Mayor’s Report

We are trying our best to keep up with the ever-changing guidelines on COVID.  If we are required to make changes, we will keep you informed.  Currently, we are not requiring visitors to wear masks at City Hall.  Please be courteous if someone asks you to wear a mask or is wearing a mask, and remember to maintain social distance.

The Fire Department had 96 calls for service in July.  Total calls at the end of the second quarter are 701, this is an increase of 101 calls from this time last year.  Part-Time Firefighter/Paramedic Brown will be sworn in.

The Police Department has openings for part time patrol and part time dispatchers. Communications Officer Lapsevich is currently in training.  A new police utility vehicle will be in service by September.  This vehicle will replace a 2015 cruiser.  Again this year, we are taking part in the Helmet Smart Program.  Thanks to our partner Biggie’s Custard, an Officer is able to reward a child  for wearing a bicycle helmet with a coupon for a free small slushie. 

Our Service Department has been busy with summer projects.  The new playground and pavilion at City Hall are open to everyone and no reservations are required.

When kids are having fun playing outside or riding bikes they sometimes forget to watch for cars, please continue to watch for kids on bicycles and playing outside.  School will be starting soon so remember to watch for kids walking to and from school. 

Our Community Room has been updated with new flooring and is available for rental.  Call City Hall (440) 257-7216 for more information.

Council meeting are the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm. The council meetings for the rest of the year will be September 14th & 28th, October 12th & 26th, November 9th & 23rd and December 14th & 28th, all City Hall meetings are open to the public.  Meetings are available on line. Residents are encouraged to attend meetings in person or virtually.  Information about how to attend is listed on our website  We will also post meeting information on our social media outlets.

If you are interested in how our city works, we have openings on our Boards and Commissions.  Please submit a letter of interest to [email protected]

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 doesn’t 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.