Just a few comments this month, as we move further into spring.
Yard waste pickup started again on April 1st and will continue through mid-December this year. This is two weeks longer than previous years. Please put your yard waste in open paper bags or open containers.
Spring and summer can bring heavy rains which can cause some basement flooding in the City. If you’ve experienced this in the past, I’d like to remind you of the City’s Private Property Sanitary Sewer Backup Reduction Grant Program. This program has been in place for several years and appears to have been very successful at reducing basement flooding. Owners of single family and two family dwellings may be eligible to receive a financial grant in the amount of seventy-five percent (75%) of the improvement with a maximum grant of One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500) to aid in the reduction of risk of a sanitary sewer backup in single family and two family dwellings. Contact the Service Department at (440) 953-4111 for information.
If you are interested in reserving a pavilion in one of our parks, now is a great time to do so. We have pavilions available at Osborne Park (seats 70), Gilson Park (seats 70), the Euclid Avenue Pool (seats 84) and three pavilions at Daniels Park (seats 56, 63 and 98). All of the park pavilions have electricity, water, grills, and seasonal restrooms available nearby. Willoughby Residents ONLY can call the Parks & Recreation Department at 440-953-4200 to reserve a pavilion. There is a $35 non-refundable fee for a weekend rental and $15 fee for a weekday rental. Reservations are being accepted now.
Our Parks and Recreation Department is registering for many spring and summer programs at this time of year. Keep in mind that you can do so online. Go to willoughbyohio.com, click on the Residents tab and then click Parks and Recreation for information and instructions.
We’re looking forward to a great summer here in Willoughby. Have a great month.