Last Days of Summer

It is hard to believe that these are already the last days of summer.  Yet, there is still so much to be done and a lot of fun yet to be had!!! I see many of you out in the Ward at different events, ie our Summer Concert Series at Euclid Beach, having fun – as it should be, with your family. 

Having said that I hope everyone has seen that the MetroParks has announced and opened Villa Angela Beach for swimming. This is a victory for our community and I wish to thank all of the individuals, neighborhood organizations and community activists for expressing their thoughts and opinions on this matter.  My thanks to MetroParks for hearing us and realizing how passionately, we as a community, feel about our beloved lakefront.  We are blessed in Ward 8 with almost two miles of lakefront.  These parks, besides providing recreational opportunities to our residents and children, have an economic impact on our neighborhood. Closed beaches mean less investment and lost opportunities.

We want clean beaches and parks that benefit our citizens.  Our next goal is to see swimming available for summers to come at Euclid Beach and Villa Angela.  We are also looking forward to seeing the final design and construction timeline for the replacement of the historic Euclid Beach pier.  Only then will we have a true destination park in our community.  I am committed to seeing that pier reconstructed.

Please continue to report all properties with high grass to the Mayor’s Action Line at (216) 664-2900 and all building & housing issues to the Housing hotline at (216) 664-2007. Be a proactive neighbor and demand accountability of those who own property in our community.  High grass and unmaintained structures in the Ward 8 community are unacceptable.

Work on Lakeshore Boulevard, by Euclid Creek, is in the final stretch. Work will soon commence on the rehabilitation of the new Veteran’s Park at East 174th Street and Nottingham Road.  The old McDonald’s on Lakeshore Boulevard will be soon be coming down but we are working to ensure a maintained green space there as well since it is next to the historic Euclid Beach archway.

Stay tuned.  As always, you can reach me at my office at (216) 664-4236 or via email at

Sincerely yours,

Councilman  Michael D. Polensek

Councilman Michael D. Polensek

Resident of neighborhood since 1956. Worked on East 185th street since 1970.

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 7:10 PM, 08.09.2015