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City of Kirtland

City Hall Administrative Offices will be CLOSED at noon on Wednesday (11/22/17) and all-day Thursday & Friday (11/23/17 & 11/24/17) in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.


Announcement

Request for Letters of Interest: Board of Zoning Appeals

The City of Kirtland is taking Letters of Interest for service on the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA).

The Board of Zoning Appeals is composed of five members. Members must be residents of the City of Kirtland, none of whom shall hold any other public office or position in the City. All members are appointed by the Mayor with a concurrence of City Council.

The purpose/duties of the Board of Zoning of Appeals are:

  • To hear and decide appeals of any decisions or actions made by the Zoning Inspector relating to the Planning and Zoning Code.
  • To authorize variances from the terms of the Planning and Zoning Code when practical difficulties or undo hardships result from the literal enforcement of this code.
  • To authorize variances for nonconforming uses according to the criteria set forth in the Planning and Zoning code.
  • To adopt rules and regulations, provided they are not in conflict with the Planning and Zoning Code or the Charter of the City of Kirtland, for the holding of regular and special meetings, for the transaction and disposition of its business and the exercise of its powers.

Commitment:

  • Members are appointed for five (5) year terms
  • Members need to attend BZA meetings as needed. The number of meetings can range from 5-10 per year.
  • Members receive a small stipend based on the number of meetings.

Those that wish to be considered must respond by December 14, 2017. Letters of Interest should be addressed to Mayor Davidson and may be submitted by:

Mail or drop off to:
Kirtland City Hall
9301 Chillicothe Road
Kirtland, OH 44094


Lake County General Health District Offering Pediatric First Aid, Communicable Disease and CPR Classes

The Lake County General Health District 2017 Community Education class schedule now includes Communicable Disease (full and refresher course), Pediatric First Aid (full and refresher course), and CPR.

Refresher courses are $30 per person and the full courses are $45 per person.

Communicable Disease

  • Full course – October 23, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30p.m.
  • Refresher – November 1, 2017 from 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Pediatric First Aid

  • Full course – November 20, 2017 – 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Refresher – December 6, 2017 – 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

CPR Classes
American Heart Association Heart Saver CPR and Health Saver BLS classes are available. Please call to schedule a class.

All classes will take place at Lake County General Health District located at 5966 Heisley Road in Mentor, Ohio. Please call 440-350-2554 or email for questions or to register for a class. Please be sure to have your OPIN number available. If you would like to bring the course to your location, please call or email for details.


From Mayor Doug Davidson

Dear Kirtland Residents,

November's column might be the easiest to write because it comes with its own theme of Thanksgiving.

I am extremely grateful for the work of our Finance Director, Keith Martinet and Staff Accountant, Lisa Knazek. Their work is evident on the City's website, where the monthly financial statements, yearly budget, and audited financial reports from the state are available for residents to review. City department heads work closely with our finance team to ensure they stay within the budget passed by City Council. You will even find the sidewalk from Russellhurst Drive to Barrister's Court in the 2017 budget. This little piece of additional sidewalk adds to the wellness and walk-ability for another neighborhood.

November 11th is Veterans Day, and Kirtland's American Legion Post 609 will have a short ceremony starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Kirtland Veterans Memorial located behind City Hall. A breakfast will follow at the Kirtland Diner. This tribute is open to all, you do not have to be a member of the post to attend either event.

Each month local church and civic leaders meet to compare notes and combine efforts where possible. Working together is part of what makes Kirtland so special. The annual Community Thanksgiving Service, sponsored by the Kirtland Ministerial Alliance, will be held on November 21st at 7:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to participate in the service. I recommend coming early to ensure a good seat as this event fills up quickly. The offering from the Thanksgiving Service will be donated to the Kirtland Area Service Council who will put it to good use in our community.

I am grateful to the Chronicle Publisher, Jeffrey Karlovec and Editor, John Karlovec for allowing me the privilege of communicating with the Kirtland residents through this column. This publication is a valuable resource for our community and I encourage you to continue to support them through donations and advertisements.

I appreciate our Kirtland business owners for their presence and support in the community and the investments they make in their property from which we all benefit. I would also like to mention the generosity they show for every fundraising event from golf outings to reverse raffles.

Finally, I would like to thank our present City Council for working hard on the Community Reinvestment Area legislation and passing it into law. After a few procedural steps by administration, we will have an excellent tool to offer a new business or improvements for existing ones.

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving,
Mayor Doug Davidson

 

Additional News

A Note from RITA

RITA (Regional Income Tax Agency) recently mailed letters to taxpayers that neglected to file a municipal income tax return for their municipality.

Taxpayers can simply e-file returns at: www.ritaohio.com, mail or fax to RITA the documents listed on the non-filing letter.

Attn: Compliance Department 198
Regional Income Tax Agency
PO BOX 470538
Broadview Heights, OH 44147-0538 OR Faxing to: 440-922-3510

Please do not submit documents directly to any of RITA's offices, to any specific individual at RITA or to any address or fax number that you may use for other RITA correspondence as this will result in a delay in processing of the documents and could also result in the taxpayer receiving an unnecessary subpoena.


City of Kirtland Newsletter

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

Download 2017 Fall/Winter Newsletter


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.