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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Council Workshop Summary 2-23-2021

City Council Update

HUDSON, OH (February 24, 2021) –Following is a summary of Tuesday’s City Council Workshop. To watch the full meeting, visit https://www.hudson.oh.us/814/Council-Agendas-Minutes-Videos.  

Correspondence and Council Comments

  • Western Reserve Land Cons...
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City News & Updates
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Hudson's Sidewalk and Trail Project Leaps Forward

Connectivity Hudson Commons

For many years, the City of Hudson has been working to connect more of the community via sidewalks and trails. Many residents who live in what was once the Township have requested additional sidewalks to make walking or riding into the center of town easi...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Join Us for the 2021 Virtual State of the City Address

2021 State of the City

The annual State of the City is going virtual! On Wednesday, February 24 at 11:30 a.m., Hudson City Manager Jane Howington will present the 2021 State of the City and Hudson Chamber president Nicole Alverson will present the State of the Chamber via Zoom ...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Council Meeting Highlights from February 16, 2021

Council Highlights

HUDSON, OH (February 17, 2021) – Following is a summary of the February 16, 2021 City Council Meeting. To watch the full meeting, visit www.hudson.oh.us/WatchMeetings.

Executive Session

Council went into executive session to interview applicants f...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Hudson Seniors - Are You Safe From Fire in Your Home?

Fire Safe Seniors - Firefighter Tony Vilt

Hudson Fire Department (HFD) is offering the Fire Safe Seniors Program which provides FREE safety devices to Seniors (over age 65) living independently in their own homes. With the support of more than $93,000 in grant money secured from FEMA, HFD is offe...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: February 11, 2021

Equity and Anti-Racism in Ohio Schools

Equity and Anti-Racism

The Hudson League of Women Voters is sponsoring a two-part series examining how to infuse anti-racism and equity into Ohio's Public Schools. Hear from the State Board of Education and the practitioners in Northeast Ohio who drive student programm...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: February 11, 2021

Hudson Headlines - 2020 Economic Development Highlights

2020 ED HH

2020 was challenging for everyone, especially Hudson's businesses. Some closed due to a decrease in customers. We all feel the loss of these businesses in our City. With our residents' help, many have been able to stay afloat, and as a result, the City ca...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Council Workshop Highlights from February 9, 2021

Council Highlights

HUDSON, OH (February 10, 2021) – Following is a summary of the February 9, 2021 City Council Workshop. To watch the full meeting, visit www.hudson.oh.us/WatchMeetings

Correspondence and Council Comments

  • Shoveling Sidewalks: Council ment...
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City News & Updates
Posted on: February 9, 2021

Electric Bills May Be Higher Due to Cold Weather

Utility bill update

Is your electric bill higher than usual? If you have Hudson Public Power, this is very likely due to increased energy usage since winter and summer months are always high usage months. Billing rates have not increased. If you have questions about your HPP...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: February 8, 2021

DORA - Downtown Hudson Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area

DORA

The idea for the Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area came about to support our Hudson restaurants during the pandemic, and it has turned into a successful economic approach to attract patrons to downtown Hudson as a destination for dining and entertainmen...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Protecting and Improving Your Mental Health Webinar

Mental Health

In today’s stressful times, it’s important to take care of our mental health. Join the Hudson Community Foundation (HFC) and Peg’s Foundation for a free community discussion “Protecting and Improving Your Mental Hea...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Refrain from Gathering in Large Groups to Watch the Super Bowl

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[Akron, OH] – Summit County will remain Level 3/Red for the Public Health Advisory System this week.  As a result Summit County Public Health would like to remind Summit County residents to exercise caution when deciding to participate ...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Help Keep Our Kids Safe by Following School Bus Laws

School Bus

School bus red lights flashing. Stop sign extended. The law is very clear. Vehicles MUST stop for a school bus. Please pay attention and help keep our children safe. Learn more at www.hudson.oh.us/BusSafety.

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Observe Black History Month with Books

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February is Black History Month and it's a great time to add books that celebrate history, diversity, and inclusion to your reading list. Here's a few suggestions from the Hudson Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Alliance for this month.

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City News & Updates
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Council Workshop Highlights from February 2, 2021

Council Highlights

HUDSON, OH (February 3, 2021) – Following is a summary of Tuesday’s City Council meeting. To watch the full meeting, visit www.hudson.oh.us/WatchMeetings

Proclamation

  • Random Acts of Kindness. Mayor Shubert issued a proclamation for Random Acts of...
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City News & Updates
Posted on: February 3, 2021

City Manager Update to Council 1/29/2021

City Manager Update to Council

City Manager Update to Council

To:       City Council and Mayor

From:  Jane Howington, City Manager

Re:       January 29, 2021 Update to Council

Good day to you.

As we move into February, several i...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: February 2, 2021

It's Coyote Season - Here's What You Need to Know

Coyote

We are currently in the height of the coyote mating season when coyotes become more active and are seen more often. Coyotes have been in Hudson for many years and have rarely caused harm, but it is still important to be aware of the things you can do to s...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Ice Skating Area Available at Cascade Park; Skating Not Permitted at Hudson Springs

Ice Skating Area Cascade Park

Though the weather has been great for ice skating, please note that ice skating is NOT permitted on Hudson Springs Park lake due to the depth of the lake. But there is good news! A 3/4 acre ice skating area is available at Cascade Park at 130 Lynn Drive w...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: February 1, 2021

City of Hudson Finishes 2020 with Strong Financial Results

Hudson Commons

The City of Hudson General Fund closed out 2020 with an actual ending balance of $15.5 million, $5.9 million more than the estimated ending balance of $9.6 million! Read the full story below.

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City News & Updates
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Chief Tabak Speaks on Recent Car Thefts in Hudson

Hudson Police Department Patch

Hudson Police Chief Perry Tabak makes a statement about the recent car thefts in Hudson. Chief Tabak and Lt. Grams also explain the top three things residents can do to help prevent these thefts and show video footage of recent thefts.  ...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: January 28, 2021

2020 Year in Review: A Year Like No Other

Year in Review 2020

2020 was a year like no other. View the 2020 Year in Review presentation below to see how the City of Hudson came together to weather the pandemic while remaining resilient and strong.

To view full screen presentation, click here.

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City News & Updates
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Council Workshop Highlights from January 26, 2021

Council Highlights

HUDSON, OH (January 28, 2021) – Following is a summary of the Tuesday, January 26 City Council Workshop. To watch the full meeting, visit www.hudson.oh.us/WatchMeetings

Correspondence and Council Comments

  • Sunshine Week. Council announced...
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City News & Updates
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Hybrid Police Cruisers are Here!

HPD New Cruiser

Hudson Police Department has new hybrid police cruisers on the road that are saving the City money while patrolling Hudson! Each vehicle is projected to save more than $7,000 while lowering HPD's carbon footprint and reducing fossil fuel consumption. Read...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: January 21, 2021

Council Meeting Summary for January 19, 2021

Council Highlights

HUDSON, OH (January 21, 2021) – Following is a summary of the January 19 City Council meeting. To watch the full meeting, visit www.hudson.oh.us/WatchMeetings

Executive Session

Council went into executive session to consider applicants ...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Summit County to Receive Portion of State-Allocated COVID-19 Vaccine for Phase 1B Distribution

Coronavirus Update

Today, in accordance with Governor DeWine’s request, Summit County Public Health (SCPH) and Summit County Emergency Management Agency held a press conference to announce the start of the COVID-19 Phase 1B vaccine program, which begins next week ...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Council Workshop Highlights from January 12, 2021

Council Highlights

HUDSON, OH (January 13, 2021) – At the January 12, 2021 City Council workshop, Council discussed possible options for a small business relief program and potential regulations for short-term rentals. Here are highlights from that meeting.

Corresp...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: January 12, 2021

SCPH to Hold Press Conference Jan. 13 About Phase 1B COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plans

Coronavirus Update

From Summit County Public Health:

On Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 2 p.m., Summit County Public Health (SCPH) and Summit County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) will host a virtual press conference in accordance with a request from Governor DeWine to inf...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: January 11, 2021

A Message from Chief Tabak About Recent Stolen Vehicles

Hudson Police Department Patch

January 11, 2021 - A Message from Hudson Police Chief Perry Tabak Concerning Stolen Vehicles

This morning our officers took reports involving three stolen vehicles from a neighborhood in the southeast area of the City. All vehicles were unlocked with keys ...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: January 11, 2021

City's Interactive Search Tools Offer Easy Access

Data Hub

Did you know the City of Hudson provides several easy-to-use search tools, data dashboards, and interactive maps for residents? Welcome to the Hudson Data Hub! Find information about services such as utilities and cemeteries, or view data displays for dep...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: January 4, 2021

A Message from City Manager Jane Howington

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Welcome to 2021!

As I recover from COVID, I am overcome by the faith and compassion shown by many of my fellow Hudsonites:

  • The soup left on our front porch
  • The e-messages to check in and offers of assistance if needed
  • And simply showing care and concern for o...
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City News & Updates
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Aluminum Can Recycling For a Good Cause Available at ACE

Aluminum Can Recycling

Did you know there's a collection container at ACE Hardware where you can donate and recycle your empty aluminum cans for a great cause? This collection supports children through Akron Children's Aluminum Cans for Burned Children program...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Council Meeting Highlights from January 5, 2021

Council Highlights

HUDSON, OH (January 6, 2021) – At the January 5, 2021 City Council meeting, Council discussed possible options for the Owen Brown Street Railroad Underpass and options for helping Hudson businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting began...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: January 6, 2021

How to Pay Your Hudson Water and Hudson Public Power Bills

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Many changes were made to the Hudson Water and Hudson Public Power utility bills in 2020. Need help figuring it all out? Here’s what you need to know.

In January of 2020, the City of Hudson replaced its outdated billing system with new software. ...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: January 4, 2021

Thank You to our Volunteer Boards and Commissions!

Hudson Commons

Hudson's strength is a result of our citizens' contributions of their extraordinary talents to our many boards and commissions. Thank you to our 65 civic volunteers for your time, expertise, and commitment to the City of Hudson and the 1...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Stay Safe During the Holidays

Coronavirus Update

From Governor DeWine: Adhering to these simple steps over the holidays can help prevent a post-holiday surge of COVID-19 after Christmas and New Year's. It's up to all of us to stop the spread. Need some ideas to celebrate the holidays safely? Check the O...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: December 29, 2020

Recycle Your Christmas Tree with the Merry Mulch Program

Merry Mulch

With Hudson's Merry Mulch Program, residents can set their live Christmas trees by the curb for the City to pick up and process into a natural mulch product. The program begins the week of January 4 and the last round of pick up begins January 20...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: December 28, 2020

Hudson Police Share in Holiday Spirit with Food and Gift Drive

Holiday Food and Gift Drive 2020

If you see a Hudson Police car flashing its lights behind you this month, you might be surprised at the "ticket' you received! HPD is issuing Holiday Food & Gift Drive Vouchers in lieu of tickets this season. HPD participated in No Shave...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Add Recycling to Your Holiday List this Year

Recycle Tree

With COVID-19 still among us, the holidays will be very different this year. Although there may not be large holiday gatherings, you can still help protect the environment by recycling all season long. Consider it a holiday gift to planet Earth.

When servi...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: December 21, 2020

Lights! Camera! Action! Robotic Cameras are HERE!

Robotic Cameras

With COVID-19, the City had to look for new ways to continue operations safely for staff and residents. HCTV recently installed robotic cameras to cover Hudson High School indoor events safely and efficiently from the studio or home. Read the full story b...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Council Meeting Summary for December 15, 2021

City Council Update

HUDSON, OH (December 16, 2020) – At last night’s City Council meeting, Council discussed possible types of small business relief and Hudson Police hybrid energy-saving vehicles and the graphics on the new cruisers. The meeting began early, with Council go...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Residential Leaf Collection Program Ends with Record Amount of Leaves!

Leaf Collection

A record year of leaf collection in Hudson this year! Nearly 20,000 cubic yards of leaves were collected, while keeping costs down over prior years. This is the highest amount collected since the inception of the program in 2007. The 2020 program ended at...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Complimentary Transportation Available for Hudson Seniors

Senior Transportation

Sedan or Van Transportation - Hudson is offering complimentary transportation for Hudson Seniors age 60 or over! Funds for this program are being provided as a pilot from a limited On the Table grant to Rejoice! Lutheran Church in Hudson through the Akron...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Hudson Resident Continues Tradition of Donating Gazebo Tree

Gazebo Tree

Thank you to Hudson resident Kathy Harrison for donating the large Christmas tree in the Gazebo! Your generous contribution year after year always completes the holiday decorations downtown and is appreciated by many. Head downtown in the evening to see t...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: December 14, 2020

Holiday Food Drive Supports More Than 85 Families

HFD Food Drive

Welcome to our new series - The Hudson Commons: Good News We Have in Common! Here you will find some good news about City of Hudson projects, events, initiatives, and other happenings every week. Check back here on Mondays for new stories, or check the Hu...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Pavement Testing on Terex Road on Monday

Terex Road

Please be advised that a pavement/soil testing company will be on Terex Road starting on Monday, December 14 at 7:30 AM collecting pavement samples for an upcoming project.  Small work zones will be setup at various locations throughout the day b...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: December 7, 2020

Last Leaf Pickup in NW and SE Quadrants Begins December 8

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The last pick up of the Residential Leaf Collection Program will resume Tuesday, December 8 in the Northwest and Southeast quadrants. Leaf crews are aiming to have the program completed by Thursday, December 10 at noon to allow crews to switch back to sno...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: December 7, 2020

City Staff Launches Toy Drive to Benefit Akron Children's Hospital Patients

ACH Toy Drive

With the holidays ahead, some City of Hudson staff members were looking for a new way to give back to the community, to have some fun working collaboratively, and to make the event "hands on." Of course, it had to be safe for everyone too. The i...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: December 3, 2020

Summit County Moves to Purple/Level 4 on Ohio Public Health Advisory System

Coronavirus Update

From Summit County Public Health: Summit County has moved from Risk Level 3/ Red into Risk Level 4/ Purple in the Ohio Public Health Advisory System. Level 4 or Purple is the highest level of the Ohio Public Health Advisory System and indicates severe exp...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: December 3, 2020

Hudson Seeks Public Input on Parks Master Plan

Hudson Springs Kayaks

The Hudson Park Board and Department of Public Works is drafting an updated Parks Master Plan and is seeking public input. Hudson is partnering with the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands at Indiana University to comprehensively update the Hudson...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: December 1, 2020

Celebrate the Holidays Safely in Hudson

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Though the holidays and our usual Hudson events are looking a little different this year, our outstanding Hudson community organizations, groups, merchants, and more have made it possible to continue many holiday events safely. A few regular events decide...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: November 30, 2020

Leaf Collection Suspended Due to Incoming Winter Storm

Leaf Collection

Leaf collection was suspended at noon today due to an incoming snow storm. The leaf equipment is currently being swapped out for snow plows ahead of the storm. The 2020 leaf pick up program has been completed with the exception of the City's nort...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Hudson Public Power Announces 2021 AMP Scholarship Opportunity for High School Seniors

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Application information for the 2021 American Municipal Power (AMP) Lyle B. Wright Scholarship Program is now available through local high school guidance offices or the City of Hudson Community Relations Department. AMP has established this scholarship p...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Charges Filed in Fatal Crash

HPD Patch

The investigation of the fatal crash on SR 303 has been completed and the driver has been charged. According to Police Chief Perry Tabak, “The investigation of any fatal accident is tragic and taken seriously, and this particular accident is even more tra...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: November 19, 2020

COVID-19 Update: 21-Day Statewide Curfew

Coronavirus Update

Governor DeWine announced Tuesday that the Ohio Department of Health will be issuing a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. statewide curfew beginning on Thursday, November 19. The curfew will be in effect for 21 days. Read the full Stay At Home Tonight Order and Stay At Ho...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: November 19, 2020

County Executive and Health Commissioner Issue Stay At Home Advisory

Coronavirus Update

SUMMIT COUNTY, OHIO - On Thursday, November 19, 2020, Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro and Summit County Health Commissioner Donna Skoda issued a Stay At Home Health Advisory in response to a rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases.

The advisor...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Now is the Time to Prune Your Oak Trees

Oak Tree

Oak Wilt, a deadly vascular disease that attacks all species of oak trees, has been spotted in Hudson since 2019. To prevent the spread of Oak Wilt, oak trees should not be pruned during the summer months. Beginning November 1 through March 31, it is now ...

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