MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
MASSILLON CITY COUNCIL
HELD, MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Welcome to the Massillon City Council Meeting for Monday, December 1, 2014.  We have in attendance with us the following city officials:  Mayor Kathy Catazaro-Perry, Safety Service Director, Al Hennon, Auditor, Jayne Ferrero, Deputy Auditor, Debbie Bonk, Law Director, Perry Stergios, and Health Dept. Commissioner, Terri Argent.  On the wall to your left are agendas for anyone who wishes to follow tonight’s meeting.  Also if you look at the agenda, under item #5 is where the public can speak on any item that appears on tonight’s agenda and then under item #17 is where the public can speak on any item that does NOT appear on tonight’s agenda.  I want remind anyone with cell phones, please turn them down or set them to vibrate. 

  1.       ROLL CALL

Roll call for the evening found the following Council Members present:  Milan Chovan, Sarita Cunningham-Hedderly, Michelle Del Rio-Keller, Ed Lewis, Paul Manson, Andrea Scassa, Megan Starrett and Shaddrick Stinson.

Roll Call of 8 present; Councilwoman Nancy Halter absent.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you. Councilman Manson, I need a motion to excuse Councilwoman Halter. 

COUNCILMAN MANSON – So moved.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Seconded by Councilwoman Cunningham-Hedderly.  Roll call to excuse Councilwoman Halter.

8 yes to excuse Councilwoman Halter

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Councilwoman Halter has been excused.  I’d to recognize Councilman Ed Lewis for tonight’s invocation and pledge of allegiance.

  2.       INVOCATION

COUNCILMAN ED LEWIS - Gave the invocation for tonight.

  3.       PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – Chairperson of the Finance Committee led those in attendance in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
  4.       READING OF THE JOURNAL

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Madam Clerk, are the minutes of the previous meeting transcribed and open for public viewing?

COUNCIL CLERK ROLLAND – Yes, they are.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Are there any additions or corrections to be made?

COUNCIL CLERK ROLLAND – No, there are not.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you; the minutes stand approved.  We’re going to kind of change the agenda somewhat.  After speaking with Councilman Lewis and Councilman Stinson, after careful research and review, they have decided they would like to move Ordinance No. 138 – 2014 forward because they are confident that after the research and discussions that it will pass unanimously tonight.

COUNCILMAN STINSON – Thank you Mr. President.  I’d like to make a motion that we move Ordinance No. 138 – 2014 forward for a vote.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – I need a second?  Seconded by Councilman Lewis.  Roll call to amend the agenda to move Ordinance No. 138 up before Ordinance No. 156.  Roll call to amend agenda.

8 yes to move forward Ordinance No. 138 before Ordinance No. 156

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Okay, thank you very much, Council Clerk.  Ordinance No. 138.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – Excuse me, Mr. Townsend.  Do we still have to go through Section 5?

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Not necessarily, I don’t believe so, but if you’d like to, we can.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – Whatever, I just want to make sure that I was clear as to what was going on, that’s all.  I’m fine with whatever order you take.

ORDINANCE NO. 138 – 2014                   BY: HEALTH, WELFARE & BLDG. REGS. COMMITTEE

AN ORDINANCE authorizing the Mayor of the City of Massillon, Ohio, to enter into a two (2) year rental agreement with the St. James AME Zion Church Life Center for office space to be used by the Massillon City Health Department, and declaring an emergency.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Stinson.

COUNCILMAN STINSON – Thank you, Mr. President.  At this time, I make a motion that we call for a vote of Ordinance No. 138 – 2014.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Would you like some discussion amongst council members?

COUNCILMAN STINSON – I think we’ve had enough discussion on this.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Okay, he made his motion.  May I have a second? 

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – Ms. Halter is not present.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilwoman Cunningham-Hedderly is.  Seconded by Councilwoman Cunningham-Hedderly.  Roll call to suspend.

COUNCIL MEMBERS – No, we don’t have to; just vote.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Okay, roll call for passage.

8 yes for passage

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you, Council Clerk.  Ordinance No. 138 has passed. 

 

5.         REMARKS OF DELEGATIONS AND CITIZENS TO MATTERS ON THE AGENDA

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – We have arrived at #5.  This is the section of the agenda where citizens may speak on a topic that appears on tonight’s agenda.  If you would like to speak on something, please come to the microphone at this time and give your name and address for the record and the topic you want to discuss. 

REVEREND MITCHELL-MARTIN – I just wanted to say that after seeing the process that this…an agenda, I want to thank the Council for their consideration and discussion that we had in the matter of the Massillon City Health Dept.  Thank you.  1930 Stoner Ave. N.E., Massillon, OH.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Is there anyone else?  Seeing no one, we will move forward.

 

6.         INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

           
ORDINANCE NO. 156 – 2014                   BY:  PARKS & RECREATION COMMITTEE

AN ORDINANCE approving the birthday party rental price increase for the Massillon Park and Recreation Department beginning January 1, 2015, and declaring an emergency.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Councilwoman Del Rio-Keller.

COUNCILWOMAN DEL RIO-KELLER – Thank you, Mr. President.  As I discussed at the Work Session last Monday, this ordinance is simply to take the existing birthday rental package that the Rec Center has and revamp it and make it much easier and user-friendly for people to use and it’s increasing the price slightly.  Anybody have any questions?  Seeing no questions, I would like to make a motion that we suspend the rules requiring three (3) readings and bring Ordinance No. 156 – 2014 forward for a vote.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Okay.  Seconded by Councilman Stinson.  Roll call for suspension.

8 yes for suspension

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – And for passage.

8 yes for passage

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you, Madam Clerk.  Ordinance No. 156 has passed.  Ordinance No. 157.

ORDINANCE NO. 157 – 2014             BY:  PARKS & RECREATION COMMITTEE

AN ORDINANCE approving the seasonal and part time employee rate increase for the Massillon Parks and Recreation Department beginning January 1, 2015, and declaring an emergency.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Councilwoman Del Rio-Keller. 

COUNCILWOMAN DEL RIO-KELLER – Thank you, Mr. President.  Ordinance No. 157 is simply recognizing that the minimum wage increase is going up and this is just to pass the rates so they are in effect for January 1st for the Parks and Recreation Dept.  Any questions?  Seeing no questions, I’d like to move Ordinance No. 157 – 2014 forward for a vote, suspending the required three (3) readings.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you, seconded by Councilman Lewis.  Roll call for suspension.

8 yes for suspension

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – And for passage.

8 yes for passage

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you, Madam Clerk.  Ordinance No. 157 has passed.  Ordinance No. 158.

ORDINANCE NO. 158 – 2014                   BY:  PARKS & RECREATION COMMITTEE

AN ORDINANCE authorizing the Mayor to enter into a lease agreement on behalf of the City of Massillon, Ohio, with the Stark County Park District, an Ohio Political Subdivision of Canton, Ohio, as Lessee, and declaring an emergency.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Councilwoman Del Rio-Keller.

COUNCILWOMAN DEL RIO-KELLER – Thank you, Mr. President.  First reading.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Ordinance No. 158 has received its first reading.  Ordinance No. 159.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 159 – 2014             BY:  RULES & COURTS COMMITTEE

AN ORDINANCE authorizing the Auditor and Mayor of the City of Massillon, Ohio, to enter into a contract with the Local Government Services Section of the Auditor of State (LGS) to compile the basic financial statements for the City of Massillon for the years ending December 31, 2014, December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2016, and declaring an emergency.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you, Councilwoman Scassa.

COUNCILWOMAN SCASSA – Thank you, Mr. President.  At last week’s Work Session Mrs. Bonk from the Auditor’s office explained that this is simply renewing for another three (3) years, a contract that the City previously had with the State Auditor’s office for the compilation of our financial statements that are then used for the audit.  So, no one had any questions at the Work Session and considering we’re just entering into the same contract, I don’t believe the dollar amounts change for the contract, my intention tonight, I don’t know if anyone has any questions or discussion, is to make my motion to suspend the three (3) readings and bring No. 159 forward for passage.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Do I have a second?  Seconded by Councilman Chovan.  Roll call for suspension.

8 yes for suspension

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – And now for passage.

8 yes for passage

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you, Madam Clerk.  Ordinance No. 159 has passed.  Ordinance No. 160.

ORDINANCE NO. 160 – 2014             BY:  STREETS & HIGHWAYS COMMITTEE

AN ORDINANCE authorizing the Director of Public Safety and Service of the City of Massillon, Ohio, to amending Ordinance No. 133 – 1964, to reflect an updated complete list of emergency snow streets for the year ending December 31, 2014, and declaring an emergency.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Councilwoman Starrett.

COUNCILWOMAN STARRETT – Thank you, Mr. President.  This ordinance does add the Commonwealth (Street) between Amherst and 8th Street to the emergency snow parking ban.  I think I’m going to go ahead and just give this first reading tonight just to see if we get any comments from anybody.  I believe this is in Ms. Halter’s ward.  So, hopefully, I’ll e-mail her and see if she’s heard anything, if she has, maybe I’ll direct them to the at-large to see if anybody has any concerns or questions.  So, first reading.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Ordinance No. 160 has received first reading.  Ordinance No. 161.

ORDINANCE NO. 161 – 2014             BY:  FINANCE COMMITTEE

AN ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 30 – 2014 by revising the 2014 budget, and declar          ing an emergency.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Lewis.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – Yes, I’d like to start this whole savvy of ordinances by saying there’s a lot of clean up going on; a lot of this things that we do most of the time during the end of the year.  This particular ordinance is simply taking the Fire/Police funds, their pension funds, some Lincoln Center Debt II funds, things of this nature, and putting the exact dollar amount that was spent over the course of the year into the budget.  This is something that we are obligated to do.  At the beginning of the year we kind of had the estimates that’s budgeted, but at the end of the year we have to put the exact dollar amount.  Ms. Ferrero, (yes) the State Auditor obviously has no problem with this?

AUDITOR FERRERO – Oh no.  This is something we have to do.  We do this every year.  It’s just a housekeeping thing.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – Thank you.  If there is no discussion then I would like to move forward with a motion.  Seeing none, I make a motion that we suspend the rules requiring three (3) readings and bring Ordinance No. 161 – 2014 forward for a vote.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Seconded by Councilwoman Del Rio-Keller.  Roll call for suspension.

8 yes for suspension

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – And for passage.

8 yes for passage

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you, Madam Clerk.  Ordinance No. 161 has passed.  Ordinance No. 162.

ORDINANCE NO. 162 – 2014             BY:  FINANCE COMMITTEE

AN ORDINANCE authorizing the Auditor to pay various 2014 bills that have been received and that will be received by her office between January 1, 2015 and March 31, 2015, out of the 2015 appropriations within the various departments of the City of Massillon, Ohio, and declaring an emergency.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Councilman Lewis.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – Yes, this is simply…it’s something that we’ve done every year as well.  Any bills that are accumulated over the course of the end of the year, we may not actually receive the actual bill until 2015.  This is simply allowing the Auditor to go ahead and pay those bills out of 2015 appropriations.  Any discussion?  Seeing none, I make a motion that we suspend the rules requiring three (3) readings and bring Ordinance No. 162 – 2014 forward for a vote.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Seconded by Councilwoman Scassa.  Roll call for suspension.

8 yes for suspension

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – And for passage.

8 yes for passage

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you, Madam Clerk.  Ordinance No. 162 has passed.  Ordinance No. 163.

ORDINANCE NO. 163 – 2014             BY:  FINANCE COMMITTEE

AN ORDINANCE establishing the blanket purchase order amount for the fiscal year 2015 not to exceed Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00) for all departments with the exception of the 2101 Wastewater Treatment Fund within the City of Massillon, Ohio, and declaring an emergency.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Lewis.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – This ordinance, likewise, is more housekeeping and this allowing for next year when the departments are operating to go ahead and operate and make purchases, if necessary, within their budgeted amount as long as it does not exceed Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000) and go ahead and make those purchases.  Any discussion?  Seeing none, I make a motion that we suspend the rules requiring three (3) readings, bringing Ordinance No. 163 – 2014 forward for a vote.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Seconded by Councilwoman Del Rio-Keller.  Roll call for suspension.

8 yes for suspension

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – And for passage.

8 yes for passage

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you, Madam Clerk.  Ordinance No. 163 has passed.  Ordinance No. 164.

ORDINANCE NO. 164 – 2014             BY:  FINANCE COMMITTEE

AN ORDINANCE authorizing the Director of Public Service and Safety of the City of Massillon, Ohio, to enter into a contract with The Health Plan for health insurance coverage for City employees for the 2015 calendar year, and declaring an emergency.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Lewis.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – This is the health insurance coverage for the City.  This is what’s been offered.  This is the one, I believe, and Ms. Bonk you can correct me if I’m wrong, but this is the one that’s coming out cheaper than anticipated.  Is that correct?

DEPUTY AUDITOR BONK – That’s correct.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – We need to pass this in order to implement it for the next year.  I don’t necessarily see any reason to hold this up any longer.  Is there any discussion?  Seeing none, I make a motion that we suspend the rules requiring three (3) readings and bring Ordinance No. 164 – 2014 forward for a vote.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Seconded by Councilwoman Scassa.  Roll call for suspension.

8 yes for suspension

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – And for passage.

8 yes for passage

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Ordinance No. 164 has passed.  Ordinance No. 165.

ORDINANCE NO. 165 – 2014             BY:  FINANCE COMMITTEE

AN ORDINANCE authorizing the Director of Public Service and Safety of the City of Massillon, Ohio, to enter into a contract with Ohio AFSCME Care Plan for dental and vision insurance coverage for City employees for the 2015, 2016 and 2017 calendar years, and declaring an emergency.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Lewis.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – Yes, this ordinance compliments the ordinance that we just passed.  This is the dental and vision part of the health care package that we offer our employees.  Is there any discussion?  Seeing none, I make a motion that we suspend the rules requiring three (3) readings bringing Ordinance No. 165 – 2014 forward for a vote.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Seconded by Councilwoman Del Rio-Keller.  Roll call for suspension.

8 yes for suspension

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – And now for passage.

8 yes for passage

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you, Madam Clerk.  Ordinance No. 165 has passed.  Ordinance No. 166.

ORDINANCE NO. 166 – 2014             BY:  FINANCE COMMITTEE

AN ORDINANCE making certain transfers in the 2014 appropriations from within the 1100 General Fund, for the year ending December 31, 2014, and declaring an emergency.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Lewis.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – Yes, this ordinance deals with transfers that need to be completed in order to realign the budget balance for the year ending 2014.  We are dealing with transfers out of Salary-Fire, $20,000; Advance Out, $14,185; State Examination, $6,789.23; Annexation Fees, $3,305.98; Worker’s Comp., $2,031.26; Refunds, $250.00, City/State Collection Fees, $143.55; Ohio Muni League, $1.00; for a total of $46,706.02.  This is going into Salary-FEMA Safer Grant, Worker’s Comp., P.E.R.S.-Health, P.E.R.S.-Dom. Violence, and the Medicare-FEMA Safer Act.  Any conversation?  Seeing none, I make a motion that we suspend the rules requiring three (3) readings bringing Ordinance No. 166 – 2014 forward for a vote.

COUNCILMAN PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Seconded by Councilwoman Scassa.  Roll call for suspension.

8 yes for suspension

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – And for passage.

8 yes for passage

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Ordinance No. 166 has passed.  Ordinance No. 167.

ORDINANCE NO. 167 – 2014             BY:  FINANCE COMMITTEE

AN ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 124 – 2013 and any other ordinances inconsistent with this ordinance, and authorizing and directing the Auditor of the City of Massillon as of January 1, 2015, to deposit funds received from golfing fees at The Legends of Massillon Golf Course into the Legends Fund and the Bond Retirement – Legends fund, and declaring an emergency.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Lewis.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – Yes, this ordinance takes the golfing fees received at The Legends Golf Course and makes 97.25% of those monies go into the operating cost of the golf course and 2.75% of those monies received go into the Bond Retirement Fund.  Any conversation?  Seeing none, I make a motion suspending the rules requiring three (3) readings on Ordinance No. 167 – 2014 and bring it forward for a vote.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Seconded by Councilwoman Del Rio-Keller.  Roll call for suspension.

8 yes for suspension

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – And for passage.

8 yes for passage

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you, Madam Clerk.  Ordinance No. 167 has passed.  Ordinance No. 168.

ORDINANCE NO. 168 – 2014             BY:  FINANCE COMMITTEE

AN ORDINANCE authorizing the Auditor of the City of Massillon to deposit the three-tenths percent (.3%) City Income Tax for the Parks and Recreation system into the “Parks and Recreation Operations Fund”, “Parks and Recreation Debt Retirement Fund” and the “Parks and Recreation Capital Improvement Fund”, and declaring an emergency.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Councilman Lewis.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – This one also compliments the previous ordinance except this has to do with the income tax that is collected for the purpose of the Parks and Recreation Dept. It is setting its split at 42.5% to go to Parks and Rec operations, 56.5% to go to Parks and Rec Debt Retirement and 1% to Capital Improvement.  I’ll add that Parks and Recreation Debt Retirement is bigger than just The Legends Golf Course.  You also have, I believe, Community Park in there as well as direct Center itself that carries some of that burden.  Is there any discussion?  Seeing none, I would make a motion that we suspend the rules requiring readings bringing Ordinance No. 168 – 2014 forward for a vote.

COUNCIL PRESIDEN TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Seconded by Councilwoman Scassa.  Roll call for suspension.

8 yes for suspension

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – And for passage.

8 yes for passage

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you, Madam Clerk.  Ordinance No. 168 has passed.  Resolution No. 11.

RESOLUTION NO. 11 – 2014             BY:  FINANCE COMMITTEE

A RESOLUTION requesting the Stark County Auditor and Stark County Treasurer to pay the City’s share of 75% of the estate and inheritance taxes for the 2015 fiscal year.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Lewis.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – Yes, this is a resolution that we are using just as a safety measure.  Even though the State of Ohio does not have the estate tax currently, there still may be 2012 or older estates in the probate process that have not completely processed yet.  And in case they were to, we’d like to be able to grab a hold of those funds due to the City to assist us during these rough times.  This resolution will allow us to do that.  Is there any discussion?  Seeing none, I would make a motion suspending the rules requiring three (3) readings bringing Resolution No. 11 – 2014 forward for a vote.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Seconded by Councilwoman Del Rio-Keller.  Roll call for suspension.

8 yes for suspension

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – And for passage.

8 yes for passage

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you, Madam Clerk.  Resolution No. 11 has passed.  Resolution No. 12.

RESOLUTION NO. 12 – 2014             BY:  FINANCE COMMITTEE

A RESOLUTION requesting the Stark County Auditor and Stark County Treasurer to pay the City’s share of real estate taxes for the 2015 fiscal year.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Lewis.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – This resolution, again, compliments the last resolution except this deals with real estate taxes which we do anticipate receiving and allows us to receive an advance payment of those so that we can receipt them and assist the City immediately.  Is there any discussion?  Seeing none, I make a motion that we suspend the rules requiring three (3) readings, bringing Resolution No. 12 – 2014 forward for a vote.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Seconded by Councilwoman Scassa.  Roll call for suspension

8 yes for suspension

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – And for passage.

8 yes for passage

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you, Madam Clerk.  Resolution No. 12 has passed. 

    7.     UNFINISHED BUSINESS

    8.     PETITIONS & GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS

  1.       LETTER FROM DEPT. OF COMMERCE, DIVISION OF LIQUOR CONTROL REGARDING THE TRANSFER OF LIQUOR LICENSE FROM CHICO MEX LLC, DBA CHICO FIESTA LOCATED AT 2484 LINCOLN WAY E, MASSILLON, OHIO, TO RIZO GROUP, LLC, DBA AGAVERO BAR AND GRILL LOCATED AT 2484 LINCOLN WAY E, MASSILLON, OHIO.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Councilwoman Scassa, did you receive a copy?

COUNCILWOMAN SCASSA – I did.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.

    9.     BILLS, ACCOUNTS & CLAIMS

  1. THE WALTER H. DRANE COMPANY – $ 3,472.72 – CODIFIED ORDINANCES

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Councilman Lewis, I need a motion to pay the bills.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – Actually, Mr. President, I just received information from the Auditor that we may not have the proper funds aligned up in the account to make this bill payable.  So, with that consideration, maybe we should discuss this at the next Work Session to see what needs to be done to align up the proper accounts.  In which then I would think the appropriate motion would be just to maybe table this until the December 15, 2014 meeting to be voted on at that time.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Okay, I’ll take that motion.  I need a second.  Seconded by Councilwoman Scassa to table paying the bills until next week.  Roll call.

8 yes to table paying the bills

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Okay.

  10.     REPORTS FROM CITY OFFICIALS

  1. TREASURER’S REPORT FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER
  2. MAYOR’S REPORT FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER

 
  11.     REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

            COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Lewis.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – After next week’s Work Session, immediately preceding next week’s Work Session, we will be having another Budget hearing with Mr. Koher.

COUNCILMAN CHOVAN – Preceding the meeting?

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – Afterwards.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – And that Work Session is next week which is the 8th and it starts at 6:00 p.m.
 
  12.     RESOLUTIONS & REQUESTS OF COUNCIL MEMBERS

  13.     CALL OF CALENDAR

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – We will skip Call of the Calendar because we had the agenda amended to move that forward.

 14.      THIRD READING OF ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS

 15.      SECOND READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

 16.      NEW & MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS

 17.      REMARKS OF DELEGATIONS AND CITIZENS TO MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Okay, we have arrived at No. 17.  This is the section of the agenda for anyone who would like to speak on a topic that did NOT appear on tonight’s agenda.  If you’d like to speak on something, please come to the microphone at this time and give your name and address and the topic you’d wish to discuss.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – I see no one.  And I would like to welcome, I want to say, are they Boy Scouts or Cub Scouts?

SCOUT LEADER – Webelos.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Okay, I used to be a Boy Scout myself.  That’s why I could recognize you.  Welcome.

SCOUT LEADER – Thank you.

 18.      ADJOURNMENT

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – I see no one.  Councilman Lewis, I need a motion to adjourn.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – I move that we adjourn.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Seconded by Councilwoman Scassa.

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DIANE ROLLAND, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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TONY M. TOWNSEND, PRESIDENT

 

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