The Nerk Informer (8/8/16)

On Monday, August 1st, 2016, at 7pm, the following transpired:

Members in attendance: Marmie was absent. Approximately 8 citizens attended.

Appointments: None.

Rule 11 Legislation:

a. None.

Commentary: None.

Result: None.

b.

Under the first section for citizens’ comments:

Nothing of significance to share.

On to the legislation:

1) Ordinances (2nd Reading):

a. 16-30: proposed annexation of about two acres from Newark Township.

Commentary: None.

Result: Passed unanimously without controversy.

b.

Commentary:

Result:

c.

Commentary: None.

Result:.

2) Ordinances (1st Reading):

a. 16:31: establishing a backflow prevention program, operated and regulated by the City.

Commentary: None.

Result: Held for a vote in two weeks.

b.

Commentary: None.

Result:.

c..

Commentary: None.

Result:.

d.

Commentary: None.

Result: .

3) Resolutions (2nd Reading): a. 16-61: spending money.

* $4,782.15 – for Summer Youth Program.

Commentary: None.

Result: Passed unanimously without controversy.

b..

Commentary: None.

Result:.

c.

Commentary: None.

Result: .

d. .

Commentary: None.

Result: .

4) Resolutions (1st Reading): a. 16-65: Spending money

* $2,664.24 for Fire Overtime to provide services for COTC (paid by check via COTC) during the fireworks show.

Commentary: None.

Result: Held for a vote in two weeks.

b.

Commentary: None.

Result:

c.

Commentary: None.

Result:.

d.

Commentary: None.

Result: .

e.

Commentary: None.

Result:.

f. .

Commentary: None.

Result: .

g. .

Commentary: None.

Result: .

Under the second section for citizens’ comments:

I spoke, first in opposition to the potential privatization of fire services, and then to proudly announce that the initiative to give Newark’s citizens a chance to support the movement to amend our nation’s constitution - in response to the Citizens United ruling – had made it to the ballot. Then, two citizens spoke in favor of Council bringing back some transparency in the form of itemizing council agendas so that the people may see what our money is being spent on.

Under Miscellaneous comments:

From the Administration, Nothing notable.

Law Director: Nothing.

Mayor Hall: Nothing.

Council:

Other than the usual, Johnson remarked that although he had voted against the proposed tax levy on council, he would work hard to help it pass in November. President Ellington remarked that council will work on the request for more transparency. Council adjourned at 7:15pm.

What to expect at the next Committee Meeting, when the following committees meet at 5:30pm on :

* Special notifications: Unfortunately, I can not even share a summary of what to expect at the next committee meeting, as the website has been down up through the point at which I am typing this update. Sorry.

1) Finance, to consider:

.

2) Safety, to consider:

a.

3) Street, to consider:

a. .

b..

4) Rules

a..

5) Service

.

6) Economic Development

a.

7) Capital Improvements

a.

8) Personnel:

a.

9) Ways and Means:

a.

Final Thoughts:

I have nothing additional to say.

See you all next time. Thanks for reading.


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