Thursday, May 16, 2013
Job hunting? Look no further — here's a great resource to find work in the area.
There are several city employment opportunities in Solon right now. According to the city's website, Solon needs a maintenance collections systems worker and a police officer civil service examination is scheduled for May 19 and June 9. More than 10 part-time jobs are available and there are more than five seasonal jobs up for grabs. For more details on the job openings, visit the city's website. Take a look at this Patch Careerbuilder.com page to find more Solon jobs.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
A public hearing is scheduled for May 1 at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall to collect resident feedback on the recycling idea, which city officials have been discussing for months.
Solon residents can give city officials their opinion this week on the city's proposal to start an automated recycling program. A public hearing is scheduled for May 1 at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall to collect resident feedback on the recycling idea, which city officials have been discussing for months. The city needs new recycling equipment because the trucks are about 17 years old and are showing wear and tear, With that need imminent, service department officials say its time to consider the switch to automated pickup. Automated pickup involves a truck with an arm that picks up a standardized container provided by the city. It makes the process more efficient, reduces worker injury and promotes recycling. The city automated its solid waste …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Good Nature Organic Lawn Care has been hired to provide chemical-free lawn care to the city's Veterans Park.
The city of Solon is now chemical free in treating the grass at Veterans Park. This spring, the city has hired Good Nature Organic Lawn Care, a Cleveland-area company, to care for the park at the corner of SOM Center and Bainbridge roads. Alec McClennan, the owner of Good Nature, said his company uses only organic fertilizers and will not use pesticides and herbicides. Solon is one of a number of area cities who are going organic to care for their parks. Chagrin Falls, Beachwood, and Bath Township also use Good Nature to care for their parks. Mark Hawley, Solon's streets division manager, said the city chose Veterans Park for this because its often used to host city gatherings, such as ceremonies for veterans. "I wanted to show the …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Solon officials are finalizing the list of road repair, sewer system work and other infrastructure projects for 2013.
The Solon Public Works Committee has been discussing the preliminary infrastructure budget for 2013. The budget lists projects in order of priority. A total of about $10.5 million worth of projects could be on tap for 2013. This document, once its finished at the public works committee, will be discussed during budget talks next month. Click the PDF attached to this article to see the list of projects.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Former Solon Mayor Bob Paulson told city council members they should rethink a proposal to spend nearly $1 million for aesthetic improvements to the SOM Center Road railroad bridge.
As city officials consider a project to enhance the look of the railroad bridge in the center of town, a former city official wants them to throw the idea on the scrap heap. Former Solon Mayor Bob Paulson spoke out against the idea during the Oct. 15 City Council meeting and urged council members to slow down and reconsider. The project, estimated to cost about $950,000, received an unanimous thumbs up by the safety committee and will be considered by the finance committee during budget planning for next year. Paulson said there are better ways to spend taxpayer money. "How many constituents have ever come to you and said we really need to spend $1 million on that railroad bridge?" Paulson said. WHAT DO YOU THINK? Head down to the bottom …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Residents can pile up their leaves on the curb for pickup from Oct. 15 until Dec. 21
Solon residents, time to get out those rakes. The Solon Service Department will begin curbside leaf pickup today, Oct. 15, and it will run through Dec. 21, weather permitting. The city asks residents to place their leaves 3 feet from the curb and city crews will work their way around the city to collect them. Crews will pass through each area several times through the collection season. Leaves are composted and not thrown into the landfill. Compost and mulch will be available to Solon residents next spring. Need more info or have questions? Call the Solon Service Department at 248-5834. Read more at the city website.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The survey, conducted for Solon by the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission, asked residents to identify Solon's strengths and weaknesses.
What do residents love about Solon? What do they wish was better? Earlier this year, 332 Solon residents responded to a survey from the city asking them tons of questions about Solon. The data was gathered for Solon's Citizen Master Plan Committee, which is meeting at City Hall tonight to discuss the results. The data, while not conclusive, does paint a picture of what Solonites think of the city they call home. There's tons of data (Click the PDF attached with this article to read the whole 72 page) but there's one interesting question that stood out: What is Solon's top three strengths and weaknesses. Here's the answers: Solon's Strengths Other Strengths: Safety, Diversity, Parks Solon's Weaknesses Other Weakness: No Town Center, High …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Developer Randy Kertesz wants to build the 13 homes on a 22-acre lot on the southwest corner of the intersection.
Plans for a new 13-home subdivision at Neptune Drive and Miles Road will be reviewed tonight by the Solon Safety Committee. The committee meets at 6 p.m. tonight at City Hall. Developer Randy Kertesz, who also built the nearby Shoppes of North Solon plaza, wants to build the homes on a 22-acre lot on the southwest corner of the intersection. The property includes a pond known as Neptune Lake. According to planning documents, the new subdivision would be accessed from a cul-de-sac off Neptune Drive where the road curves and turns into Woodall Road. The plan needs the approval of city council, as well as permits from the Army Corps of Engineers regarding wetland impacts. The Solon Planning Commission began deliberating on the proposal Feb 28…
Friday, March 9, 2012
Check out these part-time or seasonal jobs open with the city of Solon. Find out how to apply.
The city of Solon is looking to hire some part-time or seasonal workers. Below is the list of jobs available. Visit the city website to apply. Note: You must create a free online job profile before you can apply. SEASONAL WORK Concession Worker, Solon Community Center Pro Shop Clerk, Grantwood Golf Course Starter/Ranger, Grantwood Golf Course Teaching Assistant, Grantwood Golf Course Cart Attendant, Grantwood Golf Course PART-TIME JOBS Part-Time Theater Instructor, Solon Center for the Arts Part-Time Board Certified Music Therapist, Solon Center for the Arts Help Wanted: Part-Time Visual Arts Instructor, Solon Center for the Arts Part-Time Records Clerk, Solon Police Department Lifeguards, Solon Community Center
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
City council approved a pay increase and possible merit bonuses for non-union workers for 2012.
Non-union employees of the city of Solon will receive a 2.75 percent pay increase this year and have the chance to receive a one-time merit bonus. An ordinance for the raises and bonuses, a request by Mayor Susan Drucker, was added to the agenda Tuesday at the beginning of city council's regular meeting and approved as part of the consent agenda. The raises are for all employees who aren't covered by a collective bargaining agreement, including Law Director Tom Lobe and City Prosecutor Lon Stolarsky. The pay increases are retro-active to Jan. 1. In addition to the pay raises, city council also gave the mayor $25,000 that she can use to hand out up to $1,000 one-time bonuses to deserving employees. To be eligible for a bonus, employees must…