Ordinance 2017-12

AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE
AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR
TO ENTER INTO A PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
AMONG THE COMMUNITIES OF THE
EUCLID CREEK WATERSHED COUNCIL
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE CUYAHOGA SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT AND THE EUCLID CREEK WATERSHED COUNCIL

WHEREAS, in 2000, the ten municipalities in the Euclid Creek Watershed organized informally with the assistance of the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (“NOACA”) to form a Euclid Creek Watershed Council (“ECWC”) to address common environmental, storm water and development concerns in the Euclid Creek Watershed; and

WHEREAS, in 2001, NOACA obtained a grant from the Ohio Lake Erie Protection Fund to develop a regional storm water program model and to undertake a demonstration of the use of this model with the Euclid Creek communities; and

WHEREAS, nine of the communities, one of those being Mayfield Village, agreed to provide matching funds for and to cooperate with this effort; and

WHEREAS, NOACA contracted with the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District (“SWCD”) to serve as watershed coordinator for this demonstration effort; and

WHEREAS, in 2002, the SWCD obtained a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (“ODNR”) for a watershed coordinator position for Euclid Creek; and

WHEREAS, in 2004, the ECWC established by-laws as an operational organization with governance; and

WHEREAS, since 2004 the program has developed a Euclid Creek Watershed action plan, established an annual public involvement and education program plan, and brought over $1.7 million to implement its programs and planned recommendations for improvement; and

WHEREAS, as 2008 began, the planning and organizational development objectives decreased and implementation objectives were furthered; and

WHEREAS, the purpose of the Memorandum of Understanding is to facilitate the implementation of the 2006 State of Ohio fully endorsed Watershed Action Plan for the Euclid Creek Watershed; and

WHEREAS, the Village, as a participating community in the Euclid Creek Watershed Council, wishes to acknowledge the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District and the Euclid Creek Watershed Council; and

WHEREAS, further, the Village wishes to authorize the Mayor to enter into a Partnership Agreement among the communities of the Euclid Creek Watershed Council committing the Village to the goals of the Euclid Creek Watershed Council and authorizing financial participation by the Village in an amount not to exceed three thousand dollars ($3,000) per year for four years (January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2010).

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OHIO, THAT:

SECTION 1. The Mayor is authorized and directed to enter into a Partnership Agreement as a participating community in the Euclid Creek Watershed Council in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District and the Euclid Creek Watershed Council as more fully set forth in Exhibit “A” attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

SECTION 2. That the Director of Finance is authorized to provide an annual payment to the Euclid Creek Watershed Council in an amount not to exceed three thousand dollars ($3,000) per year for four years (January 1, 2017-December 31, 2020).

SECTION 3. The Council finds and determines that all formal actions of this Council relating to the adoption of this Ordinance have been taken at open meetings of this Council; and that deliberations of this Council and of its committees, resulting in such formal action, took place in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all statutory requirements including the requirements of Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.

SECTION 4.  This Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure immediately necessary for the health, safety and welfare of the residents of Mayfield Village, Ohio.  It shall, therefore, take effect immediately upon the passage by the affirmative vote of not less than five (5) members elected to Council and approval by the Mayor or otherwise at the earliest time allowed by law.