Avon Lake News

Lear Road widening projects will go one after another

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Lear Road will see two widening projects this summer to handle the increased traffic from the Interstate 90 interchange in Avon.

Service-engineering Director Joe Reitz said the current widening project at Lear and Walker roads should finish by July 1, and the Lear and Krebs roads widening project, which includes a traffic light, should begin in August.

The Lear and Walker project is done …Read More

Calling all artists: Group looking to display local work in city buildings

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

A group of residents is looking for local artists to beautify Avon Lake.

Jan VanWagner, of the newly created Art Beautification Project, said she and a committee of four Avon Lakers want local artists to submit their work for display at City Hall and the Old Firehouse Community Center. The other members of the committee include Jack Kock, Jim Moyse, Carol Lara and …Read More

ALMU looking at different modifications and intake options to prevent frazil ice

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

With the winter cold probably over for now, Avon Lake Municipal Utilities is preparing to prevent another frazil ice incident in the future.

Chief Utilities Executive Todd Danielson said the utility, soon to be Avon Lake Regional Water, is in the process of several changes to reduce the chances of frazil ice affecting its operations and customers, as it did in January of …Read More

ALMU board prepares to update its strategic plan

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

The Board of Municipal Utilities will update its 12-year-old strategic plan in a series of upcoming work sessions.

Todd Danielson, chief utilities executive for Avon Lake Municipal Utilities, said the new strategic plan will confirm the direction the organization should head in the future.

“The intention is to start the board on bigger and more broad-scale pictures, where the organization should be going to …Read More

City, unions prepare to begin negotiations on new contracts

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

With current contracts expiring June 30, the city administration and the police, fire and service-engineering unions are preparing for new rounds of negotiations.

Mayor Greg Zilka said discussions will begin this month with the goal of having new contracts in place by the June 30 expiration to transition into July 1.

“I think everyone is eager to have it wrapped up as soon as …Read More