Friday, April 5, 2013
Small Business Development Center to relocate to space adjacent to future Heights Knowledge and Innovation Center
The Cleveland Heights Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will move to the Lee Road branch of the Heights Library. The move will give entrepreneurs easy access to the technology and resources the library provides, said spokesperson Sheryl Banks, including the upcoming Heights Knowledge and Innovation Center (HKIC). The SBDC and HKIC will open in the second floor of the Arts Center, where Dobama Theatre is located. HKIC will be a computer lab with iPad rental, study rooms, software for music, movies and graphic design, a resource room with business and technology books and magazines and more. Banks called the SBDC, run by Cleveland State University and the City of Cleveland Heights, and library's partnership ideal: "Entrepreneurs and …
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…
Cuyahoga County, with over 12,500 federal employees, could see some serious consequences of the possible sequestration
Cleveland Heights' city government and other agencies will see cuts today after the U.S. Senate did not come to an agreement to stop $85 billion in federal cuts Thursday, and federal employees will feel the heat, too. The city received about $3.9 million in federal funding in 2012. But Cuyahoga County's 7,833 federal employees — not including Veterans' Affairs employees, who will likely not be affected — will feel the the $85 billion in cuts to the federal budget that will be made today. The numbers here show the federal employees in Ohio by county in 2012, according to the latest figures from Eye on Washington, a DC-based lobbying firm that tracks federal employment. It compiles the data from the Office of Personnel Management, Federal …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Howard Thompson began with the city in 2010 after working in Beachwood
Cleveland Heights Economic Development Director Howard Thompson has resigned from his position, Cleveland Heights Mayor Ed Kelley said. He added that the city and Council hopes to "re-look at our Planning and Economic Development Department" and ensure that its services are provided to the city's businesses in the most effective and efficient way. "I have every confidence in the world that Howard will land on his feet and I wish him the best in his endeavors," Kelley added. Thompson started with the city in 2010 after working in Beachwood. In Cleveland Heights, he was involved in opening the city's Small Business Development Center, developing at Lee and Meadowbrook and improving the Cedar Lee and Cedar Fairmount business districts. Kelley…
Saturday, December 15, 2012
City accepting applications now for person to fill spot vacated in April by Bob Downey
The City of Cleveland Heights is now accepting applications for a new city manager. Community Services Director Susanna Niermann O’Neil has served as interim city manager since Bob Downey's abrupt resignation in April. Interested parties should apply here. The city will review the first round of resumes in mid-January. Cleveland Heights Patch asked Kelley what is he looking for in a candidate. City manager experience? A longtime Cleveland Heights resident? "What I really want to find in a candidate is someone that understands, that appreciates and can work with our diversity in our city. But I also want someone who has a vision for the future as far as finances, as far as development, as far as youth issues, senior issues. I want the whole…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Effective Jan. 1, 2013, monthly collection fees for residents will increase by about $4.
Cleveland Heights City Council voted to increase fees for trash collection at its regular meeting Monday, Nov. 19. Effective Jan. 1, 2013, residents in single-family homes or in units of buildings with multiple dwellings will see their bills increase from $7 to $11.50 monthly, said council member Bonnie Caplan Council last amended the fees March 1, 2009. Residents in single-family homes who receive the homestead rate for sewage treatment service will have the same $3 charge for trash collection per month. All others who are not single-family homeowners or residents in multiple unit buildings will see their bills increase from $12 to $18 per month. The charges will appear on the monthly statement for water and sewer services. According to …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Cleveland Heights City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday in City Hall.
Cleveland Heights City Council will consider increasing fees for solid waste collection and disposal at its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19 in City Hall. According to the agenda, council members will consider amending a section of the codified ordinances that spells out fees established for "Solid Waste Collection and Disposal." The full agenda has been included with this article in the PDFs section. Look for meeting highlights Tuesday.
Friday, November 2, 2012
The new deadline for third-quarter taxes is in November.
Cleveland Heights residents who tried to pay their Regional Income Tax Agency bills this week might have had a rude awakening: the agency’s website and phone system were down, and its office in Cleveland Heights City Hall was closed. But not to worry—according to a message on the agency’s website, the due date for those third-quarter billing statements has been extended until Nov. 7. The due date for the third quarter is usually on Oct. 31. The message notes that a power outage affected the agency's system from Monday night through Wednesday night. The storms caused by Hurricane Sandy caused power outages all over the area this week. The website and phone systems were up and running again as of Thursday.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Council will gather at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 for its regular meeting.
Cleveland Heights City Council will consider approving the plans for a new salt storage facility at its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 in City Hall. Council members will review two resolutions, one with CT Consultants for architectural and engineering services for the facility, and another with Legacy Building Solutions for materials and installation services. The agenda indicates that the city would like to replace the existing building at 1418 Warrensville Center Road. Council will also consider declaring the properties at 3266 Desota Ave. and 2920 Noble Road to be nuisances. The full agenda is included with this article. Look for highlights from the meeting soon.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Her mother, State Rep. Barbra Boyd, (D-Cleveland), conducted the swearing-in ceremony at the regular City Council meeting Wednesday while former councilwoman Phyllis Evans held the bible.
The newest member of Cleveland Heights City Council sat in her first meeting Wednesday. Former Cleveland Heights council member and current State Rep. Barbara Boyd (D-Cleveland) conducted the swearing-in ceremony for her daughter, Janine Boyd, while former councilwoman Phyllis Evans held the bible. Janine Boyd shared photos, included above, that her father took at the regular council meeting. Read more about Janine Boyd here. Related articles: Cleveland Heights Council Expected To Appoint New Member at Wednesday Meeting Cleveland Heights City Council Search: 20 Apply For Vacant Seat Cleveland Heights Reopens Search For New Council Member, Will Not Appoint Evans 12 Apply For Council, Including Former Councilwoman Evans Phyllis Evans …