A Message From the Mayor
I am writing this on a beautiful and sunny day in May, hopeful that spring has finally arrived and is here to stay in Northeast Ohio.
I urge the residents to pay particular attention to the articles that will describe the spring and summer events that will be taking place at the Village Park. I would like to send a special thank you to everyone who turned out for our annual spring clean-up on Sunday, April 22nd. Many hands make light work and our Park is now ready for the season!
As usual, the Service Department will be busy with spring cleaning. Please remember to pull your downed tree branches and winter debris to the curb, keeping the tree limbs to be picked up no longer than a truck bed and no heavier than one person can easily pick up.
Work will begin sometime this summer on the Chagrin River Road resurfacing, south of Holbrook Road to the Solon line. Although the project did not score high enough for State funding, the Village has received county funding of up to $137,500. State funding of the project would have allowed us to both widen and resurface that portion of Chagrin River Road; however we are grateful for the funding that was approved.
We also anticipate doing some needed capital improvements to Village Hall. Our 23 year-old building is beginning to show its age. The Village has received some small grants from NOPEC, one of which will be used to offset some of the cost of the generator and the other grant will be used toward Village Park activities this summer.
Revenue and expense projections appear to be holding steady for the first quarter, but as I have stated previously I believe it is critical for us to examine ways to increase revenue, particularly since the largest developable parcel in the Village (approximately 75 acres) has been acquired by the MetroParks.
Finally, as I am sure many of you already know our Service Director, Dale Berger, has retired after twelve years with the Village. Dale will be missed and we wish him well. Lloyd Nagle has been named Service Director. Many of you know Lloyd and I am confident he will do a great job.
Leonard A. Spremulli, Mayor
Village of Bentleyville
NOTICES FOR RESIDENTS
If your home in Bentleyville is 50 years old or older, you have access to free advice regarding home maintenance and improvement projects! The Heritage Home Program (HHP) offers free advice, personalized site visits, and access to fixed-rate financing as low as 1.85% to cover projects costs. To schedule a free site visit or to learn more about qualifying for a low-interest loan, call 216-426-3116 or visit heritagehomeprogram.org.
NOPEC’s mission is to work cooperatively to provide a competitive environment of energy costs for individual customers. Because we have no stockholders, our mission is simple and uncomplicated: We are here to bring reliable, stable and lower energy cost to the residents and small businesses in our member communities.
Learn more about this joint effort between County Planning, Cleveland Metroparks, and NOACA to build an interconnected system of greenways and trails that link neighborhoods, parks, and public transportation, and create a comprehensive countywide active transportation network.
Connect 4 Seniors Chore Referral Program
Connect 4 Seniors Chore Referral Program provides seniors with referrals for dependable paid workers. You will be provided with up to 3 separate referrals for the type of assistance you are requesting (i.e. carpentry, handyman, painting, etc.). Your referrals will have had reference checks completed by our volunteers and staff. You may then contact the referrals to discuss your needs. You decide and hire whomever you choose. The Chore Referral Program will continue with ongoing reference checks, by following up with you and others who have utilized the Connect 4 Seniors Chore Referral Program. They will find out if the job was completed and if the outcome was acceptable.
Contact the Solon Senior Center at (440) 349-6363 for more information.
SENIOR TRANSPORTATION SERVICE
Transportation service is available to seniors 60 years and older and adults with disabilities through the Senior Transportation Connection. This is a door-to-door transportation service to medical appointments, shopping, personal business, as well as to religious or social events. Service operates Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call (800) 983-4782 for registration and scheduling information.
AUTO AND DRIVER REGISTRATION FEES
Just a reminder – when you register for your auto license or your driver’s license, be sure to specify “Bentleyville” rather than just 44022. That way Bentleyville will get the local portion of your fee rather than having it go to Chagrin Falls. Thanks for your help.
FIRST ENERGY CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
There are many programs available to Ohio customers who are having difficulty paying their electric utility bills. Please click this link First Energy Customer Assistance to review the programs to see if they may help you or someone you know.
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