In addition to actions and discussions reported elsewhere in the Twinsburg Bulletin this week, City Council did the following at its Nov. 12 meeting:

• Advanced to second reading amendments to Chapter 149 of the codified ordinances dealing with fees for copies of various documents.

• Rejected an amendment to the codified ordinances regarding the definition of "family" as it applies to residential zoning districts. The ordinance had proposed to define family as follows: "One or more persons related by blood, marriage, adoption or not more than four persons not related by blood, marriage or adoption, occupying a dwelliing unit as a single housekeeping unit." However, Law Director David Maistros advised Council to set aside the proposal because a federal court found a similar ordinance enacted by the city of Bowling Green to be unconstitutional.

• Witnessed Mayor Ted Yates present a proclamation to VFW Post 4929, recognizing its contributions to the community since it was founded in 1945.

• Witnessed Yates present a proclamation to VFW Post member Al Smolic, recognizing his induction into the Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor.

• Recognized four firms – Essendant, Gioninio’s Pizza, University Hospitals and VMS/Badlime – for donations to the Shop with a Cop program, which allows needy youngsters to pick out gifts during the holiday season.

• Watched Yates swear in police officer Alan R. Ternosky as a sergeant. Ternosky has been with the local police department for 15 years.

• Heard the mayor report the ribbon cutting for O’Reilly Auto Parts’ new warehouse in Cornerstone Business Park was scheduled for Nov. 18.

• Heard Service Director Chris Campbell report the city is purchasing its supply of road salt for the winter from Morton through the Ohio Department of Transportation’s road salt contract. Cost will be $74.29 per ton. He said the city expects no problems obtaining salt this winter. He also reported the service department made 4,219 pickups of branches this year.

• Heard Fire Chief Tim Morgan report his department responded to 2,448 calls through October, up about 100 from last year’s first 10 months total.

• Heard Councilman Bill Furey report the next finance committee meeting will be Nov. 26 at 6 p.m., when the panel will discuss the 2020 budget.

• Heard City Engineer Amy Mohr report a few items, such as landscaping and lighting, are being completed to close out the Route 91-Ethan’s Drive/Meadowood Boulevard roundabout/road reconstruction project.

• Heard Finance Director Sarah Buccigross report the city’s interest income stood at $206,000 through October, up from $161,000 last year.

• Heard Yates report Twinsburg Karate Institute has moved from its Darrow Road site to Pinnacle Parkway.