The construction of a new shelter at Amann Reservoir is one step closer after City Council approved three items of legislation on Tuesday.
Ordinance 2016-59 authorized the bid for the shelter, at a cost not to exceed $70,000. The enclosable shelter will be 40 feet x 24 feet in size and have electricity and radiant heat panels. The city is also looking at restroom solutions, which will be a separate project in 2017.
The legislation passed unanimously as an emergency reading.
Ordinances 2016-69 and 2016-71 were related to the project. The former was a distribution request to the Egbert M. Freese Foundation, to provide $21,759 for the project. This is the remaining balance of the Foundation's annual disbursement to the city for parks and recreation projects. The legislation passed unanimously as an emergency reading.
The latter ordinance was a transfer of $30,000 in unappropriated funds within the Parks and Recreation Fund, into the Capital Outlay/Land and Improvement line item. The transfer will help pay for the remaining costs of the pavilion.
Council also considered several non-budgetary legislative items during its Aug. 23 meeting.
Ordinance 2016-68 authorized Teresa Grigsby of the firm Spangler & Nathanson to represent the City of Galion as co-counsel in pending litigation. Law Director Thomas Palmer clarified the attorney is provided to the city by the insurance company at no cost. The legislation also specified that Palmer will act as co-counsel at all times.
The legislation passed as an emergency reading 6-1, with Councilwoman Susan Bean dissenting.
Ordinance 2016-65 approved an amendment to the Design Review ordinance to allow business owners in Design Review District #1, who own a business in the district but are not residents of the city, to be eligible to become board members.
The legislation passed unanimously as a first reading.
Ordinance 2016-66 was an annual housekeeping item. It approved various updates to the codified ordinances to make the ordinances conform with current state law, add ordinances recently passed by council and make changes in the language to reflect the current form of government.