Shaker Heights in the News
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Eastside Greenway Presents Final Plan in May
Public is invited to learn details of the plan at four public meetings
Dateline: April 24, 2015 – Next month, the Eastside Greenway project team will present the final greenway plan, which was shaped by input from the public. You are invited to attend any one of following meetings to learn more about the plan:
Lee/Van Aken RTA Station Reconstruction
Dateline: April 21, 2015 - Please visit Construction Zone for updated information on train service suspension and upcoming 24-hour work cycle.
Resurfacing and Other Improvements Impact Traffic Patterns
Expect delays on City's east and west sides at Chagrin/Warrensville Center and Lee/Van Aken
Dateline: April 2, 2015 - Van Aken Blvd. westbound is closed between Lee Rd. and South Woodland Rd., as part of a four-phase resurfacing project. Drivers should follow posted detours. This phase of resurfacing is expected to end mid-May. The final phase will end in the fall.
Patricia Speese Named Director of Public Works
Served as Interim Director beginning in December 2014
Dateline: April 1, 2015 - Patricia Speese has been appointed Director of Public Works, Mayor Earl M. Leiken announced today. Speese has served the City's Public Works Department since 2001 and as Interim Director since December 2014, after the retirement of her predecessor William Boag.
Shaker Construction Projects Update
Van Aken Boulevard resurfacing project begins; Van Aken/Chagrin intersection map posted.
Dateline: March 26, 2015 - The resurfacing of Van Aken from city limit to Farnsleigh is scheduled to begin on April 1.
Shaker Construction Project Update
Dateline: March 5, 2015 - CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW RTA STATION at Lee and Van Aken will move ahead with the closure of the curb lane on southbound Lee from the southern-most driveway into City Hall to just south of Van Aken eastbound. The lane closure is scheduled for Monday, March 9. Updates are posted at Construction Zone. Further details here.
Heat Emergency Victims - Call for Help
Dateline: February 18, 2015 - The City will open a warming center at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building, 3450 Lee Road, for anyone with a heating emergency beginning today, Wednesday evening, February 18 through Friday, February 20 at noon. For assistance, including help with transportation if needed, call the Fire Department at 216-491-1212.
City Buildings Delay Opening until 10:30 am
Dateline: February 1, 2015 - City buildings will delay opening until 10:30 am on Monday, February 2 due to extreme weather conditions. As a result of the schools closing, Recreation classes held in school buildings are also cancelled on Monday. Thornton Park will open for all programming at 10:30 as well. Architectural Board of Review will meet as planned at City Hall at 8 am. All other offices will open later.
Landmark Commission Announces Photo Contest
Third annual Preservation Month competition is open to the public
Dateline: January 22, 2015 - The Shaker Heights Landmark Commission invites submissions based on what photographers love about Shaker Heights in the third annual Preservation Month Photo Contest. The contest was created in honor of National Preservation Month, which is celebrated each May by preservation organizations across the country.
Recreation Dept. Conducting Resident Survey
How do you define recreation? We want to know.
Dateline: January 12, 2015 - Take a short survey to help guide future plans for the City's Recreation Department. Survey respondents are entered to win a 2015 summer pool pass to Thornton Park. Winners will be notified by April 6. One survey per household.
Questions? Call 216-491-1295.
Recreation Classes Cancelled; Thornton Ice Rink Remains Open
Dateline: January 8, 2015 - Recreation programs at the schools and the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building are cancelled today, Thursday, January 8, due to inclement weather. The ice rink at Thornton Park is open and all programs, including Learn to Skate and hockey, are running as usual.
The Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management has provided Extreme Cold Preparedness/Safety Tips for residents.
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.