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July 5th, 2016 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL MINUTES

July 5, 2016

St. Clairsville City Council met in Council Chambers on Tuesday, July 5, 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 Jeff Henry, Police Chief

Beth Oprisch, Council-At-Large Cindi Henry, Finance Director

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

Frank Sabatino, Council 2nd Ward Dennis Bigler, Service Director

Mike Smith, Council-At-Large

David Trouten, Council, 4th Ward

The meeting was called to order by Council President Jim Weisgerber

MINUTES

Minutes of the June 20, 2016 regular meeting were distributed to Council. A motion to accept the minutes was made by Jake Olsavsky and seconded by David Trouten.

Roll Call Vote

Bukmir Yes

Jordan Yes Sabatino Yes

Oprisch Yes Smith Yes

Olsavsky Yes Trouten Yes

Roll Call Vote: Seven (7) Yes Zero (0) No Motion Approved

CITIZENS HEARING:

Jim Weisgerber: We are pleased to have the St. Clairsville High School Track & Field Team with us tonight. You guys did a fantastic job this year and we really appreciate the effort you put forth.

Mayor Terry Pugh: Presented a Proclamation to the 2016 St. Clairsville High School Track and Field Team who just completed their season by winning the Division II State Championship. This team made history by becoming the first boys’ track team to win an Ohio Championship Crown through the school’s history. The Team also won the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference 4-A Championship, the D-2 District Championship and the D-2 Regional Championship. In addition two members of the team won gold medals for long jump and high hurdles. The City also recognized Head Coach Tony Ciroli and his staff for the outstanding accomplishments. Team members present introduced themselves and told Council what track event they participated in.

Service Director, Dennis Bigler

  • We are still processing the TIF agreement. The ground breaking for the Assisted Living Facility will be next week.

  • One thing I would like to see moved on is the Hutchinson water line replacement. We need to build this plan before winter.

  • Another water line problem is on Oak Drive we have 600 feet of line under the paving this is a larger project we need to complete before we pave this year. South Sugar Street is on the paving list for next year. We have other water line problems and I suggest we bundle them into one large contract on Iona, Richland Avenue, McFadden and Ruggles. We should look into doing this while interest rates are low.

  • There is a deep wastewater line behind Thomas Garage to Convenient. We have a plan to take care of that virtually complete. This needs replaced.

  • The building on Station Street is in bad shape. We need to decide if we should get a new building or fix the old one. The Landscape building on St. Clair Street next to the Community Garden needs work, as does the old Wastewater Plant (potential site for Dog Park).

  • We need to update our construction standards.

  • Our web site is bad, we need something better for this city’s 2016 “Front Door”

  • Rehab the Recreation Center.

  • We were given over 30 acres of land from the Jim Newlin family next to Memorial Park. We investigated placing a lake there as Mr. Newlin asked but it won’t work according to our engineer. As an option the James Newlin walking path through the woods is proposed along with a swinging pedestrian bridge across the stream valley below. Access would need to be coordinated. This is not a large project and there are grants.

Mayor, Terry Pugh

  • We will be going into Executive Session to discuss the Service Director position.

Police Report for May, 2016

Calls and Complaints 215

Special Teams Call Outs 0

Accidents 10

Arrests 19

Parking Tickets Issued 40

Traffic Stops 49

Miles put on Cruisers 6,422

Gasoline Used 621.6 gallons

Police Chief, Jeff Henry

  • I gave the Police Report for June to Mayor Pugh, the Council Clerk and the Police Committee.

Finance Director, Cindi Henry

  • I held a Budget hearing at 7:00. No one showed up which is not unusual. There are copies in the Finance Committee’s boxes and I have additional ones here. I just need someone to make a motion to approve what was presented. A motion was made by David Trouten that the Budget was presented to Council and approved. Mike Smith seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

Bukmir Yes

Jordan Yes Sabatino Yes

Oprisch Yes Smith Yes

Olsavsky Yes Trouten Yes

Roll Call Vote: Seven (7) Yes Zero (0) No Motion Approved

  • Once the Budget is prepared I have to deliver it to the County Auditor. He in turn has scheduled us for Tuesday, August 2nd at 3:00 in his office to hold a budget hearing.

Planning & Zoning Administrator, Tom Murphy: No Report

  • Beth Oprisch: What is happening with the Malik house? Tom Murphy: There has been no movement forward on that. You might recall that the Planning Commission had requested that they table any action until a traffic study was done. I have not heard anything from the property owner on whether they were going to move forward.

COUNCIL COMMITTEES

Finance, David Trouten – No Report

Utilities, Frank Sabatino

  • We met this evening. I want to thank Scott Brown and Shelley Fortney for attending. Shelley gave us her monthly report and Scott filled us in on some of the activities and repairs in his department.

Police, Mark Bukmir – No Report

Street North Side, Jake Olsavsky – No Report

Street South Side, Linda Jordan – No Report

Safety, Beth Oprisch – No Report

Building & Grounds, Mark Bukmir — No Report

Planning Commission, Mike Smith – No Report

Fire District, Frank Sabatino

  • The Fire Board met in Regular Session on June 29th and the Times Leader on Thursday had a nice article on the award the Cumberland Trail Fire District received from Wheeling Hospital. They earned the American Heart Association’s Lifeline Bronze award by exceeding the AHA standard of care for severe heart attacks. There was a nice photo and article in the paper. We are very proud and recognize the professionalism of the members of the department. They do a very fine job.

  • The Fire District’s budget hearing is August 3rd

  • The next Fire Board meeting will be Wednesday, July 27th at 3:00 at the station.

Recreation, David Trouten

  • Everybody knows that Community Days is going on right now.

Park District, Linda Jordan

  • The meeting was actually canceled, however, they did repair a problem in the retaining wall. They did a temporary repair and will permanently repair it at a later date.

  • The next meeting will be July 11th

ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS:

Law Director, Richard Myser

  • It has been brought to my attention that we should go into executive session. The section that we will be going into executive session on will be under Ohio Revised Code Section 121.22 (G) (1) to consider the employment of public employees.

EXECUTIVE SESSION: A motion was made by Beth Oprisch and seconded by Linda Jordan to go into Executive Session per Ohio Revised Code Section 121.22 (G) (1) to consider the employment of public employees.

Roll Call Vote

Bukmir Yes

Jordan Yes Sabatino Yes

Oprisch Yes Smith Yes

Olsavsky Yes Trouten Yes

Roll Call Vote: Seven (7) Yes Zero (0) No Motion Approved

RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION:

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

Roll Call Vote

Bukmir Yes

Jordan Yes Sabatino Yes

Oprisch Yes Smith Yes

Olsavsky Yes Trouten Yes

Roll Call Vote: Seven (7) Yes Zero (0) No Motion Approved

There was presented and read to Council on its second reading by title only, ORDINANCE NO. 2016-27; AN ORDINANCE TO APPROVE THE 2015 REPRINTING OF THE ST. CLAIRSVILLE CODIFIED ORDINANCES; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

There was presented and read to Council on its first reading by title only, RESOLUTION NO. 2016-29: RESOLUTION AMENDING PREVIOUS RESOLUTION 2016-03 AND AMENDING THE APPOINTMENT OF DENNIS BIGLER AS THE DIRECTOR OF SAFETY AND PUBLIC SERVICES FROM AND AFTER JANUARY 1, 2016 TO JULY 11, 2016; AND CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF DENNIS BIGLER AS ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR OF SAFETY AND PUBLIC SERVICES FROM AND AFTER JULY 11, 2016 TO JULY 31, 2016; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. Jake Olsavsky moved that the rules requiring ordinances and resolutions to be read on three separate readings be suspended and declaring an emergency; Linda Jordan seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

Bukmir Yes

Jordan Yes Sabatino Yes

Oprisch Yes Smith Yes

Olsavsky Yes Trouten Yes

Roll Call Vote: Seven (7) Yes Zero (0) No Motion Approved

There was presented and read to Council on its third and final reading by title only, RESOLUTION NO. 2016-29. a motion was made by Jake Olsavsky and seconded by Linda Jordan that Resolution No. 2016-29 be passed by Council.

Roll Call Vote

Bukmir Yes

Jordan Yes Sabatino Yes

Oprisch Yes Smith Yes

Olsavsky Yes Trouten Yes

Roll Call Vote: Seven (7) Yes Zero (0) No Motion Approved

Resolution No. 2016-29 was declared adopted.

There was presented and read to Council on its first reading by title only, RESOLUTION NO. 2016-30: A RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF JAMES F. ZUCAL AS THE DIRECTOR OF SAFETY AND PUBLIC SERVICES FROM AND AFTER JULY 11, 2016 AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. Jake Olsavsky moved that the rules requiring ordinances and resolutions to be read on three separate readings be suspended and declaring an emergency; Linda Jordan seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

Bukmir Yes

Jordan Yes Sabatino Yes

Oprisch Yes Smith Yes

Olsavsky Yes Trouten Yes

Roll Call Vote: Seven (7) Yes Zero (0) No Motion Approved

There was presented and read to Council on its third and final reading by title only, RESOLUTION NO. 2016-30. a motion was made by Linda Jordan and seconded by David Trouten that Resolution No. 2016-30 be passed by Council.

Roll Call Vote

Bukmir Yes

Jordan Yes Sabatino Yes

Oprisch Yes Smith Yes

Olsavsky Yes Trouten Yes

Roll Call Vote: Seven (7) Yes Zero (0) No Motion Approved

Resolution No. 2016-30 was declared adopted.

NEW BUSINESS:

Mayor’s Report:

The Mayor’s Collection for June 2016 was $2,009.80. A motion to accept the Mayor’s report was made by Beth Oprisch and seconded by Linda Jordan.

Roll Call Vote

Bukmir Yes

Jordan Yes Sabatino Yes

Oprisch Yes Smith Yes

Olsavsky Yes Trouten Yes

Roll Call Vote: Seven (7) Yes Zero (0) No Motion Approved

NEXT MEETING:

The next meeting will be held on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 7:30 at the Municipal Building.

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

July 5th, 2016 Council Minutes