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This is the first of ongoing updates for citizens providing with highlights from City Council Meetings and Workshops.
At tonight’s Council meeting, City staff presented an overview of a SWOT analysis for all City departments, which included strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats facing City government. This analysis was prepared for Council as a reference when it holds its strategic planning session later this month.
Council was encouraged to reach out to staff for more information on any individual departments identified in the larger plan.
Council passed the following items on the consent agenda:
Residents from Nicholson Drive attended the meeting and spoke during the public comments section against the planned design of Veterans Trail Phase 3. City Council discussed legislation to cancel the contract with the selected contractor and return any funding received from the Ohio Department of Transportation for the project. It passed unanimously.
Council suspended and passed legislation authorizing an additional $1,150,000 be put into the accelerated road program for 2020. Originally, Council had planned to borrow that money to increase the amount spent on roads and more quickly improve overall road conditions throughout the City. With an increase in income tax revenue generated in 2019 largely from new businesses and new jobs that came to the City, the City has the money to fund the program without borrowing.
Mayor Shubert also issued a proclamation, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the United States League of Women Voters on February 14, 2020 and a proclamation establishing the week of February 16-22 as Random Acts of Kindness Week in Hudson.
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