Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Look at the bios for the four remaining candidates for City Manager in Cleveland Heights
The City of Cleveland Heights has released the bios for the four candidates in the running for city manager. Last month Acting City Manager Susanna Niermann O'Neil, one of the final five candidates, withdrew her name from the search after she discovered that her home had gotten behind on property taxes. Click the PDFs above to read about all the candidates.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Susanna Niermann O'Neil pulled her name out of the running for the top Cleveland Heights city position because of delinquent real estate taxes and to allow the city to bring a new face to the position.
Acting Cleveland Heights City Manager Susanna Niermann O'Neil has taken her name out of the candidate pool for the city's permanent city manager spot. In a letter addressed to Council and the mayor Friday, Niermann O'Neil wrote that the application process made her aware that she owed delinquent taxes on her home in 2007. She noted that those taxes have been paid off now for some time. All articles on the Cleveland Heights City Manager Search "Although we have subsequently been current on our taxes, this past history is embarrassing to me and therefore not acceptable to me to continue as an applicant," she wrote. "I am also very aware that all things evolve and it is time for City Council to bring in a new person as City Manager," she …
Monday, June 18, 2012
City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall
Cleveland Heights City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. to consider resolutions recommended by its committees. First, council will consider a resolution that would authorize acting city manager Susanna Niermann O'Neil to enter into agreements with the Heights Emergency Food Center, Heights Youth Club and the Noble-Nela Merchants Association to use Community Development Block Grant funds for operating, administrative and project costs. Council will also vote on an agreement with Miami Valley International Trucks to buy a refuse collection vehicle through the Ohio Department of Transportation Cooperative Purchasing Program. A resolution opposing the U.S. Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Constitution regarding corporations' involvement in …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Acting City Manager Susanna Niermann O'Neil said Cleveland Heights plans to continue to enhance the new city website.
About a month ago, the new Cleveland Heights city website went live. The redesigned site is easier to navigate and contains more information, said Susanna Niermann O'Neil, acting city manager of Cleveland Heights. "We want residents to be able to find out as much information as they possibly can from the website," O'Neil said. One of O'Neil's favorite features is the FAQ section where residents can browse questions and answers organized by categories such as "community center," "economic development" or "Office on Aging." And the homepage features subsites for Cain Park, the Parks and Recreation Department and the Cleveland Heights Police Department. The site allows residents to register for recreation programs and post events on the city'…
Monday, April 16, 2012
The Cleveland Heights City Council meets tonight and will appoint Vice City Manager Susanna Niermann O'Neil as acting city manager. She will take over for Bob Downey, who resigned Friday.
The City of Cleveland Heights announced Friday that City Manager Bob Downey had resigned after more than 30 years of service with the city. City Council will appoint Vice City Manager and Community Services Director Susanna Niermann O'Neil as acting city manager at its regular meeting tonight. The city intends to conduct a national search for Downey's replacement. Council will also discuss how to use and reallocate Community Development Block Grant money. And council members will consider an agreement with The Social Room (formerly called Kobalt) for use of a portion of public property at 2263 Lee Road for outdoor dining. The full agenda is included with this article. Look for highlights from the meeting Tuesday.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Vice City Manager Susanna Niermann O'Neil will likely be appointed to fill in for Robert Downey while Cleveland Heights conducts a national search for his replacement.
UPDATE: City Says Goodbye To Bob Downey; Does Not Give Reason For Resignation The City of Cleveland Heights announced today that City Manager Robert Downey was resigning after more than 30 years of service to the city. Vice City Manager Susanna Niermann O'Neil will likely be appointed acting city manager at the next Cleveland Heights City Council meeting Monday, according to a press release. “Bob Downey did a great job for our community during these many years. We thank him for his commitment and dedication. Cleveland Heights City Council wishes him well in his future endeavors,” said Mayor Ed Kelley in the press release. Niermann O'Neil has been vice city manager for the past four years and has served as community services director since…
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Those in the CHUH School District who are not Cleveland Heights residents will have lower non-resident fees for the field house
Cleveland Heights residents will receive an updated parks and recreation guide in the mail this week detailing the programs the city offers. That guide will include changes to fees for some programs passed by City Council at Monday night's meeting. Councilwoman Cheryl Stephens read the ordinance, and said that there were no significant changes to the rates or regulations with the exception of passes for people who are in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District but are not Cleveland Heights residents. "We're decreasing non-resident fees to the field house ... so we encourage more people to use our rec center," Stephens said. The field house pass includes the basketball courts and workout facility in the Community …