RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

MEETING OF COUNCIL

January 12, 2009

 

 

Mayor Goudy called the January 12, 2009 City of Union council meeting to order on Monday evening at 7:30. 

 

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

          Other City of Union staff members present were John P. Applegate, City Manager, Denise Winemiller, Clerk of Council, and Brian Huelsman, sitting in for Joe Moore, Law Director. 

 

Mayor Goudy called for a moment of silence.

 

          1.       Mayor Goudy asked if there were any corrections or additions on the council minutes from the December 8, 2008 council meeting.  There were no corrections so Mr. Bruns moved that the council minutes be accepted as prepared.  Mr. O’Callaghan seconded the motion.  Mayor Goudy abstained and the other council members voted in favor of the motion.  The council minutes were accepted as prepared.

 

          2.       There were no comments from the citizens and visitors in the audience.

 

          Mayor Goudy said that two of the city’s council members, Mrs. Terry and Mrs. Kyle, had called.  They were both ill and unable to attend the meeting.

          Mayor Goudy moved that Mrs. Terry be excused from attending the meeting.  Mr. O’Callaghan seconded the motion.  All concurred and her absence was excused.

 

          Mayor Goudy then moved that Mrs. Kyle be excused from attending the meeting.  Mr. Bruns seconded the motion.  All concurred and Mrs. Kyle’s absence was excused.

 

3.       Reappointment for Park Board and Personnel Advisory and Appeals Board members.

 

          Mr. Bruns said Glynn Marsh’s term on the Planning Commission had expired and he moved to reappoint Glynn Marsh to serve on the Planning Commission for the next term, January 2009 to December 2012.   Mr. Blackwell seconded the motion.  All concurred and Mr. Marsh was approved to serve another term on the Planning Commission.

 

          Mr. Bruns commented that the term for Helen Oberer on the Park Board had expired so he moved that Helen Oberer be reappointed to serve on the Park Board for the term of January 2009 to December 2012.   Mayor Goudy seconded the motion.  All concurred and Mrs. Oberer was reappointed to the Park Board.

 

          Mr. Bruns said that Judy Collins position on the Personnel Advisory and Appeals Board had expired so he moved that Judy Collins be reappointed to serve on the Personnel Advisory and Appeals Board for the term January 2009 through December 2011.  Mayor Goudy seconded the motion.  All concurred and Mrs. Collins was approved to continue to serve on the Personnel Advisory and Appeals Board.

 

          Mr. Bruns said that the final appointment was to fill a vacant position on the Personnel Advisory and Appeals Board and he moved that Helen Oberer be appointed to fill the position for the remainder of the term from January 2009 to December 2010.   Mayor Goudy seconded the motion.  All concurred and the motion was passed.  Mrs. Oberer was appointed to serve on the Personnel Advisory and Appeals Board.

 

4.       Appointment of representatives and alternates for the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission and the Transportation Committee. 

 

          Mayor Goudy said they needed to appoint representatives to the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission and the Transportation Committee.  Mayor Goudy moved that Mr. Bruns serve as the representative for the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission and Transportation Committee.  Mr. Blackwell seconded the motion.  All concurred and the motion was passed. 

 

          Mr. Bruns then moved to appoint Mr. Applegate to serve as the alternate for the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission and the Transportation Committee.   Mayor Goudy seconded the motion.  All concurred and the motion was passed.  Mr. Applegate will be the alternate for the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission and the Transportation Committee.

 

Mr. Bruns commented that it does not require the Mayor to serve as the appointed representative; the position only requires an elected person from the council. 

 

          Mayor Goudy said that she was remiss in introducing Mr. Brian Huelsman, sitting in for Mr. Moore’s position as the city’s Law Director.  She thanked him for attending the meeting.

 

5.       ONE READING - ORDINANCE 1465 - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE APPROPRIATION OF AN EASEMENT AND ONE (1) ACRE OF REAL ESTATE FOR THE CITY OF UNION AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

 

          Mr. Applegate said passing this ordinance is the next step required by the Ohio Revised Code for the appropriation of real estate of one acre and the easement for the water tower to be built on the east side of the river.  It is staff’s recommendation that the council approve this as an emergency.  The passage of the ordinance is required so the city can continue the process to finalize the purchase of the property and easement.  As the ordinance states, the property owners have been notified and the city has not received a reply back so this allows the city to continue moving forward and finish the process. 

Mr. Bruns asked if the reason that the Ordinance was declared an emergency had to do with the grant.  Mr. Applegate said it was.

 

          Mr. Bruns moved that Ordinance 1465 be declared an emergency for the reasons set forth in the ordinance.  Mr. Blackwell seconded the motion.  All concurred and the motion was passed.

 

          Mr. Bruns then moved to have the one and only reading and adopt emergency Ordinance No. 1465.  Mr. O’Callaghan seconded the motion.  All concurred and Ordinance No. 1465 was adopted.

 

6.       Motion to extend the mowing contract with RB Services for a period of one year at the same cost as the original bid.

 

          Mr. Bruns clarified that this contract would run from May 1, 2009 to May 31, 2010.  Mayor Goudy asked why they were doing this now, several months in advance and Mr. Applegate said in case the council did not want to renew this, they would have to make other arrangements. 

          Mayor Goudy asked if the city had always been satisfied with the service from RB Services and Mr. Applegate said they had been.

 

          Mr. Bruns moved to extend the mowing contract with RB Services for a period of one year at the same cost as the original bid.  Mayor Goudy seconded the motion.  All concurred and the mowing contract with RB Services was extended.

 

7.       Open Agenda

 

Mayor Goudy welcomed everyone and thanked them for attending the meeting. 

 

Mr. O’Callaghan asked how the salt was holding out.  Mr. Applegate said so far it was holding out fine.  Mr. Applegate said this was the first time in a long time that the city had not needed to plow snow in December.  The City is in good shape with their salt supply. The city had received a couple of calls and they had explained to everyone that salt was $138.00 per ton and he said people had understood and appreciated that the city is being watchful of their dollars.

 

Mayor Goudy said that other cities are having trouble with their salt allocation for the year.  She asked everyone to please slow down so they get to their destination safely.   

 

8.       Mr. O’Callaghan moved that the January 12, 2009 City of Union council meeting be adjourned.  Mr. Blackwell 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