Cleveland City Council Addresses Delays In Mosby Pool Project

Monday, July 14, 2014 - by Hollie Webb

The Cleveland City Council passed a motion Monday afternoon to request the contractor of the Mosby Pool project come to the next meeting, if the project is not completed by then, to explain the lengthy delays.

The project is now approximately four months behind schedule. Councilman Richard Banks said many people have been unhappy with this because their children have gone all summer without being able to use the pool. 

Councilman Banks said, "Those children have been without their pool all summer and I think the contractor should be held responsible.

"

He also stated that this kind of breach of contract would not be acceptable in private business. 

He said, "Based on my calculations, that pool should have been finished on March 17."

He also said, "I think he ought to at least reimburse the city for what it costs to bus the children to other pools if he's in breach of contract." 

If everything is completed by the next meeting, the council will hold a ribbon-cutting.

It was also announced during the meeting that the Museum Center at Five Points will be hosting an ancient religious artifacts exhibit. The exhibit is currently in Houston, Tx and includes objects such as coins bearing the likeness of Pontius Pilate and funerary urns. 

The only other city in the country that the exhibit will go to after Cleveland is Los Angeles, Ca. Mayor Tom Rowland encouraged anyone who is interested to become a member of the museum.

Another update came from Cleveland Utility. Fire hydrants owned by the city will now be color coded to indicate the gallons of water per minute the unit can produce. 

With the recent passing of Cleveland Judge Bill Moss, the council also voted to suspend city courts for two weeks.


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ABBOTT, SHANE CONRAD  49 HELEN AVENUE ROSSVILLE, 30741  Age at Arrest: 24 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County VIOLATION OF PROBATION (THEFT UNDER 500) --- ANGEL, LATOSHA ADA  49 BICE LANE GRAYSVILLE, 37338  Age at Arrest: 36 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County ... (click for more)

Corker Strongly Encourages Marco Rubio To Seek Re-Election

In response to reports that U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is facing increasing pressure to seek re-election to the upper chamber, Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement. “Marco Rubio is a very valuable member of the Senate – especially in his role on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where ... (click for more)

Case Handled Like Any Other? - And Response

It is interesting that Chief Fletcher would deem the handling of the Mayor's encounter as typical or normal. Is the Chief asking the public to believe that all misdemeanor domestic violence arrests include a 4-hour taped interrogation, and delayed reporting after a visit to the Chief’s house. Of course, we believe that Chief Fletcher. April Eidson * * *  I ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Best Speech This Year

Just 24 hours after Donovan Livingston gave The Student’s Speech at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education convocation on Wednesday, it had been viewed over 3 million times and shared 75,000 times on Facebook. It is already considered, far and away, as the freshest view on race and education in ages and its viral journey is burning across the Internet. His talk was ... (click for more)

Baylor Beats GPS Again For Second Straight D-II Title

MURFREESBORO – Baylor coach Kelli Smith was feeling no pain here at the Starplex Field No. 3 Friday afternoon after her team had beaten GPS by a 9-1 final for its second-straight D-II state softball crown, but that wasn’t the case late Thursday night. Smith, who now has two state titles as a Baylor player and eight as their coach, spent more than three hours in the local emergency ... (click for more)

Meigs Bounces Back, Beats Silverdale, 8-5, For State Class A Softball Title

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Either Meigs County or Silverdale was going home with a state championship trophy on Friday. Pushed to the limit by the spunky Lady Seahawks in a 6-0 loss – all six runs were unearned – the Lady Tigers responded in the Class A championship game with an 8-5 victory and claimed the school’s first state softball title. “I’m on top of the world,” Meigs ... (click for more)