Covered by Documenters Janelle James (notes), Ayanna Watkins (notes) and Jenna Thomas (live-tweet thread)

The pipes, the pipes are calling

The board approved up to $400,000 for Corlett Trenching and Plumbing LLC to help with a large city effort to replace lead and galvanized water services lines. The spending is part of a larger project City Council approved last year that includes federal money to replace aging or unsafe infrastructure, including lead pipes.

Yard expansions approved

Eleven Cleveland residents purchased individual land parcels for $200 each to expand their yards from Cleveland’s Land Bank.

Community engagement study arriving in Ward 1

The board approved a $20,000 contract for a six-month neighborhood planning and engagement study in Ward 1. The Harvard Community Services Center received the contract in order to help with engagement efforts by city departments as part of the Lee-Harvard Community Master Plan.

Look at the available Cleveland Land Bank properties using this map.

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