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March 1, 2010: City Council
AGENDA:

 
REGULAR MEETING of the Council of the City of Lyndhurst, Monday, March 1, 2010, at 8:00 P.M., Vice Mayor Joseph A. Marko, presiding.
 
Members Present:
Council Representatives: D. J. Fisher, D. A. Frey, J. A. Gambatese, C. A. LoPresti, J. A. Marko, L. A. Schlessel, P. A. Ward.
 
Others Present: J. M. Cicero, Jr., Mayor; P. T. Murphy, Director of Law; R. F. Porrello, Chief of Police; F. E. Glady III, Director of Service; M. A. Kovalchik, Director of Finance; T. P. Kunz, Building Commissioner; G. M. Telzrow, Chief of Fire; J. C. Borton, Assistant Clerk of Council.
 
COUNCIL:
 
Minutes:
 
Approve Minutes of the Special Meeting of Council held Monday, February 15, 2010.
 
Approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held Monday, February 15, 2010.
 
Committee Reports:
 
MAYOR'S REPORT
 
FINANCE COMMITTEE - WARD
 
PUBLIC LANDS & BUILDINGS COMMITTEE - FREY
 
ROADS & UTILITIES COMMITTEE - GAMBATESE
 
SAFETY COMMITTEE - LoPRESTI
 
SERVICE & SEWERS COMMITTEE - FISHER
 
LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE - WARD
 
PLANNING COMMISSION - SCHLESSEL
 
SOUTH EUCLID/LYNDHURST BOARD OF EDUCATION
 
Requests for additions to the Agenda:
 
Public Comment:
 
ORDINANCE NO. 2010-11
INTRODUCED BY: ADMIN
 
TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS FOR CURRENT EXPENSES AND OTHER EXPENDITURES FOR THE PERIOD ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2010, REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 2009-86, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
 
ORDINANCE NO. 2010-12
INTRODUCED BY: ADMIN
 
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING ADOPTING AND IMPLEMENTING THE PROCEDURES SET FORTH IN CHAPTER 5722 OF THE OHIO REVISED CODE TO FACILITATE THE EFECTIVE REUTILIZATION OF NON-PRODUCTIVE LAND SITUATED WITHIN THE CITY OF LYNDHURST AND DECLARING AN EMERGNCY.
 
TABLED ITEMS:
 
ORDINANCE NO. 2008-15
INTRODUCED BY: ADMIN
 
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 660.05 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY WITH REGARD TO SNOW REMOVAL.
 
ORDINANCE NO. 2009-63
INTRODUCED BY: VICE MAYOR WARD AND COUNCILMAN SCHLESSEL
 
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 1160.04(a)(3) OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY ENTITLED "PARKING OF RECREATIONAL VEHICLES", AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
 
Confirm decision of the Board of Zoning Appeals:
 
CASE NO. 2009-05
Recommendation made to Council to confirm the decision of the Board in Case No. 2009-05 to deny requested variance to JoAnna Michalos of 5116 Kneale Drive from Chapter 1160.04(a)(2) A & B of the Planning and Zoning Code to permit parking and/or storage of a commercial vehicle outside at any time in plain view. (Tabled 11-16-09).
 
March 1, 2010: City Council
MINUTES:

 
The Council of the City of Lyndhurst met in Regular Session on Monday, March 1, 2010 at 8:04 P.M., Vice Mayor Joseph A. Marko, presiding.
 
Members Present:
Council Representatives: D. J. Fisher, D. A. Frey, J. A. Gambatese, C. A. LoPresti, J. A. Marko, L. A. Schlessel, P. A. Ward.
 
Others Present: J. M. Cicero, Jr., Mayor; P. T. Murphy, Director of Law; R. F. Porrello, Chief of Police; F. E. Glady III, Director of Service; M. A. Kovalchik, Clerk of Council; T. P. Kunz, Building Commissioner; R. B. Borthwick, Captain of Fire; J. C. Borton, Assistant Clerk of Council.
 
It was moved by Mr. Ward, seconded by Mr. Schlessel, that reading of the minutes of the Special Meeting of Council held Monday, February 15, 2010, copies of which were mailed to all Members be dispensed with and said minutes stand approved as circulated.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
It was moved by Mr. Frey, seconded by Mr. Schlessel, that reading of the minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held Monday, February 15, 2010, copies of which were mailed to all Members be dispensed with and said minutes stand approved as circulated.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
MAYOR'S REPORT - Mayor Cicero commended and thanked the Service Department for the fine job they did in clearing the snow this past weekend. Vice Mayor Marko reiterated that he felt the Service Department did an excellent job.
 
FINANCE COMMITTEE - Chairman Ward reported on the meeting of the Finance Committee held Monday, February 22, 2010. A copy of said report is a part of the permanent record. Vice Mayor Marko thanked Mr. Ward for the time he spent during the budget process.
 
PUBLIC LANDS & BUILDINGS COMMITTEE - Chairman Frey had no report. He called a meeting of the Public Lands & Buildings Committee to be held on Monday, March 15, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. to discuss the proposed Splash Park. The Committee, Service Director, Finance Director and those who had expressed an interest in the Brainard Pool discussion were invited to attend.
 
ROADS & UTILITIES COMMITTEE - Chairman Gambatese had no report.
 
SAFETY COMMITTEE - Chairman LoPresti had no report.
 
SERVICE & SEWERS COMMITTEE - Chairman Fisher had no report.
 
LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE - Chairman Ward had no report. He called a meeting of the Legislative Committee to be held on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 7:30 P.M. to discuss the commercial vehicle parking regulations. Mr. Murphy, Mr. Kunz, Mr. David Bader (BZA) were invited to attend. The Clerk was asked to send a copy of the notice to Mrs. White for distribution to all members of the Board of Zoning Appeals.
 
PLANNING COMMISSION - Mr. Frey reported on the meeting of the Planning Commission held February 25, 2010 that he had attended in Mr. Schlessel's absence. Minutes of that meeting are a part of the permanent record.
 
SOUTH EUCLID-LYNDHURST BOARD OF EDUCATION - Vice Mayor Marko stated that there was no report.
 
The meeting was opened to public comment.
 
Richard Clark, 5347 Chickadee Lane, noted that there is a tabled item on the agenda regarding snow removal and asked that Council look at the proposed ordinance for the next snow season. He noted that snow plow operators are blocking sidewalks, which creates a dangerous situation for school children walking to school. He said he drove through various streets in the neighborhood and found residents on Gordon, Meadow Wood, Wellington and Haverston who keep their sidewalks clean. His concern was for the safety of the school children.
 
Carmen Labbato, 5238 Thornbury, was pleased that the Sunoco Station had reopened this week.
 
ORDINANCE NO. 2010-11
INTRODUCED BY: ADMINISTRATION
 
TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS FOR CURRENT EXPENSES AND OTHER EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF LYNDHURST FOR THE PERIOD ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2010, REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 2009-86, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
 
It was moved by Mr. Ward, seconded by Mr. Schlessel, that rules set forth under Section 123.01 Codified Ordinances be suspended for full reading, that Ordinance No. 2010-11 be placed on second and third reading for final passage, and that it be highlighted.
 
Roll Call:
 
Yeas: Fisher, Frey, Gambatese, Schlessel, Ward, LoPresti, Marko.
Nays: Nays.
 
Motion carried.
Rules suspended.
 
Ordinance No. 2010-11 was highlighted by Mrs. Borton, with Section 10 being read in its entirety.
 
It was moved by Mr. Schlessel, seconded by Mr. Ward, that Ordinance No. 2010-11 be passed.
 
Roll Call:
 
Yeas: Fisher, Frey, Gambatese, Schlessel, Ward, LoPresti, Marko.
Nays: Nays.
 
Motion carried.
Ordinance No. 2010-11 is passed.
 
ORDINANCE NO. 2010-12
INTRODUCED BY: ADMINISTRATION
 
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING ADOPTING AND IMPLEMENTING THE PROCEDURES SET FORTH IN CHAPTER 5722 OF THE OHIO REVISED CODE TO FACILITATE THE EFFECTIVE REUTILIZATION OF NONPRODUCTIVE LAND SITUATED WITHIN THE CITY OF LYNDHURST, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
 
It was moved by Mr. Schlessel, seconded by Mr. Fisher, that rules set forth under Section 123.01 Codified Ordinances be suspended for full reading, that Ordinance No. 2010-12 be placed on second and third reading for final passage, and that it be highlighted.
 
Roll Call:
 
Yeas: Fisher, Frey, Gambatese, Schlessel, Ward, LoPresti, Marko.
Nays: Nays.
 
Motion carried.
Rules suspended.
 
Ordinance No. 2010-12 was highlighted by Mrs. Borton, with Section 6 being read in its entirety.
 
It was moved by Mr. Ward, seconded by Mr. Schlessel, that Ordinance No. 2010-12 be passed.
 
Roll Call:
 
Yeas: Fisher, Frey, Gambatese, Schlessel, Ward, LoPresti, Marko.
Nays: Nays.
 
Motion carried.
Ordinance No. 2010-12 is passed.
 
It was moved by Mr. Schlessel, seconded by Mr. Ward, that the meeting be adjourned.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Meeting adjourned at 8:23 P.M.


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