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March 4, 2013: City Council
AGENDA:

 
REGULAR MEETING of the Council of the City of Lyndhurst, Monday, March 4, 2013, at 8:00 P.M., Vice Mayor Patrick A. Ward, presiding.
 
Members Present:
Council Representatives: J. A. Gambatese, C. A. LoPresti, J. A. Marko, K. C. Packard, L. A. Schlessel, D. A. Frey.
 
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; M. A. Franco, Assistant Clerk of Council.
 
COUNCIL:
 
Minutes:
 
Approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held Monday, February 18, 2013.
 
Approve Minutes of the Special Meeting of Council held Monday, February 18, 2013.
 
Committee Reports:
 
MAYOR'S REPORT - MAYOR CICERO
 
FINANCE COMMITTEE - WARD
 
PUBLIC LANDS & BUILDINGS COMMITTEE - MARKO
 
ROADS & UTILITIES COMMITTEE -
 
SERVICE & SEWERS COMMITTEE - PACKARD
 
SAFETY COMMITTEE - LoPRESTI
 
LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE - FREY
 
AD HOC COMMITTEE ON PERFORMANCE AUDITS - GAMBATESE
 
PLANNING COMMISSION - SCHLESSEL
 
SOUTH EUCLID-LYNDHURST BOARD OF EDUCATION (First meeting of the month)
 
Requests for additions to the Agenda:
 
Public Comment:
 
TABLED ITEMS:
 
ORDINANCE NO. 2012-24
INTRODUCED BY: ADMIN
 
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 755 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY ENTITLED "PEDDLERS AND SOLICITORS" BY AMENDING SECTION 755.01 REGARDING DEFINITIONS.
 
ORDINANCE NO. 2012-25
INTRODUCED BY: ADMIN
 
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 755.07 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY ENTITLED "PEDDLERS AND SOLICITORS" BY AMENDING SECTION 755.07 REGARDING HOURS FOR PEDDLING, SOLICITING AND CANVASSING.
 
ORDINANCE NO. 2012-26
INTRODUCED BY: ADMIN
 
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 755.08 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY ENTITLED "PEDDLERS AND SOLICITORS" BY AMENDING SECTION 755.08 REGARDING PROHIBITED PLACES.
 
March 4, 2013: City Council
MINUTES:

 
The Council of the City of Lyndhurst met in Regular Session on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 8:07 P.M., Vice Mayor Patrick A. Ward, presiding.
 
Members Present:
Council Representatives: C. A. LoPresti, J. A. Marko, K. C. Packard, L. A. Schlessel, D. A. Frey.
 
Others Present: J. M. Cicero, Jr., Mayor; P. T. Murphy, Director of Law; M. A. Franco, Assistant Clerk of Council.
 
Absent:
Council Representative: J. A. Gambatese; R. F. Porrello, Chief of Police; F. E. Glady III, Director of Service; M. A. Kovalchik, Director of Finance; M. J. Carroll, Chief of Fire; T. P. Kunz, Building Commissioner.
 
It was moved by Mr. Marko, seconded by Mr. Packard, that the reading of the minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held Monday, February 18, 2013, 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 Special Meeting of Council held Monday, February 18, 2013, 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 was not present; therefore, he had no report.
 
FINANCE COMMITTEE - Chairman Ward stated the committee met on February 28th he will give a full report next Council Meeting.
 
PUBLIC LANDS AND BUILDINGS COMMITTEE - Chairman Marko had no report; however, he stated the committee met prior to the Council Meeting and minutes will be forthcoming.
 
ROADS AND UTILITIES COMMITTEE
 
SERVICE AND SEWERS COMMITTEE - Chairman Packard had no report.
 
SAFETY COMMITTEE - Chairman LoPresti had no report.
 
LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE - Chairman Frey had no report.
 
AD HOC COMMITTEE ON PERFORMANCE AUDITS - Chairman Gambatese was not present; therefore, he had no report.
 
PLANNING COMMISSION - Chairman Schlessel had no report.
 
SOUTH EUCLID-LYNDHURST BOARD OF EDUCATION - Alfreda Wynne announced that the strategic planning process is continuing and invitations have been sent to join the action teams. Ohio Graduation Testing will take place March 11th through March 15th; schools will be on an adjusted schedule. Ms. Wynne said the first Prom Fashion Show held March 1st was a great success. Ms. Wynne thanked the Mayor and Council for donating two (2) pool passes. Ms. Wynne stated on February 28th community members read to Rowland Elementary and Brush High School students in celebration of Black History Month. Ms. Wynne said students at Sunview Elementary School raised over four thousand dollars ($4,000.00) for Saint Jude's Hospital while participating in a Math-a-Thon in honor of Devante Burns. Ms. Wynne aired the following upcoming events; March 6th Brush Boys Basketball will play their third round in the semi-finals, March 8th Sunview Elementary will be hosting their African American Living Wax Museum, from 1:20PM until 2:45PM, March 16th is the Brown and Gold Event at the Lyndhurst Community Center and March 25th through April 2 is Spring Break no school. Ms. Wynne introduced Amir Adris, 8th grade student at Memorial Junior High School and Kelcey Athcinson, 2011 graduate of Brush High School.
 
Mr. Ward informed Ms. Wynne that 3 members of Council have joined the Strategic Planning committee.
 
Amir Adris and Kelcey Athcinson spoke of their experiences within the South Euclid Lyndhurst School District.
 
The meeting was opened to public comment:
 
Chuck Liebenauer, 5113 East Farnhurst, expressed his concern about the deer population and asked Council to address the issue.
 
E. Dale Inkley, 5126 East Farnhurst, said Lyndhurst needs area wide control for deer and should consider allowing bow hunters. Mr. Inkley stated there is a Planning Meeting for Acacia at the Lyndhurst Community Center Tuesday, March 5th at 6:30PM.
 
Mr. Ward explained Lyndhurst's past deer culling experiences.
 
Mr. Schlessel stated he and the Mayor have discussed with the Metroparks options for deer control and are hoping Acacia will be participating in the deer culling program.
 
Richard Clark, 5347 Chickadee Lane, voiced his concern over the deer population.
 
Elizabeth DeGiovanni, 5169 Thornbury, stated she also has many deer in her yard.
 
Mr. Schlessel reminded Council that the Heights Regional Commerce Expo will be May 9th, 3:00PM until 7:00PM, 700 Beta Drive.
 
It was moved by Mr. Frey, seconded by Mr. LoPresti, that the meeting be adjourned.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Meeting adjourned at 8:36 P.M.



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