Council Legislation

Oct. 17, 2017
Attendance: 15

RESOLUTIONS

  • 12-2017, opposing the governor’s proposal for centralized collection of city income taxes. Resolution remains tabled.
  • 26-2017, approving expenditures made without a purchase order, or which exceeded the limit of $3,000: $30,000 paid to the Findlay YMCA, 300 E. Lincoln St., for reimbursement of loss in operating the swimming pool at Riverside Park; $3,725 paid to Anderson Robertson Marketing, Findlay, for window wrap and installation at the Findlay Municipal Building. Resolution adopted 9-0, with Councilman John Harrington, R-5, absent.

ORDINANCES

  • 2017-21, prohibiting people from riding a bicycle in the downtown district, defined as being bordered on the north by Center Street; on the south by Lincoln Street; on the east by the first north-south alley east of Main Street; and on the west by the first north-south alley west of Main Street. Ordinance remains tabled.
  • 2017-73, third reading, granting Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative the right to acquire, construct, maintain and operate electric lines within its service territory after city annexation of land. Ordinance remains tabled.
  • 2017-91, third reading, establishing the salaries of council members and council president for 2018 and 2019, and the city treasurer from 2018 to 2021. Council salaries, including council president, will remain at the current amount of $6,086 yearly. The city treasurer’s salary will remain unchanged through 2021 at $6,833 yearly. Ordinance tabled 9-0.
  • 2017-92, third reading, vacating all of Aberdeen Drive, Wesleyan Drive, Winston Drive and Penrose Court, and a portion of Penrose Drive in the Spring Lake First Addition. Ordinance approved 9-0.
  • 2017-93, third reading, appropriating $1,405 to pay for the administration of the city’s revolving loan fund by the Hancock Regional Planning Commission. Ordinance approved 9-0.
  • 2017-94, third reading, issuing $6 million in lease revenue bonds as part of a facility refinancing agreement between the University of Findlay and Fifth Third Bank. Ordinance approved 9-0.
  • 2017-96, second reading, appropriating $368,000 for sewer and manhole lining repairs. Liquid-Force Services, Romulus, Michigan, was low bidder. Motion to suspend the three-reading rule approved 9-0. Ordinance approved 9-0.
  • 2017-97, second reading, appropriating $280,000 for the city’s portion of the $609,000 Dalzell Ditch cleaning project. Residents in the ditch’s watershed will pay for more than half of the project through assessments, with contributions also being made by the Liberty Township trustees and the state. Motion to suspend the three-reading rule approved 8-1, with Councilwoman Holly Frische, R-1, dissenting. Ordinance approved 9-0.
  • 2017-98, second reading, appropriating $159,355 to pay for the oversizing of the waterline along Williams Road and Olive Street.
  • 2017-101, first reading, authorizing the city law director to join a coalition of municipalities in a class-action lawsuit challenging a new state law that allows businesses to pay taxes directly to the Ohio Department of Taxation, instead of their local municipality. Motion to suspend the three-reading rule approved 9-0. Ordinance approved 9-0.
  • 2017-102, first reading, appropriating $135,000 for the purchase of a dump truck for use by Findlay Water Pollution Control.
  • 2017-103, first reading, appropriating $463,000 for the purchase of a fire truck.
  • 2017-104, first reading, re-establishing the Community Improvement Corp., needed to oversee the city’s issuance of $6 million in bonds as part of a facility refinancing agreement between the University of Findlay and Fifth Third Bank. Motion to suspend the three-reading rule approved 9-0. Ordinance approved 9-0.
  • 2017-105, first reading, appropriating $106,159 as payment to the Ohio Department of Transportation for the city’s share of street resurfacing in 2017. Motion to suspend the three-reading rule approved 9-0. Ordinance approved 9-0.
  • 2017-106, first reading, appropriating a $1,500 reimbursement from Ohio Emergency Management Services to the fire department fund. Motion to suspend the three-reading rule approved 9-0. Ordinance approved 9-0.
  • 2017-107, appropriating $6,000 to help pay legal fees in the lawsuit challenging the state’s collection of business taxes. Motion to suspend the three-reading rule approved 9-0. Ordinance approved 9-0.


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