If someone dies - blame Tony Brancatelli

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 04/24/2018 - 09:10.


To:Anthony Brancatelli

Apr 24 at 8:54 AM 

What is the date?  I asked you for a date at the March Southwest Citizen's meeting.  Your response was "shortly."  There are witnesses to confirm that you did not give a date.  
The YMCA property transferred to the Cuyahoga County Land Bank in 2015.  Since then, we have endured heroin addicts and transients living in the building, constant graffiti, a FIRE in 2017, and now, we are going into a third summer. Teens are going in and out of this building.  It is not secured. 
Asbestos has been removed. What is holding up this demolition and on what exact date will it come down?  
On Sunday, April 22, 2018, 11:50:05 PM EDT, Anthony Brancatelli <abrancatelli [at] clevelandcitycouncil [dot] org> wrote:
Ms. McShane
Thank you for your concern regarding the YMCA building.  As you know, this demolition in on schedule as outlined in our public meetings.  I appreciate your concern for our community and your support of the work I am accomplishing and our neighborhood.
Thanks again
Tony Brancatelli

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On Apr 22, 2018, at 10:00 AM, Laura McShane  wrote:

Dear Ms. Conwell,
Under a separate communication, I raised concern about FrontLine services listed on the Emerald Alliance application for the proposed PSH housing at 3873-3881 W.25/Pearl Rd.
Today, I am writing you to ask that the Cuyahoga County Land Bank must immediately demolish the property as a public nuisance hazard. Recently, the City of Cleveland used general revenue funds to demolish the Swift and Co. building on W. 65th St.  The project was billed as a "safe routes to school" demolition.  
The YMCA building presents a clear and present danger to school children in the Brooklyn Centre neighborhood.  Furthermore, I would like to know who holds the insurance on this building?  Does the Cuyahoga County Land Bank assume responsibility for any crimes and injuries that occur on their property?  
As you know, I work with families with children in the Brooklyn Centre neighborhood.  I hear frequent concerns about activity in and around the YMCA building.  

With summer approaching, it is imperative to remove this blighted property, immediately.
Thank you for your prompt response to this matter.
Laura McShane
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