MADISON VILLAGE – Council took the first step in becoming a member community of the Lake County Stormwater Management Department when it had first reading of a resolution approving membership
at the June 4 meeting.
A resident said there was discussion about joining LCSWMD when it started years ago and wondered what the cost would be.
Administrator Alyson Moritz said it would be $15 per residential unit per year and commercial fees are determined by their square footage divided by the equivalent residential unit (ERU).
The resident asked why the village engineer could not handle the stormwater issues.
Moritz said there were six control measures regarding stormwater which the village needed to meet to be compliant.
“We costed out the amount that it would cost us to in-house meet these six minimum measures and loosely costed out, it would cost about $60,000 to $80,000 a year for Madison Village to internally meet these six minimum control measures,” Moritz said.
Joining the Lake County Stormwater Management Department would not only take care of meeting the measures but would also have certain projects paid for which need to be done in the village, she said.
There will be a public hearing on this resolution Monday, July 1 at 6 p.m.
In other business:
* Reporting on the Utilities Committee meeting, Councilman John Hamercheck said the process for the village’s Wastewater Treatment Plant’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit was going well.
Concerning the purchase of a Gator and whether or not it should be purchased jointly with the Madison Fire District – an item which was tabled at the last meeting – the Committee recommended delaying purchase and putting in the budget for 2013.
Council voted to remove the issue from the table and Administrator Alyson Moritz withdrew her request for purchase.
Council held third reading and passed the following:
* An ordinance to modify the fee structure of the cemetery grave foundations for Fairview Cemetery.
* An ordinance amending and revising the codified zoning ordinance Article 2, which establishes the definitions applicable to the zoning ordinance, and Article 4, which establishes the permitted and conditionally permitted uses of land and structures for all zoning districts, and, repealing Article 14, which pertains to game rooms.
Although on third reading, the ordinance was tabled pending a public hearing scheduled for June 18.
Council passed the following:
* An ordinance authorizing a contract with HD Waterworks for the purchase of 200 water meters and 200 water meter housings, and declaring an emergency, following suspension of the readings.
* A resolution recognizing the week of June 3 as National Garden Week.
* A resolution recognizing and honoring Devin Jacob Beemiller Of Boy Scout Troop 5 upon earning and receiving the rank of Eagle Scout.
* A resolution recognizing and honoring Daniel Justin Beemiller Of Boy Scout Troop 5 upon earning and receiving the rank of Eagle Scout.
Council held first reading on the following:
* An ordinance authorizing the advertisement for sale of village-owned real property which is no longer needed for any public purpose, same being PPN 02A009B000110.
* An ordinance exercising a contract extension with Waste Management of Ohio for residential refuse and garbage collection, disposal, and other services, and declaring an emergency.
* Council approved a grant application of $2,500 from the Madison Historical Society.
Mike LoParo of the Historical Society told council with the closing of Memorial School, the MHS had to move all the items it was storing to a storage unit that day. He said MHS is also planning a sale of items it has determined are not needed, but it does not know where that sale will be at this time since the school district had required it vacate the premises on short notice.
* Council approved a purchase order for $6,000 for the Hyder Rd. erosion project.
Moritz said the creek is eroding back yards. URS presented a plan to stop the erosion. The $6,000 is for materials and contingencies.
“The actual work will be done in-house by our village crews,” Moritz said.
There was discussion about what would be done and the possibility more areas could be affected.
* Chief of Police was on vacation, but it was noted someone stole four hanging baskets from the Madison Senior Center the previous week. The woman and her vehicle were both captured on film. The photo is on Facebook and it is hoped someone will identify her.
* Moritz reported Dominion East Ohio would be replacing a main line along Route 84 and some lateral connections at its own cost. It has been asked to make a $1,000 inspection fee deposit and a $300,000 performance bond.
There will be a public hearing at 6 p.m. Monday, June 18 on the zoning text. The regular council will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 18 followed by the regular council meeting at 7:30 p.m.