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					                                    RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

CITY OF MUNROE FALLS REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

HELD TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2007 AT 7:00 P.M.
Mr. O’Donnell called the meeting to order at 7:00p.m.

Mr. Pitz 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, Park Board member Ron Meyer, BZA member Ann
Malorni and Deputy Clerk of Council Amy Locy.


Approval of Minutes:
     Mr. Beesley made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Council meeting held
Tuesday, December 19, 2006. Mr. Bertsch seconded the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously.

      Mr. Beesley made a motion to approve the minutes of the Organizational Council meeting
held Tuesday, January 2, 2007. Mr. Bertsch seconded the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the motion passed, 6 – yes and 1 – abstain.

     Mr. Beesley made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Council meeting held
Tuesday, January 2, 2007. Mr. Bertsch seconded the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the motion passed, 6 – yes and 1 – abstain.

                                     REPORTS OF OFFICIALS

Mayor's Report:
1.    Mayor Larson presented Thompson Electric the Chamber of Commerce Mayor’s Award at
an awards luncheon held today.
2.    The Mayor explained that he has appointed John Long to fill the vacancy on the Planning
Commission. He asked for Council’s approval of this appointment.
3.    Mayor Larson presented the State of the City Address to all residents.

Mr. Pitz asked if he could have a copy of the address. Mayor to provide.

Law Director:
1.       Former Police Officer Kohut has been paid his back pay, approximately $1500.00, but is
now appealing the decision to the 9th District Court of Appeals. Mr. Morrison explained that Mr.
Kohut does not have the approval of the OPBA to file this appeal on their behalf and said that we
will just wait to see where this appeal goes.
2.       Mr. Morrison reviewed a detailed list of all the projects his law office has worked on for the
City and each project’s individual cost for the last three years.

Mr. Pitz asked about “qualifications” of the Charter Review members. He asked for clarification
from the Law Director. Mr. Morrison read Charter Section 18.01 and explained that there are three
requirements:
        1.     Must be a resident/registered voter in Munroe Falls; and

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      2.  Cannot be an elected official of the City; and
      3.  Cannot be employed by the City.

Mr. Pitz asked if an approval requires a simple majority or a super majority vote. Mr. Morrison
explained that the Codified Ordinances do no specify unique requirements for approval, so he
believes that a simple majority is all that is necessary.

President of Council:
1.     Mr. O’Donnell assigned motions for Council as follows:
       a. Motions to approve the Charter review Commission were assigned to Mr. Pitz to make
during his regular committee report.
       b. Motion to approve the appointment of John Long to the Planning Commission was
assigned to Mr. Bertsch to make during his regular committee report.

Motions for Council:
Confirmation of the Mayor’s appointments to the 2007 Charter Review Commission:
       Ron Budzowski                Horace Highland             Carol Pullin
       Tom Craig                    Mike Barnes                 Rosalie Canfield
       Rev. James Brown             Joe Halpin (Alternate)

Director of Finance:
No report at this time.

Service Director:
No report at this time.

Police Chief:
Chief Bellinger submitted a report on the Crossing Guard issue as requested by Council.

Fire Chief:
1.     January 25, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. will be the next EMS meeting. Those meetings are held in
the Training Room.

                                  REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

Community/Economic Development:
1.     This committee met on January 9th and discussed the following items:
       a. The Steering Committee meeting
       b. Scheduling deliverables for the Town Center Plan
       c. Sidewalk grid
       d. Possibilities for the bank building corner
       e. Landscaping plan
       f. Grant writing and discount cards
       g. Business welcome packets
       h. Chamber of Commerce Event Calendar
2.     Mr. Bertsch announced that there will be a Planning Commission Workshop to discuss the
Dollar General Store. This meeting will be Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
3.     Mr. Bertsch said that he will be speaking on behalf of the City of Munroe Falls at the
Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Mr. Bertsch will be discussing economic development.




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      Mr. Bertsch made a motion to approve the Mayor’s appointment of John Long to the
Planning Commission for a term of four (4) years commencing immediately. Mr. Beesley
seconded the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously.

Finance/Audit:
1.    December 2006 bank statement reviewed.
2.    Reviewed all financial reports.
3.    Discussed Proposed Resolutions #03-2007 and #04-2007.

     Mr. Beesley made a motion to approve the December 2006 bank statement. Mrs.
Laubaugh seconded the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously.

General Government Services:
1.     The committee is still looking at the job description for the Service Director.
2.     Discussed Proposed Ordinance #2007-01 re: vacation time.
3.     Reviewed Proposed Resolution #01-2007 re: Aetna Insurance.
4.     The speaker from the EPA will be at the February committee meeting to discuss gas and oil
well exploration.
5.     Reviewed Proposed Ordinance #2007-02 re: the 2007 replacement pages to the Codified
Ordinances.
6.     Discussed Proposed Resolution #05-2007 re: liability insurance coverage for the City.

Mrs. Laubaugh mentioned an article from the Stow Sentry reporting that Silver Lake has turned
down the oil and gas wells in their community. She suggested that everyone read the article. Mrs.
Locy to provide copies. Mayor Larson said that Silver Lake felt that the wells would be too close to
the water source. He said that the City of Akron is putting oil/gas wells at Lake Rockwell.

Mr. Pitz asked why Bill Mattingly’s name has been removed from the Charter Review Commission
appointees. Mayor Larson explained that Mr. Mattingly has been called for Grand Jury duty and
will be unable to serve. He said that he has appointed Tom Craig to take his spot.

      Mr. Pitz made a motion to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Ron Budzowski to the 2007
Charter Review Commission. Mr. Toth seconded the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously.

     Mr. Pitz made a motion to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Horace Highland to the
2007 Charter Review Commission. Mr. Beesley seconded the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously.

      Mr. Pitz made a motion to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Carol Pullin to the 2007
Charter Review Commission. Mr. Toth seconded the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously.



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      Mr. Pitz made a motion to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Tom Craig to the 2007
Charter Review Commission. Mrs. Laubaugh seconded the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously.

      Mr. Pitz made a motion to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Mike Barnes to the 2007
Charter Review Commission. Mr. Toth seconded the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the motion passed 5 – yes, 2 – opposed.

      Mr. Pitz made a motion to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Rosalie Canfield to the 2007
Charter Review Commission. Mr. Toth seconded the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously.

     Mr. Pitz made a motion to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Rev. James Brown to the
2007 Charter Review Commission. Mr. Toth seconded the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously.

       Mr. Pitz made a motion to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Joe Halpin as an alternate
to the 2007 Charter Review Commission. Mr. Beesley seconded the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously.

Public Safety:
1.      Crossing guard issue discussed. Chief Bellinger prepared a budget as requested.
Clarification and discussion on number of hours per week, number of employees needed, etc. City
Council will review the budget to decide what steps to take next. Chief Bellinger reminded Council
that crossing guard needs will change from year to year because there will not always be afternoon
kindergarten students, etc.

Mr. Beesley said that he would like to see the money appropriated so that if they find applicants
the money would already be there to hire them. Mr. O’Donnell said that he would like to see the
costs of sidewalks before we appropriate for crossing guards. Mr. Beesley disagreed and said that
we should appropriate so that we can advertise the positions. Chief Bellinger suggested that we
shouldn’t advertise and interview candidates until we are sure that we are going to hire crossing
guards.

Mayor Larson said that John Probonic, of the Stow Board of Education, said that this should be
able to work out through the Board. He also mentioned that one response from a parent said that
there have been problems with past crossing guards. Mayor Larson said that he would contact Mr.
Probonic this week.

Mr. O’Donnell asked Mr. Morrison for a white-paper on the liability of crossing guards. Mr. Morrison
to present at the next meeting.

Parks & Recreation:
1.    The Park Board held elections and the 2007 officers are:
      Chairman – Ron Meyer


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        Vice Chairman – Mike Rowan
        Secretary – Ann Panaia
2.      Discussed stage requirements for the amphitheater. Board feels that stage must be raised
and at least 16’ x 24’ in size.
3.      Discussed use and maintenance of the Guise Park Lodge.
4.      Mayor requested approval from the Park Board to install flags at the veteran’s memorial.
Mayor Larson would like to have a flag from each branch of the service to be presented. Park
Board approved.
5.      Discussed Charter amendment that would give the Park Board added responsibilities and
duties.
6.      Preparing rules and regulations for use of Munroe Falls park land.
7.      River Day will be Saturday, May 19, 2007.
8.      The Official River Opening will be held June 23, 2007. The Park Board is discussing
Community Day and other possible events. Park Board would like to have a small handful of
events for this year and then continue to expand.

Mr. Pitz commented on the flags at the memorial and asked that the stone and bricks of the
structure be cleaned up as well.

Mrs. Madden mentioned that a Farmer’s Market was a main request from the residents on the City
Survey. She asked Mr. Toth to take that information to the Park Board.

Mr. O’Donnell commented on the Charter amendment discussion and asked all Council members
for suggestions on Charter changes.

Persons to Appear Before Council:
1.       Steve Stahl, 70 Luden Avenue – Questioned Council on the status of the metered sewer
billing. Mayor Larson explained that the billing process has been set up and tested. First quarter
billing will be metered for all Munroe Falls residents and businesses.

Mr. Stahl confirmed that the City income tax work continues to be outsourced to CCA. He also
confirmed that all Charter Review Commission information will be available on the City’s website.

2.      John Welfley, 448 Hiwood Avenue – Questioned Mayor and Council about storm water
running down Trudy Avenue and into the Silver Valley Lake. He said that the large amounts of
storm water being dumped into the lake is what is flooding those homes near the lake. He said that
the lake has got to be very polluted due to all the run off and thinks it is unsafe for the residents in
that area. Mayor Larson explained that the Summit County Health Department tests the water in
Silver Valley Lake regularly and it is cleaner than Damon Lake. He said that he doesn’t think there
is a problem at this time.

Adjourn to Public Hearing:
      Mr. Beesley made a motion to adjourn to a public Hearing as requested by Time Warner
Cable, pursuant to Section 626(a) of the Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984, the purpose of
which is to:
       a). Identify future cable related needs of the community; and
       b). Review the past performance of Time Warner Cable under the existing contract for
       franchise renewal purposes.
Mrs. Laubaugh seconded the motion.



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A voice vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously. Public meeting called to order at 7:57
p.m.

1.      Mike O’Donnell, 165 Cheltenham Lane – said that his experience with Time Warner Cable
is poor. He said that customer service is horrendous and that he has spent extensive amounts of
time on hold waiting for help. He said that service calls are sub-par and that Time Warner should
seriously address their response times.

2.      Ron Meyer, 61 Spring Garden Drive – complained that his neighbor’s cable line is laying to
close to the surface of the yard. He said that he has asked for repairs but has received nothing. He
said that he has called the cable company to “call before you dig” and has been told to go ahead
and dig. According to Mr. Meyer, the cable company said to “call back if you hit anything”.

3.     Bob Pitz, 130 Lake Terrace Drive – said that his cable is constantly out and it seems to
take an average of three (3) days to fix. He said that he would like to see the City give AT&T equal
opportunity in the community. He asked how long the current franchise is for.

Mr. Morrison explained that the Time Warner contract expires in December 2008 but that the
franchise is not exclusive. He said that the City can grant as many cable franchises as they want.
He also explained that the franchise contract will automatically renew unless the City can prove
that Time Warner hasn’t complied with the franchise agreement.

Reconvene to Regular Council meeting:

      Mrs. Madden made a motion to adjourn the Public Hearing and reconvene to Regular
Council. Mr. Beesley seconded the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously. Meeting reconvened at 8:04 p.m.

                                   PROPOSED LEGISLATION
Ordinances for 1st Reading:
Prop Ord #2007-02                    AN ORDINANCE TO APPROVE, ADOPT AND ENACT THE
                                     2007 REPLACEMENT PAGES TO THE CODIFIED
                                     ORDINANCES; TO REPEAL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT
                                     THEREWITH; TO PUBLISH THE ENACTMENT OF NEW
                                     MATTER, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

     Mr. Beesley made a motion to suspend the rules and omit all further readings of Proposed
Ordinance #2007-02. Mr. Toth seconded the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously.

      Mr. Beesley made a motion to adopt Proposed Ordinance #2007-02. Mr. Toth seconded
the motion.

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

The motion passed and the ordinance was assigned permanent number #02-2007.

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Ordinances for 2nd Reading:
Prop Ord #2007-01            AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE MUNROE FALLS
                             CODIFIED ORDINANCES §161.02(b)(3), VACATIONS, TO
                             INCLUDE ALL EMPLOYEES UNDER A LABOR CONTRACT
                             IN THE EXCEPTION TO CUMULATIVE VACATION TIME,
                             AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

     Mr. Beesley made a motion to suspend the rules and omit all further readings of Proposed
Ordinance #2007-01. Mr. Toth seconded the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously.

      Mr. Beesley made a motion to adopt Proposed Ordinance #2007-01. Mr. Toth seconded
the motion.

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

The motion passed unanimously and the Ordinance was assigned permanent number #01-2007.

Ordinances for 3rd Reading: None

Resolutions for the 1st Reading:
Prop Res #04-2007                A RESOLUTION ADJUSTING THE RATE OF
                                 COMPENSATION FOR JOHN JACOBS, YOUTH SERVICES
                                 COORDINATOR IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND
                                 DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

      Mr. Beesley made a motion to suspend the rules and omit all further readings of Proposed
Resolution #04-2007. Mr. Bertsch seconded the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously.

     Mr. Beesley made a motion to adopt Proposed Resolution #04-2007. Mr. Bertsch
seconded the motion.

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

The motion passed unanimously and the Resolution was assigned permanent number #04-2007.

Prop Res #05-2007                   A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER
                                    INTO A CONTRACT WITH SELECTIVE INSURANCE
                                    COMPANY, THROUGH WICHERT INSURANCE SERVICE,
                                    INC., FOR PROPERTY, FLEET, GENERAL LIABILITY,
                                    PUBLIC OFFICIALS, AND POLICE LAW ENFORCEMENT
                                    LIABILITY, INLAND MARINE AND CRIME LIABILITY AND

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                             UMBRELLA LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR THE PERIOD OF
                             FEBRUARY 28, 2007 TO FEBRUARY 28, 2008, AND
                             DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

      Mr. Pitz made a motion to suspend the rules and omit all further readings of Proposed
Resolution #05-2007. Mr. Toth seconded the motion.

Discussion – Mrs. Laubaugh asked if this legislation needs to be passed as an emergency. Mr.
Bailey explained that it is not necessary to pass as emergency legislation. Mrs. Laubaugh
suggested that if it is not necessary then Council should allow the legislation to go through the full
process. Council agreed.

Motion and second withdrawn. This is a first reading only.

Resolutions for the 2nd Reading:
Prop Res #01-2007                A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER
                                 INTO A CONTRACT WITH AETNA LIFE INSURANCE
                                 COMPANY, THROUGH HAMMOND INSURANCE
                                 SERVICES, FOR LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE
                                 COVERAGE FOR THE PERIOD OF FEBRUARY 1, 2007
                                 THROUGH JANUARY 31, 2008, AND DECLARING AN
                                 EMERGENCY.

      Mr. Beesley made a motion to suspend the rules and omit all further readings of Proposed
Resolution #01-2007. Mrs. Madden seconded the motion.

Discussion – Mrs. Laubaugh asked if this legislation should be passed as an emergency measure.
Mr. Bailey explained that the current health insurance contract expires before the next City Council
meeting. He asked Council to pass it as an emergency.

A voice vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously.

      Mr. Beesley made a motion to adopt Proposed Resolution #01-2007. Mr. Toth seconded
the motion.

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

The motion passed and the resolution was assigned permanent number #01-2007.

Prop Res #02-2007                     A RESOLUTION CONTINUING THE SERVICES OF JACK
                                      MORRISON, JR., LAW DIRECTOR, FOR THE PERIOD OF
                                      FEBRUARY 1, 2007 THROUGH JANUARY 31, 2008, AT
                                      THE ANNUAL RATE OF $31,930.00, AND DECLARING AN
                                      EMERGENCY.

     Mrs. Laubaugh made a motion to suspend the rules and omit all further readings of
Proposed Resolution #02-2007. Mrs. Madden seconded the motion.


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Discussion – Mr. Beesley asked about the contract dates. Mayor Larson said that the current
contract ends January 31, 2007 and, if the contract is not renewed, Mr. Morrison would not be
required to appear at the February 6th meeting.

A voice vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously.

     Mrs. Laubaugh made a motion to adopt Proposed Resolution #02-2007. Mr. Toth
seconded the motion.

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

The motion passed and the resolution was assigned permanent number #02-2007.

Prop Res #03-2007                   A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO RENEW
                                    THE CURRENT LEASE WITH THE MUNROE FALLS
                                    HISTORICAL SOCIETY FOR CITY PROPERTY LOCATED
                                    AT 83 MUNROE FALLS AVENUE FOR THE PURPOSES OF
                                    PROVIDING AN HISTORICAL MUSEUM FOR THE
                                    RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF MUNROE FALLS, AND
                                    DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

      Mr. Beesley made a motion to suspend the rules and omit all further readings of Proposed
Resolution #03-2007. Mr. Toth seconded the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously.

      Mr. Beesley made a motion to adopt Proposed Resolution #03-2007. Mr. Toth seconded
the motion.

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

The motion passed and the resolution was assigned permanent number #03-2007.

Resolutions for the 3rd Reading: None
Old Business: None
New Business: None

Adjourn to Executive Session:
     Mr. Beesley made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session to discuss and follow-up on
personnel issues in the Service Department and unrelated legal matters. Mrs. Laubaugh
seconded the motion.

Roll call:
Mr. Pitz – yes                      Mrs. Laubaugh – yes                  Mr. Bertsch – yes
Mr. Beesley – yes                   Mr. Toth – yes                       Mrs. Madden – yes

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Mr. O’Donnell – yes

The motion passed and Council adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

Reconvene to Regular Council:
      Mr. Toth made a motion to reconvene to Regular Council meeting. Mr. Beesley seconded
the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously. Meeting reconvened at 8:50 p.m.

Adjournment:
Mr. O’Donnell announced that there were no actions taken in the Executive Session and asked for
a motion to adjourn the meeting.

      Mr. Beesley moved to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Toth seconded the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the meeting was adjourned at 8:51 p.m.




President of Council                                     Deputy Clerk of Council




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