Council set to approve COs
Cleveland City Council seems set to authorize issuance of Certificates
of Obligation totalling nearly $7.5 million during tonight's meeting.
Funds from the certificates would be used to implement the city's
ambitious five-year Capital Improvement Plan. That plan includes construction
of a new civic center, city hall, and EMS/fire station; remodeling
of Austin Memorial Library; new hangars at Cleveland's airport; extensive
renovation of downtown; drainage improvements and redirections, including
several water line projects; city park improvements; and street widening
City council will also consider a request of Cleveland Regional Medical
Center to temporarily close portions of Crockett and William Barnett
Streets during construction of the hospital's expansion project. The
requested Crockett Street closure would be for an approximate five-month
time frame - from September 30, 2003 to February 24, 2004 - and would
affect a portion from the intersection of Crockett and William Barnett
Avenue to the driveway of Pace Stancil Funeral Home. Requested closure
of William Barnett Avenue extends from August 21, 2003 to July 20,
2004, and impacts the section from Houston Avenue to Crockett Street.
Open to interested citizens, the city council meeting is scheduled
to begin at 7 p.m.
Library demonstrates continued growth
Statistics published by Austin Memorial Library for July, 2003 and
compared with the previous two years show consistent growth in Cleveland's
use of the facility. From the number of people walking through the
door to computer usage by patrons, each category in which statistics
are kept shows a marked increase from 2002. In "size of library
collection", a total of 46,516 items are counted - an increase
of almost 9,000 items from July 2002. The stats also show that an
average of nearly 5 more people per hour use the library than they
did last year. Over 1,000 people used the computers at the Library
during July - an increase of over 100 patrons from 2002.
Taste of Cleveland coming Thursday
The Cleveland Chamber of Commerce will host the Taste of Cleveland
on Thursday, August 14, from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Austin Memorial
Library. Area businesses will be providing unique foods that ticket-holders
may sample, while also displaying information about their products
and services. Many local firms have signed up to bring items ranging
from home-baked breads, muffins and desserts to chicken, pizza, pasta,
and yogurt smoothies. Tickets for the meal are $6 and may be purchased
at Easy Street Florist, Omni Physical Therapy, or the Chamber office.
People are being encouraged to buy early, as tickets are going fast
and are limited. Contact Sheila at 281-592-5579.
Police Department Stats
Cleveland Police answered 26 calls Sunday, logging 3 offenses and
making 1 arrest for possession of a controlled substance. A total
of 18 ambulance calls were recorded, including a vehicular rollover
on FM1008. Cleveland firefighters assisted Tarkington on a structure
fire on 1 of their 7 fire calls.
On Tap at the Texan Theater
Pirates of the Caribbean, rated PG-13. Admission is $2 per child,
ages 3-11, and $4 for adults.