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City of Kirtland

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,

We are well into the fall season, and this time of year always gives me cause to pause and reflect. I'd like to share my appreciation for some behind the scenes champions.

Thanks to the Kirtland Chronicle Publisher, John Karlovec, for allowing me the space and opportunity to connect with all of you each month.

Thanks to Councilman Matthew Schulz for his leadership of the Police and Fire Standing Committee which was the platform to discuss dispatch related legislation for equipment and structure. Matt's patience, persistence, and process was key to hearing and resolving the issue. I am also grateful for the dozens of residents who made their voices heard in person and in correspondence to their representatives and to city administration.

Thanks to Karen Tercek, CEO of the Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce, for promoting business success in Kirtland. The WWLCC recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new and improved Kirtlander Party Center. Congratulations to new owners Jason and Shannon Malkamaki, who bring a new team, menu, and energy to the party center.

Thanks to all our residents for your patience during the repaving of State Route 306. I am especially pleased that the loop detectors are back in place to eliminate some of the waiting time at the traffic lights. Thanks to Jeffrey Gertz, Field/Production Engineer, who is managing the paving contract on behalf of the Lake County Engineer. We would love to host a State Championship parade on the new road whether it's for high school soccer, football or both. Good Luck Hornets!

Thanks also go out to our Service Director, Carm Catania, for filling our salt barn at last year's state bid prices. This is a cost saving of approximately $20 a ton. We are all hoping for a mild winter and little need to use it, but our crews are ready.

This time of year, we especially cannot forget to recognize and thank our veterans and their families for their service and the sacrifices they have made and the courage it takes to defend honor, duty, and country.

Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving,

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.