Orange Place Drive entrance from Harvard Road will be closed from 6 am until 4 pm until Thursday, December 1st. You may access all buildings on Orange Place from Chagrin Boulevard.
Leaf Collection Extended
The Service Department has extended leaf collection until Thursday, December 1st. Please place your leaves near the road for pick up but make sure they do not extend into the road.
Water Discoloration Alert
11/30/2016 - Cleveland Water is working to resolve reports of discoloration in the water for some eastside suburban communities. These include Orange Village, Beachwood, Garfield Heights, Highland Heights, Lyndhurst, Maple Heights, Mayfield Heights, Moreland Hills, Pepper Pike, Shaker Heights, South Euclid, Warrensville, and Woodmere.
The water is safe to drink and use as normal. However, customers who experience discoloration should refrain from doing laundry since it may stain clothing. THERE IS NO BOIL ALERT IN EFFECT.
The discoloration of the water is a result of iron particles getting into the system from a sudden change in pressure and water flow due to a water main break and subsequent pump system repairs yesterday afternoon. Crews responded immediately yesterday and are continuing to flush hydrants today. Cleveland Water will continue to flush the system until the problem is resolved completely.
Please stay tuned for any updates via our Straight From The Tap blog at www.clevelandwater.com/news
and on www.Twitter.com/ClevelandWater
From the Orange Village Police Department:
Due to some recent criminal activity in the Village, and surrounding communities, we are advising our residents to be extra cautious. Please make sure all your doors and windows are locked and outside lights are illuminated on your property.
Please report ANY unusual or suspicious activity you may notice. If it is an immediate concern please dial 911. All other concerns can be directed to 440-247-7321.
The Fire Department Responds to the Holidays!
The members of your Orange Village Fire Department are proud to offer a wonderful and unique holiday experience. Firefighters will arrive on the fire truck for delivery of Christmas and Chanukkah presents to Orange Village children. All deliveries will be between 6 pm and 8 pm.
Your gifts need to be wrapped, labeled and dropped off to the Fire Department or Village Administration (Anna) by Monday December 9th. [This form
] MUST be completely filled out and left with the gift(s). Forms are also available at drop off locations.
Santa Delivery will be on December 15th.
Chanukkah Delivery will be on December 28th.
DELIVERIES LIMITED TO FIRST 15 FORMS & GIFTS RECEIVED.
If you have any questions please email Assistant Chief Daniel Fritz at email@example.com
NOPEC - PUTTING POWER GENERATION BACK UNDER STATE REGULATION
Energy Choice and Competition Must Remain Ohio’s Focus, Says NOPEC’s Leader
(Solon, Ohio) – The move to re-regulate electricity power generation in Ohio will cost consumers billions of dollars, kill off competition and strangle the capital investment spurred by the development of Ohio shale gas.
The re-regulation push is on, with electric utility giants FirstEnergy Corp. and American Electric Power Ohio (AEP) already announcing they will be lobbying state legislators and officials to re-regulate their power plants, said Chuck Keiper, executive director of the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council.
“Ohio started to deregulate electricity in 1999 because our consumers were facing rates that were among the highest in the country,” Keiper said. “The old regulated model simply was not working. Ohio legislators were correct when they developed a competitive market.” Keiper said that NOPEC is releasing an executive summary of a study conducted by The Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs and Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs. The full study, to be released soon, will take an in-depth look at the savings and benefits of deregulation. The executive summary’s findings include:
Ohio consumers who chose to shop for the best competitive energy rates between 2011 and 2015 saved $3 billion per year, or total savings of $14.97 billion.
Over the next five years, in the current deregulated market, Ohio consumers will save an estimated average of $2.98 billion per year, or total savings of $14.94 billion.
“The study will illustrate, with hard facts and numbers, that deregulation is the driving force behind the relatively low cost of electricity in Ohio,” Keiper said. “Deregulation has been a gift to Ohio consumers that has given us billions of dollars in savings, and it’s a gift that will keep giving for years to come.”
Download the full press release & executive summary: Regulation News Release.pdf Electric Customer Choice Executive Summary.pdf
NOPEC Terminates Relationship with FES
NOPEC is pleased to announce they have signed a new contract with a NOPEC Electric Supplier.
Please download the Electric Supplier Press Release.pdf
. for more information.
Click here to read Frequently Asked Questions
Current NOPEC Subscribers
If you are a current NOPEC subscriber you will receive a notice from NOPEC , as well as from First Energy Solutions regarding the program. First Energy was the supplier of electricity for NOPEC subscribers. A recent contract dispute resulted in First Energy Solutions withdrawing from the program as a supplier. NOPEC has selected NextEra Energy Services to be the new electricity supplier. Next Era has been a supplier of electricity to NOPEC subscribers in prior years. According to NOPEC, the current 6% discount on rates on your electricity usage will continue.
As a subscriber, you will be receiving from an opt-out notice from NOPEC a notice describing your choices. The “opt-out” means you can elect to no longer be part of the NOPEC program. You would then choose and directly contract with your own electricity supplier.
In order to make an informed decision, please log onto the PUCO website, www.energychoice.ohio.gov, click on Electric, then Residential, and then “The Illuminating Company”.
If you have any other questions, please review the information on NOPEC’s website www.nopecinfo.org
Fire Hydrant Flushing
The Fire Department will be flushing hydrants during the next several weeks. Occasionally, water becomes discolored after hydrant flushing. If this happens, run your cold water tap for a few minutes until the water clears. If it doesn't clear the first time, wait a few minutes and run the water again.
Hydrant flushing is necessary to test the hydrants to make sure adequate flow and pressure is available in the event that they are needed for fire suppression.
Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs
Issues Utilities Scam Alert
Cuyahoga County’s Department of Consumer Affairs is issuing a new utilities scam alert after learning scammers are posing as electric company employees and calling Cuyahoga County residents, threatening them with immediate utilities shutoffs if they don’t pay.
The threat of losing power can scare people into wiring money or making a phone payment before they’ve had time to think the call through.
The Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs wants you to know it’s OK to hang up on these calls.
Any utility that plans to shut off your service will send you a written notice, not spring the news on you during a phone call.
Scammers have in the past used the names of First Energy, the Illuminating Company, Cleveland Public Power, Dominion East Ohio and Cleveland Water.
Consumers who receive these calls should hang up and report them to the Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs at consumeraffairs.cuyahogacounty.us or by calling 216-443-7035.
How to protect yourself:
· Don’t panic. Utilities don’t make cold-calls about shut offs. They will always send written disconnection notices.
· Be skeptical of the Caller ID. Scammers may spoof their numbers.
· Know that disconnections are typically not scheduled at night or on weekends.
· Be wary if anyone asks you to pay a bill using a wire transfer, prepaid card or gift card. Those are payment methods most utilities don’t accept, but scammers like because they’re hard to trace.
· Never give account information to someone who calls you.
· If you believe you may owe, contact your utility using the number from your bill, not one provided by a caller.
Follow the Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs on Facebook and Twitter
to report, ask questions about and stay up to date on the latest scams.??
Fire Department - Job Opening
WE'RE HIRING! Are you interested in becoming a member of the Orange Village Fire Department? We are currently accepting applications for the job of Firefighter/Paramedic (part time). Applications can be picked up at our station located at 4600 Lander Road (Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm). Applicants should possess a State of Ohio Firefighter I and II card as well as a State of Ohio Paramedic card. Applicants should also have a clean driving record and will need to pass a background check, drug screen and physical exam.
Email Assistant Chief Dan Fritz
for further information.
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New Disposal Services
The Service Department has 2 new services to help residents recycle and rid their properties of debris. Learn more about the new:
Container Rental Service
We will drop off an 8 or 10 yard container during the months of April through November (weather permitting) to help dispose of brush, yard waste, construction debris or household debris.
You cannot mix items in the container but you can choose from several different types of materials to dispose of. Rental costs vary depending on the items that will be disposed of.
Please see the Container Regulations and fill in the Container Rental Agreement.
Please remember this service is for residents only. Contact us at 440-498-4403 for detailed information.
Scrap Metal Recycling
A new drop-off dumpster is available for ferrous and non-ferrous recyclables.
It is located at the Service Department, by the salt shed and is marked with a sign under the overhang.
It is for "Metals only" - no other trash or products.
Not only does the program allow for us to reduce landfill costs, it also earns $$$ for scrap. The program is provided/funded through an Ohio EPA grant (50/50 match).
Enhanced Exterior Maintenance Inspection Program
Orange Village is conducting the exterior maintenance
In response to recent survey
results indicating a growing concern for the decline in
property upkeep throughout the community, the building
department will be stepping up its property maintenance enforcement.
and Zoning Inspector will drive through the community and evaluate the condition
of properties via a site inspection from the street. Exterior areas of all properties shall be kept free of any
objects, materials or conditions which may create a health, accident or fire hazard or adversely affect the
value of surrounding properties: including but not limited to such objects, materials or conditions as peeling
paint or bare untreated exterior surfaces, broken or dilapidated fences, decks, porches and accessory
structures, missing or broken windows and doors, unlicensed or immovable vehicles, and/or collections
of junk, rubbish or debris outside dwelling structures. If the inspector sees any violations of the Village’s
Ordinances, he will document the violation then prepare a first notice letter to the property owner. Property
owners will then have ten (10) days to contact Tom Shields, our Housing and Zoning Inspector, with either a
plan to correct the violation(s) or with a statement of intent to appeal the violation(s). If the property owner
does not contact the Housing and Zoning Inspector within the designated time specified in the letter, they
will be expected to correct the listed violation(s) within thirty (30) days of the date of the initial violation letter.
A follow-up inspection will be made after 30 days. If the owner has corrected the violation(s), the file will
be closed. However, if the violation(s) still exists the Inspector will generate a second and final violation
ticket. If the property owner refuses to cooperate with the Housing and Zoning inspector (or the Building
Commissioner) and does not file an appeal, the matter will be turned over to the Village Prosecutor to
proceed with legal action. A list of the violations, including the ordinance number
that the inspector will be looking at can be found on the Village Website under
the building tab.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Housing and Zoning
Inspector Tom Shields at 440-287-5134 or Building Commissioner Dave Strichko
Caring About Residents - Encouraging Service
Our Mission is to provide a clearinghouse for volunteer, non-technical help to Orange Village residents. In addition, to create a resource for communicating other volunteer and Village provided services available in our community.
What is CARES?
Orange Village CARES is a volunteer program to provide a “helping hand” to Orange Village residents. Examples of services provided include, but are not limited to:
Assistance will be assessed on an individual basis and is intended to be non-technical and short term.
- Change battery in smoke detector
- Change lightbulbs
- Take recycling/trash containers to the curb/bring back
- Move boxes or furniture that are too heavy
- Fix broken locks
Who is eligible?
Any resident of Orange Village is eligible to receive temporary assistance.
What is the cost?
There is no cost for this service. The volunteers are from different organizations throughout the community and Orange Village residents.
How do I get assistance with the program?
You must first complete the application for volunteer program services, waiver and release forms. Your request will be evaluated and you will be contacted to coordinate the next steps, which may include a site visit to meet you and evaluate the needed services.
Can I Volunteer?
Yes, we are always looking for individuals or groups to volunteer. Please complete the
agreement, waiver and
Volunteers are urgently needed to make this program a success!