November 23, 2009



Mayor Goudy called the City of Union council meeting to order on November 23, 2009, Monday evening at 7:30. 


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


Other city staff members present were John P. Applegate, City Manager, Denise Winemiller, Clerk of Council, and Joe Moore, Law Director. 


Mayor Goudy asked if Mrs. Winemiller had heard from Mrs. Kyle and Mrs. Perkins.  Mrs. Winemiller said Mrs. Kyle had mentioned at the last meeting that she would miss the meeting this week.  Mr. Bruns moved that Mrs. Kyle’s absence be excused.  Mr. O’Callaghan seconded the motion.  All concurred and her absence was excused.


Mrs. Perkins had not called in and her absence was not excused.


1.       Mayor Goudy asked if there were any additions or corrections to the council minutes from the November 9, 2009 council meeting. 

Mr. Applegate said he wanted to clarify something that he had said at the last meeting.  In a discussion on the charge for the bulk rate of salt, he had said salt was $52.00 per ton this year.  After the council meeting, he rechecked that information and the cost was actually $65.17 per ton.  The council minutes now show the correct amount.  

Mr. Bruns moved that the 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 minutes were accepted as prepared.


2.       There were no citizens or visitors attending the meeting that wanted to address the council.




Mr. Applegate said this resolution is to amend the depository agreement with Fifth Third Bank.  Representatives from the bank have agreed to a three year extension with no increase of fees. 


Mr. Bruns moved to have the one and only reading and adopt Resolution 09-10.  Mr. Blackwell seconded the motion.  All concurred and Resolution 09-10 was adopted.


4.       Open Agenda


Mayor Goudy said she had received a couple of phone calls from residents asking if they could get flashing lights for the school zone at Union Elementary.   Mr. Applegate said the signs in front of the school are the standard signs required by the Ohio Revised Code.  He said they have looked into that before and he could check into the cost of doing that again.  The city would have to bear the expense, and it would involve metered usage of the lights, erecting poles, and locating the poles in people’s front yards.


Mr. Applegate said that people need to remember when school is in session and he thought the current system works quite well.  Mr. Applegate said there is usually an officer present and Mayor Goudy said that she has seen a police officer there during the times when people need to slow down.


All of the council members and staff wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving.  Mayor Goudy said that this country has a lot of issues right now but the good outweighs the bad, and that people should be thankful that they live in this country.  She also asked that everyone remember the troops that could not be at home this Thanksgiving.


Mr. Blackwell and Mr. O’Callaghan reminded everyone that the Christmas tree lighting would be held at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 29, at the fire station at Martindale and Montgomery Street.


Mr. Bruns asked about the judging for the house decorating and a tentative date would be on December 9, at 7:00 p.m.


Mr. Bruns reminded everyone that there would only be one council meeting in December, held on December 14 and he hoped that they could get the results of house decorating that evening.

Mr. Applegate said the last letter of credit from Irongate had been paid to the city and that everything has been resolved.  The city will have some work to do there in the spring but everything has been paid.


5.       Mr. O’Callaghan moved that the council meeting be adjourned.  Mr. Blackwell seconded the motion.  All concurred and the council meeting was adjourned.



Respectfully submitted,



Denise A. Winemiller, Clerk of Council



Michael O’Callaghan, Vice Mayor