Mayor’s Report

The first day of Fall was Tuesday, September 23rd, and just in time for the colorful changes and cooling temperatures, the City Hall Park Pavilion Project will soon be underway.  Stay posted on our social media sites and the City of Mentor-on-the-Lake website for updated progress on the project.

Laketran has begun service to Routes 8 and 9, Monday, September 14th. Council VP Jim Lunder, Police Chief John Gielink, and I took a tour highlighting several stops located in our City. Laketran is hoping Routes 8 and 9 will better connect the Lake County east end residents to jobs in the surrounding cities like Willoughby, Mentor, and Mentor-on-the-Lake. They also hope to provide a connecting transit to Cleveland. For route maps and information, please visit the Laketran website at:  Maps and information are also available at City Hall.

Trick or Treat in Mentor-on-the-Lake will be held October 31st from 6-8 PM. Please refer to the guidelines set by the Ohio Board of Health to keep everyone safe this Halloween.  You can find these guidelines at:

The Lake County First Responders will host a Trunk or Treat Event on October 11th from 6-8pm at East Lake’s Classic Park, 35010 Vine St., Eastlake 44095. Patrol Officer Carney and I will be there to represent Mentor-on-the-Lake. This event is free with costumes and candy. We are looking forward to seeing all of the kids. Fun for everyone. For more information visit:

The general election is November 3rd. We have had some calls asking about polling locations due to the COVID-19 epidemic. According to the Lake County Board of Elections, polling locations in Mentor-on-the-Lake have not changed. Please contact the Lake County Board of Elections with any questions or concerns you may have regarding the upcoming election.

Lake County Board of Elections                               

(440) 350-2700

Chief Gielink presented awards during the September 8th council meeting. MADD Award of Excellence was presented to Patrol Officer Messinger; the Exceptional Service Award was presented to Patrol Officers Hamilton and Braidic; and the 2019 Officer of the Year Award for the Mentor-on-the-Lake Police Department was presented to Patrol Officer Baker. A round of applause goes out to these officers and all our first responders. We are proud to have each of you.

Our Fire Department had a total of 103 calls in the month of August. Rescue/EMS- 65 calls, Fire/Service- 17 calls and Invalid Assists- 21 calls. There were 31 confirmed COVD-19 cases in the City. It has been decided, in order to protect or Fire Department employees from COVID-19, Fire Prevention activities have been suspended this year. EMS drills have gone virtual so that our medics can continue to receive training. The Fire Department took delivery of two Defibtech Lifeline Automatic Chest Compression Systems. August shift drills have included training and operation for this new life saving equipment. Congratulations to those members who celebrated a work anniversary in July; Fire Fighter Justin Corbe 5-years; Fire Fighter Mike O’connell- 5 years; and Fire Fighter Brian Sedmak- 4 years.

Our next council meeting is scheduled for October 13th at 7:00pm. Residents are encouraged attend meetings virtually. Information about how to attend is listed on our website We will also post meeting information on our social media outlets.

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 [email protected] If you have urgent matters requiring immediate attention, please contact our Police Department at (440) 257-7234. Our dispatchers will send an officer out immediately. If you see something in the neighborhood which doesnt seem right, please call us right away. We respond to all complaints. Follow us on Facebook at City 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.