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Stick it to Tony Brancatelli

  • Thu, Mar 2, 7:00 PM
  • 1314 Denison Ave
    1314 Denison Avenue, Cleveland, OH
  • Voice your opinion on City of Cleveland priorities - Southwest Citizens group meets at Gino's Cento Anno - meeting runs…
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Added by lmcshane on February 21, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Friends of Clark Field - We feel your pain

We know that the City of Cleveland Department of Public Health is a mess - we also know that Clark Field has had no action now for over a year.  I can feel for the folks in Tremont - afterall, those of us in Brooklyn Centre were royally screwed over.  

The October issue of Inside Tremont has an update by Beverly Wurm of the Friends of Clark…

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Added by lmcshane on October 6, 2016 at 5:37am — No Comments

WC Reed Update from Jackson's Chief of Staff

All,

 

On Monday of this week we presented Mayor Jackson’s 2016 Five Year Capital Improvement Program to Cleveland City Council.  That document includes…

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Added by lmcshane on February 10, 2016 at 12:05pm — 1 Comment

Clark Field information in April TWDC newsletter

Clark Field Renovation

At a late February community meeting, the City of Cleveland

reported that the renovation of Clark Field will begin in 2015.

For this reason, no permits will be given to use the park for

organized activities. The park is open to the public, but there

will be heavy equipment in the park at times as they are still

doing soil testing.

The City of Cleveland, Councilman Joe Cimperman and the

Friends of Clark Field will publicize another…

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Added by lmcshane on May 4, 2015 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Meeting with EPA -4/3 6:00 p.m.

 

Representatives of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Health agencies and Cleveland  representatives  will be available 2:00-4:00 pm and 6:00 to 8:00pm on April 3rd to meet with you and discuss the W.C. Reed  site.    The informational meeting will take place at the St. Barbara’s Church Parish Hall at 1505 Denison in your neighborhood.  Tables will be set up for you to visit the different representatives at your convenience.

The purpose of the informal…

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Added by lmcshane on March 18, 2014 at 6:37pm — No Comments

Attorney needed to submit request to EPA

We seek the need of independent experts to review and investigate this proposed remediation plan for W. C. Reed Park. We seek the help of an environmental attorney to send EPA a letter addressing the need for topsoil testing and legal issues concerning the use of emergency funding for a brownfield site where no surface contamination has been shown to be present…

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Added by lmcshane on November 9, 2013 at 10:03am — No Comments

Southwest Citizens Meeting Thurs @joecimperman

I would ask every one attending Joe's fundraiser this Thursday to remember his constituents in Brooklyn Centre - he may not be able to attend the community meeting this Thursday - but he can send word through a rep or by contacting Dane Reich with his reaction to EPA walk through with residents and his commitment to help protect the future of our park.

Added by lmcshane on October 2, 2013 at 9:09am — No Comments

EPA Consent form -given to adjacent property owners

#NEOMGletters @joecimperman form from EPA to residents

EPA%20Consent%20Form.pdf

Added by lmcshane on September 16, 2013 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Southwest Citizens

At Southwest Citizens meeting 9/5 - James Justice from EPA spoke entire time -responding to resident questions and allaying fears about testing on adjacent property owner properties - the waiver allowed access to proceed with testing - residents are encouraged to contact Dane Reich to address their preferred strategy for the remediation - http://www.livecleveland.org/node/6030 an ad hoc group has formed to address concerns.

Added by lmcshane on September 14, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Two attachments redacted -Action Memorandum

ActionMemorandum

Action Memorandum has two sections redacted and entire document redacted from EPA site.

Added by lmcshane on August 26, 2013 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Remediation history WC Reed Field -Brooklyn Centre Naturalists

Several months ago, Tim and I were asked to join a group of neighbors who were trying to save the trees at W.C. Reed Park. “The City” (city employees dealing with this have been Don Kasych, Richard Silva, and Director Michael Cox) said that a mere 9 trees out of 60 oak, cottonwood, and linden trees would be saved when the soil remediation authorized and paid for by the Federal EPA was accomplished. We found this outrageous and unacceptable—these are large, mature, valuable trees that…

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Added by lmcshane on August 25, 2013 at 11:12am — No Comments

Eight Questions

The questions that have not been addressed or answered to our satisfaction include the following:

 

1. How significant are the health risks posed by the contaminants to those (occasionally) using the park and to those living in the immediate and the extended vicinity of the park and the landfill?

2. How will the toxic landfill problem impact the property values of homes built on, adjoining or in the general vicinity of the landfill area that includes and extends beyond…

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Added by lmcshane on August 23, 2013 at 2:55pm — No Comments

PDF of Sanborn Maps for Printing

WC%20Reed%20Field%201913%20Sanborne.pdf

Added by lmcshane on August 23, 2013 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Meeting on WC Reed Field

August 26th, 2013 at 6:30pm

St. Barbara’s Church Hall, 1505 Denison Ave.

The closing of W.C. Reed Park has been a very hot topic in our community. This park has been closed since last fall.

Many of you attended the emergency meeting that was called last December to let us know what was going on with the park. Apparently, toxic contaminants (Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons PAH’s) were found in the park soil. Unfortunately we have not been given much information on the final…

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Added by lmcshane on August 17, 2013 at 7:40am — No Comments

Draft of possible MOA?

RESIDENT TERMS
1.) Evidence a plan that proves how City will PROTECT ALL mature and currently-very healthy Oak trees in the park with strictly cordoned off areas - enforced during construction.  
Residents should ID trees needed to be felled for truck access to both sides of the park - Honey Locusts on North side (adjacent to Mapledale) can be removed to allow trucks to access the side of park west of Oak tree…
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Added by lmcshane on August 15, 2013 at 10:27am — No Comments

Appeal to Residents - BE Heard

 

***Important Notice***

COMMUNITY MEETING

CONCERNING

Remediation Plans for W. C. REED PARK

August 26th, 2013 at 6:30pm

St. Barbara’s Church Hall, 1505 Denison Ave.

The closing of W.C. Reed Park has been a very hot topic in our community. This park has been closed since last fall.

Many of you attended the emergency meeting that was called last December to let us know what was going on with…

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Added by lmcshane on August 8, 2013 at 6:46am — 1 Comment

Possible MOA before meeting

Councilman Cimperman called me Friday 8/2 p.m. - in fairness - he is committed to many public events in August - and I am grateful that he returned my call from the a.m. He is working to meet residents needs - we need to get major requests in order and be ready to present to him for possible legal document to support resident requests. He is and continues to be in support of the residents' requests.

Added by lmcshane on August 3, 2013 at 7:13pm — No Comments

Meeting 7/11 Gino's

Thank you Councilman Cimperman - please expedite City completion before transfer of Ward 3-Ward 12 

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I will not be able to join you tonight as I have missed 2 other block clubs the last two months and have to go there- I'm sorry.

Some news on WC Reed: the city has agreed the trees do not need to be removed in total for the park rehab. They will be checking to see though which trees are…

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Added by lmcshane on July 11, 2013 at 5:52pm — 1 Comment

EPA contacted today regarding mitigation

From: Rachael Sommer Executive Assistant to Councilman Joe Cimperman To: Justice.james@epa.gov; Sent: Thu, June 6, 2013 4:01:43 PM

Subject: Need to have a public meeting around WC Reed Park before any work can begin



Mr. Justice 

It is critical that the residents surrounding WC Reed park have an opportunity to meet with you and express their concerns about the mitigation of the park prior to any work being…

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Added by lmcshane on June 6, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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