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February 6, 2012: City Council
AGENDA:

 
REGULAR MEETING of the Council of the City of Lyndhurst, Monday, February 6, 2012, at 8:00 P.M., Vice Mayor David A. Frey, presiding.
 
Members Present:
Council Representatives: J. A. Gambatese, C. A. LoPresti, J. A. Marko, K. C. Packard, 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; H. J. Lensner, Assistant Clerk of Council.
 
COUNCIL:
 
Minutes:
 
Approve Minutes of the Special Meeting of Council held Monday, January 16, 2012.
 
Approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held Monday, January 16, 2012.
 
Committee Reports:
 
MAYOR'S REPORT - MAYOR CICERO
 
FINANCE COMMITTEE - WARD
 
PUBLIC LANDS & BUILDINGS COMMITTEE - MARKO
 
ROADS & UTILITIES COMMITTEE - GAMBATESE
 
SAFETY COMMITTEE - LoPRESTI
 
SERVICE & SEWERS COMMITTEE - PACKARD
 
LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE - SCHLESSEL
 
PLANNING COMMISSION - MARKO
 
SOUTH EUCLID-LYNDHURST BOARD OF EDUCATION
 
Requests for additions to the Agenda:
 
Public Comment:
 
ORDINANCE NO. 2012-7 INTRODUCED BY: ADMIN
 
AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF $800,000 OF NOTES, IN ANTICIPATION OF THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS, TO PAY COSTS OF IMPROVING STREETS BY RESURFACING, PAVING WITH CONCRETE AND MAKING OTHER IMPROVEMENTS AS DESIGNATED IN THE PLANS APPROVED OR TO BE APPROVED BY COUNCIL, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
 
ORDINANCE NO. 2012-8
INTRODUCED BY: COUNCILMEN SCHLESSEL AND WARD
 
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 755 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY ENTITLED "PEDDLERS AND SOLICITORS" BY AMENDING SECTION 755.07 REGARDING HOURS FOR PEDDLING AND SOLICITING.
 
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.
 
February 6, 2012: City Council
MINUTES:

 
The Council of the City of Lyndhurst met in Regular Session on Monday, February 6, 2012 at 8:03 P.M., Vice Mayor David A. Frey, presiding.
 
Members Present:
Council Representatives: J. A. Gambatese, C. A. LoPresti, J. A. Marko, K. C. Packard, P. A. Ward.
 
Others Present: 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; L. M. Puskas, Building Inspector; M. J. Carroll, Chief of Fire; H. J. Lensner, Assistant Clerk of Council.
 
Absent:
Council Representative: L. A. Schlessel; J. M. Cicero, Jr., Mayor; T. P. Kunz, Building Commissioner.
 
It was moved by Mr. Ward, seconded by Mr. Marko, that the reading of the minutes of the Special Meeting of Council held Monday, January 16, 2012, 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. Packard, that the reading of the minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held Monday, January 16, 2012, 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 - Mr. Frey announced that since Mayor Cicero was traveling in Bangladesh, there would be no report from him, but that the Law Director had an announcement. Mr. Murphy introduced members of Council to Ray Schmidlin, Jr., a fellow attorney with whom he shares office space. Mr. Murphy explained that Mr. Schmidlin is a member of the law firm Dyson, Schmidlin & Foulds, and that the firm has a number of attorneys there should the City have any large projects. Mr. Murphy added that Council or Administration is free to contact the firm with any legal questions in the event that he is out of town or otherwise unavailable.
 
FINANCE COMMITTEE - Chairman Ward had no report; however, he announced that the annual budget appropriations meeting would be held on February 29th at 6:30 p.m.
 
PUBLIC LANDS AND BUILDINGS COMMITTEE - Chairman Marko reported that the Public Lands and Buildings Committee met prior to the Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. to discuss capital requests. He stated that all members of Council and the Committee were present, except for Mr. Schlessel, who was out of town on business. Also present were Finance Director Mary Kovalchik, Tony Tricomi from the Building Department, and Building Inspector Larry Puskas.
 
Mr. Marko described the items which were approved by the Committee, as follows:
 
Upgrade of telephone network and telephone equipment - $70,000.00.
Repair to the generator - $4,000.00.
Upgrade to the Council Chambers and conference rooms - $25,000.00.
Drop ceiling and lighting in the hallway of the court annex - $4,000.00.
Replace heater in the Fire Department - $6,900.00.
Carpet Replacement Program - $8,000.00.
New piping for the chiller water pump - $6,000.00.
Replace the rusted door frame for the animal kennel - $2,500.00.
Replace high-pressure sodium lighting with high-efficient fluorescent lighting - $6,200.00.
 
In addition, the Committee also discussed needs in the Finance Department, as follows:
 
New photo system - $2,755.00.
Records storage (mandated by the Ohio Revised Code) and new copier - $15,200.00.
Storage server - $1,000.00.
 
Two refurbished vehicles for the Police Department were also approved for the cost of $6,000.00.
 
Items approved for the Court are as follows:
 
Digital recording equipment - $25,000.00.
Audio speaker system - $9,000.00.
Website enhancement - $15,000.00.
Imaging software - $35,000.00.
Main computer server - $20,000.00.
Phone system and email server - $45,000.00.
 
Remaining Lyndhurst costs will be discussed later this week to get an understanding of where the Court wants to be on some of the items involving shared costs.
 
Regarding the Community Center, tile repairs and window replacement for some of the rooms will be deferred to the Regular Meeting of the Finance Committee on the 29th of the month.
 
The total cost for Technology is $29,000.00, which includes five new computers, a SharePoint server, an email server, and a web content filter.
 
All items were approved, pending availability of funds, and a formal report will follow.
 
ROADS AND UTILITIES COMMITTEE - Chairman Gambatese reported that he submitted a formal report from his capital requests meeting. In addition, he mentioned that Ordinance No. 2012-7 was on the night's agenda, regarding the sale of a bond.
 
SAFETY COMMITTEE - Chairman LoPresti had no report; however, he said that a meeting of the Safety Committee would be scheduled for Monday, February 13th at 7:00 p.m. to discuss capital requests.
 
SERVICE AND SEWERS COMMITTEE - Mr. Packard had no report.
 
LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE - Chairman Schlessel was not present for the meeting; therefore, he had no report.
 
PLANNING COMMISSION - Chairman Marko had no report.
 
Mr. Frey remarked that normally at the first meeting of the month, the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Board of Education would be present with a report, but that Ms. Rhine informed him earlier that she would not be able to attend, and would catch up with Council at the next meeting.
 
The meeting was opened to public comment. There was no public comment.
 
ORDINANCE NO. 2012-7
INTRODUCED BY: ADMIN
 
AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF $800,000 OF NOTES, IN ANTICIPATION OF THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS, TO PAY COSTS OF IMPROVING STREETS BY RESURFACING, PAVING WITH CONCRETE AND MAKING OTHER IMPROVEMENTS AS DESIGNATED IN THE PLANS APPROVED OR TO BE APPROVED BY COUNCIL, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
 
It was moved by Mr. Ward, seconded by Mr. Gambatese, that rules set forth under Section 123.01 Codified Ordinances be suspended for full reading, that Ordinance No. 2012-7 be placed on third reading for final passage and that it be highlighted.
 
Mr. Ward noted that the Fiscal Officer's Certificate was received by all Members of Council.
 
Roll Call:
 
Yeas: Marko, Packard, Gambatese, Ward, LoPresti, Frey.
Nays: None.
 
Motion carried.
Rules suspended.
 
Ordinance No. 2012-7 was highlighted by Ms. Lensner, with Section 16 being read in its entirety.
 
It was moved by Mr. Gambatese, seconded by Mr. Ward, that Ordinance No. 2012-7 be passed.
 
Mr. Frey noted that this is part of the approximately one point two million dollars that is intended to be spent on road improvements in the City of Lyndhurst this year. He stated that typically, the note is paid off within a year of its issuance.
 
Roll Call:
 
Yeas: Marko, Packard, Gambatese, Ward, LoPresti, Frey.
Nays: None.
 
Motion carried.
Ordinance No. 2012-7 is passed.
 
ORDINANCE NO. 2012-8
INTRODUCED BY: ADMIN
 
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 755 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY ENTITLED "PEDDLERS AND SOLICITORS" BY AMENDING SECTION 755.07 REGARDING HOURS FOR PEDDLING AND SOLICITING.
 
It was moved by Mr. Ward, seconded by Mr. Gambatese, that Ordinance No. 2012-8 be placed on first reading.
 
Mr. Ward commented that Mr. Schlessel would be calling a meeting prior to this Ordinance going on third reading, as it has come to the attention on Council that the hours for solicitation in the City are quite liberal when compared to other communities, and they require attention.
 
Mr. Gambatese inquired as to whether solicitors are required to register anywhere before soliciting in the City. Mr. Murphy responded that solicitors are required to register, and asked Chief Porrello if solicitors inform the police where they will be at certain points in time. Chief Porrello replied, saying that solicitors will just generally be in the City, and that identification of all participants, as well as information on the solicitation (fundraising, etc.) must be provided prior to any solicitous acts.
 
Mr. Frey expounded on Chief Porrello's comment, stating that the time of registering would be the City's opportunity to let them know what the hours of solicitation would be.
 
Roll Call:
 
Yeas: Marko, Packard, Gambatese, Ward, LoPresti, Frey.
Nays: None.
 
Motion carried.
Ordinance No. 2012-8 is placed on first reading.
 
It was moved by Mr. LoPresti, seconded by Mr. Gambatese, that the meeting be adjourned.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Meeting adjourned at 8:19 P.M.


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