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City Council STRONGSVILLE CITY COUNCIL (left to right): Matt Schonhut, Councilman-at-Large, President; Gordon Short, Ward 4; Ann Roff, Ward 2; Jim Kaminski, Ward 1; Kelly Kosek, Ward 3; Jim Carbone, Councilman-at-Large and Joe DeMio, Councilman-at-Large.

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Strongsville City Council By Jim Kaminski, Ward One Councilman

Your Strongsville City Council representatives would like to highlight a few accomplishments from 2020 and give a quick glance into 2021.

Traffic Signalization Project Currently finishing the signal radio interconnection, which is what coordinates the timing of the signals. In March 2021, the systems analysis and coordination programming will take place. This is where they run the system and adjust timing that might not be optimized. Once this is completed, improvements in traffic flow should be noticed.

Local Business Aid The COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges that came along with it gave Council and the City’s Administration one of the most challenging years on record. The City Administration along with council acted quickly to help our local businesses survive this crisis. Through partnerships with entities from both the public and private sectors, over 700 Strongsville businesses received aid through programs including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Ohio’s Small Business Relief Grant, and various Cuyahoga County grants. We should all be proud of the fast, helpful actions that contributed millions of dollars of aid to our local businesses when it was most needed.

Economic Development is the key driver of our success and is led by Brent Painter and continues to be a big focus in 2021. The City’s Business Parks continue to flourish with over 900 new jobs announced. Below are a few highlights: Expansion of the Union Home Mortgage Corporate Headquarters Campus n New Corporate Headquarters for Infinium Wall Systems n Relocation of the Pipeline Development Company's headquarters n Announcement of a new smartchip manufacturing facility for OMEC Inc. n Great Lakes Brewery establishing their canning operations within Strongsville

Sign-up for Cuyahoga County ReadyNotify – an important free service that will call or text you with any local emergencies that impact Strongsville. To learn more visit: https://ready.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/ ReadyNotify.aspx The City's TV Channel can be seen on WOW! (21), Spectrum (1020) and live on the city's website. We broadcast live emergency notifications, community information, City Council meetings and other events.

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City Services: City Council continues to focus on ways to improve on the great services we provide such as the finest safety forces with our Police, Fire, Paramedic & Dispatch services. Not to mention the unlimited garbage collection, refuse center, recreational needs, and senior citizen services the city offers. Our commitment is to help the administration build an environment for businesses to locate, maintain and build upon the quality services we have expected. Lastly, in 2020/2021 City Council allocated $5.9MM for road reconstruction, nearly double the average yearly spend on road repairs.

2020 Pavement Reconstruction Program details: 2020/2021 road season -Strongsville invested $5,873,109.50, double the normal yearly spend.

Strongsville Streets Scheduled for Reconstruction Completed in 2020: North Bexley Pleasant Ridge Place Timber Edge Place Pine Tree Place Pheasant Trail Applebrook Circle Stag Thicket Lane Wolf Run Circle

Hastings Court Camden Drive Parkwood Lane Applewood Lane Forestwood Drive Arlington Drive Foltz Parkway Drake Road

To be completed in 2021: River Ridge Road Sunridge Circle Pamela Drive Briarwood Lane

Shagbark Trail Creek Moss Lane Pebble Brook Lane Idlewood Entrance www.strongsville.org 13


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