Based on the continued recommendations from the CDC to remain at home as much as possible, all City facilities will remain closed through June. We will continue to monitor the situation and consult the recommendations of the doctors and scientists. All essential functions have continued without interruption. All City departments are available by email and/or phone. Leave a message if you don’t immediately reach someone and you will receive a response to any inquiries. Go to the City’s website for a complete list of services.
Beginning June 1, the Cleveland Heights Police Department will resume enforcement of all Rush Hour restrictions on City streets. Since the lifting of the “Stay-At-Home Order” and more people returning to work, we want to ensure the safety of all the pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists on our roadways and this includes ensuring that all Rush Hour lanes are clear of parked vehicles during posted times. Please make sure to read and obey all parking signage relating to Rush Hour parking restrictions and tow-a-way zones to ensure that your vehicle is parked legally. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Police Department at 216-321-1234 for assistance.
The next City Council meeting is this Monday, June 1 at 7:30pm and will be streamed live. The agenda can be found on the City’s website. If you have an issue you would like to bring up during the traditional public comment part of official Council meetings, please email it to Clevelandheightscouncil@clvhts.com and indicate in your message that you would like the statement shared during the meeting. Comments received by 5pm on Monday, June 1 will be read into the record during the meeting.
You are also welcome to watch the Council’s Committee of the Whole meeting that will begin at 6:30pm and then we will go directly into the City Council meeting. You will use the same link noted above.
Free Daily Wellness Calls:
The Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) announced a free, daily check-in by phone service for Ohio’s older residents to ensure their well-being amid the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency and beyond. The “Staying Connected” service is open to Ohio residents age 60 or older who have a valid phone number. Those living alone in the community are encouraged to enroll.
The automated service, which is available 7am to 6pm seven days a week, contacts participants each day within a one-hour window selected by them during sign-up. Eligible Ohio residents can learn more, or sign up, by visiting www.aging.ohio.gov/stayingconnected or calling 1-833-ODA-CHAT (1-833-632-2428).
Future Heights is also offering "check-in calls" to seniors and other residents of Cleveland Heights. Staff and volunteers will call residents to ensure they are safe during this pandemic, answer any questions they might have, and direct them to resources if needed. Sign up to have someone from FutureHeights give you a check-in call.
And, don’t forget that the Cleveland Heights Senior Center is also available to check on and assist our elder population. Our office has remained open for your calls and emails and to help in whatever ways we can. We began by making check-in calls to Senior Center members and have kept contact with repeated calls and emails. Please let us know if a call would be helpful and we’ll be sure to check in with you regularly. Call 216 691-7377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now that many of us have more free time to tend to our gardens, I want to remind you that free mulch is available to all Cleveland Heights residents at the Forest Hill Park parking lot off Forest Hills Boulevard. This is available on a first-come basis while supplies last.
And, if you are looking for something to keep your kids entertained, why not visit these 25 virtual field trips.