Tuesday, October 18, 2011
A quick look at some more action from Lakewood City Council's meeting Monday night.
Monday night was a busy night for Lakewood City Council. In addition to changes to the controversial pit bull ban and accepting Mayor Michael Summers’ endorsement of Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald’s anti-poaching agreement, the council also heard several other issues.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Highlights from Monday's city council meeting.
Lakewood City Council had its hands full on Monday night. The meeting — which lasted two hours — had more than 100 in attendance. Council approved several ordinances that had been discussed during the past couple months. Here are a few of the highlights: New gazebo for Lakewood Park City council approved a new gazebo to be built at Lakewood Park. The city received a NatureWorks grant for more than $16,000 from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, but it required a $3,5000 match from the city. The city is expected to begin construction soon on a 16- to 18-foot in diameter gazebo to be situated in the northeast portion of the park. Councilman Brian Powers said the city has been interested in the project since its Lakewood Park master …
Monday, May 16, 2011
Lakewood council to vote a number of issues at tonight's meeting.
Among the topics set for discussion at tonight's city council meeting are the plans for the Lakewood Public Library's public art project and the proposal to allow alcohol consumption at public events and outdoor dining. Both issues were raised at the last council meeting earlier this month. Earlier this year, the library announced that it had received 202 submissions from around the country for an "iconic" sculpture to be erected on the library's front lawn this fall. Council is set to vote on an issue that would give the library's board of trustees an exemption from the code to place a sculpture in the right-of-way next to the building. Also, in a second reading, Lakewood City Council will decide a proposal that would bring the code up to…
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Ordinance would apply to restaurants with sidewalk dining, special events.
During the past few years, Lakewood has had a growing number of restaurants approved for sidewalk dining. There have also been more requests for permits to serve alcohol at fundraising events in public spaces. However, it’s technically still illegal to serve (and consume) alcohol on city property — including sidewalks and streets. On Monday, Lakewood City Council heard a proposal that would bring the code up to date with current legislation that allows the sale of alcohol in public places. Under the current law, businesses and organizations must obtain special permits to serve alcohol. But under the city’s criminal code, drinking in public is forbidden. The proposed ordinance would officially allow drinking with a special event permit or a…