University Heights City Council meeting highlights

MAY 3, 2010

McDonald’s on Warrensville Center Road

Saybrook rain garden

Ashurst road meeting

2010 yard nuisance abatement program

Waterline replacement

Flushing of hydrants

Registration of vacant and foreclosed homes

Councilman Steven Bullock was absent.

McDonald’s on Warrensville Center Road

Mayor Infeld announced that McDonald’s officials, seeking to open a McDonald’s on Warrensville Center Road south of Cedar, would meet with the Board of Zoning Appeals on May 12 and the Architectural Review Board on May 13. Notices were sent to business owners on Warrensville and surrounding neighbors.

Saybrook rain garden

The rain garden along Saybrook, on the western edge of the city administration campus, will be planted this week. Service Superintendent Chris Vild would then like to plant a garden along Silsby to help filter the runoff water from the pavement before going to the catch basins.

Ashurst road meeting

Residents of Ashurst Road will meet on Wednesday [May 5] to discuss possible uses for the green space created by tearing down the house at 2603 Ashurst.

2010 yard nuisance abatement program

Council approved a motion to formalize the selection of landscaping contractors to cut grass, trim bushes, and remove debris for homeowners who are not in compliance with city laws. The contractors are responsible for billing and collecting payment from the homeowners. Any unpaid bills will be applied as a lien against property taxes.

Waterline replacement

Council awarded the contract for the Dysart Road, Eardley Road, and Tyndall Road waterline replacement to Noce Enterprises, Inc. The City of Cleveland Water Department funds all work. The project, bid at $603,216.90, is to be completed within 120 days. The city will use City Watch to notify residents of the upcoming construction.

Council awarded Terrace Construction Company the contract, bid at $726,609.40, for Ashurst and Barrington roads waterline replacement.

Flushing of hydrants

Fire Chief John Pitchler announced that they will begin flushing hydrants this week and next. Residents will be notified via City Watch the day before flushing is to be done on their street. Residents can use their cell phone number for City Watch, but will have to log on to the website to enter their information.

Registration of vacant and foreclosed homes

Building Commissioner David Menn reported that the recent ordinance requiring registration of vacant and foreclosed homes was proving to be effective. The city has sent out 19 letters to property owners and received 11 registrations with fees paid.

LWV observer: Wendy Deuring.

These meeting summaries are abstracted from LWV observers’ written reports. The summaries have been edited and prepared by Anne McFarland, Marilyn McLaughlin, Charlene Morse and Maryann Barnes. To receive e-mail postings of full reports, send an e-mail to mbarnes9515@gmail.com or join through Google groups using “lwv-chuh observer reports” as a search phrase.

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