Council Minutes - December 16th 2013

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL
Mayfield
Village Civic Hall
Monday, December 16, 2013 - 8:00 p.m.

The Council of Mayfield Village met in Regular Session on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. at Mayfield Village Civic Hall.  Council President Buckholtz called the meeting to order.

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ROLL CALL:

Present: Mr. Buckholtz, Mr. Marrie, Mrs. Cinco, Mr. Marquardt, Mrs. Mills, Dr. Parker, and Mr. Delguyd

Also Present: Mayor Rinker, Mr. Wynne, Ms. Calta, Chief Edelman, Interim Chief Carcioppolo, Mr. Cappello, Mr. Marrelli, Mr. Metzung, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Dinardo, Mr. Esborn, Ms. Wolgamuth, and Mrs. Betsa

Absent: None

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was given.

OPEN PORTION:

5-minute limit imposed by Chair. Those who wish to speak must first state their name and address. 

Rick Christian
510 SOM Center Road
Mayfield Village

I hope the outhouse at the ballfields up there is gold plated for $350,000.  I was here a couple Council meetings ago and something was said about putting in sidewalks on the west side of SOM from the police station to the Library.  I would like to take exception to that. We already have a sidewalk on the other side of the street.  You are putting in crosswalks at Highland. Why don’t you put in another crosswalk at Hickory Hill?  It’s cheaper than running sidewalks and I don’t want to have people cutting through my front yard.  They are already cutting through them already and I have to yell at them to cross the street.  As much money as this city wastes, why don’t you have sidewalks on Worton Park? on Joyce? Why do we need two sidewalks on SOM Center to a glorified cyberplayground?  That’s all that Library is.  There are hardly any books in that Library and they have 20 foot bathroom doors.  This whole Village is a fiasco if you ask me. Thank you.

Council President Buckholtz thanked Mr. Christian. Any other comments at this time? There were none.

CONSIDERATION OF MINUTES:

Regular Council Meeting: November 18, 2013

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mrs. Cinco, made a motion to approve the minutes as written.

ROLL CALL: 

AYES: All  
NAYS: None 

Motion Carried. Minutes Approved.

COMMENTS FROM MAYOR RINKER

Mayor Rinker wished everyone the best of the holidays, including Mr. Christian.

COMMENTS FROM COUNCIL PRESIDENT BUCKHOLTZ

There were no comments.

DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS:                            

SERVICE – Douglas Metzung

There was no report.

BUILDING – John Marrelli

There was no report.  Happy Holidays to everyone. Congratulations to Joanne and Steve and our new Fire Chief Gino.

ENGINEERING – Tom Cappello

There was no report.

LEGAL DEPARTMENT – Diane Calta

Ms. Calta echoed Mr. Marrelli’s sentiments.

FIRE – Interim Chief Carcioppolo

Interim Chief Carcioppolo reported that we have been bunched in with a regional grant for SCBA’s (self-contained breathing apparatus) which will need to be replaced in 2016.  If we are approved for that grant, it is a 90-10 split and the expenditure will be next year. At most it would be a $15,000 expenditure that we would budget for 2016.

Council President Buckholtz asked, who is the 90 and who is the 10?

Interim Chief Carcioppolo replied, the 90 would be, it’s an AFG grant through FEMA.

Council President Buckholtz asked, the 10% is us?

Interim Chief Carcioppolo replied, the 10% is us. $15,000.

FINANCE – Ron Wynne

Mr. Wynne will comment throughout the meeting on the various Finance topics on the agenda.

Mayor Rinker stated, this might be a good time to recap the year with your financial report.

Mr. Wynne replied, I will do that at another time during the meeting.

POLICE – Chief Edelman

There was no report.

PARKS & RECREATION – Bill Thomas

Mr. Thomas reported, we had our Santa Ride this past Saturday.  It’s been a while since we had that kind of weather with light snow.  It was seasonal and nice.  I want to commend our fire truck driver Jason Brothers.  He does a wonderful job. He is not only just a driver, but he gets down from the truck to make sure that Santa and the elves get across the street and make sure everyone is away from traffic. Thank you Jason for a great job again this year.

Council President Buckholtz thanked Bill Thomas for a good year of activities.

ARCHITECT – Ron Dinardo

There was no report.

PLANNING DEPARTMENT  - Ted  Esborn

Mr. Esborn reported, I have two items this evening. The first is a big thank you to our Service Department.  Last Thursday, QED which is one of our local businesses was having an event at the Holiday Inn. There was heavy snowfall. QED called me on Thursday morning sort of in a panic asking if there’s anything we could do to help them clear the sidewalk of snow. They were going to have a lot of foot traffic between their office at 700 Beta and the Holiday Inn.  I told them that it’s not something that we normally do, but given the extreme weather, I would check with our Service Department. Within an hour the entire west side of Beta was cleared.  QED was very appreciative.  These little things that we are able to do are huge with businesses.  I recall about a year ago, Freedonia, another business on Beta had an issue with their internal sidewalk and our Building Department was able to go out and look at it that day. These little things are so critical with businesses and they appreciate it so much. Thanks Doug and Service. The second item, the DOPWIC update, we did get some encouraging initial feedback on our application. There’s a key meeting this Thursday of the DOPWIC Committee that I am going to go to. Rather than give all the details of the possible scenarios now, I will wait and get the information from that meeting and brief everybody after that.

ADMINISTRATION – Diane Wolgamuth

There was no report.

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Activities Committee – Mrs. Mills reported we had a very successful Tree Lighting even if it was cold and blistery. The Singing Angels were here on Saturday night.

Architectural Review Board – Mr. Marrelli stated, Architectural Review Board met last week. We had an addition to a home and it will be finalized at our next meeting.

Board of Appeals – Mr. Marrelli stated, there was no meeting. There is no report.

Cemetery – Mrs. Mills stated, there was no report. 

Citizen's Advisory Board – Mr. Marrie reported, Citizen’s Advisory Board met on November 25th.  Our guest speaker was Judge Bozza.  She described the typical cases that she hears for the six communities that Lyndhurst Court serves. She did comment that Mayfield Village was relatively quiet as far as her Court is concerned. She did describe in quite a bit of detail the program that she started, Make the Right Choice.  This is for people affected by substance abuse as well as senior programs regarding their safety and protection against predators and scams which there is a lot going on. There was also a Council update. Our next meeting is January 27th

Drainage and Infrastructure – Mrs. Cinco stated, there was no meeting. There is no report.

Safety and Service – Mrs.Cinco stated, there was no meeting. There is no report. 

Finance Committee – Mr. Delguyd reported, we had a meeting this evening. All items are on the agenda.

Historical Society – Mrs. Mills reported, the Historical Society had our Holiday Buffet this past Wednesday. It was a blizzard. We had about 66 people there. Every time we have this, the snow comes. The house will be open by appointment only during the months of December and January.

Hillcrest Council of Councils – Mrs. Mills reported, Councilman-Elect Jerome and I attended it on Saturday morning.  The subjects were of the different services offered by Cuyahoga County which was very interesting.

Ordinance Review Committee – Mr. Marquardt stated, there was no meeting. There is no report. 

Planning and Zoning – Mr. Marquardt stated, there was no meeting. There is no report.

Recreation Board -  Mr. Marrie stated, there was no meeting. There is no report. Our next meeting is on January 15th

Commission on Aging – Mrs. Mills reported, the Senior Luncheon is this Friday at the Community Room at 12:30.

SPECIAL COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Information & Technology – There was no meeting. There is no report.

Records Commission – Mrs. Mills reported, one of the divisions from Cuyahoga County spoke to us about microfilming our records. It was very interesting.  It seems like Mayfield Village is always ahead of the game.  A lot of the other communities had no knowledge that this was even going on. Thanks to Mary Beth for her efficiency in those things.

Community and Economic Development Committee – Mr. Delguyd stated, there was no meeting. Ted covered everything.

OLD BUSINESS:

Second Reading of Ordinance No. 2013-15, entitled, “An Emergency Ordinance adopting new Codified Ordinance Section 1353.075 relating to trimming and preservation of trees; removal of dangerous trees.”  Introduced by Mayor Rinker and Council as a Whole. (First Reading – November 18, 2013)

Ordinance No. 2013-15 was left on Second Read.

Second Reading of Ordinance No. 2013-16, entitled, “An Emergency Ordinance amending Codified Ordinance Section 351.03 relating to prohibited standing or parking places and Section 1501.04 enforcement relating to the issuing of citations for violations in fire lanes.”  Introduced by Mayor Rinker and Council as a Whole. (First Reading – November 18, 2013)

Ordinance No. 2013-16 was left on Second Read.

NEW BUSINESS:

Motion to authorize expenditure in the amount of $8,030.00 to Mayfield City Schools for facility rental.

Dr. Parker, seconded by Mrs. Mills, made a motion to authorize expenditure in the amount of $8,030.00 to Mayfield City Schools for facility rental.

Council President Buckholtz asked, any discussion?

Mr. Thomas reported, this is the rental fee that we are now paying Wildcats Sport Fitness to go back to that enterprise to help us with purchases of equipment or other items.

ROLL CALL: 

AYES: All  
NAYS: None 

Motion Carried. Expenditure Approved.

Motion to authorize expenditure in the amount of $5,500.00 to Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association for Fire Chief Assessment on November 15, 2013.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marrie, made a motion to authorize expenditure in the amount of $5,500.00 to Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association for Fire Chief Assessment on November 15, 2013.

Council President Buckholtz asked, any discussion or questions? There were none.

ROLL CALL: 

AYES: All  
NAYS: None 

Motion Carried. Expenditure Approved.

Motion to acknowledge receipt of financial reports for November 2013 and to approve of same as submitted.

Dr. Parker, seconded by Mrs. Mills, made a motion to acknowledge receipt of financial reports for November 2013 and to approve of same as submitted.

Council President Buckholtz asked, any discussion? 

Mr. Wynne commented on the report.  Our income tax collections through November were about $14.7 million. We have received our payments in December which ended up being about $300,000-400,000 ahead of our December collections last year.  I really don’t know why to be honest with you.  It will put our income tax collections for the year a little bit over $16 million.  If you recall, when we put the budget together, we had preliminarily budgeted $13 million to be conservative not knowing how the year was going to end up. We are going to come in about $3 million above budget.  Taking into consideration all of the transfers and the advances that Council will be approving during this meeting, projections are that our General Fund balance after all of the transfers and advances will be between $10-11 million.  Our budget for the year was to be at around $8.5 million. We are going to be $1.5-2 million above budget. That’s after transferring an additional $1 million to the Sanitary Sewer Conversion Fund and transferring $1 million to the Greenway Corridor Fund as an advance in anticipation of the NOACA money to come next year.

Council President Buckholtz asked, so our revenue is up from what we projected by $3 million?

Mr. Wynne replied, just the income tax collections.

Council President Buckholtz asked, which will put us at $10-11 million with an $8.5 million projected budget after transfers?

Mr. Wynne replied, we projected an $8.5 million budget after transfers at the start of the year.  After transfers now, we are going to be at around $10-11 million.

Council President Buckholtz replied, excellent. Thank you very much. Any questions or comments?

ROLL CALL: 

AYES: All  
NAYS: None 

Motion Carried. Receipt of Financial Reports for November 2013. Acknowledged and Authorized.

TRANSFERS:

Major Infrastructure and Critical Building Maintenance/Repair

Motion to authorize transfer from the:

  • General Fund to the Street Construction Maintenance & Repair Fund to cover the 2013 road program the sum of One Million One Hundred Ten Thousand Dollars ($1,110,000).
  • General Fund to the Civic Center Fund to cover the cost of tower chimney waterproofing, bathroom remodeling, main conference room TV and chairs and general facility upkeep the sum of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000).
  • General Fund to the Sanitary Sewer Relief Fund for future sewer conversion projects the sum of One Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,500,000).
  • Sanitary Sewer Relief Fund to the Sanitary Sewer Conversion Fund to cover the costs of preliminary engineering services the sum of Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000).
  • General Fund to the Parkview Pool Improvement Fund to cover the cost of sandblasting and painting the pool and replacement of the playground flooring at the park the sum of Eighty-One Thousand Four Hundred Forty-Four Dollars ($81,444).
  • General Fund to the Infrastructure Improvement Fund to cover the cost of various D&I projects the sum of Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000).

 

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mrs. Cinco, made a motion to approve the above 6 transfers relative to major infrastructure and critical building maintenance repair.

Council President Buckholtz asked, does anyone have any questions?

Mr. Delguyd asked, the $1.5 million transfer from the General Fund to the Sanitary Sewer Relief Fund is independent of the DOPWIC money, correct?  The DOPWIC money would be replacing that if it came in?

Mr. Wynne replied, we got turned down on DOPWIC earlier this year. We made one last attempt. We just filed an application for another $1 million.  We will find out early next year whether it has been approved or not.  In the meantime, because our tax collections were so good, we were initially going to transfer $500,000, we upped it to $1.5 million so that in the event our financing is turned down, we still have the funding set aside for that sewer conversion project to start next summer.

Mayor Rinker added, the funding through the DOPWIC, if it is approved, we cannot spend until July 1 of this coming year anyway. The gambit is that we will be able to have this money set aside if we need it.  If the DOPWIC goes through, and we have been through this before as Ron pointed out, even if we find out early next year at the County level, it really isn’t until roughly April or May that we get the final word from Columbus. There will be a window of opportunity in there that in the event this particular format that we have submitted is approved, we can make the adjustment sometime between May and July.  Our goal is that we have it pretty well specked, correct?  So we will be in a position to hit the beaches running. The whole idea is that we will be primed and ready to go.

Council President Buckholtz asked, it has been a while since we actually won a DOPWIC award, can we actually physically start the project without their money?

Mayor Rinker replied, no.  Do we have an estimate on the timeframe, start to finish, rough guestimate for construction?

Mr. Cappello replied, if we get DOPWIC money, we have to start after July 1st. It would potentially be two construction seasons because it is sanitary sewer, water line and rebuilding the roadway.

Mayor Rinker stated, the rule is, you cannot commence any portion of a project or you shoot the deal.

Mr. Esborn replied, I think the Raleigh Drive realignment and in the same year the Thornapple pump station were both DOPWIC funded projects. Those are the two last DOPWIC projects.

Mayor Rinker stated, with Raleigh, we were able to split it through budget years.  There’s probably some kind of adjustment that we would do anyway.

Mr. Cappello clarified, you can bid the project prior to July but you cannot award it or start construction until afterward.

Mayor Rinker replied, the recommendation is that we do that.

Council President Buckholtz stated, the good news to the public is that we are transferring the money because we are doing the project with or without DOPWIC. 

Council President Buckholtz asked, any other comments?  There were none.

ROLL CALL: 

AYES: All  
NAYS: None 

Motion Carried. Above 6 Transfers relating to Major Infrastructure and Critical Building Maintenance Repair Approved.

Bond Retirement and TIF Transfers

Motion to authorize transfer from the:

  • General Fund to the General Bond Retirement Fund to cover current and future debt payments not funded by TIF, Special Assessment and Property Tax Revenue the sum of Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars ($800,000).
  • North Commons T.I.F. Fund to the General Bond Retirement  Fund to offset debt payments the sum of  Eight Hundred Thirteen Thousand Five Hundred Fifty-Three Dollars and Eight Cents ($813,553.08).
  • Governor’s Village T.I.F. Fund to the General Bond Retirement Fund to offset debt payments the sum of Forty Three Thousand Four Hundred Sixty Dollars and Six Cents ($43,460.06).
  • Heinen’s T.I.F. Fund to the General Bond Retirement Fund to offset debt payments the sum of Fifteen Thousand Two Hundred Eighty Six Dollars ($15,286).
  • Skoda, Minotti T.I.F. Fund to the General Bond Retirement Fund to offset debt payments the sum of Thirteen Thousand Two Hundred Thirty-Four Dollars and Forty Cents ($13,234.40).
  • OMNI Hotel TIF Fund to the General Bond Retirement Fund to offset debt payments the sum of Sixty Nine Thousand One Hundred Five Dollars and Twenty-Three Cents ($69,105.23).

 

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to approve the above 6 transfers relative to bond retirement and TIF Transfers.

Council President Buckholtz asked, does anyone have any questions?  There were none.

ROLL CALL: 

AYES: All  
NAYS: None 

Motion Carried. Above 6 Transfers Relating To Bond Retirement and TIF Transfers Approved.

Motion to authorize transfer from the:

  • Police Pension Fund to the General Fund to offset pension costs the sum of Fifty One Thousand Dollars ($51,000).
  • Police Operating Fund to the General Fund to offset operating expenses the sum of Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60,000).

 

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mrs. Cinco, made a motion to approve the above 2 transfers.

Council President Buckholtz asked, does anyone have any questions?

ROLL CALL: 

AYES: All  
NAYS: None 

Motion Carried. Above 2 Transfers Approved.

Motion to authorize transfer from the General Fund to the Community Room Fund to cover the cost of future renovations the amount of Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($300,000).

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marrie, made a motion to authorize transfer from the General Fund to the Community Room Fund to cover the cost of future renovations the amount of Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($300,000).

Council President Buckholtz asked, discussion?

Mr. Delguyd asked, does this leave $300,000 in the account or $600,000? 

Mr. Wynne replied, this is $300,000 in the account. The plans are for the 2014 budget to include another transfer of $300,000, so we will have $600,000 in the account to be available depending upon whatever the final resolve is on what to do with the Community  Room.

Mr. Delguyd asked, should we make the second one an advance just in case?  If we choose not to rebuild, if we just choose to remodel, is it going to be $600,000 worth of work?

Mr. Wynne replied, depending on timing of what happens, if the transfer doesn’t happen until the end of the year, we can always budget $300,000 and then adjust it in December.

Council President Buckholtz commented, the Administration did an excellent job, Diane Wolgamuth, of creating a survey that went out and collected a lot of data which you compiled. Great job. We don’t have actual plans regarding what we are doing?  Just budgeting money?

Ms. Wolgamuth replied, we have consulted with an architect. We have a structural report we are expecting by the end of the week because the first question is what walls in the Community Room are low bearing and so what changes can we make?  We are expecting that very soon.

Council President Buckholtz asked, any further comments? There were none.

ROLL CALL: 

AYES: All  
NAYS: None 

Motion Carried. Transfer Approved.

Motion to authorize transfer from the General Fund to the Parkview Ballfield Funds to cover the cost of the soccer field restrooms the sum of Three Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($350,000).

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marrie, made a motion to authorize transfer from the General Fund to the Parkview Ballfield Funds to cover the cost of the soccer field restrooms the sum of Three Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($350,000). 

Council President Buckholtz asked, discussion? These are not built yet?

Mr. Wynne replied, no, this is the soccer field.

Mr. Delguyd replied, they are already built.

Mr. Wynne added, this dollar amount covers engineering, utilities that had to be installed and the structure itself.

Council President Buckholtz asked, the interior work as well?

Mr. Wynne replied, everything.  The project is not completed yet.

Council President Buckholtz asked, this covers the whole thing?

Mr. Wynne replied, yes.

ROLL CALL: 

AYES: Buckholtz, Cinco, Mills, Parker, Delguyd, and Marrie
NAYS: Marquardt

Motion Carried. Transfer Approved.

Motion to authorize transfer from the General Fund to the Green Corridor Construction Fund to cover future costs associated with the trail system the sum of One Hundred Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars ($175,000).

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mrs. Cinco, made a motion to authorize transfer from the General Fund to the Green Corridor Construction Fund to cover future costs associated with the trail system the sum of One Hundred Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars ($175,000). 

Council President Buckholtz asked, discussion?

Mr. Wynne replied, this is just a transfer that we have been making every year for the past couple years.  The funding for the construction through NOACA is an 80/20.  80 comes through the grant, 20 is our portion.  In addition to our 20%, we have to pay the engineering costs to go along with it. This $175,000 is just to cover our portion of the project.

Council President Buckholtz asked, do we know what is in that account right now?  This has been building up?

Mr. Wynne replied, it’s been building up every year, but we also spend it down every year because URS had to do a lot of preliminary work before we went out to bid on the project. Now construction started, so we have started to draw down on that a little bit also.  As of today’s date, I don’t know the exact amount.

Council President Buckholtz asked, any other questions? There were none.

ROLL CALL: 

AYES: Buckholtz, Cinco, Mills, Parker, Delguyd, and Marrie
NAYS: Marquardt

Motion Carried. Transfer Approved.

Motion to authorize advance from the General Fund to the Green Corridor Construction Fund to cover the construction costs of the trail system the sum of One Million Sixty Seven Thousand Four Hundred Seventeen Dollars and Fifty-Eight Cents ($1,067,417.58) (These funds will be reimbursed to us by NOACA in 2014).

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mrs. Cinco, made a motion to authorize advance from the General Fund to the Green Corridor Construction Fund to cover the construction costs of the trail system the sum of One Million Sixty Seven Thousand Four Hundred Seventeen Dollars and Fifty-Eight Cents ($1,067,417.58) (These funds will be reimbursed to us by NOACA in 2014).

Council President Buckholtz asked, any discussion?

Mr. Wynne replied, again, this is the 80% cost of the construction project that is through a grant. Once that money is received next year, it will be paid back to the General Fund.

Council President Buckholtz asked, it covers things that we have done and things we will have done?

Mr. Wynne replied, correct.

Mr. Delguyd asked, this million dollars, we talked earlier about the ending cash fund? This was taken into account, right? This is really just a timing issue that you would have to add back because we are going to get the money in 2014?

Mr. Wynne replied, the $10-11 million dollar projection for the General Fund balance is after this.

Council President Buckholtz asked, any other comments? There were none.

ROLL CALL: 

AYES: Buckholtz, Cinco, Mills, Parker, Delguyd, and Marrie
NAYS: Marquardt

Motion Carried. Advance Approved.

First Reading of Ordinance No. 2013-17, entitled, “An Emergency Ordinance amending Codified Ordinance Section 1511.05(g)(2)(C) relating to portable outdoor fire places used at one and two family dwellings.”  Introduced by Mayor Rinker and Council as a Whole.

Ordinance No. 2013-17 was left on First Read.

First Reading of Ordinance No. 2013-18, entitled, “An Emergency Ordinance amending Codified Ordinance Section 141.01(b) establishment of positions in the Fire Department in removing the position of part-time Captain.  Introduced by Mayor Rinker and Council as a Whole.

Ordinance No. 2013-18 was left on First Read.

First Reading of Ordinance No. 2013-19, entitled, “An ordinance appropriating funds for current expenses and expenditures of Mayfield Village, Ohio for the period from January 1, 2013 and ending December 31, 2013 and declaring an emergency.”  Introduced by Mayor Rinker and Council as a Whole.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Delguyd, made a motion to suspend the rules of Council requiring an Ordinance to be read on three separate occasions.

ROLL CALL: 

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Rules Suspended.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mrs. Cinco, made a motion to enact Ordinance No. 2013-19.

Council President Buckholtz asked, any discussion or questions?

Mr. Wynne replied, again, this is the final approval of this year’s budget. Several weeks ago I gave Council a detailed printout of the budget and highlighted line items that are changing primarily because of the adjustments we had to make. There has been no change to that schedule I gave you several weeks ago.

Council President Buckholtz asked, any other questions?  There were none.

ROLL CALL: 

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Ordinance Enacted.

First Reading of Ordinance No. 2013-20, entitled, “An ordinance appropriating funds for current expenses and expenditures of Mayfield Village, Ohio for the period from January 1, 2014 and ending March 31, 2014 and declaring an emergency.”  Introduced by Mayor Rinker and Council as a Whole.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marrie, made a motion to suspend the rules of Council requiring an Ordinance to be read on three separate occasions.

ROLL CALL: 

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Rules Suspended.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Dr. Parker, made a motion to enact Ordinance No. 2013-20.

Council President Buckholtz asked if there was any discussion.

Mr. Wynne explained, this is just passage of a short-term budget for next year until we finalize and approve the budget at the March Council meeting.

ROLL CALL: 

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Ordinance Enacted.

First Reading of Ordinance No. 2013-21, entitled, “An emergency ordinance accepting the transfer and donation of certain real estate located at 734 SOM Center Road from the Ohio Department of Transportation.” Introduced by Mayor Rinker and Council as a Whole.

Dr. Parker, seconded by Mr. Marrie, made a motion to suspend the rules of Council requiring an Ordinance to be read on three separate occasions.

ROLL CALL: 

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Rules Suspended.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marrie, made a motion to enact Ordinance No. 2013-21.

Council President Buckholtz asked, discussion? This is the ODOT property that they are relinquishing?

Mr. Delguyd replied, salt dome plus a couple of other structures on there for storage.

Council President Buckholtz asked, any questions?  There were none.

ROLL CALL: 

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Ordinance Enacted.

Resolution No. 2013-16, entitled, “A resolution requesting the Cuyahoga County Treasurer to advance from the proceeds of tax levies for the collection year 2014.”  Introduced by Mayor Rinker and Council as a Whole.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mrs. Cinco, made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2013-16.

Council President Buckholtz asked if there was any discussion.  This is just getting our taxes up front? 

Mr. Wynne replied yes.

Council President Buckholtz asked, any questions?  There were none.

ROLL CALL: 

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

Resolution No. 2013-17, entitled, “A resolution requesting the Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer to adjust the amended official certificate of estimated resources for 2013.”  Introduced by Mayor Rinker and Council as a Whole.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mrs. Cinco, made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2013-17.

Council President Buckholtz asked if there was any discussion. 

Mr. Wynne replied, this is just a formality with the County finalizing our receipt budget for the year.

Council President Buckholtz asked, any questions?  There were none.

ROLL CALL: 

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

ANY OTHER MATTERS:

Mayor Rinker stated, this is another one of those evenings and I think the time of the year is particularly symbolic as we usher out one era and usher in a new era.  As you all have been able to catch on, Joanne Cinco, our At-Large Councilwoman for the last 26 years, I have to say this to be gauche, but you were elected before I was appointed, but I started before you.  We worked side by side on a lot of projects and most people on Council can attest to the fact, and we are going to put it to vote in just a minute, but I think we all really owe a lot of gratitude and appreciation for Joanne’s work.

Mrs. Cinco presented a photograph dated January 1, 1988 of her swearing in ceremony.

Resolution No. 2013-18, entitled, “Resolution of Appreciation to Joanne Cinco”. Introduced by Mayor and Council as a Whole.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marrie, made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2013-18.

Council President Buckholtz congratulated Mrs. Cinco.

ROLL CALL: 

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

Mayor Rinker thanked Mrs. Cinco and presented her with the Resolution.

Swearing-In Ceremony and Administration of Oath of Office to Fire Chief Eugene Carcioppolo

Mayor Rinker stated, as many of us do know, when this year began, Dave Mohr retired as our Fire Chief of some 33 years.  That’s a long tenure and the transition since that time has really challenged all of us as we look toward the future. As I commented a moment ago that we are ending one era, we know that we are starting another era.  I can only say this, Gino Carcioppolo has exhibited not only professional training but he is professional in word and deed. All of the firefighters here present and anyone in the community can be very proud and very confident that our Fire Department is in good hands with the personnel that has served us so unselfishly. They have a leader. The body has a head and we are really proud to usher in a new Chief and may he last for 33 years. 

With that, Interim Chief, we want you to come up here and change that title.

Mayor Rinker administered the Oath of Office to Eugene Carcioppolo as Fire Chief for Mayfield Village.

Mrs. Carcioppolo pinned the badge on Chief Carcioppolo.

Council President Buckholtz noted Council-Elect Steve Jerome who was in the audience this evening and will be joining us next year. We look forward to that.  Thanks for coming up here tonight. We will see you next year.  Anyone have any other comments?

Mrs. Cinco stated, I would just like to say thank you.  It’s bittersweet, but it has been fun.  Everybody’s friends.  It’s been an honor and pleasure to serve you.  Good luck Steve.

Council President Buckholtz went around the table.

Mr. Dinardo wished everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  Happy Holidays!

Mr. Cappello, Mr. Metzung, Mr. Esborn and Ms. Wolgamuth stated, same with me.

Mr. Marrie wished all a Merry Christmas and Healthy New Year.

Mr. Delguyd stated, ditto.

Mrs. Cinco stated, Happy Holidays.

Mr. Thomas, Chief Edelman and Chief Carcioppolo wished all a Happy Holiday.

Mrs. Betsa wished everyone a Merry Christmas.

Mr. Marquardt wished all a Happy Holiday.

Mrs. Mills wished all a Happy Holiday.

Dr. Parker wished Joanne good luck.  I wish you all the best in the coming years. Happy Holidays to all and Happy New Years as well.

Mr. Wynne wished all a Happy Holidays.

Mayor Rinker wished all a Happy Chrismahannakwanzica.

Council President Buckholtz thanked Joanne. Enjoy a long healthy life with your family.  Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Holidays.

ADJOURNMENT

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marrie, made a motion to adjourn.

Refreshments were served immediately following the meeting in appreciation to Mrs. Cinco for her service and in congratulation to Fire Chief Carcioppolo.

The meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.  The next Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.