October 15, 1997
Council was called to order on October 15, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. by President of Council Randy Danbury.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by the governmental body and those in attendance. The Invocation was given by Mr. Knox.
Roll call was taken by Mr. Knox. Present were Council members Boice, Galster, Manis, McNear, Vanover, Wilson and Danbury.
The minutes of October 1, 1997 were approved with 6 affirmative votes. Mrs. Boice abstained.
COMMITTEE AND OFFICIAL REPORTS
RULES AND LAWS - no report
PUBLIC RELATIONS - no report
PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY & WELFARE - no report
PUBLIC WORKS - Mr. Vanover said the 1997 street program work is completed except the rear firehouse apron and a few punch list items.
PUBLIC UTILITIES - no report
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS - Mr. Wilson said the work is progressing on the Community Center HVAC replacement and should be completed by the end of October. Construction plans are complete on the Carmen Creek improvements. We are still awaiting EPA approval of the 401 permit. Construction is now planned for the summer of 1998. St. Rt. 747 CSX grade separation final environmental document has been approved by ODOT and FHWA. The next step is to contract for final design which should be ready for Council approval in November. Construction began this month on the Community Center repair and improvements and is scheduled to be complete in April 1998. The Kemper Road traffic signals at McGillard and Lawnview is an ODOT project and is under construction. It is anticipated the work will be completed in November.
Final plans are complete on the West Kemper Road storm sewer and are being reviewed by the City staff. Construction is scheduled for the summer of 1998. The design work is underway and should be complete this year on the Sharon Road resurfacing and bikeway with construction scheduled for the summer of 1998. The field work is 50% complete and design will follow on the St. Rt. 4 improvements.
FINANCE COMMITTEE - Ms. Manis reported on October 1 the Finance Committee met with Mrs. Burton, Mr. Osborn, Mr. Parham, Mr. Knox and Mr. Webster to discuss the hiring of additional employees for the Tax Department. The Tax Department believes they are 3,000 hours behind on their work. This backload is the result of an increased workload without the addition of any personnel. The number of accounts in the Tax Department has increased from 10,544 in 1990 to 24,664 in 1996. The only change in staffing was to convert a part-time position to a full-time position in 1992. The proposed staffing change would be to hire a permanent part-time clerk typist who will work about 24 hours a week; and in January, hire a temporary employee who would also work about 24 hours a week for about six months. The second person would hopefully specialize in the collection of overdue tax accounts and support the auditing of the tax returns. With the amount of backlog I asked if we shouldnít just go ahead and hire a temporary full-time employee, but they wanted to wait and see how the new timekeeping system, the collection agency, and redistributing some of the duties would affect the workload of others in the department. The cost to the City of hiring this part-time permanent employee would be $13,405.80. However, if you reduce the overtime currently being worked by the administrative secretary, the net cost is only about $10,231. We agreed with the hiring and ads have already been placed.
It was also proposed that we offer our current part-time Municipal Building custodian a full-time position. We currently have full-time custodians at both the Community Center and the Police Department and either of these gentlemen could be retiring in the near future. Until that happens the new full-time custodian will help out when and where needed. When one of these gentlemen happens to retire we will then hire a new part-time custodian. To convert this position from part-time to full-time will result in a difference of $10,804.68. Finance Committee also agreed to this proposal.
The second meeting was held on October 8. Attending this meeting were Mrs. Burton, Mr. Osborn, Mr. Parham, Mr. Knox, Mr. Webster, Mr. Wilson as chairman of Capital Improvements and me as chairman of the Finance Committee. Mr. Vanover was absent. The 1998 five year budget was reviewed and discussed. As you can surmise from our recent meetings we have had quite a number of capital improvement fund projects to be accomplished in the next few years. The five year budget contains all these projects such as the improvements slated for Kemper Road east and west, the underpass on St. Rt. 747, south Rt. 4 improvements, Sharon Road improvements and the expansion of the Community Center. There are also some major capital purchases such as a new aerial truck pumper and ambulance for the Fire Department at a cost of about $1 million. These purchases and projects are spread out through the year 2002 and it will be up to Council to decide when and if all these projects get funding. I donít want to speak for Mr. Wilson but I donít believe either of us had any major problems with the five year plan. I did request that we consider moving up the Community Center expansion from 2000 to 1999. There are a lot of projects included in this document but they are not what I would consider a lot of fluff projects except maybe the waterfall. As always, the revenue estimates made in this document are conservative but our revenues in no way will cover all the projects outlined. Council will have to make a lot of hard decisions in the near future but they are decisions that have to be made.
PLANNING COMMISSION - Mr. Galster said Planning Commission met last night. Pine Garden requested a plat approval. There was no one in attendance so that was tabled until next monthís meeting. Duke and Associates requested final approval of the redevelopment of the old Swallenís site. That was approved 7-0. There basically are two buildings with three major tenants that are going on that piece of land. The restaurant is removed from that plan. It was on the other side of the creek up against the exit ramp at I-275. Thatís been removed at this time.
BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS - Meeting next Tuesday.
BOARD OF HEALTH - Mr. Vanover stated they met last Thursday. During the meeting the Health Department five year budget plan was presented. Also we were notified that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Health is going to continue the oral vaccination of the wild raccoon population for rabies. It has proved to be very successful. Since April 5, 54 cases of rabies have been documented. Only 2 cases of raccoon strain rabies were found in Ohio in 1996. It is moving but they are pleased with the outcome of the oral vaccination.
The public nurses are gearing up for the flu season and the shots will be available shortly.
Mayor Webster said the raccoon rabies is projected to hit this part of Ohio in 2007. Hopefully the vaccination they are doing in upper Ohio will be effective and we wonít have to worry about the raccoons in this area.
Mr. Vanover said this rabies is a highly virulent strain that has developed on the east coast and is moving west. It has been resistant to a lot of preventative treatments that theyíve tried before.
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION - no report
O-K-I - no report
MAYORíS REPORT - Mayor Webster said our new violations bureau clerk, Rosalyn Hamilton, will start employment with the City on November 3. She is a replacement for Marie Musser who probably has not been employed for 1 1/2 years but our hands were tied for a number of months because she was on extended medical leave. With the time she went through the appeals process it has taken about eighteen months to get a replacement.
Friday, October 31 will be Trick or Treat Night in Springdale from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. I would like to remind everyone to drive slowly and be careful. We would not want to have an accident involving one of our youngsters.
Unfortunately I have to announce that we have had a traffic fatality in the City of Springdale. On October 13 around 8:28 p.m., a lady was crossing E. Kemper Road from the south side, not in a crosswalk, and she was struck by a vehicle driven by a resident of Middletown. The deceased was a resident of Elmwood Place. Our condolences go out to her family. Please people, if you insist on crossing the street there, please use the crosswalk.
I would also like to announce that thanks to the efforts of primarily Gary Thompson at the Community Center, we have been awarded a couple of grants for $1,500 for 1998 from Cinergy for the Springdale Youth Boosters. They have agreed to contribute $500 to the junior Olympics program.
Our Street Maintenance Department participated in a snow plow rodeo. Two of our guys finished extremely high. Ken Schmidt scored 1710 out of a total of 2000 and finished twelfth out of 58 snow plow truck drivers. Gary Wilson scored 1550 points which put him in the upper percentile also. Congratulations to them.
CLERK OF COUNCIL/FINANCE DIRECTOR - Mr. Knox reported the total amount of the driveway apron assessment that was sent to Hamilton County on October 9 was $38,557.28. I would like to thank the residents who sent in their checks because this is a rather small amount, much less than we expected.
ADMINISTRATORíS REPORT - no report
LAW DIRECTORíS REPORT - no report
ENGINEERíS REPORT - no report
Dear City Council Members: You were among several local elected entities that recently passed resolutions opposing the importation of low-level radioactive waste from other states in the Midwest Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact. As host state for the Compact, Ohio was in the process of developing a regional waste disposal facility under the direction of the Ohio Low-Level Radioactive Waste Facility Development Authority.
I am writing to inform you that on June 26, 1997, the Midwest Compact Commission voted to immediately halt all facility development activities in Ohio, to rescind Ohioís designation as host state for a regional facility, and to cease funding for the Authority as of September 30, 1997. The Commissionís Executive Director cited the current availability of alternate disposal facilities; declining waste volumes in the Midwest Compact region; and the anticipated high cost of siting, constructing, and operating a regional facility as justification for actions to halt the Ohio project. The Commission will remain to monitor national events on this issue and to explore options for future disposal of low-level waste produced by the various medical, industrial, and academic institutions in the region.
If you have further questions with regard to the generation or management of low-level radioactive waste in Ohio and the Midwest Compact, you may contact the following persons: ... Signed, Stephen James, Executive Director
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE
Jenny Pansing introduced herself as a write-in candidate for the Princeton Board of Education. She said I am a very involved parent here at Princeton and have been for the past eleven years. I have been involved at the PTA level, at the district level through the Superintendentís Advisory Committee, in the strategic planning going on at the district level, and served as the Action Team leader to help make our schools more family friendly, more responsive to the parents in the communities. I was honored this past year with two separate awards from the Princeton Board of Education, the Dream Keepersí Award and the Prose Award which spoke of my duty over and above the call of duty for those involved with the schools. I am going to stay after the meeting tonight to speak with any of you who would like to speak about the issues you see as being concerns. I have been going to Board of Education meetings for the last two years so Iím very aware of what has been discussed and the issues that are coming up.
Public Hearing (Continuation in progress)
ORDINANCE NO. 59-1997 "AMENDING THE ZONING CODE AND ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF SPRINGDALE, OHIO TO PROVIDE FOR THE REZONING OF APPROXIMATELY 15.461 ACRES LOCATED ON EAST KEMPER ROAD AT CENTURY BOULEVARD FROM R1-A (SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL) TO PUD (PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT) (TARGET)"
Mr. Danbury said we have received additional information. We had a traffic study done September 24 and everyone should have received a memo from Mr. Shuler dealing with some of the issues with this particular project.
Mr. Bonneville of Target said twenty minutes before the meeting tonight Art Harden, who represents Woolpert and I were presented with the results of a portion of the traffic study that was done for the City of Springdale. We had come here prepared to put on a little longer presentation but in view of the presentation we were given a few minutes ago, I have concerns that our site will experience some difficulties in being able to function properly due to our needs for proper access. I feel that the presentation you have had in front of you all of these months has been thoroughly studied by Woolpert and we at Target and Woolpert and others we have checked with, such as traffic analysis, feel that we have presented a safe solution. Tonight we are not prepared to fully discuss the presentation because of what we received twenty minutes ago so I respectfully request that we be tabled until at least the next City Council meeting.
Mr. Parham said as you are aware, at the beginning of this public hearing there were a number of dates established by Council to have items submitted to City Council, to have items from Target submitted to the Administration and we would then provide responses to those. We have worked very closely with the representatives from Target and they have presented a number of alternatives to the primary issue that still stands as a sticking point between the Administration and Target; that is, a median down the center of Century Boulevard. We believe that this project cannot go forward without the median down the middle of Century Boulevard that will extend past the most southern entrance onto the Target site. They believe that is what they will need in order for this project to go forth. We have had a number of meetings this week and weeks leading up to this evening and we have tried to look at different alternatives, to have a workable project for both the City and Target. The recommendation back from the City Engineer came back affirming our position as we have held it for the last few weeks. We wanted to present that to Target this evening prior to this meeting so they would have an idea of where we stood. We also came up with another option and we wanted to give them an opportunity to look at that option, knowing that this is the first time that weíve had to discuss that with them. We thought it would be fair to them to bring it to their attention prior to them coming before City Council. We said the Administration would ask Council to give a two week tabling of the hearing so that they would have adequate time to look at this proposal.
Mr. Danbury said we have a lot of people affected by this. If we were to postpone this for three weeks, do you think we could come up with some type of solution? I donít want to keep bringing this up. Do you think that would be adequate time for your staff to review the proposal and either accept or reject it? Mr. Bonneville replied yes.
Mr. Shuler said we have only identified the concerns. We believe it is up to the applicant to address those concerns. As long as that information is submitted in sufficient time for our office to review it and have a report ready for Council by the next meeting, that would be sufficient time. I would request, however, that you put a time specific on the applicant to submit his information. We again received information just last Friday that we were commenting on. Thatís why there was an addendum to our report so weíd certainly like more time than that before the next meeting to give whatever modifications they intend to make to their proposal a fair review and be able to prepare an adequate report for City Council.
Mayor Webster said just for the record, the information Mr. Bonneville talks about being shared with him twenty minutes before is not what he is talking about. This issue has been on the table since June. This had been identified by the City staff months ago. This evening I guess they realized for the first time we were going to ask them to move a stop bar back about 12 to 15 feet because of future widening of Kemper Road. If we widen Kemper Road and put another continuous lane through there, their stop bar is going to be too close to the through lane of traffic. Mr. Bonneville, please correct me if Iím wrong, but thatís my interpretation of the new information that was shared with you twenty minutes before the meeting. Is that true?
Mr. Bonneville replied no. My request still stands. New information is the 266 feet presented to us for setting our left turn, first opportunity entrance into the site. That is new information.
Mayor Webster responded that is an alternative that weíve thrown out to you. We could have not thrown that alternative out and had Mr. Shuler give his report. Our report is, for reasons of public safety we would not recommend that the project be built as it has been presented. We could leave it there and go ahead with the public hearing tonight and weíll be more than happy to give our report and leave it there. We offered the opportunity for the developer to take a couple of weeks to think that over and we would support your request for a continuation with City Council. Itís an alternative to a lingering problem that has been on the table for months.
Mr. Bonneville stated there has been a problem on the table for months and this is it.
Mr. Danbury asked Mr. Shuler if Mr. Bonneville got all the reports to you by October 28, would that be adequate time?
Mr. Shuler thought that would be adequate.
Mr. Bonneville replied also that that should be adequate.
Mrs. McNear made a motion to continue the public hearing for Ordinance 59-1997 still in progress until November 5, 1997. Mr. Wilson seconded.
The motion passed with 7 affirmative votes.
Mr. Galster made a motion to continue the public hearing for Ordinance 60-1997 still in progress until November 5, 1997. Mrs. McNear seconded.
The motion passed with 7 affirmative votes.
ORDINANCE 72-1997 "AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF SPRINGDALE, OHIO CHAPTER 152, TO UPDATE THE BUILDING CODE AND REVISE VARIOUS FEE SCHEDULES"
Mr. Galster made a motion to adopt and Mr. Vanover seconded.
Ms. Manis asked if residents who donít get permits have to pay $50 and is it the same for contractors?
Mr. McErlane, Building Official, replied that is an increase from a $25 penalty fee and it would be for any residential work for 1, 2, and 3 family homes and condominiums. In commercial work the penalty is actually double their permit fee with a maximum penalty of $1,000. Currently it is double the permit fee regardless of how high the permit fee is.
Ms. Manis asked is that the only section that affects the residents?
Mr. McErlane explained itís a totally new addition of the 1, 2, and 3 family building code. Itís an update to the current national code so that does affect new construction.
Ordinance 72-1997 passed with 7 affirmative votes.
Ms. Manis said I would like to request an article in the next newsletter or a special mailing stating which permits residents need and that there is no cost. I am continually amazed at the number of people I talk to who tell me they are doing work and when I ask if they got a permit they reply that they didnít know they needed one.
Mr. Vanover said if they are hiring a contractor, that is the contractorís responsibility unless they are so waived. Iím glad to see this because we are holding the contractorís feet to the fire. Thatís a reminder to for the residents that if they hire that contractor, then itís his responsibility. Like anyone else who wants to do business he is required to come in and check if he doesnít know for sure.
Mayor Webster said the deadline for submission for the next newsletter is next Monday. Bill, could you put together a matrix of what permits are required and if they have to pay, and then on the bottom line in bold print "Failure to acquire a permit whether itís paid or unpaid will cost you $50."
Mr. McErlane responded we currently have a brochure that spells all that out. I can get the information from that.
ORDINANCE 73-1997 "ORDINANCE ADOPTING AN URBAN RENEWAL PROJECT KNOWN AS THE WEST KEMPER ROAD/SPRINGFIELD PIKE AREA"
Mr. Wilson made a motion to read by title only. Ms. Manis seconded.
The motion failed by a 2-5 vote.
Mr. Galster made a motion to adopt and Mr. Vanover seconded.
Ordinance 73-1997 passed with 7 affirmative votes.
ORDINANCE NO. 74-1997 "AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CLERK OF COUNCIL/FINANCE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH PATRICK J. GARRY FOR PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICES FOR THE CITY OF SPRINGDALE, OHIO AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY"
Mr. Vanover made a motion to adopt and Mrs. McNear seconded.
Mayor Webster said I explained at the last meeting that we requested these with an emergency ordinance because we need them to go into effect December 1. We can have two readings if you like.
Mayor Webster stated to date we have had eight cases referred to the public defender. The last one that was finished in Mayorís Court was a not guilty finding. There is no doubt in my mind that we have saved money by paying $125 for each one of these cases versus paying the hourly rate for our prosecutor to take these to Hamilton County Municipal Court. I would urge Council to support this.
Mr. Wilson asked how do we select these individuals?
Mayor Webster replied I interviewed by phone two people for this position. This defender works with our prosecutor and our magistrate in two other jurisdictions so he had a leg up on the other person. I interviewed three candidates for magistrate. I did not go back this year and re-interview people. Iím very satisfied with the performance of all three of these individuals so I made a phone call to each of them and asked them if they would continue with the same rates, terms and conditions as the existing contract and all three said yes.
Ordinance 74-1997 passed with 7 affirmative votes.
ORDINANCE NO. 75-1997 "AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CLERK OF COUNCIL/FINANCE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH TERRY D. GAINES TO SERVE AS MAYORíS COURT MAGISTRATE FOR THE CITY OF SPRINGDALE, OHIO AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY"
Mr. Vanover made a motion to adopt and Mrs. McNear seconded.
Ordinance 75-1997 passed with 7 affirmative votes.
ORDINANCE NO. 76-1997 "AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CLERK OF COUNCIL/FINANCE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH JOHN H. FLESSA FOR PROSECUTING SERVICES FOR THE CITY OF SPRINGDALE, OHIO AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY"
Ordinance 76-1997 passed with 7 affirmative votes.
ORDINANCE NO. 77-1997 "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. Vanover made a motion to adopt and Mrs. Boice seconded.
Mr. Vanover asked what was the tonnage we used last winter?
Mr. Parham replied I donít know but it was less than the previous year. We didnít use all that we had.
Mr. Danbury said last year the price for salt went up due to the fact that there were floods and the barges couldnít get up. Have the prices gone up significantly this year or are they about the same as last year?
Mr. Parham replied the prices actually decreased this year by 69 cents per ton for dumped and $1.19 per ton piled.
Ms. Manis asked what is the difference between dumped and piled and do we get the piler first and then if we need more they come and dump it?
Mr. Shuler replied the dumped is when they just dump it. The piler is when they bring the equipment in to pile it in the salt bin and itís more useable for our trucks and much easier to handler.
Mr. Wilson asked what is the shelf life of rock salt? If we buy a whole lot this year and have a lot left over, would we save by getting a lot more now and saving it?
Mr. Shuler responded I donít think there is a problem with shelf life. The problem we have is storage capacity. We are looking at that additional ground behind the existing salt storage bin. The existing salt storage bin is structurally deficient. We probably donít want to go to any more extreme than we have to volume-wise because we donít want to put undo pressure on that structure, and if we do build a new structure in the next year or two, then everything in there has to be moved. I think weíd be better off obtaining what we think we are going to use.
Mayor Webster said we tried to get several contractors to come in and clean up that area that we bought. Mr. Sears and his crew are cleaning it out themselves.
Ordinance 77-1997 passed with 7 affirmative votes.
RESOLUTION NO. 24-1997 "RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE AMOUNTS AND RATES AS DETERMINED BY THE BUDGET COMMISSION AND AUTHORIZING THE NECESSARY TAX LEVIES AND CERTIFYING THEM TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR"
Mrs. Boice made a motion to adopt and Mr. Vanover seconded.
Resolution 24-1997 passed with 7 affirmative votes.
Mrs. Boice said I was not at the last meeting. I am running out of time. I have been talking about the history for years and years and I was sorry to see that there was a tie vote on it at the last meeting. I do not disagree with many of the comments that were made; such as Mr. Vanoverís views of ShopCo and the mention of Stanley Aronoff. As I reviewed the first section of the history taking us up to 1987, proofing it for spelling corrections, I thought there were many things I wished could have been in there, certain individuals we could have put in; but not being a historian and not writing the history, at the time I thought thatís the way the chips fall. As to the comments on Hooters, Mr. Danbury, I can understand. It was a big issue in the City but I think the historian probably made the determination that the history is not made of chicken wings and beer. I assume it is going to a vote again this evening. I would like to see something published. Thatís why I did discussed the loose-leaf style which still brings some disappointment to me. I had hoped we would do it in a more formal form, but there are people out there, schools, etc., interested in having something in their hands. I would hope we are not going to delay on this any longer. Either letís shove it off the table for good or letís roll with it.
Mayor Webster said Mrs. Boice, I share most of your thoughts on this and weíll do whatever Council wants done. Weíve had a meeting and weíve got prices and we have an approach to turn out 400 copies. However, I would hate to see us go to press with a history of Springdale with a vote of four Council members. I realize if four of you insist on doing it, weíll do it. There were concerns raised at the last meeting about events that should have been included and werenít, especially in the last ten years. When you try to put something that current into history you run the danger of people comparing whatís in there with whatís not in there. You donít have that concern with events of 20, 30 or 40 years ago. With things that are more recent you have different perspectives on it. I would propose that we get the lady back in who wrote the last chapter and tell her we think there were some events that were noteworthy that should go in the history and have her redo the last chapter. Letís bring that back in a refurbished, embellished state, and hopefully have more than four members of Council support the effort. I would like to see more of a consensus than just a simple majority.
Mr. Danbury stated Mrs. McNear brought this up at our last meeting and I think thatís the way to go. Itís not to eliminate what has been written but to embellish and add a lot of things that I personally feel have been neglected, both positives and negatives. Thatís the recommendation from Administration. What does Council want to do?
Mrs. Boice said I would certainly agree that I would hope there would be a majority. I personally will leave these chambers very disappointed because I do not see this going into print until . . . - there will be something else to hang it up. As I said in an earlier meeting, please when it does happen, drop a copy on my tombstone. It should be an agreement by all of us members up here. Itís a bitter pill that I will ultimately have to swallow because I have been trying to get this into print for so many years. I hope there will be somebody else who will carry forth that banner. I can come up and speak from the other side of the table so as an early warning, try to get it into print. You really donít want me up here every month badgering you.
Mr. Danbury said do we want to expand on the last chapter or do we want to drop it? Do we want to publish without the last ten years or do we want to go with the ten years as it is? Letís make a decision.
Mr. Wilson remarked I think very few of us will dispute what happened prior to 1987. Being an historian myself, I have seen when history is written most of the participants in those events were dead and could have no input. There are times when a truer version or a more unbiased version can be printed and there are things you can write contrary to that. I think we could publish it up to 1987 since there is no dispute about that, and have the historian come back and revisit the last ten years and go into more detail. Then weíll do that at a later date.
Mr. Danbury said if we were to do this and come out with an addendum then there will be additional cost for the printing and binding.
Mrs. McNear said as I stated at the last meeting if itís already happened, itís history. Maybe we would have a little different perspective if we look at 5, 10, or 100 years from now, but also memories fade. Weíve already spent the money to have this rewritten. I think if there are things we need to add to it, we should complete that. I think there were only a few topics that people felt were omitted from this. I would like to see us go ahead and complete it through 1997.
Mr. Vanover said we have spent the money. Letís just dress up the last two chapters and take it to press.
Mayor Webster said if we are going to go to press through 1987 I would suggest we not do anything with the last ten years. Then it truly will be history.
Mr. Wilson said donít do anything from 1987 on. Look at it in the year 2007.
Ms. Manis said I hope future councils will learn from this and not update to the current date. Maybe something should be put in the Rules of Council that the history is never updated more than ten years behind today. Then a lot of this would be avoided.
Mr. Danbury said Mr. Wilson, I guess I am the center of controversy about this last chapter. Again, it has never been my intention of saying that the last chapter was erroneous because it is history. It painted a picture of the last ten years that I felt wasnít really an accurate portrayal of everything that has gone on in this City. I donít want to just sit on what is accurate. We need to expand on it.
Mr. Galster made a motion to have the history from 1987 through 1997 reviewed and revised, and upon completion be printed. Mrs. McNear seconded.
The motion passed with 5 affirmative votes. Mr. Wilson voted no. Mrs. Boice abstained.
Mr. Danbury said November 19 will be the final date for anyone, including people in the community, Council people and Administration, to summit additional items to Mr. Parham. The final editorial content rests with the historian.
Mr. Parham said it would help if you would submit topics and let her do the research.
NEW BUSINESS - none
MEETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Board of Zoning Appeals October 21, 7:00 p.m.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE - none
UPDATE ON LEGISLATION
Continue the public hearing on Ordinances 59 and 60
Council adjourned at 8:28 p.m.
Edward F. Knox
Clerk of Council/Finance Director
Randy Danbury, President of Council