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City News Update
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Congratulations to Kahlil Seren, who next year will take office as Cleveland Height’s first directly elected Mayor. We’d also like to congratulate Craig Cobb, Tony Cuda, Anthony Mattox, Jr., Josie Moore, and Davida Russell, who will be joining Councilperson Melody Hart as your 2022 Cleveland Heights City Council. The Mayor and the newly elected and reelected members will be sworn in on January 3, 2022 at City Hall.
City Hall Offices Closed November 11
City Hall offices will be closed on Thursday, November 11 in celebration of Veterans’ Day. The usual Thursday refuse/recycling collection will take place on Friday, November 12; Friday’s collection takes place on Saturday.
The next Council Committee of the Whole meeting will be held in person at City Hall on Monday, November 8 at 6:30pm. There will also be a special City Council meeting that evening that will start at 6:15pm. You can view the meetings live by visiting http://www.youtube.com/c/cityofclevelandheights/live. More City Meetings and Event listings can be found by visiting clevelandheights.com/calendar.aspx.
Automated Trash Collection Delayed Until Spring 2022
Due to supply chain delays with equipment manufacturers, the City’s Refuse/Recycling Cart delivery (announced to begin mid-November in FOCUS ON THE HEIGHTS) and Automated Collection program will be delayed until early spring 2022. Once we receive delivery of our automated collection trucks, the date the program begins will be announced. All up-to-date information will be posted on the City’s website.
Thanksgiving Food Drive November 13
Help families in need this Thanksgiving by participating in this year’s Fill the Cruiser event by donating your non-perishable food and household items. Join CHPD Investigator Tyler Allen and other members of the Cleveland Heights Police Department at Zagara’s Marketplace (1940 Lee Road) on Saturday, November 13 between 2 and 5pm. All donations go to the Start Right Church community food pantry.
New Zoning Ordinances Passed
At the November 1 Council meeting, Council unanimously adopted zoning text amendments focused on private parking garages. The adopted amendments revise and clarify the zoning regulations to be more flexible, streamlined, and modern. The adopted Zoning Text Amendments also include ancillary changes to other regulations, including fences, to ensure consistency throughout the Code. The changes should make it easier for our residents to invest and improve their properties.
Recycle Your Campaign Signs
In order to divert waste from the landfill and promote reusing, upcycling, and recycling, the Cleveland Heights Green Team, in partnership with the Cuyahoga Solid Waste District, are collecting campaign signs through November 14. Clearly marked drop boxes are located at the front of the following collection points: Dave’s Cedar-Fairmount, Dave’s Severance, Zagara’s on Lee Road, Heights Library Coventry Branch, and Save-A-Lot on Noble Road. If residents are unable to reach any of the collection points, please email greenteam@chgreenteam.org and the signs will be picked up. Signs can also be dropped off at the City’s Service Garage on Superior Road. Place your signs in the box next to the front door.
Deadline to File for Child Tax Credit is November 15
The Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan provides the largest child tax credit and, as of July 15, most working families have been automatically receiving monthly payments of $250 or $300 per child without needing to take any action. The Children’s Defense Fund reports that if you haven’t been automatically receiving these monthly payments, the deadline to sign up is November 15. And those who are eligible for the credit but don’t sign up by the deadline will still be able to claim the full credit of $3600 per child by filing your taxes next year.
Noble Community Learning Center Seeks Input
Noble Elementary is piloting a Community Learning Center (CLC) that will be a resource hub for the community as well as providing services and programs for everyone in Cleveland Heights regardless whether families have children in that school. They are seeking help in determining community needs through a survey and through a focus group of 8-12 people of differing ages and vantage points. Those interested in sharing their wisdom and experience to help shape the CLC should contact Kristiaun Copez at 216-371-7171 or email k_copez@chuh.org.
Heights Arts Holiday Store Opens November 5
Heights Arts opens its Holiday Store November 5 through December 31 with over 100 local artists showcasing their work in multiple disciplines. In its 20th year of connecting artists with the community, the year-round store expands to fill the entire gallery space with unique gifts not to be found anywhere else. The store will be open seven days a week for extended shopping hours starting December 1.
Anyone looking for work can find job openings on the Cleveland Heights Job Opportunities webpage. There are openings in Public Relations, Parks and Recreation, the Office on Aging, the Community Center, Public Works and more.
-- All Are Welcome --