City Council

Tonight's Regular Council Meeting will take place at 7:30p.m. in the Council Chamber. If you plan to attend, please wear a mask in the Council Chamber and socially distance as much as possible. Thank you!

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INFORMATION REGARDING FOOD ASSISTANCE

Click the link below for information, and please contact your Council Representative or the Clerk of Council with any questions or concerns:
440.826.5822 or avale@cityofberea.org

Berea Food Pantry List-2020

Regular Meetings

  • 1st and 3rd Monday of every month

Work Sessions

  • 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.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Public Participation

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 CommissionCommissioner
Southwest Health Care SystemChris McManis
 
 Berea Shade Tree CommissionErika Coble
Gene Zacharyasz
 Woodvale Union Cemetery Board of TrusteeJim Maxwell
 Southwest Suburban Council Of GovernmentsRick Skoczen
Chris McManis (Alternate)
 Community Reinvestment Area Housing CouncilErika Coble
Leon R. Dozier Sr.
  1. Jim Maxwell

    Jim Maxwell

    President of Council
    Phone: 440-234-6299

  2. Gene Zacharyasz

    Gene Zacharyasz

    Councilman At-Large
    Phone: 440-724-2558

  3. Mary Brown

    Mary K. Brown

    Councilwoman At-Large
    Phone: 440-263-5453

  4. Leon Dozier

    Leon R. Dozier Sr.

    Ward 1 Councilman
    Phone: 440-532-1702

  5. Chris McManis

    Chris McManis

    Ward 2 Councilman
    Phone: 440-321-2010

  6. Lisa Weaver

    Ward 3 Councilwoman
    Phone: 3304952530

  7. Erika Coble

    Ward 4 Councilwoman
    Phone: 4404658643

  8. Rick Skoczen

    Rick Skoczen

    Ward 5 Councilman
    Phone: 440-567-7114

  9. Alycia Esson

    Clerk of Council
    Phone: (440) 826-5822

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