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City News Update
Your Cleveland Heights City Government
Next City Council Meeting: Monday, March 21
The next City Council meeting will be Monday, March 21 at 7:30 pm, following the Council Committee of the Whole meeting, which will begin at 6:30 pm.

Both meetings will be streamed live and may be viewed on the City's YouTube channel. The agenda can be found on the City's website. More City meetings and event listings can be found at clevelandheights.com/calendar.

Joe Sinnott's Appointment as City Administrator Up for Consideration
City Council will consider Joe Sinnott's appointment for approval at this Monday's meeting. The City Administrator position was created as part of Cleveland Heights' transition to a strong-mayor form of government, and Joe would be the first person to fill this role. 
Cleveland Heights City Council interviewed Joe Sinnott during its Council Committee of the Whole meeting on March 14, 2022. Council's interview with Joe can be viewed on the City's YouTube channel. Per Cleveland Heights' City Charter, Joe's appointment is not complete until City Council votes on his selection.
"Amazing Women of Cleveland Heights" Event: March 28
Cleveland Heights City Council will celebrate Women's History Month with an "Amazing Women of Cleveland Heights" special meeting on Monday, March 28, 2022, at 7:30 pm in the Council Chamber at City Hall.
Please nominate an exceptional Cleveland Heights woman by filling out an online form here. Nominations must be received by March 21, 2022, and current Cleveland Heights City Council members are not eligible for nomination. City Council will choose five women to feature at the meeting, and all nominees will be recognized at the meeting. 
Get Help Preparing Your Municipal Income Taxes
The Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) collects municipal income taxes for Cleveland Heights and is now offering online filing, file by mail, and drop-off services for all of your tax documents. RITA may be reached by phone at (800) 860-7482 and will extend its call center hours beginning March 21, 2022.
If you need tax preparation help, you may qualify for free assistance through the EITC Coalition. Go to refundohio.org to see if you are eligible and schedule an appointment. For more information and resources, please visit ritaohio.com.

2022 Exterior Housing Inspections
Once every five years, the City of Cleveland Heights inspects the exteriors of all owner-occupied, single-family homes. There is NO FEE for these inspections. Inspections are conducted on a street-by-street basis as part of a five-year rotation. The table below lists the full and partial streets where the City will inspect homes in 2022.

Properties that have had a point-of-sale inspection conducted within the preceding three years are not subject to a new exterior inspection. To help prepare for these inspections, Cleveland Heights' Division of Inspectional Services has prepared a checklist (PDF) for residents. If you have any questions, please visit our webpage or call Inspectional Services at (216) 291-5900.
News You Can Use
Welcome to Cleveland Heights, Amplify Dispensary!
Today, Friday, March 18, 2022, Amplify Dispensary officially opened its doors in Coventry Village at 1782 Coventry Road. Mayor Kahlil Seren attended Amplify's opening.

Amplify Coventry Village is the flagship retail location for Buckeye Relief, a licensed Level 1 medical marijuana cultivator and processor. Buckeye Relief employs more than 130 people at its state-of-the-art 60,000-square-foot facility in Eastlake, and it has the largest overall market share in Ohio, based on the number of products sold in dispensaries since the state's medical-marijuana program started. 

Buckeye Relief has worked to bring a dispensary to Coventry Village for five years, first applying for a license in 2017. Last May, Buckeye Relief was granted a provisional license for the Amplify location, and it has been rehabbing the 100+-year-old building over the past nine months.

'Made Cleveland' to Make Coventry Village Its Permanent Home
On Monday, March 7, 2022, Cleveland Heights City Council authorized Mayor Kahlil Seren to enter into an agreement to lease the City-owned retail space at 1807 Coventry Road to Made Cleveland, a one-stop-shop for Clevelanders to find and purchase unique products from talented, regional artists and crafters. The 1807 Coventry location is part of the City-owned Coventry Road Garage. 

"Made Cleveland is a cultural amplifier," Cleveland Heights Mayor Kahlil Seren said. "It allows local artists and crafters to reach a much larger market than they otherwise might. By working with Made Cleveland, we're actually supporting hundreds of local small businesses."
Made Cleveland plans to open its Coventry Road doors in late spring/early summer 2022. In the meantime, products from local artists and crafters are available at Make Cleveland's online marketplace, www.MadeCleveland.com

Medicare For All in CH
On Monday, March 7, 2022, Cleveland Heights City Council unanimously passed a resolution supporting U.S. House Resolution 1976, the Medicare for All Act, which would assure appropriate and efficient healthcare for all U.S. residents.

Heights resident Marlene Goldheimer addressed Cleveland Heights City Council and praised the City for taking this symbolic but important action. Click the image to the right to see Marlene's comments.

Mayor Kahlil Seren drafted the legislation, which was co-sponsored by all seven members of City Council. "I am proud to add the City of Cleveland Heights to the chorus of voices advocating for Medicare for All," Mayor Seren said. "The unanimous support of the elected representatives in our city is a testament to this progressive policy's benefit for our residents. Access to healthcare is a human right, and it is the moral responsibility of a nation like ours to provide it."

REMINDER: Reaching Heights' Many Villages Still Needs Volunteers
Since 2005, Reaching Heights' "Many Villages" in-school tutors have provided one-on-one support to more than 200 students each year in CH-UH school buildings. Volunteers receive training, orientation, ongoing feedback, and the heartfelt appreciation of teachers and students. There is more demand for Many Villages tutors this year than ever before, and Reaching Heights needs more volunteers! To learn more about the Many Villages tutoring program, please visit www.reachingheights.org/many-villages and follow this link to share special "aha!" moments with CH-UH students!
REMINDER: Register for T-Ball/Baseball for Children 3-6-Years Old
Registration is now open for Jump Start Sports Cleveland Heights T-Birds and Rookie League Baseball programs. T-Birds is an introductory T-Ball program for 3- and 4-year-old boys and girls. Rookie League Baseball introduces 5- and 6-year-old boys and girls to hitting a coach-pitched baseball, basic situational fielding, and base running. For more information, visit jumpstartsports.com or email info@jumpstartsports.com.
REMINDER: CH-UH Preschool Enrollment is NOW OPEN
Families interested in Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten may now schedule registration appointments. Registration is by appointment only. To schedule an appointment or find out more information, please contact the CH-UH Early Childhood Department at 216-371-7356 or visit chuh.org.
Employment Opportunities
Cain Park Seeks Energetic, Passionate People
Summer is just around the corner, and Cain Park is hiring staff members for the 2022 season. Visit the Cleveland Heights Job Opportunities webpage to find out more details. We offer competitive pay and guarantee great memories!

The City of Cleveland Heights is Hiring!
Job openings in the Law Department, Public Works, the Community Center, and other departments may be found on the Cleveland Heights Job Opportunities webpage.
-- All Are Welcome --