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Construction to Begin on the Morton – Headlands Trail Project

Chagrin Valley Paving, Inc. will begin work on the Morton – Headlands Trail II Project the week of April 21, weather permitting.

The project consists of widening and resurfacing Jordan Drive from Corduroy Road to South Rambler Drive. The existing roadway will be widened from 22 to 32 feet. Five foot bike lanes will be constructed on each side of the road. Storm sewer improvements and utility adjustments will also be included as part of the project. Two-way traffic will be maintained on Jordan Dr., but delays should be expected.

The work will be performed between the hours of 7 AM and 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday. The project is expected to be completed by the end of October, 2014.

Please call the City of Mentor Engineering Department at (440) 974-5785 with any questions.

Time Warner Changing the Way you View The Mentor Channel

Time Warner is changing how you watch The Mentor Channel 12.

Effective on or about May 6, 2014, older television sets will not carry Channel 12 without additional digital equipment.

Please note: you do not need to take action if all of your TVs are connected to a digital set-top box. Also, most High Definition televisions have internal digital tuners that will be able to view The Mentor Channel without additional equipment on channel 96.12.

If you want to view The Mentor Channel 12 on an older set that is not currently connected to digital cable equipment, you may request a Digital Adapter and remote control from Time Warner. These units will be free of charge through September 30, 2015. Beginning October 1, 2015, each of those Digital Adapters will cost $1.50 a month. Units must be ordered before July 28, 2014.

Order online at or call (855) 286-1736 to talk to a Time Warner Customer Care Representative.

Mentor Fire Department to Begin Flushing Fire Hydrants

Mentor Fire Department will be testing hydrants from April 16 through May 23, 2014. The Mentor Fire Department works with Aqua Ohio to ensure that the more than 3,300 fire hydrants throughout the City of Mentor are functioning properly. During the testing process, large amounts of water are flushed through the hydrants to ensure adequate water supply flow and pressure in case of a fire.

As a result of this flushing you may notice a temporary discoloration of your water. This is normal and caused by harmless silt and precipitates. If you notice discoloration of your water, clear the pipes in your home by running your cold water faucets for 10 to 15 minutes. You should avoid washing clothes until the water clears. Also, while we are flushing hydrants in your area you may notice a temporary drop in water pressure.

Please use caution pulling past emergency vehicles as they will be stopping frequently at each hydrant.

If you have any questions concerning the hydrant testing, please call (440) 974-5765.


RITA Extends Deadline for Filing Municipal Income Tax Returns

At the height of the tax season, the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) is facing the challenge of unprecedented demand for filing services. The Agency has responded with increased bandwith and phone coverage which has improved the taxpayers’ access. Since midnight today, about 10,000 tax forms have been filed electronically. The Agency is further continuing its efforts to expand access to meet this extraordinary request for contact.

For those who have been unable to connect with the Agency, municipal income tax filings postmarked or electronically transmitted by Monday, April 21, by 12:00 midnight will not be assessed penalty or interest for late filing.

2014 Road Repair Program – Concrete Repairs

A & J Cement Contractors, Inc. will begin work on Contract B of the 2014 Road Repair Program on or about April 10, 2014.

This project will perform concrete repairs on portions of:

Berkshire Drive, Bluejay Lane, Cardinal Drive, Club Court, Devonshire Court, Doral Drive, Duckworth Lane, Eagles Nest Road, East Valley View Court, Edward Street, Jane Drive, Kellogg Creek Drive, Leah Court, Lenore Drive, Lorrey Place, Lorrich Drive, Mallard Court, Memory Lane, Mentorwood Drive, Mockingbird Lane, North Palmerston, Norwood Drive, Oriole Court, Partridge Court, Richards Drive, Sarah Court, St. Charles Place, Tanager Court, Trillium Court, North Weatherby Drive, West Valley View Court, Wren Court and Yorkshire Drive.

Two-way traffic will be maintained, but minor delays should be expected.

The scheduled completion date for this work is August 29, 2014.



2014 Road Repair Program – Resurfacing

Chagrin Valley Paving will begin work on Contract A of the 2014 Road Repair Program on or about April 14, 2014.

This project will repair and resurface all, or portions of, Deepwood Boulevard, Hawthorne Drive Beechwood Drive, Blossom Drive, Brooks Boulevard, Brooksdale Road, Cambridge Parkway, Cumberland Drive, Cumberland Court, Nowlen Street, Orchard Road, St. Clair Avenue, Tortugas Lane and Wake Robin Road.

Two-way traffic will be maintained, but minor delays should be expected.

The scheduled completion date for this work is August 29, 2014.

Residents Encouraged to Complete New Community Needs Survey

April 9, 2014—Mentor residents are encouraged to complete a COMMUNITY NEEDS SURVEY to voice their opinion on what activities are important for the future use of the federally funded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The City is currently gathering opinions and data to produce the five-year CDBG Consolidated Plan, which will guide the use of these funds in the coming five-year cycle.

The broad range of allowable activities that may be eligible include: Housing and Homelessness, Social Services, Economic Development, and Public and Community Facility Improvements. The clientele for such activities are primarily low-income persons and families, handicapped persons, homeless persons and others in crisis, including veterans, seniors and youths. The geographic boundaries are within the City of Mentor, but public service providers serving Mentor residents should also complete the survey.

The survey can be found under the LIVE section of the website, or you can contact Tom O’Hara,  or (440) 974-5740 to have the survey sent to you.


LEGAL NOTICE: Sale of Excess and Surplus Supplies and Property

The CITY OF MENTOR will sell the following via Internet auction.  The vehicles/items will be listed “for sale” at the Public Surplus website,, Agency: City of Mentor, Category: Motor Pool/Police, Motor Pool/Truck; Motor Pool/Paratransit Bus, Motor Pool Parts/Engine, Industrial Equipment/General/Fire, Heavy Equipment/Fire, Outdoor Equipment/Farm Equipment.

Bulk detergent, softner and oxybleach


Gas Powered Air Compressor


#1 Pallet of Police Light Bars


Cub Cadet Push Mower


#2 Pallet of Police Light Bars


1986 – 1991 7.3 Diesel Engine


Victoriaon Greenland Seeder


IMT Boom Lift







VIN Number


1999 Chevrolet Cavalier




2000 Chevrolet Lumina




2001 Chevrolet Lumina




1999 Ford Crown Victoria




1999 Ford Crown Victoria




2000 Ford Crown Victoria




2000 Ford Crown Victoria




2001 Ford Crown Victoria




2006 Ford Crown Victoria




2007 Ford  Crown Victoria




2007 Ford Crown Victoria




2007 Ford Crown Victoria




2008 Ford Crown Victoria




2008 Ford Crown Victoria




2008 Ford Crown Victoria




2008 Ford Crown Victoria




2009 Ford Crown Victoria




2009 Ford Crown Victoria




1998 GMC 3/4 Ton Pick-Up 2WD




1994 Chevy 3/4 Ton Pick-Up 4X4




1991 GMC 1 Ton Dump Truck



odometer not working

1997 GMC Sierra 3/4 Ton Pick-Up 2WD




1990 Chevrolet 1 Ton Bucket Truck




2001 Ford Ranger 1/2 Ton




1975 John Deere Back Hoe



No Hour Meter

1986 Pierce Pumper Fire Truck



87291/hrs 8689

1993 Ford 3/4 Ton 4X4 Pick-Up




1995 Ford 1 Ton Dump Truck




1995 International Dump Truck




1996 Chevy Suburban




1998 International 2-1/2 Ton C&C Dump Truck




1999 E-450 Ford Goshen Pacer II




The auction will begin 8:00 a.m. April 11, 2014 and end twenty-one (21) days later.

Vehicles/equipment will be available for inspection at the Mentor Maintenance Facility, 6645 Hopkins Road, Mentor, during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  To schedule an appointment, call Ray Naro, Equipment/Maintenance Supervisor at 440-974-5782.

Kenneth Filipiak, City Manager

LEGAL NOTICE: Parks Seasonal and Civic Ice Arena Concessions

Sealed proposals will be received at the Purchasing Department, City of Mentor, 8500 Civic Center Boulevard, Mentor, Ohio until 12 noon on April 4, 2014 and will be opened and read immediately thereafter for the following project:

Parks Seasonal and Civic Ice Arena Concessions

Bids must be in accordance with specifications and on forms provided below, or RFP’s will be available for pick-up at the Purchasing Office for the cost of printing.  Bidders shall be responsible for checking for Addenda and obtaining any from the website.

 Kenneth J. Filipiak, City Manager

Bid Packet for Parks and Ice Arena Concessions

Plaza Boulevard Extension Project Construction to Begin

The City of Mentor is advising that JTO, Inc. will start work on or about March 17th on the Plaza Boulevard Extension Project.

This project will extend Plaza Boulevard to the north to intersect with Tyler Boulevard. The project includes the construction of a two-lane road, two at-grade railroad crossings and associated improvements, including a traffic signal at Tyler Blvd.

During construction, traffic and access to all properties will be maintained, but delays should be expected.

The work is expected to be completed in September, 2014. The work will be performed between the hours of 7:00 AM and 9:00 PM,  Monday through Friday.