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City Hall Administrative Offices will be CLOSED on Monday (5/29/17) in observance of Memorial Day.

Memorial Day Celebration – May 29th

The annual Memorial Day parade will be held on Monday, May 29th at 10 a.m. The parade steps off from Kirtland High School, proceeds south on SR 306, and concludes at the Kirtland Veterans Memorial located between the Library and City Hall. Scout groups and children are invited to participate in the parade. A community cookout, sponsored by the Barber Williams American Legion Post 609, will be held at the Kirtland Community Center Pavilion immediately following the ceremony.

This year we are honored to have LTC Eric Molesky as our distinguished speaker. LTC Molesky entered basic training at Ft. Jackson, SC. November 1987. His first 6 years in the Army were spent as an enlisted soldier with assignments in Hanau, Germany and Ft Drum, NY before joining the Ohio National Guard and completing Officer Candidate School (OCS).

LTC Molesky commissioned from the Ohio OCS program in 1994. After completing OCS, LTC Molesky's duty assignments included: Tactical Control Officer (2nd Battalion, 174th Air Defense Artillery, McConnelsville, OH); Executive Officer (B Co. 151st Infantry Regiment, Martinsville, IN). LTC Molesky served in multiple positions with the 107th CAV and 145th Armor Regiment (Stow, OH) from Mortar Platoon Leader, Personnel Officer. He Commanded D Co. 145th AR (Newtonfalls, OH) in the Ohio Army National Guard. Additionally, he was a Detachment Commander with Ohio National Guard Training Battalion and the Air Defense Officer for the 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

LTC Molesky had an assignment with the National Guard Bureau in Arlington, VA. as a Team Chief and Civil Support Officer. Additionally, he returned late last year from his last assignment as a military advisor in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve with the Hungarian Army.

He has deployments to Mosul, Iraq (2005); Sinai, Egypt (2009); and Mazar-e-Sharif Afghanistan (2012).

LTC Molesky's awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), Joint Service Accommodation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4OLC), Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (2OLC), National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Star), NATO Medal, Multinational Force Observer Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Over Seas Ribbon (3rd Award), Armed Forces Reserve Medal (With Hour Glass and "M" Devise) Global War on Terrorism, Global War on Terrorism Service, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal. He also earned the Order of St. George and Air Assault Badge.

LTC Molesky resides in Concord, with his wife Allison and their three children (Ian, Rilynne and Adalyn).

From Mayor Doug Davidson

Dear Kirtland Residents,

This season you will see the return of road crews as we continue to upgrade and maintain our streets. The road plan was presented to City Council and includes the following: Eagle Road west drainage improvements and paving, replacement of Arborhurst Drive and Singlefoot Trail, surface course paving of Pinehurst Drive, Woodcroft Court, Martin Road, Wrenwood Drive, and Kirtland Lakes. State Route 306 will get ditch enclosures, bank stabilization and signal improvements in preparation for a 2018 paving contract. The city currently has a grant application pending for a downtown pedestrian crosswalk, and we will be looking to continue sidewalk extensions this year connecting Barrister's Court and Pinehurst Drive. I'd like to remind motorists to please use caution to ensure safety of the crews working in construction areas.

Administration and City Council have substantial work ahead on Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) legislation intended to impact the long-term improvement of our north-south and east-west corridors. When, and if, City Council is satisfied with the ordinance and legislation is passed, there will remain work to be done. Two seven member panels need to be selected, a Tax Incentive Review Council, and a Community Reinvestment Housing Council. These panels will oversee the program as part of the legislation. The CRA is an economic development tool that can impact the aesthetic and economic situation in the medium to long term. One of the keys to the CRA is its local control. A draft of the legislation will be available at the April 3rd City Council Meeting.

Finally, I wanted to share with you that after 17 years of service to the City of Kirtland and having worked for Mayors Podojil, Tyler and myself, our esteemed Chief of Police, Wayne Baumgart, will be retiring in June. Chief Baumgart was appointed to office in May, 2000 by Mayor Podojil, prior to that he served the City of Euclid for 26 years with 12 years as Euclid's Chief of Police. Chief Baumgart's leadership of our police department, loyalty, integrity and sense of humor have served our community well. As tight as budgets have been in the department, Chief Baumgart ensured that his officers attended professional development schools and served in roles of increasing responsibility, preparing them to take leadership in the department. With this in mind, and after discussions with City Council President Bob Umholtz, the Public Safety Standing Committee members, and Chief Baumgart, I will be designating Lieutenant Lance Nosse as the next Chief of Police upon Chief Baumgart's retirement. Lieutenant Nosse is respected by his officers and the law enforcement community. I have confidence in his ability as a law enforcement professional and his skill in building relationships with city departments, community leaders and neighboring agencies.

Don't forget the city's annual Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast will be held on Saturday, April 8th starting at 9 a.m. at the Kirtland Community Center. I hope to see many of you there.

Warm Regards and Happy Easter,
Mayor Doug Davidson


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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.