University Heights City Council meeting highlights [8-1-11]

AUGUST 10, 2011

  • Northeast Ohio Advanced Energy District
  • New windows, air conditioning
  • North Park Boulevard name change
  • Pool repainting
  • Internet auctions
  • Solid waste transfer and disposal

Councilwoman Susan D. Pardee and Councilman Steven Sims were excused.

Northeast Ohio Advanced Energy District

Council approved legislation to participate in the Northeast Ohio Advanced Energy District. As its first action, the city has installed a solar-powered exterior light illuminating a portion of city hall.

New windows, air conditioning

Council approved an agreement with Crafthouse Properties to provide and install new windows in city buildings. A portion of the grant from the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council provided the $81,301. Council also approved an agreement with Lake Ridge Refrigeration for the purchase and installation of a roof-top air conditioning unit for council chambers at a cost of $11,000, also from the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council grant.

North Park Boulevard name change

Council heard a first reading of a request by John Carroll University to change the name of North Park Boulevard to John Carroll Boulevard before its 125th anniversary on Sept. 6. Council asked the university to also present its request to the City of Shaker Heights, because the street lies within both communities.

Pool repainting

Council authorized Rob Jamieson, service director, to obtain quotes to repaint the pool this autumn.

Internet auctions

Council authorized the city to sell, through public Internet auctions, items that are no longer needed or are unfit for public use. Rob Jamieson, service director, said that there are government-based auction sites that can reach a wider audience. Some police cars and service department equipment are available for auction.

Solid waste transfer and disposal

Council authorized the city to renew its participation in a consortium to invite bids for solid waste transfer and disposal services. The city currently pays $39.40 per ton, and the consortium includes an opt-out clause.

LWV observer:Wendy Deuring.

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Volume 4, Issue 9, Posted 1:09 PM, 09.01.2011