President of Council Kathy McNear
called Council to order on
The governmental body and those in attendance recited the pledge of allegiance. Mr. Knox gave the invocation.
Mr. Knox took roll call. Present were Council members
The minutes of
COMMITTEE AND OFFICIAL REPORTS
Civil Service Commission - no report
Rules and Laws - no report
Public Health, Safety & Welfare - no report
Public Utilities - no report
Improvements - Mr. Danbury said at the
CSX grade separation both railroad tracks have been switched to the permanent
alignment on the new bridge and the temporary railroad tracks have been
removed. They are getting ready for the
new pavement on SR 747. The Stage 3
plans for the SR 4 improvements at Crescentville are on schedule. The designing is being done now. The
Finance Committee - no report
Planning Commission – Mr. Vanover said the request for a map
amendment for the Golden Leaf project on
of Zoning Appeals – Mr. Squires said a swimming pool ten feet from the property
line was approved at
Harlow said at the pool request on
Mr. Vanover said the underground utilities should have been marked before construction.
Mrs. Harlow stated they said there was already electric there for the pool and electric that went to a shed. I don’t know if a call was made on that.
Mr. Galster asked are they going to park ten cars in their driveway for the home occupation?
Harlow responded the gentleman said he has his employees drive the trucks home
at night because where he has the equipment stored now he has had equipment
stolen. When they come in the morning
they will drive the company vehicle, pick up their trailer and leave. If anyone uses a personal car, he will park inside the
garage or on the ap
of Health – Mrs. Harlow said
Memorial Committee – Mr. Galster stated there were thirty-six golfers for the
golf outing with a net profit of over $3,000 for the veteran’s memorial. I would like to thank some of the
sponsors. Casco Fire Protection, Dave
& Buster’s, McBride Dale Clarion, CDS, Gold Star Chili were major
sponsors. Holes were sponsored by Northside Bank, Key Bank, LifeSphere, Platinum Restoration,
Springdale-Forest Park Lion’s Club, Springdale Chamber of Commerce, Tan U
Tanning, Gary Howard’s State Farm Insurance, Red Squirrel, Brooks
& Sons Automotive. The door prize, a
nice gas grill was donated by Lowe’s. I
want to thank Golden Tee for the use of their facility. I also want to thank
Galster said Frame
O-K-I – Mr. Knox reported I was unable to attend the OKI meeting but subsequent to the meeting I got together with Bruce Koehler of OKI who said he had made a presentation on what various communities had done in the area of wetlands restoration and we were very prominent in that because of the work we had done at Beaver Run.
Report – Mayor Webster said kudos to all those who made the golf outing a
success and especially Mr. Galster, who went out and beat the bushes for most,
if not all, of the sponsors and door prizes.
You, Jeff and Derrick did an admirable job with that. This past weekend we also had the quilt and
flower show. I heard nothing but
positive comments and I have a very nice letter from the president of the
Springdale Garden Club: “On behalf of
the Garden Club I would like to thank you and each of your staff for their help
during the recent flower show. The
support and assistance given by both
Webster said the Chamber of Commerce had their expo with thirty-one exhibitors,
which is up nineteen from the first year.
They also had Wayne Krivsky as their luncheon
speaker. About one hundred people
attended that. The final event is the
Taste of Springdale this coming Saturday.
The food and drink suppliers are: Glendale Pub, Hooters, funnel cakes, Bahama Breeze, STAFF (soft drinks), beer operation with
proceeds to the Veteran’s Memorial, Donato’s, Kadats, Gold Star Chili, Hawaiian Shaved Ice, The White
House Tavern, Taj Mahal,
Buffalo Wings and Rings, Graeters, Manor House,
Springdale boosters (wine booth), Asian Buffet, Madison’s
Webster read a letter that says: “Dear
Mayor Webster, Jay
and I want to thank you for the spectacular
bicentennial parade. We both have
Clerk of Council/Finance Director - Mr. Knox said there will be a special election in Precinct E by petition stating “shall the sale of wine and mixed beverages, and spiritus liquor be permitted for sale on Sunday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and midnight by Ruby Tuesday, a holder of a D-6 liquor permit who is engaged in the business of operating a family oriented, full service restaurant offering full course meals, etc.”
Administrator’s Report –Mr. Osborn stated we were approached
by representatives of LifeSphere concerning partnering and assisting them in
replacing their phone system throughout their entire operation, all locations
Mr. Osborn said the street lighting on the grade separation has been a budget item for three or four years. The proposal from Duke to perform the work is $140,636.10. We have had a budget number of $100,000. We are $40,636.10 over budget but we have to put the lighting in. We would like legislation at the next meeting considering the contract.
Mr. Osborn continued I had a call from Mayor Neuss last week to let me know how much he enjoyed the parade. He brought in legislation from day one, very early planning and zoning information and photographs of the first Council meeting.
Mayor Webster said I would like to implore the help of Council. We are going to give three awards at the Taste of Springdale, best value, best taste, and best decorated booth and I would like the elected officials to serve as judges for that.
Law Director’s Report - no report
Engineer’s Report - no report
Mr. Knox read a letter stating: “I
am a resident of
Mr. Vanover said to go back to the
voting issue, I have received notice that the voting
for the two precincts has been relocated from
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE
Mr. Danbury said we have a neighborhood watch throughout the community. We really rely on citizens to notify the Police Department.
Mr. Osborn said I fully support your concern. I am a dog owner myself and I have felt threatened by dogs running lose intent on harming my dog. Once the Police Department identifies the owner of a pit bull they visit the home, ask for proof of insurance and inform the owner of the rules. If they don’t have insurance they have a certain amount of time to do that. There have been occasions when people don’t want to comply and they have moved their dogs out of the city. Over the last twelve months we have probably had at least six occurrences where we have had to deal with this type of issue. We don’t have any control or knowledge when someone brings a dog like this into the community. As soon as it is identified to us the Police Department will respond promptly. Captain Hafer coordinates the response for the Police Department.
Mr. Danbury said many people would like to have more than two dogs. The fire and police departments tell us there could be a danger with more than two dogs in the home.
Ms. Burrell said my sister is a retired postal worker. She said if a dog attacks somebody on a street, they will not deliver mail anywhere on that street.
Mr. Vanover said I too am a member of Crime Watch. The concern doesn’t stop with dogs. It’s anything, people, vehicles, etc. If you see something going on in your neighborhood that doesn’t look right, we are the eyes and ears.
Mr. Osborn said the Clerk of Council has the legislation in his office and he can make you a copy of it after the meeting.
Mr. Kinnard asked does this also include your chemical release plan?
Mr. Osborn replied I’m not sure what she was referring to about that. We are trying to control illegal and illicit discharges into the storm sewer system of the City. The reaction to that is to identify the material and its source and notify EPA.
stated I have expertise in that area and I used to be in charge of the
environmental department at Mound Lab in
Mr..Osborn said I was going to get into this during the first reading of the ordinance. We have an emergency operation plan for the City for things like an overturned tanker that is leaking into the storm sewer or if we have something coming out of a plant that changes the color of the water and fish start to die, we have to go back upstream until we find the right location, then we start asking questions about what is going on there. The Fire Department is of assistance there but it does involve a lot of departments, police, fire, public works, etc.
Mr. Vanover said isn’t this part of the Clean Water Act?
Mr. Osborn replied yes, this is part of Phase 2 which took effect about two years ago. We are in a position to file an application for permit. We received our permit and part of that permit process is that we put together a five-year plan to bring us into compliance with NPDES policies. The ordinance before you tonight is one of our major objectives for 2006.
Mr. Vanover said two of the examples Mr. Osborn gave have happened. We had a substance get into a creek and we had a fish kill, and we also had gray water because some place upstream was flushing tanker trucks.
ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS
ORDINANCE NO. 61-2006 AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CLERK OF COUNCIL/FINANCE
DIRECTOR TO AMEND THE CONTRACT WITH MEGGITT DEFENSE SYSTEM/CASEWELL FOR THE
Mr. Vanover made a motion to adopt and Mr. Galster seconded.
Ordinance 66-2006 passed with six affirmative votes.
ORDINANCE NO. 67-2006 “AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CLERK OF COUNCIL/FINANCE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH CARGILL, INC., FOR THE PURCHASE OF HIGHWAY DE-ICING ROCK SALT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY”
Mr. Squires made a motion to adopt and Mr. Vanover seconded.
Ordinance 67-2006 passed with six affirmative votes.
ORDINANCE NO. 68-2006 “ADOPTING SECTION 95.03 OF THE
Mr. Osborn said we have been working on this ordinance for six months. It has been reviewed by staff as well as the Law Director’s office. Enforcement of this legislation requires many departments, police, fire, health, public works, City Engineer’s office, etc. We had Dave Butsch take this before the Board of Health last Thursday because every law we have on the books has to have an administrative appeal before it goes to court. The logical place for the appeal is the Board of Health. If there is any dispute of any order issued under this legislation there would be an appeal right to the Board of Health. The Board of Health would adjudicate it with an administrative response. Once the administrative appeal is exhausted, then and only then, can someone seek relief in the county court system. Also, the intention here is to bring us into compliance with the Clean Water Act of 1976 and the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). The regulations to which we will be held accountable are established by the federal government under NPDES and this is just one of the things we are doing to bring our city into compliance. We have to be able to identify and respond to discharges.
RESOLUTION R16-2006 “ADOPTING THE NATIONAL INCIDENT
MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (NIMS) FOR THE CITY OF
Mr. Vanover made a motion to adopt and Mr. Squires seconded.
Mr. Osborn stated we have been operating under a standardized emergency response system for several years. The need for a national standard has clearly grown over the last five years and as a result, Homeland Security did issue this directive a few years ago. The Fire Department is up-to-date right now and the Police Department will be by the end of the year. We have to adopt this ordinance committing the City to the policy and we have to meet and stay current on the training standards that are established by Homeland Security and these will evolve. We are committing ourselves to a very fundamental and basic philosophy here and I don’t see any reason why we should resist.
Mrs. Harlow asked how does
Mr. Osborn responded I can’t talk globally about departments all over the state but I believe most jurisdictions of our size work equally as hard as we do to meet these standards. We put together an emergency operation plan. You want those people in that emergency operation plan to do something very similar to what they do in their day to day work activity. It’s just an expanding of those responsibilities and training, training, training. I wouldn’t want to judge other departments. From what I see other departments throughout the County are addressing this very professionally and I wouldn’t want to gauge how we stand against them.
Mrs. Harlow said when we talked about this at the Board of Health meeting, it was impressive when you think about all the planning that went into it, the critical thinking that takes place and the protocol that’s being addressed. I want to take our hats off to the different departments because I don’t think the average resident knows the details that go into making a plan of this type.
Mr. Osborn said that protocol you are talking about is a county-wide protocol and regionally effective protocol for distribution of prophylactic drugs in the event of certain types of anthrax or if there needs to be an inoculation because of bird flu. The Health Department has been the lead agency in tabletop exercises with other public safety departments here in the City, but the drills are on a regional basis. We participate by phone with other jurisdictions throughout the County plus the County Health Commissioners. I can’t say every health department has the resources we have but those in the County are going to be equally protected in an event.
Mayor Webster said I don’t think we
can compare ourselves to other cities but what I can tell you is that I serve
on the Hamilton County Municipal League Executive Committee and another member,
Ted Shannon from
Mr. Vanover said I’m electrical
contractor licensed by the State of
Mr. Knox said no OKI meeting goes by without homeland security being mentioned. They take it very seriously.
Resolution R16-2006 passed with six affirmative votes.
OLD BUSINESS - none
NEW BUSINESS - none
MEETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Community Crime Watch Picnic - October 7
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE - none
UPDATE ON LEGISLATION STILL IN DEVELOPMENT
Ordinance 68 October 4
RECAP OF LEGISLATIVE ITEMS REQUESTED
Contract with Duke for grade separation light - October 4
Council adjourned at
Edward F. Knox
Clerk of Council/Finance Director
Kathy McNear, President of Council