Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The area has flooded this year during the heavy rains.
The city is taking residents’ complaints about flooding seriously. During Tuesday’s City Council meeting, members again discussed the flooding this year along Chippewa Creek. The topic came up in August when residents attended a council meeting to share their concerns and again during the council meeting on Sept. 6. At that meeting, Mayor Jerry N. Hruby told council that he had been meeting with representatives from nearby cities and from the Metroparks to discuss how to manage the flooding in the area. During Tuesday’s meeting, Hruby told council that he planned to ask the Army Corps of Engineers to study the waterway. The city has video of the creek at rest and when it’s running with floodwater, he said, as well as a summary of damages. …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The mayor said the city will apply for a study to be done on Chippewa Creek.
Brecksville City Council continued to discuss the city’s flooding issues during Tuesday’s meeting at City Hall. Council member Mike Harwood and Mayor Jerry N. Hruby gave members an overview of some of the recent steps to address the flooding in Chippewa Creek during the committees meeting. Hruby also responded to a question from the public about the flooding during the regular meeting. Hruby said the city plans to apply for an Army Corps of Engineers study on the area. Council also learned that the Brecksville Police Department was awarded the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services grant it applied for this spring. The grant will be used to improve safety in the Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District, taking measures …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
New and ongoing improvements to the city were the focus of much of Tuesday’s council meeting.
City Council discussed a variety of updates and improvements residents can expect to see around Brecksville during Tuesday’s committee and regular meetings at City Hall. Here’s a quick look at some of them:
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The parking lot near the Station Road trailhead in Brecksville remains closed.
The Cuyahoga Valley National Park has reopened many of the areas that were closed for flooding. On Tuesday, the park had closed the entire Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath. According to a press release from the park, the Station Road trailhead in Brecksville has now been reopened, but that parking lot is still closed. That means people can walk through the trail, but they shouldn’t expect to start or end their trip with a car in that lot. The release reminds visitors to not drive through moving water or enter closed areas of the park. For more details on staying safe in flooded areas, check the park’s website.
Council approved resolutions related to some new construction projects and heard updates on Tuesday’s flood.
Much of the time set aside for the committee meetings before Tuesday’s City Council meeting was used to discuss yesterday’s flooding. Overnight rains closed some roads, and city employees were out in the early hours of the morning, trying to keep everything under control. While there were a number of areas with flood damage—mainly Mill Road—many other places around town stood up well to the storm, Mayor Jerry N. Hruby said. He added that the places where the city has invested money did well. Fire Chief Ed Egut noted that the damage was only a small percentage of what the city saw in the 2006 floods. In other council news:
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
For more news from the meeting, check Brecksville Patch on Wednesday.
The mayor took some time during Tuesday’s City Council meeting to thank the city employees who spent the early hours of the morning cleaning up from the flood. Mayor Jerry N. Hruby said the employees in many departments “went way beyond the call of duty,” responding to emergencies and then helping to clean flooded areas throughout the day. The first call came at about 3:15 a.m. for a portion of Brecksville Road across from the service department lot and the post office drop-off, said Director of Public Services Ron Weidig. Employees started checking around town shortly after. Council also voted on a number of resolutions and received updates on projects around the city. For more news from the meeting, check Brecksville Patch Wednesday …
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While many of the main roads in Brecksville were open this afternoon, it was clear from the city’s waterways—and the parks surrounding them—that there had been a lot of rain. Roads and trails in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park were still closed, as was a portion of Chippewa Creek Drive in the Brecksville Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks. The park’s Parkway Alert Line message said the road was closed from Valley Parkway to Riverview Road.
The past few days of extreme weather have been affecting the region.
Vaughn Road and Riverview Road, north of Vaughn, are still closed as of 11:54 a.m. after last night’s rain, said Betsy Kulp, a dispatcher with the Brecksville Police Department. And the Cuyahoga Valley National Park has closed the entire Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail due to flooding, according to a press release from the park. That includes parking lots from Independence to Akron. The National Weather Service has a flood warning for Cuyahoga County until 3 p.m. The service is predicting just a slight chance of more rain today for Brecksville. But Brecksville didn't see the impact of the storms as much as areas like Lakewood, where Lakewood Patch is reporting that thousands were left without power. As of 12:24 p.m., only 8 customers…
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Weather Service issues flood watch through tonight.
As if we haven't had enough rain already, more showers and thunderstorms are expected today. Brecksville dodged the worst of it yesterday as other parts of Northeast Ohio suffered the brunt of a line of thunderstorms and reported funnel clouds. The National Weather Service in Cleveland said, "Another round of showers and thunderstorms will move across the region through this evening. These storms will be capable of producing moderate to heavy rainfall rates which will cause additional flooding ... especially where areas are recovering from yesterday's floods." Brecksville police and fire departments said Riverview Road was closed by flooding near Vaughn. Chippewa Creek Drive in the Brecksville Reservation was closed at the creek because …