Please find below the content of an email I sent out today to those on the distribution list I have. For those who would like to receive the periodic updates I send but currently are not, just send me your email address and I will add you to the list. However, I do also post the content on this blog (all though, seriously - only about 20 people read it!) for those who prefer to not add to their email inboxes. I completely understand!
A reminder: if you would prefer not to receive emails from me, please let me know. If you know of other residents who might like to be included in the distribution list, please let me know that too (they can contact me as well).
Enumerating just seems to keep things orderly so I hope no one minds the formality.
1. This week
a. I do not have the agenda yet for this week's City Council meeting. The meeting will be on Wednesday, June 16 at 8pm in City Hall Chambers. I've requested that we discuss a "Plan B" (to start consider budgeting for 2011) in the event that the August ballot tax issue does not pass. Another item that should be on the agenda is continued discussion of whether any part of or all of the Dispatch Center (also sometimes called the Communications Center) will be outsourced to either Chagrin Falls or Beachwood. Two important documents for that discussion which you can access from the City website tab, Dispatch Center Documents:
6/9/10 Report from Mayor's appointed investigator, Tom LeKan
February 2010 Report from Baldwin-Wallace study
b. The Oversight Committee will meet an hour prior to the City Council meeting, on June 16 at 7pm in the lower level conference room. This meeting is open to the public.
2. Resident's Letter from the Mayor
This communication was sent via USPS to all households except those who receive the electronic newsletter from the City. For those who would like to view the communication, please visit this link. The topics covered in the letter include:
(a) BP Station Closing
(b) Pepper Pike Band Concerts
(c) Next Shredding Date
(d) Change in Voting Location
(e) Ice Cream Social
(f) House Numbers
3. BP Gas Station on Lander Circle
Please note, as that letter indicates, that the BP gas station on the Lander Circle in the Northwest quadrant will CLOSE TOMORROW (Monday, June 14) for approximately SIX MONTHS. There will be NO gas service there whatsoever. It will re-open as a gas station and car wash.
4. August 2010 Ballot Issues
Thank you to everyone who has communicated with me about the upcoming special election on August 3, 2010. I encourage residents to please voice their concerns, questions and comments to any and all elected officials in the city regarding the two issues that will be on the ballot for Pepper Pike residents. You can find our contact information here.
You can find information about the issues here (that is a pdf from the Board of Elections website; you can also view information about the issues from the City website, here).
You can find information about absentee voting here, including a downloadable application that you can fill out and send in. You can send in absentee ballot applications now. The actual absentee ballots will start to be sent out on June 29, 2010.
You can find information about voting locations here and voter registration here. The last day to register to vote, so that you will be eligible to vote for the August 3 election, is July 6, 2010.
Please be aware that if you usually vote in Garfield Memorial Church, you will be voting at the City's Fire Station on August 3 due to the church's summer camp programs that will be in operation on that day.
5. Cleveland Scene article about Pepper Pike
This article can be read here.
I wish everyone a wonderful summer and thank you as always for being interested in our community. Please feel free to forward this email.
Very truly yours,
Jill Miller Zimon
Pepper Pike City Council Member