University Heights Council meeting highlights [4-4-11]

APRIL 4, 2011

  • Senior transportation
  • City newsletter
  • Late hours at city hall
  • Pool passes
  • Resident surveys
  • Yard clean-up.
  • South Taylor community garden
  • Gesu basketball champions
  • Bushnell Road/Northwood Road project
  • Dysart, Glendon, and Traymore roads
  • Reassigning bandwidths
  • Tree planting

Councilman Steven Bullock was excused.

Senior transportation

The new senior transportation contract took effect April 1. Although there’s no cost increase for riders, the service is now limited to 80 rides per month. For those who had called, the mayor’s office recommended some alternatives such as RTA’s Paratransit service.

City newsletter

The city newsletter was dropped at homes when the trash was collected. It can also be downloaded from the website: www.universityheights.com.

Late hours at city hall

Late hours at city hall will begin Wednesday May 4. People can arrange for such services as point-of-sale inspections, but not contract work.

Pool passes

Residents can now purchase pool passes online as well as at the pool.

Resident surveys

Surveys about city services are being tabulated; the results will be available soon.

Yard clean-up

April is yard clean-up month. Yard waste should be raked onto tree lawns for pickup.

South Taylor community garden

The community garden on South Taylor Road will be rototilled soon. City Engineer Joseph Ciuni reported applying for a $5,000 park and playground grant to install a water connection for the garden.

Gesu basketball champions

Mayor Susan Infeld presented Certificates of Recognition to Gesu Parish CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) basketball city champions. The entire team and coaches received personal congratulations from Mayor Infeld.

Bushnell Road/Northwood Road project

Council awarded the Bushnell Road/Northwood Road waterline replacement project to Terrace Construction Company. City Engineer Ciuni said that Terrace was not only the lowest bidder but also was a company the city had worked with last year. Councilman Steven Sims asked if minority companies had been notified of the work. Ciuni assured him that they had received e-mails when the bidding process began. The work is not to exceed $919,584.86.

Dysart, Glendon, and Traymore roads

Council awarded Noce Enterprises, Inc. the Dysart Road, Glendon Road and Traymore Road waterline replacement project. The work is not to exceed $868,514.90.

Reassigning bandwidths

Police Chief John Pitchler alerted council to the 2013 implementation of an FCC rule that would require re-assigning bandwidths. Pitchler is working with five other cities to assemble a list of the various conversions this change would require.

Tree planting

Service Director Rob Jamieson said his department was beginning the spring tree-planting program. He said new trees are periodically inspected during the first year, while the trees are still under warranty.

LWV observer: Carol Gibson

These meeting summaries are abstracted from LWV observers’ written reports. The summaries have been edited and prepared by Anne McFarland, 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.

These reports contain member observation and selected highlights of public meetings and are not official statements of the Heights Chapter of the League of Women Voters Cuyahoga Area. This disclaimer must accompany any redistribution of these reports.

League of Women Voters


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