Mayor’s Update 4/16/2020


Mayor’s Update 4/16/2020

Hello Euclid!  Thank you for doing your part to stay healthy, keep our community safe, and demonstrating our strong commitment to community during this difficult time.  I wanted to provide some reminders and updates for your information.

City Hall / Public Buildings remain closed to the public, but we are continuing to provide most services through phone and email.  If we can assist you, please give us a call at 216-289-2700.

Euclid Tax Filing Deadline is July 15th – our tax department continues to work and is available over the phone if you need assistance, call 216-289-8360.  Tax Returns may be dropped off in the secure Drop Box located by the City Hall entrance doors. 

Garbage Changes – Kimble is only be picking up what fits inside your provided garbage and recycling carts.  No extra materials will be collected at this time.  You can place your bagged grass clippings in the dark green garbage cart (not the recycling cart). This is a temporary change in service necessary to sustain core garbage and recycling pick up during this pandemic.

Ohio Primary Election:  Voting is available by mail through April 28th.  You can request a ballot online or by calling the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections at 216-443-VOTE (8683) or www.443VOTE.us.

2020 US Census – please fill out your census form!  You can fill it out online, over the phone, or by mail safely from your home.  Visit www.my2020census.gov or call 844-330-2020.

The 4/20/2020 City Council meeting will take place electronically. Council members will participate via Zoom.  You may still watch it through ECTV (Spectrum channel 1020, U-Verse channel 99) and the Euclid Community Television channel on YouTube.com. There is a link to the view live on You Tube located on the front page of our website. You may participate by providing comments/ questions to ballen@cityofeuclid.com or fax to 216-289-2779 no later than 6:00pm on 4/20/20.   

Our Senior Programs continue to deliver meals to our homebound and shelf stable meals for pick up for members. 

Our Recreation Department has developed some fun, interactive programming available on-line. 

Many residents are using time home to complete home repairs and improvements.  The Building and Housing Departments are providing inspections and issuing permits over the phone and through email. 

We are developing plans for what comes next - will we be able to host summer events, utilize our recreation facilities, and how will this impact income and our ability to provide service in the future?  Be assured, we will continue to follow state health guidance and our main priority remains the health and safety of our community.  Log onto www.cityofeuclid.com for the most up to date information.  We are in this together!

As a reminder, there is assistance available for those who need help during this difficult time: 

  • https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/
  • Cuyahoga County Coronavirus Help Line: 855-711-3035
  • Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 hotline: 833-4-ASK-ODH/833-427-5634
  • Ohioans can apply for unemployment benefits online at unemployment.ohio.gov or by phone at 877-644-6562
  • United Way First Call for Help: a community resource for social, health and government information: dial:  211

Thank you to all our residents who are staying home and following the directives from the State.  It is making a difference and it is saving lives! 

Thank you to the many people and businesses who have donated PPE and supplies – as always, our community comes together to support one another and our city!  We are grateful for each of you!

Thank you to our City employees, first responders, health care providers, and those still working to provide our essential services!  Thank you to store clerks, food providers, delivery people, and many more whose work allows us to stay home!  We appreciate all you are doing! 

Stay healthy and take care!  Continue to stay home, stay 6 feet apart, wear a mask, wash your hands, and be kind to one another!  We will get through this together!

Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail