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Rocky River Updates

Master Plan

James Umerley

Public Meeting
Rocky River Master Plan

PRIORITIZING GOALS FOR THE FUTURE

PUBLIC MEETING #3

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017 AT 6:30 PM

MEMORIAL HALL, 21016 HILLIARD BOULEVARD

 

The City of Rocky River and County Planning will be hosting a Public Meeting to provide an opportunity for input on the Rocky River Master Plan. The meeting will consist of a presentation and an open house covering priorities for the future.

Residents are encouraged to attend and vote on priority goals and projects. Your input is important to the future of Rocky River! Please take some time to attend the meeting and help shape this plan for the next decade.

Follow the Master Plan at www.countyplanning.us/rockyriver

Click here for the Printable Flyer

 

ROCKY RIVER MASTER PLAN

OCTOBER 2017 UPDATE

 

WELCOME!

Thank you for your interest in the Rocky River Master Plan! The City of Rocky River and County Planning will be publishing a periodic newsletter in order to keep residents up-to-date on what has been and what remains to be accomplished in the Master Plan process. We encourage all residents to participate in the process by attending future meetings and contributing thoughts and feedback. For the most up to date information, visit the plan website at www.countyplanning.us/rockyriver

 

WHAT IS A MASTER PLAN?

A Master Plan outlines a community’s vision for the future and describes specific actions that the community can take to realize that vision. Topics addressed range from transportation, housing, and economic development to parks and recreation, business district development, and more.

 

PLAN TIMELINE

The planning process is made up of six phases:

§   Conducting a community survey (complete)

§   Analyzing current conditions (complete)

§   Establishing a community vision (complete)

§   Identifying policies and action steps to achieve the vision (complete)

§   Identifying priorities for implementation (underway)

§   Drafting a final document

 

Thus far, we have collected public input via a community survey, our first and second of three Public Meetings, two online surveys, and a number of meetings with the Project Team and Working Group. We have used this information to assemble a Policies document that outlines action steps to achieving Rocky River’s desired future. The Policies document consists of overarching community Vision Statements, Core Projects for major physical improvements in the City, and Goals and Actions for accomplishing the community’s vision. It serves as the foundation for action.

 

In the upcoming Implementation phase, Core Projects and Goals will be prioritized and individual actions will be tied to partners, timeframes, and estimated costs to ensure responsible parties are aware of what is required to accomplish a project or goal.

 

PUBLIC MEETING #2 RESULTS

The second Public Meeting covered results from the first public meeting and policy recommendations for Core Projects and Goals based on the community’s vision. It was attended by over 80 residents who submitted approximately 140 written comments and placed hundreds of dots on the meeting’s demonstration boards. Furthermore, a post-meeting online survey was taken by 101 people which resulted in more than 450 individual comments.

 

Comments were categorized and summarized to reveal common trends among the responses. These themes will be described in a Results Report that will be posted on the plan website in the coming weeks.

 

ADDRESSING CONCERNS: HILLIARD BLVD ROAD DIET

The Hilliard Boulevard Road Diet Core Project outlined the potential to reduce the number of travel lanes on the portion of the road east of Wooster Road while creating space for new development opportunities, bike paths, and landscaping. Multiple options of what this might look like were provided. A small road diet showed two driving lanes with one center turning lane, while a large diet depicted two driving lanes.

 

Respondents valued additional landscaping and bike infrastructure along Hilliard Boulevard, and recognized that lane reductions would provide room for those features. However, there were concerns regarding the potential impact on traffic. The small road diet was preferred by the majority over the large diet. Based on this feedback, it is recommended that a traffic study be completed on the corridor before implementing any road diet.

Proposed Project: Hilliard Boulevard Small Road Diet

 

NEXT STEPS

The comments submitted by residents have been used to update the Core Projects and Goals. County Planning will present the updated projects and goals at the next Public Meeting for resident feedback and input on implementation priority. That meeting will take place October 18, 2017 at 6:30 PM in Memorial Hall (21016 Hilliard Boulevard). Monthly updates will be posted on the plan website: www.countyplanning.us/rockyriver

 

Click here for the Printable Newsletter

 

 

Cuyahoga County Planning Commission

 


 

www.CountyPlanning.us/rockyriver

The information presented at the August 10, 2017 Master Plan Public Meeting along with a survey can be found by clicking on the documents below. If you were unable to attend the meeting, please share your thoughts on the Plan’s core projects and goals by completing the survey.

We look forward to receiving your survey comments.

Presentation

Display Boards

Draft Policies Document

Survey

Public Meeting #1 Results Report

www.CountyPlanning.us/rockyriver


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Rocky River Master Plan update will strengthen commercial centers, improve walkability, connect neighborhoods, and enhance identity

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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE for October 13, 2017

James Umerley

ROCKY RIVER CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

City leaf collection has begun.  Leaf collection in construction areas (Lakeview and Laurel)  will be made on Fridays while there is no construction work.

The cardboard - paper recycling bins will be moved back to the corner of the Civic Center parking lot (to the north west) on Monday, October 16th.

Tomorrow - Saturday, October 14th - recently paved streets will have sealing at the edges of the new pavement completed.  

CRACK SEALING will continue on the following streets the week of October 16th as weather allows.  These streets will be open for 2 way traffic but large equipment / trucks and contractor personnel will be in the roadway – please expect delays.

  • Tonawanda
  • Morewood (from the railroad tracks to Lake Road)
  • Elmwood (from the railroad tracks to Lake Road)
  • Falmouth
  • Argyle
  • Lake Road (Morewood intersection to Avalon Intersection)
  • Center Ridge (from Wagar intersection to Spencer intersection)
  • River Oaks (the hill area by Center Ridge)
  • Forestview (at the Center Ridge hill only if there is product available) 

 

  • PAVING: Asphalt paving for road surfaces has been completed on the following streets: Palmer, Buckingham, Morewood / Erie Alley, Smith Court, Stratford (west of Wagar) High Parkway Erie (west of Elmwood) and Whittlesay Lane Kensington Oval, Wooster Parkway and Orchard Grove Stratford and Elmwood (Lake to Avalon).
  • On recently paved streets: stop bars and cross walks will be painted next week as weather allows. Once street painting is completed – construction signs will be removed. 

The paving at City Hall is complete (2 stop bars need to be painted in paving area).  The paper / cardboard recycling bins will be moved back into the Civic Center lot on Monday, October 16th.  The parking lot has been expanded in this area of the parking lot to better accommodate drop off.  Thank you for your paper and cardboard contributions – we anticipate exceeding last year’s grand totals by the end of this month! Your efforts save landfill costs, generate a monetary rebate for the City and these efforts are environmentally sustainable!

 

UPDATES:

The fishing pier at Bradstreet’s Landing has been closed.  An evaluation has commenced to evaluate the pier structure and we are expecting details and recommendations regarding corrective course of action in the upcoming weeks.  At this time the pier will remain closed.    

 

 LAKEVIEW / HAMPTON SEWER REPLACEMENT PROJECT

  • AS CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES ON LAKEVIEW – PLEASE EXPECT SOME PERIODIC WATER OUTAGES – sections of water line are being replaced as they are in the direct path of the sewer replacement project. Thank you for your patience as these outages occur.
  • Refuse collection will be made on your scheduled day.
  • Leaf collection will be made on Fridays when the contractor is not working.  If construction materials are being stored on your tree lawn - please place leaf piles as close to the tree lawn as possible for City crews to collect.  Thank you! 

One-way detours will be put into place as follows: Hampton- northbound traffic only; Lakeview southbound traffic from Hilliard to Center Ridge and on Lakeview from Westway to Hilliard -northbound traffic only.  Lakeview / Hampton construction zone residents: please watch for flyers / notifications at your front door from the contractor regarding access to driveways, etc. throughout the construction project. 

PURNELL / LAUREL WATER LINE REPLACEMENT  

  • Purnell and Laurel: Water Line Replacement: Cleveland Division of Water will fund the City’s replacement of water lines (this project requires 2 construction seasons).  Between Lakeview and Hampton, the main line has been installed and no work can commence until flushing and subsequent testing by Cleveland Water has been completed.  As soon as testing is complete, work will resume on connections from the main to the residential service.
  • Leaf collection will be made in construction zone - please avoid placing leaves by the temporary water service - if possible.  Thank you for your assistance in this regard.
  • The remaining water line main and service connections on Purnell and Laurel will be replaced in 2018.  This construction may require one-way traffic zones to be put into place as necessary.  This water line project is developed, specified and funded by the Cleveland Division of Water. The project will be managed by the City of Rocky River.  

 

  • Shoreland / East Shoreland and Wooster Crosswalk / Pedestrian Signal Upgrade: Grant funded improvements for better pedestrian safety.  Anticipated construction start: end of October, 2017.

Fall Leaf Collection

James Umerley

Fall Leaf Collection has begun. Leaves may be raked to the tree lawn where they are picked up by leaf machines and City crews on a regular basis. Leaves should not be placed at the curb or in the street because they can block sewers and create traffic hazards. Please put garden items / grass clippings in a brown bag for pickup on your regular refuse collection day.

This time of year we request that cars do not block the City’s access to leaves on the tree lawn. It is important to let contractors and other visitors know that they cannot park in the street during leaf collection. Even parking some distance away from piles may prevent the leaf trucks’ accessibility to pick up the leaves.

During the annual Fall Leaf Collection, our City's service crews and the leaf trucks work diligently. It is the City’s intention to make one pass throughout the entire City each week, barring any delays due to weather, equipment, or other conditions beyond our control. Leaf collection is our top priority at this time of the year, and we will continue to make every effort to keep our City looking beautiful.

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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE for October 6, 2017

James Umerley

ROCKY RIVER CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

 Thank you for your patience traveling in Rocky River as the following construction projects are ongoing for the City of Rocky River during the 2017 construction season:

 

  • PAVING: Asphalt paving for road surfaces has been completed on the following streets: Palmer, Buckingham, Morewood / Erie Alley, Smith Court, Stratford (west of Wagar) High Parkway Erie (west of Elmwood) and Whittlesay Lane Kensington Oval, Wooster Parkway and Orchard Grove.
  • Streets to be paved in the upcoming weeks are:
    • Stratford (the section east of Wagar to Morewood)
    • Elmwood (from Lake to Avalon)

 Monday – concrete repairs will continue on Southbend Circle and Southbend Drive.  The work on Southbend Drive will be very close to Detroit Road – please use caution as you travel in that section of Southbend Drive. The City anticipates this work to be complete by the end of next week.

 Construction signs on streets where there has been paving will be removed shortly after the street markings (stop bars and cross walks) are installed.

 The paving at City Hall is complete (stop bars need to be painted in paving area).  The paper / cardboard recycling bins will be moved back into the Civic Center lotAFTER the Business to Business event on October 12th (at the Civic Center).  The event is open to the public from 2 PM to 7 PM.

 

  • CRACK SEALING will begin on the following streets the week of October 9th.  These streets will be open for 2 way traffic but large equipment / trucks and contractor personnel will be in the roadway – please expect delays.
  • Northview – from Detroit to Center Ridge
  • Linden
  • Tonawanda
  • Country Club / Devon Hill
  • Riverview
  • Rockland
  • Morewood (from the railroad tracks to Lake Road)
  • Elmwood (from the railroad tracks to Lake Road)
  • Falmouth
  • Argyle
  • Lake Road (Morewood intersection to Avalon Intersection)
  • Center Ridge (from Wagar intersection to Spencer intersection)
  • River Oaks (the hill area by Center Ridge)
  • Forestview (at the Center Ridge hill only if there is product available)

 

UPDATES:

The fishing pier at Bradstreet’s Landing has been closed for evaluation.  During the week of October 9th, as weather allows, the City has scheduled additional investigations of the substructure of the pier that is immediately adjacent to the shore.  It is anticipated that this in-depth evaluation will determine the scope of work necessary.  The pier will be closed indefinitely for safety reasons during this time. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation while we further evaluate the pier’s infrastructure and safety needs. 

  

  • LAKEVIEW (and HAMPTON) SEWER REPLACEMENT PROJECT – PLEASE EXPECT SOME PERIODIC WATER OUTAGES – sections of water line are being replaced as they are in the direct path of the sewer replacement project. Thank you for your patience as these brief outages occur.   One-way detours will be put into place as follows: Hampton- northbound traffic only; Lakeview southboundtraffic from Hilliard to Center Ridge and on Lakeview from Westway to Hilliard -northbound traffic only.  Lakeview / Hampton construction zone residents: please watch for flyers / notifications at your front door from the contractor regarding access to driveways, etc. throughout the construction project. 

 

  • Elmwood (north of the railroad tracks) Kenwood (west of Elmwood) and Parklawn (south of Lake Road) – Sewer Grouting Improvements are completed!

 

  • Purnell and Laurel: Water Line Replacement: Cleveland Division of Water will fund the City’s replacement of water lines (this project requires 2 construction seasons). A section of water line on Laurel from Lakeview to Hampton will be replaced this year starting in September, 2017. The remaining water line on Purnell and Laurel will be replaced in 2018.  This construction may require one-way traffic zones to be put into place as necessary.  This water line project is developed, specified and funded by the Cleveland Division of Water. The project will be managed by the City of Rocky River. Currently:  water line mains have been installed and are being tested by Cleveland Water - construction will halt while testing is completed. There are a few more connections to be made before the water line construction is complete.  Permanent asphalt will be installed when all water main construction is complete - only where water main work was completed.

 

  • Shoreland / East Shoreland and Wooster Crosswalk / Pedestrian Signal Upgrade: Grant funded improvements for better pedestrian safety.  Anticipated construction start:  fall, 2017.

 

  • During October (2017) repair work for the Detroit Bridge (between Lakewood and Rocky River) will require one lane of traffic for east and westbound traffic. Please expect delays as the contractor will be working on repairs to the road and on various parts of the bridge.  The County’s contractor for this work is Great Lakes Construction.

The November 7th General Election

James Umerley

THE NOVEMBER 7, 2017 GENERAL ELECTION

Voters in the November 7th General Election will elect municipal candidates for mayor, city council, school board and judicial seats.  There will also be ballot issues for all voters in Cuyahoga County including state, county, school and library issues.

People who wish to cast ballots by mail need to obtain, complete, and return their Vote by Mail applications as soon as possible.  To request an application visit: www.443vote.com, or call 216-443-VOTE (8683).  Vote by Mail ballot applications are also available at all public libraries.  The Board of Elections will begin mailing ballots to voters October 11th. 

Early voting is available from October 11th through November 6th at the Board of Elections located at 2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland. 

Voter Registration Deadline:  You may now register to vote online at www.443vote.com.

The voter registration and change of address deadline for the November 7th General Election is Tuesday October 10th, at 9:00 p.m.  Voters who have not registered, moved, or have changed their name, must update or register to vote on or before October 10th.  Registration cards are available at all public libraries.  

For a Board of Elections Voter Guide click here.

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE for September 29, 2017

James Umerley

ROCKY RIVER CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Last week paving began on Rocky River City Hall’s parking lot with more paving scheduled for next week..  Please use caution while traveling in the parking lot as milling will continue Monday, October 2nd with paving following on Wednesday.  (This will be in the parking area in front of Memorial Hall - directly across from the Court).  The paving schedule depends on weather cooperating.

* OUR COMMUNITY SHREDDING EVENT IS THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH in front of the Municipal Court.  Please use caution as there are milled areas of the parking lot that may impede traffic.  Thank you for staying in your car, presenting identificationand being patient as we direct traffic safely through the process.

 

UPDATES:

The fishing pier at Bradstreet’s Landing has been closed for evaluation.  During the week of October 9th, as weather allows, the City has scheduled additional investigations of the substructure of the pier that is immediately adjacent to the shore.  It is anticipated that this in-depth evaluation will determine the scope of work necessary.  The pier will be closed indefinitely for safety reasons during this time. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation while we further evaluate the pier’s infrastructure and safety needs. 

 

Thank you for your patience as you travel in Rocky River as the following construction projects are ongoing or planned for the City of Rocky River during the 2017 construction season:

 

  • PAVING: Asphalt paving for road surfaces has been completed on the following streets: Palmer, Buckingham, Morewood / Erie Alley, Smith Court, Stratford (west of Wagar) High Parkway Erie (west of Elmwood) and Whittlesay Lane.
  • Streets to be paved in the upcoming weeks are:
    • Wooster Parkway
    • Kensington Oval
    • Stratford (the section east of Wagar to Morewood)
    • Elmwood (from Lake to Avalon)
    • Orchard Grove (to Westmoor)

 

Monday – concrete repairs will continue on Southbend Circle and Southbend Drive.  The work on Southbend Drive will be very close to Detroit Road – please use caution as you travel in that section of Southbend Drive.

 

Paving will continue through the first half of October.  Construction signs on streets where there has been paving will be removed shortly after the street markings (stop bars and cross walks) are installed.

 Construction continues on Lakeview and Hampton. The City’s sewer replacement work is moving south along Lakeview and has moved through Hilliard Blvd. intersection.   

  • AS CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES ON LAKEVIEW – PLEASE EXPECT SOME PERIODIC WATER OUTAGES – sections of water line are being replaced as they are in the direct path of the sewer replacement project. Thank you for your patience as these brief outages occur.

One-way detours will be put into place as follows: Hampton- northbound traffic only; Lakeview southbound traffic from Hilliard to Center Ridge and on Lakeview from Westway to Hilliard -northbound traffic only.  Lakeview / Hampton construction zone residents: please watch for flyers / notifications at your front door from the contractor regarding access to driveways, etc. throughout the construction project. 

 

  • Elmwood (north of the railroad tracks) Kenwood (west of Elmwood) and Parklawn (south of Lake Road) – Sewer Grouting Improvements: please expect equipment in the road as contractors will be grouting and sealing joints and connections in the sanitary sewer. No detours will be necessary and two way traffic will be accommodated; however, there may be traffic delays as equipment will be situated in the streets.  This work will continue through October, 2017.

 

  • Purnell and Laurel: Water Line Replacement: Cleveland Division of Water will fund the City’s replacement of water lines (this project requires 2 construction seasons). A section of water line on Laurel from Lakeview to Hampton will be replaced this year starting in September, 2017. The remaining water line on Purnell and Laurel will be replaced in 2018.  This construction may require one-way traffic zones to be put into place as necessary.  This water line project is developed, specified and funded by the Cleveland Division of Water. The project will be managed by the City of Rocky River. 

 

  • Shoreland / East Shoreland and Wooster Crosswalk / Pedestrian Signal Upgrade: Grant funded improvements for better pedestrian safety.  Anticipated construction start:  fall, 2017.

 

  • During October (2017) repair work for the Detroit Bridge (between Lakewood and Rocky River) will require one lane of traffic for east and westbound traffic. Please expect delays as the contractor will be working on repairs to the road and on various parts of the bridge.  The County’s contractor for this work is Great Lakes Construction.

ROCKY RIVER UPDATE, September 22, 2017

James Umerley

ROCKY RIVER UPDATE

Concern has been raised in the community about tree removals for construction projects.  We appreciate our residents’ concern and support about maintaining our tree lawn trees and tree health and safety.  The City of Rocky River will only remove tree lawn trees in a construction zone if an element of construction will impact tree’s main root system which is certain to cause mortality. The utilities that the City replaces, for instance new water main lines funded by the Cleveland Division of Water, must be placed in the public right of way which ends near the sidewalk.  When the trench to replace that utility connection would remove a major portion of a tree lawn tree root system – that tree will die and become a safety issue. Digging up a signification portion of the tree lawn tree root system does cause mortality to the tree and that will require the tree lawn tree to be removed.  If it does becomes clear that a tree lawn tree must be removed for a utility replacement, the homeowner will be notified.  If construction does not cause major impact on the tree lawn tree root system – it would not be removed.

The City of Rocky River has been a Tree City USA / Arbor Day Award recipient for 32 years and has planted 1,200 free tree lawn trees since 2005.  After every construction project it is our goal to plant new trees where construction removed trees.  At that time, the City also gives homeowners that had no tree lawn tree an opportunity to plant a new tree.  Our Arborist monitors the planting and staking of the new tree lawn trees and will attach water bags.  The Arborist continues to prune and monitor the tree lawn tree for its life time.  All tree lawn trees have a life-span that is shortened due to stress from proximity to impervious pavements, chemical lawn applications and pollution from the street.  Our City Arborist will assess your tree lawn tree if you have concerns about your tree lawn tree.  Visit theArborist’s Corner for facts about trees from our web site: www.rrcity.com.  Please do not hesitate to contact the City if you have any questions at 440-331-0600.  Thank you for your care and support of our tree lawn trees! 

 

UPDATES:

The fishing pier at Bradstreet’s Landing will be closed as of today, September 15, 2017.  The City will be making a thorough evaluation of the repair work needed and the pier will be closed indefinitely for safety reasons. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation while we further evaluate the pier’s infrastructure needs. 

 

Thank you for your patience as you travel in Rocky River as the following construction projects are ongoing or planned for the City of Rocky River during the 2017 construction season:

 

  • During September (2017) repair work for the Detroit Bridge (between Lakewood and Rocky River) will require one lane of traffic for east and westbound traffic. Please expect delays as the contractor will be working on repairs to the road and on various parts of the bridge.  The County’s contractor for this work is Great Lakes Construction.

 

  • PAVING: Asphalt paving for road surfaces has been completed on the following streets: Palmer, Buckingham, Morewood / Erie Alley, Smith Court, Stratford (west of Wagar) High Parkway.
  • Streets to be paved in the upcoming weeks are:
    • Wooster Parkway
    • Kensington Oval
    • Stratford (the section east of Wagar to Morewood)
    • Elmwood (from Lake to Avalon)
    • Orchard Grove (to Westmoor)
    • Erie (West from Elmwood through and including Whittlesay Lane)
    • And concrete repairs on Southbend Circle and Southbend Drive.

 

Concrete repairs are scheduled for the City Hall parking lot in front of the Municipal Court have commenced. There will be a slight change in the traffic pattern in front of the Police Division / Court house – also2 new stop signs will be added east of the Court entrance.   Milling and the asphalt process will begin the upcoming weeks in the parking area between the Civic Center and Court building.  During the milling and asphalt paving of the City Hall parking lot, our paper / cardboard bins will be temporarily moved to the Fire Department parking area.  All paving is weather dependent; however, we anticipate paving projects to be completed by mid-October.

 

  • Construction will continue on Lakeview towards Hilliard Boulevard. As work progresses into the intersection of Hilliard and Lakeview, delays can be expected. This work is anticipated to move towards the intersection the week of September 25th.  The City’s sewer replacement work is moving south along Lakeview and will move into the Hilliard Blvd. Please expect delays as this work continues.  As necessary, one-way detours will be put into place as follows: Hampton- northbound traffic only; Lakeview southbound traffic from Hilliard to Center Ridge and on Lakeview from Westway to Hilliard -northbound traffic only.  Lakeview / Hampton construction zone residents: please watch for flyers / notifications at your front door from the contractor regarding access to driveways, etc. throughout the construction project. 

 

  • Elmwood (north of the railroad tracks) Kenwood (west of Elmwood) and Parklawn (south of Lake Road) – Sewer Grouting Improvements: please expect equipment in the road as contractors will be grouting and sealing joints and connections in the sanitary sewer. No detours will be necessary and two way traffic will be accommodated; however, there may be traffic delays as equipment will be situated in the streets.  This work will continue through October, 2017.

 

  • Purnell and Laurel: Water Line Replacement: Cleveland Division of Water will fund the City’s replacement of water lines (this project requires 2 construction seasons). A section of water line on Laurel from Lakeview to Hampton will be replaced this year starting in September, 2017. The remaining water line on Purnell and Laurel will be replaced in 2018.  This construction may require one-way traffic zones to be put into place as necessary.  This water line project is developed, specified and funded by the Cleveland Division of Water. The project will be managed by the City of Rocky River. 

 

  • Shoreland / East Shoreland and Wooster Crosswalk / Pedestrian Signal Upgrade: Grant funded improvements for better pedestrian safety.  Anticipated construction start:  fall, 2017.

Construction Update for September 15, 2017

James Umerley

Thank you for your patience as you travel in Rocky River as the following construction projects are ongoing or planned for the City of Rocky River during the 2017 construction season:

 ODOT's paving on I-90 will continue at night and weekends. It is anticipated that all lanes open for day-time traffic Monday through Friday.  Please be aware that weekend and night-time construction may cause delays in east and westbound lanes.

AT&T will be working on manholes along Detroit Road - please expect delays while this manhole rehabilitation work proceeds.  

  • During September (2017) the County's repair work for the Detroit Bridge (between Lakewood and Rocky River) will require one lane of traffic for east and westbound traffic. Please expect delays as the contractor will be working on repairs to the road and on various parts of the bridge.  The County’s contractor for this work is Great Lakes Construction.

 PAVING: Asphalt paving for road surfaces has been completed on the following streets: Palmer, Buckingham, Morewood / Erie Alley, Smith Court, Stratford (west of Wagar) High Parkway.

  • Streets to be paved in the upcoming weeks are:
    • Wooster Parkway
    • Kensington Oval
    • Stratford (the section east of Wagar to Morewood)
    • Elmwood (from Lake to Avalon)
    • Orchard Grove (to Westmoor)
    • Erie (West from Elmwood through and including Whittlesay Lane)
    • And concrete repairs on Southbend Circle and Southbend Drive.

 

Concrete repairs are scheduled for the City Hall parking lot in front of the Municipal Court have commenced. There will be a slight change in the traffic pattern in front of the Police Division / Court house – also  2 new stop signs will be added east of the Court entrance.   Milling and the asphalt process will begin the week of September 18th in the parking area between the Civic Center and Court building.  During the milling and asphalt paving of the City Hall parking lot, our paper / cardboard bins will be temporarily moved to the Fire Department parking area.  All paving is weather dependent; however, we anticipate paving projects to be completed by the end of September.

 

  • Construction will continue on Lakeview towards Hilliard Boulevard. As work progresses into the intersection of Hilliard and Lakeview, delays can be expected. This work is anticipated to move towards the intersection the week of September 18th.  The City’s sewer replacement work is moving south along Lakeview and will move into the Hilliard Blvd. Intersection at Lakeview beginning Monday, August 28th.  Please expect delays on Hilliard during the week of August 28th as this work progresses.  As necessary, one-way detours will be put into place as follows: Hampton- northbound traffic only; Lakeview southbound traffic  from Hilliard to Center Ridge and on Lakeview from Westway to Hilliard -northbound traffic only.  Lakeview / Hampton  construction zone residents: please watch for flyers / notifications at your front door from the contractor regarding access to  driveways, etc. throughout the construction project. 

  

  • Elmwood (north of the railroad tracks) Kenwood (west of Elmwood) and Parklawn (south of Lake Road) – Sewer Grouting Improvements: please expect equipment in the road as contractors will be grouting and sealing joints and connections in the sanitary sewer. No detours will be necessary and two way traffic will be accommodated; however, there may be traffic delays as equipment will be situated in the streets.  This work will continue through September, 2017.

 

  • Purnell and Laurel: Water Line Replacement: Cleveland Division of Water will fund the City’s replacement of water lines (this project requires 2 construction seasons). A section of water line on Laurel from Lakeview to Hampton will be replaced this year starting in September, 2017. The remaining water line on Purnell and Laurel will be replaced in 2018.  This construction will require one-way traffic zones to be put into place in zones as necessary.  This water line project is funded by the Cleveland Division of Water and will be managed by the City of Rocky River. 

 

  • Shoreland / East Shoreland and Wooster Crosswalk / Pedestrian Signal Upgrade: Grant funded improvements for better pedestrian safety.  Anticipated construction start:  fall, 2017.

Fishing Pier at Bradstreet’s Landing - Closed

James Umerley

The fishing pier at Bradstreet’s Landing Park on Lake Road will be closed as of today, September 15, 2017.  The City will be making a thorough evaluation of the pier and its infrastructure.  During the evaluation the pier will be closed for safety reasons. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation while we further evaluate the pier’s structural needs.  There is no re-opening date for the pier at this time.  The park will remain open.

Construction Update for September 8, 2017

James Umerley

CITY OF ROCKY RIVER CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Thank you for your patience as you travel in Rocky River as the following construction projects are ongoing or planned for the City of Rocky River during the 2017 construction season:

 

Construction will continue on Lakeview towards Hilliard Boulevard.  As work progresses into the intersection of Hilliard and Lakeview, delays can be expected. This work is anticipated to move into the intersection the week of September 11th.

 

  • Lakewood construction update for Clifton Boulevard:  re-striping will begin this weekend and the City of Lakewood will create a new traffic pattern on Clifton Boulevard Extension from the Rocky River Bridge to West Clifton Boulevard. The intent of the new traffic pattern is to provide pedestrian access for an area which currently has no sidewalks, and increase mobility by means other than a car. The roadway will be reduced to one travel lane in each direction, with multipurpose paths replacing the outside lanes.   Work will begin on this project the weekend of September 9th.

 

  • An emergency sewer repair will be completed this SATURDAY, September 9thon Detroit Road between Smith Court and Lakeview Avenue. Please avoid the area if possible.  Two way traffic will be maintained; however, traffic delays may occur.  If the emergency sewer repair work requires – work may continue into Sunday, September 10th. 

 

  • Repair work has begun for the Detroit Bridge (between Lakewood and Rocky River) will require one lane of traffic for east and westbound traffic. Please expect delays as the contractor will be working on repairs to the road and on various parts of the bridge.  The County’s contractor for this work is Great Lakes Construction.

 

  • PAVING: Asphalt paving for road surfaces has been completed on the following streets: Palmer, Buckingham, Morewood / Erie Alley, Smith Court, Stratford (west of Wagar).
  • Streets to be paved in the upcoming weeks are:
    • Wooster Parkway
    • Kensington Oval
    • Stratford (the section east of Wagar to Morewood)
    • Elmwood (from Lake to Avalon)
    • Orchard Grove (to Westmoor)
    • Erie (West from Elmwood through and including Whittlesay Lane)
    • And concrete repairs on Southbend Circle and Southbend Drive.

 

Concrete repairs are scheduled for the City Hall parking lot in front of the Municipal Court this Saturday, September 9th.  This work will also be ongoing the week of September 11th as weather allows.  Once those concrete repairs are complete, the asphalt process will begin in the area between the Civic Center and Municipal Court.  During the milling and asphalt paving of the City Hall parking lot, our paper / cardboard bins will be temporarily moved to the Fire Department parking area.  All paving is weather dependent; however, we anticipate paving projects to be completed by the end of September.

 

  • Lakeview / Hampton Sewer Improvement (between Center Ridge and Westway) The City’s sewer replacement work is moving south along Lakeview and will move into the Hilliard Blvd. Intersection at Lakeview as construction progression allows. Please expect delays on Hilliard at Lakeview as this work progresses.

(As necessary, one-way detours will be put into place as follows: Hampton- northbound traffic only; Lakeview southbound traffic from Hilliard to Center Ridge and on Lakeview from Westway to Hilliard -northbound traffic only.  Lakeview / Hampton construction zone residents: please watch for flyers / notifications at your front door from the contractor regarding access to driveways, etc. throughout the construction project.)

 

  • Elmwood (north of the railroad tracks) Kenwood (west of Elmwood) and Parklawn (south of Lake Road) – Sewer Grouting Improvements: please expect equipment in the road as contractors will be grouting and sealing joints and connections in the sanitary sewer. No detours will be necessary and two way traffic will be accommodated; however, there may be traffic delays as equipment will be situated in the streets.  This work will continue through September, 2017.

 

  • Purnell and Laurel: Water Line Replacement: Cleveland Division of Water will fund the City’s replacement of water lines (this project requires 2 construction seasons). A section of water line on Laurel from Lakeview to Hampton will be replaced this year starting the week of September, 11th. The remaining water line on Purnell and Laurel will be replaced in 2018.  This construction will require construction zones to be put into place as necessary.  This water line project is funded by the Cleveland Division of Water and will be managed by the City of Rocky River. 

 

  • Shoreland / East Shoreland and Wooster Crosswalk / Pedestrian Signal Upgrade: Grant funded improvements for better pedestrian safety.  Anticipated construction start:  fall, 2017.

Quarterly Sanitary Sewer Bills

James Umerley

The City recently mailed the quarterly sanitary sewer bills dated September 1, 2017 to Rocky River property owners.  Please watch for the arrival in your mailbox.  The September 1 sanitary sewer bill is an estimate for the service period June 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017, the 2nd quarter of the billing year.  Your bill is generally based on one quarter of the past year’s water consumption.  Please be aware, there is a minimum charge of 1 (one) MCF per quarter (or $38.00).  The City’s sewer rate is $38.00 per MCF (thousand cubic feet) billed at 1/10 of an MCF ($3.80) of water used.  If eligible, the Residential Sanitary Sewer Summer Sprinkling Credit has been applied to your account and is reflected in the amount captioned “Payments Received”.  Sewer bills are due on September 30, 2017.  If you do not receive your bill, please call our Sewer Billing Department prior to the due date at (440) 331-0600, ext. 2022.

Back to School Traffic Safety!

James Umerley

We have had a busy summer in Rocky River and with school resuming this week it will only get busier! Please take a few minutes to remember some basic traffic safety rules, no matter how you plan to get around this fall. 

If you drive, please be aware that there will be more pedestrians during school commute times. Take the extra time to look for them, especially before turning right and driving through crosswalks. Watch for pedestrians when pulling onto a roadway from driveways, shopping centers, or other private property. Drivers have a duty to stop prior to crossing sidewalks and to yield to pedestrians. 

Remember to stop for school buses when they are loading or unloading children. If a school bus has activated red flashing lights or deployed a stop sign, it unsafe and a traffic violation to overtake the school bus going the same direction on any street. If a street has four or more lanes or is divided by a median, drivers may pass a school bus going the opposite direction. 

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Watch our for bicycle riders, too! Bikes can operate on roadways or sidewalks in Rocky River. If a bicycle operator chooses to ride in the street, he or she must comply with all traffic laws, including riding with the flow of traffic, obeying traffic control devices and traffic lights, signaling intentions, and having proper lighting during restricted hours. If a bicycle rider chooses to ride on the sidewalk, he or she must comply with pedestrian traffic laws, like crossing at crosswalks and with traffic signals. Drivers of motor vehicles must stay at least three feet from bicycles when passing in the roadway. It is recommended that bicyclists always wear a helmet when riding. 

Rocky River law requires pedestrians to walk on sidewalks when they are available. If there are no sidewalks available, pedestrians may walk in the roadway, against traffic, staying as close to the curb as practical. 

Road construction and improvements continue throughout Rocky River, including water and sewer work on Lakeview and Hampton Roads, and repaving throughout the City. The City will continue to update residents as the roadwork progresses. 

As always, please report any traffic hazards to the Rocky River Police Department at 440-331-1234. 

A Library Card for Every Child

James Umerley

Rocky River Public Library Wants a Card for Every Child

Nine library systems in Cuyahoga County, including Rocky River Public Library, have teamed up on an initiative to help ensure every child in Cuyahoga County owns a library card and takes advantage of the resources that libraries offer.

The initiative, called “A Card for Every Kid,” takes place throughout September to coincide with National Library Card Sign Up Month. It is a cooperative effort among the library systems to raise awareness of the importance of library card ownership for children and teens.

The libraries are encouraging children and teens to sign up for a free library card, and offer one-time fine forgiveness to children and teens who have been blocked from using their library cards because they owe fines. Jamie Mason, director of Rocky River Public Library, is focused on providing library cards to as many children as possible in the new school year. "A library card is the best item any school supply list could include," Mason said.

For additional information, call Rocky River Public Library at 440-333-7610 or visit www.rrpl.org.

City Hall paper / cardboard recycling bins have been temporarily moved

James Umerley

The Rocky River City Hall paper / cardboard recycling bins have been temporarily moved and are now located near the Wagar Road entrance - next to the Fire Department.  We anticipate the paper recycling bins to be relocated for three weeks while the City Hall parking lot is being repaved.  Once paving is complete - the bins will be moved back to be located near the Civic Center.  The bin area near the Civic Center will be expanded as part of this paving project to provide additional, safe space to drop off recycling. The paving area extends from the Civic Center to the Municipal Court.  The two-way traffic driveway leading to the Civic Center and Ice Rink will also be paved.

All public / municipal buildings will be open and operating during paving.  The paving contractor will accommodate all traffic and parking areas will be available but travel to the Civic Center and Ice Rink may require short delays while paving equipment is being operated.  Please be aware that some paving and pavement marking work will occur on Saturday mornings over the next month as weather allows.  Thank you, in advance, for your patience in this regard.

Paving has also begun on the some of following streets scheduled for paving in Rocky River (milling is the first item of work then a seal will be installed and then asphalt will be applied in three separate phases):

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    • Kensington Oval
    • Wooster Parkway
    • High Parkway (from 18519 High Parkway to East Shoreland)
    • Palmer
    • Stratford
    • Elmwood (from Lake to Avalon)
    • Orchard Grove (to Westmoor)
    • Erie (West from Elmwood through and including Whittlesay Lane)
    • Smith Court (from Ingersoll to South Falmouth / South Kensington)
    • Buckingham
    • City Owned Alley off Morewood and Erie
    • City Hall parking lot
    • And concrete repairs on Southbend Circle and Southbend Drive.

Concrete repairs will also be made in the City Hall parking lot in front of the Municipal Court. Once those concrete repairs are complete, the asphalt process will begin in the area between the Civic Center and Municipal Court.  We anticipate street paving projects to be completed by the end of September - as weather allows.

Construction Update!

Cindi Williams

CITY OF ROCKY RIVER CONSTRUCTION UPDATE AUGUST, 2017

Thank you for your patience as you travel in Rocky River as the following construction projects are ongoing or planned for the City of Rocky River during the 2017 construction season:

·         PAVING: The paving contractor will begin the process of paving next week.  Asphalt paving for road surface only will begin during the month of August on the following streets: 

o   Wooster Parkway

o   Kensington Oval

o   High Parkway (from 18519 High Parkway to East Shoreland)

o   Palmer

o   Stratford

o   Elmwood (from Lake to Avalon)

o   Orchard Grove (to Westmoor)

o   Erie (West from Elmwood through and including Whittlesay Lane)

o   Smith Court (from Ingersoll to South Falmouth / South Kensington)

o   Buckingham

o   City Hall parking lot

o   And concrete repairs on Southbend Circle and Southbend Drive.

Next week, concrete repairs will begin in the City Hall parking lot in front of the Municipal Court. Once those concrete repairs are complete, the asphalt process will begin in the area between the Civic Center and Municipal Court.  During the milling and asphalt paving of the City Hall parking lot, our paper / cardboard bins will be temporarily moved to the Fire Department parking area.  All paving is weather dependent; however, we anticipate paving projects to be completed by the end of September.

·         Lakeview / Hampton Sewer Improvement (between Center Ridge and Westway) Replacing sewers has begun.  The construction near Hilliard and I-90 is nearing completion.  Once the Hilliard Blvd. area sewer construction is complete – crews will move to Lakeview at Westway and construction will move south to Hilliard.  As necessary, one-way detours will be put into place as follows: Hampton- northbound traffic only; Lakeview southbound traffic from Hilliard to Center Ridge and on Lakeview from Westway to Hilliard -northbound traffic only.  Lakeview / Hampton construction zone residents: please watch for flyers / notifications at your front door from the contractor regarding access to driveways, etc. throughout the construction project. 

·         Elmwood (north of the railroad tracks) Kenwood (west of Elmwood) and Parklawn (south of Lake Road)Sewer Grouting Improvements: please expect equipment in the road as contractors will be grouting and sealing joints and connections in the sanitary sewer.  No detours will be necessary and two way traffic will be accommodated; however, there may be traffic delays as equipment will be situated in the streets.  This work will continue through September, 2017.

·         Purnell and Laurel: Water Line Replacement: Cleveland Division of Water will fund the replacement of water lines (this project requires 2 construction seasons). A section of water line on Laurel from Lakeview to Hampton will be replaced this year starting in September, 2017.  The remaining water line on Purnell and Laurel will be replaced in 2018.  This construction will require one-way traffic zones to be put into place in zones as necessary.  This water line project is funded by the Cleveland Division of Water and will be managed by the City of Rocky River. 

·         Shoreland / East Shoreland and Wooster Crosswalk / Pedestrian Signal Upgrade:  Grant funded improvements for better pedestrian safety.  Anticipated construction start:  Fall, 2017.

Road repair work on I-90

James Umerley

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has begun road repair work on I-90 in our community from the Rocky River Bridge to the Westlake corporation line. This ODOT road repair work will be completed during the overnight hours. Road repairs begin this Wednesday night (8/9/17) starting at 7:00 p.m. and will require the high speed lane - westbound only - to be closed through Saturday,  In addition, the lane adjacent to the high speed lane will be closed during the night work hours (7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.) for westbound traffic.  During those overnight work hours - there will be at least one lane open for westbound traffic.

ODOT's project scope includes road repairs and surface paving of I-90 from Hilliard Bridge to the Westlake corporation line for east and westbound traffic.  The project will continue through October of this year as weather allows.   Specific scheduling of night-time construction work, lane closures and paving progression is weather dependent and will be updated by the ODOT.

Thank you for your patience as this important ODOT road improvement work is completed.

Simple Recycling

James Umerley

Dear Rocky River Residents:

     Beginning next week, Simple Recycling will offer new opportunities for all residents of Rocky River to participate in curbside recycling of unwanted items.  This no cost, curbside collection offers everyone additional opportunities to remove items from waste collection and lower our community’s landfill costs.  The City will continue to collect from your backyard the blue bag co-mingled recycling containing appropriate paper, plastics, metal and glass on your scheduled refuse collection day.

     Enclosed are items to help you recycle cloth and related materials with Simple Recycling, a company that collects unwanted items that you do not wish to donate to a charitable organization.  Items that can be collected are clean clothing, sheets, towels, blankets or other materials.  In addition, small appliances, tools, toys and shoes can also be recycled. The enclosed information explains the Simple Recycling process. As in all recycling efforts, eliminating these items from the landfill will save the City landfill fees. In addition, the City will receive a modest rebate from Simple Recycling that will be applied to our Refuse and Recycling efforts.

      Recycling items with Simple Recycling is straightforward:  fill the Simple Recycling bag provided with unwanted items and place the bag on your tree lawn the day of your refuse collection.  An empty replacement bag will be left on your doorstep for your next donation.  Simple Recycling will collect their recycling bags weekly from your tree lawn.  Please use the easy to spot “Simple Recycling” bag which will be easily recognized and collected by Simple Recycling personnel.

      We appreciate all your efforts to recycle and are pleased to offer this convenient opportunity to discard unwanted items and avoid additional landfill costs.  Thank you.

Sincerely,

Pamela Bobst
Mayor
City of Rocky River