At a ceremony in Cleveland City Hall, Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Cleveland Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo, Council President Kevin J. Kelley and Councilman & Chair of the Safety Committee Matt Zone recognized firefighters and citizens for their outstanding service to the Division of Fire.
Some of the award recipients on October 13 were longtime firefighters honored for distinguished service. Some of the recipients were honored for actions that saved the lives of others. Others were citizens who attempted to rescue those in need of help.
Award winners include:
Medal of Valor
- FGF Vito Giammarco
- FGF Jose Aviles
- FGF Terrence Bruening
- FGF Richard Vacca
- Engine 41
- Captain Alan Dewaele
- FGF Charles Harris
- FGF Steven Weir
- FGF James Papcke
- Captain Patrick Corrigan
- Captain Brendan McNamara
- FGF Barry Kifus
- Michael Blake
- Anthony Chavis
- Rashon Arrington
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.
Updates will be posted Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.