Council Legislation

April 15, 2014
Public Attendance: 25

ORDINANCES
• 2014-20, third reading, vacating a portion of East Hardin Street for Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s construction project. Ordinance approved 8-0, with 6th Ward Councilman Andy Douglas absent and Councilman-At-Large Grant Russel abstaining.
• 2014-21, third reading, vacating the alley behind the former Elks building for Marathon’s project. Ordinance approved 8-0, with Russel abstaining.
• 2014-22, third reading, vacating a portion of Beech Avenue for Marathon’s project. Ordinance approved 8-0, with Russel abstaining.
• 2014-23, third reading, accepting the street and the Interstate Drive right of way dedication. Ordinance approved 9-0.
• 2014-24, third 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 be maintained as a fire lane. A planned Marathon parking garage will cover and permanently obstruct that portion of the alley. Ordinance approved 8-0, with Russel abstaining.
• 2014-30, first reading, by emergency, appropriating $3,344 from the self-insurance fund to a particular self-insurance fund account.
• 2014-31, first reading, by emergency, appropriating by emergency $592,000 from the Ohio Department of Transportation, $148,000 from Permissive License Fund, and $7,069 from Hancock County commissioners to ODOT Fiscal Year 2014 resurfacing; $162,000 from capital improvements for East Sandusky and North Main Street curb replacement; and $105,000 from capital improvements to North Main Street/Bigelow Avenue intersection project. Motion to suspend the statutory rules of council approved 9-0. Motion to amend the ordinance to appropriate permissive license fund dollars into capital improvements approved 9-0. Ordinance approved 9-0.
• 2014-32, first reading, approving an application for annexation of 276 acres of land, referred to as the Ranzau/Jaqua annexation, in Marion Township.
• 2014-33, first reading, zoning the Ranzau/Jaqua annexation as I-1 light industrial.
• 2014-34, first reading, by emergency, for debt reissuance, appropriating $3,168 from the sewer fund to 2014 bar screen DS, $4,693 from water fund to 2014 Water Treatment Plant clear wells DS, $88,200 from capital improvements and $4,250 from bond issuance rounding to 2014 HRC land refunding DS, $286,562 from water fund to 2014 water improvement refunding DS, $2,547 from capital improvements and $373 from bond issuance rounding to 2014 fire refunding DS, $2,287 from water fund to 2014 Water Treatment Plant pump station refunding DS, and $16,538 from sewer fund to 2014 north corridor refunding DS; and deappropriating $93,285 from HRC Land DS to capital improvements, and $302,882 from 2003 water refunding DS to water fund.
• 2014-35, first reading, by emergency, appropriating $20,000 from severance payout reserve fund to a particular severance payout reserve account, and $10,128 from water fund to 2014 Ohio Water Development Authority clear well debt service to make the city eligible for future discounted OWDA loans.
• 2014-36, authorizing the mayor to transfer .79 acre at the Findlay Airport to the Ohio Department of Transportation for limited access right of way needed for Lima Avenue/U.S. 68/Ohio 15 interchange work as part of the I-75 corridor expansion project. Motion to suspend the statutory rules of council approved 9-0. Ordinance approved 9-0.
• 2014-37, first reading, by emergency, appropriating $3,331 from general fund proceeds earned by selling items on GovDeals to Police Department to purchase equipment for new hires, chairs for the detective division and two clerks, and to help pay for new K9 officer training.
RESOLUTIONS
• 17-2014, approving $5,000 that was spent by Water Pollution Control Center for an annual state sewage sludge fee, and either exceeded the purchase order or was incurred without one, exceeding the statutory limit of $3,000. Resolution approved 9-0.
• 18-2014, by emergency, authorizing the auditor to comply with amended code that would require the city, as of July 6, 2014, to pick up 11.5 percent, instead of 10.75 percent, of the mandatory contributions of Fire Department employees who are members of the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund. Motion to suspend the statutory rules of council approved 8-1, with Councilwoman-At-Large Anne Spence voting no. Resolution approved 9-0.
• 19-2014, by emergency, authorizing the auditor to comply with amended code that would require the city, as of July 6, 2014, to pick up 11.5 percent, instead of 10.75 percent, of the mandatory contributions of Police Department employees who are members of the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund. Motion to suspend the statutory rules of council approved 8-1, with Spence voting no. Resolution approved 9-0.

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