NOTICE OF A SPECIAL MEETING OF BEREA CITY COUNCIL:
A Special Meeting of Berea City Council will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 7:30pm. While the public may attend, please know that only the Council President will be present in the Council Chamber of Berea City Hall. All Council Members, the Clerk of Council, Mayor Kleem and all Department Directors will utilize a remote conferencing platform to access the meeting, in the interest of public safety and following the directives of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.
The agenda for the Special Meeting has been posted, and includes the third reading of Ordinance No. 3-2, the title of which reads as follows:
AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING FROM THE VARIOUS FUNDS TO INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS FOR THE CURRENT EXPENDITURES AND OTHER EXPENSES OF THE CITY OF BEREA FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2020, AND EXPRESSLY REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 2019-92.
The meeting was called by all Members of Council.
PLEASE NOTE: Before adjournment, Council will meet in an Executive Session to consider the purchase and/or sale of property for public purposes, pursuant to O.R.C. Section 121.22(G)(2). The Executive Session will be closed to the public.
- 1st and 3rd Monday of every month
Regular Meeting Schedule
According to the City Charter, Council shall meet on the first and third Mondays of each calendar month. If the regular meeting shall fall on a legal holiday, then such regular meeting shall be held on the day following. In addition, Council may meet in either special or emergency meetings, using notification procedures specified in the Charter.
- 2nd Monday of every month
In depth discussions concerning current and pending legislation typically take place at Work Sessions. These meetings are open to the public, informal, and not televised.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
The public is encouraged to participate in Council meetings. When Council comes to agenda Item 9, presentation of matters by the public, anyone may address Council by seeking recognition from the chair and identifying themselves by giving their name and address. Council asks that you use the microphone in the center of the room in order that your remarks can be heard by our listening and viewing audience. Please direct your remarks to the chair.
When Council moves to Item 11, legislation, anyone may again address Council using the same procedures, but during this period remarks must be relevant only to the legislation on the floor.
First, Second & Third Readings
The Charter requires that legislation introduced in Council must normally appear on the agenda for three meetings. The first two readings are for initial discussion and possible referral to committee. Items on third reading may be voted on at that meeting.
Suspension of Rules
If 6 or more Council members vote for suspension, legislation on the agenda for first or second reading may be voted upon immediately.
Declaring an Emergency
Legislation containing this language allows Council to vote to waive the 30-day waiting period following the Mayor’s signing before the ordinance becomes effective. A favorable vote of 5 or more Council persons is needed for passage under this provision.
Your attendance in future meetings will be welcomed.
2020-2022 City Council Representation
|Board or Commission||Commissioner|
|Southwest Health Care System||Jeff Dettmer|
|Berea Shade Tree Commission||Rick Skoczen|
|Woodvale Union Cemetery Board of Trustee||Jim Maxwell|
|Southwest Suburban Council Of Governments||Bill DeVito|
Chris McManis (Alternate)
|Community Reinvestment Area Housing Council||Bill DeVito|
Jeff DettmerCouncil PresidentPhone: 440-243-1246
Gene ZacharyaszCouncilman At-LargePhone: 440-724-2558
Bill DeVitoCouncilman At-LargePhone: 440-376-2292
Leon DozierWard 1 CouncilmanPhone: 440-532-1702
Chris McManisWard 2 CouncilmanPhone: 440-321-2010
Jim MaxwellWard 3 CouncilmanPhone: 440-234-6299
Kim SmithWard 4 CouncilwomanPhone: 440-503-3221
Rick SkoczenWard 5 CouncilmanPhone: 440-567-7114
Alycia EssonClerk of CouncilPhone: (440) 826-5822