Friday, May 24, 2013
Ask the Experts night featured doctors answering questions about joint pain and arthritis
A panel of Cleveland Clinic physicians and surgeons covered it all Thursday night, from osteoporosis diagnosis to myths about gin-soaked raisins. The doctors gathered at this year's "Ask the Experts" event at 700 Beta Banquet and Conference Center in Mayfield Village. About 250 people from across Northeast Ohio came to ask questions, mostly about this year's theme, "Relieving Your Joint Pain." The doctors were from various hospitals in the Clinic's system, with moderator and orthopedic surgeon Bernard Stulberg being the only one from Hillcrest Hospital. Stulberg got things going with a few of his own questions that he thought most people would want to know regarding arthritis, osteoporosis and common pains to certain body parts. He then …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
The event with speakers, songs and flags takes place a day before the holiday
Mayfield Village will celebrate the upcoming holiday a day earlier than it takes place. The village's Memorial Day ceremony is set for 1 p.m. Sunday at Whitehaven Memorial Park on SOM Center Road. The event will feature a full slate of speakers, singers, readings and flags. Flags for each military branch and the color guard will be escorted by the Greater Lake County Young Marines and Boy Scout Troop 289. Mayfield Middle School student Sweta Dacca will sing the national anthem, "Amazing Grace" and lead the closing song, "I'm Proud to be an American." The speakers are: Click PDFs to view the full schedule.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Entries in the coloring contest must be finished by May 3
Mayfield Village is hosting both a coloring contest and a pancake dinner for Mother's Day. Kids can enter the coloring contest (and win their mom a prize) by printing out the attached black-and-white photo, coloring it and returning it to the Mayfield Village Civic Center by May 3. (The photo can also be printed from the village's web site.) The contest is available to any village residents who are 10 or younger. Winner will be picked at random and contacted by phone. All the pictures will be on display during the Mother's Day Pancake Breakfast on May 12 at the village's Service Building at 610 SOM Center Road. Tickets for the Pancake Breakfast can be bought at the Civic Center up until May 9 or at the door on May 12. Children from 5 to 10…
Friday, April 26, 2013
The Grove is only in Phase I, but officials have scheduled three programs and open house there, beginning this summer
Mayfield Village residents will get a feel for having an amphitheatre in their community this summer when programming at The Grove begins. The Grove, on SOM Center Road, north of Parkview Pool, is a three-acre green space that village officials hope will become Mayfield's version of Cain Park in Cleveland Heights or Perici Amphitheatre in Twinsburg. The Grove, in Mayfield Village's Greenway Corridor, has access to the Greenway trail system, the Cleveland Metroparks North Chagrin Reservation, and the softball and soccer fields. Residents will be invited to an open house on June 22 where they can let officials know what uses they want to see for The Grove. Officials have also planned three activities for the space: "I think it sounds really …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The library held a grand opening celebration on Saturday
Hundreds of area residents packed the new Mayfield Library Saturday to enjoy a grand opening celebration, complete with new books, activities and ice cream. Despite the large turnout, there was no shortage of space — the library at 500 SOM Center Road is a whopping 30,000 square feet. Its features include 62 public access computers and nearly 440,000 items available for checkout. URS Corp. included several eco-friendly design elements like skylights that can sense and adjust to how much daylight is getting into the library. Cuyahoga County Public Library expects significant savings because the $11.7 million structure is about 40 percent glass, with both short and long windows throughout. Some of the windows have special glass that diffuses…
The village has hired a Cleveland firm to provide organic products for its public green spaces
Grass might only be material to walk and play on to some, but Mayfield Village has announced a new process to preserve its public green space. The village will treat its fields with natural, organic lawn products instead of pesticides and herbicides. The practice began this spring, using the products and installation skills of Cleveland-based Good Nature Organic Lawn Care. "They made a commitment to stop using lawn chemicals on six athletic fields, six acres and 50 grass areas," Good Nature CEO Alec McClennan said. "That's a pretty big commitment on their part." The areas that will be treated include Mayfield Village's soccer fields in front of Progressive Insurance and The Grove, the site of a future amphitheatre. McClennan said most …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The village has awarded a contract and identified which streets will receive repair
It's not clear exactly when Mayfield Village's 2013 road program will commence, but now residents know who will be handling the work. Bids closed April 12, with South Euclid-based C.A. Agresta Construction Co. coming out on top. The firm will execute Mayfield Village's road program for $869,782.35. That amount is about $155,218 less than the estimate provided by engineer Thomas Cappello of Stephen Hovancsek and Associates. Council adopted the engineering firm's recommendation at a village council meeting earlier this week. This year's program will repair the concrete base of six streets and three-inch thick asphalt surfacing on them. Here are the streets: The catch basins on these streets will also be reconstructed. For maintenance …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The village is looking to do more than $1 million worth of road repairs this year
Mayfield Village is accepting bids for this year's road project. It includes improvements to the following streets: Sandalwood Drive, Butternut Drive, Walnut Drive, Thornapple Drive, Oakwood Drive and Kenwood Drive. The village's Engineer's Office estimated that the road improvements will cost about $1,025,000. According to the Mayfield Village web site, the 2013 road project includes: Bids will be received by the Clerk of Council at Mayfield Village Hall by 10 a.m. on April 12. For more specifics, read the public notice on the Village web site.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Village council officially opposed Ohio House Bill 5 which would create a uniform income tax process.
Mayfield Village officials made it pretty clear how they feel about Ohio House Bill 5. On March 18 the council passed legislation to formally oppose the bill which would make income tax process more uniform, as explained by The Plain Dealer. Finance Director Ronald Wynne said the city could lose around $36,000 if the bill is passed. "There are pieces of this that RITA is trying to analyze for all its municipalities that we will eventually get numbers on," Wynne said. These changes to the income tax system would come in the form of unfunded mandates and contribute to a "substantial loss of revenue" according to the offical legislation.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Here is a breakdown of the village's $29.3 million budget
After three readings in the past month, Mayfield Village Council approved the appropriations of its 2013 budget this week. This year's budget is $29,334,776. The approved appropriations will impact village funds through the remainder of the year. Here's a breakdown of some of the largest items in the budget: