LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS / Cleveland Heights City Council meeting highlights for Oct, 5, 2016 [online]

OCTOBER 5, 2016

  • Public comments
  • County demolition program
  • Wage and salary ordinance
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Auditing services

Public comments

Rehabbing abandoned properties: Resident Susan Miller drew attention to an online report, “Rehab Impacts in Greater Cleveland 2009–15,” www.rehabimpact.com, that shows positive results, including a decline in mortgage foreclosure rates when properties are rehabbed rather than demolished.

School levy information session: Resident Susan Sanders, representing Noble Neighbors, noted that CH-UH City School District officials and supporters as well as Citizen's Leadership PAC representatives will discuss Issue 109, the [proposed] school levy on the November ballot on Oct. 11, at Noble Road Presbyterian Church, 2780 Noble Road. Information is available at www.nobleneighbors.com.

County demolition program

Council authorized the city’s participation in Cuyahoga County’s demolition program, which was established to eliminate vacant, abandoned, and nuisance or blighted properties in the county, through a cooperative agreement that will enable the city to receive a $347,000 reimbursement for the costs of demolition and other approved expenses.

Wage and salary ordinance

Council approved an ordinance that incorporates new terms agreed to by the city and the Northern Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association and the International Association of Fire Fighters. The agreement covers the period from April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2018.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Joining communities throughout the nation, council proclaimed October 2016 as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and designated Oct. 13, as Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, and Oct. 21, as National Mammography Day.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Council designated October 2016 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Auditing services

Council authorized extension of an agreement with James G. Zupka CPA, Inc. for audit services for the four fiscal years ending Dec. 31, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. For these services, the company will receive the total sum of $143,000 for the four-year period (2016: $35,360; 2017: $35,360; 2018: $35,880; 2019: $36,400).

Next council meeting is Monday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

LWV Observer: Katherine Solender.

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