I hope you find the spring edition of In and About Moreland Hills interesting and enlightening. There is a great deal of useful information throughout the newsletter, so please take a few moments to read and enjoy it.
The Green Commission is once again organizing and sponsoring Greening the Hills. It will be held on Saturday, May 5 from 9:00a.m. until noon. The Village will offer confidential paper shredding, recycling for computers, electronics, oil-based paints, chemicals, batteries and metals of any kind. Once again the Commission will provide coffee, juice and snacks for you. They ask that you bring non-perishable food items for the Service Department’s food drive for Cleveland Food Bank. I hope to see you there.
Parks Commission members have set the date for our annual Garlic Mustard Pull at Forest Ridge Park. I invite you to join them and other elected officials on Saturday, May 19. We will gather in the Forest Ridge parking lot at 9:00 a.m. and plan on being done by noon. Our objective is to try to eradicate the garlic mustard plants from the park. Garlic mustard is an especially treacherous invasive species because it is highly adaptable, is a prolific seeder, has an aggressive growth rate and emits a chemical that kills surrounding plants. You may wish to educate yourself on how to eradicate it from your own yard. There are a plethora of articles on the internet on garlic mustard.
Speaking of the park, our lease with the Western Reserve Land Conservancy has been signed and the Village now has control of the 18 acres that will eventually be added to Forest Ridge Preserve. The Village continues to work with the Land Conservancy to apply for grants to help defray the cost of the purchase of that land. Going forward, the Parks Commission will meet with members of the Land Conservancy to discuss areas of possible collaboration, planning, fund-raising and land use. The Village is planning on having an event this Summer to show off the new property and discuss future plans later this summer.
Construction on the Land Conservancy’s headquarters is proceeding nicely. I look forward to seeing the progress on this beautiful “green” building. Speaking of green, Payne & Payne presented plans at the March Planning Commission meeting to build a new, “green” home in Moreland Mews. They plan to have it finished on time to show it on the 2012 Greater Cleveland Green Home Tour this summer. This news is very exciting for Moreland Hills.
Once again I am recruiting people to sign up for the “House of the Month” feature on the Village website, www.morelandhills.com. If you agree to do this, a photographer will take pictures of the outside of your house on a sunny day this summer when it looks its most resplendent. We will not identify it as your house or give the address. We want to feature the many looks and neighborhoods that make up our wonderful village. If you would like to have your home featured, please email Julie Miller at email@example.com and she will explain the details to you and put you on the list. Please check out previous homes of the month at www.morelandhills.com.
When you visit the website, please consider signing up to receive your newsletter by email. When we have a large group of people who have signed up for it, we will modify our mailing list and you will receive your copies by email only. Furthermore, if we have your email address we can notify you of closings, emergencies, etc.
Enjoy the Spring.