Hudson City Council to swear in new member, vote on non-union pay raises

by Laura Freeman | Reporter Published:

Hudson City Council Wednesday will recognize former Ward 4 Council member John Jeffers for his service and swear in his replacement, Keith Smith.

The meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at Town Hall.

Council could vote on a cost-of-living raise for non-union employees, which would match the pay increase approved for union employees.

Council is expected to authorize the city manager to go out to bid on annual road projects, as well as the Norton Road resurfacing project.

Hudson Cable TV is asking for $42,023 for equipment replacement.

And Council is expected to approve a lease agreement for space at 115 Executive Parkway.

The agenda follows:

1. Call to order

2. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

3. Roll call

4. Oath of office: Keith W. Smith

5. A Resolution honoring and thanking Mr. John W. Jeffers for his service to the Hudson community.

6. Public Comments

7. Correspondence and Council Comments

8. Report of Manager

9. Consent Agenda

A. Motion to acknowledge the timely receipt of the December 2012 monthly financial report.

B. A resolution to approve $12,887 to Voyager Fleet Systems for gasoline; $3,350 to Advanced Turf Solutions for chemicals; $322,635 to Summit County DOES for sewer charges; $35,528 to AMP Ohio for purchased of electrical power; and $376,000 to Health Equity Inc. for medical deductible.

C. An ordinance amending the city's pay range structure adopted by ordinance No. 9-128, passed Feb. 3, 2010;

This Ordinance authorizes an annual salary adjustment for the City's non-bargaining unit employees. The pay steps provided in the pay range structure chart have each been adjusted by a factor of 1.015 over the 2012 pay range structure figures.

D. A resolution for bids of the four annual road programs that compromise the Annual Capital Maintenance Program: Line Striping, Crack Sealing, Concrete Replacement and Asphalt Resurfacing/Reconstruction.

E. A resolution for the Norton Road resurfacing project involving asphalt planning, full depth repairs, intermediate asphalt course, loop detectors and pavement striping along Norton Road from state Route 91 to Stow Road.

F. An ordinance creating a special medical self-insurance and appropriations to account for the financial activity of the newly established health reimbursement account (HRA) for City employees. The revenue in the

fund will come from charges to other operating funds and the expenses will consist of medical claim payments for employee deductibles. The City is using a third party administrator (Health Equity, Inc.) for the payment of the claims.

G. A resolution to purchase a video production switcher and the associated support electronics with iVideo Technologies Co. via the State of Ohio purchasing agreement. The recent failure of the primary video production

switcher requires staff to purchase a new video production switcher and the associated support electronics equipment. The failed switcher is NOT repairable as the manufacture went out of business and there is no other support for this unit. Immediate replacement of this item is imperative to continue to produce multi-camera productions.

H. A resolution to enter into a lease with Jacklin Properties, LLC for office space at 115 Executive Parkway.

10. Executive Session

11. Adjournment

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