Hudson City Council expected to approve budget Wednesday

by Laura Freeman | Reporter Published:

Hudson - Council members are expected to pass the 2013 budget at the Dec. 19 meeting.

Council members have met four times to review the five-year forecast and 2013 budgets with the city manager, finance director and city department heads.

The city will also present fourth quarter appropriations. Other financial decisions include asking the Summit County Fiscal Officer to advance property taxes to the city. Council also could vote on an agreement for the Summit County Public Defender's Commission to defend indigent defendants in the Stow Municipal Court.

Council meeting Dec. 19, 2012

Agenda

1. Call to Order

2. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

3. Roll Call

4. Approval of the Minutes

5. 12-161 A resolution honoring Lt. Sean McAleese for twenty years of service with the city of Hudson.

6. 12-162 A resolution thanking Beth L. Radle for her service to the Hudson community.

7. 12-163 A resolution thanking Douglas J. Anderson for his service to the Hudson community.

8. Public Comments

9. Correspondence and Council Comments

10. Report of Manager

11. Appointments

12. Consent Agenda

A. A resolution authorizing and directing the city manager, during the year 2013, to advertise for bids or to utilize the various state of Ohio governmental competitive purchasing programs for construction materials, supplies, services, equipment, and vehicles for the selection of the lowest and best bidder to be determined by council; and declaring an emergency.

Executive Summary: This annual resolution allows the Public Works Department to advertise for bids, obtain competitive pricing, and recommend contract awards for those items, contracts and projects that will exceed $25,000 based on the 2013 approved budget.

B. 12-165 A resolution authorizing the city manager to enter into a contract for construction management and inspection services with quality control inspections, inc.; and declaring an emergency.

Executive Summary: The City of Hudson Engineering Department currently performs public inspections with our staff and the city also contracts with a private construction management service on the asphalt, concrete, crack sealing and the line striping annual road programs. In addition to the road programs, the city may decide to utilize the construction management/inspection services on other miscellaneous capital improvement projects and for private developments as they arise within the city on an as-needed basis.

C. 12-166 An ordinance amending ordinance no. 11-139 making appropriations for the current expenses and other expenditures of the city of Hudson during the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2012 by making additional and/or amended appropriations related to the fourth quarter of 2012.

Executive Summary: This Ordinance approves amendments to City appropriations for the fourth quarter of 2012.

D. 12-167 A resolution authorizing the city manager to enter into an agreement with the Summit County Public Defender's Commission for defense of indigent defendants in the Stow Municipal Court; and declaring an emergency.

Executive Summary: The city enters into an agreement with the Summit County Public Defender's Commission annually for the defense of indigent defendants.

E. 12-168 A resolution adopting "in concept" the city of Hudson five-year plan for 2013-2017.

Executive Summary: This is a resolution requesting City Council adopt the Five Year Plan.

F. 12-169 An ordinance to make appropriations for the current expenses and other expenditures of the city of Hudson, County of Summit, State of Ohio, during the fiscal year beginning Jan. 1, 2013 and ending Dec. 31, 2013.

Executive Summary: This ordinance establishes the City's 2013 budget.

G. 12-170 A resolution authorizing advances of local taxes; and declaring an emergency.

Executive Summary: This is an annual resolution passed by City Council that authorizes the Summit County Fiscal Officer to advance property taxes to the City. This resolution is required for tax year 2012 payable in 2013.

13. Executive Session

14. Adjournment

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