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City News Update
City Operations
On January 3, Kahlil Seren was sworn in as the first elected mayor of Cleveland Heights along with Craig Cobb, Tony Cuda, Anthony Mattox, Jr., Josie Moore, and Davida Russell who were all sworn in as the 2022 City Council. Council members Melody Joy Hart and Craig Cobb were selected by Council to be its new Council President and Council Vice President, respectively.
The next City Council meeting will be held in person on Monday, January 10. The meetings will be streamed live at 7:30pm and can also be accessed on the City’s YouTube channel. The agenda can be found on the City's website. You are also welcome to watch the Council Committee of the Whole meeting that will begin at 6:30pm and then proceed directly into the City Council meeting. Please use the same link noted above. 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.
Heights Libraries Returns to Curbside Service Only
Due to a spike in COVID-19 cases and a current staffing shortage, Heights Libraries have closed their facilities to the public and are returning to offering curbside service only: Monday through Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm, and Sunday 1pm to 5pm. These new adjusted hours will continue at least through January 16 at which time library officials will reassess the situation regarding staffing and COVID-19 infection rates.
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. Applications are 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.
Available Jobs at the City of Cleveland Heights
Anyone looking for work can find job openings on the Cleveland Heights Job Opportunities webpage. There are openings in Parks and Recreation, the Office on Aging, the Community Center, Public Works and more.
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