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City of Kirtland

City Hall Holiday Office Schedule

In observance of the holidays, City Hall Administrative Offices will be CLOSED:

  • Friday, December 23
  • Monday, December 26
  • Friday, December 30

If planning a visit to City Hall, we always recommend that you call to confirm in advance of your visit - 440-256-3332.

From Mayor Doug Davidson

Thank you for supporting the Senior and Recreation Levy renewal in November. It takes a combination of the levy revenue, the work of volunteers and our civic organizations to provide the facilities and programs we have. Speaking of civic organizations and volunteers, the Kirtland Boosters, Kirtland Baseball, Youth Football, The Kiwanis, and the City of Kirtland combined to get four electronic scoreboards installed in the recreation park, with the final permitted hookups expected by December 6th. Without these organizations, their volunteers, and resources, the scoreboard improvements would not have happened.

We have received numerous compliments and a few questions about the sidewalk extension from City Hall to Charlesderry on the east side of 306. The work was all done by the Service Department including the retaining wall installation. The material cost for concrete and the retaining wall was $15,350. It would be fair to say that the city drained a swamp, built a wall, and had a balanced budget all in the past year. It could be a few years before our friends in Washington get that accomplished.

On a more serious note, we recently had a vehicle/pedestrian accident on 306 near the school. Our young resident continues to recuperate and begin rehabilitating since the accident. The accident renewed discussions on traffic safety and crosswalks in a number of venues. Subsequent to the meetings, phone calls, and discussions around the accident, I ordered a warrant study be done for an additional number of crosswalks at points suggested by the city engineer. We can't say that a crosswalk would have prevented the accident, however, traffic is not diminishing, the schools are not going away, and we will work to improve safety for our residents.

Superintendant Wade has led the safety education effort for the school district. Chief Baumgart is engaged in enhanced enforcement in the school zone, and the city moves forward with the warrant study for the engineering component. In the interim, all of us can make a difference in the safety on our roads, in and out of the school zone, by avoiding distractions, and watching our speed whenever we are driving. One of our residents was kind enough to set up a GoFundMe account for the injured student. If you would like to contribute, please contact the Kirtland Schools for donation information.

My first year as Mayor has flown by. I have had the benefit of an energetic and diverse set of voices on City Council, a great combination of department heads, excellent staff and fair economic conditions to learn from during this time. I look forward to the New Year and continuing efforts to make our city better, safer, and stronger

I wish you all a safe, joyous, and truly wonderful holiday season. Merry Christmas.

Best Regards,
Mayor Doug Davidson


City of Kirtland Newsletter

The City of Kirtlandpublishes a newsletter two times each year.

Download 2016 Fall Newsletter

Promotion in the KPD

During the November 9th City Council meeting Mayor Davidson sworn in Sgt. Lance Nosse as Lieutenant (Executive Officer) of the Kirtland Police Department. Lt. Nosse will begin new duties to help administer the Department into the future. Congratulations!



The City of Kirtland is located in Lake County in the northeast section of Ohio, approximately 22 miles east of the city of Cleveland, and about 5 miles inland from Lake Erie. First a township, Kirtland achieved village status in 1970 and was incorporated into a city in 1971. The City, with a population of about 7,000, is about 17 square miles and consists predominately of residential homes.

Road Update - Spring 2016

In our goal to keep the community informed, we are sharing the road plan for the 2016 season. Work is expected to begin in early May, weather permitting.

2016 Road Plan (PDF)