City Council Minutes

2-12-19

INDEX FOR THE
DEFIANCE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
FEBRUARY 12, 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 February 5, 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:
(2:15-3:24)
Mr. Eureste noted there is an Economic Development Meeting February 26, 2019

COUNCIL COMMENTS:
(3:30-5:25)
Mr. Waxler noted there was a lot of Mighty-Tidy knocked over because of City Plowing
Mrs. Krutsch announced this Thursday is the Source Water Protection Meeting
Mr. Hancock may not be here February 26 for Council Meeting

PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL REPORT/CONCERNS: NONE

REPORTS OF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS:

Mayor McCann reported as follows:
(5:28-7:11)
Mayor McCann addressed the possible mold issues at the Police Department

City Administrator Leonard reported as follows:
(7:12-10:32)
Mr. Leonard and Engineering had a meeting with ODOT on the bridge closure, Traffic Patterns will be definitely be looked at
Mr. Eureste asked for updates on any traffic issues that come up

City Law Director O’Donnell reported as follows: NONE

Finance Director Lehner reported as follows: NONE

LEGISLATIVE ACTION ON ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS:

THIRD READING:
(11:12-12:18)
AN ORDINANCE VACATING AN ALLEY IN THE FIRST ADDITION TO THE CITY OF DEFIANCE, OHIO

Third and Final Reading

Mr. Lundberg 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. 8098

SECOND READING: NONE

FIRST READING:
(12:28-17:32)
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 8086 PASSED DECEMBER 11, 2018 TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS FOR CURRENT EXPENSES AND OTHER EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF DEFIANCE, OHIO, DURING THE PERIOD OF JANUARY 1, 2019 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

Appropriation Ordinance

Mr. Engel 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 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. 8099

(17:42-28:28)
A RESOLUTION DECLARING THE CITY OF DEFIANCE, OHIO A “PURPLE HEART CITY”

Gary Prehauser gave a brief history of the Purple Heart. This Resolution will declare Defiance a Purple Heart City

Mr. Lundberg 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 – yes; Plant – yes, the Motion was carried.

Mrs. Krutsch made the motion to adopt the Resolution; 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 Resolution adopted and it became Resolution No. 2505

STUDY SESSION: COMPENSATION OF COUNCIL
(28:42-51:30)
Mr. Lundberg suggested that Council pay should be tied to the Ohio Public Employees Retirement (OPERS), threshold for Public Official to receive one year’s credit under the system
Mr. Waxler noted if OPERS goes down (decrease) then Council’s pay should be decreased
Mr. Eureste is not in favor of this, however Mr. Eureste noted there should be a Community Citizen Group to make recommendations and to look at the needs vs. the wants
Rev. Plant, Mr. Hancock and Mrs. Krutsch all stated they like the benchmark approach to the pay
Mr. Lehner and Mr. O’Donnell need to look more into some things

Motion made by Mr. Lundberg, Mr. Engel seconded that the meeting be adjourned; on Voice Vote the Study Session was adjourned

STUDY SESSION: COMPENSATION OF MAYOR
(51:34-1:02:11)
Mr. Lundberg suggested the Mayor’s pay should change with OPERS threshold and at 8x’s Council’s Pay

Motion made by Mr. Lundberg, Mr. Hancock seconded that the meeting be adjourned; on Voice Vote the Study Session was adjourned

CITIZEN CONCERNS: NONE

Motion made by Mr. Lundberg, Mr. Hancock seconded that the meeting be adjourned; on Voice Vote the meeting was adjourned at 8:03 p.m.

OFFICIAL MINUTES DVD: February 12, 2019; 1 hr. :02:15 minutes

Respectfully submitted,
Lisa Elders
Defiance City Council Clerk

Approval of Index Minutes: , 2019

Attest: , President David McMaster

Attest: , Clerk, Lisa Elders

2-26-19

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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