City Council acts on long list of issues

By TIM SINIARD
Posted 3/13/19

In a busy Monday afternoon of public sessions, the Cleveland City Council  heard updates on a number of high-profile issues, including liquor store applications, a new downtown development and …

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City Council acts on long list of issues

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In a busy Monday afternoon of public sessions, the Cleveland City Council  heard updates on a number of high-profile issues, including liquor store applications, a new downtown development and budget actions that have saved the municipality more than $6 million.

A slew of additional actions were also taken by city leaders. Among these were the following:

Heard public comments on the following:

• Public Comments – To hear public comments concerning the application for the issuance of a Certificate of Compliance and Local Liquor Store Privilege License to Elxr Wine and Spirits, LLC, to be located at 640 W. Inman Street.

The city council held a public hearing on the following:

• Public Hearing – To hear public comments concerning a request to abandon a portion of unopened right-of-way described as Fernwood Dr N.W., located off of Robinhood Drive N.W. (Planning Commission: Approved 5-0; 2 members absent, 2 members not sworn-in).

• Public Hearing – To hear public comments concerning a request to rezone .63 acres, more or less, located at 4301 Boatright Circle N.W. (Tax Map 34I Group C Parcels 1.00) from R2 Low Density Single and Multi-Family Residential Zoning District to CG General Commercial Zoning District (Planning Commission: Approved 4-0; 1 member recused, 2 members absent, 2 members not sworn-in) .

• Public Hearing – To hear public comments concerning a request to rezone .57 acres, more or less, located at 105 Savannah Ave N.E. (Tax Map 42G Group D Parcels 26.00) from R1 Single Family Residential Zoning District to R3 Multi Family Residential Zoning District (Planning Commission: Approved 4-0;1 member recused, 2 members absent, 2 members not sworn-in). 

• Public Hearing – To hear public comments concerning a request to rezone .48 acres, more or less, located near the intersection of Michigan Avenue Road and Benton Pike (Tax Map 50 Parcels 55.02) from R1 Single Family Residential Zoning District to CH Commercial Highway Zoning District (Planning Commission: Approved 5-0; 2 members absent, 2 members not sworn-in).

• Public Hearing – To hear public comments concerning a resolution to annex about .4 acres located on Triplett Circle N.W., and a resolution to adopt a Plan of Service (POS) for the annexation area (Planning Commission: Approved 5-0; 2 members absent, 2 members not sworn-in).

• Public Hearing – To hear public comments concerning the zoning of about .4 acres located on Triplett Circle N.W., from the unincorporated county to R1 Single Family Residential Zoning District (Planning Commission: Approved 5-0; 2 members absent, 2 members not sworn-in).

The city council approved the following consent agenda items:

• Final Passage - Ordinance No: 2019-09 – An ordinance to recognize PUD13 as established in Ordinance 2017-08 as PUD21 (Planning Commission: Approved 6-0; 3 members absent).

• Final Passage - Ordinance No: 2019-10 – Amending the Municipal Code Title 4, Chapter 2 concerning the Occupational Safety and Health Program.

• Resolution No: 2019-19 – Authorizing the Mayor to sign supplement #2 with Benesch & Company for redesign of sidewalks for 20th Street from Harle to Neely Circle and 17th Street from Keith to North Ocoee Street.

• Resolution No: 2019-23 – Amending the authorized position lists for the FY2019 Budget.

• Resolution No: 2019-24 – Authorizing a PILOT agreement with Cleveland Summit, L.P. 

•Resolution No: 2019-25 – Revising the Downtown Pilot Program.

• Street Light Recommendation – Mayor Brooks (on behalf of Matt Simpkins) located at 440 Johnson Ave N.W. (Cleveland Utilities recommends no additional lighting; meet’s city street lighting guidelines).

In new business and ordinances, the city council passed:

• Ordinance No: 2019-11 – Abandoning a portion of unopened right-of-way described as Fernwood Drive N.W., located off of Robinhood Drive N.W., (Planning Commission: Approved 5-0; 2 members absent, 2 members not sworn-in).

• Zoning Ordinance No: 2019-13 – Rezoning .57 acres, more or less, located at 105 Savannah Avenue N.E. (Tax Map 42G Group D Parcels 26.00) from R1 Single Family Residential Zoning District to R3 Multi Family Residential Zoning District (Planning Commission: Approved 4-0; 1 member recused, 2 members absent, 2 members not sworn-in).

• Zoning Ordinance No: 2019-14 - Rezone .48 acres, more or less, located near the intersection of Michigan Avenue Road and Benton Pike (Tax Map 50 Parcels 55.02) from R1 Single Family Residential Zoning District to CH Commercial Highway Zoning District (Planning Commission: Approved 5-0; 2 members absent, 2 members not sworn-in).

• Resolution No: 2019-20 – Adopting a Plan of Service for the annexation of .4 acres located on Triplett Circle NW (Planning Commission: Approved 5-0; 2 members absent, 2 members not sworn-in).

• Resolution No: 2019-21 – Annexing about .4 acres located on Triplett Circle N.W., (Planning Commission: Approved 5-0; 2 members absent, 2 members not sworn-in).

• Zoning Ordinance No: 2019-15 - Zoning of about .4 acres located on Triplett Circle N.W., from the unincorporated county to R1 Single Family Residential Zoning District (Planning Commission: Approved 5-0; 2 members absent, 2 members not sworn-in).

• Ordinance No: 2019-16 – Amending Title 7, Chapter 1 of the Municipal Code to delete section 7-101 entitled Fire Limits.

• Resolution No: 2019-22 – To authorize eminent domain proceedings against the owners of 185 20th Street N.E. (Tax ID 049E G 016.00) in order to move forward with the 20th Street sidewalk improvement project between Harle Avenue and Neely Circle.

• Motion – Concerning the issuance of a Certificate of Compliance and Local Liquor Store Privilege License to Elxr Wine and Spirits, LLC to be located at 640 W Inman Street.

The city council voted to deny approval on the following on a substitute motion:

• Zoning Ordinance No: 2019-12 – Rezoning .63 acres, more or less, located at 4301 Boatright Circle N.W. (Tax Map 34I Group C Parcels 1.00) from R2 Low Density Single and Multi-Family Residential Zoning District to CG General Commercial Zoning District (Planning Commission: Approved 4-0; 1 member recused, 2 members absent, 2 members not sworn-in).

Councilman Charlie McKenzie was not present for the work session or the city council meeting.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the city council will be at 3 p.m. Monday, March 25, which will be preceded by its 1 p.m. work session. Both meetings will be held at the Municipal Building.

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