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									RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS CITY OF MUNROE FALLS REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2003 AT 8:00 P.M. Mr. Mills called the meeting to order at 8:03p.m. Mr. Hudson gave the opening. Councilpersons present: Jeannine Case, Laura Cingle, Bentley Hudson, Tom McLaughlin, Cathy Laubaugh, Warren Schneider and Marvin Mills. Also present: Mayor Brad Sisak, Director of Finance Ted Gordon, Fire Chief Jim Bowery, Police Chief Steve Stahl, Service Director Don Brooker, Park Board member Mike Barnes, BZA member Ann Malorni, employee Tom Ballway and Deputy Clerk of Council Amy Locy. Councilpersons absent: None Approval of Minutes:  Mrs. Laubaugh made a motion to approve the minutes of the Council meeting held Tuesday, December 2, 2003. Mrs. Case seconded the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously. Persons to Appear Before Council: None REPORTS OF OFFICIALS Mayor's Report: 1. Thanked Mr. Hudson for his efforts on Council over these past years. 2. Thanked Mr. Mills for his hard work as Council President. 3. Safety Town donations have been secured for next years event. Generous donations were received from Lehner Screw ($500), Ohio Edison ($350-$500) and SGS Tool has promised a donation as well. 4. Gave an "End of the Year" final report, remembering proud moments from his tenure as Mayor. Law Director: Mrs. Bruggeman did not attend this meeting. President of Council: 1. Presented Council Commendations to Mayor Sisak and Bentley Hudson. 2. Reminded everyone of the Informational Transition meeting to be held Thursday, December 18, 2003 at 7:00 P.M. 3. Swearing in ceremony and Organizational meeting will be held Friday, January 2, 2004 at 6:30 P.M. Motions for Council:  A motion to authorize the Director of Finance to release the performance bond of Med+Con for construction property located at 43 South Main Street in the amount of $4,792.00. Mr. Mills assigned this motion to Mr. Hudson to be made during his regular committee report.

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RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS CITY OF MUNROE FALLS REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2003 AT 8:00 P.M. Director of Finance: 1. Staff issues remain of high concern at City Hall. 2. Ted Gordon will be out of the office on December 18 and 19 for a family medical need. 3. Staff Christmas party will be Tuesday, December 22, 2003 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. 4. Wished everyone Happy Holidays. Service Director: 1. City Hall decorations have been completed. 2. American flags have been taken down off Main St. and holiday decorations are up. 3. The Water Department is currently doing the 4th quarter meter readings. 4. First salt delivery has been received. 5. Water break on Lindsey Rd was fixed. 6. Two new water tap-ins were done. Mrs. Case asked about limited snow plowing for this season. Mr. Brooker explained that with the budget crunch the main priorities would be the main roads (i.e. Rt. 91, Munroe Falls Ave., Northmoreland, North River Rd., South River Rd., Hiwood Ave. and Charring Cross). He also said that full crews will be on the roads during regular business hours, but overtime will be limited to one employee per night and priority will be given to the main roads already listed. Police Chief: 1. Written report was handed in. 2. Wished everyone a Happy Holiday. 3. Metro SWAT waived the dues for 2004 so that the City can still participate in this vitally important program. 4. Thanked all those who gave to the food drive. This year was the biggest collection ever. 5. Thanked Mayor Sisak for his years of service and his kind words to the Dept. Heads. Fire Chief: 1. Fire Department received the final grant reimbursement payment. 2. Commended the Principal and staff at Riverview School for taking a proactive stance on safety. 3. Santa arrives in the City on Saturday, December 20, 2003 at 9:00 A.M. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES Community Development: 1. PC2003-13 was discussed and approved with conditions at Planning Commission. Legislation appears on the agenda, but Mr. Krummel did not meet the conditions so this will be a first reading only. 2. Prop Ord #2003-45 - Nuisance Abatement was discussed. 3. Discussed Chapter 1305 - National Electric Code. Explained that our code has not been updated since 1996. He would like to see legislation on the agenda next month to adopt the 20022005 National Electric Code.  Mr. Hudson made a motion to authorize the Director of Finance to release the performance bond of Med+Con for construction property located at 43 South Main Street in the amount of $4,792.00. Mrs. Cingle seconded the motion.

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RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS CITY OF MUNROE FALLS REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2003 AT 8:00 P.M. Mr. Hudson - yes Mrs. Case - yes Mr. Mills - yes The motion passed. 4. Thanked residents for allowing him to serve them for these past years. Mrs. Laubaugh - yes Mr. Schneider - yes Mr. McLaughlin - yes Mrs. Cingle - yes

Finance/Audit: 1. Motion to transfer $4,817.91 from the General Fund to the Capital Improvement Fund was discussed. 2. Prop Ord #2003-53 - amending the appropriations was discussed. 3. Prop Ord #2003-48 - 2004 temporary appropriations was discussed. 4. Reviewed check registers dated 11/30, 12/12, and 12/16. 5. November bank statements were reviewed. Mrs. Case corrected Mrs. Cingle on the $9300.00 - vs - $93,000.00 she quoted in her report. Mrs. Cingle explained that in Section 3 of Prop Ord #2003-53 a typo was found and needs corrected. The line should read: $16,000.00 to 802.701.000.230.000 Contractual Services  Mrs. Cingle made a motion to authorize the Director of Finance to pay the bills as reviewed in check registers dated 11/30, 12/12, and 12/16. Mr. McLaughlin seconded the motion. Mr. McLaughlin - yes Mrs. Cingle - yes Mrs. Case - yes Mr. Hudson - yes

Roll call: Mrs. Laubaugh - yes Mr. Schneider - yes Mr. Mills - yes The motion passed. 

Mrs. Cingle made a motion to approve the November bank statements. Mr. McLaughlin seconded the motion Mrs. Case - yes Mr. Hudson - yes Mr. Schneider - yes Mrs. Laubaugh - yes

Roll call: Mr. McLaughlin - yes Mrs. Cingle - yes Mr. Mills - yes The motion passed. 

Mrs. Cingle made a motion to transfer $4,817.91 from the General Fund to the Capital Improvement Fund. Mrs. Case seconded the motion. Mr. Schneider - yes Mrs. Laubaugh - yes Mrs. Cingle - yes Mr. McLaughlin - yes

Roll call: Mrs. Case - yes Mr. Hudson - yes Mr. Mills - yes

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RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS CITY OF MUNROE FALLS REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2003 AT 8:00 P.M. The motion passed. General Government Services: This committee has not met since the last Council meeting. Public Safety: 1. Discussed EMS meeting minutes from September. 2. Waiving Metro SWAT dues was discussed. This is a saving of $2,700-$2,800 for the City. 3. Safety Town 2004 was discussed. 4. The Youth Division has received a grant from the Juvenile Court. The amounts are $7,500 for this year and hopefully $15,000 for next year. Economic Development: 1. Met with Dee Cooper from Sonoco. There was a concern regarding the zoning of the donated land, but those issues have been resolved. Sonoco Products is up to 36 employees at the Munroe Falls plant. 2. There is still interest in the Bank One building, but nothing firm at this time. 3. Recommendation that Economic Development Committee and the Community Development Committee be merged into one Committee. This suggestion will be put into Committee of Council next year. Parks & Recreation: 1. Board discussed fund raising for 2004 due to the budget situation. 2. Blackstocking baseball game will be held Sunday, June 27, 2004. PROPOSED LEGISLATION Ordinances for 1st Reading: Prop Ord #2003-52 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING FALLS RIVER CROSSING, LTD. PLAT FOR BUILDING PARCELS OF PHASE III OF THE FALLS RIVER CROSSING DEVELOPMENT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. This was a first reading only. Prop Ord #2003-53 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING APPROPRIATIONS ORDINANCE #13-2003, STREET CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, AND REPAIR FUND-PERSONAL SERVICES AND SNOW & ICE REMOVAL, COMPENSATED ABSENCES FUND-TRANSFERS, AND SPECIAL ASSESSMENT IMPROVEMENT FUNDTRANSFERS, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

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Mrs. Cingle made a motion to suspend the rules and omit all further readings of Proposed Ordinance #2003-53. Mr. McLaughlin seconded the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously.  Mrs. Cingle made a motion to adopt Proposed Ordinance #2003-53. Mrs. Case seconded the motion.

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RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS CITY OF MUNROE FALLS REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2003 AT 8:00 P.M. Mrs. Cingle - yes Mr. McLaughlin - yes Mr. Mills - yes Mr. Hudson - yes Mrs. Case -yes Mrs. Laubaugh - yes Mr. Schneider - yes

The Ordinance was adopted and assigned permanent number #48-2003. Ordinances for 2nd Reading: Ordinances for 3rd Reading: Prop Ord #2003-43 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 741, LICENSING FEES FOR ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS AND HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING CONTRACTORS OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MUNROE FALLS, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.  Mr. Hudson made a motion to adopt Proposed Ordinance #2003-43. Mr. McLaughlin seconded the motion. Mrs. Laubaugh - yes Mr. Schneider - yes Mr. McLaughlin - yes Mrs. Cingle - yes

Roll call: Mr. Hudson - yes Mrs. Case - yes Mr. Mills - yes

The Ordinance was adopted and assigned permanent number #49-2003. Prop Ord #2003-44 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 711, ALARM SYSTEMS, OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MUNROE FALLS, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

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Mr. Hudson made a motion to adopt Proposed Ordinance #2003-44. Mr. McLaughlin seconded the motion. Mr. McLaughlin - yes Mrs. Cingle - yes Mrs. Case - yes Mr. Hudson - yes

Roll call: Mrs. Laubaugh - yes Mr. Schneider - yes Mr. Mills - yes

The Ordinance was adopted and assigned permanent number #50-2003. Prop Ord #2003-45 AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A NEW CHAPTER 1381, NUISANCE ABATEMENT, IN THE BUILDING CODE OF THE CITY OF MUNROE FALLS, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

This Ordinance was referred back to Committee for further review. Prop Ord #2003-46 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 181, INCOME TAX, OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MUNROE FALLS, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

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RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS CITY OF MUNROE FALLS REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2003 AT 8:00 P.M.  Mr. McLaughlin made a motion to adopt Proposed Ordinance #2003-46. Mr. Hudson seconded the motion. Mrs. Case - yes Mr. Hudson - yes Mr. Schneider - yes Mrs. Laubaugh - yes

Roll call: Mr. McLaughlin - yes Mrs. Cingle - yes Mr. Mills - yes

The Ordinance was adopted and assigned permanent number #51-2003. Prop Ord #2003-48 AN ORDINANCE TO MAKE TEMPORARY APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2004 EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF MUNROE FALLS, OHIO, DURING THE PERIOD FROM JANUARY 1, 2004 THROUGH MARCH 31, 2004, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

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Mr. McLaughlin made a motion to adopt Proposed Ordinance #2003-48. Mrs. Cingle seconded the motion. Mr. Schneider - yes Mrs. Laubaugh - yes Mrs. Cingle - yes Mr. McLaughlin - yes

Roll call: Mrs. Case - yes Mr. Hudson - yes Mr. Mills - yes

The Ordinance was adopted and assigned permanent number #52-2003. Resolutions for 1st Reading: Resolutions for 2nd Reading: Resolutions for 3rd Reading: Old Business: New Business: 1. Mrs. Case reminded everyone of the Committee of the Whole meeting on Thursday. She asked the press to be there so that the facts can be straight from the meeting. Mr. Mills went over the agenda for the meeting and invited all residents to attend. 2. Mr. Mills thanked Council for their hard work this past year. He said that the key to 2004 will be open communication between Council and the Mayor. Adjournment:  Mrs. Cingle moved to adjourn the meeting. Mr. McLaughlin seconded the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the meeting was adjourned at 8:55 p.m.

President of Council

Deputy Clerk of Council

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