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LORAIN CITY COUNCIL
Regular Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 @ 6:00 p.m.
 
 
             
1.   OPENING OF COUNCIL: Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.
2.   ROLL CALL:
3.   DISPOSITION OF MINUTES:
a.   8/9/2021 Special Call Minutes Click to View
b.   8/23/2021 Public Hearing Minutes Click to View
4.   CORRESPONDENCE AND/OR COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR: None
5.   CORRESPONDENCE FROM DIRECTORS, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.:
a.   Auditor Shawver's press release announcing the second annual clean audit from the Ohio Auditor of State's office. (See item 6-a to view State of Ohio Audit documents).  Click to View
b.   Auditor Shawver's submission of the Budget Performance Report through July 31, 2021 Click to View
c.   Auditor Shawver's submission of revenue and expense updates for General, Street, Permissive License tax, General Sewer, Water and Water Pollution Control funds through August 31, 2021. Click to View
d.   BHP Director Upton's submission of the departmental report for the months of July and August 2021. Click to View
e.   Councilman Thornsberry's submission of a proposed amendment to Codified Ordinance Chapter 743- Solicitation by allowing HOA's to implement "No Solicitation in the development" and increase the permit fee from $10 to $25.  Click to View
6.   CORRESPONDENCE FROM OTHER GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES:
a.   Auditor of State's submittal of the 2020 City of Lorain Single Audit and Mangement Letter.  Click to View
b.   Ohio Department of Liquor Control's notification of a C1, C2, D6 transfer permit application from Sun Pure @ 3105 Oberlin Avenue to North Star Sunoco, d/b/a Sunoco Hop-In. Click to View
c.   Ohio Dept. of Liquor Control's notification of a new D5 permit application for Nuestro Tiempo LLC d/b/a Broadway Social @ 1605 Broadway, Lorain, OH. Click to View
d.   Ohio Dept. of Liquor Control's notification of a new C2 permit application for Meijer Stores Limited Partnership d/b/a Meijer Stores @ 5350 Leavitt Road. Click to View
e.   Ohio Dept. of Liquor Control's notification of a new D5 permit application for Al Post0030 Inc. @ 1112. W. Erie Avenue, Lorain, Ohio  (Lorain Post 30 American Legion) Click to View
f.   LC Board of Elections submission of the approved ballot language for the following issues that will appear on the November General Election ballot:  terms of office for Council, add'l  1.5 mill (5 year) tax for parks & recreational purposes and adoption of the proposed Charter.  Click to View
7.   CORRESPONDENCE FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC:
a.   Ruben Marquez correspondence to council requesting amendments be considered to the Plan & Zone Code pertaining to the parking and storage of recreational vehicles. Click to View
b.   Charter Communications' submission of the second quarter (April - June) franchise fee totaling $167,666,30. Click to View
c.   Correspondence from Lorain City School CEO Dr. Graham requesting an opportunity to address the body and provide an update on matters related to the upcoming school levy on the November 2, 2021 ballot. (Dr. Graham cannot attend. Dr. Sturgill and Bambi Dillion will be speaking on his behalf.) Click to View
e.   (*Motion to waive the rules and add the following item to the agenda is requested.)
FirstEnergy's notification of submission of an application to the Ohio Power Siting Board for a Certificate of Env. Compatibility and Public Need for the Beaver-Wellington 138 kV transmission line project. 
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8.   PUBLIC COMMENTS:  The sign-in sheet will be available in the chamber for individuals to signup at 5:45 p.m and will be collected prior to commencement of the meeting.  The two (2) minute per person limit - with a maximum of  twenty (20) minutes will be observed.
9.   COMMITTEE REPORTS:  (none)
10.   LEGISLATION -  FIRST READING:
a.   ____Reso. fondly remembering the life and legacy of Lorain Businesswoman Marie Bonominio.  Click to View
b.   ____ Reso. supporting the Lorain City Schools 6.8 Mill additional levy on the November 2, 2021 General Election ballot.   Click to View
c.   ____Reso. authorizing the Safety/Service Director to waive the city sidewalk requirements for the project proposed for Martin's Run Wetland Complex, Lorain, Ohio. . Click to View
d.   ____Reso. concurring with the expenditure of $784,570.55 of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. Click to View
e.   ____Ord. assessing the cost to abate public nuisances by demolishing unsafe and vacant buildings through 2020 and 2021.  Click to View
f.   ____Ord. authorizing the Safety/Service Director to accept a grant from Lorain County Solid Waste Management District.  Click to View
g.   ____Ord. assessing the cost to abate nuisance by cutting noxious weeds during the current calendar year. Click to View
h.   ____Ord. declaring that the real property owned by the City of Lorain and located at 3945 W. Erie, and identified as PPN 02-02-020-102-004 is available for sale and authorizing the S/S Dir. to sell the designated real property.  Click to View
i.   ____Ord. adopting the recommendation of the Lorain City Planning Commission to approve the request to rezone PPN 03-00-101-119-001, 03-00-104-121-031, 03-00-101-108-029, 03-00-101-108-030, 031- 032--033 and 034@ 3956 Globe Avenue from I-1 to R-2 for Residential use. (ZCA-9-2021)  Click to View
j.   ____Ord. adopting the recommendation of the Planning Commission to rezone 205 W. 21 Street from B-2 to R-3 (ZCA-10-2012) Family & Community Services.  Click to View
k.   ____Ord. authorizing the Safety/Service Director to accept the donation of real property @ 1346 W. Erie Avenue, Lorain, Ohio.  Click to View
l.   ____Ord. adopting the recommendation of the Lorain City Planning Commission to approve the request to rezone the rear lot behind 205. W. 21 Street  PPN 02-01-003-168-036 from B-2 to R-3 (ZCA-10-2021). Click to View
m.   ____Ord. approving the recommendation of the Lorain City Planning Commission to approve the request to rezone PPN 02-01-003-167-017 @ 2100 Reid Ave. from B-2 to R-3 for residential use. (ZCA-11-2021) Click to View
n.   ____Ord. adopting the recommendation of the Lorain City Planning Commission to approve the request to rezone PPN 02-01-003-150-001 and 02-01-003-150-016 @ 1657 Broadway from I-2 to I-1 (ZCA-12-2021).  Click to View
o.   ____Ord. assessing the cost to abate nuisances by removing litter and deposits of garbage, junk, litter, etc. during the current calendar year. Click to View
p.   ____Ord. authorizing the Auditor to pay an invoice submitted by the IT Dept. invoking the Then & Now certification exception process per ORC 5705.41. ($9656.25) Click to View
q.   ____Ord. authorizing the Auditor to pay an invoice submitted by the courts invoking the Then & Now certification exception process per ORC 5705.41, $40,000. Click to View
r.   ____Ord. authorizing the Safety/Service Director to enter into a contract to purchase a new computer server from Dell Technologies to replace the old evidence room server which cannot be upgraded.  Click to View
s.   ____Ord. authorizing the Safety/Service Director to enter into a contract for the purchase of three (3) Dodge Chargers, five (5) Ford Explorers (Vehicles and applicable backroom system components) with all emergency equipment installed through State Purchasing w/o bid, not to exceed $511,619.
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t.   ____Ord. authorizing the Safety/Service Director to enter into a contract for the lease and purchase of nine (9) vehicles and applicable back room system components w/emergency equipment installed through State Cooperate Purchasing Program w/o bid not to exceed $643,000.  Click to View
u.   ____Ord. authorizing the Safety/Service Director to enter into a contract for the purchases of three (3) Chevy Traverse vehicles, backroom system components with all emergency equipment installed through State Purchasing w/o bid, not to exceed $88,317. Click to View
v.   ____ Ord. auth the S/S Director to enter into a contract for the lease & purchase of 1 Chevrolet Malibu & applicable backroom system components w/ all emergency equipment installed, through State purchasing, not to exceed $17,928. Click to View
w.   ____Ord. authorizing the Safety/Service Director to enter into an amendment to a contract previously entered in with HDR Engineering for the Water Treatment Facility Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment and General Plan. Click to View
x.   ____Ord. authorizing the Safety/Service Director to advertise and enter into contracts for the purchase of chemicals for use in the Utilities Dept., Water, WPC Division in the City of Lorain.   Click to View
y.   ____Ord. authorizing the S/S Dir. to enter into an agrmt. w/Agri-Sludge amending Contract No. C-18-027 and Ord. 140-18 for the hauling and disposal of liquid sludge.  Click to View
z.   ____Ord. authorizing the S/S Dir. to purchase w/o competitive bid, replacement equipment and parts for the sludge press @ BRWWTP.  Click to View
aa.   ____Ord. authorizing the Safety/Service Director to enter into a contract with the lowest and best bidder for the Martin's Run Wetland Restoration Program.  Click to View
bb.   ____Appropriating Ord.  Click to View
cc.   (*Motion to recess into Executive Session will be entertained at this time.)
____Ord. to vacate, by petition, a portion of Regina Avenue (60 ft. in width) from the south line of sublots 123 and 303 of the Falbo Subdivision northerly a distance of 20 feet as shown in Exh. A, attached hereto.
 
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11.   LEGISLATION -  SECOND READING: None
12.   LEGISLATION  - THIRD READING: None
13.   COMMITTEE CALLS:  A public hearing has been scheduled for Monday, September 13, 2021 2 5:30 p.m. to discuss an application to rezone 329 E. 21 Street from I-1 to B-1 (ZCA-13-2021)
     Chairwoman Springowski wishes to schedule a Building & Lands Committee following the public hearing on Monday, September 13, 2021, to discuss rfp/rfq for an energy efficiency cost savings program. 
14.   MISCELLANEOUS CONCERNS FROM COUNCIL:
15.   ADJOURNMENT.
 
AN EXECUTIVE SESSION, BY PROPER MOTION, WILL BE HELD IN ACCORDANCE WITH ORC SECTION 121.22: G (3) TO CONFERENCE WITH THE PUBLIC BODY'S ATTORNEY REGARDING DISPUTES THAT ARE THE SUBJECT OF PENDING AND/OR IMMINENT COURT ACTION

    

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