MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
MASSILLON CITY COUNCIL
HELD, MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Welcome to the Massillon City Council Meeting for Monday, December 15, 2014.  We have in attendance with us the following city officials:  Tax Administrator, Ken Koher, Safety Service Director, Al Hennon, Auditor, Jayne Ferrero, Deputy Auditor, Debbie Bonk, and Law Director, Perry Stergios.  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, Megan Starrett and Shaddrick Stinson.

Roll call of 7 present; Councilwoman Scassa and Councilwoman Halter absent.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – We have two (2) Councilwomen absent today; I need a motion to excuse Councilwoman Andrea Scassa and Councilwoman Nancy Halter.

COUNCILWOMAN CUNNINGHAM-HEDDERLY – I so move to excuse them.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Seconded by Councilman Manson.  Roll call to excuse Councilwoman Scassa and Councilwoman Halter.

 7 yes to excuse Councilwoman Scassa and Councilwoman Halter

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Both Councilwomen are excused for tonight’s meeting.  Tonight I would like to recognize Councilman Paul Manson for tonight’s invocation and pledge of allegiance.

  2.       INVOCATION

COUNCILMAN PAUL MANSON - Gave the invocation for tonight.

  3.       PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

COUNCILMAN MANSON – Chairperson of the Community Development 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 as written. 

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

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – We have reached #5.  This is the part 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.  Okay, I see no one; we will move into Introduction of Ordinances and Resolutions.

  6.       INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

ORDINANCE NO. 169 – 2014                   BY:  COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

AN ORDINANCE to approve current replacement pages to the Massillon Codified Ordinances, and declaring an emergency.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Manson.

COUNCILMAN MANSON – Yes, this is what we do every year; update the Massillon Codified Ordinances through the Drane Company.  Any questions; if not, I’ll be moving for passage.
 
COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Waive the rules?
 
COUNCILMAN MANSON – I make a motion that we waive the rules requiring three (3) separate readings and bring Ordinance No. 169 – 2014 forward for passage.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Seconded by Councilman Chovan.  Roll call for suspension.

7 yes for suspension 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – And for passage.

7 yes for passage

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you, Madam Clerk.  Ordinance No. 169 has passed.  Ordinance No. 170.

ORDINANCE NO. 170 – 2014                   BY:  STREETS, HIGHWAYS & TRAFFIC COMMITTEE

AN ORDINANCE to accept the dedication of road right of way area located on the east side of 9th Street S.W., and declaring an emergency.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Councilwoman Starrett.

COUNCILWOMAN STARRETT – Thank you, Mr. President.  This Ordinance will just approve the dedication to replat the property located on 9th St. S.W. that’s currently being used as part of the roadway replacement project there.  This was already approved by the Planning Commission.  Is there any discussion on this?  Seeing no discussion, I would ask that we waive the rules requiring three (3) readings and bring this forward for a vote.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Seconded by Councilman Manson.  Roll call for suspension.

7 yes for suspension

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – And for passage.

7 yes for passage

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you, Madam Clerk.  Ordinance No. 170 has passed.  Ordinance No. 171.

ORDINANCE NO. 171 – 2014             BY:  STREETS, HIGHWAYS & TRAFFIC COMMITTEE

AN ORDINANCE to accept the dedication of road right of way area located at 2850 Richville Dr. S.E., and declaring an emergency.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilwoman Starrett. 

COUNCILWOMAN STARRETT – This Ordinance is also like the other one.  It’s to approve the dedication replat of the property on Richville Dr. for the roadway there.  Again, this has been approved by the Planning Commission already.  Is there any discussion on this ordinance?  Seeing no discussion, I would ask that we waive the rules requiring three (3) readings and bring this forward for a vote.

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

7 yes for suspension

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – And for passage.

7 yes for passage

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you, Madam Clerk.  Ordinance No. 171 has passed.  Ordinance No. 172.

ORDINANCE NO. 172 – 2014                   BY:  FINANCE COMMITTEE

AN ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 143 – 1976 by repealing Section 13 – “ALLOCATION OF FUNDS - INCOME TAX” and enacting a new Section 13 – “ALLOCATION OF FUNDS - INCOME TAX” and repealing Ordinance No. 31 – 2014, and declaring an emergency.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Councilman Lewis.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – Yes, this particular Ordinance is what we would commonly refer to as “the split”.  It is going to allocate 99% of all revenue for the General Fund to go into the General Fund and 1% to go into the Income Tax Capital Improvement Fund.  Are there any questions?  Seeing none, I make a motion that we suspend the rules requiring three (3) readings, bringing Ordinance No. 172 – 2014 forward for a vote.

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

7 yes for suspension

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – And now for passage.

7 yes for passage

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Ordinance No. 172 has passed.  Ordinance No. 173.

ORDINANCE NO. 173 – 2014             BY:  FINANCE COMMITTEE

AN ORDINANCE reducing the appropriations in the 3110 Massillon Museum Fund, the 3105 State Patrol Transfer Fund, the 1409 Municipal Road Fund, the 1100 General Fund, the 1482 OPWC Projects Fund, the 1421 WWT Plant Upgrade Fund, the 1229 Home Fund, and the 1235 Community Health Fund, for the year ending December 31, 2014, and declaring an emergency.

COUNCIL CLERK ROLLAND – I didn’t make the addition on the agenda; I apologize.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – That’s okay.  We can do it on the floor.

COUNCIL CLERK ROLLAND – Okay.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Councilwoman Lewis.

COUNCILWOMAN LEWIS – Yes, what the Clerk of Council is referencing was the last minute adjustment that the Auditor is requesting us to make.  As many of you may be familiar with from the Finance Committee meeting that occurred last week, this particular ordinance deals with multiple reductions in appropriations in certain account items and this is to be able to zero out that item for the end of the year.  This is a measure that’s being requested to us to be done by the State of Ohio as a way of just a good recordkeeping in accounting for our City finances.  So, the particular piece in question is coming from the Auditor’s office.  It is to reduce the appropriations in the Tax Increment Fund 1340 by $263.63 in fees.  If we were to accept this amendment, it would become the new Section 9, meaning that the current Section 9 would become 10 and the current Section 10 would become 11.  So, with that said, I make a motion that we amend Ordinance No. 173 – 2014 to read in Section 9 as follows,  “The appropriations are hereby reduced in the 1340 Tax Increment Fund, for the year ending December 31, 2014, as follows:  $263.63 from an account entitled “Fees” – 1340.905.5.2382.  Section 10 would now be the standard clause that we have in our ordinances that allow for the Clerk of Council to make corrections, typographical errors and Section 11 would be a new section and it is a typical clause of our legislation declaring an emergency.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you. 
Councilman Lewis has made a motion to amend Ordinance No. 173 and it is seconded by Councilwoman Del Rio-Keller.  Roll call to amend Ordinance No. 173.

7 yes to amend Ordinance No. 173 - 2014

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  The ordinance remains at first it’s reading.  Councilman Lewis.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – I guess I will also add just for the sake of the record that the reason we had to do this evening is because this is the last regular session of Council for the year and that needed to be cleaned up before year’s end.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – Seeing that we are at first reading, I will make a motion that we suspend the rules requiring three (3) readings, bringing Ordinance No. 173 – 2014 forward for a vote.

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

7 yes for suspension

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – And for passage.

7 yes for passage

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Ordinance No. 173 has passed.  Ordinance No. 174.

ORDINANCE NO. 174 – 2014             BY:  FINANCE COMMITTEE

AN ORDINANCE authorizing the Chief of Police of the City of Massillon, Ohio, to accept a grant from the Health Foundation of Greater Massillon for the Massillon Police Department, and declaring an emergency.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Councilman Lewis.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – Yes, our Police Department was fortunate enough to be able to apply for and receive a grant from the Health Foundation of Greater Massillon for the $5,000.  This $5,000 will be used for the purchase of a Range Trauma Kit; 2 AED units and certification of these AED’s.  They are simply asking us to, essentially, allow for this to happen since it is going to be an exchange of revenue within the City.  Are there any questions?  Seeing none, I make a motion that we suspend the rules requiring three (3) readings, bringing Ordinance No. 174 – 2014 forward for a vote.

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

7 yes for suspension

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – And for passage.

7 yes for passage

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you, Madam Clerk.  Ordinance No. 174 has passed.  Ordinance No. 175.

ORDINANCE NO. 175 – 2014             BY:  FINANCE COMMITTEE

AN ORDINANCE making certain appropriations from the unappropriated balance of the 1209 Police Pension Fund, for the year ending December 31, 2014, and declaring an emergency.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Councilman Lewis.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – As discussed at the last Finance Meeting, this is just a payment to the Police Dept.’s Pension Fund.  We have to make these payments in order for these guys that are retired officers to be able to receive their benefits.  Are there any questions?  Seeing none, I make a motion that we suspend the rules requiring three (3) readings, bringing Ordinance No. 175 – 2014 forward for a vote.

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

7 yes for suspension

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – And for passage.

7 yes for passage

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Ordinance No. 175 has passed.  Ordinance No. 176.

ORDINANCE NO. 176 – 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 piece of legislation is some adjustments that are being made within our accounts in order to be able to take care of some expenses that the City still has.  Council does have a bill that is outstanding that we want to pay, so, there is a slight adjustment to be able to fund our accounts to do so.  There’s also an adjustment here for the purchase of tires for our police vehicles.  We’re taking out of Public Utilities and Fire and putting into Council and Street.  The money is there, it is not making anything operate any less efficiently; it’s just moving it from one account to another, so that we can operate.  I do have one question though, the bill in question was the Walter Drane; what is that bill’s total?

COUNCIL CLERK ROLLAND – $3,472.72.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – So we will cover that, but I have to ask the Auditor, I have two (2) bills before me coming up in Section 9 that’s going to be about another $1,500 to $1,600.  Am I postponing those again?

AUDITOR FERRERO – No.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – The money is there?

AUDITOR FERRERO – The money is there.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – Thank you.  Alright, now that that’s cleared up, does anybody else have any other questions?  Seeing none, I make a motion that we suspend the rules requiring three (3) readings, bringing Ordinance No. 176 – 2014.

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

7 yes for suspension

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – And for passage.

7 yes for passage

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Ordinance No. 176 has passed.  Ordinance No. 177.

ORDINANCE NO. 177 – 2014             BY:  FINANCE COMMITTEE

AN ORDINANCE adopting temporary appropriations for the operating and capital expenditures of the City of Massillon, Ohio, for the fiscal year 2015, and declaring an emergency.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Lewis.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – Yes, at the last Finance Committee Meeting of last week, there was a question about this particular legislation because it had referenced effective January 1, 2015 and for the entire year, December 31, 2015 and it’s a fully loaded budget.  And some of us had questions as that the wisdom of doing so, and I do see that there has been an added line.  I’ll point you to the third line down in Section 1 after the comma it says, “For the first 91 days of the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015”.  That satisfies my standards; I do believe it puts the impotence upon Council and the Administration to pass a more permanent budget before the end of March 31, and I think that completely captures the intent in this legislation.  Is there any discussion about the actual budget that we had multiple meetings for or this legislation?  Seeing none, I make a motion that we suspend the rules requiring three (3) readings, bringing Ordinance No. 177 – 2014 forward for a vote.
 
COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Seconded by Councilwoman Del Rio-Keller.  Roll call for suspension.

7 yes for suspension

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – And now for passage.

7 yes for passage

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you, Madam Clerk.  Ordinance No. 177 has passed.  Ordinance No. 178.

ORDINANCE NO. 178 – 2014             BY:  FINANCE COMMITTEE

AN ORDINANCE making certain appropriations from the unappropriated balance of the 1212 Summer Concert Fund, for the year ending December 31, 2014, and declaring an emergency.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Lewis.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – Yes, as we are all well aware of, by at this point, the Summer Concert Series is donated money.  All the monies that come into these accounts that are moved around and spent from these accounts, are these donated funds.  We simply as the Council, do that to act as the overseeing body and approve the movements through our ordinances.  Seeing that said, I do not have any questions.  Does anyone else have any questions or conversation?  Seeing none, I make a motion that we suspend the rules requiring three (3) readings, bringing Ordinance No. 178 – 2014 forward for a vote.

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

7 yes for suspension

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – And for passage.

7 yes for passage

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Ordinance No. 178 has passed.  Resolution No. 13.

RESOLUTION NO. 13 – 2014             BY:  FINANCE COMMITTEE

A RESOLUTION waiving any interest or penalties that may be owed by any taxpayer that is required for the first time to pay estimated taxes by reason of the reduction of the income tax credit for the City of Massillon, Ohio, and declaring an emergency.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Lewis.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – Yes, this resolution is response to the income tax credit reduction that occurred earlier this year.  Some of us had voiced concerns that with so many people be affected, in fact, at somewhere around about 30% of the W-2’s that come into the City, that many citizens may not be fully aware that they would have to pay estimated taxes at the end of the second half of this year.  And as such, may be subject to penalties and interest, which could cause quite an issue for many citizens and a lot of hard feelings that weren’t necessary.  So, we drafted or I should say, I didn’t draft this; Mr. Koher and Mr. Stergios worked together to draft this legislation.  I want to point out as Mr. Koher pointed out to me, I appreciate his diligence when he looked at the last line that “The waiver shall automatically expire on April 15, 2015, or upon the expiration date granted by the City”.  That will allow the Tax Administration Dept. to have a little bit of leeway, if someone needs to extend; file for an extension of their taxes, or whatever, and allow us to continue to grant this little bit of kindness or whatever you want to call it.  With that said, are there any comments or questions?  Seeing none, I make a motion that we suspend the rules requiring three (3) readings, bringing Resolution No. 13 – 2014 forward for a vote.

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

7 yes for suspension

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – And for passage.

7 yes for passage

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you, Madam Clerk.  Resolution No. 13 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 CHERYL L LEONARD ESTATE, CHARLES LEONARD JR, EXECUTOR, DBA EMMERT’S MARKET, 1107 ERIE ST S, 1ST FLOOR, MASSILLON, OH  44646 TO PATRICK EMMERT, DBA EMMERT’S MARKET, 1107 ERIE ST S, 1ST FLOOR, MASSILLON, OH  44646

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Councilman Stinson, do you have a copy of that letter?

COUNCILMAN STINSON – Yes I do.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  That letter will be forwarded and filed.  Do we have any bills?

    9.     BILLS, ACCOUNTS & CLAIMS

  1. THE REPOSITORY  – $ 782.00 – OCTOBER ORDINANCES
  2. COPECO - $887.00 – SERVICE CONTRACT

 

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

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – I make a motion that we pay the bills.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Seconded by Councilwoman Del Rio-Keller.  Roll call to pay the bills.

7 yes to pay the bills

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  The Clerk will pay the bills and charge them to the proper accounts.

  10.     REPORTS FROM CITY OFFICIALS

  1. AUDITOR’S REPORT FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Lewis, I need a motion to accept the Auditor’s Report.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – I make a motion that we accept the Auditor’s Report.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Seconded by Councilwoman Del Rio-Keller.  Roll call to accept the Auditor’s Report.

7 yes to accept the Auditor’s Report

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you very much.

  11.     REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

            COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Manson.

COUNCILMAN MANSON – Yes, last Thursday we met after the Parks & Rec Board meeting and had a roundtable discussion with their Board and with their Administration and four (4) Council people were there; Sarita, Michelle, myself and Megan.  Nobody left injured (thanks to you).  It was pretty civil.  We have a long way to go though.  You know, we have an issue that we voted 9 – 0 to continue 27 holes into next year and they had voted 5 – 0 opposed, recommending going to 18 holes.  So we have some work we have to do.  There wasn’t anything concrete, just a lot of back and forth discussion, but I think it’s just the way have to get started here and I’m sure we’ll do some more before we’re finished.  I know Michelle’s got some ideas; I didn’t think anything at first I got anything, but I did get some stuff out of it, honestly.  In fact, I have a copy of the ordinance that pertains to the golf course, No. 73, that we passed in 2013 and it explains how Council’s role and it also has a part in there about a committee, an Advisory Committee, to be set up for the golf course.  So, I think we’re going to be moving on that, I don’t know we want to get into that any…we will talk about it more at the Work Session at the end of December; we’ll have more to discuss.  Good enough?  I don’t know, does anybody else want to say anything that was there?  It was civil, but, we’re far apart in our thinking on much of it, but I think they realize that we have to get geared up for next year and get moving here.  That’s all I have.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Is there anyone else?
 
 12.      RESOLUTIONS & REQUESTS OF COUNCIL MEMBERS

 13.      CALL OF CALENDAR

 14.      THIRD READING OF ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS

 15.      SECOND READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

            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 – Councilwoman Del Rio-Keller.

COUNCILWOMAN DEL RIO-KELLER – Thank you, Mr. President.  This is the lease agreement for what we know as the Cottrill Farm out on Skyland N.W.  This is to allow Stark Parks to come in and lease this property from us for $1.00 per year.  If there are not any questions or discussions, I will be making a motion to suspend the rules requiring three (3) readings and bring Ordinance No. 158 forward for a vote.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Paul?

COUNCILMAN MANSON – Yes, I would…my question would be is I assume that our Law Director put this together, this agreement?  Or at least participated in it or reviewed it.

LAW DIRECTOR STERGIOS – Yes, and made revision and it’s okay with me.

COUNCILMAN MANSON – That’s all I wanted to here.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Okay, is there anyone else?  Okay, Councilwoman Del Rio-Keller.

COUNCILWOMAN DEL RIO-KELLER – Thank you.  I would like to suspend the rules requiring three (3) readings and bring Ordinance No. 158 up for a vote.

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

7 yes for suspension

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – And for passage.

7 yes for passage

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you, Madam Clerk.  Ordinance No. 158 has passed.  Ordinance No. 160.

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

AN ORDINANCE authorizing the Director of Public Safety and Service of the City of Massillon, Ohio to amend 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 – Councilwoman Starrett.

COUNCILWOMAN STARRETT – Thank you, Mr. President.  As it stated, this will amend the emergency snow street ordinance and would add Commonwealth between Amherst and 8th Street N.E.  This is because of the emergency room and the renovations at Affinity (Hospital).  Commonwealth is the main entrance from the north and northeast and the only exit from the emergency room, so, they would really like to add this to the emergency snow street so we don’t have any issues when there is some major snows.  I gave this first reading in case we had any discussion or any concerns from citizens.  Mr. Hennon gladly went out and made sure; he said there should be many problems with parking because almost house there has driveways and/or garages.  I haven’t gotten any citizen concerns; is there any other discussion on this?  Seeing no discussion, I would ask that we waive the rules requiring three (3) readings and bring this forward for a vote tonight.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you.  Seconded by Councilman Manson.  Roll call for suspension.

7 yes for suspension

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – And for passage.

7 yes for passage

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

 16.      NEW & MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – I’d like to remind everyone that our next Work Session is December 29th.  We have five (5) Mondays in this month, so, we skip the fourth Monday and reconvene on the fifth Monday.  Also I’d like to make a note that the Parks and Recreation Director, Doug Nist, has entered the meeting.  Is there anyone else for new or 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.

 18.      ADJOURNMENT

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Okay, I see no one.  Councilman Manson, I need a motion to adjourn.
 
COUNCILMAN MANSON – I move to adjourn.

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

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DIANE ROLLAND, CLERK OF COUNCIL

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TONY M. TOWNSEND, PRESIDENT

 

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