Feb. 4, 2014
Public Attendance: 8
• 2014-6, second reading, authorizing the service-safety director to advertise for bids and enter into contracts for the purchase or lease of equipment, and for the construction of various projects, and appropriating nearly $3.3 million.
• 2014-7, second reading, appropriating $15,000 from general fund to Police Department for gym equipment and maintenance; $50,000 from general fund to general expense fund for stream gauge maintenance; and $36,500 from street construction, maintenance and repair fund to Street Department for three truck beds; and $15,000 from street construction, maintenance and repair fund to traffic lights fund for bucket truck repairs.
• 2014-8, cooperating with the Ohio Department of Transportation for interchange work on I-75, U.S. 68 and Ohio 15. Motion to suspend the statutory rules of council approved 10-0. Ordinance approved 10-0.
• 2014-9, deappropriating $2,975 from enforcement education fund because the initial deposit exceeded the allowable amount. Motion to suspend the statutory rules of council approved 10-0. Ordinance approved 10-0.
• 2014-10, accepting the street right of way dedication on the East Main Cross Street bridge over Lye Creek for bridge work expected to take place this year. Motion to suspend the statutory rules of council approved 10-0. Ordinance approved 10-0.
• 2014-11, first reading, authorizing the mayor to enter into a contract with the Hancock County commissioners to provide jail services to the city. Motion to suspend the statutory rules of council denied 7-3. Voting no were Councilwoman-At-Large Anne Spence, Councilmen-At-Large Grant Russel and Tom Shindledecker, 6th Ward Councilman Andy Douglas, 1st Ward Councilwoman Holly Frische, 3rd Ward Councilman Ron Monday, and 7th Ward Councilman Bob Nichols.
• 2014-12, first reading, vacating an alley near Third Street in the Dillinger and Kagy subdivisions.
• 8-2014, approving payments that were made prior to passage of the 2014 budget, including $6,156 for Work Release Opportunity Center wages and $27,456 for road salt. Resolution approved 10-0.