Aurora Ohio City Council and Committee of the Whole
January 23, 2023
Committee of the Whole (COW):
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm by Chairman John Kudley with 8 other council members present: Reva Barner, Brad Duguay, Peter French, Sarah Grdina Gilmore, Harold Hatridge, George Horvat, Dennis Kovach, and Scott Wolf. There were 11 City Officials and Employees present and 4 people in the gallery.
There were 7 Ordinances proposed, 6 for action that evening:
Meeting adjourned at 6:40 pm.
City Council (CC):
Council President George Horvat called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm with all Council members present.
An Executive Session was added to discuss acquisition of real property.
Mayor’s Report: Said she would appreciate the support for the 2023 Budget which is on 3rd reading; explained the malfunctioning Emergency Siren at Maple Lane and 43; met with veteran Tony Dockus from the VFW to discuss plans for the Vietnam Traveling Wall at Hartman Park June 22-25; a visit to Robeck Fluid Power and taped her monthly Community Focus report.
The Mayor gave a Proclamation to Aurora Resident Darrell McNair – the recipient of the 2022 Humanitarian Award for the Diversity Agent of Change given by the Diversity Center of NE Ohio.
There was an 8 minute Executive Session to discuss acquisition of Real Property.
There was 1 Citizen comment asking whether the proposed Ordinance amendment “Prohibited Standing or Parking Places” will go to 3rd reading which it will. One Council member also requested a meeting with the Law Director concerning this same proposed Ordinance amendment.
Ordinances on 3rd Reading that were adopted:
Ordinances on 2nd Reading:
Ordinances on 1st Reading:
Citizens Comments: A Citizen from Chatham Drive is concerned about the timing of the light at Chatham and 43. She has observed cars pulling up too far, not triggering the light and then illegally going through the light causing a potentially dangerous situation. The Mayor replied that she has gone to the contractor with these complaints. A Second citizen asked if there could be signage indicating a handicapped entrance at the back entrance to City hall after she witnessed a handicapped person trying to get up the steps into City Hall.
Council Member & Committee Remarks: None
The meeting adjourned at 7:45 pm.
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