City Council Minutes

3-27-18

INDEX FOR THE
DEFIANCE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
MARCH 27, 2018
President McMaster determined the presence of a quorum.

Council met in regular session in the Charles D. Beard Community Room of the Municipal Annex at 7:00 p.m. and opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

President McMaster called for a motion to correct or amend the Index minutes of March 6, 2018, in hearing none, Index minutes are approved as written.

INTRODUCTION OF PERSONS/SPECIAL GUESTS APPEARING BEFORE COUNCIL: NONE

PUBLIC HEARING: NONE

LIAISON MEETING OR REPORTS:
(1:45-2:17)
Mr. Hancock asked for a Street & Sidewalk Meeting, April 10

COUNCIL COMMENTS:
(2:22-16:08)
Mrs. Krutsch noted Earth Day is April 24

Mr. Eureste made a motion to changed Council Rules from having a Liaison to a 3-person Committee, seconded by Mr. Engel, Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – no; Engel – yes; Hancock- yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – no; Eureste – yes; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried.

Rev. Plant noted the McMaster Symposium is April 11 & 12 at Defiance College

Mr. Hancock noted Clean Up Your Park Day is April 7

Mr. Waxler asked about the cost to move the dirt from the Splash Pad

PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL REPORT/CONCERNS:
(16:10-16:56)
Liquor License A TRFO 4957100
President McMaster noted Liquor Permits will expire on June 1, 2018

REPORTS OF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS:

Mayor McCann reported as follows:
(16:57-21:06)
211# that is used for referrals will be discontinued
Construction Site at Splash Pad
Mayor McCann asked residents to fill out the Housing Survey on the City Website
East Side Neighborhood Town Hall Meeting is April 17 at 7:00 at Hebron Ministries
April 3rd there will not be any legislation
Coffee with A Cop this Thursday

City Administrator Leonard reported as follows:
(21:10-28:42)
CSO Report for the weeks of March 12 & 19

City Law Director O’Donnell reported as follows: Mr. O’Donnell was absent, City Assistant Law Director Essex filled in
Finance Director Lehner reported as follows:
(28:50-38:26)
Mr. Lehner citizens have been receiving mail from First Energy, if you are with First Energy, nothing needs to be done, if you are with another company you will have to fill out the information

Mr. Eureste asked if some citizens was accidentally opt-in the Helping Hands Program. Mr. Lehner noted what happen and it was fixed

LEGISLATIVE ACTION ON ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS:

THIRD READING: NONE

SECOND READING: NONE

FIRST READING:
(38:33-56-:19)
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR TO CONTRACT FOR PAVEMENT IMPROVEMENTS TO THE PARKING AREAS AT BRONSON PARK AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Splash Park Pavement

Mr. Engel made the motion to suspend and call for the question: seconded by Mr. Lundberg: Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – yes; Engel – yes; Hancock- yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – no; Eureste – no; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried.

Mr. Engel made the motion to reconsider the vote; seconded by Mrs. Krutsch: Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – yes; Engel – yes; Hancock – yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – no; Eureste – yes; Plant – yes

Although Council thought the Ordinance was passed with reconsidering vote, after the meeting it was discussed that the Ordinance was not passed, a Special Meeting was asked of Mayor McCann, and it was determined a Special Meeting will be Saturday March 31, at 7:45am in Council Chambers to vote on this Ordinance

(56:22-59:47)
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR TO CONTRACT FOR PAINTING AND OTHER REPAIR WORK TO THE BROSON PARK BATHHOUSE AND RESTROOM

Painting for the Splash Pad

Mr. Engel made the motion to suspend and call for the question: seconded by Mr. Hancock: Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – yes; Engel – yes; Hancock- yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Eureste – yes; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried.

Mr. Hancock made the motion to adopt the Ordinance; seconded by Rev. Plant: Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – yes; Engel – yes; Hancock – yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Eureste – yes; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried. President McMaster declared the Ordinance adopted and it became Ordinance No. 8000

(59:52-1:06:59)
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR TO AWARD A CONTRACT TO REPLACE THREE POLICE VEHICLES

3 Police Cruisers

Mr. Eureste made the motion to suspend and call for the question: seconded by Mr. Hancock: Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – yes; Engel – yes; Hancock – yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Eureste – yes; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried.

Mr. Lundberg made the motion to adopt the Ordinance; seconded by Rev. Plant: Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – yes; Engel – yes; Hancock – yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Eureste – yes; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried. President McMaster declared the Ordinance adopted and it became Ordinance No. 8001

(1:03:02-1:08:49)
AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING THE DEDICATION OF AN ADDITIONAL RIGHT-OF-WAY AT THE INTERSECTION OF EAST HIGH STREET AND EAST RIVER DRIVE AS PART OF THE EAST HIGH STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

Right-of-way at East High & East River Dr. for improvements of the intersection

Mr. Eureste made the motion to suspend and call for the question: seconded by Mr. Lundberg: Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – yes; Engel – yes; Hancock – yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Eureste – yes; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried.

Mr. Hancock made the motion to adopt the Ordinance; seconded by Mrs. Krutsch: Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – yes; Engel – yes; Hancock – yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Eureste – yes; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried. President McMaster declared the Ordinance adopted and it became Ordinance No. 8002

(1:08:56-1:12:05)
AN ORDINANCE AWARDING A CONTRACT TO VTF EXCAVATION, LLC FOR THE EAST HIGH STREET RECONSTRUCTION AND IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

To rebuild East High Street

Mr. Lundberg made the motion to suspend and call for the question: seconded by Rev. Plant: Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – yes; Engel – yes; Hancock – yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Eureste – yes; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried.

Mr. Eureste made the motion to adopt the Ordinance; seconded by Rev. Plant: Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – yes; Engel – yes; Hancock – yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Eureste – yes; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried. President McMaster declared the Ordinance adopted and it became Ordinance No. 8003

(1:12:09-1:15:25)
AN ORDINANCE AWARDING A CONTRACT TO HELMS & SONS EXCAVATING, INC. FOR THE COLLEGE PLACE RECONSTRUCTION AND IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Reconstruct College Place

Mr. Eureste made the motion to suspend and call for the question: seconded by Mr. Hancock: Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – yes; Engel – yes; Hancock – yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Eureste – yes; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried.

Rev. Plant made the motion to adopt the Ordinance; seconded by Mr. Hancock: Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – yes; Engel – yes; Hancock – yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Eureste – yes; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried. President McMaster declared the Ordinance adopted and it became Ordinance No. 8004

CITIZEN CONCERNS:
(1:15:43-1:31:14)
Bryce Steiner, Antwerp, Ohio suggested our Police Officers wear body cams

Daniel Gray 810 Nicholas St. stated the sidewalk on South Clinton St. is narrow

Ron Posey 1917 Darbyshire asked about a second reservoir

STUDY SESSION: NONE

Motion made by Mr. Waxler, Mr. Engel seconded that the meeting be adjourned; on Voice Vote the meeting was adjourned at 8:31 p.m.

OFFICIAL MINUTES DVD: March 27, 2018; 1 hr. 31:22 minutes

Respectfully submitted,
Lisa Elders
Defiance City Council Clerk

Approval of Index Minutes: , 2018

Attest: , President David McMaster

Attest: , Clerk, Lisa Elders

4-10-18

INDEX FOR THE
DEFIANCE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
APRIL 10, 2018
President McMaster determined the presence of a quorum.

President McMaster called for a Motion to excuse Mr. Engel moved by Mr. Waxler, seconded by Mr. Lundberg, Voice Vote, Motion Carried.

Council met in regular session in the Charles D. Beard Community Room of the Municipal Annex at 7:00 p.m. and opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

President McMaster called for a motion to correct or amend the Index minutes of March 13, 2018, in hearing none, Index minutes are approved as written.

INTRODUCTION OF PERSONS/SPECIAL GUESTS APPEARING BEFORE COUNCIL: NONE

PUBLIC HEARING: NONE

LIAISON MEETING OR REPORTS:
(2:02-1:05:24)
Street & Sidewalk Meeting, Street Repairing Plant
Motion made by Mr. Lundberg, Mr. Waxler seconded that the Liaison Meeting be adjourned; on Voice Vote the meeting was adjourned

COUNCIL COMMENTS:
(1:06:06-1:09:29)
Mrs. Krutsch announced some events and projects for DCCC

Mr. Hancock asked for hours and Tax deadline for UBO

Rev. Plant noted the loader was not at the Compost Site, Rev. Plant suggested putting information out there if a piece of equipment is not available

PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL REPORT/CONCERNS:
(1:09:30-1:09:49)
No meeting next week

REPORTS OF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS:

Mayor McCann reported as follows:
(1:09:53-1:12:00)
Successful Clean Up Your Park Day
April 17 is the East Side Town Hall Meeting
CSO Reports for the weeks of March 22, March 29 and April 2

City Administrator Leonard reported as follows: ABSENT

City Law Director O’Donnell reported as follows:
(1:12:05-1:13:19)
Mr. O’Donnell suggested Council Members to get with him if there are other changes to Council Rules

Finance Director Lehner reported as follows: NONE

LEGISLATIVE ACTION ON ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS:

THIRD READING: NONE

SECOND READING: NONE

FIRST READING:
(1:13:31-1:17:31)
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR TO MAKE APPLICATION TO THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE CLEVELAND AVENUE MULTI-USE PATH AND TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT TO SECURE THOSE FUNDS

Multi-use Path on Cleveland Ave.

Mr. Eureste made the motion to suspend and call for the question: seconded by Mr. Lundberg: Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – yes; Engel – absent; Hancock- yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Eureste – yes; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried.

Mrs. Krutsch made the motion to adopt the Ordinance; seconded by Mr. Hancock: Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – yes; Engel – absent; Hancock – yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Eureste – yes; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried. President McMaster declared the Ordinance adopted and it became Ordinance No. 8006

(1:17:35-1:20:48)
AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING PERMANENT EASEMENTS FOR THE EAST HIGH STREET RECONSTRUCTION AND IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Permanent Easement for the reconstruction on East High St.

Mr. Lundberg made the motion to suspend and call for the question: seconded by Mr. Eureste: Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – yes; Engel – absent; Hancock- yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Eureste – yes; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried.

Mr. Eureste made the motion to adopt the Ordinance; seconded by Rev. Plant: Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – yes; Engel – absent; Hancock – yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Eureste – yes; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried. President McMaster declared the Ordinance adopted and it became Ordinance No. 8007

(1:20:35-1:22:37)
AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING PERMANENT EASEMENTS FOR THE COLLEGE PLACE RECONSTRUCTION AND IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Permanent Easement for the reconstruction on College Place

Mr. Hancock made the motion to suspend and call for the question: seconded by Rev. Plant: Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – yes; Engel – absent; Hancock – yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Eureste – yes; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried.

Rev. Plant made the motion to adopt the Ordinance; seconded by Mr. Lundberg: Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – yes; Engel – absent; Hancock – yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Eureste – yes; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried. President McMaster declared the Ordinance adopted and it became Ordinance No. 8008

(1:22:43-1:27:32)
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH DGL CONSULTING ENGINEERS, LLC FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AND OBSERVATION SERVICES AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Management to oversee the East High St. and College Place Projects

Mr. Lundberg made the motion to suspend and call for the question: seconded by Mr. Hancock: Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – yes; Engel – absent; Hancock – yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Eureste – yes; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried.

Rev. Plant made the motion to adopt the Ordinance; seconded by Mrs. Krutsch: Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – yes; Engel – absent; Hancock – yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Eureste – yes; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried. President McMaster declared the Ordinance adopted and it became Ordinance No. 8009

(1:27:39-1:40:35)
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE PURCHAE OF A NEW FREIGHTLINER M2 106 DUMP TRUCK FOR THE WATER DISTRIBUTION DEPARTMENT

Purchase of a Dump Truck for the Water Distribution Department

Rev. Plant made a motion to Let lie; seconded by Mr. Eureste, voice vote, President McMaster stated this Ordinance will come back as a Second Reading.

(1:40:40-1:43:50)
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING PAYMENT FOR INFIELD DIRT AT THE KINGSBURY PARK AND KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BASEBALL FIELDS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Infield dirt at 2 Baseball fields

Mr. Eureste made the motion to suspend and call for the question: seconded by Mr. Hancock: Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – yes; Engel – absent; Hancock – yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Eureste – yes; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried.

Mrs. Krutsch made the motion to adopt the Ordinance; seconded by Rev. Plant: Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – yes; Engel – absent; Hancock – yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Eureste – yes; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried. President McMaster declared the Ordinance adopted and it became Ordinance No. 8010

CITIZEN CONCERNS:
(1:44:01-2:06:38)
Mr. Lundberg made a motion to consider a rule change to prohibit people from the outside of the City of Defiance, addressing the Council Body on issues that don’t pertain to Council business, no second to the motion, the Motion was not carried

Bryce Steiner, Antwerp, Ohio suggested about body cams for our Police Department and also noted Mr. Leonard did not get back with Mr. Steiner

Dan Hampton 232 Chelsea Dr. asked how much longer he has to wait for a drainage problem to be fixed at his property

Ron Posey 1917 Darbyshire Dr. asked for an update on the Spec Building

Daniel Gray 810 Nicholas need to take care of what we have to get manufacturing jobs

STUDY SESSION: NONE

Motion made by Mr. Waxler, Mr. Hancock seconded that the meeting be adjourned; on Voice Vote the meeting was adjourned at 9:07 p.m.

OFFICIAL MINUTES DVD: April 10, 2018; 2 hr. :06:54 minutes

Respectfully submitted,
Lisa Elders
Defiance City Council Clerk

Approval of Index Minutes: , 2018

Attest: , President David McMaster

Attest: , Clerk, Lisa Elders

3-31-18

INDEX

INDEX FOR A SPECIAL
DEFIANCE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
MARCH 31, 2018
President McMaster determined the presence of a quorum.

Council met in special session in the Charles D. Beard Community Room of the Municipal Annex at 7:45 a.m. and opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

INTRODUCTION OF PERSONS/SPECIAL GUESTS APPEARING BEFORE COUNCIL: NONE

PUBLIC HEARING: NONE

LIAISON MEETING OR REPORTS: NONE

COUNCIL COMMENTS: NONE

PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL REPORT/CONCERNS: NONE

REPORTS OF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS:

Mayor McCann reported as follows: NONE

City Administrator Leonard reported as follows: ABSENT

City Law Director O’Donnell reported as follows: ABSENT

Finance Director Lehner reported as follows: ABSENT

LEGISLATIVE ACTION ON ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS:

THIRD READING: NONE

SECOND READING:
(:55-3:54)
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR TO CONTRACT FOR PAVEMENT IMPROVEMENTS TO THE PARKING AREAS AT BRONSON PARK AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Pavement at the Splash Pad

Mr. Lundberg made the motion to suspend and call for the question: seconded by Rev. Plant: Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – yes; Engel – yes; Hancock- yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Eureste – yes; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried.

Rev. Plant made the motion to adopt the Ordinance; seconded by Mrs. Krutsch: Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – yes; Engel – yes; Hancock – yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – no; Eureste – yes; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried. President McMaster declared the Ordinance adopted and it became Ordinance No. 8005

FIRST READING: NONE

CITIZEN CONCERNS: NONE

STUDY SESSION: NONE

Motion made by Mr. Hancock, Mr. Engel seconded that the meeting be adjourned; on Voice Vote the meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

OFFICIAL MINUTES DVD: March 31, 2018; 4:19 minutes

Respectfully submitted,
Lisa Elders
Defiance City Council Clerk

Approval of Index Minutes: , 2018

Attest: , President David McMaster

Attest: , Clerk, Lisa Elders

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