Aurora Ohio City Council & Committee of the Whole
Feb 23, 2023
Committee of the Whole (COW): The meeting was called to order at 6:45 pm by Chairman John Kudley with all other council members present: Reva Barner, Brad Duguay, Peter French, Sarah Grdina Gilmore, Harold Hatridge, George Horvat, Dennis Kovach, and Scott Wolf. There were 10 City Officials and Employees present and 6 people in the gallery.
Finance Director Timothy Clymer gave his report explaining that the percentages are skewed due to the early months of the year, there has not been enough time to recognize trends. 1st Quarter utility billing collections will be in next month’s report.
There was 1 Ordinance and 1 Resolution proposed for action that evening and 2 Ordinances proposed for the March 13 agenda:
Meeting adjourned at 6:52 pm.
City Council (CC): Council President George Horvat called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm with Council members present as noted in COW Report.
Minutes from the February 13 meeting were adopted with S. Grdina Gilmore abstaining.
Mayor’s Report: Mayor Ann Womer Benjamin announced that the Aurora Advocate will cease print publications with the last edition being March 26. Other options to provide local news are being explored. She will give a Senior State of the City Address to the Seniors at a luncheon at the Walker Building on March 1. Since the last meeting she gave the State of the City Address at the Bertram Inn, attended a retirement party for Dave Barnes, visited McMaster-Carr with Holly Harris Bane and Brad Ehrhart, met with a group of A.P. Government students at Aurora High School and participated in an Archives and Records Commission meeting that the Clerk of Council is getting organized.
1 Citizen asked if Ordinance 2023-004 “Prohibited Standing or Parking Places” was being voted on that evening. This Ordinance remains postponed.
House District 77 representative Gail Pavliga spoke. She was re-elected in November and talked about the committees she is on. She is very interested in supporting the Economic development of the area; spoke about the All Ohio Future Fund; the next generation 911 to especially address mental health, substance abuse and sustain recovery; 1 billion dollar fund for rural roads; HB3 to address affordable housing which is not government housing but necessary to draw workers to the area. She is planning on hosting town halls throughout the District.
Ordinances on 3rd Reading:
Ordinances on 1st Reading:
Citizens Comments: None
Councilman Duguay expressed appreciation for the Service Department’s flyer that listed their dates and services provided.
The meeting adjourned at 7:25 pm.
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