Maple Heights City Council Meeting

May 20, 2015 – Maple Heights City Council Meeting

Council Caucus

(0:57) 2015-21 – PROPOSING TAX LEVY FOR SENIOR CENTER

(1:36) 2015-27 – 2016 TAX BUDGET

  • Brownlee asks about 2015 ending fund balance discrepancy (2:08)
  • Finance director responds (4: 39)
  • Should ending balance of 2015 correspond to beginning of 2016? (5:28)
  • Proposed changes in spending (6:41)
  • Big change in Escrow Fund (9:23)
  • Change in General Fund projections (9:58)
  • Original estimates were faulty? (10:25)
  • Council President cuts off Councilman Brownlee (11:13)
  • “Does no one else care that we are off $1.6 million?” (11:27)

(12:28) EXPENDITURES OVER $1,000

(13:00) AMENDMENT TO MINUTES


 

Council Meeting (Part 1)

(1:16) RECOGNITION OF RESIDENT

(5:47) PUBLIC HEARING ON 2016 TAX BUDGET

  • Comments in support of tax budget (6:46)

(8:54) ADDENDUM – ADDING MEETING MINUTES

  • Passed (Vote: 7-0)

(9:17) APPROVAL OF PRIOR MEETING MINUTES

  • Brownlee attempts to make and amendment (9:34)
  • Passed (Vote: 6-0; Brownlee was ignored)

(10:26) MOTION TO APPOINT NEW MEMBER OF PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

(11:11) FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORT

(11:58) POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORT

  • Internal investigation into improperly redacted personal information released by the City (12:10)
  • Comments concerning forthcoming Brelo verdict (12:51)
  • Community Forum to discuss issues in the community – May 28th at 7:30 at the Library (13:25)

(14:13) HUMAN SERVICES REPORT

  • Volunteer property maintenance to help City (15:34)

(17:07) FINANCE DEPARTMENT

CITIZEN COMMENTS

  • Comments concerning E 141st Street and truck traffic (17:56)
  • Concerns about flyer in mailbox (21:48)
  • Suggestion of utilizing community service from those receiving public assistance (22:27)
  • Complaint concerning water department work – contractors leaving a mess behind (25:57)
    • City needs to get on the water department (29:20)
  • Comments on the upcoming election (30:52)
  • Memorial Day Parade announcements (34:30)

Council Meeting (Part 2)

CITIZEN COMMENTS (Cont.)

  • When will Libby Road be paved? (0:07)
  • Attacks on Councilman Brownlee (0:39)
  • Comments concerning the release of Social Security numbers (2:05)
  • Request for a guarantee that senior center levy will only be spent on the Senior Center, now and in the future (3:06)
  • Suggestion on partnering with hospital in funding operation of swimming pool (5:48)

(7:30) ORDINANCE 2015-21 – PROPOSING TAX LEVY FOR SENIOR CENTER

(8:05) RESOLUTION 2015-27 – 2016 TAX BUDGET

  • Brownlee points out $1.7 million discrepancy. Requests an explanation prior to passage. (8:21)

(9:56) EXPENDITURES OVER $1,000

  • Passed (Vote: 7-0)

MAYOR’S COMMENTS (10:33)

  • Water Department is “worst utility” in Greater Cleveland (10:45)
  • Comments on Libby Rd Project (12:43)
  • Comments on Memorial Day Parade (15:01)

(18:03) COUNCILWOMAN AGEE

  • Argues with resident about complaint (18:10)
  • Drive Time Motors – residents should not communicate concerns directly to Drive Time management (18:45)

(19:44) COUNCILMAN ADAMS

(22:41) COUNCILMAN CEFARATTI

(24:20) COUNCILMAN JACKSON

  • Tall grass a problem everywhere
  • Community forum on May 28th (25:30)

(25:44) COUNCILMAN BROWNLEE

  • Maple Heights Historical Society 100th Anniversary – June 14 from noon to 5pm.
  • Comments on redaction of Social Security numbers (26:51)
  • Comments on Faith Community Church Food Pantry flyer (28:05)
  • Encouragement to attend Memorial Day services on Monday (28:50)

(30:37) COUNCILMAN TROJANSKI

  • Community clean up next Saturday, May 30th (31:03)

(31:58) COUNCIL PRESIDENT ALBERS

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