Hudson City Council could decide on demolition of Hines Hill facility

by Laura Freeman | reporter Published:

Hudson - The fate of 14 buildings on the former Youth Development Center property on Hines Hill Road could be decided by Hudson City Council members Wednesday.

Council may vote on a motion calling for the demolition of all the buildings at the facility at its 7:30 p.m. meeting at Town Hall.

Hudson purchased the 428-acre property from Cuyahoga County in 2009 for $6.9 million. City officials have explored options for using the buildings, but so far none have panned out.

Council also could vote to authorize the city manager to seek bids for the demolition of the buildings. In addition, Council is expected to approve purchasing environmental insurance (pollution liability) for 293 acres of the YDC property designated as park land and managed by MetroParks, Serving Summit County.

The agenda follows:

City Council Agenda for Dec. 5, 2012

1. Call to Order

2. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

3. Roll Call

4. Approval of the Minutes

Workshop Meeting on Nov. 13, 2012; and Special Meeting on Nov. 19, 2012.

5. Public Comments

6. Correspondence and Council Comments

7. Report of Manager

8. 2013 VFFDFB a motion to appoint Council representatives to the Volunteer Fire Fighters' Dependents Fund Board.

Executive Summary: City Council must appoint two members to serve on the Volunteer Fire Fighters' Dependents Fund Board (VFFDFB) for the 2013 term.

9. A motion that city council declares its intention to demolish all of the buildings located on the former Youth Development Center property on Hines Hill Road in the city of Hudson.

10. Consent Agenda

A. A motion directing the clerk to prepare a letter to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, indicating city council's support of a tree-planting grant application.

Executive Summary: A tree-planting grant is being sought for the City service yard located at 95 Owen Brown St. The tree-planting is part of an overall project to remove the construction spoils pile at 95 Owen Brown St., and create a landscape berm along the northern edge of the property. This landscaped berm will screen City operations from adjacent residential properties.

B. A resolution authorizing the city manager to enter into an agreement with the Ohio Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, for the years 2013 through 2014; and declaring an emergency.

Executive Summary: This legislation seeks approval of the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement that was negotiated by the City Manager and Assistant City Manager with the Ohio Patrolman's Benevolent Association and authorization for the City Manager to enter into said agreement.

C. A resolution to approve then and now certificates for purchases; and declaring an emergency.

Executive Summary: Council authorization is required for payment of the invoice(s) shown on this Resolution in excess of $3,000 for which a commitment was made before a Purchase Order was generated.

D. A resolution authorizing the purchase of environmental site liability insurance for the 428-acre city property on Hines Hill Road, and declaring an emergency.

Executive Summary: The City of Hudson is required by current agreements with Summit County, as Trustee, and the Metro Parks, Serving Summit County to carry environmental (pollution liability) insurance covering the former YDC property located at 996 Hines Hill Rd.

E. A resolution authorizing the city manager to enter into a license agreement for a sign with M7 Realty LLC.

Executive Summary: Collection Auto Group would like to place a monument sign in front of its business. M7 Realty LLC owns the property at which Collection Auto Group is located. The right-of-way in front of this business is extraordinarily deep, so Collection Auto Group is seeking Council's permission to place the sign in the right-of-way. The License Agreement would set forth terms specifying the location

and other matters.

F. A resolution authorizing the city manager to enter into a license agreement for a sign with Legacy Builders & Remodelers LLC.

Executive Summary: Legacy Builders & Remodelers would like to place a monument sign in front of its business. The right-of-way in front of this business is extraordinarily deep, so Legacy is seeking Council's permission to place the sign in the right-of-way. The License Agreement would set forth terms specifying the location and other matters.

11. Legislation

A. A resolution authorizing and directing the city manager to advertise for competitive bids for the demolition of all buildings at the former Youth Development Center property on Hines Hill Road in the city of Hudson.

Executive Summary: This Resolution allows the Engineering Department to advertise for bids, obtain competitive pricing, and to recommend a contract award for the demolition of all buildings at the former Youth Development Center property on Hines Hill Rd.

12. Executive Session

13. Adjournment

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