On Monday, January 24 at 5:15pm there will be an Administrative Services Committee of Council meeting. This will be followed by a Public Hearing at 6:30pm in Council Chambers. Immediately after the Public Hearing, Council Committee of the Whole will meet. The agendas can be found on the City's website. The meetings will be streamed live and can also be accessed on the City’s YouTube channel. More City Meetings and Event listings can be found by visiting www.clevelandheights.com/calendar.aspx.
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 continue through the end of January.
Tax Season Begins
Cleveland Heights municipal income tax is collected by the Regional Income Tax Agency, also known as R.I.T.A. Beginning January 24, RITA’s electronic filing will be accepting submissions. Citizens can visit ritaohio.com to file Tax Year 2021 individual returns and exemptions. Filing Deadline for 2021 municipal income tax returns is Monday, April 18, 2022.
Free COVID-19 Tests
Every home in the United States is eligible to order four (4) free at-home COVID-19 rapid tests. The tests are completely free and will be delivered via USPS. To order your COVID-19 rapid tests visit covidtests.gov
Vaccine Clinic for Seniors
The Cuyahoga County Board of Health, in partnership with the Cleveland Heights Community Center are hosting a vaccine clinic on January 28 from 10am to 12pm at the Community Center located at 1 Monticello Blvd. COVID-19 boosters and flu shots will be available for those age 60 and over. Seniors who would like to register may do so by visiting gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov or by calling 216-691-7377.
Heights Libraries Reopen
Heights Libraries have reopened their facilities to the public for regular service with limited hours: Monday through Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm, and Sunday 1pm to 5pm. These new adjusted hours will continue until further notice. Curbside service is available for those who request it. More updates can be found by visiting heightslibrary.org.
Apply to Spring Neighborhood Leadership Workshop Series
Cleveland Heights residents who care about their neighborhood and want to gain skills and resources to take action where they live are invited to apply for the spring leadership workshop series. Those interested in working on a project seeking a FutureHeights Neighborhood Mini-Grant are particularly encouraged to participate in this multidisciplinary leadership development program sponsored by FutureHeights. Applicationsare due by February 18 at midnight.
Vote for your Favorite Local Business
Residents can show their appreciation for locally owned, independent businesses by voting for their favorites in the FutureHeights 2022 Best of the Heights Awards contest. Each ballot will be entered for a chance to win one of four prize packages of gift certificates (each worth a minimum of $250) from local businesses purchased by FutureHeights. Popular categories are included from previous years as well as new categories that recognize the innovation and perseverance of local entrepreneurs such as Best “Made-It-Easy” Online Ordering and Best Pandemic-Safe Dining. Residents can vote online or by using the paper ballot inside the January and February print issues of the Heights Observer. Voting concludes February 15 and winners will be announced in the April issue of the Heights Observer.
Holiday Lights Recycling
Drop-off bins are currently available in front of the Cleveland Heights Service Garage located at 14200 Superior Road to deposit used strings of holiday lights for recycling. Bins will be available at this location through January 21. Also, 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.