Hudson Council meets Feb. 20

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Hudson -- Council members are expected to vote at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at Town Hall on an Internet auction to sell items such as vehicles and office equipment no longer needed by the city; an agreement with Stow to share in the cost of paving Norton Road; and changing the hours of solicitation from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. to prevent a lawsuit.

Other items such as a fence in the right of way and a sidewalk fund will be introduced and voted on at a future regular Council meeting.

Agenda for Feb. 20 Council meeting

1. Call to Order

2. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

3. Roll Call

4. Approval of the Minutes

Workshop Meetings on Jan. 8 and 22, 2013

Regular Meeting on Jan. 16, 2013

Special Meeting on Feb. 4, 2013

5. Public Comments

6. Correspondence and Council Comments

7. Report of Manager

8. Consent Agenda

A. Finance

Motion to acknowledge the timely receipt of the January 2013 monthly financial report, which are provided each month for Council's review.

B. A resolution to approve $3,600 to Cleveland Division of Water for a backup fee and $4,000 to Cleveland Restoration Society for a management fee for the Heritage Home program.

C. A resolution expressing the intent of the city of Hudson in 2013 to sell by internet auction on govedeals.com personal property, including motor vehicles and other property which are no longer needed for public use or are obsolete or unfit for the use for which they were acquired.

D. A resolution authorizing the city manager to enter into an agreement with the city of Stow for cooperation and cost sharing for the Norton Road resurfacing project; and declaring an emergency.

Executive summary: The City of Hudson has received 80 percent federal funding for the purpose of resurfacing Norton Road from state Route 91 to Stow Road. The local 20 percent share will be split 50/50 between the City of Stow and the City of Hudson.

E. Resolution authorizing the city manager to apply for and, if selected, to enter into an agreement for funds for the safe routes to school projects, and declaring an emergency.

Executive summary: The School Travel Plan has been approved by ODOT making Hudson eligible to apply for both infrastructure projects and non-infrastructure programs listed within the School Travel Plan.

F. An ordinance amending ordinance no. 12-169 making appropriations for the current expenses and other expenditures of the city of Hudson during the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2013, by making appropriations related to the State of Ohio Road Development 629 Grant.

Executive Summary: The City applied for a Road Development 629 Grant through the Ohio Development Services Agency (formerly Ohio Department of Development ) to cover a portion of the cost of construction of a new road that will service the new Seasons Road Commerce Center. The City needs to pay the cost of construction to the vendor, Geis Construction, Inc., and will be reimbursed by ODSA.

G. An ordinance amending section 840.02(b) of chapter 840, "peddlers and solicitors", of the codified ordinances; and declaring an emergency.

Executive Summary: Ohio Citizen Action has threatened to bring a federal court action under the First Amendment against the City if it does not permit door-to-door solicitation until 9 p.m. Standard Time. Therefore, an amendment of the City's door-to-door noncommercial solicitation ordinance (Section 840.02 (b)) to restore the

9:00 p.m. curfew for Mondays through Saturdays during Standard Time is suggested.

9. Legislation

A. A resolution authorizing the city manager to enter into a license agreement for a fence at 188 Hudson St.

Executive Summary: Kate Harmon and Jeffrey Etters, property owners of 188 Hudson St., would like to place a fence in front of their home. Due to the location of their home a fence in front of it would have to be in the right-of-way. The License Agreement would allow the fence and set forth terms specifying its location and other matters.

B. An ordinance amending chapter 1205, "zoning districts" and chapter 1207, "zoning development and site plan standards," of the land development code to provide for funds-in-lieu of the construction of public sidewalks and other pedestrian and non-vehicular circulation systems. Executive Summary: This legislation would create a Pedestrian Linkages Fund as recommended by the Connect Hudson Plan that came out of the Safe Routes Hudson initiative.

10. Executive Session

11. Adjournment

Compiled by Laura Freeman

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