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Nov 13, 2017 Community Development Meeting Minutes

The tape of this meeting is on file in the Council Clerk’s Office


The Community Development Committee held a meeting on Monday, November 13, 2017 at

6:00 P.M. in Council Chambers.

PRESENT: Committee Chair Callahan, Members Mitchell, Jessie, Cerra, Madison

OTHERS PRESENT: Mayor Brinda, Safety Service Director Siwierka, Finance Director Pileski,

Law Director’s Chief of Staff Deery, Assistant Finance Director Farrell, City Engineer Ujvari,

City Engineer Schneider, Assistant Engineer McKillips, Water Pumping Superintendent Jacobs, Water Dist. Supervisor Rothgery, Utilities Superintendent Connor, WWPC Superintendent Korzan, Council Clerk Bullocks

Other Council Members: Stewart, Tanner, Baird, Lotko, Davis


1. Approval of October 30, 2017 Community Development Meeting Minute.

Cerra moved, Jessie seconded to approve the minutes from the October 30, 2017 CD Meeting.


2. The matter of amending the ECO 1127.05 (A) to add up to 3 alternates to be placed on the Board of Zoning Appeals. REFERRED BY: Assistant SS Director Brubaker

The committee already received information on this matter and did not need to discuss it.

Mitchell moved, Cerra seconded to approve the amending of Elyria Codified Ordinance 1127.05(A), to allow up to 3 alternates to be placed on the Board of Zoning Appeals.

MOTION CARRIED COMMITTEE REPORT WRITTEN 3. The matter of an Ordinance Authorizing the Mayor to Co-Sign a Petition to Annex 36.15 acres of land from Eaton Township to City of Elyria.

REFERRED BY: Law Director’s Office

Ms. Deery explained that this matter went through Council a short time ago but the petition was struck down by the County Commissioners for technical reasons, which was not due to any errors or flaws on the part of the City. The attorneys who are advocating for the petition will try to get it passed again. Therefore, the process needs to begin again and it starts with an ordinance for the Mayor to co-sign the petition to get the process started. The request is asking to annex land into the city that is presently in Eaton Township. The land is being proposed to be developed in the future.

The Mayor added that this issue has been going on for almost 2 years, between the Developer and the City. There are plans to develop the property between Chestnut Ridge up to this area. The Developer would prefer to have City services rather than township services for this large development. Another issue associated with this is the traffic concern. The City cannot resolve the traffic issue alone because we don’t own all the property. At that intersection there are 3 owners; Elyria, Eaton Township and the State (ODOT). We control the traffic signal, but Lorain County controls the road. On the other side of the intersection is a combination of Carlisle Township, Eaton Township and Elyria. The traffic concerns won’t be addressed until the City has a little more control over the situation.

A Motion was made by Mitchell, seconded by Cerra to approve authorizing the Mayor to Co-Sign a Petition to Annex 36.15 acres of land from Eaton Township to City of Elyria.

MOTION CARRIED COMMITTEE REPORT WRITTEN Cerra moved, Mitchell seconded to adjourn the Community Development Meeting at 6:15.

Submitted by,


Colleen Rosado, Secretary