Council: February 21st 2022

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL
MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OHIO
Monday, February 21, 2022 – 7:00 p.m.
Mayfield Village Civic Hall-Mayfield Village Civic Center

The Council of Mayfield Village met in Regular Session on Monday, February 21, 2022 in Mayfield Village Civic Hall.  Council President Schutt called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL:

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

Also Present: Mayor Bodnar, Mr. Wynne, Ms. Calta, Chief Matias, Mr. Cappello, Mr. Marquart, Mr. McAvinew, Mr. Russell, Mr. Sipos, Ms. Wolgamuth, and Mrs. Betsa

Absent: Mr. Marquardt and Chief Carcioppolo

Council President Schutt stated, please let the record show that Mr. Marquardt is excused from this evening’s meeting.

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was given.

Consideration of Minutes:

Special Council Meeting: January 18, 2022

Mrs. Jurcisek, seconded by Mr. Meyers, made a motion to approve the Minutes of the Special Council Meeting of January 18, 2022.

Council President Schutt asked, any discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Minutes of January 18, 2022 Special Meeting Approved as Written.

Regular Council Meeting: January 18, 2022

Mrs. Jurcisek, seconded by Mr. Meyers, made a motion to approve the Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of January 18, 2022.

Council President Schutt asked, any discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Minutes of January 18, 2022 Regular Meeting Approved as Written.

Comments from Mayor Bodnar

Thank you, Council President.  Council President, I know you usually do the honors when it comes to birthdays, but you granted me special permission tonight to wish a very Happy Birthday to our Director of Administration, Diane Wolgamuth.  Diane, we wish you a very Happy Birthday and it is always wonderful to work with you and we hope we get that opportunity for many more years to come. Thank you.

Ms. Wolgamuth stated, thank you.

That’s all I have Council President.

Council President Schutt stated, thank you, Mayor Bodnar.

Comments From Council President Schutt

I would also like to wish Ms. Wolgamuth a Happy Birthday as well.  Thank you for all you do for us.

Ms. Wolgamuth stated, thank you.

The next Regular Meeting of Council scheduled for March 21, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

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

Council President Schutt stated, if anyone wishes to speak, please come up to the podium and state your name and address for the record. 

Joan Gottschling
Mayfield Township Historical Society

I would like to say hello to the new Council members. Congratulations.  I am here to thank Mayfield Village for their generous continuing grant money that they give us every year.  It helps us with our programming, our activities, our special events, our school children visits that come every year; the third graders from all of the schools in the district.  We are very grateful for your continued support for that money.  It really helps us. 

It has been a tough couple years. We didn’t get to do the school visits in person but we did it virtually and it was very interesting what you can do with an I-phone and ham it up.  I tell you it was fun.  But hopefully we will be able to do the visits again in person because I think the children really get a very good, not only taste of what it was like in the olden days, but the questions are the best, what they come up with.  They don’t understand how it was and the questions tell you that they are figuring it out, especially about the little pot under the bed and outhouses, the hickory stick the teachers used to use and the dunce caps, things like that.  I think they are very appreciative for what they have now in their own schools.  So thank you again.

We hope that if any of you Council people have a small committee meeting that you would like to use the House, we can set up chairs and tables. We have coffee and snacks for you.  The Citizen’s Advisory Committee usually meets there in October.  If any of you would like to, let us know and we will set it up for you.

The other thing I would like to influence you on is the fact that you are out in the community with your constituents, you talk to them and sometimes you might hear somebody that is interested in history or maybe looking for a volunteer activity, an hour a month, an hour a year, whatever. Send them our way, because we could use them.  Thank you.

Council President Schutt stated, thank you, Joan.  Thank you for everything that you do for the Historical House as well.

Council President Schutt asked, are there any other comments for our open portion?

There were none.

Department Head Reports:

Administration – Ms. Wolgamuth – Thank you Council President.  I have no report.  I just wanted to thank all of you for the birthday wishes.  It was an awesome day.  This was a big birthday for me.  It was pretty pleasant.  Thank you very much.

Council President Schutt stated, you’re welcome and thank you.

Finance – Mr. Wynne – Yes, just two items I wanted to mention. We just received official notification from the State of Ohio that they approved the Civic Center Fund transfer into the General Fund. We will be recording that in the next month or so.

Also, at the last Council Caucus, we were talking about the budget.  We brought up the conversation about how we put together a five-year Capital Budget that lays out certain items.  I brought copies with me in case anyone from Council would like a copy at the end of the meeting.  End of report.

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

Parks and Recreation – Mr. McAvinew – I have our community brochure for all of the special events by Parks and Recreation for Mayfield Village.  It is getting mailed out next week.  Also, it is on Facebook.  I e-mailed it out to a lot of people today.  Once you click on it, it’s a digital version on-line for you to scroll through and check out the events.

I too would like to wish Diane a Happy Birthday.  I appreciate you as a co-worker.  I appreciate you as a friend.  It’s been lovely working with you.  Happy Birthday.  Happy 720 months.  It’s like when we were kids and we were 18 months old, 20 months old.  Happy Birthday.  I hope you had a great day and a better evening.  That’s all.

Ms. Wolgamuth stated, thank you.

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

Police Department – Chief Matias – Thank you Council President.  I have no report for tonight.  I just have one thing on the agenda that I can address when we get to that.

Council President Schutt stated, thank you, Chief.

Service Department – Mr. Sipos – Thank you, Council President.  I just have one thing on the agenda.  It’s in your packets.  The LED Street Lighting Agreement.  I am asking to enter into Option 3 where we don’t get charged for replacing the lights with LED’s.  The one thing I would like to add is, Councilman Murphy, you had a question about how long the bulbs last.  I got that answer for you.  The current high pressure sodium bulbs are rated at 24,000 hours.  Over the life expectancy of that, they lose 30% of their lumin, the brightness.  They lose that relatively quickly whereas LED fixtures are rated at 25,000 hours.  They will lose 30% of their brightness but it will take over a longer period of time, if that answers your question.  Does anybody else have any questions?

There were none.

All right. End of report. Thank you.

Mr. Murphy stated, thank you.

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

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Third Reading of Ordinance No. 2021-18, entitled, “An ordinance enacting Mayfield Village Codified Ordinance Chapter 1187 Solar Energy Systems.”  Introduced by Mayor Bodnar (Administration) (First Reading – December 20, 2021; Second Reading – January 18, 2022)

Mrs. Jurcisek, seconded by Mr. Meyers, made a motion to enact Ordinance No. 2021-18.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Ordinance 2021-18 Enacted.

  • Second Reading of Ordinance No. 2022-01, entitled, “An Ordinance appropriating funds for current expenses and expenditures of Mayfield Village, Ohio for the period from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022 and declaring an emergency.” Introduced by Mayor Bodnar. (First Reading – January 18, 2022 in title only)

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

Council President Schutt stated, Ordinance 2022-01 will move to Third Read at our Regular Meeting of Council on March 21st.

  • Second Reading of Resolution No. 2022-02, entitled, “A resolution requesting the Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer to adjust the amended official certificate of estimated resources for 2022.”  Introduced by Mayor Bodnar. (First Reading – January 18, 2022 in title only)

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

Council President Schutt stated, Resolution 2022-02 will move to Third Read at our Regular Meeting of Council on March 21st.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Motion to acknowledge receipt of financial reports for January 2022 and to approve of same as submitted. (Finance Department)

Mr. Williams, seconded by Mrs. Jurcisek, made a motion to acknowledge receipt of financial reports for January 2022 and to approve of same as submitted.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Financial Reports for January 2022 Acknowledged And Approved as Submitted.

  • Motion to authorize expenditure in the amount of $32,010.00 to Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation for the 2021 True-Up Premium (less Go-Green Rebate of $1,499 – net due $30,511.00). (Finance Department)

Mr. Williams, seconded by Mrs. Jurcisek, made a motion to authorize expenditure in the amount of $32,010.00 to Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation for the 2021 True-Up Premium (less Go-Green Rebate of $1,499 – net due $30,511.00). (Finance Department)

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Expenditure Authorized.

  • Motion to authorize an expenditure in the amount of $44,720.50 to Slide Renu for Parkview Pool Slide Refurbishment Project. (Includes 10% contingency in the amount of $4,065.50) (Parks and Recreation)

Mr. Murphy, seconded by Mrs. Jurcisek, made a motion to authorize an expenditure in the amount of $44,720.50 to Slide Renu for Parkview Pool Slide Refurbishment Project. (Includes 10% contingency in the amount of $4,065.50) (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 $16,128.00 to Miller & Company Sanitation for toilet and handwash stations for 2022 for special events.

Mr. Murphy, seconded by Mrs. Jurcisek, made a motion to authorize expenditure in the amount of $16,128.00 to Miller & Company Sanitation for toilet and handwash stations for 2022 for special events.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Expenditure Authorized.

  • First Reading of Ordinance No. 2022-02, entitled, “An ordinance amending Mayfield Village Codified Ordinance Chapter 147 Commission on Aging.”  Introduced by Mayor Bodnar (Administration).

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

Council President Schutt stated, Ordinance 2022-02 will move to Second Read at our Regular Meeting of Council on March 21, 2022.

  • First Reading of Resolution No. 2022-07, entitled, “An emergency resolution authorizing Mayfield Village to take all actions necessary to accept Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) 2022 Energized Community Grant.”  Introduced by Mayor Bodnar (Administration).

Mr. Murphy, seconded by Mrs. Jurcisek, made a motion to suspend the rules of Council requiring a Resolution to be read on three separate occasions.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Rules Suspended.

Mr. Murphy, seconded by Mr. Meyers, made a motion to enact Resolution No. 2022-07.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

  • First Reading of Resolution No. 2022-08, entitled, “An emergency resolution of approval to elect the standard allowance for revenue loss and to use received funds for the provision of governmental services under Section 603(c)(1)(C) of the American Rescue Plan Act.”    Introduced by Mayor Bodnar (Finance).

Mr. Murphy, seconded by Mr. Meyers, made a motion to suspend the rules of Council requiring a Resolution to be read on three separate occasions.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Rules Suspended.

Mr. Murphy, seconded by Mrs. Jurcisek, made a motion to enact Resolution No. 2022-08.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

Mr. Wynne stated, yes.  Just as a reminder to Council.  Under the final rules issued by the Department of Treasury, they put in place an option to elect a standard allowance which allows municipalities that receive ARPA funding up to $10 million to use that allowance towards revenue loss and just use those funds to pay for your general government services.  This is giving me permission to make that election on the report I have to file during the month of April.  The $350,000 allowance we receive will be used toward general government services.

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

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

  • First Reading of Resolution No. 2022-09, entitled, “An emergency resolution authorizing Mayfield Village to enter into a Cultural Project Cooperative Use Agreement with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission.”  Introduced by Mayor Bodnar (Finance).

Mr. Murphy, seconded by Mrs. Jurcisek, made a motion to suspend the rules of Council requiring a Resolution to be read on three separate occasions.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Rules Suspended.

Mr. Murphy, seconded by Mrs. Jurcisek, made a motion to enact Resolution No. 2022-09.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

  • First Reading of Resolution No. 2022-10, entitled, “An emergency resolution authorizing the Mayor and President of Council to enter into a contract with Greve Chrysler Jeep Dodge for the purchase of four (4) 2022 police vehicles in the amount of $211,128.00 through the State of Ohio’s Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Cooperative Purchasing Program.” Introduced by Mayor Bodnar (Police Department)

Mr. Murphy, seconded by Mr. Meyers, made a motion to suspend the rules of Council requiring a Resolution to be read on three separate occasions.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Rules Suspended.

Mr. Murphy, seconded by Mrs. Jurcisek, made a motion to enact Resolution No. 2022-10.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

  • First Reading of Resolution No. 2022-11, entitled, “An emergency resolution authorizing Mayfield Village to enter into a contract for 2022 and to expend funds to American Fireworks in the amount of $20,000 for the 2022 Fourth of July Celebration Fireworks Display.”  Introduced by Mayor Bodnar (Parks and Recreation).

Mr. Murphy, seconded by Mr. Meyers, made a motion to suspend the rules of Council requiring a Resolution to be read on three separate occasions.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Rules Suspended.

Mrs. Jurcisek, seconded by Mr. Meyers, made a motion to enact Resolution No. 2022-11.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

There was none.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

  • First Reading of Resolution No. 2022-12, entitled, “An emergency resolution authorizing the deposit for photo enforcement revenue generated from the Village’s adoption of Codified Ordinance Chapter 317 to Capital Improvement Fund 410.”  Introduced by Mayor Bodnar (Finance).

Mr. Murphy, seconded by Mr. Meyers, made a motion to suspend the rules of Council requiring a Resolution to be read on three separate occasions.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Rules Suspended.

Mr. Murphy, seconded by Mr. Meyers, made a motion to enact Resolution No. 2022-12.

Council President Schutt asked, discussion?

Mr. Wynne stated, I will comment on this and the Chief can jump in on it also.  Right now, without passing this legislation the funds are set up where they would just go into the General Fund.  I think the purpose of the program at the very beginning was about safety for our law enforcement as well as for pedestrians.  So we had discussions on how to classify this funding when we received it and we felt, and at the Chief’s suggestion, that the money would be put into Fund 410, the Capital Projects Fund and that’s where all of the equipment and vehicles for the Police Department will be charged to as we acquire those during the years.  It’s also where a lot of the other capital projects for those go into.  This legislation is authorizing us when we receive these funds and we have received a first payment; when we receive these funds, we will be depositing it into 410.  They become restricted.  You can’t use it for anything else except for capital project needs for the Police Department and for the Village in general if Council so directs.  Just as an fyi, the first payment we received for the period from January 1st to February 11th, the citations were for $54,050.  38% offset those so the net receipt was $33,362.

Council President Schutt asked, any questions for Mr. Wynne?

There were none.

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

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Resolution Adopted.

  • First Reading of Resolution No. 2022-13, entitled, “An emergency resolution authorizing the Village of Mayfield to enter into an LED Street Lighting Agreement with the Cleveland Illuminating Company.”  Introduced by Mayor Bodnar (Service Dept).

Mr. Murphy, seconded by Mr. Meyers, made a motion to suspend the rules of Council requiring a Resolution to be read on three separate occasions.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Rules Suspended.

Mr. Murphy, seconded by Mr. Meyers, made a motion to enact Resolution No. 2022-13.

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 to come before Council tonight?

Ed Ziernicki
Aintree North

Council President Schutt stated, we already went to the Open Portion, but go ahead.

I have lived in the city for going on 30 years.  Someone broke into my car over the weekend.  What I am coming here to ask is how is the city going to help us citizens?  How are you going to protect us?  There’s been a car this past weekend in Willoughby Hills stolen.  There’s been break-ins in houses in Highland Heights.  I am not worried about 271, putting a cash grab camera over there.  Put some cameras on this main road to catch these people.

I don’t worry about a cash grab on 271.  Shut it down.  Help us people here.  The city’s not going to protect us.  If you can’t we have to protect ourselves. Somebody has to do something. I am looking for the Chief to give me some answers.  You don’t have any?  The city doesn’t have any?  Who does?  You don’t.  Nobody has any answers?

Mr. Meyers asked, I have a question. Was the car locked when they broke into it?

Locked.  The officer that came out said that if you leave your key fob too close to the car in the garage, they can open it.  I talked to some people since then.  They have a way to triangulate your key fob that’s in the house with the car to open your doors. 

Mr. Meyers asked, that’s how they got in?

One of the residents in the development has a video of the car, but not a facial video, okay?  And they were going around checking all the cars to get in.  This is the second time in 30 some years this has happened to me.  The first time was when they were having carnivals and circuses at the ballpark where the Police Department is.  That was a one-time incident.  There was some carny guy going around trying to get some cash or whatever.  But this is going on more and more every day and somebody’s going to get hurt and if you people in the city don’t try to do anything about it, we are going to hold you responsible.  

Put some cameras up on 91 and Highland Road, 91 and Wilson Mills, to catch them coming and going.  Get these license plate numbers. Get these cars.  It's the same car that came around in my development, got my stuff out of my car that was in Willoughby Hills and they stole a car this weekend.  The same car.  If you people can’t do anything, don’t come in here and be on Council.  Leave.  If you want to do your job, do something.  Do it as a Mayor. Do something. Don’t just go through the motions.  Anybody can do that.  I have lived here for 30 some years. I  did my business.  I closed my business down now.  I am retiring.  But if I have to get involved, I’ll get involved. I’ll call Channel 19, Channel 8. You people aren’t doing anything here. You’ve got money.  You’ve got over $30 million. Spend it. Use it to protect us. 

That’s all I have to say.  If you people don’t have anything to say, that’s disgusting.

ADJOURNMENT:

Mr. Murphy, seconded by Mr. Arndt, made a motion to adjourn.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: All
NAYS: None

Motion Carried. Meeting Adjourned.

The meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m. The next Regular meeting of Council will be on Monday, March 21, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in Civic Hall at the Mayfield Village Civic Center.