Maple Heights Senior Center

Maple Heights City Council Meeting September 2, 2015 Video

Caucus is at 6:30 PM at the Maple Heights Senior Center followed by the Meeting at 7 PM.

Maple Heights City Council Caucus

(0:00) Safe Built purchased MBIS. New building official: Roger Helt. Roger has 3 cities.  Software updates? Currently evaluating.  Behind on inspections- two week lag for rentals is good. Contract is up at the end of year to amend.

(10:55) Combining 3 ordinances. Rubbish Collection.

(13:00) Finance Department update. Banking “extra money”. Calculate “overhead”- need a cushion. Brownlee amend it. Alex- leave it service department costs should be included. Toni homestead losing money. Brownlee plenty of money. Crowell we need advance money – not using it for other expenses. Fallacy in calculation- breaking even always need a $500,000 balance.

(21:40) 2015-47 – amendments

(22:43) 2015-55 – Warrensville prison agreement. Jackson would like to see additional explanation included. Chief.

(24:20) Union contracts: Jackson asks again, (he asked at Monday night’s COW) what is the savings? Montello: I don’t know (Monday said he would try to find out). Jackson: Ordinance says cost savings. Edwina: He wants a figure. Crowell: We just got contract Friday I haven’t seen contract.

(29:19) Expenditures over $1000

 

September 2, 2015 Council Meeting

 

(1:55) Approval of August Minutes

(2:24) Communications. Board of Liquor Control35% licensing fee.

(2:45) Fire Department. 8/16 Garage Fire Krems; 8/24 Hazelwood laundry room 9/1 Maplepark 3rd floor apartment. Just hire 3 Fire fighters. Staffing level 29.

(4:00) Law Department

(4:18) Police Department. Large amount of vehicle break-ins. Captain Kulp retired.

(6:45) Human services. Rebuilding Together Northeast Ohio.

(8:58) Finance Department. Audit for 2014 Complete.

(9:32) Citizens Comments:

Compliments police Chief on Response time. Complaint building codes not enforced. Vicious Dog law?

In favor of traffic cameras. Loud vehicle monitoring. Decibel reader/ Enforce noise ordinance.

Speed limit not being followed. Kids in streets. Neighbor put up a fence (possibly without permit cannot get between fence and garage). Garbage behind property.

Nothing to promote the middle class. Dog attacked (neighbor carries bat to protect self/dog). Can Senior Levey be used for anything else? (18:24) Clarified by Vopat: Senior Center and Food Pantry Only.

Traffic Cameras. Recent pedestrian death. (x2 residents). 3 year study of safety impact.

(21:31) 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.   (Third Reading)

Failed 0-6

(23:06) 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. (Third Reading)    Passed 6-0

(24:23) 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.   (Third Reading)  Passed 6-0


(25:27) 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. (Third Reading) Passed 6-0

 (26:30) 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.  (Third Reading) Passed 6-0                                    

(27:37) 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. (Third Reading)  Passed 6-0                                     

(0:00) 2015-42  Garbage and Rubbish fee Assessment fees for 2016. (This fee is unchanged from when it included curbside recycling). (Third Reading) (0:34) Brownlee motions to amend legislation to $11.79 ($5.90 Homestead). Amendment failed.  Passed 5-1

(1:40) 2015-47 (Amended) An ordinance to amend Chapter 1226 of the Codified Ordinances  entitled Land Reutilization by adding section 1226.02, Disposition of Unimproved Residential Lots. (Second Reading) Rules Suspended. Passed 6-0.

(2:43) 2015-55 An ordinance authorizing the Mayor to enter into a contact with City of Warrensville Heights for prisoner housing. (First Reading) Rules Suspended. Passed 6-0

(3:40) 2015-56 An ordinance authorizing the collective bargaining agreement with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Auto Mechanics Local 1363 AFL-CIO. (First Reading)  Motion to suspend rules and place on 3rd reading failed 5 yes-1 no (need 6 votes to suspend rules).

(5:20) 2015-57 An ordinance authorizing the collective bargaining agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 507. (First Reading) Motion to suspend rules and place on 3rd reading failed 5 yes-1 no (need 6 votes to suspend rules).

(6:09) 2015-58A resolution honoring the life and legacy of the Honorable United States Congressman Louis Stokes in the City of Maple Heights. (First Reading) Rules Suspended, Passed 6-0.

(7:00)2015-59 A resolution declaring September 11, 2015 as “Patriot Day” in the City of Maple Heights. (First Reading) Rules suspended, passed 6-0.

(8:00) 2015.60 A resolution accepting the amounts and rates as determined by the budget commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the County Fiscal Officer. (First Reading) Rules suspended. Passed 6-0.

 

(8:52) Additionally, approval of Expenditures Over $1000 and minutes from the August 5, 2015 meetings are on the agenda. Approved 6-0.

(9:33) Mayor’s Report

Negative Comments from residents. Don’t have enough employees to cover all the needed services.
Property values down 8%
How do you make up that money? Traffic Cameras, Who is going to tell us how to make up the revenue. (18:58) Resident: Easy for you to blame other people. It didn’t happen overnight. Says don’t blame all of us (clapping).

(0:00) District 4, Jackson.

(3:46) District 5, Brownlee.

Garbage fee the same as it was when we had recycling.
Business.

(9:12) District 6, Trojanski.
School supply drive for grades 4 & 5- collection box at Library through sept. 30th. Church Meals. “Save our homes” month.

(11:27) District 7, Agee: Southgate hosting 60th Anniversary on September 12th from 11-3PM. Block watch meeting September 22nd.  Gave out 100 book bags at back to school event.

(12:20) District 1, Adams: traffic gridlock on Dunham before and after school. Garbage Fee. Cameras: supports cameras but last time lost 3:1. Finance are in the open: there is no money. Wants to keep ballot clean and pass Senior Levy. Next year present the charter change for traffic cameras.

(20:10) District 2, Jones: Cameras: supports them but don’t want people to vote no against senior levy and cameras. Introduce cameras next year with new administration- open forum discussion. Trash collection – senior reduction- seniors cannot afford eliminating homestead (they pay half- and the second half is paid by the rest of the residents).Other assessments are liens placed against properties where the city has performed work.

District 3. Excused.

Council President: “it’s good to ask questions” Marymount partnership.

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