Block Club Newsletter
March 2021
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Upcoming Events
 
March 23- Community Conversation
The City- in partnership with Moody Nolan- will host it's second virtual Community Engagement Conversation about what you would like to see at the Cove Community Center Project.

March 10, 15, 17, 24- Virtual Story Time 
Join the Lakewood Family Room for a virtual story time with a new weekly theme. Miss Emily will share stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays via Zoom.

March 27 - Drive Through Breakfast with the Bunny
H2O announced that Breakfast with the Bunny is being hosted this year as a drive-through event! Volunteers are busy prepping fun surprises & look forward to seeing families enjoy this tradition reimagined. Visit here register by March 24!

April 5- City Council Meeting
Council continues to meet virtually. To review upcoming meetings, agendas, or for more information on how to watch visit the City's Calendar.
Updates from City Hall

Fire Marshal Fairbanks reminds us to be carbon monoxide (CO) aware!

Often called the invisible killer, CO is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels burn incompletely. Get tips to ensure the safety and protection of your family, neighbors, and home from National Fire Protection Agency by visiting here.

LED Streetlight Conversion Program Funded by NOPEC
As a result of their energy efficiency, low operating cost, and reduced maintenance, LED lights are gaining popularity across the country. This is especially true with public street lighting. LED lights are compliant with national light standards that reduce the light pollution or “city glow” that is an unintended effect of older, electricity guzzling high-pressure sodium streetlights. Lakewood is a past and current recipient of the NOPEC Energized Community Grant Award which can be used to fund energy efficient improvements to the City’s infrastructure. The award has been used in part to fund a program to replace the city’s outdated high pressure sodium streetlights on the city’s major corridors. The new fixtures have been successful in reducing the city’s energy costs and light pollution and increasing roadway visibility, which leads to safer streets. Since the City began its program in 2019 almost 1,000 streetlights have been replaced, amounting to an annual energy savings of $45,000 and a decrease in energy consumption of 14%. The City will continue the streetlight conversion process utilizing the $197,322 in 2020 NOPEC grant funds from 2020, benefiting residents and businesses by reducing the City’s energy consumption, saving taxpayer dollars, and increasing safety. Photo provided by First Energy 2019
Development Update!
The construction fence is up on the Marlowe Park Townhome site at the corner of Madison and Marlowe. Liberty Development will begin construction on the 16 new townhomes very soon.
Keeping our Sewers Clog Free
The city works vigilantly to maintain and improve the city wastewater and stormwater system. There are some simple steps you can take to be mindful of at your property to help keep your property pipes and the city underground infrastructure clean and free of clogs:
What not to put down the kitchen sink:

Certain foods can cause major problems with your drains by clogging them up. Keep your drains and your kitchen in tip top shape by remembering not to pour these things down the drain (even if you have a garbage disposal!):

  1. Cooking Oils (this includes mayo and salad dressings that have a high oil content!)
  2. Butter and Margarine
  3. Grease and other Fats
  4. Egg Shells (look into composting these!)
COVID-19 Updates

Mass Vaccination Clinic Opens March 17

Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center (2000 Prospect Avenue) will be the site of an eight-week vaccination clinic that opens on March 17 and is expected to administer 6000 vaccines per day. It will be open seven days a week, 12 hours per day. Any Ohioan who is eligible to receive the vaccine under the Ohio Department of Health’s vaccination plan may be vaccinated at this clinic, but focus will be placed on ensuring that high-risk and underserved Ohioans have easy access to appointments. Scheduling an appointment for the vaccination is now open online. Those interested can also call the United Way of Greater Cleveland's 2-1-1 COVID-19 vaccine phone line for help registering as well as for free transportation, including RTA passes.

Vaccinations Expand to 50+

Governor DeWine announced that Ohioans 50 and older can receive the COVID-19 vaccine as of March 11. Ohio also launched its first statewide “Get the Shot” centralized vaccine appointment registration site, which can be accessed online.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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