February 1, 2021

Looking Ahead to 2021

2020 was a true challenge for us all as we had to adapt to a threat we could not see, yet one that continues to affect our lives so profoundly. As we enter 2021, the administration of the City of Avon Lake is committed to continue to provide quality city services at the level that residents have come to enjoy.

One of the changes we are implementing for 2021 is to the annual ward meetings. Traditionally held in-person, this year will be conducted via Zoom on March 3 at 7:00 p.m. Residents can submit questions and concerns in advance (via email, U.S. mail, or drop box at City Hall) or during the meeting (via text). The meeting will be live-streamed on the City website, Facebook, and cable access (Channel 1025 - Spectrum; Channel 21 - WOW). I encourage you to join us to learn more about important community issues. Please see the accompanying article for more details.

We’re pleased to announce several capital improvements projects planned for 2021. Vital to the well-being of the city, projects this year include:

  • A $1.5 million street program to repair residential streets.
  • The repaving of Walker Road from Route 83 to John Christ Winery.
  • The repaving of Walker Road from Route 83 to Ambleside Drive.
  • Engineering will begin on the improvement of Moore Road from Walker Road south to the railroad tracks with paving planned for early 2022 through ODOT funding.
  • A new restroom will be constructed at Weiss Park. Thanks to Senator Nathan Manning, the State capital improvement budget that was passed in December included $100,000 for the renovation of a pavilion in the same park.
  • Phase II of the Central Avon Lake Drainage Project will be engineered with work to begin as soon as practical.

We look forward to a time when normal activities can resume. In the meantime, please continue to do your part for health and safety of the community. Together we can make a difference.

Gregory J. Zilka
Mayor, City of Avon Lake