Mayor Gary Norton once worked as a school crossing guard while his children attended Superior Elementary but since he withdrew his children out of the school several years ago some residents claim that he has a vendetta against their school.
Juanita Gowdy and some other residents are asking Mayor Gary Norton to help the citizens and residents of Garfield and Lambert Avenues to at least repair the five inch deep holes in the streets that could hurt more people and automobiles.
Less than two years ago the streets were paved before school started and there were no large and dangerous holes but since the Norton children are no longer students in East Cleveland or Superior Schools there appears on the surface to be either a vendetta or breakdown in communication as to the severity of the roads.
See also: http://fox8.com/2012/04/16/local-mayor-turns-crossing-guard-during-budget-battle/
Residents are now sending out an urgent cry for help beyond the Mayor who has refused to do anything to help to anyone who can at least donate some asphalt and repair the five inch deep holes.
Rather than talk about the disappointment this writer felt as East Cleveland City Council President Barbara Thomas first talks about the three agenda items and being voted on not being an emergency and then voting yes trying to pass it anyways. This short blog entry praises East Cleveland City Councilman Nathaniel Martin for standing up for what is right.
In this edition of City Council we present the man behind the camera finally upset enough to go on camera and Nathaniel Martin just saying NO to improper legislation that should have never been listed as emergencies.
Kudos to the ONLY one at this meeting brave enough to just say NO to something that is wrong and the search for the list of properties being sold without the public’s knowledge begins. Show Me THE List!
Clearly the price of property in East Cleveland is very affordable at $150 and this hidden list of properties being sold at that cost must be disclosed.
Much ado about nothing as East Cleveland City Council changes their policy on selling homes for one hundred dollars in lieu of the appraised value with this home sale to Ms. Liani Woods. Previously when City Councilman and home “flipper” Brandon King attempted to purchase a home valued at over one hundred thousand dollars for $100 citizens, media, all made it an issue.
NOW with the new change to Ordinance 39-14 expected to pass at the next EC City Council meeting Tuesday, September 16, 2014 it will open up the door for houses to be saved and sold for $100.
The only glitch to the system is with long time city residents Maxine and Phelan Cheek are trying to purchase a parcel of land (No house) for $350 (Resolution 42-14). However based upon the new cost of $100 and common sense should prevail offering these citizens a chance to holler at $100 vs. $350. Of course council can amended Resolution 42-14 to one hundred dollars prior to a final vote on Tuesday.
The new “One Hundred Dollar Holler” will allow everyone including EC Councilman Brandon King to purchase homes at the new one hundred dollar rate. Previously the one hundred dollar rate was only being offered to King but this will open up the door to purchase some lovely homes in East Cleveland Ohio at the new very affordable $100 rate.
If EC City Council votes on Tuesday September 16, 2014 to purchase the first $100 structure, not including a $400 appraisal fee given to the city or an unknown person, everyone will be able to purchase, remodel and flip all of the uninhabited homes in East Cleveland Ohio.
The lovely home Brandon King wanted should also be given to him at the established price for structures of $100 which is now offered to the first applicants. On Tuesday September 16, 2014 the debate about demolition vs. remodeling should and the dream that the late City Councilwoman Mildred Brewer had of homes being sold at affordable prices may come to fruition.
Construction will start on a modern facility that will bring East Cleveland day care, food for the needy and all of the features everyone will applaud. It will also syphon off church goers from East Cleveland churches housed in older buildings. This process gets started with a meeting of the Neighborhood Advisory Board run by Trevelle Harp who will approve of the transaction and next goes to East Cleveland City councilman Manzelle Baker who will receive this in his committee.