Cleveland Heights City Council meeting highlights 9-18-2017
SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
- New firefighters and police officers
- Objection to liquor permits
- National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month
- Welcoming City guidelines
Present were Mayor Cheryl Stephens, Vice Mayor Jason Stein, and council members Mary Dunbar, Carol Roe, Kahil Seren, Michael Ungar and Melissa Yasinow. The meeting lasted from 7:55 to 8:15 p.m.
New firefighters and police officers
Before the regular meeting began, Fire Chief Dave Freeman conducted a swearing-in ceremony for two new firefighters and Police Chief Annette Mecklenburg conducted a swearing-in ceremony for five new police officers.
Objection to liquor permits
City Manager Tanisha Briley reported that Police Chief Mecklenburg has written a letter to the Ohio Department of Liquor Control objecting to the liquor permits requested by Family Dollar Stores of Ohio Inc. (doing business as Family Dollar at 3070 Mayfield Road) based on a history of police calls and nuisance activity. Council approved a motion of support for the chief’s objections.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Council approved a resolution proclaiming October 2017 as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month; Oct. 13 2017 as Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day; and Oct. 20, 2017 as National Mammography Day.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Council approved a resolution proclaiming October 2017 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Welcoming City guidelines
Council Member Seren announced that, building on council’s decision in February to declare Cleveland Heights a Welcoming City, he will soon be introducing legislation to provide regulation and guidance for local activity relative to federal immigration enforcement. Public input will be welcomed.
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