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City Hall is Open to the Public June 1

Posted on May 29, 2020

City Hall is scheduled to reopen to the public for official business on Monday, June 1st.  Please note some important changes to our operations which include the following: Water payments (excluding shut-offs) will no longer be able to be paid inside the building.  Payments can be mailed in, placed in the water drop box outside...

Income Tax Update Alert Effective Immediately

Posted on May 26, 2020

The City of Bedford is taking every possible precaution to protect the health, safety and welfare of its employees and taxpayers while continuing to provide quality and timely tax services to our residents. COVID19 presents increased challenges in our workplace when filing your returns, however, you can accomplish this in a non-personal contact environment. In...

Summer Swim Team Will Not Compete in 2020

Posted on May 23, 2020

Bedford Parks & Recreation Department received word from the Cuyahoga Valley Swim League that the league will not take place this season, due to COVID-19.  League officials stated that many communities are not opening pools making meet locations limited. League officials also stated that conducting meets safely would prove to be nearly impossible.  Therefore the...

Bedford Memorial Day Remembrance Video

Posted on May 22, 2020

It has been a long-standing tradition in Bedford to honor and mourn the men and women who have died serving our great Country.  Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the City of Bedford has canceled our traditional Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies to comply with the State’s public safety guidelines.  It is important to the City of...

Refuse Collection – Memorial Day Week

Posted on May 21, 2020

Refuse collection will be one day late the week of May 25 due to Memorial Day.

Parks & Recreation Department Seeks Input

Posted on May 20, 2020

The Parks & Recreation Department is seeking input for future programming.  Please click on the the link below to take a brief survey.   Your input is very important to us as we plan upcoming programs and activities.  Thank you! CLICK HERE FOR SURVEY  

COVID-19 Update from Parks & Recreation Department

Posted on May 15, 2020

  COVID-19 Update from Parks & Recreation Department as of May 15, 2020 The City of Bedford has been working with county and state health officials in regard to COVID-19. The Governor of Ohio has mandated social distancing and closures during this difficult time. Due to these mandates and our desire to do all we...

Bedford Garden Club Online Plant Sale

Posted on May 13, 2020

The Bedford Garden Club is pleased to announce the start of their ONLINE Plant (& Girl Scout cookie) Sale. Order plants for the garden and cookies for your tummy at http://www.bedfordgardenclub.com/plant-sale The sale will be on through May 17th. On May 22nd & 23rd, the Bedford Garden Club will be delivering those orders to your...

County Announces Second Round Funding of Business Stabilization Fund

Posted on May 8, 2020

Cuyahoga County has announced the second round of funding for the stabilization fund, which assists small, neighborhood-based businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Click image to enlarge. Visit cuyahogacounty.us/stabilizationfund to apply.

Governor Announces Restaurants, Bars, Hair/Nail Salons, Barbershops, Tanning Salons to Open

Posted on May 7, 2020

Governor DeWine announced today that outdoor dining may resume May 15th and dine-in services may resume May 21st.  Guidelines for the industry can be found here, and best practices can be found here. Governor DeWine also announced that personal services such as hair salons, barbershops, day spas, nail salons, and tanning facilities may reopen on...

University Hospitals Bedford sponsoring “Chalk the Walk”

Posted on May 5, 2020

University Hospitals Bedford Medical Center is sponsoring a “Chalk the Walk” project for members of the community to chalk their well wishes to the coronavirus frontline heroes at UH Bedford.  It would be great for those that live and work in the community to write their thoughts on the sidewalk and even draw colorful pictures...

Bedford City School District State of the Schools Address

Posted on May 4, 2020

View video presentation of the Bedford City School District State of the Schools Address held on April 29, 2020 at Bedford High School. 2020 State of the Schools Address      

Governor DeWine Announces ‘Stay Safe Ohio Order’

Posted on May 1, 2020

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on April 30, 2020, that the Ohio Department of Health has issued a "Stay Safe Ohio Order." The new order, which incorporates the openings of businesses and services announced as part of the Responsible RestartOhio plan, will replace the previous "Stay at Home" order, which expired at 11:59 p.m....

Important Message from Kimble Regarding Refuse Collection

Posted on April 27, 2020

Effective immediately, the City’s refuse contractor, Kimble, will be resuming refuse and recycling collection without limitations.  Kimble is requesting that customers who have cooperated and held back additional materials gradually place these items out on your collection day spread out over the next 2 to 3 weeks to lessen the sudden volume impact. We will continue...

Exterior Residential Permit Fees Waived in June

Posted on April 22, 2020

During the month of June, the City’s Building Department will be waiving the residential building permit fees associated with exterior improvements for owner occupied single family dwellings! Those wishing to tackle some much needed exterior home improvements will still need to obtain the required approvals and associated permits during this opportunity. The contractors must still...

Residents Need to Again Register for CodeRED

Posted on April 14, 2020

The City of Bedford is now a part of Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management (CCOEM) CodeRED service at no cost to the City.  In order to receive emergency and general notifications via phone call, text or email, you will need to register through the Office of Emergency Management website at www.readynotify.us.  A link to this website is on...

Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted Create Ohio Office of Small Business Relief

Posted on April 7, 2020

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today announced the creation of the Office of Small Business Relief within the Ohio Development Services Agency. The Office will coordinate state efforts to identify and provide direct support for Ohio’s nearly 950,000 small businesses. The Office will initially focus on three key areas: It will...

Message to the Community from Mayor & City Manager

Posted on April 7, 2020

An update from Mayor Stan Koci and City Manager Mike Mallis: Click here to view the Message to the Community April 6, 2020.

Changes to Refuse Collection

Posted on April 6, 2020

Dear Residents, We would like to make you aware of some upcoming changes as it pertains to refuse collection.  The information below will be included in upcoming communication from Kimble, the City’s refuse service provider. Effective, Monday April 13, 2020 Kimble will be implementing the following changes: Solid Waste: Please fit all materials into the...

US Small Business Administration Announces Paycheck Protection Program

Posted on April 6, 2020

The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. You can apply through any...
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