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April 4, 2011: City Council
AGENDA:

 
REGULAR MEETING of the Council of the City of Lyndhurst, Monday, April 4, 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 Regular Meeting of Council held Monday, March 21, 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
 
SOUTH EUCLID LYNDHURST BOARD OF EDUCATION
 
Requests for additions to the Agenda:
 
Public Comment:
 
ORDINANCE NO. 2011-19
INTRODUCED BY: ADMIN
 
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING CHANGE ORDER NO. 1 WITH BROOKSIDE CONSTRUC- TION, INC. FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE BRAINARD PARK SPRAYGROUND AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
 
ORDINANCE NO. 2011-20
INTRODUCED BY: ADMIN
 
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING CHANGE ORDER NO. 2 WITH BROOKSIDE CONSTRUC-TION, INC. FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE BRAINARD PARK SPRAYGROUND AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
 
ORDINANCE NO. 2011-21
INTRODUCED BY: ADMIN
 
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING CHANGE ORDER NO. 3 WITH BROOKSIDE CONSTRUC- TION, INC. FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE BRAINARD PARK SPRAYGROUND 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.
 
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.(Referred to Planning Commission 1-17-11)
 
April 4, 2011: City Council
MINUTES:

 
The Council of the City of Lyndhurst met in Regular Session on Monday, April 4, 2011 at 8:04 P.M., Vice Mayor Lane A. Schlessel, presiding.
 
Members Present:
Council Representatives: D. J. Fisher, 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; M. J. Carroll, Chief of Fire; F. E. Glady III, Director of Service; M. A. Kovalchik, Director of Finance; R. F. Porrello, Chief of Police; J. C. Borton, Assistant Clerk of Council.
 
Absent: Council Representative D. A. Frey; T. P. Kunz, Building Commissioner.
 
It was moved by Mr. Ward, seconded by Mr. Marko, that reading of the minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held Monday, March 21, 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 had no report. He commended the Fire Department on the handling of the fire that occurred on Richmond Road this morning. He thanked the seven area departments who responded to the call.
 
FINANCE COMMITTEE - Chairman Ward had no report.
 
PUBLIC LANDS & BUILDINGS COMMITTEE - In Chairman Frey's absence, there was no report.
 
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 Marko had no report.
 
PLANNING COMMISSION - Mr. Ward had no report. He stated that the Planning Commission would be meeting in Special Session on April 7th at 730 P.M. in the Conference Room to discuss electronic display signs.
 
SOUTH EUCLID LYNDHURST BOARD OF EDUCATION - Mrs. Marko addressed Council on behalf of the School Board stating that she wanted to clarify the most recent articles that appeared in the local newspapers last week regarding salary increases. She stated that the Board did not vote for raises, but voted for contract renewals. Mrs. Marko indicated that they are currently in the second year of a three year contract with three unions.
 
Mrs. Marko then stated that in accordance with the proposed new State budget, the South Euclid Lyndhurst District would lose over $3 million annually, which leaves a projected $9.4 million budget deficit in the year 2013. She said the Board is working diligently to determine if there are ways to address the projected shortfall.
 
Mrs. Marko indicated that the Board is currently in the final stages of the development of the School's Perception Survey, which would be from the parents', students' and staff's perspective. Other points of interest include the Brush Drama Spring Musical "Cinderella" on April 29th, 30th, and May 1st; congratulations to the Debate Team who took second place in their competition at John Carroll University; senior David Katz has been selected for GeoJourney; the MacDiamonds and Brush Jazz Ensemble will volunteer at the Tri-City Consortium's annual recognition luncheon on May 10th. Mrs. Marko invited everyone to visit the website for more information.
 
Mayor Cicero strongly suggested that the School's Perception Survey be made available to the entire community via the City's website or the School's website to obtain a good idea of what the perception is in the community. Mrs. Marko said this is an on-line survey and the information received would be given to the residents. She said she would bring the Mayor's request to the Board. The Mayor indicated that the perception of the schools within the community is what becomes the reality of the community, which is not good at this time. Mr. Ward concurred with the Mayor that the survey should also include residents.
 
The meeting was opened to public comment: There were no comments from the public.
 
ORDINANCE NO. 2011-19
INTRODUCED BY: ADMINISTRATION
 
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING CHANGE ORDER NO. 1 WITH BROOKSIDE CONSTRUCTION, INC. FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE BRAINARD PARK SPRAYGROUND AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
 
ORDINANCE NO. 2011-20
INTRODUCED BY: ADMINISTRATION
 
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING CHANGE ORDER NO. 2 WITH BROOKSIDE CONSTRUCTION, INC. FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE BRAINARD PARK SPRAYGROUND AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
 
ORDINANCE NO. 2011-21
INTRODUCED BY: ADMINISTRATION
 
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING CHANGE ORDER NO. 3 WITH BROOKSIDE CONSTRUCTION, INC. FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE BRAINARD PARK SPRAYGROUND AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
 
Mr. Ward noted that there were three ordinances on the agenda dealing with change orders for the Brainard Sprayground; Ordinance Nos. 2011-19, 2011-20 and 2011-21.
 
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 Ordinance Nos. 2011-19, 2011-20 and 2011-21 be placed on second and third reading for final passage and that they be highlighted.
 
Roll Call:
 
Yeas: Fisher, Gambatese, Marko, Ward, LoPresti, Schlessel.
Nays: None.
 
Motion carried.
Rules suspended.
 
Ordinance Nos. 2011-19, 2011-20 and 2011-21 were highlighted by Mrs. Borton, with Section 4 being read in its entirety.
 
It was moved by Mr. Marko, seconded by Mr. LoPresti, that Ordinance Nos. 2011-19, 2011-20 and 2011-21 be passed.
 
Roll Call:
 
Yeas: Fisher, Gambatese, Marko, Ward, LoPresti, Schlessel.
Nays: None.
 
Motion carried.
Ordinance Nos. 2011-19, 2011-20 and 2011-21 are passed.
 
It was moved by Mr. Marko, seconded by Mr. LoPresti, that the meeting be adjourned.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Meeting adjourned at 8:18 P.M.


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