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Finance Department


Contact Information

Main Line: 216.351.2133 

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm excluding holidays


Tom Raguz, Deputy City Administrator/Finance Director
traguz@brooklynohio.gov
216-635-4204


JoAnn Haig, Accounts Receivable
jhaig@brooklynohio.gov
216.635.4210

Cindy Simko, Accounts Payable 
csimko@brooklynohio.gov
216.635.4208

Celeste Westfall, Payroll
cwestfall@brooklynohio.gov
216.635.4209


 

The City achieved the highest standard in government accounting and financial reporting in receiving the Auditor of State Award with Distinction for its most recent annual financial report.  Read here for a description of the award. 

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Municipal income returns and payments for tax year 2019 with a due date of April 15, 2020 have been extended to July 15, 2020.  estimated payments for the first and second quarters of tax year 2020 have also been extended to July 15, 2020.  If you have any questions please contact RITA member Services Department at memberservices@ritaohio.com

The 2019 second half real estate tax deadline has been extended to August 13, 2020.  If taxpayers are experiencing difficulties with making their payment, they should contact the County Treasurer at 216-443-7420 form 9:00am-Noon, Monday through Friday or email treascomment@cuyahogacounty.us

Closures & Delays

 

Public Meetings­ - Most public meetings have been canceled until further notice. City Council’s regular meetings will continue, although for the foreseeable future they will not be in city hall and will be conducted by remote attendance of Councilmembers, under the authority of Ordinance 2020-16, adopted March 16, 2020. Please see the City’s “Public Notices” page by scrolling below or clicking here (http://www.brooklynohio.gov/en-US/Public-Notice.aspx) for details on how to view these Council and other meetings live and submit questions and comments in advance. Agendas and docket items may be viewed here: https://go.boarddocs.com/oh/brookoh/Board.nsf/Public. Please remember that all Council meetings are posted to the city’s YouTube channel (available at www.brooklynohio.gov) and prior meetings are viewable on certain cable networks.

 

Senior Community Center – The building is closed until at least May 31, 2020 for all activities and rentals.  Senior Center staff can be contacted at (216) 635-4222 or kfratto@brooklynohio.gov

 

Recreation Center – The building will be closed until at least May 31, 2020. All programs are canceled or postponed until further notice. City of Brooklyn outdoor athletic facilities including baseball/softball diamonds, basketball courts, tennis courts, and soccer fields will remain closed through June 30.  Playgrounds, Pavilions, Ice Rink and Natatorium will remain closed until further notice.  Patrons may still contract staff at (216) 351-5334 or direct questions by email to jabbruzzese@brooklynohio.govGovernor DeWine announced on May 14 that Recreation Center, Gyms and Fitness Centers could reopen as early as May 26.  City Administration and Recreation Department staff is currently working on a reopening plan an awaiting further direction from the County Board of Health and ODNR. 

 

City Hall -  The building will be open by appointment only, except for public meetings (pending further action by City Council as detailed above). The city’s main phone number is (216) 351-2133 and staff can be reached for specific questions or assistance.

 

Service Department – The building and premise will be open by appointment only. Daily trash pick-up will remain the same.  We are returning to our normal procedure for special pick-ups this week (May 11).  Residents must call by Thursday at 3:00pm for a special pick-up on Friday.   Extra items can be put in the regular automated container if they fit inside.  Call (216) 635-4232 with questions.

 

Police Department – The window at the Police Department will remain open normal hours. Please contact 911 in case of an emergency or 216-749-1234 if it is non-emergency related matter.


Fire Department –   The Fire Department will continue responding to calls as usual, but community room is closed until further notice.

 

Mayor’s Court – Any cases scheduled for court this month have been postponed until April or May and notifications have been sent out.

 

These changes are after careful consideration and reviewing updates from the Governor, Board of Health and Centers for Disease Control. The health of our residents and employees remains our upmost priority.