The 11th annual St. Justin Martyr parish festival located at 35781 Stevens Blvd. in Eastlake is being held on Friday, July 25 from 6:00 p.m. to midnight; Saturday, July 26 from 4:00 p.m. to midnight and Sunday, July 27 from 12:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Flyer and Details
The Eastlake Historical Society is accepting reservations from local vendors who would like to participate in this year's Historical Flea. This event will once again be held behind Eastlake City Hall at the Boulevard of 500 Flags grounds on Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Vendor Application Directions
TOPS - Take Pounds Off Sensibly meetings are being held at the JFK Senior Center, 1580 E. 332nd St. in Eastlake on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Nita Bunt at 440/951-8189.
To approve, in accordance with Article V, Section 5 of the Charter of the City of Eastlake the suspension of the last meeting in July, 2014 and the first meeting in August, 2014 for the summer break. The next regular Council meeting after the break, will be August 26, 2014.
The Lake County YMCA and the City of Eastlake are proud to announce that the Houston-Fisher pool at Jakse Park is open until September 1, 2014. Residents & Non-residents can print out this special coupon to receive an additional $25.00 off your pool pass. Come to Houston-Fisher pool to register. You will need to print out and bring a copy of this coupon. $25.00 Discount Coupon
The Eastlake Senior Center located at 1580 East 332nd St. in Eastlake will be holding a Flea Market on Saturday, Sept. 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will be inside the Center rain or shine. Call 440/975-4268 for more information. FLYER
The city of Eastlake and the Lake County YMCA have partnered to open Jakse pool for the season - June 15 through September 1st daily from Noon to 7:00 p.m. Swim lessons will be available at the YMCA and the city of Willowick. See announcements on this page for more information. Pool passes can be purchased at the YMCA in Willoughby. Click for Details
Classes begin June 3rd from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. in the Library at the JFK Senior Center, 1580 E. 332nd St., Eastlake, 440/975-4268. Class fee is $8.00 walk-in. Instructor Diane Monaco, RYT.
Come to our new Summer Zumba Class! Join the party and get in shape for summer at the JFK Senior Center, 1580 East 332nd St., Eastlake, 440/951-4268. Classes being June 3rd from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. in the Gym Class Fee $5.00 walk-in. Instructor Diane Nicholes. Pack a bottle of water and dress for a great workout and lots of fun!
Click on the link to see the winners list for July. Drawings are held once a month and all entries will stay in the hopper for the entire 2014 season until the winner's name is drawn.
The Walmart Building at 34440 Vine Street is currently being offered for sale. Click here for details.
The Lake County YMCA, West End, 37100 Euclid Ave. in Willoughby is offering Youth Swm Lessons. Session 4 begins June 30th and runs through August 16. Registration begins June 12, 2014. Click here for Schedule
The City of Willowick is offering a Special Discounted Cost for Eastlake Residents for swim lessons at Dudley Pool. $60.00 plus a $10.00 ID Card. Registrations will be held at Manry Activity Center, 30100 Arnold Dr., Willowick. Call 440/516-3011 for more information.
Residents may have noticed that the quarterly amount billed by Republic Waste was increased from $41.48 to 42.52. This charge is the third installment of the five year contract the City entered into with Republic in 2012. The City does not receive any portion of the amounts billed by Republic.
The 2014 Entertainment Books are now available for purchase at the Eastlake Fire Department for $25.00.
MONDAY NIGHT SUPPORT GROUP
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Hello All, hope your summer has been enjoyable so far.
Our first Safety Town classes were held the week of June 9th. I would again like to thank Sherry Brzeski, Eastlake PD dispatcher and Andy Allan, Auxiliary Policeman. Safety Town was truly a team effort with our Police Chief, Fire Chief, Service Director, service workers, victim’s advocates, Michele Stitts from Thomas Jefferson Elementary, Eastlake North High students and all of our sponsors who donated financially, provided materials and time. Without them and all of our volunteers there would not have been a Safety Town.
In cooperation with The City of Willowick, the Lake County Captains and Corporate sponsors we will have a Fireworks display on July 4th at Classic Stadium. The sponsors as of today are H&M Concrete, The Captain's Club, Force Indoor Sports, Walmart, CT Consultants, Uncle Jim's Foods, T&D Fabricating/EZ Pole and The Klammer Law Office. Gates will open at 7pm with entertainment. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30pm. Thanks to the Captains, Mayor Bonde and the City of Willowick and our sponsors for working together with us to provide this event with no cost to our city.
You may have noticed that our city is becoming more presentable. This is due to the efforts of our Service Department and a group of volunteers, called the Beautification Committee, that have adopted areas in the city. We have a ways to go but we are moving in the right direction.
The Houston-Fisher pool (Jakse) was opened on June 15th. We were able to open the pool because of a joint effort between the City and the Lake County YMCA, as well a generous donation of $15,000 from Timothy Small of Best Supply. The pool would have remained closed without the Y and Timothy Small. Information on the pool can be obtained on our website or the YMCA located in Willoughby.
I would like to thank The Summerfest /Eastlake Alliance/Helping Hands Committee volunteers who again planned this year’s festival. Thanks to everyone who participate in this year's parade as well.
We continue to look for new businesses to come to our city which would provide additional revenue. We have posted the old Walmart store on our website for sale. Our hopes are to post all vacant buildings and land to attract businesses to the City.
That being said, no one wants increased taxes but with our continuing decline in revenue something must be done to generate money. It is the administration and council's job to find a way to do this. The administration and council continue to look for ways to run the City most cost effectively. The directors and Chiefs do a great job managing their departments and budgets. Our current operating Levy is from 1982. Looking at my own property taxes, I pay a total of $3125.68 a year. Out of that amount the City receives $259.98 a year; the rest goes to various county agencies. We cannot continue to cut employees and expect to have the same services. The next impact will be true services. This is not a scare tactic, but the hard truth.
We have been working together with volunteers and sponsors as I have stated above, but we cannot think that our City can run on donations and volunteers alone. Since the article came out about the possible Income Tax increase that would be on the Novembers ballot in the News-Herald some residents have told me that they are not going to pay for the stadium and will not pass any type of tax increase. I understand the frustration, however if we continue to hold that grudge we cannot move forward and are only hurting ourselves.
The City eliminated 25 employees at the end of 2011 and cut $2,000,000 in the budget. We continue to struggle financially because of other losses from the First Energy shutdown and state cuts so that the state could balance its budget. The administration and council have made some changes within the first 6 months since I took office that are moving us in the right direction.
I will continue to work on bringing new businesses and continue to work with our existing businesses to help them to grow to generate additional revenue. Please contact any one of us with questions and come to a meeting. Finance Director Mike Slocum will sit down with anyone who has questions.
Have a happy and safe 4th of July!
Mayor Dennis Morley
951-1416 ext. 102 office
Hello Ward 1
I would like to thank our Mayor Dennis Morley and Council Vice President Donna Vaughn for working with the YMCA and a local business Best Supply (located on Milenz Paryway) to get our pool open. The city has now formed a partnership with the YMCA and Best Supply to bring back recreation to our city. Houston Fisher pool is now open! The City will lease the pool to the “Y” for $1.00 per year and they will run the entire operation. Best Supply made a substantial donation to get the pool fired up.
You may have heard that we are putting a Municipal income tax increase on the ballot this November. We are looking to increase our city income tax from 2% to 2.75%. This increase will raise our revenue approximately $2.5 million dollars a year.
I truly believe that nobody from Council or the Administration wants to ask for an increase. I realize it is a difficult decision to place this on the ballot. However can someone please tell me and the rest of the city what the other plan is to balance the budget. It’s easy to say no new taxes, but at least have a reasonable alternative. We are projecting approximately $800,000.00 deficit for 2015. How are we to make that up? I’m listening! Sure we can make more cuts if the levy fails and decimate the city, is that a reasonable option? I for one will not live in a city where the Police and Fire Departments may need to decide which 911 call they will respond to first because of limited man power. If that is what you want we are on our way. I am not trying to be “Doom and Gloom” I’m just stating facts. Do you really think I want to pay more taxes?
Until next month, Joe