Cleveland Heights-University Heights Board of Education and Cleveland Heights City Council joint meeting highlights 2-27-2017

FEBRUARY 27, 2017

  • Board of Education
  • Cleveland Heights City Council

School board members Ron Register, president; Kal Zucker, vice president; Jim Posch; Eric Silverman and Beverly Wright were present. Superintendent Talisa Dixon was also present.

City council members Cheryl Stephens, mayor; Jason Stein, vice mayor; Mary Dunbar; Carol Roe; Kahlil Seren; Michael Unger and Melissa Yasinow were present. City Manager Tanisha Briley was also present.

The meeting was held from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Board of education updates

Facilities renovation: Superintendent Dixon showed pictures of the high school construction. The city and the school have developed a plan that enables Cleveland Heights [residents] to use the pool; how to include University Heights residents was discussed. Although cost overruns occurred on the high school construction, the two middle schools will still have complete upgrades to the plumbing, wiring, and heating and cooling systems.

Superintendent’s report: Dixon announced she would give the state of the schools presentation on April 5 at the Cleveland Heights Community Center.

City council updates

Master plan, development, streetscape, safe routes to schools: City Manager Briley reported that the Cleveland Heights master plan committee held its final meeting. The final plan is in draft form. Some items included are the creation of a development team; the implementation of a commercial loan program; the importance of trees, bike racks and pedestrian crossings in the city; and grants. Cedar Road construction will reduce Cedar to two lanes. The road [section] in front of the high school should be completed before the high school opens in fall 2017. Council Member Dunbar gave a report on safe routes to school.

LWV Observer: Adele Cohn.

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