City Council Minutes
Title: Council Work session Minutes
CITY OF TRENTON
COUNCIL WORK SESSION MINUTES
MARCH 16TH, 2017
Mayor Calvin Woodrey called the Council work session to order at 6:30pm. He asked that the City Manager John Jones please begin.
City Manager John Jones stated that we would be starting off with zoning Administrator Bill Jones this evening.
Zoning Administrator Bill Jones began by giving his Zoning/Code enforcement reports. He began by explaining that we will be doing the 2nd reading of the drive-thru window Ordinance, the planning commission reviewed the Ordinance and believe it is now ready to go to Council for the second reading. Next he explained that the first reading of an Ordinance with some text changes regarding required square footage of new construction homes in R-2 districts was on the agenda for the first reading and would need to be recommended to the Planning Commission for review.
City Treasurer Mike Engel gave his finance report. He began by explaining that he had the resolution regarding the opposition to the State’s proposal of the income tax state take-over. If Council is okay with it, we will present it on the next agenda. Next he explained a motion that was on this evening’s agenda to make an agreement with a collections agency to begin to partner with our Mayor’s court on collecting back fines. This will be of no cost to the City and we will continue to have Larry make his collection calls on more recent fines.
Mayor Woodrey asked why the motion had the City Manager signing off on a contract that is directly related to Mayor’s court.
City attorney Pat Binns responded that the charter states that the City Manager is sign off on all contracts.
City Treasurer Mike Engel then went on to state that the fund balances are all looking pretty good except for the police levy fund which will be up as soon as the first settlement comes in from the levy. We have still not began receiving levy funds to support this fund as of yet, but we will soon and then the fund will be where it needs to be.
Service Director Rob Leichman stated that he sits on a board that recently met discussing house bill 331 giving permission to place wireless access support structures in our right-of-way. There are no policies that can protect us from this. Also discussed was Ohio house bill 26, where an additional $5.00 – possibly up to $25.00 tax could be collected on motor vehicle licensing tax, the income from this tax increase can only be used on truck routes, but the City has those so it will be nice if that is passed.
Police Chief Arthur Scott reported that the missing Juvenile from Trenton has been found safe. Arrests have been made, charges have been filed, with more charges pending. The case is still under investigation so at this time that is all he had to report.
The Fire Department had nothing to report, just stated they have been very busy on a high amount of runs lately.
Councilman Miller made a motion to go into executive session at 7:05pm for the purpose of discussing the employment of a public official, followed by a second by Councilman Perry.
Councilman Miller made a motion to come out of executive session at 7:19pm, followed by a second by Councilman Perry.
Council work session was adjourned at 7:19pm.