MAUMEE CITY COUNCIL
September 3 and 16 (Regular) and 25 (Special), 2019
MINUTES

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 3, 2019

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

MINUTES

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

 

The Finance Director explained her request (Item H) relative to switching cell phone service to AT&T FirstNet and buying new cell phones.  She explained the benefits and cost savings to the City (attached).

Discussion was held.

 

The Finance Director explained her request (Item F) relative to the OML Amicus brief on H.B. 49.  She stated that they have 40 days to join other municipalities in support of the OML Amicus brief to oppose the state centralized collection of income tax for net profit.

Discussion followed.

 

The Service Director explained their request (Item O) relative to traffic signal components.  He stated they received two proposals relative to replacement batteries for the battery back-up traffic controllers and decided to go with the higher bid due to the quality of the batteries offered.

 

Thomas Winston, Toledo Port Authority, gave a presentation regarding Residential PACE Program.  He introduced his colleague, Jodi Rabquer, who administers the program.  He explained that PACE stands for Property Accessed Clean Energy, which is a low cost, long-term, flexible financing opportunity that residents can use to add value to their homes and pay for through their property tax assessment bills.

 

The Law Director spoke about her request (Item E) relative to a commercial PACE program explaining that one of the new businesses going in at Side Cut Crossing, Maumee Pointe, is taking advantage of one of the PACE program opportunities to help further their developments.

Jason Tiemeier, Columbus, Ohio, stated that the request before Council tonight is on the Maumee Point Senior Living Community and the use of PACE financing for certain improvements for that project.  He added that they already have a senior loan in place and that this PACE financing would be used for the eligible improvements.  He introduced Chris Vasel, from the Douglas Company, to answer any questions about the project.

Discussion followed.

 

President Pauken stated that he sent out an email relative to the Black Road zoning changes and he has agreed to allow a representative from the Black Road community to speak tonight so they can explain their concerns to Council members.

James Gregory, 5455 Black Road, spoke on behalf of the Black Road residents stating that at the August 26, 2019 Municipal Planning Commission meeting, the commissioners voted to recommend approval of a zoning change from C-M to R-4, including lot splits and preliminary plat approval on the southern 24.155 acres located at 5525 Black Road.  He stated that he is here tonight to speak against the R-4 zoning change.

Discussion followed.

 

President Pauken asked if there were any other questions relative to items on the agenda.

 

President Pauken asked the Police Chief for some insight into the two resignations in Item A-3. 

Chief Tullis responded that they are very disappointed to have two of their Dispatchers leaving.  He added that these resignations were out of fear that if the 911 Dispatch consolidation moved forward, they would no longer be working in the City of Maumee.

 

There being no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 7:53 p.m.


MAUMEE CITY COUNCIL

MINUTES

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 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, Dave Kissinger, Scott Noonan, Timothy Pauken and Thomas Wagener, Jr. (7).

Mayor Richard Carr presiding.

 

Mr. PAUKEN moved to approve the minutes of the August 5, 2019 regular meeting and the August 20, 2019 special meeting and approve the Minutes Journal.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

Letters from the Mayor re-appointing Katherine Stark and appointing Andrea Ankenbrandt to the Design Review Board was read.

Mrs. ELMORE moved to confirm the re-appointment of Katherine Stark and the appointment of Andrea Ankenbrandt to the Design Review Board for 3-year terms ending August 31, 2022.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

A letter from the Mayor appointing Adam J. Motycka to the Municipal Planning Commission was read.

Mr. NOONAN moved to confirm the appointment of Adam J. Motycka to the Municipal Planning Commission for a 6-year term ending August 31, 2024, replacing Harry Barlos.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

A letter from the Mayor accepting the resignations of Terry McDonald and Marisa Morrin as Dispatchers was read.

Mr. BUEHRER moved to confirm the resignations of Terry McDonald and Marisa Morrin as Dispatchers, effective August 9, 2019 and September 4, 2019 respectively, and to approve filling the Dispatcher vacancies per the Hiring Policy.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

Notices from the Ohio Division of Liquor Control on the applications by 1560 Timbers LLC (dba JEDS), Maumee Bowling Alleys, Inc. (dba Timbers) and Monnette’s Conant, Inc. (dba Monnette’s Market) for new permits were presented.

Mr. BOELLNER moved to place the applications on file.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

A letter from the Law Director requesting approval to participate in the Residential PACE Program in cooperation with Northwest Ohio Advanced Energy Improvement District (ESID) and the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority was read.

Mr. WAGENER moved to order all implementing legislation necessary to participate in the Residential PACE Program in cooperation with Northwest Ohio Advanced Energy Improvement District (ESID) and the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

A letter from the Law Director requesting approval of a 2-year agreement for Suburban Court Services relative to the Victim-Witness Advocate Program was read.

Mr. KISSINGER moved to order emergency legislation approving a 2-year agreement with the Lucas County Board of Commissioners in the amount of $15,000 annually for Suburban Court Services relative to the Victim-Witness Advocate Program.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.


A letter from the Law Director requesting authorization for commercial PACE funding for Maumee Pointe, LLC was read.

Mrs. ELMORE moved to order all necessary emergency legislation to accept the Petition of Maumee Pointe, LLC and for levying special assessments for PACE funding connected with that project.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

A letter from the Finance Director requesting support of the OML Amicus brief on H.B. 49 was read.

Mr. PAUKEN moved to order emergency resolution in support of the OML Amicus brief on H.B. 49.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

A letter from the Finance Director requesting various copy machines be declared as surplus was read.

Mr. KISSINGER moved to order emergency legislation declaring certain copy machines as surplus.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

A letter from the Finance Director requesting approval of an agreement for new cell phones with trade-ins was read.

Mr. BUEHRER moved to order emergency legislation approving an agreement with AT&T First Net, utilizing State of Ohio Cooperative Purchase Plan, relative to priority cellphone and mobile data service and purchase of new cell phones with trade-ins for the City of Maumee.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

A letter from the Finance Director requesting approval of a maintenance agreement for the City’s copy machines was read.

Mr. BOELLNER moved to order emergency legislation approving a maintenance agreement with Applied Imaging for the City’s copy machines.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

A letter from the Service Director requesting approval of a maintenance agreement for sanitary sewer master meter maintenance was read.

Mr. NOONAN moved to order emergency legislation approving a maintenance agreement with ADS Environmental Services in the amount of $4,800.00 to maintain the sanitary sewer master meter.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

A letter from the Service Director requesting authorization of a contract for annual ditch cleaning services was read.

Mr. KISSINGER moved to order emergency legislation authorizing a contract with Burkhart and Sons Excavating Inc. in the amount of $20,000 relative to ditch cleaning services.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

A letter from the Service Director requesting amendment to the Codified Ordinances relative to Schedule IV, Limited Access Roadway Modification was read.

Mr. WAGENER moved to approve amendment to the Codified Ordinances, Chapter 3, Schedule IV, relative to Limited Access Roadways.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

A letter from the Service Director requesting approval of Ford Street Signal Easements was read.

Mrs. ELMORE moved to order emergency legislation authorizing execution of Limited Easement for purposes of traffic control between the City of Maumee, Wagener Industrial Technologies LLC and Seaway Foodtown for future signal at Ford Street.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

A letter from the Service Director requesting approval of a contract for tree removal project was read.

Mr. NOONAN moved to order emergency legislation approving a contract with Burkhart & Sons Excavating in an amount not to exceed $15,000 relative to tree removal along the banks of Graham Ditch from Holland Road to Tollgate Drive.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

A letter from the Commissioner of Public Service requesting approval of a contract for the purchase of traffic signal components was read.

Mr. BUEHRER moved to order emergency legislation approving a contract with Baldwin and Sours in the amount of $16,380 for traffic signal components.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

A letter from the Commissioner of Public Service requesting referral of the matter of the Sidewalk Program to the Streets Committee was read. 

The Mayor stated that for years the City has made recommendations for assessments of sidewalk repairs needed and every year it ends up being controversial.  He added that they would like to look at alternatives to be considered.

Mr. BUEHRER moved to refer the matter of the Sidewalk Program to the Streets Committee for review.

Discussion followed.

Mr. BOELLNER moved to call the question.  Roll call:  Boellner, Elmore, Kissinger, Noonan, Pauken and Wagener (6) voting yea; Buehrer (1) voting nay; the Chair declared the motion carried by a vote of 6-1.

Roll call on the original motion to refer to committee:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

A letter from the Police Chief requesting amendment to the maintenance agreement for vehicle fleet and detective bureau interview room cameras was read.

Mr. BOELLNER moved to order emergency legislation amending the maintenance agreement with Coban Technologies, Inc. in the amount of $3,915.69 relative to the cameras for the Police marked vehicle fleet and detective bureau interview rooms.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

A letter from the Police Chief requesting appropriations to support the DARE Program was read.

Mrs. ELMORE moved to appropriate $2,000 from Fund 216 to support the DARE Program.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

A letter from the Police Line Lieutenant requesting expenditure of funds from the Law Enforcement Trust Fund 214 for the purchase of enhancements to the body armor systems was read.

Mr. PAUKEN moved to order emergency legislation authorizing expenditure of funds in the amount of $17,876.00 from the Law Enforcement Trust Fund 214 in accordance with City policy and the Ohio Revised Code.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

A letter from the Fire Chief requesting approval of a MOU to formalize an automatic aid agreement between neighboring fire departments for river rescue responses was read.

Mr. NOONAN moved to order emergency legislation approving a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with neighboring fire departments for river rescue responses.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

A letter from the Chief Building Official requesting approval of a request for a zoning change from C-M to R-4, lot splits and preliminary plat approval on the southern 24.155 (+/-) acres of property located at 5525 Black Road, per the recommendation of the Municipal Planning Commission.

Mr. KISSINGER moved to order emergency legislation approving a zoning change from C-M to R-4, to create 174 lots on this parcel and preliminary plat on the southern 24.155 (+/-) acres of property located at 5525 Black Road, as recommended by the Municipal Planning Commission. 

The Law Director asked that Mr. Kissinger amend his motion to include “not to exceed” 174 lots and to remove the “emergency” clause.


Mr. KISSINGER moved to amend the motion to not exceed 174 lots and to remove the emergency clause.  Roll call:  Boellner, Buehrer, Kissinger, Noonan, Pauken and Wagener (6) voting yea; Elmore (1) voting nay; the Chair declared the motion carried by a vote of 6-1.

Roll call on the original motion:  Boellner, Buehrer, Kissinger, Noonan, Pauken and Wagener (6) voting yea; Elmore (1) voting nay; the Chair declared the motion carried by a vote of 6-1.

 

A letter from the Council President requesting the matter of golf carts on City streets be referred to the Safety Committee was read.

Mr. PAUKEN moved to refer the matter of golf carts on City streets to the Safety Committee for review.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

President Pauken stated that the Committee of the Whole met and reviewed items on the agenda including the Finance Director’s explanation of Item H (AT&T FirstNet) and Item F (OML Amicus Brief on H.B. 49) and the Service Director’s explanation of Item O (traffic signal components); and then heard presentations regarding the Residential and Commercial PACE Programs; and heard from a representative from Black Road on the proposed zoning change; and heard from the Police Chief regarding two Dispatcher resignations.

 

Mrs. Elmore read the following report from the Public Information Committee meetings:

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION COMMITTEE MEETING

               The Public Information Committee met on August 16, 2019 in council chambers after proper notice was given to the public.  In attendance were Tracey Elmore, chair; Brent Buehrer and David Kissinger, members; Leslie Lipper and Joe Camp, Service Department; Curt Smith, IT Manager; Deb Cartledge, Finance and Amber Rathburn, Municipal Clerk.

·              Matter of the city webpage design

               In a continuation from the meeting on May 31st, Curt Smith provided a document showing an apples-to-apples comparison of each of the previous quotes, including a new one from Liamer Media.  Curt informed us that when he spoke with a representative from Revize and informed them that the other quotes included web hosting, Revize came back with a quote that was $900 less than their original amount.  We also learned they also have their own proprietary security platform, which unlike Wordpress that other companies use, is not easily hacked.  Not every company included the seven items that this committee was looking for since our RFP did not specifically ask for these items to be included so, in order to be fair to all companies, it was requested that Curt obtain updated and final quotes that include all seven items.     We agreed to meet again once this information was available.  Meeting adjourned at 8:17 am.

               The Public Information Committee met on August 27, 2019 in council chambers after proper notice was given to the public.  In attendance were Tracey Elmore, chair; Brent Buehrer and David Kissinger, members; Leslie Lipper, Service Department; Curt Smith, IT Manager, Deb Cartledge, Finance and Helen Good, Department Secretary.

               The meeting began with a clear breakdown of costs and services from each of the four companies.  All but Toledo Web Designs had a security measure included with their design and each included the remaining six requirements including ADA compliance, Analytics, Training, Annual Maintenance, User Friendly Search and Integration with social media.   After viewing examples of web pages designed by each of the companies, much discussion ensued weighing the pros and cons of price, security, design and location.   It was found that Revize Web Services had the slight edge for the following reasons:

1.   They designed our current site, we are familiar with them and know they have good customer    service

2.   Competitive price

3.   Proprietary security measures

4.   Provide a free redesign after 5 years

5.   Attractive examples of web pages (we would like to see videos being used vs. still pictures)

               Ms. Elmore made the motion to award the contract for the new city webpage design to Revize.

Motion carried 3-0.

Meeting adjourned at 8:35 am.

Respectfully submitted,

Tracey Elmore, Chair

Brent Buehrer, Member

David Kissinger, Member

 

Mrs. ELMORE moved to order emergency legislation approving an agreement with Revize for updated City website design.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

Mrs. ELMORE moved to accept the report.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

Brian Tomko, 944 Joliet Drive, spoke about the August 29th Public Forum held at the Maumee Indoor Theater and was encouraged to see the large number of residents that attended this event.  He stated that during the forum, several candidates mentioned the need for a traffic study for downtown Maumee due to congestion and traffic expected with the opening of Monnette’s Market in the 200 block of Conant Street.  He stated that this is a critical issue and must be addressed before Monnette’s breaks ground.  He expressed his concerns about having Monnette’s Market at that location.

 

Mayor Carr recognized the Police for a recent traffic stop that involved a large amount of illegal drugs and another incident where a new resident had a package stolen from his porch, which Police were able to make an arrest.

 

Mr. Kissinger stated that he sent out legislation that was recently passed by Toledo regarding the Regional Water Agreement. He stated that he believes this is a pivotal time for the community and a real opportunity for everyone to work together. He encouraged all council members to support this agreement.

 

Mr. Wagener stated there will be a Safety Committee meeting this Friday at 10:00 a.m. to discuss the matter of the drug task force as well as golf carts on City streets.

 

Mr. Boellner spoke about some incorrect information being circulated relative to the First Energy Bailout and referendum efforts to repeal H.B. 6.

 

Mr. Buehrer asked about the LED street lighting project progress.

The Service Director responded they have started the install last week and are anticipating it to take about 10 weeks.  He asked that they start on the primary streets (AWT, Dussel Drive, Conant, Reynolds) and then move to the secondary (Key, Michigan) and finally ending with the residential streets.

 

Mr. Buehrer asked the Inspection Division to try and make sure the various signs (garage sales, festivals, etc.) are not placed in the right-of-way, especially on the Trail.  He also thanked The Mirror for their article explaining about the budget and said he thought it was very informative.

 

Mrs. Elmore congratulated Maumee for being named the safest city in Ohio.  She also thanked the Police Division who are doing an awesome job with community outreach.  She also thanked the Mayor, Law Director and Service Director for their efforts with regard to the regional water contract.  She stated that she also agreed with Mr. Tomko about the traffic study and Monnette’s Market.


Legislation was considered at this time.

 

ORDINANCE NO.                 178 – 2019                                        AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE NORTHWEST OHIO ADVANCED ENERGY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT PROGRAM PLAN – RESIDENTIAL PLAN; AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING THE EXECUTION, DELIVERY, AND PERFORMANCE OF A CITY RESIDENTIAL PACE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT WITH RESPECT TO PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY TRANSACTIONS IN COOPERATION WITH THE NORTHWEST OHIO ADVANCED ENERGY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT AND THE TOLEDO-LUCAS COUNTY PORT AUTHORITY; AUTHORIZING THE TOLEDO-LUCAS COUNTY PORT AUTHORITY TO APPROVE PETITIONS AND PLANS FOR PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS OR PUBLIC SERVICES SUBMITTED BY THE OWNERS OF REAL PROPERTY WITHIN THE CITY REQUESTING THAT THEIR PROPERTY BE ADDED TO THE TERRITORY OF THE NORTHWEST OHIO ADVANCED ENERGY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT AND ASSESSED FOR THE COSTS OF SUCH PLANS ON BEHALF OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY.

The Clerk read the Ordinance by title only.

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.                 179 – 2019                                        AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AGREEMENT WITH THE LUCAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS RELATIVE TO THE LUCAS COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE VICTIM-WITNESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

The Clerk read the Ordinance by title only.

Mr. BOELLNER 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. 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.

 

RESOLUTION NO.                180 – 2019                                        APPROVING THE PETITION FOR SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS FOR SPECIAL ENERGY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT AND AFFIDAVIT UNDER OHIO REVISED CODE CHAPTER 1710 AND APPROVING THE NECESSITY OF ACQUIRING, INSTALLING, EQUIPPING AND IMPROVING CERTAIN PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS IN THE CITY OF MAUMEE, OHIO IN COOPERATION WITH THE NORTHWEST OHIO ADVANCED ENERGY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

The Clerk read the Resolution by title only.

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

Mr. BUEHRER moved the resolution 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 Resolution was passed.


ORDINANCE NO.                 181 – 2019                                        LEVYING SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ACQUIRING, INSTALLING, EQUIPPING AND IMPROVING CERTAIN PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS IN THE CITY OF MAUMEE, OHIO IN COOPERATION WITH THE NORTHWEST OHIO ADVANCED ENERGY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT; AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO AN ENERGY PROJECT COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT AND A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT AGREEMENT, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

The Clerk read the Ordinance by title only.

Mr. PAUKEN 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. PAUKEN 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.

 

RESOLUTION NO.                182 – 2019                                        RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE OHIO MUNICIPAL LEAGUE (OML) POSITION ON H.B. 49 AND H.B. 5 (CENTRALIZED TAX COLLECTION) AND ASKING THE OML TO INCLUDE MAUMEE AS A MUNICIPALITY SUPPORTING THE OML AMICUS BRIEF BEFORE THE OHIO SUPREME COURT.

The Clerk read the Resolution by title only.

Mrs. ELMORE moved the resolution 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 Resolution was passed.

 

ORDINANCE NO.                 183 – 2019                                        DECLARING CERTAIN COPY MACHINES TO BE SURPLUS; AUTHORIZING DISPOSAL OF SAME, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

The Clerk read the Ordinance by title only.

Mr. NOONAN 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. NOONAN 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.                 184 – 2019                                        AUTHORIZING CONTRACT WITH AT&T FIRSTNET RELATIVE TO PRIORITY CELLPHONE AND MOBILE DATA SERVICE; PURCHASE OF NEW CELL PHONES WITH TRADE-INS FOR THE CITY OF MAUMEE, OHIO, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

The Clerk read the Ordinance by title only.

Mr. KISSINGER 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. KISSINGER 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.                 185 – 2019                                        AUTHORIZING A SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH APPLIED IMAGING FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE CITY’S COPY MACHINES, 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.                 186 – 2019                                        AUTHORIZING A RENEWAL MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT WITH ADS ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES RELATIVE TO THE SANITARY SEWER MASTER METER, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

The Clerk read the Ordinance by title only.

Mr. BOELLNER 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. 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.

 

ORDINANCE NO.                 187 – 2019                                        AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT WITH BURKHART AND SONS EXCAVTING, INC., RELATIVE TO DITCH MAINTENANCE SERVICES FOR THE CITY OF MAUMEE, OHIO, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

The Clerk read the Ordinance by title only.

Mr. BUEHRER 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. BUEHRER 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.                 188 – 2019                                        AMENDING SCHEDULE IV SECTION (d) OF CHAPTER 3 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MAUMEE, OHIO; REPEALING CERTAIN SECTIONS.

The Clerk read the Ordinance by title only.

Mr. PAUKEN 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.                 189 – 2019                                        ACCEPTING LIMITED EASEMENT FROM WAGENER INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC AND FROM SEAWAY FOOD TOWN INC. RELATIVE TO EASEMENTS FOR PURPOSES OF TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES IN OR ALONG FORD STREET, IN THE CITY OF MAUMEE, LUCAS COUNTY, OHIO, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

The Clerk read the Ordinance by title only.

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

Mrs. ELMORE 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.                 190 – 2019                                        AUTHORIZING CONTRACT WITH BURKHART AND SONS EXCAVATING, INC. RELATIVE TO PERFORMING TREE REMOVAL WORK, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

The Clerk read the Ordinance by title only.

Mr. NOONAN 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. NOONAN 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.                 191 – 2019                                        AUTHORIZING CONTRACT WITH BALDWIN AND SOURS RELATIVE TO BACK-UP TRAFFIC SIGNAL COMPONENTS, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

The Clerk read the Ordinance by title only.

Mr. KISSINGER 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. KISSINGER 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.                 192 – 2019                                        AUTHORIZING AMENDMENT OF MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT WITH COBAN TECHNOLOGIES, INC., FOR POLICE VIDEO CAMERA MAINTENANCE SUPPORT SERVICES, 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.                 193 – 2019                                        AUTHORIZING EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT TRUST FUND 214 IN ACCORDANCE WITH CITY POLICY AND THE OHIO REVISED CODE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

The Clerk read the Ordinance by title only.

Mr. BOELLNER 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. 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.

 

ORDINANCE NO.                 194 – 2019                                        AUTHORIZING MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) WITH NEIGHBORING FIRE DEPARTMENTS FOR RIVER RESCUE RESPONSE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

The Clerk read the Ordinance by title only.

Mr. BUEHRER 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. BUEHRER 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.                 195 – 2019                                        CHANGING THE BOUNDARIES OF USE DISTRICTS C-M AND R-4 AND THE DISTRICT MAP ATTACHED TO THE ZONING CODE OF THE CITY OF MAUMEE, OHIO, SO AS TO CHANGE THE ZONING REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO CERTAIN TERRITORY.

The Clerk read the Ordinance by title only.

Mr. PAUKEN moved the ordinance be placed on its final passage and passed.  Roll call:  Boellner, Buehrer, Kissinger, Noonan, Pauken and Wagener (6) voting yea; Elmore (1) voting nay.

So the Ordinance was passed by a vote of 6-1.


ORDINANCE NO.                 196 – 2019                                        AUTHORIZING FIVE YEAR CONTRACT WITH REVIZE SOFTWARE SYSTEMS RELATIVE TO WEBSITE DESIGN, MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT FOR THE CITY OF MAUMEE, OHIO, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

The Clerk read the Ordinance by title only.

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

Mrs. ELMORE 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.                 197 – 2019                                        APPROPRIATING AND TRANSFERRING FUNDS FOR VARIOUS PURPOSES.

The Clerk read the Ordinance by title only.

Mr. NOONAN 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 8:59 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday, September 16, 2019.  Motion carried v.v.

 

 

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7:30 p.m. Monday, September 16, 2019

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

MINUTES

Monday, September 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

 

President Pauken stated that Mr. Kissinger was ill and excused this evening.

 

Ken Wynmaker, General Manager for Appliance Center, explained their Job Creation and Retention grant application (Item B) stating that their service department plans to move to Maumee from South Avenue in Toledo.  He added that it is currently staffed by 15 employees in Toledo and they are expecting this to increase to 20-25 employees at the Maumee location.

The Law Director added that she spoke with the Assistant Tax Commissioner to determine that the service aspect is different than retail and is therefore eligible for the grant.

President Pauken stated that the Mayor has a conflict of interest relative to the Appliance Center and that he will be Acting Mayor for this agenda item.

 

President Pauken asked the Service Director to explain Item G relative to the boiler replacement at the Wolcott House.

The Service Director explained that the boilers are inspected annually and the Service Department was notified in July that the boiler needed to be replaced.  He added that when the old Fire Division building was demolished, they were able to salvage two boilers and store them at the Wolcott House.  After inspection it was determined that with minor adjustments one boiler could be refurbished to use at the Wolcott House as a replacement.  He added that a new boiler would cost approximately $9,000 and salvaging the old would save the City about $6,000.

Mrs. Elmore asked about competitive bids and the Service Director responded that Cross Heating has been the preferred vendor for the City for many years.

Mrs. Elmore replied that she would like to see competitive bids in 2020.

Discussion followed on the City’s purchasing policy.

 

President Pauken asked if there were any questions relative to items on the agenda.

 

Mr. Noonan stated that during the regular meeting he will be referring the matter of leased property to the Buildings & Lands Committee for review.

 

Mrs. Elmore asked for clarification relative to Item F, concerning a new street light at the AWT and Monclova intersection.

The Service Director replied that this was something brought to their attention by the contractors when the street lights were moved back during the construction project.

Mr. Buehrer expressed his concern about safety at that intersection.

The Service Director agreed stating they would have discussions with ODOT on this issue.

 

There being no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 7:12 p.m.

 

MAUMEE CITY COUNCIL

MINUTES

Monday, September 16, 2019 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, Scott Noonan, Timothy Pauken and Thomas Wagener, Jr. (6); David Kissinger (1) excused.

Mayor Richard Carr presiding.

 

 

Mr. PAUKEN moved to approve the minutes of the September 3, 2019 meeting and approve the Minutes Journal.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

A letter from the Mayor appointing Kathleen Burnham and Jodie Harding as Dispatchers was read.

Mrs. ELMORE moved to confirm the appointments of Kathleen Burnham and Jodie Harding as Dispatchers in the Division of Police, Department of Public Safety, effective September 30, 2019 and October 1, 2019 respectively.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

A letter from the Law Director requesting approval of an application for a Job Creation & Retention Grant was read and presented by Acting Mayor Timothy Pauken.

Mr. NOONAN moved to order emergency legislation approving an application for a Job Creation & Retention Grant by Appliance Center in the amount of $3,200 annually for up to three (3) years.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

A letter from the Finance Director requesting approval of a contract for a five-year indirect cost study relative to the City’s enterprise operations was read.

Mr. BOELLNER moved to order emergency legislation approving a contract with Schonhardt & Associates at a cost of $6,000 for a five-year indirect cost study relative to the City’s enterprise operations.   Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

A letter from the Finance Director requesting approval of a maintenance agreement on the automated letter opener equipment for the Finance Department was read.

Mr. BUEHRER moved to order emergency legislation approving a maintenance agreement with Neopost in the amount of $432.58 annually relative to the Finance Department automated letter opener equipment.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

A letter from the Finance Director requesting approval for the purchase of a tablet for the Service Department GIS technology program was read.

Mr. WAGENER moved to order emergency legislation approving the purchase of a Samsung Galaxy 8” Tablet from GovConnection, Inc., at a cost not to exceed $600 relative to the Service Department GIS technology program.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

A letter from the Service Director requesting authorization of an agreement for the installation of a street light at the Anthony Wayne Trail (AWT) & Monclova intersection was read.

Mr. PAUKEN moved to order emergency legislation authorizing an agreement with Toledo Edison in the amount of $3,309.38 for installation of a street light at the Anthony Wayne Trail (AWT) and Monclova intersection.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

A letter from the Service Director requesting authorization of an agreement for boiler replacement at the Wolcott House was read.  Note:  There was a typo on the letter (amount listed as $3,069 on the letter and the agreement was actually for $3,096).

Mrs. ELMORE moved to order emergency legislation authorizing an agreement with Cross Heating and Cooling, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $3,096 relative to boiler replacement at the Wolcott House.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

A letter from the Fire Chief requesting a 1999 Rescue One connector boat be declared as surplus was read.

Mr. NOONAN moved to order emergency legislation declaring a 1999 Rescue One connector boat as surplus.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

A letter from the Commissioner of Human Resources requesting approval of a contract to provide EAP services was read.

Mr. WAGENER moved to order emergency legislation approving a contract with Stresscare Behavioral Health Inc. in an amount not to exceed $3,724.80 to provide EAP services from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

President Pauken stated that the Committee of the Whole met and heard from the general manager of the Appliance Center relative to their application for a Job Creation & Retention grant; reviewed items on the agenda including Item G relative to boiler replacement at the Wolcott House; Item F relative to the installation of a new light at the AWT and Monclova intersection with discussion by Mr. Buehrer on the traffic signal at that same location; and Mr. Noonan’s plan to refer the matter of leased property at 700 Mingo Drive to the Buildings & Lands Committee.

 

Mrs. Elmore read the following report from the Parks & Recreation Committee meeting:

 

PARKS & RECREATION COMMITTEE

               The Parks & Recreation Committee met on Friday September 6, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in council chambers after proper notice was given to the public.  In attendance were Tracey Elmore, Chair; Scott Noonan and Tom Wagener, members;  Joe Camp, Troy VanDusen and Alan Taraschke, Service Department; Beth Tischler, Law Director; David Tullis, Police Chief;  Ron Hoag and Susi Laranga from Maumee Little League; Amber Rathburn, Municipal Clerk;  Margo Puffenburger, Clear Vision 4 Maumee;  Nancy Gagnet, The Mirror Newspaper; Allison Fiscus, Maumee Library; Peg Erhart, citizen.

·               Matter of the maintenance and safety of Maumee City Parks

               The meeting began stating that currently citizens direct their questions, concerns and complaints to posting on any one of the Maumee Residents Facebook page instead of calling the Service Department, where they could be resolved.  It was suggested that a sign could be posted at each park instructing visitors to contact the Service Department with any issues.  Joe Camp said there would be no problem in fabricating these signs and that he would do so.

               Allison Fiscus then reported that the bathrooms at Ford Field were virtually unusable for the entire Little League season due in part to vandalism, lack of proper cleaning and eventually not unlocking them at all.  Mr. Hoag explained that in the past there was an understanding between the Little League and the Service Department on who would mow the grass and service each of the ball fields, but this has broken down in the last 4-5 years.   Ms. Tischler suggested a more formal agreement between the City and Little League so that when there is a change in leadership there will be no misunderstandings going forward.  Such a meeting will take place in the future to outline the duties, needs and budget for the upcoming year in order to include it in the 2020 budget.

               Ms. Elmore then proceeded to list each of the parks and a brief summary of maintenance and safety issues personally observed at each, and coming up with three general items that need to be addressed in the future:

1.                 A safety inspection and maintenance schedule for each park. 

2.                 Since there is a lack of teens in the summer who want seasonal employment, it will be necessary to find the resources and funding to accomplish routine upkeep.

3.                 Gaining public input during the Master Plan phase as to what citizens want and              expect in their public parks.  This input will be utilized to maximize our space and resources in re-designing our                      parks going forward.

               Possibilities in the future include:

1.                 Rubber matting directly under the playground equipment, which would not require upkeep and weeding (pictures of the Side Cut playground mat were shown as an example) along with mulch.

2.                 Eliminating or repurposing the Valley Grove playground.

3.                 Adding a dog park.

4.                 Creating a partnership with local businesses to finance upgrades.

5.                 Having a citywide park cleanup day at the beginning of the season for citizens to volunteer.

6.                 Bringing back the summer rec program for the kids of the city.

               Mr. Noonan suggested creating a partnership with the Ability Center to get volunteers to help with city park projects.   Peg Erhart then inquired about an ability park, specifically for kids with physical limitations.  It was explained that some of the parks have play equipment that have ramps conducive to wheelchairs while Fairfield has a wheelchair swing that the public can use.

               Due to time constraints Ms. Elmore made a motion to keep this issue in committee for further discussion.  Motion passed 3-0.   Meeting adjourned at 9:59 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Tracey Elmore, Chair

Scott Noonan, Member

Thomas Wagener, Jr., Member

 

Mrs. ELMORE moved to accept the report.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

Mr. Wagener read the following report from the Safety Committee meeting:

 

Safety Committee Meeting

September 6, 2019

 

               The Safety Committees of the Maumee City Council met on September 6, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in open session in the conference room adjacent to council chambers after proper notice given to the public.  Present at the committee meeting were: Thomas Wagener Chair; Tracey Elmore and Brent Buehrer Committee members; Scott Noonan, Council, Clerk Amber Rathburn; Law Director/Acting Safety Director Beth Tischler; Police Chief Dave Tullis, Lt. Jeff Siebenaler, Commissioner Susan Noble as well as Nicole and Timothy Losek, residents. 

               The Committee had two topics to discuss.  The first involved a review staffing levels within the Division of Police and the second involved golf carts in the City of Maumee.

               STAFFING:

Lt. Siebenaler discussed that an increase in manpower would allow the Division to devote an officer to a special assignment that would allow for enhanced training officers and assistance on larger more complex investigations that extend outside the boundaries of Maumee.  It was discussed the approximate annual budget impact of increasing the authorized strength was $90,000 in personnel and related expenses.  Mr. Buehrer mentioned that this cost could potentially be offset through forfeiture receipts from participation in the special assignment as well as exploring cost sharing of the SRO with the school.  Lt. Siebenaler mentioned that we would eventually enter into an MOU relative to participation in the special assignment.

The following motion was made, seconded and approved:

 

               1.            Motion to authorize and increase in authorized strength by 1 patrol officer and            authorization to post and fill this position.  Vote 3-0

 

               GOLF CARTS:

The committee members discussed that status of a golf cart, also known as a under speed vehicle, to operate legally on the streets.  Lt. Siebenaler explained that the State allows the City to exercise their home rule authority and allow or prohibit such operation.  An under speed vehicle can operate on City streets if our Council approves such activity.  The State requires that Golf Carts have a horn, seat belts, lights and other safety features as well as pass an inspection by a certified motor vehicle inspector, have an Ohio Driver’s license, insurance and obtain plates.

 

The Loseks’ expressed a desire to operate their properly inspected low speed vehicle in Maumee.  They expressed concern over the use of golf carts on the streets that did not have safety features such as lights, seatbelts etc. during the rib-off.

The following motion was made, seconded and approved:

               1.            Motion to authorize administration to draft code allowing low speed vehicles on Maumee municipal streets.  Vote 3-0

The meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Thomas Wagener, Jr., Chair

Brent Buehrer, Member

Tracey Elmore, Member

 

Mr. WAGENER moved to order emergency legislation Amending the Schedule of Permanent Positions. 

The Mayor stated that this would allow the Police Division to go after the seller of drugs as well as human trafficking and fugitive warrants.

The Police Chief added that this is a task force headed by the FBI and is a three-prong attack as explained by the Mayor.

Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

Mr. WAGENER moved to accept the report.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

Todd Cramer, 1016 Askin Street, Maumee Schools Superintendent, thanked Council for their support in allowing the Police and Fire divisions to again assist the schools at a recent school training event.

 

Mr. NOONAN moved to refer the matter of leased property to the Buildings & Lands Committee.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

Mr. Buehrer asked if the Law Director would be drafting a policy regarding golf carts on city streets.  She responded stating that she is hopeful that she and Lt. Siebenaler will have something drafted for the next Council meeting in October.

 

Mrs. Elmore thanked the Fire Division for another successful and delicious Chicken BBQ dinner.

 

Legislation was considered at this time.

 

ORDINANCE NO.                 198 – 2019                                        DETERMINING TO PROCEED WITH THE ACQUISITION, INSTALLATION, EQUIPMENT, AND IMPROVEMENT OF CERTAIN PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS IN THE CITY OF MAUMEE, OHIO IN COOPERATION WITH THE NORTHWEST OHIO ADVANCED ENERGY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, 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, Noonan, Pauken and Wagener (6) voting yea; nays, none.

Mr. WAGENER moved the ordinance be placed on its final passage and passed.  Roll call:  Boellner, Buehrer, Elmore, Noonan, Pauken and Wagener (6) voting yea; nays, none.

So the Ordinance was passed.

 

ORDINANCE NO.                 199 – 2019                                        REPEALING AND REPLACING ORDINANCE 181-2019 AND RE-AUTHORIZING THE LEVYING OF SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ACQUIRING, INSTALLING, EQUIPPING, AND IMPROVING CERTAIN PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS IN THE CITY OF MAUMEE, OHIO IN COOPERATION WITH THE NORTHWEST OHIO ADVANCED ENERGY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT; AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO AN ENERGY PROJECT COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT AND A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT AGREEMENT, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

The Clerk read the Ordinance by title only.

Mr. BOELLNER moved the ordinance be passed as an emergency measure.  Roll call:  Boellner, Buehrer, Elmore, Noonan, Pauken and Wagener (6) voting yea; nays, none.

Mr. BOELLNER moved the ordinance be placed on its final passage and passed.  Roll call:  Boellner, Buehrer, Elmore, Noonan, Pauken and Wagener (6) voting yea; nays, none.

So the Ordinance was passed.

 


ORDINANCE NO.                 200 – 2019                                        AUTHORIZING AWARD OF JOB CREATION AND RETENTION PROGRAM GRANT TO APPLIANCE CENTER, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

The Clerk read the Ordinance by title only.

Mr. BUEHRER moved the ordinance be passed as an emergency measure.  Roll call:  Boellner, Buehrer, Elmore, Noonan, Pauken and Wagener (6) voting yea; nays, none.

Mr. BUEHRER moved the ordinance be placed on its final passage and passed.  Roll call:  Boellner, Buehrer, Elmore, Noonan, Pauken and Wagener (6) voting yea; nays, none.

So the Ordinance was passed.

 

ORDINANCE NO.                 201 – 2019                                        AUTHORIZING CONTRACT WITH SCHONHARDT & ASSOCIATES RELATIVE TO AN INDIRECT COST STUDY FOR THE CITY OF MAUMEE, OHIO, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

The Clerk read the Ordinance by title only.

Mr. PAUKEN moved the ordinance be passed as an emergency measure.  Roll call:  Boellner, Buehrer, Elmore, Noonan, Pauken and Wagener (6) voting yea; nays, none.

Mr. PAUKEN moved the ordinance be placed on its final passage and passed.  Roll call:  Boellner, Buehrer, Elmore, Noonan, Pauken and Wagener (6) voting yea; nays, none.

So the Ordinance was passed.

 

ORDINANCE NO.                 202 – 2019                                        AUTHORIZING AMENDMENT TO ANNUAL MAINTENANCE CONTRACT WITH NEOPOST RELATIVE TO THE POSTAGE METER EQUIPMENT FOR THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING OFFICES OF THE CITY OF MAUMEE, OHIO, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

The Clerk read the Ordinance by title only.

Mrs. ELMORE moved the ordinance be passed as an emergency measure.  Roll call:  Boellner, Buehrer, Elmore, Noonan, Pauken and Wagener (6) voting yea; nays, none.

Mrs. ELMORE moved the ordinance be placed on its final passage and passed.  Roll call:  Boellner, Buehrer, Elmore, Noonan, Pauken and Wagener (6) voting yea; nays, none.

So the Ordinance was passed.

 

ORDINANCE NO.                 203 – 2019                                        AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF A SAMSUNG GALAXY 8” TABLET FOR THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT GIS TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

The Clerk read the Ordinance by title only.

Mr. NOONAN moved the ordinance be passed as an emergency measure.  Roll call:  Boellner, Buehrer, Elmore, Noonan, Pauken and Wagener (6) voting yea; nays, none.

Mr. NOONAN moved the ordinance be placed on its final passage and passed.  Roll call:  Boellner, Buehrer, Elmore, Noonan, Pauken and Wagener (6) voting yea; nays, none.

So the Ordinance was passed.

 

ORDINANCE NO.                 204 – 2019                                        APPROVING AN AGREEMENT WITH TOLEDO EDISON FOR INSTALLATION OF A NEW STREET LIGHT AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE ANTHONY WAYNE TRAIL (AWT) AND MONCLOVA ROAD, 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, Noonan, Pauken and Wagener (6) voting yea; nays, none.

Mr. WAGENER moved the ordinance be placed on its final passage and passed.  Roll call:  Boellner, Buehrer, Elmore, Noonan, Pauken and Wagener (6) voting yea; nays, none.

So the Ordinance was passed.

 


ORDINANCE NO.                 205 – 2019                                        AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH CROSS HEATING & COOLING, INC. RELATIVE TO BOILER REPLACEMENT AT THE WOLCOTT HOUSE COMPLEX, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

The Clerk read the Ordinance by title only.

Mr. BOELLNER moved the ordinance be passed as an emergency measure.  Roll call:  Boellner, Buehrer, Elmore, Noonan, Pauken and Wagener (6) voting yea; nays, none.

Mr. BOELLNER moved the ordinance be placed on its final passage and passed.  Roll call:  Boellner, Buehrer, Elmore, Noonan, Pauken and Wagener (6) voting yea; nays, none.

So the Ordinance was passed.

 

ORDINANCE NO.                 206 – 2019                                        DECLARING CERTAIN 1999 RESCUE ONE CONNECTOR BOAT TO BE SURPLUS; AUTHORIZING DISPOSAL OF SAME, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

The Clerk read the Ordinance by title only.

Mr. BUEHRER moved the ordinance be passed as an emergency measure.  Roll call:  Boellner, Buehrer, Elmore, Noonan, Pauken and Wagener (6) voting yea; nays, none.

Mr. BUEHRER moved the ordinance be placed on its final passage and passed.  Roll call:  Boellner, Buehrer, Elmore, Noonan, Pauken and Wagener (6) voting yea; nays, none.

So the Ordinance was passed.

 

ORDINANCE NO.                 207 – 2019                                        AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH STRESSCARE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, INC. RELATIVE TO EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM SERVICES FOR THE CITY OF MAUMEE, OHIO, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

The Clerk read the Ordinance by title only.

Mr. PAUKEN moved the ordinance be passed as an emergency measure.  Roll call:  Boellner, Buehrer, Elmore, Noonan, Pauken and Wagener (6) voting yea; nays, none.

Mr. PAUKEN moved the ordinance be placed on its final passage and passed.  Roll call:  Boellner, Buehrer, Elmore, Noonan, Pauken and Wagener (6) voting yea; nays, none.

So the Ordinance was passed.

 

ORDINANCE NO.                 208 – 2019                                        AMENDING SCHEDULE OF PERMANENT POSITIONS OF THE CITY OF MAUMEE; REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 146-2019, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

The Clerk read the Ordinance by title only.

Mrs. ELMORE moved the ordinance be passed as an emergency measure.  Roll call:  Boellner, Buehrer, Elmore, Noonan, Pauken and Wagener (6) voting yea; nays, none.

Mrs. ELMORE moved the ordinance be placed on its final passage and passed.  Roll call:  Boellner, Buehrer, Elmore, Noonan, Pauken and Wagener (6) voting yea; nays, none.

So the Ordinance was passed.

 

ORDINANCE NO.                 209 – 2019                                        APPROPRIATING AND TRANSFERRING FUNDS FOR VARIOUS PURPOSES.

The Clerk read the Ordinance by title only.

Mr. NOONAN moved the ordinance be placed on its final passage and passed.  Roll call:  Boellner, Buehrer, Elmore, Noonan, Pauken and Wagener (6) voting yea; nays, none.

So the Ordinance was passed.

 

Mr. PAUKEN moved to adjourn at 8:05 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday, October 7, 2019.  Motion carried v.v.

 

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6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 25, 2019 – Special Meeting

MAUMEE CITY COUNCIL

Special Council Meeting

September 25, 2019 - Minutes

6:30 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, Dave Kissinger, Scott Noonan, Timothy Pauken and Thomas Wagener, Jr. (7).

Mayor Richard Carr presiding.

 

The Mayor stated that this was a special meeting of Maumee City Council to present the summary of various options for a provider for the City of Maumee water.  He explained that the City’s existing contract with the City of Toledo expires in February 2026.  He spoke about the various options investigated by the City.  He explained that the Service Director will make a presentation followed by Ed Moore, Director of Public Utilities, City of Toledo, who will provide additional information.  Mr. Ted Bennett, Jones & Henry, will then discuss the Bowling Green study and the Service Director will conclude with a discussion on the Michindoh Aquifer studies.

 

Mr. KISSINGER moved to suspend Council Rules on the duration of debate for this meeting.  Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

The Service Director spoke about the City’s various options and their efforts in obtaining a unified water agreement with the City of Toledo.  He concluded stating that this proposed 40-year regional water contract depends on all current contract communities being involved and at the table.  He added that in year 33, the City of Maumee would have the option of re-starting negotiations for the next term cycle or to opt out.

 

Discussion was held.

 

Ted Bennett, Jones & Henry, presented a study they conducted that looked at what would happen if the Northwestern Ohio Sewer District, Perrysburg and Maumee went together to purchase water from Bowling Green.  He stated that they took the uniform water rate provided by Toledo and used it as their basis for comparison.  He explained the process involved in getting the pipe to each site.

 

Discussion was held.

 

Ed Moore, City of Toledo, introduced and thanked Warren Henry, Program Administrator for his efforts with regard to the improvements happening at the Collins Treatment Plant.  He then spoke about the ongoing and future improvements proposed for the Toledo plant explaining their capital improvement plans at the Collins Water Treatment Plant.

Mr. Henry explained about harmful algal blooms and their three barrier approach to control this into the future. 

 

Discussion was held.

 

The Service Director explained about the last option that was looked at, which was the Michindoh Aquifer.  He stated that Poggemeyer Design Group was eventually hired to look into the route study.  He explained the process and what led to the eventual decision to not move forward, determining that it was not a viable source for the City of Maumee.

 

Discussion followed.

 

The Mayor asked whether there was anyone present in the audience that had any questions.  There being none, he asked for a motion.

 

President Pauken stated that based on the presentations and the option of returning to discussions within thirty days, based on the ordinance, he agreed to make the following motion.

Mr. PAUKEN moved to order legislation authorizing execution of a uniform water contract between the City of Maumee and the City of Toledo for the purchase of wholesale water. 

Mr. Buehrer made the suggestion that the entire proposed legislation be read into the record.

The proposed legislation was read into the record.

 

Mr. Boellner thanked former Mayor Michael Bell, who originally initiated discussions on a regional water plan, as well as current Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz for continuing the effort.

Mayor Carr thanked Council for all their help with getting the right result.  He stated that even though it was a long and tedious process, the City of Maumee did get a good result with almost all of their concerns addressed, making it a very fair agreement.

Roll call:  All members present voting yea, the Chair declared the motion carried.

 

Legislation was considered at this time.

 

ORDINANCE NO.                 210 – 2019                                        AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AGREEMENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF UNIFORM  WATER PURCHASE AND SUPPLY AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF TOLEDO FOR THE PURCHASE OF WHOLESALE WATER FOR THE CITY OF MAUMEE, OHIO.

The Clerk read the Ordinance by title only.

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.

 

Mr. PAUKEN moved to adjourn at 7:48 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday, October 7, 2019.  Motion carried v.v.