Cleveland Heights City Council meeting highlights 9-4-12
September 4, 2012
- CAC resignation
- Nighttown dumpsters
- Cedar Fairmount SID streetscape
- Nuisance property
Dennis R. Wilcox, vice mayor, and Bonita W. Caplan were excused.
In August, Renee Richard resigned from the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). Council Member Mary Dunbar thanked Richard for her service and encouraged interested citizens to apply for the vacant seat. The CAC comprises 22 residents; ten represent neighborhoods and twelve represent the community at-large. The committee, working with the city, assists in the evaluation and preparation of yearly application to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, participates in monitoring the implementation of the CDBG program, and reviews the city's annual CDBG budget. The application form for membership on this committee, as well as the city’s other boards and commissions, is available on the city’s website.
Legislation authorizing an agreement with Nighttown Inc. for an easement to allow relocation of its dumpsters to city-owned property fronting on Edwards Road (City Lot No. 9) was presented on first reading. The goal is to enhance the appearance and functionality of the parking lot, restaurant and outdoor dining patio.
Cedar Fairmount SID streetscape
Legislation authorizing application, in conjunction with the Cedar Fairmount Special Improvement District (SID), to the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) for federal funding for streetscape improvements for the Cedar Fairmount business district was presented on first reading. If the grant is awarded, the city will enter into an agreement in which the city and/or the Cedar Fairmount SID will provide funding in the form of a 20 percent match for the NOACA grant.
Legislation declaring the abandoned property at 3417 Desota Ave. to be a nuisance and authorizing abatement of the nuisance was presented on first reading. Costs for razing the house, clearing the debris, and performing an asbestos survey are estimated to be $12,500.
LWV Observer: Katherine Solender.
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