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City of Kirtland

Changes in Pool Passes

Kirtland residents: Please be advised that in an effort to control spending, we will no longer offer reduced resident rates for programs and pool passes with the city of Mentor. We will continue to offer reduced pool pass pricing with the city of Willoughby. The city of Kirtland will subsidize $25 of the Willoughby pool pass program cost for our residents who wish to use the Willoughby swimming pools for the 2019 season until the budget total is reached. Passes may be purchased directly from Willoughby and proof of residency is required. For current rates, please contact the city of Willoughby: 440-953-4200.

Strategic Planning Kick-Off Meeting - Public Welcome!

The City of Kirtland is in the beginning stages of a strategic planning process, which being facilitated for the city by Lakeland Community College's Nonprofit and Public Service Center. Mayor Davidson and City Council would like to invite the public to participate in a highly interactive stakeholder listening session on February 6th from 6pm - 9pm at the Holden University Center, Lakeland Community College. Participants will be able to weigh in on the future of Kirtland while participating in a robust conversation regarding the challenges and opportunities that currently exist. The stakeholder participation will result in the identification of strategic priorities that will be used as the foundation of the strategic plan moving forward. Please join us in the planning process of the city.

Old Town Area Sanitary Sewer Update Meeting 12/3/18 @ 6PM

Property Owners in the Old Town area are encouraged to attend this important community meeting.

The Old Town area includes:

  • Conley Street
  • Maple Street
  • Joseph Street
  • Fairview
  • Fairidge
  • Elm Street
  • Bluff Street
  • Coudry Street

A representative from the Ohio EPA will be attending the City Council work session to discuss the current status of OEPA's investigations, probable outcome, and alternatives for resolving the problem.

December 3, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Kirtland City Hall - Council Chambers - 9301 Chillicothe Road

Old Town Area Sanitary Sewer Informational Meeting

We appreciate all those who came to the community meeting on 5/29. The meeting was for informational purposes and no decisions were made.

Since some residents were unable to make it and other asked for a copy, we are sharing the slide presentation, City of Kirtland FAQs, Lake County General Health District Operation Permit FAQ, and other information that was presented during the meeting.

Lake County General Health District Pamphlet

Lake County Stormwater Management Department Pamphlet

The Lake County Department of Utilities (LCDU) passed out 2 sheets that require a response from property owners in the Old Town area.

Kirtland Sanitary Sewer Improvement Comment Sheet. The purpose of the sheet is to get an idea of the number of residents who are in favor or not in favor of connecting to sewers. This is NOT a commitment from property owners. If you are leaning toward connecting to sewers, please mark next to I wish to proceed to a public hearing. Those not in favor check I do not wish to proceed to a public hearing.

Preliminary Income Sheet. The completion of this sheet will give us an indication of the type of grants that can be applied for to bring down the cost. This sheet is meant to be anonymous and is for statistical purposes only.

We appreciate everyone taking the time to review the material and submitting the information by June 15, 2018. Once you have completed the forms, you may email them to the LCDU or the City of Kirtland. Another option is to print the forms and mail them or hand deliver to the city's administrative office at City Hall.

Another meeting is expected to take place in June and residents will be notified in advance of the date and time.


Dear Kirtland Residents,

2018 was a year of some challenges and accomplishments.

The City of Kirtland joined our neighbors in Willowick and Wickliffe to invest in the services of a Shared Economic Development Manager. The concept was brought to the mayors by Commissioner Jerry Cirino and Port Director Mark Rantala. I believe Council saw the value in the position to help focus our economic development efforts and approved the contract. The city administration worked closely with the Kirtland Schools to put in place an agreement (MOU) to provide the best protection for our young residents while they are at school and we continue to work on additional agreements that define our School Resource Officer arrangements. Our Kirtland residents weighed in on the structure of our police dispatch and had their voices heard. As a result, our new dispatch technology is in place and working seamlessly to help deliver emergency services to residents.

The paving of State Route 306 was the biggest project we engaged in for 2018. We had assistance the County Engineer, ODOT District 12, our Finance Director, our City Engineer, and City Council to get all the pieces in place to get the work financed and bid. Our Service Department contributed in-kind work to this project. In addition, we received funding from Lake County Stormwater Management, and an OPWC grant. In other paving, the City reconstructed two roads, Arborhurst and Singlefoot and contracted out a section of Booth Road between Eagle and Kirtland Chardon Road. Our new crosswalk will be installed in the spring between the apex of the football field and the shopping center. When used, the crosswalk will have a red light to ensure that stopping for pedestrians is more than just a suggestion.

In 2019 we have some new challenges and some familiar ones. We have two department head retirements in the next several months. I have the greatest respect for our Service Director Carm Catania and our Finance Director Keith Martinet. They have both served the city honorably and well for decades. The objective is now finding the new department heads who will take us into the next ten years.

The continuing challenge of municipal government is to deliver high quality cost-effective services to the residents. On roads for instance, we have over 63 miles of road network in the city. We have been spending the 5-year road levy money of approximately $485,000 per year and not catching up. In fact, the road study we purchased recommends an average of $1,120,000 over each of the next ten years.

The budget will be stable through 2019. Administration and Council will have to get together on revenue this year. Whether it's a replacement levy that restructures some revenue for police and frees up money in the general fund or a permanent road levy, we need to clearly justify it and put it before the voters in a unified way.

Warm Regards from City Hall,

Mayor Doug Davidson


Additional News

City of Kirtland Newsletter

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

Download 2018 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.