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City Council Meeting Highlights from April 18, 2023

City Council Meeting

Following is a summary of the April 18, 2023, City Council Meeting. To watch the meeting, visit www.hudson.oh.us/WatchMeetings

Approval of Minutes

  • The minutes of the 3/21/2023 Council Meeting and 4/11/2023 Council Workshop Minutes were approved 6-0.

Proclamation

  • Special Recognition of Arbor Day. April 28, 2023 was proclaimed Arbor Day in Hudson.

Public Comments

  • No comments.

Correspondence and Council Comments

Click on this link to view the Council Comments in their entirety. www.hudson.oh.us/WatchMeetings

  • Council received an email from a resident requesting an AED at the Tennis Pickleball Courts.  
  • There is a Council Forum on Wednesday, April 19, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Library with Councilmembers Heater and Foster.
  • The Architectural and Historic Board of Review held general conversations at their last meeting about reviewing how they operate, submittal times, and more. To learn about their conversation, view the latest meeting on the City’s website here.
  • Several students looking for volunteer opportunities were matched up with seniors and provided clean up services. Residents are reminded to reach out to the Hudson Senior Network if your students or groups are looking for volunteer opportunities. The seniors appreciate the help.  
  • Council would like to know from staff what the standard approach is for City-owned facilities regarding placement of AEDs.  
  • Federal and state representatives have held discussions with Norfolk Southern Railroad about several projects that the City is waiting for their response on. Things appear to be moving forward. 
  • A reminder that the City’s Earth Day Celebration is this Saturday, April 22, at City Hall from noon to 4 p.m.

Report of Manager

  • Hudson Public Power was awarded the American Public Power Association’s Excellence in Reliability Award for their reliable electric service. HPP is also launching a new software program for notifications during power outages. 
  • Today is tax filing day. People have until midnight to get their tax returns in.
  • Regarding the request for an AED at Barlow Farm Park near the Tennis/Pickleball Courts, staff is looking into installing a solar panel unit with cell phone that goes directly to Hudson Dispatch. There currently is no electricity in that location.

Appointments

  • None.

Consent Agenda

Council passed the following Consent Agenda items. Passed 6-0.

  • Motion to acknowledge the timely receipt of the March 2023 Monthly Financial Report.
  • Resolution amending Resolution No. 22-78, authorizing revisions to the professional services contract with Virtual Dataworks for the migration to the Microsoft Government Community Cloud and annual subscription renewal.
  • Resolution to enter into a contract with Karvo Companies for the Stow Road and E. Streetsboro Street Sidewalk Installation Project. 
  • Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 22-143, making appropriations for the current expenses and other expenditures for additional or amended appropriations for the 1st quarter of 2023.
  • Resolution to enter a storm water easement agreement with First Congregational Church.
  • Resolution to enter into an amendment to the contract with Crown Castle Fiber for increasing bandwidth capability.
  • Resolution to enter into an amendment to the contract with Everstream Solutions for increased bandwidth capability.
  • Resolution to enter into a purchase agreement with Deere and Company for two aerifiers for golf course use.
  • Resolution to enter into a professional services contract with Perspectus Architecture for the design of the Ellsworth Meadows Golf Course Clubhouse.
  • Resolution retroactively authorizing the submission of an application to the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency for a fire prevention and safety grant.
  • Resolution retroactively authorizing submission of an application to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation for a safety intervention grant for Hudson EMS.
  • Ordinance amending Chapter 254 of the Codified Ordinances “Employee Handbook and Personnel Rules.”
  • Resolution expressing the intent of the City to sell by internet auction personal property which was acquired during the purchase of 94 Owen Brown Street. 

The following item was pulled from the consent agenda and voted on separately. 

  • Resolution authorizing entering into a contract with DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder for special counsel services. Passed 5-0, with one abstention. Councilwoman Kowalski abstained from the vote due to her pending litigation against the City.

Legislation

  • Resolution approving the application for placement of land in a current agricultural use district for Kenneth and Joyce Kuryla, 1975 Norton Road and 1936-1940 Georgetown Road. Third reading. Passed 6-0.
  • Resolution approving the application for placement of land in a current agricultural use district for Vincent Roman, 7005 Walters Road. Third reading. Passed 6-0.
  • Resolution amending the Hudson Volunteer Fire and EMS Department Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP). Will make EMS the same as Fire. Second reading. 
  • Resolution to enter into a professional service contract with TRC Environment Corporation for the demolition and hazardous material mitigation of 94 Owen Brown Street. Second reading.
  • Resolution accepting the recommendations of the Tax Incentive Review Council to continue Community Reinvestment Area Agreements and a Job Creation Grant Program Agreement with the City of Hudson. First reading.
  • Resolution retroactively amending Resolution 22-27 to incorporate recitals and findings for Hudson Community Living. First reading.

Executive Session

  • Council entered into executive session to consider the purchase and sale of property and to confer with legal counsel regarding pending litigation.

Meeting Adjourned

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