The Master Plan Committee has begun its work of reviewing the previous Comprehensive Land Use Plan and assessing the current conditions in the Village which have changed since 2003 when the last plan was adopted. The mission of the Master Plan process is to give elected officials guidance on decisions regarding land use, possible land purchases, demographic changes, population characteristics, etc. Furthermore, the goals and objectives included in the 2003 Plan will be examined and updated. Thus, this is a very important document for government operations.
You, as residents, will have plenty of opportunity to weigh in on decisions during the process. The Committee will meet on October 7
at 7:00pm in the Community Building for its regular meeting. You are certainly invited to attend that meeting. On November 18
, also at 7:00pm in the Community Building, there will be a public open house hosted by the committee and McKenna employees, Paul Lippins and Steve Wiltse. They are excellent at presenting findings and facilitating discussions. I definitely urge you attend this interesting and important meeting. By the way, the Village will provide refreshments at that meeting to try to entice you to participate. Finally, McKenna employees are in the final phases of developing a survey for you to fill out which will help guide the decisions of the Committee. The Village will send out a postcard with information about how to access that survey in a couple of weeks. You can also check our website for updates (www.morelandhills.com
Speaking of the website, my assistant, Sherri, is working with the County IT department on a redesign and update of our website. She has been promised that it will be up and running by the first of October. Please wait until mid-October then check it out and feel free to contact us with comments and suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org
As you will see elsewhere in this newsletter, the voting location for Moreland Hills residents has been changed from the Service Garage to Orange High School. All
Moreland Hills residents will now vote at the high school. You will get a post card from the Board of Elections with specific instructions on where to go to vote. Furthermore, there will be plenty of signage at the school itself. I hope to see you on Election Day.
I am looking for a resident to serve as a representative of Moreland Hills to the Chagrin River Watershed Partners. This group meets quarterly and the meetings last about an hour to an hour and a half. If you are interested in water quality issues or the environment in general and would like to be considered, please contact me at 440.248.1188 or at email@example.com
. If you are interested but need more information, I would be happy to try to provide that for you.
Moreland Hills’ new in-house Building Department which is shared with Pepper Pike is up and running. You will see in Ordinances and Resolutions that the road-striping program was once again bid with Bentleyville. The elected officials in Moreland Hills continue to look for ways to cooperate with other municipalities in an effort to save money and operate more efficiently. We cooperate with either the county or other municipalities on: sewer, trash disposal, recycling, equipment purchases, emergency dispatch, road maintenance, bridge inspections, HAZMAT, police training, senior services, income tax collection and many other areas.
Enjoy the fall.