NEW FRANKLIN CITY COUNCIL

August 18, 10

The New Franklin City Council met at the City Hall at 7:01 P.M. for their regularly scheduled meeting.

1. CALL TO ORDER - Mr. Parsons

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

3. ROLL CALL OF COUNCIL MEMBERS

ALL PRESENT:    Mr. Adamson, Mr. Hess, Mrs. Jones, Mr. Kalapodis, Mr. McKenney,  Mr. Parsons, Mr. Stock

4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

It was moved by Mr. Hess and seconded by Mr. Stock to approve the minutes of the regular August 4, 2010, New Franklin City Council Meeting.

ROLL CALL:                          Adamson, Yes.     Hess, Yes.     Jones, Yes.    Kalapodis, Abstained.  McKenney, Yes.    Parsons, Yes   Stock, Yes.

5.  APPROVAL OF FINANCIAL REPORTS

It was moved by Mr. Hess and seconded by Mr. Parsons to approve the Financial Reports and Check Roster for July, 2010. (Subject to audit).

ROLL CALL:                          Adamson, Yes.     Hess, Yes.     Jones, Yes.    Kalapodis, Yes.      McKenney, Yes.   Parsons, Yes        Stock, Yes

6.  PUBLIC COMMENT

Christine Stoll, 564 Sturgeon Drive

Charles Tucker, 517 Cataline Drive

7.         FIRST READING - None

8.         SECOND READING

8-A      RESOLUTION NO.: 10-R-50                        Introduced: August 4, 2010   SPONSOR: Mayor Bollas    FINANCE: Mr. Hess, Chair

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING NEW FRANKLIN TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH STATEWIDE FORD FOR ONE 2011 FORD EXPEDITION FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND DECLARING THAT THIS RESOLUTION SHALL BE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UPON PASSAGE.

It was moved by Mr. Hess and seconded by Mr. Adamson  to waive the three reading rule.

ROLL CALL:                          Adamson, Yes.     Hess, Yes.     Jones, No.    Kalapodis, Yes.    McKenney, Yes.    Parsons, Yes.   Stock, Yes.

It was moved by Mr. Hess and seconded by Mr. McKenney to adopt Resolution 10-R-50.

ROLL CALL:                          Adamson, Yes.     Hess, Yes.     Jones, No.    Kalapodis, Yes  McKenney, Yes.    Parsons, Yes.   Stock, Yes.

8-B    RESOLUTION NO.: 10-R-51                        Introduced: August 4, 2010    SPONSOR: Mayor Bollas   FINANCE: Mr. Hess, Chair

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING NEW FRANKLIN TO ACCEPT REAL PROPERTY AT 5955 MANCHESTER ROAD, NEW FRANKLIN, SUMMIT COUNTY, OHIO FROM THE AKRON CLUB OF THE DEAF, INC. AND DECLARING THAT THIS RESOLUTION SHALL BE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UPON PASSAGE.

Mr. Hess requested more time and time was granted.

9. THIRD READING

9-A RESOLUTION NO.: 10-R-46 Introduced: July 21, 2010   SPONSOR: Mayor Bollas  FINANCE: Mr. Hess, Chair

A RESOLUTION TO ADD ONE FULL-TIME ROAD MAINTENANCE WORKER TO THE NEW FRANKLIN ROAD DEPARTMENT AND DECLARING THAT THIS RESOLUTION SHALL BE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UPON PASSAGE.

Mr. Hess requested more time and time was granted.

10.            PENDING LEGISLATION

10-A ORDINANCE NO.: 10-0-02   Introduced: July 7, 2010   LAWS & ORDINANCE: Mr. Adamson SPONSOR: Mr. Parsons

AN ORDINANCE TO ADOPT SOIL/EROSION CONTROL AND POST CONSTRUCTION REGULATIONS FOR INCLUSION INTO THE NEW FRANKLIN ZONING CODE AND TO AMEND SECTION 1400.02 OF THE NEW FRANKLIN ZONING CODE TO INCORPORATE DEFINITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SOIL/EROSION CONTROL AND POST CONSTRUCTION REGULATIONS.

Mr. Adamson requested more time and time was granted.

11.            MAYOR REPORT - None

11-A            Financial Report

Mr. Svab passed out a handout and stated that since the change in the EMS Billing Companies, to Lifeforce, collections are down because of the switch. Breakdown year to date is 111,448.22 and the pending collections are 146,900.00, which equals 258,348.22 through July. Mr. Svab stated that we are in good shape with EMS runs.

Mr. Svab stated the general fund has a shortfall due to the Inheritance Tax being down. Mrs. Jones asked what 2007 and 2008 amounts were. Mr. Svab did not know, but will provide.

12.       OLD BUSINESS

Mrs. Jones asked about how the repairs are going in the fire station. Mr. Parsons stated he did now know, no one else commented.

Mr. Stock wanted to comment on the “Letter to the Editor” in the Suburbanite/Leader. He would like to update with correct information and elaborated on what our Broker actually does for the City. Mr. Stock did ask the Agents if clients stayed with them due to their service, best value of coverage and chose to remain with them. We have been with our broker for the past twelve (12) years.

Mr. Parsons commented on the article about questioning that council is not interested in saving the City money. Mr. Parsons stated that the issue isn’t about saving money, that is a given. We have three (3) unions and we can’t negotiate until the contracts are up. We are self funded and we continue to get updates - vs - fully insured.

Mr. Adamson asked for clarification on the letter that Council was not seeking competitive bids, and we did invite Brokers at that meeting. The Editor’s Note did help verify that fact. We had four (4) brokers in here today.

Mr. Adamson also stated that the 100 acre parcel mentioned was not correct. That the City was buying it for $400,000. We have no intention of purchasing that land. Grants are to keep it green space and it is to be acquired with Grant money. A letter was sent to Steve Dyer for support and he will review and attempt to help.

Mr. McKenney stated it is hard to respond to the “Letters to the Editor” with the lag time process, but he would like to invite anyone who submits a letter to the editor to send him a copy so he can respond the same day. He would also be open to circulating it to all council members if they would like.

Mr. Svab mentioned that it is unfair that Council says he blind sides them and that there are no surprises. He does nothing behind their backs. Mr. Adamson questioned the bank account that was opened prior to asking for council permission. Mr. Svab stated as Finance Director he can open any account he wants, he just cannot put any money in those accounts without their approval. Mr. Parsons stated that Mr. Svabs’ rolls and authority in Canal Fulton are not the same as here in New Franklin and he would encourage to keep the legislation in order and not put the cart before the horse, intentional or not.

Mr. Parsons also wanted to mention that Council each interprets things differently and council needs a clear understanding of item presented to them. Mr. McKenney then stated that they have to be clear with each other and it is all about trust.

13.       NEW BUSINESS - None

14.            PUBLIC QUESTIONS

Christine Stoll, 564 Sturgeon introduced Mrs. Woods and her son, Nick who live at 584 Sturgeon.

15.            EXECUTIVE SESSION

It was moved by Mr. Adamson and seconded by Mr. McKenney to adjourn the regular meeting at 7:35 P.M. in order to go into Executive Session to discuss Real Estate.

ROLL CALL:  Adamson, Yes.     Hess, Yes.     Jones, Yes.     Kalapodis, Yes.   McKenney, Yes.   Parsons, Yes.     Stock, Yes.

It was moved by Mr. Adamson and seconded by Mr. Stock to re-convene the regular meeting and there being no further business it was moved by Mr. Parsons and seconded by Mr. McKenney  to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 P.M.

ROLL CALL:  Adamson, Yes.     Hess, Yes.     Jones, Yes.     Kalapodis, Yes.  McKenney, Yes.   Parsons, Yes.     Stock, Yes.

MAYOR:

Al Bollas

CLERK:

Tami Stefan

 

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