Council Quick Takes: Extra Money Allocated For Street Repairs
Cleveland Heights City Council voted to use about $165,000 of unexpected 2012 Community Development Block Grant money for street and waterline repairs
Cleveland Heights City Council met Monday night. Here are a few highlights from the meeting:
- Council unanimously approved a resolution that allocates extra, unanticipated money from the Community Development Block Grant to the street resurfacing program and to waterline repairs on Kent Road. The city received about $250,000 more than it initially expected. More than $126,000 will help pay for road resurfacing, and $40,000 will go toward waterline work. The Citizens Advisory Committee helps council decide how to best spend the funds and will provide distribution recommendations for the rest of the money soon.
- The city declared 1481 Rydalmount Road a nuisance and will demolish the property there soon. The estimated cost to take down the home is $13,000.
- The city approved the sale of 3942 Delmore Road, making it the 10th home sold through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. The city will sell the property for $70,000 and will offer the buyers $5,000 of down payment assistance, as required by the federal program. The Neighborhood Stabilization Program grants money to local governments to buy abandoned, vacant and foreclosed homes, repair them and turn them around for sale. The dollars also can be used to demolish homes that can't be saved.
- The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management District awarded Cleveland Heights a $3,650 grant for recycling equipment. The money will pay for recycling cans for the city to use at community events at public parks and for recycling bags to encourage people at block parties to recycle trash from the events.