Fire Hydrant testing 6/22/2017

Cedar St.

Center St.

Chestnut St.

Depot St.

East Ave.

Court St.


Carol Ln.

Calann Dr.


Fire Hydrant Flushing for Wednesday June 21, 2017

Hydrant testing planned for Wednesday, June 21, 2017.  The following streets will be affected:


  • Fieldstone
  • Westminister
  • Chestnut Ridge (east of SR57)
  • Furnace
  • Bond
  • Georgia
  • Colgate

eSuite Access to be briefly affected Thurs. June 22nd

On Thursday, June 22nd, at 6 AM, we will be making a change that will affect access to our eSuite site, which is used for accessing utility account information and paying utility bills.  We expect the site to become available after a few hours, but depending on your Internet Service Provider (ISP), it could possibly take longer.  If you cannot access the eSuite site, please try again later.

We appreciate your patience,

City of Elyria



Posted in Utilities

Fire Hydrant Testing for Tuesday June 20, 2017



College Park



Court St.


East Ave


E. Bridge






Oakley Green

Waters Edge

Highland Park



heritagebannerFree technical advice and low interest loans now available to Historic District residents

The City of Elyria is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Cleveland Restoration Society Heritage Home Programsm and Northwest Bank. This new partnership will make available FREE technical assistance and low interest loans to owners of homes 50 years or older in the West By The River Historic District.  Interested parties are invited to an informational meeting to learn more about the program set for June 27 at 6:00pm in Council Chambers, on the second floor of Elyria City Hall – 131 Court Street.

The most important feature of the Heritage Home Programsm is that it offers FREE Technical Assistance and advice to the owners of houses that are over 50 years old.  An employee of Cleveland Restoration Society (CRS) will come out and visit your house and evaluate the types of repairs that are necessary and appropriate for the house.  The CRS employee will help identify the proper materials to be used for repairs and replacements that will be consistent with the architecture and style of the home.

The free Technical Assistance and advice offered by the Heritage Home Programsm is completely impartial and independent.  Among some of the other Free services include:

  • Site visits to answer home repair, improvement and maintenance questions
  • Advice about increasing energy efficiency
  • Access to information on qualified local contractors
  • Evaluation of contractor bids and estimates

CRS does not have any products or services that it sells to the homeowners and does not charge the homeowner for the advice. Sometimes CRS may advise the homeowner that replacement products being recommended by salesmen or contractors are not necessary and that simple repairs are all that are needed.  CRS can also provide a homeowner with a list of contractors that do the type of work that the homeowner needs.  CRS will even review contractor bids and advise the homeowner on the bids. Under this Program, CRS has provided technical advice and assistance to over 12,000 homeowners in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio on projects having a value of over $257 Million.

Another feature of the Heritage Home Programsm is its low-interest equity loan program.  These loans are made by Northwest Bank to homeowners that are improving their houses as certified by CRS. The interest rate on these loans is a fixed rate of 2.375%/3.065% APR for up to 10 years. Heritage Home Programsm loans can be for interior as well as exterior repairs, maintenance, additions and modernization projects.  Kitchen and bath remodels are two popular uses of Heritage Home Programsm loans.  The only things that cannot be done with a Heritage Home Programsm loan are luxury items such as swimming pools or hot tubs, and vinyl siding or windows.

The Heritage Home Loan is based on equity in the house. An After-Rehabilitation Loan product is also available.  There are no income guidelines, but homeowners must meet Northwest Bank’s standard credit evaluation to obtain a loan.  There are no out-of-pocket costs for the loan, no closing costs and no points.  The interest from the loan is also tax deductible.  Additional information can be mailed directly to residents’ homes, upon request, by the Heritage Home Program or can be found online at

For more information about the program or to schedule a FREE personal appointment with a Heritage Home Program representative please call (216) 426-3116 or visit the Heritage Home website at You can also email them at

The City of Elyria Mayor’s Office would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Cleveland Restoration Society and Northwest Bank for helping to make this program possible.

Posted in Mayor's Office

Fire Hydrants Flushing for Monday June 19, 2017

Hydrant testing planned for Monday, June 19, 2017.  The following streets will be affected:

  • Arrow Ct
  • Mill Stream
  • Hunters Crossing
  • Westin Way
  • Chestnut Ridge
  • Foster
  • Furnace
  • Bond
  • Georgia
  • University
  • Prospect
  • 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th Streets

Fire Hydrant Testing for Friday June 16, 2017

Please be advised that The Elyria Fire Department will be testing fire hydrants today, in the following areas:


Olive St.

Beverly Ct.

Byington Ct.

Bellfield Ave.

Ford Rd.

13th  St.

14th  St.

15th St.

Lexington Ave.

Concord Ave.

Boston Ave.




Dear Elyria and Area Constituents,

Out of concern for the City of Elyria’s ability to deliver quality services, I am asking for your assistance in urging members of the Ohio Senate, including Senator Gayle Manning, to REMOVE three changes in the current Senate budget that will have a negative impact on the financial health of local communities – including the City of Elyria.  The Senate will make one last round of changes before it passes the bill next week and it is important that we mobilize and communicate our concerns this weekA full explanation of the changes and the negative impacts follow, so please call Senator Manning office to express your concerns at (614) 644-7613.

Here are the issues that will have a negative impact on Elyria’s budget and ability to deliver services…

Even with the Local Government Fund (LGF) not being cut this time around, Ohio’s local communities could still lose revenue under the current budget proposal. Below are the three specific changes in the proposed budget that will result in revenue losses for Ohio’s cities.

1. Local Government Fund (LGF): The percentage hasn’t been cut again, but funding for cities will still be about $90m less.

  • While we appreciate that the legislature has not made further reductions to the 1.66 percentage rate of the Local Government Fund (LGF), cities will still see less LGF because of a lower overall state budget.
  • For local communities, this means that the total LGF disbursement will be about $90 million less in this budget than it was in the 2016-17 budget.
  • The Senate version also redirects $35 million meant for cities to opioid treatment funding, which further erodes this revenue sharing program. The budget proposal also diverts an additional $24 million out of LGF intended for cities and villages to townships.

2. Throwback: This change will cost cities and could create complications for businesses.

  • By eliminating the Throwback rule – which allows cities to tax the sale of a good that is shipped to another location where a sales tax is not applied – many Ohio cities will see an immediate financial loss.
  • Losing the application of this tax could also create complications for businesses in tracking how to apply a sales tax. It will cost some cites as much as a full-time police officer. Akron estimates that it will cost nearly $2 million in local revenue. For others like Grove City, it will cost nearly $850. This provision should not be eliminated, but if it is it should be done over several years to give communities time to adjust.

3. Centralized Collection: Giving businesses the option to file one return should not come at the expense of Ohio’s cities and local communities.

  • The modified centralized collection proposal gives businesses the option to file one return through the state’s Ohio Business Gateway. However, the state will be collecting the revenue and distributing it back to the cities monthly.
  • The state will also charge cities a 1% fee for administering this new program. For cities that don’t use a third-party administrator, which is most of the larger cities, this will be a net revenue reduction.


Ohio’s local communities are on the front lines of Ohio’s greatest challenges and biggest opportunities.  After years of funding reductions, additional revenue losses to local communities – no matter how big or small – will have an impact.

  • Ohio’s local leaders are asking state policy makers to avoid implementing all of these changes all at once. The revenue impacts and the timing of these revenue losses for cities will have a negative impact on the financial health of local communities.
Posted in Mayor's Office

Fire Hydrant Flushing for Thursday June 15, 2017

The Fire Department will be testing hydrants in the following areas:







Bears Paw Dr

Glen Eagle



St. Andrews Ct



EVENT: Thu. Jun. 15, 2017 - Fri. Jun. 30, 2017

Invitation to Bid – West Park Sprayground


Sealed bids for a unit price contract will be received by the CITY OF ELYRIA, OHIO, until 11:00 a.m. local time on Friday, June 30th, 2017 for the project known as:
The bids are to be delivered to the Office of the Safety-Service Director, Elyria City Hall, 131 Court Street, Elyria, Ohio 44035.  All bids received will then be opened and read at a public bid-opening meeting.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The Contractor shall furnish all labor, equipment, supplies, and supervision of labors necessary to complete the work. The work will involve the construction of a new Sprayground and restroom building.  The Project location is 1200 Foster Avenue, Elyria, Ohio 44035. Construction documents were prepared by Brandstetter Carrol Inc., 2360 Chauvin Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 40517 (identified as project number 16120) and the Office of the Elyria City Engineer.
BIDDING DOCUMENTS: The plans, specifications, and all bidding forms may be examined at the Office of the City Engineer, Elyria City Hall, 131 Court Street, Elyria, Ohio 44035. The documents may be secured through eBlueprint (216-281-1234), The cost of each set of documents is $105.00 which includes bid documents, drawings and one future addenda. This cost does not include shipping of the original bid documents but does include the cost for shipping of one addenda. Cost for shipping expenses of the original bid documents would be added to this fee. Bidding documents are sold as complete sets; no partial or incomplete sets can be purchased. No refund will be allowed for the return of any bidding documents at any time. The Office of the City Engineer will NOT have any plans available for sale.
AWARD OF CONTRACT: The City reserves the right to waive any technicalities or informalities, to reject any or all bids received, and to accept any bid with any combination of alternates which is deemed most favorable to the City of Elyria, Ohio at the time and under the conditions stipulated in the project documents.

Holly C. Brinda, MPA


Landmarks Meeting -Cancelled 6-12-17

Landmarks Mtg – Cancelled 6-12-17

Posted in Video

Fire Hydrant Testing for Monday June 12, 2017

The Elyria Fire Department will be flushing hydrants in the following areas today…..


4th St

5th St

6th St

7th St

8th St

9th St



Eastern Heights










Chestnut Commons




Fire Hydrant Testing for Friday June 9, 2017

Streets for hydrant testing…..





Fire Hydrant Testing Thursday June 8, 2017

The following hydrants will be tested today…….


4th St

10th St

12th St

Middle Ave


Park Ave

Garford Ave







Chestnut Commons Dr


Fire Hydrant Testing Wednesday June 7, 2017

Hydrants to be flushed….











South Logan