RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

MEETING OF COUNCIL

October 22, 2007

 

 

Mayor Beyer called the October 22, 2007 City of Union council meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. on Monday evening. 

 

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

 

          Other city staff members present were John P. Applegate, City Manager, Denise Winemiller, Clerk of Council, and Dave Caulwell, sitting in for Joe Moore, the Law Director.

 

          Mayor Beyer called for a moment of silence.

 

          1.       Mayor Beyer asked if there were any questions or comments on the minutes from the October 9, 2007 council meeting.  There were no corrections 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 Beyer recognized Roger Dilts who indicated he wanted to address the council. 

          Mr. Dilts of 315 Lang Court asked about the status of the new fire engine.  Mr. Applegate said they would be looking into that after the first of the year since the fire station is completed.

          Mr. Dilts then asked what was the total cost of the fire station.  Mayor Beyer said 1.25 million for the whole project.

 

3.       THIRD READING – ORDINANCE 1431 – AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 955.03 OF THE UNION CODE, RELATING TO CHARGES FOR MINNICH CEMETERY. (three readings)

 

 

Mr. O’Callaghan moved to have the third and final reading and adopt Ordinance 1431.  Mr. Bruns seconded the motion.  All concurred and Ordinance 1431 was adopted. 

 

4.       THIRD READING – ORDINANCE 1432 – AN ORDINANCE AMENDING PART NINE, TITLE THREE, UTILITIES CHAPTER 931, SECTION 931.01 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF UNION PERTAINING TO SEWER CHARGES. (three readings)

 

          Mr. Bruns moved to have the third and final reading and adopt Ordinance 1432.  Mr. O’Callaghan seconded the motion.  All concurred and Ordinance 1432 was adopted.

 

5.       THIRD READING – ORDINANCE 1433 - AN ORDINANCE GRANTING TO THE DAYTON POWER AND LIGHT COMPANY, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, AN ELECTRIC FRANCHISE IN THE CITY OF UNION, STATE OF OHIO, FOR A PERIOD OF FIVE (5) YEARS, AUTOMATICALLY RENEWING FOR ADDITIONAL PERIODS OF TWO (2) YEARS UNLESS NOTICE IS GIVEN, COMMENCING ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ORDINANCE. (three readings)

 

          Mr. O’Callaghan moved to have the third and final reading and adopt Ordinance 1433.  Mr. Bruns seconded the motion.  All concurred and Ordinance 1433 was adopted.

 

6.       SECOND READING – ORDINANCE 1435 – AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING REGULATIONS FOR REMOVAL OF ANIMAL DEFECATION IN THE CITY OF UNION, OHIO.  (three readings)

 

          Mr. Bruns moved to have the second reading of Ordinance 1435.  Mr. O’Callaghan seconded the motion.  All concurred and Ordinance 1435 was passed to the third reading.

 

7.       SECOND READING – ORDINANCE 1436 - AN ORDINANCE GRANTING TO VECTREN ENERGY DELIVERY OF OHIO, INC. AND INDIANA GAS COMPANY, INC., AS TENANTS IN COMMON, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, A GAS FRANCHISE IN THE CITY OF UNION, STATE OF OHIO, FOR A PERIOD OF FIVE (5) YEARS, AUTOMATICALLY RENEWING FOR ADDITIONAL PERIODS OF TWO (2) YEARS UNLESS NOTICE IS GIVEN, COMMENCING ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ORDINANCE.  (three readings)

 

          Mr. Bruns moved to have the second reading of Ordinance 1436.  Mayor Beyer seconded the motion.  All concurred and Ordinance 1436 was passed to the third reading. 

 

8.       Open Agenda

 

Mayor Beyer welcomed some students that were attending the meeting.

 

Mrs. Perkins said it was good to see the Northmont students attending the meeting and she invited them to come again. 

 

          Mrs. Perkins asked about Union’s one percent income tax and the letter that was sent out from Vandalia about estimated tax returns to be submitted quarterly.  She said they had not heard again from Vandalia so she asked if the first payment was due on April 15.  Mrs. Winemiller said that was what Union and Vandalia had agreed to.   

 

           Mr. O’Callaghan reminded everyone that Beggar’s Night was Tuesday evening, October 30, 2007, from 6:00 to 8:00.  He added that in memory of their former mayor, Bob Packard, he would say remind everyone to watch out for all the children trick or treating. 

 

          Mrs. Kyle wished everyone on the election ballot good luck. 

 

          Mrs. Terry wished everyone a happy Halloween.

 

          Mr. Bruns asked that the citizens please remember to vote at the next election. 

 

          Mr. Applegate said they were within two hundred feet of eliminating the lift station on Rinehart Road.   He said he hoped that, weather permitting, they would have it dismantled in the next few days.

 

          He also said they are getting ready to start on Phillipsburg-Union Road sanitary sewer from State Route 48 to Marrett Farm the week of October 29, 2007.

 

          Mrs. Winemiller referred to a memorandum on the new sunshine laws that went into effect this year.  There is a three hour public records training session required for elected officials.  Mrs. Winemiller said in researching this, she found that the city is allowed to appoint a member of the city staff to go through the training.  The city councils are generally appointing the city clerk or finance director that is in charge of keeping the public records to go through the training.

 

          Mrs. Winemiller said even if she was appointed to attend the training, the council members would also be able to attend the program.   

 

          Mr. Bruns moved to appoint Denise Winemiller as the designee to attend the public records training program on behalf of the council.  Mrs. Kyle seconded the motion.  All concurred and the motion was passed.

 

          Dave Caulwell, sitting in for Joe Moore had no comments for the council.

 

          9.       Mayor Beyer moved that the council meeting be adjourned.  Mr. O’Callaghan seconded the motion.  All concurred and the October 22, 2007 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