Friday, March 1, 2013
City received $3.9 million in 2012 and is expected to see reduction after sequestration takes effect today
Cleveland Heights stands to see cuts in its federal funding after the U.S. Senate did not come to an agreement to stop $85 billion in federal cuts Thursday. The city received about $3.9 million in federal funding in 2012, including $2.5 million from the Community Development Block Grant, which helps fund senior programs, street, water and sewer maintenance, youth recreation centers, food banks, housing programs and more. The city also received $721,000 from the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, which it uses to rehab or demolish nuisance homes, among other things. More: Cuyahoga County's 12,685 Federal Employees Will Feel the Cuts City Finance Director Tom Raguz said Thursday that it's too early to tell the exact impact the sequestration…
Monday, June 4, 2012
Cleveland Heights City Council will continue a tradition started by former council member Mark Tumeo at its regular meeting tonight, according to the agenda.
Cleveland Heights City Council will likely declare June 2012 LGBT Pride Month at its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 4 in City Hall. Former council member Mark Tumeo, the first openly gay member of council, said at his final meeting that the resolution was one of the first he brought to council after he was elected in 2006. Tumeo resigned in May 2011 to take a job in Florida. While reading his final resolution, one that declared June 2011 LGBT Pride Month, his voice shook and his eyes filled with tears, especially when he spoke about how residents and officials in Cleveland Heights supported him. "I grew up bullied, I grew up harassed, I grew up beaten because I was gay," he said at the May 16, 2011, council meeting. "And I …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
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:
Monday, March 19, 2012
City officials found out Cleveland Heights will receive about $250,000 more in Community Development Block Grant money than anticipated.
Cleveland Heights City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. today in City Hall. Council members will consider how to distribute extra Community Development Block Grant money they weren't expecting. The city will receive about $250,000 more in block grant money than officials originally thought. The program helps pay for street and sewer maintenance, housing programs, youth programs, food banks and senior programs, just to name a few. Check Cleveland Heights Patch soon for highlights from the meeting. The full agenda is included with this article.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
City Council members will consider hiring Behnke Associates to create a spray park and electronic signs for Cain Park
Cleveland Heights City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. today in City Hall. Council normally meets the first and third Monday of each month, but the meeting was moved to Tuesday because of the President's Day holiday. Council members will consider hiring Cleveland-based Behnke Associates to create a spray park and electronic signs for Cain Park. They will also review an agreement with Heights Community Congress to use money from the Community Development Block Grant for fair housing audit services. The full agenda is included with this article. Look for highlights from Tuesday's meeting soon on Cleveland Heights Patch.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
The city will get about $250,000 more and will likely use it to pay for street and water line maintenance
Cleveland Heights City Council members have made it no secret that cuts made by the federal government to the vital Community Development Block Grant hurt the city. But they finally got some good news. The city will receive about $250,000 more in block grant money than officials originally thought. The program helps pay for street and sewer maintenance, housing programs, youth programs, food banks and senior programs, just to name a few. Nancy McLaughlin, development officer in the Cleveland Heights Department of Planning and Development who administers the grant, has to guess several months in advance what the Cleveland Heights allocation will be. Her decision comes in August, but the actual number sometimes isn’t released until as late …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The city will pay the city of Bedford Heights $75 per prisoner per day when it is overcrowded
Cleveland Heights City Council members discussed expanding the 6 p.m. curfew law to Severance Town Center and surrounding areas at Monday's regular meeting. Here's what else happened that evening: 1. Councilman Kenneth Montlack said Cleveland Heights has experienced overcrowding in its jail, which is located in City Hall next to the police department. And it can only hold prisoners for 12 days. As a result, council members approved paying the city of Bedford Heights $75 per day for each prisoner it sends there because of overcrowding. The agreement ends in December. “Though it costs the city substantial dollars, in my opinion, it is worth every penny,” Montlack said. 2. Each year, the city is required to inspect its culverts as part of …
Friday, August 19, 2011
If members approve the agreement, G2G Consulting would help the city acquire money to fund the upgrades
A Cedar Lee revitalization plan has been in the works for a while, and Cleveland Heights City Council is now working to find money for the streetscape improvements. At Monday’s regular council meeting, members read two resolutions that, if passed, would help the city acquire funding to pay for upgrades to the Cedar Lee Business District and other areas in the city. One would give City Manager Robert Downey authorization to apply for a federal grant from the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency, which helped develop a streetscape plan for Cedar Lee. If a grant is awarded, the City of Cleveland Heights and the Cedar Lee Special Improvement District, which have also worked on plans to enhance the area, would provide a 20 percent …
Monday, August 15, 2011
Run for the Fallen, public hearings about Community Development Block Grant money and more
1. Cleveland Heights City Council will meet at 7:30 tonight in City Hall. Members will likely approve changes to the zoning code that would allow more types of industries to use vacant buildings like churches, schools and libraries in the city. 2. The Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District is celebrating the new Deborah S. Delisle Education Options Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The former Taylor Academy, 14780 Superior Road, will house alternative education programs and the district’s registration offices. 3. Citizens For Oakwood, a group fighting development of the former Oakwood Country Club, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Noble Road Presbyterian Church to provide details about the …
Friday, July 15, 2011
Reduction from federal cuts to Community Development Block Grant program will also likely affect two other groups that will learn next week how much they'll receive
The Home Repair Resource Center is one of four local nonprofits that will see their funding reduced as part of federal cuts to the Community Development Block Grant program HRRC, which helps low-income Cleveland Heights families repair their homes with loans and puts on workshops so people can do their own home repairs, will receive about $50,000 less than they did last year through the program, or about $251,000. The organization uses the CDBG money to provide most of its services, many of which are performed out of its office on Noble Road. HRRC Director Kathryn Lad said there will not be a reduction in services offered as result of the cuts, mainly because the agency was proactive last year once it was learned the cuts were likely. A …