University Heights

Mayor-elect Brennan sets forth his plans for University Heights

A day after he defeated University Heights' two-term incumbent, Mayor-elect Michael D. Brennan put forward a vision of an innovative entertainment and nightlife scene where the moribund University Square shopping center stands at the intersection of Cedar and Warrensville Center roads.

A lawyer in private practice, for whom the mayoral election was a first step into politics, Brennan will take office on Jan. 2, having won a close election with an unofficial winning margin of less than 60 votes (1,546 to 1,492) in a city of approximately 13,000 residents.

Brennan said he did not see a common thread in the decision by University Heights voters to replace an incumbent (UH Mayor Susan Infeld ran without opposition for reelection four years ago) and the election loss by six-term incumbent Mayor Merle Gordon, in neighboring Beachwood. "I think each city has its unique issues," commented Brennan. "For University Heights, our election was about the power of good ideas and the power of collaboration as a way of going about government."

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Volume 10, Issue 12, Posted 1:38 PM, 11.13.2017

JCU to host UH mayoral candidates forum on Oct. 26

John Carroll University (JCU) will host a University Heights mayoral candidates forum, co-sponsored by the University Heights Democratic Club and the University Heights Republican Club, on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m.

JCU students will be moderators for the event, in which Susan Infeld, the incumbent University Heights mayor, and Michael Dylan Brennan, the challenger for the office, will discuss issues important to the city’s voters and participate in a question-and-answer session with the audience.

The forum will take place at the university’s Dolan Center for Science and Technology.

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Volume 10, Issue 11, Posted 10:28 AM, 10.23.2017

University Heights City Council meeting highlights 10-2-2017

OCTOBER 2, 2017

  • Public comments
  • Gearity needs volunteers
  • Concerns about Swenson’s
  • Cedar-Taylor gateway
  • Signal pole project
  • Special permit denied
  • Self-insurance pool
  • Public works grant
  • Joint project approved
  • Leaf collection

Present were Mayor Susan Infeld and council members Pamela Cameron, Philip Ertel, John Rach, Steven Sims, Michele Weiss and Mark Wiseman. Vice mayor Susan Pardee was absent. Also present were Luke McConville, law director; William Sheehan, finance director; and Kelly Thomas, clerk of council. The meeting was held from 7 to 9:45 p.m.

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Volume 10, Issue 11, Posted 12:59 PM, 11.16.2017

University Heights City Council meeting highlights 9-18-2017

SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

  • Public comments
  • Cleveland Heights Community Center
  • Road improvements delayed
  • Firehouse renovations
  • Adding agenda items
  • Amending definitions
  • Planning commission meetings
  • Tax levies
  • Road improvements
  • Nuisance property
  • All Geared Up

Present were Mayor Susan Infeld, Vice Mayor Susan Pardee, and council members Pamela Cameron, John Rach, Steven Sims, Michele Weiss and Mark Wiseman. Councilman Philip Ertel was absent. Also present were Luke McConville, law director; William Sheehan, finance director; and Kelly Thomas, clerk of council. The meeting was held from 7 to 9 p.m.

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Volume 10, Issue 11, Posted 12:53 PM, 11.16.2017

University Heights City Council meeting highlights 9-5-2017

SEPTEMBER 5, 2017

  • Public comments
  • Heights High Pool
  • Sidewalk repair
  • Home demolition application
  • Fund transfer
  • Firehouse renovations
  • Adding agenda items
  • Amending definitions
  • Planning commission meetings
  • University Square property
  • Special assessments and fees
  • Yard service fines
  • Tax levies
  • Bids accepted
  • Library reopens in October
  • Swenson’s breaks ground

Present were Mayor Susan Infeld and Vice Mayor Susan Pardee, and council members Pamela Cameron, Philip Ertel, John Rach, Michele Weiss and Mark Wiseman. Also present were Amy Hamilton, sitting in for Law Director Luke McConville; William Sheehan, finance director; and Kelly Thomas, clerk of council. The meeting was held from 7:02 to 11:04 p.m.

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Volume 10, Issue 10, Posted 10:58 AM, 09.20.2017

University Heights City Council special meeting highlights 7-19-2017

JULY 19, 2017

  • 2018 tax budget
  • Home-based business complaint
  • Fall tree-planting project
  • NEORSD grant for street sweeper
  • Service revolvers trade-in
  • Executive session to discuss University Square

Present were Mayor Susan Infeld, Vice Mayor Susan Pardee, and council members Pamela Cameron, Philip Ertel, John Rach, Steven Sims and Michele Weiss. Mark Wiseman was absent. Also present were Law Director Luke McConville and Finance Director William Sheehan. Kelly Thomas, clerk of council, was excused, and Mayor Infeld carried out the clerk’s duties. The meeting was held from 8–9:23 p.m., at which time council went to executive session. Because this was a special meeting, there were no public comments nor director reports.

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Volume 10, Issue 9, Posted 5:48 PM, 09.03.2017

University Heights City Council meeting highlights 6-19-2017

JUNE 19, 2017

  • Public comments
  • Building Commissioner sworn in
  • Swensons Restaurant
  • NOACA grant request
  • Storm water management
  • 3886 Silsby Road
  • Purchase of two new pickup trucks
  • Special permit for chickens
  • Variance for a rear addition
  • Discussion of firefighter concerns

Present were Mayor Susan Infeld, Vice Mayor Susan Pardee, and council members Pamela Cameron, Philip Ertel, John Rach, Michele Weiss and Mark Wiseman. Steven Sims arrived after roll call and Philip Ertel left during public comments. Also present were Law Director Luke McConville, Finance Director William Sheehan, and Clerk of Council Kelly Thomas, clerk of council.

The meeting was held from 7 p.m. to approximately 12:15 a.m.

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 2:16 PM, 07.25.2017

Work begins June 21 on Fairmount Circle pedestrian island

In a June 20 press release, the city of University Heights announced that work would commence on June 21 on Warrensville Center Road and the north side of Fairmount Circle, to install a pedestrian island. The press release states:

"Traffic will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction during construction. Please use caution when driving, walking, and biking through the work zone.

This pedestrian safety improvement is part of the 2017 University Heights Road Program. More information about this year’s repaving and pedestrian safety projects can be found at www.universityheights.com/projects/.

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Volume 10, Issue 7, Posted 12:22 PM, 06.21.2017

University Heights City Council meeting highlights 6-5-2017

JUNE 5, 2017

  • Public comments
  • NOACA grant request
  • Nuisance property on Silsby
  • Silsby Road project
  • New dumping hours
  • Executive session

Present were council members Susan Pardee (vice mayor), Pamela Cameron, Phil Ertel, John Rach, Michele Weiss and Mark Wiseman. Mayor Susan Infeld and Councilman Steven Sims were absent. Also present were Law Director Luke McConville, Finance Director William Sheehan and Clerk of Council Kelly Thomas. The meeting was held from 7 to 8 p.m.

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Volume 10, Issue 7, Posted 1:54 PM, 07.25.2017

University Heights City Council meeting highlights 5-15-2017

MAY 15, 2017

  • Expedited variance requested
  • Approval for variances for group home
  • Converting Wiley from high school to middle school
  • Ohio’s medical marijuana law
  • Resurfacing Silsby Road
  • Door to door solicitors
  • Public comments


Present were Mayor Susan Infeld and council members Susan Pardee (vice mayor), Philip Ertel, John Rach, Steven Sims, Michele Weiss and Mark Wiseman. Councilwoman Pamela Cameron was absent. Also present were Law Director Luke McConville, Finance Director William Sheehan and Clerk of Council Kelly Thomas. The meeting was held from 7 to 9:45 p.m.

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Volume 10, Issue 7, Posted 1:51 PM, 07.25.2017

University Heights City Council meeting highlights 5-1-2017

MAY 1, 2017

  • Public comments
  • Geraci’s gives back
  • Cavs support housing
  • Annual reports
  • Memorial Day parade
  • JCU president honored
  • Minority Health Month
  • Local executive honored
  • Proposed HUD cuts
  • Medical marijuana
  • Hydrant flushing
  • Repaving project
  • Finance committee
  • Executive session
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Volume 10, Issue 6, Posted 10:04 AM, 06.20.2017

University Heights City Council meeting highlights 4-3-2017

APRIL 3, 2017

  • Public comments
  • Annual reports
  • Arbor Day at Mitchell’s Ice Cream
  • Heritage Home program
  • Signal timing optimization project
  • Cedar Taylor Gateway public meetings
  • Cedar Taylor council action
  • Funds transfer
  • Cedar Taylor Streetscape project
  • 2017 road program
  • Senior transportation contract
  • Paint project bids
  • Executive session
  • Finance director hired

Present were Mayor Susan Infeld, Vice Mayor Susan Pardee, and council members Pamela Cameron, Philip Ertel, John Rach, Steven Sims, Michele Weiss and Mark Wiseman. Also present were Law Director Luke McConville, and Clerk of Council Kelly Thomas. The meeting was held from 7:03 to 9:35 p.m.

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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 1:09 PM, 05.01.2017

University Heights City Council meeting highlights 3-20-2017

MARCH 20, 2017

  • Public comments
  • Tri-C ethics training
  • Career fair
  • Cell tower regulations
  • Presentation of the 2015 Master Plan by the Cuyahoga Planning Commission
  • Funds transfer
  • Grant application for public art
  • Bid for pool chemicals for the summer season
  • Executive session for legal and real estate matters
  • Finance director position
  • Suspects caught for recent bank robberies

Present were Mayor Susan Infeld and council members Pamela Cameron, Phil Ertel, John Rach, Steven Sims, Michele Weiss and Mark Wiseman. Vice mayor Susan Pardee was absent. Also present were Luke McConville, law director, and Kelly Thomas, clerk of council. The meeting was held from 7:05 to 8:20 p.m., when council adjourned to executive session.

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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 1:06 PM, 05.01.2017

UH unveils Cedar Taylor gateway preliminary plan

On March 7, the city of University Heights held its first public meeting about the proposed gateway development of the Cedar-Taylor intersection.

This was the first of what is expected to be several meetings to gather public input. Beautification elements such as lighting, public art and plantings, and practical features such as benches, are all being considered as part of the plan.

Mayor Infeld noted at the meeting, “The historic Cedar-Taylor gateway, once the terminus of an electric trolley that stopped operating in the 1950s, deserves a statement entrance into University Heights.”

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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 9:53 AM, 04.25.2017

University Heights considers Cedar Taylor gateway

On March 7, a dozen University Heights residents joined Mayor Susan Infeld at University Heights City Hall as she introduced the city’s first Public Art Listening Session. The purpose of the community meeting was to present grant-eligible projects aimed at improving and beautifying various public spaces around the city. Infeld said she felt it was critical to the city's process to engage with the community in order to explore creative uses for the city’s public spaces.

The city recently applied for an Art Start grant, offered through the Ohio Arts Council. The grant awards recipients up to $5,000 with a one-to-one match.

This meeting focused on the intersection of Cedar and Taylor roads, and the adjoining business district. Specifically, the mayor and her staff are looking to improve the intersection’s northeast corner, the site of a building that was once home to a long-defunct Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant.

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 2:41 PM, 03.13.2017

University Heights City Council meeting highlights 3-6-2017

MARCH 6, 2017

  • Public comments
  • Mayor’s report
  • Garbage truck purchase
  • Bids for 2017 road program
  • Small cell towers
  • Sanctuary cities
  • Cedar Road project

Present were Mayor Susan Infeld, vice mayor Susan Pardee, and council members Pamela Cameron, John Rach, Steven Sims and Mark Wiseman. Councilman Philip Ertel and Councilwoman Michele Weiss were absent. Also present were Law Director Luke McConnell and Clerk of Council Kelly Thomas.

The meeting was held from 7:10 to 8:53 p.m.

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 10:03 AM, 04.10.2017

University Heights City Council meeting highlights 2-21-2017

FEBRUARY 21, 2017

  • Public comments
  • Mayor’s report
  • State of the City Address
  • Street beautification
     

Present were Mayor Susan Infeld, Vice Mayor Susan Pardee, and council members Pamela Cameron (arrived after roll call), Phil Ertel, John Rach, Steven Sims and Mark Wiseman. Also present were Law Director Luke McConnell and Clerk of Council Kelly Thomas.

The meeting was held from 7:05 to 8:15 p.m.

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 9:59 AM, 04.10.2017

University Heights City Council meeting highlights

JANUARY 3, 2017

  • Public comments
  • Synagogue sponsors food drive
  • Candlelight vigil at JCU
  • Cuyahoga Land Bank to acquire 3505 Tullamore
  • Heights-Hillcrest technical rescue team
  • Home address signs
  • Engineering services rate increase
  • Pension contribution for union employees

Mayor Susan Infeld and council members Susan Pardee (vice mayor), Pamela Cameron, Phillip Ertel, John Rach, Steven Sims, Michele Weiss and Mark Wiseman were present. Also present were Luke McConnell, law director, and Kelly Thomas, clerk of council.

The meeting was held from 7:05 to 9:10 p.m.

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Volume 10, Issue 2, Posted 11:30 AM, 01.14.2017

University Heights City Council meeting highlights

DECEMBER 19, 2016

  • Jerry Jacobson named citizen of the year
  • Application for lot split, consolidation
  • Ordinances for 2016 expenses amended
  • City budget for 2017
  • Cedar-Taylor streetscape
  • Refuse vehicles purchased
  • Update on 3505 Tullamore Road
  • Fire truck repair
  • Finance director

Mayor Susan Infeld and council members Susan Pardee (vice mayor), Pamela Cameron, Phillip Ertel, John Rach, Steven Sims, Michele Weiss and Mark Wiseman were present. Also present were Luke McConnell, law director; Larry Heiser, finance director; and Kelly Thomas, clerk of council.

The meeting was held from 7:05 to 9:35 p.m.

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Volume 10, Issue 2, Posted 11:28 AM, 01.14.2017

University Heights City Council meeting highlights

DECEMBER 5, 2016

  • Tribute to Beryl Rothschild
  • Public comments
  • JCU football team
  • Gesu girls’ soccer and cross-country teams
  • Cedar Taylor Development Association presentation
  • Fund transfers
  • Discussion of current expenses and other expenditures
  • Cuyahoga County Board of Health services
  • Crime in University Heights
  • Leaf collection, tree planting
  • The next meeting

Mayor Susan Infeld and council members Susan Pardee (vice mayor), Pamela Cameron, Phillip Ertel, John Rach and Michele Weiss were present. Councilman Steven Sims was absent.

Also present were Luke McConnell, law director; Larry Heiser, finance director; and Kelly Thomas, clerk of council.

The meeting took place 7:05–9:45 p.m.

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Volume 10, Issue 1, Posted 3:43 PM, 01.02.2017

University Heights City Council meeting highlights

NOVEMBER 21, 2016

  • Congratulations to John Carroll University football
  • Update on NOPEC agreement
  • Information bags distributed to households
  • Transfer of funds
  • Cedar Taylor shopping district revitalization
  • Purchase of carpeting for the fire station
  • New budget funds proposed
  • Requested improvement to city parks
  • Status on accepting credit card payments
  • Update on building department commissioner
  • Agreement reached with Chagrin Valley Dispatch
  • The next meeting

Mayor Susan Infeld and council members Susan Pardee (vice mayor), Pamela Cameron, Phillip Ertel, John Rach and Michele Weiss were present. Councilmen Mark Wiseman and Steven Sims were absent.

Also present were Luke McConnell, law director; Larry Heiser, finance director; and Kelly Thomas, clerk of council.

The meeting took place 7–8:28 p.m.

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Volume 10, Issue 1, Posted 3:41 PM, 01.02.2017

University Heights names Jacobson 2016 Citizen of the Year

As 2016 drew to a close, the city of University Heights honored two individuals for their service to the city and the community.

At the Dec. 19 city council meeting, UH Mayor Susan Infeld presented Jerome (Jerry) Jacobson, a 60-plus-year resident, with the city’s 2016 Citizen of the Year award, in honor of his 40 years of service as a member of the UH Police Auxiliary Unit.

The city also recognized Patricia Meehan, administrative assistant for the UH Police Department, as its 2016 Employee of the Year.

Meehan joined the department in 2014. Announcing the honor, Mayor Infeld said, “Patti has been nominated by her peers for her outstanding commitment and service to the department and the community. Her dedication and kindness are felt by all. I have received many compliments from residents about Patti’s kindness and help when they call or visit the police department.”

UH Police Chief Steven Hammett said of Jacobson, “Jerry’s long service to the community and mentorship to his fellow auxiliary members has been invaluable to the smooth functioning of the Police Auxiliary Unit.”

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Volume 10, Issue 1, Posted 12:01 PM, 01.03.2017

Former UH Mayor Beryl Rothschild dies at 88

Beryl E. Rothschild (née Shapiro), who served as mayor of University Heights from 1978 to 2009, died on Friday, Nov. 25.

According to University Heights Mayor Susan Infeld, Rothschild “had not been in good health of late and was recently in hospice.” The former mayor’s husband, Edmund Rothschild, pre-deceased her in 2015.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 10 a.m., at the Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel, 1985 S. Taylor Road in Cleveland Heights. Following the funeral, mourners will process through University Heights, en route to Mayfield Cemetery, where Rothschild will be interred.

The family will receive friends at Geraci’s (2266 Warrensville Center Road, University Heights) immediately following the service, and then at O’Rielly’s Pub (13149 Cedar Road, University Heights) later that evening, 7–9 p.m. More information on the funeral procession route, and additional calling times and locations, can be found on the Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz website.

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Volume 9, Issue 12, Posted 3:21 PM, 11.28.2016

University Heights summer concerts continue in August

University Heights continues its free summer concert series on Thursday evenings on the Hamlin Quad at John Carroll University (between Dolan Science Center and the Grasselli Clock Tower).

The month of August features the final two performances of the 2016 series: Yiddishe Cup (Jewish folk and American swing), and an ice cream social, on Aug. 4, and the Chardon Polka Band (polka with an attitude) on Aug. 11.

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Volume 9, Issue 8, Posted 10:49 AM, 08.04.2016

University Heights celebrates park opening

The City of University Heights celebrated the grand opening of University Heights Community Park—the city’s newest and largest park—at a community celebration on Sunday, July 24.

The street festival began with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the entrance to the park, at Fenwick and Northwood roads, with Mayor Susan Infeld, city council members, other city officials, and representatives from Braun & Steidl Architects (the park’s designer) cutting the ribbon.

Infeld thanked “the leadership of Fuchs Mizrachi School, specifically Mr. Morry Weiss, for sharing our vision to make a park and greenspace on the property.” The park is on the former site of the Fuchs Mizrachi School.

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Volume 9, Issue 8, Posted 12:33 PM, 07.26.2016

University Heights concert series continues in July

University Heights continues its free summer concert series on Thursday evenings on the Hamlin Quad at John Carroll University (between Dolan Science Center and the Grasselli Clock Tower).

The month of July features the Stratophonics (rock, soul, big band, and today’s music) on July 7; WIXY 1260 Band (music of the 1960s and '70s) and an ice cream social on July 14; Sloppy Joe’s (classic rock, blues, R&B hits) on July 21; and the University Heights Symphonic Band and another ice cream social on July 28.

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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 10:19 AM, 06.28.2016

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS / University Heights City Council meeting highlights [online and print 4-18-2016]

APRIL 18, 2016

All council members were present.

Public hearing on joint dispatch center

The council meeting opened with a public hearing to discuss the Regional Council of Governments (COG) agreement among the cities of University Heights, Cleveland Heights, South Euclid, and Shaker Heights for the purpose of forming and operating a joint dispatch center for police, fire and EMS (emergency medical services) response.

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Volume 9, Issue 6, Posted 5:39 PM, 05.19.2016

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS / University Heights City Council meeting highlights [online 3-21-2016]

MARCH 21, 2016

  • March 7 minutes
  • Master planning survey
  • Free tax preparation
  • Water main break
  • Tree trimming
  • Payroll service
  • Mayor’s spending limit
  • Disposition of city property
  • Purvis Park
  • Library expansion
  • Purchase of Ford Escapes
  • Pavement marking
  • Utility refuse vehicle
  • Coyote sightings
  • Senior recreation program
  • Cedarbrook Road
  • Summer camps


Councilman Steven Sims was absent.

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Volume 9, Issue 5, Posted 9:05 AM, 04.22.2016

UH council appoints architect John Rach to fill open council seat

On Jan. 4, UH City Council voted to appoint John Rach to the city’s open council seat, which was left unfilled when only three candidates stood for four open seats in the November 2015 general election.

Earlier in the meeting, three council members took oaths of office: re-elected council members Pamela Cameron and Steven Sims, and newly elected Michele Weiss. Council also re-elected Sue Pardee as the city’s vice mayor.

Rach, 31, is a registered architect who has lived in University Heights since 2011. He has served the city in various capacities since 2012, as a member of the board of zoning appeals, a committee member for the new master plan (ongoing), a steering committee member for the NOACA Pedestrian and Bike Friendly Lane Project, and a steering committee member for the new zoning code commission.

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 10:33 AM, 01.12.2016

University Heights names Geraci sisters its Citizens of the Year

University Heights honored three members of the Geraci family, owners of Geraci’s restaurant on Warrensville Center Road, as the University Heights 2015 Citizens of the Year at the city council meeting on Dec. 21. “Their restaurant has contributed tremendously to the charm of University Heights,” said Mayor Susan K. Infeld. “They are a very warm and generous family.”

“The restaurant will be celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2016, and it’s really a staple of our community,” noted Infeld.

Michael Geraci and his wife, Frances, opened the restaurant on July 2, 1956. Both worked at the restaurant until they were well into their 80s. Michael died in 2013, at the age of 94, and Frances died on July 26, 2015, at the age of 93.

Their three daughters—Martha Geraci Spoth, Frannie Geraci and Toni Leonetti—who currently run the restaurant, received the award. “All three daughters are continuing in their parents’ footsteps,” Infeld said.

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 9:38 AM, 01.05.2016

University Heights City Council meeting highlights 10-19-2015

OCTOBER 19, 2015

  • Leaf season
  • Fenwick Road closed
  • Municipal income tax
  • County public health services
  • Sewer camera system
  • Dump truck purchases
  • Payroll service
  • Pool painting
  • Sanitary and storm sewer systems
  • Council committee meetings

All council members were present.

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Volume 8, Issue 12, Posted 3:38 PM, 11.16.2015

University Heights will accept applications to fill council vacancy beginning Nov. 5

On Nov. 5, University Heights City Council will begin accepting letters of interest and resumes to fill a vacancy on council that will occur on Jan. 1, 2016. University Heights has four city council seats open for the Nov. 3 election, for which only three candidates submitted petitions. Vice Mayor Susan D. Pardee has announced that residents of University Heights who wish to be considered for appointment to the open position are invited to send letters of interest and resumes to City Hall, c/o Clerk of Council Kelly M. Thomas, 2300 Warrensville Center Road, University Heights, Ohio, 44118, or by e-mail to kthomas@universityheights.com. Letters of interest and resumes will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19.

The city charter gives council 30 days to fill the vacancy after Jan. 1, 2016; otherwise, the Mayor is responsible for the appointment. Because the vacancy is established following the results of the Nov. 3 election, city council will accept letters of interest and resumes between Nov. 5 and Nov. 19. City council will acknowledge each application and provide opportunity for interviews with selected candidates.

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 1:55 PM, 10.22.2015

University Heights City Council meeting highlights 10-7-2015

OCTOBER 7, 2015

  • JCU food drive
  • NORMA insurance partnership
  • Income tax code changes
  • Payroll process outsourced
  • Tennis court rehab
  • Tree services
  • Sidewalk plow
  • Park construction
  • Leaf collection, paper shredding
  • Open council seat

Councilman Phil Ertel was absent.

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 6:43 PM, 10.20.2015

University Heights City Council meeting highlights 9-8-2015

SEPTEMBER 8, 2015

  • Public comments
  • Road repairs
  • Housing crisis program
  • Dunkin’ Donuts zoning appeal
  • Backyard camps
  • Charitable donation
  • Kollel Yad Chem Mordechai
  • Nuisance properties
  • Recycling
  • Solid waste disposal
  • Sewer camera
  • City trees
  • Tennis courts
  • Special assessments
  • Solid waste services and recycling
  • Appointments

All council members were present.

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 12:30 PM, 09.21.2015

Open house at Heights High's Wiley campus draws interested residents

More than 120 curious neighbors, community members, retired teachers and Heights family members attended the Aug. 20 open house at the newly renovated, temporary Heights High on the Wiley campus in University Heights. University Heights City Council and UH Mayor Susan Infeld hosted the event, to give community members a chance to tour the renovated building and learn more about the school’s programming.

Mayor Infeld, Talisa Dixon, superintendent of Cleveland Heights-University Heights schools, and Zoraba Ross, Heights High’s administrative principal, spoke briefly to the attendees.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 11:00 PM, 08.31.2015

University Heights voters will elect three to fill four council seats

The race for four open seats on University Heights City Council is a bit of a yawn this year. Four of the seven council seats are up for election this year, including those of council members Pamela T. Cameron, Steven Sims, Nancy English and Adele Zucker, but only three candidates will be listed on November’s ballot: Cameron and Sims, who are both running for reelection, and newcomer Michele Weiss.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 10:02 AM, 08.25.2015

University Heights seeks nominations for its Beautiful Home Awards

University Heights’s Beautiful Home Awards committee is currently seeking nominations for the city’s home award program, which recognizes the city’s homes and gardens. Nominations are due by the end of August for the 2016 awards.

"In my opinion, the beautiful home awards are a charming tradition highlighting the outstanding efforts of residents to maintain their properties," said University Heights Mayor Susan Infeld.

The annual awards comprise various categories, including: best front door, best backyard garden, best curb appeal and best "sit a spell"—i.e., seated gathering area in the front of the house.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 8:25 AM, 08.25.2015

University Heights City Council meeting highlights 7-13-2015

JULY 13, 2015

  • Heights Jewish Center (HJC)
  • Kollel Yad Chai Mordechai
  • Ciuni and the tennis court project
  • Workers comp management
  • Bonds issued
  • Permit parking near Wiley
  • Tower leases
  • Tax budget
  • Paving change order
  • Public park

All council members were present. Councilwoman Pamela Cameron arrived after roll call so was officially listed as excused.

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 7:23 PM, 07.20.2015

University Heights City Council meeting highlights 6-15-2015

JUNE 15, 2015

  • Public comments
  • First Energy
  • University Square
  • City’s symphonic band
  • Zoning variance
  • Electronic signage
  • Compmanagement contract
  • Issuance and sale of bonds
  • Resident permit parking near Wiley
  • Street resurfacing

Councilman Phil Ertel was absent.

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 2:22 PM, 07.15.2015

University Heights City Council meeting highlights 5-18-2015

MAY 18, 2015

  • All Geared Up bike event
  • Gas line replacement
  • Purvis Park
  • Water department
  • Clear Wireless
  • Waste processing and disposal
  • Anti-poaching
  • New park
  • Cuyahoga County Planning Commission
  • LifeForce
  • 2547 Ashurst Road
  • Auditors
  • University Square
  • Police body cameras
  • Fire department

Councilwoman Nancy English and Councilman Steven Sims were absent.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 6:38 PM, 06.10.2015