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Cleveland City Council meeting recap

The Cleveland City Council also met on Monday.


Cleveland City Manager, Joe Fivas gave a report to the council about planned renovations at Tinsley Park. New fences, parking lot repaving, and additions, repaired sidewalks, and better drainage for rainwater are part of the renovation plan. Designs are still in the planning phases and the tentative completion date is sometime in Spring of 2024. 


Several public hearings were held during the meeting concerning annexation plans. One of the annexation plans heard before the council was a request to annex just over 64 acres for right-of-way on I- 75 between mile marker 24 and mile marker 20. The plan also included the right-of-way located at Harrison Pike from the intersection of Freewill Road and Old Harrison Lane to Holmes Street. The reasons given for the annexation were to expand the greenway and right-of-way considerations for Emergency Services. During the voting session, Council members voted unanimously to approve the animation plan. 


The Council authorized Mayor, Kevin Brooks, to sign an Incoming Loan Form with the Museum  Center related to the restoration and future protection of the Cherokee Chieftain carving.


The Council also selected Great Southern Recreation as the provider of playground equipment for Jim Sharp Park and extended current contracts with Cleveland Collision, Goodaker Plumbing, and Conley Electric. 


It was also announced during the meeting that the Inman & Broad Street intersection will be closed in the next several days for construction work.


The next City Council meeting will be held on Monday, July 10, 2023. 


The July 24 City Council meeting will be canceled.