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					                                  RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

CITY OF MUNROE FALLS REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

HELD TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2006 AT 7:00 P.M.
Mr. Bertsch called the meeting to order at 7:00p.m.

Law Director Jack Morrison led the opening.

Councilpersons present: Dave Bertsch, Cathy Laubaugh, Mike O’Donnell, Laurie Madden, Bob
Pitz, Gary Toth and Bob Beesley.

Also present: Mayor Larson, Law Director Jack Morrison, Director of Finance David Bailey, Fire
Chief Jim Bowery, Police Chief Scott Bellinger, BZA member Ann Malorni, Park Board member
Ron Meyer, and Deputy Clerk of Council Amy Locy.


Approval of Minutes:
     Mrs. Laubaugh made a motion to approve the minutes of the Council meeting held
Tuesday, August 15, 2006. Mr. Beesley seconded the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously.

                                    REPORTS OF OFFICIALS

Mayor's Report:
1.       The fixed winter price for the gas aggregation program has been set at $11.70/Mcf. This
price will be seen on bills prepared after November 2, 2006.
2.       Mayor Larson met with Tallmadge Mayor Grimm on the reconstruction of Route 91. He
explained the joint application for State funds to be used for this project. He explained that safety
studies must be completed first.
3.       Discussed recent COG activity. Mayor Larson is Chairman of Personnel Committee and the
Mayor of Silver Lake is Chairman of the Facilities Committee so the Mayors met to tour the Stow
Dispatch Center. Mayor Larson reported that the City of Cuyahoga Falls has written letter of intent
to join the COG and they may have room for the dispatch center in their community as well. With
the addition of Cuyahoga Falls, the COG population would grow to over 100,000 which would help
the COG qualify for federal funding.
4.       Congressman Steve LaTourette visited Munroe Falls to discuss sidewalks across the
railroad tracks. He promised to look into improving this situation.
5.       Mayor has attended budget meetings with CTI Environmental in preparation for the request
for Issue 2 monies for the water line improvements from Cathy Drive to North River Road. Mayor
Larson explained that if this project was approved in 2007, the funding would not be dispersed until
2008.
6.       The Canal/Erie Coalition is celebrating its 10 th Anniversary. Mayor Larson has information
and a schedule of events for anyone interested.

Mr. Pitz confirmed that the current members of the COG are: Stow, Munroe Falls, Tallmadge,
Silver Lake, Tallmadge, Mogadore, Brimfield, and Cuyahoga Falls. Mayor Larson explained that
Green and Springfield Township plan to drop from the group.

When asked about the ribbon cutting planned at the river Mayor Larson said that he had no
information on that event, but will be meeting with Summit County next week to iron out the details.

Mrs. Madden confirmed that the Town Meeting is Wednesday, 9-13-06 at 7:00 p.m. Advertising
was discussed.


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CITY OF MUNROE FALLS REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

HELD TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2006 AT 7:00 P.M.
Mr. Bertsch asked for any news on the railings being installed at the north abutment of the river.
Mayor Larson said that the railings are still on back order.

Mr. O’Donnell asked about the measurements of the amphitheater. Mayor Larson said that Ken
Freiman went to the site and measured and reports that the amphitheater meets the size shown on
the plan and is actually just slightly larger.

Mayor Larson said that the City is still waiting to hear about the railing and the handicap ramp. At
this time, Oxbow continues to work on the river bank.

Mr. Bertsch asked about Munroe Falls officials meeting with City of Cuyahoga Falls Police
Officials. He asked if combining forces is being researched. Mayor Larson said that the Cuyahoga
Falls Police Chief would like to take over the Munroe Falls force, but they are cost prohibitive.
Cuyahoga Falls Police cannot provide the same services our residents get now any cheaper than
we can.

Law Director:
1.      The Teamsters and OPBA labor contracts are up for renewal in spring 2007. Mr. Morrison
will be setting up meetings in late 2006 to start getting issues on paper in preparation.
2.      Mr. Morrison has drafted escrow instructions for the SEP money, but the Mayor has not
heard back from Keith Riley, OEPA.

Mr. Beesley asked about the bulletproof vests and the company’s bankruptcy. The Police
Department has received a financial credit to replace the vests.

Mr. Bertsch asked when City Council would be getting a full briefing on the firing of the Police
Officer. Mr. Morrison said that Officer Kohut was a part time officer that was terminated
approximately 10 days ago.

President of Council:     Nothing to report at this time.

Motions for Council:      No motions for Council.

Director of Finance:      Nothing to report at this time.

Service Director:        Written report turned in.

Mr. Beesley mentioned Ken Freiman’s punch list for the dam project and said that he felt that there
were some items missing. Mayor Larson said that Jack Morrison had written a letter to Kenmore
Construction detailing all the items that remain undone. Mr. Morrison explained that Kenmore and
Summit County are waiting for permission to fill the Mill Race, but they have never applied for a
permit with the Army Corps of Engineers.

Police Chief:             Written report turned in.

Mrs. Laubaugh asked how many residents were affected by the legal troubles at Jim’s Jalopys.
Chief Bellinger said that there were several victims but none of them were from Munroe Falls. He
said that the cars were being sold on the internet as well as on the lot, so there are victims from
several other states.



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CITY OF MUNROE FALLS REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

HELD TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2006 AT 7:00 P.M.
Mr. Beesely asked if another mailer will be going out to residents about the firing range. Chief
Bellinger explained that the upcoming dates were on the original flyer sent out, so no further flyers
will be sent at this time.

Fire Chief:     Written report turned in.
1.     The 2nd week in October is Fire Safety Week. The Fire Dept. will hold an Open House and
Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, October 7th.

Mayor Larson mentioned that Chief Bellinger’s one year anniversary is September 6th.

                                   REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

Community/Economic Development:
1.       Planning Commission approved two new businesses at their last meeting:
         a.) Sunset Promotions will be in the Kremer Plaza. They are a distribution company and
will not have a business identification sign.
         b.) DSP Holdings is a credit brokerage firm that will be in the Coach House Commons.
They will not have foot traffic and therefore will not have a business identification sign.
2.       Mrs. Madden passed out the resident survey that will be placed in the October newsletter.
She asked for any final changes or suggestions.
3.       Mrs. Madden reported that her website contacts have met with Mrs. Locy to discuss the
City’s website.
4.       Non-conforming lots legislation that appears on tonight’s agenda has been studied by the
Planning Commission and they are now asking City Council to make it Code. Further discussion
will be held at the next Council Committee meeting.

Finance/Audit:
1.    Reviewed and discussed check registers dated 8/29 and 9/1/06.
2.    Discussed information Mr. Bailey got at the BUCS Conference.
3.    Discussed integrating financial systems.

General Government Services:
1.     Zoo Levy Renewal – a letter of Council endorsement was prepared for signatures. Mr. Pitz
asked the Law Director if everyone has to sign the letter. Mr. Morrison suggested that if members
of Council are unsure, then individual letters of endorsement should be signed by those members
that would like to sign. New letters will be prepared.

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

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

Persons to Appear Before Council:         There was no one signed in to speak before Council.

                                    PROPOSED LEGISLATION
Ordinances for 1st Reading:
Prop Ord #2006-10                     AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 1151.07,
                                      NONCONFORMING LOTS OF RECORD, IN THE
                                      PLANNING AND ZONING CODE OF THE CODIFIED
                                      ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MUNROE FALLS, TO
                                      FURTHER DEFINE BUILDING AND PROPERTY
                                      STANDARDS.

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CITY OF MUNROE FALLS REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

HELD TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2006 AT 7:00 P.M.
This was a first reading only.

Ordinances for 2nd Reading:
Prop Ord #2006-09                   AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING AND ENACTING
                                    SECTION 163.23, SIDEWALK FEES, IN THE CODIFIED
                                    ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF MUNROE FALLS, AND
                                    DECLARING AND EMERGENCY.

This was a second reading only.

Ordinances for 3rd Reading: None
Resolutions for 1st Reading: None
Resolutions for 2nd Reading:
Prop Res #2006-19               A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING A SIDEWALK REPAIR
                                PROGRAM AND DECLARING THE NECESSITY OF
                                REPAIRING AND/OR REPLACING CERTAIN SIDEWALKS
                                IN THE CITY OF MUNROE FALLS; REQUIRING THAT
                                ABUTTING PROPERTY OWNERS MAKE SAID REPAIRS;
                                RATIFYING AND CONFIRMING NOTICES; AUTHORIZING
                                REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF SAID SIDEWALKS BY
                                THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND PROVIDING
                                FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF SUCH COSTS.

This was a second reading only.

Resolutions for 3rd Reading:
Prop Res #2006-18                   AN RESOLUTION LEVYING SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS
                                    FOR THE STREET LIGHTING IMPROVEMENTS OF GUISE
                                    PARK DRIVE, CASTLE DRIVE, BERMONT AVENUE,
                                    LINDSEY ROAD, OAKHURST DRIVE, LUDEN AVENUE,
                                    PINEHURST ROAD, STEEPLECHASE LANE, BUTTEVANT
                                    DRIVE, VALENTINE’S BROOK, BELMONT PARK DRIVE,
                                    CHELTENHAM LANE, AINTREE DRIVE, SAINT LEGER
                                    STREET, SANDOWN LANE, BECHER’S JUMP,
                                    CRESTVIEW DRIVE, RIVER PARK BOULEVARD, WILLOW
                                    GROVE DRIVE, SPRING GARDEN DRIVE, GLENSIDE
                                    DRIVE, PARK RIDGE DRIVE, MAPLEBROOK CIRCLE,
                                    BUCKEYE CIRCLE, RIVERDALE CIRCLE, RIVER PARK
                                    CIRCLE, MUNROE FALLS AVENUE, RUSTIC TERRACE
                                    AND CARLYON ROAD, AND DECLARING AN
                                    EMERGENCY.

      Mr. Beesley made a motion to adopt Proposed Resolution #2006-18. Mr. Toth seconded
the motion.

Roll call:
Mr. Pitz – yes                      Mrs. Laubaugh – yes              Mr. O’Donnell – yes
Mr. Beesley – yes                   Mr. Toth – yes                   Mrs. Madden 0 – yes
Mr. Bertsch – yes

The resolution was adopted and assigned permanent number #19-2006.

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CITY OF MUNROE FALLS REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

HELD TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2006 AT 7:00 P.M.
Old Business: None

New Business: None

Adjournment:

      Mr. Beesley moved to adjourn the meeting. Mrs. Madden seconded the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m.




President of Council                                    Deputy Clerk of Council




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