Minutes of the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission

July 9, 2015

The meeting of the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission (CCPC) was called to order by Mr. Kelly with attendance as reported in Attachment A.

On a motion by Mayor Procuk, seconded by Trustee Lippus, the minutes of the June 11, 2015 meeting were unanimously approved.

Mr. Kelly welcomed Warrensville Heights Mayor Brad Sellers as a newly appointed Board member and announced that Beachwood Mayor Merle Gorden and University Heights Mayor Susan Infeld had both been reappointed for three-year terms. Mr. Coyne noted that an orientation meeting to give the background on the CCPC meeting was held with Councilperson Shontel Brown and a similar meeting will be scheduled with Mayor Sellers.

Mr. Kelly announced that Mr. Coyne had been appointed to serve on the NOACA Board of Directors. Mr. Kelly noted that NOACA, as the five-county metropolitan planning organization that distributes federal funding for transportation projects so it is an important partnering agency.

Mr. Coyne provided an update on the County Planning Human Resources Management Plan. Mr. Coyne reported that it has been a two and a half year process to implement the different components but that the final, and most important task, Performance Evaluations were conducted and completed. Mr. Coyne explained that each staff person was evaluated on their past year’s (May 2014-May 2015) performance and were awarded a merit bonus of one to two percent (1-2%) and in some cases an additional step increase between three and five percent (3-5%).

Mr. Coyne reported that staff had recently finished the Year 4 Report of the Place Based-Economic Development Plan for the Cuyahoga County Department of Development.

Mr. Kelly, explained that the County Charter requires the County to adopt a five-year economic plan and to update it annually. Mr. Coyne stated that the Year 4 Report has been presented to County Council and demonstrates the importance of creating jobs that are accessible to the people who need them.

Ms. Marionette Richardson-Scott provided a recap of the Year 3 Report and described the focus of the Year 4 report, which was to analyze and describe areas of growth and non-growth in the County. Ms. Richardson-Scott explained the report had two (2) action steps, first to identify strategies to attract development and redevelopment to specific geographic areas and secondly to identify target areas for place-making, economic development, and areas where the County could play a more proactive role. Mr. Patrick Hewitt delved into both the findings and the deliverables which constitute the framework for action.

Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

On a Motion by Trustee Lippus, seconded by Councilperson Brown, the meeting was adjourned.

Attachment A

Cuyahoga County Planning Commission

July 9, 2015 Meeting Attendance
Councilperson BrownYes
Mayor Michael ByrneYes
Mr. Christopher GarlandYes
Mayor Merle GordenYes
Mayor Susan InfeldYes
Mr. Nate KellyYes
Trustee Sherri LippusYes
Mayor Eileen PattonNo
Mayor Michael ProcukYes
Mayor Brad SellersNo
Councilperson Sunny SimonNo