Caucus - August 4th 2014
MINUTES OF A COUNCIL CAUCUS
Monday, August 4, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Mayfield Village Civic Hall
The Council of Mayfield Village met in Caucus Session on Monday, August 4, 2014. Council President Buckholtz called the meeting to order at 8:00 p.m.
Present: Mr. Buckholtz, Mr. Jerome, Mr. Marquardt, Mr. Marrie, Mrs. Mills, Dr. Parker (8:05 p.m.), and Mr. Saponaro
Also Present: Mayor Rinker, Mr. Wynne, Mr. Diemert, Mr. Cappello, Chief Edelman, Mr. Marrelli, Mr. Metzung, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Dinardo, Mr. Esborn, Ms. Wolgamuth, and Ms. Garbo
Absent: Chief Carcioppolo
Council President Buckholtz said Diane, I’ve been seeing your e-mails and following all the activity at the Grove. Very nice job.
- Legislation – Tax Levy
Mr. Wynne said we have two pieces of legislation on the Special Meeting this evening for the Tax Levy Renewal. Council had passed legislation last Council meeting which we sent into the County Fiscal Officer under the Board of Elections. They got back to us and said what we’ve done for years and years is not any longer. Therefore, we have to pass two additional pieces of legislation. One is asking the County Fiscal Officer to certify the property values in the Village that will be subject to the Renewal. The other piece of legislation is the approval to go to the Electorate and approve the ballot language that’ll go on the ballot in November.
- Street Lighting Assessments – 2014 and 2015
Mr. Wynne said street lighting assessment is due to expire at the end of this year. It’s up for renewal every two years. It equates to .40 per thousand dollars of the homes or businesses tax value. It generates about $85,000.00 to $90,000.00 in revenue to the Village which is used to pay the same dollar figure in electric bills for our street lighting. Once approved by Council at the Regular Council meeting, it’ll need to go to the County for the property bills for next year, if passed.
Mr. Wynne said third item that’s not on the agenda, we have our annual meeting with the County next Tuesday, the Tax Incentive Review Committee to review our TIF’s. Mr. Dinardo, myself, Mr. Jochum and Scott Snyder from the School District will be going downtown to represent the Village at that meeting.
Council President Buckholtz asked if there was discussion in Finance tonight on these items.
Mr. Marquardt said we went through it all and didn’t have any problems with it.
- 2013 AFG Regional SCBA Grant
Mr. Wynne reported for Chief Carcioppolo. There will be a Resolution to the Mayor and Council to sign on, a Memorandum of Understanding with the Village of Northfield for this Grant. We joined a bunch of other municipalities last year in applying for this Grant. It was awarded. We’ll be replacing 19 of the breathing apparatus pieces of equipment. Normal cost is $111,000.00, the Grant pays 90% of it. The cost to us will be a little over $11,000.00. We had budgeted $15,000.00 in our budget this year in anticipation that the Grant would be approved. Northfield took the lead on applying for the Grant.
PARKS & RECREATION:
- Teen Adventure Camp (City of Mayfield Heights - $11,605.00 – pass through)
Mr. Thomas said this is our annual pass through for payment to Mayfield Heights for Teen Adventure collaboration we do every year. That’s $11,605.00 we collected. We’ll get a percentage of that at the end of the year once they figure out what their costs and profits were.
Dr. Parker arrived 8:05 p.m.
- Parkview Pool Statistics
Mr. Thomas said the other item I don’t have on the agenda, Councilman Jerome asked last Council meeting about statistics for Parkview Pool. The month of July this year was probably the 3rd coldest July we’ve had, and one of the wettest. As a result, our numbers compared to last year were about 1,000 down in attendance. It’s very dependent on weather.
Mr. Jerome asked how that transpires with Lifeguards if there’s no people.
Mr. Thomas replied, we send them home. If they don’t work, they don’t get paid.
- Greenway Trail
Mr. Cappello updates on the Greenway Trail. As you’ve noticed, they’ve been paving at about 70% complete. The bridge has obviously been installed, and 5 out of 6 boardwalks also. Hopefully we’ll be done by the end of August..
- 2013 Road Program
Mr. Cappello said something I neglected to report last Council meeting. Last year’s 2013 Road Program, we had to wait until this year to do some final punch list items. That ended up coming in about $56,000.00 under budget.
ANY OTHER MATTER BEFORE COUNCIL
Mr. Jerome said we had a block party this past weekend on Robley. We included Ravine, and two people on Wilson Mills whose driveways are on Robley. I wanted to thank Chief Edelman and the Canine Unit for coming out. Everybody loved it, it was great. Also, a thank you to the person who isn’t here, Chief Carcioppolo had the guys come from the Fire Department with the Squad and Fire Truck. The kids loved that too. The weather was good, 75 people came. It’s good when residents can get together and meet each other.
Mrs. Mills said Kenwood Gardens also had their party yesterday at the Pool. We had about 50 people. We had some new residents with little kids, they enjoyed the pool. Plenty of good food. It was very very nice, good time.
Mr. Marrie commented the Kenwood Gardens party was extremely good this year because almost all the new residents, everyone that I think that’s moved in in the last 1-2 years, were there to meet everyone. It worked out real good.
Council President Buckholtz asked, any other matters? There were no other matters.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at approximately 8:05 p.m.
Deborah Garbo, Acting Clerk of Council