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December 3, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL MINUTES

December 3, 2018

St. Clairsville City Council met in Council Chambers on Monday, December 3, 2018 with the following present:

Tim Porter, Council President                            Terry Pugh, Mayor

Perry Basile, Council 1st Ward                           Cindy Henry, Finance Director

Mark Bukmir, Council 3rd Ward                        Richard Myser, Law Director

Linda Jordan, Council-At-Large                        Tom Murphy, Planning & Zoning Administrator

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

Mike Smith, Council-At-Large                           Don Smithberger, Director of Services

Jim Velas, Council 4th Ward                              Jim Zucal, Service Director

The meeting was called to order by President, Tim Porter

MINUTES:  Minutes of the November 19, 2018 meeting were distributed to Council.  A motion was made by Jim Velas and seconded by Mike Smith to approve the Minutes of November 19, 2018.

Roll Call Vote:

Basile                          Yes                              Sabatino                      Abstain                      

Bukmir                       Yes                              Smith                           Yes

Jordan                        Yes                              Velas                           Yes

Roll Call Vote:            Five (5) Yes    One (1) Abstain    Zero (0) No         Motion Approved

CITIZENS HEARING: 

There were no Citizens present who wished to address Council.

REPORTS:

Service Director, Jim Zucal:

I want to share with Council that we have this year and I believe incrementally every year that we do small projects such as guardrails, curb work, storm sewer work, replacing hydrants.  It is very productive and after a few years it is monumental what you get done.  We focused this year on some guardrail work on Newell Avenue and on Legion Road where there were steep banks and possibilities of accidents.  We did wrap up another successful project again this year, we did quite a bit of concrete work.  Our contractor did a fantastic job.  I appreciate all the cooperation from the Administration and Council.  Cindi helped us get all the financing in order to get some new storm sewers.     We made an improvement on East Main Street, Harbel Drive and a lot of areas where constituents have come to us and expressed that they have had problems for many years.  We still do have some projects planned for next year.  We are getting a lot of things done.

After the first of the year I would like to schedule some public tours of the water and wastewater plants.  We will notify the public and we will be available to take some planned tours through both plants so the public can see the aging infrastructure and what we have to deal with.  Frank Sabatino:  The tours is a great idea.  Could we do something on our webpage?  Jim Zucal:  Yes I talked about that to Roberta, and Terry and I talked about some mixed times evening or Saturday tours.  The website is awesome and a lot of people are using it. Tim Porter:  The guardrails were long overdue.  It looks great plus it is a safety precaution.

Mayor, Terry Pugh:

We did finish the bathroom by the recreation center.  It was a longer process due to State inspectors but it is done and a real addition to the playground area and the amphitheater.

The other thing that I have to mention is that the City will be picking up loose leaves this week after that they will only be picking up bagged leaves.

I want to remind the Citizens that if we get over two inches of snow please move your vehicles off the Street so we can have the roads cleared.

Police Chief, Jeff Henry:   No Report

Finance Director, Cindi Henry: 

I emailed to everyone two resolutions one being a money move inside of the funds and the second one is the establishment of a capital projects fund that will be receiving the royalties from the Gulfport lease that we have.  I ask that both of them be passed on an emergency basis for transactions that need to be taken care of before the end of the year.

Planning & Zoning Administrator, Tom Murphy:             

This evening at the Planning Commission meeting we had a public hearing related to 243 West Main Street concerning a change of zoning requested by Jeff and Tracey Wodarcyk for a hair salon and office.  That hearing went forward and the Planning Commission made a recommendation to City Council to approve the zoning change to DD Downtown District with conditions. The code requires that City Council have a public hearing regarding this matter.  That hearing date will be January 7, 2019 during regular City Council.  There was no one in attendance that was opposed to the rezoning.

COUNCIL COMMITTEES:

Finance, Mike Smith: 

I would just like Council to know that I agree with Cindi that we should pass those ordinances tonight.

Utilities, Frank Sabatino:

The Utility Committee met tonight we talked about several projects, EPA mandates and the financial burden on the City and many communities throughout Ohio and the whole United States.  Water line breaks we have been having, rain, freeze and thaw cycles.  Our guys have done a good job getting a handle on those.  Don Smithberger:  I would just like to express to all the departments my appreciation and to the Administration and Council for giving them the things they need to work with and get the job done.

Police, Mark Bukmir: No Report

Street North Side, Jim Velas: No Report

Street South Side, Beth Oprisch:  Not Present

Safety, Beth Oprisch:  Not Present

Building and Grounds, Perry Basile:  No Report

Planning Commission, Mike Smith:

Planning Commission met tonight regarding the hair salon

Fire District, Frank Sabatino:

Met in regular session on Wednesday, November 7th.  Approved the hiring of a full time fire fighter.  We also hired a part time.  Approved the purchase of three cardiac monitors.  The next meeting will be December 12th at 3:00 at the Main Station.

Recreation, Linda Jordan: 

Meeting will be December 17th

Park District, Linda Jordan:

Katie Banks has been named the assistant pool manger.  She has been working in that capacity for quite a while but they made it official.  Next Meeting will be December 10th.

ORDINANCES & RESOLUTION: Law Director, Richard Myser

We will have the third reading tonight for the Ordinance that was  read previously. This is our Ordinance for the reservoir improvements the bids are going to two different companies.

We have two new pieces of legislation.  These are the ones that the Finance Director talked to you about.  Basically they are administrative matters and they do need to be passed.  We have six members here tonight so we can suspend the rules and pass them tonight.

There was presented and read to Council on its third and final reading by title only, ORDINANCE NO. 2018-32; AN ORDINANCE DETERMINING THE LOWEST AND BEST BIDS FOR THE NEW RESERVOIR IMPROVEMENT PROJECT IN THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE AND AWARDING THE CONTRACTS TO DN TANKS (CONTRACT A) AND TO FERRI CONTRACTING CO, INC. (CONTRACT B).  A motion was made by Jim Velas and seconded by Perry Basil that Ordinance No. 2018-32 be passed by Council.

Roll Call Vote:

Basile                           Yes                              Sabatino                      Yes                 

Bukmir                        Yes                              Smith                           Yes

Jordan                         Yes                              Velas                           Yes

Roll Call Vote:            Six (6) Yes          Zero (0) No             Motion Approved

Ordinance No. 2018-32 was declared adopted.

There was presented and read to Council on its first reading by title only, RESOLUTION NO. 2018-34; RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND #4903.  Linda Jordan moved that the rules requiring Ordinances and Resolutions to be read on three separate readings be suspended and declaring an emergency; Jim Velas seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote:

Basile                           Yes                              Sabatino                      Yes                 

Bukmir                        Yes                              Smith                           Yes

Jordan                         Yes                              Velas                           Yes

Roll Call Vote:            Six (6) Yes          Zero (0) No             Motion Approved

There was presented and read to Council on its third and final reading by title only, RESOLUTION NO. 2018-34.  A motion was made by Jim Velas and seconded by Mike Smith that Resolution No. 2018-34 be passed by Council.

Roll Call Vote:

Basile                          Yes                              Sabatino                      Yes                 

Bukmir                        Yes                              Smith                           Yes

Jordan                        Yes                              Velas                           Yes

Roll Call Vote:            Six (6) Yes          Zero (0) No             Motion Approved

Resolution No. 2018-34 was declared adopted.

There was presented and read to Council on its first reading by title only, ORDINANCE NO. 2018-35; AN ORDINANCE TO MAKE REALLOCATIONS (SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS) WITHIN THE FUNDS FOR THE NORMAL EXPENSES AND OTHER EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, STATE OF OHIO, FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY 1, 2018 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2018, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.  Mike Smith moved that the rules requiring Ordinances and Resolutions to be read on three separate readings be suspended and declaring an emergency, Jim Velas seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote:

Basile                          Yes                              Sabatino                      Yes                 

Bukmir                        Yes                              Smith                           Yes

Jordan                        Yes                              Velas                           Yes

Roll Call Vote:            Six (6) Yes          Zero (0) No             Motion Approved

There was presented and read to Council on its third and final reading by title only, ORDINANCE NO. 2018-35.  A motion was made by Jim Velas and seconded by Perry Basile that Ordinance No. 2018-35 be passed by Council.

Roll Call Vote:

Basile                          Yes                              Sabatino                      Yes                 

Bukmir                        Yes                              Smith                           Yes

Jordan                        Yes                              Velas                           Yes

Roll Call Vote:            Six (6) Yes          Zero (0) No             Motion Approved

Ordinance No. 2018-35 was declared adopted.

The Next Council Meeting will be Monday, December 17, 2018 at 7:30 in Council Chambers.

There being no further business to come before Council a motion to adjourn was made by Jim Velas and second by Linda Jordan.

December 3, 2018 Council Minutes