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City of Kirtland

The City of Kirtland administrative offices will be closed on Monday, 7/4/2016, in observance of the 4th of July holiday.

Please use the envelopes and secure drop box outside the Administrative Offices for the following:

  • Payments (sewer, garage sale permits, etc.)
  • Applications and paperwork for Zoning
  • To request a follow-up phone call

If planning a visit to City Hall, we always recommend that you call to confirm in advance of your visit—440-256-3332.

From the Mayor's Office - Summer Update:

Dear Residents,

I hope you are enjoying a championship summer in all regards.

We have accomplished many things in the City of Kirtland over the last couple months and I would like to share a few updates with you.

The 2016 paving plan continues to progress. Martin Rd. and Wrenwood Dr. are both complete after widening, base improvement and chip and seal surfacing. Killdeer Dr. work is underway with chip and seal re-surfacing and should be completed soon. Preparations are on track for Worrell Road paving and construction in the fall. We continue to work through this year's list.

Patching continues on numerous other streets including Shadowbrook Dr., Kelsey Ct., Monterey Dr., Rockwood Dr., and Ledgewood Dr. Center line striping is on the schedule, and I will provide more detail on the dates as they becomes available. Drainage work is being done concurrently with maintenance. I was pleased that our service workers identified and replaced a dangerous 10 foot deep culvert on Shadowbrook Dr. prior to its failure.

The surface drainage work at the recreation park is near completion. This work also includes widening to segregate pedestrians and cars for greater safety. The underlying deep drainage pipe in the ravine is under engineering and design review with Lake County Stormwater Management and our city engineer.

By this time you have seen work progressing on the pond in front of City Hall. The pond has been a great place for geese, but not for residents, as evidenced by the "no trespassing" signs on all sides, and the goose waste. We are taking the opportunity to fill the pond with material that is of no cost to the city, and after applying some labor and a little pipe, we will have a place for people. The objective of filling the pond is to expand the use of the gazebo, provide a space that can complement the exterior spaces at the library, a space that could be used for expansion of the book sale, or a car show, a band concert, or flower garden. The green space is also intended to create a center of gravity at City Hall and the library. We don't have the luxury of a town square, but we will have a beautiful green space to picnic or gather.

It's been a busy summer at the Community Center with the successful completion of Safety Town and the Jr. Olympics programs, thanks to the kids and parents for their participation and to Jenna Hull, Wendy Bak, and others for all of the organizing involved. July 14th Jenna Hull and the Senior Center will be hosting an ice cream social for members of the senior center, and I hope to see you there.

Kirtland Fire and Police continue their good work. Chief Hutton and the Fire Department recently received their first "Stryker Power Cot and Load System" after applying for and winning an OBWC grant. Grant applications have been submitted for two additional systems for our other ambulances. These cots help in handling the lifting involved with managing patients. Police Chief Baumgart just recognized three officers, a dispatcher and a civilian employee for their training and merit at the last council meeting. JD, the dog adopted by the Police Department, is now shown in the Police Department's anti- drug educational campaign "JD is Drug Free".

Warn Regards,

Doug Davidson
Mayor of Kirtland

Local Road Races & Temporary Road Closures

Kirtland will once again be the backdrop for two annual road races this spring & summer welcoming runners from all over.

For safety reasons, and in order to avoid delays, we ask residents to be patient and avoid using roads on the route during the affected times. Residents & businesses will still have access as needed. Times of road closures for each street/section are listed below. The Kirtland Police will provide route support and enforce the road closures. Also, emergency vehicles and water stations will be positioned on the courses to provide support to the runners.

We cordially invite you to come out and support the runners during the races.

2016 Historic Kirtland 5k run/walk


July 16th at 8:00am

The Historic Kirtland 5k is a scenic course, winding through the City of Kirtland and Kirtland Hills. The 5K course will include running through Historic Kirtland Village, the elegant paths of the Kirtland Temple, and the historic Isaac Morley farm. This races starts and finishes at the Historic Kirtland Visitor's Center in Kirtland, Ohio.

Information about this race can be found on:

Course: The 5K race will begin on Chillicothe Road near the side entrance of Historic Kirtland; turn left onto Rt. 306; turn right onto Maple; enter Kirtland temple grounds; turn left onto Rt. 306; enter Historic Kirtland; right onto Chillicothe Road; turn left into entrance of Isaac Morley Farm; run the "turn around;" turn right onto Chillicothe Road; enter Historic Kirtland at Chillicothe Road entrance to finish line.

Please expect some traffic delays and possible road closures from 7:30am - 9:00am on the day of the race.


Special Waste Collections

Sponsored by the Lake County Solid Waste District & Lake County Commissioners
Administered by the Lake County Department of Utilities

Each year the Lake County Solid Waste District sponsors special collections for items such as tires, computers, and household hazardous waste. For information on items that are accepted contact the Lake County Solid Waste District at 440-350-2644.


  • Saturday, April 30, 2016, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Lake County Fairgrounds
  • Commercial Building


  • Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Lake County Fairgrounds
  • South End - Enter via Mentor Ave.


  • Saturday, June 4, 2016 & Saturday, September 24, 2016, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Lake County Fairgrounds
  • South End


The City of Kirtland is located in Lake County in the northeast section of Ohio, approximately 22 miles east of the city of Cleveland, and about 5 miles inland from Lake Erie. First a township, Kirtland achieved village status in 1970 and was incorporated into a city in 1971. The City, with a population of about 7,000, is about 17 square miles and consists predominately of residential homes.

City of Kirtland Newsletter
The City of Kirtland publishes a newsletter two times each year.

Download 2016 Spring/Summer Newsletter

Road Update - Spring 2016

In our goal to keep the community informed, we are sharing the road plan for the 2016 season. Work is expected to begin in early May, weather permitting.

2016 Road Plan (PDF)