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City News Update
City Operations
There will be no City Council or Council Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, December 27. There will be an Organizational City Council meeting on January 3 at 7:30 pm to swear in the 2022 City Council. This meeting will be closed to the public but will be streamed live on YouTube. The next regular City Council Meeting and Council Committee of the Whole will be on January 10, 2022. More City Meetings and Event listings can be found by visiting clevelandheights.com/calendar.aspx.

City Holiday Schedule
City offices and buildings will be closed on Friday, December 24 and December 31, in observance of the Christmas Holiday and New Year’s. Trash and recycling collection will not be impacted by these holidays.

Cain Park Arts Festival Applications
Cain Park is accepting applications for the 2022 Cain Park Arts Festival, which is scheduled to take place July 8-10, 2022. Application deadline is March 4.

Fireworks Prohibited to Celebrate the New Year
You may have heard about a new law signed by the Governor that states starting in July 2022, the public may use fireworks in Ohio on certain holidays. As New Year’s Eve 2021 approaches, however, Cleveland Heights residents should be aware that it is still unlawful to set off fireworks within City limits on any occasion (Section 1509.04 of the City’s ordinances). Even after the new state law is enacted the City expects to continue to ban the discharge of fireworks, as it is allowed to do under the new law. 
COVID-19 vaccines and boosters help protect against Omicron and Delta variant infections, according to the CDC, and lessen symptoms if you do get sick. Vaccine appointments are available for those 5 years of age and older via gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov.
Heights Libraries Return to Curbside Services
Heights Libraries have decided to return to curbside pick-up services at all branches until further notice beginning Tuesday, December 21. Online services are still available 24/7 via heightslibrary.org.

Holiday Lights Recycling
Beginning the week of December 27 through January 21, a drop-off bin will be available in front of the Cleveland Heights Service Garage located at 14200 Superior Road to deposit used strings of holiday lights for recycling. Also, from December 26 through January 31, thanks to the CH Green Team, residents can drop off broken, non-working, or used strings of lights and extension cords at any of the four Heights Libraries branches. A box to deposit holiday lights for recycling will be clearly labeled in all locations. Items recycled at the Library will benefit the Cleveland Zoo's “Lights for Lions” conservation initiative.

Christmas Tree Recycling
The City's Christmas tree collection and recycling program offers residents an easy and environmentally sensitive way to dispose of their live trees. To prepare the tree for collection and for the safety of our employees, all decorations, tinsel, wire, nails, stands, and bags must be removed from the tree. Trees in plastic bags or flocked trees cannot be recycled. Live tree collection will begin on December 27 and continue through the end of January.

Heights Community Scholarship Applications
The Heights Schools Foundation will give more than fifty $1,000 Tiger Fund awards to the Class of 2022. Heights High graduating seniors should complete and submit the Heights Community Scholarship application no later than January 8, 2022. For more information and the application form visit, www.chuh.org.

Holiday Gift Guide
This holiday season don’t forget to support Cleveland Heights independent businesses. For a list of local merchants offering unique gift options visit the 2021 Heights Observer Holiday Gift Guide
Anyone looking for work can find job openings on the Cleveland Heights Job Opportunities webpage. There are openings in Parks and Recreation, the Community Center, Public Works and more.
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