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May 2, 2011: City Council
AGENDA:

 
REGULAR MEETING of the Council of the City of Lyndhurst, Monday, May 2, 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, April 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
 
SOUTH EUCLID LYNDHURST BOARD OF EDUCATION
 
Requests for additions to the Agenda:
 
Public Comment:
 
ORDINANCE NO. 2011-23
INTRODUCED BY: ADMIN
 
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING CHANGE ORDER NO. 9 WITH LAKELAND MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, INC. FOR THE LYNDHURST MUNICIPAL COURT RENOVATION PROJECT, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
 
RESOLUTION NO. 2011-24
INTRODUCED BY: ADMIN
 
A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE CUYAHOGA COUNTY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN.
 
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.
 
May 2, 2011: City Council
MINUTES:

 
The Council of the City of Lyndhurst met in Regular Session on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 8:03 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; 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; L. Puskas, Building Inspector; J. C. Borton, Assistant Clerk of Council.
 
Absent: T. P. Kunz, Building Commissioner.
 
It was moved by Mr. Ward, seconded by Mr. Fisher, that reading of the minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held Monday, April 18, 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, with Mr. Schlessel abstaining.
 
MAYOR'S REPORT - Mayor Cicero had no report.
 
FINANCE COMMITTEE - Chairman Ward had no report.
 
PUBLIC LANDS & BUILDINGS COMMITTEE - Chairman Frey had no report. He discussed with the Director of Service the progress of the Brainard Sprayground. It was noted that the completion of the project had been delayed due to weather, and the projected completion date is June 16, 2011.
 
Mr. Ward suggested a community event be put in place to celebrate the opening of the Sprayground. Mayor Cicero indicated that plans are already in progress.
 
Discussion was held regarding the Dads' Club Parade, which will be held on May 15, 2011. Mr. Glady reported that the parade would be moved from Brainard Park to the picnic shelter, due to the construction of the Sprayground. Mr. Schlessel suggested that perhaps Sunview School could be utilized.
 
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.
 
SOUTH EUCLID LYNDHURST BOARD OF EDUCATION - School board member Bill Kent addressed Council regarding State school funding. He indicated that although he desired to be able to give accurate numbers and representations of the current situation, he is unable to do so. In-house monitoring and a "wait-and-see" attitude have been implemented. He indicated that there could be layoffs of up to 35 teachers, and that said teachers were notified of this no later than April 30, 2011.
 
The meeting was opened to public comment: There were no comments from the public.
 
Mr. Schlessel indicated that the Business Expo at 700 Beta Drive is coming up on May 12, 2011 and requested that Council members notify him of when they can assist at the booth.
 
Mr. Ward reported that the Hillcrest Council of Council meeting on May 21, 2011 will be held at 700 Beta Drive. The topic of discussion for that day is Senate Bill 5 and Public Management Perspectives.
 
Mr. Schlessel noted that RSVPs for the Dads' Club Parade would be needed if anyone wanted to participate.
 
In answer to Mr. Frey's question, Mr. Schlessel stated that applications for the Council Scholarship are being reviewed by the committee, and that the scholarship would be awarded at the next meeting.
 
ORDINANCE NO. 2011-23
INTRODUCED BY: ADMINISTRATION
 
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING CHANGE ORDER NO. 9 WITH LAKELAND MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, INC. FOR THE LYNDHURST MUNICIPAL COURT RENOVATION PROJECT, 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. 2011-23 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. 2011-23 was highlighted by Mrs. Borton, with Section 4 being read in its entirety.
 
It was moved by Mr. Ward, seconded by Mr. LoPresti, that Ordinance No. 2011-23 be passed.
 
Mr. Ward mentioned receiving a memo from the Municipal Court outlining the three change orders in detail, and felt the explanation was satisfactory.
 
Roll Call:
 
Yeas: Fisher, Frey, Gambatese, Marko, LoPresti, Ward, Schlessel.
Nays: None.
 
Motion carried.
Ordinance No. 2011-23 is passed.
 
RESOLUTION 2011-24
INTRODUCED BY: ADMINISTRATION
 
A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE CUYAHOGA COUNTY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN.
 
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. 2011-24 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. 2011-24 was highlighted by Mrs. Borton, with Section 3 being read in its entirety.
 
It was moved by Mr. Marko, seconded by Mr. Ward, that Resolution No. 2011-24 be adopted.
 
Roll Call:
 
Yeas: Fisher, Frey, Gambatese, Marko, Ward, LoPresti, Schlessel.
Nays: None.
 
Motion carried.
Resolution No. 2011-24 is adopted.
 
It was moved by Mr. Marko, seconded by Mr. Ward, that the meeting be adjourned.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Meeting adjourned at 8:15 P.M.


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