Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm
4350 SOM Center Road Moreland Hills, Ohio 44022
Phone: (440) 248.1188
Fax: (440) 498.9591
Police Non-Emergency: (440) 248-7585
Fire Non-Emergency: (440) 247-8281
10/31/2020 - Greening the Hills
10/9/2020 - Senior Snow Plow Program
10/7/2020 - Tree Giveaway @ Greening the Hills
10/3/2020 - Voter Information
9/21/2020 - Employee Clambake CANCELLED
9/21/2020 - Chipping Week
9/21/2020 - Recycling Video Series
9/21/2020 - Heritage Home Program Mailer
9/16/2020 - PROJECT UPDATE: Chagrin River Road Bridge Repair
9/2/2020 - September Zoom Meeting Links
As mandated by Governor Mike DeWine we have closed our campus to visitors. For all emergencies, please dial 911.
A Message From Mayor Daniel Fritz
I hope this edition of our newsletter finds you all healthy and doing well. While we have received some compliments related to the new larger size of this newsletter, we have also heard from residents inquiring about an e-newsletter option. To that end we have set up this option. For those interested in receiving our e-newsletter please click the link on the main page of this website or visit our Facebook page.
Recently I have consulted with our Police Department and Cuyahoga County to bring back the Code Red emergency notification system. Code Red is a system that will send you a text, email and voice message that is generated by Moreland Hills Administration. You will not be receiving any banner ads, unsolicited emails or calls from solicitors with this system. There is no download or app required nor is there any cost to our residents. Code Red will ONLY be used by my staff during an emergency or to distribute essential information related to Village services. For example, if we have a watermain break in Pebblebrook we can use Code Red to only contact those residents who live in the affected area. Another example would be an overturned truck carrying hazardous materials that requires notification to the entire Village. Simply put we can cater the message and audience to immediately notify a specific group of residents on important issues that affect their safety and services. We hope that all residents take a moment to click the link on the main page of this website or visit our Facebook page and use the link to register for this critical service. As a career firefighter I have used Code Red in other municipalities during emergencies and I can attest that Code Red has proven to be invaluable. This service will not be overly invasive and during the registration process one can set up preferences such as text only as opposed to text, email and voice message. If any resident is having trouble registering we can assist at Village Hall. Please contact Sherri at 440.248.1188 if you should require any assistance.
You may have read in the local paper that the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) recently denied a variance request for a proposed subdivision on Miles Road. Specifically, it was the unanimous opinion of the BZA that the requested variance was significant and that other options with less density exist. The property owners and potential developer may have other options moving forward and we will keep you advised accordingly.
I’m proud to be working with several members of Village Council and our Green Commission in a campaign to increase awareness regarding proper recycling practices. Recently, Moreland Hills was designated as the number one recycler in Cuyahoga County. Out of 59 communities we had the highest recycle rate at 26% of our residential waste stream. Number one is good. But I believe we can do even better. Please check our website and Facebook page for Moreland Hills specific videos staring Council members and Green Commission members. They will be illustrating some common violations we see in Moreland Hills. You may not be aware of this fact, but our recycle truck is spot checked at the plant. If any contaminants are found (bags of trash comingled with recyclables as one example) the entire truck is diverted to the landfill. We then pay increased dumping fees and the entire truck of recyclables ends up buried in a landfill. Please share the videos with your friends. Next year we will be number one by an even larger margin!
Lastly, I’m very happy to report that after the July filings with local Income Tax collections, our revenue streams have bounced back significantly. Our 650k in cuts coupled with ongoing fiscally conservative budgeting practices have postured our Village well. However, the work is far from over. Collections in 2021 will be more representative of the effects imposed upon us by this pandemic. So our path remains clear. We will continue to prioritize our spending in a manner that assumes difficult times may lie ahead.
On behalf of the Administrative staff, employees and your elected representatives on Council we wish you good health and happiness.