I may have confused a few residents with last month’s report. To clarify, the former Memorial Junior High School is the building sold to developers to be renovated as office space with adjacent townhomes and ranch-style duplexes. This is the property that recently housed the Indian Museum. The current Middle School on Ridge Road near the High School will be demolished after the High School additions and renovations are complete. The site will then become practice athletic fields.
Our road and road striping programs are complete with nearly $1 million dollars of improvements over the past summer. Our City Engineer and Service Director will soon begin their review of repairs for next year and, as always, this list is developed based on need and age of streets. We are also planning significant repairs to Erie Street next year in conjunction with Lake County’s water main replacement in Downtown. Finally, we have started the engineering associated with road and walk repairs on Erie Street adjacent to the railroad tracks by Sheraton Furniture, Brim and Spirits of Willoughby. As the schedule for these projects become more defined, we will alert our residents through our website.
Yard waste pickup has ended and leaf pickup will continue through the month of November and please remember to bring your leaves to the tree lawn, but not in the street. Our crews will be continuing pickup for as long as weather permits. The schedule for these activities as well as the schedules for all public meeting can be found on the City of Willoughby website. Agendas and minutes of all meetings can be found here as well.
As we enter the holiday season, please check our website and Facebook page for events. The Squash Hunger scavenger hunt is currently underway in downtown Willoughby through November 10th. Next up is Shop Small Saturday on November 24th. This is a great way to experience and support our local merchants, restaurants and bars. Our “official” kickoff to the season begins with our Christmas Tree lighting on Thursday, November 29th at 7:00 pm and throughout that weekend our Downtown Willoughby Merchants are planning an exciting series of events and shopping experiences that have been re-imagined for a family-friendly experience. We encourage you to experience the Downtown holiday lighting on Thursday, Holiday Stroll on Friday, Miracle on Erie Street 5K and Breakfast with Santa on Saturday.
Wishing everyone a great Fall season!