Safety concerns at local library - Activist Henry Senyak pushing to get the library back where it was on Scranton Rd. in tremont

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:57.

The temporary location of the South Branch Library is on Clark Avenue.(VIDEO OF HENRY)The temporary location of the South Branch Library is on Clark Avenue."The people of Tremont overwhelmingly want their library repaired and restored and put back into the 21st century where it belongs on Scranton Road," says Senyak.

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) 19 Action News has uncovered safety concerns for kids at a local library. Neighborhood leaders are worried because of dozens of calls to police in that area.

Cleveland's South Branch Library now sits in a former nightclub, the La Copa Club near West 25th Street and Clark Avenue. 

The library was moved there on a temporary basis, but it's already been there more than a year.

Activist Henry Senyak is pushing to get the library back where it was on Scranton Road in the Tremont area. The Cleveland Public Library system moved out to decide whether or not to fix up that place.

We have reviewed police calls. In the year before the Scranton building closed, records show eight calls for that address. Since the library has been on Clark Avenue, records show more than 50 calls for that address.

"The people of Tremont overwhelmingly want their library repaired and restored and put back into the 21st century where it belongs on Scranton Road," says Senyak. 

The summary of calls doesn't show what exactly happened, or if it took place inside or outside.

But the calls show threats, theft, suspicious activity, and more.

A spokesperson says the library system is still reviewing options to fix up the old building, looking at neighborhoods, and more.  The library system can't give us a time frame for a decision on what happens next or when.

http://www.19actionnews.com/story/25314384/safety-concerns-at-local-libr...

 

 

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Hispanic Village

  Brian Cummins publicly stated his desire to see the historic Carnegie South Library used for historic tax credits - to help develop an insane "Hispanic Village" concept for Clark and W. 25th - also using the historic Fire House in some capacity.  This is blatant take of a public property for private investors to benefit (Councilman has been showing the library to investors).  This will be part of his "legacy" - along with NRP housing built on "contaminated" fill over an intermittent stream to the Cuyahoga River.  Very GREEN $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.

Short Sale of former St. Michael School also probably figures into the master plan (subsidized Hispanic senior housing??) - http://ow.ly/wbSGI -Transaction Realty occupies the former Rysar building and their signs are popping up in Ward 14.

 

La Copa spectre on Clark - residents want library returned

Community Leaders:
 
I was sent a spread sheet of police calls for 2704 Clark Ave. This was sent to me be someone whom does not want to be identified.
 
It is now my understanding local politicians are trying to run interference regarding the overall safety concerns we have, . When Channel 19 did the story it was made clear they did not know how many calls were directly in the temporary library site.
 
This attached document to me is even more concerning due to it gives better details on the calls that were from the Library or from Family Dollar. I think we all can agree that it is immaterial if the call came for a complaint from within the library or the retail store. The overall area and environment is what is of concern.
 
Please review the spread sheet carefully, what is also concerning is that there was more than one instance of drugs on the premise in the library.
 
Please mark down May 21st, we need to get verification of the time and location. I am sure it will be up on Clark.
 
Take care,
 
Henry P. Senyak
 
 
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Dear Community Leader:
 
Please review the two direct links below. It is my understanding a public meeting will be held on Wednesday May 21st. I do not known the time or location. Hopefully it will be a evening meeting. This meeting is to discuss Safety and Security of the temporary location at 2704 Clark Ave.  Please mark down this date to attend. We will get back with you all on the time and location.
 
 
 
 
The Tremont Community, and Clark-Fulton Community overwhelming wants the Historic Carnegie South Branch remodeled, brought into the 21st century, made accessible, and reopened. Tremont West via its Board is on record saying the South Branch is a asset and should be re-opened.
 
TWDC spent $10,000.00 of its funding and dealt with three years of City red-tape to install a City Homeland Security style camera directly on the corner by the library. We did this to protect the children. This camera can be remote viewed at the command center.
 
There are three schools within 1000 foot of the old South Branch on Scranton.
 
Please take the time to review the information and links below regarding the area surrounding 2704 Clark Ave. This area is not safe, and promotes criminal activity on its own merit. The CPL staff and board should never have agreed to turn a old nightclub into a Library. Temporary or not. This nightclub was operated by its Manager Raed Sadik, three time felon, convicted of selling drugs with school yard specifications. This location a few years back was best known for thong nights and patrons getting beaten into vegetative states in the middle of the street of Clark Ave.
 
It is not safe to have school children walk around in this environment with strip clubs, with improper conduct charges, nightclubs serving minor's. If West 25th street was not best know for Adult Entertainment, Blood plamsa centers, urban stores, and a myriad of other less stellar uses it would be a different story. Lets not forget Clark Ave. was the place Ariel Castro went every day and night to purchase food and supplies, he blended  right into the background. Can we afford to have the next monster prey on Children going and coming from this library.
 
Plan on attending every meeting you can and let the Staff and board of CPL know that you want what the communities want. The Historic Carnegie South Branch repaired, upgraded, made accessible, and re-opened as soon as possible. We all voted to support the last tax levy, they have the money. This should not be a matter of cost. Its simply a matter of safety.
 
Thank you for your time, please forward to all your groups and social media.
 
Henry P. Senyak 
 
 
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This info off the state liquor control board website
 
 
Peek - A - Boo Club   - 3129 West 25th street (two blocks from Library)
 
  2251417 DONED INC DBA PEEK A BOO CLUB CLEVELAND CUYAHOGA
    Case NumberStatusViolation CodeReport IOC DateDescriptionLog Date
Case Number: 19
  19 ACTIVE 00V9 11/23/2013 IMPROPER CONDUCT NOT COVERED BY ABOVE 11/23/2013
  19 ACTIVE 01A0 11/23/2013 INSANITARY CONDITIONS - ALCOHOLIC BEV NOT MAINTAINED IN POTABLE CONDITION 11/23/2013
  19 ACTIVE L418 05/08/2014 DOCKET 6229 CASE 437-14 04/08/2014

 
 
Stumble Inn Club - 3194 West 25th Street (About three to four blocks from Library)
 
 
8917129 3194 TAVERN LLC DBA STUMBLE INN CLEVELAND CUYAHOGA
    Case NumberStatusViolation CodeReport IOC DateDescriptionLog Date
Case Number: 03
  03 ACTIVE 00X1 12/22/2013 INSANITARY CONDITIONS NOT COVERED ABOVE 01/16/2014
  03 ACTIVE 0836 12/22/2013 MINOR CONSUMING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE 01/16/2014
Case Number: 02
  02 ACTIVE L0C5 08/26/2013
RENEWAL OBJECTION SCHEDULE HEARING
 
08/26/2013
 
Bugsy's Speakeasy.  3180 West 25th (three or four blocks from Library)
 
Currently in Cleveland Municipal Housing Court for violations
 
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when you google search the two strip clubs you get these two sites linked as porn sites as top search.
 
 
 
 
 
(the first 10 months of calls for police service to the listed address of the new temporary location)
 

Date

Time

Incident

Address

Type

Description

Priority

Unit

04/01/2013

09:35:30

201300088990

2704     CLARK            AV

CDX

3 CIV DISPUTE/LANDLORD,CUSTOMER,NEIGHBOR

3

 

04/03/2013

13:45:10

201300091325

2704     CLARK            AV

PCX

2 PROPERTY CRIME - SUSP ON SCENE/IN AREA

2

2B12

04/07/2013

22:16:35

201300096241

2704     CLARK            AV

  CC

4 CITIZEN COMPLAINT

4

2A21

04/22/2013

14:13:31

201300112966

2704     CLARK            AV

DVX

Dom Viol-Susp on scene/area

1

2B15

04/29/2013

14:07:32

201300120771

2704     CLARK            AV

RFS

5 RECORD FILE SEC USE

5

 

05/07/2013

11:02:18

201300130975

2704     CLARK            AV

VAG

3 VAGRANT/PANHANDLER

3

2A11

05/10/2013

20:42:21

201300135485

2704     CLARK            AV

ENA

2 ENDANGERED CHILD/ELDERLY ETC.

2

2B22

05/17/2013

16:37:25

201300143602

2704     CLARK            AV

  CC

4 CITIZEN COMPLAINT

4

2A23

05/22/2013

16:12:25

201300150325

2704     CLARK            AV

VAG

3 VAGRANT/PANHANDLER

3

2B22

05/30/2013

15:05:30

201300159778

2704     CLARK            AV

THFT

Theft

4

2D26

06/07/2013

09:54:25

201300169227

2704     CLARK            AV

THFT

Theft

4

2D11

06/07/2013

16:53:14

201300169668

2704     CLARK            AV

  SA

3 SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

3

2A23

06/16/2013

09:18:15

201300180668

2704     CLARK            AV

HLP2

2 ASST PUB SAFETY UNIT/NON EMER

2

2A13

07/26/2013

21:51:09

201300234715

2704     CLARK            AV

  SA

3 SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

3

2A23

08/22/2013

14:34:58

201300268328

2704     CLARK            AV

PCX

2 PROPERTY CRIME - SUSP ON SCENE/IN AREA

2

2A23

09/03/2013

00:57:15

201300283379

2704     CLARK            AV

ALMB

3 ALARM - BURGLARY

2

 

09/14/2013

09:13:22

201300297343

2704     CLARK            AV

THTX

2 THREATS - SUSP ON SCENE OR IN AREA

2

2B12

09/14/2013

15:21:32

201300297678

2704     CLARK            AV

PCX

2 PROPERTY CRIME - SUSP ON SCENE/IN AREA

2

2B22

09/17/2013

18:47:26

201300301198

2704     CLARK            AV

WPN2

2 PERSON W/WEAPON - NOT THREATENING

2

2B22

09/30/2013

22:07:29

201300317020

2704     CLARK            AV

THTX

2 THREATS - SUSP ON SCENE OR IN AREA

2

2B32

10/01/2013

09:25:26

201300317368

2704     CLARK            AV

FIT

2 FIGHT IN PROGRESS/NO WEAPONS

2

 

10/01/2013

18:45:26

201300317948

2704     CLARK            AV

THTX

2 THREATS - SUSP ON SCENE OR IN AREA

2

2B22

10/02/2013

13:00:19

201300318814

2704     CLARK            AV

CDX

3 CIV DISPUTE/LANDLORD,CUSTOMER,NEIGHBOR

3

2A11

10/12/2013

12:18:14

201300330808

2704     CLARK            AV

THFT

Theft

4

2C15

10/27/2013

16:23:06

201300348052

2704     CLARK            AV

  CC

4 CITIZEN COMPLAINT

4

2A23

11/08/2013

11:45:33

201300360993

2704     CLARK            AV

CDX

3 CIV DISPUTE/LANDLORD,CUSTOMER,NEIGHBOR

3

2A13

11/09/2013

16:46:48

201300362389

2704     CLARK            AV

THTX

2 THREATS - SUSP ON SCENE OR IN AREA

2

2B22

11/17/2013

14:31:39

201300370661

2704     CLARK            AV

VAG

3 VAGRANT/PANHANDLER

3

2B22

11/19/2013

13:58:16

201300372752

2704     CLARK            AV

RFS

5 RECORD FILE SEC USE

5

 

11/20/2013

11:10:04

201300373607

2704     CLARK            AV

MNTL

3 MENTAL PERSON DISTURBING/NON-VIOLENT

2

2B12

11/25/2013

19:22:21

201300379340

2704     CLARK            AV

ANI

4 ANIMAL COMPLAINT/NON VICIOUS

4

7186A

12/04/2013

06:41:15

201300387246

2704     CLARK            AV

ALMB

3 ALARM - BURGLARY

2

2A13

12/05/2013

17:23:17

201300388932

2704     CLARK            AV

MPJ

2 MISSING PERSON - JUVENILE

1

2C23

12/22/2013

17:28:41

201300406059

2704     CLARK            AV

MNTL

3 MENTAL PERSON DISTURBING/NON-VIOLENT

3

2B22

12/23/2013

03:32:04

201300406515

2704     CLARK            AV

  SA

3 SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

3

2A31

12/27/2013

18:27:28

201300410583

2704     CLARK            AV

CDX

3 CIV DISPUTE/LANDLORD,CUSTOMER,NEIGHBOR

3

 

01/13/2014

19:09:07

201400013101

2704     CLARK            AV

ALMB

3 ALARM - BURGLARY

2

2B22

01/14/2014

18:42:59

201400014173

2704     CLARK            AV

  SA

3 SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

3

2B22

01/21/2014

15:47:14

201400020915

2704     CLARK            AV

HLP2

2 ASST PUB SAFETY UNIT/NON EMER

2

2A21

01/23/2014

17:45:15

201400022991

2704     CLARK            AV

HOLD

2 SECURITY OR CITIZEN HOLDING SUSPECT

2

 

01/24/2014

14:21:04

201400023746

2704     CLARK            AV

HOLD

2 SECURITY OR CITIZEN HOLDING SUSPECT

2

2A23

01/24/2014

16:36:03

201400023867

2704     CLARK            AV

HOLD

2 SECURITY OR CITIZEN HOLDING SUSPECT

2

2A23

01/27/2014

12:57:31

201400026471

2704     CLARK            AV

TRS

3 TRESSPASSING

3

2D11

02/02/2014

01:04:23

201400031966

2704     CLARK            AV

ALMB

3 ALARM - BURGLARY

2

2B32

02/07/2014

15:39:42

201400037252

2704     CLARK            AV

HLP2

2 ASST PUB SAFETY UNIT/NON EMER

2

 

               
 
 
             

Date

Time

Incident

Address

Type

Description

Priority

Unit

04/07/2012

12:24:45

201200101642

3096     SCRANTON         RD

VAG

3 VAGRANT/PANHANDLER

3

2A13

05/05/2012

17:31:12

201200132846

3096     SCRANTON         RD

MNTL

3 MENTAL PERSON DISTURBING/NON-VIOLENT

3

2A23

05/30/2012

14:31:25

201200163120

3096     SCRANTON         RD

S911

2 SILENT 911 CALL

2

2A23

06/14/2012

11:48:20

201200181602

3096     SCRANTON         RD

S911

2 SILENT 911 CALL

2

2F16

07/30/2012

18:51:17

201200241696

3096     SCRANTON         RD

INFN

4 INFO ONLY - NO DISPATCH

5

 

08/09/2012

16:17:18

201200253995

3096     SCRANTON         RD

FAS

2 FEL ASSAULT - SUSP NOT ON SCENE/AREA

2

2D26

12/30/2012

18:23:37

201200411818

3096     SCRANTON         RD

  PC

4 PROPERTY CRIME

4

 

02/23/2013

17:58:20

201300052098

3096     SCRANTON         RD

S911

2 SILENT 911 CALL

2

 

 Police calls for service the last 12 months that the library was open at the historic Scranton site.

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Please review the old flyers for the activity that was condoned at 2704 Clark Ave for years.

Sign the Resolution to restore Carnegie South Library

Latest proposal for W. 25th -and resurfacing in 3 wks

Posted to FB tonight - Saturday 7/26/2014 8:27 p.m.  Exercising my free speech:

Sick of the slimy underhanded council rep in this ward and his CDC with their latest W. 25th development proposal to merge South and Brooklyn branch libraries to fill a lease $$$ for the plaza he and Jeff Ramsey are proposing across from Metrohealth - if this is a false rumor - then by all means HOLD a fricken community meeting once in a while or send out a newsletter. We are also in for some stupid sandwich shop in the Mr. Jays Convenient across from the blood donation place... whatever...Brooklyn Centre Historic District, plaza and old Aldis locations look like hell. Why do we put up with these HORRIBLE representatives ?! 

http://realneo.us/content/hey-republican-national-convention-organizers-we-are-so-rolling-out-red-carpet-you-were-look

http://realneo.us/content/please-help-prevent-disinvestment-brooklyn-centre

http://realneo.us/content/cover

 http://realneo.us/content/vacant-ymca-brooklyn-centre

This past Wednesday, July 30th - attended Ward 3 meeting to get any information on what is happening with environs on near west side - to find that West 25th is slated for resurfacing from I-71 to Detroit Ave. in three weeks.  Have we received any timeline or plans for this project???? NO>

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Quick attempt to spin the story : http://linkis.com/crainscleveland.com/6sAC4