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City-wide Rummage Sale: August 3rd

The annual City-wide Rummage Sale will take place on August 3rd, 2024. All Elyria residents are welcome to host their garage/yard/rummage sale on this date with a signed permit posted on the property. To request your signed permit, stop in to the Safety Service Director’s office Monday-Friday...

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Community Shred Day

COMMUNITY SHRED DAY: Saturday, June 1st 9 am - Noon 131 Court Street (Parking lot BEHIND City Hall) Elyria's Community Shred Day is a FREE event where residents can safely destroy personal records, financial documents, business proceedings, and more. NOTE: Paper items only please, no garbage or...

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Economic Development Update from Mayor Brubaker

Did you know Mayor Kevin Brubaker posts to Facebook each week? These posts aim to update the community on the latest activities in City Hall and offer Elyrians the chance to interact with Mayor Brubaker in a casual setting. They are published each Friday or Saturday and usually include a detailed...

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Spruce Up – Applications Full

The maximum amount of applications for the 2024 "Spruce Up" Housing Beautification grants have been received. Applications are no longer being accepted this year.

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Memorial Day Details

The City of Elyria and the Council of Veterans will host the Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade on Monday, May 27th. This annual event pays tribute to the brave individuals who have selflessly sacrificed their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Ely Square Ceremony: From 9:00AM –...

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Community Development Survey – Chance to Win!

The City of Elyria's office of Community Development is asking for your help! By filling out this three-minute survey you can help identify housing and community needs, and you will be entered for a chance to win a beautiful flower hanging basket. Each basket, from the Donald A. Schuster, will be...

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Hydrant Flushing 5/17/24

Water Distribution will be flushing hydrants on the following streets on 5/17/24 Customers in the area may experience some water discoloration due to hydrant flushing. This will only be temporary. Customers should run the cold water in the home until the water clears. For any issues or concerns...

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Community Development Block Grant Update

Community Development Block Grant Update Effective 04/25/2024: Due to an influx of CDBG applications, we cannot accept any more at this time. Please check back in three months to see if additional money is available.

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Lorain County Comprehensive Safety Action Plan Survey

Lorain County is creating a Comprehensive Safety Action Plan with the goal of making our streets safer by applying the Safe System Approach to eliminate fatal and serious injury crashes for all road users. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on how to improve transportation safety in Lorain County!...

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Cemetery Clean Up Days

Each year the City of Elyria holds Clean Up Days to maintain a neat and respectful environment in our cemeteries. Please remember to remove any items you wish to not be discarded prior to the dates listed. Each Clean Up Day is the last Friday of the month, from March through October, with the...

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Community Housing Impact & Preservation Program (CHIP)

The CHIP Program provides funding to low and moderate income Elyria home owners to improve their housing. A single rehabilitation may entail several projects, such as plumbing upgrades, roof repairs, removal of lead-based paint, siding, electrical upgrades, and other repairs needed to eliminate...

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Statement from Mayor Brubaker regarding Parmely Ave video footage

On January 11th, 2024, the Elyria Police Department executed a search warrant on Parmely Avenue. Following this, allegations of police misconduct arose. I instructed City officials to gather footage from cameras worn by officers on the scene. Given the extreme and disturbing nature of the...

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2024 Sanitation Holiday Schedule

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 1/15: One day behind Martin Luther King Jr. Day Presidents’ Day 2/19: One day behind after President’s Day Memorial Day 5/27: One day behind after Memorial Day Juneteenth 6/19: One day behind after Juneteenth Independence Day 7/4: One day behind after Independence Day...

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Historical Markers Honoring Elyria’s History Makers on Wednesday

ELYRIA, OH – December 27, 2023 –On Wednesday, Elyria Mayor Frank Whitfield joined members of the Elyria Fire Department, family of Mark Horton, Tianna Madison, and Ike Maxwell to celebrate the dedication of 3 new historical markers that commemorate individuals who have shaped the city of Elyria....

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Chestnut Commons & Southside Grocery Store Updates

Check back often for more news, updates and information with the Chestnut Commons & Southside Grocery Store projects.Southside Grocery Store Video Transcript: Greg: My name is Greg Slyman, I work with ABC Development, and I’m also a commercial broker with Howard Hannah Commercial Real Estate...

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Elyria UPP

Elyria UPP (Underpass Pride Project): The Elyria UPP (Underpass Pride Project) began earlier this month, with the recent completion of the underpass paintings below the Washington Avenue bridge, and on East Bridge Street. Thank you to local business, TruCoat Painting, for helping us show our city...

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Engineering Updates

Project Updates From The Engineer Please note that all projects are weather dependent. East Broad Street Project Work continues on E. Broad Street.  This project may continue into the winter months to complete water main and other underground work.  After the water main install is completed, the...

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Updates from Elyria Police Department

In response to complaints by citizens in the Eastern Heights area, here are the statistics of the citations written over a 5 day period. Our traffic enforcement initiatives serve only one purpose, to keep our roadways safer by reducing accidents and injuries. Officers will be increasing patrol on...

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