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 Be Your Own Hero


Whether everyday emergencies like injuries, fires, and outages, or large scale disasters, community preparedness starts with you. If you were there, would you be part of the problem or solution? The Westshore Regional Community Emergency Response Team (WSC) is offering free classes on topics such as disaster preparedness, emergency medical considerations, search and rescue procedures, fire suppression, disaster psychology, and more. The 20-hour FEMA course is conducted by local safety professionals. Westshore residents who are over 18 years of age, successfully complete training, and pass a background check are eligible for team membership. Visit for more program and team information.

Do your part to keep your family and our neighborhoods safe and prepared. To register or for more information contact WSC Coordinator Tricia Granfors at (440) 716-4135 or Space is limited.

Training begins Saturday, October 4. The five consecutive Saturday morning classes will be held at the City of Westlake Service Center from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.



Come join in the first ever Princess Ball at Springvale Ballroom on Sunday, November 16, 2014 from 5-7 pm. This family centered event gives boys and girls and their families the chance to dress up, dance, and mingle with their favorite storybook princesses, as well as have good wholesome fun with their families. Tickets are only $7 per person and include pizza, cookies, and princess punch!

Tickets are now on sale at Springvale Golf Course and Ballroom!

Tickets are $7 / person. Infants in carriers are free Limit 8 tickets per guest. Do not have to be a resident to attend.



Storm Follow-up Meeting:
There will be a Storm Follow-up Meeting on Tuesday, November 25th from 8pm-9pm in Council Chambers at City Hall. This meeting is to inform residents what steps the City has taken and will take to limit flooding in North Olmsted. This will not be an open forum and there will be limited public comment. For more information please call the Mayor's Office at (440) 716-4142.





On Monday, October 6th a group from Mrs. Benik's 3rd grade class at Forest came to City Hall to discuss the proposed deer ordinance with Mayor Kennedy. The children petitioned the Mayor to try and think of another way to solve our deer problem without harming them. They are currently learning about petitions and this was a great learning experience for them. Thank you to all who were involved!



16 German students, their teachers and NOHS teacher, Darlene Matthews came to visit City Hall with Mayor Kevin Kennedy on Monday, Septemer 29th as part of North Olmsted High School's foreign exchange student program.



Voter Guide Nov 2014

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November 2014 Dates and Deadlines Golden Week

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Bicentennial Launch Party – October 23

The North Olmsted community will celebrate its bicentennial in 2015. To increase public awareness and excitement leading up to this milestone year, the City is partnering with Fat Head's Brewery to kick off its publicity and fundraising campaign. The Bicentennial Launch Party at Fat Head's Brewery will take place on Thursday, October 23rd from 5:00-8:00pm. The Fat Head's brew master has created a special beer just for North Olmsted, appropriately called Bicentennial Brew.

Tickets are limited and may be purchased through Fat Head's Brewery in North Olmsted or the City of North Olmsted Planning and Development Department. A $25 ticket includes two beer tickets, munchies and admission to the launch party with access to raffles including Fat Head's Mug Club memberships and other cool prizes.

"This is just the beginning," said Planning and Development Director Kim Wenger. "We have a full calendar of events planned for 2015, which will educate, celebrate and inspire our community! We are excited to unveil what's in store for the coming year at the launch event."

A group of residents and community stakeholders convened earlier this year for the purpose of planning the bicentennial celebration. "This undertaking could not be possible without the contributions of many volunteers and the financial support of our generous sponsors," said Mayor Kevin M. Kennedy. "I would like to particularly recognize Moen Incorporated and Cargill, two great North Olmsted companies and our Bicentennial Partners. I am thrilled that The Collection Auto Group has pledged their support, as well, showing a true commitment to the community. I'd also like to thank Fat Head's Brewery for their enthusiasm in working with us on our kickoff event."

The City's official bicentennial website will go live on September 29. Bicentennial and other community event information will also be posted on Celebrate North Olmsted's Facebook page.



Water Tower Photo Contest 

Go North Olmsted!

Go North Olmsted is the community initiative to create the City's 2015 Master Plan. As North Olmsted prepares to celebrate its bicentennial, the city is coming together in an unprecedented way to determine where we GO. For more information about the process and volunteer opportunities and to sign up for Go North Olmsted emails, visit And follow us on Twitter at @gonortholmsted 

Pumpkinville in the Valley at Frostville MuseumSunday, October 19th
Pancake Breakfast 9:00 to 11:00 Adults $6, Children 6 & under $4
Event 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Free Admission.
A fall family fun day. Uncle Dave's traveling farm, Pony Rides ($3), Music by Smokin Fez Monkies, Hay Maze, Scarecrow making, Face painting ($2). Train display. Corn roast & food for sale. Historic homes, Church, Display Barn & General Store open. For information contact Anne Schreiber 440-353-0242.








North Olmsted Early Childhood PTA General Meeting Monday, September 8, 2014 7:00PM N.O. Public Library


Job Seekers Meeting, Monday, 8/25/14, 7:00 p.m., Culliton Hall. Room 7, St. Richard Church, 26855 Lorain Rd., For more info., call Anne at (216) 409-0848 or go to


Mayor's Scholarship Recipients
May 7, 2014
Each year, Mayor Kennedy hosts his Mayor's 5K Run. With the proceeds, he provides scholarships to senior students. At the May 7th Council Meeting those seniors were recognized. 14 students were each presented with a $250 scholarship from Mayor Kennedy. The Mayor's Scholarship Recipients for 2014 are: Brandon Barda, Beau Bilinsky, Grace Cleary, Jonathan Covell, Gilchrist, Lauretta, Juliana Gorris, Zachary Jones, Jacob Martynowski, Anne McBride, Ryan Medves, Amanda Pfeiffer, Ryan Sara, Taylor Savarino and Catherine Stolar.

The Mayor's Art Show
Gallery Opening - April 2, 2014

City and school officials joined student artists, parents and community members at the opening of the Mayor's Art Show on April 2nd at North Olmsted City Hall. Student works will be displayed in the building during the month of April. Students were presented with certificates of participation and won raffle prizes, courtesy of JoAnn DePolo Studios & Gallery, Geppetto's, Arturo's and Sammi's Deli. The public is welcome to visit City Hall between 8:00am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday.

Carrie Copfer, Director of Finance, and Jessica Howlett, Assistant Director of Finance, receive the Auditor of State Award with Distinction from David Yost on November 13 at the Municipal Finance Officer's meeting.
Auditor of State Award with Distinction Letter

Mayor Kevin Kennedy and Chris Allegra, Administrator of Youth & Family Services pictured with the plaque awarded to the Oxcart Pantry on September 27, 2013 as Program of the Year 2013 - Cuyahoga County by the Cleveland Foodbank. The Oxcart Pantry was selected for the award out of 550+ programs in Cuyahoga and also awarded a $250 grant from the Foodbank for outstanding service in the delivery of food to those in need.

Gaelic Games Finals Press Conference Photos & Video
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PLEASE NOTE: Effective July 1, 2013, the City of North Olmsted permit fees have been raised.
This is the first increase in ten years.  Please consider permit fees in all project planning.

On December 21, 2012 Governor John Kasich annunced a new and aggressive approach to helping Ohio workers improve their skills while also enhancing the economic competitiveness of Ohio companies. The Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program provides $20 million for training opportunities designed to enhance worker skills. See more...
Ohio Vacant Facilities Fund Incentive Grant Program
Vacant Facilities Overview
Vacant Facilities Pre-Certification Request
Vacant Facilities Program Policies

Ohio victims of severe weather from Hurricane Sandy eligible for reduced interest rates through Renew & Rebuild programs


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Helpful Veterans Information 
Toll Free Hotline Number: 1-877-424-3838

St. Brendans Website 

Severe Weather Resource List
Flooding Safety Tips
Severe Thunderstorm Safety Tips
Power Outage Safety Tips
Sanitary Sewer Construction    See Pictures

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Get H.E.L.P. fixing up your home!   HOUSING ENHANCEMENT LOAN PROGRAM.    
Some details are here or more information can be found by calling Bruce Nimrick, Director of Community Programs and Outreach for Cuyahoga County Treasurer's Office at 216-443-2149.

Be a Responsible Neighbor!
The pet ordinances help keep the "leash" on problems.  Animal Control Information Page.

Calling All Artists!

The City of North Olmsted's Cultural Activities Commission is looking for artwork from local artists to display on a temporary basis at North Olmsted City Hall.  This is an opportunity for artists and art groups to introduce or expand upon the visibility of their artwork through interaction with the local viewing public. 

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