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4350 SOM Center Road Moreland Hills, Ohio 44022
Phone: (440) 248.1188
Fax: (440) 498.9591
Police Non-Emergency: (440) 248-7585
Fire Non-Emergency: (440) 247-8281
11/11/2021 - Veteran's Day Service
10/31/2021 - Trick-or-Treating
10/30/2021 - Forest Ridge Pavilion Open House
10/18/2021 - Chipping Week
10/15/2021 - Senior Snow Plow Program
10/9/2021 - Head for the Hills! Event
10/9/2021 - Chagrin River Road - Street Closure
10/9/2021 - Stepping out to Cure Scleroderma - Virtual Walk
10/1/2021 - Employee Clambake
9/30/2021 - Fall Cleanup Reminder
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As I write this letter there is a great deal of work taking place in our wonderful Village. As you drive around our Village you will note that the new corporation signs are now completely installed at all of our entry points. Down on Miles Road at Bentleyville Road, crews are working on our retaining wall improvements. New striping will soon be applied to the roads that were improved in this year’s Road Program. This morning our pavilion lumber package was delivered to Village Park and by the time you receive this newsletter, construction will have commenced on our new community gathering location. Our community Garden season is coming to an end but the momentum toward improvement continues. Next year we will have a water source adjacent to the garden and this will allow for better access for all of our residents who wish to sign up. Additional improvements budgeted in this area will include new wooden fencing and plantings around the gas well and additional plantings around Village Park to enhance the beauty of our new pavilion area. Many individuals had a hand in these improvements this year, and it is never one Mayor or one Council Member that successfully coordinates these improvements. As Mayor, I am most proud of the incredibly civil and professional interaction shared amongst my Administration and your elected members of Council. Unfortunately, it is far too easy to turn on the television and see examples of vitriol and personal attacks as the new norm in our national political structure. I believe this is the last thing that our residents want to see in their own community. The success we have experienced related to this year’s infrastructure improvements and to the healthy budget we are maintaining, is only due to the fact that your elected officials are working well together. This mutual respect defines our Village and we will do everything in our power to ensure that this spirit of cooperation exists moving forward.
Please remember to join us on Saturday October 9th in our Village Park. Our 2021 “Head For The Hills!” event will be taking place and will include a beautiful 5K run/walk along a closed section of Chagrin River Road. This chip-timed run is being administered by Hermes Road Racing and will surely become an annual event for our residents to enjoy. In addition to the run, we will have a self-guided hike through a section of our 143-acre Forest Ridge Preserve. We will also have crafts for the kids as well as a “Fun Run” for those children wishing to participate. See another section in this newsletter for registration information. I am so incredibly proud of our Parks Commission, which is chaired by resident Bill Janke. This commission is made up of volunteers who have worked very hard with fundraising, logistics and promotion as it relates to “Head For The Hills! 2021.” Their hard work will come back to the Village as all money that is raised goes into a fund strictly dedicated toward improvements to our wonderful parks in Moreland Hills. As you may already know, we have Village Park at Forest Ridge (pavilion and pond area), Forest Ridge Preserve, James A. Garfield Birth Site Park at Village Hall and Veteran’s Gateway Park at the corner of 91 and Miles Road.
Recently we have had several issues in the Village related to utility disruptions. In one instance, a car took down several utility poles and some residents were without power for an extended period of time. Additionally, there was a major watermain rupture in the Village which resulted in the loss of water for area residents. When these issues take place, we receive a high volume of phone calls at Village Hall. I’m also personally contacted by many residents as is the case with our Service Director. It is our job to keep you informed and you will not ever hear us complain about these calls. However, we have the CodeRed Community Notification System in our Village. We use this system to blast out a text, email and in some cases an audio phone message to all residents who subscribe. In many cases, this notification is made within the first few minutes of the incident. We can issue these alerts remotely when Village Hall is closed on weekends or in the evening hours. However, residents must subscribe to this service. CodeRed is free and you can select the type of notification you prefer. Please consider registering for this service. Registration is easy and can be done using the link on our website. Should we ever encounter a serious community emergency, this will be our primary means for issuing alerts and safety information to you and your family. Contact Sherri Arrietta at Village Hall if you need assistance registering for this service.
We wish you a happy and safe Fall season as the Village transforms into autumn colors and slowly marches into another Ohio Winter.