NOTE: A video of this message is available on our City of Beachwood YouTube channel
Today is Thursday, March 19. I would like to share some important information with our residents and businesses.
My first priority as Mayor is the health and safety of every person in our community. To that end, I want you to know that our police, fire & rescue, and public works departments are all performing their regular duties and operating with their full staff.
Police are responding to 911 calls, Fire and rescue will continue to respond to any call on injury or illness, and rubbish pickup and other services will continue as scheduled.
Effective today, however, we have closed the City Hall and Community Center to the public. Our departments will remain staffed.
If you need to submit plans or need permits or other services of the Building Department, this will be done by appointment only. Please call 216-292-1914 to set up an appointment.
All Community Services events and classes are suspended through May 22nd. Anyone who has signed up for a program will be notified and a refund will be issued.
We will continue to maintain our senior van transportation service. Barkwood remains open. To register for Barkwood, complete the application that is on the Barkwood page of our website and you can send in the required documentation and credit-card information through email. If you have any questions about Community Services programs, please call 216-292-1970.
As seniors are encouraged to stay in their homes, we have set up a senior assistance hotline. If you have an elderly neighbor or relative you would like us to check on, please call 292-1970.
Our City resources and personnel are here to help you. If you have any questions, please call me at 216-292-1901 or email me.
As much as possible, I will keep you informed of future developments. We will communicate urgent information through our website, www.beachwoodohio.com, and through Facebook and Twitter.
In an effort to mitigate this virus, our Governor has closed many businesses and many that are open have changed their hours of operation. In order to prevent a wasted trip, always call ahead to make sure the business is open.
Restaurants are open only for carry-out. If you check the bottom of our home page, we have a list of those open for carry-out.
This is an extremely fluid situation. Information posted today may be different by this evening. To handle city-level issues, I have signed a Declaration of a State of Emergency in Beachwood. This gives me extended authority to handle health, safety, staffing and certain financial aspects during this crisis.
Together we will work our way through this. Stay healthy, Beachwood.