A new business will be coming to Euclid and bringing 115 jobs with it.
Remedi SeniorCare will be moving from Eastlake in order to expand the business, Euclid Mayor Bill Cervenik announced at a City Council meeting earlier this week.
Remedi SeniorCare is a pharmaceutical company that provides services to long-term care facilities. The company uses technology to accurately administer medications through the use of a robot that will create a personalized package of medication for each patient, eliminating the need for pill boxes and prescription bottles.
The company will be located at the new Bluestone Business Park which is being developed by Ray Fogg Building Methods, located at the E. 260th Street exit of I-90/Route 2.
Council approved an Incentive Grant Agreement with Remedi SeniorCare for five years in order to secure the company’s move to Euclid. The incentive grant will be 20 percent of their total payroll withholding tax collected as long as the company collects the minimum of $5.5 million in tax each year.
Remedi SeniorCare will bring 115 jobs to the city and the company plans to lease the space at Bluestone for 10 years.
Council also unanimously voted to accept a grant for $1.5 million from the Ohio Department of Transportation for the Downtown Euclid Safety Improvement Project.
This project is intended to reduce crashes as well as increase the flow of traffic and safety of pedestrians at the intersections of East 222nd Street, Babbitt Road, and Lakeshore Boulevard. The city is looking for other funding to support this grant and construction could start as late as 2018.
There will be a public open house to review the plan for this project from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Euclid Lakefront Community Center, 1 Bliss Lane. This will give residents a chance to ask questions and provide input.
And council voted to increase council salary to $11,000 and $13,000 for council president effective 2014, to increase the mayor’s salary to $85,000 effective 2016, and for the Police Department to purchase four in-car video and computer systems for almost $40,000 and the Fire Department to purchase a new 2013 ambulance for $160,000.
Council also approved a resolution to encourage regionalism through a redesign of government.
Proposed by Ward 4 Councilman Scott Lynch, the goal of this resolution is for municipalities to “control their own destiny.”
Lynch explained that meant “leveraging the resources that you have locally so that it didn’t matter what happened (at the federal and state level as well as) national market trends, that you would be able (to use) your own resources in such a way that you could make yourself … one of the best governed regions in the nation.”