MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING
MASSILLON CITY COUNCIL
HELD, MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014
6:00 p.m.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND B This special meeting is called to order.  This special meeting was called by Mayor Kathy Catazaro-Perry to discuss possible passage of Ordinance No. 117 – 2014.

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, Shaddrick Stinson.  Nancy Halter was absent.

Thus giving a roll call vote of 8 present.

Motion was made by Councilwoman Cunningham-Hedderly and seconded by Councilwoman Del Rio-Keller to excuse Councilwoman Halter.

Roll call of 8 yes to excuse Mrs. Halter.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSENDMadam Clerk, Ordinance No. 117 – 2014.

     ORDINANCE NO. 117 – 2014             BY:  STREETS, HIGHWAYS, TRAFFIC & SAFETY
                                                                     COMMITTEE

AN ORDINANCE authorizing the Director of Public Service and Safety of the City of Massillon, Ohio, to advertise for and receive sealed bids and enter into a contract, upon award and approval of the Board of Control, with the lowest and best bidder for the 2014 CDBG Target Neighborhood Resurfacing Program in the City of Massillon, Ohio, and declaring an emergency.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilwoman Starrett.

COUNCILWOMAN STARRETT – Thank you, Mr. President.  At this point, this is an ordinance that We have in front of us to get some of the CDBG grant funding to resurface five (5) different streets.  Would the Mayor or Engineer would like to come up and tell us about this…whoever would like to speak on that first; engineering??  If you could just kind of give us the run down on this; how you chose these streets; when you are going to be getting this done…that kind of stuff.

CITY ENGINEER DYLEWSKI – We’re trying to get it accomplished in the fall.  This is something that we do every year with the CD Program.  Mr. Markus has about $112,000 appropriated for the Project and we’re going to see where the bids come in at and the remainder of the funds will come from the Municipal Road Fund.  So, obviously we’ve tried to save a week of getting it out to bid by having a Special Meeting tonight, obviously within next week’s Council meeting.  We’re just trying to save some time to get it out there since we’re kind of getting late in the year to get this type of projects completed. 

COUNCILWOMAN STARRETT – Questions?

COUNCILMAN CHOVAN – Thank you.  How do they choose those roads?

CITY ENGINEER DYLEWSKI – Well, the CD funds can only be used in the Target area which is obviously, restricted by the map which is not encompassing the whole City, so when you only have limited amount of funds, based on square mileage, we try to group them together so that the contractor is not picking up and going all over town and you’re wasting resources. 

COUNCILMAN CHOVAN – Do you have that map that shows what the target areas are for the CDBG?  I mean, not with you, but if I wanted to call you and get it?

CITY ENGINEER DYLEWSKI – Sure, absolutely.  We can bring a copy of that to Council next week.

COUNCILMAN CHOVAN – Okay, thanks.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Are there any more questions for the Engineer?

COUNCILWOMAN STARRETT – Now are you looking to get this voted on tonight or do you want this next week…I mean, when do you want to get bids out on this?

CITY ENGINEER DYLEWSKI – Well, the hope would be tonight, obviously so that we can advertise this week.  Or we’d have to obviously wait until next week, if it went that far.

COUNCILWOMAN STARRETT – Does anybody have any concerns about that or anything they want to look into?

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Manson.

COUNCILMAN MANSON – Yes, this isn’t really uncommon, I don’t think.  Sometimes during the season we get some money for some projects so we want to try to get them in as soon as we can and I don’t think it’s unreasonable.  That’s how I feel about it.

COUNCILMAN CHOVAN – I just one more quick question.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Chovan.

COUNCILMAN CHOVAN – Thank you.  Do we have, on any of these streets, like I’m picturing, I know this starts at 13th St.?  Are there any storm grates that can be replaced as part of this too?  Or are there any in need of it there?

CITY ENGINEER DYLEWSKI – Those won’t be incorporated in our project, obviously, because of the cost.  I’m not aware of anything that’s poor condition that it would need replaced.  But, you know, we could do, obviously a double check on that to make sure.

COUNCILMAN CHOVAN – Well, I mean, you know there are funds, you know how we get the Storm Sewer funds, I mean, we could kill two (2) birds with one stone.  I mean, I don’t what we have…

CITY ENGINEER DYLEWSKI – We weren’t aware of any that were on the current list of being replaced…you know sometimes in these projects, it’s not necessarily the CD projects, but we would incorporate replacing those as part of the project (Exactly) or bigger projects with more funds available

COUNCILMAN CHOVAN – Okay, thanks.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Are there anymore questions?

COUNCILWOMAN STARRETT – Seeing no more questions or issues with council members at this point, Mr. President, I would make a motion that we suspend the rules requiring three (3) readings and bring Ordinance No. 117 – 2014 forward for a vote.

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

8 yes for suspension

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – And for passage.

8 yes for passage

COUNDIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Ordinance No. 117 has passed.  This concludes tonight’s Special Meeting.

MEETING ADJOURNED -  6:10 p.m.

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DIANE ROLLAND, INTERIM CLERK OF COUNCIL

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TONY M. TOWNSEND, PRESIDENT

 

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