City Council Minutes

9-10-19

INDEX FOR THE
DEFIANCE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 10, 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 September 3, 2019, in hearing none, Index minutes are approved as written.

Televised meeting started, 14.06 minutes into the meeting

INTRODUCTION OF PERSONS/SPECIAL GUESTS APPEARING BEFORE COUNCIL: Emma Kirkpatrick
(14:06-22:35)
Ms. Kirkpatrick of Maumee Valley Planning Organization to discuss; the results of the Defiance County Active Transportation Survey (presentation is with index minutes)

PUBLIC HEARING: NONE

COMMITTEE MEETING OR REPORTS: NONE

COUNCIL COMMENTS:
(23:14-28:40)
Mrs. Krutsch stated the Performance Series, hosted by DCCC is September 13, 14 and 15 at the Stroede Center

Rev. Plant thanked the Administration for taking care of the light pole

Mr. Waxler asked about the property issue at 1031 Wilhelm St.

Mr. Eureste suggested reviewing the overlay districts

PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL REPORT/CONCERNS:
(28:41-29:19)
Liquor Transfer 0915853-005

REPORTS OF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS:

Mayor McCann reported as follows:
(29:20-35:11)
September 12, Fort Defiance will present the Town and Gown at the Schomburg Auditorium

President McMaster stated in regards to the appointment of Julie Fitzenrider to the Civil Service Commission, shall the consent of Council be giving to the appointment proposed by the Mayor; Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – yes; Engel – yes; Hancock- yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Eureste – yes; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried.

September 17 will be the Ribbon Cutting for the Reservoir Nature Trail

Mayor McCann called for Executive Session on Employment of Public Official. 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.
Mentioned the Fort Defiance 225th Anniversary Workbook

City Administrator Leonard reported as follows: NONE

City Law Director O’Donnell reported as follows:
(35:30-36:16)
1918 Building Advisory Committee has a meeting tomorrow

Finance Director Lehner reported as follows: NONE

LEGISLATIVE ACTION ON ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS:

THIRD READING:
(36:36-39:36)
AN ORDINANCE VACATING A PORTION OF GREENLEE AVENUE IN THE AUDITOR’S PLAT OF LOTS BETWEEN THE MAUMEE AND AUGLAIZE RIVERS

Third and Final Reading

Mr. Lundberg made the motion to adopt the Ordinance; seconded by Mr. Eureste: 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. 8156

SECOND READING: NONE

FIRST READING:
(39:37-1:08:27)
AN ORDINANCE APPROVING MODIFICATIONS TO A SETTLEMENT WITH THE STATE OF OHIO FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTEGRATED WATERSHED IMPROVEMENT PLAN AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

A new agreement with EPA; the development of an Integrated Watershed Improvement Plan. EPA has given the City two years to explore the Watershed Plan

Citizen Mike Simon 2240 Power Dam Rd, noted this should be discussed with the public. Also, Mr. Simon asked about the hazardous waste

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. 8157

(1:08:40-1:11:35)
A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE DEFIANCE COUNTY BUDGET COMMISSION’S ALTERNATE PLAN OF APPORTIONMENT OF THE UNDIVIDED LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUNDS

Annual Resolution accepting the County Budget Commission Plan

Mr. Lundberg 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. Waxler made the motion to adopt the Resolution; 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 Resolution adopted and it became Resolution No. 2508

CITIZEN CONCERNS: NONE

STUDY SESSION: NONE

Council then went into Executive Session concerning Employment Public Official at 8:15 p.m., President McMaster called for a motion to adjourn the Executive Session, at 8:39 p.m., Mr. Lundberg moved and Mr. Engel seconded; Voice vote, Motion carried.

Motion made by Mr. Engel; Mr. Lundberg seconded that the meeting be adjourned; on Voice Vote the meeting was adjourned at 8:39 p.m.

OFFICIAL MINUTES DVD: September 10, 2019; 1 hr. 13:26 minutes

Respectfully submitted,
Lisa Elders
Defiance City Council Clerk

Approval of Index Minutes: , 2019

Attest: , President David McMaster

Attest: , Clerk, Lisa Elders

8-27-19

INDEX FOR THE
DEFIANCE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
AUGUST 27, 2019
President McMaster determined the presence of a quorum.

President McMaster called for a Motion to excuse Mr. Eureste moved by Mr. Lundberg, seconded by Rev. Plant, 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 August 13, 2019, in hearing none, Index minutes are approved as written.

INTRODUCTION OF PERSONS/SPECIAL GUESTS APPEARING BEFORE COUNCIL: STATE AUDITOR
(2:45-6:58)
Lori Brodie, Northwest Regional Liaison presented an award to Mr. Lehner and staff

PUBLIC HEARING: NONE

COMMITTEE MEETING OR REPORTS: COMBINED SEWER & WATER MEETING, DISCUSSION – RATES
(7:02-40:47)
All Sewer Members was present, Mr. Eureste was missing from the Water Members
(presentation is attached with minutes)

COUNCIL COMMENTS:
(41:17-46:43)
Mr. Waxler asked for an update on stray cat issues

PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL REPORT/CONCERNS:
(46:44-47:15)
Liquor Transfer 5713282-0010

REPORTS OF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS:

Mayor McCann reported as follows:
(47:19-55:14)
Car Show was a wonderful event
Chip & Seal process has started
Engineer Firm will be paid additional funds for the E. High St. Project, because more work is required

City Administrator Leonard reported as follows:
(55:17-59:57)
Reminder to Council – “Feel the Heat”
2 Expenditure Reports

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:
(1:00:23-1:06:50)
AN ORDINANCE VACATING A PORTION OF GREENLEE AVENUE IN THE AUDITOR’S PLAT OF LOTS BETWEEN THE MAUMEE AND AUGLAIZE RIVERS

Partial alley vacates of Greenlee Ave.

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.

(1:06:55-1:08:38)
A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE AMOUNTS AND RATES AS DETERMINED BY THE BUDGET COMMISSION AND AUTHORIZING THE NECESSARY TAX LEVIES AND CERTIFYING THEM TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR

Annual Resolution accepting amounts and rates determined by Budget Commission

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

Mr. Lundberg made the motion to adopt the Resolution; seconded by Rev. Plant: Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – yes; Engel – yes; Hancock – yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Eureste – absent; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried. President McMaster declared the Resolution adopted and it became Resolution No. 2507

CITIZEN CONCERNS:
(1:09:01-1:12:06)
Ron Posey 1917 Darbyshire, noted in his neighborhood there is cat issues

STUDY SESSION: NONE

Motion made by Mr. Hancock; Mr. Waxler seconded that the meeting be adjourned; on Voice Vote the meeting was adjourned at 8:12 p.m.

OFFICIAL MINUTES DVD: August 27, 2019; 1 hr. 12:19 minutes

Respectfully submitted,
Lisa Elders
Defiance City Council Clerk

Approval of Index Minutes: , 2019

Attest: , President David McMaster

 

 

 

Attest: , Clerk, Lisa Elders

9-3-19

INDEX FOR THE
DEFIANCE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 3, 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 August 27, 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:
(3:22-4:02)
Mr. Hancock noted that Emma Kirkpatrick from MVPO will be a guest next meeting to discuss the results of the Defiance County Active Transportation Survey

COUNCIL COMMENTS:
(4:04-12:41)
Rev. Plant informed Council about the Pillar Meeting
Mr. Hancock asked for the completion date on College Place

PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL REPORT/CONCERNS: NONE

REPORTS OF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS:

Mayor McCann reported as follows:
(12:45-13:34)
Mayor McCann suggested looking over the bullet-points on the Defiance County Active Transportation Survey

City Administrator Leonard reported as follows: NONE

City Law Director O’Donnell reported as follows:
(13:41-15:14)
Mr. O’Donnell called for Executive Session on ORC 121.22 (G) (3). Motion for an Executive Session was made by Mr. Lundberg and seconded by Mr. Hancock, Roll Call Vote: Lundberg – yes; Engel – yes; Hancock- yes; Eureste – yes; Krutsch – yes; Waxler – yes; Plant – yes, Motion Carried.

Mr. O’Donnell called for Executive Session on ORC 121.22 (G) (2). 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: NONE

LEGISLATIVE ACTION ON ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS:

THIRD READING: NONE

SECOND READING:
(15:24-23:14)
AN ORDINANCE VACATING A PORTION OF GREENLEE AVENUE IN THE AUDITOR’S PLAT OF LOTS BETWEEN THE MAUMEE AND AUGLAIZE RIVERS

This is the Second Reading of the Three Readings

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

FIRST READING:
(23:20-30:09)
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING A CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR SLOPE STABILIZATION AT THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Slope stabilization project on the Maumee River bank

Rev. Plant made the motion to suspend and call for the question: seconded by Mr. Engel: 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 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. 8153

(30:15-34:37)
AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING THE ANNEXATION OF 91.06 ACRES OF LAND LOCATED IN SECTION 12, NOBLE TOWNSHIP, DEFIANCE COUNTY, OHIO

91.06 acres annexation in section 12 of Noble Township at the northwest corner of Elliott and Carpenter Roads. Roehrs Family owns the land

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. Waxler 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. 8154

(34:40-36:35)
AN ORDINANCE DIRECTING THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR TO APPLY FOR A GRANT FROM THE OHIO PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION TO ASSIST WITH THE COST TO IMPROVE THE CLEVELAND AND OTTAWA AVENUE INTERSECTION AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Application for grant money of $325,000 from OPWC for construction of a roundabout at Cleveland and Ottawa

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.

Mrs. Krutsch 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. 8155

CITIZEN CONCERNS:
(37:00-39:55)
Ron Posey 1917 Darbyshire, asked if there is going to be any more construction on W. High St. Also, Mr. Posey asked about the whereabouts of a picture his in-laws donated

STUDY SESSION: NONE

Council then went into Executive Session concerning ORC 121.22 (G) (3), pending court action at 7:30 p.m., President McMaster called for a motion to adjourn the Executive Session, at 7:44 p.m., Mr. Engel moved and Mr. Waxler seconded; Voice vote, Motion carried.

Council then went into Executive Session concerning ORC 121.22 (G) (2), possible sale of public property at 7:44 p.m., President McMaster called for a motion to adjourn the Executive Session, at 8:07 p.m., Mr. Hancock moved and Mr. Lundberg seconded; Voice vote, Motion carried.

Motion made by Mr. Engel; Mr. Hancock seconded that the meeting be adjourned; on Voice Vote the meeting was adjourned at 8:07 p.m.

OFFICIAL MINUTES DVD: September 3, 2019; 40:06 minutes

Respectfully submitted,
Lisa Elders
Defiance City Council Clerk

Approval of Index Minutes: , 2019

Attest: , President David McMaster

Attest: , Clerk, Lisa Elders

City Council Index Minutes are filed with Council Clerk.

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