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April 3rd, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL MINUTES

April 3, 2017

St. Clairsville City Council met in Council Chambers on Monday, April 3, 2017, with the following present:

Jim Weisgerber, Council President Terry Pugh, Mayor

Mark Bukmir, Council 3rd Ward Jim Zucal, Service Director

Linda Jordan, Council-At-Large Jeff Henry, Police Chief

Beth Oprisch, Council-At-Large Tom Murphy, Planning & Zoning Administrator

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

Frank Sabatino, Council 2nd Ward Cindi Henry, Finance Director

Mike Smith, Council-At-Large Don Smithberger, Electric Superintendent

John Tomlan, Council 4th Ward

The meeting was called to order by Council President Jim Weisgerber.

MINUTES

Minutes of the March 20, 2017 regular meeting were distributed to Council. A motion to accept the minutes was made by John Tomlan and seconded by Jake Olsavsky.

Roll Call Vote

Bukmir Yes Sabatino Yes

Jordan Yes Smith Yes

Oprisch Yes Tomlan Yes

Olsavsky Yes

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

CITIZENS HEARING:

There were a number of people present, however none of them had asked to address Council

REPORTS:

Service Director: Jim Zucal

I would ask Council to please consider suspending the rules and passing Resolution No. 2017-18. That is an application for the Nature Works Program. The State has available to all of Belmont County around $20,000. We want to apply for that to put in restrooms in Central Park. We need to meet the May 1st deadline.

I did attend the pre-construction meeting for the company doing the Legion Road repairs. The company doing the work is Border Patrol and we met with Mr. Yeager the President of the Company along with Jeff Vaughn the engineer on the project. They are scheduled to start in two weeks.

I have been evaluating the buildings that the City does own. I have been working with Mark Bukmir. We are going to clean up some of our buildings. We are doing some work on the Municipal Building. I will keep Council informed what our intentions are.

Another matter that may come before Council very soon is road salt. We are thankful that we had a mild winter but we are required to take 90% of our purchase value which will equate to 180 tons. We do have room for that at the city garage.

You have before you additional parcels in the city that are being looked at for oil & gas rights.

Mayor: Terry Pugh

Kathy Loweecy has resigned from the Park Board. We have to make a new recommendation to Judge Costine. I would like to ask for a motion to approve David Trouten as the City’s appointment to the Park Board. A motion was made by Linda Jordan and seconded by Jake Olsavsky to recommend David Trouten to the Park Board.

Roll Call Vote

Bukmir Yes Sabatino Yes

Jordan Yes Smith Yes

Oprisch Yes Tomlan Yes

Olsavsky Yes

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

On the list of construction is the construction of a kiosk for the utility bills. It will be in back of the building where the building was taken down along the alley. It will be for utility payments by check only to be dropped off. The gas company is in the process of tearing up the alley so we are at their mercy. We are ready to go as soon as the gas company get their new line in.

The State came in to demonstrate a dura-patcher. In the past when we were dealing with pot holes in the winter we used cold patch which would come out. It was not a permanent fix. The dura-patcher is a self-contained operation on a trailer which puts down an emulsion and uses a very fine limestone. The State demonstrated it for us on the road going up to junior sports. All of the street department employees used it and felt comfortable with it.

Police Department Report, March 2017

Calls and Complaints 294

Special Teams Call Outs 0

Accidents 13

Arrests 22

Parking Tickets Issued 30

Traffic Stops 64

Miles put on Cruisers 7,084

Gasoline Used 705.3 gallons

Police Chief, Jeff Henry:

Our new cruiser is in at Doan Ford. We are in the process of changing over one of the new cruisers to the canine car.

Finance Director, Cindi Henry:

The cruiser is being leased on a three year program, we will own it at the end of the three years.

Ordinance No. 2017-19 is the final appropriation for the Young Lane Water Project.

At the last Finance Committee meeting we migrated to a new Life Insurance Company for our employees. This will save us approximately $3.50 per person per month.

Planning & Zoning, Tom Murphy:

On March 28th the Board of Zoning Appeals held a meeting. There was a request by John Sambuco to construct an accessory garage that will be taller in height than the code allows. The request was approved.

Ordinance No. 2017-12 is for its third and final reading that is to establish the land reutilization program.

The City has a storm water quality board. One of the members on that board is a professional Engineer Bill Street. His term recently expired. He is interested in continuing on the board. A motion was made by Jake Olsavsky and seconded by Linda Jordan to reappoint Bill Street to the Storm Water Quality Board.

Roll Call Vote

Bukmir Yes Sabatino Yes

Jordan Yes Smith Yes

Oprisch Yes Tomlan Yes

Olsavsky Yes

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

COUNCIL COMMITTEES

Finance, Mike Smith: No Report

Utilities, Frank Sabatino:

Utility met this evening. Don Smithberger and Shelley Fortney were present. We discussed some issues that will be brought to Council in the future.

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:

Jim Zucal will keep us up on what is going on.

Planning Commission, Mike Smith: No Report

Fire District, Frank Sabatino:

Times Leader has an editorial on the Fire Department. The Belmont County Fire Association held its appreciation dinner at Undo’s earlier this month. Some of the people lauded by the Association were from Cumberland Trail Fire District: Seth Scott, Fire Fighter of the year. Also named Paramedic of the Year was Jamie Betts.

Next meeting will be Wednesday, April 26th at the Main Station

Recreation, Linda Jordan:

The Easter event will be Saturday, April 8th.

Park District, Linda Jordan:

Jerry’s Walk to raise Suicide Awareness will be held on Sunday, April 30th at 3:00 at the park

ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS

Law Director, Richard Myser:

To be read for the third and final time is Ordinance No. 2017-12. Authorizing the adoption of a land reutilization program.

We have four different Ordinances & Resolutions to be read for the first time.

Ordinance No. 2017-16 this is the Ordinance relating to vicious dogs.

Ordinance No. 2017-17 is an Ordinance advertising for bids to lease oil and gas

Resolution No. 2017-18 is a Resolution to submit an application to the Nature Works Program for improvements at Central Park

Ordinance No. 2017-19 is an Ordinance for additional permanent appropriations for the Young Lane Water Project

There was presented and read to Council on its third and final reading by title only, ORDINANCE NO. 2017-12; AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ADOPTION OF A LAND REUTILIZATION PROGRAM AND IMPLEMENTING THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 5722 OF THE OHIO REVISED CODE. A motion was made by Jake Olsavsky and seconded by Mark Bukmir that Ordinance No. 2017-12 be passed by Council.

Roll Call Vote

Bukmir Yes Sabatino Yes

Jordan Yes Smith Yes

Oprisch Yes Tomlan Yes

Olsavsky Yes

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

There was presented and read to Council on its first reading by title only, ORDINANCE NO. 2017-16; AN ORDINANCE ENACTING CODIFIED SECTION 505.15 RELATING TO VICIOUS DOGS.

There was presented and read to Council on its first reading by title only, ORDINANCE NO. 2017-17; ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS TO LEASE OIL AND GAS OWNED BY THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO. Linda Jordan moved that the rules requiring ordinances and resolutions to be read on three separate readings be suspended and declaring an emergency; Jake Olsavsky seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

Bukmir Yes Sabatino Yes

Jordan Yes Smith Yes

Oprisch Yes Tomlan Yes

Olsavsky 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, ORDINANCE NO. 2017-17. a motion was made by Jake Olsavsky and seconded by Linda Jordan that Ordinance No. 2017-17 be passed by Council.

Roll Call Vote

Bukmir Yes Sabatino Yes

Jordan Yes Smith Yes

Oprisch Yes Tomlan Yes

Olsavsky Yes

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

Ordinance No. 2017-17 was declared adopted.

There was presented and read to Council on its first reading by title only, RESOLUTION NO. 2017-18; A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE TO PREPARE AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO THE NATURE WORKS PROGRAM FOR RECREATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS AT CENTRAL PARK FOR RESTROOM IMPROVEMENTS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. Linda Jordan moved that the rules requiring ordinances and resolutions to be read on three separate readings be suspended and declaring an emergency: Jake Olsavsky seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

Bukmir Yes Sabatino Yes

Jordan Yes Smith Yes

Oprisch Yes Tomlan Yes

Olsavsky 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. 2017-18. a motion was made by Jake Olsavsky and seconded by John Tomlan that Resolution No. 2017-18 be passed by Council.

Roll Call Vote

Bukmir Yes Sabatino Yes

Jordan Yes Smith Yes

Oprisch Yes Tomlan Yes

Olsavsky Yes

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

Resolution No. 2017-18 was declared adopted.

There was presented and read to Council on its first reading by title only, ORDINANCE NO. 2017-19; AN ORDINANCE TO MAKE ADDITIONAL PERMANENT APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE NORMAL EXPENSES AND OTHER EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, STATE OF OHIO, FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY 1, 2017 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2017, 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 Sabatino Yes

Jordan Yes Smith Yes

Oprisch Yes Tomlan No

Olsavsky Yes

Roll Call Vote: Six (6) Yes One (1) No Motion Approved

There was presented and read to Council on its third and final reading by title only, ORDINANCE NO. 2017-19. a motion was made by Linda Jordan and seconded by John Tomlan that Ordinance No. 2017-19 be passed by Council.

Roll Call Vote

Bukmir Yes Sabatino Yes

Jordan Yes Smith Yes

Oprisch Yes Tomlan Yes

Olsavsky Yes

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

Ordinance No. 2017-19 was declared adopted.

The next regular Council Meeting will be Monday, April 17, 2017, at 7:30 in the Council Chamber.

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

April 3rd, 2017 Council Minutes