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									                                  RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

CITY OF MUNROE FALLS REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

HELD TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2004 AT 8:00 P.M.

Mrs. Case called the meeting to order at 8:00p.m.

Mrs. Case gave the opening.

Councilpersons present: Jeannine Case, Laura Cingle, Dave Bertsch, Cathy Laubaugh, Warren
Schneider, Tom McLaughlin and Marvin Mills.

Also present: Mayor Larson, Law Director Jack Morrison, Director of Finance David Bailey, Fire
Chief Jim Bowery and Police Sgt. Dave Smith.

Approval of Minutes:

    Mr. McLaughlin made a motion to approve the minutes of the Council meeting held
     Tuesday, November 16, 2004. Mr. McLaughlin seconded the motion.

Roll call:
Mrs. Cingle - yes                    Mr. Bertsch - yes                     Mrs. Laubaugh - yes
Mr. McLaughlin - yes                 Mr. Mills - yes                       Mr. Schneider - yes
Mrs. Case - yes

The motion passed.

Persons to Appear Before Council:
1.      Michael Kramer, 161 Riverside Drive - is a local property owner speaking on his concerns
for the dam modification project. Said that the importance of stream bank reclamation is
astounding when you look at the project. He is worried that this project is being done in phases
and says that it would be detrimental to the city.

2.       Gregg Bartholomew, 121 Pinehurst Road - spoke on three separate issues:
         a).     Bond issue confusion on the debt that was discussed at the last meeting. He
confirmed that there is a bond that will pay for this large debt.
         b).     Dam modification project. He urged all residents to stop in the City Hall and review
the contract and maps of the river project. Mr. Bartholomew asked the Law Director for
clarification on the letter received from Summit County dated November 15, 2004. Mr. Morrison
said that his understanding is that the EPA has been notified of the project cancellation. Liability
for repairs to the dam were discussed. Mr. Morrison explained the agreement between Summit
County, Sonoco and the City of Munroe Falls. He said that the agreements required the lowering
of the dam, and therefore fixing the leak problems that the City has. Munroe Falls would be
responsible to pay for the needed repairs if this modification is cancelled. He further said that
there are many variables to this problem including the dam ownership reverting back to Sonoco.
         c).     Mr. Bartholomew explained that he has contacted both Ohio Edison and First
Energy regarding the City's banner program. He has been assured that permission has not been
sought or granted by either one of these companies to allow the banners to be hung on their poles.
He informed Council that the banner program in Stow did not get permission either and these
companies are currently investigating that program.




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                                  RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

CITY OF MUNROE FALLS REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

HELD TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2004 AT 8:00 P.M.

                                    REPORTS OF OFFICIALS

Mayor's Report:
1.     Pearl Harbor Day remembered. Mayor Larson thanked all those who have served and
those currently serving our country. The Mayor addressed troops being deployed at the Stow
Armory on November 20th.
2.     Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will take place Thursday, December 16, 2004 at 7:00
p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Law Director:
No report at this time.

President of Council:
Assigned the motion to adjourn to Executive Session to Mr. McLaughlin.

Director of Finance:
1.     Aetna has been chosen to provide health insurance to City staff.
2.     Commercial insurance quotes are currently being sought.
3.     The tax workshop that was held on November 30, 2004 was a great success.

Mrs. Laubaugh asked if tax filing workshop hours would be provided to those that need it for 2004
tax returns. Mr. Bailey explained that he will consider holding extra hours, but assured everyone
that phone help is always available.

Service Director:
Mayor Larson reported:
1.      Leaf program is over. Maintenance on the machinery is being done now.
2.      Salt dome is full and we are ready for the bad weather. Streets that are historically bad in
winter are being worked on now to prevent problems later.
3.      Ameritank contract legislation on the agenda tonight. Once approved, repairs will take 10-
14 days to complete.

Mr. McLaughlin asked for the total cost of repairs on the leaf trucks. Mayor Larson said that
approximately $6,000 was spent to get the machinery ready and a total of about $9,000 was spent
on the project.

Police Chief:
Sgt. Dave Smith reported:
1.     Officers have been participating in CPR and First Aid training with the Fire Dept.
2.     Officer Bob Post has completed training in BAC testing.
3.     Chief Stahl working hard on microfilming and record destruction.
4.     Block grant decision is expected next week.

Fire Chief:
1.     Incident summary and EMS summary reports turned in.
2.     Partial reimbursement grant being sought after. This grant would provide partial
reimbursement to firefighter training.
3.     Mike Uber has been certified as a Firefighter I.
4.     Santa arrives in the City on Saturday, December 18, 2004 at 9:00 a.m.


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CITY OF MUNROE FALLS REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

HELD TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2004 AT 8:00 P.M.

                                  REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

Community Development:
1.   Discussed dam modification site approval.
2.   CABO draft ordinance on agenda tonight was approved unanimously by the Planning
Commission.
3.   Discussed registration of building contractors.
4.   Prop Ord. #2004-42 regarding parking RVs was discussed.
5.   Prop Ord #2004-40 regarding the Zoning Inspector and Building Inspector was discussed.

Finance/Audit:
1.    Prop Ord. #2004-50 amending the appropriations was discussed.
2.    Prop Ord #2004-47 regarding the Ohio Edison contract was discussed.
3.    Aetna has been chosen to provide hospitalization to city employees.
4.    Budget summary of changes was reviewed.

   Mrs. Cingle made a motion to authorize the Director of Finance to pay the bills as reviewed in
    check registers dated November 19 and November 30, 2004. Mr. McLaughlin seconded the
    motion.

Roll call:
Mr. Bertsch - yes                    Mrs. Laubaugh - yes                   Mr. McLaughlin - yes
Mr. Mills - yes                      Mr. Schneider - yes                   Mrs. Cingle - yes
Mrs. Case - yes

The motion passed.

General Government Services:
1.     Discussed enacting a mayoral primary election. Mr. Morrison will be drafting legislation.
2.     Sewer rate committee discussed.
3.     Candidate to fill the Service Director position will be interviewed at the next meeting.
Service Director duties were discussed.
4.     Ameritank to do repairs on the water tower. Discussed method of repairs and the
insurance attached. Prop Ord. #2004-51 on agenda tonight.

Public Safety:
This committee has not met since the last Council meeting.

Economic Development:
This committee has not met since the last Council meeting.

Parks & Recreation:
This committee has not met since the last Council meeting.

                                   PROPOSED LEGISLATION

Ordinances for 1st Reading:
Prop Ord #2004-46                    AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE MASTER SERVICE
                                     AGREEMENT BETWEEN VECTRAN SOURCE, LLC


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CITY OF MUNROE FALLS REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

HELD TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2004 AT 8:00 P.M.

                                   AND THE CITY OF MUNROE FALLS, OHIO AND
                                   DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

   Mr. McLaughlin made a motion to suspend the rules and omit all further readings of
    Proposed Ordinance #2004-46. Mr. Mills seconded the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously.

   Mr. McLaughlin made a motion to adopt Proposed Ordinance #2004-46. Mr. Schneider
    seconded the motion.

Roll Call:
Mr. McLaughlin - yes               Mr. Mills - yes                     Mr. Schneider - yes
Mrs. Cingle - yes                  Mr. Bertsch - yes                   Mrs. Laubaugh - yes
Mrs. Case - yes

The ordinance was adopted and assigned permanent number #44-2004.

Prop Ord #2004-47                  AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER
                                   INTO A FIVE-YEAR CONTRACT WITH THE OHIO EDISON
                                   COMPANY, A FIRST ENERGY CORP. A SOLE SERVICE
                                   PROVIDER, FOR THE PRUPOSE OF PROVIDING STREET
                                   LIGHTING TO THE CITY OF MUNROE FALLS FOR THE
                                   YEARS 2005 THROUGH 2010, AND DECLARING AN
                                   EMERGENCY.

   Mr. McLaughlin made a motion to amend Proposed Ordinance #2004-47 to read:
        An ordinance authorizing the Mayor to enter into a 4-year agreement……….for the years
        2005 through 2008. Mr. Mills seconded the motion.

Roll call:
Mr. Mills - yes                    Mr. Schneider - yes                 Mrs. Cingle - yes
Mr. Bertsch - yes                  Mrs. Laubaugh - yes                 Mr. McLaughlin - yes
Mrs. Case - yes

The motion passed.

Prop Ord #2004-48                  AN ORDINANCE CONFIRMING THE MAYOR'S
                                   APPOINTMENT OF BARRY WALKENSHAW AS THE
                                   SERVICE DIRECTOR FOR THE CITY OF MUNROE
                                   FALLS AND ESTABLISHING THE COMPENSATION
                                   FOR SUCH APPOINTMENT, AND DECLARING AND
                                   EMERGENCY.

This was a first reading only.

Mrs. Cingle explained that Section 1. should include that the Service Director and the
Engineer will be one and the same. Mr. McLaughlin asked the Law Director to clarify on

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CITY OF MUNROE FALLS REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

HELD TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2004 AT 8:00 P.M.

voting this legislation into effect. Mr. Morrison suggested that Council approves this
ordinance and then separate legislation will combine the duties.

Prop Ord #2004-49                  AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 1309.01 CABO
                                   ONE AND TWO-FAMILY CODE ADOPTED, OF THE
                                   CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MUNROE
                                   FALLS, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

Discussion - Mr. McLaughlin questioned the state building code. Mr. Morrison spoke of HB
175 that would mandate the building code for the entire state. He also discussed state-wide
registration of building contractors.

   Mr. McLaughlin made a motion to suspend the rules and omit all further readings of
    Proposed Ordinance #2004-49. Mrs. Cingle seconded the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously.

   Mr. McLaughlin made a motion to adopt Proposed Ordinance #2004-46. Mr. Mills
    seconded the motion.

Roll Call:
Mrs. Cingle - yes                  Mr. Bertsch - yes                   Mrs. Laubaugh - yes
Mr. McLaughlin - yes               Mr. Mills - yes                     Mr. Schneider - yes
Mrs. Case - yes

The ordinance was adopted and assigned permanent number #45-2004.

Prop Ord #2004-50                  AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2004
                                   APPROPRIATIONS ORDINANCE #14-2004, AND
                                   DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

   Mr. McLaughlin made a motion to suspend the rules and omit all further readings of
    Proposed Ordinance #2004-50. Mrs. Cingle seconded the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously.

   Mr. McLaughlin made a motion to adopt Proposed Ordinance #2004-50. Mrs. Cingle
    seconded the motion.

Roll Call:
Mrs. Laubaugh - yes                Mr. McLaughlin - yes                Mr. Mills - yes
Mr. Schneider - yes                Mrs. Cingle - yes                   Mr. Bertsch - yes
Mrs. Case - yes

The ordinance was adopted and assigned permanent number #46-2004.




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CITY OF MUNROE FALLS REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

HELD TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2004 AT 8:00 P.M.

Prop Ord #2004-51                  AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF THE
                                   CITY OF MUNROE FALLS, OHIO TO ENTER INTO
                                   AND SIGN THE CONTRACT WITH AMERITANK FOR
                                   THE NECESSARY REPAIRS TO THE WATER TOWER
                                   AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

   Mr. Schneider made a motion to suspend the rules and omit all further readings of
    Proposed Ordinance #2004-51. Mrs. Cingle seconded the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously.

   Mr. Schneider made a motion to adopt Proposed Ordinance #2004-51. Mrs. Cingle
    seconded the motion.

Roll Call:
Mr. Mills - yes                    Mr. Schneider - yes               Mrs. Cingle - yes
Mr. Bertsch - yes                  Mrs. Laubaugh - yes               Mr. McLaughlin - yes
Mrs. Case - yes

The ordinance was adopted and assigned permanent number #47-2004.

Ordinances for 2nd Reading:
Prop Ord #2004-45 AMENDED          AN ORDINANCE TO MAKE ANNUAL APPROPRIATINS
                                   FOR THE CURRENT EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY
                                   OF MUNROE FALLS, STATE OF OHIO, DURING THE
                                   FISCAL PERIOD ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2005, AND
                                   DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
Ordinances for 3rd Reading:

Ordinances Taking Time:
Prop Ord #2004-40                  AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 1161.02, 1175.02,
                                   1175.03, 1175.04, 1175.06, 1175.08, 1175.11, 1329.15,
                                   1329.16, 1329.23 AND 1329.28, IN THE ZONING CODE
                                   AND BUILDING CODE OF THE CITY OF MUNROE FALLS,
                                   AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

Prop Ord #2004-42                  AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 1143.07 OF THE
                                   PLANNING AND ZONING CODE IN THE CODIFIED
                                   ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MUNROE FRALLS TO
                                   REMOVE THE RESTRICTION ON THE PARKING OF
                                   RECREATIONAL VEHICLES IN ALL RESIDENTIAL
                                   DISTRICTS, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
Resolutions for 1st Reading:
Resolutions for 2nd Reading:
Resolutions for 3rd Reading:

Old Business:
New Business:


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CITY OF MUNROE FALLS REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

HELD TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2004 AT 8:00 P.M.


Adjourn to Executive Session:
        Mr. McLaughlin made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session to discuss possible
litigation and personnel matters. Mr. Mills seconded the motion.

Roll Call:
Mr. Schneider - yes                 Mrs. Cingle - yes                    Mr. Bertsch - yes
Mrs. Laubaugh - yes                 Mr. McLaughlin - yes                 Mr. Mills - yes
Mrs. Case - yes

The motion passed and Council adjourned to Executive Session at 8:55 p.m.

Reconvene to Regular Council meeting:
 Mr. Schneider made a motion to reconvene to regular Council meeting. Mrs. Cingle seconded
   the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously. Regular Council meeting
reconvened at 10:18 p.m.

Adjournment:

Mrs. Cingle moved to adjourn the meeting. Mr. McLaughlin seconded the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the meeting was adjourned at 10:19 p.m.




President of Council                                       Deputy Clerk of Council




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