Legislative Highlights From Monday, April 17th, 2023
ORDINANCE NO. 98-2023 authorizing the Purchasing Agent to enter into a contract or contracts, without the formality of publicly advertising for bids, with S3 Technologies, LLC for the design and installation of audio-visual upgrades to Akron City Council Chambers; and declaring an emergency. This Ordinance was on the Consent Agenda, which passed by a vote of 11-0. (Holland & Malik abstained on the Consent Agenda) We are excited about these upgrades to Chambers that will result in a better audio/visual experience for those joining in Chambers and those participating at home.
ORDINANCE NO, 102-2023 authorizing the Director of Finance, or his designee, to enter into a contract or contracts with the Akron International Soapbox Derby for the City of Akron to provide $50,000.00 in operational support for the planning and implementation of the 2023 Akron International Soap Box Derby; and declaring an emergency. The Budget & Finance Committee heard from Bret Treier, Chair of the Soap Box Derby Board of Directors. You can view his remarks here.
ORDINANCE NO. 105-2023 authorizing the Director of Public Service or his designee, without the formality of advertising for bids, to enter into a contract or contracts with Keep Akron Beautiful for the provision of litter control, recycling, graffiti removal, and beautification activities in the City of Akron; and declaring an emergency. April is Clean Up Akron Month. Find out how you can get involved here.
ORDINANCE NO. 109-2023 authorizing the Director of Public Service, or his designee, to enter into a contract or contracts, without the formality of publicly advertising for bids, with TRC Environmental Corporation for design and construction management services on the BF Goodrich Power Plant Demolition Project; and declaring an emergency. There has been a lot of interest in the smokestacks, so there will be a public meeting scheduled soon to talk about them. You can see the discussion during the Public Service Committee here.
You can see all the legislation discussed during the meeting at: https://onlinedocs.akronohio.gov/OnBaseAgendaOnline/