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The September Strongsville newsletter is out! Click here to view it.

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Leaf Collection dates

If you live NORTH of Route 82, city crews will be in your area the following times:

     Week of October 9
     Week of October 23
     Week of November 6

Leaves must be ready for collection on the FIRST DAY of the scheduled collection week.  There will be ONE PASS of each street per collection week. If trucks pick up leaves in your area earlier than the scheduled dates they will return on the scheduled collection dates
· Leaves should be piled along the roadside or curb, but not in the  roadway or ditches and not more than 5 feet from the roadway.
· Branches, tree limbs, metal, rocks, firewood, or anything else that can cause damage to the leaf collection equipment must be sorted out from the leaf piles. Failure to do so will result in leaves NOT being collected.
· DO NOT bag leaves.  Bagged leaves may be put out with your trash for collection on your regular trash collection day.
· Leaves collected by city crews will be sent to ecological collection locations approved by the State of Ohio.
· Additional collection dates after November 13 may be added as weather conditions permits or demand dictates. However, leaf collection trucks double as snow plow trucks and must be converted for such as soon as possible.
· Please check website and/or Cable TV Channel 21 for any additional updates or changes.
 
Effective through the leaf collection period, the City of Strongsville will temporarily stop picking up brush.  Residents can still bundle their branches in 3-4’ sections and leave out on trash day or take them to the Transfer Station on Foltz.

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Winter is comin! Senior Snow Plow service sign up.
For homes that do not have driveway snow plow service here is some information from the city.

SNOW PLOWING

Have a question about snow plowing? The Strongsville Service Department has set up a phone line for questions about snow removal and to report snow-related concerns, including streets that have not yet been plowed and mailboxes that have been damaged by plows.
The number is (440) 580-3177.
 

SENIOR SNOWCARE

Strongsville offers driveway plowing for qualifying senior residents through its SnowCare Program.
For more information, please call (440) 580-3177.
For those who do not qualify for the program, the city’s Building Department makes available a list of licensed snow plow drivers and companies. The Building Department is at 16099 Foltz Parkway and can be reached at (440) 580-3105.


SNOW CARE REQUIREMENTS:


 Those wishing to participate will be required to register to be eligible for assistance. Only those seniors meeting the age, ownership and income restrictions and who have registered with the City will qualify to receive plowing assistance. The requirement of 62 years of age with no oneyounger living in the house still applies. The income level is a combined amount of ALL income (both taxable and non-taxable amounts as shown on lines 7 through 21 including 8b, 9b, 15a, 16a, & 20a on the federal 1040 forms) of $31,400 or less. This figure is based on last year’s income level plus the addition of the 1.7 percent cost of living adjustment established by Social Security for the year 2014.

 
 When you register you MUST bring with you:
 
 1.      Proof of age Photo ID (driver’s license, State ID, passport etc.)
 
 2.      Proof of total pre-tax income per household (Most current year (2014) 
income tax return REQUIRED for Income verification) 
 
 3.       Proof of Ownership (Property Tax Bill).
 
***Failure to bring all the above listed items will prohibit you from registering for the program. No exceptions***
                                                                                   
You will be issued a SNOW CARE sign. Lists of only those who have registered will be given to our plow drivers and only those addresses will be plowed. If you are registered, your driveway will be done as soon as possible. Calling the Service Department for driveway snow plowing will only delay your snow removal.
 
If you do not qualify, there is a list of licensed plow drivers available through the Strongsville Building Department on Foltz Parkway, 440-580-3105.
 
Seniors needing assistance with transportation to the senior center or the service center through the Senior Wheels program should contact Senior Wheels at 440-826-0800
 
If you have any questions regarding registration, please call 440-580-3177.
 
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Get Cuyahoga County and Strongsville Emergency alerts via email, phone or text!

Did you know you can sign up to have emergency notices sent to your e-mail or mobile device? Strongsville is part of Cuyahoga County's 'Ready Notify' mass notification system, which can spread the word about emergencies (boil alerts, certain road closings, safety hazards) in minutes. 

Just register on the website (the link is below) and you'll receive e-mail notifications. You can also choose if you want texts or calls on your cell phone. Once you're signed up, you'll get countywide notices, and also local alerts from Strongsville safety forces. 

http://ready.cuyahogacounty.us/eUS/ReadyNotify.aspx


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