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January 17, 2011: City Council
AGENDA:

 
REGULAR MEETING of the Council of the City of Lyndhurst, Monday, January 17, 2011, at 8:00 P.M., Vice Mayor Lane A. Schlessel, 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; M. J. Carroll, Chief of Fire. J. C. Borton, Assistant Clerk of Council.
 
COUNCIL:
 
Minutes:
 
Approve Minutes of the Special Meeting of Council held Tuesday, January 4, 2011.
 
Approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held Tuesday, January 4, 2011.
 
Committee Reports:
 
MAYOR'S REPORT - MAYOR CICERO
 
FINANCE COMMITTEE - WARD
 
PUBLIC LANDS & BUILDINGS COMMITTEE - FREY
 
ROADS & UTILITIES COMMITTEE - GAMBATESE
 
SAFETY COMMITTEE - LoPRESTI
 
SERVICE & SEWERS COMMITTEE - FISHER
 
LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE - MARKO
 
PLANNING COMMISSION - WARD
 
Requests for additions to the Agenda:
 
Public Comment:
 
THIRD READING:
ORDINANCE NO. 2010-77
INTRODUCED BY: ADMIN
 
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 1170 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY TO PERMIT ELECTRONIC DISPLAY SIGNS IN THE CITY AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
 
RESOLUTION NO. 2011-2
INTRODUCED BY: ADMIN
 
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO IMPLEMENT HEALTH CARE, DENTAL, AND LIFE INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR THE EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
 
ORDINANCE NO. 2011-3
INTRODUCED BY: ADMIN
 
AN ORDINANCE CREATING THE POSITION OF CITY ENGINEER FOR THE PERIOD BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2011 AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2012; FIXING THE DUTIES AND COMPENSATION FOR SAID POSITION, PROVIDING FOR THE MAYOR TO CONTRACT FOR OTHER MUNICIPAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE CITY, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
 
RESOLUTION NO. 2011-4
INTRODUCED BY: ADMIN
 
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ACCEPT A GRANT FROM THE NORTHERN OHIO PUBLIC ENERGY COUNCIL (NOPEC) FOR FUNDS TO HELP FUND CAPITAL IMPROVE-MENTS TO THE LYNDHURST MUNICIPAL CENTER PURSUANT TO THE POWERING OUR COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAM, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE ALL DOCUMENTS PURSUANT THERETO, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
 
RESOLUTION NO. 2011-5
INTRODUCED BY: ADMIN
 
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ACCEPT A GRANT FROM THE NORTHERN OHIO PUBLIC ENERGY COUNCIL (NOPEC) FOR FUNDS TO HELP FUND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS TO THE LYNDHURST MUNICIPAL CENTER FIRE DEPARTMENT PURSUANT TO THE POWERING OUR COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAM, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE ALL DOCUMENTS PURSUANT THERETO, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
 
TABLED ITEMS:
 
ORDINANCE NO. 2010-30
INTRODUCED BY: Councilman Schlessel
 
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 432 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY ENTITLED "OPERATION GENERALLY" BY ENACTING NEW SECTION 432.44 PROHIBITING DRIVING A VEHICLE WHILE USING A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE BY AN INDIVIDUAL UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN YEARS, OR BY AN INDIVIDUAL WITHOUT A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
 
January 17, 2011: City Council
MINUTES:

 
The Council of the City of Lyndhurst met in Regular Session on Monday, January 17, 2011 at 8:04 P.M., Vice Mayor Lane A. Schlessel, 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; J. C. Borton, Assistant Clerk of Council.
 
Absent: M. J. Carroll, Chief of Fire; M. A. Kovalchik, Director of Finance; T. P. Kunz, Building Commissioner;
 
It was moved by Mr. Ward, seconded by Mr. Marko, that reading of the minutes of the Special Meeting of Council held Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 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. Marko, seconded by Mr. Gambatese, that reading of the minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 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 encouraged all members of Council to schedule their committee meetings to discuss capital requests as soon as possible.
 
FINANCE COMMITTEE - Chairman Ward had no report. He reminded members of Council to schedule meetings for capital requests.
 
PUBLIC LANDS & BUILDINGS COMMITTEE - Chairman Frey called a meeting of the Public Lands & Buildings Committee for Monday, February 7, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. to discuss pool fees for 2011 and to discuss capital requests.
 
ROADS & UTILITIES COMMITTEE - Chairman Gambatese scheduled a meeting of the Roads & Utilities Committee to be held on Monday, February 7, 2011 at 6:30 P.M. to discuss capital requests.
 
SAFETY COMMITTEE - Chairman LoPresti had no report.
 
SERVICE & SEWERS COMMITTEE - Chairman Fisher had no report.
 
LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE - Chairman Schlessel had no report.
 
PLANNING COMMISSION - Mr. Ward had no report, but said that the Planning Commission would be meeting next week. He indicated that the Architectural Board of Review would meet this Thursday, January 20th, to discuss the Phase II construction at Hawken School, the signage for Key Bank and skylights for the Fire Department. He said he was not able to attend because of a prior commitment.
 
The meeting was opened to public comment:
 
There were no comments from the public.
 
THIRD READING:
ORDINANCE NO. 2010-77
INTRODUCED BY: ADMINISTRATION
 
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 1170 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY TO PERMIT ELECTRONIC DISPLAY SIGNS IN THE CITY AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
 
It was moved by Mr. Marko, seconded by Mr. Ward, that Ordinance No. 2010-77 be tabled and referred to the Planning Commission.
 
Roll Call:
 
Yeas: Fisher, Frey, Gambatese, Marko, Ward, LoPresti, Schlessel.
Nays: None.
 
Motion carried.
Ordinance No. 2010-77 is tabled and referred to the Planning Commission.
 
RESOLUTION NO. 2011-2
INTRODUCED BY: ADMINISTRATION
 
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO IMPLEMENT HEALTH CARE, DENTAL AND LIFE INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR THE EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
 
It was moved by Mr. Ward, seconded by Mr. Marko, that rules set forth under Section 123.01 Codified Ordinances be suspended for full reading, that Resolution No. 2011-2 be placed on second and third reading for final adoption and that it be highlighted.
 
Roll Call:
 
Yeas: Fisher, Frey, Gambatese, Marko, Ward, LoPresti, Schlessel
Nays: None.
 
Motion carried.
Rules suspended.
 
Resolution No. 2011-2 was highlighted by Mrs. Borton, with Section 7 being read in its entirety.
 
It was moved by Mr. Marko, seconded by Mr. Ward, that Resolution No. 2011-2 be adopted.
 
Mr. Ward commended the Health Care Task Force, Mrs. Kovalchik, and the City's consultant from Fedeli. He said they worked very diligently to explain the plan changes to all employees and that the percentage increase was near zero.
 
Roll Call:
 
Yeas: Fisher, Frey, Gambatese, Marko, Ward, LoPresti, Schlessel.
Nays: None.
 
Motion carried.
Resolution No. 2011-2 is adopted.
 
ORDINANCE NO. 2011-3
INTRODUCED BY: ADMINISTRATION
 
AN ORDINANCE CREATING THE POSITION OF CITY ENGINEER FOR THE PERIOD BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2011 AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2012; FIXING THE DUTIES AND COMPENSATION FOR SAID POSITION; PROVIDING FOR THE MAYOR TO CONTRACT FOR OTHER MUNICIPAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE CITY; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
 
It was moved by Mr. Marko, seconded by Mr. Ward, that rules set forth under Section 123.01 Codified Ordinances be suspended for full reading, that Ordinance No. 2011-3 be placed on second and third reading for final passage and that it be highlighted.
 
Roll Call:
 
Yeas: Fisher, Frey, Gambatese, Marko, Ward, LoPresti, Schlessel
Nays: None.
 
Motion carried.
Rules suspended.
 
Ordinance No. 2011-3 was highlighted by Mrs. Borton, with Section 11 being read in its entirety.
 
It was moved by Mr. Ward, seconded by Mr. Marko, that Ordinance No. 2011-3 be passed.
 
Roll Call:
 
Yeas: Fisher, Frey, Gambatese, Marko, Ward, LoPresti, Schlessel.
Nays: None.
 
Motion carried.
Ordinance No. 2011-3 is passed.
 
RESOLUTION NO. 2011-4
INTRODUCED BY: ADMINISTRATION
 
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ACCEPT A GRANT FROM THE NORTHERN OHIO PUBLIC ENERGY COUNCIL (NOPEC) FOR FUNDS TO HELP FUND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS TO THE LYNDHURST MUNICIPAL CENTER PURSUANT TO THE POWERING OUR COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAM, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE ALL DOCUMENTS PURSUANT THERETO, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
 
It was moved by Mr. Ward, seconded by Mr. Frey, that rules set forth under Section 123.01 Codified Ordinances be suspended for full reading, that Resolution No. 2011-4 be placed on second and third reading for final adoption and that it be highlighted.
 
Roll Call:
 
Yeas: Fisher, Frey, Gambatese, Marko, Ward, LoPresti, Schlessel
Nays: None.
 
Motion carried.
Rules suspended.
 
Resolution No. 2011-4 was highlighted by Mrs. Borton, with Section 4 being read in its entirety.
 
It was moved by Mr. Marko, seconded by Mr. Ward, that Resolution No. 2011-4 be adopted.
 
Mayor Cicero stated that this is the first grant received by the City this year. He said that last year he challenged each department head to look for grant money and that every department had been successful in securing grants funds. He said they had done an excellent job and asked Council to encourage them to continue because funding is available.
 
Roll Call:
 
Yeas: Fisher, Frey, Gambatese, Marko, Ward, LoPresti, Schlessel.
Nays: None.
 
Motion carried.
Resolution No. 2011-4 is adopted.
 
RESOLUTION NO. 2011-5
INTRODUCED BY: ADMINISTRATION
 
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ACCEPT A GRANT FROM THE NORTHERN OHIO PUBLIC ENERGY COUNCIL (NOPEC) FOR FUNDS TO HELP FUND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS TO THE LYNDHURST MUNICIPAL CENTER FIRE DEPARTMENT PURSUANT TO THE POWERING OUR COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAM, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE ALL DOCUMENTS PURSUANT THERETO, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
 
It was moved by Mr. Marko, seconded by Mr. Ward, that rules set forth under Section 123.01 Codified Ordinances be suspended for full reading, that Resolution No. 2011-5 be placed on second and third reading for final adoption and that it be highlighted.
 
Roll Call:
 
Yeas: Fisher, Frey, Gambatese, Marko, Ward, LoPresti, Schlessel
Nays: None.
 
Motion carried.
Rules suspended.
 
Resolution No. 2011-5 was highlighted by Mrs. Borton, with Section 4 being read in its entirety.
 
It was moved by Mr. Marko, seconded by Mr. Ward, that Resolution No. 2011-5 be adopted.
 
Roll Call:
 
Yeas: Fisher, Frey, Gambatese, Marko, Ward, LoPresti, Schlessel.
Nays: None.
 
Motion carried.
Resolution No. 2011-5 is adopted.
 
It was moved by Mr. Marko, seconded by Mr. Gambatese, that the meeting be adjourned.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Meeting adjourned at 8:20 P.M.


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