Thursday , 18 July 2019

Wednesday, July 10th

Here is your news for Wednesday, July 10th, sponsored by Toyota of Cleveland:

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Tim Siniard reports: The Cleveland City Council voted unanimously  Monday to name a new city park in honor of longtime Vice Mayor Avery Johnson.

The vote took place after Councilman Bill Estes introduced a motion to name the park after the councilman and civil rights leader.

The park, which is currently under construction behind Blythe-Bower Elementary School, will be named Avery Johnson Park.

Also from The Banner…

Larry Bowers reports: Unimpaired by the hot, humid weather, building permits issued by the city of Cleveland increased in June.

There were 41 permits handed out, 17 for residential projects, eight for commercial construction, and 18 for alterations or additions.

The total estimate of job cost (value) for the month is $7,687,674.15, and total fees received by the city tallied $27,318. This includes $4,244,315.15 for commercial construction, $2,633,592 in residential building, and $809,767 for additions and alterations.

There are several major projects scheduled in commercial, including a second Raceway fuel distribution center at 4001 APD 40 (the Cleveland bypass).

Also in commercial are several new restaurants, or shells for restaurants, in the city, including a second Chick-fil-A restaurant at 1000 Paul Huff Parkway. This is between the Wendy’s and Burger King eateries, and adjacent to the Target Center.

From NewsChannel 9…

Chattanooga City Council has officially passed an ordinance temporarily banning electric scooters in the Scenic City.

Council members passed the second and final reading of the ordinance Tuesday night.

The moratorium bans electric scooters in the city for six months, giving city leaders time to address safety concerns surrounding the scooters.

The decision comes after a scooter-related death prompted Nashville’s mayor to announce his intention to ban scooters city-wide in June.

26-year-old Brady Gaulke was riding an electric scooter in Nashville in May when he was hit and killed by an SUV.