Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Morning Coffee with the Mayor - May 26, 2016 @ 9am!

NEXT MORNING COFFEE WITH THE MAYOR: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 9:00-10:00am in Midway Mall food court.

Please join me for my monthly MORNING COFFEE WITH THE MAYOR, held the last Thursday of each month from 9:00am-10:00am in the Midway Mall food court.  I will be in the food court Thursday morning for informal discussions, questions, or just to talk.  I encourage any and all residents to join me for a cup of coffee and to discuss whatever is on their mind. Your concerns are my concerns, and this is a great opportunity to make them heard.

We know this is early for a lot of residents with standard work schedules, so while Morning Coffee with the mayor caters to the needs of those who are retired or work alternative shifts, we will continue to hold MAYOR'S NIGHT IN at Elyria City Hall from 5:30-6:30pm in the Third Floor Conference room of Elyria City Hall on the first Monday of every month. 

Go here for a complete schedule of upcoming community meetings.  Hope to see you there!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Super Heroes Stomp Out Crime in Elyria!

Saturday, May 7, 2016 was another tremendous day as the Super Heroes to Kids in Ohio once again joined us in downtown Elyria for our 3rd Annual Superhero Weekend.  Pictures of the event are posted below, and here is a great article about the event itself and the great work done by the Super Heroes to Kids in Ohio.

You can learn more about the Super Heroes to Kids in Ohio and all the great things they do by clicking here.  We hope everyone enjoyed themselves and look forward to another great weekend next year! 

If you can't see the slideshow below, just click here to view all the pictures!

Take Pride in Elyria on Saturday, May 21, 2016!

Please join us downtown and around Elyria for the annual Lorain County Pride Day on Saturday, May 21, 2016! More information is on the flyer here or below.


Friday, May 6, 2016

It's Super Hero Weekend in the City of Elyria!

Superhero Weekend is here!  There will be events today, May 6th at the Atlas Cinemas (2650 Midway Mall) around the new Marvel movie, Captain America: Civil War.  Saturday, May 7, 2016 the Super Heroes will come to Ely Square in downtown Elyria for activities and to save the City from Super Villains!  More information is posted below.  We hope to see you there!
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Citywide Property Survey Set to Begin in Elyria

May 4, 2016
Contact: Mayor Holly Brinda
City of Elyria

Jim Rokakis
Western Reserve Land Conservancy
216- 515-8300

Paul Boehnlein
Western Reserve Land Conservancy

Citywide property survey set to begin in Elyria
Elyria is ready to launch a survey of all of the city’s nearly 23,000 parcels – and the buildings associated with them – to provide officials with an updated snapshot of the condition of these properties.
The citywide survey, which is expected to start in early May and run through June, is being conducted by the nonprofit Western Reserve Land Conservancy. The Land Conservancy has completed citywide property surveys in Akron, Cleveland, East Cleveland, Lorain, Oberlin and Sandusky.
The survey is being funded by the Nord Family Foundation, the Bettcher Foundation, United Way of Greater Lorain County, the Nordson Corporation and PNC Bank.
Paul Boehnlein, director of GIS for the Land Conservancy, said surveyors – staffed through a partnership with United Way of Lorain County and Oberlin Community Services – will work in teams of two and gather information while on sidewalks and public rights-of-way.  Information about each parcel – including whether it is vacant, the condition of any structures on it and a photo – is recorded on a tablet computer. The survey will provide Elyria with information that can be used to prioritize what structures should be rehabilitated or demolished with available funds and to determine any need for additional demolition funding.
“We have conducted these surveys in a number of Ohio communities but are excited to be doing this work in Elyria,” said Jim Rokakis, a Land Conservancy vice president and director of Thriving Communities Institute. “This survey is a valuable tool and will give the city of Elyria a more accurate picture of its housing and building stock.  This information will help to guide decision makers as they determine how to allocate their demolition resources.”  
Surveyors will wear bright orange T-shirts with the Land Conservancy name and logo plus the words ELYRIA PROPERTY SURVEY in large letters.
Western Reserve Land Conservancy provides the people of our region with essential natural assets through land conservation and restoration. The Land Conservancy has preserved natural areas and working farms in 17 counties in northern and eastern Ohio; its urban program, Thriving Communities, works statewide to clean and green urban centers devastated by the foreclosure crisis. To date, the Land Conservancy has permanently preserved more than 610 properties and more than 46,000 acres; led the efforts to create 30 county land banks across Ohio; and planted more than 1,800 trees in the city of Cleveland.