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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
11/30/2020 - Shop with a Cop
11/11/2020 - Veterans Day Service CANCELLED
11/3/2020 - Election Information
11/1/2020 - November Zoom Meeting Links
10/31/2020 - Halloween/Trick-or-Treating
10/31/2020 - Head for the Hills-Virtual 5K Run/Hike
10/31/2020 - Greening the Hills- Tree Giveaway & Shoe Donation Drop-Off
10/28/2020 - Recycling Video Series
10/6/2020 - CodeRed Sign Up Information
9/21/2020 - Chipping Week
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A Message From Mayor Daniel Fritz
The leaves are starting to fall and that means winter is approaching. As this beautiful change begins to take shape along our hillsides, plans for Village operations and budgeting also begin to formalize. Our Service Department is hard at work preparing for the snow and ice season. This preparation includes our new plow truck which is currently being up-fitted at another location. You may remember that when we cut more than $600,000.00 from our budget due to the pandemic, Council and I determined that moving forward with this new purchase was essential and critical. By purchasing this truck we ensure that the Village does not incur any delays related to your snow and ice program in 2021.
Recently, I met with our Village Treasurer to continue our analysis of the budgeting constraints related to the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m happy to report that up to the printing of this newsletter, our fiscal efforts have led to a stabilized budget with income tax receipts showing a 5% improvement over this same time period last year. Our work is far from over. Limitations related to revenue streams in 2021 are somewhat unknown and municipalities are searching for prudent advice in terms of what to expect. While we can make some predictions there are other unknown variables. An example would be residents who may have deferred a percentage of their salary for incentives such as stock options. If this practice becomes a norm within our borders our income tax collections may suffer. So the message is clear. We will be proceeding into our 2021 budget with an expectation that revenue streams may be significantly affected. Some capitol improvements may be delayed until receipts show that our now healthy budget continues down the right path during the first quarter of 2021. You can be assured that I, along with members of Village Council, take the budgeting process very seriously. Our shared goal is to continue down the path of fiscal responsibility that allows us to maintain the standards that our residents have grown to expect.
Speaking of high standards, members of our Parks Commission continue to work hard on behalf of our amazing parks. Recently, they have organized a virtual run that started October 31st and runs though November 8th. Upon receipt of this newsletter you should still have an opportunity to join us as we run or walk for the betterment of our Moreland Hills parks. To register please see the Village website or FaceBook page.
Speaking of Facebook, please check out our page and watch the recycling videos that I, along with members of Council and the Green Commission have produced. Recently we were listed as the number 1 recycler in Cuyahoga County. This number 1 designation is among 59 other municipalities in the County. We are proud but we can do even better! Our video series illustrates some common shortcomings noticed by our Service Department. If we all make some adjustments we can improve our percentages and save money as well. I encourage you to log on and to share with all of your friends.
Lastly, on November 11th please take a moment to honor a veteran. One of the great pleasures I have had as your Mayor was to meet resident Allan Kleinman, a WW2 Veteran who served in Patton’s tank division. We are incredibly fortunate that brave men and women like Mr. Kleinman have sacrificed for our Country. During turbulent times we can all find unity in their valor and sacrifice.
From my family to yours we wish you a happy and healthy Fall.