Update on City Services

Updates on City Services

Open/Close Status

UPDATED 6/8/2020

For Recreation programs that are not cancelled please refer to the Recreation website for new guidelines and/or registration.

Activity Operating Cancelled TBD Based on Ohio Mandates
Additional Information
Kayaking 101  X      
Greenbox  X      Grab and go only
Youth Tennis Lessons  X      
Adult Tennis Lessons  X      
Fishing with Friends  X      
Yoga in the Park  X      
Star Parties  X      
Taekwondo  X      
Tennis Courts  X      
Public Restrooms  X      
Kayaking    X    
Play Grounds  X      The City is sanitizing the equipment twice a day. We recommend you bring sanitizer for personal use based on your comfort level.
Baseball/Softball  X      See below for details
Lake House Rental Facility  X      
Gazebos  X      
Folger Home Rental Facility      X  
Safety Town    X    
Summer Camp    X    
Swim Lessons    X    
Group Fitness (through Summer)    X    
3 X 3 Summer Hoops    X    
Lifeguard with Waterfront and Waterpark Course    X    
Water Safety Instructor Course    X    
Cooking Camps      X  
Jump Start Golf      X  
Summer Concerts      X June has been cancelled
Ballroom Dance        
Pool   X    
Fireworks   X    
Big Trucks   X    
Splash Pads  X     The City is sanitizing the equipment twice a day. We recommend you bring sanitizer for personal use based on your comfort level.
Hooks for Hunger   X   Has been replaced with Fill da Boat
Big Trucks   X    
Police Citizen's Academy   X    

 


Contacting Us

For the health and safety of our employees, the City Hall main number 440-933-6141 is being answered offsite. For the time being, residents are being asked to only use that number for general inquiries and to call the other department numbers directly.

In Case Of Emergency, Call 9-1-1
Public Works - Engineering: 440-930-4101
Public Works - Service: 440-930-4126
Building Department 440-930-4102
Recreation: 440-930-4130
Zoning: 440-930-4143
Finance Director: 440-930-4124
Avon Lake Municipal Court: 440-930-4103
Mayor's Office: 440-930-4100
Police (Non-Emergency): 440-933-4567
Fire (Non-Emergency): 440-933-8305
Digital Media: 440-933-7677
Clerk of Council: 440-930-4121
Economic Development: 440-930-4167


UPDATED 6/1/2020

City Hall

On June 15th City Hall and the Public Works building will be open to the public once again. All guests to these buildings are required to wear face coverings.


Departments of Public Works, Planning, Zoning and Building Public 

UPDATED 3/24/2020

In support of the governor's stay at home order all non-essential city staff will be working from home.

UPDATED 3/22/2020

Access, Availability and Services

After careful consideration, and to help ensure the safety of Avon Lake residents and employees during the current state of emergency declared by the Governor, the following departments will be open by appointment only (at the numbers indicated below), and are otherwise closed to the public:

  • Planning/Public Works Department, 440-930-4101
  • Zoning Department, 440-930-4143
  • Building Department, 440-930-4102

There be no residential building inspections for non-safety related improvements, such as new air conditioners, furnaces, hot water tanks, etc. until the crisis is over. 

All social distancing best practices will be instituted at in-person meetings.

Project plans and applications for Planning/Public Works and the Zoning departments may be put in the drop-box at City Hall, located in the outer lobby. Plans for the Building Department may put in the drop-box at 750 Avon Belden Road.


Parks and Recreation Department

UPDATED 05/22/2020

Governor DeWine outlined reopening up non-contact sport activities in the state of Ohio. Guidelines were released from the state for reopening non-contact sport programs so we can offer the necessary safety, capacity and social distancing protocols required.

Avon Lake Recreation baseball and softball leagues will be offered starting with Minors leagues and above. The six week season will tentatively start the week of June 15th PROVIDED WE HAVE SUFFIICENT PARTICIPANTS. There will be no playoffs or All-Star games this season. Rally Cap and Coach Pitch leagues will not be offered this summer due to the COVID-19 guidelines and the inability to provide safe proper instruction to those children while following social distancing.

Below are a few key details regarding baseball and softball mandates and recommendations that are required for your son or daughter to participate in Minor’s, Major’s Baseball & Softball, Jr & Sr. Thurman boys Baseball and Sr. Girls Softball in the Avon Lake program this summer. Travel baseball and softball playing on Avon Lake fields are required to follow the State of Ohio’s guidelines and also the City’s regulations at the facilities.

PRIOR TO ARRIVAL FOR GAMES - All participants (coaches and players) should self-assess prior to traveling to game venue (i.e. temperature, evidence of symptoms). All players will be required to have a COVID-19 waiver signed by a parent/guardian prior to play.

FACE COVERINGS – It is recommended that coaches wear at all times; it is recommended players should wear while not actively participating on the field.

WATER - Players must use their own individual water container.

PLAYING EQUIPMENT - Players must use only their own equipment – glove, bat, helmet, etc.; shared equipment i.e. catching equipment is discouraged, but if shared, must be wiped down with disinfectant following each use. NO TOUCH RULE – no high fives, postgame handshakes, etc.

NO SEEDS, GUM OR OTHER ITEMS MAY BE CHEWED OR SPIT. SPECTATORS - must should maintain social distancing, encouraged to wear a face covering and use sanitizer during the games. (Refer to Restart Ohio guidelines.)

SPORTSMANSHIP – There will be a zero tolerance policy for players, coaches and spectators during the program.

For more detailed information, please see our coach’s guide under the announcement section of our home web page.

UPDATED 05/15/2020

Yesterday, 5/14/20, Governor DeWine outlined reopening up pools and noncontact sport activities in the state of Ohio. The City of Avon Lake is waiting for the guidelines to be released from the state for reopening pools and noncontact sport programs so we can review the necessary safety, capacity and social distancing protocols required in order operate the facilities and programs. Once we have had a chance to thoroughly review, the administration will then make decision if/when the pool and fields will open. We anticipate having this information next week.he City of Avon Lake has been working with county and state health officials regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus). The Governor of Ohio has mandated social distancing and closures during this difficult time. Until the Governor of Ohio releases new directives reducing mandates and after careful consideration and for the safety of our residents, the following precautionary measures are being taken:

UPDATED 5/08/2020

The City of Avon Lake has been working with county and state health officials regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus). The Governor of Ohio has mandated social distancing and closures during this difficult time. Until the Governor of Ohio releases new directives reducing mandates and after careful consideration and for the safety of our residents, the following precautionary measures are being taken:

Due to the current restrictions and mandates with coronavirus and the unavailability of the Avon Lake School facilities and for the safety of our residents we have cancelled the programs listed below for 2020.  We look forward to offering all programs in 2021. The Safety Town program in 2021 will be expanded to include additional age groups for those that missed out in 2020. Refunds will be issued for those registered in each program and expiration dates will be extended for Group Fitness punch cards.

Programs cancelled:

  • Safety Town
  • Summer Camp
  • Swim Lessons
  • Group Fitness (through Summer)
  • 3 X3 Summer Hoops
  • Lifeguard with Waterfront and Waterpark Course
  • Water Safety Instructor Course

 Programs Operating as scheduled include:

  • Kayaking 101
  • Greenbox
  • Youth Tennis Lessons
  • Adult Tennis Lessons
  • Fishing with Friends
  • Yoga in the Park
  • Star Parties
  • Taekwondo (beginning June 2nd)

Programs TBD (Based on future COVID-19 announcements) include:

  • Baseball/Softball
  • Cooking Camps
  • Jump Start Golf
  • Summer Concerts
  • Ballroom Dance

Facilities TBD (based on future COVID-19 announcements) include:

  • Tennis Courts
  • Play Grounds
  • Public Restrooms – opening soon
  • Lake House Rental Facility
  • Folger Home Rental Facility

The City of Avon Lake will continually monitor the most current updates and information on the coronavirus which is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and the Board of Health which could result in change to the currently tentative re-open date of our facilities, programs and activities.  

Our goal by taking this course of action is to limit the opportunity for exposure as well as maintaining a safe, healthy place for our participants, residents and staff. 


UPDATED 3/27/2020

Due to the coronavirus and for the safety of our residents the following features are closed in all City Parks until a time to be determined: playgrounds, tennis/pickleball courts, dog park, basketball courts, and skate park

 

UPDATED 3/25/2020

At this time, all city park outdoor spaces remain open, although all playgrounds, buildings and shelters will be closed. This provides residents with access to these valuable natural resources, however we ask all visitors to observe the current best practice guidelines for social distancing.

All recreation programming and classes have been suspended, and the recreation offices will be closed to the public until further notice. Our goal by taking this course of action is to limit the opportunity for exposure as well as maintaining a safe, healthy place for our participants, residents and staff. In addition, please note:

  • The Old Fire House will be closed and all activities, meetings and rentals will be suspended until further notice. This includes but may not be limited to: all senior programming, activities and classes, day and evening meetings and rentals.
  • The Anchor Recreation Facility, sponsored by PolyOne, will be closed and all programs, activities, birthday parties and rentals will be suspended until further notice. This includes but may not be limited to: all fitness classes, practices, rentals, open gyms etc.
  • The Dark Skies Bright Kids and Easter Bunny Brunch programs have been canceled. Registered participant’s accounts will be credited. If you require a refund, please email alrec@avonlake.org.
  • All Lake House and Folger Home rentals and/or meetings will be postponed or canceled until further notice.

If you have questions, please contact the Recreation Department by email at ALREC@AvonLake.org  or call 440-930-4101 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


City Council

UPDATED 4/6/2020

SCHEDULE

In accordance with the State of Ohio HB 197 and Avon Lake Ordinance No. 40-2020, the CCM and City Council meetings will be combined, eliminating two meetings a month. The meetings will start at 6:30 p.m.

4/13/2020 CCM & City Council Semi-Virtual Meeting - Limited to 10 members of the public. The open meeting is necessary to conduct a public hearing and avoid the loss of two new businesses that want to build in Avon Lake.

4/27/2020 CCM & City Council Virtual Meeting - Closed to the public

5/11/2020 CCM & City Council Virtual Meeting - Closed to the public

5/26/2020 CCM & City Council Virtual Meeting - Closed to the public


MEETING AGENDA

The meeting agenda will be posted the Tuesday before the meeting.


HOW TO SUBMIT A COMMENT TO CITY COUNCIL

All comments must include the agenda or general topic, your name and address:

  1. Email - send to VRosmarin@avonlake.org, the deadline is 4:30 p.m. the day of the meeting
  2. Letter - place a letter in the drop-off box outside of City Hall, 150 Avon Belden Road, the deadline is 4:30 p.m. the day of the meeting
  3. Text - 440-787-4102, only during the meeting

Agenda Topics - Statements can be up-to three minutes long (about 390 words)

General Topics - Statements can be up to five minutes long (about 750 words)

Submissions that don't follow the instructions, or that contain abusive language will not be read.


WATCH MEETINGS STREAMED LIVE

Aired at a new time, 6:30 p.m. on the City’s Facebook pageAvonLake.org and cable TV (WOW! channel 21 and Spectrum channel 1025).


A MESSAGE FROM COUNCIL PRESIDENT MARTIN O'DONNELL

In accordance with the State of Ohio HB 197 and the COVID-19 virus, Avon Lake City Council will conduct virtual Council Meetings until the State of Ohio has determined that it is safe to hold public meetings again. The April 13, 2020 Council Meeting will be open to 10 members of the public to conduct a public hearing and avoid the loss of two new businesses that want to build in Avon Lake. For your safety, the public is encouraged to use the communication methods noted above. We appreciate your cooperation to protect the public during this pandemic emergency.


Digital Media Department

UPDATED 3/22/2020

The Digital Media Department is located in the lower level of the Avon Lake Library and the library is closed. The public will not have access to the department without an appointment. ALC-TV studios, also located in the Library, will not be filming any public producer shows until further notice. We will still be running shows including Council meetings.


Economic Development Department

UPDATED 3/22/2020

The 2020 North Coast Business Expo the Morning Mingle has been cancelled.


Fire Department

UPDATED 3/22/2020

At this time, the Fire Station is closed to outside visitors. This precaution helps us safeguard the health and welfare of all Fire Department employees, along with all of those who count on us to respond to their needs. We are always here when you need us and we are taking these precautionary steps in an effort to ensure that we are able to continue serving the community. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chief Besta at JBesta@avonlakefire.org or call 440-933-8305.


Police Department

UPDATED 3/22/2020

Officers will still be on duty 24/7 and handling emergency calls as usual and providing our community with the highest quality of service. Our lobby is open the public and we don not require people to call first. As always, call 9-1-1 in an emergency.


Avon Lake Regional Water

UPDATED 3/25/2020

Avon Lake Regional Water realizes this is a difficult time for all with respect to the potential health effects of the pandemic. The health and safety of our customers is first and foremost. For those customers with past due bills, we will not shut the water for this nonpayment. Keeping the water flowing is critical to hygiene.

UPDATED 3/23/2020
Avon Lake Regional Water’s Response to Coronavirus COVID-19

Avon Lake Regional Water provides a critical public health and safety role in our region, working 24/7, 365 days a year to provide water services to over 200,000 residents living in the seven-county area surrounding Avon Lake and sanitary sewer services to about 30,000 residents living in Avon Lake and parts of Lorain County.

Given our critical public health and safety role, Avon Lake Regional Water has emergency response and contingency plans in place for our staff, especially our water and wastewater operators to ensure your water and wastewater services remain seamless. Avon Lake Regional Water is actively monitoring COVID-19 in Ohio and asking staff to stay home when sick. We stand ready to implement those plans, if needed. Also, Avon Lake Regional Water staff continue to practice CDC hand hygiene guidelines and use personal protective equipment during the treatment processes.

As a reminder, per the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), there is no evidence detecting COVID-19 in drinking water because of the filtration and disinfection steps to treating the water. In addition, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a statement on March 11th stating, “The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies. Based on current evidence, the risk to water supplies is low. Americans can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual.”

The Avon Lake Board of Municipal Utilities and Avon Lake Regional Water take great pride in their critical roles in public health and safety. We will continue our ongoing commitment to the highest quality operations so you and your family can count on your water and wastewater services to remain reliable, wholesome and seamless.

UPDATED 3/21/2020

Avon Lake Regional Water provides a critical public health and safety role in our region, working 24/7, 365 days a year to provide water services to over 200,000 residents living in the seven-county area surrounding Avon Lake and sanitary sewer services to about 30,000 residents living in Avon Lake and parts of Lorain County.

Given our critical public health and safety role, Avon Lake Regional Water has emergency response and contingency plans in place for our staff, especially our water and wastewater operators, to ensure your water and wastewater services remain seamless. Avon Lake Regional Water is actively monitoring COVID-19 in Ohio and asking staff to stay home when sick. We stand ready to implement those plans, if needed. Also, Avon Lake Regional Water staff continue to practice CDC hand hygiene guidelines and use personal protective equipment during the treatment processes.

As a reminder, per the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), there is no evidence detecting COVID-19 in drinking water because of the filtration and disinfection steps to treating the water. In addition, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a statement on March 11th stating, “The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies. Based on current evidence, the risk to water supplies is low. Americans can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual.”

The Avon Lake Board of Municipal Utilities and Avon Lake Regional Water take great pride in their critical roles in public health and safety. We will continue our ongoing commitment to the highest quality operations so you and your family can count on your water and wastewater services to remain reliable, wholesome and seamless.

ALMU Board meetings will be closed to the public; however, they will be streamed live on the Avon Lake Regional Water Facebook page.