Following is a summary of the May 2, 2023, City Council Meeting. To watch the meeting, visit www.hudson.oh.us/WatchMeetings.
- Council entered executive session to interview applicants for the Personnel Advisory and Appeals Board.
Approval of Minutes
- The minutes of the 4/18/2023 Council Meeting and 4/25/2023 Council Workshop Minutes were approved 5-0.
- Special Recognition of Lemonade Day. May 2, 2023 was proclaimed Lemonade Day.
- Special Recognition of Public Service Recognition Week. May 7-13, 2023 was proclaimed Public Service Recognition Week.
Following are individuals who spoke during the Public Comments Section.
Correspondence and Council Comments
Click on this link to view the Council Comments in their entirety. www.hudson.oh.us/WatchMeetings.
- Council members Banweg and Sutton are holding an Open Forum on May 11 at 6:30 pm at the Hudson Library.
- On Arbor Day last Friday, the City planted a River Birch at Hudson Springs Park.
- The Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee is working on the community survey which is in final draft stage.
- After meeting with Norfolk Southern Railway, there is the potential for NFS railway to sell the unused line from Barlow Road to SR 303 to Hudson. We are in the exploratory first steps of the process. It will be discussed at a future Council Workshop.
- The 2023 Hudson Open will take place on June 5 at Ellsworth Meadows Golf Course. It is a Fundraiser for the Hudson Public Schools Endowment Fund.
- Council congratulated Hudson Public Power for receiving a Certificate of Excellence which puts HPP in the top 25% nationally.
- Council members recently met with Summit MetroParks to discuss future activity plans and maintenance of the parking lot near Cheshire and Nottingham Gate. The MetroParks is responsible for maintaining and providing screening for the lot.
- The Carbon Study proposed by the Environmental Awareness Committee will cost more than originally anticipated. It will come before City Council for discussion.
- There are upcoming openings on Hudson Boards and Commissions: two positions on the Board of Tax Review, eight on the Economic Growth Board, two on the Architectural and Historic Board of Review, and one on Tree Commission.
- The Environmental Awareness Committee reviewed the successful Earth Day Event and is working on a green certification program that it will be bringing to City Council for discussion.
- A Councilmember made a formal request to the Council President to re-evaluate the ad-hoc committee membership to ensure all voices of Council are represented proportionately on the committees.
- The Hudson High School Prom is next weekend. Council and the Mayor hope everyone has fun and stays safe.
Report of Manager
- The Manager appreciates Council thanking City staff for Public Service Recognition Week. “We have a great staff and they deserve recognition for the work that they do!”
- The Hines Hill Railroad message boards are now operational on Walters and Valley View Roads intersections.
- The Council Road Tour will be at 8 am this Saturday. This will comply with all Sunshine Laws and is an educational and informational discussion.
- Congratulations to: Robert Gerhardstein, appointment to the PAAB.
Council passed the following Consent Agenda items. Passed 5-0.
- Resolution to apply to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for a NatureWorks grant.
- Resolution to enter into an amendment to the cost-share agreement with Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District for the Owen Brown Street Bridge Replacement Project.
- Resolution to advertise for bid for the Owen Brown Street partial reconstruction, water replacement, sidewalk repair, storm sewer and road improvement project.
- Resolution to enter an agreement with Summit County for the Valley View Trail project (SR 91 to Hunting Hollow).
- Resolution to enter into a contract with TK Elevator Corporation for the City Hall Elevator Improvement Project. Council asked staff to come back with a list of improvements that needs to be made to City Hall in the coming years.
- Ordinance to enter into contracts for purchasing two vehicles for the Public Works department including one plow truck and one bucket truck.
- Resolution amending the Hudson Volunteer Fire and EMS Department Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP). Will make EMS the same as Fire. Third reading. Passed 5-0.
- Resolution to enter into a professional service contract with TRC Environment Corporation for the demolition and hazardous material mitigation of 94 Owen Brown Street. Third reading. Passed 5-0.
- Resolution accepting the recommendations of the Tax Incentive Review Council to continue Community Reinvestment Area Agreements and a Job Creation Grant Program Agreement with the City of Hudson. Second reading.
- Resolution retroactively amending Resolution 22-27 to incorporate recitals and findings for Hudson Community Living. Second reading.