Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The mulch can be purchased for $2 per bag from the City’s Service Center
The city of Beachwood is using yard waste to make organic mulch that can be purchased from the City’s Service Center. Beachwood residents can purchase organic mulch for $2 per bag, which contains two cubic feet of double-shredded mulch. Our mulch is created in house,” said Dale Pekarek, Beachwood Service Director, on the city's web site. “Brush and logs are collected from the curbside before being recycled into local, organic mulch.” Last year, the city collected and recycled a total of 11,500 tons of recycling materials which included 2,600 tons of leaves and 1,790 tons of brush.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Check out our slideshow and customize the city website to your needs
The City of Beachwood’s website’s got a new look. City Council contracted CivicPlus for $44,000 last August to create a new website as part of the city’s economic development efforts. Though it’s not necessary to create an account to use it, the customizable site allows users to log in for quicker access to the pages that they use most. Like any new website, using it for the first time can be a little daunting, so I created my account and put together a few things I learned to make it easier for you to create yours. Click through the photo gallery above to read our tips, and — since I'm new at this, too — add your own tips in the comments! Open a new tab on your browser and go to BeachwoodOhio.com to get started. The new website was part …
Monday, March 25, 2013
The county's solid waste district gave Beachwood $3,150 for recycling promotion.
Last week Beachwood was awarded a $3,150 grant from the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District to promote recycling activities. The city was approved to use $750 to publicize the city’s Shred Day services in May and September. Shred Day encourages residents to shred and recycle paper in an environmentally responsible manner. In 2012, Beachwood’s Shred Day helped 242 residents shred 4.5 tons of paper. The remaining $2,400 of the grant will be used to design and create vehicle wraps to be placed on two of the city’s garbage trucks. The signage will promote recycling among residents and visitors in Beachwood. “This grant supports and will help strengthen the City of Beachwood’s efforts to operate more efficiently and in an environmentally …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Deadline for early bird prices is nearing
The deadline for early bird prices on Beachwood's summer day camps is nearing. The camps, available for kids in kindergarten through eighth grade, include sports-themed and theatre-themed programs, as well as a new "travel camp" for 6th- through 8th-graders. Click here to learn more about the camps and to register.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
15 of 18 Ohio Patch communities saw 2012 income tax collections surpass 2011 figures
Rising income tax collections and falling unemployment rates suggest local economies are slowly rebounding in Northeast Ohio, at least for some communities. A review of income tax collections for 2012 and 2011 in 18 Northeast Ohio Patch communities shows only one of the municipalities saw a drop in income tax revenue, Brecksville, while just one community saw income tax returns remain flat: Solon. Data was unavailable for Avon Lake. The remaining 15 communities saw an increase in the revenue source they depend on most for police staffing, water service, street repair and other basic government services. An uptick in income tax revenue coincides with steady declines in unemployment rates for the Ohio counties Patch covers: Cuyahoga, Summit…
Monday, September 10, 2012
Youngsters get to explore cars, trucks of various Beachwood services
Nothing quite catches your attention like a huge honking sound from a fire truck. Now imagine encountering that sudden shock of sonic boom if you’re under 5-years-old – the imagination can run wild with infinite possibilities. The City of Beachwood hosted a free event Sunday afternoon where kids had a chance to tinker with the sirens of squad cars and climb up on snow plows. It was all part of the Honkin' Haulin' Hands-On Trucks event that was held Sunday afternoon at the Beachwood Municipal Service Center where kids could also get a street named after them or receive a special driver’s license to ride around on a special track. The event was free and open to the public. And another added benefit to the festivities: Kids and parents also …
Monday, September 3, 2012
In observance of Labor Day, Beachwood's trash service will be delayed by one day this week.
Don't let that trash sit on the curb for too long! The City of Beachwood will pick up trash one day late in observance of Labor Day this week. If you have questions, call the city at (216) 292-1922.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Check out all the biggest September events here.
The City of Beachwood has a lot planned next month. Family Fun Day — the annual free festival with zip line and pony rides, rock climbing and more is on Labor Day, and Honkin' Haulin' Hands-On Trucks, when kids can get up close and personal with the city's finest, is September 9. And if you've got some housekeeping to do, you can drop off personal documents for shredding Sept. 23 and your old prescription drugs on Sept. 29. Check out the attached flyer for more information.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Community Services Director is in charge of the Family Aquatic Center, senior services, community center and more
Name: Karen Carmen Hometown: Cleveland Occupation: Community Services Director, City of Beachwood Favorite thing about her job: That's easy...our seniors! I love staging events for them. Thinking of an idea, working on making it happen and seeing people enjoy your efforts is always a thrill. Proudest accomplishment: Most recent proudest moment is the 5th annual Green Dream last April. We had 4,500 attendees and over 120 vendors. My all-time favorite is Opening Day at the Beachwood Family Aquatic Center. Council and the Mayor poured water from all the seven continents into the pool. It took months to secure the water samples. My most challenging was Antartica...but I got it! Why she went into her field: I've always been a planner. I …
Friday, May 25, 2012
City commemorates the holiday for the first time
A 30-by-60-foot American flag has been installed on the west lawn of Beachwood City Hall to commemorate Memorial Day. The flag is dotted with 800 smaller flags, with the top three stripes commemorating the 265 Ohio soldiers who have died in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. The display will be up until Flag Day, June 14. Click through the photo gallery to see the flags.