As the year end closes in, here is a brief update on the status of the Telling Mansion sale.
The Sale: 9/24/13 Cuyahoga County Public Library Board approves the sale of the Telling Mansion.
The Purchase Agreement: Contrary to what the Library Director promised (when the property was listed, and repeatedly afterwards), the contract has no preservation requirements.
Injunction filed in May 2013: dropped by our attorney in favor of more compelling action.
November 2013 Appeals Meeting: our lawyer and concerned citizens met with the Cuyahoga County Public Library representatives and offered this list of compromises:
1. Part of Telling Mansion remains in operation as a CCPL library branch in perpetuity.
2. CCPL establishes a preservation easement with the Cleveland Restoration Society for Telling Mansion.
3. CCPL establishes a conservation easement with Friends of Euclid Creek for the raingardens and property along Euclid Creek.
4. CCPL pays for or provides a statistically valid survey of the residents of South Euclid and Lyndhurst asking them whether or not they want a new library.
5. CCPL develops and adopts a corrective action plan that will insure, by use of statistically valid surveys, that citizens from each and every community are included in the planning of any future capital improvements
6. CCPL requests that the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District review the site plan for the proposed library on Green Rd.
Cuyahoga County Public Library refused all of the above.
Future legal actions are scheduled
Why do we continue Legal Action? Per the purchase agreement, as long as there is litigation regarding the Telling Mansion, the purchase cannot proceed. The news that action is stalled because of our court case(s) is huge.
We are committed to continuing the struggle as long as we can support it and will update you as we can however we are limited in what we can share. We’re still in the game! It’s a tough and disappointing road to travel but we have no intention of giving up yet.
The Support from YOU:
Our deepest thanks and appreciation go out to all of YOU for your continued support and encouragement. We could not have gotten this far without it. Every donation that we receive, no matter what the amount, validates our objective and keeps us strong! Thank You!
To Donate: Visit www.savethemansionlibrary.org and click on the Yellow Donate button on the rightby admin
After ignoring Cuyahoga County residents pleas over the last few years regarding their Facilities Master Plan, Cuyahoga County Public Library insists on putting it to their opposition. Fran Mentch is a strong opponent of the Facilities Master Plan and has been outspoken in regards to it. Cuyahoga County Public Library Board has totally disrespected and ignored her for over a year. When you take away someones right to be heard by totally ignoring them, it just makes the political climate ripe for incidents. It is Cuyahoga County Public Library Boards’ way of doing business. Now they are spending even more county money to have the county prosecutor defend this ridiculous incident.
Help us continue the fight for the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Public Library to stay in the Telling Mansion. It cannot be finalized while there is any legal action pending.
Please donate if you can.
Thank you.by admin
Wondering what’s going on?
Here’s an update.
The purchase agreement for Telling: Contrary to what the Library Director promised (when the property was listed, and repeatedly afterwards), the contract has no preservation requirements. There’s no Euclid Creek protection either.
The original injunction: Our attorney dropped it, in favor of more compelling action.
The second injunction: It’s still in court.
The result of our legal action: Per the purchase agreement, as long as there is litigation regarding the Telling Mansion, the purchase cannot proceed.
We are limited in what we can share, but the news that action is stalled because of our court case(s) is huge. We’re still in the game and people need to know that! Attorneys aren’t cheap, and we’re always looking for ways to raise funds. Please consider donating, even $5, as every little bit helps. Just click on the yellow Donate button on the right side of the screen.
Thanks for your continuing support!by admin