City of Cleveland Daily News Updates – #383

The City of Cleveland today made the following announcements:

City of Cleveland and CMSD Partner to Secure Re-Development Proposals for 12 Vacant School Buildings and Seven Vacant Land Parcels

Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) and the City of Cleveland will pursue further discussion with developers interested in 14 surplus school properties. The properties were among 19 that were offered for redevelopment in a process facilitated by the city. The list included 12 closed schools and seven vacant parcels – in all, 61 acres of land and nearly 1 million square feet of building space. View the proposed recommendations here.

“CMSD and the City of Cleveland have collaborated to establish an unprecedented process to transfer buildings and properties no longer being used for CMSD purposes,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “Through this effort, CMSD will be relieved of liability and maintenance costs and the City’s neighborhoods will benefit from private investment in these properties, several of which have significant architectural value.”

A team representing the District and city evaluated the developers’ qualifications and proposals. The team rejected all proposals for three sites. Two other properties drew no formal responses.

Proposals that cleared the first phase in the three-phase process call for housing ranging in type from senior to market rate, both rehab and new construction, along with enhanced community green spaces and some retail. Of note, proposals will move forward to rehabilitate five local landmark structures.

The proposed purchase prices for all sites total more than $2.5 million.

The process, which is nonbinding, attracted a total of 51 proposals, including a blanket offer to turn any properties not selected for redevelopment into parkland.

Developers represented a mix of groups from Cleveland and out of town and showed a high level of experience. Female- and minority-owned businesses are lead developers or major project partners on several of the teams.

The developers who were selected must now submit conceptual and schematic designs for approval and confirm details of financing.

For a downloadable, shareable version of this release, click here.

City Names Former Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland as Governmental Affairs Manager in Department of Public Utilities

The City of Cleveland names former city Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland as the new administrative manager of governmental affairs in the Department of Public Utilities. Cleveland, who started June 14, now oversees the activities of governmental affairs staff, including public records requests, subpoenas and other inquiries. She is also the liaison for local government officials and the Suburban Water Council of Governments. As part of her duties, Cleveland works on the department’s water equity project. She also assists with legislation and other public utility issues including infrastructure, water main breaks and water quality.

The long-time Ward 5 councilwoman and attorney has worked within city government for nearly 16 years. She has also served 12 years in the county judicial system. She is a former Assistant County Prosecutor in the Tax Foreclosure Department and a Magistrate of Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. Cleveland holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University.

2021 Waste Collection Schedule Updated; Waste Collection and Bulk Pick-Up Delayed for Week of July 5 in Observance of Independence Day

City of Cleveland Department of Public Works WILL NOT collect trash or bulk pick-up on Monday, July 5, 2021 in observance of Labor Day. Waste collection and bulk pick-up for the remainder of that week will be delayed by one day, resuming on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Additionally, the 2021 Waste Collection and Bulk-Pickup Schedule has been updated to correct an error from the previous version. To view the updated version, click here.

The waste collection schedule for the week of July 5 will be as follows:

  • Monday – Waste collection and bulk pick-up delayed until Tuesday.
  • Tuesday – Waste collection and bulk pick-up delayed until Wednesday.
  • Wednesday – Waste collection and bulk pick-up delayed until Thursday.
  • Thursday – Waste collection and bulk pick-up delayed until Friday.
  • Friday – Waste collection and bulk pick-up delayed until Saturday.

As a reminder, residents are permitted to up to three bulk items on tree lawns. More info on proper disposal:

  • Residents may leave out for collection items such as appliances, tables, chairs, mattress box springs, couches and furniture.
  • All mattresses, box springs and cloth furniture must be wrapped in plastic.
  • In addition to the three items, residents may leave out up to four tires.
  • The City does not accept construction material.
  • Boxes and loose bags are not bulk items. ​
  • Carpet must be cut and rolled into 3-foot long pieces and must not exceed 40 pounds.

The Division of Waste also reminds residents of the following waste regulations:

  • Only waste in officially issued City carts will be accepted and loose trash or bags outside City roll carts will not be accepted
  •  The following will be not be accepted in or outside of roll carts: construction materials, hazardous waste, bricks, dirt, concrete, cinder blocks, auto parts, loose metal items, medical waste or fluorescent tubes. No wet paint should be placed in roll carts. All paint cans should be dry before they are placed in roll carts.
  • Do not place hot charcoal ashes in roll carts.

For further information regarding waste collection, please call the Division of Waste Collection at (216) 664-3711 or visit www.clevelandohio.gov.

City of Cleveland Division of Emergency Medical Service Now Hiring EMTs/Paramedics

The City of Cleveland Division of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) is now hiring EMTs/Paramedics. Applications are now available at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cleveland. To view the full flyer, click here.

For more information, please contact Cleveland Public Safety Recruitment at 216-623-5233, or via social media: @ClevelandPublicSafetyRecruitment on Facebook and @CLErecruitment on Instagram and Twitter.

Reminder: City Hall Opens to the Public on July 6 with New Protocols 

City Hall will be open to the public on Tuesday, July 6 with new enhanced security requirements. Visitors must have an appointment to enter the building and any departmental office, with the exception of those visiting to request a birth or death certificate or a permit.

The following health & safety protocols are required for all persons entering the building:

  • Facial coverings
  • Temperature screenings and social distancing
  • Temporary I.D. issued by security on entry, which must be worn at all times and returned upon exiting the building

Employees are also required to wear face coverings, receive a temperature screening prior to the beginning of their shift, and maintain good health protocols at all times, including handwashing, sanitizing, and social distancing. Plexiglass barriers are in place where necessary.

All employees were required to return to their original core-hours, work schedule and physical worksite no later than Monday, June 14.

Other Important Reminders

City of Cleveland Division of Recreation Hiring Seasonal Life Guards

The City of Cleveland is hiring seasonal life guards. Applicants must possess current certifications for American Red Cross Lifeguarding Training and First Aid as well as CPR for the Professional Rescuer. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, June 30. Click here to view the job posting.

Public Information Meeting Scheduled for Burke Lakefront Airport Layout Plan Update

The City of Cleveland Department of Port Control is undertaking an update to its Airport Layout Plan (ALP) for Burke Lakefront Airport (BKL) to account for changes that have taken place since the completion of the Airport’s 2017 Master Plan Update.

Please join us for a virtual informational meeting to learn more about the ongoing ALP Update Study on Wednesday, June 30 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. During the meeting, there will be a presentation followed by an opportunity for you to ask questions and provide feedback. http://bkl-alpupdate.com/

Access and instructions to the meeting will be posted on the study website by June 28. For full meeting capabilities, you will only require a web browser with internet access. Additional software installation will not be necessary. A call-in number (audio-only) will be provided for those without web browser access.

Relevant ALP Update documents can be found on the website under the “Study Materials” tab. Share your input by leaving a comment, and stay up to date with the process on our website www.bkl-alpupdate.com.

Willard Park Garage Returns to Normal Hours; Citations to Resume on July 6

Beginning on July 6, citations will resume for on-street meter and posted signage violations. In order to provide advance notice, City of Cleveland Parking Enforcement Officers will be distributing warning flyers to parkers beginning June 24 until the July 6 start date.  To view a copy of the warning flyer, click here.

The City of Cleveland’s Willard Park Garage has returned to normal operating hours—5 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. All vehicles not retrieved from the garage by 10:30 p.m. must be retrieved the following business day.

Parking Restrictions Announced During Home Baseball Games

As Progressive Field has announced that fan capacity will return to normal levels, the Cleveland Division of Police has instituted a parking ban in the area of Rocket Mortgage Field House and Progressive Field which will be in effect during home baseball games. Motorists are encouraged to check meters and signage prior to parking for games or events.

The parking ban extends from:

  • Prospect Avenue at Ontario Street to E. 9th Street
  • West Huron from Ontario Street to Prospect Avenue
  • E. 4th Street from Prospect Avenue to West Huron
  • High from E. 2nd to E. 4th Street
  • E. 2nd Street from High to Prospect
  • E. 9th Street Euclid Avenue to Bolivar Avenue
  • Bolivar Avenue from E. 9th Street to E 6th Street

To view a map of the no-parking zones, click here.

City of Cleveland Distributes COVID-19 Vaccines

The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) is currently distributing COVID-19 vaccines to students, parents and community members ages 12 and up. For more information, visit https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov or call CDPH at (216) 664-2222, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

City of Cleveland Announces Participation in Nationwide “Month of Action”

Mayor Frank G. Jackson today announced that the City of Cleveland will be participating in the United States Conference of Mayor’s “Month of Action” Vaccine Challenge. The U.S. Conference of Mayors is launching its month-long challenge to get Americans vaccinated on June 4, with a goal of having 70% of Americans vaccinated by the 4th of July.

This effort is led by the United States Conference of Mayors in conjunction with President Joe Biden, the White House, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Though more than 290 million shots have been administered in cities nationwide since December 2020, only 49% percent of adults have received one shot or been fully vaccinated.

To view the full press release from the U.S. Conference of Mayors, click here. For more information on the “Mayors Challenge” including a list of participating mayors, see here. To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, head to vaccines.gov or call the National COVID-19 Vaccination Assistance Hotline at 1-800-232-0233.

City of Cleveland Encourages Residents to Practice COVID-19 Safety Measures

Mayor Frank G. Jackson lifted the city’s Proclamation of Civil Emergency upon its expiration May 31. In light of this, Mayor Jackson and the City of Cleveland strongly recommend and encourage residents to continue adhering to health guidelines.

  • Get vaccinated. The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) offers vaccination clinics each week at various locations.   To schedule an appointment or get information on CDPH vaccination events or other local vaccine providers, call the City of Cleveland’s COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at (216) 664-2222

If you have not been vaccinated, continue to follow CDC guidelines:

  • Continue to wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth in public settings and anywhere you will be around other people who do not reside in your household.
  • Stay 6 feet apart from others who do not reside in your household.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid indoor areas that are poorly ventilated.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

City of Cleveland Establishes Call Center to Answer General Vaccine Distribution Questions

The City of Cleveland has established a call center that is currently available to answer general questions pertaining to the City’s vaccine distribution efforts and assist eligible individuals in scheduling an appointment to receive the vaccine.   

  • Call Center Number: (216) 664-2222
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Upcoming Cleveland Transformation Alliance Meetings

The Cleveland Transformation Alliance Committee (CTA) is currently hosting public meetings via Zoom or Microsoft Teams. For more information on these meetings, please visit http://www.myCLEschool.org. See details for upcoming meetings below:

Communication and Engagement Committee

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 3 p.m.

Greater Cleveland Partnership

KeyBank Conference Room

1240 Huron Road E

Cleveland, OH 44115

CodeRED

Sign up for CodeRED alerts to receive calls and emails with important info regarding the coronavirus. To sign up online, visit https://bit.ly/CLECodeRED. Get mobile alerts by downloading the CodeRED app via the Apple or Google Play stores. Seniors who need assistance signing up are welcome to call the Department of Aging at (216) 664-4383 for periodic phone call messaging.

Previous COVID-19 Updates from the City of Cleveland

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