Supplemental appropriations to be used to replace roof


SIDNEY — Supplemental appropriations for the year 2015 were approved by Sidney City Council Monday night. Council also approved bids to be received for a roof project.

Renee DeLaney, assistant finance officer, told council that the supplemental appropriations total $163,945 for two funds for the budget year 2015. The first appropriation deals $132,600 to pay for the replacement of the Sidney-Shelby County Health Department building’s roof. City Building Inspector Dave Brulport said the 22-year-old roof didn’t fare well during last year’s winter. Contractors have been patching the existing leaks.

The Health Department Building Fund, she said is a separate fund accounting for the operation and maintenance of the building at 202 W. Poplar St., jointly owned by the city of Sidney and Shelby County and leased to the health department. The cash fund balance at at May 31, 2015, was $184,481.

In conjunction with the same ordinance, council was asked to allow the city manager to advertise for bids for the roof replacement for the health department building.

The second appropriation deals with the fire loss security fund, she said. The city has received deposit insurance proceeds for two properties totaling $31,345. The ordinance permits the reimbursement of insurance proceeds to the property owners after repair requirements are satisfied.

In other business, council:

• Heard the first reading of an ordinance allowing the city to negotiate jointly with other cities in the region for the cost of street lighting through the Miami Valley Communications Council. The city’s current contract, which MVCC jointly negotiated in 2010, expires on Dec. 31, 2015. MVCC estimates the city saved $179,100 during the five-year contract. The ordinance will be discussed further at the July 13 meeting.

• Adopted a resolution allowing the city to apply for a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant for fiscal year 2015 allocation. If approved, funds would be used for sewer repairs for homeowners in two areas of the city’s inflow/infiltration abatement program.

• Approved the reappointment of David Fogt, Phillip Lahrmer and Don Goettemoeller to new three-year terms on the Revolving Loan Fund Committee. The new terms will expire July 1, 2018. Fogt has served on the committee since 1992; Lahrmer since 1989; and Goettemoeller since 1996.

• Approved the reappointment of David Fleming to a new five-year term on the Zoning Board of Appeals. The term will expire June 30, 2020. He has served on the board since 1998.

• Approved a lot split and replat requested by BM Partners. The request involves four lots, which would then be used to create two new lots at 827 and 835 S. Main Ave. The replat split a currently vacant lot with each adjacent property getting one-half of the vacant property.

• Went into executive session to discuss negotiations with public employees, to consider the purchase of property for public purposes and to discuss pending or imminent court action. No action was taken.