ODOT agrees to replace I-90 noise walls

I am pleased to announce that after a great deal of discussions and negotiations the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has agreed to replace the deteriorated and failing existing I-90 noise walls between East 140th Street and East 185th Street, both north and south sides. This is great news for the community and I wish to personally thank ODOT District 12 Deputy Director, Mr. Myron Pakush, for his commitment to our community. He saw firsthand how bad the existing walls have become and agreed that they needed to be replaced. The project is set to go out to bid in June with construction to begin later this year with completion scheduled for late summer 2013. This is another example of the fact that when we as a community join together we can and will make a difference whether it be local or dealing with the State.

Indentifying vacant property

Finally, the high grass season is upon us already. If there is a yard on your street or in the neighborhood that is unkempt please call Environmental Health at (216) 664-2300. Please continue to monitor any vacant or abandoned home on your street. Call these complaints in to the Housing Code Hotline at (216) 664-2007. Both of our development corporations have attempted, along with my office, to identify every vacant property in our ward. We will continue to press for meaningful and effective code enforcement so as to abate these ongoing nuisance properties. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact my office at (216) 664-4236 or email me at council11@clevelandcitycouncil.org.

 I'm looking forward to seeing you at all the summer activities in the Ward 11 community!

Councilman Mike Polensek

Lifelong resident of Collinwood community. I am the Councilmanic Aide to Councilman Michael D. Polensek, Ward 11 councilman. I am also an historian for the Collinwood / Nottingham community as well as the American Rev War and Civil War.

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Volume 4, Issue 5, Posted 1:27 PM, 05.03.2012