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City of Kirtland

Route 306 Resurfacing Project

Kirtland's main thoroughfare is undergoing construction. This is needed because the road surface is showing its age; the last time it was repaved was in the year 2000.

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will resurface SR 306 as an LPA project. Road improvements and paving will occur along the entire length of Route 306 in the city. The Lake County Engineer's office is the Project Manager for this project.

Most of the project is covered by outside funding. Kirtland will receive $1,356,600 from ODOT, $300,000 from Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC), and $200,000 from Lake County Stormwater Management Department for the drainage improvements. No levy money will be used for this project.

The work covered by the plans and specifications includes: The milling and resurfacing of approximately 4.60 miles of State Route 306 Chillicothe Road from the southerly county Line to 600' South of Kirtland Road, including replacement of existing pavement markings. Required ADA compliant handicap curb ramps will be installed.

Prior to the start of road paving, preliminary improvements must be done. The area slated for drainage improvements is along Route 306 from Route 6 to the Geauga County line. Crews are installing storm drainage pipe some of which will be enclosed and some graded for proper drainage.

We received word that Karvo Companies was awarded the bid contract for the Route 306 road paving project. The start date is still unknown.

Residents can expect lane closures and flaggers controlling traffic in construction areas. Travelers are encouraged to watch carefully as they drive through work zones to protect road workers.

All work under this contract is projected to be completed by late October 2018.

Route 306 Resurfacing Project

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,

Hard to believe we are already in the fourth quarter of 2018. It's a good time to update you on a number of Capital projects and acquisitions.

In our Safety and Service Departments we have received a number of vehicles to replace our obsolete or worn out vehicles. Our new fire engine has arrived and is available for front line service if needed, while our firefighters train up on it's operation. Anyone looking for a used yellow 30 year old Pierce Arrow fire truck, can look on the Gov Deals Auction site. The Fire Department added a new Ford Explorer into the fleet and removed a worn out chase vehicle. The Police Department replaced two vehicles, the outgoing vehicles had 150,000 and 120,000 miles respectively. In the Service Department, a 1999 Chevy 1 ton was replaced with a Ford F550 (the yellow and blue paint scheme on the new dump truck was no extra charge). All the vehicles the city purchases are at state bid pricing or in the case of the engine competitively bid and approved by Council. It's important to keep our fleet average age and condition in view to get reliability and control maintenance costs.

We anticipate that Karvo Paving will be complete with surface course paving of SR 306 within three weeks, depending on weather. I appreciate your patience with the workers, the flaggers, our police officers and other drivers during the construction. In cases where you feel you have a claim with your car you can contact the KPD Dispatch at their non-emergency number 256-3333 to arrange for an officer to take a report and forward to the company. My thanks to Superintendant Bill Wade, Karvo Paving, the County Engineers office and our Department heads for working to accommodate school traffic wherever possible.

As a follow up to a meeting with residents from Ward 1 on sanitary sewers and inspections, the county needs your help to get the individual septic system testing completed. Complete or near complete information on the current systems will help identify the correct course of action and aid in estimates of potential cost. A second request letter should be out soon to those homeowners affected.

Finally, this month our new Shared Economic Development Manager is now actively working with council and administration. Monica Drake's email is MDrake@LCPORT.Org. I feel strongly that the weekly attention to growth and improvement will enhance our community.

Warm Regards from City Hall,

Mayor Doug 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).

City of Kirtland Newsletter

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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.