Because of the abundance of information to be included in this newsletter, I am writing a very short letter to you this month. You will note under the “Ordinances and Resolutions” section that Council authorized the mayor to enter into an agreement with Pepper Pike to establish a shared Building Department. As you may know, the village contracted with MBIS to provide building and zoning inspection services for the last two years. When MBIS was sold to Safebuilt, a nation-wide firm, Mayor Bain and I decided to investigate alternatives. We agreed to hire Rick Loconti who worked in the village for years as the electrical inspector. I am excited about this development and think the residents will receive excellent services.
I want to apologize for the tardiness of the last newsletter. My assistant, Sherri, and I work diligently to get the articles to the publisher in a timely manner. Due to circumstances beyond our control, publication and delivery of the newsletter was held up. I sincerely apologize and hope that it won’t happen again.
Finally, Cuyahoga County Board of Health Commissioner Terry Allan advises that “Utilizing appropriate personal protection measures is critical for West Nile Virus prevention this time of year. Historically, the number of West Nile Virus human cases nationwide peaks in late August and early September.”
He recommends using insect repellent on both skin and clothing. Repellents should contain DEET, picaridin or lemon eucalyptus oil for skin and permethrin for clothing.