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HOME HEATING SEASON IS HERE

With the arrival of cooler temperatures, it will soon be time to turn on your furnace. The Mentor Fire Department wants to remind residents of the importance of having a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Often called the silent killer, carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel are potential sources of carbon monoxide. To avoid CO from vehicle exhaust, pull vehicles well clear of the garage when warming up, so car exhaust containing carbon monoxide isn’t blown into house.

The Carbon Monoxide Detector will warn you when CO levels are too high, and allow you to exit your home to seek fresh air. If your CO detector goes off, call 911 and have the Mentor Fire Department come and check the CO levels in your home. Avoid a tragedy by installing a Carbon Monoxide Detector today or replacing detectors that are out of date.

 Click here for Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips from the National Fire Protection Agency.


Public Notice: 2013 Financial Report Available

A copy of the City of Mentor’s financial report for the year ended December 31, 2013 is available for public inspection at the Mentor Municipal Center, 8500 Civic Center Boulevard, Mentor, Ohio weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Or, click here to view the 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).


I-90 Lane Closures

LAKE COUNTY(Thursday, September 18, 2014) – Overnight Thursday, September 18, crews will close the right lane of I-90 eastbound at SR 615 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and the right two lanes of I-90 westbound at SR 615 from midnight to 6 a.m. in order to perform pavement operations.

On Friday, September 19 at 8 p.m., crews will close one lane of I-90 eastbound between SR 615 and the Concord Township Rest Area and two lanes on I-90 westbound between SR 615 and SR 306 until 4 p.m. Sunday, September 21 in order to perform pavement repair operations.

Traffic delays are anticipated during this work, therefore motorists are highly encouraged to use alternate routes. I-90 eastbound motorists leaving downtown Cleveland should continue on SR 2 eastbound to SR 44 south to I-90 east. I-271 northbound motorists are encouraged to use I-90 west to SR 2 east and exit at SR 44 south to I-90 east. I-271 northbound motorists could also exit at SR 91 north to SR 2 east and then exit at SR 44 south to I-90 east.

All work listed in this update is weather permitting.

For more information contact:

The ODOT District 12 Communications Office at (216) 584-2005 or email D12.PublicInformation@dot.state.oh.us


Mentor Police Catch Hit/Skip Driver

On Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 6:45 pm Mentor Police attempted to stop a vehicle wanted in connection with a hit/skip accident in Painesville Twp. The vehicle, a maroon Chevy Blazer, had exited SR2 at Center St and turned westbound onto Bellflower Rd. An officer got behind the vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The driver of the Blazer began braking but eventually accelerated away from the officer and continued westbound on Bellflower Rd. The vehicle drove off the road at the curve on Bellflower and hit a fence. The driver refused the officers orders to exit the vehicle. After trying to continue forward the driver put the vehicle in reverse and at a high speed backed across Bellflower Rd striking the front of an arriving police car. The vehicle then continued in a southbound direction along the tree lawn and sidewalk area. At one point the vehicle re-entered Bellflower Rd and then went back off the road out of control and flipped onto its side near the entrance drive to Independence Place Condominiums.

The driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot eastbound into the condo complex where he eventually surrendered to the officers pursuing him on foot.

The driver has been identified as KYLE P. DODSON, age 23 of Ardoye Dr. in Painesville. Dodson was transported to Lake West Hospital where he was treated and released for minor injuries.

One officer was treated and released for a minor hand injury that occurred while attempting to get the driver out of the car.

Kyle Dodson will be arraigned in the Mentor Municipal Court this morning. He is being charged with:
Failure to Comply with a Police Officer, a third degree felony;
Obstructing Official Business, a fifth degree felony;
Resisting Arrest, a fourth degree felony;
Possessing Drug Abuse Instruments, a first degree misdemeanor;
Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence, a first degree misdemeanor;
Driving Under Suspension, a first degree misdemeanor;
No Driver’s License, a first degree misdemeanor;
Reckless Operation, a minor misdemeanor;
Failure to wear a seatbelt, a minor misdemeanor.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office may have additional charges.

Contrary to some earlier media reports, at no time were any gunshots fired by the Mentor Police officers on scene. The suspect was not armed.


Fall “Special Edition” in the Mail

Mentor residents should have received their copy of the fall edition of “Special Edition,” the city’s quarterly newsletter. You can also read it here, or pick up extra copies at City Hall, 8500 Civic Center Boulevard.


LEGAL NOTICE: Forestry Maintenance

The City of Mentor will receive sealed proposals at the office of the Purchasing Department, City of Mentor, 8500 Civic Center Boulevard, Mentor, Ohio until 12:00 Noon on September 10, 2014 and will be opened and read immediately thereafter for the following project:

FORESTRY MAINTENANCE

Bids must be in accordance with specifications and on forms provided on website or Request For Proposal packets will be available for pick-up at the Purchasing Office for the cost of printing bid proposal. The bidder shall be responsible to check for Addenda and obtain same from the website.

Kenneth Filipiak, City Manager

Bid Packet for Forestry Maintenance


Special Council Meeting September 8, 2014

A Special Mentor City Council Meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 8, 2014, at 5:30 PM at the Mentor Municipal Center. Council will meet on the third floor in Council Chambers. The meeting is open to the public. Click here to view the meeting agenda.


LEGAL NOTICE: Edward Walsh Park Tennis and Basketball Court Resurfacing

The CITY OF MENTOR will receive sealed bids at the Purchasing Office, 8500 Civic Center Boulevard, Mentor, Ohio, 44060, until NOON (local time ) on September 5, 2014 and will be opened and read immediately thereafter.

Bids must be in accordance with specifications and on forms provided on website or Request For Proposal packets 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 Walsh Park Tennis and Basketball Court Resurfacing


LEGAL NOTICE: Sale of Seized Vehicles via Internet Auction

Per Ordinance 07-O-78 the City of Mentor Police Department will sell the following seized items via Internet auction: The vehicles will be listed “for sale” at the Public Surplus web site, www.publicsurplus.com. Agency: City of Mentor, Category: Motor Pool/Auto:

1985 Sedan 240 Volvo, VIN:YV1AX9949F1130720, Condition: Poor, Mileage – 221,689

1996 Chevy K1500 Silverado, VIN:1GCEK19R1TE148253, Condition: Fair, Mileage – 263,896

1996 Honda Accord, VIN: 1HGCD5657TA141684, Condition: Fair, Mileage – 219,566

1999 Buick LeSabre, VIN: 1G4CU5216X4646789, Condition, Poor, Mileage – 358,428

2000 Chevy Blazer, VIN: 1GNDT13WXY2195210, Condition, Poor, Mileage – 150,000

2001 Dodge Intrepid, VIN: 2B3HD46R01Y579090, Condition, Good, Mileage – 105,369

2001 Hyundai XG-300, VIN: KMHFUY5D71A085234, Condition Fair, Mileage – 92,775

2001 Chevy Cavalier, VIN: 1G1JC524817268532, Condition, Poor, Mileage – 127,815

2002 Nissan Maxima, VIN: JN1DA31A42T301012, Condition, Fair, Mileage – 203,273

The auction will begin 8:00 a.m. September 3, 2014 and end twenty-one (21) days later. Vehicles 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. Call Ray Naro at 440-974-5782 to schedule an appointment.

THE CITY OF MENTOR, ITS OFFICERS, EMPLOYERS, AND AGENTS OFFER THESE ITEMS FOR SALE “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. THE CITY OF MENTOR, ITS’ OFFICERS, EMPLOYERS AND AGENTS, SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Kenneth Filipiak, City Manager


LEGAL NOTICE: Sale of Surplus Property via Internet Auction

The City of Mentor will sell the following surplus property via internet auction.  They will be listed “for sale” at the Public Surplus web site, www.publicsurplus.com, Agency: City of Mentor, Categories: Motor Pool/Auto/Truck, Motor Pool Parts, Heavy Equipment Parts/General/Snow, Industrial Equipment, and Outdoor Equipment.

Fleming Gray Brand Ice Skate Sharpener
Dupliskate Brand Ice Skate Sharpener
1981 Zamboni Model 500
1994 Yamaha Snowmobile 8CB-000320
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 1G1JC5244X7186886
2000 Pontiac Sunfire 1G2JB5242Y7290874
2000 Pontiac Sunfire 1G2JB5244Y7287698
2006 Ford Crown Victoria Sedan 2FAHP71W66X142489
2008 Ford Crown Victoria Sedan 2FAHP71V28X142502
2009 Ford Crown Victoria Sedan 2FABP7BV6AX108508
2009 Ford Crown Victoria Sedan 2FABP7BV0AX108505
2010 Ford Crown Victoria Sedan 2FAP7BU8AX108509
1996 GMC 3/4Ton Truck 1GDGK24RXTZ519582
1996 GMC 3/4Ton Truck 1GDK24R8V2531653
1999 GMC 3/4Ton Truck 1GTGK24R9XF033096
1993 Ford F350 Utility Body Truck 1FDKF37HXRNA08252
1994 Chevrolet Truck 3500 HD 1GBKC34N2RJ108817
1999 International 2554 Dump/Plow Truck 1HTGBAARBYH237524
Drop/Tag Axle Off Large Dump Truck
1999 Bus International Chassis 1HUBAZRM3MH365354
1978 Etnyre Asphalt Curb Machine
1995 Patchman Asphalt Hauler 95792
Back/Floor Seat Hard Shells (12)
Sentina Push Bumpers & Misc Parts – Pallet
Sheild Partitions/Gunlocks (5) – Pallet #1
Sheild/Partitions/Gunlocks (5) – Pallet #2
Meyer Steel Plow Blade 8.5′
Meyer Steel Plow Blade 7.5′
Meyer Steel Plow Blade 7.5′
Meyer Steel Plow Blade 7.5′
Western Tornado Salt Spreader (Truck Bed)
1986 Prismo Paint Striper
1993 Nordson Corp Paint Striper
2002 Paint Striper – Trusco-Truline T-2000
Air Compressor
2004 Toro Walk Behind Mower w/Sulky
2004 Toro Walk Behind Mower 30187/240000177
Clayton Brake Wash Cart
Tempered Glass Window Panes (3)
Caterpillar Road Grader
Clark Broom attachment for Skid Steer
Used anti-freeze – 55 Gallon

The auction will begin at 8:00 a.m. August 27, 2014 and end 14 days later.

Equipment will be available for inspection at the City of Mentor, 6645 Hopkins Road, Mentor, Ohio 44060 during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Call Ray Naro at (440) 974-5782 to schedule an appointment.

THE CITY OF MENTOR, ITS OFFICERS, EMPLOYERS AND AGENTS OFFER THESE ITEMS FOR SALE “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY.  THE CITY OF MENTOR, ITS OFFICERS, EMPLOYERS AND AGENTS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

Kenneth J. Filipiak, City Manager