Address

Address: 5661 Perkins Road,
Bedford Heights, Ohio 44146

Phone Number: 440-786-3200

Community Life

RUTH GRAY, COMMUNITY LIFE DIRECTOR - (440) 786-3292

The Bedford Heights Community Center is a fully equipped fitness facility that includes a beautiful indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, fitness/aerobics room, weight room, basketball court, indoor track, game room, learning center, batting cages, racquetball courts and senior center. Just adjacent to the center are our baseball fields, basketball court and playground area. The Community Center is also responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of our two parks (Reed Park and the Metro Park). Reed Park is equipped with a beautiful outdoor swimming pool, beach volleyball court, basketball courts, tennis courts, and a pavilion area.

The Community Center offers a wide range of recreational opportunities essential to the health and well being of our community. We are committed to educate and enlighten individuals through programs that promote social interaction, build family unity and strengthen neighborhood involvement.


HOURS OF OPERATION

Community Center

Monday – Friday

6:00 am – 8:00 pm

Saturday

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Holiday Closings

New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day

Special Events

Closings will be posted in advance

In-Door Pool

Monday – Friday

7:00 am – 12:00 pm / 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday

9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Out-Door Pool (Summer Season)

Wednesday - Sunday  (weather permitting)

1:00 pm – 7:00 pm - subject to change

Parks and Playgrounds (Seasonal)

Monday – Sunday

Dawn until dusk

 
 
 
 
 

Clerk of Courts

KATHY LEGGETT, CLERK OF COURTS - (440) 786-3280

The Bedford Municipal Court is located at 165 Center Road in Bedford, Ohio as part of the New Bedford City Government complex. To find the court from Bedford Heights City Hall, turn right on to Perkins to Rockside, turn left on Rockside to Warrensville (Center) Road, turn left on Center to 165 Center Street, the Municipal Center. Court is set back off the road behind and opposite the Fire Department.

Bedford Municipal Court - Traffic/Criminal

Ross Cirincione serves Bedford Heights as the Prosecutor as well as Law Director. Mr. Cirincione is assisted at Court at times by a member of the Reddy, Grau & Meek Law firm.

Mr. Cirincione served as the city’s Assistant Law Director from 2004 until his appointment as Law Director in January of 2008. Mr. Cirincione is also an attorney in the law firm of Reddy, Grau & Meek. Deborah M. Turner is currently the city’s Assistant Prosecutor and Assistant Law Director.

The Clerk of Courts for the Bedford Municipal Court is Thomas E. Day, Jr. However, Kathy Leggett serves as Clerk of Courts for the City of Bedford Heights.
Kathy was appointed to this position July of 2010.

General information:
Bedford Heights Waiver Bureau
Phone: (440) 786-3280
5661 Perkins Road
Bedford Heights OH 44146

Business Hours:
Monday - Friday (except holidays)
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Clerk of Courts office is staffed by one full time employee, Kathy Leggett and a part-time assistant clerk. Their responsibilities include preparing all tickets, summons, and warrant and affidavits that have been issued by Police Officers within the jurisdiction of the City of Bedford Heights. All activity concerning each ticket is tracked until its completion.

Within the Clerk of Courts Office is a Waiver Bureau. Officers may issue tickets whose offense may be waived provided they are within the guidelines. The guidelines include, but are not limited, to the following:

At time of payment Defendant must understand that they are entering a plea of guilty to the stated charge.

Insurance is to be provided by Defendant to the officer at the time of the traffic stop or to the Clerk of Courts office when payment is made.
Speeding violations may be waived up to twenty miles over the speed limit. All violations over twenty (20) miles are court appearance only.
Tickets issued that involve an accident may be waived provided the Defendant has insurance and damage to vehicles is minor.
You can also pay all waiverable offenses via credit card in person at the Clerk of Courts window in the City of Bedford Heights Police Department.
We have provided the Schedule of Waiver Fees for your convenience.

CITY OF BEDFORD HEIGHTS TRAFFIC WAIVER SCHEDULE

WAIVER FEES

CHAPTER 313, 331, 333, 335, 371
TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES; OPERATIONS GENERALLY

Section Violation Amount
313.01 Obedience to traffic control devices $140.00
313.02 Through streets; stop and yield right of way $140.00
313.03 Traffic control signal terms and lights $140.00
331.05 Overtaking, passing to left of center $140.00
331.07 Hazardous or no passing zones $140.00
331.08 Continuous lines of traffic $140.00
331.09 Following to closely $140.00
331.10 Turning at intersections $140.00
331.12 Prohibited U-Turn $140.00
331.14 Change of course, turning or stopping $140.00
331.16 Right of way at intersections $140.00
331.17 Right of way when turning left $140.00
331.19 Operation of vehicle at stop sign $140.00
331.21 Right of way of public safety vehicle $140.00
331.30 One-way streets and rotary traffic islands $140.00
331.34 Failure to control; weaving; full-time atten. $140.00
331.42 Shortcutting; across private property $140.00
331.43 Littering from motor vehicle $140.00
331.44 Wearing earplugs or earphones prohibited $140.00
333.03A Assured Clear Distance (Not ACDA) $140.00
333.04A Impeding the flow of traffic $140.00
335.01 Expired Operator’s License – up to 6 months $140.00
335.09 Expired Plates $140.00
371.03 Jay Walking $54.00
371.05 Pedestrians on highway/roadway $54.00
  Minor Accidents – (no personal injury) Proof of Insurance Required $180.00
  Other Minor Misdemeanor Traffic Violations deemed waiverable $140.00
  Slow Speed – Subtract from the minimum speed, plus $105.00 costs  
  Speeding - $4.00 per mile over the speed limit, plus $105.00 costs  
  Construction Zone Speeding - $8.00 per mile over the speed limit, plus $105.00 costs (citation must be marked construction zone)  
  Court costs of $105.00 (which reflects a $10.00 waiver discount) are included in the above waiver amounts. Court costs also include State costs of $39.00 and Cuyahoga County costs of $5.00  
  Seat Belts – Driver $101.00
  Seat Belts – Passenger $91.00
  Seat Belts – No child restraint $91.00
  Seat Belt waiver amounts include court costs of $71.00 (which reflects a $10.00 waiver discount). Court costs include State costs include State costs of $10.00. In accordance with O.R.C. Section 4513.263, the fines are $30.00 for drivers and $20.00 for passengers  

 

WAIVERABLE PARKING CITATION PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Handicap Parking Violations Waiverable Fine Court Costs Total
351.04F Y $250.00 $40.00 $290.00
4511.69F Y $250.00 $40.00 $290.00
All other parking violations Y $25.00 $40.00 $65.00
*If any community writes a handicap parking violation under the Ohio Revised Code 4511.69F, the penalty is $250.00 plus $40.00 court costs.

*Note: A $5.00 charge will be assessed for each notice that is sent in addition to the above totals.


NON-WAIVERABLE TRAFFIC OFFENSES

  1. Indictable offenses.
  2. Operation of a motor vehicle while Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor, Narcotic or habit producing drug or permitting another person who is under the influence of intoxicating liquor, narcotic or habit producing drug to operate a motor vehicle owned by the defendant or in his custody or control.
  3. Driving while Under Suspension or Revocation of Driver’s License.
  4. Driving without being licensed to drive.
  5. Failure to stop and remain standing still upon meeting or over-taking a School Bus stopped on the highway for the purpose of receiving or discharging a school child.
  6. Any violation otherwise eligible for processing by the Traffic Violation Bureau in connection with which the officer, by reason of unusual circumstances, marked the notice as “PERSONAL APPEARANCE REQUIRED”.


By paying a waiver, you are entering a Plea of Guilty. Waiver payment amounts include State Costs of $39.00 (also known as the Ohio Reparations Rotary Fund).
$25.00 to the General Revenue Fund, and $9.00 to the Victims of Crime Fund.
Bedford Municipal Court: The Bedford Municipal Court is serviced primarily by Judge Harry J. Jacob III and Judge Brian J. Melling with the assistance of several Magistrates.

COURT PROCEDURES

When your name is called, you will approach the Judge's Bench. The charge (violation) will be read to you and you will be asked what your plea is. You may plead Not Guilty, Guilty, or No Contest.

If you plead Not Guilty, you are in effect denying the truth of the charge. The matter will be set for trial, and the prosecutor will be required to prove every element of the charge beyond a reasonable doubt before a guilty finding may be made. You have the right to a trial by jury, in every criminal case other than a minor misdemeanor, or a trial to the Court. You also have the right to cross-examine the witness or witnesses called against you, the right to subpoena witnesses to appear on your behalf, and the right not to testify, if you so choose.

If you plead Guilty, you are admitting guilt. The Court will seek an explanation of the circumstances from the complainant or prosecutor, and ask you if there is any explanation you wish to make or additional information you wish to offer in mitigation before sentence is imposed. The Court will thereafter impose the penalty it feels is appropriate in the circumstances.

If you plead No Contest, you are not admitting guilt, but you are admitting the truth of the facts as alleged in the indictment, information or complaint. The plea of no contest cannot be used against you in any subsequent civil or criminal proceeding. The Court will seek an explanation of the circumstances as they are set forth in the complaint, as they are presented by the prosecution, or as they are presented by the complainant. The Court will also ask you if you have any further explanation of the circumstances or any information you wish to offer in mitigation of punishment. The Court will then make a finding of guilty or not guilty. If the finding is guilty, the Court will impose the penalty it feels is appropriate under the circumstances.

When the Court's judgment is announced, if you are found Not Guilty you will be ordered discharged forthwith. If you are found Guilty, you will be remanded to the custody of the bailiff or other authorized personnel to carry out the Court's penalty. Cash, money orders, personal checks (if approved by the Court) MasterCard and VISA are accepted for payment of fines and court costs. All fines and costs are due in full at time of sentencing. Non-citizens of the United States of America are required upon appearance to inform the Court of their legal status.

RIGHTS IN COURT

The right to be informed of the nature of the charge, the identity of the complainant, and the right to see or read the complaint. The right to an attorney and a reasonable continuance to obtain the services of an attorney.

In certain cases other than minor traffic offenses, if you are unemployed and/or without sufficient assets to hire an attorney, the Court will appoint an attorney for you. In such cases, you must complete an Affidavit of Indigency provided to you by the Court, and the Court will then determine whether to appoint an attorney for you based upon the facts presented in the affidavit.

The right to plead not guilty, guilty or no contest to the violation for which you have been charged.

  • The right to a trial by jury in certain cases or trial to the Court.
  • The right to cross-examine any witness who is called to testify against you.
  • The right to inform the Court of any fact or circumstance you feels the Court should know.
  • The right to testify or not testify in your own defense.
  • The right to choose not to appear before a Traffic Magistrate in lieu of an appearance before a judge.

The Bedford Municipal Court is authorized to hear misdemeanor criminal and traffic cases that involve offenses occurring within its geographic jurisdiction, and civil cases within its monetary jurisdiction of $15,000.00 or less. The Small Claims Division of the Court deals with civil cases in which the amount is $3,000 or less.

The Bedford Municipal Court has jurisdiction over the following communities: Bedford, Bedford Heights, Bentleyville, Chagrin Falls, Chagrin Falls Township, Glenwillow, Highland Hills, Moreland Hills, North Randall, Oakwood, Orange, Solon, Warrensville Heights and Woodmere. Court hours are Monday through Friday (except holidays) 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The Bedford Municipal Court website is www.bedfordmuni.org.

Clerk of Council

PATRICIA STAHL, CLERK OF COUNCIL - (440) 786-3220

Patricia Stahl is the Clerk of Council and was appointed by council in 1996.

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Responsibilities of the Clerk of Council:

The Clerk of Council attends all regular and special meetings of City Council, Council Committees, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and other meetings for the purpose of recording and transcribing minutes of the meetings. The Clerk prepares and maintains up-to-date records of all meetings, legislation and Codified Ordinances, sorts and distributes the Council mail and prepares all travel arrangements for conferences that Council may attend.

The Clerk of Council manages the Council Office Purchase Order process as required, updates the Council’s monthly Calendar of meetings and records the meeting information telephone line as needed. The Clerk schedules meetings for Council with Local, State and Federal elected officials and prepares and distributes agendas and relative information to the Mayor, City Council and staff for Council, Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals meetings.

The Clerk of Council notifies applicants of dates and times for Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals meetings as well as notifying contiguous property owners of variance requests and new development proposals. The Clerk sets dates for public hearings according to Codified Ordinances, notifies Board of Elections of upcoming ballot issues and manages the city’s bid process by preparing advertising for bid openings and bid packets for distribution while maintaining records of contracts awarded.

The Clerk of Council assists residents when they inquire about various ordinances and provides copies when requested. The Clerk directs calls to the proper city departments depending upon the type of assistance needed. Residents may call the meeting information telephone line 24 hours a day at (440) 786-3219 for a list of upcoming meetings for the current month.

City Engineer

DON BIERUT, BEDFORD HEIGHTS CITY ENGINEER - (440) 439-1999

22999 Forbes Road, Unit B
Bedford OH 44146

Chagrin Valley Engineering, Ltd. was founded with the belief that our engineering services must be provided with the interest of the client in mind. Together we demand to work under a set of guiding principles for the continued success of our clients, partners, and employees. These are...

  • Dedication to our clients – providing the best and most intelligent solutions and services to solve real problems with customer service that exceeds clients' expectations.
  • Excellence – is going beyond what is expected while continually expanding the limits of Chagrin Valley Engineering's creativity and knowledge with each project.
  • Commitment – meeting the challenge of hard work and the satisfaction of the results.
  • Integrity – delivering trust and personal responsibility in all relationships.

OUR TEAM

Our partners work as a team to deliver various vantage points, allowing us to tackle the most complicated scenarios and work through them quickly and efficiently.

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CIVIL ENGINEERING AND SITE PLANNING

Chagrin Valley Engineering, Ltd. (CVE) provides a wide array of civil engineering and site planning services. Each site is unique and requires a complete understanding of the existing conditions, project goals, site limitations and local municipal requirements in order to make the project a success. The site civil engineer also must be able to work with all of the overlapping disciplines associated with the project. Architects, Landscape Architects, Structural Engineers, Geotechnical Engineers, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, General Contractors and Subcontractors all play vital roles in delivering a successful project. CVE guides these and other disciplines when their services interface with ours. We illustrate to our clients how various site considerations impact the overall design. CVE brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the planning process, from the individual residential site plan to a 50-acre corporate campus, and everything in-between. Our understanding of the critical elements involved with successful site development makes CVE uniquely qualified over a broad spectrum of project types.

CVE provides design and planning services including:

  • Commercial and Residential Subdivisions
  • Office Building and Corporate Campuses
  • Industrial, Warehouse and Trucking Facilities
  • Institutional, Worship and Academic Facilities
  • Retail and Commercial Food Service Facilities
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certified
  • Planned Unit Developments, Condominiums and Mixed Use Facilities

CIVIL ENGINEERING AND SITE PLANNING

Chagrin Valley Engineering, Ltd. (CVE) provides a wide array of civil engineering and site planning services. Each site is unique and requires a complete understanding of the existing conditions, project goals, site limitations and local municipal requirements in order to make the project a success. The site civil engineer also must be able to work with all of the overlapping disciplines associated with the project. Architects, Landscape Architects, Structural Engineers, Geotechnical Engineers, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, General Contractors and Subcontractors all play vital roles in delivering a successful project. CVE guides these and other disciplines when their services interface with ours. We illustrate to our clients how various site considerations impact the overall design.

CVE brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the planning process, from the individual residential site plan to a 50-acre corporate campus, and everything in-between. Our understanding of the critical elements involved with successful site development makes CVE uniquely qualified over a broad spectrum of project types.

CVE provides design and planning services including:

  • Commercial and Residential Subdivisions
  • Office Building and Corporate Campuses
  • Industrial, Warehouse and Trucking Facilities
  • Institutional, Worship and Academic Facilities
  • Retail and Commercial Food Service Facilities
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certified
  • Planned Unit Developments, Condominiums and Mixed Use Facilities

GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS)

Chagrin Valley Engineering, Ltd. (CVE) has proven experience in designing, implementing, and maintaining Geographical Information Systems (GIS). GIS provides an efficient mechanism to compile, store, analyze and retrieve geographically based data. Our GIS professionals work with public and private clients to compile archival records and existing digital information into useable, dependable data sets and maps. GIS protects institutional knowledge, improves response time and reduces errors. GIS is also an extremely powerful planning tool utilizing graphical presentation of data to assist our clients in evaluating conditions and determining infrastructure solutions.

Experience has shown that clients find new applications and diverse uses as more data is integrated into the GIS database. CVE recognizes the potential for this growth and implements strategies to eliminate duplication of efforts in the future. CVE designs systems that are tailored to support both the end users and the decision makers in each of our client organizations. Our full range of GIS services include:

  • Creation and Maintenance of Municipal Infrastructure GIS
  • Infrastructure Condition & Maintenance
  • Economic Development Mapping
  • Revenue Collection
  • Demographic Mapping
  • Critical Infrastructure Planning
  • Water Resource Mapping
  • Utility Customer Service Areas

CVE utilizes ESRI Inc. software to create, maintain and deploy GIS systems. This flexible and dynamic software is the industry standard and has the ability to accept the import of data from over seventy different file formats. CVE also has the capability to construct custom mobile data gathering applications. GIS data can be seamlessly integrated into websites to enhance the presentation of information to the public.

LAND SURVEYING

Chagrin Valley Engineering, Ltd. (CVE) provides a full complement of professional surveying services for our clients in the public and private sectors. Our licensed professional surveyors and field crews work closely with our clients to determine the appropriate level of detail needed based on the complexity of their project. CVE delivers timely, accurate surveys that serve as the foundation for all proposed improvements.

Our surveying services include:

  • Boundary and Topographic Surveys
  • Establishing right-of-way and Centerline Control
  • Existing conditions surveys of highway right-of-way
  • Construction staking for underground utility installation
  • Construction staking for roadway improvements
  • Structural layout for foundations and structural steel
  • Prequalified for ODOT right of way acquisition plan preparation
  • American Land Title Association (ALTA) Surveys
  • Subdivision plats, lot consolidations and street dedications
  • Coordinate controls for aerial mapping

MUNICIPAL ENGINEERING

Chagrin Valley Engineering Ltd.'s (CVE) core business is Municipal Engineering. CVE serves as the municipal engineer for 14 municipalities and two water districts. Our partners value the personal relationships we establish with consulting directly with each municipality. In each community CVE represents, a partner serves as the team leader and principle point of contact. Our Municipal Engineering services include:

  • Infrastructure Management
  • Road Maintenance, Rehabilitation & Reconstruction Programs
  • Stormwater Modeling, Flood Studies, Collection and Management
  • Sanitary Sewer Studies – Capacity, Maintenance, Operations & Management (CMOM)
  • Sewer Studies, Rehabilitation & Replacement Projects
  • Water System Analysis & Water Main Improvements
  • Wastewater Treatment and Pumping System Designs
  • Development Plan Reviews
  • Supplemental Funding Grant Acquisition
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Building Inspection Services - MBIS

CVE's services also include the review and preparation of all correspondence and reports required by the Municipal Engineer for other governmental and regulatory agencies. We represent our clients at all meetings, site investigations, correspondence with both residents and businesses. CVE prepares all necessary cost estimates, plans, specifications and bidding documents in a professional and timely manner.

CVE serves as the construction manager on all municipal projects that we design. CVE acts as a vital link between contractors, residents and municipal representatives. This linkage accounts for items that are important to residents and municipal representatives, including construction disturbance, access to homes and businesses during construction, minimizing loss of trees and landscaping, and of course timely communication of construction progress.

CVE also provides plan review services. We ensure all proposed work, new development and reconstruction projects, comply with all aspects of the municipal code. Our plan review process protects the adjacent property owners and all municipal infrastructure.

SHALE OIL & GAS SERVICES

In today's expanding oil and gas markets, operators and owners are faced with an array of challenging engineering, environmental and regulatory issues. CVE can ensure that your project becomes a success by guiding it through the critical permitting, design and regulatory approval processes. We provide a formidable combination of resources expertly tailored to meet the objectives and budgets of the oil and gas industry.

CVE offers a full menu of professional services in support of the Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale gas plays, from initial property surveying and ecological studies to environmental permitting and infrastructure design. We deliver sustainable, cost effective solutions that are a fundamental part of successful shale oil and gas projects.

Our professional consulting services include:

  • Construction Stakeout
  • Ecological Investigations
  • Environmental Permitting and Compliance
  • Erosion & Sedimentation Control
  • Mapping and Geographic Information Systems Development
  • Land Surveying
  • Property and Easement Research
  • Roadway Design, Analysis, Maintenance and Repair
  • Stormwater Management Permitting
  • Well Site Layout, Grading & Earthwork

When selecting a consultant you should also consider the intangible benefits that our firm provides – our greatest assets are the professional approach and the enthusiasm that we bring to the client/consultant relationship. We have over 20 years of experience functioning as technical liaisons between our landowner/developer clients and federal, state and local regulatory agencies. CVE has the depth and breadth of talent that is required to expedite the planning, permitting, and development of your next oil and gas project.

STORMWATER SERVICES

Chagrin Valley Engineering Ltd.'s (CVE) Professional Engineers and Certified Professionals in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) are experts in designing cost effective, environmentally sound stormwater management systems. Stormwater management is integrated into every phase of planning and design, from layout and grading to the design appropriate stormwater treatment systems such as water quality ponds, grass swales and constructed wetlands. Our stormwater services include:

  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Stormwater Management Programs
  • Monitoring & Maintenance Programs for Post-Construction Stormwater Facilities
  • Preparation & Permitting of Site Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWP3)
  • SWP3 Compliance Inspections of Construction Sites

CVE's team of stormwater professionals have vast experience working in both the public and private sector. CVE assists communities implementing their Stormwater Management Programs as required by the Ohio EPA Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) permit. CVE compiles the information necessary to complete the required annual reports and is able to assist communities with each of the six Minimum Control Measures (MCM).

In the private sector our team works with clients to meet a community's local ordinances. This includes annual inspections of existing stormwater management facilities by qualified personnel.

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