2nd Annual Preservation Month Photo Contest - Vote Now for People's Choice Winner
Dateline: 4/15/14 - Earlier this year, the Shaker Heights Landmark Commission invited photographers to enter the 2014 Shaker Heights Preservation Month Photo Contest. The contest was created in honor of National Preservation Month, which is celebrated each May by historic preservation organizations across the country. Eighty-one (81) entries were submitted, and on May 1, the Landmark Commission will announce winners in the following categories: homes/buildings, landscape/nature, street/sidewalk scenes, architectural elements and sundry. Now, it is your turn to vote! We have created a special "People's Choice" category so that you may select a winner as well. Voting will close Sunday, April 27 at midnight. Vote now
Van Aken District Roadway Reconfiguration Project Construction Updates
Dateline: 4/8/14 - The eagerly anticipated roadway reconfiguration in the Van Aken District of Shaker Heights begins this month. The project is part of the City’s long-term economic development plans and will establish the Van Aken District as a mixed-use, walkable destination for businesses and residents alike.
Public Notice: Police Accreditation - Information Session April 8
Dateline: 3/25/14 - The Shaker Heights Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.
Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.
Tower East Office Building Listed on National Register of Historic Places
Dateline: 3/18/14 - The architectural significance of Tower East, the 12- story office building located at 20600 Chagrin Boulevard, has now been recognized through its official listing on the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places. Designed by master architect Walter Gropius and built in 1968, it is the only building by the famed architect in Ohio and the first constructed between New York and Chicago.
Van Aken District Community Update March 11
Dateline: 2/26/14 - The City plans a Van Aken project update at Shaker Heights Middle School Auditorium, 20600 Shaker Boulevard on Tuesday, March 11, from 6:30 to 9 pm. (Due to the large number of responses already received, the venue has been changed from the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building.)
Cell Phone Ban While Driving Enacted
Dateline: 2/26/14 - On Monday, February 24, City Council voted to ban use of hand-held cell phones to talk or text while driving. The ordinance will be effective March 26, 2014. Through May 25, the police will issue warnings to drivers in violation. After May 25, tickets will be issued. To learn more about the process for passing the legislation, the reasons for doing so, the penalties and more, visit FAQ.
City Extends Life of Salt Supply with Eco-friendly Product
Dateline: 2/17/14 - The City is mixing Haydite, a high quality, eco-friendly, lightweight aggregate produced by DiGeronimo Aggregates in Independence, Ohio to its salt supply. The additive enhances the melting and traction attributes of rock salt. The product is also used in horticulture applications. FAQ about Haydite.
City to Hire Firefighters/Paramedics
Dateline: 2/12/14 - The City of Shaker Heights is hiring entry-level Firefighters/Paramedics who seek challenging work in a fire department known for responding to emergencies in a matter of minutes. Continuous training and education are offered to successfully perform the jobs required – fighting fires and saving lives quickly and professionally.
Applications will be available online at Employment Opportunities beginning Sunday, February 16 at 12:01 am or in person at City Hall, 3400 Lee Road beginning Tuesday, February 18 at 8:00 am.
Landmark Commission Announces Second Annual Preservation Month Photo Contest
Dateline: 2/3/14 - The Shaker Heights Landmark Commission invites you to capture what you love about Shaker Heights in the second 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.
Warming Center: STJ Community Building
Dateline: 1/7/14 - Residents in need of shelter from the frigid temperatures can come to the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building at 3450 Lee Road. For information, call 491-1360.
Thornton Park Closed Tuesday
Updated Dateline: 1/7/14 - Given the dangerously cold temperatures today, the City has decided to close Thornton Park, including the ice rink. In addition,
Shaker Police Officers Recognized by FBI
Dateline: 1/3/14 - On Friday, January 3, a Special Agent from the Cleveland FBI presented awards to a group of Shaker Heights Police officers for their part in the apprehension of the “Powder Face Bandit” in November 2012.
City Names New Finance Director
Dateline: 12/30/13 - Mayor Earl M. Leiken announced today that Matthew Rubino will be the City’s new finance director, taking over the job from Robert H. Baker, who retired on December 18.
City Council Approves 2014 Budgets
Dateline: 12/18/13 - The City of Shaker Heights 2014 Capital and Operating budget documents are posted here.