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Directory 2011

Welcome to the 2011 online 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 updated annually in the Spring, and is available on the website.  Printed copies are available to paid resident memberships.  At the League’s discretion, limited copies may be provided to other interested parties.  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.
 
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OFFICERS AND TRUSTEES
OF THE PEPPER PIKE CIVIC LEAGUE

  Officers
 Chairperson  Julie K. Shaw   216-591-0421  2011
 Vice-Chairperson  Janet S. Newman  440-473-0472  2013
 Treasurer  Mark Leventhal  216-464-1199  2013
 Secretary      
 
Trustees (Alphabetical)
 Vera Bartasavich   216-514-1735  2011
 Robert A. Blattner  440-442-3431  2012
 Michael Lundon  216-245-6163  2013
 Sonni Senkfor  330-487-0888  2012
 Moe Sugerman  216-533-1837  2011
(Terms expire on December 31 of the year shown)  

CITY GOVERNMENT

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 $55,000 per year and Council members receive $8,200 per year. Officials as of January 2011 are:
 
Mayor
 Bruce H. Akers  216-896-6126 (Office)  2011
   216-831-9604 (Home)
   brucehakers@pepperpike.org  
(Term Expires December 31 of the year shown)
 
Council
 Allan C. Krulak 440-461-4278  2011
 Gail B. Mayland  216-591-0877  2011
 Paulette E. Morganstern  216-292-7244  2013
 Scott Newell  216-378-0550  2013
 Clevis T. Svetlik  440-442-1006  2011
 Frederick I. Taft  216-595-9011  2013
 Jill Miller Zimon  216-831-4495  2013
 
 
Executive Assistant to the Mayor: Barbara Hennen ..............................................216-896-6125
Clerk of Council: Sheila Brett-O’Connor ................................................................216-896-6128
Finance Director: Loren Sengstock .......................................................................216-896-6124
Law Director: Christopher L. Gibbon .....................................................................216-928-2893
Engineer: Donald F. Sheehy ...................................................................................440-439-1999
Council meets on the third Wednesday of each month in the City Hall at 8:00 p.m. The meetings are open to the public. The Finance and Planning and Road and Safety Committees meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
         
FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief, Tom Hartman.  The department has 12 full-time and 14 part-time fire fighters.  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 ● fire@pepperpike.org
POLICE DEPARTMENT – Chief,  Jack Crivel.  The force consists of 20 officers plus civilian dispatchers and other personnel ● 911 (Emergency only) ● 216-831-1424 (non-emergency) ● Fax 216-831-0175 ● 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 ● 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.
 

LAWS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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.
HORSES (Section 1266.02(b)(1)) – You must own at least two acres of land to keep a horse and comply with enclosure and set-back requirements.
“HOUSE SALES”, i.e. PUBLIC SALES OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS (Chapter 864) – Always call Police Clerk first.  Sales under $300 total require no permit; sales over this amount require a $25 per day license, which may be obtained from the Clerk of Council.  Restrictions apply to time, signs and parking.
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 $60.
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.
 

CITY HISTORY AND FINANCES

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 2000 census the population is 5,979.  The number of homes in Pepper Pike according to the Building Department records is 2,355.
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, estates, admissions, and gasoline.  Building fees, court fines, and motor vehicle licensing provide additional revenue.
PROPERTY TAX RATE – For the Tax Year 2010 (collected in 2011), the effective tax rate for Pepper Pike is $72.00  per $1,000 of the taxable value of each parcel of real estate.  The real estate taxes are allocated as follows: $41.83 to the Orange School District, $16.37 to the county, $9.50 to the city, $2.50 to the county library, and $1.80 to the Metro Park System.  The effective tax rate is the rate used for calculation of real estate taxes, based on the taxable value of the real estate which is by statute equal to 35% of its fair market value as determined by the Cuyahoga County Auditor.  The simplest way to calculate the amount of property tax one would pay for a house in Pepper Pike is to multiply the market value of the property by 2.21% for the year 2010.
HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION – A reduction in property taxes is available to senior citizens and disabled homeowners with low incomes.  For more information on the Homestead Exemption call Cuyahoga County at 216-443-7050.
BONDS / DEBT RATING – Outstanding are $8,775,411 in Special Assessment bonds and $640,000 in 10-year General Obligation Bonds which were issued in 1997, 1998 and 2001.  The final maturity is 2029 for the Special Assessment Bonds and 2017 for the General Obligation Bonds.  The City’s bonds carry a rating of Aaa (Moody’s).
 

RECYCLING AND WASTE DISPOSAL

RECYCLING:  All recyclable materials may be mixed together in the same bag.  All paper may now be included with the glass, plastics, 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.

The items to be picked-up and recycled are:

  • 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 plastic bags.  There is a bin for aluminum can recycling 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 clippings.  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 bush 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.
GOODWILL/CLEVELAND FURNITURE BANK – Annually the City collects and delivers clothing, appliances, furniture, and other household items to these organizations.   Goods must be in usable and good condition.  Watch the quarterly bulletin for details.Household Hazardous Waste (HHW): is any product that is toxic, flammable, corrosive, reactive, or explosive.  Some examples of HHW are: mercury (thermostats, thermometers, etc.), 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.  To prepare these items for collection, place them in boxes (with the box lids OPEN) weighing less than 40 pounds each.  Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District Round-Ups:  round-up dates will be announced in the Service Department quarterly newsletters.  All round-up items may either be dropped off at the Service Department, or collected with a Friday special pick-up, during the round-up dates.
USED TECHNOLOGY: CPU’s, monitors, keyboards, and software.  Computers and related equipment will either be refurbished and donated to local schools, or disassembled and the individual parts will be 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.
 

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS AND FACILITIES

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 ● 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 pre-K 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. 253, 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.  Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. ●  Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ●  Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Director: Laura Guentner ● 216-831-8601 ● www.orangerec.com
GROSS SCHECHTER DAY SCHOOL:  27601 Fairmount Boulevard.  Offers pre-school, elementary school, and middle school.  Headmaster: Rabbi Jim Rogozen ● 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. Contact: Shirley MacDonald ● 440-247-8482
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 of' resources, 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.cuyahoga.lib.oh.us/branch
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.  Executive Director: 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 ● 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: Sam Chestnut ● 216-464-0033 ● www.theratnerschool.org
SCOUTS ORGANIZATIONS
1. BOY SCOUTS:  Boy Scouts are for ages 11-17 years old.  Troop 309 Scoutmaster: Mark Anderson ● 440-247-02692. CUB SCOUTS:  Cub Scouts are for boys grades 1-5.  Cubmaster: Scott Enholm ● 440-227-9858
3. 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.  Janice Benes ● 216-831-8292 ● www.gsneo.org
4. 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 ● 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.  Committee meets three times a year.  Chairperson: Julie Bonebrake ● 216-595-1484
216-831-4495:  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
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: Ian Roberts; Childcare Director: Patrice Williamson ● 216-663-7522 ● www.clevelandymca.org
 

UTILITIES, SERVICES, AND GENERAL INTEREST

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:
1623 Golden Gate Plaza (Mayfield Road west of I-271), Mayfield Heights, OH ● 440-442-3537
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
4620 Richmond Road, Suite 296, Warrensville Heights, OH ● 216-595-9270
An E-Check (emissions inspection) is required every two years in Ohio.  E-Check Testing Station: 19000 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 (216-831-1424) and neighbors about the length of absence.
 

ORANGE SCHOOL DISTRICT

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 2,900 students attend the schools, comprising a diverse population.  For the 2009-2010 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 2010 had 98 percent of its 155 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 2010-2011 School Year:
  • Dr. Nancy Wingenbach – Superintendent of Schools(ext. 6752)
  • Dr. Gary Puntel – Director 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. Charlene Skupinski – Director of Educational Programs(ext. 6619)
Board: (Term expires December 31 of)
Tom Bonda, Vice President       2011        216-831-5877
Cindy Eickhoff                            2011        216-292-5629
Dagmar Fellowes                       2013        216-831-1084
Stanley Morganstern                 2013        216-292-7244
Sam Steinhouse, President       2013        440-349-2368
 
Volunteers for the 2010-2011 School Year:
  • Valeri Furst-Wauschek – President of the Elementary PTA (grades K-8 )   216-591-0432
  • Stephanie Jarrett – President of the High School PTA (grades 9-12)              216-831-0476
 
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.
 

VOTING INFORMATION AND OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

U.S. SENATORS
Senator Rob Portman (Republican – Term expires December, 2016)                         
B40D Dirksen 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, 2012)
455 Russell 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
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (Democrat-11th District.  Term expires December, 2012)               
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'S OFFICE
Governor: John Kasich (Replubican – Term expires December, 2014)
 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
OHIO STATE SENATOR
Senator Tom Patton (Republican - 24th District, Term expires December 2012)               
Senate Office Building, 1 Capital Square, 1st Floor, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone 614-466-8056 ● Fax 614-222-0991
5962 Royalwood Drive, North Royalton, OH 44133
Phone 440-230-2868
 
OHIO HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Representative Marlene Anielski (Republican – 17th District – Term Expires December, 2012)       
House of Representatives, Riffe Center,
77 South High Street, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone 614-644-6041 ● Fax 614-719-6956
2112 Acacia Park Drive #504, Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Phone 216-647-7575 ● Cell 216-647-7575
 
YOU MUST REGISTER (OR RE-REGISTER) TO VOTE IF:
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

PRECINCT VOTING LOCATIONS

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

PLACES OF WORSHIP

The following are located within Pepper Pike:
B'NAI JESHURUN CONGREGATION – TEMPLE ON THE HEIGHTS
Rabbi Stephen Weiss – Senior Rabbi
27501 Fairmount Boulevard
216-831-6555
 
CHURCH OF THE WESTERN RESERVE
(Presbyterian U.S.A.)
The Reverend Carol Wedell – Pastor
30500 Fairmount Boulevard
440-442-2220
 
CONGREGATION BETHAYNU
Rabbi Rona Shapiro
27900 Gates Mills Boulevard
216-292-2931
 
GARFIELD MEMORIAL CHURCH
(United Methodist)
Reverend Warren (Chip) P. Freed, Jr. – Lead Pastor
3650 Lander Road
216-831-1566
 
PARK SYNAGOGUE EAST
Rabbi Joshua Skoff – Senior Rabbi27500 Shaker Boulevard
216-831-5363
 
The Catholic Diocese serves Pepper Pike with:
 
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
(ROMAN CATHOLIC)Reverend James Caddy – Pastor
6850 Mayfield Road ● Gates Mills
440-461-0066
 

EMERGENCY SERVICES

POLICE DEPARTMENT                  911
FIRE DEPARTMENT                      911
AMBULANCE / PARAMEDIC          911
 
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
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
MENTAL HEALTH Emergency – 24-Hour Hotline, 7 Days/Week………......…...……………………..216-623-6888
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)
RADIO Pepper Pike Emergency Station ………………………….…………………….................................1670 AM
 

NON-EMERGENCY SERVICES

CITY HALL......................................216-831-1424
POLICE DEPARTMENT.....................216-831-1424
FIRE DEPARTMENT.........................216-896-6137
SERVICE DEPARTMENT...................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 (216-831-1424) 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 Tom Hartman, and managed by Patty Melaragno, is comprised of citizen volunteers trained under F.E.M.A. standards.  To volunteer contact Patty Melaragno 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 Patty Melaragno (216-896-6139).
RED CROSS – Pepper Pike provides a free eight[1]-hour training course covering CPR, AED,  in-home safety, and first aid.  Applicants must be residents and over 15 years of age.  Contact Patty 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 (216-831-1424).
 
P.O. Box 24808 ● Pepper Pike, OH  44124
© Pepper Pike Civic League – 2011 All Rights Reserved
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