Cleveland Honors Longtime Employees

Monday, December 9, 2013 - by Hollie Webb
Longevity award receipients
Longevity award receipients
- photo by Hollie Webb

During the Cleveland City Council meeting on Monday, the council recognized the city employees who had worked for 20 years or longer.

Vice Mayor Avery Johnson and Carolyn Stevison have both worked for 20 years.

Steve Weber, Brent Runyon, Jeff Tilley, and Mike Moses received awards for 25 years of employment.

Greg Hooper and Larry Bryant were awarded for 30 years of employment.

Mike Pierce and Junior Martin were awarded for 35 years, and Janice Casteel was awarded for 40 years.

Finally, Councilman David May was awarded for 45 years of employment.

The council also passed the reappointment of members to several boards and committees. Kent Berry and Avery Johnson were reappointed to the Stormwater Board for another 4-year term, Janie Moore and James Bailey were reappointed for 3-year terms on the Parks Advisory Board, and Robbie Williams and Susan Card were reappointed for 3-year terms at Fletcher Park.

Also discussed was the resignation of Dr. Robert Taylor from the Animal Shelter Advisory Board, a position he had held since 2004. City Manager Casteel said, “We’re really going to miss him.” When Mayor Tom Rowland made the motion to accept, he said, “We make a motion that his resignation be reluctantly accepted.”

A public hearing was held in order to discuss the rezoning of 7.45 acres north of 11th Street and near the intersection of McCain Drive. However, no one had any comments or objections, so the hearing was closed.

The council also passed a motion to install more lights on Knollwood Drive in order to bring it up to the standards set by Cleveland Utility.

A presentation on the subject of ephedrine restrictions in order to curb methamphetamine use was scheduled but was moved to January. 


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