May 2015

May 1, 2015  

Memorial Day: North Olmsted City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day. 


2015 North Olmsted Citizen of the Year- Jeff Peepers! Congratulations to Jeff Peepers who was awarded the 2015 North Olmsted Citizen of the Year!  


Springvale Golf Course - Book your tee times online: Golfers can now book tee times online at For more information please call Springvale Gold Course at 440-777-0678.  


Fitness Center:
The new Fitness Center at the North Olmsted Parks and Recreation Center is for members and guests 15 years of age and older.  The center consists of a brand new 2nd floor fitness room, newly renovated exercise rooms, expanded exercise programming, and a new personal training program that will assist you with your fitness and wellness goals.  The 2nd floor fitness room has a wide variety of cardio machines, strength equipment and free weights to fit your needs.  Our equipment is user friendly and great for beginners.  Fitness attendants will be on duty to ensure smooth operation of the room along with answering any questions you may have.  Our fitness attendants will also teach equipment orientation classes which are highly encouraged for first time members and guests.  For more information about the fitness room and exercise programming, please contact the fitness supervisor at 440-716-4129. Questions may also be answered at the Recreation Center front desk at 440-734-8200 ext. 0.  


A Message from the Safety Director: Notification to residents: At various locations within the City there are folded stop signs. If the traffic signals fail, the police or municipal workers would open the stop signs to create a mandatory 4-way stop.  


Spring & Summer Parties: Keep in mind the city facilities in North Olmsted that are available for rental for First Communion, Graduation parties or other special events.  Springvale Golf Course has a beautiful ballroom and clubhouse; the contact is Kelsey Marasch, Event Coordinator 440-777-0161. The Community Cabin also has a very large party room; check for cabin availability by calling 440-716-4168, Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30pm.     


North Olmsted Fire Department: Captain Michael Ciarrone retired from the City of North Olmsted Fire Department on April 13, 2015 after 31 years of service. The Fire Department also welcomed a new Firefighter, Shaun Kibler to the department in April. We want to wish them both good luck!.  


Summer camp registration has started:
Register at the Recreation Center in person or online.  


City Text Messages: The City of North Olmsted offers a text messaging service for residents to receive the latest city information, community updates, and safety alerts. Residents have the opportunity to subscribe for free to the City's VIP TEXT LIST by texting T724 (message) to 36000. Standard rates and messaging services will apply; residents with inclusive and unlimited text messages in their plans will not be charged for the service.  Residents can receive up to 5 text messages per month. The service is powered by HomePages. The only information required to opt-in to the VIP Text List is a mobile number. Residents can be assured that according to HomePages and the FCC their mobile number is secure and will not be sold to a third party. The VIP Text List is a great opportunity to send an instant text message to residents of North Olmsted. Types of message may include city events, safety alerts, road closures, Fire and Police announcements, and/or weather advisories. Mayor Kennedy agrees that the service will create a resourceful avenue to the residents about city information that may directly affect them and their families. "We are always looking for tools to assist in communicating city news to the residents. The VIP Text List has the potential to be an effective resource in reaching out to a large population of our residents instantly". The program will complement the City's other resources for communication such as the Mayor's E-Newsletter, city's website, cable channel, and the new digital city sign at Lorain and Dover Center Road.  For more information on the VIP Text List please visit the City's website  




North Olmsted Police Department: Safety Town!
Open registration can be made at the North Olmsted Police Department. For more information please call the NOPD at 440-777-3535 or go to


Yard Waste Collection - Republic Services:  

The City of North Olmsted offers various options to dispose of leaves, yard waste, and brush. If you have questions about yard waste collection please call Republic Waste Services at 800-433-1309 or residents may call the North Olmsted Service Department at 440-716-4151. Please note the guidelines and dates for each collection program. April 13th through November 27th on regular scheduled pickup day ONLY.

  • Republic Services will pick up yard waste April 13th through November 27th 
  • All grass clippings & other yard waste should be placed in brown paper yard bags or a can clearly marked YARD WASTE not to exceed 50 pounds
  • Brush & small tree trimmings must be cut, bundled & securely tied not exceeding 4 feet in length or 50 pounds
  • Christmas trees will be collected the 1st & 2nd full weeks of January
  • Grass Clippings & other yard waste may be placed in trash cart & will be collected with the rubbish materials
  • Landscapers & tree services are responsible for removal of any yard waste they generate while working at a residence.


Curbside Brush Chipping will start on May 4th:   
Please check the city website for your ward's schedule date. Curbside Brush Chipping service is provided by the North Olmsted Service Department. If you have any questions please call the Service Department at 440-716-4151. 

·         Brush must be out on tree lawn by the start date for each ward

·         Brush must be piled on the tree lawn in a neat and orderly way with the cut ends pointing the same direction

·         Keep branches as long as possible. Do not impede the sidewalk or street

·         Maximum branch diameter eight (8) inches. Wood larger than eight inches will be picked up separately at a later date.

·         Items not chipped: stumps,  lumber, and piles of leaves and grass

·         Keep all foreign materials such as metal and paper out of the brush piles

·         Brush generated by a professional tree service or landscaper will not be chipped

·         Final Citywide Pass the week of September 21, 2015

Mother's Day Brunch at Springvale: Sunday, May 10th

Springvale will be hosting a delicious brunch on Mother's Day on Sunday, May 10th.  Seatings are at 10:30am or between 12:30 & 1pm.  The buffet style menu includes several choices of breakfast and lunch entrees, beverages and accompaniments.  The adult brunch is $21.95, seniors $18.95, children under 12 $14.95 and children 3 and under are free. Reservations are recommended 440-777-0678.


Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner: Thursday, May 14th
On Thursday, May 14th the North Olmsted Kiwanis Club will hold a spaghetti dinner at the North Olmsted Party Center from 5pm – 7pm. Dinners are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for children 5-10 and children under 5 are free. Be sure to stop out and support them!


Rain Barrel Seminar: Monday, May 18th
Learn how to harvest rainwater for all your garden needs and to combat storm water pollution in your community by constructing a rain barrel! The City of North Olmsted and Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District will host a rain barrel workshop for residents on Monday, May 18th beginning at 6:30pm at the North Olmsted Community Cabin, 28114 Lorain Rd. Each participant will construct a rain barrel to take home. The $60 fee includes instruction and all materials, including a 55-gallon barrel and a downspout diverter. Registration is required by May 11th. A rain barrel is a container used to collect and store rainwater that would otherwise be lost to runoff and likely diverted to a storm drain. Collected water may then be used to water lawns and gardens. To register: Register online at or by calling Rocky River Watershed Coordinator Jared Bartley at 216-524-6580 ext. 14.

North Olmsted Compost Seminar
: Tuesday, May 26th
Tuesday, May 26th at 7pm Springvale Ballroom - In an effort to provide Cuyahoga County residents with how-to-compost instructions and affordable compost bins, the Solid Waste District is proud to introduce the Compost Seminar & Bin Sale program. After attending a 60 minute seminar about backyard composting, you will have the opportunity to purchase a bin for your home. The District is offering two compost bins and a kitchen collection container for sale: Wishing Well Composter- $50.00, Ultimate Dirt Machine Digester- $50.00, and Sure-Close Compost Pail- $5.00. (Check or Cash) For more information please go to or call 216-443-3749.

Recreation Center News: Saturday, May 16th

Baseball/Softball Opening Day Event: North Olmsted will be participating in a Baseball/Softball Opening Day Event with North Ridgeville, Rocky River, Fairview Park and Bay Village on Saturday, May 16th at 11am in North Ridgeville.  The event is being held to kick off the start of the summer ball season.  Mayors of the five cities are invited to throw out the first pitch and there will be fun for the whole family along with the start of the season games. For more information please call the Recreation Center at 440-734-8200.


14th Annual Ice Show: Staff and skaters are working hard on the 14th Annual Ice Show.  The theme this year is "Bicentennial" and it will take place May 29th, 30th and 31st.  Tickets will be on sale May 1st. For more information please call the Recreation Center at 440-734-8200.


Fitness memberships and classes are available now! All are welcome to come and check out all the new things we have to offer.


Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up: July 6th - July 20th

Drop off location: Service Yard/Fleet Garage at 5200 Dover Center Road. Items collected: Oil or solvent-based paint (aerosols or liquids) sealers, primers, or coatings (aerosols or liquids) paint thinner, mineral spirits, turpentine varnishes, polyurethanes, shellacs pesticides, herbicides, fungicides caustic household cleaners pool chemicals automotive fluids, motor oil, car batteries, adhesives, roof tar, driveway sealer kerosene, gasoline, lighter fluid mercury fluorescent bulbs. Do not drop off latex paint. Latex paint is comprised mostly of water and is not a hazardous material to dispose of. You can dry out latex paint by removing the lid. Once it has solidified place it in your curbside trash


Complimentary Yard Waste Bags:

Complimentary Yard Waste Bags are available for Residents at the North Olmsted Service Department. 10 bags per household, first come, first served.  You must pick up the bags at City Hall/Service Department 5200 Dover Center Road. If you have any questions please call 440-716-4151.


Senior Center Programs:
Tuesday, May 12th 8:30am in the Activity Room

Health & Wellness

This month's breakfast will be sponsored by Westlake Village and the topic will be "the importance of a good night sleep".  Also, find out more about this year's wellness challenge with Westlake Senior Center, sponsored by st john med center.  Please sign up with Beth by May 7th (440.716.5434)


Thursday, May 14th - 9:00am - 11:00am in the Atrium

Free Bone Density Screening

St. John medical center's community outreach team will be offering free bone density screenings in the atrium before lunch.  Stay after lunch for our bone density educational program 12:15 pm.


Wednesday, May 20th 8:00am - 12:30pm in the Cabin

Understanding Dementia Care - Free & open to the public

Please welcome nationally renowned dementia care expert Teepa Snow.  Teepa will be discussing "confrontational vs. Supportive communication: a person centered approach to care."  2 ceus will be offered for professionals but family caregivers of individuals with dementia will also greatly benefit from attending this program.  Light breakfast provided. Space is limited. Please register online at:


Friday, May 29th 12:00pm in the Cabin

90's Honoree Banquet

All North Olmsted residents and current senior center members that are over the age of 90 or will be turning 90 this year, are welcome to sign up for the 90 and older honoree banquet. This event consists of a luncheon, certificate presentation and cake reception.  Contact Beth for more information (440.716.5434)


Senior Center Trips:

Friday, June 12th - Botanical Gardens

Welcome SUMMER!  Enjoy the "Branch Out Exhibit" and Glass House at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens.  Navigate through the intoxicating floral colors and tour three amazing "tree houses".   Also, enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Garden Café. 

Cost: $17.50 cash ($10.00 for transportation by Contract Transport Services & $7.50 for the Botanical Gardens admission) Lunch is out of pocket at the Garden Café

Check in 9:45am Return approx. 4:00pm *Space is limited*. 


Wednesday, July 1st - Atwood Mystery Tour

Here is a trip that is a Mystery, part scenic, part sightseeing and part history.

Don't bring your bathing suit, but you still might get wet. And we can guarantee you will not be boarding a jet. Lunch is included, but you can bring a snack. Travel light and you'll travel further, so watch what you pack. You won't need a passport, but you will need proper ID. And bring your camera, because there lots to see.        

Cost: $75.00 (checks payable to JKL Tours) Check in 7:45am Return approx. 6:30pm