2017 Annual Report

City Council

Laith Alfaqih- appointed March 2017 through November 2017

Gerri Harbison

Lee Ann Bissmeyer- sworn in December 2017

Craig Margolis

Mike Cappel

Lynda Roesch

Chris Dobrozsi

Ken Suer

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 6, 2017, Council Member Lee Ann Bissmeyer was sworn in after being elected in  November 2017. Lee Ann and her family have been residents for almost 20 years.

Council said goodbye to Council Member Laith Alfaqih in December 2017. Mr. Alfaqih was appointed to City Council in March of 2017, filling the vacancy left by the resignation of Council Member Ann Combs.  Laith remains very active in the City volunteering on the Environmental Advisory Commission as well as other volunteer projects.

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, neighborhood association representatives, civic groups, local school officials, business leaders, 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 $32,683,446 and adopted 60 ordinances and resolutions, the highlights of which follow:

2017 Council Action

  • A Resolution Establishing City Contributions to Employee Health Savings Account
  • A Resolution Authorizing a Contract with Dayton Mailing Services, Inc. D/B/A DMS Ink for Design and Production Services
  • A Resolution Designating Brian Riblet as Interim City Manager
  • A Resolution Authorizing Additional Compensation for the Interim City Manager
  • A Resolution to Adopt a Recommendation from the Montgomery Tax Incentive Review Council with Respect to the Compliance of all Tax Increment Financing Districts within the City of Montgomery
  • A Resolution Establishing City Contributions for Healthcare Benefits
  • A Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Contract with Humana Health Plan of Ohio, Inc. to Provide Medical Insurance for Full-Time Employees
  • A Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Contract with Dental Care Plus, Inc. to Provide Dental Insurance Coverage for Full-Time Employees
  • A Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Federal Local Let Project Agreement with The Ohio Department of Transportation for the Project known as the HAM-SR 126/US 22-20.00/13.19 Montgomery Road Multi-Lane Roundabout Project, PID NO. 104936
  • A Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Federal Local LET Project Agreement with the Ohio Department of  Transportation for the Project Known as the HAM-US 22-14.74 Montgomery Road Phase II Sidewalk Project, PID NO 104934
  • A Resolution Authorizing an Intergovernmental Agreement between the City and the Hamilton County Transportation Improvement District
  • A Resolution Correcting Resolution No 25, 2017 Concerning Compensation for the Interim City Manager
  • A Resolution Authorizing the Interim City Manager to Enter into A Contract with Gateway Partners, LLC To Purchase Professional Services Related to The Gateway Redevelopment Area Project
  • A Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into A Contract with Morton Salt Company for The Purchase of De-Icing Rock Salt for the 2017 Season
  • A Resolution Accepting the Amounts and Rates as Determined by the Hamilton County Budget Commission and Authorizing the Necessary Tax Levies and Certifying Them to The County Auditor
  • A Resolution Authorizing an Agreement with Great Lakes Recycling, Inc. D/B/A Simple Recycling
  • A Resolution Authorizing the Interim City Manager to Enter into A Labor Agreement with The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Ohio Council 8, AFL-CIO for Wages and Benefits for Employees Within the Department of Public Works from September 1, 2017 Through August 31, 2020
  • A Resolution Accepting a Bid and Authorizing the Interim City Manager to Enter into A Contract with Rumpke Of Ohio, Inc. For Waste Collection Services in The City of Montgomery for Calendar Years 2018-2022
  • A Resolution Adopting a Five-Year Capital Improvement Program for the City of Montgomery
  • A Resolution Declaring the Necessity of Levying a 5 Mill Tax in Excess of the 10-Mill Limitation and Requesting the County Auditor to Certify Matters in Connection Therewith
  • A Resolution Declaring the Necessity of Levying A 6 Mill Tax in Excess of the 10-Mill Limitation and Requesting the County Auditor to Certify Matters in Connection Therewith
  • A Resolution Authorizing the Interim City Manager to Execute a Service Agreement Governing the Vintage Club-North Project
  • A Resolution Authorizing an Amendment to The Current Contract with Donnellon, Donnellon & Miller for Legal Services to The City of Montgomery
  • An Ordinance for The Allocation of Earnings Tax Revenues and Amending Section 44.14 of The Montgomery Code of Ordinances
  • An Ordinance Amending the Land Usage Code to Regulate Sexually Oriented Businesses
  • An Ordinance Rezoning a Portion of the Vintage Club Development to L-B Limited Business District with A Planned            Development Overlay
  • An Ordinance Amending the Statement of Conditions and Exceptions in The Vintage Club Planned Development Overlay District
  • An Ordinance Enacting and Adopting the 2016/2017 Recodification to the Code of Ordinances and Declaring an Emergency
  • An Ordinance Authorizing Jolain Drive Stormwater Sewer Project Public Improvements
  • An Ordinance Vacating a Public Roadway Use and Authorizing the Transfer of Certain Real Estate Rights to Twin Lakes
  • 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, 2017
  • An Ordinance Establishing an Interim Development Control Overlay District to Control Medical Marijuana Businesses
  • An Ordinance Establishing the Terms for Various Boards and Commissions
  • An Ordinance Amending Tax Incentive Agreement with Sycamore Community School District
  • An Ordinance Accepting Dedicated Stormwater Improvements in the Montgomery Woods Subdivision
  • 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, 2017
  • 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, 2018
  • An Ordinance Amending the Schedule of Municipal Compensation
  • 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, 2017