Cleveland Heights

Cleveland Heights City Council meeting highlights 4-3-13

APRIL 3, 2013

  • Liquor control application
  • National Library Week
  • Earth Day
  • Parking garage inspections
  • Monticello Boulevard
  • Free mulch
  • High school softball field
  • NeuroWave loan
  • National Community Development Week
  • Thermal imaging cameras
  • 1020 Rushleigh Road

All council members were present.

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Volume 6, Issue 5, Posted 2:56 PM, 04.19.2013

Cleveland Heights demolishes former Medic/Pick-N-Pay building

Demolition of the former Medic Drug Store/Pick-N-Pay building at Noble and Glenwood roads in Cleveland Heights began March 29. The building had been empty for years. The demolition project was a collaboration between the City of Cleveland Heights and the Cuyahoga County Land Bank.

Mayor Ed Kelley said that once demolition is complete, “the city will issue a Request for Proposal to determine interest from developers. The city is interested in proposals that will serve the neighborhood and the community well.”

On April 12, the city issued Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for four city-owned properties. Links to the RFPs for new development on Euclid Heights Boulevard near Lee Road, at the intersection of Cedar and Coventry roads, on Noble Road near Greyton Road, and at the Turkey Ridge site on Edgehill Road can be found at http://www.clevelandheights.com/index.aspx?page=365.

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Volume 6, Issue 5, Posted 11:11 AM, 04.16.2013

Dog Project hosts Cain Park pilot kick-off event April 21

This year, the dog days of summer will be dog-friendly days in Cain Park. Starting Monday, April 15, leashed dogs will officially be allowed in the park for a six-month trial period.

Join the Dog Project on Sunday, April 21 for a rain-or-shine celebration. Dog-themed attire and costumes are encouraged.

At 4 p.m., leashed dogs and their owners are invited to meet at Cain Park’s Lee Road entrance for a “victory lap” around the park. The walk will follow a welcome from Dog Project leaders and Jason Stein, the Cleveland Heights City Council member who introduced the legislation.

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Volume 6, Issue 5, Posted 11:40 AM, 04.09.2013

Cleveland Heights City Council meeting agenda for March 4

The Cleveland Heights City Council has posted the agenda for its March 4 meeting.

The agenda includes two resolutions pertaining to variances in the zoning code: a chicken coop and run for a Cedar Road residence, and a game room for a Euclid Heights Boulevard business, dba B-Side Arcade. 

Following the meeting’s adjournment, council members and staff will stay to discuss questions informally with citizens.

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Volume 6, Issue 4, Posted 9:47 AM, 03.04.2013

Cleveland Heights City Council meeting agenda for March 18

The Cleveland Heights City Council has posted the agenda for its March 18 meeting.

The agenda includes a request from the [acting] city manager to receive bids for the installation of a splash pad at Cain Park, site work for signage at Cain Park, and Mayfield Road pavement rehabilitation.

The Administrative Services Committee will present, on second reading, Ordinance 29-2013(AS), establishing salary schedules, position classifications and other compensation for officers and employees of the City.

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Volume 6, Issue 4, Posted 10:01 AM, 03.18.2013

More young adults drawn to the Heights

Over a decade during which Northeast Ohio did not gain in population and Cleveland lost 17 percent of its population, certain neighborhoods saw significant increases in population among 25- to 34-year-olds. According to a recently published report, among the top 15 places showing growth was Cleveland Heights, which, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, had added 724 residents to the number who had been between the ages of 15 and 24 ten years earlier. 

Urban researcher Richey Piiparinen, co-editor (with Anne Trubek) of 2012’s acclaimed anthology, Rust Belt Chic: The Cleveland Anthology, recently published “Mapping Human Capital: Where Northeast Ohio’s Young and Middle-Age Adults Are Locating” for Case Western Reserve University’s Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development. 

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Volume 6, Issue 4, Posted 11:07 AM, 03.28.2013

City to interview four candidates for city manager this weekend

The City of Cleveland Heights has released the names of the four finalists for the city manager position. They are William Cooper, Michelle Crandall, Crandall Jones and Andrew White. According to John Gibbon, Cleveland Heights law director, Cleveland Heights City Council plans to interview the candidates the weekend of March 9 and 10.

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Volume 6, Issue 4, Posted 6:13 PM, 03.05.2013

Search for Cleveland Heights city manager continues

The City of Cleveland Heights announced that its search for a city manager continues, after an offer extended to candidate Andrew White was declined. Council interviewed four finalists selected by Novak Consulting Group. Council will not extend an offer to any of the remaining three candidates.

"After careful thought and spirited discussion, city council offered the position of city manager to Andrew White of Huron, Ohio," said Mayor Ed Kelley in a press release. "Mr. White consulted with his family and friends and decided not to accept the position for personal and professional reasons."

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Volume 6, Issue 4, Posted 11:17 AM, 03.15.2013

Plans underway for 12th annual Discover Cedar Fairmount Festival on Aug. 11

Save the date for Cedar Fairmount's 12th annual festival. This year's event will take place Sunday, Aug. 11, from noon to 5 p.m. The hours have been extended at the request of patrons and vendors. The festival is located along Cedar Road and Fairmount Boulevard in the Cedar Fairmount Business District in Cleveland Heights.

In 2012, many families with small children enjoyed perfect weather and free, family-friendly activities. This year's festival will include many familiar activities from years past, with additional entertainment and music.

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Volume 6, Issue 4, Posted 12:39 PM, 03.28.2013

Cedar Fairmount businesses appreciate work of area postman

The Cedar Fairmount business district is fortunate to have A.T. “Teddy” Wilson delivering mail in the neighborhood. At age 76, Wilson is the longest-serving active letter carrier in the state of Ohio.

Cedar Fairmount business owners say that Wilsons’s tireless efforts, attention to detail—no one gets the wrong mail—and his cheerfulness brighten their days. He has delivered mail in Cleveland Heights since 1980.

After graduating from high school at the age of 18, his father advised him to get a job working as a postal worker.  “Teddy,” he said, “The U.S. Postal Service pays well, there will not be layoffs, you will be doing a service, and there is decent retirement.” Wilson says his respect for his father inspired him to pursue a career that has spanned 58 years.

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Volume 6, Issue 4, Posted 12:36 PM, 03.28.2013

Cleveland Heights City Council meeting highlights 3-4-13

MARCH 4, 2013

  • Citizen communications: Maury Feren, Youth of Coventry
  • Zoning appeals
  • Economic development cooperation
  • Demolition of former Medic property
  • 3629 Grosvenor Road
  • Salary schedules and benefits
  • Boards and commissions appointments
  • Block grants for community development projects
  • Ohio House Bill 5
  • Free paper shredding

All council members were present.

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Volume 6, Issue 4, Posted 10:26 AM, 03.12.2013

City selects finalists for city manager; Niermann O’Neil removes herself from consideration

Cleveland Heights Mayor Ed Kelley reported that Novak Consulting Group, the search firm hired by city council to conduct the search for a new city manager, received 68 applications for the position and selected five finalists for council to interview. Susanna Niermann O’Neil, acting city manager, was one of the five, but has withdrawn her application. Council has accepted her withdrawal.

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Volume 6, Issue 3, Posted 5:43 PM, 02.22.2013

Cain Park officially goes dog-friendly

Since 1973, Cleveland Heights dog owners have had to settle for walks around the block or drive to other cities to find dog-friendly parks. For some, proximity to a park that welcomes dogs is a factor in choosing where to live, and that hasn’t been a selling point for Cleveland Heights—until now.

Starting April 15, a six-month pilot program for Cain Park, driven by the Cain Park Neighborhood Association’s Dog Project initiative, will allow residents and their dogs to enjoy one of Cleveland Heights parks together.

Cleveland Heights City Council passed new legislation on Feb. 19 stating that, for a six-month trial period, April 15 through Oct. 15, leashed-dog walking will be allowed in Cain Park. Resolution 18-2013 stipulates that:

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Volume 6, Issue 3, Posted 11:19 AM, 02.26.2013

City manager finalist field narrows as Niermann O'Neil withdraws

Cleveland Heights Mayor Ed Kelley reported that Novak Consulting Group, the search firm hired by city council to conduct the search for a new city manager, received 68 applications for the position and selected five finalists for council to interview. Susanna Niermann O’Neil, acting city manager, was one of the five, but has withdrawn her application. Council has accepted her withdrawal.

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Volume 6, Issue 3, Posted 10:38 AM, 02.26.2013

Twenty-three apply for Youth Advisory Commission

On Jan. 7, Cleveland Heights City Council voted 6-1 in favor of establishing the Cleveland Heights Youth Advisory Commission, to enhance communication between government, youth and the community and to provide advice to council on youth issues. Twenty-three young people applied for the job by the Feb. 8 deadline, and city council is currently reviewing the applications.

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Volume 6, Issue 3, Posted 4:14 PM, 02.25.2013

Cleveland Heights City Council meeting highlights 2-4-13

FEBRUARY 4, 2013

  • Citizen communications
  • Waste disposal contract
  • Civil Service Commission opening
  • Exodus Lett
  • Block grant award to HCC
  • Inspection services agreement
  • Zoning variance
  • Amendment to Nighttown agreement
  • School district facilities committee
  • Cain Park dog walking
  • 3247 Oak Road
  • February commemorations


All council members were present.

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Volume 6, Issue 3, Posted 12:13 PM, 02.13.2013

City receives 68 applications for city manager position

Mayor Ed Kelley reported that Novak Consulting Group, the search firm hired by city council to conduct the search for a new city manager, received 68 applications for the position. “Novak has reviewed their credentials and has selected 15 to examine further,” said Kelley. “Susanna [Niermann O’Neil] is one of the 15.”

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Volume 6, Issue 3, Posted 2:29 PM, 02.08.2013

CH economic development director resigns

Howard Thompson, Cleveland Heights economic development director, has resigned from his position effective immediately. Thompson had held the position since December 2010.

“We were reorganizing the planning and development department and Howard resigned,” said Susanna Niermann O’Neil, acting city manager, “These things happen.”

The city had created the position in order to bring in Thompson. An assistant planning director position had been left unfilled for two and a half years prior to his appointment.

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Volume 6, Issue 3, Posted 5:19 PM, 02.06.2013

Cleveland Heights City Council meeting highlights 1-22-13

 JANUARY 22, 2013

  • Citizen participation
  • Tower lease agreement
  • Road repair support services
  • Variances granted
  • Cedar-Fairmount bicycle improvements
  • Loan for new restaurant
  • Heritage Home Loan Program
  • Extension of NSP phase III
  • 2091 Goodnor Road


Cheryl L. Stephens was absent.

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Volume 6, Issue 3, Posted 9:21 AM, 02.13.2013

Cleveland Heights City Council meeting highlights 12-17-12

DECEMBER 17, 2012

  • Patch editor
  • Fire hydrants
  • Glenwood Road storm sewer
  • Neighborhood Stabilization Program
  • Noble Road commercial property cleanup
  • City’s salt dome
  • Nighttown expansion
  • Parking violation penalties
  • On-street overnight parking
  • City employee classification
  • City employee health benefits
  • City charter
  • Recreation fees and activities for 2013
  • City’s 2012 and 2013 budgets
  • Payroll software maintenance

All council members were present.

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Volume 6, Issue 2, Posted 11:53 AM, 01.16.2013

Free parking weekends in Cleveland Heights continue in 2013

Cleveland Heights will extend the free-parking weekends it offered last year through 2013. On the last full weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) of each month, parking will be free wherever there is a meter: on the street, in city parking lots and in city parking garages.

The first free-parking weekend of 2013 will be Jan. 25, 26 and 27.

Mayor Ed Kelley said that Cleveland Heights City Council made the decision in mid-January, after hearing from a number of merchants, and from people who live in other cities who had visited the Heights during last year’s free weekends.

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Volume 6, Issue 2, Posted 4:33 PM, 01.18.2013

Cleveland Heights City Council meeting highlights 1-7-13

JANUARY 7, 2013

  • Bid contracts
  • Youth Advisory Commission
  • Self-insurance program
  • Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)
  • Recreation rates and activities 2013
  • Police Unity Tour
  • Zoning variance
  • Sharing bomb squad services
  • Nuisance properties

All council members were present.

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Volume 6, Issue 2, Posted 11:07 AM, 01.17.2013

FirstEnergy meets with City of Cleveland Heights to address power outage concerns

Cleveland Heights Mayor Ed Kelley and Council Member Jason Stein met with John Skory, president of CEI (FirstEnergy), on Dec. 3 to discuss the city's concerns about the company’s handling of the power outage caused by Hurricane Sandy. Both Kelley and Stein had expressed frustration at a Nov. 7 city council meeting, and Stein had requested a meeting in a letter he sent to Anthony J. Alexander, president and CEO of FirstEnergy, that same day.

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Volume 6, Issue 1, Posted 11:18 PM, 12.27.2012

Cleveland Heights City Council meeting highlights 12-3-12

DECEMBER 3, 2012

  • Citizen communication
  • Budget ordinances
  • Resolution opposing state legislation
  • Zoning variances
  • 2920 Noble Road
  • Meadowbrook-Lee development
  • Building registration fees
  • Upgrading Mayfield Road traffic signals
  • Power cots for rescue squad
  • FirstEnergy meeting
  • Abandoned dog

Janine R. Boyd was absent.

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Volume 6, Issue 1, Posted 6:46 PM, 12.13.2012

Cleveland Heights City Council meeting highlights 11-19-12

NOVEMBER 19, 2012

  • Citizen communications
  • County health services
  • Certificate of occupancy fees
  • Solid waste fee increase
  • City’s fiber network
  • Holiday trash pick-up change
  • Free parking weekend

Cheryl L. Stephens was absent.

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Volume 6, Issue 1, Posted 11:10 AM, 12.07.2012

City of Cleveland Heights power outage update

[This update was sent out by the City of Cleveland Heights on Nov. 1.]

"The City is in ongoing communication with CEI regarding power outages. Public Works continues to clean up trees and debris that do not involve downed power lines. In order for those trees touching wires to be removed, CEI must come to the site first. The Community Center is closed until CEI can bring the power grid back.  Thank you to those residents who cleared street drains of leaves to prevent flooding. Please remember: safety first and be careful of the downed lines."

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Volume 5, Issue 12, Posted 11:04 AM, 11.01.2012

Final meetings for Circle-Heights Bike Network and Missing Link Studies are Nov. 29

On Nov. 29, a final pair of public meetings will be held in relation to the Circle-Heights Bike Network and Missing Links Studies. The goal of these studies is to improve the bicycle, pedestrian and transit connections between University Circle and Cleveland Heights.

In University Circle, the meeting will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Case Western Reserve University's Crawford Hall, 10900 Euclid Ave., in the Inamori Center on the lower level. In Cleveland Heights, the meeting will be held from 7–9 p.m. at Cleveland Heights City Hall, 40 Severance Circle, in Council Chambers.

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Volume 5, Issue 12, Posted 9:25 AM, 11.20.2012

Cleveland Heights City Council meeting highlights 11-7-12

NOVEMBER 7, 2012

  • Citizen comments
  • Zoning variances
  • Nighttown patio expansion
  • New owner for diners
  • Bidding threshold
  • Audit services
  • Salt facility demolition
  • Wood and Preyer roads paving
  • Storm issues


All council members were present.

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Volume 5, Issue 12, Posted 10:09 AM, 11.18.2012

City of Cleveland Heights blasts FirstEnergy’s handling of power outage

“I give FirstEnergy a D– for the way they handled the situation—administratively and in communications,” said Cleveland Heights Mayor Ed Kelley at the Nov. 7 meeting of Cleveland Heights City Council. “The only reason I don’t give them an F is because I don’t like F’s for anybody, otherwise I’d give them an F.”

Kelley made the comment after Council Member Jason Stein read a letter that he had written to Anthony J. Alexander, president and CEO of First Energy Corp., expressing his frustration over the way the company had handled the outage caused by Superstorm Sandy that blasted Northeast Ohio with wind and rain, causing the downing of several trees and power lines. Many in Cleveland Heights were without power for more than five days.

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Volume 5, Issue 12, Posted 7:24 AM, 11.12.2012

Weather postpones trick-or-treating and closes schools

The rain and wind from Hurricane Sandy has caused power outages and downed trees in the Heights. The Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District has announced that schools will be closed on Tuesday, Oct. 30. For updates, visit www.chuh.org.

The City of Cleveland Heights has announced that it will delay Halloween trick-or-treating until Sunday. The city will hold trick-or-treating from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 4.

“We, along with other cities in the area, want our children and families to safely enjoy the Halloween tradition," said Mayor Ed Kelley. 

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 11:16 PM, 10.29.2012

Cleveland Heights installs new bike racks on parking meters around town

The City of Cleveland Heights has added more parking in several city business districts, but don’t go looking for expensive new parking lots or garages. You won’t find them. Instead, the city has enhanced parking for bicycles in the form of small attachments to parking meters, called meter rings.

Richard Wong, planning director for the City of Cleveland Heights, purchased 25 meter rings—at a total cost of $1,938—and has had them installed on meters in several business districts. “A planning colleague in Indianapolis had installed them and vouched for the product,” said Wong. “I like them because meters are right in front so that a bicyclist can see her or his bike. The ring’s height and shape make it easy to lock the back wheel and frame using a U-shaped lock. Many racks don’t have these attributes.”

Wong said he plans to purchase at least 10 more meter rings and will purchase more if public response is positive.

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 2:39 PM, 10.30.2012

Cleveland Heights City Council meeting highlights 10-3-12

OCTOBER 3, 2012

  • New council member seated
  • Citizen concern - Meadowbrook Lee project
  • CDBG application
  • Sanitary sewer overflow
  • HVAC maintenance
  • 3273 East Overlook Road
  • City manager search
  • Awareness month
  • Real estate conference

All council members were present.

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 10:46 AM, 10.15.2012

Cleveland Heights City Council meeting highlights 9-19-12

SEPTEMBER 19, 2012

  • Citizen concerns
  • Coventry Village improvements
  • City Hall parking lot improvements
  • Gas Aggregation Program
  • Mayfield Road rehabilitation
  • Nighttown patio improvement
  • Cedar-Fairmount improvements
  • Free parking
  • Fire department vehicle purchase
  • 3417 DeSota Ave.
  • Emergency management
  • MYXX


All council members were present.

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 11:17 AM, 10.11.2012

Janine Boyd selected to replace Phyllis Evans on CH City Council

When Barbara Boyd resigned from Cleveland Heights City Council in 1993 to become a state representative, Phyllis Evans was appointed by city council to fill her seat. Now, Boyd's daughter, Janine Boyd, has been appointed by city council to replace Evans, who resigned from council in June.

Janine Boyd will be sworn in as a city council member at 7:30 p.m. at the council's meeting on Oct. 3.

A total of 21 candidates applied for the vacant seat. City council members interviewed four applicants, Boyd, Jeff Coryell, Mike Gaynier and Gina Weisblat, on Sept. 24, before selecting Boyd. Both Gaynier and Coryell had run for election to council in 2011.

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Volume 5, Issue 10, Posted 10:44 AM, 09.28.2012

RTA breaks ground on new Cedar-University Circle station

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority broke ground on a new Cedar-University Red Line Rapid Station on Sept. 19. The station will replace the existing station at the bottom of Cedar Hill, making it fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The existing station was constructed in 1956, although the tunnel, platform and stairs were built in 1929. RTA upgraded the station in 2001 to meet minimum ADA requirements, but the station remains substandard and unappealing. Pedestrians transferring from bus to train or walking to their final destination must cross vast seas of pavement.

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Volume 5, Issue 10, Posted 2:06 PM, 09.25.2012

CH police arrest suspect in Lee Road break-ins

For several months, business owners in the Cedar Lee Business District have been victims in a series of overnight break-ins and burglaries—often involving smashed storefront windows and resulting in thousands of dollars in property damage.

On Sept. 20, the Cleveland Heights Police Department (CHPD) announced it had arrested 60-year-old Michael Moore, a resident of Cleveland Heights, in connection with those break-ins. According to Deputy Chief of Police Brad Sudyk, the police department has tied Moore to three of the 10 break-ins that occurred at Lee Road businesses, and is continuing to investigate a possible connection to the others and to similar break-ins in other city business districts.

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Volume 5, Issue 10, Posted 2:02 PM, 09.25.2012

Cleveland Heights police arrest suspect in Lee Road break-ins

For several months, business owners in the Cedar Lee Business District have been victims in a series of overnight break-ins and burglaries—often involving smashed storefront windows and resulting in thousands of dollars in property damage.

Earlier today, the Cleveland Heights Police Department announced it had arrested a man in connection with those break-ins. Though the Police Department has posted a photo of the suspect on its Facebook page, his name has not yet been made public.

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Volume 5, Issue 10, Posted 6:10 PM, 09.20.2012

Twenty candidates for vacant CH city council seat

Twenty candidates have applied for the Cleveland Heights City Council seat vacated by Phyllis Evans in June.

"We plan to interview 3-5 candidates in the next 2-3 weeks," said Mayor Edward Kelley. "My goal is to have someone in place around the first week of October but council is under no time restriction. The timeline will depend on council's ability to schedule with the candidates."

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Volume 5, Issue 10, Posted 12:10 PM, 09.18.2012

City of Cleveland Heights announces additional free parking weekends

In a Sept. 14 news release, the City of Cleveland Heights announced additional free parking weekends through the end of 2012.

"This is a great way to welcome people into our community to experience all we have to offer," said Mayor Ed Kelley. "It is also support for all of our merchants throughout our commercial districts."

On the last weekend of each month, parking will be free wherever there is a meter: on the street, in city parking lots and in city parking garages. 

The free parking weekends are:

  • Sept. 28, 29 & 30
  • Oct. 26, 27 & 28
  • Nov. 23, 24 & 25
  • Dec. 28, 29 & 30
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Volume 5, Issue 10, Posted 1:11 PM, 09.15.2012

City of Cleveland Heights seeks nominations for annual homeowner awards

The City of Cleveland Heights is seeking nominations for the 2012 Community Improvement, Tender Loving Care and Historic Preservation awards. Residents may nominate friends, neighbors or themselves by Sept. 28.

Every year, the city recognizes homeowners who have made improvements to their properties that are visible from the street, and improve the perceived property values of the city’s neighborhoods, through its Community Improvement Awards. Improvements may include restoration, renovation, additions, outdoor furniture and sitting areas, lighting, new construction, signage or painting.

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Volume 5, Issue 10, Posted 1:24 PM, 09.11.2012

Cleveland Heights City Council meeting highlights 8-20-12

AUGUST 20, 2012

  • Citizen concerns - Tax abatement proposal
  • Citizen concerns - Millikin School lease
  • Finance director appointment
  • Millikin lease proposal
  • Tax abatement for Meadowbrook/Lee project
  • Zoning variance
  • Nuisance properties
  • City manager, council vacancies
  • Fund transfers

All council members were present.

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Volume 5, Issue 10, Posted 4:43 PM, 09.06.2012

Economics of tax abatement

Residents often question the need for tax abatement for real estate development. The argument against tax abatement is that it takes money out of the coffers of already tightly budgeted municipalities and school districts. However, the unfortunate fact is that tax abatement is often necessary to justify the cost of construction. 

The proposed development of the Lee-Meadowbrook site can be used as an example to explain the impact to investors and developers for tax abatement. The developer, The Orlean Company, is estimating it will cost $11,100,000 to develop a mixed-use building with 14,466 square feet of commercial space and 77 apartments. It is estimating annual rental income of $1,300,000.

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Volume 5, Issue 9, Posted 11:38 AM, 08.28.2012

Cleveland Heights reopens search for Evans' replacement

Cleveland Heights City Council announced today that it would reopen the search for the council seat vacated by the retirement of Phyllis Evans. Council reviewed an opinion from Ohio Public Employees Retirement Systemts (OPERS) that indicated Evans' health benefits would be jeopardized if she were reappointed and decided not to reappoint Evans to the vacant seat.

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Volume 5, Issue 9, Posted 6:19 PM, 08.16.2012

Cleveland Heights City Council meeting highlights 8-6-12

AUGUST 6, 2012

  • Citizen concerns (MYXX bar at Cedar Fairmount, tax abatement proposal, police response time, mowing charge)
  • Zoning variance denied
  • Lake to Lakes Trail Project
  • Nuisance ordinance expanded
  • Residential properties a nuisance
  • MYXX bar declared a nuisance
  • Vacant council seat
  • City manager search
  • 2012–13 fall/winter recreation rates
  • Coventry SID plan
  • Truck purchase
  • Middlehurst waterline replacement

Council Member Mary A. Dunbar was excused.

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Volume 5, Issue 9, Posted 6:01 PM, 08.13.2012

Cleveland Heights City Council meeting highlights 7-16-12

JULY 16, 2012

  • 2013 tax budget
  • Citizens’ concerns (Oakwood)
  • Vehicle purchases
  • Call center
  • Nuisance residential properties
  • Noble Road gas station a nuisance
  • Recreation rates for fall/winter
  • Coventry SID plan

All council members were present.

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Volume 5, Issue 9, Posted 5:33 PM, 08.13.2012

In reversal, BOE announces Severance Tower polling site will remain open for 2012

In a July 26 e-mail to Jane Platten, director of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections (BOE), Cleveland Heights Mayor Edward Kelley asked the BOE to move precinct 4G back to Severance Tower.

The closure of the Severance Tower polling site was one of several polling changes presented to Cleveland Heights City Council on June 25 by Erich Stubbs, election support official for the BOE. [Reported in the August issue of the Heights Observer.]

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Volume 5, Issue 9, Posted 3:11 PM, 08.07.2012

Board of Elections announces polling location changes in Cleveland Heights

The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections (BOE) has announced the closing of three Cleveland Heights polling locations, Boulevard Elementary School, Oxford Elementary School and Severance Towers. In addition, two precincts at other polling locations will move to new polling sites this November.

Erich Stubbs, election support official for the BOE, presented the changes to Cleveland Heights City Council on June 25.

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Volume 5, Issue 8, Posted 1:37 PM, 07.31.2012

Cleveland Heights City Council meeting highlights 7-2-12

JULY 2, 2012

  • Residents’ concerns (Oakwood, Citizens United, Community gardens)
  • Bonds
  • 2013 Tax budget
  • Construction code for service providers
  • City purchases
  • Zoning variances
  • Independents Week
  • Medusa
  • Little Free Library
  • Hazards mitigation
  • Cleveland Heights artists
  • City manager search
  • Council vacancy application

All council members were present.

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Volume 5, Issue 8, Posted 11:18 AM, 07.23.2012

Water main break at Cedar Fairmount snarls traffic

A water main break at the intersection of Cedar Road and Fairmount Boulevard caused rush hour traffic jams on Cedar Hill on July 12 when the eastbound lanes of Fairmount had to be closed.

“The break occurred at 2 a.m.,” said Dennis Zentarski, commissioner for utilities, water and sewers for the City of Cleveland Heights, “and it was a big one. It required emergency response because of the large quantity of water.”

The break was located and repaired by 2 p.m. One traffic lane remained closed, however, awaiting repair of the road bed.

A water line broke at Cedar Road and Grandview Avenue on July 8.

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Volume 5, Issue 8, Posted 4:30 PM, 07.13.2012

Cleveland Heights City Council meeting highlights 6-18-12

JUNE 18, 2012

  • New fire chief
  • CDBG funds
  • Ice rink compressor
  • “Summer in the City” free parking
  • Citizens United resolution
  • Nuisance properties
  • Nancy Dietrich appointed to zoning board
  • Bicycle surveys
  • Vacancies

Council Member Cheryl L. Stephens was excused.

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Volume 5, Issue 8, Posted 11:02 AM, 07.06.2012

City of Cleveland Heights now accepting applications for vacant council seat

Cleveland Heights Mayor Edward Kelley announced on June 26 that Cleveland Heights City Council was beginning the application process to fill the city council seat vacated by Phyllis Evans in June, when she resigned for personal reasons.

The deadline for applications is 5 p.m., Wednesday, July 25. The application is posted online at www.clevelandheights.com, and is also available by calling Judy Hayes in the city manager’s office at 216-291-3737.

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Volume 5, Issue 8, Posted 3:54 PM, 07.02.2012

City of Cleveland Heights announces free summer parking dates

Free parking in Cleveland Heights? No, you’re not hallucinating. The city is offering free parking at parking meters around the city on three weekends this summer.

"We have offered free parking in the past for specific events and when we had really bad winters,” said Susanna Niermann O’Neil, acting city manager for the City of Cleveland Heights. “This year we thought it would be something neat to do, and we picked this summer because different merchants asked about it as a possibility. We looked at it, thought about it, and council said this is a good thing to do to bring people to the commercial districts."

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 11:57 AM, 06.13.2012