University Heights City Council Meeting highlights for May 17

May 17, 2010

  • Green space on Ashurst Road
  • Opposition to opening of McDonald’s
  • Certificates of recognition
  • Gesu Church and Parish Center
  • Ken Fisher hired
  • Resurfacing of Belvoir Blvd.
  • Flushing of fire hydrants

Council member Susan Pardee was excused.

Green space on Ashurst Road

Residents of Ashurst expressed their willingness to work with the city to keep the green space that was created when the house at 2603 Ashurst was torn down. Mayor Infeld met with representatives from John Carroll University and the Ohio State University Extension about this property and one on Taylor Road. Ideas and help will come from both Ashurst residents and John Carroll students.

Opposition to opening of McDonald’s

Residents of Bushnell voiced their opposition to a McDonald’s on Warrensville Center Road, south of Cedar. McDonald’s officials met with the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Architectural Review Board. Mayor Infeld said there would be pubic meetings after McDonald’s comes back with changes requested by the Architectural Review Board.

Certificates of recognition

Certificates of Recognition were given to the Gesu School Destination Imagination Team for qualifying for the international competition, Global Finals.

Wiring the city

WOW Internet, cable and phone will be wiring the city. A representative from the company introduced the company to the council.

Gesu Church and Parish Center

Council approved the final renovation plans and addition to Gesu Church and Parish Center. This would make the church more handicapped-accessible and create a conference office and storage building.

Ken Fisher hired

Council approved a motion to hire Ken Fisher as law director at a salary of $40,000.

Resurfacing of Belvoir Blvd.

Council authorized an agreement with the Board of County Commissioners of Cuyahoga County for the 2013 resurfacing of Belvoir Boulevard from Fairmount Boulevard to Cedar Road. The county would pay the cost of construction, and the city would pay for the engineering.

Flushing of fire hydrants

Fire Chief John Pitchler reported that after the flushing of fire hydrants, only two were out of service.

LWV observer: Adele Cohn.

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