A RESOLUTION OF INTENT TO ENTER INTO
AN AGREEMENT WITH CUYAHOGA COUNTY AND
CUYAHOGA COUNTY EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM (CECOMS)
AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL
TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH CUYAHOGA COUNTY
FOR THE TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR
EMERGENCY DISPATCH FROM MAYFIELD VILLAGE
TO THE CUYAHOGA COUNTY EMERGENCY
COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM (CECOMS)
WHEREAS, Ohio’s General Assembly has passed House Bill 360 which progressively limits the number of PSAPs (public safety answering points) in each county for which disbursements from the 9-1-1 charges may be used, ultimately limiting the number to three PSAPs in 2018 (or four PSAPs if the county includes a municipal corporation with a population of more than 175,000).
WHEREAS, Mayfield Village deems it necessary to consolidate the dispatch center to comply with State-mandated legislation and that consolidation will provide regionalization and efficiency.
WHEREAS, Mayfield Village has diligently reviewed and research different proposals involving consolidated dispatch for Mayfield Village.
WHEREAS, Mayfield Village finds that entering into an agreement with Cuyahoga County and the Cuyahoga County Emergency Communications System (CECOMS) and accepting their proposal to provide dispatch services for Mayfield Village will not only offer an improved service to the residents of Mayfield Village through emergency medical dispatching but also provide a significant cost savings to resident taxpayers.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OHIO, THAT:
SECTION 1. Council hereby affirms its intent, interest and commitment to accept the dispatch services proposal provided by Cuyahoga County and CECOMS attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference as Exhibit “A”.
SECTION 2. Council hereby authorizes the Mayor and President of Council to enter into an agreement with Cuyahoga County for the transfer of responsibility for emergency dispatch from Mayfield Village to the Cuyahoga County Emergency Communications System, attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference as Exhibit “B”.
SECTION 3. That the Director of Finance is authorized to make payment to Cuyahoga County for the regionalized dispatch services.
SECTION 4. The Council finds and determines that all formal actions of the Council relating to the adoption of this Resolution 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 5. This Resolution is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the health, safety and welfare of the residents of Mayfield Village. It shall, therefore, take effect immediately upon 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.