More scams to watch out for

alertWe've recently been made aware of several scams that have been attempted on Brunswick residents.

One involves "David Washington" from "Publisher's Clearing House", who calls to inform you that you have won a $750,000 prize...but will need to send them 1% of the amount "to cover taxes". If you ask them for a phone number to verify the call, they will give you an 876- area code. 876 is a Jamaican area code, and calling the number can cause you to incur international phone charges.

Another scam call claims to be from IRS officer "Adam Smith" (or another name) and urges you or another person to phone a 917- number regarding IRS business. Again, you can end up being charged for calling that number. Sometimes scammers simulate the actual IRS phone number on your caller ID to make the call seem authentic, and some callers may even know the last four digits of your Social Security number as "proof". Hang up. The IRS does not "cold call" taxpayers.

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Police cracking down on drunk drivers

The Brunswick Police Department will once again be participating in the national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign, running from August 13-September 1.

This period is targeted because holiday weekends bring a surge in drunk driving. In 2012, 147 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes over the Labor Day weekend. Brunswick Police will be stepping up enforcement. Impaired drivers will be arrested with no excuses and no warnings.

Men's 18+ basketball set for fall

Open league hoops for men 18 and over returns beginning in September. Games are on Monday evenings. Read more.


August membership sale at the Rec

The Brunswick Recreation & Fitness center announces its annual 50% off membership sale, running the entire month of August. Sign up between August 1 and 31 and get half off.


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Phone registration for swim classes now open

Fall swim lessons are starting soon! You can get a look at when classes will be available on our Aquatics/ Learn-to-swim page, and register for classes by phone or in person at the Rec Center.


Gym & pool closed Aug. 30-Sep. 7

attentionThe Rec Center will be closing the gym (the basketball courts & track) and swimming pool for maintenance, from August 30th through September 7th.

Part or all of the locker room may also be closed for renovation work.

The remainder of the Recreation Center will be open during that time.


Is it fall yet?

For those of you for whom it's never too early... Halloween will be on October 31 from 6-8 pm.

Labor Day hours

Brunswick city offices: Closed Labor Day, September 1
Receation Center: Closed Labor Day, September 1
Refuse pickup: No pickup on Sept. 1; one day late the remainder of that week


road signBoston Rd. to be resurfaced in September

Beginning September 8, the City will be paving the south side of Boston Road.  The work will be performed on an area stretching from west of W. 130th Street to near Pearl Road.  Boston is expected to remain open to traffic during the paving, with eastbound and westbound drivers sharing the one open lane.  The project is scheduled to last approximately two months.  Be prepared for slow-downs and stops in the work area.

Special date for branch chipping on Boston Rd.

branchesBecause of the resurfacing of Boston Road, branch chipping along that street will occur on September 2. This date is for Boston Road only. The rest of the city will follow the schedule below.

Fall branch chipping announced

The City has scheduled this year's branch chipping for the week of September 15-19. Click here for full information.


Yee-ha! Round up those appliances

appliancesThe Medina County Solid Waste District will be holding its fall Appliance Round-Up on Saturday, September 13th from 8 am to 2 pm, at the Plum Creek engineer facility, 2417 Plum Creek Parkway.

Major home appliances that will be accepted include refrigerators and freezers, washing machines and dryers, dishwashers, ranges, air conditioners, hot water tanks, dehumidifiers and small kitchen appliances.

Fall Recycling Collection Day will be on October 11th. Watch for more details.

BCPAAA hosts document shredding

Document Shred Day will be held in the City Hall parking lot on September 27th from 10 am to noon. Donations of non-perishable foods and/or cash donations will be accepted for Brunswick Food Pantries.

Position openings & open examinations

The City has openings for the following:

The City is also giving an open competitive exam for the position of Patrol Officer. Click here for more information about these postings.

signGet your garage sale permit online

Residents who would like to hold a garage sale can now fill out an application online. Applicants will receive a confirming e-mail permit from the City. The online application can be found in the Community Development section of the website, and in the Fast Find menu above.

Make Mayor's Court payments online

credit cardsIf you have an appearance scheduled in Mayor's Court and your offense is waiverable, you now have the option of making your payment online instead of in person at City Hall. Visit the Mayor's Court page and check out the section on "Online Payments".

Brunswick really rates!

Last year, Cleveland Magazine rated the suburbs, and Brunswick came in a very admirable 16th. This year we've climbed to 14th!

The factors that go into Cleveland Magazine's evaluation include education, safety, property tax affordability, housing, walkability and public services. The article is available only in the print version of the magazine (not online), but you can preview how Brunswick compares to other suburbs here.

Related: Detailed story from The Post

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Planning Commission Regulating locations of communication towers
Date: 7:30 pm, September 4, 2014
Location: Council Chambers, 4095 Center Rd., Brunswick
Planning Commission Relocation of Safety Auto Glass
Date: 7:30 pm, September 4, 2014
Location: Council Chambers, 4095 Center Rd., Brunswick

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