illumient solar and wind powered smart off-grid ligHts The City of Beachwood recently installed Illumient solar and wind powered “Smart Off-Grid Lights” as a pilot project to determine if the City and its residents could benefit from new lighting technology. Poles were installed at Beachwood City Park East (parking lot) and are easily visible. The goal of this program is to enhance safety and convenience without the high cost and disruption of installing new power cables underground or overhead or incurring monthly utility charges. about the Lights Energy to power the lights is generated by the sun and wind and captured in batteries stored inside the poles. What makes these lights “smart” is that they can be controlled and monitored over the Internet. Each light sends data every few minutes to a central software application that can alert City personnel if any problems arise. It also tells us how much energy is being generated and used; the environmental benefits they provide, and lets our personnel remotely change the operation of the lights to maximize efficiency. As additional information becomes available it will be posted on the city website at did you know? The City of Beachwood's most recent Shred Day served 303 residents in 3 hours. We recycled 3.65 tons of material – saving over 62.05 trees and kept 10.95 cubic yards of rubbish out of the landfill. veterans day November 9, 2014 • 11:00 a.m. beachwood cemetery The Beachwood Historical Society and the City of Beachwood will partner to commemorate Veterans Day at the Beachwood Cemetery. This event will feature dignitaries, local veterans, presentation of the colors and guided tours. The Beachwood Cemetery, located near the corner of Green and Halburton Roads, is the final resting place of over 40 soldiers. Tours will take place until 1:00 p.m. Free and open to the community. upcoming meetings City CounCil Usually meets the first and third Mondays of each month at 7:00 p.m. Upcoming meetings: Monday, November 3, November 17 & December 1. Questions? Call 216.595.5462. Departments auditor 216.595.5492 Building department 216.292.1914 Community serviCes 216.292.1970 eConomiC development 216.292.1915 finanCe department 216.292.1913 fire department 216.292.1965 law department 216.595.5462 mayor's offiCe 216.292.1901 poliCe department 216.464.1234 serviCe department 216.292.1922 planning and Zoning Commission Usually meets the last Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Upcoming meeting: Thursday, December 11. Questions? Call 216.292.1914. arChiteCtural review Board Meets at 5:30 p.m. Upcoming meetings: Monday, November 3 and November 17. Questions? Please call 216.292.1914.