RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS
MEETING OF COUNCIL
The City of Union council meeting was called to order on June 28, 2010 by Mayor Goudy at 7:30 on Monday evening.
Attendance was taken and the following council members were at the meeting: Mr. Bruns, Mrs. Oberer, Mrs. Kyle, Mayor Goudy, Mr. O’Callaghan, Mr. Blackwell, and Mrs. Perkins.
Other city staff members present were John P. Applegate, City Manager, Denise Winemiller, Clerk of Council, and Joe Moore, Law Director.
Mayor Goudy called for a moment of silence.
1. Mayor Goudy asked if there were any corrections or comments on the council minutes from the June 14, 2010 council meeting. There were no comments so Mr. Bruns moved that the council minutes be accepted as prepared. Mr. O’Callaghan seconded the motion. All concurred and the council minutes were accepted as prepared.
2. Mayor Goudy asked if there were any comments from the citizens and visitors in the audience. There were no comments.
3. SECOND READING – ORDINANCE 1496 - AN ORDINANCE AWARDING A CONTRACT TO RUMPKE WASTE INC. FOR REFUSE COLLECTION WITHIN THE CITY OF UNION. (three readings)
Mr. Bruns moved to have the second reading of Ordinance 1496. Mr. O’Callaghan seconded the motion. All concurred and Ordinance 1496 was passed to the third reading.
4. SECOND READING – ORDINANCE 1497 – AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 741.17 OF THE UNION CODE, RELATING TO SOLID WASTE COLLECTION. (three readings)
Mr. Bruns moved to have the second reading of Ordinance 1497. Mrs. Perkins seconded the motion. All concurred and Ordinance 1497 was passed to the second reading.
5. ONE READING – ORDINANCE 1498 - AN ORDINANCE PROPOSING A RENEWAL LEVY FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE STREET LEVY FUND AND CERTIFYING THE QUESTION TO BE PLACED ON THE BALLOT TO THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (waive three readings)
Mr. Bruns asked Mr. Moore if they should amend the agenda to suspend the three readings on Ordinance 1498. Mr. Moore recommended that the agenda be amended.
Mr. Bruns moved to amend the agenda and added that they would suspend three readings on agenda item # 5, Ordinance 1498. Mr. Blackwell seconded the motion. All concurred and the motion was passed and the council agenda was amended.
Mr. Bruns commented that they will have only one council meeting in both July and August and it would be impossible to pass this ordinance and have it be in effect after thirty days and have it to the Board of Elections by the deadline.
Mr. Applegate said they have the amount certified from the county but they would need to get this submitted to be on the ballot. He added that after a lengthy discussion with the staff and budget committee, they decided on a renewal levy instead of a replacement levy.
The members of the Budget Committee, Mr. Bruns, and Mrs. Perkins, verified that they had met with the City Manager, and Finance Director discussed renewal versus replacement levy. Choosing the renewal was the consensus of the Budget Committee. Mrs. Perkins said that even if the cost of asphalt and other items was increasing, they could not really tell what would happen in the future. At this time, they decided that the renewal levy will be adequate.
Mr. Applegate commented, as Mr. Bruns had mentioned at the last meeting, they can look at the situation again in 2012 and put the levy back on the ballot if necessary. Mrs. Perkins agreed that if prices continued to climb, they could look at this again.
Mr. Bruns then moved to suspend the charter requirement of three separate readings on three separate days in regard to Ordinance 1498. Mrs. Oberer seconded the motion. All concurred and the motion was passed.
Mr. Bruns then moved to have the one and only reading and adopt Ordinance 1498. Mr. Blackwell seconded the motion. All concurred and Ordinance 1498 was adopted on the first and only reading.
6. Open Agenda
Mayor Goudy asked about the status on the sewer line project across the river. Mr. Applegate said they still had about 1,300 lineal feet to install. He said they were trying to get the road repaired up to past Furnas Road and be ready for the Fourth of July.
Mayor Goudy said that the city workers had done a wonderful job in keeping the city running while dealing with such a major project.
Mrs. Perkins also commented that the city does a great job with making due and she hoped they would be able to keep that up.
Mr. Blackwell said that he understood that the mowing of the lots in the Stoney Crest Subdivision was the responsibility of the Homeowner’s association but he was concerned that the lots had not been mowed.
Mr. Applegate said the lots have been mowed so they have worked out their problems. He said that it was private property and that there was nothing that the city could do about it.
He said the homeowners own the Homeowner’s Association and it would be up to them how they wanted to handle the situation. Mowing charges on the individual lots can be put on the property taxes.
Mrs. Kyle said that she had looked at Old Springfield Road and that the city crews had done a beautiful job.
Mr. Bruns commented that at the next council meeting they would be discussing the budget for the city.
Mrs. Perkins commented that she would be out of town on business and could not attend the next council meeting. She said that she thought that Mr. Applegate and Mrs. Winemiller had done a good job with the budget and she endorsed what they had proposed.
Mr. Bruns added that they had a meeting on the budget and had a balanced budget and that he was satisfied with what they had heard at the meeting.
Mr. Applegate said they were making a presentation on the Jobs Ready Site in Columbus on June 30. He said they would not know the outcome for thirty days.
7. Mr. O’Callaghan moved that the council meeting be adjourned. Mr. Bruns seconded the motion. All concurred and the council meeting was adjourned.
Denise A. Winemiller, Clerk of Council
Michael O’Callaghan, Vice Mayor