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Message from the Mayor

This past month, we had the opportunity to showcase Euclid to a number of visiting groups.  I was proud to be able to share what is happening in Euclid and brag about our community assets, new investment, and the progress we are making.

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 1:17 PM, 11.03.2017

Message from the Mayor

We have been celebrating some milestones around Euclid this summer– Briardale Greens celebrated its 40th Anniversary in August.  Mary Mavec Opportunity School will be celebrating its 70th Anniversary in October.  Carmella’s Pizza on E. 222nd Street will be celebrating 60 years in business in October.  Lakeshore Coffee Shop celebrated its 25th Anniversary in September.  Indian Hills Homeowners Association celebrated its 75th Anniversary in September.  Frissell Road Improvement Association celebrated 100 years as a street association in August.  Cleveland Metroparks (including Euclid Creek) is celebrating 100 years this year.  We have much to celebrate in Euclid! 

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 3:26 PM, 10.08.2017

Message from the Mayor

I began my professional career in Euclid at the non-profit organization Euclid Community Concerns.  The mission of the organization was to “create a model community where citizens of all races and backgrounds live together in harmony.”  While there has been some progress, we still have a lot of work to do to be a united City.  I strive for us to be a community that can live, work and thrive together.  I lead this administration to focus on listening to our residents and building partnerships so we can address issues together.  I expect all of us to walk together, one step at a time and progress on purpose.  I’m grateful for everyone that will join me and my administration.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 4:31 PM, 09.14.2017

Message from the Mayor

One of the best parts of summer in Euclid is the many great events and gatherings that take place across the city.  I have been able to attend neighborhood block parties, parades and picnics that celebrate a holiday or just offer the chance to get together with neighbors and friends.  An ice cream social at the Euclid Public Library reminded me what a wonderful resource our library is- not only for books, movies, and music, but also for community discussion with our residents.  Our concerts at Sims Park offer the chance to spotlight our lakefront park (next concerts are August 10th and August 24th from 6-9pm) and community festivals, like Saints Robert and Williams community festival, offer the opportunity for their parish community to open the door to the broader community with games, music, food and fellowship.  National Night Out focuses on what we can do together to improve the safety of our community and strengthen the partnership between the police department and community.  Wednesdays on the Porch offer conversations among neighbors across the city.  Our recreation programs brings kids and their families together in our parks, pools, courts, or fields.  What makes a community is the relationships and connections we have to one another.  These community gatherings and events provide the opportunity to build those bonds and strengthen our community in multiple ways. Thanks to all those who work so hard to plan them and thanks to those who participate in them.  I look forward to the events scheduled in August and hope to meet you at one of them.

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 12:15 PM, 08.04.2017

Message from the Mayor

Many thanks to all who helped make the Euclid Wind Fest possible – especially Shore Cultural Centre, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and our many corporate and community sponsors.  It was a great celebration of what makes Euclid unique.  I had the opportunity to be a tour guide for one of the Lolly the Trolley tours at the Wind Fest.  While the objective was to showcase and learn about the wind turbines at Sopko/ STAMCO – the tour provided a brief look around Euclid including what we have to offer and projects underway.  During my tour, more than half the group was not from Euclid and the responses I received at the end of the tour were that all were impressed with the projects underway, the improvements made and the unique housing stock and community assets we have in Euclid.  That is not the Euclid they see in the media or maybe the perception they have.  I am proud of our City and there are many initiatives underway that are making people take a new look at Euclid.  Help us spread the word and pride– whether through conversations with folks, social media, or other networking.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 11:11 AM, 07.07.2017

Euclid Part of 5 City Housing Inventory

Five first-ring suburbs, including Euclid, have been awarded a grant from the Cleveland Foundation to undertake a property inventory through Western Reserve Land Conservancy’s Thriving Communities.  Beginning mid-July, trained surveyors (wearing bright colored t-shirts/vests and carrying handheld computers) will be in Euclid collecting data on each parcel and structure.  The surveyors will photograph and rate each parcel based on exterior condition. This rating will be combined with other data in a web-based tool that can be used for decision making, planning and identifying interventions.  This is all part of our commitment to improve our housing stock and our neighborhoods. 

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 11:11 AM, 07.07.2017

Message from the Mayor

Are you ready for the summer?  There sure is a lot going on in Euclid.  I hope you have received the Euclid 360! publication in the mail – check out their calendar of events or visit their website http://euclid360.com.  You will also find events and activities in the Euclid Recreation Summer Guide, Euclid Public Library “Library Lines” and Shore Cultural Centre “Summer Program Guide” and our neighbors in Collinwood have published the Scoop on Summer (http://collinwoodscoop.org/).  It promises to be a fun filled summer!

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 5:55 PM, 06.13.2017

Message from the Mayor

Happy May!  I hope you are enjoying spring in Euclid.  For all those able to help with the Spring Clean-up, thank you!  We have been working hard to spruce up our community and I appreciate all the residents, businesses, schools, churches, neighborhood associations, beach clubs and community organizations who took the time to help.  Thanks to the “Keep Euclid Beautiful” group for organizing this effort and others.  We need to continue this effort throughout the year – it is up to all of us to help Keep Euclid Beautiful!  If you want to learn how you can help, please call 289-2751. 

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 4:01 PM, 05.07.2017

Ask an Officer

Question: What are some summer activities offered by the Euclid Police Department?

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 4:01 PM, 05.07.2017

New Euclid City Pages

We at the Observer are excited to bring you our readers even more content and news. We have been working closely with the Mayor and the city council to bring you the new Euclid City Pages. This will be a place where your council representatives will have the opportunity to communicate with you and let you know what they are working on. We have included a city ward map to help you identify which ward you are in. We have also included the contact information for all your local, state, and federal representatives, including President Trump. In the future we will have a summary of the council meetings and communications from our state and federal representatives. This is a work in progress, and we welcome your ideas and suggestions. Please contact us via email at Euclidobserver@gmail.com and let us know what you would like to see in the city pages or the paper in general. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 5:16 PM, 04.11.2017

Message from the Mayor

Greetings all and Happy Spring!  In this month’s issue of the Euclid Observer, you will see a new partnership between the City of Euclid and the Euclid Observer to bring you regular City of Euclid pages.  This month’s edition includes the City map showing Ward boundaries and contact information for your City officials.  We will continue to work with Council members and City staff to provide you with relevant and useful information.  Look to this page to provide news from your City Council members and other elected officials, a re-cap of Council meetings, and other important City updates and information.  I want to thank John Copic for his continued efforts to enhance communication citywide. 

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 5:16 PM, 04.11.2017

Ask an Officer

Question: What are some statistics on distracted driving?

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 5:16 PM, 04.11.2017

Laura J. Gorshe, Euclid Ward 8 Councilwoman

As Councilwoman of Ward 8, my number one priority is to work hard with the citizens’ best interests in mind.  Their expectation of me as their elected representative is a great responsibility that I take seriously.  I value their trust, as it is critical to the Ward’s success. 

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 5:16 PM, 04.11.2017

Message from the Mayor

This past month was a month to celebrate partnerships.  At the beginning of February, we officially welcomed Simon Grocery store to Euclid Avenue with a ribbon cutting and community event.  This project is an example of partnerships working to address a problem and bring about a great project.   In this case, we have a private developer, Mr. Hussain, who invested in an aging plaza; City Council committing CDBG funds to help the project; Cuyahoga County Board of Health Healthy Communities Program providing technical assistance and connections to the Finance Fund and Food Trust who provided both funding and expertise.  This project is being held up as an example by the agencies involved of how successful partnerships lead to great results.  This project brings investment, jobs to local residents, and fresh affordable food to an area previously identified as a food desert. 

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 4:01 PM, 03.09.2017

Ask an Officer

Question: Are there ways to protect yourself from identity fraud? 

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 4:01 PM, 03.09.2017

Message from the Mayor

Greetings to all!  As I write this, I am also preparing my State of the City Address.  Too often, we do not stop to celebrate the successes we have but focus on the problem at hand.  I am happy to share with you some of our successes as we continue to work towards making sure Euclid is a first choice suburb where we all can be proud to live, work and visit. 

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 5:57 PM, 02.08.2017

The City of Euclid is Serious about Maintaining Properties

The Building and Housing Department is responsible for the residential and commercial structures in the City of Euclid.  We have a staff of four clerks, 3 primary residential housing inspectors, one multi-unit or apartment complex inspector, two commercial building inspectors and one housing manager.

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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 12:20 PM, 01.13.2017

Message from the Mayor

Happy New Year!  I wish each of you joy, good health, and prosperity in the New Year.  It is hard to believe that I have been in office one year already.  Time has flown by.  As I think back about the first year, I am proud of our accomplishments and the hard work and dedication of the City of Euclid employees.  I am grateful for the partnerships and relationships formed to help Euclid succeed.  I am hopeful about our future.

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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 12:20 PM, 01.13.2017

Message from the Mayor

Happy Holidays to you and your families!  I look forward to the upcoming holidays with excitement and anticipation.  I enjoy the holiday decorations that line our streets and shopping centers.  I look forward to holiday gatherings and parties to celebrate the relationships we have made through the year.  I look forward to spending time with friends, family, and neighbors.  I am grateful for the many blessings we have in our community.   

As you prepare for the holidays, please remember your local stores, restaurants and entertainment establishments.  We all want thriving neighborhood commercial districts – but they will only thrive with our support.  By keeping your dollars local, you are helping to improve our local economy while supporting small, resident-owned and operated businesses.  Please shop local whenever you can!

I am grateful for the community organizations and the many people who work every day to help those in need and help strengthen our community.  During this season of giving, if you are able to make a charitable contribution please give locally.  Our local organizations and community groups truly make a difference everyday right here in our community and they depend on the generosity of time and resources from all of us.     

On behalf of the City of Euclid, I wish you much joy and many blessings this holiday season!  Thank you for your continued support and commitment to our community.  I look forward to a new year filled with peace, happiness, and continued prosperity for the City of Euclid.

Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail

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Volume 7, Issue 12, Posted 6:37 PM, 12.04.2016

Master Plan Update: Presentation of Community Survey Results

Earlier this year the City of Euclid was awarded a Master Plan to be prepared by the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission. A Master Plan inventories current conditions, outlines a community’s vision for the future and then describes concrete, specific action steps community leaders can undertake to accomplish that growth and development.

The first public meetings of the Euclid Master Plan were great successes. Residents and other community stakeholders from across the City attended a presentation and visioning workshop at Arbor Elementary School on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 and the community survey results were revealed during Councilman and Master Plan Steering Committee Member Kristian Jarosz’s (Ward 4) City Planning Council Committee meeting on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 in Council Chambers at City Hall.

Surveys were distributed in August 2016 to 1400 randomized Euclid households. Questions were both multiple choice and open ended and inquired about city amenities and services, community engagement, economic development and more.

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Volume 7, Issue 12, Posted 6:37 PM, 12.04.2016

Ask an Officer

Question: What are some holiday crime prevention tips to help us have a joyous season? 

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Volume 7, Issue 12, Posted 6:37 PM, 12.04.2016

Message from the Mayor

This month we will celebrate Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, so I am thinking about our many blessings.  Veterans Day celebrates and honors America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.  Euclid will honor our Veterans on Nov. 11th at 11:00 am with a ceremony at Euclid City Hall (585 E. 222 Street) conducted by the Euclid Joint Veterans Council.  Please join me in honoring those who served and affirming the continued commitment to promoting peace and mutual understanding in our world.

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Volume 7, Issue 11, Posted 6:53 PM, 11.07.2016

Euclid’s Master Plan Survey Results to be Unveiled at Public Presentation

Earlier this year the City of Euclid was awarded a Master Plan to be prepared by the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission. A Master Plan inventories current conditions, outlines a community’s vision for the future and then describes concrete, specific action steps community leaders can undertake to accomplish that growth and development.

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Volume 7, Issue 11, Posted 6:53 PM, 11.07.2016

What to Know About Leaf Collection

With the fall season upon us once again, it’s time to talk leaf pickup.  I would like to go over some of the specifics, as well as let you know how to track what neighborhoods crews are in on any given day.  Pickup will begin as leaves start falling in volume – this is typically mid to late October.  Crews will continue picking up until approximately December depending on how quickly the trees shed the leaves.  There will be advanced notice before crews start the final collection through the City.  That information will be posted on the City of Euclid website (www.cityofeuclid.com).  Leaf pickup will not be tied to your trash pickup day as in the past.  The crews will start in the Southwest corner of the City working across to the Northeast corner.  The City website will have the most up to date information on the location of the crews.

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Volume 7, Issue 10, Posted 7:46 PM, 10.03.2016

Downtown Euclid’s inaugural Art Walk

If you happened down Lakeshore Boulevard the evening of Friday, September 23rd you would have been greeted by a couple of hundred people strolling the sidewalks, painting on canvases and enjoying live music and other performances.

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Volume 7, Issue 10, Posted 7:46 PM, 10.03.2016

Euclid 2016 Master Plan Kicks Off With Public Meeting October 4th

Earlier this year the City of Euclid was awarded a Master Plan to be prepared by the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission over the next 10 months. A Master Plan inventories current conditions, outlines a community’s vision for the future and then describes concrete, specific action steps community leaders can undertake to accomplish that growth and development.

Public input is a vital piece of any Master Plan to ensure that future policies reflect the goals and vision of residents, businesses and other stakeholders. The creation of Euclid’s next Master Plan will allow many opportunities to be engaged in the process.

A community-wide survey was issued in August 2015 to a random sample of 1,400 households throughout all eight wards. The anonymous results are currently being recorded and will appear in a written report as well as influence the Master Plan.

Furthermore, the 2016 Master Plan is led by a Steering Committee of community stakeholders including residents who applied through a competitive application in summer 2016. Each member possesses unique qualifications to develop a meaningful, inventive and useful planning tool for the City of Euclid.

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Volume 7, Issue 9, Posted 5:18 PM, 09.09.2016

Message from the Mayor

Happy September!  I want to take a minute to say thank you to John Copic and all the writers who make the Observer happen each month.  John recently held an appreciation party to say thank you to the writers.  I want to extend my appreciation on behalf of the City of Euclid to John and all the writers for providing this important service to our community.  John has worked hard to improve the features in the paper and is continuing to look for ways to improve the paper.   I always open the Euclid Observer with anticipation to see the coverage of local events and read about some of the things happening in our community – it has become a source of information many of us depend on. 

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Volume 7, Issue 9, Posted 5:18 PM, 09.09.2016

Message from the Mayor

So often today, the media reports on the negative things happening in our communities.  In a recent social media site, a resident shared her favorite things about Euclid and asked members to weigh in with their “favorite things.”  The positive responses ranged from reviews of specific restaurants and stores to more general services, programs and places.  After the tragic incidents that took place at Sims Park, it was wonderful to see how residents were focused on the strengths of our community. 

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 1:19 PM, 08.11.2016

City of Euclid Installs a Shared Bike Path on Lakeshore Boulevard

On Tuesday, July 19th, 2016, members of the City of Euclid Service Department began painting “sharrow” markings on Lakeshore Boulevard as the first step to installing a shared bike path in the curb lane of the street.  The markings extend nearly the entire length of Lakeshore Boulevard in Euclid - from E. 185th Street to Lloyd Road.  Signage featuring a picture of a bicycle indicating bicycles may use full lane was also installed.

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 1:19 PM, 08.11.2016

Ask an Officer

Question: How is it possible for people to forget their child in a car on a hot day? 

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 1:19 PM, 08.11.2016

Message from the Mayor

What a great start to the summer!  The Euclid Wind Fest was a great success – helicopter riders raved about the views along the shoreline and participants enjoyed the hot air balloon rides, zip line, inflatables, bubbles, crafts and activities, dance performances, music and food.  What a great setting and great opportunity to appreciate the lakefront, pier and beautiful beach.  I want to especially thank Shore Cultural Centre, the Euclid Chamber of Commerce, and City of Euclid staff for helping to plan and host the event.  I also truly appreciate the generosity of many local businesses in sponsoring the event and the many volunteers for assisting in making the event a great success.   

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 12:28 PM, 07.10.2016

Message from the Mayor

School is out and summer is here!  I would like to congratulate all the graduates and send them best wishes on their future plans.  The City of Euclid wants to applaud the outstanding achievements of students at Euclid High School, Villa Angela St. Joseph High School and other schools who have excelled academically, athletically, and are poised for success in college, the work place, or the military.  We are proud of you and your accomplishments and know you will continue to make Euclid proud! 

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Volume 7, Issue 6, Posted 10:44 AM, 06.11.2016

Ask an Officer

Question: What are some crime prevention tips for traveling this summer? 

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Volume 7, Issue 6, Posted 10:44 AM, 06.11.2016

Message from the Mayor

At the foundation of a strong community is a commitment to community service and giving of oneself.  May brings us several opportunities to celebrate service and remember those who served. 

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Volume 7, Issue 5, Posted 5:03 PM, 05.05.2016

Ask an Officer

Question: What is CPTED and how is it used by the Euclid Police Department?

Answer: Kate McLaughlin, Community Policing Specialist

The problem of crime can occur when a motivated offender finds a suitable target in a vulnerable place, illustrated in the Crime Triangle.  If one of three sides of the Crime Triangle is addressed, it can prevent the crime.  We can use crime prevention measures to protect ourselves from becoming a victim, and we can establish safeguards to protect places.  CPTED, an acronym for Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, is one of those measures to protect places.  CPTED is defined as a multi-disciplinary approach to deterring criminal behavior by designing a physical environment that positively influences human behavior.  There are several strategies to designing a safer space.   Natural Access Control denies access to a crime target and increases the risk to offenders such as signs, barriers, landscaping, and door locks.  Natural Surveillance facilitates observation and is achieved through windows, open views, lighting, and security cameras.  Territorial Reinforcement relates to the belief that physical design contributes to ownership.  If normal users develop a sense of control in their space, an offender may be less likely to enter that space.  Physical Maintenance involves keeping the property well maintained, and Order Maintenance involves having rules and guidelines in place. The Euclid Police Department utilizes CPTED when conducting security surveys for Euclid businesses to offer crime prevention suggestions on how to improve security in and around a facility.  Euclid businesses that might be interested in having a CPTED security survey conducted at their property should call EPD Community Policing at 289-8449.

If you would like to submit a question to Ask an Officer, contact Community Policing at the Euclid Police Department:  email kmclaughlin@cityofeuclid.com or call 216-289-8449.    

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Volume 7, Issue 4, Posted 6:02 PM, 04.06.2016