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City of Kirtland

City Hall Administrative Offices will be CLOSED (2/19/18) in observance of Presidents' Day.

From Mayor Doug Davidson

Dear Kirtland Residents,

It's not quite 2018 yet as I write this column, so I still have time to fit in some gratitude for events around the city.

The first person I wanted to recognize is Officer Michael Valenti who organized the Shop with a Cop event on December 17th at City Hall. The department had approximately 15 great kids there and a host of volunteers. We enjoyed some coloring, Christmas carols and pizza from Angelo's (440-256-4000) before a visit from St. Nick. Kirtland's own Lake Erie Limousine Service (440-749-6090) delivered the kids and cops to do the shopping. For some cities "Community Policing" is probably a federal program, for Kirtland, it's a series of chiefs and officers who have served the residents very well over the years.

I would like to thank our Lake County Engineer James Gills, who approved the Kirtland Recreation Park Drainage Improvements design. The construction work will be bid out by Tim Miller at Lake County Stormwater Management. Coordination with the two agencies has been beneficial for Kirtland and should secure the well travelled access road for the near future.

Special thanks go to Jane Carle, Director of the Kirtland Public Library and Kent Packer with the Friends of the Library, who spearheaded the community events on the Gazebo Green in front of City Hall. They are already planning for Music and Movies on Gazebo Green in 2018. Some of the funding for the event will be through a NOPEC Community Event Sponsorship grant to the city, which we were fortunate enough to receive.

American Legion Post 609 led by Commander Keith McCrory, is raising funds to light the flagpole at Kirtland's South Cemetery. Both the city and the Post would like to see the flagpole lit appropriately and in accordance with the flag code. An account has been established by Post 609 at Citizen's Bank in Kirtland exclusively for that purpose. Donations can also be made to American Legion Post 609 PO Box 1176, Willoughby, Ohio 44094.

I would also like to thank the employees of the Service Department who work to clear 5 primary routes in two shifts for the duration of this winter weather. Priority roads include Chillicothe, Euclid-Chardon, Kirtland- Chardon, Eagle, Tibbets, Worrell, Garfield, Sperry, and Hobart. After the primary roads come the local roads, fire and police stations, City Hall, the Community Center and the Cemeteries. The service crews also respond when needed to assist in plowing access for fire or police calls.

Finally, thanks to City Council which approved the replacement of a 19 year old Case front end loader used for salt and other work by the Service Department. We stretch assets as long as possible, but still recognize that the need for reliability in our fleet means periodic replacement.

Wishing You a Safe and Prosperous New Year,

Mayor Doug Davidson


Additional News

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.

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.