Warming Shelter Open – First United Methodist Church

The Basic Shelter at First United Methodist Church (312 3rd Street, next to St. Andrews) will be OPEN from Thursday, December 8th until Saturday, December 10th From 7PM to 7AM (MUST ARRIVE BETWEEN 7PM & 9PM)

Please encourage patrons to use the entrance by the west end of the building facing the county parking lot.

Posted in Safety Service

Landmarks Special Meeting 12-8-16

Elyria Landmarks Special Meeting 12-8-16

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Elyria Landmarks Special Meeting 12-8-16

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2016 Leaf Collection Extended until December 8, 2016

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Thursday December 1, 2016

NEWS RELEASE

Autumn Leaf Collection Extension

Due to the warm fall weather, autumn leaves have fallen slowly. The City of Elyria leaf collection program will extend through Thursday December 8, 2016. This is adding approximately one additional week to the previous schedule. 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.

Residents may dispose of leaves contained in brown paper composting bags at the Elyria Compost Center at 45 Chestnut Street through Saturday December 3, 2016 from 9am-2pm for more information: www.barnesnursery.com

No leaf collection will occur after Thursday December 8, 2016. We encourage residents to rake remaining leaves to curb on or before Monday December 5, 2016.

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

 

INVITATION TO BID: LOR-ELYRIA VAR TLCI

INVITATION TO BID

Includes Stamped Red Concrete Crosswalks

Decorative Street Lighting

and other enhancements to downtown Elyria.

 

Festival of Lights – Saturday, December 3, 2016!

bannerBring the entire family and join the City of Elyria  for a fun-filled day of holiday events and activities designed to bring a smile to every age. All events and activities in Ely Square, Elyria City Hall and Finwood Estate are FREE and open to the public and are being made possible through the generous donations of individuals and organizations throughout our community and the Findley Trust.

This year’s celebration will bring back many of the traditions you remember from the past, including the children’s petting zoo complete with A GENUINE REINDEER! Events will start at Elyria City Hall at 3pm with crafts,  caroling, movies, a caricature artist, free gift bags for the first 500 children and Mayor Brinda’s FREE Storybook Giveaway! Grace Community Church will once again be providing free outerwear for children and adults inside City Hall, and the Elyria Art Works will be open until 4:30pm for you to browse the works of local artists, shop, and vote in their annual “Non-Traditional Christmas Tree Contest!”

Downtown Elyria Events

2:00-5:00pm

  • Ice Sculpting – Watch a sculptor transform a block of ice into a reindeer before your eyes!

3:00-5:00pm

  • Kids Crafts – Make a holiday craft in City Hall
  • Kids Holiday Movies
  • Warm up in City Hall to watch some classic holiday movies and specials!
  • Caricature Artist – Add some cheer to your holiday with a free caricature portrait of your children or your whole family!

Mayor Brinda’s Storybook Giveaway

  • The first 500 children will receive their choice of a FREE book courtesy of the Mayor!

3:00-6:00pm

  • Children’s Petting Zoo – Ely Square will come alive with real animals for your child’s petting pleasure, including: a camel, pygmy goats, a yak, Shetland sheep, alpacas and A REAL REINDEER!
  • Caroling & Group Performances: Hear the joyous sounds of the season from a variety of choral, dance and music groups!

3:00pm

  • Coat, Scarf, Hat & Glove Giveaway – Grace Community Church will be providing free outerwear for children, youth and adults in Elyria City Hall

3:30-5:30pm

**FREE GIFT BAGS:TOTHE FIRST 500 CHILDREN!**

  • StoryTime – Meet The GrinchWho Stole Christmas: The Elyria Public Library shares some holiday classics and your favorite holiday characters will be in Ely Square and City Hall

5:00-5:30pm – Santa’s Arrival!

5:30-7:00pm – Meet Santa in the Sunrise Rotary Santa House on Ely Square!

10:00am-4:30pm

  • ChristmasTree Contest and Gallery- The Elyria Arts Council, 336 Broad Street – Former Brandau Jewelry Building will host a creative Christmas tree contest and gallery. View and vote for trees created by some of our greatest local artists!

Holiday at Finwood Estate Events

6:00-9:00pm: December 2 thru December 23 – (outside open through January 2)

FINWOOD ESTATE LIGHTING & EVENTS

(799 North Abbe Road) Visit with Santa while enjoying hot cocoa, cookies, carolers, holiday displays, trains and thousands of lights. A canned-food or cash donation for Hospitality House is greatly appreciated!

North Park Ice Arena Events

December 3rd – 901 Duffy St.

1:00 – 3:00pm & 7:00 – 9:00pm:

Open Skate: Youth $3, Adults $4, Skate Rental $3

See flyer below for more details!

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Elyria City Health District Meeting moved to 12/5/2016

The December meeting of the Elyria City Health District has been moved to 6:00 Monday, December 5, 2016 at the Elyria Health District Office located at 202 Chestnut Street.

Posted in Safety Service

SEWER LINING WORK IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

November 28, 2016

The City is continuing to improve our sewer infrastructure system.  In the past several years, the City has lined over one mile of sewers throughout the City.     The City of Elyria is currently in the process of lining sewers on Louisiana, Garford, Oxford, Marseilles, East Broad, and Blaine.  Residents directly affected by the work will be notified by the Contractor with actual dates.     The lining process produces odors within the sewer system adjacent to the sewer being lined.  Residents in the neighborhood may be affected if the sewer traps in their house are ineffective, i.e. dry, or the internal sanitary sewer system in the house is compromised where odors may be encountered.   If you have any questions, please contact the Engineering Department at 440-326-1444.

Week of November 28 – Louisiana, Marseilles

Week of December 5 – Oxford, E. Broad, Marseilles, Garford

Week of December 12 – Blaine, Marseilles

Posted in Engineering Projects

Happy Thanksgiving from Mayor Holly Brinda & Family

Thanksgiving-2012-CopyOn behalf of the City of Elyria and the Brinda family, we wish all of our residents, visitors, employees and friends the blessings of love, happiness, health, and success on Thanksgiving and always. As you gather around your tables to give thanks, please know that your Mayor understands that how we use our blessings is the true measure of our Thanksgiving. Your Mayor and your City are truly grateful for your continued support and we pledge to do all we can to serve you now and in the future.

Posted in Mayor's Office

Landmarks Meeting Cancelled – 11-28-16

Landmarks Mtg. Cancelled-11-28-16

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Sanitation Delay – Thanksgiving 2016

garbagetruckbannerDue to observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday during the week of November 20-26, 2016, sanitation and recycling pickup WILL BE DELAYED ONE DAY for residents whose normally scheduled pickup days are Thursday or Friday. Residents whose normal pickup day is Thursday will be picked up on Friday, November 25, and residents whose normal pickup days is Friday will be picked up on Saturday, November 26.

Please call the Department of Sanitation at 440-322-3895 with any questions.

NO DELAY in Sanitation Pickup for Veteran’s Day Holiday

For the week of November 7 through November 11, 2016, there will be NO DELAY in sanitation and recycling pickup.  All pickups WILL BE ON TIME AS NORMALLY SCHEDULED.  Please contact the City of Elyria Department of Sanitation with any questions at 440-322-3895.

SEWER LINING WORK IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

November 28, 2016

The City is continuing to improve our sewer infrastructure system.  In the past several years, the City has lined over one mile of sewers throughout the City.     The City of Elyria is currently in the process of lining sewers on Louisiana, Garford, Oxford, Marseilles, East Broad, and Blaine.  Residents directly affected by the work will be notified by the Contractor with actual dates.     The lining process produces odors within the sewer system adjacent to the sewer being lined.  Residents in the neighborhood may be affected if the sewer traps in their house are ineffective, i.e. dry, or the internal sanitary sewer system in the house is compromised where odors may be encountered.   If you have any questions, please contact the Engineering Department at 440-326-1444.

Week of November 28 – Louisiana, Marseilles

Week of December 5 – Oxford, E. Broad, Marseilles, Garford

Week of December 12 – Blaine, Marseilles

Posted in Engineering Projects

Water Meter Replacement Project

Water Meter Replacement Project Bid

BID AMI

Addendum No 1

Addendum No 2

Wage Rates

Posted in Current Bids

Holiday Lights 2016 – How You Can Help!

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November, 2016

Dear Fellow Elyrians,

The holidays are fast approaching and as your Mayor I am again asking you to join me in supporting our community’s Holiday Lights program. Your donation is needed and will be very much appreciated as we join together as a community to make sure that ALL of Elyria’s children and families have the opportunity to enjoy this very special season.

On Saturday, December 3 we will kick-off festivities in and around Ely Square and at Finwood Estate.  Both displays, and the array of free, family-friendly activities that accompany them, make the hope and joy of the season accessible to everyone. Your donation will help us provide gift bags for children, refreshments, holiday crafts, and a Petting Zoo complete with reindeer. As Mayor I will fund a free book give-away and our civic organizations and churches will provide a North Pole experience; ice sculpting; a coat, scarf, mitten and hat give-away; and more.  And thanks to past contributions, the City will gain be able to provide a magnificent holiday lights display at both locations.

Elyria truly is a caring community and you can be a beacon of hope and goodwill by becoming a Holiday Lights donor. A donation in any amount is appreciated and is tax-deductible.  Checks should be made out to the City of Elyria – notation line: Holiday Lights Program – and mailed to: Mayor Holly Brinda – Elyria City Hall – 131 Court Street, Suite 301 – Elyria, Ohio  44035.     

Thank you in advance for your consideration. And I certainly hope that you will join us on December 3 and make a lasting memory with your loved ones!  If you have questions or suggestions, please feel free to call my office at any time at 326-1402.

In the spirit of the season,

Holly C. Brinda, MPA

Mayor

P.S. – Thank you again for your continued support. Your donation will brighten the life of a child in our community. 

Posted in Mayor's Office