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City of Kirtland

From Mayor Doug Davidson

Dear Kirtland Residents,

I took a walk inside City Hall this New Year's Day, and stopped in to see JD the departmental mascot at the police dispatch office. JD appeared well rested, and apparently did not overindulge in any way on New Year's Eve. JD is also looking trim, as he went from three feeding times a day to two a couple months ago. While I was at the KPD side of City Hall, Officer Martin was kind enough to show me the two new patrol cars. Both of the vehicles are Fords, and all wheel drive. One vehicle is a Taurus and

the other is an Explorer. Two Crown Victoria police cruisers were retired after years of service to the residents of Kirtland. The old vehicle's cost of maintenance exceeded their value. The new vehicles were a lease/ purchase at the state bid pricing.

The Fire Department has continued to respond to a number of structure fires during the last months of 2016, both in Kirtland and in mutual aid to our neighbors in Lake County. The Fire Department awaits the delivery of a replacement ambulance early in 2017, this ambulance when delivered, will displace the oldest ambulance in Chief Hutton's fleet which is battling rust and old age. The next challenge for the 2017 budget will be the purchase of a front line pumper which allows the retirement of the reserve yellow colored 1987 Pierce Arrow engine, and extending the life of the 2003 American LaFrance pumpers by rotating them in use.

Our Service Department has seven large single axle trucks to cover their five routes during storms and all of their road activities. One of the trucks, a 2009 International, had an engine failure after our recent 32 inch snowfall, and the oldest truck of the fleet suffers from rust and salt and will need replacement this year. Any new trucks we specify for service will have stainless steel beds to prolong their useful life.

In the 2016 and in the coming 2017 budget, we continue to work to provide the tools that our city employees need, so that when called, they can respond effectively.

Best Regards,
Mayor Doug Davidson


Additional News

NOPEC INFORMATION SESSION: On January 27th at 11am a representative from NOPEC (Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council) will be at the Kirtland Community Center to give a presentation and answer questions regarding the recent events with NOPEC and First Energy along with information on their new agreement with NESO. This event is free and open to everyone in the community.

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)