A Message From the Mayor
As I write this Spring newsletter it has been just over one year since the start of the pandemic and lockdown in our State and throughout the country.
During this past year of 2020 and the beginning of 2021 Council meetings have been held via zoom as permitted by legislation passed by the State Legislature at the beginning of the pandemic. Most recently we have been meeting in person following the guidelines for masking and social distancing.
I am pleased to report that Village personnel and members of Council have weathered this pandemic very well. We continued to do the work of the residents of our Village.
At Council’s organization meeting in January, Councilwoman Kathleen Hale was elected Village Council President. Many thanks to Councilman Ken Kvacek for the three years he served as Council president and his efforts in that regard.
So Spring is finally here restrictions related to the pandemic are beginning to loosen as we all look forward to some normality in our lives.
Village finances remain stable, as we continue to hold Village expenses below budgeted amounts.
As you go through this newsletter, please review the road projects scheduled for spring and summer as outlined by the Village Engineer. The Village Park has reopened and a schedule of events is included with newsletter. Also see the schedule from the service department for branch pickup beginning May 15, 2021 and please review the Kimble calendar enclosed for trash and recycling pickup.
Finally, thank you for your overwhelming support for the two Village Renewal Levies which were passed in November.
Have a wonderful summer.
Leonard A. Spremulli, Mayor
Village of Bentleyville
NOTICES FOR RESIDENTS
The Bentleyville Garden Club
An Invitation from The Garden Club of Bentleyville
First Energy Information
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.
Recycling Information & News
KIMBLE (800) 201-0005 www.kimblecompanies.com
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.
State Representative – District 6
Phillip M. Robinson, Jr.
77 S. High Street, 11th Floor
Phone: (614) 644-6041
US Representative – District 14
1535 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5731
Twinsburg Government Center
10075 Ravenna Road
Twinsburg, OH 44087
1 Victoria Place
Painesville, OH 44077
The Ohio Senate – District 24
Senator Matt Dolan
1 Capitol Square, 1st Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 466-8056
Fax: (614) 222-0991
713 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC, 20510
Phone: 202- 224-3353
338 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington DC, 20510