Finance Caucus - March 3rd 2014

MINUTES OF THE
FINANCE CAUCUS COMMITTEE MEETING
Monday, March 3, 2014 – 7:30 p.m.
Main Conference Room
Mayfield Village Civic Center

The Finance Caucus Committee meeting was held on Monday, March 3, 2014 in the Main Conference Room at Mayfield Village Civic Center.  Mr. Delguyd called the meeting to order at 7:50 p.m.

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Present: Mr. Delguyd, Mr. Marrie, and Mr. Marquardt

Also Present: Mr. Jerome, Mr. Metzung, Mr. Dinardo, Chief Carcioppolo, Chief Edelman, Mr. Thomas, Ms. Wolgamuth, Mr. Esborn, and Mrs. Betsa

Mr. Delguyd indicated that all of the below items were discussed during Safety and Service which was held immediately prior to this meeting.

  1. Replacement of awnings above concession and pool manager’s office ($5,700.00 – CEI)

    This item was discussed in Safety and Service. There were no questions.

  2. New umbrellas for grass and replace old fabric on existing umbrellas of Parkview Pool (Anchor Industries - $18,000)

    This item was discussed in Safety and Service. There were no questions.

  3. Remove and install new pool heater (J.R. Sbrocco Plumbing, Inc. - $18,000)

    This item was discussed in Safety and Service. There were no questions.

  4. Demo of house on 6128 Wilson Mills

    This item was discussed in Safety and Service. There were no questions.

  5. New driveway entrance for Civic Center

    This item was discussed in Safety and Service. There were no questions.

  6. Road Program 2014

    This item was discussed in Safety and Service. There were no questions.

  7. Spring Tree Planting

    This item was discussed in Safety and Service.

    Mr. Delguyd asked, there are going to be about 40-45 trees?

    Mr. Metzung replied, right.

    Mr. Marrie added, 80 for the whole year.

    Mr. Metzung replied, probably about 80 for the whole year, which is normal.

  8. Lawn Care – Good Nature

    This item was discussed in Safety and Service. There were no questions.

  9. Updating Codified Ordinances to February 2014 (Walter Drane - $4,390)

    Mr. Delguyd stated, this is a standard cost.

  10. TAC Software Service Agreement

    Chief Edelman reported, this is for the Police Department. It is our CAD and RMS system. This is a contract for tech support.

    Mr. Delguyd asked, one year, two year?

    Chief Edelman replied, three year contract, but it is broken down monthly.

    Mr. Delguyd asked, we are approving the contract? We don’t have to do this every month, right?

    Chief Edelman replied, right.

  11. Traffic Light Survey (TMS Engineers, Inc. - $15,520.00)

    This item was discussed in Safety and Service. There were no questions.

  12. Compensation – 2014 Summer Camp Program
  13. Compensation – 2014 Swimming Pool Employees

    Mr. Thomas reported, the only adjustment made on this was to take the minimum wage from $7.85 to $7.95 and to change the dates.  Everything else remains the same.

  14. Wage Ordinance
  15. General Terms and Conditions of Employment

    Mr. Delguyd stated, everyone should have had time to review this.  I don’t have any questions.  Ron’s not here.

    Ms. Wolgamuth asked, do you want a summary of the major changes?

    Mr. Delguyd replied, he sent an e-mail out on the budget.  Go ahead.

    Ms. Wolgamuth replied, the wage increase is 2½%, 2 and 2.  There were changes to the hospitalization maximum.  Tuition reimbursement was added.

    Mr. Delguyd asked, I thought we got rid of the tuition reimbursement program?

    Ms. Wolgamuth replied, we added the tuition reimbursement program. This is the non-Union people.  They already had a stipend freeze.

    Mr. Delguyd referred to the fifth page under Service.  “This classification only applies to employees actively on staff as of January 1, 2014.”  Part-time Class A and Part-time Class B.

    Mr. Metzung explained, that is for returning employees so they would not have to take a pay cut.

    Mr. Delguyd asked, high school kids?

    Mr. Metzung replied, college kids.

    Mr. Delguyd asked, this is not the part-time emergency?

    Mr. Metzung replied, no. These are summertime employees working their way through college.

    Mr. Delguyd stated, when I look at these columns, you have a low salary and a low hourly column.  We have the 2014 salary and hourly. That’s what they are actually making right?  The word range below it is kind of irrelevant?   This isn’t telling me what the high end of the range is.  For example, Communication Supervisor for Dispatch and Communication’s salary.

    Ms. Wolgamuth replied, that’s the high end of the range, yes.

    Mr. Delguyd stated, okay, so we are setting high ends of ranges with all of this?

    Ms. Wolgamuth replied, yes.

    Mr. Delguyd asked, we don’t have anyone without a paramedic certificate do we?

    Chief Carcioppolo replied, yes, we do.  We have four people that have worked here about 20 years.

    Mr. Delguyd asked, are they full-time guys?

    Chief Carcioppolo replied, no, they are part-time. All full-time employees are paramedics. Everyone hired after 1986 full-time has to maintain their paramedic card.

    Mr. Delguyd asked, is that a problem if they don’t have a paramedic card?

    Chief Carcioppolo replied, no, it’s not a problem. They are card carrying EMS providers recognized by the State. We only allow one to work per shift.  It’s nice to have paramedics but these members are all dedicated and have worked here for close to 30 years.

    Mr. Delguyd stated, I’m just asking if it is a hindrance on managing.

    Chief Carcioppolo replied, no, it doesn’t make a difference in managing, especially with how there’s only four of them.

    Mr. Marrie stated, and you only allow one on a shift.

    Chief Carcioppolo replied, their capabilities are obviously limited compared to a paramedic because they don’t have the same rights vested to them.

    Mr. Delguyd asked, with regard to the 2 ½, 2 and 2, how does that compare to other contracts in the area?

    Ms. Wolgamuth replied, Ron had that chart.  It was pretty comparable.

    Mr. Delguyd stated, the chart I saw was salaries. I  am talking about contract.

    Mr. Marrie stated, he brought one in before and showed the different areas.  Not all of them, but 3 or 4 of them.

    Ms. Wolgamuth stated, there’s different ranges, but I would say they pretty much range between 2 and 3.  They are pretty typical.

    Mr. Delguyd asked if there were any further questions.

    Mr. Jerome asked, how many weeks is the Sports N More Camp?

    Mr. Thomas replied, 5 weeks.

    Mr. Jerome asked, it’s an 8 hour camp?

    Mr. Thomas replied, 7 ½ hours. We have camp care that starts at 7:30 in the morning. We go until 5:30 in the evening.
  16. Collective Bargaining Agreement – Police

    There were no questions.  This has been discussed.

  17. Collective Bargaining Agreement – Fire

    There were no questions.  This has been discussed.
  18. Budget 2014

    Mr. Delguyd stated, Ron mentioned in his e-mail that we are deferring the bathrooms at the ballfield at least until we figure out what is going on with the Zako building.  We are adjusting The Grove from $150,000 to $75,000.  The programming is still there.  Obviously, there will be a little bit more money for rentals.

    Ms. Wolgamuth asked, is there anything else?

    Mr. Delguyd stated, there are some other things we discussed.  We basically said here’s $400,000. We would like to get some money put back into the Sewer Fund or whatever improvement fund there is.  He was going to sharpen the pencil on some of the things.

    Mr. Metzung stated, he mentioned it to me the other day.

    Ms. Wolgamuth stated, tonight’s the Second Read and then Council will be the Third Read. Do you want to have another meeting in between then?

    Mr. Marquardt stated, let’s see what he comes back with. Mr. Delguyd agreed.  An update of the 5-year plan was also requested.

 

ANY OTHER MATTERS

Mr. Delguyd asked if there were any other questions or comments.  There were none.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.  The next Finance Committee meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Conference Room. 

Respectfully submitted,

Mary E. Betsa, Clerk of Council