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City of Kirtland

Kirtland Egg Hunt

The Kirtland Egg Hunt WILL take place at the Kirtland Community Center on Saturday, April 8 from 9:00-11:00 with a couple changes due to the weather. All indoor activities will take place from 9:00-10:45. This includes a visit with the Easter Bunny and live rabbits and furry friends, the craft, games, and the pancake breakfast.

At 10:45 all indoor activities will close and participants can head outside for the hunt. The hunt will begin promptly at 11:00. The hunt will be a staggered start divided into the following age groups: 4 & under (closest to the pavilion), 5-6-7 (in the center), and 8-9-10 year olds (furthest away from the building).

Prepare for an outdoor hunt in the mud, snow, and Northeast Ohio springtime elements along with whatever else Mother Nature throws our way! (Only a torrential downpour will cancel the hunt portion and we would hand out the eggs inside.) See you there!


On April 3rd, the Kirtland Service Department will begin brush pick-up throughout the city. The program is intended to assist residents with the annual spring clean-up of branches and twigs that have come down from the inclement winter weather.

Ward 2 - Week of April 3

Ward 1 - Week of April 10

Ward 4 - Week of April 17

Ward 3 - Week of April 24

For more information, please contact the Service Department at 256-1234 or by clicking this link.

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


Additional News

Snow & Ice Removal

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City of Kirtland Newsletter

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

Download 2017 Spring/Summer Newsletter

Promotion in the KPD

During the November 9th City Council meeting Mayor Davidson sworn in Sgt. Lance Nosse as Lieutenant (Executive Officer) of the Kirtland Police Department. Lt. Nosse will begin new duties to help administer the Department into the future. Congratulations!



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.

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)