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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 Recource 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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Proposed Snow Parking Ban Slated for Third Public Reading

October 27 City Council meeting is final opportunity for public comment

Dateline: October 22, 2014 - The third reading of a proposed ordinance to ban parking on most City streets when snow exceeds two inches is scheduled for Monday, October 27. The meeting begins at 7:30 pm in Council Chambers, 3400 Lee Road, and is open to the public. Residents who wish to learn more about the proposal or who wish to comment are encouraged to attend.

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Farnsleigh Paving Work Requires Unanticipated Closure 

Road closed between Van Aken and Chagrin

Dateline: October 20, 2014 - Construction crews notified the City that extensive repairs to Farnsleigh Road have required that they close the road between Van Aken and Chagrin immediately and until approximately 5 pm today. Access to all businesses in the district continues to be maintained.

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Find Ebola Information at Ohio Department of Health Website

Dateline: October 17, 2014 - Information about Ebola is both developing rapidly and changing frequently. Access to the most up-to-date resources is available through the Ohio Department of Health. Please check the site frequently for updated information.

Paving Work in Van Aken District Begins October 16

Expect traffic changes on Farnsleigh and Northfield

Dateline: October 15, 2014 - Repaving of Farnsleigh and Northfield roads in the Van Aken District begins Thursday, October 16. Expect significant truck traffic in the area, especially on Friday, October 17. Access to all businesses in the district will be maintained.

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Rotary Club of Shaker Heights to Honor Firefighter and Police Officer of the Year

Annual awards presentation to be held October 8

Dateline: October 2, 2014 - The Rotary Club of Shaker Heights will honor its Firefighter and Police Officer of the Year on October 8 at 9 am. The awards program will be conducted by President Maria Kaiser who will present the 2013 awards to Police Sergeant Richard Mastnardo and Firefighter Daniel Peter. Honorees will be presented with 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.

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Reminder: Don't Miss the Last 2014 Landlord Training Seminar

Dateline: October 2, 2014 - The Shaker Heights Landlorrd Training Program covers topics such as Ohio Landlord/Tenant Law, the eviction process, property management, marketing strategies, and the importance of tenant screening. Registration is required to attend; Free for Shaker Heights property owners and $30 for non-Shaker property owners. Classes will be held October 15 and 22 (seminar split into 2-day session). Visit Landlord Connection to register or sign up for the Landlord Connection ENews to receive resource information. Contact Sharra Thomas at 216-491-1434 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information or questions.

Special Offer for Shaker Residents - Home Repair Resource Center

Dateline: October 2, 2014 - Shaker Homeowners...this one's for you! The Home Repair Resource Center in Cleveland Heights has a special offer for Shaker residents. All October home repair workshops will be just $5 for Shaker residents instead of the regular $10 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 Life wins National Recognition

First Place Award given to Quarterly Publication

Dateline: September 11, 2014 - Shaker Life, a quarterly magazine published by the City of Shaker Heights, has won national recognition for the quality of the publication by the City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA). The first place Savvy Award given to Shaker Life distinguishes it from among 23 entries in the Printed Publications - External Publications category from across the country. The awards were announced during a ceremony at the Music Box Theatre in Minneapolis on September 4.

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Annual Fire Department Open House Returns September 20

Sponsored by City of Shaker Heights and University Hospitals

Dateline: September 9, 2014 - Sound the alarm! The Shaker Heights Fire Department’s 2014 Open House is almost here. On Saturday, September 20 from 12-3 pm the Fire Department (17000 Chagrin Boulevard) opens its doors to the community. New this year, Shaker Town Center merchants will participate by offering a Scavenger Hunt for children, various donated prizes, in-store activities, and treats.

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Residents Benefit from City's Participation in ReadyNotify

County program enables residents to receive emergency notifications

August 27, 2014: Shaker Heights has joined seven other cities in Cuyahoga County’s ReadyNotify mass notification system. The City will use ReadyNotify to deliver important information to the public regarding emergencies and safety situations as well as when emergencies require closing of city buildings. The system is provided by Cuyahoga County at no cost to the City.

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