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City of Kirtland

The City of Kirtland administrative offices will be closed on Monday, May30th in honor of Memorial Day

Local Road Races & Temporary Road Closures

Kirtland will once again be the backdrop for two annual road races this spring & summer welcoming runners from all over.

For safety reasons, and in order to avoid delays, we ask residents to be patient and avoid using roads on the route during the affected times. Residents & businesses will still have access as needed. Times of road closures for each street/section are listed below. The Kirtland Police will provide route support and enforce the road closures. Also, emergency vehicles and water stations will be positioned on the courses to provide support to the runners.

We cordially invite you to come out and support the runners during the races.

2016 Lake Health Hill Yeah! Half Marathon


June 5th at 7:45am

The Lake Health Hill Yeah! Half Marathon is scenic, winding through the Lake Metroparks Farmpark, Chapin Forest, and Penitentiary Glen Reservation. The start and finish for this race is at Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland, Ohio.

More information and 1/2 Marathon course map can be found here:!hill-yeah-half/l9v4t

Kirtland roads affected: Closures, monitored & delayed traffic is expected from 7:40am - 11:45am.

  • The race begins at 7:45 leaving Westbound from the Farm Park on Chardon Road. Route 6 will be closed from approximately 7:40am - 7:55am.
  • Hobart Road to Chapin Forest entrance.
  • Route 306/Chillicothe Road to Eagle Road to Penitentiary Glen.
  • Penitentiary Glen to Kirtland-Chardon Road.
  • Sperry Road to Route 6.

Please watch out for runners and slow/stopped traffic.

2016 Historic Kirtland 5k run/walk


July 16th at 8:00am

The Historic Kirtland 5k is a scenic course, winding through the City of Kirtland and Kirtland Hills. The 5K course will include running through Historic Kirtland Village, the elegant paths of the Kirtland Temple, and the historic Isaac Morley farm. This races starts and finishes at the Historic Kirtland Visitor's Center in Kirtland, Ohio.

Information about this race can be found on:

Course: The 5K race will begin on Chillicothe Road near the side entrance of Historic Kirtland; turn left onto Rt. 306; turn right onto Maple; enter Kirtland temple grounds; turn left onto Rt. 306; enter Historic Kirtland; right onto Chillicothe Road; turn left into entrance of Isaac Morley Farm; run the "turn around;" turn right onto Chillicothe Road; enter Historic Kirtland at Chillicothe Road entrance to finish line.

Please expect some traffic delays and possible road closures from 7:30am - 9:00am on the day of the race.

From the Mayor's Office - Spring Update:

Dear Residents,

On April 21st Carm Catania and I had the opportunity to visit with Dr. Morris Beverage and Mike Mayher at Lakeland Community College to see the progress on the Health Technology Building Expansion. The site work was proceeding nicely, and we were pleased to see Kirtland's own Mr. Excavator doing the site work. We came away impressed with the technology incorporated in the design, the opportunities for the community from students, to employees, to patients for certain services. Lakeland is a tremendous asset for our community.

Memorial Day is Monday May 30th. A parade will begin at the high school parking lot, followed by a ceremony at the Kirtland Veterans Memorial. This year's speaker is CW4 (Ret) Larry Castagneto, Vietnam and Iraq veteran, Army aviator, and producer of the documentary "In The Shadow of the Blade." American Legion Post 609 will be hosting the picnic at the community center pavilion following the ceremonies, all are welcome.

Road work is progressing nicely with Martin and Wrenwood widening, base work and chip and seal underway. Killdeer will follow. Patching will begin and continue as the weather improves.

You may have noticed some small changes to the view of city hall, and more changes will come. The pond which was part of the waste treatment system at city hall, will be replaced with green space, which will allow expanded use of the gazebo, a space for people to use, which is also easy to maintain. While we can appreciate the Canadian geese, the byproducts are a continual cleaning challenge.

Many thanks to the Garden Club of Kirtland, City Council, and the Public Works Department for working together on the Downtown Beautification project this spring, we all look forward to seeing the plants and public spaces adorned.

Best Regards,

Doug Davidson

Kirtland Memorial Day Parade & Picnic

The annual Memorial Day parade will be held on Monday, May 30th at 10 a.m. The parade steps off from Kirtland High School, proceeds south on SR 306, and concludes at the Kirtland Veterans Memorial located between the Library and City Hall. A ceremony will take place at the Veterans Memorial as well as at the North and South Cemeteries.


We are honored to have retired, US Army Master Aviator, Larry Castagneto as our distinguished speaker this year. Mr. Castagneto is a Vietnam and Iraq Veteran with 42 years of military service. He has received numerous military awards including Order of St. Michael (Silver)(Bronze) and American Patriot Awards. In addition to being a public speaker and veterans' activist, Larry also participated in the production of the award winning Military Channel Vietnam War helicopter documentary, "In the Shadow of the Blade". More information about Larry Castagneto can be found on Facebook or LinkedIn:

Scout groups and children are invited to participate in the parade.

A community cookout, sponsored by the Barber Williams American Legion Post 609, will be held at the Kirtland Community Center Pavilion immediately following the ceremonies.


Special Waste Collections

Sponsored by the Lake County Solid Waste District & Lake County Commissioners
Administered by the Lake County Department of Utilities

Each year the Lake County Solid Waste District sponsors special collections for items such as tires, computers, and household hazardous waste. For information on items that are accepted contact the Lake County Solid Waste District at 440-350-2644.


  • Saturday, April 30, 2016, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Lake County Fairgrounds
  • Commercial Building


  • Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Lake County Fairgrounds
  • South End - Enter via Mentor Ave.


  • Saturday, June 4, 2016 & Saturday, September 24, 2016, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Lake County Fairgrounds
  • South End


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.

City of Kirtland Newsletter
The City of Kirtland publishes a newsletter two times each year.

Download 2016 Spring/Summer Newsletter

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)