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**ALERT** NOTICE FROM ELYRIA POLICE DEPARTMENT

Posted on February 25, 2016 at 2:19 pm

Please read the press release below from Elyria Police Department.  While our officers are working diligently with other agencies to keep our streets safe, all residents should always take proper safety precautions such as locking all doors and windows, removing easy access items like ladders from the exteriors of houses, and try to be aware of who is in your neighborhood, who should be, and who should not be.  Please do not hesitate to contact Elyria Police at 440-323-3302 with any information or questions.

PRESS RELEASE

On 02/25/16 at approx. 0345 hrs, Officers were detailed to 606 Furnace St. in reference to an attempted abduction of a 10 year old female.

Upon arrival, officers learned that the victim’s father was awoken by his 10 year old daughter running into his bedroom screaming. The victim advised her father that she was awakened by someone grabbing her legs and trying to pull her out of her bedroom window. The victim described this subject as a W/M in his thirties with brown eyes, who was wearing a blk hoody, with the hoody tied tightly around his face. The subject told the victim to cooperate and neither she nor her family would get hurt. The victim was able to break free and run into her father’s room for help.

The victim’s father went outside and noticed that someone had removed a step ladder from his work vehicle and placed the ladder against the house and underneath his daughter’s window. A search for the subject by responding officers was unsuccessful.

Detectives from the Elyria Police Department and agents from FBI are currently investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Elyria Police Department at 440-323-3302, or Cleveland FBI Office at 216-522-1400.patch

Capt. Chris Costantino

Elyria Police Dept.

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.

Sincerely,

 

 

 

 

Holly C. Brinda

Mayor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 City of Elyria Events Calendar

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 10:41 am

More information will be added soon.  If you require information for any specific events before they are updated, please call the City of Elyria Parks and Recreation Department at 40-326-1404.

2015 City of Elyria Fireworks Info and Instructions

Posted on June 23, 2015 at 3:32 pm

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FIREWORKS SCHEDULE & INSTRUCTIONS

Agenda
5:00pm: West Park Opens to the Public
5:00pm: Handicap Parking opens (Central West Park Parking Lot off Foster Avenue) 6:00pm: Picnic Begins/Food Vendors Open
7:00pm: Elyria Parks & Recreation Staff provide family games
6:00 – 10:00pm: Live Entertainment WOBL DJ & Remote Broadcast WOBL Radio 1320
9:30 – 10:30pm: Opening Presentations & Fireworks Simulcast by WOBL Radio 1320
9:30pm: Mayor Holly Brinda: Welcome, Introduction of Sponsors
9:45pm: Presenting of the Colors – Elyria Veterans Groups
9:50pm: Pledge of Allegiance – US Army Veteran Terry Stone
9:55pm: Star Spangled Banner: Tim Deery
DUSK: Fireworks begins
10:30pm: Fireworks end
11:45pm: Curfew begins
BRING Your Radio!

Parking Instructions

Please Carpool: While the City and area businesses and organizations are working hard to create parking for this event, (see list of free parking below) there will still be a limited number of parking spots available.

Handicap Parking: Enter the Central West Park Parking Lot via the Foster Avenue entrance. An official Handicap Parking Identification Tag will be required to gain access for drop-off and parking.

Other Available Free Parking: Thank you to the following businesses/organizations for allowing event parking at no cost. (Please note, all parking is at your own risk. Neither the city nor the owner of the lot/property assumes any responsibility for you or your passengers, your vehicle or your belongings. Parking spots will be available at the close of business for each location; time will vary by organization/business.) Free parking is available at: Kennedy’s Cycle, 1019 Lowell Street; former Bank Building, 1000 Lowell Street; Plasto-Tech, 708 Lowell Street; Original Glorious Apostolic Church, 995 Foster Avenue; Thomas Jefferson School, 616 Foster Avenue; and Oakwood Elementary School at 925 Spruce Street. Other locations may charge for parking or ask for donations.

Parking Prohibited: For safety purposes, parking on the streets will be limited so please pay attention to posted signage. Parking will not be permitted on: West side of Penfield Avenue from Spruce Street to Oakwood Drive; both sides of Foster Avenue from Woodland Avenue to the entrance to Penfield Avenue; both sides of Penfield Avenue from Lowell Street to Oakwood Drive; North side of Foster Avenue between Woodland Avenue & Lake Avenue; both sides of Lowell Street between Lake Avenue and the railroad bridge by 3M; and Oakwood Street from Penfield Avenue to Clemens Avenue.

Residential Traffic: Only residential traffic will be permitted on Rockfern and Seneca avenues.

Adjusted Traffic Patterns: Traffic patterns/changes will be posted soon!

Park Rules for the Fireworks

You may bring into the park: radios, blankets and beach towels, tarps, lawn chairs, personal-size umbrellas, cameras, cell phones, binoculars, sealed water bottles, baby strollers, wagons, food, flashlight, bug repellent, coolers. All items brought into the park are subject to city inspection.

The following items are strictly prohibited: fireworks or sparklers; throwing or batting toys; skateboards or inline skates; bicycles; laser pointers; alcohol; illegal drugs; tents; large golf umbrellas or flags; animals (except service dogs).

Park Etiquette

Please, be thoughtful when setting up lawn chairs that you try not to block others’ views; try not to smoke cigarettes in close proximity to others – especially children; be thoughtful while navigating through crowds to insure the safety of those who may be unsteady on their feet or those transporting children in strollers or wagons.

Food Vendors

For your dining pleasure, the following food vendors, who will be inspected and approved by the Elyria Health Department, will be providing food: Hershey’s Ice Cream ‘n More, By the Slab, Goldstar, Marco’s Pizza, Donna’s Diner, Lorenzo’s Pizzeria, Oasis Grille, Cofield’s BBQ.

Curfew

For safety and security reasons, the City of Elyria will be enforcing an 11:45pm city-wide curfew to encourage citizens to leave West Park and the neighborhood immediately after the fireworks show.

 Thank You to These City of Elyria Summer of 2015

Community Reinvestment Sponsors

(Fireworks, Camps, Concert Supporters: $10,000 – $500)

BENDIX, BASF, The Nord Family Foundation, Nordson Corporation Foundation, 3M Corporation, 3M Foundation, Republic Services, Riddell, Elyria Charities, Bob’s Tire service, Lorain National Bank, AECOM, K.E. McCartney & Associates, Environmental Rate Consultants, I-90 Nissan, Friends of Cascade, University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, Kiwanis, The Chronicle Telegram, Elyria Plastics, Dunlap’s Garage, Ridge Tool Company, Eco tree Service, American Legion Post 12, Maude de la Porte, Mayor Holly Brinda, John Gaydosh, KS Associates, Gregory Trucking, Psych & Psych … and many, many more.  

2015 Holiday of Lights – December 5th!

Posted on December 2, 2015 at 4:30 pm

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Please join us Saturday, December 5th, 2015 from 3:00-6:00 pm in Ely Square to the annual Holiday Lights program!  We will once again have a live petting zoo (complete with a REAL REINDEER!). carolers, kids crafts, movies, story-time, Mayor Holly Brinda’s book giveway and free giftbags for the first 500 kids!  Holiday events have begun at around town, and Santa is joining us at Finwood Estate (799 N. Abbe) from 6-9:00PM every night through Decemeber 23rd!  The times for Saturday’s festivities and the full holiday flyer are below.  Happy Holiday from the City of Elyria!

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You can view the entire flyer (courtesy of the Chronicle Telegram) by clicking here!

 

 

2016 ADA Spring Conference

Posted on March 24, 2016 at 8:12 am

adaThe 2016 Americans with Disabilities Act Spring Conference will be held Tuesday, May 10th from 8:30am – noon in the Lorain County Community College Spitzer Conference Center located at 1005 N. Abbe Road in Elyria.  More information can be found on the flyer by clicking here.

2016 Elyria Fireworks Info, Agenda, and Instructions!

Posted on June 28, 2016 at 2:50 pm

Bring the Family and Join Us For

ELYRIA’S 2016 SALUTE TO AMERICA:

THE WINDSTREAM GREAT AMERICAN PICNIC & FIREWORKS SHOW

June 30, 2016 (rain date July 1) 4:00 – 11:00pm at West Park – 1200 Foster Avenue

FIREWORKS SCHEDULE & INSTRUCTIONS

Agenda

4:00pm: West Park Opens to the Public

4:00pm: Handicap Parking opens (Central West Park Parking Lot off Foster Avenue)

4:00pm: Picnic Begins/Food Vendors Open

7:00pm: Elyria Parks & Recreation Staff provide family games

7:15pm: Live Music on the Windstream Communications Stage begins, featuring performances by Elyria’s own E.T. King and the Determination followed by Headlining Band The Whiskey Kings, fronted by WKYC’s Monica Robbins

Dusk: Opening Presentations & Fireworks

  • Mayor Holly Brinda: Welcome, Introduction of Sponsors
  • Presenting of the Colors – Elyria Veterans Groups
  • Pledge of Allegiance – US Army Veteran Terry Stone
  • Star Spangled Banner: Tim Deery
  • Fireworks begins    
  • Handicap Parking: Enter the Central West Park Parking Lot via the Foster Avenue entrance. An official Handicap Parking Identification Tag will be required to gain access for drop-off and parking.
  • Please Carpool: While the City is working hard to create parking for this event, there will still be a limited number of parking spots available.  
  • 11:45pm: Curfew begins

Parking Instructions:

Parking Prohibited: For safety purposes, parking on the streets will be limited so please pay attention to posted signage. Some of the restricted parking Streets are:

  • Clemens Avenue – Both sides from SR 113 to West Park (Oakwood Avenue)
  • Oakwood Avenue – Both sides from Clemens Avenue to Penfield Avenue.
  • Penfield Avenue – Both sides from Oakwood Avenue to Lowell Street.
  • Lowell Street – Both sides from Lake Avenue to Elyria Corp. (West of the railroad track overpass.)
  • Foster Avenue – Both sides from West Park to Woodland Avenue and the west bound side from Woodland Avenue to Lake Avenue.
  • Spruce Street – Both sides from Penfield Avenue to Oakwood School.

 

Residential Traffic: Only residential traffic will be permitted on Rockfern and Seneca avenues. 

Adjusted Traffic Patterns: Please see the city’s website for complete traffic pattern adjustments for the fireworks celebration at www.cityofelyria.org.

Park Rules for the Fireworks

You may bring into the park: blankets and beach towels, tarps, lawn chairs, personal-size umbrellas, cameras, cell phones, binoculars, sealed water bottles, baby strollers, wagons, food, flashlight, bug repellent, coolers.  All items brought into the park are subject to city inspection.

The following items are strictly prohibited: fireworks or sparklers; throwing or batting toys; skateboards or inline skates; bicycles; laser pointers; alcohol; illegal drugs; tents; large golf umbrellas or flags; animals (except service dogs).

Park Etiquette

Please, be thoughtful when setting up lawn chairs that you try not to block others’ views; try not to smoke cigarettes in close proximity to others – especially children; be thoughtful while navigating through crowds to insure the safety of those who may be unsteady on their feet or those transporting children in strollers or wagons.

Food Vendors

For your dining pleasure, the following food vendors, who will be inspected and approved by the Elyria Health Department, will be providing food: Hershey’s Ice Cream ‘n More, Marco’s Pizza, By the Slab Catering,  Lorenzo’s Pizzeria, & traditional carnival fare from both Goldstar Food Service and Island Delights.

Curfew

For safety and security reasons, the City of Elyria will be enforcing an 11:45pm city-wide curfew to encourage citizens to leave West Park and the neighborhood immediately after the fireworks show.

Thank You to These City of Elyria Summer of 2016

Community Reinvestment Sponsors

(Fireworks, Camps, Concert Supporters: $10,000 – $500)

Windstream Communications, Elyria Charities Inc., BASF Corporation, Republic Services, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, 3M Corporation, 3M Gives, Friends of Cascade Park,  Bob’s Tire Service, K.E. McCartney & Associates, Inc., United Initiators, Ridge Tool, KS Associates, American Legion Post #12, Northwest Bank,  University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center,  AECOM,  EcoTree Services,  LLC, Dunlap’s Garage,  Elyria Rotary, LifeCare Ambulance, Gregory Trucking Inc., Elyria Elks Lodge #465, … and many, many more.  

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Traffic Revisions and maps are available below (click for a larger version of each):

2016-049D AREA STREET LAYOUTS 2016-049B LOWELL ST PARKING 2016-049 2016 FIREWORKS COVER SHEET 2016-049F - WEST REC CENTER LAYOUT 2016-049E WEST REC FOSTER LOTS & VENDORS.

 

2nd Street Converting into Two-Way Street

Posted on September 19, 2016 at 1:26 pm

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.

Alarm System Permit

Posted on December 18, 2011 at 11:38 pm

Click here to view form.

Alarm System Permit Amendment

Posted on December 18, 2011 at 11:40 pm

Click here to view form.

Animal Information Brochure

Posted on April 17, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Click here for a brochure provided by the Animal Committee of the City of Elyria (ACCE)

Annual Halloween Parade Traffic Advisory – October 26, 2014

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 3:10 pm

On Sunday, October 26, 2014, at 1:00 PM, Broad Street will be closed to all through traffic between Cedar Street and East Avenue for staging for the 2014 Halloween Parade.  Westbound traffic on Broad Street will be detoured north or south onto Cedar Street.  East bound traffic on Broad Street will be detoured north or south onto East Avenue.

At 2:15 PM, the following streets will be closed;  Broad Street between Cedar Street and West Avenue., Court Street and Middle Ave. between Broad Street and 2nd Street. Kerstetter Way will be closed at Broad Street.

At 2:30 PM, the parade will start and travel west on Broad Street from the staging area of Suzin L Chocolatier, 230 Broad Street parking lot and then south onto Court Street.

Broad Street will reopen to normal traffic at approximately 3:00PM.

 

 

Attention Block Watch Coordinators and Citizens Interested in Starting a Block Watch

Posted on February 27, 2013 at 10:13 am

Dear Elyria Community Watch Block Coordinators and Friends,

Please accept my most sincere appreciation for the important work you are doing to help make the City of Elyria and our neighborhoods safer places to live, work, play and raise our families.  It is because of your most recent efforts sharing information with the Elyria Police  Department that our arrest rate has increased by 75 percent between October and December.   Clearly, you are making a difference!

As promised last October when we first met at the 2012 Safety Summit, the City of Elyria will continue to take steps to help provide Block Watch Coordinators and other caring individuals with the tools you need to succeed.  To that end, attached please find the agenda for the expanded 2013 Neighborhood Best Practices & Block Watch Safety Summit scheduled for Saturday, March 23 from 8:30am – 2:45pm in the Northwood Junior High School Cafeteria.

Here is what we hope to accomplish WITH YOUR PARTICIPATION:

  • Provide block watch organizations with real-time crime analysis data and trend information city-wide and at the individual neighborhood level to help target crime prevention strategies.
  • Share new crime prevention strategies from a new crime prevention training by the Ohio Crime Prevention Association.
  • Introduce block watch participants to new ideas from another block watch organizer from the Greater Columbus area.
  • Facilitate a planning session to identify up to three city-wide safety goals and associated strategies and two neighborhood-level safety goals and associated strategies to produce a City-Wide Safety Plan.  The Safety Plan will be used to leverage foundation financial support and other resources to help support the efforts of the individual neighborhood block watch groups, guide police support of the individual block watch organizations, and focus city-wide crime prevention and intervention strategies.  The City will leverage the funds and the Block Watch groups will be encouraged to request funds from the City based on your plans’ goals and strategies.
  • Promote communications, networking, collaborations, and sharing of resources.
  • Involve youth in the conversation to provide an added lens and new insights.

Your participation in this event will help us all take this important work to the next level, ultimately providing the targeted goals, strategies, financial and other resources that we need to make our community safer for all of us.  The Public Services Institute of Lorain County Community College will be facilitating the planning portion of the agenda and your input regarding safety goals and strategies will be logged, tabulated and prioritized instantaneously so that we will know what our priorities are before we leave the session.

A continental breakfast and boxed lunch will be served.  We ask that each Block Watch Coordinator bring three representatives
from their respective block watches and one youth member, high school age, who can lend a new twist to the conversation.
  For the purposes of planning for food and technology, please register in advance by calling the Mayor’s Office at 326-1402 by Friday, March 15th.

The Summit will be open to current Block Watch participants as well as individuals who are interested in starting a block watch.  If you know of Elyrians contemplating starting a group, please ask them to call to register.   Again, thank you for your efforts and all that you have done and will do to our community safer.  Working together, we will reach our safety and quality of life goals.

Sincerely,

Holly C. Brinda

Mayor

Please click here to view the 2013 Elyria Safety Summit Agenda

 

Bicentennial Documentary Premiere – Thursday, May 18, 2017!

Posted on May 11, 2017 at 8:19 am

Just a reminder the premiere of the Elyria Bicentennial Documentary Making History Then and Now! is one week away, on May 18th, 2017 with Festivities starting at 6:00pm, and the showing at 7:00pm. After many months of effort from our Bicentennial Committee and video team, the film  has come together beautifully and I hope everyone gets a chance to see it. It is filled with videos and pictures new and old that I guarantee many of us have never seen, and tells the rich story of Elyria through the words of Elyrians.  The showing will be at Hoke Theater in LCCC’s Stocker Center.  Tickets are $5 for the showing, and $25 for the pre-showing Cocktail party (this also includes admittance to the showing) and can be purchased at Elyria City Hall, the Elyria Arts Council (336 Broad Street), or online here: TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE!

Please join us on May 18th!  Call the Mayor’s Office at 440-326-1402 with any questions.