Following is a summary of the October 3, 2023, City Council Meeting. To watch the meeting, visit www.hudson.oh.us/WatchMeetings.
Approval of the Minutes
- Council approved minutes from the September 19, 2023 Meeting and September 26, 2023 Workshop by a vote of 6-0.
- Special Recognition of National Colonial Heritage Month in October 2023.
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- AJ Allison Enterprises spoke in favor of the resolution to enter into an agreement with the City of Cleveland to extend Hudson water to a property on Chittenden Road in the Village of Boston Heights.
- A volunteer for the Citizens Levy Committee spoke in support of Issue 17 Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board replacement levy on the November ballot.
- A citizen spoke against the temporary turnpike construction area.
Correspondence and Council Comments
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- Council congratulated Hudson High School Golf League.
- Councilman Ruffer and Councilwoman Heater will hold an Open Forum at the Hudson Library on October 4 from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
- Council thanked the people who shared comments about the water extension outside of the City limits.
- Tree Commission Update. The Commission evaluated the Moon Tree Program (trees that have been to the moon) and decided not to participate based on the limited number of trees available and the educational component that goes with it.
- October 10 is the last date to register to vote in the November 7 General Election. You can register online through the Summit County Board of Elections website.
- Parade of Bands will be held on Saturday at the school stadium.
- We want to invite everyone to come out to the Safety Forces Open House on Monday, October 9, 2023 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Safety Center (40 S. Oviatt Street). There will be food, refreshments, along with educational activities for fire safety, electrical safety, Police children's IDs, and a chance to see our vehicles up close. Meet our firefighters, EMS team, and police at this event that is fun for the whole family.
Report of the City Manager
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- Tomorrow at 2:20 p.m., FEMA will be doing the alert system testing, so all individuals will receive calls and test alerts and hear sirens at that time.
- None. There is a vacancy on the Planning Commission. Applications will be accepted through November 17.
Council passed the consent agenda by a vote of 6-0. Click to view.
- Resolution retroactively to apply to the State Office of Budget Management for the Ohio Ambulance Transportation Grant Program.
- Resolution to enter into a professional services contract with Euthenics Inc. for the design of the SR 303 Safety Improvements Project.
- Resolution to enter into a local public agency federal, Local-LET Project Agreement with the Ohio Department of Transportation for the SR 303 Safety Improvements Project.
- Resolution amending Resolution 22-269 to increase the project cost to bid and award the Owen Brown Street Sidewalk Project in the amount of $713,647.69.
- Resolution to enter into a contract to purchase Police Radios from Motorola Solutions under a State Term Schedule Contract.
- Resolution to appoint an ADA Coordinator and adopt an ADA policy.
- Ordinance creating a public works facility fund.
- Resolution amending Resolution 23-82 to increase the total cost for property at 5431 Hudson Drive from $1,900,000 TO $1,903,688.85.
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- Ordinance amending Title Four-Utilities, Chapter 1040 “Water Wells Prohibited Where Municipal Water Service Available: Exceptions.” Third reading. Motion to postpone to a date certain of October 17, 2023 passed 5-1.
- Resolution to enter into an agreement with the City of Cleveland for an extension of a water line along Chittenden Road in the Village of Boston Heights. Second reading.
- Ordinance for the issue and sale of $740,000 of taxable economic development nontax revenue bond anticipation notes, for the purpose of paying costs of acquiring approximately 4 acres of real property near the southwest corner of Owen Brown Street and Morse Road. Second reading.
- Ordinance to issue and sell $925,000 of taxable economic development not tax revenue bond anticipation notes for paying costs of acquiring approximately 1 acre of real property located at 94 Owen Brown Street for sale or lease for private redevelopment. Second reading.
- Ordinance to issue and sell $1,400,000 of notes for the costs of constructing, furnishing, and equipping a new clubhouse at Ellsworth Meadows Golf Club. Second reading.
- Ordinance to issue and sell $7,500,000 of notes to pay the costs of improving City-owned property at 5810 Hudson Drive by constructing, furnishing, equipping, and improving a new salt storage facility and new bus maintenance facility. Second reading.
- Ordinance to issue and sell $1,900,000 of notes to pay costs of acquiring real property on Hudson Drive to provide a public works facility. Second reading.
- Ordinance to issue and sell $1,750,000 of notes to pay costs of improving the City’s recreational facilities by installing and improving a multipurpose trail along Boston Mills Road between Timberline Trail and Lake Forest Drive. Second reading.
- Ordinance to issue and sell $1,000,000 of notes to pay costs of improving the City’s recreational facilities by installing and improving a multipurpose trail along Valley View Road between SR 91 and Hunting Hollow Drive and continuing on Hunting Hollow to Prospect Road. Second reading.
- Ordinance to execute an amendment to the agreement with Arlington Valley Farms for the lease-purchase of the real property at 5369 Hudson Drive. First reading.
- Council entered executive session to consider the sale of property and to discuss an ongoing litigation matter.