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City of Kirtland

NOTICE: City Hall Administrative Offices will be CLOSED (5/28/18) in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Old Town Area Sanitary Sewer Informational Meeting

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

Septage (septic tank discharge) has been found in the creek at the end of Maple Street. The Lake County General Health District has traced it to many failing septic systems from homes on Joseph Street and Maple Street. Ohio EPA is aware of the problem and is asking Kirtland to submit a solution and implementation schedule. An informational meeting has been scheduled as follows:

May 29, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Kirtland Elementary School - Hornet Hall
9140 Chillicothe Road

The Health Department, Lake County Department of Utilities and the City Engineer will be available at the meeting to discuss plan alternatives, construction impacts, time lines, cost estimates and payment options.

After the meeting the presentation will be made available on the city's website.

Concerts & Movies on Gazebo Green

Enjoy summer evenings at Gazebo Green!

Come for the concert, stay for the movie! Bring blankets and chairs and a picnic!

Concerts start at 7:00pm. Movies begin at dusk.

These events are co-sponsored by the Friends of the Kirtland Public Library and the City of Kirtland and funded, in part, by a NOPEC Community Sponsorship Grant.

Wednesday, June 20
Musical Talent: Chaz McPeak
Movie: Trolls

Wednesday, July 11
Musical Talent: Just in Time Duo
Movie: Megamind

Wednesday, July 25
Musical Talent: Erie Heights Brass
Movie: Home Alone

Wednesday, August 8
Musical Talent: The Debbie Gifford Trio
Movie: Princess Bride

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE - Monday May 28, 2018

The last Monday in May is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. As a sign of respect, all American flags should be flown at half-staff from dawn until noon.

Our ceremony will begin with the annual Memorial Day Parade. The parade steps off from Kirtland High School at 10:00 a.m., proceeds south on Rt. 306, and concludes at the Kirtland Veteran's Memorial (between the Library and City Hall). Children are invited to bring their decorated bicycles.

We are honored to have Command Sergeant Major William Jeffery Horne, US Army-Retired as our guest speaker. Command Sergeant Major Horne is a highly decorated veteran click here to read his bio.

American Legion Post 609 will be sponsoring a community cookout, immediately afterward, at the Kirtland Community Center Pavilion. Please join us as we honor our veterans and celebrate the unofficial start of summer!

From Mayor Doug Davidson

Dear Kirtland Residents,

The City of Kirtland was recognized as a 100 Percent Award Winner at the Lake County Safety Council event on April 20th. The 100 Percent Award is earned by organizations and corporations who are members of the Lake County Safety Council and who worked the entire year of 2017 without a lost time injury or accident. Thank You to our department heads, Carm Catania, Tony Hutton, Lance Nosse, Jenna Hull, their teams and all our city employees for incorporating safe practices into their respective missions, while serving the residents of our city.

As a result of a NOPEC Energy Grant, BK Electric is busy installing money saving LED lighting fixtures in Fire Station Number 2 and the Service Department. Meanwhile, I met with our First Energy representative Wendy Zele to look for additional savings on our $43,000 annual street lighting bill. An LED lighting upgrade to our street fixtures could save up to 50% off that bill with an investment of approximately $300 per fixture in the near term.

If you track the City Council agenda you know that we are working together to grow the city for our mutual benefit. Phone conferences with Council President Potter, Planning & Zoning Chairman Denk, new business owners, and myself helped to bring a future Ice Cream business to the downtown area, while we work to keep the Kirtland Car Company and Ed Francis ( in Kirtland at a second location. Elsewhere downtown, my thanks to Joe Castrataro (JJS Properties, LLC) for his investment of capital in the Beverage Store Plaza and former Kirtlander location. Beside Joe's property we can all see the furniture store lot is ready for the next business to be built, thanks to the Kirtland Veterinary Hospital for that future construction. Administration and Council are close to retaining a shared Economic Development and Planning resource in an agreement with the Lake County Port and Economic Development Authority and two other communities to press our progress.

On 9am Monday, May 28th we continue our recognition of Memorial Day hosted by American Legion Post 609. CSM (Ret.) William J. Horne will be giving the keynote speech at the Kirtland Area Veteran's Memorial, which is next to City Hall. On the eve of this Memorial Day I can't help but think about the hundreds of thousands of American servicemembers whose service and sacrifice helped secure the freedom of South Korea and its people over the last 58 years. I hope we see a day where the 38th Parallel is nothing more than a footnote in history like the Mason-Dixon Line.

Warm Regards,

Mayor Davidson


Additional News

Notice to Contractors and Builders

The construction season will be starting soon. The City of Kirtland will assess a $250.00 Administration Fee against construction projects for the second and each subsequent notice of violation of failure to maintain and repair erosion and sediment controls in accordance with Section 1464.13 (e) (Ordinance 16-O-39, passed 10-17-2016).

Brush Collection Update

Due to the anticipated ODOT paving of Route 306 and the City's in-kind work contribution, we are unable to offer residential brush collection throughout our wards this spring.

Brush collection will either be shifted to the fall or be discontinued. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Lake County Solid Waste District posts a list of businesses that offer recycling options including yard waste on their website. To view the list of businesses or for more information please visit Lake County recycling

For more details, contact the Public Works Department at 440-256-1234

City of Kirtland Newsletter

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

Download 2018 Spring/Summer 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.