Van Aken District Community Update March 11
Dateline: 3/3/14 - The City plans a Van Aken project update at Shaker Heights Middle School Auditorium, 20600 Shaker Boulevard on Tuesday, March 11, from 6:30 to 9 pm. (Due to the large number of responses already received, the venue has been changed from the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building.)
Cell Phone Ban While Driving Enacted
Dateline: 2/26/14 - On Monday, February 24, City Council voted to ban use of hand-held cell phones to talk or text while driving. The ordinance will be effective March 26, 2014. Through May 25, the police will issue warnings to drivers in violation. After May 25, tickets will be issued. To learn more about the process for passing the legislation, the reasons for doing so, the penalties and more, visit FAQ.
City Extends Life of Salt Supply with Eco-friendly Product
Dateline: 2/17/14 - The City is mixing Haydite, a high quality, eco-friendly, lightweight aggregate produced by DiGeronimo Aggregates in Independence, Ohio to its salt supply. The additive enhances the melting and traction attributes of rock salt. The product is also used in horticulture applications. FAQ about Haydite.
City to Hire Firefighters/Paramedics
Dateline: 2/12/14 - The City of Shaker Heights is hiring entry-level Firefighters/Paramedics who seek challenging work in a fire department known for responding to emergencies in a matter of minutes. Continuous training and education are offered to successfully perform the jobs required – fighting fires and saving lives quickly and professionally.
Applications will be available online at Employment Opportunities beginning Sunday, February 16 at 12:01 am or in person at City Hall, 3400 Lee Road beginning Tuesday, February 18 at 8:00 am.
Landmark Commission Announces Second Annual Preservation Month Photo Contest
Dateline: 2/3/14 - The Shaker Heights Landmark Commission invites you to capture what you love about Shaker Heights in the second annual Preservation Month Photo Contest. The contest was created in honor of National Preservation Month, which is celebrated each May by preservation organizations across the country.
Warming Center: STJ Community Building
Dateline: 1/7/14 - Residents in need of shelter from the frigid temperatures can come to the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building at 3450 Lee Road. For information, call 491-1360.
Thornton Park Closed Tuesday
Updated Dateline: 1/7/14 - Given the dangerously cold temperatures today, the City has decided to close Thornton Park, including the ice rink. In addition,
Shaker Police Officers Recognized by FBI
Dateline: 1/3/14 - On Friday, January 3, a Special Agent from the Cleveland FBI presented awards to a group of Shaker Heights Police officers for their part in the apprehension of the “Powder Face Bandit” in November 2012.
City Names New Finance Director
Dateline: 12/30/13 - Mayor Earl M. Leiken announced today that Matthew Rubino will be the City’s new finance director, taking over the job from Robert H. Baker, who retired on December 18.
City Council Approves 2014 Budgets
Dateline: 12/18/13 - The City of Shaker Heights 2014 Capital and Operating budget documents are posted here.
Special Offer for Shaker Residents - Home Repair Resource Center
Dateline: 12/3/13 - Shaker Homeowners...this one's for you! The Home Repair Resource Center in Cleveland Heights has a special offer for Shaker residents. All January home repair workshops will be just $5 for Shaker residents instead of the regular $15 fee. Winter is a great time to tackle indoor repair projects. Why not try a class or two? Gather friends and neighbors to take a class together and then throw a home repair party to help each other out!
Reservations are required. Visit the Home Repair Resource Center for details.
Shaker Pops on Small Business
Pop Up Shaker Starts November 30
Dateline: 11/22/13 - Small Business Saturday, November 30, marks the kick-off of Pop Up Shaker, a special shopping event which springs to life along Chagrin Boulevard.
Patrick Sweeney Appointed Fire Chief
Dateline: 11/11/13 - Patrick Sweeney has been promoted to the position of Fire Chief. Sweeney has served Shaker’s Fire Department since 1987 and as Interim Chief since March of this year, following the retirement of former Chief Kevin Jacobs.
HistoricShaker.com Wins Two Awards
Dateline: 11/07/13 - The Shaker Heights Landmark Commission and the Shaker Heights Public Library have received two statewide historic preservation awards for the creation of HistoricShaker.com, a publicly accessible digital record of building history in Shaker Heights. The project includes a website and a smartphone app.