Cleveland Heights City Council meeting highlights 2-19-13
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
- Dog walking in Cain Park
- Doan Brook Watershed Partnership
- Sale of city property
- Marotta’s restaurant outdoor expansion
- School Travel Plan
Council Member Janine R. Boyd was absent.
Dog walking in Cain Park
During the citizen participation segment of the meeting, resident Carrie Whitehouse provided an update on The Dog Project pilot by noting the successful recruitment of volunteers to stock waste stations [with biodegradable waste bags] and announcing the group’s new website, www.clevehtsdogproject.weebly.com. About a dozen members of the project committee were present. They thanked the city manager and council, especially Council Member Jason Stein, for the legislation. Later in the meeting, council approved the six-month pilot project to permit leashed-dog walking in Cain Park under specified conditions. Stein commented that this was a direct result of citizen participation involving much time, effort and study since last June.
Doan Brook Watershed Partnership
Council approved an agreement with Doan Brook Watershed Partnership for partial funding for operating expenses of the nonprofit for April 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014 in the amount of $18,000. Council Member Bonnie Caplan announced a program at the Shaker Lakes Nature Center on Thursday, March 7 titled “Storm Water Fees and Rebates,” details of which can be found on the city’s website.
Sale of city property
Council authorized the sale of city-owned property at 3150–52 East Derbyshire Road, the third house in the East Derbyshire Neighborhood Improvement Program funded by Community Development Block Grant funds, to an owner occupant for $73,000.
Marotta’s restaurant outdoor expansion
Council granted to Marotta’s restaurant, 2289 Lee Road, an easement for expansion of outdoor dining behind the restaurant. This will not affect the number of spaces in the city parking lot.
School Travel Plan
Council authorized the city manager to apply to the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project through the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) for funding to be used for School Travel Plan development.
LWV Observer: Blanche Valancy.
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