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Posted on: September 23, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Council Meeting Highlights from September 20, 2022

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Following is a summary of Tuesday night’s City Council Meeting. To watch the meeting, visit www.hudson.oh.us/WatchMeetings

Proclamation

Special Recognition for Constitution Week 2022.

Public Comments

  • None. 

 Correspondence and Council Comments

  • BZBA meeting heard once regarding a medical facility on Seasons Road. 
  • Park Board. Golf revenues are higher than anticipated. 
  • The Environmental Awareness Committee’s Composting survey is live on Let’s Talk Hudson website.
  • Council member would like to see long-term unfunded projects listed in the budget.  Currently they are listed as “unfunded,” but staff will work with Council on provided more information.
  • Council reminded residents to slow down and pay attention to pedestrians when driving through the downtown area. 
  • Council reminded that the Vincent Baran Day is Saturday. 
  • Splott Graphic held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new location in Hudson. 

 Report of Interim City Manager

  • The Splash Pad is closed for the season. Fall projects underway, including the SR 91 project near Drug Mart. The Tennis/Pickleball Courts construction is going well. The Middleton Road sidewalk project is underway as well as the trail near Ellsworth Meadows.  Capital budgeting will begin next week. The guidelines for leased space in City facilities will be discussed at Council Workshop next week. Staff is also researching Senior Programs offered by other communities and will present that information to Council. 

 Discussion Items

  • Ordinance to adopt a monthly transparency in expenses report. Council discussed and directed staff to include the report with the Monthly Financial Report. Staff will provide it for the next few months and tweak it based on Council’s input for a final decision at the end of the year. 

Appointments

  • 19 residents were appointed to the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee. Here is a list of residents:
  • Seven member board:
    1. Rebecca Leiter
    2. Scott Ruffer
    3. Doston Jones
    4. Todd Zedak
    5. Bill Sedlacek 
    6. Matthew Ryan Peter
    7. Chelsea McCoy
  • Representatives from Boards & Commissions:
    1. BZBA- Robert Kahrl
    2. PC- Ron Stolle
    3. AHBR- John Workley
    4. Econ Growth Board- Ashley Fink
    5. Park- Walter Selden
  • Council member appointed:
    1. Banweg: Jessie Obert
    2. Heater: Marcia Carsten
    3. Bigham: Jeff Keil
    4. Schlademan: Paige Giannetti
    5. Sutton: Josh Manley
    6. Kowalski: Brian Hetrick
    7. Foster: Barok Kraus

Consent Agenda

Council passed the following Consent Agenda items. Passed 7-0.

  • Motion to acknowledge receipt of the August 2022 Monthly Finance Report.
  • Resolution to enter a contract with the Ohio Department of Transportation to complete the SR 91 Bridge Replacement Project.
  • Resolution to approve Then and Now Certificates.
  • Resolution to enter a police services agreement with the Hudson School District for Police presence in the schools.

Legislation

  • Resolution adopting Official City Policy governing the exhibition of flags on flag poles at City government facilities and City-owned properties. Third reading. Passed 7-0.
  • Resolution to enter a professional services contract with OHM Advisors to research, help facilitate and prepare the City’s 2023 comprehensive Plan. Third reading. Passed 7-0.
  • Ordinance adopting guidelines for the use or rental of space at City Hall or other City property. First reading.
  • Ordinance amending Codified Ordinance Sections 402.38 and 660.05 regulating the maintenance of sidewalks, curbs, and gutters.
  • Ordinance amending Chapter 1480 “International Property Maintenance Code” of the Codified Ordinances regarding abatement of weeks or tall grass. First reading.
  • Ordinance providing for the issuance and sale of Bonds in the maximum principal amount of  $2,340,000 for paying costs of installing and providing sidewalks along Middleton Road. First reading.
  • Ordinance providing for the issuance and sale of Bonds in the maximum principal amount of  $1,820,000 for paying costs of the Tennis and Pickleball Courts. First reading.
  • Ordinance providing for the issuance and sale of Bonds in the maximum principal amount of $1,685,000 for paying the costs of constructing water mains on Seasons Road. First reading.
  • Ordinance providing for the issuance and sale of Bonds in the maximum principal amount of $1,140,000 for paying costs of installing a gravel trail from Barlow Road to Veterans Way. First reading.
  • Ordinance providing for the issuance and sale of Bonds in the maximum principal amount of $1,000,000 for paying the costs installing a new distribution transformer for the electric system. First reading.
  • Ordinance providing for the issuance and sale of Bonds in the maximum principal amount of $850,000 for paying the costs of installing and improving a multipurpose trail and sidewalks along Barlow Road. First reading.
  • Ordinance providing for the issuance and sale of Notes in the maximum principal amount of $7,720,000 for paying the costs of improving a salt storage facility and a bus maintenance and storage facility at 5810 Hudson Drive. First reading.
  • Ordinance providing for the issuance and sale of $925,000 of taxable economic development nontax revenue Bond Anticipation Notes, in anticipation of issuance of Bonds for paying costs of acquiring approximately 1.0 acre of real property located at 94 Owen Brown Street for sale or lease for private redevelopment. First reading.
  • Ordinance providing for the issuance and sale of $740,000 of taxable economic development nontax revenue Bond Anticipation Notes, in anticipation of issuance of Bonds for paying costs of acquiring approximately 4.0 acres of real property located at the southwest corner of Owen Brown Street and Morse Road. First reading.

Executive Session

  • Council entered executive session to discuss employment of a City Official. 

Meeting Adjourned

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