September 2014

From the Mayor’s desk
September 1, 2014

Labor Day:

City office will be closed on Monday, September 1st in observance of Labor Day.

Fitness & Pool Memberships are now available at the Recreation Center:

Passes on sale now! Stop in or call (440) 716-4129 to get yours today! To stay up-to-date with
the progress of the renovations please join our ‘membership to be list’ by contacting Rob Baird


The North Olmsted Fire Department & St. John Medical Center Launch App to Respond
to Sudden Cardiac Arrest:

The new PulsePoint CPR/AED smartphone app helps to improve sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)
survival rates in the community. The PulsePoint App improves community response to SCA
victims by notifying citizen bystanders that lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is
needed and the location of the nearby public automated external defibrillator (AED). Those
within a half-mile radius who have downloaded the app will receive a text message informing
them of the incident, as well as directions to the victim and nearby defibrillators. The app is
activated by 911 dispatcher and alerts go to anyone within walking distance of the victim, is
CPR certified and or willing to help. The notifications are only made in public places, such as in
a mall or a park. The American Heart Association estimates that effective bystander CPR,
provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of
survival. We hope that everyone with CPR training will download this app immediately. After
downloading the app select “North Olmsted Fire” as the agency to follow. There is also a “CPR
How-To” section on the app that offers instructions on performing CPR for those not certified.
For more information or if you have questions please contact Lt. Ken Hehnen at or 440-777-1214.


Press Release - Westshore CERT:

Whether everyday emergencies like injuries, fires, and outages, or large scale disasters,
community preparedness starts with you. If you were there, would you be part of the problem or
solution? The Westshore Regional Community Emergency Response Team (WSC) is offering
free classes on topics such as disaster preparedness, emergency medical considerations,
search and rescue procedures, fire suppression, disaster psychology, and more. The 20-hour
FEMA course is conducted by local safety professionals. Westshore residents who are over 18
years of age, successfully complete training, and pass a background check are eligible for team
membership. Visit for more program and team information. Do your part
to keep your family and our neighborhoods safe and prepared. To register or for more
information contact WSC Coordinator Tricia Granfors at (440) 716-4135 or granforst@north- Space is limited. 

Training begins Saturday, October 4. The five consecutive Saturday morning classes will be
held at the City of Westlake Service Center from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.



Labor Day:

City Offices will be closed on Monday, September 1st in observance of Labor Day. Bulk pickup
will be the week of September 1st and garbage services will be delayed one day due to the

Service Department:

Bulk pickup will be the week of September 1st and garbage services will be delayed one day due
to the holiday. House Hold Hazardous Waste will be September 8th through September 22nd.
The final chipping week will be the week of September 22nd. Please have limbs out by Sunday
evening to ensure pick up.

Mayor’s 5K Race/Walk:

Please join us for Mayor Kennedy’s 5K Run & Walk on Sunday, September 21st at 9:00am at
the North Olmsted Park. Proceeds from the event go to North Olmsted High School
seniors and High School seniors from North Olmsted attending other area parochial
schools. Last year, scholarships were given to 14 students who display dedication to our
community. For more information and to register please go to: Hope to see you on the

Frostville Farmers Market:

The Frostville Farmers Market is held on the beautiful historic grounds of Frostville
Museum. The market is open on Saturdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm, May through October. Each
growing season will be represented by a variety of different farmers selling their goods. Join the
Olmsted Historical Society for a fresh, local experience!

Senior Center Special Programs:

Health & Wellness Program
Tuesday, September 16th
9:00am-10:00am/Activity Room
Pam Nicholson from HCR Manor Care will present a Wellness Program along with a light
breakfast. There will also be a short Walking Club meeting before the presentation. Please sign
up with Beth by September 11th 440-716-5434

Free Cholesterol & Glucose Screening
Thursday, September 18th
St. John Medical Center’s Outreach team will be offering free non-fasting cholesterol and
glucose screenings. No appointments are necessary.
Senior Center Trips:
Wednesday, September 24th- *MAPLESIDE TOUR*
Enjoy an exciting fall tour of Mapleside Farms, voted America’s Most Beautiful farm by The afternoon starts with a delicious lunch (out of pocket) in the Orchard
House where you will be able to order off the menu. The adventure continues with a guided
hayride tour of the orchard including an educational lecture regarding apples, bees and
pumpkins. The tour ends with cider and donuts in the apple production area. Before returning
home you will have time to shop at the gift store and Corbo’s Bakery.
Cost: $21.00 cash ($10.00 for STC / $11.00 for tour) Check in-10:30am Return-3:30pm
Contact Beth Reitz at 440-716-5434 to sign up
*Look for an exciting new 2015 Trips Schedule featuring an overnight adventure!