City of Cleveland Daily News Updates - #365

Monday, May 24, 2021

The City of Cleveland continues to take numerous precautions across multiple departments and divisions amid increasing cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). Below are some important updates. Mayor Frank G. Jackson signed an order on April 29, 2021 extending the City’s Proclamation of Civil Emergency through May 31, 2021. Click here to view the order. Essential services such as Police, Fire, EMS, waste collection and Utilities will remain operational.

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Passenger Travel Data

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE), like other airports worldwide, has had a dramatic drop in air service and travelers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Concerns over health and safety, as well as quarantines, coupled with many businesses cancelling travel and leisure travelers staying home, have impacted flights.

We are currently averaging 10,294 passengers for the week of May 16 to May 22, compared with the 314 passengers we reported in April 2020. Click here to view regularly updated numbers on airport travel on the Hopkins website.

CORRECTION: Notice of Public Meeting to Appoint 4 New Cleveland Metropolitan School District School Board Members

On Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 5:30 p.m, the Nominating Panel of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District Board will convene via Webex to select a slate of candidates to fill four vacancies of expired terms, on the Cleveland Metropolitan School District Board. Candidates will be appointed at a later date. For access to the meeting, view the Webex information below:

Join from the meeting link:

https://cityclevelandoh.webex.com/cityclevelandoh/j.php?MTID=m281a91c6e810553b7e63fe34140bce02

Join by meeting number:

Meeting number (access code): 160 667 1373

Meeting password: CMSDBoard2021 

Tap to join from a mobile device (attendees only): +1-415-655-0003,,1606671373## US Toll 

Join by phone:  +1-415-655-0003 US Toll 

Join from a video system or application:

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You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

Join using Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Skype for Business:

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Virtual Public Information Presentation: CUY-East 185th Street Rehabilitation Project

The public is invited to participate in a virtual public information presentation regarding the CUY-East 185th Street Rehabilitation Project. The purpose of this presentation is to provide information and receive feedback on plans for the upcoming East 185th Street Rehabilitation Project. To participate, visit www.east185streetscape.com  from June 1, 2021 to July 1, 2021. 

The proposed improvements on East 185th Street from Nottingham Road to Lake Erie include:

  • Asphalt resurfacing of roadway pavement, including full and partial depth pavement repairs, where needed.
  • Curb, sidewalk, curb ramp and drive apron replacements throughout the streetscape improvement limits. Replacement is based on ADA compliance and condition outside of those limits.
  • Locherie Avenue, the fifth leg of the intersection with East 185th Street and Lakeshore Boulevard, will become a cul-de-sac to address safety concerns with turning movement confusion.
  • Streetscape improvements including street trees, decorative brick paver amenity strips, curb bumpouts and decorative cross walks. In addition, branding features such as gateway entrance signage and pole mounted decorative metal banners.
  • Parking lanes will remain along the corridor in available areas.
  • New signing and pavement markings including bike sharrows within the East 185th Street travel lanes.
  • Replacement of the Villaview Road, Neff Road and Lakeshore Boulevard traffic signals. Monterey Avenue traffic signal removed and replaced with a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) for an enhanced pedestrian crosswalk.
  • Replacement of the existing 10" water main with a new 12" water main from Mozina Drive to Pawnee Avenue.

Click here to see the full flyer for this presentation.

Woodbury Avenue Concrete Repair Project Traffic Advisory for Ward 17

During the week of May 31, 2021, weather permitting, the City will begin concrete repairs on Woodbury Avenue from West 162nd Street to 15915 Woodbury Ave. A portion of the street will be closed and one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction. A complete closure is not expected to occur. No on-street parking will be permitted for the duration of the project in the affected areas and no parking signs will be posted. 

The project includes repairing broken concrete pavement and adjusting sunken or damaged utility castings. The work will take place during the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The concrete repair project is expected to complete by the end of July 2021.

Questions? Contact the City of Cleveland’s Construction Inspector, Eric Faehner at (216) 857-3028.

Editor’s Note: Road construction invariably presents hazards to the public. All travelers are urged to use caution in construction zones. Public safety and the safety of workers is a top priority.

East 6th Street Infrastructure Project Traffic Advisory for Ward 3

During the week of May 31, 2021, weather permitting, the City will resume the infrastructure project on East 6th Street from Lakeside Avenue to Rockwell Avenue. A portion of the street will be closed and one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction. A complete closure is not expected to occur. No on-street parking will be permitted for the duration of the project in the affected areas and no parking signs will be posted. 

The remaining work for the project includes removing and replacing existing asphalt and installing permanent pavement markings. The work will take place during the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The concrete repair project is expected to complete by the end of June 2021.

Questions? Contact the City of Cleveland’s Construction Inspector, Robert Chaplin at (216) 857-7537.

Editor’s Note: Road construction invariably presents hazards to the public. All travelers are urged to use caution in construction zones. Public safety and the safety of workers is a top priority.

Other Important Reminders

City of Cleveland Distributes COVID-19 Vaccines

Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) will be distributing COVID-19 vaccines to students, parents and community members ages 16 and up. Walk-ins are welcome or click here to register or call the CDPH at (216) 664-2222, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

View the distribution information below:

  • Tuesday, May 25 at Promise Academy, 1701 E.13th St. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 26 at Glenville High School, 650 E. 113th St. from Noon to 6 p.m.

The mass vaccination site at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center is also available for scheduling. To schedule an appointment at the Wolstein Center or at another vaccination site near you, visit https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov.

City of Cleveland to Hold Cleveland Police Hiring Event, May 28-29

The City of Cleveland Division of Police is currently accepting applications for Police Officers, and will be holding a Hiring Event throughout May. This event will include an orientation where recruiters will discuss the application process, testing, the Personal History Statement (PHS), physical agility test, and key factors for success. View the dates, times and locations below:

Friday, May 28 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Cleveland Police 4th District, 9333 Kinsman Rd

Saturday, May 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cleveland Police 5th District, 881 East 152nd St

For more information, visit www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cleveland. To view the full flyer, click here.

Virtual Public Information Presentation: Lorain Avenue Rehabilitation and Bicycle Facilities

Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Ward 3 Councilman Kerry McCormack, Ward 15 Councilwoman Jenny Spencer, the Mayor’s Office of Capital Projects and the Division of Engineering and Construction invite you to participate in a Virtual Public Information Presentation regarding the Lorain Avenue Rehabilitation and Bicycle Facilities. This presentation will include conceptual plans and preliminary construction cost estimates for bicycle facilities along Lorain Avenue, from West 65th St. to West 20th St. To participate, visit www.LivingLorainCycling.com from May 24, 2021 to June 18, 2021.

Public input is wanted to finalize the type of bicycle facilities to be included in the road rehabilitation project. These are the choices:

1. Sidewalk-level cycle-track from W. 44th to W. 20th

2. Sidewalk-level multi-purpose trail

3. Street-level dedicated bike lanes

4. Combination or hybrid options

The rehabilitation project will also include pavement repair or replacement; new asphalt surface course; new walks and curb ramps to make pedestrian walkways compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); multi-modal transportation enhancements; drainage and utility replacements and improvements; new signage and pavement markings; and traffic signal upgrades.

Construction cost estimates vary depending on the type of bicycle facility. The construction schedule also varies depending on the selected bicycle facility since additional construction funding will be needed for some of the options.

To see the full flyer for this presentation, click here.

City of Cleveland Establishes Call Center to Answer General Vaccine Distribution Questions

The City of Cleveland has established a call center that is currently available to answer general questions pertaining to the City’s vaccine distribution efforts and assist eligible individuals in scheduling an appointment to receive the vaccine.   

  • Call Center Number: (216) 664-2222
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As a reminder, only individuals who meet the Ohio Department of Health's criteria are eligible to receive the vaccine at this time. Due to limited supply, it will take time for eligible individuals to receive the vaccine. We ask for your patience. As we receive additional supply, we will be opening up additional vaccination sites and scheduling appointments for eligible individuals to receive the vaccine.

Calls Regarding COVID-19 Complaints

With the passage by Cleveland City Council of an ordinance authorizing penalties for non-compliance with Mayor Jackson’s mask mandate, enforcement is now in effect. There are two numbers Clevelanders should call regarding non-compliance:

  • Business complaints: CDPH hotline at (216) 857-7165
  • Individual or private residence complaints: Cleveland Police non-emergency line at (216) 621-1234

Cleveland City Council recently approved the mandatory use of masks in public spaces as well as certain penalties for individuals and businesses that do not comply. On July 3, Mayor Jackson signed an amended order mandating the use of masks in public in the City of Cleveland to slow the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus. This includes mandatory use in bars, restaurants, shared office settings, rideshares and other shared spaces.

Citations may be issued with fines for the following:

  • Any business or person violating the mask or safe-seating order (which maintains social distancing of at least six feet between patrons) is subject to civil penalties in accordance with Ordinance No. 556-2020, specifically chapters 602 and 236.
  • Any business in the City of Cleveland with an employee who becomes ill with the coronavirus is required to immediately disinfect and sanitize the premises. Following a warning, they may be subject to a civil penalty of $1,000 for the first offense and a civil penalty of $3,000 for each subsequent violation.

Upcoming Cleveland Transformation Alliance Meetings

The Cleveland Transformation Alliance Committee (CTA) is currently hosting public meetings via Zoom or Microsoft Teams. For more information on these meetings, please visit http://www.myCLEschool.org. See details for upcoming meetings below:

Charter Review Committee

May 26at 2 p.m. via Zoom

https://zoom.us/j/93672703571?pwd=aklpLzNHKzRmWTIxakZwT29ScFZ1UT09

Meeting ID: 936 7270 3571

Passcode: 126450

One tap mobile

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        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ahykW6fMt

 

Cleveland Transformation Alliance Board Meeting

June 14th at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom

https://zoom.us/j/98910223903?pwd=cEk2SjI5YllabGJPSEYyS2xESEVUUT09

Meeting ID: 989 1022 3903

Passcode: 850200

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        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ar8lXuDyE

CodeRED

Sign up for CodeRED alerts to receive calls and emails with important info regarding the coronavirus. To sign up online, visit https://bit.ly/CLECodeRED. Get mobile alerts by downloading the CodeRED app via the Apple or Google Play stores. Seniors who need assistance signing up are welcome to call the Department of Aging at (216) 664-4383 for periodic phone call messaging.

Previous COVID-19 Updates from the City of Cleveland

Click here to view previous updates.

For more information about COVID-19, visit the following:

About the City of Cleveland

The City of Cleveland is committed to improving the quality of life of its residents by strengthening neighborhoods, delivering superior services, embracing diversity and making Cleveland a desirable, safe city in which to live, work, play, and do business. For more information on the City of Cleveland, visit online at www.clevelandohio.gov, Twitter at @cityofcleveland, Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofcleveland, or on our blog at clecityhall.com.

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