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Mayor Miesha Wilson Headen


This last week in June, as we approach The Fourth of July, Richmond Heights continues to chart its course of progression into the future. June has been a month of many changes, and in July, we have set our sights on more. New, exciting, competent individuals are settling into their positions in City Hall. The Finance Department is running at full force for the first time in a while. The Recreation Department is busy scheduling fun things for you and your family to do this summer.

  • In partnership with City Council, the City is attempting to enter into an agreement with NOPEC (Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council), for gas aggregation pricing. Providing the appropriate steps are taken in time, this will be an issue on the November ballot. “Your community has chosen to join NOPEC as your provider based on a long and successful partnership of offering energy cost savings that have been passed along to our customers. By law, however, every two years you have the right to choose your energy provider with no penalty. In the coming month you will be receiving a letter in the mail from NOPEC regarding this choice.”

  • The Service Department has the “tall grass” under control, and the Building Department is managing the inventory of abandoned and foreclosed homes to the best of their ability. We do, however, need you….Citizens of Richmond Heights….to report to us vacant houses that are already in existence, and those that are still appearing daily. The Police Department relies on your information to keep these properties secure and the more we know, the better off we all are. To report a vacant property, tall grass or damage to a vacant property, call the Building Department at (216) 486-2474 Ext. 216. To report suspicious activity, call the non-emergency dispatch number at (216) 486-1234.

  • Our newest addition at City Hall is Christel D. Best, Esq.. The new appointee as the Director of Economic and Community Development, Christel brings to our City a well-rounded, new and exciting perspective to growth. With her expertise in the Law and real estate development, we have a win-win situation. She has already had meetings with Merit Brass, and has University Hospitals on her agenda. She is not simply focusing on the larger entities within Richmond Heights, she also wants to hear the concerns of the smaller businesses within our borders.

  • Through Christel’s endeavors, we are moving forward with the RFP (Request For Proposal), for the property at the corner of Richmond and Chardon Roads. The former Amoco gas station has grant funds available for the clean-up process, but we are also looking for developers who have great ideas for this property.

  • As you may be aware, Merit Brass, the second largest employer in Richmond Heights, is undertaking an expansion and renovation of their current plant at 1 Merit Drive. The project is slated to have started in June, and has a price tag of $1.75 million. The growth includes the addition of 25,000 square feet of building and will result in approximately 10 more job opportunities in the City.

  • The City is also partnering, with the help of Councilwoman Eloise Henry, with YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES UNLIMITED, OR YOU. This is a program providing summer employment for youth throughout the area. We will have the services of four students this summer who will be busy cleaning and painting the fire hydrants. This is a program that has no cost to the City and provides needed life experience for the students. The City has already employed over a dozen Richmond Heights students in summer jobs in the Recreation Department.

  • We would like to take this opportunity to welcome the new owners of the Marathon station at the corner of Richmond and Highland Roads. We wish the former owners well and say thank you to the new owners for what we have noticed are very competitive gasoline prices.

As we enter the Dog Days of Summer, I want to thank you all for your continued support and cooperation as we continue to provide accountability and transparency to the citizens of Richmond Heights.

Yours in Service,

Miesha W. Headen, Mayor




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