Mayors Report


The first meeting of our Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) program Housing Council and Tax Incentive Council will be in the City Hall Community Room on Tuesday, March 20 at 7: 00 PM.  We will need to appoint two other members to each of these councils. I want to thank the volunteers in advance for their commitment to this important city program.

The remaining work for the Lake Street storm sewer project will be completed in the spring. The Pinehurst sewer project will go out for bids in the next couple of weeks. We anticipate work starting on this project late spring with the work done for Pinehurst between Beech Drive and Tall Oaks Drive completed once Lake Elementary is on summer break. Our next project to improve drainage in the city will be Miami Drive.

Once again we have worked with the City of Mentor to negotiate great rates for our 2018 concrete and asphalt work which will take place this spring and summer.  By combining both road programs, both cities benefit from lower costs.

Our walking path behind City Hall will also be installed sometime this spring. This will be installed at no cost to our residents through a grant from Lake County Planning and Community Development.

Some staff changes at City Hall beginning in 2018. Nikki Velez has joined us as our administrative secretary. Nikki has previous administrative experience with numerous hospital systems. Chuck Snyder has joined us in the service department after several years experience with another city.

James (Jamie) Pechatsko is our new full-time fire chief. Chief Pechatsko started with our fire department in 1998. He has accepted positions of increased responsibility throughout his career with our fire department. He has been a Mentor on the Lake resident since 1993.

With warmer, dry weather, we can begin work on all projects I have mentioned. As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. I can be reached at home (440) 257-6029, leave a message at City Hall (440) 257-7216 or email me at Follow us on Facebook at City of Mentor on the Lake, Mentor on the Lake Fire Department, and Mentor on the Lake Police Department for all that's going on in our city.