HUBER HEIGHTS — At its Monday meeting, the Huber Heights City Council recognized two employees for their work performance in 2015.
Crystal Whitley, accounting technician since 1993, was honored as the outstanding fourth quarter city employee. Michelle Robinson, accounts payable coordinator since 2001, was honored as the city employee of 2015.
City Manager Rob Schommer and Mayor Tom McMasters made the presentations to Whitley and Robinson.
In other business, council approved a liquor permit for Rapid Fire Pizza, 6315 Brandt Pike.
Council also approved a resolution that authorizes the city manager to spend funds to cover the costs of various goals and services ordered by the city.
Council also considered several resolutions. Those passed as final legislation included legislation that:
- Authorized Schommer to expend funds to cover the costs of four items not covered by a properly obtained purchase order. They included $69.96 to Staples; $833.33 to DJ&D Cleaning Services; $5,000 to the Dayton Development Coalition; and $3,300 to OzScapes.
- Authorized Schommer to purchase two cardiac monitors at a cost of $50,000. The cost of the monitors will be paid for by a pair of grants from Grandview Hospital, $25,000 in the years 2016 and 2017. The legislation allows the city to cover half the purchase price now to realize savings with those funds being replaced by Grandview’s grant in 2017.
- Declared a pair of heart monitors as surplus property and authorized their use as trade-ins on the above purchase of two new heart monitors.
- Authorized Schommer to solicit bids for the Taylorsville Road and Wildview/Sandalview sanitary sewer projects.
- Authorized Schommer to solicit bids for construction of the Fishburg Road realignment project.
- Authorized Schommer to solicit bids and award a contract for a right turn lane on New Carlisle Park at State Route 4.
- Authorized the disposal of surplus property which is a 1.5 ton light duty truck. City staff had made an error entering the city inventory tag in the original measure passed last year.
Several residents addressed council including Carriage Trail resident Matt Pfeiffer, who previously spoke to council two months ago about a flooding problem caused by a deficient sump pump at his Coneflower Drive home.
Heavy rain, he said, has resulted in basement flooding that has been costly to repair in his Ryan Home for four years. Moreover, repairs to the basement have been “costly.”
Pfeiffer, who recently hired an attorney to look into the flooding issue, asked City Attorney Anthony Schaeffer for his response concerning the city’s responsibility.
“The city has no liability,” Schaeffer said. “It’s a conflict between the resident and the builder.”
Council is slated to meet on Monday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m.
Darrell Wacker contributed to this story.