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Posted on: June 12, 2020

City News Update - June 12, 2020

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COVID-19 

Resources
The City of Cleveland Heights has compiled a comprehensive list of local, state and federal resources for residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic covering such topics as food/grocery assistance, local outreach programs, mental health and addiction resources, senior adults, shelter and housing, financial help, COVID-19 health resources, internet connectivity, and scam alerts. The guide will be updated as new information is received.

Cleveland Heights Cares
The Cleveland Heights Office on Aging is looking for unopened household paper, personal and cleaning products that they will deliver to seniors 60+ in need. They ask the community to add the following items to your shopping list: toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, Comet, Soft Scrub cleanser with bleach, cleaning wipes, scrubbing sponges, toothbrushes, toothpaste, dishwashing liquid soap, and hand soap. Please bring the items to the Senior Center door (closest door to Mayfield Road at the Community Center) on Wednesday, June 17 from 10am to 12 noon, and Friday, June 19 from 2 to 4pm. Upon arrival, please call 216-691-7377 and staff will remove items from your car trunk. And if you know of a senior needing assistance, please call the Cleveland Heights Office on Aging at 216-691-7377.

Virtual Job Fair
The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County chapter of OhioMeansJobs is hosting a virtual job fair the week of June 15-19 from 9am to 4pm each day. According to their website, more than 75 employers will take part in the virtual fair. Representatives from a variety of industries will be available for on-the-spot interviews. Job seekers will be presented opportunities in the health care, manufacturing, transportation, and service industries along with many others. Jobseekers can register now. You can also check out Freshwater Cleveland’s current list of jobs in their “Who’s Hiring” series.

In addition, the county will team with the nonprofit organization PCs for People to provide 1,000 job seekers with computers, hotspots and three months of internet access to assist during their job search. Coupled with the effort, Cuyahoga County’s SkillUp program will conduct online job skills training for the 1,000 people who receive computers to help them apply for jobs while being properly prepared for their work.


City Operations

The next City Council meeting is this Monday, June 15 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 15 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.

Bulk Trash Pick-up
As a reminder, we are once again asking that you temporarily refrain from setting out large, bulk items for pickup on your trash day until we resume full operations. You can always bring your bulk items to the service garage at 14200 Superior Road, where dumpsters are available for your use. We appreciate your patience and assistance as we work with a reduced staff during this health crisis.

Community Shredding Day
Community Shredding Day is Saturday, June 20 from 9am to 12 noon in the City Hall parking lot. Bring your old financial statements, receipts, invoices or other personal unwanted documents to be shredded onsite. Limit of 10 boxes per person. Questions? Call Community Relations at 216-291-2323.


Parks and Recreation

Outdoor Yoga
Yoga Roots, in partnership with the City of Cleveland Heights, is excited to launch a summer Yoga in the Park program. While subsequent classes will occur on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm, we are launching this with a class during the Summer Solstice on Saturday, June 20th from 12-1pm. The class will be on the green space adjacent to the CH Community Center. This and all subsequent classes will be weather permitting, and park location will be advertised each week. Check out Yoga Roots Facebook Event.

Stay tuned for additional outdoor group activities sponsored by Cleveland Heights Parks & Recreation.


Support Our Local Businesses

New Shop Local Bingo card
A fun way to support our local businesses continues today with a new Shop Local Bingo card that features 24 local businesses. 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. The Bingo card is available online or on Facebook and Instagram. Please continue to support our local businesses - order take-out, buy gift cards, shop online. The most recent list of open businesses is available online.


Census 2020

On Saturday, May 29, Cleveland Heights Councilmember Davida Russell challenged University Heights Councilmember Barbara Blankfeld to the “Battle of the Census,” a competition to see which city can grow its 2020 Census response rate by 20 percent during the month of June. Both council members stressed that everyone will benefit regardless of who "wins" the competition. According to U.S. Census tracking, as of June 1, 69.8 percent of University Heights residents have responded, compared to 63 percent of Cleveland Heights residents. If you haven’t yet completed your Census2020 questionnaire, it’s not too late and it only takes just 10 minutes to complete your Census questionnaire (by mail, phone or internet). The results will also determine which communities will be awarded money for new schools, new clinics, new roads, and more services for families, older adults, and children.

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