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Jeff Johnson, Councilman
www.clevelandcitycouncil.org | Fall 2014
A Message from Ward 10 Councilman Jeff Johnson Dear Neighbor:
Engage with Councilman
PHONE 216-664-4743 Email [email protected]
Glenville Festival & Parade
I read recently in the news about three Cleveland neighborhoods enjoying success with their housing markets. Detroit Shoreway, Ohio City and Tremont neighborhoods finished at the top of a list of the hottest housing markets in Greater Cleveland. I applaud the success of the residents and leaders of these neighborhoods who have worked over the years at developing their areas to the level that more individual private investment is occurring. I believe the Ward 10 neighborhoods of Collinwood, Euclid Park, Glenville, St. Clair/Superior, and Nottingham Village can also work to the same level of success. I recently spoke about this during a meeting of Cleveland City Council that included Mayor Frank
I am confident we can identify and follow the road to success and better neighborhoods. Jackson and members of his administrative cabinet. I told everyone there we that we could not just accept the success of housing markets in a few neighborhoods. We had to do more to stabilize housing in all of Cleveland, including Ward 10. What is missing is a comprehensive housing Continued on page 3
Dog & Cat Wellnes Day
Thousands attended the 2014 Glenville Community Festival & Parade on Saturday, August 9. The headliner for this year’s festival was Cleveland’s own Kinsman Dazz Band. Guests were also entertained by our regions best jazz, blues, reggae, R&B and gospel artists. There was also amateur competitive boxing with top local boxers as well as vendors, activities for children and Seniors World – a special area where older visitors could comfortably take in the festivities. Councilman Johnson looks forward to seeing you at next year’s Glenville Community Festival & Parade.
Pet lovers came out in droves for the South Collinwood Dog and Wellness Day on September 14, 2014. Residents brought 310 dogs and 53 cats to Cleveland Job Corps Center for free pet exams, shots, flea treatments, spay and neuter appointments, ID tags, microchip ID, leashes and collars. Councilman Johnson would like to thank all the volunteers who helped make this day a great success. This service was sponsored by Cleveland Councilmen Jeff Johnson and Mike Polensek; County Councilman Anthony Hairston; The Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Foundation; PetFix Northeast Ohio; Friends of the Cleveland Kennel; St. Clair Superior Development Corporation; Glenville Collinwood Community Foundation; Cleveland Job Corps.
Festival photos continued on page 2
Wellness Day photos continued on page 2
2014 Community Connections Fair Presented by Cuyahoga County Councilman Anthony T. Hairston
Cuyahoga County Councilman Anthony Hairston with a vendor at the First Annual Community Connections Fair.
Cuyahoga County Councilman Anthony Hairston presented his first Annual Community Connections Fair on Saturday, September 27, 2014 in Cleveland Heights. Attended by hundreds of residents from Cuyahoga County’s 10th district – which includes Cleveland’s 10th ward – the fair had valuable information from over 20 city, county and state agencies which included the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the Child Support Enforcement Agency, Cleveland Heights Municipal Court, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and MetroHealth representatives who provided
Leaf Collection Do’s & Dont’s
Resident guidelines for leaf collection and disposal
Please do the following:
health screenings and medical care information. “We want to connect people with the people who can help them,” says Councilman Hairston. “We plan to make this an annual event, held in a different community each year. Next’s year’s fair will possibly be in or around Cleveland’s 10th Ward.”
Anthony T. Hairston Cuyahoga County Councilman, District 10 Office: 216-698-2022 Email: [email protected]
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Councilman Johnson would like to remind all residents that the City of Cleveland has discontinued its curbside leaf collection vacuum service. All Cleveland residents should gather and place fallen leaves in bags or trash cans – including the City issued black trash carts – for pick up on their regularly scheduled waste collection day (leaves should not be dumped in vacant lots; laws prohibit leaf burning). Sidewalks should remain free and clear of leaves because loose leaves drift and eventually end up in the street, clogging neighborhood catch basins which can cause flooding in streets and homes. Call 216-664-3717 or visit www.cleveland-oh.gov for more information.
Don’t do the following:
33 DO bag leaves on your property 22 DO NOT burn leaves — it’s including sidewalks and tree lawn prohibited by City law. areas. Leaves that are left loose on the ground will not be collected 22 DO NOT rake or blow leaves by City workers. into the street — this can cause sewer backups. 33 DO use regular trash bags for collecting leaves — specific bags 22 DO NOT pile leaves onto the are not required. sidewalk or tree lawn. City workers will not collect 33 DO place bagged leaves on your loose leaves. tree lawn, along with your regular garbage, on your trash 22 DO NOT dump or blow leaves into collection day. vacant lots.
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Ward 10 Senior Services Transportation, economic security services and more The Senior Transportation Connection, supported by Councilman Jeff Johnson, serves Ward 10 residents 60 years of age or older who have limited options for transportation services. Rides are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Two (2), one-way trips are provided per week for a fare of $1 per one-way trip. First time riders need to call 216-664-2833 to sign-up for the service. To schedule a ride once you register, please call 1-800-983-4782. The Economic Security Project is a new effort by the Department of Aging to help residents 55 years of age or older make ends meet. Even if you are on a fixed income, this program can help you with economic assistance that includes: money management; possibly reducing credit card debt; reviewing your mortgage payments;
Other Services for Ward 10 Seniors: Access to Benefits Coalition 216-421-1350, ext. 185 - The Cleveland Department of Aging is a lead agency in the Greater Cleveland. Access to Benefits Coalition which helps seniors find savings on prescription drugs. Senior Guest House 216-664-2833 - This home is for persons 60+ years of age and provides a safe environment for those in crises or unsafe conditions. Homestead Water Rate 216-664-2833 - If you are 65 years of age or older, there is a possibility you could receive a reduction in your water and waste collection bills. Cleveland Care Calls 216-664-6316, Weekdays 8 am - 5 pm - This free automated
and help with out-of-pocket prescription costs. And more… for more information on the services provided by the Department of Aging, call 216-664-2833. Additional helpful senior services include: health and social services; home maintenance; senior education and information; financial assistance; weatherization and energy conservation; housing; senior safety; volunteering; and senior employment. Check out the Department of Aging page on the City’s web site at www.city.cleveland.oh.us.
telephone reassurance system calls Cleveland seniors. If a senior does not respond, Public Safety may be called to check on them. Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging (WRAAA) 216-621-8010 - WRAAA is responsible for planning, coordinating and administering state and federally-funded programs and services for older adults.
strategy and plan for Cleveland that would involve support for homeowners living in our neighborhoods to repair and improve their homes, more funding for the rehabilitation of empty houses that can be saved and the demolition of those that cannot, and creating opportunities for others to invest and live in these areas. The homes in Ward 10 neighborhoods are second to none in Greater Cleveland. We have impressive historic neighborhoods in the northeast of Cleveland that have established it significance in the history of our city. But the last 10 years of the housing crisis have been difficult for our neighborhoods and a higher level of effort is needed. This is why I am working with the two councilmen (Mike Polensek and Kevin Conwell) representing the other northeast Cleveland neighborhoods, Mayor Jackson, Cleveland State University and non-profit community organizations. Our unique partnership is focused on strategic planning. We will work with residents to implement the changes that will stabilize then expand housing and commercial areas, reduce crime and improve our schools. Our efforts will also make it possible for more public and private investment to occur that will lead to stronger northeast Cleveland neighborhoods. Over the next year I will be discussing the details of this partnership for change and seeking involvement from our Ward 10 residents. I am confident we can identify and follow the road to success and better neighborhoods. We already have much to be proud of and the ability to be more. Thank you. Thank you,
Councilman, Ward 10
Benefits CheckUp 216-664-3418 Walk-in: Tues. and Thurs., 10 am to 4 pm - This program is a computerized screening program that provides older adults over the age of 55 with an efficient, effective and confidential method of determining eligibility for federal, state and local community assistance programs to help pay for prescription drugs, health care, utilities and other essential items or services.
I want to thank the citizens of Ward 10
Supported by Councilman Johnson
For homes over 50 years old:
Free Technical Assistance:
- Impartial rehab advice
- For home improvement projects
- Site visits to discuss maintenance
- Rates as low as 1.4%
and improvement work - Assistance finding contractors
- Most projects are eligible - NEW purchase/rehab option!
who expressed their congratulations to Felicia and I concerning our September 26th announcement of our engagement to be married. We expect to have a fall 2015 wedding. We appreciate your support.
Minor’s Nighttime Curfew & Ages Darkness to Dawn
12 years old & under
9:30 pm to 6:00 am
13 & 14 years old
11:00 pm to 6:00 am
15 & 16 years old
Midnight to 6:00 am
17 years old
Jeff Johnson, Councilman 601 Lakeside Avenue, Room 220 Cleveland, OH 44114 Phone: 216-664-4743 Fax: 216-664-3837 Email: counc[email protected]
Emergency (Police, Fire, EMS) ………………………… 911 Police (non-emergency) ………………………… 621-1234 3rd District Police (10700 Chester Ave.) …………… 623-5300 5th District Police (881 E. 152nd St.) ……………… 623-5500 Fire (non-emergency) …………………………… 621-1212 EMS (non-emergency) …………………………… 623-4545 City Hall (all departments) ……………………… 664-2000 Mayor’s Action Center …………………………… 664-2900 Animal Control (dogs, etc) ………………………… 664-3069 Building/Housing Complaints …………………… 664-2007 Cleveland Public Power ………………………… 664-3156 Collinwood Recreation Center …………………… 420-8323 Glenville Recreation Center ……………………… 664-2516 Department of Aging …………………………… 664-2833 Dominion East Ohio Gas ………………………… 361-2345 Health Department Complaints ………………… 664-2300 J. Glen Smith Health Center ……………………… 249-4100 Illuminating Company …………………… 1-800-589-3101 Potholes/Snow Removal ………………………… 664-2510 Sewers/Catch Basins (clogged) …………………… 664-2513 Street Light Outages …………………………… 621-5483 Tree Trimming/Removal ………………………… 664-3104 Waste Collection Issues ………………………… 664-2397
Every Third Thursday @ 6 pm
(At the Glenville Town Plaza next to Rainbow Clothing Store)
10553 St. Clair Avenue
For the Forest Hills & Glenville Neighborhoods Call 216-664-4743 for more information.
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The Safe Alternative to Trick-O-Treating
BIG CITY BOO! For children12 years of age and under Refreshments! Prizes! Contests! Games! And much more!
Friday, October 31
5:30 - 7:30 pm
at the Recreation Center nearest you: th
Collinwood Rec Center 16300 Lakeshore Blvd. Glenville Rec Center 680 East 113 Street
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a brokenwinged bird that cannot fly. – Langston Hughes
Ward 10 Community Office
Mondays & Wednesdays • 12:30 pm to 2 pm Where: Collinwood Library Branch 856 East 152nd Street 216-623-6934
13816 St. Clair Avenue For the Collinwood, Euclid Park & Nottingham Village Neighborhoods Call 216-664-4743 for more information.
Mondays & Wednesdays • 10 am to 12 pm Where: Five Pointe Community Center 813 East 152nd Street 216-268-2138
Greater Faith Baptist Church
and will run through May 20, 2015
1400 East 55th Street For the St. Clair/Superior Neighborhood Call 216-664-4743 for more information.
Every Third Tuesday @ 6 pm
Classes begin January 26, 2015
Every Second Tuesday @ 6 pm
Goodrich-Gannett Neighborhood Center
Sponsored by Collinwood Library Branch St. Clair Superior Development Corporation Five Pointe Community Center
Join Ward 10 Councilman Jeff Johnson, Ward 10 Leader Anthony T. Hairston and special guests for these monthly informational meetings.
These meetings are for you! Councilman Johnson encourages you to attend, interact, and discuss your concerns with him at our community meetings, which are conveniently held in locations on the east and west areas in Ward 10.
Neighborhood G. E. D. Program
Come learn what’s happening in our community!
Ward 10 New!