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2013 – 2016 City of Elyria Economic Development Plan

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 2:16 pm

August, 2014

Dear Elyrians and Elyria Stakeholders,

Herein please find the 2013 – 2016 City of Elyria Economic Development PlanThe Plan is designed to act as a framework to help guide the City in its efforts to retain, expand and attract businesses, thus sustaining and creating jobs and growing our tax base. It is comprised of goals, objectives and specific strategies through 2016 that improve or expand the public infrastructure; expand the City’s economic development tools, structure, partnerships and plans; aims resources at Elyria’s target industries; creates a more business friendly climate; addresses safety issues; nurtures entrepreneurship and workforce training; and promotes Elyria to the region and the world. Many of the goals and objectives in this document have been aims of my administration since I took office 2.5 years ago.  This Plan includes those initiatives as well as some ongoing elements from the Elyria 2015 Plan, and new elements that have emerged.

The plan is a framework and is designed to evolve and change as it becomes more informed by upcoming planning initiatives including but not limited to: (1) thegrant-funded Business District Market Analysis and Redevelopment Plan process for Downtown, Midway and Cleveland Street; (2) the grant-funded Syracuse University Mayors’ Institute Design Project; (3) the Elyria Parks and Recreation Department Master Plan process and the  (4) Lorain County MetroParks Master Plan process; (5) Community Development’s Five-Year Consolidated Plan; and (6) the City of Elyria Strategic Plan updating process.  All of these planning/design initiatives, complete with public engagement/public input processes, are expected to be completed in the next 18 months and will provide specificity to this framework.  As the community and Elyria City Council participate in setting priorities, the plan and the outcomes will become more concrete.

Thank you in advance for your interest and for reviewing this document.  I look forward to your input during the upcoming planning processes.  As promised, we will also be creating benchmarks and a Report Card to be posted on our website so that you can measure our progress.  I look forward to our ongoing dialogue about how working together, we can move Elyria forward.






Holly C. Brinda



















Central Maintenance Mechanic – City of Elyria

Posted on February 2, 2018 at 3:52 pm

The City of Elyria is seeking a full-time Mechanic to work in our Central Maintenance and Sanitation departments.  The Mechanic is responsible for fleet management and repair of sanitation trucks and any and all other City operated equipment. The successful candidate will possess a high school education or G.E.D., have knowledge of mechanical and vehicle maintenance and repair, with at least five years of working on gasoline and diesel engines, including hydraulics and possess a CDL Class B w/ Air brake endorsement (Class A preferred).  For more information regarding the position or to apply please complete and submit a City of Elyria application found at, along with a letter of interest to Claudia Dillinger, Human Resource Director, 131 Court Street, Suite 301, Elyria, OH 44035 or  Click here to e-Mail.


For Full Job Description Click Here


Elyria Fire Department New Release

Posted on November 29, 2017 at 1:16 pm



DATE:           November 29, 2017
TIME:            0930 hours
Asst. Chief Carl Mandoke, Fire Marshal
Fire Prevention Bureau
330 East Broad Street
Elyria, OH 44035
440-322-1025 Fax


Three of our recent major structure fires in Elyria have one serious safety problem in common:  Lack of working smoke detectors in rental units.

All 3 fires involved citizen close calls with all human occupants fortunately able to escape (one by jumping out a second floor window).  However, most of the victims needed subsequent medical treatment at the hospital.  Unfortunately, a dog perished in one of the fires while a young puppy miraculously survived in another fire beneath a bed and was rescued by fire department suppression crews.

We wish to stress for the safety of all citizens the importance in having working smoke detectors in all residences.  We also wish to emphasize the City legally requires that all residential landlords provide their tenants with working smoke detectors within their rental properties.  Landlords should ensure that working smoke detectors are present in all their rental units and tenants should then ensure those smoke detectors are maintained properly.  The City requirements for smoke detectors can be found in the City of Elyria Codified Ordinances, Chapter 1394 Smoke Detectors.

We recommend photoelectric smoke detector technology for smoldering fires and ionization smoke detector technology for open flame fires.  We recommend the use of both technologies on all levels in all residences and especially in or near bedrooms to cover all types of fires.

Elyria Thoroughfare Plan

Posted on June 18, 2012 at 10:20 am

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Elyrians: Bring Back a Sense of Community to Your Neighborhood

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 11:20 am

The City of Elyria and the Elyria Neighborhood Block Watch Group, in partnership NewsChannel 5 and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, invite you to join us Saturday April 5 from 9:30am – Noon at Elyria City Hall second floor Council Chambers – 131 Court Street to learn about how to start and maintain an active Neighborhood Block Watch Group and how to avoid becoming a victim of scams and identity theft.


Neighborhood Block Watch Groups enable people to get more involved and help make their neighborhoods safe by serving as additional eyes and ears for the police and by sharing important information among neighbors. Neighborhood Block Watch Groups focus not only on reducing crime but also on helping neighbors connect with their communities and to get to know each other as well as their elected officials and police officers.



  • In an effort to increase the number of Neighborhood Block Watch Groups, the City of Elyria and Elyria Neighborhood Block Watch Group are collaborating with WEWS NewsChannel 5 and their Building Better Neighborhoods: Keeping You Safe Where You Live program to raise awareness and interest
  • While we are focusing on 5 neighborhoods to begin or renew an active Neighborhood Block Watch Group, all Elyria citizens are encouraged to form a Neighborhood Block Watch Group if there is not already an active one in place
  • This program will present information on how to set up and maintain an active Neighborhood Block Watch Group as well as provide important safety tips
  • Once participation from the neighborhoods has been achieved, residents will have an opportunity to vote on which of Neighborhood Block Watch Group will become a NewsChannel 5 “featured” group
  • In addition to the Elyria Neighborhood Block Watch signage, the featured group will receive a NewsChannel 5 Building Better Neighborhood sign for their area


  • City of Elyria – Creating a Community of Opportunity
  • Elyria Neighborhood Block Watch Group – Who/What/Why of Neighborhood Block Watch Groups
  • Elyria Police Department –  Question and answer session with a member of the EPD
  • Attorney General’s Office – Scams and Identity Theft – How not to be a victim


  • City of Elyria
  • NewsChannel 5
  • Elyria Neighborhood Block Watch Group
  • Ohio Attorney General’s Office
  • – The neighborhood App

King Holiday Commission sponsors Civil Rights Trip

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 1:02 pm

The Elyria Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission is sponsoring a Civil Rights Heritage Tour next year March 23-28, 2015 visiting 18 historic Civil Rights museums and sites throughout Atlanta, Selma, Montgomery, Birmingham and Memphis including the National Underground Railroad Museum in Cincinnati.  Feel free to share the attached information.  All are welcome to go on the tour.  Deposits are being accepted now – payable to
the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission.

We have secured one luxury motor coach and would love to have another one from Ohio.  Our Commission will join 2 other busses from Raleigh, North Carolina in a 3-4 bus caravan to all of the locations identified.  Transportation, 4 nights lodging and tickets to the museums are included in the price.  Visit the website here or  view the flier for the full itinerary: 2015 Civil Rights Heritage Tour Flyer


For more inforation, please contact:

LaTaunya V. Conley, Chair
Elyria Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission
131 Court Street, Suite 301
Elyria, OH  44035
Phone: 440-326-1407
Fax: 440-326-1426


Notice of Public Meeting and Information Repository for a Clean Ohio Assistance Grant

Posted on March 6, 2014 at 10:25 am

Legal Notice

Notice of Public Meeting and Information Repository for a Clean Ohio Assistance Grant

The City of Elyria is applying for a grant from the Clean Ohio Assistance Fund for a Phase II Environmental Assessment of the General Industries property located at 154 Olive Street, Elyria, Ohio.  The application will be available from March 10 through April 28 for review at the Elyria Central Library located at 320 Washington Ave. Elyria, Ohio 44035, Phone: 440-323-5747.  A public meeting to discuss and solicit comments to the grant application will be held on April 25, 2014 at Elyria City Hall Council Chambers located at 131 Court Street, Elyria, Ohio  at 4:00 p.m.   Application information is also available online at .  Any questions may be referred to Timothy J. Ujvari P.E., P.S., City Engineer, City of Elyria, 131 Court Street, Suite 303, Elyria, Ohio 44035, Phone: (440) 326-1444 or may be sent by email to:


More information can be found here.


Ordinance 2014-117

Posted on February 12, 2016 at 12:22 pm

Ordinance 2014-117

State Employment Relations Board

Posted on January 24, 2012 at 10:39 am

Click here to view the Fact Finder Report Rejected City of Elyria and Elyria Police Patrolmen’s Association January 18, 2012.