December 2021 | Issue 13
From My Desk to Your Inbox

Entering the last month of the year, I can't help but look back on some of the significant accomplishments in the city. Our roads program saw twelve streets receive needed repairs this year, and Worton Road underwent a complete reconstruction. The Worton Road project began in July and was completed in October. Installation and repair work included new concrete pavement, catch basins, manhole adjustments, and storm and sanitary system repairs. These projects and others are part of our Promises Made; Promises Kept campaign. I'm happy to report that we will be scheduling more of these projects next year.
 
Major construction and redevelopment in our city are underway after years of planning. The new Aquatic & Community Center project is progressing very well. The DeJohn Community Center will be razed in early spring, with construction for the new facility beginning shortly after. A meeting to reveal the new Aquatic & Community Center plans is tentatively scheduled for February 2022. Look for meeting date information on our website and social media outlets. The Mayland redevelopment is moving along, and it's great to see progress. Raising Canes began construction recently and should be completed by spring. Other developments at the old Mayland property are scheduled next year. Watching these two significant projects come to fruition shows we have a solid city with a great future.
 
As you look back on your year, I hope you find peace knowing that every accomplishment you achieve, big and small, is a step forward in life. We as a city have taken solid steps forward this year with these significant projects. We certainly have a lot to look forward to in 2022.
 
May you and your family have a healthy and happy holiday season!
Anthony DiCicco, Mayor/Safety Director
Here's What's Happening at City Hall
From the Fire Department
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From the Police Department
Fill the Cruiser Food Drive
The Police Department's annual “Fill the Cruiser” food drive took place on Saturday, December 4th, at Walmart. We are extremely grateful to everyone who provided food and monetary donations. The food and donations will assist in supporting families within the Mayfield School District who are in need. We are also grateful for the police officers, auxiliary officers, and civilian staff who volunteer their time to make this event possible year after year.

Operation Santa's Sleigh
MHPD officers will be volunteering for the Operation Santa’s Sleigh event on December 23rd. Operation Santa’s sleigh is an opportunity for northeast Ohio police departments to join forces and drive around to Cleveland area children’s hospitals and veterans homes with lights ablaze as a reminder that they are remembered on the holidays and to let the children know we are lighting the way for Santa and his crew to arrive the following night! 
Citizens Police Academy
If you are interested in learning more about how the police department operates and want to get to know our officers, Sign up for the Citizens Police Academy. There are a variety of topics covered in the academy, such as patrol, criminal Investigations, traffic accidents, SWAT, NARC, bomb squad, hostage negotiators, BCI, and airsoft range. Addionally, we have guest speakers!,The academy is held on Wednesday evenings for two hours each week for approximately 9 weeks. Click the link above for more information.
From Community Partnership on Aging

Beginning December 10th, join Community Partnership on Aging (CPA) for 12 Days of Giving Month! Check out these 12 Ways to Give and 12 (of many more) Services that CPA Provides!

Donate online or mail a check to our main office:
1370 Victory Drive
South Euclid, OH 44121.

Contact Therese for more information regarding the "12 Days of Giving Month." To learn more about what Community Partnership on Aging offers, visit their website.

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From the Building Department

Rental program – applications for 2022 have been sent to rental owners and are being returned at a good rate. New rentals are also being registered and inspected.
What's New in the City

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers - Construction has started on the old Mayland site.

McDonald’s - The contractor has picked up the permits for both the new addition and the interior alterations. Work will begin in January 2022.

Kogan Dental - Construction has begun on the new 18,000 sq. ft. building located at 30055 Cedar Road.
Mayfield Therapy - located on SOM Center Road will soon be creating a new area for Rapid Shots for hockey training.

Hillcrest Hospital - Hillcrest has submitted construction documents for the Cancer Center expansion building. Previous permits were for foundation and site work.

Bibibop Asian Grille - The former Manners Big Boy at 1288 SOM Center Road will be the new home of Bibibop Asian Grille.
From the Parks & Recreation Department
Toy Drive with Chick-fil-A
Chick-fil-A and the Parks & Recreation Department have teamed up for a toy drive for Mayfield Heights families in need. Drop off your toys and monetary donations at Chick-fi-A Mayfield on December 9,10, or 11. Santa will be at Chick-fil-A helping to collect the donations at Chick-fil-A. All toys and donations go to the Needy Family Fund that annually supports Mayfield Heights families in need. Be a part of making someone holiday special this year. For more information, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at
440-442-2627.
Holiday Hunt
See the awesome holiday yard displays in Mayfield Heights and go on a scavenger hunt at the same time! Calling all Mayfield Heights kindergarteners through 5th graders, be part of the Parks & Recreation Department’s Holiday Scavenger Hunt. Find the items on the scavenger hunt list, write the address where the item was found, and send or drop off your list to the Parks & Recreation Department by 4:00 PM, Wednesday, December 15th, to be eligible for a fun prize that will be delivered to your house by December 22nd. Click the above picture for more information and the scavenger hunt list. Happy holidays and happy hunting!
Holiday Lighting 2021

This year, the Holiday Lighting Ceremony was held on Monday, November 29th. The annual lighting of City Hall is always a fun-filled community event where young and old enjoy confections, crafts, taking family pictures, and visiting with Santa. Thank you to the Service and Parks & Recreation Departments and the Mayor's Community Council who worked so hard to make the night possible.
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City Hall hours for December 24th are 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
City Hall will be closed on December 31st.