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Cleveland Heights to Hold Next

Public Meeting about ARPA Investments

Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 6:30 pm

Monticello Middle School

The City of Cleveland Heights will hold its next meeting asking the public for input about how the City should prioritize funds it received through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at 6:30 pm at Monticello Middle School, 3665 Monticello Boulevard.

The City held its first public engagement meeting on Thursday, July 28, where it began asking people to fill out a public input form to prioritize different possible areas of investment and suggest specific ways ARPA funds might be spent. To fill out the input form, please click here. 

To learn more about Cleveland Heights' ARPA funding and its public input process, please visit

Sewer District to Hold Meetings about

Doan Brook and Horseshoe Lake Park

August 25 and August 27, 2022

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) will be restoring Doan Brook near Horseshoe Lake Park, and it wants to hear Cleveland Heights residents' vision for what the park should look like after restoration takes place. The Sewer District has planned two public events for August with additional outreach to follow this fall and winter.

The first event is a virtual public meeting from 6:00–7:30 pm, on Thursday, August 25, 2022, where it will provide a refresher about the park, its history and future, and the project's planning process.

Register for the August 25th virtual public meeting

The second meeting will take place on Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 10:30 am–1:00 pmat Horseshoe Lake Park, residents will have the opportunity to talk with the design team and Sewer District representatives at a public engagement open house.

Sign up for more details about the open house

Some of the questions NEORSD will be asking include:

  • What is the future of this corridor?
  • How do you see the 60-acre park space?
  • What do you want to see at the park?
  • What types of amenities would you and future generations utilize?
  • What would make this the preeminent park space in Northeast Ohio?

Please plan on participating in these important meetings! For more information please visit Doan Brook Restoration Near Horseshoe Lake Park – Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District.

Cleveland Heights to Swear In New Police Officers

On Thursday, August 25, 2022, at 6:30 pm, Mayor Kahlil Seren will swear-in new Basic Patrol Officers and will promote four current police officers. The ceremony will be held in the Susanna Niermann O’Neil Atrium of Cleveland Heights City Hall, 40 Severance Circle.

The Heritage Home Program Helps Cleveland Heights Residents Maintain and Improve Their Homes

The Heritage Home Program (HHP) is a part of the Cleveland Restoration Society to assist owners of older homes in maintaining and improving their properties.


Through the HHP, Cleveland Heights residents whose homes are 50 years old or older can receive technical assistance—free and impartial advice on home improvement and maintenance projects—and may qualify for low-interest rehabilitation loans to cover project costs.


A Heritage Home Program loan is a low-interest fixed-rate home equity loan financed through Key Bank and Third Federal Savings & Loan with fixed-interest rates available as low as 1.4%. Projects funded with HHP loans typically include roof repair and replacement, painting, insulation, window repair and replacement, basement waterproofing, masonry repair, kitchen and bath renovation, compatible additions, finishing an attic or basement, electrical, plumbing and HVAC. HHP loans cannot be used for projects involving installing or repairing vinyl siding or vinyl windows, luxury items such as hot tubs or swimming pools, new decks and patios, incompatible additions, and landscaping.


The Heritage Home Program is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2022 and has continued to provide critical support to Cleveland Heights homeowners this year.

Heritage Home Assistance in Cleveland Heights

2022 Year-To-Date

Homeowner Contacts

542 homeowners

Technical Assistance

Provided to 186 homeowners who areundertaking nearly $7 million in projects

Loans Signed

Two loans, totalling $72,020

Please visit the Heritage Home Program’s web page for information about home rehabilitation assistance.

Traffic Alert

Construction to repair a sanitary sewer main on Lee Road, just south of Superior Road, is scheduled tentatively to begin on August 24, 2022. Construction should last no more than three days. 

Traffic will be open northbound and southbound on Lee Road, but turning east or west on Superior may not be possible.

Join the Cleveland Heights Commission on Aging

The Commission on Aging is looking for new members.

The Commission meets monthly on the third Friday of each month at 9:30 am in the Office on Aging/Senior Activity Center in the Cleveland Heights Community Center, One Monticello Boulevard.

The Commission on Aging serves in an advisory capacity to Cleveland Heights City Council on concerns of the aging. It makes recommendations about programs for the aging and their implementation.

The Commission on Aging comprises eleven voting members and two non-voting ex-officio members. The two ex-officio members are the Mayor (or the Mayor’s designated representative) and the Chair of the Council Committee on Community Relations and Recreation (or a designated member of that Committee).

Cleveland Heights City Council appoints the eleven voting members of the Commission on Aging. Nine of the members must be residents of Cleveland Heights, and seven of those nine resident-members must be at least sixty years old. Two of the eleven voting members of the Commission do not need to be Cleveland Heights residents, but at least one must have some expertise in gerontology.

Commission members are appointed to two-year terms and may serve no longer than eight consecutive years.

If you feel your expertise, interests, or experience would be of value and you are interested in serving on the Commission on Aging, please stop by the Office on Aging/Senior Activity Center for an application or fill out an application online.

For more information, please contact Dynesha Stover-McDonald, Office on Aging Supervisor, at (216) 691-7379.

Cleveland Heights Residents

Can Save Money on Their Electric Bills

Recent electricity bills from the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) have been significantly higher than usual—higher than those from First Energy.


The City of Cleveland Heights wants to remind residents they can get their electricity at a lower price by opting out of NOPEC and dropping back into First Energy’s default program. Customers can then opt back into NOPEC when prices improve.


NOPEC’s aggregated electricity costs are usually a good deal for consumers, but due to volatility in the energy markets, costs are now higher than usual. First Energy locked in its prices last year before energy prices went up, so its bills to consumers are for now lower than NOPEC’s.


Residents are encouraged to call NOPEC at 855-667-3201 to discuss their options, including returning to First Energy’s default service. More information about opting out of NOPEC's aggregation program is available on its webpageIf you want to return to your default service, you may be asked to call the utility directly, using the phone number on your electricity bill.

The Recycling Partnership Grants Cleveland Heights More than $350,000 in Money and Assistance

Praises Cleveland Heights for Its Recycling Efforts

In an August 16, 2022, letter to Mayor Kahlil Seren, Cody Marshall, Chief Community Strategy Officer for The Recycling Partnership, summarized its recent investment in Cleveland Heights and commended the City for its recycling program. We've included excerpts from the letter below.

"In the midst of such challenging times, we were excited to provide a cash grant of $232,496 in direct financial assistance and $125,000 in technical assistance during 2021 and 2022. This grant supported the rollout of recycling carts in Cleveland Heights, helping your city both improve an essential service and achieve its goal of providing excellent services in a sustainable and fiscally responsible manner…

We want to celebrate your leadership in prioritizing this move away from bag-based recycling.

"We are thrilled to be able to partner with Cleveland Heights to support this important advancement for recycling in your community…

Our team worked closely with the wonderful staff from your office, including Collette Clinkscale, Director, as well as Joe Kickel, Assistant Director from the Department of Public Works, who proved to be outstanding partners…"

Cody Marshall

Chief Community Strategy Officer

The Recycling Partnership

Falls Church, Virginia

Read the entire letter here.

Next Cleveland Heights City Council Meetings

Cleveland Heights City Council will hold a Special Meeting of its Committee of the Whole on Monday, August 22, 2022, at 10:00 am in the Executive Conference Room of Cleveland Heights City Hall.

The next full City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at 7:30 pm, immediately following the Council Committee of the Whole meeting, which will be held at 6:30 pm.

All of these meetings will be streamed live and may be viewed on the City's YouTube channel. The agendas for the meetings may be found on the City's website.

This Week at Cleveland Heights City Hall

Housing and Economic Opportunity Subcommittee

Of the Racial Justice Task Force

Monday, August 22, 2022, 7:00 pm


Citizens Advisory Committee Public Hearing

Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 7:00 pm

Executive Conference Room

Board of Control

August 24, 2022, 5:00 pm

Council Chambers

Racial Justice Task Force—Health and Education Subcommittee

August 24, 2022, 6:00 pm

Executive Conference Room


American Rescue Plan Public Engagement Meeting

August 24, 2022, 6:30 pm

Monticello Middle School


Racial Justice Task Force

August 24, 2022, 7:00 pm

Council Chambers

Cleveland Heights Police Swearing-In Ceremony

August 25, 2022, 6:00 pm

Susanna Niermann O'Neil Atrium, Cleveland Heights City Hall


Transportation and Environmental Sustainability Committee

August 25, 2022, 7:00 pm


Two Streets Petition for Traffic Calming

The City announced its new Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program on August 1 and neighbors from two streets have already taken advantage of it!

More than fifty percent of the neighbors on Ardleigh Drive and Compton Drive have signed petitions asking the City to conduct traffic studies and develop solutions for traffic issues along their streets. The Traffic Bureau is the process of collecting data on both streets.

Please visit the Cleveland Heights Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program for more information about how to address excess traffic or speeding along your street.

Vaccine Clinics to be Held at Community Center

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) will offer vaccine clinics at the Cleveland Heights Community Center, 1 Monticello Boulevard, on the fourth Wednesdays of August, September, and October.


Vaccine Clinic at the Community Center

5:00–7:00 pm

Wednesday, August 24

Wednesday, September 28

Wednesday, October 26

These clinics will provide first, second, and booster shots of the Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and Novavax vaccines for COVID-19.

While Novavax has been used extensively elsewhere in the world, the Food and Drug Administration recently approved it for use in the United States. It provides an alternative for those who don’t want the mRNA shots (Moderna and Pfizer) or the viral vector shot (Johnson & Johnson).


The Cuyahoga County Board of Health currently does not have the updated booster shots that are designed to address the Omicron variant, but they may be able to offer it September. Later in the Fall, the CCBH clinic will offer flu shots.


The CCBH vaccine clinics are open to Cleveland Heights residents and non-residents ages 12 and older. Pre-sign up is required at


Anyone who needs help signing up, can call the Senior Center at 216-691-7377 for assistance.

The Cleveland Heights Happy 5k/10k Race Returns!

Sunday, October 2, 2022

We LOVE the Happy 5k/10k race. It showcases the best of Cleveland Heights and raises a lot of money to pay for community recreation scholarships for young people through the Cleveland Heights Youth Scholarship Fund--more than $40,000 during its first four years.

Last week, we started listing OTHER reasons we love the Happy 5k/10k race. Reason #1 was that you get to run in costume.

Here's the next one:

Reason #2: You get a chance to outrun the Mayor! 

The Mayor's run a couple of races this year and plans to run in the Happy 5k/10k. He's the first to admit these races aren't his strong suit, but he'll be out there doing it anyway.

You should be out there, too! And if you're fast enough, you'll be able to brag that you beat the Mayor!

Register today at the Happy 5k/10k registration page and get ready race the Mayor! 

Last Events of the Summer

Thursday, August 25

6:30-8:00 p.m.

Led by Ken Goldberg, President, Cleveland Heights Historical Society, Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission

Meet at the parking lot on Grandview

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Performance by Blue Lunch

Bring your chairs. Bring your friends and neighbors. Grab dinner from one of our restaurants.

Listen… Dance… Join Us!

Relocated to the parking lot

next to Nighttown


The City of Cleveland Heights is Hiring!

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Job openings in the Police Department, City Hall, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, and other departments may be found on the Cleveland Heights Job Opportunities webpage.

-- All Are Welcome --


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