City of Cleveland Reactivates Seasonal Leaf Pick-Up Program

The City of Cleveland today announced a relaunch of its seasonal leaf pick-up program. Residents will see city workers and vehicles in designated neighborhoods from November 13th to December 31st, weather permitting. The convenient program focuses on pick-ups in high leaf-generation areas, reducing the need for residents to manually collect leaves. View the maps by clicking here.

The renewed program, which was halted in 2011 due to budget constraints, is a result of Issue 32 and Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget. It is also part of the mayor’s Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative, a series of programs and legislation focused on improving quality of life for neighborhood residents.

“It is thanks to residents in the City of Cleveland for their support of Issue 32 that the reinstatement of this important service is made possible,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “The Leaf Pick-Up Program is one of many city services renewed by Issue 32 that help to build Healthy Neighborhoods and improve the overall quality of life for all Clevelanders.”

What to Expect

· Residents in the designated areas should expect leaf pick-up signs posted one week prior to service.

· To streamline the pick-up process, residents are encouraged to rake leaves from their property onto the tree lawn.

· To accommodate city crews, residents are asked to park off-street, if possible, during the service period. Each area will be serviced a minimum of two times within the 8-week period (weather permitting).

· Leaves will be transported to an approved leaf compost site, diverting more than 2,000 tons of leaf material from the waste stream.

High leaf generation areas are determined through assessments by the Division of Urban Forestry and the Department of Public Works. These areas are determined to have the highest concentration of city-owned trees located on tree lawns and/or those areas potentially causing flooding or other hazardous conditions. The city’s six service stations will systematically deploy sweepers, leaf machines, end loaders, and leaf blowers in these areas throughout the day.

Eight leaf vacuum machines will be in use during the pick-up process. The City has also purchased two new and refurbished six vehicles. An additional 24 seasonal drivers and 16 seasonal laborers have been added to the Division of Streets to help support the program.

Mayor Jackson, who announced his 2017 budget enhancements in February, promised Cleveland residents an increase in city services to area neighborhoods. The Department of Public Works, which oversees street sweeping, pothole repair, recreation and other services received a significant increase in staff and equipment as a result of Issue 32.

The department’s budget has increased by $4.6 million. It has also improved park and playground infrastructure maintenance, urban forestry and has a stronger focus on illegal dumping reduction and clean-up.

Base Cleveland Veteran News

September 30, 2017

Prepared and distributed to Veterans and supporters of those who served 

Special Events

  • Last Call – Purple Heart Homes Northeast Ohio Fund Raiser:  a fundraiser to support the Purple Hearts Homes project is scheduled for 1-5 PM Sunday, October 8 2017 at the VFW post 9871 located at 6805 Lear Nagle Rd. N., Ridgeville, OH 44039

Donation: $35 per person.  Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/p-b-j-party-for-purple-heart-homes-tickets-37392631367?aff=es2

All proceeds benefit the Northeast Ohio Chapter Purple Heart Homes.  For Information on Northeast Ohio Chapter Operations or to Donate, call Ron Samnik (440) 759-1517.

  • Veterans Mobile Outreach

Federal, State and County veterans’ agencies will be available to file a compensation or pension claim, apply for VA Healthcare, request your DD214, file and awards and other earned Veteran benefits.  

Date, time and location:  Mogadore VFW Post 8487 385 Randolph Road, Mogaddore, OH 44260 Oct 4, 2017 12 noon – 4 PM

  • Ohio Airborne Days

The 55th All Ohio Airborne Days will be celebrated Oct 5, 6 and 7, 2017 hosted by the John Towle MOH Cleveland Chapter.  For more information, contact Sean Jennings at telephone 440.915.8223 or Jennsea3@yahoo.com

  • Winter Clothing Program:  the Cuyahoga County Veterans Service Commission is again providing winter clothing for eligible Veterans and dependents.  Verification for eligibility requires County residency for 90 days; DD214; verifiable financial need; social security card; and, photo identification. 

Registration for the program that begins Oct 2, 2017 can be made at the downtown Cleveland office at 1849 Prospect Avenue, VAMC Wade Park and Parma CBOC.  For information, call 216.698.2600.

  • Annual Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade

The City of Cleveland will partner and host the annual Veterans Day ceremony and Parade on Friday, November 10, 2017.  A limited number of display tables are available to Veteran support groups interesting in displaying or presenting information to the attendees.  Please contact Marty Flask at telephone 216.420.7606 or MFlask@city.cleveland.oh.us to reserve a spot.  First come, first served.   Note:  The Red Cross , VA Medical Center, USO, Homeless Veterans Outreach, Court of Common Pleas Mentor Program and VA Vet Center have already reserved a table.

Parade Registration:  The deadline for entering your organization, vehicle or float is 1 PM Wednesday, November 7, 2017.  For more information, contact Paul Tuggey at telephone 216.952.2884.

  • Save the Date:  Cleveland Military Ball

The Cleveland Military Ball will be held 6-11 PM 18 November 2017 at the Crowne Plaza at 5300 Rockside Road, Independence, OH.

Read More Here: September 30 2017 – Base Cleveland Veteran News

Excitement and Anticipation Surround Cleveland Browns October 1st Home Game

September 29, 2017

Municipal Parking Lot, Road Closures and Parking Restrictions Advisory

To ensure visitors and residents in downtown Cleveland have an enjoyable and safe experience during the Cleveland Browns home opener Sunday, October 1st , the City of Cleveland will have the following rules and regulations in effect for game-day parking and tailgating.

For those planning to use the Municipal Parking Lot:

  • The Municipal Parking Lot opens at 7:00 a.m. for game day vehicles. No large vehicles (motorhomes, RVs, buses, etc.) will be allowed in before the respective times.  
  • Security officers will be assigned to the lot to ensure that no vehicles attempt to enter prior to the designated times. The public is reminded that it is important to obey traffic laws and that no vehicles are permitted to park or stop on busy roadways.
  • An alternative means of getting to and from the games is to use RTA. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy the shops, food and entertainment opportunities available before and after the game.
  • The Browns game begins at 1:00 p.m.

Municipal Parking Lot Tailgating Rules and Regulations:

The following is the full list of rules and regulations for tailgating activities in the Municipal Parking Lot for all 2017 Cleveland Browns home games. The list of rules and regulations will be distributed to all vehicles upon entering the lot as well as posted on various signs.

  1. No open pit fires
  2. Propane grills only (No charcoal)
  3. No alcohol
  4. Saving spaces prohibited
  5. Attendees will be charged for all occupied parking spaces
  6. No in & out privileges
  7. All litter must be dispensed in trash containers
  8. Vandalism of any type will not be tolerated
  9. Crossing the Shoreway is prohibited
  10. No private latrines (portable latrines are available in the lot).

Violation of these regulations may result in fines and ejection from the premises.  Additionally, below are answers to other common questions and information concerning tailgating activities in the Municipal Parking lot:

  • Lot Operation and Fees – For Sunday’s game the eastern portion of the Municipal Parking Lot will open at 7:00 a.m. for game-day vehicles. No large vehicles (motorhomes, RVs, buses, etc.) will be allowed in the previously mentioned lots before designated start times. The Municipal lot opens promptly at 7:00 a.m. for all regular season weekend home games. The fee to park in the Municipal lot is $25 per parking space. Attendees will be charged $25.00 for each occupied parking space. Cleveland Police will not permit vehicles to line-up or stage on the Shoreway before game time.
  • Alcohol and Safety – Open containers, consumption of alcohol, and public intoxication are all prohibited inside the municipal lot. For those who plan to consume alcohol during any sporting event, always ensure there is a designated driver. Please exercise caution at all times and “if you see something, please say something.”
  • Sanitation – There will be 47 portable restrooms, 75 trash cans and 3 dumpsters in the lot during all regular season games. Private latrines are strictly prohibited. Please make sure all trash is disposed of properly before you leave any lot.
  • Parking – Parking restrictions will be in place in downtown Cleveland for each Browns home football game typically for three hours before each game and until two hours after the game’s completion. Look for signs attached to posts, poles and parking meters in those areas affected by the restrictions. Violators will be ticketed and towed if parked in violation. In order to have an automobile released, all associated fines and fees must be paid at the One Stop Vehicle Impound Center located at 3040 Quigley Road.
  • Traffic – Reminder that road closures begin at 10 a.m. for the Browns game. Poles will be marked identifying the times and duration of the closures for the game. Also, as a traveling reminder, Lakeside Avenue is currently undergoing resurfacing between East 9th Street and East 26th Street and only one-way traffic flowing west is open to the traveling public. A map linked here shows where ADA and Bus drop-offs are allowed at FirstEnergy Stadium up to one hour prior to game time.

About the City of Cleveland

The City of Cleveland is committed to improving the quality of life of its residents by strengthening neighborhoods, delivering superior services, embracing diversity and making Cleveland a desirable, safe city in which to live, work, play, and do business. For more information on the City of Cleveland, visit online at www.city.cleveland.oh.us, Twitter at @cityofcleveland or Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofcleveland.

 

Cleveland Road Work News: September 29, 2017

road work ahead

Thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget, made possible by Issue 32, the City of Cleveland is embarking on more street improvement projects in 2017 than years past. Projects span all neighborhoods and wards throughout the city.

Here are some highlights about this year’s road work:

  • Street resurfacing began on April 27, 2017 and will continue through the summer, weather permitting. The first resurfacing project took place in Ward 4 on Parkview Avenue near the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.
  • Potholes are serviced year round, weather permitting. The Department of Public Works has increased its pothole crews from three to 10 as a result of the passage of Issue 32.
  • This year, with the completion of the Pavement Management Study we have a graded system that allows us to select the streets that are in the greatest need of resurfacing. We are using the worst first approach to road resurfacing.
  • We are projecting to resurface 95 streets this year.
  • Thanks to Issue 32 funds, the City of Cleveland has reinstated street sweeping services.

Click here to view today’s roads report.

Updates will be posted Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Cleveland Road Work News: September 28, 2017

road work ahead

Thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget, made possible by Issue 32, the City of Cleveland is embarking on more street improvement projects in 2017 than years past. Projects span all neighborhoods and wards throughout the city.

Here are some highlights about this year’s road work:

  • Street resurfacing began on April 27, 2017 and will continue through the summer, weather permitting. The first resurfacing project took place in Ward 4 on Parkview Avenue near the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.
  • Potholes are serviced year round, weather permitting. The Department of Public Works has increased its pothole crews from three to 10 as a result of the passage of Issue 32.
  • This year, with the completion of the Pavement Management Study we have a graded system that allows us to select the streets that are in the greatest need of resurfacing. We are using the worst first approach to road resurfacing.
  • We are projecting to resurface 95 streets this year.
  • Thanks to Issue 32 funds, the City of Cleveland has reinstated street sweeping services.

Click here to view today’s roads report.

Updates will be posted Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Base Cleveland Veteran News

22 September 2017

DOD Military Emblems

Prepared and distributed monthly to Veterans and supporters of those who served 

Special Events

  • Luncheon:  Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams, WWII Medal of Honor recipient

Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams, a WWII Medal of Honor recipient, and founder of the Herschel Williams Foundation http://hwwmohf.org/ is hopeful of erecting a Gold Star memorial in the City of Cleveland.   The Hershel Woody Williams Congressional Medal of Honor Education Foundation, Inc. was established in 2010 and is a charitable 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization.  The Foundation encourages, with the assistance of the public and community leaders, establishing permanent Gold Star Families Memorial Monuments in communities throughout the country and provides scholarships to eligible Gold Star Children. 

The primary goal is to honor Gold Star Families, relatives, and Gold Star Children who have sacrificed a loved one in the service of their country.

Luncheon:  a Military Recognition Luncheon will be held Friday, September 29, 2017 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown, 100 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland and will feature a presentation by one of four living World War II Medal of Honor recipients, Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams, USMC (ret.)

There is no charge for the luncheon, but seating is limited.  https://wwmoh.ticketbud.com/military-recognition-luncheon

Please contact Ms. Chari Zito (charizito@cox.net) or LTJG Matthew Previts (matthew.previts@navy.mil) with any questions.  Preference will be given to Gold Star Families, Marines and WWII Veterans.

http://hwwmohf.org/woody-williams.html

  • Veterans Mobile Outreach

Federal, State and County veterans’ agencies will be available to file a compensation or pension claim, apply for VA Healthcare, request your DD214, file and awards and other earned Veteran benefits.  

  • Don Umerley Center, 21016 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, OH 44146 September 27, 2017 12 noon – 4 PM; and
  • Mogadore VFW Post 8487 385 Randolph Road, Mogaddore, OH 44260 Oct 4, 2017 12 noon – 4 PM
  • Vietnam Combat Veterans Memorial ‘ the Moving Wall’

September 21-24, 2017 at Perry High School, 1 Success Blvd., Perry OH 44081.  The opening ceremony will begin at 7 PM Thursday, September 21 and a closing ceremony held at 6 PM Sunday, September 24, 2017. 

  • Fisher House Fundraiser

A special fundraiser to benefit the Greater Cleveland Fischer House is planned for 8 PM – midnight September 30, 2017 at the Holy Spirit Party Center at 5500 W 54 Street, Parma, OH.  The event is open to the public and includes raffles, food and dancing.  Proceeds will benefit families of patients receiving medical care at military and VA medical centers.  For details, call Barb Haselow at 440.886.6157 or Marge Smith at 216.224.4178.  Additional information will be provided when made available.

  • Ohio Airborne Days: The 55th All Ohio Airborne Days will be celebrated Oct 5, 6, and 7, 2017. For more information, contact Sean Jennings at telephone 440.915.8223 or Jennsea3@yahoo.com.  
  • Annual Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade

The City of Cleveland will partner and host the annual Veterans Day ceremony and Parade on Friday, November 10, 2017.  A limited number of display tables are available to Veteran support groups interesting in displaying or presenting information to the attendees.  Please contact Marty Flask at telephone 216.420.7606 or MFlask@city.cleveland.oh.us to reserve a spot.  First come, first served.   Note:  The Red Cross , VA Medical Center, USO, Homeless Veterans Outreach and VA Vet Center have already reserved a table.

Parade Registration:  The deadline for entering your organization, vehicle or float is 1 PM Wednesday, November 7, 2017.  For more information, contact Paul Tuggey at telephone 216.952.2884.

  • Save the Date:  Cleveland Military Ball

The Cleveland Military Ball will be held 6-11 PM 18 November 2017 at the Crowne Plaza at 5300 Rockside Road, Independence, OH

Did you know. . . . .

In the history of our great nation, approximately 40 million men and women have served in the Armed Forces.  Of those 40 million, just 3,516 have earned the Medal of Honor, the highest award for valor and courage.

Of those 3,516 recipients, 72 are alive today.  Of those 72 recipients, only 4 are alive from WWII. Of those 4, there is 1 Marine. 

That Marine, Hershel “Woody” Williams will be in Cleveland on 29SEPT17 to propose the creation of a Gold Star Family Memorial.

Read the Full Update: Base Cleveland Veteran News – September 22 2017

Thank You Veterans

 

Mayor Jackson, County Executive Budish Issue Joint Statement on Amazon HQ Bid

Mayor Frank G. Jackson and County Executive Armond Budish issue a statement today on Amazon headquarters bid:

“Cleveland is a city on the rise and we envision Amazon potentially being a major part of the region’s growth.  Our goal, with this proposal, is to integrate the organization within the fabric of the Greater Cleveland community.   The City of Cleveland, The County, Greater Cleveland Partnership, Northeast Ohio Area-wide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), Cleveland State University and our partners are no strangers to working closely to ensure that Cleveland is competitive.

This will be a community effort, similar to the process that this community undertook to win the Republican National Convention.  Just as we did then, we are pulling together civic leaders from government, higher education, business, and other crucial sectors to put together an aggressive, collaborative package; one that addresses all aspects of the Amazon RFP and highlights the essence of Cleveland and our competitive advantages.

We were an underdog during that process, yet we won. We are confident that working together we can highlight what sets us apart from the competition. This opportunity will have tremendous near and long term impact on the City and the region.”