Council: November 16th 2020

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL
MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OHIO
Monday, November 16, 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, Law Director Coyne, Mr. Wynne, Mr. Marquart and Mr. Marrelli in attendance via ZOOM.  The meeting commenced at 7:07 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=nKx-yH9Xbzs&t=646s and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U7VInfCaeU&t=115s

Council President Schutt stated, welcome to the Regular Meeting of Council.  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).  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 November 13, 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, Mr. Coyne, Mr. Marrelli, 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.

CONSIDERATION OF MINUTES:

Special Council Meeting: November 2nd, 2020

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of November 2, 2020 as written. 

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Minutes of November 2, 2020 Meeting Approved as Written.

Comments from Mayor Bodnar

Thank you, Council President.  I would like to begin with wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving.  I know that our celebrations are going to be a little bit different this year, but I hope everybody gets the chance to spend some time with friends and family, even if it’s just by phone or by Zoom or facetime or Skype.  I hope everybody has the opportunity to enjoy some time with each other. 

I also wanted to give a brief COVID update. First of all, we are awaiting further orders from Governor DeWine.  He did give us a fatherly Fireside Chat last week and he has issued a few more restrictions but some say that he was firing a warning shot.  He hasn’t issued any closures yet.  We will be following to see if anything is happening this week. We are also waiting for the Ohio Legislature to act in order to allow us to continue with remote meetings for a while.  The current legislation’s effective date ends December 1st.  I am told they may act this week but we never know for sure.  Finally, from a Village standpoint, we have met with all the Department Heads and to the extent it is possible, we are moving back to a work-at-home model, to the extent that we can still get our work done, that’s what we are going to be doing.  That’s all I have for those reports.

Is Mr. DeBaggis here with us tonight?

Mr. DeBaggis replied, yes, I am, your Honor.  Can you hear me?

Mayor Bodnar stated, I can hear you – and now I can see you.  Council President, I believe Council is going to begin with a Motion.

  • Motion to approve selection of Henry F. DeBaggis to serve on the Planning and Zoning Commission for term ending December 31, 2023.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to approve selection of Henry F. DeBaggis to serve on the Planning and Zoning Commission for term ending December 31, 2023.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

Mayor Bodnar stated, yes, I would just like to say that Henry already serves us very well as Chairman of our Civil Service Commission.  Henry, I am very grateful to you for also taking on this additional responsibility to serve on our Planning and Zoning Commission.  I appreciate that very much.  You have given wonderful service to Mayfield Village and we are very grateful to have you.

Mr. DeBaggis stated, well, thank you Mayor.  I appreciate the appointment.

Council President Schutt asked, any other comments?

There were none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Selection Approved.

Mayor Bodnar stated, so Henry, this is the first remote Oath of Office I have administered.  If you would raise your right hand and please repeat after me.

The Oath of Office was administered to Mr. DeBaggis by Mayor Bodnar.

Mayor Bodnar stated, congratulations Henry and welcome aboard.  You know that you are taking the position of Jim Farmer who has resigned and you have big shoes to fill.  But I have no doubt that you can do the job well. I also want to offer my thanks to Jim for all of the great service he has given us from Mayfield Village.  Henry, Mary Beth will work with you to get you some paperwork to sign.  You are ready to go.  Thank you very much.

Mr. DeBaggis stated, thank you very much Mayor.  I appreciate it.

Mr. Coyne stated, Congratulations.

Mrs. Mills stated, Congratulations.

Council President Schutt stated, Congratulations.

Mr. DeBaggis stated, thank you very much.

Mayor Bodnar stated, that’s all I have Council President.

Comments From Council President Schutt

Condolences for Councilwoman Jen Jurcisek on the passing of her father-in-law, Al Jurcisek.  From my understanding, Al is a family man who was very much respected throughout the Mayfield community.  So please keep Jen, her husband John and the rest of their family in your thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.

Mrs. Jurcisek stated, thank you, Council President.

Council President Schutt stated, you’re welcome.  Sorry again for your loss.  I just want to give a shout out to our Economic Development Manager, John Marquart.  We have received several e-mails and letters from the small businesses throughout Mayfield Village on the Small Business Relief Fund program that he has spearheaded. So, thank you very much John for taking care of that and providing the grants and necessary funds for these small businesses.  It just goes to show you what we have at Mayfield Village in helping each other out in times of need that we were able to have the funds available to help out these small businesses.  So, thank you John for spearheading this effort and thank you Council for being supportive, Mayor as well, for everybody’s help on this effort but specifically to Mr. John Marquart.  Thank you.

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

Council President Schutt stated, absolutely.  And also another shout out to Mayfield City Schools Superintendent, Dr. Keith Kelly on his retirement effective August 1, 2020.  I know Dr. Kelly is not present for our meeting but we still wanted to acknowledge him.  We have a strong relationship with Mayfield City Schools.  I am sure the School Board will do an excellent job replacing Dr. Kelly, so we look forward to continuing our great relationship with Mayfield Village and the Mayfield City Schools.

December Caucus is scheduled for Monday, December 7th.  The next regularly scheduled meeting of Council is Monday, December 21st.  At this time, we are not sure whether or not Governor DeWine will extend his emergency order as relates to virtual as opposed to in-person meetings.  I am assuming he will, however, please check the website for additional updates. They will be posted as soon as we find out.

Also, keep in mind, the 2020 Mayfield Village Holiday Decorating Contest.  Register your house or business by November 20th by calling the Recreation Department.  All houses and businesses must be decorated by 5:00 on December 11th.  There are 6 great categories in prizes, so be sure to register. 

As Mayor Bodnar touched on earlier, Happy Thanksgiving to all next Thursday.  Please be safe and smart. As we know, unfortunately the COVID cases have been increasing.  Although people want to spend some time with family and friends, virtual may be the best way just to help combat the cases with the COVID increase.

That’s all I have at this time.

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

Mrs. Betsa stated, yes, Council President, I received a letter dated November 2nd, 2020 via electronic and hand delivery addressed to me regarding submitted Charter Amendment Initiative petitions proposing an ordinance adding term limits for Council members and the office of Mayor.  Ron DiNardo, Chairman of the Petitioner Committee Requiring Term Limits for all Mayfield Village elected officials asked that the letter be read into the record during Open Portion in its entirety.

The letter reads as follows:

Dear Mayfield Village Clerk of Council and Council Members,

Per the Mayfield Village Charter Article Vll Section 1, electors shall have the power to propose any ordinance or resolution, except an ordinance appropriating money or authorizing the levy of taxes, and to adopt or reject the same at the polls, such power being known as the initiative. An initiated ordinance or resolution shall be submitted to Council by a petition signed in ink by qualified electors equal in number to at least ten percent (10%) of the total vote cast at the last regular municipal election, which petition shall be filed with the Clerk of Council. Within twenty (20) days after any such petition has been filed, the Clerk of Council shall determine the sufficiency of the petition. The petition as of 10-26-20 has been certified sufficient by the Clerk of Council and the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.

Council shall take final action, either enacting, amending, or rejecting the proposed ordinance or resolution, within forty (40) days after it has been certified sufficient by the Clerk of Council. If, within such forty (40) days, Council fails to pass such proposed ordinance or resolution or passes it in some form different from that set forth in the petition therefore, the petitioners, through the Committee named on such petition may, at the next regular meeting of Council, request in writing that it be submitted to a vote of the electors. Thereupon, Council shall provide for submitting the petitioned ordinance or resolution to the electors at the next general election.

Since the effective date of Mayfield Village's Charter, 1-1-1975, term limit language for the office of Mayor and Council members had always been included language in the Charter. In 2004 a Charter Amendment Initiative Petition ordinance was proposed eliminating term limit language for the office of Mayor and Council members and presented to Council. Council approved the proposed initiative petition as submitted without changes allowing the people to decide at. the ballot box if this change should occur. This was known as Issue 52 & 53 on the ballot.

All ballot language must be presented to the Cuyahoga Board of Elections for review and approval prior to placing on the ballot thus protecting electors from any erroneous ballot language. This Charter Amendment Initiative Petitions language is clear and not misleading to the electors. The consensus of the enclosed 100+ signatures overwhelmingly supports the ballot language submitted in this bi-partisan initiative. Rejecting the Charter Amendment Initiative Petition Ordinances as proposed will clearly show bias and motivation on Council's end to take away the right for electors to decide for themselves when voting on these issues.

At this time, the petitioner committee requiring term limits for all Mayfield Village elected officials requests council to approve the proposed Charter Amendment Initiative Petition Ordinances adding term limits for Council Members and the office of Mayor as submitted. The Committee will not accept amended language to the Charter Amendment Initiative Petition ordinance language as submitted. This letter will serve as our formal request to submit the Charter Amendment Initiative Petition ordinance language to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to be processed and placed on the ballot for the electors of Mayfield Village to vote at the November 2ND, 2021 general election.

Respectfully,

Ron DiNardo, Charmain of the Petitioner Committee requiring term limits for all Mayfield Village elected officials

Subsequently, Mr. DiNardo sent an e-mail on November 11, 2020:

Marybeth,

I reviewed the minutes from the Council Caucus meeting November 2nd, 2020 and noticed my letter addressed to you, sent electronically and hand delivered to the Civil Center on 11-2-2020 was not read into the minutes. I presume my letter will be read into the minutes at the November 16th, 2020 Council meeting under the open portion, correct?

I want to be clear our committee has requested this Charter Amendment initiative petition be submitted to a vote of the electors as proposed without change and occur at the next general election being Tuesday November 2nd, 2021. We recognize that we do not meet the requirement for a special election as stated below in the Mayfield Charter Article VII, section 1 and there is no need for our community to spend $9,200 when this money can go towards Senior services, Police or Fire needs.

Council President Schutt stated, thank you, Mrs. Betsa.

Mr. Coyne stated, I will be glad to address some of those comments during my Law Director’s Report.

Council President Schutt stated, thank you Mr. Coyne.

Department Head Reports:             

Ronald Wynne (Finance) – I have no report this evening, sir.

Anthony J. Coyne (Law) – This evening, you will have two items on the agenda for consideration.  Ordinance 2020-31 and Ordinance 2020-32.  They are somewhat responsive to the communications we received from the Chairman of the Petitioner Committee for the term limits that are being requested. I wanted to again just remind Council about the procedures that have been followed to date.

First of all, the Initiative Petitions were submitted to the Council Clerk on or about October 6, 2020.  Pursuant to Article III, Section 1 of our Charter, upon the submission of said petitions, they were reviewed by the Council Clerk, the Clerk confers with the Law Department and we also confer with the Board of Elections.  The Council Clerk has 20 days to evaluate the sufficiency of the Petitions and to submit them to the Village Council.  The Village Council has 40 days in which to act on said Petitions.  In so doing, the Council is to consider the amendments of the Petitions and it’s important that you keep in mind the amendments are to the Charter, not to amend a resolution, not to amend an ordinance.  So, it is submitted to the electors at the next regular municipal election if one shall occur not less than 60 days, not more than 120 days.  If there is no such election, the submission of the question shall occur at a special election to be held within the aforesaid time period. 

Now this time period is mandated by the Ohio Constitution, but unfortunately the Petitioner’s Committee did not look at Article X of our Charter which also states that amendments to the Charter must comply with the Ohio Constitution.  Article XVIII, Section 9 and 8 both require that the election be held within 120 days, but not sooner than 60 days, from the date of submission. As a consequence, the ordinances before you, if you consider sending them along to the Board of Elections, complies with the Charter, complies with the Ohio Constitution, and is appropriate.

Given the time we are in, I might add, the date of the special election can be determined by Council, however, it is in the middle of a pandemic.  It will likely take place, if it is passed on to the Board of Elections, during the wintertime and it’s Council’s determination as to the date.  The current ordinances reflect that the date would be set for March 16, 2021.  Having said that, Council has the discretion to consider the ordinance or consider another date.   

Council also can take action but no later than December 5, 2020, so if action is not taken tonight, it would be likely that Council would have to convene a Special Meeting to take further action.  I would be glad to answer any questions on this matter now or when they come up for introduction.

Mr. Meyers asked, what is the next election date?

Mr. Coyne replied, I believe the next election date is in May.  There’s an election in November.  I don’t know that the Village has an election date in May.  There is one in November for sure.  There are some other special elections in Cuyahoga County and other communities.

Mr. Meyers stated, okay.

Council President Schutt stated, any other questions for Mr. Coyne?

Mr. Williams stated, I was not clear on your point that the Committee did not read a particular section in the Ohio Constitution.  Could you repeat that?

Mr. Coyne replied, yes.  What they didn’t review or include in their request is the provisions of, not only the Ohio Constitution, but Article X of the Charter of the Village.  So, the provisions related to the Council Clerk’s review of the submitted Petitions and then the timeframe for which after they have been passed on to Council, the 40-day period, that’s all contained within the Charter in Article III, Section 1 and actually the Chairman includes a copy of Article VII, Section 3.  It states in the first sentence that it governs initiatives, referendums and recalls for ordinances or resolutions.  That’s the procedure that’s provided.  Article X is specific to amendments to the Charter which is different from an ordinance or a resolution.  Article X of the Charter of the Village clearly states that the provisions of the Ohio Constitution need to be followed.  In the Ohio Constitution, two sections I cited, Article XVIII, 8 and 9 specifically provide for how to amend Charters in communities. So that’s the section that he omitted in his letter and did not take into consideration. 

I’m only calling balls and strikes like an umpire. At the end of the day, that’s what’s required.  That’s how it should be followed should Council refer it to the Board of Elections.  The Council has to act no later than December 5th and it shall be in ordinance form submitted to the Board of Elections consistent with what was presented. So, what was presented by the Petitioners is what’s reflected in the proposed ordinances, Ordinances 2020-31 and 2020-32, however, given the timeframe by which the Petitioner’s Committee submitted the Petitions, it has to be submitted to the electors consistent with the Ohio Constitution as required by our Charter and the Constitution.

Mr. Williams stated, thank you.

Mrs. Jurcisek asked, Tony?

Mr. Coyne replied, yes.

Mrs. Jurcisek asked, so that has to be within 120 days. So, we are looking at, no matter the timing, even if we act upon it on December 5th, that this would have to be a Special Election due to the timing, correct?

Mr. Coyne replied, right.

Mrs. Jurcisek asked, okay, so we would have to incur that extra cost no matter what, in order to comply?

Mr. Coyne replied, if the elections proceed, yes.

Mrs. Jurcisek replied, okay.  Thank you.

Council President Schutt asked, any other questions for Mr. Coyne?

There were none.

In-Committee Status Reports:

  • Volunteer Firefighters' Dependent's Fund Board
    • Designation of 2 members of the legislative authority

Council President Schutt stated, Council received a Memorandum relative to the need to designate two members of the legislative authority to serve on the Board.  Are there any questions?

There were none.

  • Motion to designate Councilwoman Mills and Councilman Marquardt to serve on the Volunteer Firefighters’ Dependent’s Fund Board to December 31, 2021.

Mr. Williams, seconded by Mr. Meyers moved to designate Councilwoman Mills and Councilman Marquardt to serve on the Volunteer Firefighters’ Dependent’s Fund Board to December 31, 2021.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

Council President Schutt stated, as mentioned above, we need to have two legislative members to serve.  Both Councilwoman Mills and Councilman Marquardt have served in the past and have done a great job so we would like to keep the good efforts of this Board moving forward.  Thank you, Councilwoman Mills and Councilman Marquardt.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Designation Approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Second 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) (Service Department)

Ordinance No. 2020-23 will move to Third Read for December’s meeting.

  • Second 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)  (Building Department)

Ordinance No. 2020-24 will move to Third Read for December’s meeting.

  • Second 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) (Read in title only) (Finance Department)

Ordinance No. 2020-26 will move to Third Read for December’s meeting.

  • Second 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)  (Read in title only) (Finance Department)

Ordinance No. 2020-27 will move to Third Read for December’s meeting.

  • 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 (Read in title only) (Finance Department)

Resolution No. 2020-50 will be considered at the December meeting along with Ordinance Nos. 2020-26 and 2020-27.

NEW BUSINESS:

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

Council President Schutt stated, as Mr. Marquart mentioned earlier, it’s not to exceed $25,000.

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

Mr. Wynne asked, Mr. Coyne, in this motion, do we need add the language not to exceed $25,000?

Mr. Coyne replied, that’s consistent with what we were talking about.  The prior motion was for $50,000 was it not?

Mr. Wynne replied, correct.  I just didn’t know if the motion needs to reflect that it’s not to exceed $25,000.

Mr. Coyne replied, I think it would be prudent to include that in the motion in case you want to come back.

  • Motion to withdraw motion to approve recommendation of the Mayfield Community Improvement Corporation to authorize payment to additional Mayfield Village business applicants for Small Business Relief Fund grants in the amount of $2,500 per applicant.

Mr. Williams, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, moved to withdraw motion to approve recommendation of the Mayfield Community Improvement Corporation to authorize payment to additional Mayfield Village business applicants for Small Business Relief Fund grants in the amount of $2,500 per applicant.

  • Motion to approve the recommendation of the Mayfield Community Improvement Corporation to authorize payment to additional Mayfield Village business applicants for the Small Business Relief Fund grants in the amount of $2,500 per applicant not to exceed $25,000 (Administration)

Mr. Marquardt, seconded by Mr. Williams, made a motion to approve the recommendation of the

Mayfield Community Improvement Corporation to authorize payment to additional Mayfield Village business applicants for the Small Business Relief Fund grants in the amount of $2,500 per applicant not to exceed $25,000 (Administration)

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Recommendation Approved.

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

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?  Any questions?

There were none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Financial Reports for October 2020 Acknowledged and Approved as Submitted.

  • Motion to authorize an expenditure in an amount not to exceed $6,402.16 to Lewis Landscape for the renovations of Parkview Softball Fields Grass Track (Parks and Recreation)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, moved to authorize an expenditure in an amount not to exceed $6,402.16 to Lewis Landscape for the renovations of Parkview Softball Fields Grass Track (Parks and Recreation)

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Expenditure Approved.

  • First Reading of Ordinance No. 2020-29, entitled, “An Emergency Ordinance to approve current replacement pages to the Mayfield Village Codified Ordinances.”  Introduced by Mayor Bodnar.  (Finance 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?

Mr. Meyers asked, I would like to know if we can get a copy of the amended Traffic Codes and the General Offense Codes, what the amendments are?

Mrs. Betsa replied, I can get those for you.  The reason why this legislation is on the agenda is that the codifier now is going to start updating the codifieds quarterly as opposed to annually so whenever legislation is passed, I will send it right to them and they will have the updates done quarterly.  Mr. Meyers, I can get a copy of the update Traffic Codes to you.

Mr. Meyers stated, thank you.

Council President Schutt asked, any other discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Rules Suspended.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to enact Ordinance No. 2020-29.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Ordinance Enacted.

  • First Reading of Ordinance No. 2020-31, entitled, “An Emergency Ordinance submitting an amendment to Article IV, Section 1 of the Charter of Mayfield Village to provide term limits to the Office of Mayor to the electors of Mayfield Village to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.”  (Administration)

Mr. Murphy 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?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Rules Suspended.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Williams, made a motion to enact Ordinance No. 2020-31.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Ordinance Enacted.

  • First Reading of Ordinance No. 2020-32, entitled, “An Emergency Ordinance submitting an amendment to Article III, Section 1 of the Charter of Mayfield Village to provide term limits to members of Council to the electors of Mayfield Village to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.”  (Administration)

Mr. Murphy, 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 Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to enact Ordinance No. 2020-32.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Ordinance Enacted.

  • Resolution No. 2020-48, entitled, “An emergency resolution authorizing and directing the Mayor to enter into an Amendment to Appendix A and Appendix B to the Billing Services Agreement with LifeForce Management, Inc.” (January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2024).”  Introduced by Mayor Bodnar (Finance Department)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2020-48.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

Mr. Wynne stated, just a reminder to Council that this legislation does two things.  It increases the rate we charge depending upon the type of ambulance it is to be more reflective of what the current rates are being accepted by the insurance carriers.  It also allows LifeForce to bill the insurance carriers of our residents and collect whatever the insurance companies pay with no further contact with our residents.

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

There were none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

  • Resolution No. 2020-49, entitled, “An emergency resolution in support of Senate Bill 365 and to urge Governor DeWine and State Legislature of Ohio to extend the deadline for operating public meetings electronically.”  Introduced by Mayor Bodnar (Administration)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2020-49.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

  • Resolution No. 2020-52, entitled, “An emergency resolution designating certain financial institutions as depositories for interim funds of Mayfield Village, Ohio for the five (5) year period commencing with January 1, 2021, and authorizing said depository agreements with said institutions.”  Introduced by Mayor Bodnar (Administration)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2020-52.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

Mr. Wynne stated, yes, this is a requirement of the Ohio Revised Code.  Every 5 years the Council designates what institutions the Finance Director can place the Village’s funds in from an operating as well as an investing standpoint. Our current Agreements with those institutions expire at the end of 2020 so this is just renewing those Agreements for an additional 5 years.

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

There were 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:

AYES: 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, Mr. Coyne, Mr. Wynne, Mr. Marquart, Mr. Marrelli, Mr. Thomas 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:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. 

Council reconvened into Regular Session at 8:19 p.m.

Council President Schutt stated, during Executive Session, Council and the Mayor and Department Heads discussed the possible acquisition of a property within Mayfield Village.

  • Resolution No. 2020-53, entitled, “An emergency resolution authorizing the Mayor and President of Council to enter into a Purchase Agreement to purchase the property located at 6516 White Road in Mayfield Village, Ohio for Two Hundred Fifty-Five Thousand Dollars ($255,000).”  Introduced by Mayor Bodnar (Administration)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2020-53.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

ANY OTHER MATTERS:

Council President Schutt asked, are there any other matters?

There were no further matters.

ADJOURNMENT:

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

The meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.  The next Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 21, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone.