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I recently received an email from the National Council for Home Safety and Security.  The Safest Cities in Ohio report came out and Mentor-on-the-Lake ranks in this year's Top 50.  The criteria they used to review were the FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics along with population data.  They eliminated cities failing to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and removed cities with populations under 5,000.  The remaining cities were ranked on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft).  We should feel proud as residents of where we live and how we handle ourselves.


The storm sewer project on Lake Street is underway.  We have removed the one-way street restrictions on Pinehurst Drive and Beech Street.  We feel this will ease the traffic through the construction zone on Lake Street and allow safer access to Lake Elementary School.  The Police Department will monitor the area for any problems.  Our first concern is the safety of the children as they travel to and from Lake Elementary School.


Our Community Clean-Up Day is Saturday, May 6 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon.  We will be concentrating on cleaning up McMinn, City Hall and Lake Overlook parks.  The McMinn Baseball League parents and players will also join us to help.  A free cookout will be held at the Fire Station for all participants beginning at noon that day.


The AMVETS Post 109 Memorial Day Parade will be held on Sunday, May 28, beginning at 1:00 p.m. The parade will step off at the former Rice Elementary School, travel down Lakeshore Boulevard to Andrews Road, ending at Mentor Beach Park. A Memorial Day ceremony will be held at Mentor Beach Park following the parade.


We have received approval from the Ohio Public Works Commission for our loan to cover the Pinehurst Drive storm sewer project.  This project will begin either late in 2017 or early 2018.


We have also received a Community Development Block Grant to install a walking path at City Hall park. The grant will cover the entire cost of the design and build of the walking path.  This would not have been possible without the help of Dave Radachy and the Lake County Planning and Community Development agency.

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 mayor@citymol.org.