Mayor Gorden

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Dec 02

What to do if your vehicle is struck from behind....

Posted on December 2, 2016 at 2:01 PM by Mayor Merle S. Gorden

There have been several recent instances in the area where cars were struck from behind and the incidents appeared to be intentional.  In one case, when the driver of the car that was rear-ended got out of her car to communicate with the driver of the other vehicle, someone entered her vacated car and drove off.  

Local Police are investigating.

In the meantime, if you are the driver of a car in Beachwood that is struck from behind, Chief Winebrenner recommends these steps:

Put your car in park, lock your doors, put on emergency flashers and put your windows up.  Do not exit your vehicle (note:  most cars will automatically unlock when your car is placed in park - therefore you must lock your doors after putting it into park.)

If someone from the other vehicle approaches, put your window down slightly in order to communicate with them.  If you have not already called Beachwood Police, ask them to do so.

3)      Make sure Beachwood Police are called, give them your location and remain in your car until they arrive.

4)      If at any time you do not feel comfortable remaining at the scene of the incident, you can drive to the nearest Police Department and report the accident there.  Without leaving your vehicle, attempt to get license plate number of the other car. 

Always be aware of your surroundings and report anything suspicious.





Oct 14

Heritage Home Program continues to serve as valuable resource for Beachwood residents

Posted on October 14, 2016 at 2:41 PM by Mayor Merle S. Gorden

You may have received, or if not, will shortly be receiving a postcard from our Partners with the Heritage Home Program (HHP).  

Several years ago, we became part of this valuable program in partnership with the Cleveland Restoration Society (CRS) that offers Beachwood residents with homes 50 years and older free technical assistance for home repair and maintenance projects.

Since its inception, this program has provided millions of dollars of free services to Beachwood residents. Last quarter alone (July through September 2016), HHP responded to 18 inquiries in Beachwood and offered more than $700,000 worth of complementary technical assistance.

HHP and CRS provide services including site visits to answer home repair, improvement and maintenance questions, advice on energy efficiency, access to information on local contractors, evaluation of bids and much more.

Qualified homeowners also have the option of obtaining a low-interest fixed-rate HHP loan with rates as low as 1.85% for up to 10 years. Eligible projects may include exterior and interior painting, kitchen and bath improvements, compatible additions and many others.

If you have a home that’s 50 years or older, you may qualify for this free resource. Consider taking advantage of it.  

If for some reason you did not receive a postcard and would like to learn more about the HHP program, please visit the website – – or call 216.426.3116.