Gasoline Used 523.8 gallons

I have a couple of recommendations for a couple of different Boards. There is going to be a new Board established, it is called the RITA Board which will handle complaints that the City may receive about the Regional Income Tax. I have one appointee which is Roberta Mertz and I am asking for your approval of that recommendation. Roberta is Dennis Bigler’s Executive Assistant.

Roll Call Vote

Bukmir Yes Olsavsky Yes

Jordan Yes Sabatino Yes

Trouten Yes

Roll Call Vote: Five (5) Yes Zero (0) No Motion Approved

Council has two appointees to make to this Board. I am sure Jim will be discussing that with you unless you have someone you want to appoint tonight. It should be done in the near future.

The second Board is the Recreation Board. There was only one serving member whose term would have been up in September and that was Mr. Robert Donaldson who for health reasons has asked to resign from the Board at this time. As Mayor I have three appointments to the Board and I would like to make those tonight. You can vote on them one at a time or all at once but I will tell you who they are. They are Cinda Weisgerber, Perry Jones and Megan Cook. All of them will be a big help with the Recreation programs. A motion was made by David Trouten and seconded by Frank Sabatino with the caveat that they all live in St. Clairsville.

Roll Call Vote

Bukmir Yes Olsavsky Yes

Jordan Yes Sabatino Yes

Trouten Yes

Roll Call Vote: Five (5) Yes Zero (0) No Motion Approved

The last thing I want to mention just to make you aware is a new lineman who was hired in August has had some real health problems. I will let Don Smithberger fill you in on where he is at but his family were in the process of moving to this area from West Virginia. Don Smithberger: He is doing pretty well. He had a scope done today, they found a blood clot and are trying to dissolve it. He does have some movement in his hand and arm. Things are coming along well. They are planning to move him to therapy Friday but he is going to be in the Morgantown Hospital for at least two weeks yet.

Police Chief, Jeff Henry

We do have a few applications for the test that they are going to give on the 28th for a new Police Officer. The 13th is the deadline for applications.

Finance Director, Cindi Henry

We are going to need an Executive Session regarding Personnel issues.

Planning & Zoning Administrator, Tom Murphy

I want to remind Council there is a Planning Commission meeting set up for Monday May 2nd. Jack Malik is making a request to rezone 1.7 acres of property that they own on the corner of South Marietta Street and High Street. The request is to rezone it from Corridor District to Office and Institution District. Hull and Associates is interested in locating on that property.

The second item, we are getting to the time of year when people are having different construction projects planned. This is just a reminder to the public that permits may be required feel free to contact the city. In the Utility Bills that will be mailed out this month there is a reminder to each of the Citizens. If anyone has any questions feel free to ask me.

COUNCIL COMMITTEES

Finance, David Trouten – No Report

Utilities, Frank Sabatino

Utility Committee met tonight, I want to thank Scott Brown, Don Smithberger and Shelley Fortney for attending tonight.

Shelley Fortney, Utility Office Manager: It is running pretty smooth. We are getting ready to send the bills out and this is the time of year that we send out the building permit letters on Tom’s behalf so that people can plan their projects. We extend a thank you to the council members who signed the card for Scott.

Don Smithberger, Electric Superintendent: It is spring please be aware where you are planting large growth under the power lines for your protection as well as your neighbors and the city’s.

Scott Brown, Water/Wastewater Superintendent: Repaired some sidewalk issues in the second ward.

Police, Mark Bukmir – Will have a meeting after this Council session.

Street North Side, Jake Olsavsky

Rode around nothing to report. David Trouten: North Market where they dug up a water line that was patched before and now it is winter and they can’t do much. Mayor Pugh: Actually I talked to Rich Smith today about when the plants were going to be online and as of this week they are probably not going to start up yet but as soon as they do we are going to patch.

Street South Side: Linda Jordan – No Report

Safety, Beth Oprisch – Not Present

Building & Grounds, Mark Bukmir — No Report

Planning Commission, Mike Smith – Not Present

Fire District, Frank Sabatino

The Fire Board met in regular session on March 23rd. We made an appointment for the Township Representative to replace Mr. Ed Gorence and the Board approved the appointment of Tom Costine. Also we discussed capital improvement plans for the Fire Stations. Received an update on equipment and vehicles maintenance and signed a contract with Wheeling Township for Fire Services. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, April 20th at 3:00 at the Main Station.

Recreation, David Trouten

Our next meeting is April 18th in the afternoon.

Park District, Linda Jordan

The meeting was rescheduled for Monday, April 11th.

ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS:

Law Director, Richard Myser:

You will see on your agenda that we have three Ordinances scheduled for a third reading this evening. All three of them are relevant to our TIF and the Service Director is not here this evening and I assume we are not going to address them. You will also see on your agenda for the second reading Resolution No. 2016-16 which you all had a copy of at our last meeting. This is a resolution for Cindi to increase permanent appropriations. We will simply read it for the second time this evening. The only other thing that I have, Cindi indicated that we would be going into executive session. We will go into executive session very briefly under Ohio Revised Code Section 121.22 (G) (1) regarding personnel matters.

There was presented and read to Council on its third and final reading by title only, ORDINANCE NO. 2016-13; APPROVING A WRITTEN POST-INSURANCE COMPLIANCE POLICY IN CONNECTION WITH THE ISSUANCE OF TAX-EXEMPT AND TAX-PREFERRED OBLIGATIONS BY THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE. A motion was made by Jake Olsavsky and seconded by Mark Bukmir that Ordinance No. 2016-13 be passed by Council.

Roll Call Vote

Bukmir Yes Olsavsky Yes

Jordan Yes Sabatino Yes

Trouten Yes

Roll Call Vote: Five (5) Yes Zero (0) No Motion Approved

Ordinance No. 2016-13 was declared adopted.

There was presented and read to Council on its third and final reading by title only, ORDINANCE NO. 2016-14; AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS IN THE AMOUNT OF NOT TO EXCEED $5,400,000 FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADVANCE REFUNDING A PORTION OF BONDS ISSUED IN APRIL 2007 FOR THE PURPOSE OF (1) PAYING THE COST OF CONSTRUCTING A GARAGE FOR THE USE BY THE CITY’S ELECTRIC SYSTEM; (2) PAYING THE COSTS OF IMPROVEMENTS TO THE CITY’S SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM; (3) PAYING THE COSTS OF IMPROVEMENTS TO THE CITY’S WATER SYSTEM; (4) PAYING THE COSTS OF IMPROVEMENTS TO THE CITY’S RECREATIONAL FACILITIES: (5) PAYING THE COSTS OF CONSTRUCTING AND IMPROVING BICYCLE TRAILS; (6) PAYING THE COSTS OF IMPROVEMENTS TO THE CITY’S WASTEWATER SYSTEM; (7) PAYING THE COSTS OF ACQUIRING, CONSTRUCTING AND INSTALLING AN ELECTRICAL SUBSTATION, INCLUDING THE SITE ACQUISITION AND ENGINEERING COSTS ASSOCIATED THEREWITH; (8) PAYING THE COSTS OF ACQUIRING, CONSTRUCTING AND INSTALLING AN ELECTRIC SYSTEM SUBSTATION AND LAND ACQUISITION; (9) PAYING THE COSTS OF ACQUIRING A SLUDGE TRUCK AND TANKER FOR USE BY THE SEWER DEPARTMENT; (10) PAYING THE COSTS OF CONSTRUCTING AND INSTALLING A ROOF FOR THE RECREATION CENTER; AND (11) PAYING THE COSTS OF ACQUIRING A LINESTRIPER FOR USE BY THE STREET DEPARTMENT, AND AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING RELATED MATTERS IN CONNECTION WITH THE ISSUANCE OF THE BONDS. A motion was made by Jake Olsavsky and seconded by Linda Jordan that Ordinance No. 2016-14 be passed by Council.

Roll Call Vote

Bukmir Yes Olsavsky Yes

Jordan Yes Sabatino Yes

Trouten Yes

Roll Call Vote: Five (5) Yes Zero (0) No Motion Approved

Ordinance No. 2016-14 was declared adopted

There was presented and read to Council on its second reading by title only, RESOLUTION NO. 2016-16; A RESOLUTION TO INCREASE PERMANENT APPROPRIATION AND REPAY AN ADVANCE FOR THE NORMAL EXPENSES AND OTHER EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, STATE OF OHIO FOR THE PERIOD OF JANUARY 1, 2016 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2016.

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

A motion was made by Jake Olsavsky to go into Executive Session per Ohio Revised Code Section 121.22 (G) (1) for personnel matters. Linda Jordan seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

Bukmir Yes Olsavsky Yes

Jordan Yes Sabatino Yes

Trouten Yes

Roll Call Vote: Five (5) Yes Zero (0) No Motion Approved

RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION:

A motion was made by Linda Jordan and seconded by Jake Olsavsky to return to regular session.

Roll Call Vote

Bukmir Yes Olsavsky Yes

Jordan Yes Sabatino Yes

Trouten Yes

Roll Call Vote: Five (5) Yes Zero (0) No Motion Approved

NEXT MEETING:

The next meeting will be held on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 7:30 in Council Chambers.

There being no other business to come before Council a motion to adjourn was made by Jake Olsavsky and seconded by Mark Bukmir.

April 4th, 2016 Council Minutes