From The Mayor's Desk
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RELEASED: 2/1/2008
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Dear Neighbors,
 
Happy New Year! I trust that all of you enjoyed the holiday season and are looking forward to a happy and healthy 2008.
 
With the long and grueling past election season behind us, I want to take this opportunity to thank all those who participated in the election process. Now more than ever, it is important to let your voices be heard. For this last election, we saw the smallest turnout of registered voters in Lyndhurst in a very long time. Whatever the reason–the weather or lack of time and interest–I encourage you to re-evaluate your participation and exercise your right to vote. The March 4th Primary is almost upon us, and the November Presidential Election will be here before you know it.
 
It is easier than ever to take advantage of absentee voting. If you are concerned about the weather or waiting in line, unsure about voting equipment, or have uncertain work, travel or family schedules, this option can fit very well into any lifestyle. You can request an absentee ballot by calling the Board of Elections at (216) 443-3298 or go to the City of Lyndhurst Web site to download a request. Simply mail the request; the Board of Elections will send you an absentee ballot. Then you can vote in the privacy of your own home. Let’s recommit ourselves to the election process and make Lyndhurst a community that participates in our democracy.
 
In the past, voting in a primary meant you had to declare a political party. This is no longer the case. If you do not want to declare a political party, you can request a ballot for “issues” only. If you want to declare a political party and vote for a candidate, you can and also vote on any ballot issues.
 
Also, those of you who have voted at Lyndhurst City Hall–Ward 1 precinct 1C and Ward 2 precinct 2A–will be voting at the Lyndhurst Community Center. This change should be in effect for the March 4th primary election. More information will follow to those of you affected by this change.
 
Over the next few months, there are some activities I would like you to be aware of:
  • The Lyndhurst Fire Department will sponsor a Reverse Raffle and Silent Auction on Saturday, February 16th to benefit Aluminum Cans for Burned Children. If you would like to attend or contribute, contact the Fire Department at (440) 473-5139.

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  • On Sunday, February 24th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, the Hillcrest Rotary will sponsor a pancake breakfast at the Lyndhurst Community Center.

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  • On Saturday, March 29th, the Ladies of Lyndhurst will hold their 4th Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Lyndhurst continues to participate in the Hillcrest Relay for Life, which will be held June 13th & 14th in Lyndhurst at Brush High School’s Korb Field. The Fashion Show and Luncheon is one of the fundraising events Team Lyndhurst will sponsor.
As we are preparing the 2008 budget, both my office and City Council are working hard to ensure that Lyndhurst continues to provide you the best services we can. With shrinking revenues and increasing expenses, it is a challenge. But as stewards to our community, we endeavor to do what is necessary for the continued viability of Lyndhurst.
 
Respectfully,
 
Joseph M. Cicero Jr., Mayor

Information provided by the City of Lyndhurst, Ohio @ www.lyndhurst-oh.com.