Chef Jonathon Sawyer Joins the Van Aken District
Dateline: July 7, 2016 - Beard Award-winning chef Jonathon Sawyer will open a restaurant in the Van Aken District and he’ll be the curator of food experiences for the entire RMS Development. Read more about the announcement online.
Presentation on Proposed Pedestrian Bridge
Dateline: July 14, 2016 - Shaker residents are invited to a meeting at City Hall on July 25 at 6:30 pm to learn about a proposed new pedestrian bridge in Shaker Heights.
The Northeast Ohio Sewer District will present a proposal to close Andover Rd., located at the west end of Green Lake, to vehicle traffic and replace it with a pedestrian bridge. The bridge would span the same area between South Woodland and Parkland. This is being proposed as part of a larger Shaker Lakes Dam Improvement project which is a component of the Regional Stormwater Management program. The project is expected to start in the winter of 2016/2017. We hope you will attend and share your thoughts.
Ingenuity Programming in Moreland Neighborhood to Focus on Artists
Dateline: July 6, 2016 - Ingenuity is offering artist-focused programming as part of a new initiative the City of Shaker Heights has undertaken to revitalize the Moreland neighborhood. The initiative aims to attract target businesses and potential residents to the area, create vibrancy in the neighborhood, and build community. The Ingenuity partnership produces programs that will draw interest in the area.
City Names New Finance Director
Dateline: June 7, 2016 - David A. Pfaff will be the City’s new finance director, effective July 12, 2016. Pfaff joins Shaker from the City of Beachwood, where he served as finance director since 1999. He succeeds former Finance Director Matthew Rubino.
Make It a Shaker Weekend June 17 - 19
Four events over three days celebrate Shaker, the arts, and dads
Dateline: May 19, 2016 - You can Make It a Shaker Weekend Friday, June 17 through Sunday, June 19 with four Shaker-based events: Shaker Historical Society’s Twilight in the Garden Party and the Gracious Gardens Tour; the Shaker Heights Arts & Music Festival; and Family Connections DadsDay Run. All of the events are open to the public, some events require tickets or registration.
Shaker Heights Named Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community
League of American Bicyclists Recognizes City's Work
Dateline: May 18, 2016 - The League of American Bicyclists announced today that the City of Shaker Heights earned a bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award, joining 372 visionary communities from across the country.
Green Lake Dredging Project - Public Meeting May 16
City hosts public meeting for Sewer District dredging project
Dateline: May 4, 2016 - The City invites residents to learn more from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District regarding its Green Lake dredging project at a public meeting, 7-8 pm, Monday, May 16 at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building, 3450 Lee Road. The dredging project will begin in July and run through June 2017.
Landmark Commission Announces Photo Contest Winners
Fourth Annual Contest Celebrates Preservation Month
Dateline: April 29, 2016 - The Shaker Heights Landmark Commission announces winners of the fourth annual Preservation Month photo contest after reviewing 89 entries from 30 photographers. The contest was created in 2013 in honor of National Preservation Month, celebrated each May by preservation organizations across the country.
Lee Road Lane Closure
Dateline: March 17, 2016 - The northbound lane of Lee between Van Aken and South Park will be closed in phases beginning Thursday, March 17 through late July (weather permitting) to accommodate a gas line replacement by Dominion East Ohio. The first phase, beginning Thursday, March 17, will close northbound Lee from Van Aken to just beyond the police station. The southbound lanes of Lee in this section will be used for two-way traffic, one lane in each direction.
Fitch Ratings Affirms City's "AAA" Bond Rating
Shaker achieves highest rating, denoting exceptional creditworthiness
Dateline: February 9, 2016 - 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 three previous reports, issued in 2011, 2012, and 2014.
Landmark Commission Announces Preservation Programs
Celebrate preservation in Shaker Heights with a Photo Contest and Preservation Awards
Dateline: January 26, 2016 - The Shaker Heights Landmark Commission seeks submissions and nominations for the 4th Annual Preservation Month Photo Contest and the 2016 Preservation Awards.
City Hires New Building Department Manager
Dateline: January 11, 2016 – Mayor Earl M. Leiken announced that Kyle Krewson has been hired as the City’s new Building Department Manager. Krewson joins the City from Cleveland State University’s Center for Instructional Technology, where he managed teams involved in the planning, design, and renovation of the university’s labs, conference rooms, and classrooms. He began his term as Building Department Manager on December 14, 2015.
Public Comment Time Changed
Dateline: January 6, 2016 - Time for public comment on pit bull legislation has been postponed on Tuesday, January 12 to 7-7:45 pm instead of 6:30-7:15 pm. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Proposed Pit Bull Ordinance FAQs Posted
Dateline: January 5, 2016 - As promised, the Proposed Pit Bull Ordinance FAQs have been posted. Get answers to your questions about the proposed legislation to regulate pit bull dogs and ban new pit bulls in Shaker.