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June 03, 2002

City of Plymouth
City Commission Meeting
Monday, June 3, 2002

A regular meeting of the Plymouth City Commission was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 3, 2002 at Kellogg Park, Main & Penniman, Plymouth, Michigan, 48170.

 

PRESENT:  Mayor Bill Graham, Mayor Pro-tem Colleen Pobur, Commissioners Stella Greene, Michele Potter, Dan Dwyer, Ron Loiselle, Phil Pursell

 

ABSENT:    None

 

Also present were City Manager Paul Sincock, City Attorney Robert Marzano, as well as various Department Heads.

 

Comm. Dwyer introduced his daughter Emma and she proceeded to sing “Michigan My Home State” for the City Commissioners and the audience.

 

CITIZEN COMMENTS

 

Greg Huddas, business owner and member of local Veterans Organization, spoke about the recent parade and the generous donation of Phil Pursell for use of his car wash for their fundraiser.  He spoke about the attack that the citizens of Plymouth have had to endure from a local newspaper and most recently because Commissioners did not make an appearance at the Memorial Day Parade.  He stated he wanted to make the point that the Commissioners do care about Veterans and are the top financial backer to their organization.  He thanked Phil Pursell and the Commissioners for their service to the City of Plymouth and having to constantly have these terrible media attacks made against them.

 

A resident of Livonia stated he sent an e-mail to the editor of the Plymouth Observer and wanted to thank Phil Pursell for use of his car wash and being able to raise approximately $12,000 donations for about nine years towards the Veterans Organizations.

 

Dale Lipke, Canton Vietnam Veterans, thanked Phil Pursell for all he has done for the Veterans and wanted everyone to know that he donates his car wash for the day every year before Memorial Day to allow for fundraising for the Veterans. 

 

Bill Joyner, 306 S. Main, stated he is a friend of Dennis Shrewsbury and he applauds the Observer for their recent editorial and is embarrassed that the City Commission couldn’t have made an appearance at the recent Memorial Day Parade for the past two years.  He stated that Mr.  Shrewsbury puts a lot of time and effort towards putting this event together and made the effort to invite the whole City Commission to participate.  He stated perhaps they should transfer the parade over to take place in the township because they seem to want to participate in the event.

 

Carol Levitte, township resident, stated she was pleased to see members of the township board at the Memorial Day Parade.  She stated she  was not pleased to see there was no city representation in the parade, but it was a beautiful one and it was to honor all the veterans.  She thanked Dennis Shrewsbury for all he had done on behalf of the veterans in putting together a great parade.  She spoke about an incorrect date in the PUD ordinance and suggested it be amended.  She thanked the Fire Department for all their cross training they are doing and overlapping services to the community.  She spoke about grant preparation she has seen the Fire Department working on and the extreme detail in putting this product together.  She reminded the Commissioners that since the minutes being prepared are downsized extremely, that the historic value is next to nothing. 

 

Traci Sincock, resident, walked the Avon Breast Cancer Walk over the weekend and stated she was proud the group was welcomed so wonderfully through the City of Plymouth.  She stated that she heard various comments from the walkers how nice the town was and what a nice organized walk through the community they had.

 

Dave McDonald, 1497 Penniman, spoke about being a veteran and former City Commissioner.  He stated during his time serving in this capacity for the City of Plymouth, he never remembers seeing invitations to the City Commissioners to attend the Memorial Day Parade.  He stated he certainly does thank Mr. Shrewsbury for his efforts putting together this particular parade.  He stated he had the honor to have served on the Commission and knows all the Commissioners he sat with believes and honors veterans.  He stated as a citizen, he applauds their service and dedication to the City of Plymouth and feels it is very nice when people come forth to speak about positive aspects of what is being done by the elected officials.  He stated that the Commissioners should be applauded for their good work and he felt they did a good thing by removing members from the OVDA who are trying to give a portion of the city away to another community.

 

Matt Cardwell, 1069 N. Mill, stated he thanked Paul Sincock for helping coordinate the walkers through the City of Plymouth from the Avon Breast Walk and feels he might be critical of the Commissioners, but also tells them when they are fair.  He stated he would like to see more events like the Avon Walk in the City of Plymouth and the Old Village area.

 

Carol Levitte, stated that the agenda item under 5a. is a charter unconstitutional issue and would be more appropriate under new business and they should make a motion to take it out of that area and placed in the proper area for discussion.

 

APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

 

4a.  Approval of May 20, 2002 City Commission Meeting Minutes –

 

Motion was made by Comm. Pobur and seconded by Comm. Pursell for approval of the meeting minutes for May 20, 2002, with removal of item #5a to be placed under #7, as #7a.  Carried unanimously.

 

4b.  Approval of April Bills –

 

Motion was made by Comm. Pobur and seconded by Comm. Dwyer for approval of the bills for the month of April for the City of Plymouth.  Carried unanimously.

 

4c.  Smoking Policy Update –

 

RES.#2002-91

 

WHEREAS, the City of Plymouth adopted a No Smoking Policy in August of 1993 and the City Administration is recommending that the Policy be updated.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City Commission of the City of Plymouth does hereby adopt the revised no smoking policy as presented by the City Administration to include smoking restrictions in vehicles owned or operated by the City and at the Department of Municipal Services.

 

Motion was made by Comm. Pobur and seconded by Comm. Dwyer for approval of the resolution.  Carried unanimously.

 

 

4d.  Authorization to Hire –

 

RES. #2002-92

 

WHEREAS, the City Commission did adopt what is commonly known as the Hiring Ordinance which requires that the City Administration seek prior and express approval prior to the filling of any full time position; and

 

WHEREAS, the Accounts Payable Clerk has indicated that she will retire on July 1, 2002 and the City Administration has requested prior and express approval to fill the position with a full time employee.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City Commission does hereby grant specific prior and express approval to the City Administration to hire a full time accounts payable clerk as outlined in the Commission Agenda Packet.

 

Motion was made by Comm. Pobur and seconded by Comm. Dwyer for approval of the resolution.  Carried unanimously.

 

 

4e.  Delinquent Charges on Tax Rolls – (Comm. Dwyer asked to have removed and placed under “New Business” and would be item #8e.)

 

 

4f.  Playground Equipment Purchase –

 

RES. #2002-93

 

WHEREAS, the City Commission did adopt a Recreation Master Plan on July 5, 2000 and the City Commission did establish a goal of making improvements to public facilities during a goal setting meeting on January 7, 2002; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Administration did seek proposals for improvements to the play equipment in Optimist Park located at Elm and Evergreen Streets; and

 

WHEREAS, after review the City Administration is recommending a proposal from Engan, Tooley, Doyle and Associates.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City Commission of the City of Plymouth does hereby accept the proposal from Engan, Tooley, Doyle and Associates in the amount of $14,000 for new play equipment at Optimist Park.  Funding for this purchase is authorized from the Parks and Public Property Capital Account as well as the Parks and Public Property Repairs and Maintenance Account.

 

Motion was made by Comm. Pobur and seconded by Comm. Dwyer for approval of the resolution.  Carried unanimously.

 

 

4g.  Casket Manlift –

 

RES. #2002-94

 

WHERES, the City of Plymouth operates a cemetery for the public good, and from time to time it is necessary to purchase equipment for the operation of the cemetery; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Administration has proposed the purchase of a casket man life and they have received bids for this purchase.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City Commission of the City of Plymouth does hereby authorize the purchase of a casket man life from Forston & Associates of West Bend, Wisconsin with options in an amount not to exceed $13,934.50.  Funding for this purchase is authorized from 101-900-977.276.

 

Motion was made by Comm. Pobur and seconded by Comm. Dwyer for approval of the resolution.  Carried unanimously.

 

 

 

COMMISSION COMMENTS

 

5a.  Petition for Appeal for Bunting & Cardwell (moved to agenda item #7a.)

 

Comm. Dwyer spoke about the Avon Breast Cancer Walk and stated he had heard wonderful comments from his co-workers and other individuals and the City of Plymouth did an outstanding job working with the organization to get them safely through the community.  He stated that everyone spoke about how beautiful the city if.  He spoke about Youth Leadership Graduation that took place at Pioneer School with over two hundred people in attendance.  He asked about the issue with possible change in zoning of Central Middle School.

 

City Manager Sincock indicated that it is one of the issues the administration is looking at.

 

Comm. Greene had the opportunity on the 23rd to attend the graduation of the Youth Leadership group and thanked Mayor Pro-tem Pobur for making sure they had certificates from the City of Plymouth.  She stated it was heart warming to see the youth be so excited about a program and use their skills and they did indeed value their achievement and acknowledgement of the city.  She stated she commended the staff and volunteers that participated to help with the Rouge Clean Up for the 16th year.  She stated the volunteering of everyone’s time make the project possible and is commendable.

 

Mayor Graham spoke about the passing of former Mayor Jack Kenyon and stated he was a good solid citizen and very involved in the community and it was a great loss.  He spoke about Jim Rawlinson, member of Kiwanis Club organization, and that hopefully by the next meeting he will be making a presentation of a bronze statue proposed to be placed in Kellogg Park.  He stated he asked the Kiwanis members to consider in their presentation that they might honor Mr. Kellogg as part of the art work that they want to have placed in the park.  He stated he feels is long past due to give recognition to Mr. Kellogg for giving the gift of the park to the community.

  

PUBLIC HEARING

 

6a.  Budget –

 

Mayor Graham opened the public hearing at 7:41 p.m. for public comments on the proposed City Budget.

 

Carol Levitte, spoke about parking lot monies and parking credits and actual parking fund balances.

 

Hearing no further questions or comments, the public hearing was closed at 7:43 p.m.

 

Mayor Pro-tem Pobur thanked the City Administration for the thorough budget review process and all the informative information that was put together.  She stated she felt it was a great process for their budget review and it seems to get better every year.

 

Comm. Dwyer stated he agrees with Mayor Pro-tem Pobur and felt it was a lot of hard work and information that was put into these budget sessions.

 

Mayor Graham spoke about the operating mileage and that the City can’t replace sewers and streets for nothing.  He stated the budget process went quite smoothly and this particular Commission took the position to look at the macro side of the budget and not go line item by line item.  He stated the City Administration did a great job keeping within their budgets and working to cut as much as possible.  He stated he felt the information presented to them was great and appreciated all the hard work by everyone involved.

 

6b.  Sign Ordinance Revision (1st Reading) –

 

Mayor Graham opened the public hearing at 7:48 p.m. for citizen comments concerning the sign ordinance revision.

 

Carol Levitte, 223 N. Main Street, indicated that the notice for this public hearing was posted improperly because the notice indicated it would take place at City Hall.  She suggested this be done at the next regular meeting.

 

City Attorney Marzano and Mayor Graham stated he did not have the opportunity to see the notice to know if what Ms. Levitte says is correct.  He indicated it would be a good idea to stop the public hearing and repost to take place at another Commission Meeting.

 

Motion was made by Comm. Loiselle and seconded by Comm. Dwyer  to set a public hearing for the first meeting in July.  Carried unanimously.

 

RES. #2002-95   (POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT COMMISSION MEETING)

 

WHEREAS, a public hearing was held before the City Commission on Monday, June 3, 2002; and

 

WHEREAS, the Zoning Ordinance is for the purpose of promoting, and protecting the public health, safety, peace, morals, comfort, convenience, and general welfare of the inhabitants of the City of Plymouth; and

 

WHEREAS, the Planning Consultant and the Building Official recommend approval to AMEND THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PLYMOUTH, BY DELETING SECTION 78-393 NON-CONFORMING SIGNS, AMENDING SECTION 78-387 DEFINITIONS, AND ADDING A NEW SECTION 78-393 NON CONFORMING SIGNS, FOR THE PURPOSE OF REGULAATING NON-CONFORMING SIGNS IN THE CITY OF PLYMOUTH.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That an ordinance to AMEND THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PLYMOUTH, BY DELETING SECTION 78-393 NON-CONFORMING SIGNS, AMENDING SECTION 78-387 DEFINITIONS, AND ADDING A NEW SECTION 78-393 NON CONFORMING SIGNS, FOR THE PURPOSE OF REGULATING NON-CONFORMING SIGNS IN THE CITY OF PLYMOUTH, is hereby introduced in printed form for its first reading.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

7a.  Petition for Appeal for Peter Bunting and Matt Cardwell –

 

Mayor Graham indicated he was out of town and asked Mayor Pro-tem Pobur to act in his behalf as Mayor and the action taken against Mr. Bunting and Mr. Cardwell at the last Commission Meeting, he was fully aware of.

 

Mayor Pro-tem Pobur explained the charter requirements for appeal process for removal from a board or commission.  She stated that Mr. Bunting and Mr. Cardwell were not acting in the best interest of the City of Plymouth and that is why they were removed from the OVDA.

 

Carol Levitte, 223 N. Main requested that the Mayor Pro-tem step down during this process and indicated that she was acting on behalf of Matt Cardwell.  She indicated that the Mayor Pro-tem should have passed the gavel to another member during this process and spoke about charter section 4.6 and 4.9.  She stated she felt there was no information presented to the individual being removed as to why it was being done, and charter section 4.9 should be invoked.  She stated that there was no basis for removal, no fifteen day notice, no presentation, no allegation, petition was invoked as an immediate remedy.   She asked the city to proceed with the charter under section 4.9.

 

Mayor Graham reminded Ms. Levitte that the Mayor has the power for appointment under 4.6 and power to rescind an appointment.  He stated that they have right to appeal under that section as well for their due process.

 

Carol Levitte, asked that the facts as the Mayor Pro-tem sees them for removal of Mr. Cardwell and Mr. Bunting be provided.

 

Mayor Pro-tem Pobur stated she did present her reasons for removal at the last Commission Meeting.

 

Matt Cardwell, 1069 N. Mill, stated he joined the OVDA as a volunteer and felt a great attraction to the Old Village area as well as great potential.  He spoke about his accomplishment on the OVDA since his appointment by Mayor McDonald.  He spoke about using his own monies and company time to work on projects for OVDA  He stated it is a sign of someone that cares about his neighborhood and that board to do these things.  He stated all he wants is for the city to step up and take care of that area of the city.  He stated even if he is no reinstated he will continue to volunteer and work in that area to make it a better place.

 

Peter Bunting, 256 Farmer, stated he has been on the OVDA for six months and not missed one meeting.  He stated he brought in ideas and maybe some of them were not appreciated by all and he took on funding as a member of the board.  He spoke about the suggestions he made to help the board.  He talked about the various projects that he worked on and felt he was working in the best interest of the OVDA.  He questioned why a city employee takes minutes at their meetings and not a board member and report back to the City Commission.  He stated he feels he brings a lot to that board and has the best interest of the city at heart.  He stated he has done a lot of work on that board and brings issues up that are not real favorable and does it because that’s his neighborhood.  He stated on the issue of annexation of Old Village, the board voted against it and he and Matt Cardwell voted against it.  He stated if he is on the board or not he is still going to work with them and raise issues, because as a citizen he has the right to do so.

 

Don Conrad, 777 Starkweather, feels Old Village is getting short changed.  He stated he feels Mayor Pro-tem Pobur made a drastic change without everyone’s speaking about it.  He feels he has made his mind up about this whole issue and will support Mr. Cardwell and Mr. Bunting.

 

Carol Levitte, 223 N. Main, reminded the City Commission that section 4.6 should be carefully construed and not have any effect of voluntarism in the city.  She stated both people gave of themselves to that area and care about the community.  She asked the City Commission to reconsider and do the right thing and reinstate the two volunteers to that OVDA board.

 

Katherine Smith, chairperson of OVDA, stated she has been a member since 1995 and spoke about volunteering and how much they are needed.  She stated Matt and Peter get things done and are assertive members and now they are dismissed.  She stated they need people that want to get things done and she doesn’t agree with annexation.  She asked the Commission to please give these two people another chance to serve on that board.

 

Mayor Pro-tem Pobur read three e-mail documents that were sent from the Township Supervisor and they were e-mail’s sent to him from Peter Bunting, as well as e-mails sent back and forth between Mr. Bunting and Mr. Cardwell.  She explained that these were e-mails pushing annexation of Old Village to the Township and these pieces of information were important to the decision she came to in removing these individuals from the OVDA board.

 

Matt Cardwell stated he did not apologize for sending the e-mails and provided reasons why they even started.  He thanked the Mayor Pro-tem for clearing up the reasons why she decided to remove him from the board.

 

Peter Bunting stated that they are citizens and are entitled to their feelings and doesn’t know how they got the private e-mails.  He stated that he noticed that the summer tour of the meetings in the parks were scheduled and Old Village was left out again.  He stated that the minutes of the last OVDA meeting will reflect that they voted against annexation and they are entitled to private feelings and that’s what is good about this country.  He stated he doesn’t feel they should be cutting down people that are trying to do good things.

 

Sean FitzGerald, 580 Ross, stated he agrees with revoking Mr. Bunting and Mr. Cardwell from the OVDA board.  He stated it was nothing private about the e-mail Mr. Bunting sent to the Township Supervisor.  Mr. Cardwell and Mr. Bunting were expressing themselves as a  member of a board and an official of the City of Plymouth.  He stated the  issue in this case is judgment and those individuals were appointed to a city board and nothing in their charge gave them the right to dismantle the City of Plymouth.  He stated he feels outraged by their actions and hopes the Commission stands by their decision to removed these two people.

 

A motion was made by Comm. Potter and seconded by Comm. Dwyer to approve the first resolution as presented:

 

RES. #2002-96

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor removed Peter Bunting and Matt Cardwell from the City Old Village Development Authority; and

 

WHEREAS, both appointive officers appealed the decision and the City Commission heard their appeal.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City Commission of the City of Plymouth does hereby sustain and uphold the removal of Peter Bunting and Matt Cardwell from the appointed Board of the Old Village Development Authority.

 

Mayor Graham asked for a roll call vote:

 

                        Comm. Dwyer: - Yes

                        Comm. Pursell - Yes

                        Comm. Potter - Yes

                        Mayor Pro-tem Pobur - Yes

                        Comm. Greene - No

                        Comm. Loiselle - No

                        Mayor Graham - Yes

 

The resolution passed 5-2.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

8a.  Budget Adoption -

 

RES. #2002-97

 

ADOPTION OF THE 2002-2003 BUDGET

 

WHEREAS, the 2002-2003 City Budget was presented by the City Manager on April 1, 2002, and was reviewed by the City Commission with the Administration during four study sessions; and

 

WHEREAS, various modifications have been made to the proposed budget, based on a review of projected revenues and the City’s priorities for various programs and projects; and

 

WHEREAS, a public hearing was held on June 3, 2002, as required by City Charter and Act 43 P.A. 1963, as amended; and

 

WHEREAS, the maximum operating tax levies for general purposes and refuse removal have been amended as required by Section 211.34 of the General Property Tax Law;

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Commission hereby sets the City’s 2002 mileage levy as follows:

 

                        General Fund operating             10.7941 mills

                        Recreation Fund contrib.                         0.6000 mills

                        TOTAL OPERATING LEVY  11.3941 mills

                        1997/1998 Bond Debt                           2.3500 mills

                        Solid Waste/Recycling                1.5000 mills

                        GRAND TOTAL LEVY                      15.2441 mills

 

BE IT RESOLVED FURTHER, that the 2002-2003 City Budget is hereby adopted by the City Commissioners as presented at the June 4th Regular Commission Meeting, as follows:

 

GENERAL FUND:                REVENUES                                       EXPENDITURES

Property taxes                          $4,148,590                  Administration        $1,418,690

Licenses & Permits                            3,500                  Buildings. & Grounds               501,800

Federal Grants                                 91,000                  Police Department                2,125,860

State-shared Rev                        1,100,830                  Fire Department                      892,120

Sales of Service                             262,000                  Public Works Dept.                 655,660

Cemetery Revenue                        140,500                  Other Functions                       333,460

Parking Revenue                              18,000                  Capital Outlay                         257,650

 

Other Revenue             566,000           Debt Service                                206,190

Transfers to Other                    372,870           Transfers to Other Funds            311,860

REVENUE TOTAL            $6,703,290           EXPENDITURE TOTAL     $6,703,290

 

MAJOR STREET FUND:

Gas & Wgt Taxes                       364,550

Contrib & Other                         130,580

REVENUE TOTAL             $    495,130         EXPENDITURE TOTAL        $   495,130

 

LOCAL STREET FUND:

Gas & Wgt Taxes                 $    147,000

Contrib & Other                         213,280         EXPENDITURE TOTAL        $   360,280

 

RECREATION FUND

Property Taxes         $   222,710

Prog. Fees & Other                    904,400         EXPENDITURE TOTAL      $1,127,110

 

WASTE & RECYCLING FUND

Property Taxes        $     556,670         Operating Expenses                  $   638,660

Sales of Service                          161,000         Debt Expenses                                79,010

REVENUE TOTAL            $     717,670         EXPENDITURE TOTAL      $   717,670

 

OTHER CITY FUNDS:                                REVENUES               EXPENDITURES

Parking Fund                                                    $          6,000                       $           6,000

DDA Operating Fund                                       $      449,740                       $       449,740

Building & Engineering Fund                             $      288,400                       $       288,400

Neighborhood Services Fund                            $        79,030                       $         79,030

1997 G.O. Bond Debt Fund                             $      641,040                       $       641,040

1998 G.O. Bond Debt Fund                             $      102,530                       $       102,530

2002 G.O. Bond Debt Fund                             $      158,430                       $       158,430

2002 Capital Improvement Debt Fund $        84,550                       $         84,550

2003 Capital Improvement Debt Fund  $        60,700                       $         60,700

Michigan Transportation Fund Debt Fund     $      175,600                           $       175,600

Municipal Bldg Authority Debt Funds    $      429,020                       $       429,020

Water/Sewer Bond & Interest Debt Fund         $      281,760                       $       281,760

DDA Debt Fund                                               $      426,040                       $       426,040

Public Improvement Fund                                 $        60,000                       $         60,000

DDA Capital Improvement Fund                      $          4,000                       $           4,000

MTF Construction Fund                                   $   2,200,000                       $    2,200,000

Cemetery Trust Fund                                        $        25,000                       $         25,000

 

BE IT RESOLVED FURTHER, that the financial plans for the Budget Stabilization Fund, the Water & Sewer Fund and the Equipment Fund are hereby accepted.

 

BE IT RESOLVED FURTHER, that pursuant to State Law, the City Manager is hereby authorized to transfer up to ten percent (10%) of each appropriation to any other appropriation within each Fund, but not from Reserve Accounts nor between Funds.

 

Motion was made by Comm. Potter and seconded by Comm. Pobur for approval of the resolution.  Carried unanimously.

                                                       

 

8b.  Water & Sewer Rates –

 

Comm. Loiselle stated that he felt it was appropriate to make a motion to allow Comm. Pursell to abstain from voting because of his business at Main Street Car Wash and  Comm. Potter seconded his motion.

 

Motion passed to allow Comm. Pursell to abstain voting on the resolution with Mayor Pro-tem Pobur voting no.

  

RES. #2002-98

 

WHEREAS, the City of Plymouth operates a water and sewer system to protect the public health, safety and welfare; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Detroit and Wayne County have imposed rate increases for wholesale water and sewer service charges to the City of Plymouth effective July 1, 2002; and

 

WHEREAS,other operating costs for both water and sewer operating systems have increased over the prior fiscal year.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City Commission of the City of Plymouth does hereby adopt Water and Sewer Rate Card #5 (attached to the resolution) to be effective for all services on July 1, 2002.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the City Clerk is hereby directed to publish Water and Sewer Rate Card #5 to inform the residents of the new rate structure.

 

Motion was made by Comm. Dwyer and seconded by Comm. Pobur for approval of the resolution.  Carried unanimously, with Comm. Pursell abstaining from the vote.

 

 

8c.  Bond Authorization for 2002 GO Capital Improvement Bonds –

 

 

RES. #2002-99      (resolution on file)

Motion was made by Mayor Pro-tem Pobur and seconded by Comm. Greene for approval of the resolution.  Carried unanimously.

 

8d.  Bond Authorization for 2002 Unlimited Tax General Obligation Street Bonds –

 

RES. #2002-100     (resolution on file)

 

Motion was made by Mayor Pro-tem Pobur and seconded by Comm. Greene for approval of the resolution.  Carried unanimously.

 

8e.  Delinquent Charges on Tax Rolls –

 

Comm. Dwyer expressed concern with the amount and knows everyone struggles and felt there should be a cap.  He stated he is concerned with people using this as a tax write off.

 

RES. #2002-101

 

WHEREAS, the City Administration has reported delinquent water charges in the amount of $54,857.32, and miscellaneous charges in the amount of  $4,175.22.

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the above described charges be assessed against the property benefited and be included in the 2002 summer tax roll in the amount of $59,032.54 as provided by the City Charter and applicable Ordinances.

 

Motion was made by Comm. Dwyer and seconded by Comm. Greene for approval of the resolution.  Carried unanimously.

 

 

REPORTS AND CORRESPONDENCE

 

9a.  Committee Reports –

 

Comm. Dwyer stated he hopes to bring resolution concerning the downtown bathrooms at the next regular meeting.  He reported on the various committees he is active in and their accomplishments.

 

9b.  Reports -  Fire Dept.

 

9c.  Appointments – Mayor Pro-tem Pobur spoke about the vacancies on the OVDA board and indicated that there were two appointments to be made and that they are seeking more candidates for other boards as well.

 

Motion was made by Comm. Potter and seconded by Comm. Pursell for approval of the appointments of Jan Baker and Earl Thomas Rinaman, III, and Paul Kalik to the OVDA board.  Carried unanimously.

 

ADJOURNMENT

Motion was made by Mayor Pro-tem Pobur and seconded by Comm. Potter for adjournment of the meeting at 9:28 p.m.   Carried unanimously.