The city's Board of Zoning Appeals and Mentor Schools Board of Education are scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. today in city hall and Lecture Room A of Mentor High School, respectively.
The Board of Education is slated to vote on about $800,000 worth of building-improvement contracts. Those contracts include:
- between$150,000 and $171,000 to repave the parking lot at Bellflower Elementary School and playground at Rice Elementary School
- $168,000 for interior renovations at Brentmoor Elementary School
- $216,000 for new windows at Rice
- and $264,000 to replace sections of the roof at Ridge Middle School.
The school administration recommended assigning the projects to the lowest bidders in each case.
The School Board will also recognize its high school and middle school Science Olympiad teams during the meeting.
At the zoning appeals meeting, the board is scheduled to revisit the cause of a neighborhood dispute on Canterbury Lane.
Justin and Brianne Houk have requested a variance to build a 27-foot-high, 1,935-square-foot detached garage with a covered porch to store vehicles, snowmobiles and landscaping equipment. City code requires detached garages not exceed 576 square feet and restricts their height to 15 feet.
Justin Houk owns a landscaping business and he wants to keep his equipment and vehicles in a garage on his property.
However, some of Houk's neighbors said they are concerned about possible noise pollution and traffic that would come from Houk’s landscaping vehicles including a dump truck, a pickup truck and a trailer.
The agenda for the Board of Zoning Appeals meeting is attached to this story as a PDF. The Mentor Schools Board of Education agenda is available online.