Residents Benefit from City's Participation in ReadyNotify
County program enables residents to receive emergency notifications
August 27, 2014: Shaker Heights has joined seven other cities in Cuyahoga County’s ReadyNotify mass notification system. The City will use ReadyNotify to deliver important information to the public regarding emergencies and safety situations as well as when emergencies require closing of city buildings. The system is provided by Cuyahoga County at no cost to the City.
Schedule Your Appointment for a Flu Shot Starting Today
August 11, 2014: The Health Department is offering flu shots.
City to Hire Police Officers (Lateral Entry)
August 6, 2014: The City of Shaker Heights is hiring Police Officers through a lateral entry process, limiting the pool of applicants to the first 50 completed application packets received from trained and experienced police officers from other Ohio law enforcement agencies. This process reduces outside training time and puts experienced police officers to work as quickly as possible. All Police Officer positions are Civil Service appointments and participate in the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund.
Update from Cleveland Water Regarding the Water Supply
August 4, 2014: The Cleveland Water Department issued the following information in response to inquiries regarding the quality of local water and the potential for algal growth in the central basin of Lake Erie.
Information on Flood Clean Up from the Red Cross and the City
In addition, the Public Works Department will pick up large water damaged items from tree lawns today through Thursday, July 31. If you leave items on your tree lawn, please call 491-1490 to let Public Works know that you have a pick up.
July 28, 2014: Due to inclement weather, the pool at Thornton Park will close at 2 pm.
Health Department Offers Flu Shot Clinic
July 25, 2014: The Health Department will be offering flu shots.
City's Home Watch Program
July 22, 2014 - With summer vacations upon us, give yourself some peace of mind while you are away from home by taking advantage of the City's Home Watch Program. Whether it's for a weekend or a more extended period of time, you can alert police of any upcoming vacancies by completing a Home Watch form.
Farnsleigh Road Closed Beginning July 14
Van Aken District Road Closed for Two Weeks
July 10, 2014 - Farnsleigh Road will be closed from Winslow Road to Chagrin Boulevard beginning Monday, July 14 for two weeks. Detour signs will be posted. Expect delays while travelling through the area.
Shaker Schools and City Collaborate to House Learning Center
City provides space in Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building
June 9, 2014 - The Shaker Heights City School District and the City of Shaker Heights join forces with funders and community groups to create a center for digital learning and family engagement, to open in the 2014-15 school year.
Update - Van Aken District Roadwork Likely to Cause Traffic Delays
Work postponed to Tuesday, May 27; Chagrin narrowed to two lanes
May 27, 2014 - Roadwork to relocate Farnsleigh Road started last week, but encountered obstacles underground that caused postponement of the anticipated narrowing of traffic into a single lane in each direction on Chagrin between Farnsleigh and Warrensville Center Road. Cuyahoga County, which is coordinating the project, predicts that this phase of work will now last through Friday, May 30.
Van Aken District Roadwork Likely to Cause Traffic Delays
Work beginning Thursday, May 22 will impact Chagrin Boulevard
May 21, 2014 - The first stage of roadwork to relocate Farnsleigh Road will have an impact on Chagrin Boulevard between Farnsleigh and Warrensville Center Road, starting on Thursday, May 22. Traffic on Chagrin will be reduced to one lane in each direction. The change begins at 8 a.m. tomorrow, May 22. Cuyahoga County, which is coordinating the project, predicts that this phase of work will last through Friday, May 23, and then resume on Tuesday, May 27 through Wednesday, May 28.
City's Home Watch Program
May 27, 2014 - With summer vacations just around the corner, give yourself some peace of mind while you are away from home by taking advantage of the City's Home Watch Program. Whether it's for a weekend or a more extended period of time, you can alert police of any upcoming vacancies by completing a Home Watch form.
Enforcement of City's Hand-Held Cell Phone Ban Begins May 26
May 19, 2014 - Enforcement of the new Shaker Heights ordinance banning hand-held cell phone use while driving begins May 26. The ban was enacted on March 26. Until now, Police have issued warnings for failure to obey the law.
Tickets will be issued with violations having the same potential penalty as most other traffic violations under City ordinances.
The cities of Beachwood, Pepper Pike, and University Heights have similar cell phone bans and penalty provisions.
See FAQ's for additional information on the new ordinance.