Real estate sales back on Bucyrus Ccouncil’s agenda for Monday’s special session


The Bucyrus City Council is at 1411 N. Sandusky Ave. not finished yet.

Due to procedural errors, the law that enables the sale of the property – already passed on October 5th and November 16th – will be on the agenda again in a special session on Monday.

The flaw was brought to the attention of local resident Vicki Dishon, 1108 Hillcrest Drive, during a regular meeting of the Public Land and Buildings Committee Thursday.

On October 5, the council voted to approve the sale of the property, which has a deed restriction requiring city approval before it can be sold. The emergency legislation was referred back to the Plating Committee for approval, but in fact it was dealt with by the Land and Buildings Public Committee.

On October 21, it was determined that new laws were needed to repeal and replace the measure passed as Resolution 231-2021 on October 5. It has been proposed that the new legislation be put into effect retrospectively to avoid problems with the transfer of ownership.

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On Thursday, Dishon outlined what happened next.

The matter was due to be discussed at a special committee meeting on November 2nd, but that meeting never took place. When the committee held its regular meeting on November 4, members mistakenly believed that the matter had been addressed earlier.

As a result, the Public Land and Buildings Committee never formally proposed the new legislation, which was passed as Resolution 235-2021 on Tuesday.

“It would appear that the passage of resolution 235-2021 last Tuesday was improper or legal,” Dishon said, noting that it also lacked the wording required to make it effective retrospectively.

“I’m not here to cause problems,” said Dishon. “I just want to make sure you’re getting things right because someone will come back and point it out, and – I mean, call me an advocate when it comes to getting things done right, but you know, all in one.” To be law? in the field for over 38 years, I was taught that by my first boss, attorney Robert Clark Neff Sr. You get it right the first time. “

The committee voted to propose an emergency law to repeal and replace both resolutions, which will come into effect retrospectively as of October 5th.

Special meeting planned for Monday

The new resolution was added to the agenda for a special session scheduled for Monday when the council will also vote on laws describing the services provided to 1145 W. Mansfield St. – the home of the city’s new legal director Brian Gernert – should be made available, if this is the case, appended. Vacationing at the southern end of Inez Street, which is paved but unpaved, is also being considered.

Brian Gernert, left, listens as Mark Makeever speaks during a meeting on Nov. 18.

Also on Thursday, the council’s service and finance committees approved plans to spend $ 32,095 to purchase a new Ford F-250 for the road division.

Jeff Wagner, the city’s director of service security, said money was available to purchase in the department’s budget because a planned expense was canceled and because some other purchases were being saved.

“We wanted to have a new truck for next year’s budget, but we still have enough left to use it for this year,” he said. “And it would actually save us money because next year they’ll go up.”

Wagner said he wasn’t sure he would get a truck through the state’s purchase plan this year, but wanted permission from the council to try. In the next year, the cost is expected to rise to $ 40,000.



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