2018 Legislation


The Kent City Charter, Section 35 defines acts of Council requiring passage of legislation. Click here to read Section 35 of the Charter.

All ordinances and resolutions must be read, by title only, at three separate meetings. Council may, by a three-fourth majority vote (or seven members), suspend the three readings. This would enable them to consider and pass legislation on the same night.

Council may enact the "emergency" clause which allows legislation to become effective as of the date of passage. If they choose not to enact the emergency clause, legislation can take effect at a later date. Generally, unless otherwise specified, the least time allowed by law is thirty days.

Below is a list of all legislation passed in 2018. Click on the legislation number to read the entire piece of legislation. If you wish to review the minutes where a specific legislation is passed, click on the date.

Some legislation contain maps, deeds, or other items, known as exhibits, that are not available electronically. Those items are on file with the original signed legislation in the Kent City Council office, located at 320 S. Depeyster Street, Kent. OH.




2018 Legislation


January 17, 2018 Regular Council

2018-01:  Resolution appointing Robert A. Rummel, Jr. to Board of Building Appeals

2018-02:  Resolution appointing Denise S. Mote to the Income Tax Board of Review

2018-03:  Resolution appointing Debbie Smeiles to the Parks and Recreation Board

2018-04:  Resolution appointing John Belfiore to the Shade Tree Commission

2018-05:  Resolution appointing Audrey Cielinski Kessler to the Shade Tree Commission

2018-06:  MOU with Millennia Housing Development, Ltd. and the City of Kent 

2018-07:  Abatement Agreement with Portage Co. Land Reutilization Corp. (REPEALED 2018-24)

2018-08:  Settlement Agreement between Patrick M. Degregio and the City of Kent

2018-09:  Settlement Agreement between Michelle L. Setlock and the City of Kent

2018-10:  Settlement Agreement between Amy M. Waples and the City of Kent

2018-11:  Agreement to participate with ODOT for the microsurfacing of SR 43 and SR 261

2018-12:  Ordinance setting rate of pay for the Mayor of Kent

2018-13:  Ordinance setting rate of pay for the ward council members 

2018-14:  Ordinance setting rate of pay for the at large council members

2018-15:  Accept donation of $1500 from Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation

2018-16:  Accept donation of $320 from Zephyr for the Harold Walker Rest Area

2018-17:  Accept donation of $200 from Richard and Diane Kurlich

2018-18:  Accept donation of $200 from Eric and Ann Lantz

2018-19:  Agreement with Century 21 Wilbur Realty to rent and manage 500 Middlebury Road

2018-20:  Resolution of support for the National Parks system

2018-21:  Authorize application for FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program

2018-22:  Amend section 358.02 'Parking Meter Zones' to add College Street

7, 2018 Special Council Meeting

2018-23:  Amend ordinance No. 2017-160

2018-24:  Amend ordinance No. 2018-07

2018-25:  Amend ordinance No. 2017-150

2018-26:  Amend ordinance No. 2017-149

2018-27:  Amend ordinance No. 2017-148


February 21, 2018 Regular Council

2018-28:  Appoint Howard Boyle to the Parking Action Committee

2018-29:  Amend section 107.02(f) of ordinance 2016-18

2018-30:  Accept donation of $800 from Stow-Kent Chiropractic Clinic for Kent Fire Dept. 

2018-31:  Accept donation of $1650 from Kent Rotary Foundation for Kent Parks & Rec Dept.

2018-32:  Accept donation of $200 from Amy Craft

2018-33:  Amend Ordinance 2017-156, the current appropriation ordinance

2018-34:  Authorize Kent-Tallmadge law enforcement shooting range agreement

2018-35:  Authorize water tap-in for Raising Cane's of Ohio at 1801 E. Main Street

2018-36:  Authorize expanded street closings for 3 annual Main Street Kent events


March 21, 2018 Regular Council

2018-37:  Resolution Compassionate City

2018-38:  Amend budget appropriation ordinance

2018-39:  Resolution ODOT State & U.S. bicycle routes through City of Kent

2018-40:  Resolution East Main Street Area Agreement between City & KSU

2018-41:  Authorize application for ODOT highway safety program grant for North Water Street

2018-42:  Authorize application for Ohio BWC grant for Fire Department equipment


April 18, 2018 Regular Council

2018-43:  Appoint Todd Ridenour to the Board of Building Appeals

2018-44:  Appoint Emily Mattern to the Board of Health

2018-45:  Appoint Allyson Chicoski to the Civil Service Commission

2018-46:  Appoint David Basista and Mark Weisman to the Design and Preservation Committee

2018-47:  Appoint Andrew Scholl to the Sustainability Commission

2018-48:  Appoint Brian Gray to the PARTA Board

2018-49:  Haymaker Farmers' Market lease renewal of parking lot on Franklin Avenue

2018-50:  Accept donation of $700 from the Sylvia Coogan Memorial Fund

2018-51:  Amend ordinance no. 2017-156

2018-52:  Accept donation from University Hospitals of a Pulsepoint Program

2018-53:  Accept donation from University Hospitals of 4 cases for KFD's lucas machines

2018-54:  Amend ordinances to include language to medical marijuana

2018-55:  Approve new special event the Hammy "Hometown Hero" 5K

2018-56:  MOU Public Art on Utility Boxes


May 2, 2018 Joint Meeting with Franklin Twp

2018-57:  2018 tax rate for cemetery purposes  

2018-58:  Appointing Leo Lux to Standing Rock Cemetery Board of Trustees 

2018-59:  Personnel pay raises of the Standing Rock Cemetery


May 16, 2018 Regular Council

2018-60:  Joint resolution reaffirming commitment of City of Kent and Kent State University

2018-61:  Waive payment in lieu of disconnection requirement to Klaben Ford Lincoln, Inc. 

2018-62:  Amend Chapter 1414, enact new section 1414.05 Portable Storage Containers

2018-63:  CDBG assistance for program year 2018

2018-64:  Accept donation of $310 to Kent Parks & Recreation in memory of Joseph Cettomai

2018-65:  Resolution joining the Kent City Board of Education in support of school safety

2018-66:  Accept donation of $625 to Kent Fire Department in memory of Richard Workman

2018-67:  Agreement between City of Akron and City of Kent to construct bicycle trail

2018-68:  Accept bid from Republic Services for trash and recycling collection 




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