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Jan 2, 2018 Council Meeting Minutes

Minutes Approved January 2, 2018 Regular Council Meeting

Elyria City Council

  1. CALL TO ORDER

Mr. Lotko cordially welcome all Council members, Mayor Brinda, Safety Service Director Siwierka, Auditor Pileski, Law Director Serazin, members of the Administration, all members of Council, the news media and the local citizenry in the lobby to the first meeting of the new Council. President Lotko Appointed Colleen Rosado as Acting Clerk of Council and asked the Clerk for a roll call.

  1. ROLL CALL: COUNCIL MEMBERS:

PRESENT: Callahan, Cerra, Mitchell, Baird, Stewart, Jessie, Craig, Davis, Madison, Tanner, Lotko

ABSENT: None

  1. BUSINESS OF THE MEETING

Mr. Lotko declared the floor open for nominations for the Clerk of Council.

Stewart moved, Callahan seconded to nominate Forrest L. Bullocks Clerk of Council for the 2018-2019 term of Council.

Mr. Lotko asked if there were any other nominations for the Clerk of Council?

Stewart moved, Callahan seconded to close nominations.

MOTION CARRIED

Mr. Lotko asked the acting clerk for a roll call vote for the election of Forrest L. Bullocks for Clerk of Council.

ROLL CALL VOTE:

AYE: Callahan, Cerra, Mitchell, Baird, Stewart, Jessie, Craig, Davis, Madison, Tanner, Lotko

NAY: 0

ABSENT: 0

MOTION CARRIED

Mr. Lotko stated that Mr. Bullocks has been elected Clerk of Council.

Mr. Lotko declared the floor open for nominations for Council President.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. BUSINESS OF THE MEETING Continued

Stewart moved, Callahan seconded to nominate Mr. Lotko as President.

MOTION CARRIED

Mr. Lotko asked if there were any other nominations for President ?

Stewart motioned, Davis seconded that the nominations be closed.

MOTION CARRIED

Vote on nomination to elect Mr. Lotko as President 2018-2019 term of Council.

ROLL CALL VOTE:

AYE: Callahan, Cerra, Mitchell, Baird, Stewart, Jessie, Craig, Davis, Madison, Tanner, Lotko

NAY: 0

ABSENT: 0

MOTION CARRIED

Mr. Lotko has been elected Council President.

President Lotko declared nominations open for President Pro Tem.

Madison moved, Tanner seconded to nominate Mr. Stewart as President Pro Tem.

MOTION CARRIED

President Lotko asked if there were any other nominations for Council President Pro Tem?

Madison moved, Tanner seconded to close nominations.

MOTION CARRIED

Vote on nomination of Mr. Stewart as President Pro Tem.

ROLL CALL VOTE:

AYE: Callahan, Cerra, Mitchell, Baird, Stewart, Jessie, Craig, Davis, Madison, Tanner, Lotko

NAY: 0

ABSENT: 0

MOTION CARRIED

President Lotko announced Mr. Stewart was elected President Pro Tem and declared nominations open for Council Majority Leader.

 

 

 

 

  1. BUSINESS OF THE MEETING Continued

President Lotko declared the floor open for nominations for Council Majority Leader.

Stewart moved, Mitchell seconded to nominate Mr. Callahan as Council Majority Leader.

President Lotko asked if there were any other nominations for Majority Leader?

Stewart moved, Mitchell seconded to close nominations.

MOTION CARRIED

President Lotko asked for a roll call vote of the Democrat Members of council for the election of Mr. Callahan for Majority Leader.

ROLL CALL VOTE:

AYE: Callahan, Cerra, Mitchell, Stewart, Jessie, Davis, Madison, Tanner, Lotko

NAY: 0

ABSENT: 0

MOTION CARRIED

President Lotko announced Mr. Callahan was elected as Council Majority Leader.

President Lotko declared the floor open for nominations for Council Minority Leader.

Craig moved, Baird seconded to nominate Mr. Baird as Council Minority Leader for the 2018-2019 term of Council.

Craig moved, Baird seconded to close nominations.

MOTION CARRIED

President Lotko asked for a roll call vote of the Minority members of Council for the election of Council.

ROLL CALL VOTE:

AYE: Baird, Craig

NAY: 0

ABSENT: 0

MOTION CARRIED

President Lotko stated that Mr. Baird has been elected as Council Minority Leader.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. BUSINESS OF THE MEETING Continued

President Lotko stated thus far, Council has operated without any rules. The proposed Council Rules for the 2018-2019 term were distributed this evening.

Lotko moved, Stewart seconded to adopt the Council Rules, Committees and Seating Arrangements for the Council Term 2018-2019.

ROLL CALL VOTE:

AYE: Callahan, Cerra, Mitchell, Baird, Stewart, Jessie, Craig, Davis, Madison, Tanner, Lotko

NAY: 0

ABSENT: 0

MOTION CARRIED

President Lotko stated before they proceed with the regular order of business, he would like to recommit all matters that were in Council Committees to the same Committee of the new Council. This includes all matters still pending or matters that have not been acted upon.

President Lotko called the Regular Council Meeting back to order. President Lotko asked the Clerk for a roll call.

  1. ROLL CALL: COUNCIL MEMBERS:

PRESENT: Callahan, Cerra, Mitchell, Baird, Stewart, Jessie, Craig, Davis, Madison, Tanner, Lotko

ABSENT: None

OTHERS

PRESENT: Mayor Brinda, Assistant Safety Service Director Brubaker, Finance Director Pileski, Law Director Serazin, Police Chief Whitely, Chief Deputy Finance Director Farrell,

Engineer Ujvari, Acting Clerk Colleen Rosado

OTHERS

ABSENT: None

  1. PUBLIC HEARINGS:

The meeting recessed for a Public Hearing at 7:06 P.M. Acting Clerk Rosado read the call to the Public Hearing.

You are hereby notified that a Public Hearing will be held on

Monday, January 2, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. in Council Chambers,

Elyria City Hall, 131 Court Street, Elyria, Ohio, to consider the following:

 

  1. PUBLIC HEARINGS: Continued

An Ordinance Amending Section 1131.02, Codified Ordinances

of the City of Elyria, Ohio, known as the Rezoning Ordinance,

to Rezone Real Property owned by the City of Elyria and located

at 202 Chestnut Street. To be rezoned from Business Downtown

District (B-D) to Residential Multi-Household High Density

(R-MHH). The Parcel Numbers for the said Property are;

0626058000001, 0626058000002, 0626058000003, 0626058000004

and 0626058000005.

President Lotko stated that all present had heard the call to the Public Hearing.

President Lotko asked if there were any proponents.

Brenda Warren, 436 10th Street, spoke against (opponent) the rezoning, she did not feel it was a safe thing to put in the neighborhood. She’s concerned about the center’s effect on the south side. She is concerned how this is going to impact her ward. It will be very easy for these folks to move around my community. She has a very, very dire safety concern. Warren asked Council members to think about how they would feel if the facility was in their ward or neighborhood? If this was in your neighborhood, how would you feel with this a few blocks from where you live and where your children go to school she said.

Mayor Holly Brinda said the city is working with The LCADA Way and Primary Purpose because there is a need for recovery services in the city, specifically near the downtown area. She said the location seemed ideal because the former Health Department provided some addiction services, although mainly as a naloxone distribution site through Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone). Mayor Brinda stated that women will go to Primary Purpose after going through drug detox and once admitted will start a 120-day recovery program. It is a two-phase program that starts with halfway lock down living and then transitions to three-quarter way status that allows residents to slowly move back into society.

Most residents will be involved with The LCADA Way in mandatory day-treatment five days a week. Transportation will be provided for them. While at Primary Purpose, they must attend peer-led group sessions. The residents do not have in-and-out privileges and do not work until they transition to Phase 2.

Mayor Brinda stated that this is not a revolving-door facility. And that with The LCADA Way less than a mile away he population is already therein the neighborhood.

Mr. Madison stated that he appreciated Mrs. Warren coming to the meeting because he wanted to hear more from residents before deciding if he supported the proposed use. He stated that he agreed with the legislation to rezone to move the conversation forward. He’s not completely sold on the conditional-use concept at this point. So he would be voting for the rezoning.

Joann Grier stated she wanted City Officials to keep an open mind. These people don’t have anywhere to go, the women in transition. She was in transitional housing and it worked for her; it gave her comfort to have some place to go.

  1. PUBLIC HEARINGS: Continued

President Lotko asked if there were any other proponents. There were none.

President Lotko asked if there were any opponents. There were none.

Sponsored by:

Community Development:

T. Callahan

M. Jessie

D. Mitchell

J. Cerra

M. Madison

ORDINANCE NO. 2018-1

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 1131.02, CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF ELYRIA, OHIO, KNOW AS THE ZONING ORDINANCE TO REZONE REAL PROPERTY: PROPERTY OWNED BY THE CITY OF ELYRIA AND LOCATED AT 202 CHESTNUT STREET, ELYRIA, OHIO, FROM B-D BUSINESS DOWNTOWN DISTRICT TO R-MHH RESIDENTIAL MULTI-HOUSEHOLDS HIGH DENSITY.

Callahan moved, Mitchell seconded to pass this ordinance on its third reading.

PASSAGE:

AYE: 11

NAY: 0

ABSENT: 0

MOTION CARRIED

The regular Elyria Council meeting resumed at 7:30 P.M.

  1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Tanner moved, Cerra seconded that the regular meeting minutes of December 18, 2017 be approved as printed.

MOTION CARRIED

  1. REMARKS AND REPORTS OF CITY OFFICIALS:

Mayor Brinda: Wished everyone a Happy New Year.

Assistant Safety Service Director Brubaker: No Report

Finance Director Pileski: Mr. Pileski stated that he will have a report at the next meeting. Wished everyone a Happy New Year.

Law Director Serazin: No Report

Police Chief Whitely: Chief Whitely’s report is attached herewith, made a part thereof and designated as Exhibit “A”.

  1. PRESIDENT’S REFERRALS AND REMONSTRANCES:
  2. 1. The matter of approval by Council for travel requests for travel of more than 500 miles away. (Matter taken care of at Council meeting)

REFERRED BY: Chief Whitely

REFERRED TO: Finance

  1. 2. The matter of a petition to annex approximately 36.15 acres on Chestnut Ridge Road from Eaton Township to the City of Elyria, to include City Services and road maintenance.

REFERRED BY: Assistant Law Director Breunig

REFERRED TO: Community Development

  1. 3. The matter of a request for modification to the Wastewater Facility Planning Area.

REFERRED BY: Engineer Schneider

REFERRED TO: Utilities

  1. 4. The matter of a request of authorizing the Mayor to legally advertise for bids and enter into an agreement for the purchase of various chemicals for the WWPC Plant and the Water Pumping Plant for the period of April 16, 2018 through April 16, 2019.

REFERRED BY: WWPC Superintendent Korzan

REFERRED TO: Utilities

  1. PETITIONS–COUNCIL MEMBERS: None
  2. PETITIONS–LOBBY: None
  3. REPORTS OF STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES: None
  4. RESOLUTIONS–FIRST READING: None
  5. RESOLUTIONS–SECOND READING: None
  6. RESOLUTIONS–THIRD READING: None
  7. ORDINANCES–FIRST READING: None
  8. ORDINANCES–SECOND READING: None
  9. ORDINANCES–THIRD READING: None

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. COMMITTEE CALLS:

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 1/8/18 6:00 P.M. All Referred Council Chambers w/Law Director, SSD, Engineer, Bldg. Inspector, Comm. Dev. Director

FINANCE 1/8/18 6:45 P.M. All Referred Items Council Chambers w/Mayor, Finance Director, Law Director, SSD, Engineer

UTILITIES 1/3/18 6:00 P.M. All Referred Items Council Chambers W/SSD, Law Director, Engineer

STRATEGIC PLANNING 1/16/18 Immediately following the Council Meeting Council Chambers w/ Mayor, Safety Service Director, Finance Director, Law Director, Engineer

  1. MISCELLANEOUS AND UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Stewart moved, Mitchell seconded to approve the 2018 calendar for the council meetings.

MOTION CARRIED

  1. ADJOURNMENT:

Stewart moved, Baird seconded to adjourn.

The meeting adjourned at 7:40 P.M.

 

Forrest L. Bullocks Michael J. Lotko, III

Clerk of Council President of Council