Petitioning Board Member Susan Adams and 39 others

Cuy Co Public Library Board: Don't Abandon Historic Telling Mansion

Don't abandon South Euclid-Lyndhurst historic Telling Mansion.

Cuyahoga County Public Library plans to move the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Library out of its current location in the historic Telling Mansion. Telling Mansion is on the National Register of Historic Places and is South Euclid's architectural jewel. It can be restored to energy efficiency and made fully accessible to the disabled for $5 million.

The Library has NO PLAN for the Telling Mansion if they move out.

Once it is closed the public will no longer be able to enjoy this beautiful place. Euclid Creek runs behind Telling Mansion and could be jeopardized by the land changing ownership.  

We do not want a cookie-cutter, sprawling building that will cost over $12 million, will threaten Nine-Mile Creek, and take more residential and green space. New does not equal better.

Building a new library will decrease jobs and revenue to the city of South Euclid. The properties on the proposed site on Green Road are currently generating property tax. The Library does not pay property tax, so if it buys these three properties, they are removing them from the tax rolls. Additionally, the Library says it will save money because it will need fewer employees in the new building and will eliminate jobs by attrition. No matter how you eliminate a job, it is gone.

The current central location is convenient for all South Euclid and Lyndhurst residents and is close to the community's high school. The proposed location will be more convenient for people living in University Heights and Beachwood; both of these communities currently have their own library.

South Euclid and Lyndhurst city officials COULD STOP THIS if they wanted to do so. Signing this petition will tell them, the Cuyahoga County Public Library board members, and other decision makers that you want the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Library to remain in Telling Mansion.

 P.S. Stay tuned for the public hearing regarding the necessary rezoning of the Green Road properties.




This petition will be delivered to:
  • Board Member
    Susan Adams
  • Judge, Court of Common Pleas
    Robert C. McClelland
  • Judge, Court of Common Pleas
    Timothy McCormick
  • Judge, Court of Common Pleas
    Brendan J. Sheehan
  • Judge, Court of Common Pleas
    Holly L. Gallagher
  • Judge, Court of Common Pleas
    Daniel Gall
  • Judge, Court of Common Pleas
    Stuart A. Friedman
  • Judge, Court of Common Pleas
    Carolyn B. Friedland
  • Judge, Court of Common Pleas
    Brian J. Corrigan
  • Judge, Court of Common Pleas
    Richard J. McMonagle.
  • Ohio House Minority Leader
    Representative Armond Budish
  • Board President
    Robert Varley
  • Councilperson
    Dennis Fiorelli
  • Councilperson
    Ed Icove
  • County Executive
    Ed Fitzgerald
  • Ohio House District 9
    Representative Barbara Boyd
  • Ohio Senate District 21
    Senator Shirley Smith
  • Board member appointed March 2013.
    Patricia Shlonsky
  • Ohio Senate Minority Whip
    Senator Nina Turner
  • Judge, Court of Common Pleas
    Maureen E. Clancy
  • Judge, Court of Common Pleas
    Janet A. Burnside
  • Councilperson
    Keith Packard
  • Councilperson
    Charles LoPresti
  • Councilperson
    Joseph Marko
  • Special Assistant
    James Boyle
  • Community Relations Director
    Keith Benjamin
  • Director
    Sari Feldman
  • Board Member
    Dale Powers
  • Board Member
    Edna Fuentes-Casiano
  • Councilperson
    Patrick Ward
  • Councilperson
    Lane Schlessel
  • Judge, Court of Common Pleas
    Pamela A. Barker
  • Judge, Court of Common Pleas
    Michael Astrab
  • Administrative and Presiding Judge
    Nancy A. Fuerst
  • County Council Representative
    Sunny Simon
  • Board Vice President
    Marie Haller
  • Mayor
    Joseph Cicero, Jr.
  • Councilperson
    David Frey
  • Councilperson
    Joe Gambatese
  • Board Member
    Edward Blakemore

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