MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
MASSILLON CITY COUNCIL
HELD, MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND B I'd like to welcome all of you to Massillon City Council for Monday, June 17, 2013.  We have in attendance tonight one city official and that would be Mr. Bill Kraft the building superintendent.  Okay, that was easy.  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 off or to 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 MANSON B Gave the invocation for tonight.  

3.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

COUNCILMAN MANSON – Chairman of the Community Development Committee led those in attendance in the Pledge of Allegiance.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSENDI would like to make a note that our Mayor Kathy Catazaro-Perry has arrived and also the Interim Safety Service Director Jim Johnson.  We also have Mr. Moser from the Massillon Police Department in the rear.

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 – 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 state your name, address and for the record the topic you want to discuss at this time.  I see no one we on to introductions of ordinances and resolutions. 

6.  INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

ORDINANCE NO. 60 - 2013                      BY:   FINANCE COMMITTEE 

Making certain appropriations from the unappropriated balance of the Summer Concert Fund, Veterans Park/Duncan Plaza Fund, 1401 Income Tax Capital Improvement Fund and the 1414 Collection System Improvement 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 four sections to it.  They are appropriations first section appropriate from the unappropriated balance of the Summer Concert Fund, for the year ending December 31, 2013 the following: $21,500 to an account entitled “Summer Concert Series” 1212.505.2392.  Section 2, appropriate from the unappropriated balance of the Veterans Park/Duncan Plaza Fund for the year ending December 31, 2013 the following: $15,000 to an account entitled “Services and Contracts” 1240.125.2392 and $5,000 to an account entitled “Supplies” 1240.125.2410.  Section 3, appropriate from the unappropriated balance of the 1401 Income Tax Capital Improvement Fund for the year ending December 31, 2013 the following: $3,771.99 to an account entitled “Street Department Equipment” 1401.435.2530.  Section 4 appropriate from the unappropriated balance of the 1414 Collection System Improvement Fund for the year ending December 31, 2013 the following: $1,344.71 to an account entitled “1st Street NE Improvement Project” 1414.610.2513. 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you, Councilman Peters.  Are there any discussions for either section for this ordinance?  Alright, I see none, Councilman Peters?

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. 60 – 2013 WAS PASSED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 9 YES.

RESOLUTION NO. 10 - 2013                    BY:   FINANCE COMMITTEE 

Authorizing the Auditor to receive donations specifically designated for the replacement of the carpet in the fire station located on 17th Street and to establish any and all necessary funds or accounts to enable the Auditor to receive and disburse said donations specifically for such purpose.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Peters?

COUNCILMAN PETERS – Thank you, Mr. President.  This is just like the clerk read this is to receive a donation that is specifically designed to replace the carpet in the fire station located on 17th Street.  Before we can accept any funds and put them into that account council has to okay it.    

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Do we have anyone from the Save the Massillon committee here to speak on this? 

COUNCILMAN PETERS – Well there’s nine of us, eight of us. 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Oh, I’m not talking about you guys I’m talking about someone in the audience.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – I have a comment.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – You have a comment?  Councilman Lewis.

COUNCILMAN LEWIS – I just wanted to clarify that this isn’t the Save Massillon Committee made a sizeable donation to this effort and I appreciate everyone coming together but it’s not only Save Massillon Committee that is contributing and that’s why we need this legislation.  Aqua Ohio has verbally committed to a $500 donation I don’t know has been in there yet.  I want to throw Mayor Kathy’s name out as well she has put a check into the account or will be as soon as we pass this.  We have raised about $1,800 and the whole cost of the project will be $2,200.  So we’re almost there we have a couple other requests out there we haven’t heard back from but this is an effort that I started a couple of months ago when I noticed the need there.  I just thank my fellow council people and the other members of Save Massillon for helping to give me a boost in getting this project done and their coming together and supporting the firefighters in our town.  That’s kind of where this all came from. 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Excellent.  Any more comments?  Councilman Peters, your motion?

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

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

RESOLUTION NO. 10 – 2013 WAS PASSED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 9 YES.

7.  UNFINISHED BUSINESS

8.  PETITIONS AND GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS

9.  BILLS, ACCOUNTS AND CLAIMS

A.  REPOSITORY – $481.31
B.  NORLSON - $277.00

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Thank you, need a motion from Councilman Peters to pay the bills.

COUNCILMAN PETERS – I make a motion that we pay the bills.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Second by Councilman Manson.  Roll call please.

Roll call vote of 9 yes to pay the bills.

10.  REPORTS FROM CITY OFFICIALS

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Do we have any reports from city officials?

COUNCIL CLERK BAILEY – We do have one the mayor submits her monthly report for April 2013 and the treasurer submits monthly report for May 2013.

11.  REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Any reports from 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

15. SECOND READING ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

16.  NEW AND MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS

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

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – We are now at item #17 this is where anyone who would like to speak on a topic which does not appear on the agenda.  If you have something you wish to speak on please approach the microphone and give your name, address and the topic you wish to discuss.  I see no one I hear no one.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOWNSEND – Councilman Manson what is your motion?  

18.  ADJOURNMENT

COUNCILMAN MANSON – 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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