City Council Minutes

2-12-19

1-22-19

INDEX FOR THE
DEFIANCE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
JANUARY 22, 2019
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 January 8, 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:
(1:35-11:14)
Mr. Eureste called for a Economic Development (ED) Meeting; February 26 at 7:00 pm – an overview presented by Jerry Hayes on why the 6 benchmarks are important to the ED process in our community

Rev. Plant asked for a Study Session February 5 – update on plans for the closing of the bridge and special opportunities from the activities experimenting with traffic flow

Mrs. Krutsch asked about the possibility of having a Building & Lands Meeting to discuss the condition of the Police Department

COUNCIL COMMENTS:
(11:20-18:52)
Mr. Waxler asked if there was going to be shuttle service when the bridge is closed

Rev. Plant gave thanks to City Employees for the snow removal

Mr. Lundberg called for Executive Session on Public Official Pay. Motion for an Executive Session was made by Mr. Lundberg and seconded by Mr. Waxler, Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – yes; Engel – yes; Hancock – yes; Eureste – yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Plant – yes, Motion Carried.

Mrs. Krutsch thanked DJ for showing the Equipment Building. Also, this Thursday at Stroede Center is “Hey Mavis”

PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL REPORT/CONCERNS:
(18:53-21:34)
Liquor Transfer 3469920

Voted for Charter Members; Darrell Handy, Katie Groff Held, Chris Mack and Bob Armstrong

REPORTS OF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS:

Mayor McCann reported as follows:
(21:36-23:53)
President McMaster stated in regards to the appointment of Paul Sulpizio to the Planning Commission, shall the consent of Council be giving to the appointment proposed by the Mayor, Voice Vote, Motion Carried

Mayor McCann is pleased with the Street Crew

City Administrator Leonard reported as follows:
(23:55-28:27)
There have been some snow plow issues with drive ways & approaches
Mr. Leonard met with ODOT official concerning the bridge

Assistant City Law Director Essex reported as follows: NONE

Finance Director Lehner reported as follows:
(28:40-33:36)
Update on the audio/video equipment for Council Chambers

LEGISLATIVE ACTION ON ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS:

THIRD READING: NONE

SECOND READING: NONE

FIRST READING:
(34:02-38:08)
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT FOR THE PURCHASE OF COAGULANT MIXING SYSTEM EQUIPMENT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Purchase of coagulant mixing equipment for the Water Treatment Plant

Mr. Eureste made the motion to suspend and call for the question: 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.

Mr. Hancock made the motion to adopt the Ordinance; 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. President McMaster declared the Ordinance adopted and it became Ordinance No. 8093

(38:12-40:37)
AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING THE DEDICATION OF A RIGHT-OF-WAY TO EXTEND COMMERCE DRIVE IN RICHLAND TOWNSHIP AND IN THE CITY OF DEFIANCE, OHIO

Right-of-way dedication, to extend Commerce Dr.

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 – 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 – 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. 8094

(40:44-42:57)
AN ORDINANCE VACATING AN ALLEY IN THE FIRST ADDITION TO THE CITY OF DEFIANCE

Alley between Third & First Streets

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

(43:00-44:26)
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING MONTHLY TRANSFERS OF FUNDS FOR THE CITY OF DEFIANCE, OHIO FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2019

Transfer of money for the City Funds through September

Mr. Eureste 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. Lundberg made the motion to adopt the Ordinance; seconded by Mr. Waxler: 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. 8095

CITIZEN CONCERNS: NONE

STUDY SESSION: NONE

Council then went into Executive Session concerning Public Official Pay at 7:52 p.m., President McMaster called for a motion to adjourn the Executive Session, at 8:08 p.m., Mr. Lundberg moved and Mr. Hancock seconded; Voice vote, Motion carried.

Motion made by Mr. Lundberg, Mr. Engel seconded that the meeting be adjourned; on Voice Vote the meeting was adjourned at 8:08 p.m.

OFFICIAL MINUTES DVD: January 22, 2019; 44:56 minutes

Respectfully submitted,
Lisa Elders
Defiance City Council Clerk

Approval of Index Minutes: , 2019

Attest: , President David McMaster

Attest: , Clerk, Lisa Elders

2-5-19

INDEX FOR THE
DEFIANCE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
FEBRUARY 5, 2019
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 January 22, 2019, in hearing none, Index minutes are approved as written.

INTRODUCTION OF PERSONS/SPECIAL GUESTS APPEARING BEFORE COUNCIL: NONE

PUBLIC HEARING: Dolores Whitman – Democracy Day, Rule 12.1 (9) Matter of Public Interest
(6:14-13:00)
Dolores Whitman addressed Council concerning Democracy Day February 14

COMMITTEE MEETING OR REPORTS:
(13:30-25:26)
Mr. Engel noted the Building & Lands members checked out the air quality at the Police Department
Mr. Eureste would like to see the report on the air quality
Bob Lehman spoke to some concerns on the Police Department air quality

COUNCIL COMMENTS:
(25:28-34:42)
Mr. Lundberg requested 2 Study Sessions
Mr. Lundberg made a motion for a Study Session February 12 regarding Compensation of Council; seconded by Rev. Plant, voice vote, all in favor, Motion granted.

Mr. Lundberg made a motion for a Study Session February 12 regarding Compensation of the Mayor; seconded by Mr. Hancock, voice vote, all in favor, Motion granted.

Mrs. Krutsch announced some events at the Stroede Center. Also, noted some homeowners have concerns about yard damage after the City plows the snow

Mr. Eureste asked about a good time to mention potholes. Also, Mr. Eureste mentioned traffic issues on E. 2nd St, exiting businesses

Mr. Hancock asked about the Junior High Building

Mr. Lundberg noted many potholes on Terrawenda

Rev. Plant explained a personal experience, in which made a good case on having the new water meter units

PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL REPORT/CONCERNS:
(34:44-36:50)
President McMaster asked for a nomination to fill a position on the Charter Review Committee

Mr. Lundberg made the motion to appoint Darrell Handy to the Charter Review Committee: seconded by Mr. Waxler: Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – yes; Engel – yes; Hancock- yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Eureste – yes; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried. Congrats Mr. Handy!

REPORTS OF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS:

Mayor McCann reported as follows:
(36:52-38:33)
Mayor McCann noted some City Officials are in Sandusky to accept an award for the City Splash Pad
Mayor McCann handed out some pictures of the future Boardwalk Pictures at the Reservoir

City Administrator Leonard reported as follows: ABSENT

City Law Director O’Donnell reported as follows:
(38:58-39:43)
Mr. O’Donnell called for Executive Session on Imminent Litigation. Motion for an Executive Session was made by Mr. Engel and seconded by Mr. Waxler, Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – yes; Engel – yes; Hancock- yes; Eureste – yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Plant – yes, Motion Carried.

Finance Director Lehner reported as follows: ABSENT

LEGISLATIVE ACTION ON ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS:

THIRD READING: NONE

SECOND READING:

(39:59-45:16)
AN ORDINANCE VACATING AN ALLEY IN THE FIRST ADDITION TO THE CITY OF DEFIANCE, OHIO

Alley Vacation between Front/Third, known as of today as First/Third

Mr. Waxler made a motion to Let lie; seconded by Mr. Lundberg

FIRST READING:
(45:18-57:10)
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF REAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT LOTS 46 THROUGH 50 IN THE SUBDIVISION OF LOTS BETWEEN OTTAWA AVENUE AND KARNES ROAD AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THAT PURPOSE

This Park space is needed for the City to qualify for CDBG monies to make improvements

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 Rev. Plant: 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. 8096

(57:18-1:04:58)
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF PORTABLE RADIOS, SPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, AND RELATED EQUIPMENT FOR THE FIRE DIVISION AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Fire Department purchase of radios and related equipment

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.

Mrs. Krutsch made the motion to adopt the Ordinance; seconded by Mr. Waxler: 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. 8097

STUDY SESSION:
(1:05:14-1:29:42)
Kirstie Mack (DDVB) & Chris Van Scoder (Chamber of Commerce) update on plans for the closing of the bridge and special opportunities from activities experimenting with traffic flow

CITIZEN CONCERNS: NONE

Council then went into Executive Session concerning Imminent Litigation at 8:31 p.m., President McMaster called for a motion to adjourn the Executive Session, at 8:38 p.m., Mr. Lundberg moved and Mr. Waxler seconded; Voice vote, Motion carried.

Motion made by Mr. Lundberg, Mr. Engel seconded that the meeting be adjourned; on Voice Vote the meeting was adjourned at 8:37 p.m.

OFFICIAL MINUTES DVD: February 5, 2019; 1 hr. 30:30 minutes

Respectfully submitted,
Lisa Elders
Defiance City Council Clerk

Approval of Index Minutes: , 2019

Attest: , President David McMaster

Attest: , Clerk, Lisa Elders

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