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DEFIANCE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES 

JANUARY 9, 2018

Judge Rohrs swore in David McMaster – Council President, Jill Krutsch – At-Large, Steve Waxler – At-Large, Joe Eureste – At-Large, and David Plant – Third Ward

 

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 December 12, 2017, in hearing none, Index minutes are approved as written.

 

INTRODUCTION OF PERSONS/SPECIAL GUESTS APPEARING BEFORE COUNCIL:

 

(7:30-24:07)

Three candidates spoke to the seat of Second Ward Councilman

Robert Lawson Sr.

Chris Mack

John Hancock

 

President McMaster called for Executive Session on discussing the three candidates for Second Ward seat. Motion for an Executive Session was made by Rev. Plant and seconded by Mr. Waxler, Roll Call Vote:  Lundberg – yes; Engel – yes; @@ – @@; Eureste – yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Plant – yes, Motion Carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING: NONE

 

LIAISON MEETING OR REPORTS:

 

COUNCIL COMMENTS:

 

(24:24-32:49)

Rev. Plant noted some concerns he would like to have conversations on

 

Mrs. Krutsch made a motion to have Mr. Engel as the Council President Pro-Tem, there was no second.  Suggestion was to wait until the Second Ward seat is filled

 

Mr. Waxler made a motion to wait till the Second Ward seat is filled before voting on a President Pro-Tem, Mr. Lundberg seconded, Voice Vote, all in favor, motion carried

 

Mr. Eureste mentioned areas of interest to review

 

Mrs. Krutsch asked that the three candidates for Second Ward to give one word as a asset for the Ward

 

PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL REPORT/CONCERNS:

 

(32:52-34:22)

No meeting next week

 

REPORTS OF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS:

 

Mayor McCann reported as follows:

 

(34:27-37:44)

Mayor thanked Marlene Sutton for taking care of the United Way Campaign

 

Mayor also noted the new Defiance High School is a very nice facility

 

City Administrator Leonard reported as follows:

 

(37:49-40:02)

Mr. Leonard called for Executive Session on Collective Bargaining Issue. Motion was made by Mr. Engel and seconded by Mr. Waxler, Roll Call Vote:  Lundberg – yes; Engel – yes; @@ – @@; Eureste – yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Plant – yes, Motion Carried.

 

Mr. Leonard called for Executive Session on Collective Bargaining Issue. Motion was made by Mr. Waxler and seconded by Mr. Lundberg, Roll Call Vote:  Lundberg – yes; Engel – yes; @@ – @@; Eureste – yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Plant – yes, Motion Carried.

 

CSO Reports for the weeks of December 11, 18, 25 and January 1

 

City Law Director O’Donnell reported as follows:  NONE

 

Finance Director Lehner reported as follows:

 

(40:14-48:23)

Mr. Lehner explained the two letters that citizens will get in their Utility Bill; Helping Hands and Mighty Tidy Programs

 

2018 Final Budget will be sent out tomorrow

 

LEGISLATIVE ACTION ON ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS:

 

THIRD READING: NONE

 

SECOND READING:  NONE

 

FIRST READING:

 

(48:42-52:48)

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH SMITH PAVING & EXCAVATING, INC. FOR STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

 

Streetscape improvements

 

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

 

Mr. Lundberg made the motion to adopt the Ordinance; seconded by Mr. Waxler: Roll Call Vote:  Lundberg – yes; Engel – yes; @@ – @@; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Eureste – yes; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried.  President McMaster declared the Ordinance adopted and it became Ordinance No. 7976

 

(52:52-59:21)

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH EMNET, LLC TO INSTALL ADDITIONAL DETECTION EQUIPMENT FOR COMBINES SEWER OVERFLOWS

 

Detection Equipment for the CSO

 

Mr. Lundberg made the motion to suspend and call for the question: seconded by Mr. Waxler: Roll Call Vote:  Lundberg – yes; Engel – 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. Eureste:  Roll Call Vote:  Lundberg – yes; Engel – yes; @@ – @@; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Eureste – yes; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried.  President McMaster declared the Ordinance adopted and it became Ordinance No. 7977

 

(59:24-1:02:28)

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO REPLACE THE STATE ROUTE 281 GUARDRAIL

 

Replacing a guardrail on a bridge on Ohio 281

 

Mr. Eureste made the motion to suspend and call for the question: seconded by Mr. Engel: Roll Call Vote:  Lundberg – yes; Engel – 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; @@ – @@; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Eureste – yes; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried.  President McMaster declared the Ordinance adopted and it became Ordinance No. 7978

 

(1:02:33-1:06:08)

AN ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO THE COMPENSATION OF NON-BARGAINING PERSONNEL DURING CALENDAR YEAR 2018 AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

 

A 2% raise for non-bargaining employees

 

Mr. Engel made the motion to suspend and call for the question: seconded by Mr. Lundberg: Roll Call Vote:  Lundberg – yes; Engel – 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; @@ – @@; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Eureste – yes; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried.  President McMaster declared the Ordinance adopted and it became Ordinance No. 7979

 

(1:06:12-1:09:07)

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING MONTHLY TRANSFERS OF FUNDS FOR THE CITY OF DEFIANCE, OHIO FOR THE YEAR ENDING JANUARY 31, 2018

 

Monthly Transfer Ordinance for January – September

 

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

 

Mr. Engel made the motion to adopt the Ordinance; seconded by Mr. Waxler:  Roll Call Vote:  Lundberg – yes; Engel – yes; @@ – @@; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Eureste – yes; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried.  President McMaster declared the Ordinance adopted and it became Ordinance No. 7980

 

CITIZEN CONCERNS:

 

(1:09:12-1:14:30)

Ron Posey 1917 Darbyshire spoke about Emergency Legislation

 

Steve Zachrich 10105 Haller Rd. asked for clarification on the opening of the alley that goes through St. John Lutheran School and the Playground

 

STUDY SESSION: NONE

 

Council then went into Executive Session concerning Second Ward Councilman at 8:26 p.m., President McMaster called for a motion to adjourn the Executive Session, at 8:39 p.m., Mr. Lundberg moved and Mr. Rev. Plant seconded; Voice vote, Motion carried.

 

Council then went into Executive Session concerning Collective Bargaining at 8:40 p.m., President McMaster called for a motion to adjourn the Executive Session, at 8:50 p.m., Mr. Waxler moved and Mr. Engel seconded; Voice vote, Motion carried.

 

Council then went into Executive Session concerning Collective Bargaining at 8:50 p.m., President McMaster called for a motion to adjourn the Executive Session, at 8:56 p.m., Mr. Waxler moved and Mr. Lundberg seconded; Voice vote, Motion carried.

 

Council went back into a Regular Council Meeting to vote on the Second Ward Seat, the vote was done by paper voting.  Mrs. Elders counted the votes and Mr. Hancock was elected for the Second Ward Seat.  Mr. Hancock will be sworn in January 23, 2018

 

Motion made by Mr. Lundberg, Mr. Waxler seconded that the meeting be adjourned; on Voice Vote the meeting was adjourned at 8:58 p.m.

 

OFFICIAL MINUTES DVD: January 9, 2018; 1 hr. 14:19 minutes

 

Respectfully submitted,

Lisa Elders

Defiance City Council Clerk

 

Approval of Index Minutes:                                            , 2018

 

Attest:                                                                              , President David McMaster

 

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