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Filling the Council Vacancy
After consulting with the County Board of Elections and reviewing the City Charter, it was determined there is sufficient time to include on the November ballot name(s) of candidates interested in filling the recently vacated seat that expires on December 31, 2023. On August 25, Cleveland Heights City Council authorized a special election to occur on November 2, 2021 at the regular municipal election.
Candidates interested in getting on the ballot for the election to fill the unexpired term of office of council member ending December, 31, 2023, must file nominating petitions with the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections no later than 4pm on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. At least 50 signatures of qualified electors are necessary to get on the ballot.

The next Council Committee of the Whole meeting will be held in person at City Hall on Monday, August 30 at 7:00pm followed by a Special City Council meeting at 7:30pm. You can also view it live by visiting http://www.youtube.com/c/cityofclevelandheights/live. The Finance Committee of Council will meet on Monday, August 30 at 6pm.

More City Meetings and Event listings can be found by visiting www.clevelandheights.com/calendar.aspx.
Cedar-Lee-Meadowbrook Community Engagement Continues with Urban Design
The next in the series of community engagement meetings regarding the Cedar-Lee-Meadowbrook redevelopment project is scheduled for Wednesday, September 1. The Planning & Development Committee of Council will be holding a meeting on urban design at 6pm in Council Chambers. The public will be able to view the meeting and interact in an urban design open house in the Atrium at the same time. Be sure to visit the Cedar-Lee-Meadowbrook webpage for project updates.
Historic Preservation Design Guidelines Public Meeting September 2
Learn about the Historic Preservation Design Guidelines project, review a draft of the guidelines, ask questions, and provide comments virtually on September 2 at 6pm. Meeting details are available online.
Meet Your Police on September 2
Residents have the opportunity to interact with a ranking member of the Cleveland Heights Police Department on the first and third Thursday of every month from 6 to 8pm at the Cleveland Heights Police Academy (2595 Noble Road). Even though these meetings have resumed in person, there is still an opportunity to call in. Visit the website for details.
This Week at Cain Park
Students from the renowned Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre department take the stage for “Back on Broadway” on August 28. The Cleveland Chamber Collective with Inlet Dance Theatre perform a free concert on August 29 followed by two more free events: BlueWater Brass Quintet on August 31 and Verb Ballets on September 3. All concerts are at 8pm. For a complete schedule of events, visit the Cain Park website.
Concert at the Rec on September 3
Come and enjoy a concert featuring Joe Hunter on piano along with a box lunch at the Senior Activity Center on Friday, September 3 at 12 noon. Tickets are $10.00 (plus processing fee) and can be obtained at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/166967246529. For information & to order lunch, call 216-691-7377.
Coventry Final Friday on August 27
The popular evening event series takes place the last Friday of each month on Coventry. Final Fridays feature an all-night happy hour (5-9pm) at participating bars, discounted shopping at local merchants, a sidewalk art walk, live entertainment, and engaging activities for all! The free Back-to-School Movie Screening in the Park will be “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” at 8:30pm.
9th Annual Take to the Lake on August 28
Doan Brook Watershed Partnership hosts an afternoon of paddling, guided hikes, yoga, and live music along the banks of the historic Lower Shaker Lake from 10am to 4pm. For event details, visit their website.
Neighborhood Leadership Series Deadline
Apply by 5pm on August 31 to participate in FutureHeights’ seventh round of the Neighborhood Leadership Workshop Series this fall. This multidisciplinary leadership development program is designed for individuals enthusiastic about positively contributing to the community in which they live, work and play. Visit the FutureHeights website to learn more.
Blood Drives Save Lives
The American Red Cross reports that although our community has helped collect 294 pints of blood over the summer that have helped save up to 882 lives, there is still a critical shortage. The next Blood Drive is August 31 from 10am to 4pm at Church of The Saviour (2537 Lee Road). Visit the Red Cross website to register or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
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