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City of Kirtland

Trick-or-Treating hours for the City of Kirtland

Tuesday, October 31 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (We ask that all households participating in Trick-or-Treating turn on their porch lights promptly at 6:00 PM and turn them off promptly at 8:00 PM or when the candy is gone, whichever comes first.)

Halloween Safety Recommendations:

Costume Safety

  • Choose non-toxic face paint and make-up instead of masks, but if masks are used, make sure they fit properly and have holes large enough for mouth and eyes.
  • Choose costumes that are marked flame retardant.
  • Wear light-colored clothing at night, short enough to prevent tripping. Add reflective tape or reflectors to dark colored costumes.
  • Make props such as daggers or swords out of cardboard, rather than metal or wood.

Trick-or-Treating Safety

  • Give and accept wrapped or packaged candy.
  • Avoid homemade treats from strangers.
  • Have children bring treats home for adult inspection before they are eaten. Check treats for signs of tampering before allowing children to eat them.
  • Adults should accompany small and elementary school age children when they are trick-or-treating and send older children in groups.
  • Adults and children should carry a flashlight or glow stick.
  • Have children stay within the neighborhood; only visit homes you know.
  • Watch for traffic.
  • Keep costumed children away from pets. The pet may not recognize the children and become frightened.

The City of Kirtland wishes everyone a Happy Halloween!

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:, 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.

From Mayor Doug Davidson

Dear Kirtland Residents,

There are signs everywhere of Autumn's arrival in Kirtland. The Lakes Metropark Farmpark is hosting its Harvest programming from apples and cider to corn mazes and hayrides. Pumpkins have magically re-appeared at Pumpkinville and Rock's Farm Garden, and the campaign signs are populating the yards and intersections of our community.

I would like to thank Metroparks Executive Director, Paul Palagyi, for the recent invitation to attend the 2nd Annual Fall Harvest Dinner at the Farmpark. The orchard walk and cider pressing demonstration was interesting, after which the food was excellent. The most impressive aspect of the facility however, is the wonderful team that Paul has put together. Lee, Valerie, Andrew and others keep the Farmpark bustling with programming and improvements year-round.

Campaign season is upon us. I am grateful for our local candidates and their offer to serve, or continue to serve the community in the Council-at-Large role. There are significant economic issues before us in this term and they will continue into the next. There is a reason that on the November ballot, nine of our neighboring communities in Lake County are seeking renewal levies, replacement levies, and changes in income tax to support operations, services, and maintenance in their city. We are not immune from those pressures. The current council and administration continue to work on legislation for economic growth, seek savings in operations, and increase revenue.

Along with our challenges it's important to stop and appreciate some accomplishments and events in our community. Lakeland Community College celebrated its 50th anniversary in September. On a humorous note, despite the presence of numerous politicians from across the county and as many resolutions, Lakeland President, Dr. Beverage, kept the celebration on track by putting a 30 second to 1 minute limit on each speech. Lakeland is a local and regional jewel.

Finally, I had the privilege of speaking with former Mayor Mario Marcopoli on September 24th as we both attended the premiere of the BYU/ Russ Holt produced documentary "Kirtland: Americas Sacred Ground". Mayor Marcopoli, Kirtland's longest serving mayor, has a cameo role in the film, but he played a pivotal role in what our city looks like today. I hope you all take time to view the short film once it is released to the public.

Warm Regards from City Hall,
Mayor Doug Davidson


Additional News

City of Kirtland Newsletter

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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.