City Council starts with new members after election
Valerie Cumming pledges the oath of office for Westerville City Council in ceremonies following the lighting of the holiday tree. Cumming is one of two new members of the council.
Alex Heckman pledges the oath of office for Westerville City Council in ceremonies following the lighting of the holiday tree. Heckman is one of two new members of the council.
Michael Heyeck takes the oath of office a city council chair during ceremonies following the lighting of the holiday tree.
City council members left to right, Diane Fosselman, Michael Heyeck, Craig Treneff, and Kathy Cocuzzi, take the oath of office for boards and commissions during ceremonies following the lighting of the holiday tree.
The Westerville City Council meets Tuesday night in its first session after swearing in two new members who won seats in the November election.
On the agenda are third readings of legislation concerning utility, refuse, and water rates, and new code regulating and prohibiting growing, processing, and retail sale of medical marijuana in Westerville.
Valerie Cumming and Alex Heckman took their oath of office last week following the tree lighting ceremony in front of city hall.
11a. RESOLUTION NO. 2017-14, “A Resolution Authorizing (Name) as Delegate to Represent the City of Westerville as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Ohio Municipal Electric Association”.
11b. ORDINANCE NO. 2017-18, “An Ordinance to Make Appropriations for Current Expenses and Other Expenditures of the City of Westerville, Ohio, During the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2018”. Third Reading (City Manager David Collinsworth)
11c. ORDINANCE NO. 2017-19 “To Adjust the Water and Refuse Utility Rates by Amending Sections 931.01, 931.05 and 961.07 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Westerville”. Third Reading (Water Utility Manager Dick Lorenz)
11d. ORDINANCE NO. 2017-20, “To Amend the Table of Rates (Electric) Regarding Charges for Electric Services and to Amend Section 939.02 of the Codified Ordinances to Establish Procedures for Corrections to Billing”. Third Reading (Electric Utility Manager Chris Monacelli)
11e. ORDINANCE NO. 2017-21, “To Amend Chapter 153 of the Codified Ordinances to Provide a Code of Personnel Practices and Procedures for all City Employees and to Declare an Emergency”. Third Reading (Administrative Services Director Adam Maxwell)
11f. ORDINANCE NO. 2017-22, “To Amend Sections in Chapter 155 to Establish Employment Classifications, Pay Grades, Pay Ranges, and Compensation for Municipal Employees, and to Declare an Emergency”. Third Reading (Administrative Services Director Adam Maxwell)
11g. ORDINANCE NO. 2017-24, “To Enact Chapter 1183 of the Codified Ordinances to Prohibit the Cultivation, Processing, and Retail Sale of Medical Marijuana, and to Extend the Marijuana Moratorium and Declare an Emergency as to Such Moratorium”. Third Reading (Assistant Law Director Tom Schmitt)
11h. ORDINANCE NO. 2017-25, “To Amend the Definition of Personal Services in the Planning and Zoning Code to Include Licensed Massage”. (First Reading) Deputy Planning and Development Director Kimberly Sharp SET PUBLIC HEARING FOR JANUARY 2, 2018
12a. TO AUTHORIZE AND DIRECT THE CITY MANAGER TO PURCHASE 600 MCM CABLE FROM PEPCO: PROFESSIONAL ELECTRIC PRODUCTS COMPANY AND WAIVE FORMAL SOURCE SELECTION AND NOTICE REQUIREMENTS (Electric Utility Manager Chris Monacelli)
12b. TO AWARD THE BID FOR THE PUMP HOUSE ELECTRICAL IMPROVEMENTS WITH ALTERNATE NO. 01 TO VAUGHN INDUSTRIES, LLC AS LOWEST AND BEST BIDDER (Water Utility Manager Dick Lorenz)
12c. TO AWARD THE BID FOR WATER SUPPLY WELL PW-14 TO JAMISON WELL DRILLING, INC. AS LOWEST AND BEST BIDDER (Water Utility Manager Dick Lorenz)
12d. COUNCIL COLLECTIVELY AND EACH OF US INDIVIDUALLY APPOINTS THE CLERK OF COUNCIL AS OUR DESIGNEE TO OBTAIN ALL PUBLIC RECORDS LAW TRAINING REQUIRED BY SECTION 149.43 OF THE OHIO REVISED CODE (Law Director Bruce Bailey)
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Editor's Note: The photo above is the barn on the Braun Farm at Cleveland and Cooper. It is one of the 50 Places To Photograph in Westerville.
Former newspaper and Associated Press photographer. Instructor at Westerville Center for Photography. Owns SmallTown Stock, the Reasonably Rights Managed stock photo agency. Founder and Director for The American Scene Project, a heritage project dedicated to exhibiting and preserving photography of everyday American life.