EATON — During an Eaton City Council meting on Monday, May 15, wrestling coach Mark Silvers was honored for his induction into the Ohio Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame.
Mayor Dave Kirsch read a proclamation congratulating Silvers on his honor and stating that his “selfless contribution and influence in strengthening and enriching the lives of so many hundreds of student athletes is remarkable and deeply appreciated.”
Law Director Jill Allen gave her report and an update from 2016. In addition to an update on projects, new contracts, and legislation, the legal department has been in the process of converting documents to digital copies.
Eaton City Council recently approved Ordinance 17-03, which would change the time of the council meetings to 6 p.m., however, the ordinance recodification company, Walter Drane, would not accept the ordinance due to a discrepancy. Staff has revamped the legislation and is starting the process all over again. There will have to be a minimum of four council members in attendance to vote on the first and second readings (to be held in May and June.)
The earliest council will get to meet at 6 p.m. is in August.
Council approved Resolution 17-24 to award a bid and authorize the city manager to enter into a contract for the Nation Avenue improvement project. The city received two bids and it was determined that the bid from Prograde Excavating is the lowest and best. The total bid amount is $591,547.91.
Council approved Resolution 17-25 to enter into a contract for the purchase of an internet protocol camera system. Certain areas of the Eaton Municipal Building, including the Police Station, are in need of upgrading security. The contract was awarded to Northwestern Ohio Security Systems, Inc., in the total amount of $44,104.32.
Council approved Resolution 17-26 to enter into a contract for the purchase of an access control system. Certain areas of the Municipal Building, including the Police Station. This contract was also awarded to Northwestern Ohio Security Systems, Inc., in the total amount of $33,035.59.
Council approved Resolution 17-27 to execute the purchase of a vehicle for the public maintenance division. They need to replace a 1994 Chevrolet 3500 HD and have budgeted a replacement vehicle. They will be purchasing a 2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD from Larkin Cobb Chevrolet Buick GMC in the amount of $40,181.11.
During his report, Fire Chief Brian Smith included City of Eaton’s overdose statistics as part of his monthly report. According to Smith, April’s OD response was 17, an increase over the 9 in March. To date in 2017, Eaton has seen 48 OD responses — up over 29 in 2016.
However, Smith reported, over the last couple of weeks in May, it seemed to have “slowed down” in the city.
The next Eaton City Council meeting will be held on Monday, June 19, at 7 p.m. in the Eaton City Building.
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