CAC - November 9th 2015

Mayfield Village Citizens Advisory Committee
Meeting Minutes
Nov 9, 2015

The Citizens Advisory Committee met on Monday, Nov 9, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Governor’s Village, 280 North Commons Blvd. in Mayfield Village.

Present: Brenda Bodnar (Chair), Shirley Jay, Bob Haycox, Carole Marrie, Loretta Williams, Mary Singer, and Merv Singer

Absent: Joan Catalano, Tom Piteo, Sandy Batcheller, Paula Lear, Marilyn LaRiche-Goldstein, and Kay Phillips

Also Present: George Williams (Council Representative), Tom Marrie (Council Member), Ted Esborn (Economic Development Director), Diane Wolgamuth (Director of Administration) and Residents Joanna McNally & Rosemarie Fabrizio

Tour of Governor’s Village

Mrs. Bodnar opened the meeting and introduced Michelle Gorman, the Executive Director of Governor’s Village. Ms. Gorman thanked everyone for coming. She thanked Mr. Esborn and Mayor Rinker for their support of Governor’s Village over the years and stated that she looks forward to working with Mayor-Elect Bodnar.

Ms. Gorman stated that Governor’s Village was built in 2001 and included 47 apartments. The recent expansion increased this number to 85 apartments. The new space has received all necessary permits and approvals and now has several residents. Ms. Gorman stated that the feedback on the expansion has been very positive. Governor’s Village offers assisted living as well as a memory care unit and Ms. Gorman explained that 90% of their residents are able to stay at the facility until they pass away rather than have to be moved to a hospital or other care facility.

Ms. Gorman took the Committee members on a tour of the facility which included two model apartments, common areas, a theatre and chapel. She answered many questions and described the services and programs offered at Governor’s Village. Mrs. Bodnar thanked Ms. Gorman for her time and hospitality and thanked Mr. Esborn for arranging the meeting.

Approval of Minutes

Ms. Wolgamuth distributed a copy of the Minutes from October 12, 2015. Ms. Bodnar suggested that the Minutes by approved at the next meeting to allow the members an opportunity to review them.

Council Update
Mr. Williams reported on the following items:

  • The swearing-in of new full-time Police Officer Zachary Reiland;
  • The Village received an award from the American Society of Landscape Architects for design of the Greenway Trail;
  • All Charter amendments that were on the November 3 ballot passed, including #77 which was the only amendment that was actively opposed;
  • The Eastgate/Meadowood sewer conversion project is complete. Legislation for the assessments to pay their portion of this project is on Council’s agenda. Residents will be provided with notification regarding payment of the assessment.
  • ODOT is planning a resurfacing project on SOM Center Road, south of Wilson Mills.
  • Other updates are in the recent Voice of the Village, as well as quotes from this Committee from the last meeting.

Ms. McNally asked if the Voice of the Village could be sent to residents electronically. Ms. Wolgamuth stated that all issues are available on the Village’s website. She will see about adding a link to email blasts as issues become available.

Upcoming Events

Ms. Wolgamuth stated that all upcoming events were included in the recent issue of the Voice of the Village, including the holiday events. In addition, the Community Partnership on Aging is hosting its annual Chili Cook-off on November 14 at the South Euclid Community Center. The Fire Departments from the five surrounding communities participate in this event.


Ms. Bodnar stated that this Committee typically does not meet in December and would re-convene in January. She stated that since she will be taking over her position as Mayor, she will no longer be chairing this Committee and suggested that other members consider chairing. “You never know where you may end up”.

Mr. Williams asked if Ms. Bodnar could recap election night. Ms. Bodnar replied that she remained stationed in the Civic Center parking lot until 7:30 p.m. and stated that many people came to vote at the very end. Her campaign committee went to Yours Truly and waited until the Board of Elections posted results on the doors of the Civic Center. She then saw the absentee tally on television. She said “yay” and went to bed.

Upcoming Meeting

Ms. Wolgamuth advised that she would send suggested January meeting dates out to the Committee with the minutes.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Diane Wolgamuth, Director of Administration