Council: May 15th 2017

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL
Mayfield Village Civic Hall
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 8:00 p.m.

The Council of Mayfield Village met in Regular Session on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Mayfield Village Civic Hall.   Council President Saponaro called the meeting to order at 8:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL: 

Present: Mr. Jerome, Mr. Marquardt, Mr. Marrie, Mrs. Mills, Dr. Parker (8:10), Mr. Williams, and Mr. Saponaro                                                                                                                               

Also Present: Mayor Bodnar, Mr. Wynne, Mr. Diemert, Mr. Cappello, Chief Edelman, Mr. Marrelli, Mr. Metzung, Chief Carcioppolo, Mr. McAvinew, Ms. Wolgamuth and Mrs. Betsa

Absent: None

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was given.

OPEN PORTION:

For Public Comment (5-minute limit imposed by Chair)

Council President Saponaro welcomed anyone to come up and talk about any agenda items.  I know that we wanted any public comment since this has been ongoing, for the moratorium on the medical marijuana.  If anyone wants to talk about the AED’s for businesses on the agenda tonight, that can be discussed or anything else.

There were no comments.

  • Presentation by Glenn Coyne, Executive Director of the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission
    • Master Plan – Mayfield Village
    • Community-Wide Survey

Mr. Coyne thanked Council President Saponaro.  I have with me also tonight Jim Sonnhalter who is our Manager of Planning Services.  I just wanted to briefly let you know we are about to get started on an update to your Master Plan.  The Village applied for and received a grant to cover that cost.  We will be doing that for no extra charge to the Village.

A couple things I will mention about that.  It will be a 5-step process.  It will take us just about a year.  We hope to have project meetings fairly regularly.  A steering committee will be appointed and will meet four or five times.  We will have at least 3 public meetings near the beginning, near the middle and near the end with an opportunity for us to come out and present what we are working on with the public.  None of that will happen without a whole lot of involvement from the public.

The planning process will get started here very soon but one other feature we would like to talk about is a community survey.  We were asked by the Village to provide a proposal and we did to prepare and complete a community survey for the Village.  Very briefly, I hope you have had a chance to see that proposal, but it’s just one way for us, a lot of people don’t come out to public meetings.  They are not sure what they are about.  Either that, or they feel like they are not going to be listened to.  This is one way that we can get everyone in the Village a chance to give us some feedback.  We go through several different steps to do that. 

We take time to decide what the survey looks like.  We go out and conduct the survey.  It’s a mailed survey.  We tabulate all the results.  We come up with some really neat graphics and charts to show what the results are.  We take those findings which will help in what we are going to do with the Master Plan.  It will give us a good base upon which to build some of the recommendations and features of your Master Plan. We have done community surveys in several communities lately – Bay Village, Rocky River, Beachwood, Orange, Euclid.  About half the time we work on Master Plan updates, we do a community survey as well.  Not every time, but about half the time.

This is a sample page of what the survey will look like.  Typically they are about 16 pages long.  That may sound like a lot but as you can see this page only has 2 questions on it, multiple choice.  Usually we set it up that way.  We work with Village staff to come up with what those questions will be. We will give some recommendations based on what we know about the Village and what we think some issues are.  It will be a collaborative effort to come up with what those questions are.

This gives you a little sample.  We will hopefully include a letter from the Mayor.  It’s helpful because it lets people know how serious it is and it is a legitimate survey and it is not just somebody doing marketing.  We will use the Village letterhead. Hopefully the Mayor can write a letter and she can sign that and it will go in with the survey itself.  We send along a self-addressed stamped envelope so people are encouraged to mail it back.  We are hoping for a really high turnout so we get some good valid results.

A lot of people ask us about on-line surveys, is that cheaper?  Is that a way to go?  It is, but it does not give us that statistically valid survey and it doesn’t give us that household to household contact that mail does.  For a Village the size of almost 1500 homes, we can do that survey for the proposal we put together.

About halfway through the time people have to return it, we usually do it for 5-6 weeks. We want people to do it and try to get it back to us, not have it sit on the cabinet somewhere.  We send out a reminder card that says if you mailed it in thank you, if you haven’t please remember to get it to us.  This is helpful to us for feedback.

Here’s some examples of how we can present the data to you. One thing very important in most communities is the age breakout.  When we hear from folks 55 and over, usually the things they are interested in and have priorities for are very different from those in the 34-44 category and vice versa.  For example, we have many different types of questions.  We ask about streets, housing styles, development, that type of thing.  You will see the differences in the responses based on age groups.  We will make sure we tabulate that.

We give you a full report.  It’s pretty extensive.  It will tell you about the methodology.  It will tell you how many surveys were responded, what the percentages were and the breakdown of all of the results and data.  The report will be delivered to you at the end, both electronically and paper versions.  Usually it’s good to post on the website as well so that everyone can see the results.

We have done this quite a bit.  It’s a real helpful process.  We have at the bottom of everything we printed out contact information so if people have questions, they e-mail or write us or call us.  Some communities have said people are used to coming to City Hall, Village Hall in this case and dropping off payments; if there is a box you want to set up for people to submit their survey responses that’s fine too.  We will make sure we only have one per household and we get those back.

That’s a summary of what we are going to do.  I am happy to answer any questions about the survey or master plan if you have them.

Council President Saponaro asked, does anyone have any questions of Mr. Coyne or Mr. Sonnhalter of this process?  The one comment I had made was we want to make sure that our residents know what the survey looks like before they get it.  People tend to throw things away without even opening them because they have a certain look to it.  Maybe that can be accomplished or achieved with the packaging it goes in or if it says Mayfield Village on it people are going to be more inclined to open it versus something different.  Just to give them a preview of what it looks like.  That would be helpful.

Mr. Coyne replied, great point.  It will have a return label that will indicate it is from Mayfield Village not County Planning or the government or generic.

Council President Saponaro stated, I think it is important. You don’t want people tossing it out.  Anyone else have any questions?

Mr. Wynne asked, with the other surveys you mentioned you have done already, what is the typical response rate on the surveys?

Mr. Coyne replied, great question.  We have ranged anywhere from about 30% up to almost 50% in some of the communities.  Orange Village is another community who does one every 10 years and they send it to every household as well.  Their response rate is a little bit higher because folks are used to doing it.  Beachwood and Bay Village had very high response rates. Euclid’s was a little bit lower.  Rocky River was somewhere in the middle.  I would expect for this community to be somewhere in the 45; I would be surprised if we are too far under 40% response rate.

Council President Saponaro stated, terrific.  Anyone else have any questions?

There were none.

Mr. Coyne thanked everyone.

Council President Saponaro stated, thank you so much.  We appreciate you stopping by.  Thank you Mr. Sonnhalter as well.

CONSIDERATION OF MINUTES:

Regular Council Meeting – April 17, 2017

Dr. Parker, seconded by Mr. Jerome, made a motion to approve the minutes as written.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None
ABSTAIN: Mills

Motion Carried. Minutes of April 17, 2017 Approved as Written.

Special Council Meeting – May 1, 2017

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

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None
ABSTAIN: Parker

Motion Carried. Minutes of May 1, 2017 Approved as Written.

COMMENTS FROM MAYOR BODNAR

First, I would like to thank everybody involved in our very successful Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast yesterday.  That would be Doug and Susan and all of your department; and Shane and all of your department for all of the hard work you did; Patsy and the Garden Club and all of the people here who work in the Village and on Council who gave of their time to volunteer.  It was a great breakfast yesterday.  Everybody enjoyed it.  Thanks everybody for all of the hard work you put in.

Secondly, a little birdie told me that Mr. Marrelli became a grandfather for the first time yesterday.  His granddaughter was born on Mother’s Day.  What a great day. Congratulations.  I hope you enjoy every bit of grandparenthood.

Third, a reminder to everyone that we are having our Town Hall on the budget one week from today at 7:00.  After that there will be a discussion on how to use the 911 Cellular.  It will be a wonderful night.  A couple of people were so excited to come that they actually came tonight one week ahead of time.  I had to send them away and ask them to come back.  Diane is my witness. They came a week ahead they were so excited about it.  Come back and see us in one week.

Last but not least, Doug Metzung, again with the great Service Department, through Doug’s efforts and Susan’s and Frank Stupinsky’s, Mayfield Village has been recently designated a Tree City for the year 2016.  Thank you for all of the work that went into that. We look forward to getting a plaque like this every year.

DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS:

Mary Betsa (Council Clerk)

  • Upcoming Events
    • NOCCA meeting is this Thursday.  Let me know if you would like to attend.
    • Ethics Training – May 31st at Gates Mills.  Let me know if you would like to attend.
  • Civil Service Commission
    We currently have an advertisement in the paper and on our web for a Civil Service examination for Service Department entry level employee.  Applications are being accepted until the end of this week.  The test will be administered in June.  Applications are available on the website or stop in the Finance office.  The Commission will accept up to 40 applications.
  • Records Commission
    Shred Day was held on Saturday, May 13th.  Thank you Patsy for all of your hard work.  Frank, Maura and Laurie Hughes were also in attendance.  It’s a very hard job.  There were 95 Mayfield Village boxes shred and 278 boxes from residents, representing 4080 pounds.

Tom Cappello (Engineer) – Providing an update on the Mayfield Village 2017 watermain project which encompasses Joyce, Hemingway, Robert Circle, Worton, South Woodlane, North Woodlane, Woodlane and Norman, we had a pre-construction meeting last Tuesday.  The contractor has informed us that they are planning on beginning work the week of June 5th.

Council President Saponaro asked, do you have any update on how the schedule is on the freeway project?

Mr. Cappello replied, I have not attended a meeting with them yet. As far as I can see, they are working pretty fast.  The Chief can give a better idea as far as the lane closures and such, but they have not closed the one eastbound lane as of yet.

Chief Edelman added, last I heard, they are doing lane closures this week.  They put the scale up for the pillars, as you can see, but that is really all I know.  When I get the word, you will get the word.  They don’t let me know ahead of time, believe me.

Council President Saponaro stated, it seems to be running pretty smoothly for the most part.

Chief Edelman replied, your lips to God’s ears.  So far so good.

Council President Saponaro stated, thank you.

Chief Carcioppolo (Fire) – Since our last Council meeting, through yesterday, our department responded to 71 EMS calls and 30 fire calls.  We are 73 calls ahead of where we were last year as of yesterday.  I conducted interviews with the promotional list we have.  I hope to be doing a swearing in for the promotional and some additional fire department personnel at the June Council meeting.  I will be working on a bid spec for a new roof on the Fire station.

Shane McAvinew (Parks and Recreation) –

  • Parks and Recreation Board – We need volunteers for Cruise Night on June 10th.  There are quite a few spots still to fill.
  • Senior Services – On May 5th, we held our Anniversary Party.  We had 60 attendees.  It was an enjoyable time.  Tomorrow, Mayfield Village Senior Services will have a booth at the Hilton Garden Inn for a senior luncheon hosted by 107.3.  Staff and volunteers will be there between 11:00 and 3:00 tomorrow.  They are expecting 300-350 people.  They will distribute fliers of everything going on at the Senior Center and different activities.  The next Community Partnership on Aging Movie will be Wednesday, June 14th.  Governor’s Village movie is June 28th.  A trip is scheduled to Steele Mansion on June 7th and to an American Paris on June 24th.  On Wednesday, June 21st, we will have our first lunch concert at the Gazebo from 12-2.  The band will be Silver Creek.  International Day of Yoga is scheduled for 6:00 on Wednesday June 21st.  You can register on-line through the Parks Department.

Committee Reports:

Activities Committee – Mr. Jerome – We met a couple weeks ago.  We discussed the Grove, senior programs and the Easter party. Although it is a Rec Board function, we gave ideas we had for next year.  We also discussed upcoming events, Cruise Night and Fireworks.  We talked about preparation for the Pancake Breakfast which I was able to help out with.  I think it went well. A lot of balloons were created and a lot of lovely music by the harpist was created too.  It was a great event as usual.  If you were not there, we will see you next year.  The next meeting is September 20th.

Citizens Advisory Committee – Mrs. Mills – At our last meeting, we had Christina Austin from The Gathering Place. She explained what The Gathering Place was all about.  The services offered are very interesting. Also, Garry Regan gave us an update on The Grove programming and what’s going on there.  Our next meeting is next Monday at 6:30.

Council President Saponaro stated, I don’t know if everyone has seen this, but hopefully they have, The Grove summer schedule is out.  This was also passed out at Citizen’s Advisory, the 2017 Hillcrest Summer Concert Series.  It lists Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, Richmond Heights, and South Euclid - all of the different events going on as far as their summer concert series.  I am sure this is on our website.  If anyone has any questions on that, contact Mrs. Wolgamuth.  Thank you.

Finance Committee - Mr. Saponaro – We met this evening as well as on May 1st.  All of the items on our agenda were recommended for approval.  You will notice that the four ordinances also on our agenda were recommended for suspension, meaning they will not go through three readings and will be asked to be put to vote to pass this evening.  We will talk about it as we get closer, but just so you know that as well.

Safety and Service – Mrs. Marrie – We met on the 1st.  All of the items on the agenda were okayed and passed on to Finance and are on this evening’s agenda.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Second Reading of Ordinance No. 2017-04, entitled, “An Emergency Ordinance creating Chapter 1505 of the Codified Ordinances mandating automated external defibrillators in certain institutional facilities and amending the title of part fifteen of the codified Ordinances to be known as the “Fire Prevention and Life Safety Code.” Introduced by Mayor Bodnar and Council as a Whole. (First Reading – April 17, 2017)  (Fire Department)

Council President Saponaro stated, we discussed this at our last meeting and stated that we would put it on for another read.

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

ROLL CALL:

AYES: Parker, Mills, Marquardt, Marrie, Williams, and Saponaro
NAYS: Jerome

Motion Carried. Rules Suspended.

Dr. Parker, seconded by Mr. Williams, made a motion to enact Ordinance No. 2017-04.

Council President Saponaro asked, discussion?

Chief Carcioppolo stated, I wanted to go over the relevance of this.  On May 5th, my department responded to an incident.  Having this in place could potentially have made a difference in the outcome of a cardiac survivor or non-survivor.  They responded and the staff was doing CPR but they did not have an automated external defibrillator.  By the time my crews arrived on scene and assessed the patient and hooked up our monitor, there was not a shockable rhythm that we could introduce electric stimulant defibrillation to affect a positive change.  That is not a typical response for a witnessed arrest which is what this was.  A witnessed arrest is when you witness someone go from a normal profusing rhythm to a non-profusing cardiac rhythm.  Typically, you don’t know from normal to a non-shockable rhythm which would be asystole which is what this event was.  Your heart goes through a period of time where it goes from a regular profusing rhythm to a disorganized rhythm and then eventually it goes to a rhythm where there is no electrical stimuli which does not permit us to defibrillate someone.  Even with the implementation of this legislation we are not going to be forcing someone to put it in place immediately but it just makes sense to move forward with it because it is not really about anything except saving someone’s life.  I know there was some question or concern as to the financial impact but I also wanted to bring up that Mayfield Heights just passed last year legislation for every business in Mayfield Heights to install security cameras.  That was a sweeping change that affected every business in Mayfield Heights.  This is only to specific businesses that have a life safety hazard that this could help.  That’s why I was interested in moving it forward.

Council President Saponaro asked, in that example, if the business would have had an AED, what could have potentially been the outcome?

Chief Carcioppolo replied, if they had an AED, they could have attached it to the person and the difference in time may have been the difference between having a rhythm that could have been shocked and not so if you have that rhythm and the monitor recognizes it, it will allow the person to initiate a defibrillation but the more time that passes and even with good CPR you need to have early 911, early CPR, early defibrillation.  Everything has to work together.

Council President Saponaro added, to make a difference in that situation.

Chief Carcioppolo replied, yes.

Council President Saponaro asked, what other questions or comments does anyone have?

Mr. Jerome asked, so if this would have been a business that would have fallen under this ordinance, it would have had at least one on site?

Chief Carcioppolo replied, yes.

Mr. Jerome asked, were Police dispatched?  Were they on site before Fire had gotten there?

Chief Carcioppolo replied, I don’t know that.

Mr. Jerome asked, are we getting our own AED’s?

Chief Carcioppolo replied, I don’t think they actually have them yet.

Mr. Jerome asked, we are in the process of getting those?

Chief Edelman replied, we don’t have them in the cars yet.

Mr. Jerome stated, okay.  That’s something coming too then.  That also could have definitely helped.

Chief Carcioppolo agreed.

Mr. Jerome stated, we have to use technology I guess and this is something that could help save lives.

Mrs. Mills stated, personally, my son had a heart attack the day after Easter.  When the squad from Painesville arrived and put the paddles on immediately, that is probably what saved him.

Chief Carcioppolo replied, most likely if they did that and defibrillated him, most likely that is what saved him.

Mrs. Mills replied, exactly.

Council President Saponaro asked, any other comments on this?

There were none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Ordinance Enacted.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Motion to declare former Recreation Director’s vehicle surplus (2006 Ford Taurus – VIN 1FAFP53276A253602, 126,834 miles).  (Finance Department)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marrie, made a motion to declare former Recreation Director’s vehicle surplus (2006 Ford Taurus – VIN 1FAFP53276A253602, 126,834 miles).  (Finance Department)

Council President Saponaro asked, discussion?  

Mr. Wynne stated, once again, we had no interested buyers for this vehicle so once it is declared surplus, if we have no internal training needs for it, we will find a place to donate it.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried.

  • Motion to authorize expenditure in the amount of $11,576 to Neopost for DS-75i folder/inserter. (Finance Department)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Jerome, made a motion to authorize expenditure in the amount of $11,576 to Neopost for DS-75i folder/inserter. (Finance Department)

Council President Saponaro asked, discussion?  

Mr. Wynne stated, once again, our current folder/inserter was purchased in 2002 for $11,990.  Parts are no longer available and the vendor will no longer service it. It is kind of worn out. This is a State contract. It is $4,000 cheaper to purchase it over a five year period than if we were to lease it. That is why we recommended purchasing versus leasing.

Council President Saponaro asked, anything else?

There was no further discussion.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Expenditure Approved.

  • Motion to acknowledge receipt of financial reports for April 2017 and to approve of same as submitted. (Finance Department)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Jerome, made a motion to acknowledge receipt of financial reports for April 2017 and to approve of same as submitted. (Finance Department)

Council President Saponaro asked, discussion?  

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Financial Reports for April 2017 Acknowledged and Approved.

  • Motion to authorize an expenditure in an amount not to exceed $9,950 to Showtime Sound Company for equipment rental and sound technicians for the 2017 summer season at The Grove. (Parks and Recreation)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marrie, made a motion to authorize an expenditure in an amount not to exceed $9,950 to Showtime Sound Company for equipment rental and sound technicians for the 2017 summer season at The Grove. (Parks and Recreation)

Council President Saponaro asked, discussion?  

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Expenditure Approved.

  • Motion to declare 2004 60” riding mower surplus and to offer as trade-in to Marshall Equipment for $1,000. (Service Department)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to declare 2004 60” riding mower surplus and to offer as trade-in to Marshall Equipment for $1,000. (Service Department)

Council President Saponaro asked, discussion? This motion coincides with the next motion.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried.

  • Motion to authorize expenditure in the amount of $11,674 to Marshall Equipment for purchase of Ex-mark Lazer 60” riding mower with attachments. (State Purchasing) (Service Department)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marrie, made a motion to authorize expenditure in the amount of $11,674 to Marshall Equipment for purchase of Ex-mark Lazer 60” riding mower with attachments. (State Purchasing) (Service Department)

Council President Saponaro asked, discussion?  

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Expenditure Approved.

  • Motion to go out to bid for the purchase of a new/certified remanufactured sidewalk plow (Replaces 1997 sidewalk plow – budgeted amount - $75,000) (Service Department)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marrie, made a motion to go out to bid for the purchase of a new/certified remanufactured sidewalk plow (Replaces 1997 sidewalk plow – budgeted amount - $75,000) (Service Department)

Council President Saponaro asked, discussion?  

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Bidding Authorized.

  • Motion to go out to bid for street striping – 2017.  (Service Department)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Jerome, made a motion to go out to bid for street striping – 2017.  (Service Department)

Council President Saponaro asked, discussion? This is street striping of every street in the Village.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Bidding Authorized.

Council President Saponaro stated, the next four Ordinances are ordinances we will be asking for a suspension prior to asking for it to be up for approval.

  • First Reading of Ordinance No. 2017-23, entitled, “An Emergency Ordinance authorizing the sale of a 2003 Crown Victoria to Willowick Auto for the sum of $2,000.”  Introduced by Mayor Bodnar and Council as a Whole.  (Finance)

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.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Dr. Parker, made a motion to enact Ordinance No. 2017-23.

Council President Saponaro asked, discussion?  Any questions on this one?

There were none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Ordinance Enacted.

  • First Reading of Ordinance No. 2017-24, entitled, “An Emergency Ordinance authorizing and directing the Mayor and President of Council to enter into an updated Regional Healthcare Contract with the County of Cuyahoga, Ohio.”  Introduced by Mayor Bodnar and Council as a Whole.  (Finance)

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 Mr. Marrie, made a motion to enact Ordinance No. 2017-24.

Council President Saponaro asked, discussion?

Mr. Wynne reported, this contract is for our healthcare plan.  The County is having all participants do new contracts this year to reflect some new terms.  They got this to us in February.  We replied with our comments right away and they just now responded to our comments and accepted all of the changes we recommended.  This just memorializes what we have had in place since January 1st.

Council President Saponaro stated, very good.  Any other questions?

There were none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Ordinance Enacted.

  • First Reading of Ordinance No. 2017-25, entitled, “An Emergency Ordinance authorizing and directing the Mayor and President of Council to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission for the purpose of establishing and achieving goals and objectives relating to the Master Plan.”  Introduced by Mayor Bodnar and Council as a Whole.  (Administration)

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 Mr. Marrie, made a motion to enact Ordinance No. 2017-25.

Council President Saponaro asked, discussion?  This was in line with what Mr. Coyne came to speak of.  This is the Master Plan that was part of the presentation.  We also talked about it at Finance and on the floor of Council. Are there any questions that anyone has regarding this?  If we were to let it go through three readings, we would lose the opportunity to do the survey and start this process.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Ordinance Enacted.

  • First Reading of Ordinance No. 2017-26, entitled, “An Emergency Ordinance authorizing and directing the Mayor and President of Council to enter into An Agreement with the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission for Professional Planning Services.” Introduced by Mayor Bodnar and Council as a Whole.  (Administration)

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.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marrie, made a motion to enact Ordinance No. 2017-26.

Council President Saponaro asked, discussion?  This is the survey part of the Plan, what Mr. Coyne talked to us about as well.  Are there any other questions, concerns, or any additional information to add?

There were none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Ordinance Enacted.

ANY OTHER MATTERS:

Council President Saponaro welcomed a student from St. Ignatius Government class.  Other than that, are there any other matters that may come before Council?

Mrs. Mills stated, the tours at the Historical House are finished.  At our last tour, we had a special guest with his grandson, Chief Edelman.  I hope he learned a lot.

Chief Edelman replied, I did.

Mrs. Mills asked, John, when is Smokin’ Q’s opening?

Mr. Marrelli replied, June 1st allegedly.

Mr. Diemert stated, just to bring Council up to date, the Dr. Moyal and Georgian lawsuit which was filed in Common Pleas Court, assigned to Judge Barker, has been removed by us.  We have determined that the best avenue for getting the Village’s defense was in Federal Court.  We will be filing a removal to Federal Court tomorrow or the next day.  Also, our insurance company has stepped up to protect us on the money damages claims within the lawsuit.  Even if we were to lose, we have some insurance coverage there.

Mr. Jerome asked, is this basically, we have zoning and ordinances for a reason and they are basically saying we are keeping them from doing what they are doing and we are saying we have to stand by our—

Mr. Diemert replied, our ordinances could be declared unconstitutional.  That’s the allegation.

Council President Saponaro asked, any other matters before Council?

Mr. Jerome stated, I apologize that I am going to miss the budget meeting on Monday but I am sure Administration will do just fine without me.  I apologize.  I would like to be there.  I know what is going on.  I trust that they will give you the full picture between Ron Wynne and the Mayor.  If you can make it, thank you.

Council President Saponaro asked, any other comments?

There were none.

ADJOURNMENT:

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

The meeting adjourned at 8:43 p.m.  The next Council meeting is scheduled for June 19, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.