UPDATE #3 – City of Cleveland Keeps Four Warming Centers Open During Extreme Cold Weather

December 30, 2017

CLEVELAND – The City of Cleveland will keep four recreation centers open as warming centers for the next 48 hours. We will reevaluate the weather conditions Monday to determine the further need to keep warming centers open.

As a reminder, all recreation centers are open and may be used as a warming location during their regular operating hours. The designated recreation centers listed below will remain open for 24 hour operations as warming centers.

The locations are: 

  • Zelma Watson George Recreation Center: 3155 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44104 (http://bit.ly/2BIQ7i3)
  • Collinwood Recreation Center: 16300 Lakeshore Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44110 (http://bit.ly/2BKd8AW)
  • Michael Zone Recreation Center: 6301 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102 (http://bit.ly/2l6Vd1c)
  • Lonnie Burten Recreation Center: 2511 East 46th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44104 (http://bit.ly/2BZfbFy)

The City also is providing residents with the following cold weather safety tips:

1. Check emergency supply kits

Do you have extra winter clothes, sufficient food and water, extra batteries, flashlights, and a battery or hand-crank radio? What about medications, toys for the kids, pet food, and copies of important information such as numbers for your local utilities? While checking on your own supplies, take some time to check on your neighbors and the elderly.  Ensure that all smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in your home are working properly. Also, remember to keep your cell phones charged in case of a power outage.

2. Take personal precautions and check on the vulnerable

The cold weather may put a strain on your heart; follow your doctor’s advice about shoveling snow or other strenuous work.  Many injuries result from falls on ice-covered surfaces; make sure to keep steps and walkways clean and free of ice.  Infants and the elderly are most at risk for cold-related illness; keep in touch with elderly or at-risk neighbors or relatives, making sure they are safe and that their homes are adequately heated.

3. Dress appropriately in the cold

Almost all cases of hypothermia and frostbite are preventable.  If you must be outside, dress appropriately: wear loose fitting layers to provide overall body warmth, a hat, scarf, mittens and boots will provide additional protection from the elements.  Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs.  Keep dry, change wet clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat. If you suspect hypothermia or frostbite, call 911 immediately; if possible, protect the person from further exposure to the cold, remove any wet clothing and warm without rubbing the affected areas.

4. Pay attention to snow parking bans

If snow accumulation exceeds 2 inches or more, a Snow Emergency Parking Ban may be enacted. The ban allows plows sufficient time to remove snow and ice and move through city streets at a good pace. When a snow ban goes into effect, stopping, standing, and parking of vehicles will be restricted and prohibited on City streets with posted red and white signs. Anyone who fails to comply will be ticketed and towed.

5. Don’t Block the Box

Ensure you can move all the way through an intersection before the traffic signal changes. Stopping in the middle of an intersection prohibits oncoming vehicles from passing through that intersection and can result in grid lock. In addition, be aware of traffic control officers who may be outside on the street directing traffic.

6. Keep Vehicles Clear of Snow

Before driving, remove snow from hoods and roofs of cars, as well as windshields, windows and mirrors, to maintain visibility when driving in winter.

7. Bring pets/companion animals inside during winter weather

Move other animals or livestock to sheltered areas with non-frozen drinking water. Don’t forget or skip planning and preparing for your animals!

8. CodeRED

Winter weather brings many challenges for our citizens and in order to stay abreast of emergencies during this winter season the City encourages everyone to sign up for CodeRED. It is simple and easy to access. Click on this link and follow the online instructions.

We’re Hiring: City of Cleveland Weekly Jobs Round-Up

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The City of Cleveland is hiring! Each week, we will bring you a list of jobs we are hiring for right now. Whether in information technology, civil services or other areas, we are looking for qualified candidates interested in serving the City of Cleveland.

Many positions have been added thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget resulting from the passage of Issue 32.

Here are some positions and civil service exams open now:

  • Caseworker II – (Health)
  • Animal Health Technician – (Animal Care & Control)
  • Chief of Air Pollution Outreach – (Health)
  • Community Health Aide – (Health)
  • Computer Operator – (Information Technology)
  • Economic Development Specialist (Economic Development)

You can find all of our job listings at governmentjobs.com/careers/Cleveland.

For questions regarding a position, please contact Human Resources via email (HR@city.cleveland.oh.us) or phone (216-664-2493). For questions regarding an examination, please contact Civil Service via email (CS@city.cleveland.oh.us) or phone (216-664-2467). You can call during business hours, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Follow our job postings on Facebook and Twitter by searching for the #CLEcityjobs hashtag.

City of Cleveland Keeps 4 Warming Centers Open During Extreme Cold Weather

The City of Cleveland will keep four recreation centers open as warming centers for the next 48 hours. We will reevaluate the weather conditions Saturday to determine the further need to keep warming centers open.

As a reminder, all recreation centers are open and may be used as a warming location during their regular operating hours. The designated warming centers listed below will remain open for 24-hour operations as warming centers.

The locations are: 

  • Zelma Watson George Recreation Center: 3155 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44104 (http://bit.ly/2BIQ7i3)
  • Collinwood Recreation Center: 16300 Lakeshore Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44110 (http://bit.ly/2BKd8AW)
  • Michael Zone Recreation Center: 6301 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102 (http://bit.ly/2l6Vd1c)
  • Lonnie Burten Recreation Center: 2511 East 46th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44104 (http://bit.ly/2BZfbFy)

The City also is providing residents with the following cold weather safety tips:

1. Check emergency supply kits

Do you have extra winter clothes, sufficient food and water, extra batteries, flashlights, and a battery or hand-crank radio? What about medications, toys for the kids, pet food, and copies of important information such as numbers for your local utilities? While checking on your own supplies, take some time to check on your neighbors and the elderly.  Ensure that all smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in your home are working properly. Also, remember to keep your cell phones charged in case of a power outage.

2. Take personal precautions and check on the vulnerable

The cold weather may put a strain on your heart; follow your doctor’s advice about shoveling snow or other strenuous work.  Many injuries result from falls on ice-covered surfaces; make sure to keep steps and walkways clean and free of ice.  Infants and the elderly are most at risk for cold-related illness; keep in touch with elderly or at-risk neighbors or relatives, making sure they are safe and that their homes are adequately heated.

3. Dress appropriately in the cold

Almost all cases of hypothermia and frostbite are preventable.  If you must be outside, dress appropriately: wear loose fitting layers to provide overall body warmth, a hat, scarf, mittens and boots will provide additional protection from the elements.  Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs.  Keep dry, change wet clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat. If you suspect hypothermia or frostbite, call 911 immediately; if possible, protect the person from further exposure to the cold, remove any wet clothing and warm without rubbing the affected areas.

4. Pay attention to snow parking bans

If snow accumulation exceeds 2 inches or more, a Snow Emergency Parking Ban may be enacted. The ban allows plows sufficient time to remove snow and ice and move through city streets at a good pace. When a snow ban goes into effect, stopping, standing, and parking of vehicles will be restricted and prohibited on City streets with posted red and white signs. Anyone who fails to comply will be ticketed and towed.

5. Don’t Block the Box

Ensure you can move all the way through an intersection before the traffic signal changes. Stopping in the middle of an intersection prohibits oncoming vehicles from passing through that intersection and can result in grid lock. In addition, be aware of traffic control officers who may be outside on the street directing traffic.

6. Keep Vehicles Clear of Snow

Before driving, remove snow from hoods and roofs of cars, as well as windshields, windows and mirrors, to maintain visibility when driving in winter.

7. Bring pets/companion animals inside during winter weather

Move other animals or livestock to sheltered areas with non-frozen drinking water. Don’t forget or skip planning and preparing for your animals!

8. Download CodeRED

Winter weather brings many challenges for our citizens and in order to stay abreast of emergencies during this winter season the City encourages everyone to sign up for CodeRED. It is simple and easy to access. Click on this link and follow the online instructions.

Cleveland Police Officer Terminated for Use of Force Violation

Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Director of Public Safety Michael McGrath and Cleveland Division of Police Chief Calvin D. Williams announce that Patrol Officer Alan Buford has been terminated from employment with the Cleveland Division of Police today, Dec. 28, 2017.

On March 19, 2015, Patrol Officer Alan Buford was involved in an officer involved shooting at the Parkwood Grocery at 1077 Parkwood Rd. wherein he and his partner responded to a call for a male breaking into a store. During the course of this incident, Patrol Officer Alan Buford did fire his weapon and the male suspect died as a result.

The case was investigated by the Cleveland Division of Police and Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office and as a result, facts were presented to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office and Buford was charged with Negligent Homicide, A misdemeanor of the first degree. Buford was later acquitted in Cleveland Municipal Court.

After the adjudication of the criminal case, an administrative review of the incident was completed and the findings presented to the Director of Public Safety who conducted a pre-disciplinary hearing. After the pre-disciplinary hearing, Director of Public Safety Michael McGrath found that Patrol Officer Alan Buford did violate the Cleveland Division of Police Use of Force Policy by using force greater than what was necessary during the incident.

Patrol Officer Alan Buford, who was hired by the Division of Police on August 19, 1996, is terminated effective immediately.

Base Cleveland Veteran News

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Prepared and distributed to Veterans and supporters of those who served 

Special Events

Veterans, Know Your VA!

Come join us at Veteran Orientation 10-11:15 AM Thursday, December 28, 2017 and learn about Medical and Mental Health Services, Pharmacy Information, Eligibility Status, Priority Groups, Co-Payment Information, Veteran’s Choice, Choice First, Dual Care, Travel Pay, and more.  The orientation will be held at the Wade Park Campus Recreation Hall at 10701 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH.  Contact  Judy K. Zamlen-Spotts, L.S.W. Community Outreach Coordinator Office: (216) 791-2300 x3132 or email at Judy.Zamlen-Spotts@VA.gov

Cleveland Veterans Administration:  calendar of events

https://www.cleveland.va.gov/calendar.asp

Attention:  Women Veterans

Save the Date:  Join us for the Inaugural Women Veterans Resource Expo Friday, March 2, 2018 at Cuyahoga Community College Easter Campus. Visit www.tri-c.edu/womenveteransexpo to reserve your spot.

Read More Here: Base Cleveland Veteran News December 27 2017

City of Cleveland Offers Four Warming Center Locations During Extreme Cold Weather

winter weather

The City of Cleveland will keep four recreation centers open for 24 hours per day for the next two days and will update daily thereafter.

The locations are: 

  • Zelma Watson George Recreation Center: 3155 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44104
  • Collinwood Recreation Center: 16300 Lakeshore Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44110
  • Michael Zone Recreation Center: 6301 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102
  • Lonnie Burton Recreation Center: 2511 East 46th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44104

The City also is providing residents with the following cold weather safety tips:

  1. Check emergency supply kits

Do you have extra winter clothes, sufficient food and water, extra batteries, flashlights, and a battery or hand-crank radio? What about medications, toys for the kids, pet food, and copies of important information such as numbers for your local utilities? While checking on your own supplies, take some time to check on your neighbors and the elderly.  Ensure that all smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in your home are working properly. Also, remember to keep your cell phones charged in case of a power outage.

  1. Take personal precautions and check on the vulnerable

The cold weather may put a strain on your heart; follow your doctor’s advice about shoveling snow or other strenuous work.  Many injuries result from falls on ice-covered surfaces; make sure to keep steps and walkways clean and free of ice.  Infants and the elderly are most at risk for cold-related illness; keep in touch with elderly or at-risk neighbors or relatives, making sure they are safe and that their homes are adequately heated.

  1. Dress appropriately in the cold

Almost all cases of hypothermia and frostbite are preventable.  If you must be outside, dress appropriately: wear loose fitting layers to provide overall body warmth, a hat, scarf, mittens and boots will provide additional protection from the elements.  Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs.  Keep dry, change wet clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat. If you suspect hypothermia or frostbite, call 911 immediately; if possible, protect the person from further exposure to the cold, remove any wet clothing and warm without rubbing the affected areas.

  1. Pay attention to snow parking bans

If snow accumulation exceeds 2 inches or more, a Snow Emergency Parking Ban may be enacted. The ban allows plows sufficient time to remove snow and ice and move through city streets at a good pace. When a snow ban goes into effect, stopping, standing, and parking of vehicles will be restricted and prohibited on City streets with posted red and white signs. Anyone who fails to comply will be ticketed and towed.

  1. Don’t Block the Box

Ensure you can move all the way through an intersection before the traffic signal changes. Stopping in the middle of an intersection prohibits oncoming vehicles from passing through that intersection and can result in grid lock. In addition, be aware of traffic control officers who may be outside on the street directing traffic.

  1. Keep Vehicles Clear of Snow

Before driving, remove snow from hoods and roofs of cars, as well as windshields, windows and mirrors, to maintain visibility when driving in winter.

  1. Bring pets/companion animals inside during winter weather

Move other animals or livestock to sheltered areas with non-frozen drinking water. Don’t forget or skip planning and preparing for your animals!

  1. CodeRED

Winter weather brings many challenges for our citizens and in order to stay abreast of emergencies during this winter season the City encourages everyone to sign up for CodeRED. It is simple and easy to access. Click on this link and follow the online instructions.

Cleveland Road Work News: Dec. 22, 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.
  • Leaf pick-up service has also been reactivated in designated high leaf generation areas. View maps and a list of locations here.

Click here to view today’s roads report.

Updates will be posted Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.