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Posted on: July 20, 2023

Council Meeting/Workshop Highlights for July 18, 2023

City Council Meeting

Following is a summary of the July 18, 2023, City Council Meeting and Workshop. To watch the meeting, visit


Executive Session

  • Council entered executive session to interview applicants for the Board of Tax Review.

Approval of Minutes

  • The minutes of the 6/20/2023 Council Meeting and Workshop. Approved 7-0.

Public Comments

Following are individuals who spoke during the Public Comments Section.  Click here to view the public comments in their entirety. 

  • A citizen expressed concerns about the distance of 2,600 mentioned in Ordinance 23-76 regarding supplying water outside of the City limits.

Correspondence and Council Comments

Click here to view the Council Comments in their entirety.

  • The Comprehensive Plan Survey ends July 19. 
  • The Military and Veteran’s Commission is working on its plan and objectives. The Commission also thanked the Hudson Boosters for their efforts.
  • Planning Commission held a special meeting for to vote on the Western Reserve Academy lighted practice field submission. It was approved with restrictions.
  • Council thanked the artists who participated in the Chalk Fest last weekend. It was a great event and they managed to get the art completed before it rained. 
  • The HUDSONmART will be held on July 30, from 10 am to 5 pm on the Gazebo Green.

Report of Manager

  • No report tonight


No appointments. Current vacancies:

  • Economic Growth Board (between 5 and 9 members)
  • Board of Tax Review (2)
  • Tree Commission (1)

Consent Agenda

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

  • Motion to acknowledge timely receipt of the June 2023 Monthly Financial Report.
  • Ordinance amending Ord. 22-143 making appropriations for the current expenses and other expenditures during the fiscal year ending December 31, 2023.
  • Resolution to advertise for bids and enter into a contract for the Clairhaven/Colony Storm Sewer Improvement Project Phase 1 and Phase 2.
  • Resolution to accept the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Safety Intervention Grant for EMS.
  • Ordinance to authorize EMS to purchase a third powered stair chair from Stryker Emergency Care. Purchase is part of a grant from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.


  • Ordinance establishing Section 1040.081 in the Codified Ordinances to require new developments to use city water services and provide City Council first right of refusal. Has had three readings and is actionable. Passed 5-2. 
  • Resolution adopting an applying a temporary events fee schedule pursuant to Chapter 872 to any event or organization hosting such an event and removing any exemptions previously granted, effective January 1, 2024. Third reading. Passed 5-2.
  • Resolution to enter into a purchase and sale agreement with Hudson Drive Realty to acquire real property at 5431 Hudson Drive for public purposes at a price of $1.9 million. Third reading. Passed 7-0. 
  • Resolution amending Chapters 1205 “Zoning Districts – City of Hudson Map” and 1206 “Use Regulations” of the Land Development Code relevant to the blending of proposed density for residential development adjacent to existing development. Second reading. Motion to approve the amended language. Passed 7-0. Motion made to refer amended Resolution to Planning Commission. Passed 7-0.


Executive Session

Council entered executive session to discuss the purchase and sale of public properties.

Meeting Adjourned


Correspondence and Council Comments

  • No comments.

Discussion Items

  • General Fund Balance to Future Infrastructure Projects.  Council discussed how the City can set aside a portion of the excess General Fund carryover balance into some type of reserve account/fund for future infrastructure projects. Based on the discussion, staff will review the legislation and see if it can be more broadly written and the percentage could be changed or decided on by Council annually. Staff will come back to Council at a future workshop. Click here to view the entire discussion.

Proposed Consent Agenda for August 1

  • Resolution to enter into a professional services contract with Pavement Management Group for the rating of the asphalt roads.
  • Ordinance for the installation and enforcement of No-Turn-on-Red signs at the Middleton and Stow Roads intersection. Council discussed if there was a need for these signs so soon after installing the traffic signal. Staff will review and determine if specific school hours, rather than 24/7 would be warranted. 
  • Ordinance amending Section 410.11, Schedule XI of the Traffic Code to amend the list of streets designated and parking time limited and Section 410.10 Schedule X of the Traffic Code to amend the list of streets designated as parking prohibited at all times.

Proposed Legislation Items for July 11

  • Ordinance amending Chapter 1421 “Erosion and Sediment Control” of the Building Code. Code is being amended to meet the latest EPA Standards.

Future Agenda Items

  • Summit County Economic Development Agreement on future workshop agenda.

Meeting Adjourned

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