RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

MEETING OF COUNCIL

March 24, 2008

 

Mayor Goudy called the City of Union council meeting to order on March 24, 2008, Monday evening, at 7:30 p.m.

           Attendance was taken and the following council members were present:  Mr. Bruns, Mrs. Kyle, Mayor Goudy, Mr. O’Callaghan, Mr. Blackwell, and Mrs. Perkins.  Other city staff members present were John P. Applegate, City Manager, Janet Hamilton, sitting in for Denise Winemiller, Clerk of Council, Brian Huelsman, representing Joe Moore, Law Director, Michael Blackwell, Director of Public Safety, John Parrish, Captain of Union Fire Department and Lieutenant Chris Snider of the Fire Department.

           Mrs. Terry had not called in and was not excused from attending the council meeting.

           Mayor Goudy called for a moment of silence.

           1.       Mrs. Goudy asked if there were any additions or corrections on the council minutes from the March 10, 2008 council meeting.  There were no corrections so Mr. O’Callaghan moved that the council minutes be approved.  Mayor Goudy seconded the motion.  All concurred and the council minutes from the March 10, 2008 council meeting were accepted as prepared.

           2.       Gerald Gergasko had indicated that he wished to address the council in the visitors and citizens portion of the meeting.  He said he lived at 205 Riesling Road and had spoken to Mr. Applegate and zoning inspector Glen Green concerning water runoff on his property.   He explained that his lot was up against a farm field in Union and water from the field would come on to his property.  He thought the two catch basins were not carrying the water away from the property. 

          He thanked Mr. Applegate and Mr. Green for meeting with him but was looking for help.  He also brought up concerns about fertilizer from the farm fields running into his and his neighbor’s yard. 

          Mr. Applegate said they would look at the situation again but that he did not know what could be done.  The topography of the area drains to that area, from west to east.  Mr. Gergasko said he had never talked to the developer of the subdivision.

          Mayor Goudy thanked him for his presentation and said she would get with the City Manager and try to answer as many of his questions as they could.  Mr. Applegate said the City of Union had required the developer to put in the storm sewer and catch basins but they would not have any authority over the farmer in Union.

 

3.       Union VFW 8211, located at State Route 48 and Montgomery County Line Road was present to make a donation to the Union Fire Department for its future training center.

 

          Three representatives from the VFW 8211, Bill Wolfe, Frank Sass, and Leroy McNees came forward and presented a check for $2,000.00 to the City of Union Fire Department to put towards their future training center.

          In appreciation of the donation, Public Safety Director Michael Blackwell, Fire Chief John Parrish, and Lieutenant Chris Snider presented the VFW with a plaque signed by the Mayor, City Manager, and Public Safety Director.

          Mayor Goudy and the council members thanked VFW 8211 for their generous contribution.

 

4.       ONE READING - RESOLUTION 08-02 - A FINAL RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF UNION TO ACT AS THE LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY/ LOCAL PUBLIC AGENCY (LPA) AND TO CONTRACT WITH THE STATE OF OHIO’S DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION TO COMPLETE THE BERM STABILIZATION AND RESURFACING OF STATE ROUTE 48 WITHIN THE CITY OF UNION.

 

            Mr. Applegate said the passage of this resolution was necessary so the State Route 48 project could proceed.  Mr. Applegate said the council had accepted the first part of the project on November 14, 2005 and since then, the estimated price had gone from $30,000 to $58,300.  The increase is mostly due to the price of asphalt.  In response to a question, the improvement will be from Phillipsburg-Union Road to Montgomery County Line Road.  Mr. Applegate said they expected the project to start in July or early August.

          Mr. Bruns moved that Resolution 08-02 be adopted.  Mr. O’Callaghan seconded the motion.  All concurred and Resolution 08-02 was adopted.

5.       Open Agenda

 

            Mr. Blackwell said that he had attended the Easter Egg Hunt and it was very successful.

 

          Mr. O’Callaghan agreed and he thanked Mrs. Terry for her help.  He said that despite the cloudy day, the event was well organized and he thanked the city and Mrs. Terry for donating funds to the event.  He said he had heard comments from people attending that this event was the best in the area. 

           Mrs. Kyle thanked the VFW 8211 for their nice gift to the Fire Department. 

           Mr. Bruns also thanked the VFW 8211 at State Route 48 and Montgomery County Line Road for contributing to the fire department.

           Mr. Applegate said that they were starting the addition to the iron removal facility to install the stand-by generator.

           He also announced that Miami County Home Builders Association had chosen StoneyCrest Subdivision for the site for the 2008 HOMEARAMA.  He said he would be meeting with them to see what they needed from the city.  The HOMEARAMA would be held from September 12 to September 21.  They would be building six homes in a price range of $350,000 to $400,000.   

           6.       Mr. O’Callaghan moved that the March 24, 2008 City of Union council meeting be adjourned.  Mrs. Goudy 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