2016 Annual Report

City Council

2016 City Council

Mike Cappel

Ann Combs – resigned December 31, 2017

Mayor Chris Dobrozsi

Gerri Harbison

Chris Margolis

Ken Suer

Lynda Roesch

Montgomery Mayor Chris Dobrozsi thanks Ann Combs for her service to the community as a member of City Council.

The City of Montgomery operates under a council-manager form of government with seven elected City Council members, working with a city manager appointed by City Council with the support of a clerk of council and a law director. All City Council members are elected at large by a popular vote of residents for staggered terms of four years.  Once seated, City Council members choose the Mayor who serves for a two-year term.

City Council is responsible for establishing policies and enacting legislation necessary for municipal operations. City Council appoints the city manager, law director and clerk of council.  By charter, the city manager serves as the City’s chief executive, administrative and law enforcement officer.

City Council operates with six standing committees: Financial Planning; Government Affairs; Law and Safety; Parks and Recreation; Planning, Zoning and Landmarks; and Public Works.

On December 31, 2016, Council Member Ann Combs resigned from her seat on City Council. Mrs. Combs served the City for three years before the sale of her home and subsequent move outside of the city.

In an effort to maintain communications between City Council and the boards, commissions and civic organizations, several initiatives were undertaken including:

  • Each board/commission chair was invited to update City Council on the activities and work of the respective board/commission for the previous year.
  • City Council and the administration conducted an annual board and commission member orientation session.
  • A Community Leadership Forum was held to provide an opportunity for volunteers, representatives of neighborhood associations, civic groups, local school officials, elected officials and City administration to discuss topics of interest.

As part of City Council’s responsibilities for establishing policies and enacting legislation, it oversaw operations and administration of a budget of $28,199,651 and adopted 46 ordinances and resolutions, the highlights of which follow:

2016 Council Action

  • Approved an Ordinance Rezoning Property Located at 9441 Orchard Club Drive and Approving an Application for a Planned Development Overlay
  • Approved an Ordinance Rezoning Property Located at 9876 Montgomery Road from ‘GB’ – General Business District to ‘D-2’ – Multi-Family Residential District
  • Approved an Ordinance Amending Section 44.13 of the Code of Ordinances Concerning Appointment of the Board of Review
  • Approved an Ordinance Modifying Section 30.03, Announcement of Public Meetings, of the Code of Ordinances
  • Approved an Ordinance Establishing the Schedule of Municipal Compensation for Employees and Amending Section 32.01 of the Code of Ordinances
  • Approved an Ordinance Modifying and Reaffirming Ordinance No. 3, 2015 Regarding the Acceptance of Dedicated Streets within the City
  • Approved an Ordinance to Make Appropriations for Current Expenses and Other Expenditures of the City of Montgomery, State of Ohio, During the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2017
  • Approved an Ordinance to Amend Appropriations for Current Expenses and other Expenditures of the City of Montgomery, State of Ohio, During the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2016
  • Approved a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Contract with CT Consultants, Inc. for Professional Services Related to General Engineering and Architectural Services for Calendar Year 2016
  • Approved a Resolution Accepting a Bid and Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Contract with Elex, Inc. for the Ham-Var-Montgomery Signals Project PID #94300
  • Approved a Resolution Authorizing Amendments to the City’s Section 125 Premium Only Plan
  • Approved a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Contract with FYDA Freightliner Cincinnati, Inc. for the Purchase of a 2017 Freightliner M2 106 Dump Truck
  • Approved a Resolution Establishing an Interim Development Control Overlay District to Define Sexual Encounter Establishments
  • Approved a Resolution Reaffirming the City’s Commitment to Non-Discrimination and Inclusion by Endorsing Guidelines Adopted by The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments for Title VI Compliance
  • Approved a Resolution Recognizing the Month of May, 2016 as National Historic Preservation Month in the City of Montgomery
  • Approved a Resolution Establishing Compensation for the City Manager
  • Approved a Resolution Declaring a Moratorium on the Collection of Building and Zoning Permit Fees for Solar Installations
  • Approved a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Contract with Frost Brown Todd, LLC to Provide Special Counsel Services
  • Approved a Resolution Accepting a Bid and Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into A Contract with Strawser Construction, Inc. for The 2016 “Bituminous Black Mat” Project
  • Approved a Resolution Accepting a Bid and Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into A Contract with Barrett Paving Materials, Inc. for The 2016 Street Resurfacing Program
  • Approved a Resolution Extending an Interim Development Control Overlay District Within All Business Districts
  • Approved a Resolution Accepting Annexation of Certain Property into the City of Montgomery, Ohio
  • Approved a Resolution Accepting Annexation of Certain Property into the City of Montgomery, Ohio and Acknowledging any Zoning Issues
  • Approved a Resolution Adopting a Tax Budget for 2017
  • Approved a Resolution Delegating Authority to make Declarations of Official Intent and Allocations with Respect to Reimbursements of Temporary Advances During Fiscal Year 2016 made for Capital Improvements for the Vintage Club Project to be made from Subsequent Borrowings.
  • Approved a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into an Agreement with The Sycamore Community School District Board of Education to Assign a School Resource Officer
  • Approved a Resolution to Adopt the Recommendation of the Montgomery Tax Incentive Review Council with Respect to the Compliance of All Tax Increment Financing Districts within the City of Montgomery
  • Approved a Resolution Establishing City Contributions for Employee Health Savings Accounts
  • Approved a Resolution Extending City Contributions for Healthcare Benefits
  • Approved a Resolution Accepting Annexation Plat to Annexed Property from Symmes Township into the City of Montgomery, Ohio
  • Approved a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Contract with Humana Health Plan of Ohio to Provide Medical Coverage and Life Insurance for Full-Time Employees
  • Approved a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into A Contract with Dental Care Plus, to Provide Dental Insurance Coverage for Full-Time Employees
  • Approved a Resolution Authorizing Internet Auction of Surplus Personal Property Through Govdeals.com
  • Approved a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into A Labor Agreement with The Fraternal Order of Police Ohio Labor Council, Inc. for Wages and Benefits from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019
  • Approved a Resolution Establishing City Contributions for Health Care Benefits
  • Approved a Resolution Accepting the Amounts and Rates as Determined by the Budget Commission and Authorizing the Necessary Tax Levies and Certifying them to the County Auditor-Tax Budget
  • Approved a Resolution Authorizing an Agreement with The Ohio Department of Transportation for Bridge Inspection Services
  • Approved a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Prepare and Submit an Application to Participate in The Ohio Public Works Commission State Capital Improvement and/or Local Transportation Improvement Program(s) and to Execute Contracts as Required
  • Approved a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Extend a Contract with SwimSafe Pool Management, Inc. for Professional Services Related to the Operation and Management of the Montgomery Municipal Pool
  • Approved a Resolution Authorizing Purchase Agreement for the Sale of Montgomery Commons Real Estate
  • Approved a Resolution Authorizing a Contract with Motorola for the Purchase of Replacement Radios
  • Approved a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Contract with Morton Salt, Inc. for the Purchase of De-Icing Rock Salt for the 2016-2017 Season
  • Approved a Resolution Authorizing a Grant in the Amount of $12,500 to the Center for Addiction Treatment
  • Approved a Resolution Adopting a Five Year Capital Improvement Program for the City of Montgomery
  • Approved a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into an Agreement with The Sycamore Community School District Board of Education to Assign a School Resource Officer for School Year 2016-2017 for the Sycamore Junior High School
  • Approved a Resolution Authorizing an Amendment to the Current Contract with Donnellon, Donnellon and Miller for Legal Services to the City of Montgomery