At the first February Sylvania City Council meeting, Mayor Craig Stough proclaimed Feb. 6 as John Husman Day in commemoration of his 30-year tenure on the Civil Service Commission. Husman officially retired from the commission at the end of last year.
Following that, Dr. Richard Munk, the city’s representative to the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department’s Board of Governors, gave an update on the 12-member board.
After a Zoom meeting with Sabrina Nichols of American Fireworks Manufacturing Co., council approved a two-year contract for fireworks displays on July 3 with the company.
Sylvania’s Public Safety and Service Director Kevin Aller reported on upcoming road construction and received approval for $10,000 for engineering support for the Monroe Street/Harroun Road Safety Improvement project with DGL Consulting Engineers. Also approved was $498,080 for construction, engineering, and inspection services for the Monroe Street and Silica Drive improvement and bridge replacement projects with American Structurepoint Inc.
Aller also received approval to amend the criteria for the installation of speed bump traffic controls on city streets.
Aller requested ordinances that were passed for the purchase of a 2024 Kenworth cab/chassis from Whiteford Kenworth for $118,432 and the dump truck box, plow and salt spreader from Kalida Truck Equipment for $124,300 for the Streets Division. A second set of ordinances were passed for the purchase of a 2023 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck from Dave White Chevrolet for $57,613 and the dump truck body and snow package from Kalida Truck Equipment for $68,500 for the parks division.
Sylvania Police Chief Danilynn Miller was given approval to make a 2007 Jeep Commander available for auction on GovDeals.com.
In other business, council approved entering into a collective bargaining agreement on behalf of Sylvania police clerks and approved an agreement with Police Officer Connor Cytlak, who recently completed training.
Council then passed a resolution to establish a Downtown Decorations Advisory Board consisting of a representative from Downtown Sylvania Association, Sylvania Arts, Heritage Sylvania, and the city to oversee the banner program. Council also approved Mayor Stough’s appointment of John Monaghan to serve on the city’s audit committee.
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 pm.