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
9/12/2020 - Community Kids Fishing Day- RESCHEDULED
9/1/2020 - Village Employee Clambake
7/3/2020 - July 4th Holiday-Village Offices Closed
6/30/2020 - July Zoom Meeting Links
6/29/2020 - First Energy-Smart Meter Exchange Program
6/20/2020 - James A. Garfield Cabin OPEN
6/16/2020 - PROJECT UPDATE: Willey Creek Bridge and SR 87 Slope Repair
6/16/2020 - Permitting Requirements for Home Projects
6/12/2020 - Forest Ridge Preserve Damage
6/1/2020 - Special Pick-Up & Yard Waste Pick-Up Services to Resume 6/1/20
As mandated by Governor Mike DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton of the Ohio Department of Health, we have closed our campus to visitors. For all emergencies, please dial 911.
A Message From Mayor Daniel Fritz
I hope that this summer is providing you with an opportunity to spend time with family and to perhaps walk in the beautiful parks located in the heart of our village. We are all discovering ways to navigate this challenging and difficult time in our history. It’s no secret that in addition to the pandemic, tensions are also high throughout our Country. Many are protesting in a civil manner while, unfortunately, other actions have resulted in destruction and even injury and death. As members of regional law enforcement teams (SWAT, Regional Task Force) members of our Moreland Hills Police Department have assisted in controlling the rioting in Cleveland and have also assisted at the peaceful and meaningful protests scheduled and conducted in the Chagrin Valley. Their presence continues to be professional and essential.
We are a cohesive and small village that takes great pride in our community. However, the square mileage of a community doesn’t dictate the ability to foster change and promote harmony. We have heard from residents and many are asking questions that are being discussed nationally. Some of our residents want to know what our policy is for the use of excessive force. Others would like to know about de-escalation training. Some residents would like to know if we have any history of complaints related to our Police Department. All of these questions are healthy. And all deserve to be answered. This process will be taking place under the umbrella of what I have grown to know as an outstanding Police Department. In fact, just this past month we were advised that our community, once again, is ranked #1 in terms of safety (Cleveland Magazine Rating the Suburbs). In my 18 years as an elected representative in local government I have seen our Police Department recognized as an example that many communities wish to emulate. I know the men and women on our Police Department personally and can state, unequivocally, that they are outstanding officers and caring individuals. We will move forward to address these questions as a team consisting of myself, members of Council, Police Department Administration and engaged residents of our village. We will listen with open ears as even the best agencies have room for improvement. But most importantly we hope to generate policy that continues to posture our Police Department in a manner that promotes diversity and respect for generations to come.
I would also like to take a moment this month to remind all of our residents of the importance in contacting our Building Department whenever they are starting a home improvement project. In another area of this newsletter you will find a list of projects that require permits and even some projects that are prohibited by our building code. Recently, we have discovered a handful of construction projects without the required contractor registration and/or building permits. One project was completed at considerable expense only to be labeled as non-compliant by our building code. Our Building Department is not a significant revenue generator. Building permits account for 3.5% of our revenue. Most permit fees simply cover the cost of the inspections, plan review and record keeping. These processes are in place to protect the homeowner completing the project and neighbors who may be affected by the design, location or noise. Before you undertake a project please call us first. We can save you time, aggravation and money.
My family and I would like to wish you all a happy and safe summer. We are so very proud to call Moreland Hills our home and to benefit from the great residents who make up our wonderful village.