Council - December 21st 2015

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL
Mayfield Village Civic Hall
Monday, December 21, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.

The Council of Mayfield Village met in Regular Session on Monday, December 21, 2015 at Mayfield Village Civic Hall. Council President Marrie called the meeting to order at 8:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL:

Present: Mr. Jerome, Dr. Parker, Mr. Marrie, Mrs. Mills, Mr. Saponaro, Mr. Williams

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

Absent:  Mr. Marquardt

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was given.

OPEN PORTION:

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

Ricky Christian
510 SOM

I have a problem. It all started when the Village decided to widen SOM Center Road. They raised the grade of the road, cut my drainlines which resulted in me having to dig up my whole house, redo all my drainlines and now I have a problem in the back because the Library went in next door to me and they raised the grade there. Natural grade is waterflow close to the east and to the north. It can’t flow to the north because the grade is two feet higher than it was before. It can’t flow to the east because the road is higher. The water tends to back up. You guys put a bike path in behind my house and cut two little culverts where water used to run out. Now it flows right towards my house. I have taken Steve Jerome around and showed him the problem. He knows the problem. I am getting water bubbling up in my yard. It has cracked my driveway which I spent $30,000 to put in on top of the $20,000 to have my house redone because of the city cutting the drainlines and I am getting nothing. I want something done about the water problem. Thank you.

Council President Marrie stated, we will follow up on it. Anyone else? There were no further comments.

CONSIDERATION OF MINUTES:

Regular Council Meeting – November 16, 2015

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

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. November 16, 2015 Minutes Approved.

COMMENTS FROM MAYOR RINKER

There were no comments.

COMMENTS FROM COUNCIL PRESIDENT MARRIE

Council President Marrie thanked Ron DiNardo for his 14 years of service to the Village on Architectural Review Board, 10 years as Chairman. Thank you, Ron.

DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS:                          

SERVICE – Doug Metzung

Mr. Metzung commented on the Mayor leaving. As department heads, we learn early on when we would meet with Bruce he would immediately pull up a pad of paper out and begin to sketch and I thought, it’s been a hidden gem, and while we didn’t keep most of them, we do have a few that we would like to present to show everyone the Bruce Rinker collection of sketches that he has done over the years. This was not unusual. We do have one from 1974 it appears when someone was doing the old Village Hall. Bruce was not confined to the pen and the paper. He was 3-D also and he also did some modeling. We present The Grove that Bruce created. If you get a chance, come up and see it. First thing I want to say is I want to thank you for 19 years of the time I have worked with you. I really appreciate it. Thank you.

BUILDING – John Marrelli

Mr. Marrelli stated, Good luck to Mayor Rinker who is leaving us. It has been a great 14 years for myself. Welcome Mayor Bodnar. Here’s looking forward to a new era.

ENGINEERING – Tom Cappello

Mr. Cappello stated, Bruce, 22 years of never a dull moment.

LEGAL DEPARTMENT – Mr. Guidetti

Mr. Guidetti stated, far less time working with the Mayor but it has been a pleasure nonetheless. I know everyone from Joe to the secretaries at the firm always enjoyed talking to you. I wish you the best of luck.

FIRE – Chief Eugene Carcioppolo

Chief Carcioppolo extended the same gratitude to the Mayor. I wish him the best of luck. I appreciate all his support.

FINANCE – Ron Wynne

Mr. Wynne thanked the Mayor for everything. Best of luck to you in your new endeavors. I will comment on all of my items throughout the agenda this evening.

POLICE – Chief Richard Edelman

Chief Edelman congratulated Bruce. Best wishes in the future.

PARKS & RECREATION – Bill Thomas

Mr. Thomas reported, on Saturday December 12th, the Annual Santa Ride was held in 65 degree temperatures and no snow. As a result, it was the largest turnout of residents along the route that I can recall. It was a combination of weather and Mayor Rinker’s final ride on the fire truck with the Santa and the elf. We had a very competent driver in Chief Gino. Assisting him was Fireman Jeff Cook. We were expected to arrive back to the Community Room at 1:30 for the beginning of the party, but Santa did not sit in his chair until 2:35. I don’t know if it was a combination of Mayor Rinker being on the fire truck, but it was a wonderful event and it was great to have Mayor Rinker on the fire truck for a final goodbye. I wish you well.

ARCHITECT – Ron DiNardo

There was no report.

PLANNING DEPARTMENT - Ted Esborn

Mr. Esborn reported, at the Caucus this month, I introduced an agreement with Everstream. I am still working with Mark Guidetti and the Law Department with Everstream on that agreement. We will push that back to next month. Thank you for everything Mayor Rinker.

ADMINISTRATION – Diane Wolgamuth

Ms. Wolgamuth stated, it has been fun and a challenge. I will miss you horribly. Welcome Brenda. I am looking forward to working with you very directly every day. Thank you.

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Activities Committee – Mrs. Mills reported, our Tree Lighting Ceremony was the best ever attended. We ran out of hot chocolate and almost ran out of donuts. The Hanukah service was also very well attended as was the Singing Angels. Our next meeting is in March. I am extending an invitation to Mayor Rinker to join us as a committee member.

Architectural Review Board – Mr. Marrelli reported, we met last week and approved a couple of commercial signs and a residential addition.

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

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

Citizen's Advisory Committee – Mr. Williams stated, there is no report at this time.

Drainage and Infrastructure Committee – Mr. Jerome reported, we did not meet this past month. We will be working with residents in the coming new year to look at some drainage and infrastructure problems they are having. We will address them with Doug and Tom Cappello. Thank you.

Safety and Service – Council President Marrie reported, we met before Caucus and discussed the new dispatch center which is on the agenda this evening.

Finance Committee – Mr. Saponaro reported, we met in Caucus on December 7th as well as this evening. We have 26 expenditures we have approved as well as 7 additional ordinances and resolutions which have been approved as well.

Historical Society – Mrs. Mills reported, the Garden Club and Historical Society had their annual luncheon. We had 75 people attend. Hank Kuziel entertained us in Reserve Hall with sounds of Irving Berlin. That was a very nice affair.

Hillcrest Council of Councils – Mr. Jerome stated, we did not have a meeting. We had a mixer that a couple of Councilpeople and Brenda were able to make it to. It was a nice event. We look forward to their next meeting.

Ordinance Review Committee – There is no report.

Planning and Zoning – There is no report.

Recreation Board – Council President Marrie stated, there was no meeting. Our next meeting is on January 20th.

Commission on Aging – Mrs. Mills reported, the next meeting is Thursday, January 14th at 11:00 a.m. in the Senior Services office. The agenda will include a recap of the winter trips, discussion about the 2016 trips, Lunch N Learn programs, the winter classes, Holiday party and the Anniversary party. Our Holiday party was held here in this room. We had about 55 residents attend. We also had entertainment in Reserve Hall from the Cleveland Institute of Music which was very very nice. More seniors should try to attend this. We will be having a Lunch and a Movie at Governor’s Village on January 20th. You have to have reservations. The cost is $5. They also will be doing a 6-week yoga class from January 15th to February 19th. We will still hold Lunch N Movies with the Partnership on Aging. Governor’s Village has offered this to the Village and we should accept it.

SPECIAL COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Information & Technology – Council President Marrie stated, the IT Committee met on November 23rd to discuss technology for Council and in general for 2016. There is more to come on that at a later date.

Records Commission – There was no meeting. There is no report.

Community and Economic Development - Mr. Saponaro reported, we met this evening. We discussed a potential new company that is looking to relocate into the Village, specifically at the 600 Beta property which has sat vacant for 11 years. This is good news. They are under new ownership. We are going through that process right now. We are not in a position to disclose information. The committee does not know the specific company either at this point. As things develop, we will make you aware of it. We had the agreement signed with Freedonia. We are in the process of finalizing with Mars regarding final things on their end but from our end we are poised and ready to go.

The Grove Committee – Mr. Jerome stated, we met on December 14th for a lengthy meeting. We discussed considerations for bandshell options. We discussed current infrastructure including uplighting that has been installed around several trees. It’s on a timer along with the bollards that were installed a couple years ago. We discussed future lighting for the performers. The program is almost complete for 2016. We discussed Cruise Night possibly moving to the Grove area. We discussed how the fireworks could affect the Grove. We also discussed potential summer staffing.

Community Room Committee – Mr. Saponaro reported, the Committee has not met. We will hopefully meet in January to look at the development and go from there.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Third Reading of Ordinance No. 2015-24, entitled, “An Emergency Ordinance amending Section 955.04 of the Codified Ordinances relative to the Committee members from Council on the Committee.” Introduced by Mayor Rinker and Council as a Whole. (First Reading- October 19, 2015; Second Reading – November 16, 2015)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Saponaro, made a motion to enact Ordinance No. 2015-24.

Council President Marrie asked, any discussion? There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Ordinance Enacted.

  • Third Reading of Ordinance No. 2015-29, entitled, “An Emergency Ordinance amending Section 505.15 of the Village’s Codified Ordinances relative to the keeping of chickens in the Village.” Introduced by Mayor Rinker and Council as a Whole. (First Reading – October 19, 2015; Second Reading – November 16, 2015)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Dr. Parker, made a motion to enact Ordinance No. 2015-29.

Council President Marrie asked, any discussion? There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Ordinance Enacted.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Motion to authorize expenditure in the amount of $9,900 to Mayfield City Schools for Wildcat Sports & Fitness Rental for September 2014 through August 2015 (pass through).

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Dr. Parker, made a motion to authorize expenditure in the amount of $9,900 to Mayfield City Schools for Wildcat Sports & Fitness Rental for September 2014 through August 2015 (pass through).

Council President Marrie asked, any discussion? There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Expenditure Approved.

  • Motion to authorize expenditure in the amount of $17,040 to Agile Networks for backup MARCS connectivity in the new dispatch center (12 months - $14,880.00; installation for primary dispatch - $1,080; installation for secondary dispatch - $1,080).

Mr. Saponaro, seconded by Mrs. Mills, made a motion to authorize expenditure in the amount of $17,040 to Agile Networks for backup MARCS connectivity in the new dispatch center (12 months - $14,880.00; installation for primary dispatch - $1,080; installation for secondary dispatch - $1,080).

Council President Marrie asked, any discussion? There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Expenditure Approved.

  • Motion to authorize expenditure in the amount of $68,721.00 for purchase of 3 2016 Dodge Chargers for the police department.

Dr. Parker, seconded by Mrs. Mills, made a motion to authorize expenditure in the amount of $68,721.00 for purchase of 3 2016 Dodge Chargers for the police department.

Council President Marrie asked, any discussion? There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Expenditure Approved.

  • Motion to authorize expenditure in the amount of $8,700 to VanCuran Services, Inc. for tree lawn tree maintenance on Chase and Beechers Brook Drive.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Saponaro, made a motion to authorize expenditure in the amount of $8,700 to VanCuran Services, Inc. for tree lawn tree maintenance on Chase and Beechers Brook Drive.

Council President Marrie asked, any discussion? There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Expenditure Approved.

  • Motion to authorize expenditure in the amount of $6,590.90 to Best Truck for bed cap and warning lights for new truck.

Mr. Saponaro, seconded by Dr. Parker, made a motion to authorize expenditure in the amount of $6,590.90 to Best Truck for bed cap and warning lights for new truck.

Council President Marrie asked, any discussion? There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Expenditure Approved.

  • Motion to declare 2003 Ford Van 1FTNS24273HA93063 surplus and to authorize its sale.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Dr. Parker, made a motion to declare 2003 Ford Van 1FTNS24273HA93063 surplus and to authorize its sale.

Council President Marrie asked, any discussion? There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried.

  • Motion to acknowledge support of the renewal of Cuyahoga County Business Attraction and Anti-Poaching Protocol.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Jerome, made a motion to acknowledge support of the renewal of Cuyahoga County Business Attraction and Anti-Poaching Protocol.

Council President Marrie asked, any discussion? There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Renewal Supported.

  • Motion to authorize expenditure in an amount not to exceed $10,000 to ThenDesign Architecture representing funds needed to cover the cost of reimbursable expenses incurred during the Community Room Project (blueprints, mileage, etc.)

Mr. Saponaro, seconded by Mrs. Mills, made a motion to authorize expenditure in an amount not to exceed $10,000 to ThenDesign Architecture representing funds needed to cover the cost of reimbursable expenses incurred during the Community Room Project (blueprints, mileage, etc.)

Council President Marrie asked, any discussion? There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Expenditure Authorized.

  • Motion to acknowledge receipt of financial reports for November, 2015 and to approve of same as submitted.

Mr. Saponaro, seconded by Mrs. Mills, made a motion to acknowledge receipt of financial reports for November, 2015 and to approve of same as submitted.

Council President Marrie asked, any discussion?

Mr. Wynne updated Council since receipt of the report. We received our December tax collections. For the year our income tax collections came in at $16,740,000 which is $921,000 above last year and $678,000 above 2013 which had been our best year to date. During the month of December we also made our final debt payment for the year which brings our total outstanding debt down to $5,957,000. At the end of 2008 our debt stood at $17,624,000. That’s about a $12 million swing over the span of about 7 years.

Council President Marrie stated, excellent job. Thank you.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Receipt of Financial Report for November, 2015 Acknowledged and Approved.

Council President Marrie stated, we will now do the transfers. Mr. Wynne can you describe these?

Mr. Wynne stated, when we put the budget together for the year, there are various projects that take place out of different funds. We are always required to transfer money out of the General Fund to those Funds to cover the cost of our projects. We put the transfers in the budget at the beginning of the year and then are required to go through the process of having Council officially approve the final transfer numbers once the projects are completed at the end of the year. That’s what all these motions are going to cover right now.

Council President Marrie stated, we are going to do them in groups rather than breaking them down and voting on each individual one.

TRANSFERS:

Major Infrastructure and Critical Building Maintenance/Repair

Motion to authorize transfer from the:

  • General Fund to the Street Construction Maintenance and Repair Fund to cover salt purchases, traffic signal mast arms, the Civic Center parking lot and the 2015 road program the sum of Two Million Six Hundred Thirty Thousand Dollars ($2,630,000)
  • Sanitary Sewer Conversion Fund to the Sanitary Sewer Relief Fund of excess funds to provide for future projects the sum of Eight Hundred Twenty Two Thousand Four Hundred Sixty Nine Dollars ($822,469).
  • General Fund to the Infrastructure Improvement Fund to cover future costs relating to addressing Village flooding issues and various D&I projects the sum of One Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,200,000).
  • General Fund to the Community Room Fund to cover the cost of construction the sum of Nine Hundred Seventy Five Thousand Dollars ($975,000).
  • General Fund to the Civic Center Fund to cover future capital needs the sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000).
  • General Fund to the Capital Improvement Fund to cover the cost of building renovations (Fire and ODOT), neighborhood entryways and the SOM sidewalk project the sum of Four Hundred Thirty-Five Thousand Dollars ($435,000).
  • General Fund to the Parkview Ballfields Fund to cover costs associated with the softball field restrooms the sum of Four Hundred Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($415,000).

Mr. Saponaro, seconded by Mrs. Mills, made a motion to authorize transfer from the:

  • General Fund to the Street Construction Maintenance and Repair Fund to cover salt purchases, traffic signal mast arms, the Civic Center parking lot and the 2015 road program the sum of Two Million Six Hundred Thirty Thousand Dollars ($2,630,000)
  • Sanitary Sewer Conversion Fund to the Sanitary Sewer Relief Fund of excess funds to provide for future projects the sum of Eight Hundred Twenty Two Thousand Four Hundred Sixty Nine Dollars ($822,469).
  • General Fund to the Infrastructure Improvement Fund to cover future costs relating to addressing Village flooding issues and various D&I projects the sum of One Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,200,000).
  • General Fund to the Community Room Fund to cover the cost of construction the sum of Nine Hundred Seventy Five Thousand Dollars ($975,000).
  • General Fund to the Civic Center Fund to cover future capital needs the sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000).
  • General Fund to the Capital Improvement Fund to cover the cost of building renovations (Fire and ODOT), neighborhood entryways and the SOM sidewalk project the sum of Four Hundred Thirty-Five Thousand Dollars ($435,000).
  • General Fund to the Parkview Ballfields Fund to cover costs associated with the softball field restrooms the sum of Four Hundred Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($415,000).

Council President Marrie asked, any discussion? There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Transfers 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 T.I.F., Special Assessment and Property Tax Revenue the sum of Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($300,000).
  • North Commons T.I.F. Fund to the General Bond Retirement Fund to offset debt payments the sum of Nine Hundred Eight Thousand One Hundred Sixty-Two Dollars and Thirty-Eight Cents ($908,162.38).
  • Governor’s Village T.I.F. Fund to the General Bond Retirement Fund to offset debt payments the sum of Fifty Thousand Three Hundred Sixty-One Dollars and Twenty-Four Cents ($50,361.24).
  • Heinen’s T.I.F. Fund to the General Bond Retirement Fund to offset debt payments the negative sum of Twenty-Four Thousand Four Hundred Eighty-Eight Dollars and Sixty-Five Cents (-$24,488.65).
  • Skoda, Minotti T.I.F. Fund to the General Bond Retirement Fund to offset debt payments the sum of Fourteen Thousand Seven Hundred Seventy-Three Dollars and Forty-Six Cents ($14,773.46).
  • OMNI Hotel T.I.F. Fund to the General Bond Retirement Fund to offset debt payments the sum of One Hundred Nineteen Thousand Eight Hundred Fifty-Seven Dollars and Eighty-Five Cents ($119,857.85).

Mr. Saponaro, seconded by Mr. Jerome, made a motion to authorize transfer from the:

  • General Fund to the General Bond Retirement Fund to cover current and future debt payments not funded by T.I.F., Special Assessment and Property Tax Revenue the sum of Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($300,000).
  • North Commons T.I.F. Fund to the General Bond Retirement Fund to offset debt payments the sum of Nine Hundred Eight Thousand One Hundred Sixty-Two Dollars and Thirty-Eight Cents ($908,162.38).
  • Governor’s Village T.I.F. Fund to the General Bond Retirement Fund to offset debt payments the sum of Fifty Thousand Three Hundred Sixty-One Dollars and Twenty-Four Cents ($50,361.24).
  • Heinen’s T.I.F. Fund to the General Bond Retirement Fund to offset debt payments the negative sum of Twenty-Four Thousand Four Hundred Eighty-Eight Dollars and Sixty-Five Cents (-$24,488.65).
  • Skoda, Minotti T.I.F. Fund to the General Bond Retirement Fund to offset debt payments the sum of Fourteen Thousand Seven Hundred Seventy-Three Dollars and Forty-Six Cents ($14,773.46).
  • OMNI Hotel T.I.F. Fund to the General Bond Retirement Fund to offset debt payments the sum of One Hundred Nineteen Thousand Eight Hundred Fifty-Seven Dollars and Eighty-Five Cents ($119,857.85).

Council President Marrie asked, any discussion?

Mayor Rinker asked Ron to explain to everyone what this is.

Mr. Wynne replied, when certain projects took place in the Village, we entered into Development Agreements with those businesses that said that any increase in the value of their property as a result of their project, the schools would get their portion of the taxes to that increase and we would get the balance. The balance would come to the Village to pay any debt that we would have to incur to help them along with their project. As you know with Progressive’s second Campus we had to pay for the widening of SOM Center Road and infrastructure in that area and the same holds true with these other businesses. That T.I.F. money will come in with their agreements over 30 years. We will continue to receive that T.I.F. money until the debt we had to incur is fully paid off and we have been reimbursed.

Mayor Rinker added, I think it’s worth noting historically that when Progressive built its first Campus on Wilson Mills Road, there was a lot of controversy over our approving at the time a 15 year two-thirds property tax abatement. It created quite a stir at the time. Progressive as we know kept on growing and when the second Campus came up, that really was the first opportunity we had to explore the T.I.F. mechanism and so that was really the bellweather for a form of economic development that we had not engaged in previously. It’s different from assessments. It’s different from tax abatements. It’s different from going out for levies for different particular projects. It’s a way for us to underwrite a lot of the kinds of infrastructure that have been so critical that we have installed over the last few years. So when you add these up if you look at the agenda, it’s well over a million dollars every year. The property owner doesn’t pay any different tax, it’s how the tax dollars are divvied up and utilized. As you are aware, Ron has been an excellent manager of the funds that we receive to be able to build up. I think it’s important to know that a T.I.F. mechanism is something that really has worked very well for Mayfield Village.

Council President Marrie asked, any other discussion? There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. 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 Five Thousand Dollars ($65,000).

Mr. Saponaro, seconded by Mrs. Mills, made a 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 Five Thousand Dollars ($65,000).

Council President Marrie asked, any discussion? There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Transfers Approved.

  • Motion to authorize partial and final return of 2013 advance to the Green Corridor Construction Fund from the General Fund the sum of One Hundred Thirty-Five Thousand Six Hundred Fifty-Three Dollars and Fifty-One Cents ($135,653.51).

Mr. Saponaro, seconded by Mrs. Mills, made a motion to authorize partial and final return of 2013 advance to the Green Corridor Construction Fund from the General Fund the sum of One Hundred Thirty-Five Thousand Six Hundred Fifty-Three Dollars and Fifty-One Cents ($135,653.51).

Council President Marrie asked, any discussion? There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Return of advance approved.

  • Motion to authorize transfer from the M.C.I.C. Fund to the Mayfield Community Improvement Corporation Fund to merge funds (Resolution 2015-10), the sum of One Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety-Five Dollars ($1,995).

Mr. Saponaro, seconded by Dr. Parker, made a motion to authorize transfer from the M.C.I.C. Fund to the Mayfield Community Improvement Corporation Fund to merge funds (Resolution 2015-10), the sum of One Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety-Five Dollars ($1,995).

Council President Marrie asked, any discussion? There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Transfer approved.

  • First Reading of Ordinance No. 2015-32, entitled, “An ordinance appropriating funds for current expenses and expenditures of Mayfield Village, Ohio for the period from January 1, 2016 and ending March 31, 2016 and declaring an emergency.” Introduced by Mayor Rinker and Council as a Whole.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Jerome, 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.

Dr. Parker, seconded by Mr. Saponaro made a motion to enact Ordinance No. 2015-32.

Council President Marrie asked, any discussion?

Mr. Wynne stated, this is an annual requirement. We pass our budget for the year at the March Council meeting. In order for us to do business next year, we have to pass a temporary budget for the first three months.

Council President Marrie asked, any further discussion? There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Ordinance enacted.

  • First Reading of Ordinance No. 2015-33, entitled, “An ordinance appropriating funds for current expenses and expenditures of Mayfield Village, Ohio for the period from January 1, 2015 and ending December 31, 2015 and declaring an emergency.” Introduced by Mayor Rinker and Council as a Whole.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Saponaro, 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.

Dr. Parker, seconded by Mrs. Mills, made a motion to enact Ordinance No. 2015-33.

Council President Marrie asked, any discussion?

Mr. Wynne stated, I would like to give you some quick highlights on our budget and what it is going to end up for the end of the year. Our General Fund or our rainy day fund is going to be around $10,700,000. We are going to have about $1.4 million set aside for the last and final sewer conversion project that we are required to do in the Village. We are going to have about $1 million set aside to deal with the flooding issues we have been experiencing in the Beta Drive area and other places in the Village. $300,000 will be set aside for future debt payments. We fully provided for funding for the 2015 Road Program, the Sewer Conversion Project and the construction of the Community Room.

Council President Marrie asked, any other discussion? There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Ordinance enacted.

  • Resolution No. 2015-16, entitled, “A Resolution Requesting the Cuyahoga County Treasurer to advance from the proceeds of tax levies for the collection year 2016.” Introduced by Mayor Rinker and Council as a Whole.

Mr. Saponaro, seconded by Mr. Jerome, made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2015-16.

Council President Marrie asked, any discussion?

Mr. Wynne stated, this is just an annual requirement with the County to tell them that as they receive tax dollars collected to please forward them to us.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

  • Resolution No. 2015-17, entitled, “An emergency resolution authorizing the continuance of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Cuyahoga County Soil and Water Conservation District for providing technical assistance in implementing soil and water conservation measures.” Introduced by Mayor Rinker and Council as a Whole.

Mr. Saponaro, seconded by Mrs. Mills, made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2015-17.

Council President Marrie asked, any discussion? There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

  • Resolution No. 2015-18, entitled, “A Resolution Requesting the Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer to adjust the amended official certificate of estimated resources for 2015.” Introduced by Mayor Rinker and Council as a Whole.

Mr. Saponaro, seconded by Mrs. Mills, made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2015-18.

Council President Marrie asked, any discussion?

Mr. Wynne stated, this again is housekeeping. This is an annual requirement telling the County what our revenues are for the year so that they can see we had enough revenues come in to cover our expenses and debt payments required.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

  • Resolution No. 2015-20, entitled, “A Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a continuance of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc. for providing assistance to Mayfield Village relative to fulfilling obligations under its stormwater management program.” Introduced by Mayor Rinker and Council as a Whole.

Mr. Saponaro, seconded by Mrs. Mills, made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2015-20.

Council President Marrie asked, any discussion? There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

Council President Marrie stated, for those who are not in normal attendance at the meetings. There was an awful lot of money discussed tonight. A lot of things were passed. These things are not just passed tonight. This is many many meetings. Some of these go on for almost the whole year. This has not all been done and decided tonight. All of the Department Heads work very hard to make sure this happens and that we stay in budget. Ron makes sure that we do.

SWEARING IN CEREMONY

Mayor Rinker stated, we have some swearing-in ceremonies, some official work to do yet. I will let the Chief set the stage.

  • Firefighter Jason Brothers (Full-Time Fire Lieutenant Class B (Probationary).
  • Firefighter David Johnson (Full-Time Firefighter/Paramedic Class C (Probationary)

Chief Carcioppolo stated, this evening we are all here to witness one new Mayor, three tenure Councilmen, a veteran firefighter and a new firefighter oathing to serve the people of Mayfield Village. Serving is the intrinsic motivation and foundation of the fire service and the fire department’s next full-time Firefighter David Johnson and full-time Lieutenant Jason Brothers. I have witnessed both of them and I appreciate their dedication to serve. It is apparent that they both became firefighters so that they could be the person to respond to your call for help whatever it may be. I will turn it over to the Mayor and let him proceed with your swearing in.

Mayor Rinker administered the oath of office to Firefighter David Johnson.

Mayor Rinker administered the oath of office to Lieutenant Jason Brothers.

MEMBERS OF COUNCIL – Term Commencing January 1, 2016

AT LARGE: Joseph Saponaro

Mayor Rinker administered the oath of office to Councilman At-Large Joseph Saponaro.

WARD 3: Dr. Stephan Parker

Mayor Rinker administered the oath of office to Councilman Stephan Parker.

MAYOR BRENDA TEDESCHI BODNAR
Term Commencing January 1, 2016

Mayor Rinker stated, I look back to when I was very young. I was impressed by a young President of the United States, John F. Kennedy. It really struck me at the time that this was something interesting to be involved in, government. As a student of government, I studied about how the transfer of power is done in a very orderly basis in our country. Probably we are the longest-standing republic in the world where we have been able to transfer power. Of course that’s a much larger stage, but the model of government that we have goes all the way down to this level. As we recall from Tip O’Neill, all politics is local. Decisionmaking that’s local is something that really is immediate and matters. I can say that over the years, that’s really meant a lot to me. But in my formative years, I think back in the 60’s and into the 70’s, we went through two full decades where the transfer of power was never as anyone had expected. We had one President assassinated, another step down very quickly, another had to leave office in disgrace, a very short replacement. We had another one-termer and believe it or not it was not until Ronald Regan that we actually had two terms back to back for President of the United States, last time being Dwight Eisenhower. So I went through a very disruptive time when I was in school, in college and law school. Politics to me was not a particularly savory occupation. So I really wasn’t looking for all of this, but started again in my neighborhood on a local level and things have grown from there. I can tell you that for me it’s been kind of a guilty pleasure. I have enjoyed immensely working as the Mayor in Mayfield Village. It’s a wonderful community. We have so many people who are engaged. I think most of us appreciate the very good fortune that we share. So it’s a time to me that’s opportune for as our forefathers anticipated that we transfer the operation of government to new people, new faces, new ideas, but not so new that they don’t have good experience, that they won’t be steady at the wheel and I think that Brenda Bodnar exemplifies that ability of someone who is going to bring common sense and just good leadership to our community. So with that, come on up.

Mayor Rinker administered the oath of office to Mayor Brenda Tedeschi Bodnar.

Mayor Bodnar stated, I have just a few comments, I won’t take too long, but I hope you will indulge me tonight. First of all, on behalf of everyone here this evening, I would like to thank all of you who came out to show your support. I truly appreciate all of the support and encouragement you have given us. We hope that it will continue. I would also like to recognize Judge Bozza and Prosecutor Cicero who came out this evening. We all appreciate your being here.

I am honored and humble to be taking office as the next Mayor of Mayfield Village, Ohio. I know that I have got some really big shoes to fill. Rest assured, I have already rolled up my sleeves and I have begun to get to know the system a little bit better. I am definitely looking forward to serving Mayfield Village for the next few years as Mayor of Mayfield Village. I am also looking forward to working with all of our fine Council members, Department Heads, staff here as well as working with all of the many wonderful people who are proud to call Mayfield Village our home. We share a true love for Mayfield Village and a respect for Mayfield Village. With that in common, I truly believe we can accomplish great things over the course of the next four years and beyond. Special mention to Bill Marquardt who could not be here tonight. I spoke with him by phone this afternoon. He is making a wonderful comeback and I look forward to the time very soon when we can all welcome Mr. Marquardt back to his role here on Council.

Thank you again for coming tonight. I hope everyone here has the opportunity over this holiday season to spend some wonderful time with friends and family. Certainly I hope you have time to spend after the meeting for the little social we are having for some conversation. I wish everyone a Happy New Year. I look forward to working with all of you over the next four years. Thank you.

Council President Marrie stated, last but not least, I have the pleasure of reading a Resolution thanking Mayor Rinker for 28 years of dedicated service to our Village.

  • Resolution No. 2015-19, entitled, “A Resolution thanking Mayor Rinker for 28 years of dedicated service to our Village.” Introduced by Council as a Whole.

Mr. Jerome, seconded by Mr. Saponaro, made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2015-19.

Council President Marrie asked, any discussion? There was none.

ANY OTHER MATTERS:

Dr. Parker stated, I would just like to say to Bruce after so many years, we have been doing closing comments. For years we would go around the horn. Most of the times you pass, or say something trite, but I just wanted to let you know that it has been an honor and pleasure to work with you. You have worked hard to help our community to be the best it could be. Not to mention our designation as best community to live in more than once. You have unselfishly given your time and energy to this community and you certainly exemplify the true meaning of public servant and I wish you good health and much happiness in the coming year.

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

ADJOURNMENT

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

The meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m. The next Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.