First Democracy Day in Shaker Heights Scheduled for September 11
Dateline: August 21, 2017 - Monday, September 11 has been designated by the City of Shaker Heights as its first Democracy Day, as a result of the initiative petition approved by voters in November 2016. A public hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. that day regarding the initiative’s support of a movement to amend the US Constitution to establish that corporations are not people and money is not free speech. Those in attendance will be granted up to five minutes to speak.
Warrensville/Chagrin Below Ground Electrical Work Begins Wednesday, July 19
Expect Traffic Delays
Dateline: July 13, 2017- First Energy begins below ground electrical work on Warrensville near the intersection of Chagrin on Wednesday, July 19. The work will take place from 8 am - 4 pm and will take approximately four weeks (weather permitting).
City Introduces High Tech Park Seating on World Wi-Fi Day*
Soofa seating installed in Hildana Park - first of its kind in all of Ohio
Dateline: June 20, 2017 - Soofa is a bench -- a solar-powered, sleekly designed, first-of-its-kind-in-Ohio, phone-charging bench. It’s a place to sit down, plug in, and get connected. And two of them were recently installed in Hildana Park on Chagrin Boulevard, west of Lee Road in the Moreland neighborhood.
S&P Ratings Affirm City's Creditworthiness
General Obligation Bond and Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority Bond Highly Rated
Dateline: June 12, 2017 - S&P Global Ratings, a credit rating and research agency, affirmed the City’s financial strength and stability with its recent rating of two bond issues.
Kenmore Rd. RTA Crossing Closed June 14-July 3
Dateline: June 7, 2017 - Reconstruction of the Kenmore Rd. crossing on the Blue Line begins Wednesday, June 14 and ends Monday, July 3 (weather permitting). The work is part of RTA’s continuing improvements to Rapid rail crossings in Shaker Heights.
Residents Invited to Complete New Deer Survey
Dateline: June 5, 2017 - In winter 2016/2017, the City began a deer reduction program by Shaker Heights Police Department trained marksmen in response to safety, health, and economic concerns about an overabundance of deer in the city. A new survey of residents will help the City determine the level of control needed to address the number of deer in our city.
Landmark Commission Announces Photo Contest Winners
Fifth Annual Contest Celebrates Preservation Month
Dateline: May 3, 2017 - The Shaker Heights Landmark Commission announces winners of the fifth annual Preservation Month photo contest after reviewing 75 entries from 30 photographers. Created in 2013, the contest honors National Preservation Month, which is celebrated each May by preservation organizations across the country.
Courtland Blvd. RTA Crossing Closed May 3-22
Dateline: April 25, 2017 - Reconstruction of the Courtland Blvd. crossing on the Green Line begins Wednesday, May 3 and ends Monday, May 22 (weather permitting). The work is part of RTA’s continuing improvements to Rapid rail crossings in Shaker Heights.
A Different Take on Make Happens at Shaker Makers Event
Makers convene to delight the public on April 22
Dateline: March 13, 2017 - The City of Shaker Heights hosts its first Shaker Makers event, a show-and-tell for innovators, hobbyists and creators of all ages. Makers will share their ingenuity, creativity and talents with the public at The Dealership, 3558 Lee Road from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, April 22.
Shaker Boulevard Repaving Project Begins April 10
Public meeting scheduled April 4
Dateline: March 27, 2017 - Shaker Heights will begin a major road repaving project on Shaker Boulevard on Monday, April 10. The contractor anticipates that the project will last until early November, weather permitting. There will be four phases to the project:
FirstEnergy Prepares for Winter Storm
Dateline: March 13, 2017 - FirstEnergy issued a press release regarding their preparation to respond to heavy snow and potentially high winds associated with a large winter storm forecast for the area beginning today (Monday evening) through late Wednesday.
Power Outages Update
Dateline: March 10, 2017 - The City received this update from First Energy this afternoon. They report that restoration efforts are ongoing. They have just over 6,000 customers out of power, down from 85,000, and are making steady progress. New outages continue to trickle in.
First Energy is using both CEI and mutual assitance crews. Over the past 24 hours they have restored all critical customers: schools, fire stations, healthcare facilities, etc. They are still targeting restoration for 11 pm this evening.
Fitch Ratings Affirms City's "AAA" Bond Rating
Shaker achieves highest rating, denoting eceptional creditworthiness
Dateline: March 1, 2017 — Fitch Ratings, a credit rating and research agency, affirmed the City’s “AAA” bond rating as part of its ongoing surveillance of the City’s financial condition. The AAA rating is the highest attainable rating, indicating Shaker maintains an exceptional degree of creditworthiness and easily meets its financial commitments. Shaker is among a small group of local cities carrying an AAA rating from one of three major rating agencies. Fitch Ratings also affirmed the City’s AAA rating in its four previous reports, issued in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2016.
State of the City Address
Dateline: February 28, 2017 — Mayor Earl M. Leiken delivered his State of the City address on Thursday, February 23 to an audience at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building.
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