Council: December 21st 2020

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL
MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OHIO
Monday, December 21, 2020 – Immediately Following the
Meeting of the Mayfield Community Improvement Corporation – 7:00 p.m.
Videoconferenced in Main Conference Room-Mayfield Village Civic Center

Present in Main Conference Room:  Council President Schutt and Mrs. Betsa.  All other members of Council, Mayor Bodnar, Ms. Weber (Law Dept.), Mr. Wynne, Mr. Marquart and Chief Matias in attendance via ZOOM.  The meeting commenced at 7:08 p.m. immediately following the meeting of the Mayfield Community Improvement Corporation.

The videoconferenced meeting can be accessed by going to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCnHOSFWJ2I and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PKRIhlAhtc

Council President Schutt stated, welcome to the Regular Meeting of Council.  Today is Monday, December 21, 2020.  This meeting has been duly noticed and is being held in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 121.22 specific to recent amendments made in light of the current COVID-19 declared emergency (House Bill 197-amended by House Bill 404).  Under the orders of Governor DeWine and the Director of Health of Ohio, and pursuant to Ordinance 2020-08, adopted March 16, 2020, Council is meeting remotely, via electronic means. Notice of this meeting was sent to the news media on December 18, 2020.  The public was invited to view the meeting live by accessing the meeting through a link posted on the website. The public was also encouraged to view the meeting agenda and offer any comments or questions prior to 6:00 p.m. this evening to be read into the record and addressed at the meeting.  Comments received in writing or electronically that were not received on time will be read into the record and addressed at the next meeting of Council.

Mayfield Village is conducting these proceedings in compliance with all applicable State Laws and regulations.

Mrs. Betsa, may I have a Roll Call?

ROLL CALL:

Present: Mrs. Jurcisek, Mr. Marquardt, Mr. Meyers, Mrs. Mills, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Schutt, and Mr. Williams

Also Present: Mayor Bodnar, Mr. Wynne, Ms. Weber, Chief Matias, and Mr. Marquart

Mrs. Betsa stated, all other Department Heads are viewing this meeting virtually.

Council President Schutt stated, please remain seated as I recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

CONSIDERSATION OF MINUTES:

Regular Council Meeting – November 16, 2020

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of November 16, 2020 as written. 

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Minutes of November 16, 2020 Meeting Approved as Written.

Comments from Mayor Bodnar

Thank you, Council President.  I would just like to begin by wishing a Very Merry Christmas to everybody that celebrates Christmas and to everyone in the Village a very Happy New Year.  We’ve got a lot of good things to look forward to in 2021.  We have a COVID vaccine that should be available for distribution very soon.  It’s already been distributed to some healthcare workers.  It should be available to all of us shortly and I would encourage anybody when your time comes that you can have the vaccine to take advantage of that. 

In 2021 we will also be celebrating our Centennial and that’s something to look forward to. We are also looking forward to a time when we can gather safely with our family and friends to celebrate our holidays and special occasions. So, there’s a lot of hope and a lot of good things coming next year.

I would just like to touch on the vaccine again.  It’s a wonderful thing.  I recall about a week a half ago during one of Mike DeWine’s press conferences being cautioned that although now we have this wonderful offense, this COVID vaccine, we have to keep up our defense, our distancing, our sanitizing and our mask-wearing.  In other words, we need both an offense and a defense in order to win our game against COVID.

I just wanted to touch on the subject of Christmas a little bit more. Some of you might have noticed a new nativity set that’s up on Wilson Mills Road basically kind of in front of where the Gazebo is.  That’s new.  I just wanted to give you a little explanation of why it’s there and how it got there.  For many years, Mayfield Villagers enjoyed a very beautiful nativity set that was at Musca Plaza which was at the corner of Wilson Mills and SOM.  It was not our nativity set.  It was not on our property. But everybody enjoyed it.  This year we began to get lots of calls and e-mails asking where that nativity set is and why isn’t it there.  I talked to Doug Metzung, our Service Director, and he got sort of hot on the trail to try and figure out what happened with that nativity set.  He made several phone calls and people he talked to made several phone calls and by last Friday, we finally got to the bottom of it.  We found out that the nativity set had belonged to a person who was now deceased and that his family had donated it to a Church which was using it so there was no more nativity set in that corner.  We then, on Friday, did a massive search throughout the Greater Cleveland area to find out where we could get one. We found one retailer who had two nativity sets. Doug went out and got one right away.  He bought the bigger of the two.  So if you have driven by the nativity set and thought it looked kind of small, that was the biggest one we could get our hands on.  The Service Department did a great job of putting it out.  Now we have  both the Menorah which we have had for many many years and we have the nativity set.  So we thank Doug for that.  In case anybody’s wondering whether it’s constitutional to put a nativity set or even a Menorah on Village property, the Supreme Court decided that question many years ago and they said yes, it was under certain circumstances. That is the story of why there is a nativity set in front of the Gazebo and also of course why there’s not a nativity set at Musca Plaza this year.

Another holiday event I want to bring up and that is to give a shout out to our Recreation Director, Shane McAvinew along with Sean, Danielle and our Recreation Department. With the assistance of our Service Department and the Mayfield Village Police Department, we had a great morning last Thursday passing out hams and turkeys and turkey breasts to our senior citizens.  It was cold but it was a beautiful morning.  MVPD kept traffic running great.  We had loud festive music playing. Everybody had a good time.  Thank you to Shane and company and all who were involved for making spirits a little bit brighter in Mayfield Village. 

And to end on a positive note, we have been notified by NOACA that we have been selected to receive an electric vehicle charging station for our Civic Center parking lot. We don’t have all of the details on that, but Ms. Wolgamuth will be attending a workshop in January for more details on that program.

That’s everything I have for tonight. Thank you, Council President.

Council President Schutt stated, thank you Mayor Bodnar.

Comments From Council President Schutt

Council President Schutt stated, the Organizational Meeting of Council will be held on Monday, January 4th with Caucus immediately following.  The Regular Meeting of Council will be held on Tuesday, January 19th.  Pursuant to House Bill 404, extending virtual meetings to July 1, 2021, these meetings will be held via Zoom. 

Council has received a copy of the draft calendar and Council Committee assignments for 2021.  Please let myself or Mary Beth know by next week if you have any questions or concerns.   Final approval of the calendar and Council assignments will be on January’s Organizational Meeting agenda.  In addition, Tom Cappello and Mike Cicero will be sworn in during the Organizational Meeting. Mayor Bodnar will also administer the oath of office to 5 individuals whose terms have expired on their respective Committees.

As Mayor Bodnar mentioned, I would like to wish a Happy Holidays to everyone.  Happy New Year.  Although we have the vaccine here, we still want to make sure that we are practicing social distancing in doing all we can to help the coronavirus slow down.  Again, Happy Holidays to all.

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

Mrs. Betsa stated, there were no public comments received to be read into the record this evening, Council President.

Department Head Reports:             

Ronald Wynne (Finance) – I will save my comments this evening to items as they appear on the agenda.

Katie Weber (Law) – We do not have an updated report this evening but are here for comments as items come up on the agenda.

Chief Matias (Police) – Thank you Council President.  It’s been several months since I had the opportunity to address Council.  If you will indulge me for a few moments, I just want to give a little update on the Police Department.

I am happy to announce that the Mayfield Village Police Department is now certified by the Ohio Collaborative. The Ohio Collaborative is a 12-person panel of law enforcement experts and community leaders from throughout the State of Ohio.  The Collaborative was formed in 2015 to establish policy standards that could help guide law enforcement agencies in Ohio.  The four groups associated with the Collaborative certification each required compliance with a specific list of policies. Chief Edelman began the process by receiving certification in the first two groups and just effective a few weeks ago, we are now certified in all four groups.  This required implementing new policies including bias-free policing, investigation of employee misconduct and the updating of policies including use of force where we now ban chokeholds and require officers to intervene if they observe a violation of a policy.  I do want to thank Mr. Jim Budzik from the Law Director’s office.  He gave me quite a bit of help with the policy formulation.  It was a lot of work.

In addition to the Collaborative, we have been taking advantage of all of the available virtual training.  Classroom and in-person training was cancelled for most of 2020, but our officers did virtually complete training on topics such as use of force, de-escalation, ethics and duty to intervene. In 2021, the Attorney General has not required any continuing education, but we will continue to seek out all training opportunities that are useful and relevant.  We are going to work hard on that in 2021.

Also, 2020 has been a very long and challenging year for all of us.  Our officers have been out there performing their jobs with pride and professionalism.  During 2020, officers administered Narcan twice and with the help of the Mayfield Village Fire Department saved the lives of two people who had overdosed on drugs.  In June, if you remember, we had a rash of vandalism in some of the streets and in the tunnels and in October we had a couple of vehicle break-ins.  In both incidents, the suspects were caught and arrested by our patrol division so I was real proud of that. 

Again, it’s been a tough year for law enforcement, but I do want to take a minute to thank Council, the Village Administration and our entire community for their overwhelming outpouring of support.  Over the past several months, we have received so many well wishes and expressions of support.  It’s going to take me months just to keep up with all of the thank you cards I have to send. So we are very grateful for all of the support we have gotten from the community.

One of the things I have been enjoying since I took over as Chief is getting letters from people outside of the community that we serve. Sometimes people take a minute to call, or say nice job or show their appreciation.  I got a letter a few months ago and I think it’s a great story for the holiday season.  It’s a great example of the kind of officers we have in this department.  I want read an excerpt of this letter from a young lady. She wrote: “My husband and I are from out of state and last night we got lost trying to get to a hotel.  One of your officers stopped us and not only did he let us follow him to the hotel, but he had someone call the hotel first and was kind enough to help us get a good deal on a room for the night.  It was without a doubt the kindest encounter we have ever had with law enforcement. We were travelling with our 4-month-old on an 18-hour drive to see family when the officer stopped us.  Our little one was tired of being in the truck and we were extremely tired ourselves.  He could have checked out our names and sent us on our way looking for a hotel, but he didn’t.  He talked to us like normal people instead of doing what most officers have done to us in the past and immediately treated us like we were criminals.  He was very nice and he took the time to help us.”  She writes, “Writing this is something I have never done before and honestly never thought I would actually do, but where some people might consider what the officer did for us nice, but not a big deal, it was for me and my husband.  Thank you again.  It’s nice to know there’s still good police officers out there.”  Again, I thought that was nice story to share for the holiday season.

With that, I also want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Council President Schutt stated, thank you Chief.

Mayor Bodnar stated, Steve, if I may pipe in.  Chief Matias, I just wanted to say that I am so proud of you and the work that our Police Department has done.  I couldn’t be more pleased.  I want to congratulate you on the recent certification with the Ohio Collaborative.    Also saying that I read the memo that you included in Council packets.  I wanted to say that I agree with everything you put in it.  Under your leadership, the Mayfield Village Police Department is doing better than I could have ever hoped.  You have my support.  You have my admiration.  You have my respect and you have my gratitude.  So, I want to thank you for all of the work you do.  I also want to thank the members of Council who have supported the Police Department.  Thank you.

Chief Matias stated, thank you Mayor.

Council President Schutt stated, thank you Chief.  I echo Mayor Bodnar’s comments as well.  Thank you for everything you have done in your department.

Chief Matias stated, thank you.

Chief Carcioppolo (Fire) – Reporting on behalf of Chief Carcioppolo, Mrs. Betsa provided a COVID-19 vaccination update.  With the COVID-19 vaccination being approved, the question everyone has is, when will it be available?  The Cuyahoga County Board of Health is working diligently with the local hospital systems and healthcare professionals in implementing the different phases of distribution.  The first wave of vaccinations will be provided to healthcare workers and nursing home tenants as they are identified as the highest-risk population.  The plan is dynamic and may change based on the many different factors that are in motion, but currently we expect availability for our front-line EMS workers on December 28, 29, and 30th.  The distribution of the vaccine will be conducted at the behest of the County Board of Health and, as more vaccine is available, it will begin to be offered to more of the population. I don’t have a definitive timeline as to when the vaccine will become available to the general public or where and how it will be distributed, but I can assure you that we have a plan in place and our MIPOD volunteers will be ready to assist, if the Board of Health chooses to utilize our location.  I am monitoring the situation every day and will provide as much notice as I can so that we can educate the public as to the vaccine’s availability. Thank you.  Chief Carcioppolo

Shane McAvinew (Parks and Recreation) – Reporting on behalf of Shane McAvinew, Mrs. Betsa provided an update on the Holiday Decorating Contest.  For the first time this year, we had a Holiday Decorating Contest for all Mayfield Village residents, businesses, and neighborhoods, and had over 60 signups. The event brought a festive environment to the Village that was enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. A special thanks goes out to all the contest judges – Council President Schutt, Lyndhurst Municipal Court Judge Dominic Coletta and Heights-Hillcrest Regional Chamber of Commerce President Joe Corradetti. Contest winners will be announced tomorrow on the Parks & Rec Facebook page.

Mrs. Betsa continued by saying that all Department Heads send their best wishes to Council and Village residents for a very Merry Christmas and a safe, healthy and happy 2021.”

Council President Schutt stated, thank you Mrs. Betsa.

Committee Status Reports

In-Committee Status Reports

There were no Committee or In-Committee Status Reports.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Third Reading of Ordinance No. 2020-23, entitled, “An Ordinance enacting Mayfield Village Codified Ordinance Section 903.05 sidewalk repair reimbursement.” Introduced by Mayor Bodnar.  (First Reading – October 19, 2020; Second Reading – November 16, 2020) (Service Department)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to enact Ordinance No. 2020-23.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Ordinance Enacted.

  • Third Reading of Ordinance No. 2020-24, entitled, “An Ordinance enacting Mayfield Village Codified Ordinance Section 1157.10 Patios; Permit; Fee.” Introduced by Mayor Bodnar.  (First Reading – October 19, 2020; Second Reading – November 16, 2020) (Building Department)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to enact Ordinance No. 2020-24.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Ordinance Enacted.

  • Third Reading of Ordinance No. 2020-26, entitled, “An Ordinance appropriating funds for current expenses and expenditures of Mayfield Village, Ohio for the period from January 1, 2020 and ending December 31, 2020 and declaring an emergency.” Introduced by Mayor Bodnar.  (First Reading – October 19, 2020; Second Reading – November 16, 2020) (Finance Department)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to enact Ordinance No. 2020-26.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

Mr. Wynne stated, I just wanted to mention that I provided Council with a detailed copy of the budget that had line items highlighted that had changes since the budget that was passed in March and an explanation of those changes. I don’t know if the Council members had any questions on any of those changes before this is finalized.

There were none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Ordinance Enacted.

  • Third Reading of Ordinance No. 2020-27, entitled, “An Ordinance appropriating funds for current expenses and expenditures of Mayfield Village, Ohio for the period from January 1, 2021 and ending March 31, 2021 and declaring an emergency.” Introduced by Mayor Bodnar.  (First Reading – October 19, 2020; Second Reading – November 16, 2020) (Finance Department)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to enact Ordinance No. 2020-27.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Ordinance Enacted.

  • Resolution No. 2020-50, entitled, “A resolution requesting the Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer to adjust the amended official certificate of estimated resources for 2020.” Introduced by Mayor Bodnar (Finance Department)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2020-50.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There were none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Motion to approve recommendation of the Mayfield Community Improvement Corporation to authorize payment to twenty (20) additional Mayfield Village business applicants for Small Business Relief Fund grants in the amount of $2,500.00 per applicant for a total of $50,000.  (Administration)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to approve recommendation of the Mayfield Community Improvement Corporation to authorize payment to twenty (20) additional Mayfield Village business applicants for Small Business Relief Fund grants in the amount of $2,500.00 per applicant for a total of $50,000.  (Administration)

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?  The only comment I have is I just want to thank Mr. Marquardt for his work on this again. We appreciate all you have been doing for the small businesses in Mayfield Village.

Mr. Marquardt stated, thank you Council President Schutt. Thank you all for your support as well.

Council President Schutt stated, you’re welcome.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Recommendation Approved. Expenditure Authorized.

  • Motion to acknowledge receipt of financial reports for November 2020 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 November 2020 and to approve of same as submitted. (Finance Department)

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Financial Reports for November 2020 Acknowledged And Approved as Submitted.

  • Motion to authorize expenditure in the amount of $117,898 to Bureau of Workers’ Compensation for 2021 yearly assessment.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Expenditure Approved.

  • Motion to authorize transfer in the amount of $1,000,000 from the General Fund to the Street Construction Maintenance and Repair Fund to cover 2020 road projects.  (No change from original budget) (Finance Department)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to authorize transfer in the amount of $1,000,000 from the General Fund to the Street Construction Maintenance and Repair Fund to cover 2020 road projects.  (No change from original budget) (Finance Department)

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Transfer Authorized.

  • Motion to authorize transfer in the amount of $50,000 from the General Fund to the Community Room Fund to cover operating expenses. (No change from original budget) (Finance Department)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to authorize transfer in the amount of $50,000 from the General Fund to the Community Room Fund to cover operating expenses. (No change from original budget) (Finance Department)

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Transfer Authorized.

  • Motion to authorize transfer in the amount of $500,000 from the General Fund to the Capital Improvement Fund to cover Wilson Mills sidewalk, Entryway signage and Facility Improvements.  (No change from original budget) (Finance Department)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to authorize transfer in the amount of $500,000 from the General Fund to the Capital Improvement Fund to cover Wilson Mills sidewalk, Entryway signage and Facility Improvements.  (No change from original budget) (Finance Department)

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Transfer Authorized.

  • Motion to authorize transfer in the amount of $55,000 from the Police Pension Fund to the General Fund to offset pension costs. (No change from original budget) (Finance Department)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to authorize transfer in the amount of $55,000 from the Police Pension Fund to the General Fund to offset pension costs. (No change from original budget) (Finance Department)

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Transfer Authorized.

  • Motion to authorize transfer in the amount of $71,000 from the Police Operating Fund to the General Fund to offset operating expenses.  (No change from original budget) (Finance Department)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to authorize transfer in the amount of $71,000 from the Police Operating Fund to the General Fund to offset operating expenses.  (No change from original budget) (Finance Department)

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Transfer Authorized.

  • Motion to authorize transfer in the amount of $400,000 from the Sanitary Sewer Relief Fund to the Sanitary Sewer Conversion Fund to cover Hunt Circle/Aintree Drive Sanitary Sewer Relief Project.  (No change from original budget) (Finance Department)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to authorize transfer in the amount of $400,000 from the Sanitary Sewer Relief Fund to the Sanitary Sewer Conversion Fund to cover Hunt Circle/Aintree Drive Sanitary Sewer Relief Project.  (No change from original budget) (Finance Department)

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Transfer Authorized.

  • Motion to authorize transfer in the amount of $838,164.78 from the North Commons T.I.F. Fund to the General Bond Retirement Fund to offset debt payments.  (Original budget was $800,000) (Finance Department)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to authorize transfer in the amount of $838,164.78 from the North Commons T.I.F. Fund to the General Bond Retirement Fund to offset debt payments.  (Original budget was $800,000) (Finance Department)

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Transfer Authorized.

  • Motion to authorize transfer in the amount of $101,363.48 from the Governor’s Village T.I.F. Fund to the General Bond Retirement Fund to offset debt payments.  (Original budget was $62,000) (Finance Department)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to authorize transfer in the amount of $101,363.48 from the Governor’s Village T.I.F. Fund to the General Bond Retirement Fund to offset debt payments.  (Original budget was $62,000) (Finance Department)

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Transfer Authorized.

  • Motion to authorize transfer in the amount of $5,895.74 from the Heinen’s T.I.F. Fund to the General Bond Retirement Fund to offset debt payments.  (Original budget was $10,000) (Finance Department

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to authorize transfer in the amount of $5,895.74 from the Heinen’s T.I.F. Fund to the General Bond Retirement Fund to offset debt payments.  (Original budget was $10,000) (Finance Department)

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Transfer Authorized.

  •  Motion to authorize transfer in the amount of $17,208.88 from the Skoda, Minotti T.I.F. Fund to the General Bond Retirement Fund to offset debt payments.  (Original budget was $10,000) (Finance Department)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to authorize transfer in the amount of $17,208.88 from the Skoda, Minotti T.I.F. Fund to the General Bond Retirement Fund to offset debt payments.  (Original budget was $10,000) (Finance Department)

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Transfer Authorized.

  • Motion to authorize transfer in the amount of $92,089.81 from the OMNI Hotel T.I.F. Fund to the General Bond Retirement Fund to offset debt payments.  (Original budget was $45,000) (Finance Department)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to authorize transfer in the amount of $92,089.81 from the OMNI Hotel T.I.F. Fund to the General Bond Retirement Fund to offset debt payments.  (Original budget was $45,000) (Finance Department)

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Transfer Authorized.

  • Motion to authorize expenditure in the amount of $10,240 to Mayfield City Schools for 2019-2020 rental payment for use of Wildcat Sports and Fitness. (Parks and Recreation)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to authorize expenditure in the amount of $10,240 to Mayfield City Schools for 2019-2020 rental payment for use of Wildcat Sports and Fitness. (Parks and Recreation)

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Expenditure Authorized.

  • Motion to authorize expenditure in the amount of $11,220 to Ohio Geese Control for geese control at Parkview Recreational area for 2021. (Parks and Recreation)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to authorize expenditure in the amount of $11,220 to Ohio Geese Control for geese control at Parkview Recreational area for 2021. (Parks and Recreation)

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Expenditure Authorized.

  • First Reading of Ordinance No. 2020-33, entitled, “An Ordinance amending Mayfield Village Codified Ordinance Chapter 1519-Fireworks.” Introduced by Mayor Bodnar.  (Fire Department)

Ordinance 2020-33 moved to Second Read.

  • First Reading of Ordinance No. 2020-34, entitled, “An Ordinance amending Mayfield Village Codified Ordinance Chapter 1383–Automatic Fire Suppression Equipment.” Introduced by Mayor Bodnar.  (Fire Department)

Ordinance 2020-34 moved to Second Read.

  • First Reading of Ordinance No. 2020-35, entitled, “An Ordinance amending Mayfield Village Codified Ordinance Chapter 1329-Ohio Building Code.” Introduced by Mayor Bodnar.  (Fire Department)

Ordinance 2020-35 moved to Second Read.

  • First Reading of Ordinance No. 2020-36, entitled, “An Ordinance amending Mayfield Village Codified Ordinance Chapter 141-Fire Department.” Introduced by Mayor Bodnar.  (Fire Department)

Ordinance 2020-36 moved to Second Read.

  • First Reading of Ordinance No. 2020-37, entitled, “An Ordinance amending Mayfield Village Codified Ordinance Chapter 749-Recovery Costs for Emergency Actions.” Introduced by Mayor Bodnar.  (Fire Department)

Ordinance 2020-37 moved to Second Read.

  • First Reading of Ordinance No. 2020-38, entitled, “An Ordinance amending Mayfield Village Codified Ordinance Chapter 971 pertaining to alarms.” Introduced by Mayor Bodnar.  (Fire Department)

Ordinance 2020-38 moved to Second Read.

  • First Reading of Ordinance No. 2020-39, entitled, “An Ordinance amending Mayfield Village Codified Ordinance Chapter 1501-Ohio Fire Code.” Introduced by Mayor Bodnar.  (Fire Department)

Ordinance 2020-39 moved to Second Read.

  • First Reading of Ordinance No. 2020-40, entitled, “An Ordinance amending Mayfield Village Codified Ordinance Chapter 1522 Building Marking Systems.” Introduced by Mayor Bodnar.  (Fire Department)

Ordinance 2020-40 moved to Second Read.

  • First Reading of Ordinance No. 2020-41, entitled, “An Emergency Ordinance amending Chapter 153 of the Codified Ordinances of Mayfield Village, Ohio pertaining to wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment and repealing such other ordinances as are inconsistent herewith.” Introduced by Mayor Bodnar.  (Fire Department)

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.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Rules Suspended.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to enact Ordinance No. 2020-41.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Ordinance Enacted.

  • Resolution No. 2020-54, entitled, “A resolution requesting the Cuyahoga County Treasurer to advance from the proceeds of tax levies for the collection year 2021.” Introduced by Mayor Bodnar (Finance Department)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2020-54.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

  • Resolution No. 2020-55, entitled, “An emergency resolution authorizing Mayfield Village to expend an estimated $40,000 to the City of Lyndhurst for the Lyndhurst Municipal Court projected operating deficit from July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.” Introduced by Mayor Bodnar (Finance Department)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2020-55.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

Mr. Wynne stated, I just wanted to mention that I have not received any updated financial information since Caucus.  At that time, the results we had was through the end of October and our share of the deficit was about $26,000.  I am still comfortable allocating $40,000 to cover the last couple months of the year.

Council President Schutt stated, thank you Mr. Wynne..

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

  • Resolution No. 2020-56, entitled, “An emergency resolution providing for the reappointment of Thomas Cappello and Stephen Hovancsek & Associates, Inc. as Engineer for Mayfield Village, Ohio.”  Introduced by Mayor Bodnar (Administration)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2020-56.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

  • Resolution No. 2020-57, entitled, “An emergency resolution re-establishing the terms, conditions and compensation for the services of the Prosecutor for Mayfield Village, Ohio.” Introduced by Mayor Bodnar (Administration)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2020-57.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

  • Resolution No. 2020-58, entitled, “An emergency resolution amending the Investment Policy of Mayfield Village.” Introduced by Mayor Bodnar (Finance Department)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2020-58.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

  • Resolution No. 2020-59, entitled, “An emergency resolution authorizing Mayfield Village to expend an amount not to exceed $30,000 under the Council of Government Agreement for the Community Partnership on Aging.” Introduced by Mayor Bodnar (Administration)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2020-59.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

  • Resolution No. 2020-60, entitled, “A emergency resolution authorizing Mayfield Village to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District and Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District for providing technical assistance in implementing soil and water conservation measures from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2025 and authorizing Mayfield Village to expend funds in an amount not to exceed $6,000 annually to the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District. ” Introduced by Mayor Bodnar (Finance Department)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2020-60.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

  • Resolution No. 2020-61, entitled, “An emergency resolution authorizing Mayfield Village to enter into a contract with City Wide Maintenance of Cleveland for Janitorial Services for the Mayfield Village Police Department in the amount of $995.00 per month ($11,940 annually).” Introduced by Mayor Bodnar (Administration)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2020-61.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

Executive Session:

  • Motion to enter into Executive Session pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 121.22(G)(2) to consider the potential sale or purchase of real estate.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to enter into Executive Session pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 121.22(G)(2) to consider the potential sale or purchase of real estate.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

YES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. 

Council President Schutt stated, Council is adjourning for Executive Session at 7:50 p.m.  The live feed will be disabled until Council reconvenes.  When Council is ready to return, a new link will be posted on the Village’s website for the public to view the remainder of the meeting. A motion to reconvene from Executive Session will be made and we will be voting on one additional item and then adjourn.  Council would like to invite Mayor Bodnar, Ms. Wolgamuth, Ms. Weber, Mr. Wynne, Mr. Marquart and Mrs. Betsa in Executive Session.

Council went into Executive Session at 7:50 p.m.

  • Motion to reconvene into Regular Session of Council

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to reconvene into Regular Session of Council.

ROLL CALL:

YES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. 

Council reconvened into Regular Session at 8:05 p.m.

  • Motion to amend the agenda to include one additional item.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to amend the agenda to include on additional item.

ROLL CALL:

YES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried.  Agenda Amended.

  • Resolution No. 2020-62, entitled, “An emergency resolution authorizing the Mayor and President of Council to enter into a Purchase Agreement to purchase the property located at 6488 White Road in Mayfield Village, Ohio for One Hundred Fifty-Eight Thousand Dollars ($158,000). Introduced by Mayor Bodnar (Administration)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2020-62.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

Mr. Wynne stated, I would like to state for the record just that we have more than enough funds available in our Capital Improvement Fund to fund the cost of this purchase which was not initially budgeted for.  We will not need to amend our budget as previously passed this evening because there’s enough funds there.  The sidewalk project on Wilson Mills came in significantly under budget and we can use those funds to cover the cost of this land purchase.

Council President Schutt stated, thank you Mr. Wynne. Any other comments or discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

YES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

ANY OTHER MATTERS:

Council President Schutt asked, are there any other matters to come before Council at this time?

There were no further matters.

ADJOURNMENT:

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

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Meeting Adjourned.

The meeting adjourned at 8:08 p.m.  The Organizational Meeting of Council is scheduled for Monday, January 4, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.  The next Regular meeting of Council will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.