TREMONT'S MOST ABUSED LITTLE SIGN NOW STANDS TALL AND BACK IN IT'S PROPER PLACE

Submitted by jerleen1 on Fri, 11/20/2009 - 14:11.
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 Tremont's little sign that was severed by hacksawers and dropped into an orphan hole is now standing proud and tall back in it's proper place.

We owe many thanks to everyone who put forth so much effort enforcing the law in dealing with the hacksawer and his whack job.

Question is, will the scandalous whacker and his saws-all strike again?

 

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COUNCILMAN JOE CIMPERMAN TALES LEAD IN MAKING TREMONT SAFER

 

Councilman Cimperman take lead on traffic safety issues in Tremont

(Plain Press, October 2009) Ward 13 Councilman Joe Cimperman has taken the lead in addressing parking and safety concerns by teaming up with area residents and promoting the need for sign compliance in the Tremont community. City of Cleveland's Traffic Engineer Commissioner Rob Mavec's plans to replace all the many missing or damaged parking regulator signs on a piece meal basis. In the meantime, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists can begin to navigate a number of intersections under safer conditions.

While the neighborhood is still dozens of signs away from being compliant, the twenty plus, newly posted "No Parking Zone" and "No Parking Any Time" signs have no doubt opened up more visual paths for drivers and pedestrians entering and exiting the intersections, side streets and alleyways where the signs were missing.

Residents of Thurman Alley, South of Jefferson, say they have been waiting a long time for help in clearing a safe exit without having to drive blindly into the middle of Jefferson Avenue. "Having these spaces cleared and properly posted removes some of the threat of being plowed into by on-coming traffic in attempting to get out onto the main street." stated one long-time Thurman Alley homeowner.

Many residents are praising the Councilman and others who have vigorously pushed this project forward and made the community a safer place for their children to live and play.

The Old South Side Community Coalition gave Councilman Cimperman a standing ovation at their meeting on September 21, upon hearing a detailed progress report addressing the signage replacement, street stripping, bump-outs and other solutions for speed control in all of Tremont that would be implemented and completed in 2010. The Councilman stated that he and Commissioner Mavec (along with Ward 14 Lincoln Heights/Scranton Starkweather Co-chair and TWDC Board Member Henry Senyak) had conducted several walk around surveys that pinpointed the locations most hazardous to public safety. These sites were noted and placed on a first priority list.

The Councilman further stated that the City of Cleveland would be addressing resident concerns surrounding the West 14th Street Roundabout by installing white speed zone signs and that law enforcement will be keeping a closer watch on traffic moving in and out of the roundabout. Flexible lane barriers will be installed which will assist in keeping motorists in the proper lanes and aid in speed control as well. Councilman Cimperman and Commissioner Mavec said the Ohio Dept of Transportation has been informed of the seriousness of the Roundabout situation and they will be taking a closer look at the possibility of stop signs, traffic lights and other traffic control devices.

A follow up meeting (open to the public) for further discussions, up-dates and details is scheduled for October 13, 2009, in the upstairs conference room of the Polish Legion of American Veterans FDR Post 58 at 2442 Professor Avenue.

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by Jerleen Justus
 

now

 i've seen it all.... Oregon here we come.

COUNCILMAN JOE CIMPERMAN HONORS TWDC BOARD MEMBER HENRY SENYAK

 At the 2nd District Community Relations Awards Ceremony last night Ward 14 Tremont Resident and recently appointed Tremont West Development Corp. Board Member Henry Senyak was honored by Ward 13 Councilman Joe Cimperman and presented the "Citizen's Award of Excellence" for his "outstanding service, dedication, committment in protecting the citizens in the city of Cleveland."  For his "Service - Valor - Compasion"

For going beyond the call of duty in assisting the Cleveland Public Power with locating more than 1350 non-working street lights and facilitating the repair/replacement of more than 1000 of those street lights throughout the entire Tremont community,  his  work and assistance with city officials, the media and resident in dealing with law breaking, out of control and  non-compliant bars and night clubs, his support of Fire station 21, for all his assistance in getting the proper signage project off the ground and for the support of residents on their quality of life issues.

With the time fast rolling around for the nominating committee to start slating candidates for January's election for new TWDC Board members, what kind of person do you want sitting at the table?

Do you want someone who is actually willing to get out and do some work or  someone who only shows up to fill a seat and approve the minutes of the last meeting and look for grant money to fill their own bill? 

Do you think that we should have others on the Board like Henry who are not afraid to speak up or,  should we keep the chairs filled with those playing "Sammy Says?"

Good question for all the boards in NEO

"Do you want someone who is actually willing to get out and do some work or  someone who only shows up to fill a seat and approve the minutes of the last meeting and look for grant money to fill their own bill?"

Like the Port Authority...

Disrupt IT

COUNCILMAN CIMPERMAN REPORTS PROGRESS IN REPLACING STREET SIGNS

 

by Chuck Hoven

(Plain Press, November 2009) Forty residents from throughout the Tremont neighborhood brought their concerns about traffic and parking issues to The Old South Side Community Coalition (OSS) at its October 19th meeting at Jefferson Library. Some residents complained that Tremont West Development Corporation was endorsing the opening of too many businesses in the neighborhood without assuring that they had adequate parking for their patrons. A resident reported that those parking in a church lot because they couldn’t find a place on the street were given notice not to park there anymore.

Other residents brought up concerns about traffic problems in the neighborhood. Marc Dorsey said while riding his bicycle at Literary and Professor he was hit by a vehicle driven by restaurant employee rushing to work. James Mahon pressed the issue of serious traffic problems at the round about on W. 14th.

Jason Beudert said while he agreed that their needs to be a solution to issues such as parking and loud noise, he urged residents to consider the employment brought to the neighborhood by the liquor establishments. He advocated talking to the business owners like human beings in hopes of coming up with a balance between the needs of residents and those of businesses.

Old South Side Community Coalition Co-Chair Jerleen Justus reported there was no progress in getting TWDC to address the issue of parking. She said the Old South Side Community Coalition would create a team of experts called the Resident Action Team Support System (RATSS) to investigate businesses that were not compliant with parking requirements and to work to create enforceable cooperation agreements with those businesses that would be incorporated into their variance agreements with the Board of Zoning Appeals. Justus said a number of establishments in Tremont were using areas where they had promised to create parking spaces for patios. She said if they can’t produce the required parking spaces they should rip out the patios and create the proper parking.

Residents, who say they already have difficulty finding a parking place for church on Sunday, wondered what it would be like if voters in Tremont allow Sunday liquor sales. The issue is on the ballot November 3rd in many of the precincts north of I -490 in Tremont would allow Sunday Liquor sales beginning at 11 am. If the issues pass, Justus promised that RATSS would work to gain cooperation agreements from bars and restaurants seeking Sunday Liquor Licenses. A number of residents expressed hope that businesses could be persuaded not to open until after church services were over on Sunday.

Ward 13 Councilman Joe Cimperman explained that notices would be sent out for every Sunday liquor license applied for by an area business. Cimperman called the Cooperation Agreements – Good Neighbor Agreements. He said if the agreements were not honored by the business they could be challenged before the Board of Zoning Appeals or by the City of Cleveland Building and Housing Department. He said his office, churches, schools, playgrounds and the block club where the business is located would receive notices.

Cimperman said "Good neighbor agreements would be designed specific to block club needs. I will hold every liquor agreement until it goes to the block club."

It was mentioned that not all Old South Side Community Coalition members belonged to TWDC block clubs. Cimperman said, "I will always come before OSS with these issues. I hope for a day when OSS and block clubs are in agreement."

Cimperman reported progress in replacing faded street signs and street signs that had disappeared. He promised that new lines would be painted on Starkweather, Professor and the area surrounding Lincoln Park. He promised safer pedestrian curbs in several locations and said flexible posts would be set up in the round-about to mark the lanes and white 15 mile per hour signs would be posted on the hill by the round-about to allow traffic enforcement.

A Traffic Engineering and Planning Meeting to further address traffic and parking problems in the neighborhood will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10th at Roosevelt Post 58 of the Polish Legion of American Veterans at 2442 Professor.

Old South Side Coalition continues to address traffic and parking problems

TODATE 55 NEW PARKING SIGNS - THANKS TO COUNCILMAN JOE CIMPERMAN

 

New Parking Signs in Tremont Installed by the City of Cleveland Traffic Engineering Department since July 2009.

1) College Ave. at Professor Ave. NE corner                  -      Fronting the Treehouse Bar

2) College Ave. at Professor Ave. SW corner                  -      Side of Duda Gallery

3) Professor Ave. at Starkweather Ave. NW corner        -       Side of Lucky’s park

4) Literary Ave. at Professor Ave. NE corner                 -       Side of Lago’s

5) Literary Ave. at Professor Ave. SW corner                -       Side of Post 1

6) Literary Ave. at West 10th St. NE corner                    -       Side of Residence west of Lolita’s

7) West 11th St. at Fairfield Ave. NW corner                  -       Front of old Eikona Studio

8) West 11th St. at Fairfield Ave. SW corner                   -       Front of non-conforming parking lot

9) West 11th St. at Starkweather Ave. NW corner           -      Opposite of Merrick House by Lincoln Park

10) Starkweather Ave. at West 11th St. SW corner          -       Mounted on Stop sign east of Prosperity

11) West 11th St. at Starkweather Ave.  SW corner         -       Side of residence

12) Starkweather Ave. at West 11th St. NE corner          -       Mounted on Stop sign in front Merrick House

13) Literary Ave. at Thurman Ave. SW corner               -       Front of 801 Literary to corner sight-line issue

14) College Ave. at Thurman Ave. SW corner               -       Front of house to corner  sight-line issue

15) Jefferson Ave. at Thurman Ave. SW corner             -       Front of new Bio-Parking lot sight-line issue

16) Jefferson Ave. at Tremont Ave. SW corner              -       Side of Residence (Area of Tremont School)

17) College Ave. at Tremont Ave. SE corner                -        Side of Hispanic Church (Tremont School)

18) College Ave. at Tremont Ave. NE corner                -        Side of WEEMS (Tremont School Area)

19) Kenilworth Ave. at Tremont Ave. SW corner          -       Side of Tremont School playground

20) Kenilworth Ave. at West 10th St. SW corner           -        Front of 1005 Kenilworth (Tremont School)

21) West 10th St. at Kenilworth Ave. NW corner          -       Side of residence (Tremont School area)

22) West 11th St. at Kenilworth Ave. NW corner           -       Mounted on stop sign in front of Civilizations

23) West 11th St. at Kenilworth Ave. SW corner            -      Mounted on School sign in front Lincoln park

24) Kenilworth Ave. at West 11th St. SW corner            -       Mounted on Sign side of Lincoln Park

25) West 7th St. at Jefferson Ave. SE corner                   -      Side of 615 Jefferson Ave.

26) Jefferson Ave. at West 7th St. NE corner                  -      Side of Residence

27) Jefferson Ave. at West 7th St. SE corner                   -      Side of Residence

28) West 7th St. at Literary Ave. NW corner                  -       Side of Residence

29) West 7th St. at Literary Ave. SE corner                    -       Side of Residence

30) Literary Ave. at West 7th St. NE corner                    -      In front of 622 Literary Ave.

31) Literary Ave. at West 7th St. SE corner                    -      In front of 619 Literary Ave.

32) Literary Ave. at West 7th St. SW corner                   -     In front of 709 Literary Ave.

33) Kenilworth Ave. at Tremont Ave. NW corner         -     Southside of Tremont Triangle

34) Tremont Ave. at Kenilworth Ave. NW corner         -     Eastside of Tremont Triangle

35) Tremont Ave. at West 10th St. NE corner                 -     By Weems – East dead-end of Tremont

36) Tremont Ave. at College Ave. SE corner                  -    Front of Spanish Church

37) Tremont Ave. at Jefferson Ave. SE corner                -    Side of La Bodega

38) Jefferson Ave. at Tremont Ave. NE corner               -     Front of former Southside Cleaners

39) Tremont Ave. at Starkweather Ave. NW corner       -     Opposite of 2475 Tremont Ave.

40) Starkweather Ave. at West 10th St. SE corner           -     Side of Hotz Café

41) Starkweather Ave. at West 10th St. SW corner          -     Front of 1007 Starkweather Ave.

42) Literary Ave. at West 11th St. NE corner                   -     Front of Studio 11

43) Literary Ave. at West 10th St. SW corner                  -     Side of Ekonia Studio

44) West 10th St. at Kenilworth Ave. SE corner              -     Side of Tremont School Playground

45) West 10th St. at Literary Ave. SE corner                   -      Front of 2265 West 10th Street

46) West 10th St. at Literary Ave. NW corner                 -      Front of 2242 West 10th Street

47) West 10th St. at Fairfield Ave. SE corner                   -     Side of Bank

48) West 10th St. at Fairfield Ave. NW corner                 -     Front of Residence

49) West 10th St. at Professor Ave. NE corner                  -    Front of 2139 West 10th St.

50) West 10th St. at University Ave. SE corner                 -    Front of Camp Cleveland site.

51) West 7th St. at Marquardt Ave. NE corner                   -   Front of 2499 West 7th St.

52) Jefferson Ave. at Professor Ave. NE corner                -  Side of Fahrenheit

53) Jefferson Ave. at Professor Ave. SW corner               -   Side of open lot

54) Professor Ave. at Jefferson Ave.  NW corner              -  Front of 2418 Professor Ave.

55) Professor Ave. at Jefferson Ave. SE corner                 -  Front of Flying Monkey

 

Created on: 09-05-09                          Updated on: 11-05-09

Green text signs added since 11-01-09
 

That's great

  I don't even bother to step foot in Tremont on Friday or Saturday nights.  I feel for you Jerleen.  It's a royal pain to have your streets parked up and rich suburban brats puking on your front lawn and I am glad that Councilman Cimperman has finally heard your complaints and done something, but it doesn't negate the other stuff...  Too little, too late.

(Whatever happened to the Flats...we didn't have to worry about residents there?)

COUNCILMAN CIMPERMAN PROPOSES ZONING CHANGES

ZONING AD-HOC COMMITTEE DISCUSSES PROPOSED ZONING CHANGES IN THE BAR/RESTAURANT/NIGHTCLUB ENTERTAINING BUSINESS


Submitted by jerleen1 on August 29, 2009 - 7:32am.

 Yesterday, at Cleveland City Hall, Councilman Joe Cimperman, City Planning Commission Director Robert Brown, Tremont West Development Board member Henry Senyak and 2nd District Cleveland Police Commander Keith Sulzer led the discussions among twenty plus attendees on Proposed Zoning changes that will take place in the coming year.

These discussions covered legislative changes that will aid the police and other enforcement units in providing clarity and on-sight information necessary in taking the appropriate action when called out.  The round table discussions also covered bars/restaurant/nightclubs by way of outlaying and devising a more synchronized system for the departments of the City of Cleveland's officials to keep track of establishment compliance, licenses and permits, which would include Certificates of Occupancy.

Input was also taken from a number of residents from several areas, members of City Council, Ron O'Leary, Dept of Building and Housing and Detective John Graves.

The one and one half hour session ended on a positive note and that everyone present was in agreement that the suggested changes would be good and that everyone would be looking forward to these new changes being put in play.

Commander Keith Sulzer did an excellent job in presenting the problematic areas of enforcing the current laws and codes especially for police officers.   The Commander also provided a number of noteworthy considerations and strategies for rectifying some of these preplexities.

Councilman Cimperman also did a great job in supporting these changes including delegating task to the appropriate departments.  The Councilman was adament in these changes being ready and put in place by February 2010. 

Henry Senyak prepared and provided a clear and detailed list of Proposed Zoning Use Definitions.  He was also instrumental in bringing home the point and importance of defining use being denoted on licenses, permits and variances for each establishment. 

The ad-hoc committee will be scheduling another meeting, date and time not yet determined.