LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS / Cleveland Heights City Council meeting highlights [online 5-16-2016]

MAY 16, 2016

  • Public comments
  • Bid awards
  • Salt for 2016–17 winter season
  • Access Cleveland Heights App
  • Council meetings
  • Citizen appointments

All council members were present.

Public comments

Noble Neighborhood Community Home and Yard Sale: On behalf of Noble Neighbors, resident Susan Sanders thanked Mayor Cheryl Stephens, council members and city staff for their support of, and participation in making the second annual event, from May 13–15, a success.

Campaign for Forest Hill: Resident Lindsey Reilly stated that the Forest Hill neighborhood has seen a growing number of foreclosed and vacant homes, thus this campaign aims at enforcing housing standards to help rebrand the area as an “undiscovered gem.”

Park bench: Mary Hobson of Berkshire Road requested that the city replace a park bench at the Superior and Goodnor roads entrance to Cain Park.

Bid awards

Council authorized acceptance of the lowest bids for 2016 road surface treatment (Specialized Construction; $583,095.50) and 2016 road resurfacing (Ronyak Paving; $1,488,655).

Salt for 2016–17 winter season

Council authorized participation in the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Cooperative Purchasing Program for rock salt purchase for the 2016–17 winter season.

Access Cleveland Heights App

Council Member Melissa Yasinow encouraged residents to download the city’s free smart phone app, Access Cleveland Heights. The app enables easy access to city officials and services; city news, announcements, and events; the city's Facebook and Twitter sites; and sign up for ReadyNotify, the city's emergency notification program. The app is free and available for download for iPhone and Android mobile devices by searching for “Access Cleveland Heights.”

Council meetings

Council amended the city ordinances on regular council meetings to allow flexibility in the scheduling of council’s regular meetings, especially for holidays that fall on a Monday. This measure simply codifies council’s practice of holding its regular meetings the day following a Monday holiday. Council also approved cancelling its regular meeting scheduled for Aug. 15.

Citizen appointments

Council approved the following appointments:

  • Economic Development Advisory Committee: Gary Benjamin (chair), Bob Brown, Douglas Dykes, Patty Ajdukiewicz, Brenda May, Eustacia Netzel-Hatcher, and Joy Roller for terms ending Dec. 31.
  • Fair Practices Board: Thomas Nobbe for a term ending Dec. 31, 2018.

LWV Observer: Katherine Solender.

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 of Greater Cleveland. This disclaimer must accompany any redistribution of these reports.

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