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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Update from Cleveland Heights City Manager Tanisha R. Briley - May 12, 2020

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Looking to support our local businesses? Starting this Friday, May 15 the City is launching a fun program to encourage you to visit many of our open businesses. We call it Shop Local Bingo. Available online at www.clevelandheights.com/Bingo or on FaceBook and Instagram, is a Bingo card featuring 24 local businesses. Each week, for the next 5 weeks we will add a new card with even more businesses to visit. So, get ready to play Shop Local Bingo. See rules if you want to WIN PRIZES! 

Every Bingo you submit will be entered in a weekly drawing to receive a Cleveland Heights dinner/dessert/beverage/groceries/gift experience on us - a $50 value for your choice of featured business - two $25 gift cards. 

Have fun and thank you for your continued support of our many local businesses! 

Administrative Services Committee of Council is scheduled to meet
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Feel free to join at:
https://clvhts1.webex.com/clvhts1/onstage/g.php?MTID=e6588d90686e0c911b7f63c7a316ffa61

Although it was anticipated that there would be an announcement Monday about the reopening date for child care services, the Governor stated that officials are still working on health and safety protocols. “Reopening child care centers is simply too important without all the best information and protocols in place,” DeWine said. “It’s very important that we get this right. We don’t want to announce a date until we have the protocols in place. We’re focusing on the safety of the kids, their families and the employees.” 

Since the Senior Center had to close two months ago in compliance with the Governor’s Stay at Home order, the Office on Aging staff has been answering calls and emails, checking in by phone to Senior Center members and helping in whatever ways they could. Our Meals on Wheels program continues to operate through the help of dedicated volunteers. Staff made food delivery possible in a pilot program with Heights Emergency Food Center and a new contract is in the works with our Area Agency on Aging to allow us to deliver shelf-stable food to those in need. Seniors are encouraged to talk with one of our social workers to help ease loneliness and reduce the stress that can occur in these uncertain times. Along with being a resource for homemade face masks for any senior requesting one, staff has been delivering books, puzzles, craft projects, and more. They continue to work on programming during this time of social distance and look forward to seeing everyone at the Senior Center in the near future. Please call the Senior Center at 216-691-7377 or email ajenkins@clvhts.com if there’s anything you, or a senior you know, needs. 

May is the month that our lawns spring back to life. I’d just like to remind our residents of the requirement to keep your grass 6 inches or shorter per our City’s Code. We’ve heard some complaints already, and while COVID-19 has impacted our staffing levels, we want you to know that we are still responding albeit slightly delayed. Residents should feel free to call 216-291-5900 or use the Access Cleveland Heights App to report issues. You will receive a response, but we do ask that you continue to be patient with us as we work with a reduced staff. 

Join employment attorney Jennifer Corso on a live webinar geared for the small business owner. Jennifer, a Cleveland Heights resident who cares deeply about the health of our local economy, has partnered with FutureHeights to bring you this free webinar. She is a partner at Petronzio Schneier Co. and has represented Cleveland-area employers in labor & employment law for over 25 years. REGISTER NOW

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