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John Baran
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PARK WILDLIFE

Over the past winter. A Bald Eagle was seen a few times visiting W. C. Reed field. This weekend a Wild Turkey was spotted, and of course the Canada Geese that often march along the grassy field. To…Continue

Started May 1, 2016

BROKEN SANITARY LINE / Park Place
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 On June 24, 2015, the City of Cleveland Water Pollution Control (WPC) confirmed that a test result was positive relating to a break in either a resident's Sanitary Line Connection or the Main…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Baran Jul 15, 2015.

LAND ANNEXATION REQUEST ISSUED to CITY of CLEVELAND
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The following suggestion and request was issued to the City of Cleveland on March 16, 2015. Since no response has been received concerning this request. Are the rumors of unannounced future plans for…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Baran Mar 30, 2015.

EPA SITE UPDATE

A February 2015 Site Update has been posted within the U.S. EPA Region 5 web site…Continue

Started Feb 4, 2015

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PARK UPDATE TO COMMUNITY

This will be my final Park Update for a while.On Thursday during the monthly SWCAC meeting an update was given to the community by the City of Cleveland concerning the W. C. Reed project.W. C. Reed is expected to be re-opened sometime during the summer to walk and play.The new park improvements are hoped to begin in 2017, and possibly be completed by early 2018?I wish to state the following:Once again the date for park improvements have been set back, estimated costs for park improvements have…See More
May 6, 2016
John Baran posted a discussion

PARK WILDLIFE

Over the past winter. A Bald Eagle was seen a few times visiting W. C. Reed field. This weekend a Wild Turkey was spotted, and of course the Canada Geese that often march along the grassy field. To all residents watching over this park and sharing these sightings. Thank you.See More
May 1, 2016
lmcshane commented on John Baran's blog post 2016 Cleveland Budget Approved
"But, we have no idea who is leading this project since Chris Diehl resigned as City Architect and who is head of Public Health - this project was initiated by Karen Butler who got a parachute.  CLE...aargh."
Mar 22, 2016
John Baran posted a blog post

2016 Cleveland Budget Approved

Monday night Cleveland City Council approved the City Budget. Included within this budget is funding for the W. C. Reed Park improvements. Information to be posted concerning the project as released.See More
Mar 22, 2016
John Baran posted a blog post

City Funding for the new W. C. Reed Park improvements are uncertain.

City Officials announced publicly at community meetings that once the EPA project is completed.  A new W. C. Reed Park would be constructed.  To date the City has yet to commit and provide the dollars needed to make these improvements.The City of Cleveland is able find funds in the amount of $32 million for the Downtown Public Square Park.…See More
Dec 26, 2015
John Baran posted a blog post

SAD ANNIVERSARY!

During the Autumn of 2012. The City of Cleveland closed our W. C. Reed Park. 3 years and counting.The EPA has completed the soil remediation. No up dated is posted on the EPA web site.http://www3.epa.gov/region5/cleanup/wcreed/index.htmlThe Park is located in Ward 12. Questions have been given to the Council Representative of Ward 12 for answers. Ward 12 Councilman Anthony Brancatelli has chosen to remain silent with no…See More
Dec 4, 2015
John Baran replied to John Baran's discussion BROKEN SANITARY LINE / Park Place
"The Sanitary Line located on Park place has been repaired.  The Residential Sanitary Line Connection was broken at the main line.  The City opinion is that the cause of this break was because of age.  This area of the street should be…"
Jul 15, 2015
John Baran replied to John Baran's discussion BROKEN SANITARY LINE / Park Place
"On Friday it is reported to WPC that the basement floor drain located at the residence of 3731 Park Place is now backing up. On Monday morning a crew from the City WPC begins to repair to the Sanitary Line.  19 days after being confirmed as an…"
Jul 13, 2015
John Baran posted a discussion

BROKEN SANITARY LINE / Park Place

 On June 24, 2015, the City of Cleveland Water Pollution Control (WPC) confirmed that a test result was positive relating to a break in either a resident's Sanitary Line Connection or the Main Sanitary Line on Park Place.  The site of this location must now be excavated to do a repair.  The City WPC states that this problem will be repaired As Soon As Possible (ASAP).  Residents on Park Place seek a repair date.  WPC has stated "if water and sewage is backing up into Park Place basements, the…See More
Jul 10, 2015
John Baran replied to John Baran's discussion LAND ANNEXATION REQUEST ISSUED to CITY of CLEVELAND
"A few years ago this community lost a section of the Park land to develop Foster Point.   It would be just too sensible for the City of Cleveland to act and expand our beautiful green space in our community."
Mar 30, 2015
John Baran posted a discussion

LAND ANNEXATION REQUEST ISSUED to CITY of CLEVELAND

The following suggestion and request was issued to the City of Cleveland on March 16, 2015. Since no response has been received concerning this request. Are the rumors of unannounced future plans for the residential properties along W. C. Reed Park true? Darnell Brown, Chief Operating Officer:Michael E. Cox, Director of Public Works:Anthony Brancatelli, Councilman Ward 12: As key representatives of the City of Cleveland.  Please accept the following that I submit to you for review and…See More
Mar 30, 2015
John Baran posted a discussion

EPA SITE UPDATE

A February 2015 Site Update has been posted within the U.S. EPA Region 5 web site http://www.epa.gov/region05/cleanup/wcreed/index.htmlAlso included is a new (PDF) Fact Sheet - Park Cleanup and Neighborhood Sampling Resumes this SpringSee More
Feb 4, 2015
John Baran posted a discussion

NEW TOP SOIL SEEDED

All areas of the Park with new top soil has now been seeded. This will prevent soil erosion during the extreme weather of the upcoming winter season.Thanks goes out to the excellent work of Great Lakes Hydro Seeding.See More
Oct 10, 2014
John Baran posted a discussion

TOP SOIL ARRIVES

This morning trucks began delivering Top Soil for the Park. See More
Sep 25, 2014
John Baran posted a discussion

NEW SOIL CAPPING / PROGRESS REPORT

Appreciation is given to Virgil and Crew for their excavating skills with their excellent hard work in moving the new soil cap into place.The new 18 inch soil capping has now surrounded the 3 tree wells of the Majestic English Oaks. Plus the area between East Dension school (Horizon Academy) and the tree well of the Historic Century White Oak has been capped as well. The New Water Retaining Drain is now in place along the back of W. 15 St. Re-grading of the area of this northeast section of the…See More
Sep 20, 2014
Roland Kausen replied to John Baran's discussion NEW SOIL CAPPING CONTINUES
"...and they said they wouldn't be digging, that the PAH-contaminated landfill soil posed a significant health risk if exposed. For this they closed off the park for, what, almost two years??? What a joke!!! Such unrivaled entertainment for our…"
Sep 10, 2014

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COUNCILMAN’S NEWS LETTERS

A 2nd newsletter has been issued by Councilman Brancatelli to the residents of Ward 12.  In the earlier Ward 12 News, Fall 2016, and now the recent Winter 2016-17.  Not a single sentence given in either concerning the plans and possible schedule of Park improvements for W. C. Reed Field. 

Once a Park and now a Field.

Voters of Ward 12.  2017 is a Municipal Election.   Remember the promises given concerning our Park when you vote.  In November, MAKE WARD 12 GREAT…

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Posted on December 14, 2016 at 11:59pm

PARK UPDATE TO COMMUNITY

This will be my final Park Update for a while.

On Thursday during the monthly SWCAC meeting an update was given to the community by the City of Cleveland concerning the W. C. Reed project.

W. C. Reed is expected to be re-opened sometime during the summer to walk and play.

The new park improvements are hoped to begin in 2017, and possibly be completed by early 2018?

I wish to state the following:

Once again the date for park improvements have been set back,…

Continue

Posted on May 6, 2016 at 11:27pm

2016 Cleveland Budget Approved

Monday night Cleveland City Council approved the City Budget. Included within this budget is funding for the W. C. Reed Park improvements. Information to be posted concerning the project as released.

Posted on March 22, 2016 at 9:54am — 1 Comment

City Funding for the new W. C. Reed Park improvements are uncertain.

City Officials announced publicly at community meetings that once the EPA project is completed.  A new W. C. Reed Park would be constructed.  To date the City has yet to commit and provide the dollars needed to make these improvements.

The City of Cleveland is able find funds in the amount of $32 million for the Downtown Public Square Park.…

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Posted on December 26, 2015 at 1:14am

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At 1:00pm on May 4, 2013, lmcshane said…

Hello John - if you see any activity please notify the media via "Smith, George" <georgesmith@woio.com>

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