Council stands in recess for the months of July and August.
Special Meetings, should they be called, will be announced according to law and streamed on the Council Facebook page.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Berea Food Pantry List-2020
NOTICE REGARDING CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS:
Until further notice, while the public may choose to attend City Council Meetings, 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.
- 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