FirstEnergy Prepares for Winter Storm
Dateline: March 13, 2017 - FirstEnergy issued a press release regarding their preparation to respond to heavy snow and potentially high winds associated with a large winter storm forecast for the area beginning today (Monday evening) through late Wednesday.
Power Outages Update
Dateline: March 10, 2017 - The City received this update from First Energy this afternoon. They report that restoration efforts are ongoing. They have just over 6,000 customers out of power, down from 85,000, and are making steady progress. New outages continue to trickle in.
First Energy is using both CEI and mutual assitance crews. Over the past 24 hours they have restored all critical customers: schools, fire stations, healthcare facilities, etc. They are still targeting restoration for 11 pm this evening.
Fitch Ratings Affirms City's "AAA" Bond Rating
Shaker achieves highest rating, denoting eceptional creditworthiness
Dateline: March 1, 2017 — Fitch Ratings, a credit rating and research agency, affirmed the City’s “AAA” bond rating as part of its ongoing surveillance of the City’s financial condition. The AAA rating is the highest attainable rating, indicating Shaker maintains an exceptional degree of creditworthiness and easily meets its financial commitments. Shaker is among a small group of local cities carrying an AAA rating from one of three major rating agencies. Fitch Ratings also affirmed the City’s AAA rating in its four previous reports, issued in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2016.
State of the City Address
Dateline: February 28, 2017 — Mayor Earl M. Leiken delivered his State of the City address on Thursday, February 23 to an audience at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building.
Parkland Rd. Closure: Green Lake Dredging Project
Dateline: February 22, 2017 — Beginning tomorrow, Thursday, February 22, Parkland between Attleboro and Lee will be closed to through traffic. Local access will be maintained in the eastbound lane only. This portion of Parkland will be closed until the end of the summer.
The closure is due to the dredging of Green Lake, a project of the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD).
Call For Makers: Shaker Makers Event Seeks Exhibitors
Submission deadline is April 1
Dateline: February 15, 2017 - The City of Shaker Heights will host its first Shaker Makers event—a show-and-tell for innovators, hobbyists and creators of all ages—to share their ingenuity with the public from 10 am-5 pm on Saturday, April 22 at The Dealership, 3558 Lee Rd. There is no charge to exhibit at Shaker Makers.
Shaker Design Competition Announces Winners
Designs will transform vacant lots into sustainable middle-income housing
Dateline: January 23, 2017 – The tradition of architectural excellence in the City of Shaker Heights continues with the announcement of winners in the Shaker Design Competition. Three teams—one international, one national and one local—will receive the top prizes at an awards ceremony on February 10 from 6-8 pm at The Dealership, 3558 Lee Road in Shaker Heights.
Filing Delinquent RITA Returns
Dateline: December 21, 2016 - Taxpayers who have neglected to file a municipal income tax return can avoid an appearance by simply e-filing returns at: www.ritaohio.com, mailing or faxing to RITA the requested documents. Address/FAX number:
No Holiday Trash Delay
Dateline: December 20, 2016 - There is no delay in refuse collection the weeks of December 26 and January 2. Please place your trash and recycling out for collection by 7:30 am on your regularly scheduled day.
Making Our Own Space Photography Exhibit & Shaping Space: Innovative Community Design, Powered by PechaKucha Come to Moreland District
Simultaneous events happen at The Dealership on November 30
Dateline: November 18, 2016 - An exhibit of photographs from Helen Liggett document the summer 2016 activities of students and planners participating in Making Our Own Space (MOOS) at Britt Oval in the Buckeye neighborhood and as part of the Moreland Rising Initiative in Shaker Heights. The exhibit opens November 30 from 6 to 8 pm at The Dealership, 3558 Lee Road, and continues through the end of the year.
Rotary Club of Shaker Heights to Honor Firefighter and Police Officer of the Year
Annual awards presentation to be held October 19
Dateline: October 14, 2016 - The Rotary Club of Shaker Heights will honor its Firefighter and Police Officer of the Year on Wednesday, October 19 at 8:30 am. The awards program will be conducted by President John Sobotincic. Rotary members Charlie Mayer and Bob Ault will present the 2016 awards to Assistant Safety Director D. Scott Lee and Superintendent of Equipment Robert C. Bates, respectively. Honorees will receive a plaque for their service, as well as a monetary gift in front of guests and city officials, including Mayor Earl M. Leiken and members of City Council.
Shaker Design Competition Calls for Innovative Housing
Design-build teams challenged to transform vacant lots into sustainable middle-income housing
Dateline: October 7, 2016 - Can a city that is known for the architectural excellence of its historic homes also be the community that builds the next generation of housing? Shaker Heights is determined to be that city. It announces the Shaker Design Competition.
Shaker Heights Landmark Commission Presents 2016 Preservation Awards
Eight properties recognized for restoration and maintenance of their historic integrity
Dateline: October 3, 2016 - Eight Shaker Heights properties earned Preservation Awards from the Shaker Heights Landmark Commission at a City Hall ceremony on September 26. Landmark Commission chair Nancy Moore presented four merit awards, one special award, and three honor awards for distinguished renovation and restoration work.
Final Phase Begins Tuesday, September 20: Lee Road Gas Line Replacement Project
Dateline: September 16, 2016 - The final phase of the Dominion East Ohio gas line replacement project on Lee Road begins Tuesday, September 20 with the paving of the northbound lane of Lee between Van Aken and South Park.
This portion of Lee will be closed for 7-10 days, from 7 am-7 pm, depending on the weather. The southbound lanes of Lee will be used for two-way traffic, one lane in each direction.