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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 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 sold through the . 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. grants money to local governments to buy abandoned, vacant and foreclosed homes, repair them and . 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.
Barbara Cloud March 20, 2012 at 01:06 PM
I think its great that there is extra money for street resurfacing. However, we can't even start the South Taylor Road Project. Take care of the completion of the one main street before biting off something else we can't chew.
Susan Miller March 20, 2012 at 01:07 PM
It sure would be nice if the various SIDs would consider adding recycling containers to our business districts (Cedar Farimount, Cedar Lee and Coventry). Perhaps they could get in on a bulk purchasing agreement with the city. Still in these areas where so many recyclables are carried out of the stores and onto the streets (cans, bottles, plastic bags) and used for a short time, often on the street, it would be much better for them to make their way to the recycle stream rather than end up in the waste bin. Hmmm...
linda jenkins March 20, 2012 at 04:11 PM
South Taylor could use a little more funding,at this point we can use the savings from the salt we didn't use for this past winter.THERE IS A PROJECT ON SOUTH TAYLOR ROAD OVER 30YRS.,IN NEED OF THE RESIDENTS CONCERN ,DESIRE AND INPUT.We want to know how the City Council came up with THIS plan and we didnt have a clue.Originally I heard about concept C in 2002 from a City Council member .Have a great day!

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