Friday, March 22, 2013
Here is a breakdown of the village's $29.3 million budget
After three readings in the past month, Mayfield Village Council approved the appropriations of its 2013 budget this week. This year's budget is $29,334,776. The approved appropriations will impact village funds through the remainder of the year. Here's a breakdown of some of the largest items in the budget:
Monday, September 3, 2012
Wildcat Park Opening, Council Meetings dot this week’s local calendar
1. Football: Week 3: Olmsted Falls at Mayfield 7 p.m., Saturday; Gilmour Academy at Hawken, 7 p.m., Friday. 2. Wildcat Park Opening, Saturday, 9 a.m.: The Mayfield City School District’s new facility will have an all-day celebration that culminates in the football team’s game against Olmsted Falls at 7 p.m. Here are a few more details. 3. Highland Heights City Council Committee of the Whole Meeting, Tuesday, 8 p.m.: City council reconvenes after being off for the majority of August. 4. Local Mobile Farmer’s Market, Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-Noon: This market will be held at the social center of Schnurmann House with locally grown produce. Here’s a link. 5. Mayfield Village, Council Caucus Meeting, Tuesday, 8 p.m.: Council will discuss a tax …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Here’s what happened in the Mayfield-Hillcrest area this week.
Back to School – All local school districts opened this week. There’s still a chance for many of you to send us your pictures of the big day. Report Cards – Report cards for Ohio schools are supposed to be released Aug. 29. But state school officials may delay the release until September while the state auditor investigates whether school districts have manipulated data for better results. Mayfield Wins – Wildcats quarterback Drazen Markovic had a rough outing but led Mayfield to a 22-21 overtime win at Nordonia in the season opener. Wright Interview – Gilmour Academy rising star AJ Wright sat down to talk about his life and football during an interview with Mayfield-Hillcrest patch. Snow Program – Mayfield Village council signed off on $…
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Council gets ready for winter season
Many signs point to the end of summer, including kids going back to school and the high school football season beginning the final week of August with the college and pro teams not too far behind. In Mayfield Village, the transition is signaled by seemingly skipping right past fall’s pleasantries and heading toward allocating money for the annual Senior Snow Removal Program. Wow, it’s already time to talk about winter? A bummer at the end of summer, certainly, but necessary nonetheless. Council signed off on $60,750 in payments for the 2012-2013 winter program during Monday’s meeting. MJO Lawn, Ameriscape, Interlock Paving and A&G Landscapes’ bids were accepted for the measure. The village and its resident split the program’s cost right …
Monday, August 20, 2012
School openings, football games and council meetings dot this week’s local calendar
1. School Opens: Mayfield City Schools and Hawken School begin classes for the 2012-2013 school year on Tuesday. Gilmour Academy begins its first classes today. 2. Football Season Begins: Mayfield at Nordonia, 7 p.m., Friday; Western Reserve Academy at Hawken, 7 p.m., Friday; Beachwood at Gilmour Academy, 2 p.m., Saturday. 3. Mayfield Heights Special City Council Meeting, Monday, 5:30 p.m.: City meets for the first time since June 25. Several Board of Zoning Appeals items are on the agenda. 4. Mayfield Village Council Meeting, Monday, 8 p.m.: The Council meeting will be preceded by a scheduled Finance meeting at 7:30 p.m. 5. Family Fun Night, Sunday, 6-8 p.m.: The final Family Fun Night kicks off at the Highland Heights Community Pool on …
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Here’s what happened in the Mayfield-Hillcrest area this week
GetGo: The Shoppes at Brainard Crossing/GetGo project had its final checkup before Highland Heights City Council will vote to place it on November’s ballot at a council-of-the-whole meeting on Tuesday night. Blocked Appointment: Mayfield Village Council blocked James McKnight from taking a landscape architect appointment with the village in a tight and contentious 3-3 vote on Monday. Burger King: The Cuyahoga County Board of Health said Wednesday that no other food had been contaminated at the Burger King in Mayfield Heights after a photo was posted Friday on the internet depicting a restaurant employee standing in two bins of lettuce. Special Award: Mayfield Village council took time out to thank Dr. Phillip Price who retired after 14 …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Mayfield Village recognizes Price
Mayfield Village council took time out to thank Dr. Phillip Price who retired after 14 years as the Mayfield City Schools Superintendent with a special “Mayfield Village Outstanding Citizen” award during Monday’s regular meeting. Price was recognized as the Superintendent of the Year for Ohio by the Buckeye Association of School Administrators last January. Dr. Keith Kelly will replace Price for the upcoming school year.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Mayor, council argue over need for post as ordinance fails
James McKnight came to the Mayfield Village regular council meeting Monday with a splashy sideshow and hopes of being appointed as the village’s landscape architect to assist with various elements of the longstanding Greenway Corridor and other village projects. Instead, he had his hedges trimmed. Caught in the crossfire between Mayor Bruce Rinker and outspoken council members about the need for having such a post, McKnight was unable to be confirmed as the village’s landscape architect with a deadlocked 3-3 vote at the Mayfield Village Civic Center. Council President William Buckholtz, Patsy Mills and Joanne Cinco were in favor of the confirmation, but William Marquardt, Dr. Stephan Parker and Nicholas Delguyd were against it. Councilman …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Ground near pool shaped for potential future use.
Mayfield Village officials have talked for years about the potential of a hillside near Parkview Pool. "We noticed that the natural inclination of the land would make for an outdoor facility," Council President William Buckholtz said. "It can be like a miniature Cain Park or Blossom." No plans are in the works yet, but on Monday council approved spending $37,970 for shaping land for what could be a future amphitheater. Mayor Bruce Rinker was not at the meeting. However, Village Administrator Diane Wolgamuth said Rinker wanted to take this step first and then see what residents want and what grant funds might be available before deciding whether to proceed. "The mayor's point of view all along was that it would evolve over time," she said…
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Development agreement anticipated shorter driveway from SOM Center Road.
When a development agreement was drafted for the new Mayfield Branch Library, Mayfield Village officials planned for a short road from SOM Center. Instead, a longer access road, which will be across from Hickory Hill Drive, was presented by the library and will cost an estimated $175,000, or about $100,000 more than originally expected. The design is still subject to Planning Commission approval. Based on the additional expense and the potential need for a traffic light, Councilman William Marquardt voted Monday against amending the development agreement. "These substantial improvements were not brought to council for approval," Marquardt said. Although Marquardt cast the only vote against the amendment, Councilman Nicholas Delguyd also …