A RESOLUTION THANKING MAYFIELD VILLAGE MAYOR BRUCE G. RINKERFOR 28 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO MAYFIELD VILLAGE
WHEREAS, on February 1, 1993, Bruce G. Rinker was sworn into office as the Mayor of Mayfield Village after being elected to Mayfield Village Council in 1987 and serving as Council President beginning in 1991; and
WHEREAS, Mayor Rinker has served the community of Mayfield Village with exceptional dedication for 28 years; and
WHEREAS, Mayfield Village and its residents have clearly benefitted and prospered as a result of Mayor Rinker’s leadership. While the road, sidewalk, culvert and sanitary sewer conversion projects completed are too voluminous to name, there are numerous highlights that illustrate just how Mayor Rinker’s vision and tenacity has shaped Mayfield Village:
- The construction or renovation of most of the Village’s public facilities, including a new Fire Station in 1996, the purchase of the United Methodist Church and its conversion into the current Civic Center in 2005, and construction of a new Police Station in 2010. As Mayor Rinker takes his leave, the construction of a new Community Room is underway with an anticipated grand opening in August 2016;
- The acquisition of over 150 acres of land dedicated to residential use, high-end commercial use and public parkland. The purchase of property--part and parcel--has dramatically increased the Village’s green and open spaces and has also provided residents with top-notch park and recreational facilities, including an outdoor pool, two playgrounds, three softball fields, two soccer fields and a 25-acre wetlands park;
- The continued development of the Greenway Corridor that now includes the Mayfield Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, The Grove Amphitheatre and the Greenway Trail, connecting neighborhoods to the Village’s recreational hub;
- The creation of a Parks and Recreation Department in 1999 that has grown to offer over 150 programs in 2015;
- The development of Progressive Insurance’s first and second campuses and the widening of SOM Center Road (complete with medians, even if narrower than he would have liked);
- The rejuvenation of Beta Park as a County Innovation Zone and creation of the Mayfield Village fiber optic network. Overall, Mayfield Village is home to over 130 businesses with over 8,000 employees; and
WHEREAS, under Mayor Rinker’s watch, Mayfield Village has continued to stay small and think big. The Village’s population has remained virtually unchanged, property values have increased, and general fund revenues have grown from $3.7 million in 1993 to a projected $18.5 million in 2015.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OHIO, THAT:
Mayor Bruce G. Rinker be and is hereby recognized and congratulated for 28 years of dedicated and exceptional service to Mayfield Village. On behalf of residents, business owners, department heads and staff, we wish him many years of health and happiness. Although he has officially retired from work in the Village, we hope that he will continue to live here, enjoy the proverbial fruits of his labor, and continue to walk about and survey the estate.
SECTION 1. The Village of Mayfield, its new Mayor, Council, residents, employers, employees and officials wish to thank Mayor Rinker for his many years of dedicated service.
SECTION 2. 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 3. The Clerk of Council is hereby authorized and directed to prepare duplicate original copies of this Resolution. One such original shall be presented to Mayor Bruce G. Rinker. The other original shall be placed in the permanent records of the Village as a lasting tribute to Mayor Bruce G. Rinker.
SECTION 4. This resolution shall become effective upon its adoption by Council and the signature of the Mayor-Elect, or as may otherwise be provided by law.
RESOLUTION ADOPTED: December 21, 2015