Ward 3 Bike Ride Cancelled – 10/22/2016

Due to inclement weather, the Ward 3 Bike Ride scheduled for Saturday, October 22nd has been cancelled.  The City of Elyria Bicycle Committee will provide details on future events at a later time.

Posted in Safety Service

Notice from NOPEC


Every three years, NOPEC is required by law to give all of their customers the opportunity to opt out of the agreement and seek an alternative energy supplier.  For those who wish to opt out of NOPEC, please watch your mail for a card you must mail box immediately to opt out.

Please call NOPEC customer with any questions at 1-800-292-9284, or view the flyer here.

Posted in Safety Service

Trick or Treat Night is Monday, October 31, 2016!


Trick or Treat Night in the City of Elyria will be Halloween night, October 31, 2016 from 6:00-7:30pm!  The Annual Kiwanis Halloween Parade will be Sunday, October 30th. Lineup for the parade begins at 2:00pm near Suzin L. Chocolatiers on Broad Street, and the parade itself will start at 2:30pm.  If you have questions, please call the Mayor’s Office at 440-326-1402.

Have fun and remember to be safe!  Click here to read some tips from Elyria Police Department on making sure everyone has a safe and healthy evening!

Columbus Day – NO DELAY in Sanitation Pickup

Due to the observance of Columbus Day, most City of Elyria offices will be closed on Monday, October 10, 2016.  However, Sanitation service WILL RUN NORMALLY AS SCHEDULED.  There will be NO DELAY in garbage or recycling pickup for the week beginning Monday, October 10, 2016.  Please call the Department of Sanitation at 440-322-3895 with any questions.

Landmarks Meeting -Cancelled-Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016


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LOR-Third Street PID No. 91041

LOR-Third Street PID No.91041

Posted in Current LOI's

2016 Autumn Leaf Collection – City of Elyria

Beginning Monday, October 17, 2016 through Saturday, December 3, 2016, the City of Elyria leaf collection program will be in operation.  Leaves should be raked to the curb in piles or wind-rows as close as possible, but not into the street.  No brush, twigs or other material should be mixed with leaves as these items clog the vacuum equipment and slow the collection process.

Approximately eight (8) crews will cover the entire City of Elyria and will concentrate first on areas with more mature trees.  Routes will generally follow sanitation routes but the schedule is greatly influenced by weather (rain as well as snow).  Due to manpower and weather variations – no set date for collection on a particular street or area is available.

No leaves will be collected after Saturday, December 3, 2016.  Residents may dispose of leaves contained in brown paper composting bags at the Elyria Compost Center at 45 Chestnut Street during posted hours of operation.

Please remember these important safety points:

  • DO NOT allow children to play in leaf piles near the street/curb
  • DO NOT place branches or other debris in the leaf piles. Doing so may result in non-collection of the leaves
  • DO NOT park vehicles on or near leaf piles; we encourage residents to use their driveways during leaf and snow season in order to keep roadways clear and accessible

Elyria residents, with proof of residency (ie:  driver’s license or water bill receipt), may bring bagged leaves (and grass clippings) to the City’s compost facility located at 45 Chestnut St.

For additional information or questions – please call the Elyria Street Dept. at 440-322-3129 or the Safety Service Director’s office at 440-326-1404

All leaves collected are composted and not dumped at the landfill

Posted in Street




There is some sediment in Elyria’s water supply this morning, but the Ohio EPA has deemed it safe to drink and use for other purposes. The water plant on Lake Erie did not fail – but, a surge valve in the City’s water distribution system that relieves pressure in the system opened properly and then did not close properly.  The end result was that it stirred up some sediment in a finished water tank.  Data has been provided to the EPA and it has been determined that the water does meet water quality standards.  The City is flushing the water distribution system to clear out the sediment.  If you see sediment or discolored water you are advised to let your cold water run for several minutes until the water becomes clear.

Request for Qualification Water and Sanitary Sewer Rate Study

Request for Qualification Water and Sanitary Sewer Rate Study

Posted in Current RFQ's

Landmarks Meeting, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

Landmarks Meeting 9-26-16

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CDBG FY2017 Subrecipient Funding Request for Non-Profits

CDBG Subrecipient Application for Non-Profits

The City of Elyria, Office of Community Development is currently accepting non-profit subrecipient funding requests for the CDBG FY17 program year.  Applications are due no later than October 17, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.  Questions can be directed to the City of Elyria Office of Community Development at 440-326-1541.  CDBG FY17 Subrecipient Funding Request for Non-Profits

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2nd Street Converting into Two-Way Street

2ndstreet2During the week beginning Monday, September 19th, 2nd Street in downtown Elyria will permanently convert into a two-way street.  Traffic will flow in both directions between East and West Avenue.  What had previously been the left-hand lane will now be filled with Eastbound traffic. Please also note that as part of this change, the intersection of 2nd Street and Middle Avenue has also been converted into a 4-way Stop intersection.

Signage and road-striping will be in place to guide your travels, but please use extra caution as we adjust to this change.

Cancelled Landmarks Meeting – September 12, 2016

Cancelled Landmarks Mtg-9-12-16

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2016 Street Sweeping Program – ROUND 2

The second round of the annual street sweeping initiative will begin on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.   Sweeping will start in Ward 5 and progress through the rest of the City counterclockwise in the following order:

  • Ward 3
  • Ward 1
  • Ward 7
  • Ward 4
  • Ward 2
  • Ward 6

Prior to sweeping, the contractor will be posting “No Parking” signs on affected streets with specific dates of activity in each ward. The sweeping operation will be conducted between 7 AM and 6 PM, Monday through Friday, and the entire project is expected to be completed within three to four weeks. This schedule is tentative and subject to change in the case of inclement weather conditions.

Please direct any questions please to the City of Elyria Engineer’s office at (440) 326-1444.

Posted in Engineering Projects