Aug. 20, 2019

Attendance: 15

RESOLUTIONS

020-2019, second reading, renewing the designation of the Downtown Findlay Improvement District.

021-2019, first reading, approving an expenditure of $13,298 for the recovery/restoration of court files, paid to All Clear Restoration & Remediation, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, by the Findlay Municipal Court without a purchase order.

ORDINANCES

2019-51, third reading, authorizing the service director to enter into a contract to have the city’s utility billing system updated. Ordinance tabled 10-0.

2019-52, third reading, appropriating $225,000 the replacement of a waterline on East Bigelow Avenue. Ordinance approved 9-0, with Councilman Robert Harrington, R-5, absent.

2019-53, third reading, appropriating $150,000 for traffic signal updates. Ordinance approved 9-0.

2019-56, second reading, appropriating $1,000 to pay for certified postage of assessment letters for the Downtown Findlay Improvement District.

2019-57, second reading, authorizing the clerk of council to certify assessment rates for the Downtown Findlay Improvement District with the Hancock County Auditor’s Office.

2019-58, second reading, granting American Electric Power new maintenance easements at Swale Park due to the river benching. Motion to suspend council’s three-reading rule approved 9-0. Legislation approved 9-0.

2019-60, second reading, appropriating $25,000 from the city’s sewer fund to pay for the annual adjustment of the city’s manhole covers to improve the driving surface and to decrease the odds of them damaging snowplow blades in the winter.

2019-61, second reading, appropriating $280,000 from the city’s sewer fund to pay for the annual televised inspection of the city’s sewers.

2019-64, second reading, authorizing the mayor to enter into an agreement with the Maumee Watershed Conservancy District, Defiance, for the maintenance of the Blanchard River benching area for 15 years. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has agreed to count the $6 million spent on the benching as the local match for a $15 million state grant to pay for engineering work on a storage basin plan for Eagle Creek. The ODNR required the city to sign the maintenance agreement to protect the asset. Maintenance will mostly consist of mowing the bank. The city has already made a similar agreement with the Hancock County commissioners for maintenance of the benches. Motion to suspend council’s three-reading rule approved 9-0. Legislation approved 9-0.

2019-65, second reading, authorizing the director of public safety to waive bidding requirements and contract with D.R. Ebel Police & Fire Equipment, Northwood, to outfit five new city police cruisers.

2019-66, second reading, appropriating $5,000 from the general fund to a council fund to pay the Bricker & Eckler LLP law firm, Columbus, for its review of the potential sale of a city-owned parking lot, west of 524 S. Main St.

2019-67, first reading, authorizing continued city support of the gas aggregation program.

2019-68, first reading, authorizing the mayor to contract with CompManagement, Dublin, to serve as third-party administrator of the city’s workers’ compensation plan. Motion to suspend council’s three-reading rule approved 9-0. Legislation approved 9-0.

2019-69, first reading, rezoning 726 S. Blanchard St. from “C1 local commercial” to “R4 duplex/triplex.”

2019-70, first reading, appropriating $4,905 to pay the city’s third party administrator fee for the management of workers’ compensation.

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