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City of Kirtland

FREE Community Events on the Gazebo Green

Family Movie Nights

Brought to you by the Friends of the Kirtland Public Library - View a different classic family friendly movie each month this summer under the stars. Family friendly activities start 1 hour before the show.

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Date Family Activity Movie
August 14 Yard Games TBA
September 11 Treasure Hunt TBA


From Mayor Doug Davidson

Dear Kirtland Residents,

July slips away and August arrives in our fair city. I was pleased to attend the annual Hidden Valley Drive Street Party a few weeks ago. Thanks to Pat and Jack Luck for the invitation and to Jim and Claudia Pawlowski who generously hosted the event in their back yard. Hidden Valley Drive is a great neighborhood in a city of great neighborhoods. Members of our Police and Fire departments also showed up to meet the residents and enjoy some good food. Officer Philips brought along the city mascot, JD, to look for any barbecue which may have fallen from the serving table.

The City of Kirtland and the Kirtland Public Library joined forces in July to have our facility lighting evaluated for efficiency. Both organizations will be taking advantages of rebates available for the changeover to LED lighting. The city will begin with the Police Department which has a payback period on the investment of 6 months, to be followed by the remainder of City Hall which will have a payback of 2.6 years. The Police Department's total annual operating savings for the lighting transition is projected to be $11,250 per year. All city buildings will follow, as the budget allows. Thank you to Helen Petersburg for coordinating this valuable effort in efficiency.

In addition to working for savings it's important to grow where we can as a city to sustain the budget that provides us quality services. To that end, currently there are two Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) ordinances before City Council. The language of the ordinances will allow us to selectively encourage investment in accordance with our current zoning laws and bring financial and aesthetic value to the community. The closest example to what we hope to achieve is what occurred previously with the addition of EDP Consultants, now SME on Chillicothe Road. SME is a building in the Western Reserve style that contributes strongly to the property and income taxes that make the city work.

Before the end of the calendar year we expect to have an ordinance before City Council increasing the standard design requirements for any new construction of roads that the city is asked to dedicate as public roads. My thanks to Councilman-at-Large, Matt Schulz for his guidance and encouragement on this long-term value approach to our roads.

I look forward to seeing you on the Gazebo Green enjoying a concert, or out and about in our excellent community.

Best Regards from City Hall,
Mayor Doug Davidson


Additional News

Lake County Lauches Financial Assistance Program for Household Sewage Treatment System Repairs and Replacements

The Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have implemented a financial assistance program for the repair or replacement of failing household sewage treatment systems.

The deadline for homeowners to apply for funding is September 30, 2017. Funding will be determined on a first come/first served basis, so homeowners who believe they meet the income limits and other qualifications are encouraged to contact Chris Loxterman at 440-350-2543 to begin the pre-qualification process.

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City of Kirtland Newsletter

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

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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.