To the Cuyahoga County Public Library Board citizens are worth less that $.01 apiece.

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QUESTION: What is the value, in dollars, of each resident of South Euclid (population 22,295) to the 7 members of the Cuyahoga County Public Library Board*?

ANSWER:  Less than 2 cents. To be more precise: $.017941.

WHY DO I SAY THAT? The Cuyahoga County Public Library Board has refused several times to pay $400 for a storm water analysis of the proposed site for a new South Euclid-Lyndhurst Library on Green Rd.  This analysis would be done by the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District (CSWCD)

The Library Board asked CSWCD to review the plans for libraries in Parma, Garfield Heights, Olmsted Falls and North Royalton.

Why won’t they ask CSWCD to review the site on Green Road?The proposed site of the new Library is 500 ft. from the Langerdale Step Pool Detention Basin, built in 2008 to manage storm water.As quoted on the City of South Euclid website:

The basin, which relegated the stream to a concrete channel, had overflowed twice, causing flooding to adjacent homes.  To this day, the basin fills up to the top of the dam on the north end during heavy rains. 

Attached are pictures taken November 2012 on Green Rd along the site of the proposed new Library. A vehicle hydroplaned and had an accident.

  • Please call Board President Robert Varley and ask him why it is not worth $400 to PREVENT paying for problems later.
  • Please remind him the Board is spending $12.6 million to build a new Library when it would cost $5 million to renovate the current Library.
  • Why won’t the board spend $400 to protect all of us?

Mr. Varley’s phone numbers: Office 216 736 6207. Mobile 216 401 2845 .

For more information visit: or call 216-694-8304.

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Cuyahoga County Public Library Board members are listed below:

*Robert W. Varley, President. Mr. Varley is a lobbyist for Dominion. He is a resident of Solon.

Maria L. Haller, Vice President. Ms. Haller is the Community Engagement Manager for The Sherwin-Williams Company.

Edward H. Blakemore, Secretary. Mr. Blakemore currently serves as Senior Attorney-Litigation in the Law Department for Eaton Corporation and is also on the Board of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

Susan M. Adams. A resident of Berea, she won a national election to the Executive Board of the Urban Libraries Council in 2007.

Dale D. Powers. Mr. Powers is a retired attorney who resides in Cleveland.

Edna Fuentes-Casiano a North Royalton resident, Ms. Fuentes-Casiano is a Research Assistant with Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Case Medical Center and a member of the CWRU President’s Advisory Council on Minorities. She was appointed by the County Executive to fill an unexpired term that ends in March 2015.

Patricia Shlonsky. Ms. Shlonsky is a partner with Ulmer & Berne LLP and serves on the firm’s Management Committee and as the Chair of the Employee Benefits Group and the Tax Practice Group.

Taken from CCPL website.


  1. Garry Kanter says

    My understanding is that a South Euclid resident sent a check to the SE Mayor for the $400, via certified mail.

    With a letter saying it was for the CSWCD analysis.

    To date: No response.

  2. Fran Mentch says

    That is correct. A South Euclid resident sent the check for $400 and asked Mayor Welo to use it to pay for the CSWCD analysis.

    Neither the Library Board or the city of South Euclid will order this analysis and citizens are NOT permitted to request it.

    Only a landowner or a city can request this analysis from CSWCD

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