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Council Meeting Minutes - January 9, 2008


The Council Meeting of the Village of Moreland Hills was called to order by Mayor Renda at 7:00 p.m.

PRESENT AT ROLL CALL: Mrs. Cooper, Mr. Newman, Mrs. Ovsek, Mr. Richman

ALSO PRESENT: Law Director Leonard Spremulli, Village Engineer Jeff Filarski, Assistant Village Engineer, Joe Ciuni, Building Commissioner Greg Potts, Service Director Ted DeWater, Mary Catherine Bosley.

Mayor Susan Renda was sworn in as Mayor of Moreland Hills by Judge Eileen Gallagher. She had previously taken the oath of office on January 1 in a private ceremony in order to conduct Village business until a public swearing in ceremony at this Council Meeting.

Mayor Renda then administered the oath of office to re-elected Council members Kelly Ovsek, Stephen Richman and Robin Cooper.

A motion was made by Mrs. Ovsek and seconded by Mr. Newman to approve the minutes of the December 12, 2007 Council Meeting.

ROLL CALL:
AYES: Cooper, Newman, Ovsek, Richman
NAYS: None
Motion carried


REPORTS AND COMMUNICATION FROM THE MAYOR AND OTHER OFFICIALS

There will be a Special Council Meeting held on Wednesday, January 16 at 7 p.m.


REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

Service Committee
The Committee is still working on formulating a Drainage Policy. Buildings and Grounds Committee At last month’s Council Meeting, a proposal was made for an email system for Council and the Mayor. The cost was being investigated. A proposal has now been made. A motion was made by Mrs. Ovsek and seconded by Mr. Newman to authorize the Mayor to accept the proposal from PC Alternative for an email server at a cost of $1,500.00.

ROLL CALL:
AYES: Cooper, Newman, Ovsek, Richman
NAYS: None
Motion carried


Safety Committee
Each year the Village donates $500 to the Orange and Chagrin Falls Schools for their After Prom.

A motion was made by Mr. Richman and seconded by Mrs. Ovsek to authorize the Mayor to donate $500 to Orange High School and Chagrin Falls High School After-Prom Celebrations.

ROLL CALL:
AYES: Cooper, Newman, Ovsek, Richman
NAYS: None
Motion carried


ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

*Ordinance 2008-1 introduced by Mayor Renda. An Ordinance for payment of the bills for the month of January in the amount of $390,073.37.

A motion was made by Mayor Renda and seconded by Mr. Newman to place Ordinance 2008-1 on First Reading.

ROLL CALL:
AYES: Cooper, Newman, Ovsek, Richman
NAYS: None
Motion carried


*Resolution 2007-73 introduced by Mr. Richman. A Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement with the Chagrin Falls Suburban Volunteer Firemen’s Association, Inc. for the provision of fire protection and emergency medical services for three years commencing January 1, 2008 at an initial annual cost of $333,178.11 and declaring an emergency.

A motion was made by Mr. Richman and seconded by Mrs. Ovsek to place Resolution 2007-73 on Second Reading.

ROLL CALL:
AYES: Cooper, Newman, Ovsek, Richman
NAYS: None
Motion carried


*Resolution 2008-13 introduced by Mrs. Cooper. A Resolution authorizing a change order with Karvo Paving Company for the 2007 Asphalt Streets Improvement Project and declaring an emergency. (-$27,665.09)

A motion was made by Mrs. Cooper and seconded by Mr. Richman to place Resolution 2008-13 on First Reading.

ROLL CALL:
AYES: Cooper, Newman, Ovsek, Richman
NAYS: None
Motion carried


*Resolution 2008-14 introduced by Mrs. Cooper. A Resolution authorizing a change order with Fabrizzi Construction to reconcile final quantities and declaring an emergency. (+$990.50)

A motion was made by Mrs. Cooper and seconded by Mr. Richman to place Resolution 2008-14 on First Reading.

ROLL CALL:
AYES: Cooper, Newman, Ovsek, Richman
NAYS: None
Motion carried


*Resolution 2008-15 introduced by Mrs. Cooper. A Resolution authorizing a change order with Rootstown Excavating, Inc. to reconcile final quantities and declaring an emergency. (+$4,878.45)

A motion was made by Mrs. Cooper and seconded by Mrs.Ovsek to place Resolution 2008-15 on First Reading.

ROLL CALL:
AYES: Cooper, Newman, Ovsek, Richman
NAYS: None
Motion carried


*Ordinance 2008-16 introduced by Mayor Renda. An Ordinance fixing the compensation of various officers and employees of Moreland Hills and declaring an emergency.

A motion was made by Mayor Renda and seconded by Mrs. Ovsek to place Ordinance 2008-16 on First Reading.

ROLL CALL:
AYES: Cooper, Newman, Ovsek, Richman
NAYS: None
Motion carried


MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS

The Mayor shared some thoughts about returning to civility based on open and honest discussions.

A motion was made by Mrs. Ovsek and seconded by all of Council to adjourn the Council Meeting of January 9, 2008.

ROLL CALL:
AYES: Cooper, Newman, Ovsek, Richman
NAYS: None
Motion carried


Adjourned 7:43 p.m

Submitted by Mary Kampman



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