Council - September 15th 2014

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL
Mayfield Village Civic Hall
Monday, September 15, 2014 - 8:00 p.m.

The Council of Mayfield Village met in Regular Session on Monday, September 15, 2014 at Mayfield Village Civic Hall.  Council President Buckholtz called the meeting to order at 8:00 p.m.

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ROLL CALL: 

Present: Mr. Buckholtz, Mr. Jerome, Mr. Marquardt, Mrs. Mills, and Dr. Parker (8:20 p.m.)

Also Present: Mayor Rinker, Mr. Wynne, Mr. Diemert, Chief Edelman, Chief Carcioppolo, Mr. Marrelli, Mr. Metzung, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Cappello, Mr. DiNardo, Mr. Esborn, Ms. Wolgamuth, and Mrs. Betsa

Absent:  Mr. Marrie and Mr. Saponaro

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was given.

OPEN PORTION:

3-minute limit imposed by Chair.  Those who wish to speak must first state their name and address.

Donald Banas
Home:
27605 Tinkers Valley Drive, Glen Willow, Ohio
Business:        
6685 Beta Drive

6685 Beta Drive is the location of the Mayfield Village Racquet Club. I am the owner.  The Racquet Club consists of 12 indoor tennis courts and 2 indoor squash courts.  Before I proceed, I would like to acknowledge the Mayor and Council. Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you here this evening. 

The Club is leased from Beta Investments, a division of Skoda & Minotti.  It was originally built and open for business in 1973. I, along with David Polk and Brian Banas, became the owners in September 2009.  I was a member of the Club from 1974 forward.  I have been in the Club twice a week since that time.  I mention this because during the first 35 years of the Club’s operation, we have not flooded.  Since we bought the Club in September 2009, it has flooded on four occasions, February 28, 2011, August 7, 2011, September 10, 2011 and August 13, 2014 where I know we all had some bad experience with flooding on Beta Drive and other areas around the tennis club.

On September 10, 2011, I was pleased that on short notice, Mayor Rinker came to the Club and saw the circumstances. He stood alongside of us in the water on the Courts.  Subsequent to that event, Mayfield Village did some work at that point to reroute the water. We thought that work was successful in rectifying the problem.  But on August 13, 2014, we found that flooding is still an issue.  In fact, we experienced on that date the worst flooding we have experienced to date. The water entered in a somewhat different manner. The entire front parking lot was flooded and water came in through the front side of the building. I was not physically present.  I was out of town at the time, but I saw the pictures. I can tell you it was a disaster. 

When that happens, the clean-up process is extensive.  A company from Michigan comes in with dehumidifiers, hundreds of fans, tubing to pump in dry air. All of that has to be hooked up to outside generators because the power supply inside the building wouldn’t support that.  It is a major effort to clean up following a flood.

I know that you are currently doing work with regard to this. Tom and Doug have been at the Club.  I know there is dye-testing being done and the community is looking at the circumstances.  I also know you have taken time to clear some of the debris in the catchbasin between the one side of our Club and the police station and also cleared debris out of the stream where the water runs northward. I believe you have also removed a plate that was partially slowing the flow of water northward. I  have been told there is another plate farther north that is still present. I don’t know if that’s the case or not; I have simply been told that. We visually observed the work of clearing out the foliage, large stones and debris out of that stream on Saturday, August 23rd. We are thankful that it’s done. We think that needs to be a regular maintenance item. It is my understanding that the easement that allows that stream requires that it be kept open and flowing. We think that maintenance has to be done regularly in order to prevent the potential for further flooding.

I am a Councilperson as well.  I know that we are a very business-friendly community in Glenwillow. I am sure that Mayfield Village is as well.  I want you to stop to think for a minute what four floods in five years does to a business. We want to stay an active tennis club.  If you went over with me right now, you would see 12 courts filled with people.  But, it’s very difficult to have flooding occur on so many occasions in our business circumstance.  We need to find a permanent solution. 

I want to mention a couple other things.  I appreciate your indulgence and your time. The first weekend in August, we hosted the district play-offs for the United States Tennis Association which is adult tennis from all over Northeast Ohio. That event probably brought 350 people or so to this community Friday, Saturday and Sunday. They stay in the hotels on Beta Drive. They spend money in the restaurants in Mayfield Village. The next weekend we hosted the State play-offs. That probably brought another 150 people in to Mayfield Village.  The following week, we were scheduled to host the Gay Games, which by the way proved to be quite an event from Cleveland. It moved from Cleveland to Paris. That’s not a bad company for Cleveland to be in. We were pleased to be contacted by the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and asked to be a host for the tennis portion of the Gay Games. We got through two days of those games and then we had to cancel because of the flood. That alone cost us about $6,000 in revenue. We have suffered significantly from this.

In December, we will host the boys’ level two tournament for all boys 18 and under. That will be another weekend event. There will be parents and coaches and players from five states coming in to play. They again will fill the hotels on Beta Drive and the restaurants in our community here. We need to be in a position to do this going forward.  We can’t be in that position if we continue to flood. 

In addition to the lost revenue, the other things we lose are an element of our reputation. I don’t know whether the Sports Commission will contact us a second time when another event comes to town.  Previously we hosted the Senior Games.  I think you can understand that reliability is key in any business and when you are not reliable, are you going to be contacted again to provide the facilities? 

Also, with regard to our members, we lose revenue there as well.  It’s a heck of a thing to close down and lose revenue, but it’s also unfortunate when it rains heavy and your members call and ask if you are open because they have begun to doubt whether or not the Club is able to do business following a heavy rain.

In addition to that, the Club suffers physical damage. The two squash courts I mentioned were destroyed in 2011. They have been destroyed again. You just don’t bring in anybody to do squash courts.  We bring in a firm from New York to do this. The cost of repairing those two squash courts, redoing the hardwood floors, was around $85,000. That’s a significant cost.

In addition to lost revenue, there’s physical damage.  The tennis club surface is a rubberized mat. I know we have already had some issues with respect to this.  I also know there is a settlement in the offing. That’s fine.  I just want to tell you that no amount of drying equipment can dry what gets under that mat. We can dry the surface, but we can’t dry what’s under the mat. That takes a long, long time to dry.  It causes dead spots and exacerbates splits in the court surface itself. All of that is a problem for us. 

I wanted to mention these things to you.  I hope you all understand that I believe that the Racquet Club is an asset to the community.  We have a lot of members who live in Mayfield Village and Gates Mills. Additionally, we host events to bring in people from all over who spend money in this community.  That’s important.  I know we are not going to have quite the economic impact that LeBron’s probably going to have on the downtown businesses in Cleveland but we would like to think we add a little something here.

A couple things I would ask is that the stream out back and the catchbasin be maintained regularly. I know you are in the process of assessing the causation for the problems we have been experiencing. We certainly appreciate that very much.  I would ask that in any meetings held with Skoda Minotti and Beta Investments, and by the way, I spoke with Greg Skoda and he doesn’t object to this providing you don’t, I want to be present at those meetings when your engineer starts discussing causation. I don’t want to hear it second-hand. I want to be in the room when that happens. I have a stake in this. So do my two partners.  I would ask that that be accommodated and that I be notified of the meeting.  I also hope that if there’s still a plate farther north and if that is slowing water to prevent flooding farther north, it’s not a solution, it’s flooding the Racquet Club.  On this occasion, the entire first floor of the accounting firm also was flooded.  That was the worst of the floods.  We appreciate the effort that we know you are making. I hope the political will to sustain our effort will be continuous. We want to be partners in Mayfield Village. We want to stay here.  We want to continue to operate a Club here. We don’t want to experience the difficulties we have experienced to date. We appreciate everything you are doing.  We want to be partners with you as we go forward and continue to function in Mayfield Village.

I have a copy of what I said here this evening accompanied by a report done by Courtney & Associates, an engineering firm, following the flooding of 2011.  I know you already have that report, but I would like to pass out a copy of this to Council if I may.

Council President Buckholtz stated, we appreciated your comments.  As you stated, we were inundated with calls from our own residents and businesses.  We are certainly working on this as we speak. You gave an excellent presentation explaining about the inner workings of the Racquet Club as well as the problems that accompanied it. We are going to have to move on with the rest of the agenda, but thank you very much for attending.  Do we have any other comments? There were none.

CONSIDERATION OF MINUTES:

Regular Council Meeting – August 18, 2014

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to approve the minutes as written. 

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All         
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Minutes Approved.

Special Council Meeting – September 2, 2014

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to approve the minutes as written. 

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All     
NAYS: None                                          

Motion Carried. Minutes Approved.

COMMENTS FROM MAYOR RINKER

There were no comments at this time.

COMMENTS FROM COUNCIL PRESIDENT BUCKHOLTZ

There were no comments.

DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS:                          

SERVICE – Douglas Metzung

Mr. Metzung reported, we have begun our crack sealing for the year. We have completed 85% of it. We hope to be completed by the end of the week. We did get all of the neighborhoods that had the overlays done in the last three years. Those have been completed. We have done some work on Beta. We have about another week of that to go.  We continue to look for the infamous leak at the pool. I think we have narrowed it down once again to another spot. We have a testing company scheduled to come in to apply pressure and to look for another leak.  We suspect we will need to be looking at caulking the pool next year for the minor leaks that just happen over time.

With regard to the patchwork done on Wilson Mills, Mr. Jerome asked, will that then get restriped in the center?

Mr. Metzung replied, yes.

Council President Buckholtz asked, any other questions? There were none.

BUILDING – John Marrelli

There was no report.

ENGINEERING – Tom Cappello

There was no report.

LEGAL DEPARTMENT – Joe Diemert

There was no report.

FIRE – Chief Eugene Carcioppolo

Chief Carcioppolo reported, we had 46 residents and two employees take advantage of the smoke detector purchase program.  One other resident called me today and will be submitting paperwork tomorrow. The Village’s portion will be under $1,500.

FINANCE – Ron Wynne

Mr. Wynne stated, I will save my comments for the agenda items as they come up.

POLICE – Chief Richard Edelman

Chief Edelman reported, we have a Code Red success story from this morning.  There was a missing elderly female on Norman Lane this morning. The officers went over and checked the neighborhood and did a door-to-door neighborhood canvass.  We sent Code Red out with her description and the circumstances and within 5 minutes we got a call from the neighbor who said he actually gave her a ride to the library. We contacted the library.  She was safe and secure. Everything ended well.

PARKS & RECREATION – Bill Thomas

Mr. Thomas reported, our fall programs are underway.  Wildcat Sports and Fitness is now taking new and renewed memberships.

Our Senior report, the Fall series of watercolor classes is underway. We are taking names for the leaf raking drawing which will be held on October 3rd. We have a Senior open house that will be held at Wildcat Sport and Fitness tomorrow morning.  The Community Partnership on Aging will host an Introduction to Holistic Health Care at the Community Room on September 19th from 1:00-2:30. We are taking reservations for Out to Lunch at Mario Fazio’s on Wednesday, September 24th at 11:30.  The next Lunch N Movie is October 8th. The movie is Some Like It Hot.  Reservations are due by October 1st. The next foot clinic is Friday, October 10th from 1:00-3:00 in the Community Room. This is booked. We may have a second clinic in October.  During the October 10th Clinic we will have a hands-on rehabilitation.  We will offer a Healthy Hands program free of charge. Finally, registration is underway for the next trip, a progressive wine tour on October 22nd.

ARCHITECT – Ron DiNardo

There was no report.

PLANNING DEPARTMENT  - Ted Esborn

Mr. Esborn relayed a call he received last Monday from the Ohio Public Works Commission. There is a large project from years ago that was not able to use its funding. After the last round of DOPWIC, we were 4th or 5th on the contingency list, but with the return of the money from this large project, the Public Works Commission is able to offer us the money we requested last fall for Eastgate/Meadowood. The process I am in now with Tom and Diane Calta is making sure that we can fit where we are now with the Eastgate/Meadowood project with the funds the Public Works Commission is able to offer which is $250,000 in grant and $726,000 in loan. 

Council President Buckholtz stated, that’s amazing.  Any idea of what needs to be done?

Mr. Esborn replied, we have been working on this for a week now.  It’s looking very promising. The biggest step was making sure that the requirements the Public Works Commission has for contracts under its program be met.  For a lot of last week, we were making sure that was the case.  Right now it seems like we are dotting “i’s” and crossing “t’s”.

Council President Buckholtz stated, we will wait for further information.

ADMINISTRATION – Diane Wolgamuth

Ms. Wolgamuth reported, we previously scheduled the ribbon cutting for the trail and cancelled it. We still have not rescheduled it. We are waiting for the final boardwalk to be completed. We are more comfortable once they have started it to schedule that date.

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Activities Committee – Mrs. Mills reported, we will be meeting tomorrow evening at 6:45 p.m.

Architectural Review Board – Mr. Marrelli stated, there was no meeting. There is no report.

Board of Appeals – Mr. Marrelli stated, there was no meeting. There is no report.

Cemetery – Mrs. Mills reported, Roger Remec will be at the Cemetery until the middle of October doing the necessary Fall trimming.  The Garden Club is still working there as well.

Citizen's Advisory Board – Ms. Wolgamuth advised that the next meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 22nd at 7:00 p.m.

Safety and Service – There was no report.

Finance Committee – Mr. Marquardt reported, Finance Committee met tonight. We went over the items that are on the agenda and recommended approval for all of them.

Historical Society – Mrs. Mills reported, last Wednesday night we had a very nice ice cream social. We had the most attendance we have ever had on a rainy night. We almost sold out of ice cream.

Hillcrest Council of Councils – Mr. Jerome reported, we have a meeting coming up September 27th.  The two County Executive Candidates, Armon Budish and Jack Schron will be the speakers.  It will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn.  I am sure that other Council members will be there as well. 

Ordinance Review Committee – Mr. Marquardt reported, Ordinance Review met on September 9th. There were two items on the agenda, one was temporary signs, Section 1185.14(E)(3). That was recommended for approval by Council.  The second item is department and positions established for the Fire Department, Section 141.01.  The Committee recommended approval of that one.

Planning and Zoning – Mr. Marquardt stated, there was no meeting. There is no report.

Recreation Board - Mr. Thomas reported, the next meeting is this Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

Commission on Aging – Mrs. Mills reported, our next meeting will be September 18th at the Community Room Commission on Aging office at 11:00 p.m.

SPECIAL COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Information & Technology – There was no meeting. There is no report.

Records Commission – Mrs. Mills reported, Records Commission is meeting on the 24th of this month at 12:00 in this room.

Community Economic Development – Mr. Esborn stated, there was no meeting this month.  I am working with Councilman Saponaro to schedule one.

The Grove Committee - Mr. Jerome reported, we had our last and final event Saturday, September 6th. We had our rescheduled high school battle of the bands. We ended up with five bands.  Several hundred people came to watch. I was one of the judges for the event. We split the prize between two bands, Car Keys and Conquer the World, a Mayfield band.  Everyone enjoyed the event, especially the young ones. We hope to do this in the future.  It turned out well.  We will be planning a meeting shortly to talk about the previous season and discussing what we would like to do next year.

OLD BUSINESS:

There was no Old Business to discuss.

NEW BUSINESS:

Motion to authorize expenditure of $20,525.00 to Euthenics, Inc. for the preparation of a drainage study for the Beta Drive, Wiley Detention Basin and Palermo Detention Basin areas as more fully outlined in the proposal dated September 2, 2014.

Mr. Diemert stated, this has to do with the flooding you heard about from Mr. Banas. The Law Department strongly recommends we get that going so we can find the problem and get it fixed.

Mr. Jerome asked, so they are going to come in and tell us what is wrong and what needs to be done to keep it from happening in the future?

Mr. Diemert replied, correct.

Mayor Rinker stated, they are going to try.

Mr. Diemert stated, that’s their goal. They were our expert in the litigation we had.  They only addressed the issue of whether or not our drainage area behind Skoda Minotti was the cause of the damage in 2011.  He has a good foothold in to this already.  We need him to go further now. As he [Mr. Banas] said, the flooding this time came from a different direction.  It was on Beta Drive where cars were underwater.  We appreciate Council approving that.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to authorize expenditure of $20,525.00 to Euthenics, Inc. for the preparation of a drainage study for the Beta Drive, Wiley Detention Basin and Palermo Detention Basin areas as more fully outlined in the proposal dated September 2, 2014.

Council President Buckholtz asked, any discussion? There were none.

Roll Call:        

AYES: All        
NAYS: None            

Motion Carried. Expenditure Authorized.

Motion to authorize assignment of approximately 50-100 additional drives to Arnold’s Landscape and Design at $215.00 per drive, not to exceed $21,500 for snowplowing services with regard to the Senior Snow Removal Program for the 2014-2015 winter season.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Dr. Parker, made a motion to authorize assignment of approximately 50-100 additional drives to Arnold’s Landscape and Design at $215.00 per drive, not to exceed $21,500 for snowplowing services with regard to the Senior Snow Removal Program for the 2014-2015 winter season.

Council President Buckholtz asked, any discussion? There were none.

Roll Call:        

AYES: All       
NAYS: None            

Motion Carried. Expenditure Authorized.

Motion to authorize expenditure in the additional amount of $19,000 to Di Gioia-Suburban Excavating, LLC for sanitary connection for 6691 Thornapple Drive as part of the Meadowood Drive and Eastgate Drive Infrastructure Improvement Project (change order)

Mr. Diemert stated, this property has its connection in the back of the property.  This was discussed at Caucus. It will be adjusted in the assessment process as well. We will have that property owner sign off on it since there’s been no objections otherwise.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to authorize expenditure in the additional amount of $19,000 to Di Gioia-Suburban Excavating, LLC for sanitary connection for 6691 Thornapple Drive as part of the Meadowood Drive and Eastgate Drive Infrastructure Improvement Project (change order).

Council President Buckholtz asked, any further discussion? There was none.

Roll Call:        

AYES: All         
NAYS: None       

Motion Carried. Expenditure Authorized.

Motion to authorize expenditure in the amount of $5,672.00 to Digest Media for printing of Fall/Winter 2014 Parks and Recreation brochure.

Dr. Parker, seconded by Mrs. Mills, made a motion to authorize expenditure in the amount of $5,672.00 to Digest Media for printing of Fall/Winter 2014 Parks and Recreation brochure.

Council President Buckholtz asked, any questions? There were none.

Roll Call:        

AYES: All          
NAYS: None         

Motion Carried. Expenditure Authorized.

Motion to authorize expenditure in the additional amount not to exceed $1000.00 to O.P. Aquatics for sodium hypochlorite and muriatic acid for Parkview Pool through 2014 season (change order).

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Jerome, made a motion to authorize expenditure in the additional amount not to exceed $1000.00 to O.P. Aquatics for sodium hypochlorite and muriatic acid for Parkview Pool through 2014 season (change order).

Council President Buckholtz asked, any questions? There were none.

Roll Call:        

AYES: All       
NAYS: None           

Motion Carried. Expenditure Authorized.

Motion to extend the TIF for Progressive for property tax year 2014.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Dr. Parker, made a motion to extend the TIF for Progressive for property tax year 2014.

Council President Buckholtz asked, any questions? There were none.

Roll Call:        

AYES: All      

NAYS: None         

Motion Carried. TIF Extended.

Motion to extend the TIF for Governor’s Village for property tax year 2014.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Jerome, made a motion to extend the TIF for Governor’s Village for property tax year 2014.

Council President Buckholtz asked, any questions? There were none.

Roll Call:        

AYES: All      

NAYS: None         

Motion Carried. TIF Extended.

Motion to extend the TIF for Skoda Minotti properties for property tax year 2014.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Jerome, made a motion to extend the TIF for Skoda Minotti properties for property tax year 2014.

Council President Buckholtz asked, any questions? There were none.

Roll Call:        

AYES: All      

NAYS: None         

Motion Carried. TIF Extended.

Motion to extend the TIF for Heinen’s for property tax year 2014.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to extend the TIF for Heinen’s for property tax year 2014.

Council President Buckholtz asked, any questions? There were none.

Roll Call:        

AYES: All      

NAYS: None         

Motion Carried. TIF Extended.

Motion to extend the TIF for 700 Beta Drive for property tax year 2014.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Jerome, made a motion to extend the TIF for 700 Beta Drive for property tax year 2014.

Council President Buckholtz asked, any discussion? There were none.

Roll Call:        

AYES: All      

NAYS: None         

Motion Carried. TIF Extended.

Mayor Rinker asked Mr. Wynne to ballpark the aggregate of those five TIFs.

Mr. Wynne replied, it’s about $900,000 a year.

Mayor Rinker stated, I don’t expect you to have it now, but if you would be able to portion out of that number the Skoda Minotti, the 700 Beta Drive and the component of Progressive that is on Beta Drive.  I would be curious to see what those three aggregate for that area.

Mr. Wynne replied, I can tell you the Progressive one on Beta has no TIF value because the TIF is entirely on the second campus. I will get back to you on the other ones.

Mrs. Mills asked, could we reflect in our Minutes that the Minutes from the Tax Incentive Review Committee stressed that they were very fortunate that Ron Wynne presents information in a concise and exacting manner. Very good.  When I read this report, you did an excellent job.

Mr. Wynne stated, thank you.

Mr. Jerome agreed.

Motion to acknowledge receipt of financial reports for August 2014 and to approve of same as submitted.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Jerome, made a motion to acknowledge receipt of financial reports for August 2014 and to approve of same as submitted.

Council President Buckholtz asked any comments? 

Mr. Wynne stated, you might have noticed that our tax collections for the month of August are down by $329,000.  This was as a result of a timing difference with some collections from some of our employers. Collections from September are $320,000 over. That difference pretty much clears itself out.

Council President Buckholtz asked, any questions?  There were none.

Roll Call:        

AYES: All      

NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Financial Reports for August 2014 Acknowledged/Approved.

First Reading of Ordinance No. 2014-21, entitled, “An Emergency Ordinance amending Codified Ordinance Section 141.01 by adopting new Codified Ordinance subsection 141.01(h) relating to the appointment of fire fighters at or below their 32nd birthday.”  Introduced by Mayor Rinker and Council as a Whole.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to suspend the rules of Council requiring an Ordinance to be read on three separate occasions.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All          
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Rules Suspended.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Dr. Parker, made a motion to enact Ordinance No. 2014-21.

Council President Buckholtz asked, any discussion?

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All          
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Ordinance Enacted.

Resolution No. 2014-27, entitled, “A Resolution accepting the amounts and rates as determined by the Budget Commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the County Fiscal Officer.”  Introduced by Mayor Rinker and Council as a Whole.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Jerome, made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2014-27.

Council President Buckholtz asked, any discussion? 

Mr. Wynne reported, this is our annual requirement from the County as to how we want our property tax dollars allocated amongst our different funds, the General Fund, Debt Retirement Fund, Police Pension and Police Operating.  Our allocation formula is the same as we have been using historically. There has been no change.

Council President Buckholtz asked, any other questions.

Mr. Jerome asked, once that is set with them, you can’t change it, correct?

Mr. Wynne replied, it depends on whether it is inside or outside millage. You have some flexibility. Right now I can’t think of the exact number, but we have a pretty good chunk put into the Debt Retirement Fund to help with the payment of debt. Once our debt has gone down, we can redirect those property tax dollars back into the General Fund to use for general purposes.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All    
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

Resolution No. 2014-28, entitled, “An Emergency Resolution authorizing and directing the Mayor and President of Council to enter into an Agreement with the Chagrin River Watershed Partners for administration of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) Surface Water Improvement Fund (SWIF) grant reporting for the Mayfield Village Civic Center Stormwater Retrofit Demonstration Project.” Introduced by Mayor Rinker and Council as a Whole.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Jerome, made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2014-28.

Council President Buckholtz asked, any discussion? 

Mr. Esborn reported, this is part of the application for the SWIF Grant. We included in our grant budget $5,000 for grant management.  The key piece to that is that the Ohio EPA calls for semi-annual technical reports measuring the redirection of stormwater.  That’s a big piece of what Chagrin River Partners is going to do for us in managing the grant.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All        

NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

ANY OTHER MATTERS:

Council President Buckholtz asked if there were any other matters. 

Getting back to the Mayor’s questions on the TIFs for Skoda Minotti and 700 Beta, Mr. Wynne stated, I looked in the Minutes. Of the $900,000, $13,000 comes from Skoda Minotti and $69,000 from 700 Beta.

Mayor Rinker asked, do you have the Discovery Building?

Mr. Wynne replied, no.

ADJOURNMENT

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to adjourn.

The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.  The next Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 20, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.