2015-11

AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE
AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR
TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH
GEAUGA COUNTY FOR THE BOARDING OF PRISONERS.

WHEREAS, the Village is in need of a jail facility for the confinement of Village prisoners, which need has been brought about by, in part, an inability to continue housing prisoners at the Bedford Heights jail facility;

WHEREAS, the Village wishes to enter into an Agreement with Geauga County for the confinement of the Village’s prisoners convicted of violation of State law or Village ordinance, or awaiting hearing or trial of any such violation; and

WHEREAS,   Council deems it in the Village’s best interest to enter into an Agreement with the Geauga County Board of Commissioners.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OHIO, THAT:

SECTION 1.   That the Mayor is authorized and directed to enter into an agreement for the confinement of prisoners with Geauga County.

SECTION 2. That a copy of said agreement will be kept by the Mayor’s Office, Police Department, and Finance Director.

SECTION 2.   Upon passage and execution of this Ordinance, the Clerk of Council is authorized and directed to certify a copy this Ordinance to the Geauga County Board of Commissioners and the Geauga County Commissioners.

SECTION 3.   The Council finds and determines that all formal actions of this Council relating to the adoption of this Ordinance have been taken at open meetings of this Council; and that deliberations of this Council and of its committees, resulting in such formal action, took place in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all statutory requirements including the requirements of Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.

SECTION 4.   This Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure immediately necessary for the health, safety and welfare of the residents of Mayfield Village, Ohio. It shall, therefore, take effect immediately upon the passage by the affirmative vote of not less than five (5) members elected to Council and approval by the Mayor or otherwise at the earliest time allowed by law.