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The next Common Council meeting will be on Wednesday, February 19. There will be a Mayoral Proclamation recognizing the Summit High School Football Program for having the highest winning percentage of any football program in Union County over the past decade. Council will also have a presentation from members of Fountain Baptist Church for Black History Month.
Council will hear one ordinance for introduction to create and set fees for a non-resident senior membership category at the Summit Family Aquatic Center and to set fees for corporate and business memberships at the Municipal Golf Course. The hearing and opportunity for public comment on this ordinance will be at the March 10 council meeting.
Council will vote on the appointment of two police officers to fill vacancies caused by retirements and will also vote to appoint three volunteer firefighters. Council will also vote to confirm an appointment to the Mayor’s Arts Committee.
Council will consider resolutions to authorize the submission of three grant applications and the acceptance of one grant. The first is for a Police Department grant application to the Distracted Driving Statewide Crackdown program. The second grant application is for a 2020 Union County Infrastructure and Municipal Aid Grant for $600,000 for the Huntley Road Area Improvement Project, which includes road work on nine roads. Finally, the Office of the City Clerk is seeking approval to submit a grant in the amount of $13,000 from the same 2020 Union County Infrastructure and Municipal Aid Grant for a City Hall Records Management Improvement Project to organize and inventory public records, and to delete those that are no longer in need of retention. Finally, the Department of Community Programs is seeking approval to accept a grant from the Summit Area Public Foundation in the amount of $10,000 to fund programs that promote diversity and inclusion.
The Capital Projects and Community Services Committee will introduce a resolution to authorize the execution of a two year contract with Giordano Company for the processing and marketing of recyclables at the Municipal Transfer Station. This contract departs from previous contracts in that it will require the city to pay a processing fee per ton and could require the payment of additional funds based upon a market index. If the markets for recycling improve, the city could receive payments for the marketing of materials based upon that same index. These changes are the result of a depressed recycling market. In the past, the city collected revenue from the sale of its recyclables. Next, council will consider a resolution to award a bid for the Pine Grove Avenue Section Two Project, which runs from Blackburn Road to Ashland Road. This project will include milling and paving, drainage, curbing, and installation of a new sidewalk. Finally, the Shade Tree Advisory Committee is seeking approval by resolution for its annual Arbor Day festivities on April 24, which will include a ceremony and planting of nine trees at Summit High School, as well as giving out tree seedlings to students.
Council will vote on two resolutions for professional services. One is for grant writing services to assist the city in identifying and applying for grants. The second is to authorize the city to hire an engineer to perform routine design and construction inspection services for the Broad Street Garage.
Finally, the Finance Committee will introduce a resolution to close out 2019 operating accounts. Another Finance resolution will authorize the City Tax Assessor and the Special Tax Appeals Attorney to take certain actions in tax appeals and to negotiate settlements below a certain monetary settlement cap without seeking prior approval of Common Council.
To view the complete Common Council agenda, go to https://www.cityofsummit.org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_02192020-721?html=true.
Next Council Meeting: Tuesday, March 10 at 7:30PM.