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Jeff Johnson, Councilman
www.clevelandcitycouncil.org | Fall 2014
A Message from Ward 10 Councilman Jeff Johnson
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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
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
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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.
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
“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
Anthony T. Hairston Cuyahoga County Councilman, District 10
Office: 216-698-2022 Email: [email protected]
Festival photos continued
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
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
tree lawn, along with your
regular garbage, on your trash
22 DO NOT dump or blow leaves into
Wellness Day photos continued
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
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
Cleveland Care Calls 216-664-6316,
Weekdays 8 am - 5 pm - This free automated
and help with out-of-pocket prescription
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
PERMIT NO. 2893
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:
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
– Langston Hughes
Ward 10 Community Office
Mondays & Wednesdays • 12:30 pm to 2 pm
Where: Collinwood Library Branch
856 East 152nd Street
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
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
January 26, 2015
Every Second Tuesday @ 6 pm
Goodrich-Gannett Neighborhood Center
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.
G. E. D. Program
Come learn what’s happening in our community!