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Welcome to the 2013 edition of the Pepper Pike Directory. As part of its civic mission to the community, the Pepper
Pike Civic League has published the Directory for over forty years. The Directory is mailed annually in the Spring
to all households and throughout the year to new residents. Information in the Directory is obtained from public
records and/or directly from the organizations listed but the League cannot guarantee the accuracy of the Directory’s
content. The League receives no compensation from any of the organizations listed and inclusion in the Directory
does not constitute an endorsement by the League. The League embraces the diversity of the community and does
not discriminate on race, religion, national origin or other basis.

The Pepper Pike Civic League is funded entirely by the $20 annual dues (tax deductible) of its members. Its Officers
and Trustees serve without compensation, and meet monthly at the Orange Library. A complete schedule of
meetings is posted on the Civic League’s website.

The Pepper Pike Civic League encourages all residents in the community to become active by joining it and/or
seeking other opportunities to serve the community. We trust you will find the Directory to be a useful reference and
we solicit your comments for improvement. Send comments to the Pepper Pike Civic League, P.O. Box 24808,
Pepper Pike, OH, 44124 or via e-mail at pepperpikecl@gmail.com.


 Chairperson  Julie K. Shaw   216-591-0421  2014
 Vice-Chairperson Janet S. Newman 440-473-0472  2013
 Treasurer  Moe Sugerman     216-533-1837  2015
 Secretary Kathi Piergies  216-509-6158  2015
Trustees (Alphabetical)
Robert A. Blattner  440-442-3431  2015
 Manohar Daga 216-469-9907 2013
 Leah Lass    216-509-0695    2014
 Charles Marotta  216-780-0600  2013
 Debbie Perkul  216-280-8681  2014
(Terms expire on December 31 of the year shown)  


AMBULANCE – Dispatched as a part of the Fire Department ● 911 (Emergency only) ● 216-831-8833 (Emergency only) ● 216-896-6137 (non-emergency) ● Fax 216-831-0675 ●fire@pepperpike.org

 ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD – Meets at City Hall on the second and fourth Fridays of the month at 8:30 a.m.  All plans must be filed with the Building Department five days prior to the Architectural Review Board meeting.

 BUILDING DEPARTMENT – Commissioner, Nino Monaco.  Office hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday ● 216-896-6132 ● Fax 216-831-1160 ● building@pepperpike.org

 BUILDING PERMITS – Issued by the Building Department.

 CITY HALL – 28000 Shaker Boulevard, Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124.  Office hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday ● 216-831-8500 ● www.pepperpike.org

 ELECTED OFFICIALS – Pepper Pike has a mayor and a seven-member Council elected by the voters for four-year terms.  The mayor's salary is $45,000 per year and Council members receive $8,200 per year.  

Officials as of February 2013 are:

 Richard M. Bain  216-896-6126 (Office)  2015
   216-464-5653 (Home)
(Term Expires December 31 of the year shown)
Toni Gentile 440-378-9669  2015
 James LeMay  216-591-9152  2015
 Gail B. Mayland  216-591-0877  2015
 Bob Freed 216-644-0184  2013
 Scott Newell  216-378-0550  2013
 Frederick I. Taft  216-595-9011  2013
 Jill Miller Zimon  216-831-4495  2013
City Administrator & director of Finance: Steve Presley.....................................216-896-6124
Executive Assistant to the Mayor: Barbara Hennen ..........................................216-896-6125
Clerk of Council:  Sheila Brett-O’Connor........................................................... 216-896-6128
Law Director: Stephen Byron.......................................................................... 440-951-2303
Engineer: Donald F. Sheehy............................................................................ 440-439-1999

Council meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the City Hall at 8:00 p.m.  The Working Session meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.  The meetings are open to the public.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief, John Frazier.  The department has 7 full-time and 20 part-time  fire fighter positions.  Qualified part-time volunteers over 18 years of age are welcome to apply ● 911 (Emergency only) ● 216-831-8833 (Emergency only) ● 216-896-6137 (non-emergency) ● Fax 216-831-0675 ● jfrazier@pepperpike.orgwww.pepperpike.org/government/fire

POLICE DEPARTMENT – Chief,  Jack Crivel.  The force consists of 15 officers plus civilian dispatchers and other personnel ● 911 (Emergency only) ● 216-831-8500 (non-emergency) ● Fax 216-831-0175 ● www.pepperpike.org/Government/Police  •police@pepperpike.org

SERVICE DEPARTMENT – Director, Bob Girardi.  Rubbish and recyclable cans, bottles and plastics are collected once a week without charge.  Newspapers and magazines are also collected or can be brought to the dumpster behind the service garage (see recycling page).  Maximum weight per item or container is 40 pounds.  Steel drums may not be used.  Unusual or overweight items are picked up on Friday by appointment.  Office hours: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday-Friday ● 216-896-6149 ● Fax 216-831-0978 ● www.pepperpike.org/Government/Service service@pepperpike.org      

ZONING COMMISSION – Meets at City Hall on the first Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. upon application.  All plans must be filed with the Zoning Commission five (5) working days prior to the meeting.



This page is a summary of selected City laws.  Certain other requirements and exceptions may apply.  View the full text at www.pepperpike.org or contact the Department Head or the City Law Director.
CURFEWS (Section 648.11) – Under 12 years: dusk to dawn ● Between 12 and 16 years: 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. ● Between 16 and 18 years: 12:00 midnight to 6:00 a.m.  Exceptions if properly accompanied.

DOGS (Chapter 618) – Dogs are not permitted to run at large and at all times must be either physically confined or restrained on the owner’s premises or kept under reasonable control.  Menacing behavior by dogs is prohibited.  Frequent and habitual dog barking is prohibited.

FIREARMS (Chapter 672) – No shooting, hunting or discharging of firearms is permitted in the City, except on approved trap or skeet ranges or pursuant to City approved program.

FIRES (Chapter 660) – No outside burning is permitted.

HOME / YARD MAINTENANCE (Building & Housing Code Part 14) – All homes and yards must be properly maintained.  Grass must not be allowed to grow over six inches in height.  All contractors (including landscape, snowplow, and painting services) are required to be licensed by the City’s Building Department.

 “HOUSE SALES”, i.e. PUBLIC SALES OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS (Chapter 864) – Such sales shall be conducted between the hours of 9:00 am and 6:00 pm.  A permit must be obtained from the Clerk of Council. Contact the Police Department 216-831-8500 with any questions.

JOGGERS / WALKERS / BIKERS (Sections 416.05 and 474.04(a) – Strict rules control jogging, walking and biking on city streets.  Single file is required.  Bikers under the age of 18 are required to wear helmets.

PARKING (RESTRICTED) (Chapter 452) – Unauthorized parking in designated handicapped zones or in fire lanes will be subject to a fine of up to $500.

PARKING (STREET) (Chapter 452) – Overnight street parking is prohibited.  Park on the right side of the street and not within 10 feet of a fire hydrant.  Parking lights or flashers must be operated after dark.  Avoid parking on streets when there is snow.  Street parking is banned when snow depth exceeds two (2) inches.  Contact the Police Department for special parking permission for parties.

PARKING (TRAILERS AND MOBILE HOMES) (Chapters 1272 and 452) – No recreational vehicles (RV's), mobile homes, house trailers, boat trailers or campers may be parked either on driveways, or elsewhere, for more than a total of 7 days in any 90-day period, except in a garage or suitable enclosure.

REMODELING / ADDITIONS ● SWIMMING POOLS, TENNIS COURTS AND OUTDOOR LIGHTING (Building & Housing Code Part 14) – Check first with the Building Department to find if a building permit is required.  This also applies to detached accessory buildings, such as prefabricated tool or garden sheds, and erection of fences.  Enforcement is strict.

SATELLITE DISHES (Chapter 1484) – A building permit is required for the installation of a dish antenna.

SEPTIC TANKS (Chapter 1044) – Septic tanks must be cleaned a minimum of every three years and a copy of the inspection report filed at City Hall.  A list of licensed cleaners is available at City Hall.  An annual permit is required by Cuyahoga County through the Board of Health.  The current charge is $70 for existing systems and $150 for NPDES systems.

SIGNS (Chapter 1486) – Permitted signs include: Security sign (maximum: 1 square foot); “For Sale” sign of premises (maximum: 6 square feet);  non-commercial, or political sign (maximum: 6 square feet).  Only one sign of each type is permitted, except for a maximum of 3 political signs (which may be posted 90 days before the election, and must be removed within 3 days).  Signs may not be closer than 20 feet from the pavement of the street nor within 6 feet of any property line.

SOLICITING (Chapter 860) – Door-to-door soliciting is not allowed without a City permit.  No permit is required for charitable, educational, or religious solicitation.



HISTORY – In 1815, sixteen pioneers settled in the area called Orange which included the present cities of Pepper Pike, Orange, Moreland Hills, Woodmere, and Hunting Valley.  A township was established in 1820 with 36 voters.  By the late 1800's there was a village hall at Orange Center, now the intersection of Pinetree and SOM Center Roads.  There were nine one-room elementary schools in the area.  For high school, students went to nearby towns at a cost of 50 cents per year per pupil.

 In 1924, 250 residents of Orange signed a petition to separate and incorporate as Pepper Pike Village in order to issue bonds for water and roads.  The Van Sweringen Company developed the area for country estates and put in new roads and three traffic circles.  The village became a city in 1970.

 There are several interesting theories about the name of Pepper Pike, but none of them can be verified.

 POPULATION – According to the 2010 census the population is 5,979.  The number of homes in Pepper Pike according to the Building Department records is 2,439.

 GENERAL STATISTICS – Pepper Pike covers approximately seven square miles.  Within its boundaries are five churches and synagogues, three private clubs, a college, the Orange Schools, the Orange Library branch, two non-profit agencies serving the needs of young people, a Senior Center, clusters of retail stores, plus office and commercial buildings.

 INCOME TAX / OTHER SOURCES OF REVENUE – An important source of revenue is the city income tax of 1%.  (A credit of 1/2 of 1% to a maximum of 1% is given to residents who pay city income tax to another municipality where they are employed.)  Other sources of revenue include taxes on real estate,motor vehicle fuels, admissions.  Building fees, court fines, and motor vehicle licensing also provide revenue to the city.

 PROPERTY TAX RATE – For the Tax Year 2012(collected in 2013), the effective tax rate for Pepper Pike is $77.45  per $1,000 of the taxable value of each parcel of real estate.  The property taxes are allocated as follows: $47.20 to the Orange School District, $13.22 to the county, $9.46 to the city, $3.10 to the Cuyahoga Community College, $2.50 to the county library, and $1.85 to the Metro Parks, and 12 pennies to the Port Authority.  The effective tax rate is the rate used for calculation of real estate taxes, based on the taxable value of the property which is by statute equal to 35% of its fair market value as determined by the Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officers Office.  An easier way to calculate the amount of property taxes one would pay for a house in Pepper Pike is to multiply the market value of the property by 2.71% for the calendar year 2013.

 HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION – A reduction in property taxes is available to individuals 65 and older and to individuals with a disability.  Please call 216-443-7060 for more information.

 BONDS / DEBT RATING – Outstanding are $8,392,570 of Special Assessment and General Obligation Bonds as of 1/1/2013. The City portion of the 2013 debt service payments due is $221,255.12 or 27.8% with the special assessment portion paid by property owner assessments equaling $574,805.36 or 72.2%. The final maturity is 2030 for both Special Assessment Bonds and  General Obligation Bonds.  Mood/s has assigned a rating of AAA on the City's outstanding bonds.



RECYCLING:  All recyclable materials may be mixed together in the same bag.  All paper may now be included with the glass, plastic, and metals.  City Hall has bins near the service garage, to drop off papers, comingled recyclables (glass, plastic, and metals), as well as aluminum cans for the Aluminum Cans for Burned Children program.  The following rules apply to weekly collection: 

1.     ALL recycled items must be placed inside 30-gallon, blue or clear plastic recycle bags.  Small grocery store plastic bags will no longer be acceptable.  Such bags may be purchased from Heinen’s or Kredo Hardware.  

2.     Recycling bags should weigh 30 pounds or less.

Glass:            Food and beverage containers of any color, rinsed and without lids.  Broken glass should be packaged separately and so labeled

Metal:             Rinsed aluminum cans, foil, and trays are acceptable.

Paper:           Newspaper and Magazines - Corrugated Cardboard (empty boxes should be flattened) - Phone   Books - Cereal Boxes (remove liners) - Junk Mail, Beer and Pop Cartons (no foil) - Tissue, Food  and Detergent Cartons (remove plastics) - Shoe Boxes - Cigarette and Paper Egg Cartons - Gift and Toy Boxes - Paper Gift Wrap (no foil) - Greeting Cards - Cancelled Checks (we recommend  shredding first).

Plastic:          ALL plastics (#1 through #7) are acceptable. 

Some recyclables can be collapsed to permit a greater volume in each bag.  Glass, plastic, aluminum, and tin may be placed in the same plastics bags.  There is a bin for aluminum cans at City Hall, with the proceeds going to training fire fighters and recovery treatment for burned children.

YARD WASTE – The State of Ohio has mandated that yard waste cannot be deposited in landfills.  Pepper Pike, therefore, does not accept grass clipping.  Short grass cuttings left on the lawn are beneficial.  Residents are encouraged to properly dispose of yard waste on their property by composting. Instructions on how and where to compost are available at City Hall.  The City will pick up leaves if they are placed in special paper, bio-degradable bags.  Pepper Pike will pick up brush and tree branches if bundled and tied (bundles not to exceed 4 feet in length nor 40 pounds in weight).  Please call the Service Department for a special pickup.  The special bags are available for $2 for a five-pack from the Service Department.

SCRAP TIRE ROUND-UP:  Held once a year.  Tires are restricted from landfills; therefore, the District round-up is the ONLY means of disposal for tires.  Tires of all sizes are acceptable.  Tires must be off the rims.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Round-up: last Friday of every month.  Drop-off hours are 7:00am – 2:30pm.  Includes any product  that is toxic, flammable, corrosive, reactive, or explosive.  Some examples of HHW are: mercury (thermostats, thermometers, NO CFL BULBS), oil-based paint (does NOT include latex paint), furniture polish, flea and tick powder, batteries (does not include alkaline batteries), metal polish, gasoline, motor oil, medications, drain cleaner, turpentine, household cleaners, pool chemicals, and bleach.  Do not mix chemicals together in the same container.  To prepare these items for collection, place them in boxes (with the box lids OPEN), weighing less than 40 pounds each

USED TECHNOLOGY: round-up dates held twice yearlyItems include CPUs, monitors, keyboards, and software.  Computers and related equipment will either be refurbished and donated to local schools, or disassembled and the individual parts recycled.  Old cell phones (phone, battery, and charger) will be packaged and donated to the Cuyahoga County Witness Protection Program and the Domestic Violence Project.  Used ink cartridges can be taken to the service department for recycling. 

CONTAINER DROP-OFF PROGRAM – For a modest fee the Service Department will provide residents with a large (6 or 12 cubic yard) container for disposing of yard waste, household goods, etc.

See www.pepperpike.org for more information on recycling and waste disposal, or call the Service Department: Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ● 216-896-6149 ● Fax 216-831-0978


As a part of the “Orange community”, Pepper Pike has access to many facilities, activities, and organizations, along with the residents of Hunting Valley, Moreland Hills, Orange, Woodmere and portions of Bedford Heights, Solon, and Warrensville Heights.

AGING SERVICES: The Orange Senior Center serves as the Offices on Aging for the greater Orange School District.  Trained professionals provide a number of programs and specialized services for adults and their families with aging related issues.  The Senior Outreach Program can also identify community-based resources and referrals.  Services include: van transportation, medical insurance assistance, caregiver support groups, low vision support groups, blood pressure screenings, legal consultations, and AARP tax assistance.  ● 216-831-8601, x  5700 ● www.orangerec.com

 AQUATICS (ORANGE COMMUNITY): On the Orange Schools Campus, 32000 Chagrin Boulevard.  Both indoor and outdoor aquatics programs.  Coordinator: Sandra Andrews ● 216-831-8601 ext. 2316 ● www.orangerec.com

 ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (ORANGE COMMUNITY):  The OCAA is a volunteer organization of sports programs for Orange School District children from kindergarten through grade 6 ● www.ocaasports.org

 BEECH BROOK:  3737 Lander Road.  Beech Brook is a mental health agency serving emotionally disturbed and at-risk children and their families through a wide range of programs, which include residential treatment, foster care, adoption, outpatient therapy, early childhood and school-based services, parenting programs, and community based programs.  CEO: Debra Rex ● 216-831-2255 ● www.beechbrook.org

CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF MUSIC (ORANGE COMMUNITY):  Offers scheduled music lessons on Orange Schools campus.  For brochure or registration information ● 216-791-5000 ext. 590, or www.cim.edu/preparatory

COURT (SHAKER HEIGHTS MUNICIPAL):  3355 Lee Road, Shaker Heights ● 216-491-1300 ● www.shakerheightscourt.org

EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (ORANGE COMMUNITY):  At the Pepper Pike Learning Center on the Orange Schools Campus, 32000 Chagrin Boulevard.  A community pre-school for children ages 2-5 offering full and half-day classes.  Extended hours available.  Coordinator: Sally-Jo Hirsch ● 216-831-4909 ● www.orangerec.com

EDUCATION AND RECREATION (ORANGE COMMUNITY):  At the Pepper Pike Learning Center on the Orange Schools Campus, 32000 Chagrin Boulevard.  Offers seasonal bro­-chures, mailed 3 times a year, listing community programs that meet the educational and recreational needs of all ages and interests.  Director: Laura Guentner ● 216-831-8601 ● www.orangerec.com

GROSS SCHECHTER DAY SCHOOL:  27601 Fairmount Boulevard.  Offers pre-school, elementary school, and middle school.  Director of Admissions: Rachel Gonsenhauser ● 216-763-1400 ● www.grossschechter.org

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE ASSOCIATION:  3659 S. Green Rd., Ste 322, Beachwood.  A multi-service agency serving adults and families with their mental health and social service needs.  CEO: Susan Bichsel ● 216-292-3999 or www.jfsa-cleveland.org

KIWANIS CLUB OF LANDER CIRCLE:  Meets Monday, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Garfield Memorial United Methodist Church. 216-831-1566 ● www.landercirclekiwanis.com 

LEARNING CENTER (PEPPER PIKE): On the Orange Schools Campus, 32000 Chagrin Boulevard.  Hours (during the school year)Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. ● Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ● Saturday 9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ● 216-831-8601 ● www.orangeschools.org

LIBRARY (ORANGE BRANCH):  31300 Chagrin Boulevard.  The Orange Library makes available to residents of all ages a multitude ofresources, programs, and services.  Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. ● Friday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ● Sunday 1-5 Branch Manager: Julie Liedtke ● 216-831-4282 or www.cuyahogalibrary.org/orangebranch.aspx

LIBRARY (FRIENDS OF):  The Friends promote the development and welfare of the Orange Community Library by making the Library's resources and needs known to the community.  Donations of books are appreciated for used book sales.  President: Richard Leskovec ● www.cuyahogalibrary.org/orangebranchfriends.aspx

NEW DIRECTIONS, INC.:  30800 Chagrin Boulevard.  Provides residential and out-patient chemical dependency, assessments and treatment for adolescents and their families.  CEO: Michael E. Matoney, MBA, LICDC ● 216-591-0324 ● www.newdirect.org

ORANGE ARTS CENTER:  31500 Chagrin Blvd., Pepper Pike.  Operated by the Orange Community Arts Council with over 70 classes and workshops for all mediums, all ages, and all residents of Northeast Ohio.  All levels of ability, talent and interests are welcome.  Executive Director: Deborah Pinter ● 216-831-5130 ● www.orangeartcenter.org

PARK SYNAGOGUE PRESCHOOL:  27500 Shaker Boulevard.  A non-profit nursery school program serving children 18 months to pre-K of all races, religions or national origin.  ● Director: Kim Lausin, klausin@parksyn.org ● 216-831-5363 ● www.parksyn.org

RATNER SCHOOL:  27575 Shaker Boulevard.  The Lillian and Betty Ratner School is an independent, non-profit, coeducational Montessori preschool and day school welcomes students 20 months to 8th grade without regard to race, religion, color or national origin.  ● Director of Admissions: Dawn Driggs  ● 216-464-0033 ● www.theratnerschool.org


·         BOY SCOUTS:  Boy Scouts are for ages 11-17 years old.  Troop 309 Scoutmaster: Fred Taylor, www.bsatroop309gcc.org ● 216-272-1009

·         CUB SCOUTS:  Cub Scouts are for boys grades 1-5.  Cubmaster: Thatcher Thomas, packs.scouter.com/oh/pack309 ● 440-248-2038

·         GIRL SCOUTS:  There are Daisies for kindergarten, Brownies for grades 1-3, Juniors for grades 4-6, Cadettes for grades 7-9, and Seniors for grades 10-12.  ● 800-852-4474 ● www.gsneo.org

·         VENTURE CREW: For boys and girls ages 13-21.  Chief Advisor: Dan Loughridge. ● 216-514-1761 

SENIOR CENTER (ORANGE COMMUNITY):  On the Orange Schools Campus, 32000 Chagrin Boulevard.  A non-profit organization serving senior adults (age 55 and older) for social, supportive, educational, recreational and transportation needs.  ● 216-831-8601, x 5700 ● www.orangerec.com

SERVICE COMMITTEE (ORANGE AREA):  Represents local religious, educational and service organizations by directing gifts, service and/or assistance to un-served families in need.  ● 216-831-8600 Inquire for all available forms at the Orange Schools.

TRANSPORTATION:  Public transportation (RTA) runs from Lander Circle to points west, including downtown.  Transportation services for seniors and disabled adults for medical and non-medical purposes are provided through the Orange Senior Center ● call 800-983-4782 to schedule transportation ● www.orangerec.com and www.ridestc.org

URSULINE COLLEGE:  2550 Lander Road.  Specializes in the education of women, offering more than 30 undergraduate and 8 graduate programs and majors ● 440-449-4200 ● www.ursuline.edu

YMCA:  460 Northfield Road, Bedford.  School age childcare, after-school daycare, and summer day camps.  Director, Southeast Branch: Michael Carter; Childcare Director: Patrice Williamson ● 216-663-7522 ● www.clevelandymca.org


GENERAL INFORMATION:  Pepper Pike City Hall, 28000 Shaker Boulevard, Pepper Pike, OH 44124 ● 216-831-8500 ● www.pepperpike.orq

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU:  2217 East 9th Street, Suite 200, Cleveland, OH 44115-1299 ● 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. ● 216-241-7678 ● 800-233-0361 ● www.cleveland.bbb.org

CABLE TELEVISION:  Time Warner Cable ● 877-772-2253 ● www.timewarnercable.com

DOG LICENSE:  Available on-line at https://auditor.cuyahogacounty.us/doglicense/dogfaq.htm ● Cost is $16.00

Also available at Orange Village Animal Hospital, 4959 Brainard Road, Orange Village ● Chagrin Pet & Garden, 188 Solon Road, Chagrin Falls ● Pet Supplies Plus, 6261 SOM Center Road, Solon ● Cuyahoga County Auditor’s Office, 1219 Ontario Street, Room 121 or 760 East 185th Street, Cleveland

ELECTRICITY:  The Illuminating Company ● Automated electricity outage reporting line: 888-544-4877 ● Customer service: 800-589-3101 ● www.firstenergycorp.com

GAS:  Dominion East Ohio ● Customer service: 800-362-7557 ●  Emergency service: 877-542-2630 ● www.dom.com  ● Other vendors are also available on-line at: http://www.pickocc.org/gas/companies.shtml

WATER:  City of Cleveland, Division of Water ● Customer service: 216-664-3130 ●  Emergency service: 216-664-3060 ● www.clevelandwater.com  

MOTOR VEHICLES:  All vehicles and drivers are required to be registered in the State within 30 days of moving to Ohio. ● www.ohiobmv.com

Title transfer and vehicle registration can be handled at:

                16945 Chagrin Blvd, Shaker Heights, Ohio. 216-283-4000

License plates and driver's licenses can be obtained at:

1593 Golden Gate Plaza (Mayfield Road west of I-271)Mayfield Heights, OH ● 440-461-2847

An E-Check (emissions inspection) is required every two years in Ohio.  E-Check Testing Station19000 South Miles Road, Warrensville Heights, OH ● 800-CAR-TEST (800-227-8378) ● www.epa.state.oh.us/dapc/mobile.html

PEPPER PIKE FLAG:  The City flag is available for $55 at the Pepper Pike City Hall.

PEPPER PIKE MAP:  A map of the City is available for $1 at the Pepper Pike City Hall.

POST OFFICES:    Zip 44124:           5815 Landerbrook Drive, Mayfield Heights, OH ● 440-461-3815

                                    Zip 44122:           3695 Green Road, Beachwood, OH ● 216-360-0257

SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE:  3355 Richmond Road, Beachwood, OH 44122 ● 800-772-1213 ● www.ssa.gov

TELEPHONE SERVICES (RESIDENTIAL): Local “land line” service is provided by AT&T ● 800-660-1000 ● www.att.com.  Other cell phone and long distance service providers can be found by searching the Internet.

WHEN ABSENT FROM THE CITY:  Notify the Police Department (216-831-8500) and neighbors about the length of absence.



The Orange School District serves the residents of Pepper Pike, Hunting Valley, Moreland Hills, Orange, and Woodmere, as well as portions of Bedford Heights, Solon and Warrensville Heights.  Located on a wooded 179-acre campus, the Orange Schools consist of Moreland Hills Elementary School, Ballard Brady Middle School, Orange High School, and the Pepper Pike Learning Center.  The District’s bonds are rated AAA by Standard & Poor’s and Aaa by Moody’s Investors Service.

 More than 2,100 students attend the schools, comprising a diverse population.  For the 2010-2011 academic year the Ohio Department of Education "report card" gave the Orange School District  a rating of 'Excellent with Distinction', meeting all 30 of the 30 standards on which schools were judged (per the Ohio Department of Education website: www.reportcard.ohio.gov).  The Orange Schools Class of 2011 had 98 percent of its 174 graduates matriculate directly to college

ORANGE SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICES:  32000 Chagrin Boulevard, Pepper Pike, OH 44124 ● Phone 216-831-8600 ● Fax 216-831-8029 ● www.orangeschools.org

Administrators for the 2012-2013 School Year: 

Dr. Nancy Wingenbach – Superintendent of Schools  ext 6752
Ms. Paula Snyder – Dir. of Human Resources and Student Services   ext 6622
Mr. L. Greg Slemons – Treasurer      ext 6601
Mr. Philip  Dickinson – Director of Business Services    ext 6611
Ms. Jennifer Felker – Director of Educational Programs     ext 6620

Board:        (Term expires December 31 of the year listed)

 Tom Bonda  2015  216-831-5877
 Jennifer Cohen   2013  216-765-1434
 Dagmar Fellowes  2013  216-831-1084
 Sam Steinhouse, President   2013  440-349-2368
 Angela Wilkes   2015  216-513-6791

Volunteers for the 2011-2012 School Year:              

 Melanie Weltman – President of the Elementary PTA (grades K-8 )  216-378-6989
 Julie Bonebrake – President of the High School PTA (grades 9-12)  216-595-1484

The Orange Board of Education generally meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month.  The meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. in the Pepper Pike Learning Center.  For exact dates please visit www.orangeschools.org or contact the administrative office at 216-831-8600.  The public is welcome and encouraged to attend meetings.



Senator Rob Portman (Republican – Term expires December, 2017)                         
338 Russell Senate Office building , Washington, DC 20510
Phone 202-224-3353 ● Fax 202-224-9558
1240 E. 9th Street, Room 3061, Cleveland, OH 44199
Phone 216-522-7095 ● Fax 216-522-7097
Senator Sherrod Brown (Democrat – Term expires December, 2019)
713 Hart Senate Office building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone 202-224-2315 ● Fax 202-228-6321
1301 East 9th Street, Suite 1710, Cleveland, OH  44114
Phone 216-522-7272 ● Fax 216-522-2239
Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (Democrat-11th District.  Term expires December, 2015)               
1019 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-7032 ● Fax 202-225-1339
4834 Richmond Rd., Suite 150, Warrensville Heights, OH 44128
Phone 216-522-4900 ● Fax 216-522-4908
Governor: John Kasich (Replubican – Term expires December, 2015)
 Lt. Governor: Mary Taylor (Republican – Term expires December, 2014)
Riffe Center, 30th Floor, 77 S. High Street, Columbus, OH 43215-6108
Phone 614-466-3555 ● Fax 614-466-9354
615 W. Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone 216-787-3240 ● Fax 216-787-3244
Senator Nina Turner (Democrat- 25th District, Term expires December 2014)               
Senate Office Building, 1 Capital Square, 2nd Floor, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone 614-466-4583 ● Fax 614-222-0991

 OHIO HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                                                                                  

Rep. John Barnes (Democrat – 12th District – term expires Dec., 2014)
House of Representatives, Riffe Center,
77 S. High Street, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone 614-466-1408 ● Fax 614-719-3912

C. Ellen Connally  (Democrat– 12th District – term expires Dec., 2014)
County Administration Building
219 Ontario Street, Room 424
Cleveland, OH 44113
Office: 216/698-2023 Fax: 216/698-2040●  E-mail: ceconnally@cuyahogacounty.us


you have not registered before, or
you are a new resident of Pepper Pike, or
you have not voted in the last four calendar years, or
there are changes in your voter registration information such as name, address etc.

YOU MAY REGISTER up to 30 days prior to any election at: (1) the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, 2925    Euclid Avenue ● 216-443-3200, (2) Pepper Pike City Hall, (3) the Orange Library, or (4) any Ohio Auto License Bureau


A, B:    Church of the Western Reserve, 30500 Fairmount Boulevard
C, D, E:   Garfield Memorial Church, 3650 Lander Road


The following are located within Pepper Pike:
Rabbi Stephen Weiss – Senior Rabbi
27501 Fairmount Boulevard

(Presbyterian U.S.A.)
Revs. Susanne Carter and Ken Jones – Covenant Co-Pastors
30500 Fairmount Boulevard

(United Methodist) 
Reverend Warren (Chip) P. Freed, Jr. – Lead Pastor
3650 Lander Road

Rabbi Joshua Skoff – Senior Rabbi
27500 Shaker Boulevard

The Catholic Diocese serves Pepper Pike with:

Reverend James Caddy – Pastor
6850 Mayfield Road ● Gates Mills


POLICE DEPARTMENT                    911 or 216-831-1424
FIRE DEPARTMENT                           911 or 216-831-8833
AMBULANCE / PARAMEDIC        911 or 216-831-8833

The Pepper Pike Paramedic Ambulance transports only patients having life-threatening illness or severe trauma to the appropriate medical facility.  Other patients may be transported to the hospital of their choice. 

ELECTRICITY OUTAGE OR DOWNED LINES (Illuminating Company).……….......................................………………..888-544-4877

 GAS LEAK (Dominion East Ohio).………………………………………………………….………….......................................………….877-542-2630

 CLEVELAND WATER (City of Cleveland, Division of Water)…………………………..............................……………………….216-664-3130

 Other nearby facilities and contacts for emergency services are:

 ·         MEDICAL EMERGENCY Hillcrest  Hospital, 6780 Mayfield Road (at SOM Center)……….............................…..440-312-4500

 ·      MEDICAL EMERGENCY Ahuja Medical Center, 3999 Richmond Rd ……....................................................…..216-593-5500

·         URGENT CARE University Hospital, 3909 Orange Place (near I-271)……………...…………...............................…216-896-1800
       Monday – Friday   9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. ● Saturday / Sunday   9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

·    URGENT CARE Cleveland Clinic / Chagrin Valley, 551 E. Washington Street, Chagrin Falls.........................….440-893-9393
        Monday – Friday   8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. ● Saturday    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

·         PERSONAL PROBLEMS United Way First Call For Help………………………...............................................…...……..211 or 216-436-2000

·         POISON Center – 2074 Abington Road, Cleveland ● 24-Hour Hotline, 7 Days/Week.....….........................…....216-231-4455

·         SUICIDE Prevention – 24-Hour Hotline, 7 Days/Week………………..………..............................…………….............800-273-TALK (8255) 


 CITY HALL  216-831-8500  
 POLICE DEPARTMENT  216-831-8500  
 FIRE DEPARTMENT  216-831-8500   216-896-6137
 SERVICE DEPARTMENT  216-831-8500  216-896-6149

GUARDIAN CALLING PROGRAM – Computerized calls to residents who need to be checked on daily.  If there is no answer, emergency services may be dispatched.  Contact the Police Department (216-831-8500) for more information.

Pepper Pike C.E.R.T. (Citizen Emergency Response Team) – The Pepper Pike C.E.R.T. assists safety forces through emergency planning, community education and training, and large-scale (disaster) incident response.  This group, directed by Fire Chief John Frazier, is comprised of citizen volunteers trained under F.E.M.A. standards.  To volunteer contact John Frazier at the Fire Department (216-831-6139).

POD (Point of Dispensing) – POD provides assistance to health forces through the distribution of medications in case of a wide-spread health emergency.  The Cuyahoga County Board of Health coordinates volunteers (18 years or older) from eight neighboring communities including Pepper Pike.  The emergency dispensing site is Orange High School on the Orange School campus.  To volunteer contact John Frazier (216-896-6139).

RED CROSS – Pepper Pike provides a free eight-hour training course covering CPR, AED,  in-home safety, and first aid.  Applicants must be residents and over 15 years of age.  Contact John Frazier at the Fire Department (216-896-6139).

9-1-1 REVERSE – Automatically notifies residents in case of emergency including severe weather, water main break, power outages, chemical spills, or other serious events.  Contact the Police Department (216-831-8500).

P.O. Box 24808 ● Pepper Pike, OH  44124
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