MAUMEE CITY COUNCIL
January 2 and 16, 2018
MINUTES

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 2, 2018

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

MINUTES

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Mr. PAUKEN moved to adjourn to Executive Session at 7:00 p.m. to discuss contract negotiations.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

Mr. NOONAN moved to return from Executive Session at 7:29 p.m.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

There being no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

 

MAUMEE CITY COUNCIL

MINUTES

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

 

The Council of the City of Maumee, Ohio, met on the above date with the following members present: John Boellner, Brent Buehrer, Tracey Elmore, David Kissinger, Scott Noonan, Timothy Pauken and Thomas Wagener, Jr. (7).

Mayor Richard Carr presiding.

 

An Oath of Office was administered to Council members Brent Buehrer, Timothy Pauken, Tracey Elmore and Thomas Wagener, Jr. by Judge Daniel Hazard.  The above Council members were elected to terms ending December 31, 2021. 

 

Reverend J. Paul Board, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and Chaplain for the Division of Fire as well as a Firefighter, led everyone in a prayer for the community.

 

The Mayor asked for nominations for President of Council.

Mr. Kissinger nominated Mr. Pauken. 

Mrs. Elmore nominated Mr. Buehrer. 

Mr. WAGENER moved the nominations be closed.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

The Mayor asked each Councilman to vote by naming his or her choice for Council President.  Roll call:  Boellner (Pauken), Buehrer (Buehrer), Elmore (Buehrer), Kissinger (Pauken), Noonan (Pauken), Pauken (Pauken), Wagener (Pauken).

The Mayor stated that the vote was five (Pauken) and two (Buehrer) and declared Mr. Pauken elected President of Council.

 

Mr. KISSINGER moved to suspend Council Rules and to adopt the seating arrangement as members were seated.  Mr. Pauken requested to switch seats with Mr. Kissinger.  No further changes were requested.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

Mr. PAUKEN moved to approve the minutes of the December 18, 2017 regular meeting and the December 28, 2017 special meeting and approve the Minutes Journal.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

The following Council Committee assignments for calendar years 2018-2019 were presented:

 

               COMMITTEE                                                   CHAIRMAN                                       MEMBERS

               Buildings & Lands                                           Noonan                                             Boellner, Kissinger

               Code                                                                  Wagener                                           Buehrer, Kissinger

               Environment                                                    Kissinger                                            Buehrer, Wagener

               Finance & Economic Development             Buehrer                                              Elmore, Wagener

               Land Use & Zoning                                         Noonan                                             Boellner, Kissinger

               Municipal Court                                              Pauken                                               Elmore, Wagener

               Parks & Recreation                                        Elmore                                               Noonan, Wagener

               Personnel                                                         Boellner                                             Noonan, Elmore

               Public Information                                         Elmore                                               Buehrer, Noonan

               Public Utilities                                                 Kissinger                                            Boellner, Pauken

               Safety                                                                Wagener                                           Buehrer, Elmore

               Streets                                                              Buehrer                                              Boellner, Pauken

               Water & Sewer                                               Boellner                                             Kissinger, Noonan

 

Mr. PAUKEN moved to approve the committee assignments as presented.  Roll call:  Buehrer, Elmore and Pauken voting yea; Boellner, Kissinger, Noonan and Wagener (4) voting nay; the Chair declared the motion failed by a vote of 3-4.

 

Mr. BOELLNER moved to suspend Council Rules for Committee Assignments.

Mr. Kissinger had a question regarding the suspension of Council Rules.

The Mayor stated that the Rules were suspended for the purpose of Council seating only.

Mr. Kissinger disagreed and requested a 2-part motion.

Mr. Kissinger requested a Parliamentary Inquiry as to this issue.

The Law Director stated that Council Rules, Chapter 111, Committee Appointments, #19, states that “appointment of members to such committees shall be made by the Mayor subject to a majority vote by the members of Council.”  She added that this is within the Rules of Council and can be subject to a motion to suspend the rule.

 

Mr. Boellner stated that his intent was to suspend the rules and to table the committee assignments until the next meeting, so that any concerns can be met.

Mr. BOELLNER moved to withdraw his motion to suspend the Rules of Council.

Mr. BOELLNER moved to table the Committee Assignments until the next meeting.  Roll call:  Boellner, Kissinger, Noonan and Wagener (4) yea; Buehrer, Elmore and Pauken (3) nay; the Chair declared the motion carried by a vote of 4-3.

 

A letter from the Commissioner of Public Service requesting approval of a contract for Town Street signal integration was read.  He stated that per the plans and specifications for the signalized intersection of Town Street and the Anthony Wayne Trail, the City of Maumee is responsible for the integration and inspection of the new signal before acceptance.

Mr. WAGENER moved to order emergency legislation approving a contract with DGL Consulting Engineers in an amount not to exceed $5,000 to perform signal integration and inspection at the Town Street intersection.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

A letter from the Administrator requesting authorization of an application for the transfer of a TREX permit from Wonton, LLC, to Taco Maumee LLC, 1470 Ford Street, Suite A, Maumee, Ohio, was read.  He stated that notice was received from Attorney Richard Cohen representing Taco Maumee LLC indicating his client’s desire to obtain an existing D-5 liquor permit for their establishment at 1470 Ford Street in Maumee.  Since the application is made under the Ohio Revised Code Section 4303.29, it is considered an economic development transfer.

 

Mrs. ELMORE moved to designate the application an economic development project and to authorize the Mayor and Municipal Clerk to sign any necessary instrument to effectuate the project.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

President Pauken stated that the Committee of the Whole met and adjourned to Executive Session to discuss contract negotiations.

 

The Law Director stated that she would be distributing to Council members the Continuity of Governance forms, which have not been updated in a while.  She explained that according to the Charter, each Council member is to appoint someone to take their place in case of an emergency.

 

The Service Director announced that the Monclova Road / AWT Safety Upgrade project is currently out for bid and that bids will be opened on January 25th.

 

Legislation was considered at this time.

 

ORDINANCE NO.                 001  – 2018                                       AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT WITH DGL CONSULTING ENGINEERS RELATIVE TO SIGNAL INTEGRATION AND INSPECTION AT THE TOWN STREET INTERSECTION FOR THE CITY OF MAUMEE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

The Clerk read the Ordinance by title only.

Mr. WAGENER moved the ordinance be passed as an emergency measure.  Roll call:  Boellner, Buehrer, Elmore, Kissinger, Noonan, Pauken and Wagener (7) voting yea; nays, none.

Mr. WAGENER moved the ordinance be placed on its final passage and passed.  Roll call:  Boellner, Buehrer, Elmore, Kissinger, Noonan, Pauken and Wagener (7) voting yea; nays, none.

So the Ordinance was passed.

 

ORDINANCE NO.                 002   2018                                       APPROPRIATING AND TRANSFERRING FUNDS FOR VARIOUS PURPOSES.

The Clerk read the Ordinance by title only.

Mr. BOELLNER moved the ordinance be placed on its final passage and passed.  Roll call:  Boellner, Buehrer, Elmore, Kissinger, Noonan, Pauken and Wagener (7) voting yea; nays, none.

So the Ordinance was passed.

 

Mr. PAUKEN moved to adjourn at 7:59 p.m. until Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.   Motion carried v.v.

 

 

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7:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 16, 2018