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Council - Minutes
Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Council Minutes
July 5, 2006

Circleville City Council convened in Council Chambers, City Hall, 127 South Court Street, Circleville, Ohio, on Wednesday, July 5 at 8:00 P.M.
The following members were present: David M. Crawford, President; Bruce Bell, At Large; Bob Bensonhaver, At Large; David Martin, At Large; Tom Klitzka, First Ward Barry Keller, Second Ward, Anne Bella Canan, Third Ward Bill Bangert, Fourth Ward and Linda M. Chancey, Clerk.

Crawford called the meeting to order at 8:00 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and prayer was offered. Council minutes of June 20, 2006 are filed as recorded.

Bensonhaver read a statement proposing that in all the ordinances where mentioned, that the City is to pay the entire monthly health insurance premium for single coverage and an employee shall pay 5% monthly towards a double insurance premium and an employee shall pay 10% monthly toward the family insurance premium for all full time employees.

Tammy Bower, 501 N. Pickaway St, Circleville, City EMT Squad, commented about the pay raises ordinances and the short staff of Fire and EMS personnel at Station One.

A memo from the Mayor’s office, dated July 12, 2006 was read that due to a previously planned vacation I will not be able to attend Wednesday’s council meeting. I would like to ask you to pass the seven pay ordinances for exempt and supervisory employees.

A notice from the Ohio Division of Liquor Control, dated June 23, 2006 was read regarding a transfer of liquor license from Jayne I Kohn, DBA Little Bear Carryout, 131 Harrison St, Circleville, OH to CRS Companies, DBA Little Bear, 131 Harrison St, Circleville, OH.

Three notices from the City Auditor Gayle Spangler dated July 5, 2006 were read in the anticipation of issuing bonds for the purposes of paying for three capital enhancement projects. The Fiscal Offices Certificate are as the following:
•     $405,000 to be issued in the anticipation of the issuance of bonds for the purpose of paying the costs of renovations to City Hall.
•     $2,999,000 to be issued in the anticipator of the issuance of bonds for the purpose of paying the costs of extending and improving the municipal sanitary sewers.
•     $2,100.000 to be issued in the anticipation of the issuance of bonds for the purpose of paying the costs of extending and improving municipal waterlines.
Martin motioned to accept the correspondence and to place them on file. Klitzka seconded. All Yeas.

ORDINANCES FOR THIRD READING
An Ordinance Fixing Pay Rates And Benefits For Job Classifications Within The Administrative Sector For The Municipal Income Tax Commissioner. Keller stated this ordinance sets the pay rate for the Income Tax Commission with a 5% increase retroactive to January 1, 2006. This position goes from an hourly to a salary position. This reflects a change in the health insurance coverage on the premium to 5% for double insurance and 10% for family insurance. Section 2 was amended on the first reading.
Keller motioned passage. Bell seconded. Roll call. Motioned carried.
Ordinance passes and was assigned # 07-43-2006.

An Ordinance Fixing Pay Rates And Benefits For Job Classifications With The Administrative Sector For The Clerk Of Courts, Police Chief, Fire Chef, Director Public Service, Director Of Public Utilities, Director Of Human Resources, Engineer, Director Of Cable TV Affairs, And Director Of Parks And Recreation. Keller stated this was reviewed by the finance committee. This reflects a pay raise of 5% increase for the department heads of the city to be retroactive to January 1, 2006. Police Captain was removed from this ordinance. Keller motioned passage. Bell seconded. Roll call. Motioned carried.
Ordnance passes and was assigned # 07-44-2006.

An Ordinance Fixing Pay Rates And Benefits For Job Classifications Within Certain Classified Supervisory Employee Positions. Keller stated this represent the five superintendent positions, they were changed to salary from hourly. This was reviewed by the finance committee and reflects a pay raise of 5% increase, retroactive to January 1, 2006.
Keller motioned to amend section 3 under health insurance coverage to say “the employee shall pay from 7.5% to 5% and under the employee shall pay from 15% to 10%. This reflects what the employee shall pay on insurance premiums. Bensonhaver seconded. Roll call. Motioned carried.
Keller motioned for passage. Bensonhaver seconded. Roll call. Motioned carried.
Ordinance passes and was assigned # 07-45-2006.

An Ordinance Fixing Pay Rates And Benefits For Job Classifications Within Certain Classified Supervisory Employee Positions. Keller stated this was reviewed by the finance committee and recommended for a 5 % increase, retroactive to January 1, 2006.
Bensonhaver motioned to change section 4 to say “an employee shall pay from 7.5% to 5% towards insurance premiums and an employee shall pay from 15% to 10% towards the family insurance premium respectively.” Martin seconded. Roll call. Yeas 5 (Klitzka, Martin, Bangert, Bensonhaver, Canan) - 2 Nays (Keller, Bell) Amendment passes. Keller motioned for passage. Bensonhaver seconded. Roll call.
Ordinance passes and was assigned # 07-46-2006.

An Ordinance Fixing Pay Rates And Benefits For Job Classifications Within Certain Classified Non Supervisory Employee Positions. Keller stated this was reviewed by the finance committee and is 5 % increase, retroactive to January 1, 2006.
Bensonhaver motioned to add a Section 5 to say “effective when passage of this ordinance and continuing the length of this ordinance the city shall pay the entire monthly health insurance premium for single coverage and the employee shall pay from 5% monthly towards double insurance premium and an employee shall pay 10% monthly towards the family insurance premium respectively.” Martin seconded.
Bell voiced concerns about the amendment change, because of the other ordinances were changed from hourly to salary.
The City Auditor stated that they city pays about $828,000 a year for employees health benefits. The city would be looking at a 15% increase in health insurance costs for employees. Roll call on amendment.
1 Yea (Bensonhaver) - 6 Nays (Martin, Bangert, Bell, Canan, Keller, Klitzka.) The amendment failed for lack of votes.
Keller motioned for passage. Bell seconded. Roll call. Ordinance passes and was assigned #07-47-2006.

An Ordinance Fixing Pay Rates And Benefits For Job Classifications Within The Part Time Employee Positions. Keller stated this was reviewed by the finance committee and is a 5 % increase, retroactive to January 1, 2006. The City Auditor stated that none of these positions are filled. Keller motioned for passage. Klitzka seconded. Roll call. Ordinance passes and was assigned # 07-48-2006.

An Ordinance Fixing Pay Rates And Benefits For Job Classifications Within The Part Time Seasonal Employee Positions. Keller stated this was reviewed by the finance committee and is a 5 % increase, retroactive to January 1, 2006. Keller motioned for passage. Bensonhaver seconded. Roll call.
Ordinance passes and was assigned # 07-49-2006

Adopting The Budget Of The City Of Circleville, Ohio For The Fiscal Year Beginning January 1, 2007, And Submitting The Same To The County Auditor. Keller stated this is the city proposed 2007 budget and was reviewed by the finance committee; the 2007 budget is $16,718,348.
Martin stated that there are funds in the 2007 budget for positions in the police department, EMT and one firefighter, but the mayor has chosen not to use it. Keller motioned for passage. Bell seconded. Roll call. Motioned carried. Resolution is adopted and assigned # 07- 50-2007.

UNDER NEW BUSINESS
Keller motioned to add to the agenda an ordinance issuing and sale of notes maximum principal amount of $405,000 for restoring and updating of the City Hall building. This ordinance has been reviewed by the service and finance committees and was recommended for passage. This has met the 72-hour receipt for council and has the Law Director’s stamp on it. Martin seconded. Motion carried.
•     An Ordinance Providing For The Issuance And Sale Of Notes In The Maximum Principal Amount Of $405,000, In Anticipation Of The Issuance Of Bonds, For The Purpose Of Paying The Costs Of Restoring, Updating And Otherwise Improving City Hall, Together With All Necessary Appurtenances Thereto, And Declaring An Emergency.
Keller motioned to suspend the rules. Bell seconded. Roll call. Rules are suspended.
Keller motioned for passage. Bensonhaver seconded. Roll call.
Ordinance passes and was assigned # 07-51-2006.

Keller motioned to add to the agenda an ordinance issuing and sale of notes maximum principal amount of $2,995,000 for the purpose of improving and extending the municipal sewer system and installing sanitary sewers lines to the North Court corridor. In conjunction with this, the city is receiving a $750,000 grant. This ordinance has been reviewed by the service and finance committees and was recommended for passage. This has met the 72-hour receipt for council and has the Law Director’s stamp on it. Klitzka seconded. Motion carried. Martin asked Louis McFarland, Service Director, if this would extend to Bell Station Road? McFarland stated the water line will start at Island Road and travel north along the Norfolk Southern railroad and cut thru the Marshall Farm and head north on North Court Street up to Bell Station Road.


•     An Ordinance Providing For The Issuance And Sale Of Notes In The Maximum Principal Amount Of $2,995,000, In Anticipation Of The Issuance Of Bonds, For The Purpose Of Paying The Costs Of Improving And Extending The Municipal Sewer System By Constructing And Installing Sanitary Sewers, Together With All Necessary Appurtenances Thereto, And Declaring An Emergency.
Keller motioned to suspend the rules. Martin seconded. Roll call. Rules are suspended.
Keller motioned for passage. Bell seconded. Roll call. Ordinance passes and was assigned # 07-52-2006.

Keller motioned to add to the agenda an ordinance issuing and sale of notes maximum principal amount of $2,100,000 for the purpose of constructing and installing water lines for the North Court corridor and water extension from Marshall Farm up to Bell Station Road and the second line from Island Road to Marshall Road. This ordinance has been reviewed by the service and finance committees and was recommended for passage. This has met the 72-hour receipt for council and has the Law Director’s stamp on it. Bell seconded. Motion carried.
•     An Ordinance Providing For The Issuance And Sale Of Notes In The Maximum Principal Amount Of $2,100,000, In Anticipation Of The Issuance Of Bonds, For The Purpose Of Paying The Costs Of Improving And Extending The Municipal Water System By Constructing And Installing Water Lines, Together With All Necessary Appurtenances Thereto, And Declaring An Emergency.
Keller motioned to suspend the rules. Bensonhaver seconded. Roll call. Rules are suspended.
Keller motioned for passage. Klitzka seconded. Roll call. Ordinance passes and was assigned # 07-53-2006.

Keller motioned to add to the agenda a housekeeping ordinance to appropriate the money for borrowing. This ordinance has been reviewed by the finance committee and was recommended for passage. This has met the 72-hour receipt for council and has the Law Director’s stamp on it. Bensonhaver seconded. Motion carried.
•     An Ordinance Amending The Annual Appropriation Ordinance In The Capital Improvement Fund 306, The Waterworks Improvement & Extension Fund 819, And The Sanitary Sewer Improvement & Extension Fund 920 Of The City Of Circleville.
Keller motioned to suspend the rules. Bensonhaver seconded. Roll call. Rules are suspended.
Keller motioned for passage. Bell seconded. Roll call. Ordinance passes and was assigned # 07-54-2006.

Bangert motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 pm. Martin seconded. Motioned carried.

Respectfully submitted by


Linda M. Chancey, Clerk




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