Tuesday, August 19, 2014
EAST END AREA COUNCIL MINUTES AUGUST 4, 2014 The meeting was called to order by President Jeff Kirschner at 7 p.m. at the Leblond RecPlex. There were 15 members and 2 visitors in attendance. The minutes were approved as was the Treasurer’s report. Kelly McBeth gave the Police Report. Thefts from autos were down 42%, but other robberies were up 28%. A complaint was made about open booze, possible underaged drinking and late music at Eli’s. Officer McBeth said she would pass this on to Officer Love. Don Ernst said that we must help make Eli’s a better place as it is such an asset to the East End. There was another complaint about prostitutes hanging around the area between Gotham and Lumber streets. Alayne Kazin reported that LeBlond was still very busy this summer. Some 400 bicyclists came through on a Cleveland-Columbus-Cincinnati ride. This was for the American Cancer Society. Charlene Myers, Principal of Riverview East Academy, introduced the new Assistant Principal Justine Leach. She said that the new Health Center will have an Open House on Sept. 30. She encourages East Enders to sign up their non-school families. There is also a summer reading program in effect. If students comply, they win a free “no-uniform” day. Jane Sites announced that there will be a 3-community Meet&Greet on Aug. 19 at 6:30 at Tostado’s. Jim Ortman of the Chamber of Commerce will say a few words about their new “Grand City Experiment.” There will be a door prize. Melisse May (City Liaison) had a list of 10 possibilities for the city’s Priority Requests list. She had them very well organized into categories including A) Best Fit, city likely to pay attention; B) Not appropriate, as not within city guidelines and C) all others, some of which might get done. That grew to 15 suggestions before the assembly voted. The winners were: 1)Tunnel Lighting for safety and to deter loitering; 2) Bike Lane Connection with O’Bryonville and 3) Weed Removal and Control on Hoff. Melisse will submit our requests to the city on Friday, August 8. Barb is advertising several things on the East End sign near Delta between now and Labor Day (the new Health Center, Meet&Greet, etc). No new news from NSP as our project has been approved. The Water Works Wall project is on schedule. Jeff thanked everyone who came to the zoning map viewing evening. The Planning Commission is studying responses from all Councils as we turn them in. He announced that our Sept. meeting will be the 8th because of Labor Day. Jane motioned for adjournment at 8:10 p.m.