March 18, 2014
Public Attendance: 60
• 2014-17, second reading, authorizing the service-safety director to sign and execute a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Upper Blanchard watershed grant agreement from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant program, to accept funds to create a “riparian corridor” along a section of Lye Creek.
• 2014-18, first reading, appropriating $3,500 from Medical Reserve Corps grant to MRC grant fund; $205,000 from city income tax capital improvements to North Main Street/Lexington Avenue intersection ($90,000) and Crystal Avenue/North Blanchard Street intersection ($115,000); $866 from water fund (insurance proceeds) to Water/Sewer Billing Department; and $55,570 from city income tax capital improvements to Street Department.
• 2014-19, first reading, authorizing the service-safety director to enter into a contract for painting and repair of the south and north waters towers, and for water treatment plant SCU No. 1. Motion to suspend the statutory rules of council approved 9-0, with 2nd Ward Councilman Randy Van Dyne absent. Ordinance approved 9-0.
• 2014-20, first reading, vacating a portion of East Hardin Street for Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s expansion project.
• 2014-21, first reading, vacating the alley behind the former Elks building for Marathon’s project.
• 2014-22, first reading, vacating a portion of Beech Avenue for Marathon’s project.
• 2014-23, first reading, accepting the Interstate West Drive right of way dedication.
• 2014-24, first reading, cooperating with the Ohio Department of Transportation, which has agreed to pay for inspection services for bridges under the city’s jurisdiction. Motion to suspend the statutory rules of council approved 9-0. Ordinance approved 9-0.
• 2014-25, first reading, amending and repealing certain sections of a city ordinance pertaining to a portion of an alley running between Beech Avenue and East Street through the Marathon campus, to not require the alley to remain open and maintained as a fire lane. A planned parking garage will cover and permanently obstruct that alley portion.
• 13-2014, commending Russell Mason upon his Feb. 17 retirement as a captain of the Findlay Fire Department. Resolution approved 9-0.
• 14-2014, stating what services the city will provide to 276 acres of Marion Township property that is being annexed by the city. Resolution approved 9-0.