Saturday, April 24, 2010

Minutes from April Meeting

Library Summer Program

The BV Library is planning a community book discussion around the book “Bottlemania” by Elizabeth Royte—the book explains how water went on sale, why we bought it, and the impact that it has had on the US and the economy. The meeting is Tuesday, July 13th, 7 PM, at the library. The Green Team meeting scheduled for Tuesday July 13th at 6:30 PM will be moved to the Library to participate in this event.

There is also an opportunity to host a related community event on Saturday at the Library. Volunteers are needed that would be interested in planning and organizing the community event with Pam. A final decision on whether there will be a related community event will be made at the May GT meeting.

Environment Update

The Green Team (Ginger O’Brien and Cornelia Ryan) is sponsoring two Garlic Mustard Pulls. Volunteers are needed. Please dress appropriately (i.e., well covered) as you will be in a wooded environment. Meet at the noted location about 10 minutes in advance of the scheduled start time if you’re interested in participating. This is a great activity for the entire family!

Cahoon Sled Hill: Monday, April 26 at 6:30 PM

Glen Park: Saturday, May 1 at 10 AM. The focus will be the Glen Park portion of Wischmeyer Creek.

Bay High School's Project Earth is hosting their 3rd Annual Spring Waterways Clean Up will take place on Saturday, May 15, 2010, 11:am – 2:pm. Volunteers are needed! Lunch will be provided by the Village Foundation. Bags, gloves, and disposal will be provided by the City of Bay Village. The event will take place rain or shine; meet at the Bay youth cabin. Spread the word and bring a friend!

Upcoming work shops:

Rain Barrel Workshop (Joe Reitz, Presenter)

Saturday, April 24 from 9-11 AM at the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center.

Call 440-871-2900 to register by phone (Fee: $80)

Rain Barrel Workshop (Amy Roskilly, Presenter)

Wednesday, May 5 from 6-7:30 PM at the Bay High School

Call 216-524-6580, ext 22 to register by phone (Fee $60)

Community Garden

The community garden has received approval to move forward with tilling. Many thanks to the city service center for providing tremendous support by tilling the land not once, but twice, and putting up the deer fence for us. A public meeting with Community Garden representatives Bob Shields and Bev Walborn will be held at LENSC on Monday, April 19, 7:30 PM and May 10th (same place & time). The garden is scheduled to open in mid-May. In lieu of a “Grand Opening” there are plans to participate in the Harvest Celebration to be held for the Bi-Centennial Celebration October 10.

If anyone wishes to donate to the Community Garden, a check written to the City of Bay Village with "Community Garden" in memo portion (for proper account deposit), can be sent to Maureen Nakonek at City Hall.

Waste Management Update

The City continues to be interested in Automated Trash Pickup. Dwight Clark indicated prior to the meeting that there are plans to begin the evaluation in May. The GT will partner with the city on messaging for the SWD Grant & the Mayor’s Quarterly Newsletter—we want to create recycling messaging that is complementary to the city’s plans around the automated trash pick up, and to continue to encourage use of existing recycling venues.

A grant for $1000 for outdoor recycle bins is being put together. The Mayor also applied for a grant for indoor recycle bins to be used in city buildings—grant approval is expected by the end of April.

Transportation Update

The Green Team will be participating in the Bike to School Safety Fair (April 29 6-9 PM at BMS) We will have a table with a variety of handouts promoting biking, alternative transportation, greening your commute & other “green” topics such as recycling, composting, etc. Christine Demeter, Laura Crabb, and Brenda O’Reilly will be organizing the event. Lori Sprosty is gathering handouts for the table.

Communication Update


· The GT is lending assistance at the April 15-17th collection organized by Jerry Jarc with Habitat for Humanity at the BVPD.

· Shades of Green—BAYarts has decided that the event will not be held in 2010

Communication Updates:

· We contribute to the “Green Scene” in Mayor’s Quarterly Newsletter. The next message is due to Maureen around May 31s

· We have received a grant from SWD for $3100 has been received for a brochure to be mailed to all Bay residents & labels for outdoor recycle & waste containers. We will work with Dwight Clark and Dan Galli on messaging for the brochure.

· The selection of the company to create the new City website is moving along—23 Proposals were received and are being evaluated.

Make a difference, get involved! Join us at our next meeting, Tuesday, May 13th, 6:30 at City Hall.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

What Will You Grow?

Bay Village will be opening a Community Garden in May. The garden will be at the corner of Forestview & Wolf Roads, and will afford residents the opportunity to learn and practice sustainable, organic gardening methods in a pre-tilled garden plot highly suitable for growing local vegetables. This is a very exciting initiative that came about through a partnership with the City, the School Board, and the Bay Village Green Team.

We invite you to come to learn more about the
Community Garden and how you can get involved. Our first public meeting is Monday, April 19th at 7:30 PM Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, 28728 Wolf Road by the Huntington Reservation. A second meeting is planned for May 10th.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Northeast Ohio Watershed Restoration Tours 2010

One hour tours of natural and innovative projects designed to address flooding, erosion and water quality problems in Northeast Ohio. All tours start at 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, April 15
- CSU Rooftop Garden, Cleveland
Monday, April 19 - West Creek Restoration, Brooklyn Heights--this tour begins at 5:30 pm
Wednesday, May 12 - Big Creek--Chevy Branch Restoration, Cleveland
Monday, May 17 - Euclid Creek--Wildwood Lakefront State Park Boiswale, Cleveland
Monday, May 24 - Tinkers Creek--Bear Creek Branch Restoration
Date TBD - Permeable Concrete System, Cleveland Central Catholic High School, Cleveland
To see the full schedule go the this website:

Monday, April 5, 2010

Donate & Recycle in April

Spread the word... there are some great opportunities to recycle or donate used items in the month of April. Donations go to a worthy cause and divert valuable materials from going to the landfill, giving items a second life. Please support these local events!

Paper Shredding
-->Location: Across from the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, 28728 Wolf Road, in Huntington Reservation Wolf Pavilion parking lot.
April 10 (Saturday) from 9:00 am-noon
Accepted: Paper is shredded and recycled, so this is a GREAT way to dispose of your confidential paper. Suggested donation is $5.
-->Habitat for Humanity Pick up Location: Bay Police Station, 28000 Wolf Road;
April 15-17 (Thursday-Saturday) from 9:00 am-6:00 pm.
Accepted: New and usable construction/renovation materials, tools (power/hand), sinks, cabinets, vanities, plumbing and electrical fixtures, windows, doors, appliances, furniture are all welcome. No clothing, mattresses and/or items that need repair. Items should be complete, clean, usable and in good working order.
-->Computer Round Up Location: Bay Village Service Department, 31300 Naigle Road
April 19 – 24 (Monday-Saturday) from
7:30 am - 3:00 pm (closed 11:30 am12:00 pm) / Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Accepted: CPUs, Monitors, Keyboards, Software, and Cell Phones. Not Accepted: Televisions, VCRs, DVDs, Stereo Equipment

Household Hazardous Waste
Location: Bay Village Service Department, 31300 Naigle Road. April 26-May 1 (Monday-Saturday) from 7:30 am - 3:00 pm (closed 11:30 am till noon each day) Saturday 8:am-1:pm. Accepted: Oil based paint, paint thinners, motor oil, gasoline, antifreeze, household cleaners and rechargeable batteries. Items MUST be in their original containers.
Not accepted: No Latex paint, (this may be dried out and placed out with your regular refuse) or items that contain Mercury. (Check out for proper disposal of mercury items)

Make a difference, get involved and spread the word!