AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE
AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR
TO ENTER INTO A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
WITH THE NORTHEAST OHIO REGIONAL SEWER DISTRICT AND THE CUYAHOGA SOIL AND WATER
CONSERVATION DISTRICT FOR
THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT
AND PUBLIC EDUCATION (“PIPE”) UNDER THE
OHIO EPA MUNICIPAL SEPARATE
STORM SEWER DISCHARGE (MS4 PERMIT)
WHEREAS, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District recognized the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District as a Preferred Service Provider for the implementation of the Public Involvement and Public Education (PIPE) under the Ohio EPA Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Discharge (MS4) Permit; and
WHEREAS, under the MS4 permit, Mayfield Village is required to develop, implement, and enforce a Stormwater Management Plan that addresses six Minimum Control Measures, outlined in Exhibit A attached hereto; and
WHEREAS, criteria for the PIPE Program is to identify stormwater pollution concerns, have measurable goals, reach a variety of audiences, actively involve potentially affected stakeholder groups, and evaluate the program’s success. All of this must be reported annually to the Ohio EPA; and
WHEREAS, the purpose of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District is to facilitate the implementation of the PIPE program; and
WHEREAS, Mayfield Village wishes to acknowledge the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District and the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and Mayfield Village; and
WHEREAS, further, the Village wishes to authorize the Mayor to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District and the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District committing the Village to the goals of the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District and authorizing financial participation by the Village in the annual amount of five thousand five hundred dollars ($5,500).
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OHIO, THAT:
SECTION 1. The Mayor is authorized and directed to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District and the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District as more fully set forth in Exhibit “B” attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
SECTION 2. That the Director of Finance is authorized to provide an annual payment to the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District in the annual amount of five thousand five hundred dollars ($5,500).
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.