Bowling Green City Council for December 30, 2019


good evening everyone and
welcome to this regularly scheduled meeting
in Bowling Green City Council I’m
really pleased that you’re all here
tonight I’m gonna take advantage of being
the chair and extend a special welcome to
my mom attendance this evening
Aschbacher here Harold here Hollenbach here Jeffers here robinette here
Roland here Zanfardino here the minutes from
the meeting that was held on
December 16th 2019 were presented to council
prior to this meeting are there any
additions or Corrections to these minutes
seeing that as their motion to proceed we’ve been seconded all those in
favor say aye aye opposed same sign
motion passes the minutes are approved
as presented Kate we have
correspondence this evening the only thing I
have this evening is the financial budget
summary report for the month of November
2019 was distributed to your prior to
the meeting that’s all I have thank
you Kay special recognitions mayor
Edwards very good thank you lobby visitation Kay has anyone
signed up for lobby no not this evening
great I was proceed then to the
introduction of new legislation mr. president
mr. Jeffers I have a resolution
transferring previously appropriated funds
that the ordinance providing supplemental appropriations for the current
expenses and other expenditures of the
city Bowling Green Ohio during the
fiscal year beginning January 1 2019
and ending December 31 2019 thank you Bruce official reports mr. mayor other questions for mayor
Edwards a report for old times sake Thank You mayor municipal
administrator missed redder questions for
Laurie thank you planning director miss
Saylor Parks and Recreation Director MS Ally
to the attorney mr. O’Connell anything
to share this evening other questions for
mr. O’Connell Thank You mr. Krafft
questions for mr. Crabb very good thank
you everyone well we have council committee
reports this evening okay very good then
in record time we’re gonna ask a to
read there to lead us through the
reading of legislation please legislation
for first reading resolution number three
seven five two four first reading
resolution transferring previously
appropriated funds giving that second third
mr. president mr. Jefferson I move
that we suspend the rules and get
resolution 375 – its second and third readings
second and move down seconded cable
please call the roll Harold yes Hollenbach yes
Jeffers yes Robinette yes Roland yes Zanfardino yes boss
Parker yes motion passes the rules are
suspended for a resolution 375 to
resolution number 375 – for second and
third reading resolution transferring previously appropriated funds
mr. president mr. Jeffers I move we
adopt resolution 375 – second moved
and seconded is there any discussion
okay would you please call the roll Hollenbach yes Jeffers yes
Robinette yes Roland yes Zanfardino yes
hawkers Harold yes motion passes a resolution 375
to is a dominant ordinance number eight
eight one six for first reading
ordinance providing supplemental
appropriations for the current expenses and
other expenditures of the city of
Bowling Green Ohio during the fiscal
year beginning January 1 2019 and ending December 31 2019
mr. president mr. Jeffers I move we
suspend the rules give ordinance 88 1/6
of second and third readings second
they moved in second at cable you
please call the roll Jeffers yes Robinette yes Roland
yes Sanford Dean oh yes Aschbacher yes Harold yes Alan ba yes
motion passes the rules were suspended for
ordinance eight eight one six ordinance
number eight eight one six for second
and third reading ordinance providing
supplemental appropriations for the current
expenses and other expenditures of the
city of Bowling Green Ohio during the
fiscal year beginning January 1 2019 in
ending December 31 2019 mr. president
mr. Jeffries I move we adopt
ordinance eight eight one six second and moved
and seconded is there any discussion
okay would you please call the roll
Robinette yes Roland yes Sanford Deano yes Hoss Parker yes Harold yes
Hollenbach yes Jeffers yes motion passes ordinance eight
eight one six is adopted legislation for
second reading ordinance number eight
eight one three four second reading
ordinance amending and adopting sections
150 point O three 150 point one six 150
point five five 150 point 901 50.9 – and
150 point 103 of the codified ordinances
of the city of Bowling Green Ohio
regarding zoning code regulations
ordinance number eight eight one four four second
reading ordinance accepting utility
easements from CEC w2 LLC I move to
suspend the rules and give ordinance 881 for
its third reading that I get moved
and seconded Kay would you please
call the roll Roland yes Zanfardino yes Oscar
yes Harold yes Hollenbach yes Jeffers yes Robinette yes motion
passes the rules are suspended for
ordinance 8 8 1 for ordinance number eight
eight one four four third reading
ordinance accepting utility mints from CEC w2 LLC I moved to
adopt ordinance eight eight one four
second we’ve done second is there any discussion any would you please
call the roll Zanfardino yes backer yes Harold
yes Colin bah yes Jeffers yes Robinette yes
Rowland yes motion passes ordinance a
twenty four is adopted legislation for
third reading ordinance number eight
eight one one for third reading ordinance
to provide appropriations for the
expenses and other expenditures of the
city Bowling Green Ohio for the
fiscal year beginning January 1 2020 and
ending December 31 2020 mr. president
mr. Jeffries I move that we adopt
ordinance eight eight one one second and
move down second is there any discussion
mr. president I just like to say I
know that there has been some
dissatisfaction with the idea that we have to raise
our our fees for picking up our refuge
and our recycling by $2 and I want to
also say I’m not happy about this no
legislator is ever happy when they have to
raise fees but I just want to say once
again I don’t think the problem is
recycling I don’t think the problem is
refuge this this city is starting to run
almost yearly just too close to our
final figures that we that we need to
meet on our general funds and I see this
problem as a general fund problem and
something which we are probably going to
be addressing again year after year
until we do something with the general
funds change our intake a little bit
on that but I will support the Thank You
mr. president I think that I’m gonna vote no
on this and I’m gonna vote no for only
one reason and that’s because I wish
we would have spent more time
discussing options to the $2 I know we will
next year because I will will work
hard to make sure that we all do and I
think we all and that we need to explore
options whether this ends up being the
right solution or not for the long
term I don’t think we know yet it may
be but I would like to see a discussion
similar to the one that happened in 2017
earlier in the year and lay all of the possibilities out on the table
before we come to a conclusion at least at
the end of the next budget year I
realized that this that we’re moving forward
now but just be clear as to why I like
this budget I think the city did a
great job the administration did a great
job of recognizing our priorities and
and finding ways to make things work
but I do have some concerns about the
fee and I’d like to make the point that
we need to look look at some options in
the fee so that’s my reason Thank You
mr. president when we discussed the amendment
that Greg had to not increase the fee
at the previous meeting the discussion
was closed off before I had a chance
to speak which save 15-20 minutes
it’s not but I’m going to vote in favor
although I voted or not increasing the $2
but that did not pass my preference
would have been to keep it at the same
rate and then revisit it after a
quarter or a half a year to determine whether
to raise it I think it would be it
would have been more prudent to do
that as opposed to raise it with the
possibility of lowering it later though I
agree with Greg that it would have been I
think better and not increase the rate
but since we already had a vote on
that and now it’s the budget I’ll end up
voting yes but I’m in complete
agreement Greg Thank You mr. president I am certainly am concerned
about the increase and I’ve heard from two
people on this it’s not like I’ve heard
from many many people on this Oh but with you know recycling
being or at stake I am certainly voting
for the budget um but I didn’t want to
go support the thought that Greg
threw out at the end of the last meeting
which was he’s hoping that the fiscal the
the financial law committee kind of redoubles its some meetings next
year to to look at this issue and and
the budget going forward so just wanted to
say I’m certainly voting for the budget
but just wanted to support Greg’s input
thank you I would simply say that I agree
with you know all of you we must always
be mindful of the impact of
increase if these are going to have on a
residence and I think that it is important
that we continue to the discussion next
year and make sure that we have a
thorough understanding of all of the
options that are potentially available to us
I also say that feedback that I’ve
received in discussion of this issue has
been overwhelmingly in favor of the
notion that we would continue to
recycle so I think that that needs to be from
my perspective that needs to be you
know recognized and like our citizens
do see it as a value to our community
so it’s something that will be important
to me moving forward but I do
appreciate your comments okay would you please
call the roll backer yes Harold yes Hollenbach yes Jeffers yes
Robinette no Roland yes Sanford Deano yes motion passes ordinance 888 ordinance number
eight eight one two four third reading ordinance authorizing the
municipal administrator to enter into a
contract or contracts with Republic
Services for the acceptance of mixed
recyclables and declaring an emergency you think
after eight years I’d know how to do
this – I need to ask have the emergency
know we adopted blaster so just need a
motion to adopt Thank You mr. president I moved to adopt ordinance 81 to second we’ve done second it is
there any discussion okay would you please
call the roll yeah Harold Harold yes Hollenbach yes Jeffers yes
Robinette mr. president I did have a comment to make
before I vote you indulge me please the I
just want to make sure we get on the
table we spent some time talking about
the one bid that we did receive and we
threw out some numbers and we talked about
the $80,000 cost the that we had in
2019 and we talked about the fact that
there really – a range of costs with
this new with the bid the one bid we did
receive the high-end being if there were
no ACR and the low-end if there were
and that what that worked out to be is
one hundred ninety thousand
twenty-five if there were no ACR and 164,000
450 from our presentation last week if
ACR was on the high end and on top of each
of those there’s the $24,000 cost of the
drop off mr. bull and green recycling
center what that means is that the range for
that contract ranges between one
hundred and eight thousand four hundred
fifty to one hundred and thirty four thousand twenty-five above and beyond the
cost that we experienced and in 2019
that’s one hundred and sixty eight on
the high end percent increase or a
hundred and thirty six percent of flow in
the one thing we didn’t really spend any
time talking about that I recall I
just want to make sure that it’s that it’s
covered on the record is that there is
one other option and it may not be
appealing one I’m pretty sure it’s not and
that is to not recycle and if we did not
have curbside recycling at seven
hundred and tons of material that had gone
to the recycle center would then go the landfill and if it did that I’ve
been informed by the administration
that that the cost of transferring that
700 tons to the landfill rather than
recycling would be about twenty nine
thousand two hundred $4 and it and under that
option there’d still be a twenty $4,000 cost of the of the
drop-off recycling for a total of 53,000
I just want to make sure that we
understand that there was a second option
or is a second option in addition to the curbside recycling and that is
not beside and the cost associated
with that again 53,000 204 so that’s a
26,000 I nearly $27,000 reduction over
the $80,000 cost for recycling that
we experience a 20-19 and I think
it’s just important to make sure that that
as a body we understand costs
involved in everything not just the proposal
and the in the bid that we’re voting on
or the contract that we’re voting on
but the option of not recycle and again
I really wish we would I’m hoping that we
spend well I’m not hoping I I know
I’ll insist that we examine this in much
greater detail next year next firm and
look at this this came on as suddenly I
realized that and I’m torn on on how to
approach this but I think that I think
the recycling is the right thing to
do and in the short term I’m voting YES
but we’ve got to decide as a council
whether a long term we can sustain this increased cost I think that’s
gonna be the hard part the hard
discussion next year is this increased cost
sustainable for us as a city even if we all
love recycle and we afford to do it
I’m willing to say oh yes now but
take a hard look at it thanks thank you
so yes thank you Roland yes same for Dino yes
Oscar yes motion passes ordinance eight
eight one two is it down ordinance number
eight eight one five four third
reading ordinance amending and adopting
section ninety four point oh one of the
codified ordinances of the city of
Bowling Green Ohio regarding definitions and
declaring an emergency mr. president mr.
hollom ball I move that we adopt or no eight eight one five okay moved
in second is there any discussion I
would just like to say that this is
about aligning our definitions with
those from ohio revised code three seven
six seven point three two thank you for their discussion
yeah would you please call the roll i
1ba yes Jeffers yes Robinette yes Rowland yes
Sanford Dean oh yes ah smoker yes Harold yes motion passes ordinance
eight eight one five is adopted that
completes the items on our agenda this evening
is there any other business to come
before council Oh yesterday I just want to take
one minute to express my appreciation for
your leadership as our president and
your time on council and to thank
Bruce for eight years of solid legislation
as well and wish you well in your future endeavors thank you great we’ll
see you again you will see me mr.
president sir here my deference to Greg he
took the words out of my mouth you have
led the meetings very well I cannot
picture anyone doing a better job that
makes it tough for whoever comes after
you but then again they’ve had a
good example it’s not easy leading
the meetings as any of us that I’ve
done it oh no even something that you
would think as simple as leading the
Pledge of Allegiance you have to set the
cadence you have to remember the words
after I mean and you did it perfectly
every time and of course I could go through
the entire meeting and explain how
what how well you did so uh you’ll be
missed and good news is you’re only going
about 1213 feet out of that direction
and as far as Bruce I’ve had a chance
to see Bruce last eight years on
council and [Music] Bowling Green’s a better City
because of your service on council and I
can’t really think of a better
compliment than that and so I personally as a
colleague as a former opponent and as a citizen
want to thank you or your faithful
service we appreciate that thank you thank
you for those remarks now that sounded
like an endorsement for County
Commissioner thank you I also would say would
echo your remarks in regards to
Bruce’s services I feel the same way
Bruce has been an outstanding councilman
and as I mentioned at our last meeting we
will find a time in the
not-too-distant future where we will more
adequately express our appreciation for
your service in terms of this being
my last council mean I just want to say
thank you to all of you it’s been my
great pleasure and honor served with
you as a member of this body I just have
been honored and humbled by the
opportunity and thankful for the opportunity
to there was your president these
last normally number of years I would
also extend those sentiments to all
of the members of council that I’ve had
the pleasure of serving with in the
past ten years without fail everyone that
has served on City Council in this
period of time as put aside personal
agendas party affiliation partisan politics
and focused instead on what is the
right thing to do or our community in
our citizen and I am just so
grateful for the opportunity you have served
along with all of you and I look
forward to continue to work with you next
year if there’s one thing that I have
learned is that our city will function best
when the legislative branch and the
executive branch are working in tandem
together focused on shared goals and
values and it will be certainly a high
priority of mine to continue to communicate
with all of you and those a little be
joining Council in January to make sure
that we continue to do those things and
the best interest of our citizens so
thank you all very much any other business
to come before council yeah mr.
president mr. Jeffers um since you and I will not be
members of City Council when the council
first convenes in January they will
need somebody to lead the voting
procedure and so I think what we need to
do is to have me resign as president
pro-tem and then have this council appoint a
new proton so that that person can
lead the first meeting so I don’t know if
we need the votes on this but I resign
as president proton sorry to see
you go I would just advance that it would
seem that since Bruce has so
graciously stepped aside with minutes there
and you won’t be on council the person
with the most experience having been
president and leading the meeting would be
John Sanford Dino so I would move no
it’s not really move I just I’d throw out
there that it would seem logical to
have John lead the beginning of the
meeting whenever when when is its thing
today okay very good your nomination
of mr. Zane for Dino is on the table
does not need seconded as there are there
any other nominations but we want a
place on the table with us for the job of
five minutes or five minutes as the
president of town well I I would like to
nominate sandy Roman but not if it means
stepping on John’s toes I would like to
second that okay well we will take
mining the nomination just I am the
nomination okay then we are going to ask a to
call the roll and ask those council
members to vote on the nomination of Sandi
Rowland is there’s no other nominations
okay so we’re assuming there’s at
least one vote um so we’ll start with
Jeffers okay yes Robinette yes Rowland you can
vote for yourself Zanfardino yes ah soccer yes
Harold yes Hollenbach yes very good no
one’s nominated nomination has passed
miss Rowland is president pro-tem there’s no other business to
come before council at this point I would
ask for a motion for adjournment telmo
packet moved in second all those in
favor say aye aye opposed same sign motion
passes we are adjourned

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