Saturday, January 19, 2013
The city has approved a two-year renewal with the hospital system
As part of its contract renewals for the beginning of the year, Beachwood Mayor Merle Gorden has again selected University Hospitals to handle drug testing and physicals for employees. UH will begin a new contract with the city starting March 1, and ending Feb. 28, 2015. A renewal was needed because the city's one-year contract with UH ends at the end of February. All City of Beachwood workers must take pre-employment drug tests. Employees in the Service Department are subjected to random testing. Civil Service workers have to take pre-employment physicals. The city is charged per test, with prices varying for the type of exam. Finance Director David Pfaff said costs generally exceed $15,000 per year for the tests. "I have been satisfied …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
The temporary transfer will replace money owed to the city from the county
Beachwood City Council authorized a transfer from the city's General Fund to the Eaton Corp. Tax Increment Financing Fund, but the money will soon be reimbursed. The Eaton TIF fund Fund will receive a $300,000 transfer for the time being as a result of a vote by city council. Finance Director David Pfaff recommended the transfer because the year will end without the county providing money owed to the city. Pfaff said the city had two issues related to the Eaton TIF. First, the county's valuation of the Eaton headquarters site did not match the $21.9 million figure expected by the city. Pfaff said the county had only been allocated 41 percent of the increase in land value to the TIF. "Both of these issues have been resolved, however I have …
Friday, December 21, 2012
The city made the following changes at this week's City Council meeting
With less than two weeks left in the year, cities all over are tweaking their financial books to reflect necessary appropriations and transfers. Beachwood City Council followed the trend on Monday by passing ordinances that affect appropriations for this year and next.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
The city will contract with a Cleveland firm for nearly 40 pieces of equipment
Though Beachwood has provided wi-fi service to a few parts of its city hall and other areas, officials found a need for an enhancement. That's why City Council approved a contract with Cleveland-based CompSource Inc. to improve Beachwood's network. The CompSource contract will cost the city $17,493. Beachwood Finance Director David Pfaff reviewed four quotes, but selected CompSource's, which was the cheapest, according to city documents. Each quote was for 39 pieces of equipment. Brecksville-based BPI's quote would have cost $20,675. Enhancing the city's wi-fi capacity was important because Beachwood had so outgrown its service that it began using outdated equipment previously used the library, Pfaff said. "The city previously provided wi-…
Friday, November 18, 2011
David Pfaff and Michele Mills awarded Auditor of State Award with Distinction
The City of Beachwood and the Beachwood City School District returned clean audits from State Audtior Dave Yost's office. Yost's office audits over 5,600 cities and school districts statewide and gave Beachwood's city and school district Auditor of State Awards with Distinction. The awards are given to bodies that file timely reports that do not have mistakes, weaknesses or comments about ethics referrals, questioned costs or public records and meeting laws. For more information about the awards, click here.