Safety and Service - August 4th 2014

Monday, Aug 4, 2014 at 7:15 p.m.
Main Conference Room – Mayfield Village Civic Center

The Safety and Service Committee met on Monday, August 4, 2014 in the Main Conference Room at the Mayfield Village Civic Center. Mr. Marrie called the meeting to order at 7:15 p.m.

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Present: Mr. Marrie and Mr. Jerome

Also Present: Mr. Wynne, Mrs. Mills, Chief Edelman, Mr. Metzung, Mr. DiNardo, Mr. Thomas, Ms. Wolgamuth (7:20 pm), Mr. Marquardt (7:23 pm), and Deborah Garbo


  • 2013 AFG Regional SCBA Grant


Mr. Wynne reported for Chief Carcioppolo. As you recall, last year Council approved a multi city Grant application to replace the (SCBA) Self Contained Breathing Apparatus. The Grant is a 90% / 10% matching Grant. The Grant is approved. Northfield Village is coordinating the whole process. We’ll be replacing 19 units, as well as getting some additional masks. The regular cost will be about $111,000, our cost will be $11,000.

Mr. Marrie asked, any questions?

There were none.

This item will be passed onto Finance.


  • Stop Sign Markings on Ground


Mr. Jerome said it might be too late for this this year. Some are marked, some aren’t.

Mr. Metzung asked, the stop bars?

Mr. Jerome replied, yes.

Mr. Metzung said those should all be done. If they’re not, we’ll get that done.

Mr. Marrie asked, just the main streets, or side streets also.

Mr. DiNardo thinks they’re off the main connectors.

Mr. Metzung said they’re off of Wilson Mills, off of SOM. All those have stop bars.

Mr. Jerome said the more the better. People today on cell phones aren’t paying attention.  

Mr. Metzung said that’s not a biggie to add. I’ll talk to Pat Flowers.

  • Stop Sign Indicators


Mr. Jerome said I think it’s also a good idea, the indicators that go underneath the stop signs; one way, two way, three way, I think it helps as far as a safety stand point.

Chief Edelman said at some point you’re going to saturate the area with too many signs.

Mr. Metzung said I see where it could get confusing where you might expect a four way stop and it’s a two way stop and visa-versa.

Mr. Marrie said any intersections we have, main ones already have stop signs, lights and so forth. I don’t agree with this.

Mr. DiNardo said those are only for unusual situations. You see a lot of these in Geauga County or Lake County.

  • Fence by Police Department near Wiley Park and Historical House


Mr. Jerome said the fence next to the Police Station that used to be next to Wiley Field looks like garbage. I don’t know if we own this.

Mr. Metzung said the split rail, that’s owned by the property owner I believe. It’s an old split rail. We’ve replaced some rails back in the day when they played ball there. The ball players would sit on them and break them. It’s south of the Police Dept.

Mr. Jerome said it needs to be taken down or fixed up.

Ms. Wolgamuth arrives @ 7:20 p.m.

Mrs. Mills said we did some restoration in the past at the back side of that Phillips property.

Mr. Metzung said we put some trees up.

  • Sign Pole Reflectors


Mrs. Mills said we had our Kenwood Party yesterday. A couple people said they love the signs, which the signs are beautiful with the flags and baskets. They’re missing the reflectors that were on the poles, especially Oakwood, Kenwood & Robley because it’s so dark coming down the street. Is there any way we could put reflector tape on the new poles?

Mr. Jerome asked, the signs are more reflective now, right?

Mrs. Mills said, yes the signs are, but they’re still saying they cannot see.

Mr. Jerome said some of it’s because of the trees. There’s so much tree hanging over Wilson Mills.

Mrs. Mills said if we could do some type of reflectors in the middle of the poles like what was on the wooden pole.

Mr. Metzung said we could do that.

  • Tree Trimming


Mr. Marrie said something’s been bugging me for a while, and it’s getting worse because of the age and size of the trees. When you’re on Oakwood or Kenwood, there’re times you can’t see the traffic coming from the east. The trees block.

Mr. Marquardt arrives @ 7:23 p.m.

Mr. Metzung said we will trim them back if there’s a line of sight issue.

Mr. Marrie said there is, there’s no doubt about it.

Mr. Metzung asked Mr. Marrie to give him a call tomorrow. There’ll be times where there’s bushes on private property. If that’s the case, we make them move them or we cut them down and let them know.

  • Civic Center Parking Lot


Mr. Thomas said I was out front for a while. There were so many cars that didn’t turn right and go around the sign. It’s unbelievable how people do not read signs.

Mr. Metzung said, yes Bill, we’re looking to move the drive.

Mr. Marrie asked, any other matters? There were none.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Deborah Garbo, Acting Clerk of Council