Council Legislation

June 17, 2014
Public Attendance: 12

ORDINANCES
• 2014-40, third reading, vacating an east/west alley near Fifth Street in the Nidek subdivision, and the Blanchard Avenue and Brookside additions. Ordinance approved 9-0, with 2nd Ward Councilman Randy VanDyne absent.
• 2014-41, third reading, vacating a portion of a north/south alley running north from Sixth Street in the Brookside and Blanchard Avenue additions. Motion to table approved 9-0.
• 2014-42, third reading, vacating a portion of an east/west alley near East Street in the S&P Carlin Addition. Ordinance approved 8-0, with 5th Ward Councilman John Harrington abstaining.
• 2014-43, third reading, rezoning a portion of Eastern Woods Office Park from C1 local commercial to 01 office institution. Motion to table approved 9-0.
• 2014-44, third reading, rezoning land along East Hardin and East Lincoln streets from C2 general commercial to C3 downtown commercial district. Motion to table approved 8-0, with Harrington abstaining.
• 2014-51, third reading, by emergency, authorizing the service-safety director to advertise for bids and enter into contracts for the purchase of materials, chemicals, and service agreements needed by various departments. Ordinance approved 9-0.
• 2014-53, second reading, by emergency, authorizing the service-safety director to enter into a contract with the Hancock County commissioners for dog warden services.
• 2014-54, second reading, by emergency, appropriating $50,000 from self-insurance fund to another self-insurance fund account for court settlement costs and fees; $1.3 million from capital improvements for 2014 street resurfacing; and $700,000 from water fund to south water tower painting project. Motion to suspend the statutory rules of council and give the ordinance its third reading approved 9-0. Motion to split the appropriations into separate ordinances denied 5-4. Ordinance approved 7-2, with 1st Ward Councilwoman Holly Frische and 6th Ward Councilman Andy Douglas voting no.
• 2014-55, second reading, by emergency, repealing ordinance 2014-23 regarding Interstate West right of way dedication, because the petitioner has decided not to proceed with the project.
• 2014-56, second reading, vacating alleys and a portion of a street in the Howard Addition, including a portion of West Foulke Avenue between Morey Avenue and Cory Street, the first alley east of Morey Avenue running north and south between West Trenton and West Foulke avenues, the second alley east of Morey Avenue running north and south between West Trenton and West Foulke avenues, the second alley west of Cory Street running north and south between West Trenton and West Foulke avenues, and the first alley west of Cory Street running north and south between West Trenton and West Foulke avenues. Motion to suspend the statutory rules of council and give the ordinance its third reading approved 9-0. Ordinance approved 9-0.
• 2014-57, first reading, by emergency, appropriating $93,144 from Ohio Department of Health grant to 2015 Ohio Department of Health emergency preparedness grant fund, and $53,000 from Ohio Department of Health Grant to 2015 Child and Family Health Services grant fund. Motion to suspend the statutory rules of council and give the ordinance its second and third readings approved 9-0. Ordinance approved 9-0.
• 2014-58, first reading, by emergency, authorizing the service-safety director to enter into a contract with the Hancock County engineer to provide engineering services to the city on a temporary basis.
• 2014-58, first reading, by emergency, appropriating a $2,331 general fund donation to the Parks Department for the Sherman Park Neighborwoods project.
• 2014-59, first reading, rezoning two lots in the Carrothers Addition from C2 general commercial to M2 multi-family high density.
• 2014-60, first reading, vacating Meade Avenue from the westerly right of way line at France Street to the east line of the north/south alley in the Northview Subdivision.
• 2014-61, first reading, by emergency, authorizing the service-safety director to enter into a contract with the Hancock County Public Defender Commission for services in 2014 for $95,000.
RESOLUTIONS
• 24-2014, first reading, by emergency, authorizing the Internet auction of city-owned items which are not needed for public use, are obsolete or are unfit for use. Motion to suspend the statutory rules of council approved 9-0. Resolution approved 9-0.
• 25-2014, commending firefighters Fred Wiess, Adam Kidwell, Ryan Lease and Graham Thomas for reviving a person who overdosed on heroin in April. Resolution approved 9-0.

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