UH Town Hall meeting Jan. 10 to explore fire services consolidation

A second Town Hall meeting to discuss the possible consolidation of fire services between University Heights and Shaker Heights will be held on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. at University Heights City Hall.

University Heights Mayor Susan Infeld announced the upcoming meeting in her December newsletter, and wrote, “The possible consolidation of our city’s fire services with those of Shaker Heights has been studied by a consultant over the past year. Earlier this month, on Dec. 4, the topic of consolidating fire services between the two cities was discussed at a Town Hall meeting at city hall.”

That earlier Town Hall meeting was not well attended. “Only five residents came,” said Infeld, “and two spoke and gave their feedback on the proposed consolidation. Council and I thought it would a good idea to have a second meeting, to encourage residents to come and share their views.”

Mayor Infeld also invites residents to contact her and members of University Heights City Council, by phone or e-mail, to share their thoughts on the proposal. Contact information for the mayor and council members can be found on the city’s website, www.universityheights.com, and residents can view a copy of the consultant’s report there as well.

Kim Sergio Inglis

Kim Sergio Inglis is editor-in-chief of the Heights Observer. She lives in the Shaker Farm Historic District in Cleveland Heights.

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