LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS / Cleveland Heights City Council meeting highlights for Sept. 19, 2016 [online]

SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

  • Public comments
  • Zoning variance
  • Nuisance properties
  • Fact-finding reports
  • Meeting date change

Public comments

Candidate forum: Yorkshire Road resident Blanche Valancy, of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland, invited residents to the Eastside Candidates Forum, which took place on Sept. 22, at Charles F. Brush High School. [Video of the forum is available at http://bit.ly/lwvgc-2016-eastside-forum]

High school sports seating: Gerard Parisi of E. Derbyshire Road, questioned the policy of denying seating on the home side of the high school stadium during sporting events to those who enter through the visitors gate. Althea Cheatham, also of E. Derbyshire Road, spoke in support of Parisi.

Zoning variance

By a vote of four to three, council denied a variance requested by Lana Radl and Mithan Rajan, of 3500 Fenley Road, to permit use of part of their house to create a chicken coop, rather than construct a separate structure. Council Members Carol Roe, Jason Stein and Melissa Yasinow voted in favor; Council Members Mary Dunbar, Kahlil Seren, Cheryl Stephens and Michael Ungar were opposed.

Nuisance properties

Council declared four vacant properties to be nuisances and authorized abatement:

  • 950 Nelaview Road
  • 1610 South Taylor Road
  • 1617 Eddington Road
  • 3380 Beechwood Avenue

Fact-finding reports

Council approved two ordinances, accepting fact-finding recommendations related to pending collective bargaining agreements for two of the city’s unions: the Fraternal Order of Police/Ohio Labor Council (police dispatchers) and the Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (patrol officers and rank officers, including sergeants, lieutenants and captains).

Change in meeting date

Council approved a motion to move the Oct. 3 meeting to Oct. 5 in honor of Rosh Hashanah.

LWV Observer: Katherine Solender.

YouTube videos of Cleveland Heights City Council meetings may be accessed at youtube.com/clevelandheightsoh

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.

League of Women Voters

Observer Corps editor for the Heights Chapter of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland

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