Phase I: West 25th Street Resurfacing Project

construction1On Monday, September 15, 2014, weather permitting, contractors will commence asphalt resurfacing operations on West 25th Street from the I-71 Bridge to Meyer Avenue. One northbound and one southbound lane of traffic will be maintained on West 25th Street for the duration of Phase I and no detour is expected.

Access to all businesses, residences and side streets will be maintained during construction.  On-street parking will not be allowed during this phase of the project.  Advance notice signs will be posted to advise West 25th Street traffic of construction activities. Phase I of the West 25th Street resurfacing project is scheduled for completion in November 2014. The project includes asphalt roadway removal and replacement.

Worley Avenue and Jones Road Resurfacing Projects

Today, asphalt resurfacing operations will begin on Worley Avenue from East 66th Street to East 71st Street. One traffic lane (local traffic only) on Worley Avenue will be maintained for the duration of this work and no detour is expected.

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Access to all businesses, residences and side streets will be maintained during construction.  On-street parking will not be permitted during this phase of the project.  The Worley Avenue Repaving Project includes asphalt roadway removal and replacement and project completion is scheduled for October 2014.

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Today, asphalt resurfacing operations will begin on Jones Road from Harvard Avenue to Morgana Run Bike Trail. One traffic lane (local traffic only) on Jones Road will be maintained for the duration of this work and no detour is expected.

Access to all businesses, residences and side streets will be maintained during construction.  On-street parking will not be permitted during this phase of the project.  The Jones Road Repaving Project includes asphalt roadway removal and replacement and project completion is scheduled for October 2014.

 

Day of Service and Remembrance

A proclamation from Mayor Jackson to commemorate September 11th, 2001

Whereas, on behalf of the citizens of the City of Cleveland, I am honored to offer this Proclamation designating September 11, 2014 as a Day of Service and Remembrance; and,

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Whereas, in response to the attacks in New York City, Washington D.C. and Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001, firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians, physicians, nurses, military personnel, and other first responders immediately and without concern for their own well-being rose to service, in a heroic attempt to protect the lives of those still at risk, consequently saving thousands of men and women; and,

Whereas, in the days, weeks, and months following the attacks, thousands of people in the United States and other nations spontaneously volunteered to help support the rescue and recovery efforts, braving both physical and emotional hardship. Immediately after the attacks, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics documented a marked increase in volunteerism among citizens in the United States; and,

Whereas, hundreds of thousands of brave men and women continue to serve everyday, having answered the call to duty as members of our nation’s armed forces with thousands having given their lives, or been injured to defend our nation’s security and prevent future terrorist attacks. People in the United States from all 50 states as well as others who live in 170 different countries observe the anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001 each year by personally engaging in services, good deeds, and other charitable acts.

Now therefore, I, Frank G. Jackson, the 56th Mayor of the City of Cleveland, do hereby offer this Proclamation designating September 11, 2014 as a Day of Service and Remembrance. I encourage all Clevelanders to recommit themselves in service to others and to our great city to honor the memory of those lost on that fateful day.

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Cleveland Kennel Celebrates “DOGtoberfest” Throughout Entire Month of September

The City of Cleveland Kennel and the Cleveland Animal Control Volunteers are celebrating DOGtoberfest throughout the entire month of September with reduced adoption fees and a special promotion from TownHall restaurant in Ohio City. All month long at the city kennel, adoption fees are reduced to only $40.00 dollars.  In addition to the reduced fees, TownHall Restaurant in Ohio City will be offering a $20 gift card for any adoption through the city kennel during the month of September as part of DOGtoberfest!

To view a list of adoptable dogs from the Cleveland Animal Control Volunteer’s Facebook page, click here. 

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The adoption fee includes: your new pet, spay and neutering services, licenses, microchips, and the first round of vaccinations. Currently, the rabies vaccination is not administered at the kennel and is therefore not included in the adoption fee. City ordinance requires that the dog be spayed or neutered before its release from the kennel.

Chief Animal Control Officer Edward Jamison  encourages Cleveland area residents who have lost their dogs to visit Cleveland’s kennel to check for their pets. The City of Cleveland Kennel is located at 2690 West 7th Street Cleveland, OH 44113 and is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Or, for those who are looking for a new fur-ever friend, please consider adoption.

Below is a short guide explaining how to adopt a dog at the City of Cleveland Kennel:

  1. Identify a Dog! One of our staff or helpful volunteers will be able to assist you in finding the perfect pet for you.
  2. Check the status of the dog! Many dogs in the Cleveland Kennel are strays waiting for their owner to reclaim them. Stray dogs require a 3-day waiting period in order to give an owner adequate time to search for their lost pet. Dogs with current identification currently have a 14 day waiting period and dogs involved in legal matters are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Cleveland Animal Control’s mission is to reduce the number of stray and unwanted animals in the city of Cleveland by enforcing City animal ordinances and by referring low cost spay/neuter services for Cleveland residents.

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PCU (Portable Camera Unit) Locations 09/5/2014 – 09/28/2014

The following will be active locations for the city’s Portable Camera Units (PCUs) beginning Friday, September 5, 2014. Legislation passed in May, 2013  increased the number of fixed camera sites from 24 to 49 and increased portable sites from 6 to 15. These locations will be active from September 5 to September 28, 2014.

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  • 2100 Block Clark Avenue
  • St. Clair Avenue and LanceLot Avenue
  • 15900 Lorain Avenue
  • 7600 Clark Avenue
  • 2200 Prospect Avenue
  • 2600 Block of N. Moreland Boulevard
  • W. 104th Street & Madison Avenue
  • 13712 Kinsman Avenue
  • 6411 St. Clair Avenue
  • 17300 Block of Euclid Avenue
  • E. 177 Block Villaview Road
  • 6600 Block of Fleet Avenue
  • 1500 Block W. 25th Street
  • 3200 Block W. 65th Street
  • 2300 Block St. Clair Avenue

 

 

 

 

Mayor Jackson Addresses City Council Safety Committee on Proposed Gun Legislation

Mayor Jackson and members of his administration addressed the Safety Committee of Cleveland City Council on September 3, 2014 to discuss Ordinance No. 931-14, a complete rewrite of the city’s gun code and the implementation of a new gun offender registry; the sole purpose of which, would be to prevent gun violence in Cleveland, by keeping guns out of the hands of convicted felons and minors, and holding people responsible if they help convicted felons and minors obtain weapons.

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Mayor Jackson addresses the Public Safety Committee of City Council

“At one time, we had gun laws that we could enforce, including an assault weapons ban, prohibiting possession of a firearm by a minor and holding adults accountable for allowing children access to guns,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “In 2007, the state legislature passed a concealed carry bill that took away our ability to enforce local gun laws and in 2009, the Supreme Court upheld the state’s new laws rendering Cleveland’s gun laws were invalid. Despite this, we still have a duty and responsibility to reduce gun violence and have safe neighborhoods throughout Cleveland.”

The submitted legislation would repeal the City of Cleveland’s existing codified ordinances in Chapter 627 Weapons and Explosives and would replace it with new laws addressing specific violence prevention needs in the City of Cleveland and laws that would mirror existing state gun laws, with appropriate municipal level offenses and penalties.

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“We’ve taken thousands of guns off the streets of Cleveland over the last eight and a half years,” said Mayor Jackson. ” We work in partnership with law enforcement, at all levels, to take violent offenders off the street and, we’ve added police officers to our gang unit to help address the problem. This legislation is the next step – it will give our officers and our city prosecutors additional tools to help fight gun violence.”

In addition, the current Chapter 628 (assault weapons ban) would be repealed and replaced with legislation to create a gun offenders registry.

“The gun offender registry would be a new tool that would help law enforcement officers understand where individuals convicted of a gun offense are living in the City of Cleveland,” said Public Safety Director Michael McGrath. “Add this information to our crime data analysis and partnerships like VGRIP, and we will have a greater ability to address gun violence.”

The Public Safety Committee will address the proposed legislation again on September 24th.

View the summary of the proposed new codified ordinance chapters 627 and 628 here.

City of Cleveland takes steps to improve parking at West Side Market and Ohio City neighborhood

City to review all options to achieve integration and improve service

The demand for parking at the West Side Market and in Ohio City in general is at an all-time high and continuing to grow; and the City of Cleveland is taking steps to improve parking amenities and increase the number of parking spaces available by implementing a consolidation plan that will improve and merge Lots A and B behind the West Side Market.

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“The consolidation plan will increase parking capacity by more than 100 spaces to make it easier for people to get in and out of the parking lot,” said Director of Public Works Michael Cox. “While we are looking to improve parking at the Market in the future, we are simultaneously evaluating our best options to maintain an expedient and efficient flow of traffic during lot consolidation.”

To date, the City of Cleveland has secured $2.6 million of the total estimated project cost of 3.3 million through general obligation bonds and grants. The City has hired consulting firm Behnke and Associates to begin design work for the consolidated on-grade parking lot and create the appropriate construction documents for bidding while the remaining $700,000 is being secured.

During the design process, the City will be scheduling various meetings with the West Side Market tenants, Ohio City Incorporated, and Ohio City vendors and stakeholders to collect input on transitioning to paid parking for visitors and shoppers, an option the City is strongly considering. Bidding is expected to occur in the late spring or early summer of 2015 with construction possibly beginning as early as the fall of 2015.

“The proposed West Side Market parking lot project presents a solution that meets the financial and capital needs of the City and the demand for parking for all stakeholders,” said Ken Silliman, Chief of Staff for Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “The project will reduce cut-through traffic, improve security with new lighting and, with paid parking, should increase turn over, allowing more customers to access parking and shop at the West Side Market.”