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Healthy Food for Ducks

In response to requests from residents, the Parks Commission approved two signs to be placed in Riverside Park with information about healthy diets for waterfowl. Ducks, geese and other waterfowl face serious health complications when they eat empty calories, like bread, instead of nutrient rich foods. These health issues can impact their ability to fly, migrate, reproduce and escape predators.

Fortunately, it is easy to offer our feathered friends a healthy snack. Fresh foods like cut seedless grapes, cooked rice, peas, corn and lettuce are all great options. The Hardware Store sells bags of corn for $1.

The signs will be placed in mid-April on existing poles.

More information about the impacts of feeding waterfowl bread can be found here

By Erinn Grube

Weekly Meeting Report

SCHEDULED MEETINGS FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS ARE:

Monday, January 8th
7:00 P.M.    Council Meeting  Agenda

Tuesday, January 9th
8:30 A.M.    Architectural Board of Review  Agenda

Wednesday, January 10th
9:00 A.M.    Cemetery Meeting

Monday, January 15th
6:00 P.M.    Arts Commission
7:30 P.M.    Planning & Zoning Commission

Tuesday, January 16th
8:30 A.M.    Architectural Board of Review

Monday, January 22nd
7:00 P.M.    Council Meeting

Tuesday, January 23rd
8:30 A.M.     Parks Commission
8:00 P.M.     Board of Zoning Appeals

Thursday, February 1st
8:30 A.M.    Shade Tree Commission

Tuesday, February 6th
8:30 A.M.     Architectural Board of Review

Monday, February 12th
7:00 P.M.    Council Meeting

Weekly Meeting Report

SCHEDULED MEETINGS FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS ARE:

Tuesday, November 7th
8:30 A.M.     Architectural Board of Review

Wednesday, November 8th
9:00 A.M.     Cemetery Board Meeting

Thursday, November 9th
8:30 A.M.     Shade Tree Commission

Monday, November 13th
7:00 P.M.     Council Meeting

Tuesday, November 14th
8:30 A.M.     Parks Commission

Monday, November 20th
7:30 P.M.     Planning & Zoning Commission

Tuesday, November 21st
8:30 A.M.     Architectural Board of Review

We will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th in observance of the holiday.

Monday, November 27th
7:00 P.M.     Council Meeting

Tuesday, November 28th
8:30 A.M.     Parks Commission
8:00 P.M.     Board of Zoning Appeals

Tuesday, December 5th
8:30 A.M.     Architectural Board of Review

Thursday, December 7th
8:30 A.M.     Shade Tree Commission

Minutes and Agendas Uploaded This Week

2017-10-24 Parks Minutes

2017-10-10 Parks Minutes

2017-09-25 Council Minutes

2017-09-11 Council Minutes

 

 

Weekly Meeting Report

SCHEDULED MEETINGS FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS ARE:

Wednesday, November 1st

7:30 am – 3:30 pm Hazardous Waste Monthly Drop Off at Service Garage on Solon Road

 

Thursday, November 2nd
8:30 A.M.    Shade Tree Commission- RESCHEDULED

Tuesday, November 7th
8:30 A.M.    Architectural Board of Review

Wednesday, November 8th
9:00 A.M.    Cemetery Board Meeting

Thursday, November 9th
8:30 A.M.    Shade Tree Commission

Monday, November 13th
7:00 P.M.    Council Meeting

Tuesday, November 14th
8:30 A.M.    Parks Commission

Monday, November 20th
7:30 P.M.     Planning & Zoning Commission

Tuesday, November 21st
8:30 A.M.     Architectural Board of Review

We will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th in observance of the holiday.

Monday, November 27th
7:00 P.M.    Council Meeting

Tuesday, November 28th
8:30 A.M.    Parks Commission
8:00 P.M.    Board of Zoning Appeals

MINUTES AND AGENDAS POSTED:

No new minutes or agendas were posted this week.

Weekly Meeting Report

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Monday, October 9th
6:30 P.M.    Administration & Compensation  View Agenda at 

2017-10-09 Admin And Comp Agenda


7:00 P.M.    Council Meeting   View Agenda at 

2017-10-09 Council Agenda

Tuesday, October 10th
8:30 A.M.    Parks Commission

Wednesday, October 11th
9:00 A.M.    Cemetery Board Meeting

Monday, October 16th   Leaf Collection Begins Today

6:00 P.M.    Arts Commission
7:30 P.M.    Planning & Zoning Commission

Tuesday, October 17th
8:30 A.M.    Architectural Board of Review

Saturday, October 21st   Community Shred Day

Monday, October 23rd
7:00 P.M.    Council Meeting

Tuesday, October 24th
8:30 A.M.    Parks Commission
8:00 P.M.    Board of Zoning Appeals

Thursday, November 2nd
8:30 A.M.    Shade Tree Commission

Tuesday, November 7th
8:30 A.M.    Architectural Board of Review

Wednesday, November 8th
9:00 A.M.    Cemetery Board Meeting

Monday, November 13, 2017
7:00 P.M.    Council Meeting

 

Minutes Posted This Week

2017-09-26 Parks Minutes

 

 

Ben Himes To Retire

It is with a deep sense of sincere appreciation and sadness that I announce Ben Himes’, our Chief Administrative Officers, retirement.  Ben will be retiring effective December 31, 2017. Ben has served our community with distinction for 40 years; in fact Ben has served our community with distinction for all of his adult life. Ben worked summers for the Village Utility Department beginning in 1977 while in high school and was hired full time in 1985. Ben earned a degree in civil engineering while working for the village and provided critical leadership in replacing and up grading our Village’s infrastructure. Ben was also the leader in implementing our 2005 Street Scape program that revitalized our downtown commercial district. For all who know him and have worked with him, and most especially me, it was a privilege to have worked with Ben and he will be missed. Ben has agreed to continue to serve as an independent consultant to the Village as we develop the plans for the Waste Water Treatment Plant up grade and the negotiations with Geauga County and other utility matters.

I am sure all of you will join me in thanking Ben for his service and wishing him a long and happy retirement.

We will be creating the position of Assistant Chief Administrative Officer for the balance of this year and I will be appointing Rob Jameson, subject to council’s approval, to that position. This will allow four months for Rob to work and train with Ben. It is my intention, again subject to council’s approval, to appoint Rob to the Chief Administrator’s position in January of 2018.

Rob has worked for the Village since 2012 as Service Director. Rob holds a B.A. degree in Urban Studies from Cleveland State and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Public Works Administration also from Cleveland State University.

Prior to joining the Village Rob worked for the Cities of University Heights as Service Director and the City of Macedonia as assistant Service Director.  Rob is a Vice President of Northern Ohio Service Director’s Association and a Board member of American Public Works Association Northeast Ohio Chapter. Rob also serves the Village as part time firefight and Emergency Medical Technician.

Rob has proved to be an exceptionally dedicated employee during his tenure as Street Superintendent and both Ben and I have the utmost confidence in his ability to take on the role of administrator.  We should discuss the details of the transition plan in Administrative and Compensation Committee and ask that you set a meeting prior to the September 11 Council meeting.

Mayor Bill Tomko

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