Rocky River City Council Minutes

June 4, 2018

Rocky River City Council Committee-of-the-Whole Meeting June 4, 2018 Page 1 of 3


June 4, 2018

The meeting of the Committee-of-the-Whole was called to order by Mr. Moran, President of Council, immediately following the Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee Meeting in the David J. Cook Council Chambers.

Council Members Present: Mr. Hunt, Mr. O’Donnell, Mr. Furry,

Mr. Sindelar, Mr. Klym, Mr. Moran

Absent: Mr. Shepherd

Administration: Mayor Bobst, Director Costello

Law Director: Mr. Bemer

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.


The Mayor thanked Myron Pakush, District Deputy Director of ODOT along with Director Costello and Chief Stillman for their assistance in safely crossing the 600-700 people crossing Detroit Road to view the St. Jude Home on Wren Ct. ODOT provided changeable electronic signs and cones to help direct traffic. The Mayor asked for residents to be alert for pedestrians crossing Detroit Road the next three weekends. There will be crossing guards and auxiliary personnel helping out.

The Rocky River Police Department along with the Fairview Hospital Trauma Center and the Northern Ohio Trauma System is sponsoring a presentation on domestic violence – “Knowing Your Rights”. This will be held on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at the Fairview Wellness Center. It is free to attend, but they ask for anyone interested to register in advance.

The Mayor thanked Home Depot for donating a new shed for the Marine Patrol Boat Dock. Thanks to Patrolman Rusinko for pursuing this idea.

The outdoor pool opens this Wednesday afternoon following the fifth grade D.A.R.E. Graduation.

Friday is the first “Food Truck Friday” over by the pool.

The Senior Center will have their Play Readers presentation this Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. It is called “Seniors Go to Camp” and was written by one of the seniors.

COMMITTEE REPORTS: Mr. Moran said that there was great outline for the Master Plan this evening. The 2018 Master Plan will be referred to the Planning Commission after the second read at next week’s Legislative Meeting. Rocky River City Council Committee-of-the-Whole Meeting June 4, 2018 Page 2 of 3



AMENDED ORDINANCE NO. 84-17, 87-17, and AMENDED ORDINANCE NO. 90-17: Mr. Moran said that these are on hold waiting for the Planning Commission’s recommendation.

ORDINANCE NO. 93-17: This ordinance is regarding the wireless telecommunication units and is on hold waiting for the Dublin meeting in mid-June. The Mayor added that there is a webinar sponsored by the Ohio Municipal League in a couple of weeks. This will be with Greg Dunn from Ice Miller who has been working on this legislation. Kate Straub has also has put together sample legislation. The Mayor added that the new law is in affect as of July 31st.

ORDINANCE NO. 27-18: Mr. Moran said that there is potential funding left over from the Hampton and Lakeview repaving project through DOPWIC. This money will be used to repave an additional area of Hilliard from Westmoor to Gasser with Fabrizi to continue the project. This will be read for a third time next week. This will be added to a Consent Agenda.

ORDINANCE NO. 28-18: Mr. Hunt said that this is an agreement with Rocky River City Schools to place an additional SRO Officer at the Middle School for the next three school years. This will be added to the Consent Agenda.

ORDINANCE NO. 29-18: This is a companion ordinance to Ordinance No. 28-18. Based on the anticipated passage of Ordinance No. 28-18, the codified ordinance section of 139.01 detailing the composition of the police department will need to be updated with subsections 4 and 5. The 181day assignment for each of the SRO’s will be paid for by the School District including wages and benefits. This will be added to the Consent Agenda.

ORDINANCE NO. 30-18: This ordinance is for the purchase of a 2018 Dodge Charger for the Police Division. The reason for the purchase of a new Dodge Charger is because Chief Stillman would like to maintain a compliment of two Dodge Chargers and the retrofitting would save the city money. This purchase would come from the POPAS Fund. Director Costello explained that there are certain officers that like the extra space in the Interceptors but there are a few officers that like the handling of the Chargers. The Mayor added the city pays less money to outfit the Chargers and this gives the Police Division more diversity to use vehicles in different ways than the SUV’s. The base price of the Charger is also less expensive than the Interceptor.

ORDINANCE NO. 31-18: This ordinance is for the purchase of a 2018 Ford Interceptor for the Police Division from Lebanon Ford. This purchase will also be out of the POPAS Fund.

RESOLUTION NO. 32-18: This authorizes the collection of certain property maintenance costs. The residents have not paid these bills. The properties will be assessed for these costs with passage of this resolution. Rocky River City Council Committee-of-the-Whole Meeting June 4, 2018 Page 3 of 3

RESOLUTION NO. 33-18: This is for the Tax Budget Information for 2019. The Finance Director is required by Ohio Revised Code to submit a preliminary budget without input from the Mayor or other administrators.

ORDINANCE NO. 34-18: This establishes the month of August as a recess for City Council.

RESOLUTION NO. 35-18: This is to adopt the 2018 Master Plan. Thank you again for the great outline this evening. This will be read for a second time at next week’s meeting.

ORDINANCE NO. 36-18: This is to enter into a contract with Terrace Construction Company for the 2018 Water Main Replacement for Homeland Drive and Riverwood Avenue. The City of Cleveland Division of Water will reimburse these costs. This will be read for a second time next week.


MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS: President Moran congratulated the seniors of Rocky River High School along with their parents, including Councilman Shepherd on graduation this Friday evening.

As there was no further business by members of Council, the meeting was adjourned at 7:43 p.m.


James W. Moran Susan G. Pease

President of Council Clerk of Council