With much anticipation, our Police and Fire Department buildings renovation project is near completion. The Police Department will be moving back into their department next week, with the Fire Department following suit the week after. As mentioned last month, the city will be hosting an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, December 1, 2023, to showcase the renovation of this building. Full details will be shared in the near future on our city website, Facebook page, and the November edition of my e-newsletter.

Falling leaves mean our Service Department is actively collecting leaves throughout our city. As a reminder, please do not place leaves in the street. Leaves placed in the street can be hazardous to motorists, block drains, and become wet and matted after a rain, which slows the collection process. Residents should only pile leaves on the tree lawn. Please be patient as a full leaf collection cycle in our city takes approximately 14 days.

Our final Shred Day of the year will take place on Saturday, October 28th from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Service Department. Please refer to the Service Department section of this E-Newsletter for details.

The City of Highland Heights door to door Trick-or-Treating in observance of Halloween will be held on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Please make sure your front porch lights are on to ensure the safety of all our little princesses and super heroes.

Election Day will take place on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Polls open at 6:30 a.m. and will close at 7:30 p.m. All wards vote at the Highland Heights Community Center, located at 5827 Highland Road. Please remember to bring proper identification. The Highland Heights Garden Club will be hosting their annual Herb, Craft, and Bake sale on Election Day from 6:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

In addition, the City of Highland Heights will once again be offering campaign sign recycling. Signs can be dropped off to the Service Department beginning November 8th through November 17th from 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Last call for the Community Partnership on Aging's Famous Fire Department Chili Cook-off on Friday, October 27th from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Highland Heights Community Center. Help us vote for the best chili in town! Tickets are still available by visiting the Community Partnership on Aging website.

Save the date...our annual Community Holiday Lighting event will take place on Friday, December 1, 2023. Stay tuned for more details forthcoming next month.


Chuck Brunello, Jr.
Mayor/Safety Director
More Information from City Hall Departments
From the Highland Heights Police Department
Halloween can be a fun holiday for kids, but a worrisome one for parents. Concerns about children's safety, whether they are out in the neighborhood or back home with bags of booty, can darken the day more quickly than a black cat. But not to worry! To make Halloween a treat, follow these safety tips:

  • Make sure the path to your door is clear, welcome trick-or-treaters with your porch lights and turn on any exterior lights.
  • Report any suspicious or criminal activity to your police department immediately. HHPD 440-442-1221; or 911 for Emergency.
  • Do not give homemade or unwrapped treats to children. Exercise extreme caution when driving a vehicle.
  • Be on the alert for excited youngsters, whose vision may be obscured by masks, darting out into traffic.

Trick or Treat Tips
  • Keep costumes short to prevent trips, falls, and other bumps in the night. Try make-up instead of a mask. Masks can be hot and uncomfortable, and they can obstruct a child's vision, a dangerous thing when kids are crossing streets and going up and down steps.
  • Make sure kids wear light colors or put reflective tape on their costumes.
  • Check out all candy in a well-lighted place when your trick-or-treater gets home.
  • What to eat? Only unopened candies and other treats that are in original wrappers. Don't forget to inspect fruit and homemade goodies for anything suspicious. By all means, remind kids not to eat everything at once or they'll be feeling pretty ghoulish for a while!
From the Highland Heights Fire Department
From the Highland Heights Service Department
The Service Department has begun curbside leaf collection on all streets. Collection will be house by house and street by street. Once a cycle of all streets has been completed (all streets have been collected), we will begin
the cycle again.

As a reminder, please place leaves on the tree lawn for collection, not in the street.
SHRED DAY is Saturday, October 28, 2023

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Highland Heights Service Department

Please bring materials in boxes or paper bags. Plastics not accepted.
Mark your calendars
City of Highland Heights 5827 Highland Road, Highland Heights, OH 44143