February 2022

Winter is upon us, and we recently experienced our first snowfalls of the year. With these significant storms, we’d like to offer a few reminders. The first is to please be patient in heavy snow events. Our Service Department plows and salts main streets, such as Rt. 84, Rt. 91 and Euclid Avenue first, followed by police and fire stations, public parking lots, and finally side roads and cul de sacs. Also, when snowfall exceeds two inches, we may issue a parking ban. The parking ban allows our plows to work safely, efficiently, and without obstructions. We will post a notice of a parking ban on the Police Department and the City Facebook pages during a significant snowstorm. Also, there may be trash collection delays due to weather, and Republic Services will also post on social media when this happens. You can also sign up for notifications of snow delays on the Republic Service website: www.republicservices.com or click on the “Service Alerts” tab on their website homepage. Finally, please exercise caution in extreme weather events. Stay home if possible and if you need to travel, please drive carefully, and give our plow drivers plenty of room to do their job.

Another helpful resource is our Emergency Management Agency. Lake County encourages our residents to sign up for their reverse 911 system. The system allows the county Emergency Management Agency to communicate with our residents in flood events, extreme weather conditions, and other emergencies. Residents can find important information about this service at: https://www.lakecountyohio.gov/emergency-management-agency/.

We are happy to announce that after a COVID-induced delay, our Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative (TLCI) project is moving forward. This study will reimagine Vine Street from Downtown Willoughby through Eastlake to Lakeshore Blvd. in Willowick. This $120,000 planning grant from NOACA will involve several community engagement meetings. Also, when weather conditions improve, we will be hosting another planning meeting for the Osborne Park Master Plan and a kick-off meeting for our Amphitheater/Todd Field Trail design. Once confirmed, the dates, times, and locations of these meetings will be posted to the city’s website and Facebook page.

We are always looking for residents to become members of our Boards and Commissions. If you are interested or know someone who would be interested, please call the Mayor’s Office at 440-953-4124.

Finally, we encourage our residents to visit our website to find the latest information on our projects and initiatives, noting meeting dates, agendas, and locations.