From The Mayor's Office
Is it my perception or have the seasons become shorter each year? Perhaps it is the hectic pace we have been keeping that hastens how time passes, but it seems the ink hasn't even had a chance to dry on our last publication. Yet, here I am writing again. Students are being hastened to college; backpacks are being loaded with all things from "the list" and the end of our very short summer is already at our doorstep!
Much has been happening around town since our last magazine issue! Road, sewer and other projects have been many, including the repaving of Cedar Road which, by the time this reaches your mailboxes, will hopefully be complete. As has been widely announced, our Fire Department reconstruction and renovation project is well underway — there are pictures in this issue — and we are now accustomed to operating in a construction zone. We have had some retirements and have new faces filling key roles, including a new Police Chief! When one gets to be my age change can be difficult but these have been positive changes that are benefitting our organization.
Speaking of our Fire Station project; as I reported to residents at our State of the City Address in May, we designed to our budget and are working closely with our Construction Manager to keep to the maximum price figure they provided. Your City Council, our Administration and Fire Department personnel have worked as a team through the process of planning, pricing and design. I am grateful for this approach as it brings forth the best results for you, our residents.
This year's Home Day weekend is right around the corner - September 6th, 7th and 8th 2019 . I hope that you check out the line-up events we have set as there is defi nitely something for everyone! It will be a great time with a lot of family-friendly features each day, wonderful food, games and rides amazing entertainment and a great parade!
Please mark your calendars for Saturday, October 5th 2019 , which is our Annual Council Coffee event and City Expo. There will be a lot of valuable information available from all our City Departments and other partners along with, of course, a wonderful breakfast provided by your Council and me!
As always, I look forward to seeing you at any or, hopefully, all of our upcoming events!
From The Mayor's Office
SPRING! The promise of warmer weather is beckoning us outside as our community comes alive from its winter rest. I, for one, am more than ready for open windows, fresh air and the scents of Spring!
My Administration and our City Council have been busy budgeting for our projects and operations this year. In addition to the projects we have planned and funded the County and State will be contracting major road work to be done in Lyndhurst as well. Two weeks ago the County's repaving of Cedar Road began at South Green Road and is headed east. The first leg of the project will repave up to Legacy Village and then will continue east to I-271. It is expected that traffic will move much more slowly than normal, so avoiding Cedar Road may be a good idea for the time being. As we get updates on this project, we will post on the ENews and may, depending upon the issue, put out a recorded voice message announcement. The Cedar Road project is much needed and well overdue but it will present a challenge for thousands who travel that east-west corridor daily. The State will be working on Richmond Road replacing concrete panels from Mayfield Road south to Meadow Wood. This should not provide major traffic disruption. We are fortunate this work is being done and should plan our travels accordingly.
For the first time we have planned a State of the City Address for Monday, May 6th 2019 which will follow a BRIEF Council meeting beginning at 6:30 pm. This very informative event will be held at the Lyndhurst Community Center, 1341 Parkview Drive. Please set aside a little time to learn more about our City and its governance at this forum where you will have opportunity to ask questions. Of course, refreshments will be served!
We will, as always, have our Concert in the Park Series, so please check (and save) the calendar in this magazine issue for the dates of these concerts — free ice cream will be served! We will also have our 3rd National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 7th 2019 with hot dogs / ice cream / entertainment and fun for the entire family! I hope to see you at all our great events this summer!
From the Mayor's Office
Looking at the calendar, it is hard to believe so much of this year has already passed. Schools will be open soon, pools will be closing and our 93rd Home Day weekend is around the corner. As much as I enjoy funnel cakes and all of the other trappings of our great Lyndhurst Home Day, I wish that summer would hold on just a little while longer.
I want to remind everyone about the "Life in Lyndhurst" section at the front of this magazine. In it we try to introduce or remind everyone about the simple expectations the City and our residents have of each other. More information can always be found on our City website http://www.lyndhurst-oh.com/ or by contacting City Hall.
Another event where you will get great information from all of our Departments and other agencies is our annual Council Coffee Event which will be held on Saturday, October 6th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Community Center. We will even serve you breakfast!
We have enjoyed the company of neighbors at many Block Parties so far this season. It is great to see our residents enjoying each other's company - some meeting for the first time - and sharing food, some playing games and everyone just getting to know each other a little better. These are the types of things that bring a community together! Block Parties are easy to organize and the benefits to the neighborhoods are tremendous! Contact City Hall and we will help in any way we can!
At this year's Home Day you will see some changes that the Committee has thought of to make the weekend more fun and to bring all in attendance closer to the entertainment in the Big Tent and in the new Children's Entertainment Tent. Please see the full entertainment lineup in this issue of Lyndhurst Life. I certainly hope to see you there!
From the Mayor's Office
Happy New Year to our residents, our businesses and those who visit our wonderful City every day. I hope that you all have entered this year thankful, optimistic and resolved to do at least one thing to make our world a better place.
Over the past few months our outgoing Mayor Cicero and I have worked to make the transition from his supervision to mine as seamless as possible. I am so fortunate to have had the luxury of his time and cooperation along with that of our City Council to assist me as I settle into my new role as Mayor.
As my administration, our employees and I prepare to enter into the budget season please know that we have one core principle which is to provide you the best service possible.
As always, if we can be of service, please do let me know.
Thank you, stay warm and God Bless.