Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Brecksville secured a $7,800 grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
A city proud of its care for the environment is continuing the cause. Brecksville was recently awarded a $7,800 grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, according to The Plain Dealer. The city will look at the need for tree canopies for forestry management needs, the paper reported. “The city of Brecksville is always proactive when it comes to improvements, especially in terms of environmental issues,” Councilwoman Nora Murphy told The Plain Dealer. “As always we expect to use this money to the fullest extent possible.” The study will look at Chippewa Creek valley and determine what planting should be done. Read the full story here.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Mayor Jerry Hruby said that the program could be used as a tool for economic development.
As a tool of economic development, Brecksville City Council is considering a proposal that would provide corporate memberships to the Community Center for taxpaying non-residents. In other words, discount incentives for people who work here, but don’t live here. During council’s finance committee meeting, Mayor Jerry Hruby introduced the proposal. For the past year, the city has participated in a pilot program that opened up the recreation center to non-residents at $225 per member. Residents pay $195 per year, per person. Hruby suggested making the pilot program permanent. And with three businesses in town asking about joining, Hruby said it makes sense. “I don’t see this as having any kind of negative impact,” he said. “Are we going out…
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Catch up on the news this week in Brecksville.
If you missed a story or two this week, don’t worry—just catch up quickly by reading the summaries below.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Residents can get a discount by purchasing a yearly membership in December.
The Community Center will be increasing the costs for membership fees in 2013, but residents can get a discount if they buy their membership next month. According to information from the Recreation Department, the fees are going up by $20 to $40, depending on the type of membership someone buys. Here is a look at the new fees, provided by the Recreation Department: Family with children (5-17 years of age) Single parent with children (5-17 years of age) Senior citizen (60 years of age or older) College student (18-22 years of age) Check out the city’s website for examples of the types of documents that are needed to sign up for a membership. Membership fees can be paid at the Community Center. The city first began discussing raising the…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
City Council will meet on Tuesday.
Brecksville City Council will meet at 8 p.m. on Tuesday in City Hall. Here are a few items to note on the agenda: The full agendas can be found as PDFs to the right.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Brecksville City Council discussed raising the fees at Tuesday’s meeting.
The rates for the Community Center will likely be going up in 2013. Brecksville City Council discussed the proposed changes during Tuesday’s Finance Committee meeting. Recreation Director Tom Tupa said the 20-year-old building has a lot of capital projects coming up, and the department needs to be able to stay competitive in terms of salaries. Tupa said in an interview after the meeting that overall costs have also gone up over the years. “It’s needed at this time,” he said. According to a spreadsheet provided by the Recreation Department, the proposed fees would increase by $20 to $40 per year, depending on rate type. Families and married couples would see the highest increases, while seniors and people with disabilities would see the …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Council will also discuss extending the city’s moratorium on Internet cafés and next year’s Community Center fees.
Brecksville City Council will meet at 8 p.m. on Tuesday in City Hall. Here are a few items on the agenda. The full agendas can be found to the right. Do you have any questions about the issues scheduled to be discussed? Leave them in the comments.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Research shows good nutrition and exercise can help prevent breast cancer. Here are some resources around Brecksville to help you stay healthy.
You might be able to find help fighting breast cancer and other types of cancers at your local grocery store and fitness centers, according to the research findings of Dr. Marian Neuhouser, Ph.D, RD. Neuhouser is a nutritional epidemiologist with a background in nutritional sciences. She is an investigator at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Her research is focused on lifestyle factors such as nutrition and physical activity. Some factors may prevent breast and prostate cancer and improve survivorship in those diagnosed with cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, more than 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 American women will die from …
Friday, July 20, 2012
The movie was canceled due to wind.
Update, 4:44 p.m. Friday's drive-in movie has been canceled due to the wind, said Special Events Coordinator Kelly McNeill. The next movie will be shown in August. The original post is as follows: Tonight, the Brecksville Community Center will host the second of three drive-in movies this summer, weather permitting. The Community Center will show “Dolphin Tale” for free Friday evening. Special Events Coordinator Kelly McNeill said the show will go on, barring rain or strong winds. According to AOL Weather, moviegoers have a good chance of clear skies tonight—there’s just a 20 percent chance of rain this evening. And the mostly clear skies are expected to stick around all weekend. The show is free, and concession stand snacks and beverages …
Saturday, July 7, 2012
The center will try out new, earlier hours this summer and fall.
Beginning Monday, Brecksville’s early birds can get their workouts in even earlier at the Community Center. The center will open an hour earlier on Mondays through Fridays until Oct. 31. The new opening time will be at 5 a.m. Special Events Coordinator Kelly McNeill said City Council is responding to requests from residents who asked for earlier hours. The city will decide after Oct. 31 whether to continue with the new hours, depending on the response from the community. What do you think of the change? Tell us in the comments.