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Saturday, April 10, 2010


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Friday, April 9, 2010


News Release: University Tees Comes to Lakewood


April 9, 2010


UNIVERSITY TEES HEADQUARTERS AND PRODUCTION COMES TO LAKEWOOD
COMPANY RECEIVES $50,000 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND LOAN

University Tees, a growing business owned by Lakewood residents, is moving its headquarters to Lakewood this summer. The company sells apparel products to college campuses across the nation.

The growing business already opened a production facility in Lakewood in September of 2009 as part of its newly created company, 717 Ink. The company decided to stop outsourcing their printing processes and 717 Ink is the exclusive screen-printer for University Tees. 717 Ink recently entered into a long term lease at Lakewood’s Templar Office Complex (formerly the Lake Erie Screw Building), 13000 Athens Avenue.

“I have called Lakewood home for over five years, and I’m excited to call Lakewood the home for University Tees,” said Joe Haddad, Vice-President of University Tees. “A majority of our team lives here, and this move will mean a lot to everyone.”

To help grow their business, 717 Ink and University Tees applied for and received a $50,000 loan from Lakewood’s economic development fund to finance the purchase of capital equipment the companies needed to facilitate their growth. The loan will be repaid in just few years.

“Small business is big business in Lakewood. That’s why the city established our economic development fund to grow small, growing, businesses” said Nathan Kelly, Lakewood’s Director of Planning and Development. “We’re glad to be part of their growth and proud that they are calling Lakewood home.”

University Tees will move their office headquarters to Lakewood in the summer of 2010. Together, this growing business will bring a dozen new jobs and almost $500,000 in new payroll to Lakewood. Their conservative growth projections place their 2011 payroll over $500,000. They expect to double their size in five years.

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For further information, contact Nathan Kelly, Director of Planning and Development, at (216) 529-6630 or Joe Haddad, Vice President of University Tees, at (800) 460-8337 x201.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Letter to City: Lakewood Hospital Vision for Tomorrow


Click on the link below to read the April 6, 2010 letter from Lakewood Hospital leadership to Mayor FitzGerald describing the rationale behind proposed services changes at the institution and plans to strengthen its Vision for Tomorrow:


Notice%20to%20City%20of%20Lakewood%2004%2006%202010%20FINAL%20AND%20SIGNED.PDF

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010


ABR Agenda- Thursday April 8


BOARD OF BUILDING STANDARDS/
ARCHITECTURAL BOARD OF REVIEW/SIGN REVIEW BOARD
April 8th, 2010
5:30 PM - Lakewood City Hall
Auditorium

1. Roll Call
2. Approve the Minutes of the March 11th, 2010 meeting
3. Opening remarks

OLD BUSINESS
4. Docket 02-03-10 C 12400 Detroit Avenue
FLEMCO LLC
( ) Approve Suleiman Hassan
( ) Deny FLEMCO LLC.
( ) Defer P.O. Box 03043
Cleveland, Ohio 44103
Applicant requests review and approval of alterations affecting the exterior of the building. Deferred
from March 11th meeting. (Page 4)

5. Docket 03-08-10 C 14018 Detroit Avenue
Winking Lizard Tavern Co.
( ) Approve James Callum
( ) Deny Winking Lizard Tavern Co.
( ) Defer 14018 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio 44107
Applicant requests review and approval of proposed roofed patio on the front of the building. Deferred
from March 11th meeting. (Page 10)

6. Docket 03-12-10 C 13303 Madison Avenue
The Mountain of the Lord Church
( ) Approve Napoleon Karr
( ) Deny 2226 Wyandotte Avenue
( ) Defer Lakewood, Ohio 44107
Applicant requests review and approval of a non-illuminated wall sign. Deferred from March 11th
meeting. (Page 15)

NEW BUSINESS
ARCHITECTURAL BOARD OF REVIEW

7. Docket 04-13-10 R 2070 Dowd Avenue
Page 2 of 3
( ) Approve Nate Zaremba and Joe Del Re
( ) Deny Zaremba Home Again
( ) Defer 14600 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio 44107
The applicant requests the review and approval of a new construction single family home with enhanced
accessibility features. (Page 20)

8. Docket 04-14-10 C 17525-35 Madison Avenue
Attache Apartments
( ) Approve Tim Isoniemi
( ) Deny AIY Properties
( ) Defer 12215 Clifton Boulevard
Lakewood, Ohio 44107
Applicant requests review and approval of modifications to the roof of two apartment buildings. (Page
24)

9. Docket 04-15-10 C 16900 Detroit Avenue
Edwards Town Properties LLC
( ) Approve Angelo Coutris
( ) Deny Edwards Town Properties LLC
( ) Defer 16926 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio 44107
Applicant requests review and approval of repairs to the façade of the building. (Page 30)

SIGN REVIEW
10. Docket 04-16-10 Lakewood Earth and Food (LEAF)
Community Gardens
( ) Approve Glenn Campbell
( ) Deny 15305 Lanning Avenue
( ) Defer Lakewood, Ohio 44107
Applicant requests review and approval of installation of four signs for identification of LEAF
community gardens in Webb, Madison, Kauffman and Cove parks. (Page 43)

11. Docket 04-17-10 C 14201 Madison Avenue
C-Town Pizza
( ) Approve Scott Rouse
( ) Deny C-Town Pizza
( ) Defer 14201 Madison Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio 44107
Applicant requests review and approval of wall sign. (Page 53)
Page 3 of 3

12. Docket 04-18-10 C 16512 Detroit Avenue
Cozumel Mexican Restaurant
( ) Approve Robert Landgraf
( ) Deny Graphic Expressions Signs & More
( ) Defer 8540 State Route 14, Suite D
Streetsboro, Ohio 44241
Applicant requests review and approval of signage for Cozumel Restaurant. (Page 59)

13. Adjourn.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010


Health & Human Services Meeting Notice


There will be a Health and Human Services Committee Meeting, Monday, April 5, 2010, at 6:00 PM in the Jury Room of Lakewood City Hall, 12650 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio. The following will be discussed:

1) Update on Keep Lakewood Beautiful phone number (Referred 2-16-10)

2) Human Services Annual Departmental Review (Referred 3-15-10)

3) Vital Statistics Departmental Review (Finance) (Referred 3-15-10)

3) Communication from Councilmember Antonio regarding Circulator Bus Update (Shopper Shuttle) (Referred 2-16-10)

4) Communication from Councilmembers Antonio/Madigan regarding Reducing Excessive Vehicle Idling (Referred 7-6-09) PROP. ORD. 56-09 Reduce Excessive Vehicle Idling (1st Read 7/6/09, 2nd 7/20/09, Referred from Rules & Ordinances 3/15/10)



Nickie J. Antonio, Chair

Brian Powers, Kevin Butler; Members

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Census Questionnaire Centers Open Now


The 2010 Census forms have been mailed to all Lakewood households. It is very important to Lakewood's future that everyone living here be counted.

If you know someone who needs help with the form, the Census Bureau has set up the following Questionnaire Assistance Centers (QACs) in Lakewood to help residents requiring assistance in filling out their census forms:

Lakewood Senior Health Campus
13900 Detroit Avenue
Hours: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Tuesday

·Lakewood City Hall
12650 Detroit Avenue
Hours: 10 AM to 3:00 PM on Monday, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Tuesday and Thursday

· Lakewood Senior Center East (Fedor Manor)
12400 Madison Avenue
Hours: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

·Harding Middle School
16601 Madison Avenue
Hours: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Monday-Friday

·Lakewood Christian Service Center
14032 Madison Avenue
Hours: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM on Wednesday

·Serpentini Arena at Winterhurst
14740 Lakewood Heights Boulevard
Hours: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Monday-Friday

· St. Peter's Episcopal Church
18001 Detroit Avenue
Hours: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Monday-Thursday and 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Friday

The QACs will be open approximately 15 hours per week and staffed by census employees. They will assist individuals who do not understand how to complete the questionnaire, have questions about the 2010 Census in general or who need language assistance. Census questionnaires are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Russian. Language Assistance Guides (which provide a translation of the instructions and questions) are available in 59 languages. QACs will be open through April 19, 2010

For more information, contact the Census Bureau at (216) 820-4080.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010


Community Forum Announcement


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LAKEWOODALIVE PRESENTS A COMMUNITY FORUM:
“COUNT YOUR ASSETS”


Forum addresses key issues vital to Lakewood’s economy: financial resources, health and education

LAKEWOOD, OH March 11, 2009 - LakewoodAlive, a nonpartisan economic development corporation, announces its next community forum, “Count Your Assets.” The forum will be held Wednesday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m. at Horace Mann School, 1215 West Clifton Blvd., Lakewood.

The forum, hosted by Mayor Ed Fitzgerald, will highlight three areas of current economic importance to Lakewood:

• City of Lakewood Census: Maintaining Lakewood’s level of government funding will depend on ensuring the population level remains at or above 50,000. Jill Paulsen of the Cleveland Foundation will discuss how everyone in the community can contribute to an accurate census.

• Lakewood Hospital: As the largest employer in the city, Lakewood Hospital provides a service that is integral to Lakewood’s economic stability and growth. Jan Murphy, President of Lakewood Hospital, will share more about how the new business model and management structure will ensure its vitality.

• Lakewood City Schools Levy: Dr. P. Joseph Madak, Lakewood City Schools Superintendent, and Mike Summers, Chairman of the Citizens for Lakewood’s Children levy campaign, will detail how the schools “excellence” rating and new facilities positively impact Lakewood’s economic strength and how the upcoming levy is key to the district delivering on educational needs now and in the future.

“We’re pleased to be able to provide an opportunity for the citizens of Lakewood to learn more about these important and time sensitive issues that directly impact Lakewood’s economic vitality,” says Mary Anne Crampton, Executive Director of LakewoodAlive.

The forum is free and open to the public. No advance registration is required.

LakewoodAlive is a nonpartisan economic development corporation whose mission is to improve the quality of life of residents by creating alliances with community leaders, leveraging community assets and expanding the pool of available resources in order to facilitate economic stabil¬ity and growth in the City of Lakewood. A 501-c (3) nonprofit organization, LakewoodAlive is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Trust and Heri¬tage Ohio, which is the oversight organization for the Ohio Main Street Program. Visit www.lakewoodalive.com.

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Community Forum Announcement


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LAKEWOODALIVE PRESENTS A COMMUNITY FORUM:
“COUNT YOUR ASSETS”


Forum addresses key issues vital to Lakewood’s economy: financial resources, health and education

LAKEWOOD, OH March 11, 2009 - LakewoodAlive, a nonpartisan economic development corporation, announces its next community forum, “Count Your Assets.” The forum will be held Wednesday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m. at Horace Mann School, 1215 West Clifton Blvd., Lakewood.

The forum, hosted by Mayor Ed Fitzgerald, will highlight three areas of current economic importance to Lakewood:

• City of Lakewood Census: Maintaining Lakewood’s level of government funding will depend on ensuring the population level remains at or above 50,000. Jill Paulsen of the Cleveland Foundation will discuss how everyone in the community can contribute to an accurate census.

• Lakewood Hospital: As the largest employer in the city, Lakewood Hospital provides a service that is integral to Lakewood’s economic stability and growth. Jan Murphy, President of Lakewood Hospital, will share more about how the new business model and management structure will ensure its vitality.

• Lakewood City Schools Levy: Dr. P. Joseph Madak, Lakewood City Schools Superintendent, and Mike Summers, Chairman of the Citizens for Lakewood’s Children levy campaign, will detail how the schools “excellence” rating and new facilities positively impact Lakewood’s economic strength and how the upcoming levy is key to the district delivering on educational needs now and in the future.

“We’re pleased to be able to provide an opportunity for the citizens of Lakewood to learn more about these important and time sensitive issues that directly impact Lakewood’s economic vitality,” says Mary Anne Crampton, Executive Director of LakewoodAlive.

The forum is free and open to the public. No advance registration is required.

LakewoodAlive is a nonpartisan economic development corporation whose mission is to improve the quality of life of residents by creating alliances with community leaders, leveraging community assets and expanding the pool of available resources in order to facilitate economic stabil¬ity and growth in the City of Lakewood. A 501-c (3) nonprofit organization, LakewoodAlive is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Trust and Heri¬tage Ohio, which is the oversight organization for the Ohio Main Street Program. Visit www.lakewoodalive.com.

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