Council: June 19th 2017

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL
Mayfield Village Civic Hall
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 8:00 p.m.

The Council of Mayfield Village met in Regular Session on Monday, June 19, 2017 at Mayfield Village Civic Hall. Council President Saponaro called the meeting to order at 8:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL: 

Present: Mr. Jerome, Mr. Marquardt, Mr. Marrie, Mrs. Mills, Dr. Parker, Mr. Williams, and Mr. Saponaro                                                                                                                                         

Also Present: Mayor Bodnar, Mr. Wynne, Mr. Diemert, Mr. Cappello, Chief Edelman, Mr. Marrelli, Mr. Metzung, Chief Carcioppolo, Mr. McAvinew, Ms. Wolgamuth, and Mrs. Garbo (for Mrs. Betsa)

Absent: None

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was given.

OPEN PORTION:

For Public Comment (5-minute limit imposed by Chair)

Marge Eisenberg
6782 Seneca

I would like to thank the paramedics.  My husband fell a couple weeks ago.  We called the paramedics.  They were there in a flash.  They were wonderful.  We are so privileged to have these people work here in the Village.  I thank you.  They took him to Ahuja which is wonderful.  He is fine.  Thank you.

PUBLIC HEARING – 2018 TAX BUDGET

First Reading of Ordinance No. 2017-27, “An Emergency Ordinance Adopting a Tax Budget for Mayfield Village, Ohio for the Tax Year 2018”, Introduced by Mayor and Council as a Whole.  (Finance Department)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Dr. Parker, 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. 2017-27.

Council President Saponaro asked, discussion?

Mr. Wynne stated, by July 20th of every year, we are required to file with the County what is called a Tax Budget.  It is not our final budget for next year, it’s just a very preliminary budget.  The main point of the budget is they want to see what real estate tax dollars we have coming in and how we are going to allocate those monies between our different funds with a key emphasis being that we want to make sure we have enough money allocated to our debt fund to pay the principal and interest payments when they come due next year.  For purposes of this budget, we assume revenues and expenses for the most part will be the same for next year and then in the Fall of this year, we will go through the detailed process of putting together our actual financial budget to be passed by Council in the first quarter of next year.

Council President Saponaro asked, does anyone have any questions regarding the budget that is on the floor here?

There were none.

Council President Saponaro asked, is there any public comment?  Would anyone like to ask a question or have a public comment regarding the tax budget?

There were none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Ordinance Enacted.

CONSIDERATION OF MINUTES:

Regular Council Meeting – May 15, 2017

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

Council President Saponaro asked, discussion?  Are there any other questions regarding this?

There were none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Minutes of May 15, 2017 Approved as Written.

COMMENTS FROM MAYOR BODNAR

I have a couple things to report tonight.  Last week, I attended a Mayor’s conference in Dublin, Ohio.   We went over several different issues that affect our government and lots of other small town governments in Ohio.  We talked about the different facets of Governor Kasich’s budget. That is still going back and forth.  We don’t have anything final on that yet.  We talked about Veteran’s Services, Economic Development, I got to meet with representatives from NOPEC and RITA.  We talked about medical marijuana.  Again, that is still somewhat in the state of flux.  They are still working on the regulations for that.  One of the things I wanted to report on was the small cell litigation.  There are several lawsuits that have been filed in the State of Ohio seeking to declare that legislation unconstitutional.  In each of those lawsuits, several cities and villages are represented as plaintiffs and we are one of them.  I am happy to report that in the one that was filed in Franklin County in Columbus, there was a motion for summary judgment filed by the plaintiff. The Court in that case did rule that the legislation was unconstitutional in that it violates the civil subject rule which is a bunch of mumbo jumbo, but basically that’s good news for us so hopefully the other courts will follow suit.

I would like to remind everybody that the grand opening of the bandshell at The Grove is Friday, June 30th at 7:30 p.m.   There will be non-alcoholic champagne for everybody so please join us there.  It will be followed by the Michelle Romary Band.  Smokin’ Q’s is open so stop by there and give it a try if you haven’t yet.

And now to the main event, we are swearing in one promotion for the Fire Department and three brand-new full-time firefighters.

SWEARING-IN CEREMONY:

  • Steven M. Conti – Full-Time Fire Lieutenant Class B
  • David Soriano – Full-Time Firefighter/Paramedic Class C
  • Matthew Martin – Full-Time Firefighter/Paramedic Class C
  • Ryan Fowler – Full-Time Firefighter/Paramedic Class C

The oaths of office were administered separately to each individual.

Council President Saponaro stated, at this point, we are going to take a break and celebrate.  Up towards Reserve Hall there is cake and refreshments.  If everyone wants to adjourn there, we will take a short break.

Council took a break at 8:14 p.m.

Council returned at 8:24 p.m.

Council President Saponaro stated, we are back on the record, so again, congratulations to all the firefighters who were sworn in.

I also wanted to say congratulations to Mary Beth Betsa who became a grandma to Paul Joseph Betsa and she is with her grandson, daughter-in-law and son right now.  So congratulations to her. 

I am also going to be amending the agenda this evening. There is an expenditure for Hi-Cap that should be corrected. It is the first order of new business.  It should be $5,650.  I am also adding to the agenda a motion not to exceed $105,000 for the property and casualty and risk management insurance renewal which will be due as of June 30th as our term expires at that point.  So just a heads up on those as well.

DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS:

John Marrelli (Building)

  • Board of Appeals – We will be meeting tomorrow to discuss the variance for the assisted living dementia unit for North Commons.
  • Ordinance Review Committee – We met last week and discussed temporary signs and continuation of the marijuana moratorium.

Tom Cappello (Engineer) –   Just a quick update. Work has begun on Joyce, Hemingway, Robin, Worton Park watermain replacement project.  They are moving along pretty well.

Chief Carcioppolo (Fire) – Thank you everyone for supporting our department.  It’s a big day in the history of our department. Everyone’s very very proud and happy.  The hydrants are being painted in case you may or may not have noticed.  Those should be done probably within the next month.  They are being painted with reflective paint so at night they will reflect back so they are easier to see.  We are at 596 calls at this point.  That’s 80 calls ahead of where we were last year at the same date.  We are on track to do about 160 or more calls than we did last year.  We should figure around 1300 calls.

Shane McAvinew (Parks and Recreation) –

Senior Services – Reminder that the Senior Center will have its Mayfield resident picnic on Wednesday, July 26th.  If you are interested, you need to register by July 18th.  Over 50 seniors went to Columbus on May 16th to tour the Governor’s residence and gardens and Franklin Park Conservatory.  Mayfield Village Senior Center had a booth at the special Radio Station Senior Day.  COA member Ralph Tarsitano spent the whole day volunteering distributing trips and flier information promoting the Senior Center.  The July foot clinic will be held on July 14th and July 21st in the Civic Center.  Please register if you are interested. The cost is $20.

This week we will begin our Gazebo concerts which will begin Wednesday at Noon. We will be focusing this week on the band Silver Creek which was sponsored by Wickliffe Country Place.  It’s a very good band.  On July 5th we will have Eddie & the Edsels sponsored by Kindred Living and the Fountains and Medicare Advisors of Ohio. Also, on Wednesday evening this week from 6-9, we will have International Day of Yoga at the Gazebo. We currently have over 75 participants signed up on it.  This Thursday from 6-8, at the Gazebo, the Jersey Beats, Frankie Vallie Tribute Band will be performing.

Chief Richard Edelman (Police) – Just a quick update on the traffic situation on Wilson Mills. Beginning tomorrow night through the end of the week from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., there will be a complete road closure at Wilson Mills while they lay steel for the new bridge on 271.  I will send out a mass notification this week to remind everyone that Wilson Mills will be closed from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. all week.

Committee Reports:

Activities Committee – Mr. Jerome – Our Memorial Day ceremony at Whitehaven went well last month.  We are looking forward to our Fourth of July Fireworks coming up at The Grove.

Citizens Advisory Committee – Mrs. Mills – Our last meeting was May 22nd.  It was a very short meeting because we had our state of finances at the Civic Center.  The next meeting will be August 19th at 5:00 at the pool pavilion and then we will go to The Grove for the concert.

Finance Committee - Mr. Saponaro – We met this evening. We had 9 items on the agenda.  All were approved and have moved to Council for their approval.

Safety and Service – Mr. Marrie – We met two weeks ago. The three items that were discussed and approved were passed on to Finance and are on the agenda this evening for final approval.

Council President Saponaro asked, are there any other In-Committee Status Reports?

Mrs. Mills replied, yes, I would like to talk about the Flag Retirement.  Mayfield Women’s Club sponsors, through the guidance of Betty Jo Mooney, a flag retirement which was on Flag Day at the Fire Department.  I would like to thank Assistant Fire Chief Girbino, Scout Leaders 289 and the Scouts. They did a wonderful job.  We disposed of about 900 flags this year.  Please save your flags.  We are going to do it again next year.  Except for the rain, it was very well attended.  The rain did not inhibit us at all.  We went on with the ceremony.

Council President Saponaro asked, can you explain what they do with the flags?

Mrs. Mills replied, someone gave me a flag tonight.  These embroidered stars, the ladies from the Women’s Club cut those out, put them on a little card with a nice saying and give them to Veterans in the hospitals.  It’s a good project all the way around.  So please save your flags and bring them up here to the Civic Center.

Council President Saponaro stated, maybe we can get a bin or something where we can put them in so if it’s not open and someone wants to drop one off on the weekend. I know there is something out there.  Mrs. Mills might have an idea.

Mrs. Mills stated, you know, a long time ago I gave you something.  Service could probably get some kind of container that could be painted red, white and blue, right Doug?

Council President Saponaro stated, I am sure we can look into something and see what we may have.  Even if you lift it and put it in.

Mrs. Mills replied, yes.  And put a sign on it for what it is for.  They really did a good job this year as far as collecting flags.

Council President Saponaro stated, thank you.  Is there any other In-Committee status reports?

There were none.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Second Reading of Ordinance No. 2017-21, entitled, “An Emergency Ordinance prohibiting any cultivation, processing, or retail dispensaries within the Village of Mayfield.”  Introduced by Mayor Bodnar and Council as a Whole.  (Administration) (First Reading – 4/17/17)

Dr. Parker, seconded by Mr. Jerome, 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.

Dr. Parker, seconded by Mr. Jerome, made a motion to enact Ordinance No. 2017-21.

Council President Saponaro asked, discussion?

Dr. Parker stated, we discussed this thoroughly in Ordinance Review.  Chief Edelman made some comments and informed us.  Our Law Director also discussed the issues at hand.  We also looked into the financial aspects as well just to make sure.  This is obviously, in some respects, an emotional issue to many.  Our understanding from what was presented was there is nothing really that the Village is missing out on from a financial aspect in terms of this whole issue.  It basically comes down to what we would like to see our Village do in this issue in terms of safety.  We did look at that to be thorough and give air to that aspect as well.

Council President Saponaro stated, very good.  What other comments or discussion?

Mr. Diemert stated, Ordinance Review did recommend unanimously that it be adopted by Council.

Council President Saponaro asked, any other discussions on this?

There were none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Ordinance Enacted.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Motion to authorize an expenditure in the amount of $5,650 to Hicap Renovations for painting of two of the exterior entrances of Civic Hall. (Building Department) - Amended

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marrie, made a motion to authorize an expenditure in the amount of $5,650 to Hicap Renovations for painting of two of the exterior entrances of Civic Hall. (Building Department) Amended

Council President Saponaro asked, discussion?  

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Expenditure Authorized.

  • Motion to authorize an expenditure not to exceed $105,000 to Wichert for the property and casualty and risk management insurance renewals.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marrie, made a motion to authorize an expenditure not to exceed $105,000 to Wichert for the property and casualty and risk management insurance renewals.

Council President Saponaro asked, discussion?  

Mr. Wynne replied, our current property and casualty and risk management insurance expires on June 30th.  On late Friday afternoon, we received the renewal information from our broker. The premium to renew the coverage as it stands currently is $90,975 which is a 4.6% increase above what we paid last year.  We are going to take a look at the possibility of increasing our umbrella liability coverage which could increase our premium by an additional $3,400 and also take a look at a cyber-crime policy which would be approximately $5,000.  Both of those, you have to send applications to the underwriter and we will get a more firm pricing on those.  There’s an additional $5,000 in the $105,000 just to cover additional items we will be adding throughout the year such as the bandshell once that construction project is completed and new vehicles in police and fire.

Council President Saponaro asked, is there any further discussion?  In Finance we talked about the fact that this is June 19th and the renewal just came in on Friday which is way way too late.  This should have come in a long time ago.  We have to have a discussion with the broker to find out why this has occurred.  Per the Law Department, the concern was a gap in coverage.  With a gap in coverage, we need to make sure we do have coverage that extends beyond the expiration of June 30th.  I don’t think anyone on Council is pleased with having this in front of us at this point; however, we feel that there is really no choice unless, obviously, the Law Director, we rely on you for guidance here as well.

Dr. Parker asked, have we approached them as far as the 4 plus percent increase and ask them to see if they can get it lowered?

Council President Saponaro replied, we’re not talking about that as much as talking about the fact that we don’t have time to even do that.

Dr. Parker stated, I know we don’t have time to do that but, that we have time to do, we don’t have time to maybe go out and shop more or look at other, why would we not ask them as we do with medical?

Council President Saponaro replied, I am not saying we haven’t.  Ron can answer that question.

Mr. Wynne replied, the insurance company is the broker who represents our behalf. Hopefully he is doing that as a normal course.  Myself personally, I am not sure if the Law Director feels the same way, I was really happy with this increase.  We have a couple legal matters going on right now that involve insurance companies representing us.  I think to get this kind of an increase knowing the exposure we have to a couple items we are dealing with was pretty receptive on my part.

Dr. Parker asked, and the Law Director’s feelings on that?

Mr. Diemert replied, I agree with Council that perhaps this should have been shopped several months ago.  I think Ron is going to find out why we could not have done it several months ago.  I am sure Wichert has some explanation but legally the policy expires the end of June and we don’t want to take a chance of their being a gap.  I think renewing it now everyone’s on kind of high alert that, number one, we were disappointed that we didn’t have any other companies available to bid on it or didn’t get other companies to bid on it or the regional organization that self-insures municipalities are all options Ron will talk to our broker about, but we are kind of dependent on the broker’s advice.  We pay him for that advice and direction and we have to hope he is doing the best for us.

Council President Saponaro asked, so since this is a new agenda item, I will open up for public comment if someone wants to stand up and come to the podium.

Rick Christian
510 SOM

I go through this every year with my insurance broker for my business.  All insurance companies give you a 30-day grace period.  You have 30 days from the time your insurance expires to make a decision.  They will cover you for that time.

Council President Saponaro stated, we did discuss that.  The fact is is that we don’t have the policies and if we vote on it now it is to June 30th.  It is part of our discussion that they need to look at this and make sure of it, but this allows our Finance Director to renew and it is a not to exceed motion but if there is an opportunity or we need to change something, he has the ability to do that.

Mr. Christian stated, if you go with that insurance company and you find it cheaper someplace else, they have to reimburse you.  They can’t take your money for your insurance and then say, well you paid us.  They have to give you your money back.

Council President Saponaro stated, sure.  Absolutely.  But from a legislative standpoint, yes, but from the administrative, yes.

Mr. Christian stated, you go with them and you carry on your insurance and you go with somebody else within that 30 days, they have to give you all your money back.

Council President Saponaro stated, very good.  We talked about NORMA, one of the agencies we need to be looking at.  I know the Mayor has information from her meeting last week.  We discussed that in Finance as well.  This just allows us to approve of the expenditure but Administration, Mr. Wynne, the Mayor and all of Administration can now take this and at Council’s urging and understanding that none of us are pleased with the way this was handled, trying to make sure we get the best value for our dollars.  What other discussion?

Alexandra Granaukis
872 Hardwood

What if the cyber-crime policy he is quoting exceeds what is allowed in the budget?  Do you have a firm quote?

Mr. Wynne replied, we don’t have a firm quote, but we have a couple estimates ranging between $4,500 to $5,000.  We are including it on the high end.

Council President Saponaro stated, a not to exceed allows for that.  The budget for our insurance for this year was?

Mr. Wynne replied, I believe it was $105,000.

Ms. Granaukis asked, I’m sorry, what was the renewal amount?

Council President Saponaro replied, the renewal amount was $90,975.

Ms. Granaukis stated, okay, and then there were two riders you guys are looking at?

Council President Saponaro replied, essentially they look to be less than $10,000.

Ms. Granaukis replied, okay.  Just because cyber-crime can, especially for municipalities, exceed $5,000 pretty regularly.

Council President Saponaro stated, so if we have a motion to exceed and it exceeds it, then it doesn’t pass it.  They have to come back.  We have had to pass something for $1.96 because it exceeded the amount.  Who else has questions and discussion on this?

There were none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Expenditure Authorized.

  • Motion to authorize acceptance of bid and to authorize expenditure in the amount of $37,999.82 to Signal Service Company for traffic signal improvements at Wilson Mills Road and Worton Park Drive. (Engineer)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Williams, made a motion to authorize acceptance of bid and to authorize expenditure in the amount of $37,999.82 to Signal Service Company for traffic signal improvements at Wilson Mills Road and Worton Park Drive. (Engineer)

Council President Saponaro asked, discussion or questions?  Is anyone familiar with what this is for?  I know there is a clarification on when the signal is actually going to be in use.  If you want to provide that for us, that would be great.

Mr. Cappello replied, at this intersection, there’s left turns being attempted which is causing traffic in the westbound direction to back up.  We are putting an illuminated LED No Left Turn sign and a mast arm which will extend out.  It will only be from 6:00-9:00 a.m. and 3:00-6:00 p.m.  Otherwise, the sign will not be illuminated.

Council President Saponaro asked, so at those timeframes, people who want to enter Worton Park have to go down Joyce?

Mr. Cappello replied, correct.

Council President Saponaro asked, any other discussion on this?

There were no further comments.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Bid Accepted; Expenditure Authorized.

  • Motion to authorize acceptance of bid and to authorize expenditure in the amount of $27,647.46 to Pat Flowers, Inc. for 2017 Street Striping Program. (Engineer)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Dr. Parker, made a motion to authorize acceptance of bid and to authorize expenditure in the amount of $27,647.46 to Pat Flowers, Inc. for 2017 Street Striping Program. (Engineer)

Council President Saponaro asked, discussion?   Doug, what streets are these for?

Mr. Metzung replied, all of them.

Council President Saponaro asked, all of the main streets, correct?

Mr. Metzung replied, everything gets striped.

Mr. Marrie asked, the one I questioned on the crossing on SOM in front of the Fire station, will that be striped out?

Mr. Metzung replied, it will be done again, yes. That was not done as part of the project.

Mr. Marrie stated, it wasn’t.  They just put the lines in.  Remember I asked that they put the stripes down.

Mr. Metzung stated, the striping.  Yes, I can ask Pat to do that.

Mr. Marrie stated, please.

Council President Saponaro stated, we also talked about the parking lot because we have some issues.

Mr. Cappello replied, that’s part of it.

Council President Saponaro stated, perfect.

Mr. Jerome asked, when do they want to do it?  I like it when they wait later in the season to do it so it lasts a little longer over the winter.

Mr. Cappello replied, I am sure it will be done in July.

Council President Saponaro asked, any other discussion or questions on this?

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Bid Accepted; Expenditure Authorized.

  • Motion to acknowledge receipt of financial reports for May 2017 and to approve of same as submitted. (Finance Department)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to acknowledge receipt of financial reports for May 2017 and to approve of same as submitted. (Finance Department)

Council President Saponaro asked, discussion?   Are there any questions regarding the financial report that we get from Mr. Wynne?

There were none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Financial Reports for May 2017 Acknowledged and Approved.

  • Motion to authorize going out to bid for Senior Snow Removal program for 2017-2018.  (Recreation Department)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to authorize going out to bid for Senior Snow Removal program for 2017-2018.  (Recreation Department)

Council President Saponaro asked, discussion?  

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Bidding Authorized.

  • First Reading of Ordinance No. 2017-28, entitled, “An Emergency Ordinance authorizing and directing the Mayor and President of Council to enter into a Community Development Supplemental Grant Agreement with Cuyahoga County, Ohio.”  Introduced by Mayor Bodnar and Council as a Whole.  (Administration)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Dr. Parker, 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 Mr. Marrie, made a motion to enact Ordinance No. 2017-28.

Council President Saponaro asked, discussion?  Just to refresh?

Ms. Wolgamuth replied, this is the $50,000 grant we got for the bandshell.  If we suspend and pass it tonight, the County is prepared to cut the check as soon as they receive the signed Agreement.

Mr. Jerome asked, there wasn’t much we had to do?  Like, a plaque or anything out front?  This is pretty straightforward?

Ms. Wolgamuth replied, yes.

Council President Saponaro asked, any other discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Ordinance Enacted.

  • First Reading of Ordinance No. 2017-29, entitled, “An Emergency Ordinance amending Codified Ordinance Sections 1185.12 and 1185.14 relating to signs regulations.”  Introduced by Mayor Bodnar and Council as a Whole.  (Administration)

Dr. Parker stated, I don’t know if Joe feels we should suspend this one.

Mr. Diemert replied, we have time before the political season is upon us.  This is basically, our office had taken the Court of Appeals’ decision regulating and striking down Garfield Heights’ sign ordinance earlier this year.  Our Ordinance was similar to theirs in many respects that would therefore subject it to being declared unconstitutional so to try and have an enforceable ordinance that works with the Building Department, we have been working hand in hand with the Building Commissioner in coming up with something we think will pass constitutional muster.  I think Council should look at it carefully though. There are some significant changes.  One of the Court decision’s requirements was that we have signs limited only for a purpose and the number and size.  We cannot regulate content.  If you have a political sign and you have real estate signs, the Court particularly held you can’t make one smaller than the other under your Code.  There’s no rationale for that.  We made real estate signs and political signs consistent.  We made development signs consistent.  They were 9 x 9.  Real estate signs were 3 x 3.  Political signs were a maximum of 2 x 2.  We merged all of them and went through and made everything 3 x 3.  Sometimes this has an impact.  Garage sale signs for instance were 1 x 1.  The differences also relate to how quickly we make those people take those signs down.  They didn’t want to see different kinds of criteria for that.  You might want to look at it and compare it with what we have and if you have questions, we are happy to answer it for you.  If you have ideas on making it different, this was simply my decision and John’s going through it and looking at it and saying let’s take 3 x 3.  We picked it, but if you want to pick 5 x 5, 10 x 10, 1 x 1, as long as we apply it across the board.  I think you ought to have it on at least two readings.  Ordinance Review did recommend it be adopted.

Dr. Parker stated, we thoroughly reviewed it. The Law Director as well as Mr. Marrelli discussed the issues at hand and why we were doing this.  We did approve as written.  Obviously if Council would like to make changes, that’s fine as well.  My only concern with bringing it up was to make sure whatever needed to be done was done before any election season.

Council President Saponaro stated, because we like when our Ordinances can go through three readings, we certainly will allow this to go through that process.  At our next Caucus, I would hope that everyone would have read the Ordinance at that point.  Let’s have a discussion and see if there’s any changes or anything that needs to occur at that point. Obviously we have open portion at the next Council meeting so we can also discuss that there if anyone from the public has an opinion.

Ordinance No. 2017-29 was moved to Second Read.

Mr. Diemert stated, Mr. President, if you would prefer to just remove this [the next item] from the agenda or would you rather have it defeated?  It’s just a matter of preference.

Council President Saponaro stated, we can do either/or.  Right?

Mr. Diemert stated, if we did not pass the prohibition, we had this as an option. I am going to recommend you defeat this as you adopted the prohibition.  To use up the number, we might as well just defeat it.

  • First Reading of Ordinance No. 2017-30, entitled, “An Emergency Ordinance adopting a moratorium on applications for, and the granting of, zoning certificates for any building, structure, use or change of use that would enable the cultivation, processing, distribution or sale of medical marijuana for an additional period of 180 days in order to allow the Village to review applicable State and local laws and regulations relating to such uses, and adopting a prohibition on the cultivation, processing, distribution or sale of medical marijuana should regulations not be enacted by the expiration of the moratorium.”  Introduced by Mayor Bodnar and Council as a Whole.  (Administration)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Jerome, 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.

Dr. Parker, seconded by Mr. Marrie, made a motion to enact Ordinance No. 2017-30.

Council President Saponaro asked, discussion?

Dr. Parker stated, I just want to mention that we passed the other Ordinance.  This would be unnecessary.

Council President Saponaro stated, this is moot at this point.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Ordinance Failed.

  • Resolution No. 2017-06, entitled, “An Emergency Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and President of Council to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District for providing technical assistance in implementing soil and water conservation measures.” Introduced by Mayor Bodnar and Council as a Whole.  (Administration)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Jerome, made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2017-06.

Council President Saponaro asked, any discussion?   This has been part of our discussion through Doug through the last Council and Caucus meeting.  Are there any other clarification or questions anyone has regarding this Resolution?

There were none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

ANY OTHER MATTERS:

Council President Saponaro asked, are there any other matters that might come before Council at this point?

There were none.

ADJOURNMENT

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

The meeting adjourned at 9:08 p.m.  The next Council meeting is scheduled for July 24, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.