LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS / Cleveland Heights City Council meeting highlights [online 11-7-2016]

NOVEMBER 7, 2016

  • Body cameras for the Police Department
  • Liquor permit transfers
  • Finance and payroll software
  • Computer network infrastructure
  • ODOT bridge inspection program
  • Zoning variance
  • CDBG application
  • Cranksgiving
  • Public health services
  • Nuisance property
  • Election Day and support for Issue 109

Council members Carol Roe and Michael N. Ungar were absent.

Body cameras for the Police Department

Council approved the emergency purchase of 80 body cameras and related software, warranty and equipment from vendor VIEVU for $72,160.

Budget workshop

Tanisha Briley, city manager, announced that the final budget workshop would be Nov. 14.

Liquor permit transfers

Two applications for permit transfers were made to the Ohio Department of Liquor Control by Lopez and Fix Bistro restaurants on Lee Road.

Finance and payroll software

Council amended an agreement for finance and payroll software upgrades and maintenance with Tyler Technologies, formerly New World Systems Corp. Compensation will not exceed $334,800.

Computer network infrastructure

Network Dynamics, Inc. was approved to provide and install network infrastructure equipment at a cost not to exceed $140,000, which is below the price available through the state’s Cooperative Purchasing Program.

Bridge inspection program

Council authorized the Ohio Department of Transportation to conduct bridge inspections within the city, which is fully funded by the state.

Zoning variance

Peter Wenczer and Barbara Ryan received a requested variance to permit construction of a two-car garage and allow 3.5–foot rear– and side–yard garage setbacks at 2643–45 Hampshire Road.

CDBG program

Council approved, on second reading, the submission of the Community Development Block Grant application for 2017, the 43rd year of this program. The goals of this program are to ensure availability and sustainability of housing and many other services to low– and moderate–income residents. The $1.4 million proceeds from the block grants also enable access to other funds.


The Heights Bicycle Coalition and Bike Cleveland will sponsor a “Cranksgiving” event at Cleveland Heights City Hall at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. Cyclists will ride to local grocery stores to buy needed food items for the two hunger centers in Cleveland Heights.

Public health services

Cleveland Heights renewed its agreement with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health for the provision of public health services to city residents for 2017. The fee for basic mandated services will be $190,019.

Nuisance property

The property at 1019 Caledonia Ave., owned by Mulba Borsay, was declared a nuisance. There have been numerous housing code violations since 2008, and no progress has been made to correct them.

Election Day and support for Issue 109

Several council members reminded voters that Nov. 8 was Election Day and voiced support of Issue 109, the Cleveland Heights-University Heights school levy.

The next council meeting will be Monday, Nov. 21. There will be only one meeting in December: Monday, Dec. 5.

LWV Observer: Blanche Valancy.

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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