The Village held another very successful Greening the Hills
On October 3rd. Despite the wet and chilly weather over 150 residents brought in confidential papers to be shredded. I will update you on the amounts of other recyclables and hazardous wastes in our next newsletter. For planning purposes, the dates for Greening the Hills
in 2016 will be May 7 and October 8. Thank you for continuing to support this important event.
As you will note elsewhere in the newsletter, the Village will host our second annual Veterans Day Observance at Veterans’ Park at 11:00am on November 11. Assistant Safety Director Dale Canter, a decorated Vietnam veteran and gifted speaker, will again make some remarks. I hope you can join us.
We are also working on updating the Master Plan for the Village. An easy and interesting way to get involved in this process is to come to the open house on November 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Building. We are looking for your opinions and have devised thought-provoking and fun ways for you to be involved. Please try to make time for this important event. Furthermore you can take an online survey regarding land use in the Village starting November 1st through November 30th. To take this survey, visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/92CVZVG
or look for a link to it on www.morelandhills.com
A focus group of resident baby boomers met with members of McKenna, the team that is helping us update the master plan, on October 7 to discuss current land use and housing options in the Village. That group consisted of Ron Janke, Barbara Erdelek, Carol Simichik, Cathy Keith, David Kaprosy and Karin Knutsen. They provided valuable feedback and information. You can add your voices to theirs by taking the survey and coming to the open house on November 18.
The Village held its annual Employee Clam Bake on Saturday, October 17 at the Forest Ridge “House on the Hill.” Thanks to the generosity of so many residents, employees and their families were able to enjoy a delicious clam bake. Members of both the Service and Police Departments prepared and served the food. Everyone played games and enjoyed a bonfire while the children played in the “bouncy house” and painted pumpkins. At the end of the evening, each employee won a raffle prize. It was a fabulous day. Thank you again for your incredible generosity.
Cleveland Water recently announced that beginning in 2016 and continuing through 2018, customers should not see any increases in their bill unless they change how much water they use. In 2019 and 2020, average residential users – customers with a 1 inch meter or smaller who use about 2 MCF per quarter – may see their bills increase by between $1.30 and $2.60 per month depending on their distance and elevation from Lake Erie. Cleveland Water looked back several years, and found from 1993 to 2015, on average, rates went up about 7% per year. They are happy that they do not have to raise rates at this time.