MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
MASSILLON CITY COUNCIL
HELD, MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND B I'd like to welcome all of you to Massillon City Council for Monday, April 1, 2013.  We have in attendance tonight Law Director Perry Stergios, Engineer Keith Dylewski, Community Development Director Ted Herncane, Street Superintendent Joe Berens, Interim Safety Service Director Jim Johnson and Income Tax and Budget Director Ken Koher.  Also under item #5 on the agenda is where the public can speak on any item that appears on the agenda and then under item #17 is where the public can speak on any item that does not appear on the agenda.  I'd also like to remind anyone with a cell phone please turn it down or on vibrate. 

1.  ROLL CALL

Roll call for the evening found the following Council Members present:  Milan Chovan, Sarita Cunningham-Hedderly, Nancy Halter, Quenessa Hampton, Ed Lewis, Paul Manson, Donnie Peters, Andrea Scassa and Larry Slagle.

Thus giving a roll call vote of 9 present.

2. INVOCATION

COUNCILMAN CHOVAN Gave the invocation for tonight.  

3.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

COUNCILMAN CHOVAN – Chairman of the Police and Fire Committee led those in attendance in the Pledge of Allegiance.  

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – I’d like to make a note we do have the police chief he’s in the rear of council chamber Captain Moser, Chief Captain, Chief Moser, sorry about that.

4.  READING OF THE JOURNAL

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND - Madame Clerk, are the minutes of the previous meeting transcribed and open for public viewing?  (Yes, they are)  Are there any additions or corrections to the minutes?  If not the minutes stand approved as written.     

5.  REMARKS OF DELEGATIONS AND CITIZENS TO MATTERS ON THE AGENDA

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – As stated earlier this is the part we’re at Item #5 this is the part of the agenda where citizens may speak on a topic that appears on tonight’s agenda.  If you would like to speak on something please come to the microphone at this time and give your name, address and phone, name, address for the record and the topic you wish to discuss at this time.  Seeing no one we’ll move onto Introduction of ordinances and resolutions.

6.  INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

ORDINANCE NO. 36 - 2013                      BY:   COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Approving an application for assistance under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, including the Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan; authorizing the execution and filing of the application and related assurances and certifications, and declaring an emergency.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Manson?

COUNCILMAN MANSON – Yes, thank you, Mr. President.  On April 15th at 6:30 we will be having a public hearing to go over the CDBG budget.  We’re required to do that annually and that will be prior to our second reading.  Then we’ll have the third reading on it at the first meeting in May.  So 6:30pm April 15th.  Anything else?

COUNCILMAN PETERS – Wait hold up, question?

COUNCILMAN MANSON – Well right now we’ve got it for 6:30pm.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Peters?

COUNCILMAN PETERS – That correct me if I’m wrong that’s the night of a work session is that correct?

COUNCILMAN MANSON – No, that’s the night of a council meeting. 

COUNCILMAN CHOVAN – It’s the third Monday.

COUNCILMAN PETERS – Oh, okay, I’m sorry.  This is one of those when we get a Monday off.  Okay.

COUNCILMAN MANSON – Now the only thing I was thinking I don’t know if we need 6:30pm.  We’ve had very little conversation in the past if anybody would like to bring up shortening it bring it up before the next committee meeting or something we could do something.  But for right now it’s scheduled for 6:15 on the 15th. 

COUNCILMAN PETERS – 6:30.

COUNCILMAN MANSON – 6:30, I’m sorry, 6:30 on the 15th.  That’s where I got the I knew there was a 15 in there somewhere.  Yeah, if you’re confused just ask the clerk. 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – So Ordinance No. 36 receiving first reading?

COUNCILMAN MANSON – First reading.

ORDINANCE NO. 36 – 2013 WAS GIVEN FIRST READING. 

ORDINANCE NO. 37 - 2013                      BY:   ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE

Authorizing the Director of Public Service and Safety of the City of Massillon, Ohio, to advertise for and receive sealed bids and enter into contract, upon award and approval of the Board of Control, with the lowest and best bidder for the Griffith Avenue SW Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project, and declaring an emergency.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Lewis?

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – Yes, this is one of two pieces of legislation that the environmental committee has tonight.  It is basically just continuing with the efforts from the engineer’s office to keep up the sanitary sewers throughout the city.  It’s also the next one is going to be the levees.  So it’s basically keeping our infrastructure in place and making sure that we are able to continue to operate as needed.  I do we do have the city engineer here if there’s any questions from anyone tonight.  Seeing none I would make a motion that we suspend the rule requiring three readings and move this forward for a vote this evening.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS moved for suspension of the rules and passage, seconded by Councilman Manson.

The rules were suspended by a roll call vote of 9 yes.

ORDINANCE NO. 37 – 2013 WAS PASSED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE FOR 9 YES.

ORDINANCE NO. 38 - 2013                      BY:   ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE

Authorizing the Director of Public Service and Safety of the City of Massillon, Ohio, to advertise for and receive sealed bids and enter into contract, upon award and approval of the Board of Control, with the lowest and best bidder for the Levee Infrastructure Improvement Project, and declaring an emergency.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Lewis?

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – Again, I already touched on this a little bit this is a levee that runs along side the river and Route 21.  If there are any questions pertaining to this project the city engineer is available.  Seeing none I move that we suspend the rules requiring three readings and bring this forward for a vote this evening.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS moved for suspension of the rules and passage, seconded by Councilwoman Cunningham-Hedderly.

The rules were suspended by a roll call vote of 9 yes.

ORDINANCE NO. 38 – 2013 WAS PASSED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE FOR 9 YES.

ORDINANCE NO. 39 - 2013                      BY:   POLICE AND FIRE COMMITTEE

Amending CHAPTER 967 “EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION” of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Massillon, Ohio, by enacting a new Subsection 967.02 (h) “Emergency Medical Service and Transportation Fees” of CHAPTER 967 “EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION”, and declaring an emergency.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Chovan?

COUNCILMAN CHOVAN – Thank you.  At our meeting last week Chief Burgasser was here and he explained that quite often a medical facility or a health care facility or some sort of a custodial care facility will put in a 911 call for a lift assist if somebody falls.  They’re feeling is that or the fire department’s feeling is that they have people on staff that should be able to use special equipment to bring these people back into a chair or where ever they need to be.  But they feel that it’s less of a chance for a workman’s comp claim for their own people if they have the fire department come to do it.  So if the fire department if they’re going to take our resources and go there the chief would like to have this a fee of $100 every time that we’re asked to come and provide a lift assist.  That’s what this is are there any questions about this?  Seeing none I’m going to move tonight that we waive the rule requiring three readings and bring this forward for a vote. 

COUNCILMAN CHOVAN moved for suspension of the rules and passage, seconded by Councilman Slagle.

The rules were suspended by a roll call vote of 9 yes.

ORDINANCE NO. 39 – 2013 WAS PASSED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE FOR 9 YES.

ORDINANCE NO. 40 - 2013                      BY:   POLICE AND FIRE COMMITTEE

Amending CHAPTER 967 “EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION” of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Massillon, Ohio, by creating a new Subsection 967.04 (a)(b)(c)(d) and (e) “Medic Assist Fees” of CHAPTER 967 “EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION”, and declaring an emergency.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Chovan?

COUNCILMAN CHOVAN – Thank you, Mr. President.  This kind of goes hand in hand with that last one.  Last year we were asked to okay charging $125 every time we did an advanced life support assist to somebody that is in a surrounding community that does not have the advanced life support that we do.  So we’ve already voted last year to go ahead and assess this fee all this is doing is taking care of some housekeeping by making sure that these fees get recorded into the codified ordinances for the city.  So we’re not voting to change anything we’re just voting to accept them into the codified ordinances.  So if there are no questions I’m going to ask to move this ahead and vote on it tonight. 

COUNCILMAN CHOVAN moved for suspension of the rules and passage, seconded by Councilwoman Halter.

The rules were suspended by a roll call vote of 9 yes.

ORDINANCE NO. 40 – 2013 WAS PASSED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE FOR 9 YES.

ORDINANCE NO. 41 - 2013                      BY:   STREETS, HIGHWAYS, TRAFFIC AND SAFETY

Authorizing the Director of Public Service and Safety of the City of Massillon, Ohio, to sign the Consent Legislation with the Ohio Department of Transportation for the STW-NE Mowing FYI 2013, PID 95251, and declaring an emergency.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilwoman Hampton?

COUNCILWOMAN HAMPTON – Thank you, Mr. President.  We discussed this last week.  Basically this ordinance allows the safety service director to sign the Consent Legislation with ODOT for the mowing of various spots along US 30 which is located in the City’s corporate limits.  This project will be 100% funded through ODOT so there’s no city dollars, none is expended for this project.  This will cover the fiscal year 2013.  If there aren’t any questions or if there are I can call up the engineer over there for any questions that you may have.  Does anyone have any questions?  Okay, if not I make a motion to suspend the rules requiring three readings and bring Ordinance No. 41 forward for passage.

COUNCILWOMAN HAMPTON moved for suspension of the rules and passage, seconded by Councilwoman Cunningham-Hedderly.

The rules were suspended by a roll call vote of 9 yes.

ORDINANCE NO. 41 – 2013 WAS PASSED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE FOR 9 YES.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – I’d also like to note that City Auditor Jayne Ferrero is here tonight also.  I didn’t see her behind Donnie. 

ORDINANCE NO. 42 - 2013                      BY:   FINANCE COMMITTEE 

Making certain appropriations from the unappropriated balance of the Waste Recycling Fund and the Local Law Enforcement Trust Fund, for the year ending December 31, 2013, and declaring an emergency.  

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Peters?

COUNCILMAN PETERS – Thank you, Mr. President.  This ordinance has two sections.  Section 1, appropriate from the unappropriated balance of the Wastewater Recycling Fund for the year ending December 31, 2013 the following: $5,000 to an account entitled Services and contracts 1222.605.2392.  Section 2, appropriate from the unappropriated balance of the Local Law Enforcement Trust Fund for the year ending December 31, 2013 the following: $1,949 to an account entitled Supplies, Materials and Postage 1215.305.2410.  Are there any questions?  Seeing none I’m going ask that we waive the rule requiring three separate readings and bring Ordinance No. 42 – 2013 forward for a vote.

COUNCILMAN PETERS moved for suspension of the rules and passage, seconded by Councilman Manson.

The rules were suspended by a roll call vote of 9 yes.

ORDINANCE NO. 42 – 2013 WAS PASSED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE FOR 9 YES.

ORDINANCE NO. 43 - 2013                      BY:   FINANCE COMMITTEE 

Authorizing the Director of Public Service and Safety of the City of Massillon, Ohio to advertise for and received sealed bids, for the lease/purchase of up to four (4) police cruisers for the Massillon City Police Department, and declaring an emergency.  

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Peters?

COUNCILMAN PETERS – Thank you, Mr. President.  Like the clerk just read this ordinance is to giving the director of public service and safety the authority to advertise for and receive sealed bids for the lease purchase of up to four (4) police cruisers for the Massillon City Police Department, and declaring an emergency.  I normally probably give this second reading but I didn’t see too much I don’t know discussion or people against it on Monday night when we discussed it at the work session.  I can’t see waiting and this is just I want to remind council that this is just to advertise and receive bids.  It doesn’t appropriate any money it doesn’t its not asking us to act upon that right now.  So I think we can give us time to set this thing in motion and then down the road if we feel there’s money left in and there’s money in the budget which the mayor tells us there is we cross that bridge when we come to it.  So I’m I guess I’ll open it up for questions first and…

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Are there any questions? 

COUNCILMAN SLAGLE – Yes, I would have a question for the auditor. 

AUDITOR FERRERO – Mr. Slagle?

COUNCILMAN SLAGLE – Yes, thank you, Madame Auditor.  I think you in its been indicated that one of the reasons the funds would be available for this lease if it comes in at where we expect it to be is because we have other cruisers coming off of leases.  Is that correct?

AUDITOR FERRERO – They came off last year.  And that’s normally historically that’s the way we’ve kept our fleet up is by then entering into new lease agreements so that we could do that.  I did bring some figures for you in case you did asked me our 2013 expected revenue for the city from the city income tax for the capital improvement fund is $233,973.  As of March 28th we should be at a 25% collection point and we are at 28% at this point.  We right now we have $64,520 so we’re exceeding where we anticipated we should be.  So there should be plenty of money there for these this lease purchase agreement. 

COUNCILMAN SLAGLE – Thank you.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Lewis?

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – Madame Auditor, how many vehicles came off lease last year according to last year do you know?

AUDITOR FERRERO – Was it four think it was four, four or three.  It was either three or four.  Do you remember Mr. Manson?

COUNCILMAN MANSON – No, I don’t.

AUDITOR FERRERO – No, I don’t know either.

COUNCILMAN CHOVAN – I think it was four. 

AUDITOR FERRERO – I think it was four too.  I’m pretty sure.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – I believe we have another question for you, Mrs. Ferrero.  Councilwoman Scassa?

COUNCILWOMAN SCASSA – Thank you.  Madame Auditor, what’s that figure you said approximately $233,000 in capital improvement?  I know this legislation is just sending them out to bid so I guess I don’t know if you can answer necessarily this part of my question but by the time the bids come in and then they come back to us I don’t how much left in 2013 that we were start paying on these.  But I guess my question would be because I didn’t really work out figures that we were given last week would that pretty much consume the entire capital improvement…

AUDITOR FERRERO – Oh no. 

COUNCILWOMAN SCASSA – Fund then or I mean do we still have money for other things?

AUDITOR FERRERO – Yes, we do.

COUNCILWOMAN SCASSA – Okay.

AUDITOR FERRERO – I don’t have the exact figure I can come up with I can show you what we paid last year in lease agreements.  But it wasn’t near that and so there’s going to be plenty money left.  The mayor knows that in our discussions that it’s necessary for us to keep up our police fleet.  You know it’s really in bad shape right now so it’s really a necessity at this point. 

COUNCILWOMAN SCASSA – Okay.  Thank you.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Peters, you still have the floor?

COUNCILMAN PETERS – I’d like to make a motion that we waive the rule requiring three separate readings and bring Ordinance No. 43 – 2013 forward for a vote.

COUNCILMAN PETERS moved for suspension of the rules and passage, seconded by Councilman Manson.

The rules were suspended by a roll call vote of 9 yes.

ORDINANCE NO. 43 – 2013 WAS PASSED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE FOR 9 YES.

RESOLUTION NO. 6 - 2013                      BY:   COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

A Resolution giving the authorization to have Massillon City Council work session audio taped.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Peters?

COUNCILMAN PETERS – Thank you, Mr. President.  I’m debating on whether to read this whole thing or not.  This basically is a resolution so that we can audio tape make an audio recording of our council work sessions on every other Monday night that we meet?  It is set out to be a little give us a little more transparency with the public.  I’ll read the last paragraph “therefore be it resolved that the Massillon City Council is agreeable to cooperate with any responsible audio recording to promote and enable the audio recording of the Massillon City Council meetings in a matter that does not disrupt or interfere with the conduct of the meetings and that the Massillon City Council is interested in proposals from parties which are able to audio record the work sessions”.  We’ve discussed this and to my knowledge no one has a problem with it unless it costs us money.  At this point it’s not going to cost us any money so I’m going to bring it forward for a vote unless there are any questions. 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Are there any questions for Resolution No. 6?  Okay…

COUNCILMAN PETERS – I’ve got a question for the clerk.  Do we bring this for a vote or do I have to suspend on a resolution?

LAW DIRECTOR STERGIOS – Suspend it.

COUNCILMAN PETERS – Okay, thanks.  I’d like to make a motion that we suspend the rules requiring three separate readings and bring Resolution No. 6 – 2013 forward for a vote.

COUNCILMAN PETERS moved for suspension of the rules and passage, seconded by Councilman Chovan.

The rules were suspended by a roll call vote of 9 yes.

RESOLUTION NO. 6 – 2013 WAS PASSED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE FOR 9 YES.

7.  UNFINISHED BUSINESS

8.  PETITIONS AND GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS

9.  BILLS, ACCOUNTS AND CLAIMS

A). REPOSITORY - $544.00

COUNCILMAN PETERS – I’d like to make a motion that we pay the bill, seconded by Councilman Slagle.

Roll call vote of 9 yes to pay the bills.

10.  REPORTS FROM CITY OFFICIALS

A). AUDITOR SUBMITS MONTHLY REPORT FOR FEBRUARY 2013 B COPY FILE.
B). MAYOR SUBMITS MONTHLY REPORT FOR JANUARY 2013 – COPY FILE.

 

COUNCILMAN PETERS – I move that we accept the auditor’s report?  Seconded by Councilman Manson.

Roll call vote of 9 yes to accept the auditor’s report.

11.  REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Do we have any reports of committees? 

12.  RESOLUTIONS AND REQUESTS OF COUNCIL MEMBERS

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Any resolutions or requests of council members? 

13.  CALL OF THE CALENDAR

14.  THIRD READING ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

ORDINANCE NO. 22 - 2013                      BY:   PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMITTEE

To provide for water service to be furnished by Aqua Ohio, Inc., to the City of Massillon, Ohio and the inhabitants thereof, and to regulate the rates under which water service shall be furnished in the City of Massillon, Ohio, for and during the period from April 1, 2013 through December 31, 2016. 

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilwoman Cunningham-Hedderly?

COUNCILWOMAN CUNNINGHAM-HEDDERLY – Thank you, Mr. President.  We’ve discussed this for several weeks and I would like to bring tonight this are there any questions before?  Yes, Mr. Lewis?

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Lewis?

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – I just wanted to state that I have gotten a couple of phone calls about this particular piece of legislation.  Obviously none of them positive people are not happy about this.  They don’t want it to increase; they feel like their water bill has been increasing over the years on a regular basis.  They just want to know when do they take a break from increasing the rates.  I also want to clarify I did speak with someone with the PUCO commission I don’t want to make it sound that they said that they’d guarantee that there would be a raise but most likely as long as anything is within reason the increase would be granted and you could look at it possibly being more thank what they’re coming to the city at this time.  So that information does seem to be accurate as represented by Aqua Ohio.  However, I did have one question that was asked to me and I said I would pass it on to see if anybody else could answer it because I did not know.  They asked well if Aqua Ohio goes to PUCO and PUCO authorizes the increase do we have any recourse and I told them I did not believe that we did.  Because Aqua Ohio is a technically a private company they went to the regulation and the state and the state authorized it and it’s kind of above our head.  But I didn’t know if anybody else would have anymore insight that they would want to say on that issue or not. 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Peters?

COUNCILMAN PETERS – I’d like to call Mr. Purtz from Aqua up if we could. 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Could you state your name and address?

JIM PURTZ – Yeah, Jim Purtz, I’m the area manager for Aqua Ohio.  My address is 870 3rd Street NW, Massillon.  As far as… 

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – I think basically they just want to know if you guys went to PUCO and PUCO authorized it.  Is that a done deal or does the city have any recourse to say no we still don’t accept it?

JIM PURTZ – Yeah, once they’ve authorized it the city doesn’t have recourse but in the process once we’ve filed an application then you can intervene and object to it.  But once they’ve authorized the increase then it goes and it’s granted.

COUNCILMAN PETERS – My question not to put you on the spot Mr. Purtz do you have like an average like an average household in Massillon pays a month for water bills do you know?

JIM PURTZ – Yeah, that was in the presentation I handed out at the work session.

COUNCILMAN PETERS – Okay, I know I’m doing it for the record.

JIM PURTZ – Yeah, an average bill is about 5,000 gallons a month.  I think the charge for that is $38.93.

COUNCILMAN PETERS – Okay, and with this increase how much what’s the dollar amount that’s its going to be?

JIM PURTZ – It would be I think $1.36 a month for an average customer.  So it’s…

COUNCILWOMAN SCASSA – Okay.  That was my question. 

COUNCILMAN PETERS – I told someone today a $1.50 so I probably hit it pretty much on the head.

JIM PURTZ – Yeah, you’re close it would be about $1.36 a month, yeah.

COUNCILMAN PETERS – Okay.

JIM PURTZ – Thank you.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilwoman Cunningham-Hedderly?

COUNCILWOMAN CUNNINGHAM-HEDDERLY – Mr. Manson has a question.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Oh, Councilman Manson?

COUNCILMAN MANSON – Yeah, I just wanted to make a comment.  I don’t know if anybody has been watching it the City of Green is in the same position as we are looking at this.  They’re complaining about the amount that these raises are exceeding inflation.  Now I understand you know everything doesn’t just peg right to the rate of inflation and everything.  But last year’s was 4, I believe 4.5, 4.25, 4.5% and they are dramatically exceeding it.  I still intend to vote for it but I do think it’s something we do need to start making some noise about the amount of increases. 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – You still have the floor Councilwoman Cunningham-Hedderly?

COUNCILWOMAN CUNNINGHAM-HEDDERLY – Any other questions?  If not I would like to bring this forward for a vote this evening.

COUNCILMAN PETERS – I still got to second it.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – No.

COUNCILMAN PETERS – No.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Roll call for passage.

COUNCILMAN CHOVAN – For passage or to bring this forward?

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – It’s third reading.

COUNCILMAN PETERS – But you still point of order.  Can we ask the law director because I still believe it has to be seconded.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – We can call him up.  You don’t have to come all the way up.

LAW DIRECTOR STERGIOS – The never ending debate I do not think it has to be seconded but we’ve done it for years and President Gamber always disagreed with me.  It’s up its third reading but it doesn’t hurt to second it either.  I think the thing is up for third reading and you don’t need a motion to bring it forward it but…

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Right from my experience when it’s third reading the councilperson brings the ordinance forward questions are answered and then you move forward for passage.  But that’s something we have to look at down the road.  So you want to second…

LAW DIRECTOR STERGIOS – It sure doesn’t hurt anything to second the motion either.  So…

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Seconded by Councilman Peters for passage.

ORDINANCE NO. 22 – 2013 WAS PASSED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 9 YES.

15. SECOND READING ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

ORDINANCE NO. 35 - 2013                      BY:   FINANCE COMMITTEE

Authorizing the Mayor of the City of Massillon, Ohio, to enter into an agreement between the City of Massillon, Downtown Massillon Hotel, Ltd., and Charles Street Ltd., which would permit, if certain conditions are met, canceling the promissory note associated with the loan for the Hampton Inn project and release the related mortgages and any other liens related to the financing of the project.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Peters?

COUNCILMAN PETERS – I’m frankly sick of talking about this so I’m going to bring it forward for a vote tonight. 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Okay.

COUNCILMAN PETERS – No, that’s April Fools. 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – I’m waiting on Councilman Manson to lay it to you for that. 

COUNCILMAN PETERS – Okay, I got it in okay, my intention is to give this second reading.  I’d like to remind all of council members Tuesday night or Monday night’s work session Mr. Helline is the vice president of the Downtown Massillon Hotel, Ltd., will be here to speak to us.  So we’ll probably move that ahead first so we can so if you have any questions or concerns I’ll have them ready for Mr. Helline.  He’ll be more than happy to talk about them.  So with that second reading.

ORDINANCE NO. 35 – 2013 WAS GIVEN SECOND READING.

16.  NEW AND MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS

17.  REMARKS OF DELEGATIONS AND CITIZENS TO ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA

18.  ADJOURNMENT

COUNCILMAN CHOVAN  – I move that we adjourn, seconded by all.

 

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MARY BETH BAILEY, CLERK,

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TONY M. TOWNSEND, PRESIDENT

 

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