City Council Meeting April 20th, 2021
6:30pm Early start for interviews.
During the meeting we appointed Emily Anglewitz and Rich Warfield to the Board of Tax Review, and Jeff Anzenvino, John Funyak, and Bill Ray to AHBR.
Lots of letters to be read into Public Comment. The League of Women Voters in Hudson had a letter read regarding campaign finance transparency and advising council to have dialogue with people around Hudson regarding the current ordinances and limits. Letters in support of the Tennis and Pickle Ball courts, against the dog park. And lastly a letter regarding future use of the YDC property suggesting the land be set aside as preserve or for park use given the many problems related to development of this property.
Thanks to all who wrote in. We did note that we have not had many from the public attend meetings – so please feel free to attend and speak in person as well.
All items on the consent agenda passed 7-0. There was nothing unusual there. 2 items were discussed in more depth after being pulled from the agenda for discussion.
I requested Item 21-38 be pulled. A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TAX INCENTIVE REVIEW COUNCIL TO CONTINUE COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT AREA AGREEMENTS AND JOB CREATION GRANT PROGRAM AGREEMENTS WITH THE CITY OF HUDSON, COUNTY OF SUMMIT.
I noted that 2 businesses did not meet the required metrics for the tax incentive – and one looks like they may not meet the goal in 2021 as well. I simply wanted to make sure everyone on council was aware of these problems, understanding Covid 2020 was not a reason to penalize businesses and giving them a pass this year is very understandable. But I don’t want to have the same discussion in 2022 looking back on 2021 giving them another pass without having public discussion on the topic.
The Mayor pulled item 21-41 for discussion A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT WITH AECOM TECHNICAL SERVICES, INC. FOR THE STOW ROAD AND STATE ROUTE 303 SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENT PROJECT.
This project stops at Stow road, short of connecting the Canterbury area by sidewalks. He requested we consider extending the buildout a bit and getting those homes connected via sidewalks earlier than planned. After discussion we agreed that the engineering savings of $700,000 from the Middleton Road Connectivity Plan gave us more than enough room to accelerate this connectivity segment. Our Assistant City Manager will start the RFP process to engineer this segment ahead of schedule as a separate buildout, thus allowing us to pass this item as put forward.
Other items passed on consent included:
21-37 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 20-143, MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE CURRENT EXPENSES AND OTHER EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF HUDSON DURING THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2021 BY MAKING ADDITIONAL AND/OR AMENDED APPROPRIATIONS RELATED TO THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2021.
Brief Description: This Ordinance will amend the 2021 budget for additional and/or amended appropriations as listed in the attached Exhibit A.
21-39 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ADVERTISE FOR COMPETITIVE BIDS AND ENTER INTO A CONTRACT OR CONTRACTS FOR THE 2021 SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS.
Brief Description: The projects include new sidewalk installations along the following roadways in Hudson as described in the 2021 Capital Budget: Herrick Park Drive (Lascala to SR 91); SR 91 (Garden Lane to the Twinsburg Twp. Line); SR 91 (Just north of Norton Road to Corporate Drive); and SR 303 (Nicholson Drive to W. Case Drive). Reference map : http://hudson.legistar.com/gateway.aspx?M=F&ID=255b5a63-184b-4d50-9373-20800aa2ca12.pdf
21-40 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT WITH THE TRANSYSTEMS CORPORATION OF OHIO FOR THE MIDDLETON ROAD AND STOW ROAD SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENT PROJECT.
Brief Description: The purpose of this proposal was to solicit proposals from professional design, engineering and surveying consultants (Consultant) for the analysis, engineering, and design of a 5-ft. pedestrian sidewalk on Middleton Road (Valley View Road to the I-480 Bridge) Stow Road (Middleton Road to Pine Trails Drive) including storm design, retaining walls, traffic signage, pedestrian signals, street lighting, pavement striping, and other miscellaneous design items as described in the formal Request for Proposals (RFP).
21-42 A RESOLUTION AFFIRMING THE APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY THE CITY MANAGER TO SUMMIT COUNTY REWORKS FOR A COMMUNITY RECYCLING ASSISTANCE GRANT ON BEHALF OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT AND THE ACCEPTANCE OF FUNDING THEREFOR. Brief Description: The City of Hudson is eligible for $22,245.00 in ReWorks Community Recycling Assistance Grant funding. The funding will be used to help offset the cost of the City’s leaf collection program. No match is required
21-43 A RESOLUTION AFFIRMING THE APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY THE CITY MANAGER’S DESIGNEE TO THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES FOR AN EMS PRIORITY ONE TRAINING AND EQUIPMENT GRANT ON BEHALF OF HUDSON EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES. Brief Description: The Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services, provides a grant to assist EMS with purchase of approved training and equipment. Estimated funding is determined in June, based on the amount of funding available for the program. No matching funds are required.
21-44 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ADVERTISE FOR BIDS AND TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT FOR ANIMAL REMOVAL SERVICES WITHIN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY AND AFFIRMING THE CITY’S ACTION TO ENTER INTO AN EXISTING ANIMAL REMOVAL SERVICES CONTRACT. Brief Description: This Resolution provides authorization to advertise for bids and enter into an agreement for the provision of roadside dead animal removal and disposal under the administration of the Public Works Department, as well as affirmation of an existing agreement for said services.
21-45 A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THEN AND NOW CERTIFICATES FOR PURCHASES MADE; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. Brief Description: Council authorization is required for payment of the invoices shown on this Resolution, each in excess of $3,000, for which commitments were made before Purchase Orders were generated.
Items under certificates http://hudson.legistar.com/gateway.aspx?M=F&ID=7cd4f9ca-8176-479e-889a-cd215f4bd850.pdf
No legislative activity was ready to be voted on. Next meeting we will vote on the Parks Master Plan http://hudson.legistar.com/gateway.aspx?M=F&ID=1f47c26b-1a0f-4205-97c4-eec52032d302.pdf
That’s it. Questions or concerns, please let me know.