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City of Kirtland

Announcement

Request for Letters of Interest: Board of Zoning Appeals

The City of Kirtland is taking Letters of Interest for service on the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA).

The Board of Zoning Appeals is composed of five members. Members must be residents of the City of Kirtland, none of whom shall hold any other public office or position in the City. All members are appointed by the Mayor with a concurrence of City Council.

The purpose/duties of the Board of Zoning of Appeals are:

  • To hear and decide appeals of any decisions or actions made by the Zoning Inspector relating to the Planning and Zoning Code.
  • To authorize variances from the terms of the Planning and Zoning Code when practical difficulties or undo hardships result from the literal enforcement of this code.
  • To authorize variances for nonconforming uses according to the criteria set forth in the Planning and Zoning code.
  • To adopt rules and regulations, provided they are not in conflict with the Planning and Zoning Code or the Charter of the City of Kirtland, for the holding of regular and special meetings, for the transaction and disposition of its business and the exercise of its powers.

Commitment:

  • Members are appointed for five (5) year terms
  • Members need to attend BZA meetings as needed. The number of meetings can range from 5-10 per year.
  • Members receive a small stipend based on the number of meetings.

Those that wish to be considered must respond by December 14, 2017. Letters of Interest should be addressed to Mayor Davidson and may be submitted by:

Mail or drop off to:
Kirtland City Hall
9301 Chillicothe Road
Kirtland, OH 44094


Lake County General Health District Offering Pediatric First Aid, Communicable Disease and CPR Classes

The Lake County General Health District 2017 Community Education class schedule now includes Communicable Disease (full and refresher course), Pediatric First Aid (full and refresher course), and CPR.

Refresher courses are $30 per person and the full courses are $45 per person.

Communicable Disease

  • Full course – October 23, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30p.m.
  • Refresher – November 1, 2017 from 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Pediatric First Aid

  • Full course – November 20, 2017 – 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Refresher – December 6, 2017 – 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

CPR Classes
American Heart Association Heart Saver CPR and Health Saver BLS classes are available. Please call to schedule a class.

All classes will take place at Lake County General Health District located at 5966 Heisley Road in Mentor, Ohio. Please call 440-350-2554 or email for questions or to register for a class. Please be sure to have your OPIN number available. If you would like to bring the course to your location, please call or email for details.


From Mayor Doug Davidson

Dear Kirtland Residents,

Two retirements are on my mind as I write this month's column. The first is Kirtland City Council President Bob Umholtz who served the City of Kirtland with distinction for 24 years beginning in 1993 continuing through the current term which ends the last day in November. Bob's tenure covered all or part of five administrations in the city, and half the period of incorporation since 1970. I had the privilege of voting for Bob to be Council President twice, and there was a reason the votes were unanimous. Council President Umholtz brought some extreme listening skills to the Council Chamber and work sessions. Every legislative term has its issues to deal with and Bob led through with fairness and resolve. A recent example of Bob's patience is the animal ordinance. It started with a vicious dog concern and ended with public comment from people across the state interested in the welfare of cats. Even for an animal lover, a two-hour discussion of cat welfare is a long discussion. In that instance, Bob's perseverance and leadership brought us an enforceable ordinance that protects residents and animals alike. I'm going to miss Bob's institutional knowledge and his ability to keep a healthy perspective when issues heated up.

The second retirement is Mayor Dave Anderson of the City of Willoughby. If I was a coach I would probably be looking to see how Tiger Laverde or Ed Braddock were coaching. Likewise, as a mayor, one of my first stops two years ago was to Dave Anderson's office in Willoughby. I appreciate his guidance and wisdom. One great example Mayor Anderson set was initiating a Fiscal Review Task Force to evaluate the City of Willoughby's financial status and operations. I have asked Kirtland resident Louis Slapnicker, President of the Municipal Finance Officers Association and an official in the City of Lyndhurst, to assist the City of Kirtland in a similar effort. More on the task force as we finalize the format and as City Council puts forth the other members of the team.

We are blessed to have had these great leaders and advocates for our community. My deepest gratitude and best wishes for their future endeavors.

Finally, I would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and happy holiday season.

Warm Regards from City Hall,

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: www.ritaohio.com, 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

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

Download 2017 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.