It has been an interesting Summer especially dodging construction projects. However, we all know that these projects are critical to our community and I am glad that they are going strong.
I have been informed by the Northeast Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) that they should be getting their bids back in early November for the Lakeshore Boulevard Relief Sewer which will run from Euclid Creek to Rosecliff. This project is severely needed to help alleviate basement flooding both north and south of Lakeshore Boulevard. The Euclid Creek Tunnel Project is on schedule and the road closure at St Clair Avenue and Nottingham Road should be reopened by the beginning of November, if everything continues to go well.
The Waterloo Arts & Entertainment District Streetscape Project is also going strong even though this has caused great inconvenience and hardship to the businesses on Waterloo and the many motorists who use Waterloo Road. Please continue to support the business in the District and use extreme caution when driving in the area. The Lakeshore Boulevard resurfacing project is well underway. Once again, drive with great caution through the roadway and detours.
The structural steel for the Cleveland Range/ Manitowoc Headquarters of the Americas on St Clair Avenue, in the Nottingham Village community, is complete and exterior/interior work has begun in earnest. What a difference this project has made to this proud Nottingham neighborhood.
On Monday, September 16, 2013, Cleveland City Council passed legislation totaling $225,000 to be used toward the renovation of the historic LaSalle Theatre. I was glad to sponsor this grant knowing how significant this theatre building is to the East 185th Street business corridor. My sincere thanks to Northeast Shores Development Corporation for taking on this very important rehabilitation project.
Remember: November 5th is General Election Day. Exercise your God-given RIGHT TO VOTE. Let us not forget everyone who has sacrificed their lives for us to live in a democratic society. When you vote--if you live in Ward 11 you will be voting in the new WARD 8 except for our friends and neighbors in the Nottingham Village community who will be voting the new Ward 10, as a result of redistricting. If you have any questions as to where your voting location is--please contact the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections (BOE) at (216) 443-3200. DON’T FORGET YOU CAN VOTE BY MAIL-- but you must request an absentee ballot from the BOE by filling out an application; so, regardless, everyone has an opportunity to cast their vote and let their voice be heard.
Councilman Mike Polensek