Organizational: January 6th 2020

MINUTES OF THE INAUGURATION OF ELECTED OFFICIALS
AND SPECIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING OF COUNCIL
Mayfield Village Civic Hall – Mayfield Village Civic Center

Monday, January 6, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.

The Council of Mayfield Village met in Special Session for the purpose of holding the Inauguration of Elected Officials and the Special/Organizational Meeting of Council on Monday, January 6, 2020, at Mayfield Village Civic Hall.  Mayor Bodnar called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

  • Opening of Meeting/Comments by Mayor Brenda T. Bodnar

Good evening everyone.  If we can all take a seat. I would like to call this Special Meeting of Mayfield Village Council to order.  Please join me in pledging allegiance to our flag.

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was given.

I would like to thank you all for coming out and joining with us tonight to celebrate this Inauguration Ceremony.  To all of our families and friends who are here to support, you are very valuable to us.  We are here tonight because you are here for us every day.  We appreciate all that you do.  To our volunteers and constituents, I would have to say that you have been a huge help.  The political process keeps us on track and on pace and we are very grateful for your service to Mayfield Village.  The Gospel writer Luke reminds us that to whom much is given much is required.  In Mayfield Village we cannot deny that much has been given to us.  And tonight, as we embark on a new decade of governance here, we are duly admonished to serve well and to give back to this great community.

We are joined tonight by two judges who give back to their communities in significant ways and we are honored by their participation in our Inauguration.

Cuyahoga County Presiding Probate Judge Anthony Russo is a proud Mayfield Village resident who will administer the oath of office to me in just a few minutes.  Judge Russo has served the Probate Court since 2009 and prior to that served on the Domestic Relations Court bench since 1993. Under Judge Russo’s progressive leadership, the Probate Court has implemented electronic filing, on-line viewing of Court documents, a resource center staffed by attorneys, legal assistants’ clinics, satellite offices for marriage licenses and many user-friendly services.  As the presiding judge, Judge Russo also appoints the members of the Cleveland Metroparks Board of Commissioners and approves appointments to MetroHealth Systems’ Board of Trustees.  Under Judge Russo’s leadership, the Metroparks have acquired over 2000 additional acres of parkland including 450 acres of lakefront parks.  We are most grateful to have a beautiful gem of the Emerald Necklace right here in our Village.

Lyndhurst Municipal Judge Dominic Coletta is here tonight to administer the oath of office to newly-elected Council Representative Jennifer Jurcisek.  Although Judge Coletta is a little newer to the bench than Judge Russo, his term of office has been marked with fairness, transparency and efficiency.  In 2019, Judge Coletta issued a comprehensive State of the Court letter detailing his plans to modernize the Court, showing a surplus for 2018 and discussing the implementation of much needed bail reforms among other things.  Since taking office in 2018, Judge Coletta has made significant strides in modernizing our local Court and bringing it into the 21st Century.  In their wise, fair, impartial administration of justice and to improve our community, Judge Russo and Judge Coletta demonstrate that St. Luke’s rule of law is alive and well here.  Judges, we thank you both for leading by example and we thank you for giving of your time to be with us tonight.

Also, with us tonight is our former Mayor Bruce Rinker who held the torch here for nearly 23 years and his vision, labor and leadership far outweighed any compensation we could ever give him.  Mayor Rinker had the courage to realize his dreams of the Grove Ampitheatre, the new Police Station and new Fire Station and the relocation of a branch of the Cuyahoga Library within the Village. Bruce literally forged a new trail here now aptly named the Rinker Greenway.  Mayor Rinker, thank you for your vision and your leadership and for making Mayfield Village better while maintaining a quiet community character.

And now I would ask Judge Russo to come forward and administer my oath and I would also ask that my husband Paul please join me.

  • Oath of Office Administered to Mayor Brenda T. Bodnar by Cuyahoga County Probate Court Judge Anthony T. Russo
  • Remarks by Judge Russo:

Ladies and gentleman, I am honored to be here this evening. As a 40-year resident of Mayfield Village, to have this opportunity to administer the oath of office to an outstanding public official, a respected and esteemed attorney, a proud mother and grandmother, a beautiful wife, a good friend of mine, and an all-around great person - The Honorable Mayor Brenda Bodnar.  Everyone who knows Brenda realizes what a hard-working and talented individual she is.   It’s a tribute to her performance, accomplishments and reputation that she was unopposed in her first bid for re-election.  The people in this community recognize her sincerity and integrity and they are confident she will continue to do a good job and serve us well.  Her dedication and commitment to her job and also to her community is well known and appreciated by all of us. In addition, Brenda serves as a positive and influential role model for all of the young women in our community.  She exemplifies the proposition that hard work, education and dedication results in success.  It’s with great pride and pleasure that I am able to administer the oath of office for her second term as Mayor of Mayfield Village to a truly deserving individual and a distinguished public official, the Honorable Brenda Bodnar.

Judge Russo administered the oath of office to Brenda Bodnar, as Mayor of Mayfield Village.

Mayor Bodnar stated, thank you Judge Russo for those very kind comments.  I was not expecting them.  I appreciate them very much.

  • Administration of Oath of Office to Mr. Bill Marquardt

Mayor Bodnar administered the oath of office to Bill Marquardt, as Ward 1 Council Representative of Mayfield Village.

  • Administration of Oath of Office to Dennis Murphy

Mayor Bodnar stated, before I administer the oath of office to you, I would like to congratulate you Denny and your wife Katie on giving Mayfield Village its newest and most charming citizen.  Miss Millie Murphy came into the world on December 30th and has been charming audiences ever since.  On behalf of all of us here, we wish you good health and loads of happiness for many years to come.

Mayor Bodnar administered the oath of office to Dennis Murphy, as Ward 3 Council Representative of Mayfield Village.

  • Administration of Oath of Office to Jennifer Jurcisek by Judge Dominic Coletta

Mayor Bodnar welcomed Judge Coletta to the podium to administer the oath of office to our newly-elected At-Large Council Representative Jennifer Jurcisek.  Jen, you can come up here and invite anyone you wish to join you.

Judge Coletta administered the oath of office to Jennifer Jurcisek, as At-Large Council member for Mayfield Village.

Mayor Bodnar stated, I would like to say to all of our Council representatives, to our Clerk, Mrs. Betsa, our Director of Administration, Mrs. Wolgamuth, to all our Department Heads and all members of the Administration of the Village and to all employed by Mayfield Village and who serve us very well, we have a lot to do over the next four years and I very much look forward to working with you shoulder to shoulder to get the job done. 

Mayor Bodnar continued, this concludes our Inauguration Ceremony tonight.  As many of you know, we don’t celebrate a lot of fanfare here in Mayfield Village so in lieu of an Inaugural Ball, we are going to take a break and have some refreshments from Piccolo’s and take some photographs and then we will reconvene in about 15-20 minutes.  Thank you all again for coming.

A break was taken for refreshments at 7:17 p.m.

The Special/Organizational Meeting Reconvened at 7:35 p.m.

Mayor Bodnar asked Mrs. Betsa to take the Roll.

ROLL CALL:

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

Also Present: Mayor Bodnar, Mr. Coyne, Mr. Wynne, Mr. Cappello, Chief Carcioppolo, Chief Matias, Mr. Marrelli, Mr. Marquart, Mr. McAvinew, Mr. Metzung, Ms. Wolgamuth, and Mrs. Betsa

Absent: None

  • Election of President of Council for 2020

Mayor Bodnar stated, at this point, I would like to open the floor for nominations for Council President for 2020.  Are there any nominations?

Mr. Williams, seconded by Mrs. Mills, nominated Councilman Steve Schutt for Council President for 2020.

Mayor Bodnar asked, are there any further nominations for Council President?

There were none.

  • Motion to close the nominations.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to close the nominations.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: Jurcisek, Marquardt, Mills, Meyers, and Schutt
NAYS: Murphy and Williams

Motion Carried. Nominations Closed.

Mayor Bodnar stated, the motion to close the nominations for Council President has passed.  We have on the floor a nomination for Steve Schutt as Council President for 2020.  Is there any discussion?

There was none.

Mayor Bodnar stated, there being no discussion, let’s take a roll call vote

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Steve Schutt Elected as Council President for 2020.

Mayor Bodnar stated, the gavel is now yours.

  • Election of Council President Pro Tem for 2020

Council President Schutt opened the floor for nominations for Council President Pro Tem for 2020.

  • Mr. Marquardt, seconded by Mrs. Jurcisek, nominated Al Meyers for Council President Pro Tem for 2020.

Council President Schutt asked, are there any other nominations?

There were none.

  • Motion to close the nominations.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to close the nominations.

Council President Schutt stated, we will close the nominations.  Since there is only one candidate, I would like to have a motion to elect Al Meyers as Council President Pro Tem for 2020.

  • Motion to elect Al Meyers as Council President Pro Tem for 2020

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Williams, made a motion to elect Al Meyers as Council President Pro Tem for 2020.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Al Meyers Elected as Council President Pro Tem for 2020

Mayor Bodnar administered the oath of office to Al Meyers as Council President Pro Tem for 2020.

Council President Schutt stated, congratulations Al.

  • Resolution No. 2020-01, entitled, “An Emergency Resolution confirming the reappointment of Ronald Wynne as the Director of Finance for Mayfield Village, Ohio and establishing the terms, conditions and compensation.”  Introduced by Mayor Bodnar.  (Administration)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2020-01.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

Mayor Bodnar administered the oath of office to Ronald C. Wynne as Director of Finance for Mayfield Village.

Council President Schutt stated, congratulations Ron.

  • Resolution No. 2020-02, entitled, “An Emergency Resolution confirming the appointment of Mary E. Betsa, as Clerk of Council.”  Introduced by Mayor Bodnar.  (Council)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Williams, made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2020-02.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

Mayor Bodnar administered the oath of office to Mary E. Betsa as Clerk of Council for Mayfield Village.

Council President Schutt stated, congratulations MB.

  • Resolution No. 2020-03, entitled, “An Emergency Resolution providing for the employment of an Engineer for Mayfield Village, Ohio.”  Introduced by Mayor Bodnar.   (Administration)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2020-03.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

Mayor Bodnar administered the oath of office to Tom Cappello as Engineer for Mayfield Village.

Council President Schutt stated, congratulations, Tom.

  • Resolution No. 2020-04, entitled, “An Emergency Resolution appointing and establishing terms, conditions and compensation for the services of the Director of Law for Mayfield Village, Ohio.” Introduced by Mayor Bodnar.   (Administration)

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Marquardt, made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2020-04.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

Mayor Bodnar administered the oath of office to Anthony J. Coyne as Director of Law for Mayfield Village.

Council President Schutt stated, congratulations Tony.

  • Motion to approve recommendation from Planning and Zoning Commission concerning the Final Detailed Site Plan for Highland Road Montebello Subdivision for applicant Skoda Construction, 345 Miner Rd, LLC as proposed.

Mrs. Mills, seconded by Mr. Williams, made a motion to approve recommendation from Planning and Zoning Commission concerning the Final Detailed Site Plan for Highland Road Montebello Subdivision for applicant Skoda Construction, 345 Miner Rd, LLC as proposed.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ANY OTHER MATTERS:

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

There were none.

ADJOURNMENT:

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

The meeting adjourned at 7:51 p.m.  The next Regular meeting of Council is scheduled for Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.