Petition to re-establish the Millikin school and playground into a community asset by means of sale or lease.
Millikin school and playground have been vacant since 2006. There was a public auction of Millikin in 2007. There were four interested parties with a private school being the highest bidder. The Board of Education rejected all the bids in hope of receiving a higher offer at a later time. Since 2007, the school building has been vandalized on a number of occasions. As well, the building has depreciated as it has been vacant. The former playground is empty of children and equipment. All that remains is an eyesore. It is time to revitalize Millikin school, the playground and the surrounding community. Quick action is needed.
We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who urge our elected members of the Cleveland Heights – University Heights Board of Education to act now to sell or lease the Millikin property located at 1700 Crest Road in Cleveland Heights, Ohio to an educational institution as soon as possible to eliminate the eyesore and establish a use for the property that will stabilize and enhance our community.