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Updates on City Services

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:

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 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:

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 4/2/2020

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 Virtual Meeting - Limited to 10 members of the public

4/27/2020 CCM & City Council Virtual Meeting - Closed to the public however, comments can be submitted to Council to be read at the meeting.


SUBMIT A COMMENT TO CITY COUNCIL

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

To submit a comment on any agenda item or general topic before the meeting:

Agenda Item

General Topics

To submit a comment during the meeting:

Meetings are streamed live at 6:30 p.m. on the City’s Facebook page, AvonLake.org and cable TV (WOW! channel 21 and Spectrum channel 1025).

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


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.

The department has a limited supply of personal protective equipment and are seeking donations of:

If you can help please contact Fire Chief Jeremy Betsa at jbetsa@avonlakefire.org or call 440-933-8305 or 440-653-6016.


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 th 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.


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