Maple Heights Senior Center

August 5, 2015 Council Meeting

Caucus: August 5, 2015 6:30PM Maple Heights Senior Center

(0:00) 2015-36 Charter Amendment: Traffic Cameras 

(2:40) 2015-37  Boarding up of houses (Second Reading)    

(2:56) 2015-38 building violations and nuisance abatement   (Second Reading)                                                   

(3:00) 2015-39    CRIMINAL ACTIVITY NUISANCES, (Second Reading)

 (3:06) 2015-40      DEMOLITION OF BUILDINGS, FORECLOSED HOUSES, (Second Reading)                                     

(3:10) 2015-41     NOXIOUS WEEDS AND HIGH GRASS, (second reading)

(3:15) 2015-42  Garbage and Rubbish fee Assessment fees for 2016. (This fee is unchanged from when it included curbside recycling). (Second Reading)

(3:23) 2015-46 Lot Split of a parcel located at 16501 Rockside Road owned by Salemi/Redi-Wash Family Limited Partnership. This was approved by P&Z on July 13, 2015 and now must be approved by council.

(4:42) 2015-47 An ordinance to amend Chapter 1226 of the Codified Ordinances  entitled Land Reutilization by adding section 1226.02, Disposition of Unimproved Residential Lots.

(11:28) 2015-48 A resolution designating September as “Save our Homes Month.”

(13:20) 2015-49 An ordinance to amend section 244.04 of the codified ordinances entitled Special Police and Clerical Help.
Reduces Overtime. Doesn’t think union will object.

(23:28) 2015-50 A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a lease agreement of 1 2016 Navistar Terrs Starr Medium Duty Crawl Thru Ambulance for the Fire Department. (6 years)

(37:48) 2015-51 A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a lease agreement for 4 Ford Explorer Utility Interceptors for the Police Department through Statewide Ford Lincoln 4 year lease.

(43:55) 2015-52 A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a lease agreement of 1 Extreme Duty Pumper Truck and equipment for the Fire Department. 10 year lease.

(46:39) 2015-53 A resolution authorizing acceptance of the SAFER Grant EMW-2014-FH-00163 in the amount of $1,106,958.

(49:22) Addendum: 2015-54 Lot consolidation 19950 Rockside, Drive Time. Acquired Honey Baked Ham.

 

City Council Meeting August 5, 2015

 

(1:03) Intro of new Council Clerk- Maple Heights Resident.

(1:50) Scholarship presentation by Council Woman Agee

(4:10) Approval of Minutes for July 1, 2015

(4:33) Liquor License expire Oct 1, 2015 notify council to object renewal or request hearing

Application for Class C liquor 21300 Libby H20 Ultra Lounge LLC

Building Commissioner Nuisance Abatement 14561 Pease Road Notice of Abatement

(5:30) Fire Department. Garage Fire James Ave. SAFER Grant received. New Vehicles. Pumper is 2002, Newest Rescue Squad is 2010. Neighboring Cities have loaned vehicles as needed..

(8:47) Law. No Report.

(9:15) Police Department. Thefts from vehicles. Cadet exam Wednesday August 19th at High School (deadline August 14th). More information: http://mapleheights.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/cadetexam.aspx .  School is starting.

(11:57) Human Services. Rummage Sale $1400 spearheaded by Walgreens Manager Aaron Price. Spaghetti Dinner raised $15,000.

Tuesday, August 18 from 11:30-3:30 & Thursday, August 20 from 4-8 Food Pantry Fundraiser (at Food Pantry on Broadway)

(16:38) Finance – 2014 Audit Complete. Senior Center Funding –now through mid-October 2015

Vopat: Waiting for 3 things to come in. Cautiously optimistic about levy

(19:18) Citizen Comments:

Questions about audits and trash money.

Sweeping streets? Mayor says, “every week”

Delay in starting meeting. To next Mayor Council needs to meet before Wednesday to discuss.

Traffic Cameras. Dunham is a freeway.

How many officers need to be hired to man cameras?

Police Chief: Officer will just be sitting at the camera, not issuing ticket. Camera will only issue tickets when an officer is present. Cost will be covered. Worry about that after passage.

(30:30) 2015-36 Charter Amendment: Traffic Cameras  AN ORDINANCE REQUIRING THE CLERK OF COUNCIL TO DELIVER TO THE CUYAHOGA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE MAPLE HEIGHTS CHARTER TO LIMIT THE USE OF PHOTO-MONITORING DEVICES TO DETECT CERTAIN TRAFFIC LAW VIOLATIONS, IN THE CITY OF MAPLE HEIGHTS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.   (Second Reading- suspension fails 5-1- Third Reading at first September meeting)

Police Chief.

Cefaratti: tool that police need. Opportunity for revenue.

Adams: most important issue- Senior Center. Camera people “stretched the truth”. Residents don’t understand. If cameras were passed we would never need to come to you again for money. I support this at a future date, but not now.

Mayor: no one wants new taxes. Telephone poll not fair representation. “Empty cash register” “who is going to support levy” “this is a no brainer”

Law Director, John Montello: no encounters with police- good thing

Jones: it came to us and we need money

We don’t have enough officers

Cefaratti suggests 3rd reading.

 

(49:30) 2015-37  A RESOLUTION CERTIFYING TO THE AUDITOR OF CUYAHOGA COUNTY THE SUMS DUE TO THE CITY OF MAPLE HEIGHTS WHICH WERE EXPENDED TO CORRECT BUILDING VIOLATIONS, INCLUDING THE BOARDING UP OF HOUSES, WHICH CONSTITUTES AN IMMEDIATE HAZARD TO HUMAN LIFE OR HEALTH OR CONSTITUTES A BLIGHTING OR DETERIORATING INFLUENCE ON THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN ACCORDANCE WITH OHIO REVISED CODE SECTIONS 731.51 TO 731.54 INCLUSIVE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. (Second Reading)    

(50:17) 2015-38 A RESOLUTION CERTIFYING TO THE AUDITOR OF CUYAHOGA COUNTY THE SUMS DUE TO THE CITY OF MAPLE HEIGHTS WHICH WERE EXPENDED TO CORRECT BUILDING VIOLATIONS AND THE ABATEMENT OF NUISANCES WHICH MAY INCLUDE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, REMOVAL, REPAIR, ALTERATION AND SECURING ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS, WHICH CONSTITUTES AN IMMEDIATE HAZARD TO HUMAN LIFE AND HEALTH OR CONSTITUTES A BLIGHTING OR DETERIORATING INFLUENCE ON THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN ACCORDANCE WITH OHIO REVISED CODE SECTIONS 731.51 TO 731.54 INCLUSIVE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.   (Second Reading)                                                   

(51:00) 2015-39   A RESOLUTION CERTIFYING TO THE AUDITOR OF CUYAHOGA COUNTY THE SUMS DUE TO THE CITY OF MAPLE HEIGHTS WHICH WERE EXPENDED TO THE ABATEMENT OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY NUISANCES, WHICH CONSTITUTES AN IMMEDIATE HAZARD TO HUMAN LIFE OR HEALTH OR CONSTITUTES A BLIGHTING, DETERIORATING OR NEGATIVE INFLUENCE ON THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN ACCORDANCE WITH OHIO REVISED CODE SECTIONS 731.51 TO 731.54 INCLUSIVE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. (Second Reading)

 (51:35) 2015-40     A RESOLUTION CERTIFYING TO THE AUDITOR OF CUYAHOGA COUNTY THE SUMS DUE TO THE CITY OF MAPLE HEIGHTS WHICH WERE EXPENDED FOR THE DEMOLITION OF BUILDINGS, AND TO CORRECT BUILDING VIOLATIONS, INCLUDING THE NUISANCE ABATEMENT OF FORECLOSED HOUSES, WHICH CONSTITUTES AN IMMEDIATE HAZARD TO HUMAN LIFE OR HEALTH OR CONSTITUTES A BLIGHTING OR DETERIORATING INFLUENCE ON THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN ACCORDANCE WITH OHIO REVISED CODE SECTIONS 731.51 TO 731.54 INCLUSIVE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.  (Second Reading)                                     

(52:09) 2015-41    A RESOLUTION CERTIFYING TO THE AUDITOR OF CUYAHOGA COUNTY THE SUMS DUE TO THE CITY OF MAPLE HEIGHTS WHICH WERE EXPENDED TO CUT NOXIOUS WEEDS AND HIGH GRASS, WHICH CONSTITUTE AN IMMEDIATE HAZARD TO HUMAN LIFE OR HEALTH OR CONSTITUTES A BLIGHTING OR DETERIORATING INFLUENCE ON THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN ACCORDANCE WITH OHIO REVISED CODE SECTIONS 731.51 TO 731.54 INCLUSIVE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. (Second Reading)                                       

(52:39) 2015-42  Garbage and Rubbish fee Assessment fees for 2016. (This fee is unchanged from when it included curbside recycling). (Second Reading)

(53:00) 2015-46 Lot Split of a parcel located at 16501 Rockside Road owned by Salemi/Redi-Wash Family Limited Partnership. This was approved by P&Z on July 13, 2015 and now must be approved by council. (First Reading. Rules Suspended. Passed 7-0)

(54:04) 2015-47 An ordinance to amend Chapter 1226 of the Codified Ordinances  entitled Land Reutilization by adding section 1226.02, Disposition of Unimproved Residential Lots. (First Reading)

(54:30) 2015-48 A resolution designating September as “Save our Homes Month” (First Reading Rules Suspended. Passed 7-0)

(55:28) 2015-49 An ordinance to amend section 244.04 of the codified ordinances entitled Special Police and Clerical Help (First Reading. Rules Suspended. Passed 7-0)

  • Adds (summary): Part-time police officers who shall be considered unclassified employees. They shall not work more than an average of 30 hours per week for each 6 month period of time or more than 1500 in a calendar year. Shall be paid an hourly rate between a Cadet Patrolman ($22.0987) and a Patrolman First Class ($29.7571).

(56:33) 2015-50 A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a lease agreement of 1 2016 Navistar Terrs Starr Medium Duty Crawl Thru Ambulance for the Fire Department (First Reading- Rules suspended and Passed 7-0).

(0:00) 2015-51 A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a lease agreement for 4 Ford Explorer Utility Interceptors  for the Police Department through Statewide Ford Lincoln (First Reading- Suspended Rules- Passed 7-0)

  • Secure and apply for financing not to exceed $160,000.

(1:05) 2015-52 A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a lease agreement of 1 Extreme Duty Pumper Truck and equipment for the Fire Department (First Reading: Rules Suspended- Passed 7-0).

  • Apply and secure financing, which includes the warranty in the principal amount, not to exceed $480,000.
  • leased from Sutphen Corporation

Jackson lets residents know that finance director has assured council that the city will be able to afford these new purchases. (2:00)

(2:46) 2015-53 A resolution authorizing acceptance of the SAFER Grant EMW-2014-FH-00163 in the amount of $1,106,958. (First Reading- Rules Suspended- Passed 7-0)

  • to hire 6 firefighters
  • will pay salary and benefits for two years
  • have 180 to hire

(3:47) Addendum: 2015-54 Lot consolidation 19950 Rockside, Drive Time. (First Reading- Rules Suspended- Passed 7-0)

(4:53) additionally, approval of Expenditures over $1000 and minutes from the July 1, 2015 meetings are on the agenda. Passed 7-0.

(5:38) Jackson makes motion to remove “rules of order” from committee. Motion fails 3-4.

(7:47) Albers comments but denies Jackson the opportunity.

(7:59) Mayors Report: Fiscal Commission Comments- I sent 6 nominees. OBM has not acted. Comments about Kasich/Yost; County Deficit

(11:48) spends the next 10 minutes “responding” to Brownlee.

(21:16) District 3. Councilman Cefaratti. No Report

(21:21) District 4. Councilman Jackson- Democratic Club picnic. Softball tournaments –local stores get a boost. Described rules of order ordinance motion wants it changed so residents should get an answer and everyone should get to hear it.

(27:05) District 5 Councilman Brownlee. Solid Waste Fee unchanged since elimination of recycling.

(33:59) District 6 Councilman Trojanski- save our homes month. August 27 Block Watch Meeting. @ Lutheran Church of the Covenant. Meal 5-6; Block watch at 6:30. Capapella Institute.

(36:17) District 7, Councilwoman Agee August 22nd Back to School Rally.

(36:54) District 1, Councilman Adams- American Legion Fundraiser Sat. August 8th Sept 19th Clam Bake. State took $10 Million so far.

(47:00) District 2, Councilwoman Jones- tax lien sale (properties with less than $1000 will be taken off the list. Comments on Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) how it works average subsidy is $503. Terminate between 50 and 60 families a month. Tenants pay between 30 and 35% of adjusted income and pass criminal background check. Annual and Semiannual inspections of units and are required to comply with city code. More than one unit the landlord is responsible for exterior (bushes, grass). Report unmowed grass to CMHA. Tax delinquent or in foreclosure will lose opportunity to rent with CMHA.  Criminal or drug related offense will lose voucher. http://mapleheightsnews.org/2014/04/16/maple-heights-and-section-8/

(53:59) Albers

Work Session August 31st  this is a public meeting and open to the public.

Northeast Ohio City Council Association (NOCCA) Forum: Ethics Commission September

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