Safety & Public Works Committee, February 2017

February 9th, 2017  |  Published in Observer Reports

Safety and Public Works Committee
Feb. 3, 2017

Present: Council members Julianna Senturia (chair), Nancy Moore, Tres Roeder; citizen members Austin McGuan, Brian Gleisser, Jeremy Paris
Also present: Mayor Earl Leiken, Chief of Police Jeffrey DeMuth, Dir. of Public Works Patricia Speese, Chief of Fire Patrick Sweeney

Chief Sweeney requested and received approval for three items:

  1. To waive competitive bidding and award a contract for $238,000 to Pierce Manufacturing for the mechanical refurbishment of a custom built 2003 Pierce Fire Engine.
  2. Acceptance and appropriation of $2,500 from the 2016-17 Ohio Department of Public Safety-Division of EMS grant for purchase of EMS medical supplies.
  3. Permission to apply for and accept any awarded funds from the 2017-18 Ohio Department of Public Safety-Division of EMS grant for equipment, training and research.

Ms. Speese requested and received approval for three items:

  1. Permission to apply for a Community Recycling Awareness Grant of $5,000 from the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District to pay for magnets imprinted with recycling guidelines to be inserted into Shaker Magazine.
  2. Permission to enter an agreement with Cuyahoga County to participate in its Shared Services Agreement. This allows sharing of resources, equipment, and personnel when appropriate.
  3. Authorization of an agreement between the city and the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District to utilize the city’s Community Cost Share over the next seven years to reimburse the city for the construction of storm water management facilities at University Hospitals Management Services Center. The goal is to build an underground water detention system to alleviate serious flooding in the Northfield/Warrensville Center area. The funds will be used to pay debt service on the bonds the city will issue to replenish the Economic Development and Housing Reserve Fund that will initially be used to pay for construction of the flood control project.

Police Chief DeMuth requested appropriation of $10,000 from the State of Ohio Attorney General for continuing professional training of police officers. This and the aforementioned monetary issues were recommended for approval and will be forwarded to the Finance Committee and City Council.
Linda Lissauer

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