CAC - May 23rd 2016

Mayfield Village Citizens Advisory Committee
Meeting Minutes
May 23, 2016

The Citizens Advisory Committee met on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mayfield Village Civic Center. 

Present: Bob Haycox (Chair), Rosemarie Fabrizio, Shirley Jay, Joanna McNally, Allen Meyers, Lorry Nadeau, Kay Phillips, Paula Lear, Mary Singer, Merv Singer, Sara Calo, and Mary Salomon

Absent: Sandy Batcheller, Marilyn LaRiche-Goldstein, Patricia Russo, and Loretta Williams                                

Also Present: George Williams (Council Representative), Diane Wolgamuth (Director of Administration), and Resident Ron Lear

Approval of Minutes

Mr. Williams opened the meeting and asked if there were any additions or changes to the minutes of April 25, 2016, previously provided to the Committee. There were none and the minutes were approved as written.

Council Update

Mr. Williams reported on the following Council activities:

  • Council approved an incentive agreement for Wireless Environment.  If the lease negotiations go well, they will move into 600 Beta Drive this summer and bring the occupancy rate on Beta Drive to 94%.

Mrs. Fabrizio asked if that is the empty building and Mr. Williams said yes.  Mrs. Jay asked what they do and Mr. Williams stated that they manufacture wireless lighting.  “They are a growing company and we look forward to having them here.”  Mrs. Nadeau added that at a recent Council meeting, the company’s owner referred to their product as “Mr. Beam”.

  • Parkview Pool is opening on June 1. New diving boards are being installed, the slide is being resurfaced and a new heater building is being designed.
  • The format for summer camp is changing. There will now be four two-week sessions.  Response has been very good.
  • Everything went well at the recent Pancake Breakfast. Over 600 people attended.
  • Shred Day was held on May 14th and was also very successful.
  • The Easter Party was discussed by Council.
  • The old Community Room was recently torn down. Wolgamuth reported that construction remains on schedule and the Grand Opening is still being planned for August 21st
  • The Wage Review Committee will begin discussions. Every three years, union contracts and the wage ordinance are up for review.  This Committee will be run by Council President Saponaro.
  • Council approved a liquor license for the Golden Hog Beer House which is replacing Fisher’s Tavern.  Mrs. Singer commented that the restaurant would have a different name.

Upcoming Events

Mrs. Singer provided an update on the Memorial Day Tribute scheduled for May 29 at 1:00 p.m. 

Mr. Haycox reminded the Committee that they had selected Thursday, July 21st to meet and attend a Grove performance.  Swing-Time Big Band will be performing.  Ms. Wolgamuth advised that the Parkview Pool Pavilion has been reserved for the meeting that evening.

Any Other Matters

Mrs. Nadeau reported that, on the issue of Council health care, she looked at the old ordinance and the new codified ordinances, and found nothing.  Mrs. Nadeau stated, “If it is proposed it will have to start as a new ordinance, so nothing is going on with that right now.”

Mrs. Fabrizio mentioned the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program that the Village recently introduced.  She stated that she has participated in it for several years and it is a very worthwhile program.

Ms. Wolgamuth advised the Committee that Mrs. Russo is out of town but asked that the issue of access to the pool for handicapped individuals be raised.  Mrs. Russo would like the Committee to consider the idea of adding stairs for those that do not want to use the kiddie pool to access the pool.  Mrs. Jay stated that the pool is already accessible as there is a motorized lift seat.  The Committee agreed to discuss further with Mrs. Russo at a future meeting.

Mr. Haycox reminded the Committee of the Debbie Hudacko run scheduled for July 10.  He stated that it is a great event. 

Mrs. McNally asked about the recently-expanded depressed area on SOM Center Road.  Ms. Wolgamuth advised that it is a detention basin for storm water.  Mrs. McNally asked if it would be sprayed for mosquitos.  Ms. Wolgamuth stated that she was unaware of any treatment planned for mosquitos and added that she believed the basin was designed to allow water to flow through rather than stay wet for a long period of time.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:55 p.m. so the Committee members could adjourn to the Town Hall Meeting regarding finances being held in Reserve Hall.

Respectfully submitted,

Diane Wolgamuth, Director of Administration