Sanitation Delay – February 20-25, 2017

garbagetruckbannerIn observance of the Presidents Day Holiday, sanitation and recycling pickup for all residents will be DELAYED ONE DAY.  Please call the City of Elyria Department of Sanitation at 440-322-3895 with any questions.

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Water Treatment Chemical Bid

Bid Specifications

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Landmarks Meeting – January 23, 2017

Landmarks Meeting 1-23-17

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Sanitation Delay – Week beginning Monday, January 16, 2017

garbagetruckbannerDue to observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday on Monday, January 16, 2017, all sanitation and recycling pickups for the week of January 16 through January 21, 2017 WILL BE DELAYED ONE DAY for all residents.  Please contact the City of Elyria Department of Sanitation at 440-322-3895 with any questions.

There is NO Boil Alert for the City of Elyria

There is NO boil alert for the City of Elyria.  All water is safe, clean and approved for all uses.  The news story circulating on social media is from 2009 and has no bearing on our current water status. There is no cause for concern, but please feel free to call the Office of Safety Service with any questions at 440-326-1404.

City of Elyria Holiday Schedule

holidayElyria City Hall and offices will be closed on Friday, December 23, 2016 in observance of Christmas Eve and will remain closed until Tuesday, December 27, 2016 (opening at 8:00 a.m.). In observance of the New Year’s holiday, City offices will close at noon on Friday, December 30, 2016 and will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2017. Offices will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Elyria City Sanitation service will be on schedule during the weeks of December 26th and January 2, 2017. There will be no delays – regular service Monday through Friday these two weeks.

For questions, please contact the Safety Service Director’s office at 440-326-1404 or the City’s website

Buy your holiday stocking stuffers and other gifts and help fund the Ely Square fountain!


Elyria’s 200th birthday is only going to come around once in our lifetime – and Discount Drug Mart is helping us celebrate!

As Elyria’s official Bicentennial Souvenir Sponsor, not only can you purchase affordable and unique Bicentennial Merchandise at Drug Mart, but every dollar of every purchase you make will be donated back by Drug Mart to build a much-needed new fountain in Elyria’s beautiful and historic Ely Square.

Give the gift that will keep on giving for years to come.  Drug Mart’s two Elyria locations are offering a variety of merchandise including coffee and beer mugs, wine glasses, lapel pins, t-shirts and jerseys, water bottles, visors, baseball caps and more.

Give Bicentennial souvenirs for holidays, birthdays and other special occasions – or just go buy them for yourself

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Historical Bicentennial Calendars Now Available!


2017 marks the 200th Birthday of the great City of Elyria!  As we celebrate our Bicentennial, the City has a bevy of family-friendly events planned for the upcoming year, and there is no better way to keep track of them then the official Bicentennial Calendar, now available at both of Elyria’s Discount Drug Mart stores.  The calendar is filled with pictures and facts from years past, some of which our fellow Elyrians may remember, others they may have only read or heard about. In addition, every major Bicentennial function is already marked off on the calendar to help you keep track of the upcoming festivities.

Most importantly, every cent from the sales of from these calendars and all Bicentennial merchandise goes to fund the new fountain in Ely Square.  Discount Drug Mart has been generous enough to donate 100% of the sale price of these items to the Ely Square Fountain Fund.

Info on more Bicentennial Memorabilia will follow soon, but these calendars are beautiful, functional, and available NOW at both Elyria Discount Drug Mart Locations (500 N. Abbe Rd. and 110 Chestnut Commons) for $.99.

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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.

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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


Thursday December 1, 2016


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:

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


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


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


  • 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!


  • 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!


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



  • 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!


  • 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)


(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!