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Back to Main MenuCelebrationsFraud PreventionManage Your AdPlace an AdMAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio Six Mayfield Heights Service Department workers cost taxpayers at least $100,000 each in overtime and salaries last year. Five other employees made at least $90,000 in public money, payroll records show.Mayor Anthony DiCicco doesn't see a problem with the pay, which is about double the median income of the 9,000 households in the East Side suburb."I believe they were working those hours. I trust what those guys were doing and I trust Joseph Fornaro or I wouldn't have appointed him service director," DiCicco said. "We are going to see if there are some ways we can reduce the overtime. We are just getting into the conversation."View full sizeMayfield Heights Mayor Anthony DiCiccoService Director Joseph Fornaro made $113,000 in 2013, and according to time cards reviewed by the Northeast Ohio Media Group, he only worked one week without clocking overtime hours all while working for another company on the side, according to the mayor.Fornaro took over the department May 1, after his father, Andrew Fornaro, retired. Two other Fornaro men work for the department part time, hauling trash, plowing roads and keeping up the city parks.Last month DiCicco said he was concerned about potential ethics violations created by the Fornaros' employment. Ohio Ethics laws forbid family members from hiring, disciplining, overseeing, granting raises to or evaluating each other.But DiCicco said ethics violations are no longer a concern since the law only applies to spouses, children, siblings, parents, grandparents, grandchildren and any people related by blood or marriage living in the same residence. Neither of the three remaining Fornaros fit that bill.Joseph Fornaro, who declined to comment, no longer works a second job."When I appointed him service director he said, 'I'll quit my other job,'" DiCicco said. "I can't say how he worked at his other job. I can just speak to what he did here at the city. I can't say what his other job consisted of or where he did it."Last year, Phil Skufca was the highest paid service department employee. The mechanic made $129,000 more than the police and fire chiefs, finance director and building commissioner. Their salaries are capped at about $115,000, according to Finance Director Robert Tribby.Another employee, Highland Heights Councilman Chuck Brunello, made $99,500 $43,724 of which was in overtime pay.John Retino, Howard Fibich Jr., Anthony Fatica and Andrew Fornaro all took home more than $100,000 in 2013.Former Law Director Leonard Carr, who said DiCicco fired him in December for being a "whistleblower," suspected employees were punching clocks for each other.DiCicco denied his claims. Carr called him a "despicable liar," and defended himself in a letter to the editor.