The Grove City Council will elect a new mayor and vice-mayor this week.

The meeting is at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, at the Grove Community Center, Room 5.

The election comes off the heels of the April 2 city election which saw council members Ivan Devitt and Marty Dyer retained their seats and the addition of Matt Henderson, who defeated incumbent Don Nielsen.

The three councilmen were sworn in on Monday, April 8 by City Judge Richard James. 

In other business, the new council will hold an Executive Session to discuss matters pertaining to the purchase or appraisal of real property.

The council will also hear from Grove resident Brad Claggett and his desire to revise city ordinances as it pertains to Food Trucks in the city limits.

City documents show food trucks are allowed as part of a permitted event as long as they are registered through the event sponsor and meet the regulations as outlined by the ordinance. Food trucks have also been allowed to operate as a caterer for a private events.

Claggett would like for the council to consider revising the ordinances allowing food trucks to operate outside of permitted events within the city limits.

In his letter to the council Claggett proposes an ordinance similar Vinita’s ordinance, where a yearly business license is $100 and to participate in city events the city of Vinita requires the vendor to join the Chamber of Commerce at an additional $130 for the year.

While operating under the new ordinance, vendors will provide their own trash receptacles and seating and Food Truck customers can use the restrooms of the business where vendor is located.

In the event the vendor is not operating at a location with restrooms, customers can understand that Food Truck orders are "to go" and use restrooms before or after visiting vendor, Claggett’s letter states.

The council is expected to approve a second amendment to a lease with the Grand River Dam Authority.

The current lease agreement with GRDA addresses the use of the portion of Wolf Creek Park that they own - primarily the ramp area and ramp parking. The first amendment addressed the construction of the mini pavilion on the ramp.

The second amendment would recognize the encroachment of a picnic shelter and dog park parking lot located on the back side of Grove Springs Park that have been in place for a number of years.

In other business, the council is expected to not approve bids for painting the Civic Center exterior. The first and second attempt resulted in the Council rejecting the bids due to being non-responsible.

City documents show the community is expected to use the Open Market Purchase Procedure.

The city’s Purchasing Policy allows contracts for contractual services having an estimated cost between $1,000 and $25,000 may be made utilizing the open market procedure without newspaper advertisement and without observing the procedures of competitive bidding. The Open Market Procedure allows the City to obtain a minimum of three written price quotations from qualified suppliers/vendor, city documents show.

The city will purchase the paint and other materials through the state contract, city documents show.

The council is expected to approve:

• A resolution supporting Fair and Affordable Housing in the City of Grove and a proclamation declaring April as Fair Housing Month.

• A resolution amending the fiscal year budget

• Scheduling a special meeting for April 23 to consider bids for the annual street repair program.