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FINDLAY CITY COUNCIL MINUTES REGULAR SESSION APRIL 4_ 2006 COUNCIL

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									                    FINDLAY CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR SESSION             APRIL 4, 2006      COUNCIL CHAMBERS

PRESENT: Collette, Eier, Monday, Peters, Rowe,
         Schedel, J. Slough, M. Slough, Ward

Mayor for the Day (United Way) Lily Anderson, led Council in the Pledge of
Allegiance, which was followed by a moment of silent prayer.

President Schuck recognized Boy Scout Troop 308.

MINUTES: Mr. J. Slough moved to accept the minutes, as circulated, of the
March 21, 2006, Council meeting. Mr. Peters seconded the motion. Motion
carried. Filed.

Mr. Ward moved to add the following items to the agenda:
       Resolution Nos. 20-2006 through 26-2006
       Joseph Ritter’s letter
       CIT Report
       Mayor’s letter regarding Insurance Bid
       Mayor’s letter regarding Auction of City Property
Mr. J. Slough seconded the motion. Motion carried.

RESOLUTIONS:

RESOLUTION NO. 17-2006                  First reading              Adopted

A RESOLUTION COMMENDING ROBERT DRUMMOND FOR THE
EXCELLENCE OF HIS SERVICES FOR THE CITY OF FINDLAY, OHIO.

Mr. J. Slough moved to adopt the Resolution, seconded by Mr. Ward. Ayes:
Collette, Eier, Monday, Peters, Rowe, Schedel, J. Slough, M. Slough, Ward.
The Resolution was declared adopted and is recorded in Resolution Volume
XXVIII, Page 17-2006, and is hereby made a part of the record.

RESOLUTION NO. 18-2006                  First reading              Adopted

A RESOLUTION COMMENDING ROGER PATTERSON FOR THE
EXCELLENCE OF HIS SERVICES FOR THE CITY OF FINDLAY, OHIO.

Mr. Eier moved to adopt the Resolution, seconded by Mr. Rowe. Ayes: Eier,
Monday, Peters, Rowe, Schedel, J. Slough, M. Slough, Ward, Collette.
The Resolution was declared adopted and is recorded in Resolution Volume
XXVIII, Page 18-2006, and is hereby made a part of the record.

RESOLUTION NO. 19-2006                 First reading             Adopted

A RESOLUTION COMMENDING EDWARD BEERS FOR THE
EXCELLENCE OF HIS SERVICES FOR THE CITY OF FINDLAY, OHIO.

Mr. Peters moved to adopt the Resolution, seconded by Mr. M. Slough.
Ayes: Monday, Peters, Rowe, Schedel, J. Slough, M. Slough, Ward, Collette,
Eier. The Resolution was declared adopted and is recorded in Resolution
Volume XXVIII, Page 19-2006, and is hereby made a part of the record.

RESOLUTION NO. 22-2006                 First reading             Adopted

A RESOLUTION COMMENDING MEGAN ALCOCK FOR HER
EXCELLENCE IN TRACK AND FIELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY.

Mr. Ward moved to adopt the Resolution, seconded by Mr. Rowe. Ayes:
Peters, Rowe, Schedel, J. Slough, M. Slough, Ward, Collette, Eier, Monday.
The Resolution was declared adopted and is recorded in Resolution Volume
XXVIII, Page 22-2006, and is hereby made a part of the record.

RESOLUTION NO. 23-2006                 First reading             Adopted

A RESOLUTION COMMENDING DANIELLE GROCHOWALSKI FOR HER
EXCELLENCE IN TRACK AND FIELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY.

Mr. Rowe moved to adopt the Resolution, seconded by Mr. Collette. Ayes:
Rowe, Schedel, J. Slough, M. Slough, Ward, Collette, Eier, Monday, Peters.
The Resolution was declared adopted and is recorded in Resolution Volume
XXVIII, Page 23-2006, and is hereby made a part of the record.

RESOLUTION NO. 24-2006                 First reading             Adopted

A RESOLUTION COMMENDING ABBIE SHOOK FOR HER EXCELLENCE
IN TRACK AND FIELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY.

Mr. Rowe moved to adopt the Resolution, seconded by Mr. Peters. Ayes:
Schedel, J. Slough, M. Slough, Ward, Collette, Eier, Monday, Peters, Rowe.
The Resolution was declared adopted and is recorded in Resolution Volume
XXVIII, Page 24-2006, and is hereby made a part of the record.

RESOLUTION NO. 25-2006                 First reading             Adopted

A RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY TRACK
AND FIELD COACHING STAFF FOR THEIR EXCELLENCE IN COACHING
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY.
Mr. Rowe moved to adopt the Resolution, seconded by Mr. Collette. Ayes:
J. Slough, M. Slough, Ward, Collette, Eier, Monday, Peters, Rowe, Schedel.
The Resolution was declared adopted and is recorded in Resolution Volume
XXVIII, Page 25-2006, and is hereby made a part of the record.

RESOLUTION NO. 26-2006                    First reading               Adopted

A RESOLUTION COMMENDING FIRE CAPTAIN THOMAS LONYO
(SERVING AS ACTING BATTALION FIRE CHIEF), FIRE CAPTAIN
RUSSELL MASON, FIREFIGHTER GERALD COPPES (SERVING AS
ACTING FIRE CAPTAIN), FIREFIGHTER RODNEY PHILLIPS,
FIREFIGHTER SCOTT McWILLIAMS, FIREFIGHTER GRAHAM THOMAS,
FIREFIGHTER ERIC MARTIN, FIREFIGHTER STEVE BROWN,
FIREFIGHTER TIM HAMILTON, FIREFIGHTER ADAM KIDWELL, POLICE
SERGEANT ROBERT RING, POLICE OFFICER KEVIN SPIEKER, POLICE
OFFICER ROLLIN RHOADS, AND POLICE OFFICER JOHN GARNER FOR
THE ACTIONS THEY TOOK WITH THE HOUSE FIRE ON SOUTH
BLANCHARD STREET ON DECEMBER 29, 2005.

Mr. Ward moved to adopt the Resolution, seconded by Mr. Schedel. Ayes:
M. Slough, Ward, Collette, Eier, Monday, Peters, Rowe, Schedel, J. Slough.
The Resolution was declared adopted and is recorded in Resolution Volume
XXVIII, Page 26-2006, and is hereby made a part of the record.

Mayor Iriti presented copies of the Resolutions to the individuals named
above and congratulated them on their endeavors.

WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS:

Fred Van Voorhis, 220 Durrell Street, requests an improvement of Durrell
Street with sewers, curbs, and paving. Mr. Monday said there is no
exaggeration in this letter regarding the condition of Durrell Street—it is a bad
street. He asked Administration to look at the street and to place it on the list
for improvement. Mr. Ward stated that it is an uncurbed street and asked if
anyone contacted Mr. Van Voorhis to explain what is needed for a street
improvement? ―Can it meet the criteria for a grant?‖ he asked. Mayor Iriti
explained it would have to be assessment for the property owners. To have a
grant, it would have to be moderate or low income. Referred to the
Administration. Filed.

Joseph Ritter, 332 South Blanchard Street, believes that building a park at
419 South Main Street is a waste of space. A building would bring more jobs
to the area and attract more people to Findlay. Filed.

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS:

None.
PETITIONS:

Robert Cole Sprague, 830 South Main Street, requests vacating the northern
eight feet of the alley abutting his property. The alley is legally 30 feet wide,
which cuts into a huge portion of his lot, making it difficult to enclose the yard
with a fence. Referred to the City Planning Commission and the Planning &
Zoning Committee. Filed.

REPORTS OF MUNICIPAL OFFICERS AND MUNICIPAL DEPARTMENTS:

Jacqueline J. Schroeder, Chief Engineer, requests legislation to authorize
entering into a contract with Mannik & Smith and appropriating the funds as
follows: FROM: ODOT, Federal Urban Allocation - $530,000.00
         TO:      Melrose Ave. Project #32844600-441100 -$200,000.00
                  Crystal Ave. Project #32844700-441100 - $330,000.00
Mannik & Smith was selected to perform the preliminary design/development
for the HAN-East Melrose Avenue and HAN-Crystal Avenue Projects. Mr.
Rowe asked if any local firms submitted proposals. Mr. Staschiak said there
were some local firms; they did not make the finals. All proposals were
evaluated with the same steps. Filed.

Jacqueline J. Schroeder, Chief Engineer, requests a meeting with the
Appropriations Committee to discuss alternatives for funding a sanitary sewer
extension. Roadway construction to widen County Road 99 between I-75 and
County Road 140 will result in an existing sanitary sewer manhole being
located in the new pavement. Extending the sanitary sewer to the north,
approximately 80 feet, prior to the roadway work will eliminate the possibility
of disturbing the newly constructed pavement. Referred to the Appropriations
Committee and the Water & Sewer Committee. Filed.

William H. Spraw, Chief of Police, states that a check of the records shows no
criminal record on William M. Wolf Jr. or Steve Lishawa. This is in regards to
a liquor permit for WMW Marketing Systems, Inc., dba William M. Wolfs
Gourmet Nuts, 330 South Blanchard Street. Mr. J. Slough moved to file no
objection, seconded by Mr. Peters. Motion carried. Nays: Monday, Ward.
Filed.

Traffic Commission Minutes – March 20, 2006. Filed.

Income Tax Department Monthly Collection Report to Council – March 2006.
Filed.

Mayor Iriti’s letter, regarding Insurance Bid, requests legislation to authorize
the taking of bids and contracting for the insurance. The City’s policies expire
in July, and the City is desirous to re-bid these policies for the renewal period
of July 2006-July 2009. Legislation - 4-18-06. Filed.
Mayor Iriti’s letter, regarding Auction of City Property, requests legislation to
authorize the sale of confiscated items and abandoned property for Saturday,
June 3, 2006. This is pursuant to the guidelines in the Ohio Revised Code.
Legislation – 4-18-06. Filed.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The Planning & Zoning Committee to whom was referred a request from Nina
Parker to rename Central Parkway the Martin Luther King Parkway. We
recommend approval to rename Central Parkway to the Martin Luther King
Parkway. Mr. J. Slough moved to accept the committee report, seconded by
Mr. Ward. Mr. Monday stated that he signed the committee report, but has
since decided not to vote in favor of the renaming. Mr. Monday said, if we are
going to rename a street, it should be named after someone local and who
has done something specific for the City of Findlay. Mayor Iriti said City
Planning Commission discussed the fact that there are a lot of worthy people
in our community, but it would be easy to leave someone off the list, and that
would be a problem. Dr. Martin Luther King was put in the classification of a
National Holiday. We have many streets in our community named after
presidents, and that is why City Planning commission thought it was fitting to
rename it Martin Luther King Parkway. Also, there are no addresses on the
Parkway. Some sort of adjustment would have to be made regarding the use
of eighteen characters. Mr. Rowe stated he agreed with Mr. Monday. He
gives strong support of local business. ―I would propose renaming C. R. 99
Martin Luther King‖. A renaming must have eighteen characters. Mr. Collette
stated that he thinks that it is fitting to name a street Martin Luther King. Mr.
Rowe moved to send the request back to City Planning Commission. Mr.
Monday seconded the motion. Nays: Collette, Schedel, J. Slough,
M. Slough, Ward. Ayes: Eier, Monday, Peters, Rowe. Motion was defeated
5/4. Mr. Ward moved to amend the committee report to use abbreviations for
Martin Luther King Boulevard, suggesting M. L. King, Jr. Pkwy. Mr. J. Slough
seconded the motion. Mr. Hackenberg stated it might be best to remove the
motion and the second and allow Mayor Iriti to work with Nina Parker
regarding the renaming, using eighteen characters. Motion to amend and
second was removed. Adoption of committee report: Ayes: Eier, Peters,
Schedel, J. Slough, M. Slough, Ward, Collette. Nays: Monday, Ward.
Legislation – 4-18-06. Motion carried. Filed.

The Planning & Zoning Committee to whom was referred a request from Jim
Logsdon, 2032 South Main Street, to rezone Lots 2956 in the Highland
Addition and Lots 3765-3770 in the Chamberlain Hill Addition, including the
south 50’ of partially vacated alley in the Highland Addition. We recommend
the denial of rezoning Lots 2956 in the Highland Addition and 3765-3770 in
the Chamberlain Hill Addition, including the south 50’ of partially vacated alley
in the Highland Addition to C-Residential. Mr. J. Slough moved to accept the
committee report, seconded by Mr. M. Slough. Mr. Collette said discussion is
needed with the hospital. Mayor Iriti summarized the transactions in the area
since 2001. He said the City Planning Commission minutes were not specific
as to what was required. Motion to accept the committee report carried.
Filed.

The Planning & Zoning Committee to whom was referred a request from Mr.
and Mrs. Richard D. Clymer, 1600 Blanchard Avenue, and Georgia J.
Wonderly, 1601 Connell Avenue, to vacate the west/east alley between
Blanchard Avenue and Connell Street off of Amelia Avenue in the Natural
Gas Subdivision, along Lot Nos. 12489, 12490, 12491, 12492, 12493, an
12494. The Alley/Street Vacation Petition was not signed by Joe Cramer,
Steve Sheridan and Tom Parke. We recommend approval of the alley
vacation. Mr. Collette moved to accept the committee report, seconded by
Mr. M. Slough. Motion carried. Filed.

LEGISLATION:

RESOLUTIONS:

RESOLUTION NO. 20-2006                  First reading             Adopted

A RESOLUTION COMMENDING KENDALL STEVENS FOR HIS
EXCELLENCE IN TRACK AND FIELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY.

Mr. Rowe moved to adopt the Resolution, seconded by Mr. Peters. Ayes:
Ward, Collette, Eier, Monday, Peters, Rowe, Schedel, J. Slough, M. Slough.
The Resolution was declared adopted and is recorded in Resolution Volume
XXVIII, Page 20-2006, and is hereby made a part of the record.

RESOLUTION NO. 21-2006                  First reading             Adopted

A RESOLUTION COMMENDING KIRBY BLACKLEY FOR HER
EXCELLENCE IN TRACK AND FIELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY.

Mr. J. Slough moved to adopt the Resolution, seconded by Mr. Peters. Ayes:
Collette, Eier, Monday, Peters, Rowe, Schedel, J. Slough, M. Slough, Ward.
The Resolution was declared adopted and is recorded in Resolution Volume
XXVIII, Page 21-2006, and is hereby made a part of the record.

ORDINANCES:

ORDINANCE NO. 2006-25                   First reading             Adopted

AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING FUNDS AND DECLARING AN
EMERGENCY.

Mr. Ward moved to suspend the Statutory Rules and give the Ordinance the
second and third reading. Mr. J. Slough seconded the motion. Ayes: Eier,
Monday, Peters, Rowe, Schedel, J. Slough, M. Slough, Ward, Collette.
The Ordinance received the second and third reading. Mr. J. Slough moved
to adopt the Ordinance, seconded by Mr. Peters. Ayes: Monday, Peters,
Rowe, Schedel, J. Slough, M. Slough, Ward, Collette, Eier. The Ordinance
was declared adopted and is recorded in Ordinance Volume PP, Page 2006-
25, and is hereby made a part of the record.

ORDINANCE NO. 2006-26                   First reading               Adopted

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICE
TO ENTER INTO A DESIGN CONSULTING AGREEMENT WITH MANNIK &
SMITH FOR THE MELROSE AVENUE PROJECT NO. 32844600-441100
AND THE CRYSTAL AVENUE PROJECT NO. 32844700-441100, AND
DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

Mr. Collette moved to suspend the Statutory Rules and give the Ordinance
the second and third reading. Mr. J. Slough seconded the motion. Mr.
M. Slough inquired about the time line. Mr. Staschiak: Engineering – 2008 –
Melrose Avenue and 2011 – Crystal Avenue. Ayes: Peters, Schedel,
J. Slough, M. Slough, Ward, Collette, Eier, Monday. Nay: Rowe. The
Ordinance received the second and third reading. Mr. Peters moved to adopt
the Ordinance, seconded by Mr. Collette. Nay: Rowe. Ayes: Schedel,
J. Slough, M. Slough, Ward, Collette, Eier, Monday, Peters. The Ordinance
was declared adopted and is recorded in Ordinance Volume PP, Page 2006-
26, and is hereby made a part of the record.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Mr. Schedel: The Columbus Dispatch article on City Buying South Side Lots
was handed out to Council tonight. Columbus City Council approved $1.6
million in bond funds to buy approximately two city blocks west of Parsons
between Barthman and Innis Avenue. Mr. Schedel said he applauds the
Administration regarding their efforts at 419 South Main Street.

Mr. Ward: Regarding the Appropriations Committee meeting usually held on
the second Tuesday of the month, two members and Mr. Ward, Chairman,
will not be able to attend. He asked how urgent was the request for a
meeting regarding funding alternatives for the sanitary sewer extension on
CR 99. Mayor Iriti said it needs to be started fairly soon. The Engineer wants
to talk about the possibilities of where the money will come from—maybe
rotary funds. Mr. Ward scheduled a meeting of the APPROPRIATIONS
COMMITTEE - TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2006, AT 7:10 PM – THIRD FLOOR
CONFERENCE ROOM.

Mr. M. Slough: Regarding the light at Tiffin and Blanchard, is there any
progress there? Mr. Staschiak: We have several intersections that we are
going to bid the month after next.
Mr. Schedel: THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2006 – 4:00 – 6:00 PM – AD HOC
BUILDING CODE COMMITTEE MEETING – COUNCIL CHAMBERS. Mr.
Schedel has invited Mr. Steve Regoli, Senior Staff, Ohio Board of Building
Standards, to speak at the meeting.

Mr. Ward moved to adjourn into Executive Session at 8:40 PM to discuss City
property. Mr. J. Slough seconded the motion. Ayes: Collette, Eier, Monday,
Peters, Rowe, Schedel, J. Slough, M. Slough, Ward. Mr. Ward moved to
reconvene into Regular Session at 9:00 PM, seconded by Mr. J. Slough.
Ayes: Eier, Monday, Peters, Rowe, Schedel, J. Slough, M. Slough, Ward,
Collette.

Council was adjourned by President Schuck at 9:01 PM.



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   CLERK OF COUNCIL                        PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL

								
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