On Nov. 4, 2014, Eastlake voters will decide whether to increase the City's income tax from 2% to 2.5%. If the voters do not approve this issue, the attached list details the actions that the City will immediately implement. Click to View List
City of Eastlake, Department of Public Service, Leaf Schedule for 2014. Click for Schedule
The next Council-as-a-Whole Committee meeting and Regular Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The next Economic & Community Development Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
Eastlake City Hall Conference Rooms, 35150 Lakeshore Blvd. on Thursday, November 6th from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Come to donate and receive a special gift courtesy of The Cleveland Clinic. Also, you will be entered into a raffle to win two airline tickets in the continental U.S.
See the attached letter from Eastlake's Tax Administrator explaining the proposed Income Tax Increase, Issue 4 which will be on the November ballot. There will be a Town Hall Meeting held at City Hall on the next three Wednesdays - Oct. 15, 22 & 29 at 6:00 p.m. to answer any resident questions. Click for Letter
Eastlake Alliance Helping Hands presents The Singing Angels. Sunday, December 21st at 2:00 p.m. at North High School, 34041 Stevens Blvd. There will be a special appearance by Santa and Mrs. Clause. You may purchase tickets at the Mayor's Office, Eastlake City Hall for $2.00 each. CASH ONLY. See Flyer for additional ticket locations. Click for Flyer
The 2015 Entertainment Books are on sale now at the Eastlake Fire Department for $30.00. To purchase, please stop by the Fire Dept. or contact them at 440/951-2287. FLYER
Trick-or-Treat Night in Eastlake will be held on Friday, October 31st from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Eastlake JFK Senior Center is selling Our Town and All-Around Entertainment Books for 2015 - $28.00. Visit the Senior Center at 1580 E. 332nd St. (off Vine St.) or call 440/975-4268 for details. Click for Flyer
Bring your unwanted and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications including pet meds to the EASTLAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT Drop-off Bin located in the lobby 24/7. ABSOLUTELY NO NEEDLES OR SYRINGES PERMITTED.
Lake County General Health District and Lake Health prepared to protect the public during an Ebola outbreak. News Release
Classes every Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:15 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 Zumba Class! Join the party and get in shape at the JFK Senior Center, 1580 East 332nd St., Eastlake, 440/951-4268. Classes are held every Tuesday 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!
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.
Ready Lake County has resources for everyone to create a disaster plan. Numerous families would not be prepared if a disaster struck today because they think they can rely on their local emergency services if they need help.
MONDAY NIGHT SUPPORT GROUP
For Women who are victims of Unhealthy Relationships, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Relationship Abuse/Violence, Emotional, Verbal & Physical Abuse.
I would like to thank the Lake County YMCA and Best Supply for providing the funds that made our pool a reality this year. We are looking forward to working with the YMCA to open the pool again in the future.
Trick or treating will take place Friday, October 31st from 6pm-8pm. Please be mindful of the children in streets that evening. I would like to thank the Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools for working with the city and changing the North/South football game from Halloween night to Thursday, October 30th in an effort to keep our trick-or-treaters safe from excess traffic.
With absentee voting beginning this month, I would like to mention that we have two issues on the November Ballot.
The first is Issue 4 Proposed Income Tax additional .50% that would generate approximately $1.695 million per year.
What is taxed? What is not taxed?
Salaries and wages Social Security Benefits
Commissions Annuity Income
Self Employed earnings Dividends
Partnership income Capital Gains
Rental income Interest
Business net profits Unemployment
Gambling winnings Income from Estates
This money will be used to continue the services we currently provide in the area of safety (police, fire and EMS). It would also be used to continue to provide leaf pick up, snow plowing and salting.
Our last reduction of 25 positions at the end of 2011 has had a negative effect on the services the city is able to provide as you have seen. We do not want to continue to eliminate services. Our current operating levy is from 1982 and has not increased in 32years. We could not run our own homes in 2014 with wages we were making from 1982 and our city cannot either.
The second issue is Issue 5 Fire Renewal Levy 0.5 for 5 years that would generate $163,500 per year.
This provides Fire Apparatus, Capital Improvements and Equipment for our Fire Department.
I ask you to contact any one of the Directors, Chiefs or City Council if you have any questions. Finance Director Mike Slocum will sit down with anyone that has questions. My door is always open as well.
We will have Town Hall meetings on October 8, 15, 22, and 29th in City Hall at 6 p.m. We will be there to answer any questions you may have.
On behalf of the Directors, the majority of City council, Chiefs and City Employees and myself, we ask for your support to keep our city a viable and safe place to live.
Mayor Dennis Morley
951-1416 ext. 102 Office
Hello Ward 1,
As you probably know there will be an income tax increase on the ballot this November. We are asking to change our income tax from 2% to 2.50%. This increase will generate $1.6Million. If the city did not need the money we would not be asking for it. Please believe me, I don’t want to pay any more taxes either.
I can go through a list of various cuts that we plan to make if the increase fails, but I choose not to. Would it do any good? I was told they were scare tactics. Well the reality is our city is in trouble financially and it’s not a spending issue, it’s a revenue issue. I have heard the idea of bringing in new businesses. Gee! I wish we would have thought of that. Can you please tell us how to make this happen? Some new business have entered but not enough to balance our 2015 budget. The last round of cuts the city made in 2011 was difficult to adjust to and approximately 25 employees lost their jobs. This next round of cuts will be devastating. The direction of our city depends on you.
I was going to address a couple issues that our previous Mayor Ted wrote in the last Gazette. However after previewing Councilman Jeff Lichts’ article I realized I could not have said it any better or any more accurately. Please take the time to read Mr. Lichts’ article. If you have any questions I will be happy to answer them the best I can.
I hope to see you at the polls in November.
Until next month, Joe