City Council Minutes

12-3-19

12-3-19

11-26-19

INDEX FOR THE
DEFIANCE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
NOVEMBER 26, 2019
President McMaster determined the presence of a quorum.

President McMaster called for a Motion to excuse Mr. Lundberg moved by Rev. Plant, seconded by Mr. Hancock, 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 October 22, November 12, and November 19, 2019, in hearing none, Index minutes are approved as written.

INTRODUCTION OF PERSONS/SPECIAL GUESTS APPEARING BEFORE COUNCIL: NONE

PUBLIC HEARING: NONE

COMMITTEE MEETING OR REPORTS: NONE

COUNCIL COMMENTS: NONE

PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL REPORT/CONCERNS: NONE

REPORTS OF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS:

Mayor McCann reported as follows:
(3:40-19:16)
Mayor McCann would like to re-appoint Mr. Leonard as City Administrator

President McMaster; unless there is a motion and a second to reverse the determination of the Mayor regarding renewal of the appointment of Mr. Leonard then Council concurs with the Mayor’s appointment; Hearing no motion, the re-appointment can move forward

Mayor McCann would like to re-appoint Mr. O’Donnell as Law Director

President McMaster; unless there is a motion and a second to reverse the determination of the Mayor regarding renewal of the appointment of Mr. O’Donnell then Council concurs with the Mayor’s appointment; Hearing no motion, the re-appointment can move forward

Bridge will be open December 2, with a ceremony

Defiance was named a “heart health community”

Mayor McCann called for Executive Session, ORC 121.22 (G) (8) (b); (8) To consider confidential information related to the marketing plans, specific business strategy, production techniques, trade secrets, or personal financial statements of an applicant for economic development assistance, or to negotiations with other political subdivisions respecting requests for economic development assistance, provided that both of the following conditions apply: (b) A unanimous quorum of the public body determines, by a roll call vote, that the executive session is necessary to protect the interests of the applicant or the possible investment or expenditure of public funds to be made in connection with the economic development project. Motion for an Executive Session was made by Mr. Hancock and seconded by Mr. Waxler, Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – absent; Engel – yes; Hancock – yes; Eureste – yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Plant – yes, Motion Carried.

Motion for a Special Meeting on December 17, 2019; for one item, Economic Development was made by Rev. Plant and seconded by Mr. Waxler, Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – absent; Engel – yes; Hancock – yes; Eureste – yes; Krutsch- yes; Waxler – yes; Plant – yes, Motion Carried.

City Administrator Leonard reported as follows: NONE

City Law Director O’Donnell reported as follows: NONE

Finance Director Lehner reported as follows: NONE

LEGISLATIVE ACTION ON ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS:

THIRD READING: NONE

SECOND READING: NONE

FIRST READING:
(20:23-22:10)
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING RENEWAL OF A CONTRACT WITH DEFIANCE COUNTY FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES INCURRED TO PROVIDE LEGAL SERVICES TO INDIGENT DEFENDANTS PROSECUTED IN MUNICIPAL COURT UNDER MUNICIPAL ORDINANCES

Renewal contract with Defiance County for services to Indigent Defendants

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

Mr. Engel made the motion to adopt the Ordinance; seconded by Mrs. Krutsch: Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – absent; 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. 8176

(22:12-25:54)
AN ORDINANCE DESIGNATING THE MAUMEE VALLEY PLANNING ORGANIZATION AS AGENT FOR THE CITY TO ADMINISTER THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY HAZARD MITIGATION GRANT

Designating MVPO as an agent to administer FEMA; 10 residential properties and two vacant lots for demolition (properties and maps are attached to original minutes in Clerk’s office)

Mr. Engel made the motion to suspend and call for the question: seconded by Rev. Plant: Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – absent; 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 – absent; 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. 8177

(25:57-31:06)
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF REAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 629 ARABELLA STREET AND TRIANGLE PARK

Mr. Hancock will abstain; Mr. Hancock is employed by Defiance City Schools

Acquisition of the 1918 Property

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

(31:14-37:24)
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 161.01 AND ADDING CHAPTER 907 “TREE CARE & MAINTENANCE” TO THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF DEFIANCE, OHIO

Adding Chapter 907; tree care and maintenance to the Codified Ordinances

Rev. Plant made the motion to suspend and call for the question: seconded by Mr. Engel: Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – absent; Engel – yes; 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 – absent; 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. 8178

(37:30-43:24)
AN ORDINANCE RATIFYING A CONTRACT FOR SLUDGE HAULING FROM THE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PLANT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Contract with ZTH LLC to haul sludge from WPC

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

Mr. Engel made the motion to adopt the Ordinance; seconded by Rev. Plant: Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – absent; 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. 8179

(43:26-47:59)
A RESOLUTION DECLARING THE SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED TERRITORY PROPOSED FOR ANNEXATION UPON ANNEXATION AND ESTABLISHING ZONING RESTRICTIONS

Providing Municipal Services on 104.335 acres, proposed for annexation by Carolyn Fortman

Mr. Engel made the motion to suspend and call for the question: seconded by Waxler: Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – absent; Engel – yes; 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. Waxler: Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – absent; 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. 2511

CITIZEN CONCERNS:
(48:10-49:14)
Chris Mack, 417 Jefferson, thanked Council for considering this and it is great news to see the 1918 project going forward

STUDY SESSION: NONE
Council then went into Executive Session concerning ORC 121.22 (G) (8) (b) President McMaster called for a motion to adjourn the Executive Session, at 8:05 p.m., Mr. Hancock moved and Mr. Engel seconded; Voice vote, Motion carried.
Motion made by Rev. Plant; Mr. Waxler seconded that the meeting be adjourned; on Voice Vote the meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

OFFICIAL MINUTES DVD: November 26, 2019; 49:28 minutes

Respectfully submitted,
Lisa Elders
Defiance City Council Clerk

Approval of Index Minutes: , 2019

Attest: , President David McMaster

Attest: , Clerk, Lisa Elders

12-10-19

12-10-19

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