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Steps for Places of Assembly to take to become legally compliant

Submitted by Henry Senyak on Sun, 05/02/2010 - 01:25.
The procedure in becoming legal.
This is a multiple faceted problem. I am sure they do not even have a Certificate of Occupancy for a assembly use. Which means even before any licensing style permits can be issued the operator must go down to City Hall to the Building and Housing Records Room. This may even require the owner of the building to be involved.
1) First find out the last legal use on the suite the operation is located.
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Cleveland Public Power - City of Cleveland Service Update 03-10-10

Submitted by Henry Senyak on Tue, 03/16/2010 - 00:26.

Hello all, I an attaching a PDF document that was distributed on Wednesday March 10th at the Cleveland City Council Public Utilites Committee.

Please Read the Plain Dealer Story the next day. Thanks to CPP, Chairperson Kevin Kelley, Councilman Cimperman, and the other members of the committee.


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ODOT Vegetative Screening Site Plans for Tremont (West side of the highway embankment)

Submitted by Henry Senyak on Mon, 12/14/2009 - 10:49.

I am attatching two PDF Site Plans. These were sent to me by ODOT late last week.

You will see close to 375 new trees are planned.

7 different style deciduous trees.

2 different style evergreen trees.

Additions incorporated into the plans after the last meeting with neighborhood stakeholders.

1) Dead and potentially hazardous trees will be removed. (Trees that have the possibility to fall or are growing at a severe angle) Additional new trees will replace these locations on a one to one basis. (These locations are not counted in the site plan totals).

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ODOT Determination to Noise Barrier Number #3 Tremont - Westside of Innerbelt Highway South of New Bridge

Submitted by Henry Senyak on Fri, 10/23/2009 - 00:54.

Please review the following PDF documents made available to me from ODOT District 12.

ODOT has informed Public Officials that no noise walls will be constructed in the first innerbelt bridge phase 1.

This is specific to the west side of the highway in Tremont from University Ave. to the north and Branch Ave. to the south.

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My Mother Gertrude Senyak wants to thank Councilman Joe Cimperman for sending her flowers on her 80th Birthday today!!

Submitted by Henry Senyak on Thu, 08/13/2009 - 18:51.


Hi Joe,

On behalf of my Mom and I, we would like to thank you for taking time out of your schedule to make her Day.

We just left and Georgiann Franko seen Noga delivering them, Jimmy gave them to Georgiann and Georgiann gave them to my mother when we returned from Dinner. Mom is a happy camper.

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Noise Barrier Wall ODOT Public Meeting in Tremont on 08-27-09 (Please Attend)

Submitted by Henry Senyak on Thu, 08/13/2009 - 09:47.


This is a email from Mark Carpenter ODOT, informing people of a public meeting.

Lets hope all our current elected officials will Attend. Councilman Cimperman, Councilman Santiago, and Councilman Cummins.

Secondarily I believe this is the same evening as the Ward 14 debate, do not know what time that day the debate is but I request all the candidates running in Ward 14 show up - listen to the people - then speak for the people.

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Mayor Jackson comes out to support Councilman Joe Santiago in Ward 14 Race

Submitted by Henry Senyak on Thu, 07/30/2009 - 16:35.

See Henry Gomez's story on Cleveland.com Inside City Hall Section. I personally encourage everyone to call the Mayor's office to inform him that he has backed the wrong horse in the race.


A) Mayor Jackson do you support the perpetuation of known Drug Bars? (Let it be known people are wanting to open up Moda again - Hint Hint)

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The Controversy over Councilman Joe Santiago mis-using CDBG tax-dollars for Firworks continues

Submitted by Henry Senyak on Thu, 07/02/2009 - 11:38.


Reprinted compliments of Cleveland.com and the Plain Dealer

See todays edition of Henry Gomez's story on his Inside City Blog

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Councilman Joe Santiago is pissing our tax dollars away - What is wrong with this picture?

Submitted by Henry Senyak on Tue, 06/09/2009 - 23:55.

I am sure this will be supported by Action Jackson & Marty Sweeney!

WHY does not Sweeney fit the bill for this out of his Campaign Account or dig into the Council Leadership fund. I was at City Council Last night Santiago left about 40 minutes before the meeting was over, he got his photo op with the GLBT and split.  Action Jackson can spread his Campaign money too.



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Well today Joe Santiago is officially toast - It is about time!!!!

Submitted by Henry Senyak on Sat, 05/23/2009 - 17:43.

Brian Cummins to run in Cleveland's Ward 14

by hgomez [at] plaind [dot] com
Saturday May 23, 2009, 2:18 PM

I posted this in the comments of an earlier entry but wanted to elevate it:

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Ward 14 Councilman Joe Santiago prepares for his Fundraiser Bash on Thursday April 16th at his Ward 13 Tremont house

Submitted by Henry Senyak on Tue, 04/14/2009 - 12:35.

See Attached or Norm, Jeff, or Jeff can you insert this in the body?

Glad to help.  Jeff b

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Parking problem raises safety concerns in Tremont (This is from the April Plain Press) by Tremont's own Jerleen Justice

Submitted by Henry Senyak on Sun, 04/05/2009 - 22:12.

Parking problem raises safety concerns in Tremont
by Jerleen Justus

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The million dollar question could have Frank Giglio been screwed?

Submitted by Henry Senyak on Wed, 03/25/2009 - 18:13.

What a interesting parallel to the story in today's PD about the Federal Charges against a Cleveland Building and Housing Inspector. Lets recall the long list of electrical violations at Frank Giglio's house. Then I ask you to review the attached PDF and let you come to your own conclusions.


Small Edit I am going to add a picture file taken at the grand opening of La Copa Nightclub on Clark. I think you will see some faces you may know.

#2 a Email regarding La Copa.

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Follow the Money in the Corruption Probe

Submitted by Henry Senyak on Thu, 03/12/2009 - 00:57.

Channel 19 was following the money trail of J. Kevin Kelley, Bill Mason, and others involved in deals with the City of Parma. Channel 19 targeted the Campaign Finace report of J. Kevin Kelley over the years. It had pointed out expenses of over $4000.00 spent at Lockkeepers.

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Houston we have a problem - Its the City of Cleveland Building & Housing Department - Pay to play

Submitted by Henry Senyak on Tue, 03/10/2009 - 01:52.


Its amazing to me to watch all the corruption. Building & Housing has been a real problem for years. I wonder how much it cost the destroy the Giglio household?

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Council President Martin Sweeney under the microscope again

Submitted by Henry Senyak on Thu, 02/26/2009 - 13:59.


Two Links of interest.

Henry Gomez's PD City Hall Blog entry for today.



The Cleveland Scene Expose from Yesterday.




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Cleveland City Council --- "What's in your Wallet" - Uhum perhaps who is in your pocket

Submitted by Henry Senyak on Fri, 02/13/2009 - 19:41.
(re-posted from Cleveland.com)

A look at City Council campaign funds

Posted by hgomez February 12, 2009 11:35AM

On Thursday we learned how deep Mayor Frank Jackson's campaign pockets are heading into a re-election cycle.

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Ward 14 Councilman Joe Santiago continues to have a high opinion of his Ward.

Submitted by Henry Senyak on Thu, 02/12/2009 - 00:28.

Green Technology, Joe you support Green Tech?, But you will eventually support the Bodner Zoning Variance just a few short blocks away? Just how many more votes do you want to loose in Ward 14 precinct T?  What kind of campaign will you mount with only $156.00 in your campaign chest?

At several prior BOZA hearing Joe stated other areas are blighted. Joe Santiago believes all of Ward 14 is blighted. When will he stop insulting the people he was elected to represent? November 2009 is coming real soon to a theatre near you!!!

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Tremont Residents Retain Legal Council over issues surrounding the TWDC Annual Meeting- Election of Trustees- Board Appointments

Submitted by Henry Senyak on Sun, 02/08/2009 - 23:47.

As of today we have had 13 Tremont Residents 10 of which were in attendance at the TWDC Annual Meeting that paid into a retainer for the attached letters sent to the offices of TWDC and the local media.

We also have 5 Interested parties that have also contributed to the retainer that are not Tremont Residents but were in attendance also at the TWDC annual meeting.

Statement sent to local media covering the Story.

Please Review the attached letters.


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TWDC Operational Budget 2007-2008 - Revenue (Total Revenue $531,740.00)

Submitted by Henry Senyak on Fri, 02/06/2009 - 16:15.

Please review the attached file that has a pie chart.

 Understand 72% of the funding comes from the City of Cleveland CDBG - Federal Tax Dollars and from NPI (Neighborghood Progress Inc.)

$56,240.00 - CDBG Competitive (This is the Money via contract they get from the City of Cleveland Community Development Dept. via contract) 11%

$120,000.00- CDBG Ward 13 (This is Money from Joe Cimperman's yearly cut of $400,000.00 in HUD money) 23%

 $86,000.00 - CDBG Ward 14 (This is Money from Joe Santiago's yearly cut of $400,000.00 in HUD money) 14%

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Corruption and Seedy Manuvers in Tremont surrounding the TWDC Annual meeting tonight and its Election Process

Submitted by Henry Senyak on Thu, 01/29/2009 - 13:15.

This Email is being circulated today to the membership of TWDC regarding tonights election. I would ask the membership to review these unfounded allegations. This is direct attempt by several members of TWDC to disrupt tonights election.

 Date: January 29, 2009 6:47:04 AM EST

> Subject: Fw: please go to the twdc annual meeting tonight and
>VOTE.......please read the following .....do not vote for hate vote
 for collaboration and moving forward in our neighborhood

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Councilman Santiago (ward 14) - Poster Child for Council Reduction

Submitted by Henry Senyak on Tue, 12/30/2008 - 15:07.

Piece of Political Art my Neighbor Georgiann Franko picked up during Tremont Art Walk in October.

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Robbery at Gunpoint early this morning in Tremont

Submitted by Henry Senyak on Mon, 12/22/2008 - 10:22.
I want to just bring it to everyone's attention unfortunately last night three thugs robbed a employee of the Tremont Tap House at gunpoint in their rear parking lot.
Two African American and one Caucasian jumped out of a parked van that was waiting for the employee when he retrieved something from his parked car. One had a pistol and the other was holding a Ak-47.
They never went inside the tavern.
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