October 2021 | Issue 11
Here's What's Happening at City Hall
From the Fire Department
October 3 through October 9 has been set aside and designated as Fire Prevention Week. The theme for this year's campaign is 'Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!' Here are a few tips regarding smoke and carbon monoxide detector sounds. Knowing what to do when an alarm goes off will keep you and your family safe. 

Smoke Detectors: A continued set of three loud beeps means fire or smoke. Get out, call 9-1-1, and stay out!. A single chirp every 30-60 seconds means the battery is low and must be changed. Smoke detectors must be replaced after ten years.

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms: A continued set of three loud beeps means fire or smoke. Get out, call 9-1-1, and stay out.! A single chirp every 30-60 seconds means the battery is low and must be changed. CO alarms have end-of-life sounds that vary by manufacturer. When you hear that sound,
it is time to get a new CO alarm.  
From the Police Department
National Substance Abuse Prevention Month
Studies show that the earlier an individual starts smoking, drinking, or using other drugs, the greater the likelihood of developing an addiction. 9 out of 10 people who abuse or are addicted to nicotine, alcohol, or other drugs began using these substances before they turn 18. (NCTSN, 2021). The Mayfield Heights Police Department responded to 15 overdoses in 2021. Drug and alcohol addiction does not only affect the individual; it also causes stress and anxiety to family and friends. If you or someone you know needs assistance, you may call the Mayfield Heights Police Department at
440-442-2323 and ask to speak with a member of our “Safe Passages” program.
 
Theft of Bicycles/ Bike Registration
The Police Department has taken several stolen bicycle reports over the past couple of months.
The Police Department provides FREE bike registration stickers to place on your bike, and these
free stickers are available for pickup at the police department front window. Once registered, we can locate the owner of a bicycle by the registration number. Please secure bikes at night by placing a lock on them or securing them in a garage.

Auto Theft/Theft from Auto
Several communities in northeast Ohio are experiencing theft of property from vehicles. Mayfield Heights residents are also reporting thefts. In all of the cases, the property was left in the vehicle overnight, visible to the suspects. The police department also took a stolen vehicle report where the keys were left inside the vehicle. As a reminder, please secure valuables out of view and lock your vehicle doors! 
From the Building Department
The Building Department is busy with point-of-sale inspections. We are happy to report that commercial property construction is ongoing, most notably at the Mayland property, where site improvements are underway. The site improvements include the construction of a new road through the development, sanitary and storm sewers, grading, and landscaping.

Open for Business
Cycle Gear at 62727 Mayfield Road
From the Parks & Recreation Department
From City Council
City Council Vacancy
City Council is in the process of reviewing resumes for the council position left vacant due to the unexpected passing of Council Representative Donna Finney. Council expects to have an announcement of a new council member by the end of the month.

City Council Meetings are Open to the Public
Council meetings are once again open to the public. Council meetings are generally held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month in Council Chambers in City Hall. Check the city's website for updates on council meeting dates. If attending a meeting, we ask you to please practice social distancing.

You can also watch the City Council meetings live on our public access channels Spectrum 1020 and ATT&T U-Verse 99 or our YouTube channel. Please note, once you access our YouTube channel, select videos to find the live stream.
We are looking forward to a safe and fun Halloween! Consider giving your child something that will increase their visibility as they walk around at night. LED
lights are a functional and inexpensive option to clip on your child’s costume.
The Police Department will activate additional officers during the evening
with a focus on residential areas.