CRACC hosts Project Clean Lake meeting

Joe Miller, president of Citizens Reform Association.

Are you concerned about high water and sewer rates and wish you could do something about it? The Citizens Reform Association of Cuyahoga County (CRACC) is hosting a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, at the Lee Road Library, 2345 Lee Road, to explore this issue. The group will provide information and updates on the status of Project Clean Lake, and its anticipated impact on the Heights. 

Joe Miller, candidate for the Republican State Central Committee and president of CRACC, believes the project is unwarranted, excessive and may be illegal. The guest speaker at the March 29 meeting is Thomas Kelly, host of "Kelly & Company" on WHK radio, and executive director of CRACC.

“The tax dollars of Cleveland Heights residents are literally going down the sewer, thanks to the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and the EPA,” said Kelly. “The staggering increase in sewer rates this year is just the beginning. Before it’s over, every household in Cleveland Heights will contribute more than $30,000 to the ill-conceived Project Clean Lake.

"As one of the largest of the 61 municipalities in Northeast Ohio affected by the Project Clean Lake Consent Agreement between the Sewer District and the EPA, Cleveland Heights will be hit hard. The real cost will not be limited to skyrocketing sewer rates," said Kelly. "Property values and property taxes may be affected as sewer costs climb to among the highest in the nation."

CRACC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan group. The March meeting will include additional speakers, refreshments and a question-and-answer session. The meeting is free and open to all. For more information, contact citizensreform@gmail.com.

Patricia Wright

Patricia Wright is the treasurer of CRACC.

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