RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

MEETING OF COUNCIL

August 13, 2007

 

           

Mayor Beyer called the August 13, 2007 City of Union council meeting to order.  The council met on Monday at 7:30 p.m., at Union City Hall.

 

            Attendance was taken and the following council members were present:  Mr. Bruns, Mrs. Kyle, Mayor Beyer, Mr. O’Callaghan, Mrs. Goudy, and Mrs. Perkins.

 

            Mrs. Terry was not excused from the council meeting.

           

            Mayor Beyer asked for a moment of silence.

 

            1.         Mayor Beyer asked if there were any additions or corrections to the council minutes of the July 9, 2007 council meeting.  There were no comments or corrections so Mr. Bruns moved that the council minutes be accepted as prepared.  Mayor Beyer seconded the motion.  Mr. O’Callaghan abstained and the other council members voted for the motion.  The minutes were accepted as prepared.

 

            2.         Mayor Beyer noted that there were no citizens or visitors that wished to address the council.

 

            3.         ONE READING – RESOLUTION 07-06 – A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE POLICE CHIEF TO PREPARE AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DRUG ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION (D.A.R.E.) GRANT PROGRAM AND TO EXECUTE AGREEMENTS AS REQUIRED.

 

            Mr. Applegate said that one of the requirements of this program is that it needs to be passed by resolution and then they can request to be reimbursed for their cost of $860.00.  Mayor Beyer asked if rather than “Police Chief” on the resolution, it should read “Director of Public Safety”.  Mr. Applegate said that was correct.  Mr. Moore said that they could change the title within the resolution by motion.

 

            Mayor Beyer moved to modify “Police Chief” to “Director of Public Safety” in Resolution 07-06.  Mr. Bruns seconded the motion.  All concurred and the motion was passed.  A new resolution with that correction will be prepared. 

 

            Mayor Beyer moved to have the one and only reading and adopt Resolution 07-06.  Mr. O’Callaghan seconded the motion.  All concurred and Resolution 07-06 was adopted. 

 

            4.  ONE READING – RESOLUTION 07-07 – A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF UNION TO PREPARE AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE OHIO PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION STATE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT AND/OR LOCAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM(S) AND TO EXECUTE CONTRACTS AS REQUIRED.  (Parkgrove/Maplegarden Drive Water District System Improvements)

 

            Mr. Applegate said they have two resolutions on the agenda that deal with Issue II applications.  This first one deals with the replacement of an existing four inch water line that is on Maplegarden, Montgomery, and Parkgrove Drives. They would like to replace this with the standard eight inch pipe.  This project is marked as priority # 2.  Mr. Bruns had a few questions about the priority ranking and Mr. Applegate said both applications would be submitted and they hope to get both of them but this application was listed as second in priority.

 

            Mr. Bruns moved to have the one and only reading and adopt Resolution 07-07.  Mayor Beyer seconded the motion.  All concurred and Resolution 07-07 was adopted.

 

            5.  ONE READING – RESOLUTION 07-08 – A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF UNION TO PREPARE AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE OHIO PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION STATE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT AND/OR LOCAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM(S) AND TO EXECUTE CONTRACTS AS REQUIRED.  (Water Tower Replacement Project)

 

            Mr. Applegate, referring back to Resolution 07-07, said the total estimated cost is $333,820.00.  On the next resolution 07-08, the total cost is 1.4 million dollars and deals with the replacement of the existing water tower located behind city hall with a brand new tower on the east side of the river.  The new tower would hold ¾ million gallons or 750 thousand gallons.  Mr. Ron Jackson has offered to give the city the ground for the tower and the location is just off of Old Springfield Road.  Mr. Applegate indicated where the tower would be located on the map. 

           

            Mr. Applegate added that the tower behind city hall holds 350 thousand gallons and the one on Shaw Road holds 500,000 gallons.  In response to a question, they are looking at a lot size of one half acre for the new tower.

 

-           Mr. Bruns moved to have the one and only reading and adopt Resolution 07-08.  Mr. O’Callaghan seconded the motion.  All concurred and Resolution 07-08 was adopted.

 

            6.         Open Agenda

 

            Mayor Beyer reminded everyone that there would not be a second council meeting in August.

 

            He also said they had received a letter from a resident complimenting the emergency squad.

 

 

            Mrs. Perkins said that the fire station was looking good and she was looking forward to the ribbon cutting.

 

            Mrs. Goudy said she was also looking forward to the opening of the fire station.

 

            Mr. O’Callaghan agreed with their comments and reminded everyone of the Toll Road Festival coming up.

 

            Mr. O’Callaghan said they had tried to get a ride company but they had not been able to have one come to the festival.  They were still trying to get some individual activities for kids and trying to get some carnival type games at the festival.  Mr. O’Callaghan said they would still go ahead with the festival but it may be slightly downsized because there are no carnival rides.  All of the arts and crafts and other activities will be at the festival just like previous years.  Mr. O’Callaghan also invited people to volunteer to help at the festival.

 

            Mayor Beyer asked if the food vendors would be there and Mr. O’Callaghan said they would still have the usual food vendors.

 

            Mrs. Kyle said the firehouse looked great and she said the new council chairs looked really nice also. 

 

            Mr. Bruns asked Mrs. Winemiller if Mrs. Terry had called in with a reason on why she had missed the meeting.  Mrs. Winemiller said she had not called so Mr. Bruns commented that Mrs. Terry had an unexcused absence.

 

            Mr. Applegate said that they had selected the weekend of September 8 or 9 for the ribbon cutting at the firehouse.  He asked the council what date would be satisfactory and what time.

 

            The council decided on Sunday, from 2:00 to 4:00.  The date would be September 9, 2007.  This date would be in the fall newsletter and invitations would be sent to fire departments, villages, cities and townships in the county.

 

            7.         Mr. O’Callaghan moved that the council meeting be adjourned.  Mayor Beyer seconded the motion.  All concurred and the council meeting was adjourned.

 

Respectfully submitted,

           

 

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Denise A. Winemiller, Clerk of Council

                                                                                            

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Michael O’Callaghan, Vice Mayor