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Resurfacing and Other Improvements Impact Traffic Patterns

Expect delays on City's east and west sides at Chagrin/Warrensville Center and Lee/Van Aken

Dateline: April 2, 2015 - Van Aken Blvd. westbound is closed between Lee Rd. and South Woodland Rd., as part of a four-phase resurfacing project. Drivers should follow posted detours. This phase of resurfacing is expected to end mid-May. The final phase will end in the fall.

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Patricia Speese Named Director of Public Works

Served as Interim Director beginning in December 2014

 Dateline: April 1, 2015 - Patricia Speese has been appointed Director of Public Works, Mayor Earl M. Leiken announced today. Speese has served the City's Public Works Department since 2001 and as Interim Director since December 2014, after the retirement of her predecessor William Boag.

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Shaker Construction Projects Update

Van Aken Boulevard resurfacing project begins; Van Aken/Chagrin intersection map posted.

Dateline: March 26, 2015 - The resurfacing of Van Aken from city limit to Farnsleigh is scheduled to begin on April 1.

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Shaker Construction Project Update

Dateline: March 5, 2015 - CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW RTA STATION at Lee and Van Aken will move ahead with the closure of the curb lane on southbound Lee from the southern-most driveway into City Hall to just south of Van Aken eastbound. The lane closure is scheduled for Monday, March 9. Updates are posted at Construction Zone. Further details here.

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Heat Emergency Victims - Call for Help

Dateline: February 18, 2015 - The City will open a warming center at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building, 3450 Lee Road, for anyone with a heating emergency beginning today, Wednesday evening, February 18 through Friday, February 20 at noon. For assistance, including help with transportation if needed, call the Fire Department at 216-491-1212.

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City Buildings Delay Opening until 10:30 am

Dateline: February 1, 2015 - City buildings will delay opening until 10:30 am on Monday, February 2 due to extreme weather conditions. As a result of the schools closing, Recreation classes held in school buildings are also cancelled on Monday. Thornton Park will open for all programming at 10:30 as well. Architectural Board of Review will meet as planned at City Hall at 8 am. All other offices will open later. 

Landmark Commission Announces Photo Contest

Third annual Preservation Month competition is open to the public  

Dateline: January 22, 2015 - The Shaker Heights Landmark Commission invites submissions based on what photographers love about Shaker Heights in the third 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.

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Recreation Dept. Conducting Resident Survey

How do you define recreation? We want to know.

Dateline: January 12, 2015 - Take a short survey to help guide future plans for the City's Recreation Department. Survey respondents are entered to win a 2015 summer pool pass to Thornton Park. Winners will be notified by April 6. One survey per household.

Questions? Call 216-491-1295.

Recreation Classes Cancelled; Thornton Ice Rink Remains Open

Dateline: January 8, 2015 - Recreation programs at the schools and the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building are cancelled today, Thursday, January 8, due to inclement weather. The ice rink at Thornton Park is open and all programs, including Learn to Skate and hockey, are running as usual.

The Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management has provided Extreme Cold Preparedness/Safety Tips for residents.

Sinkhole Repair to Cause Delays

Dateline: December 19, 2014 -On Monday, December 22 at 9 am repair work will begin on a sinkhole at the intersection of Lee Road and Van Aken Boulevard in Shaker Heights. Traffic through the intersection on both Lee and Van Aken will be restricted to one lane in each direction.

City Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Award is Highest Recognition Given

Dateline: December 10, 2014 - The Government Finance Officers  Association  of  the United States and Canada (GFOA) has given the City of Shaker Heights its Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial  Reporting  for the City’s 2013 comprehensive annual financial report. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. Its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

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Senior Expo Focuses on Housing Decisions

Home Repair Resource Center offers forum at Shaker Heights location

Dateline: December 8, 2014 - Senior residents from all communities are invited to the Shaker Heights Senior Expo at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building, 3450 Lee Road, on Thursday, December 18 from 12:30-4:30 pm. Information on a range of housing topics will be provided.

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Snow Parking Ban Becomes Law This Month

Dateline: November 10, 2014 - Last month, Shaker Heights City Council voted to enact a parking ban on residential streets when snowfall exceeds two inches. The ban goes into effect on November 27. View a description of the ordinance.  

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