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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Ohio announces new Small Business Relief Grant

Small businesses negatively affected by COVID-19 are eligible for a new Small Business Relief Grant. Ohio Development Services Agency will begin accepting applications for grants of $10,000 on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Governor Mike DeWine has designated up t...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

UPDATE: Paycheck Protection Program extended for eligible small businesses

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has extended the deadline for applications to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to Aug. 8, 2020. Through the program, eligible small businesses can obtain loans from approved lenders on behalf of any eligible bo...

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Economic Development
Posted on: May 18, 2020

IRS offering tax credits to businesses affected by COVID-19

The IRS is offering tax credits for businesses affected by COVID-19. These credits offer eligible businesses reimbursement for paid sick leave and family leave taken related to the COVID-19 situation, as well as incentives to keep employees on their payro...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Businesses: Our Economic Development Department is here to help

The City of Westlake is committed to helping our local businesses find the resources they need to navigate the difficult circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent directives from state and federal officials, including Governor Mike D...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Westlake proposes to complete reconfiguration of I-90/SR 252 (Columbia Road) Interchange

The City of Westlake is proposing to complete the I-90/SR 252 (Columbia Road) Interchange Reconfiguration project by reconstructing the westbound side of the interchange. The eastbound side was reconstructed in 2017 as project CUY-90-3.56, PID 88665. This...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Planting milkweed for Monarchs

The Westlake Engineering and Service Departments are collecting common milkweed pods until the end of October. Beginning Monday, Oct. 5, there will be bins outside the Engineering office at Westlake City Hall, 27700 Hilliard Blvd. and outside of the Servi...

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Engineering
Posted on: August 17, 2020

Hilliard resurfacing means rubbish collection changes for local neighborhoods

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Due to resurfacing on Hilliard Blvd., rubbish collection will commence at 6:00 a.m. in neighborhoods near the construction zone (highlighted in blue below).

The construction crew will be changing lane closures as needed. When crews move their work zone to ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Fire Prevention Week 2020: Serve Up Safety in the Kitchen

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As part of Fire Prevention Week, an initiative started by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal has urged communities across the state to engage in educational outreach related to this year's theme, “Serv...
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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Westlake Fire Department again receives EMS Gold Plus Award

EMS Gold Plus Award 2020

The Westlake Fire Department has again been awarded the 2020 Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Award by the American Heart Association, which recognizes the department as a premiere emergency medical provider. The department earned the honor last year as we...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Helpful tips for power outages

Nearly everyone has experienced a power outage at home or at their office. Generally speaking, these events typically are little more than a temporary inconvenience. However, there are some safety concerns that come up when the power goes down. 

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Firefighter promoted to Lieutenant

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The Westlake Fire Department proudly announced the promotion of Firefighter Steven Reuter to the rank of Lieutenant, effective Jan. 15, 2020. Steven has been a member of the department since April 6, 2010. 

Pictured (L to R): Chief James Hughes, M...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Ohio announces new Small Business Relief Grant

Small businesses negatively affected by COVID-19 are eligible for a new Small Business Relief Grant. Ohio Development Services Agency will begin accepting applications for grants of $10,000 on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Governor Mike DeWine has designated up t...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Faces of Westlake nominations are now open

Each year the City of Westlake invites the public to nominate residents of Westlake to be honored as "Faces of Westlake" for their contributions to our community and beyond. Selected honorees will be recognized with an article in the City of Wes...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

Trick-or-Treating will be held Halloween Night

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The City of Westlake wishes everyone a happy and safe Halloween! Trick-or-Treating will take place on Oct. 31st from 6-8 p.m. as usual for all who wish to participate. 

The State of Ohio has published guidance designed to help ensure that everyone...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

2020 Westlake in Bloom Awards Ceremony

Mayor Presents 2020 Lou Walter Award to Binh Van To

With social distancing and mask requirements in place, the 2020 Westlake in Bloom Award Ceremony was able to proceed safely at in the gymnasium of the Westlake Recreation Center the evening of Thursday, Aug. 13.

Due to concerns over Covid-19, attendance at...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

A Message About Coronavirus: Be Informed, Not Fearful

Considering fact-based findings about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and state and county health officials, the City of Westlake strongly urges residents to be cognizant of but not alarmed by news of efforts to...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Fire Prevention Week 2020: Serve Up Safety in the Kitchen

Fire prevention week banner 2020

As part of Fire Prevention Week, an initiative started by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal has urged communities across the state to engage in educational outreach related to this year's theme, “Serv...
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Posted on: July 22, 2020

Judge sides with Westlake in dispute with City of Cleveland

Judge Michael Shaughnessy of the Court of Common Pleas ruled in favor of the City of Westlake on Tuesday, July 21, in the case of City of Westlake v. City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Case No. CV-12-782910.

This case involved a declaratory judgment actio...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

IRS offering tax credits to businesses affected by COVID-19

The IRS is offering tax credits for businesses affected by COVID-19. These credits offer eligible businesses reimbursement for paid sick leave and family leave taken related to the COVID-19 situation, as well as incentives to keep employees on their payro...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Westlake honors winners of annual Tree Poster Contest

The City of Westlake Tree Commission and Mayor Dennis Clough awarded proclamations and ribbons to three fifth-graders from Dover Intermediate School for their winning posters in the 2020 Tree City Poster contest. This year’s theme, as it is ever...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Please donate to support Senior and Community Services programs

The Westlake Department for Senior and Community Services is working tirelessly to offer virtual programs to keep residents connected and active while also continuing to provide vital social services to those in need. 

These difficult times presen...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

NOTICE: Paycheck Protection Program resumes for eligible small businesses

As a result of the adoption of the Enhancement Act, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has resumed accepting Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) from approved lenders on behalf of any eligible borrower. Businesses with fewer than 500 employees are elig...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Businesses: Our Economic Development Department is here to help

The City of Westlake is committed to helping our local businesses find the resources they need to navigate the difficult circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent directives from state and federal officials, including Governor Mike D...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Rec offering online fitness classes, fun kids activities

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Just because you have to stay indoors or simply cannot make it to the Recreation Center does not mean you have to miss out on a quality programming, courtesy of the center’s staff.

The Rec Department has compiled several online fitness videos foc...

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Posted on: April 7, 2016

Updated City of Westlake's GIS

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The City of Westlake's geographical information system (GIS) is a multiple layered map of properties, infrastructures, points of interest, political boundaries, public records and much more.

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

New locations for poll voting on November 3, 2020

The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections has changed the following November 3, 2020 polling locations shown below. If you have any questions, please call the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections at 216-443-8683.

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Peddlers, solicitors, canvassers are prohibited in Westlake

In Westlake, peddlers, solicitors, and canvassers are prohibited from knocking at the door or ringing the doorbell at any residence on which there is a sign reading “No Peddlers, Solicitors, or Canvassers Allowed." This law is codified in W...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Westlake urges drivers to follow school zone laws

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Under the COVID-19 circumstances, the Westlake City School District's attendance schedules are irregular and may continue to change as the school year progresses. In the interest of safety, drivers should assume classes are in session during the times whe...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Governor signs bill providing legal protection for employers, essential workers

Legislation signed by Governor Mike DeWine on Sept. 16, 2020, ensures liability protection for employers and essential workers with respect to the spread of COVID-19.

House Bill 606 applies retroactively and through September 2021, ensuring that individual...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

Ohio issues statewide mask mandate

Facial coverings are now required in public throughout the State of Ohio, per an order issued on July 23 by Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Interim Director Lance D. Himes.

The order applies to all individuals at least 10 years of age when in any indoor lo...

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Posted on: July 22, 2020

Judge sides with Westlake in dispute with City of Cleveland

Judge Michael Shaughnessy of the Court of Common Pleas ruled in favor of the City of Westlake on Tuesday, July 21, in the case of City of Westlake v. City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Case No. CV-12-782910.

This case involved a declaratory judgment actio...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Governor's Order on facial coverings (masks)

Per the July 8, 2020, Executive Order signed by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, the following requirements are to be followed with regard to the wearing of facial coverings in public in counties experiencing a significant increase in Covid-19 infections:

Facial...

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Police, Kiwanis Club team up for Hurricane Laura relief

Hurricane Laura Relief

The  Westlake  Police  Department  teamed  up  with  the  Kiwanis  Club  of  Westlake  to  help  provide  relief &nb...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Officers promoted to Lieutenant and Sergeant

Jason Dancy and Joshua Frey were sworn in as Lieutenant and Sergeant, respectively, on Thursday, Oct. 1 at City Hall.

Family, friends and colleagues were in attendance for the occasion as both officers were sworn in to their new positions by Mayor Dennis ...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Westlake urges drivers to follow school zone laws

Traffic light

Under the COVID-19 circumstances, the Westlake City School District's attendance schedules are irregular and may continue to change as the school year progresses. In the interest of safety, drivers should assume classes are in session during the times whe...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Westlake Safety Town celebrates 50th graduation class

Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough was on hand to congratulate graduates of the Westlake Safety Town program on Thursday, July 9, on the grounds of the Police Station. This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the program.

Safety Town Director Olivia Kostecke pa...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

Westlake students graduate D.A.R.E. program

Mayor Dennis Clough, Police Chief Kevin Bielozer and Westlake City School District officials recognized graduates of the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program at Dover Intermediate School on Friday, Feb. 28. The students took turns at the pod...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Westlake police employees honored for going above and beyond

Mayor and Award Winners

The City of Westlake recognized two police patrolmen and a jailer for going "above and beyond" in working to protect and serve the city and its residents. Westlake Police Chief Kevin Bielozer and Mayor Dennis Clough presented the officers with t...

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Posted on: October 26, 2020

Rec Center policy updates for occupancy, social distancing

As the weather gets colder and more people want to use the city’s indoor recreation facilities, the Westlake Rec Center would like to remind everyone that there are limits on the max number of people permitted in each area of the building at any...
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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Please disregard email missing attachment

If you received an email from the Westlake Recreation Department today, Thursday, Oct. 22, regarding a receipt for a transaction with no attachment, please disregard it. We apologize for any confusion.

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Tot Room to reopen at Rec Center

The Recreation Center's Tot Room will reopen Oct. 5 and begin operating Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The following safety rules will apply:

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Westlake Rec announces next 3 phases in reopening effort

The City of Westlake is pleased to announce the next phases in reopening of the Westlake Recreation Center. We have begun the multi-phased reopening of the Rec Center subject to CDC best practices and the Ohio Department of Health’s mandatory gu...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Westlake plans to reopen Recreation facilities in phases

The City of Westlake is pleased to announce the reopening of the Westlake Recreation Center. We will begin a multi-phased reopening of the Recreation Center subject to CDC best practices and the Ohio Department of Health’s mandatory guidelines. ...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Rec offering online fitness classes, fun kids activities

Fitness video promo pic

Just because you have to stay indoors or simply cannot make it to the Recreation Center does not mean you have to miss out on a quality programming, courtesy of the center’s staff.

The Rec Department has compiled several online fitness videos foc...

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

REINVENTION IN CHALLENGING TIMES - How To Plan For Successful Life Transitions

Explore the reinvention challenge with Christine Stadler in this ZOOM program on Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. We’re constantly adapting to doing things in a new way. For those of us nearing or in retirement, we’re not sure what our second half o...

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Senior & Community Services
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Adopt A Family for the holidays

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If you are interested in becoming a donor for the 2020 Adopt A Family/Adult Program, please contact Mary Bodmann at mbodmann@cityofwestlake.org or 440-899-3544. 

Due   to   CO...

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Senior & Community Services
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Staff distributes hot meals to seniors

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Staff at the Senior and Community Services Center distributed free hot meals to Westlake seniors on Tuesday, Sept. 1. 

The event was part of an area-wide effort initiated by the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging, which offers nutrition program ...

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Senior & Community Services
Posted on: June 18, 2020

First Drive-in-Bingo event a hit for Senior and Community Services

The Westlake Senior and Community Services Center hosted its first Drive-in-Bingo event on June 12 in the parking in front of the building. 

Winners received prizes of flowers and toiletries courtesy of Foundations Health Solutions, which sponsore...

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Senior & Community Services
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Delivering a second round of sunshine to Westlake seniors

Round 2 - 100 Bags of Sunshine

The incredibly positive response from recipients of the “100 Bags of Sunshine” initiative in March inspired the Westlake Department for Senior and Community Services to launch a second round with the help of donations from many new spo...

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Senior & Community Services
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Please donate to support Senior and Community Services programs

The Westlake Department for Senior and Community Services is working tirelessly to offer virtual programs to keep residents connected and active while also continuing to provide vital social services to those in need. 

These difficult times presen...

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Senior & Community Services
Posted on: April 30, 2020

2020 Over 90 Birthday Proclamations

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Staffers at the Senior and Community Services Department presented 179 residents with Over 90 Birthday Proclamations signed by Mayor Dennis Clough.
Nine different Assisted Living and Nursing Homes in Westlake responded to our request for residents who shou...
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Senior & Community Services
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Volunteer Appreciation Day 2020

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In honor of National Volunteer Week, our senior transportation drivers from Westlake’s Senior and Community Services Department are delivering flowers to our volunteers to thank them for their service and to let them know we miss them while stay...

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Senior & Community Services
Posted on: April 13, 2020

Book & Puzzle Exchange Program

After hearing from local seniors saying they have “read every book in the house” and wish they had some new material, the Community Services Department had the idea of organizing a senior book and puzzle exchange program.

To make this ...

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Senior & Community Services
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Take an online fitness or yoga class!

Just because you have to stay indoors or simply cannot make it to the Rec Center or your local gym does not mean you have to miss out on a quality workout guided by knowledgeable instructors. 

The Recreation Department’s staff has compil...

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Senior & Community Services
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Community Services, SROs pack 'lunch boxes' for students

Spring Break Family Lunches

Many families in Westlake benefit from the school lunch program throughout the school year. Westlake Senior and Community Services, in partnership with the School Resource Officers (SROs) from the Westlake Police force were able to help this year by provi...

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Senior & Community Services
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Amended Senior & Community Services Programming Plans

The Westlake Community Services Department has decided to suspend all senior activities effective Monday, March 16, until further notice to mitigate the potential spread of illness – particularly among our most vulnerable citizens who regularly utilize ou...

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Senior & Community Services
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Easter Food Distribution comes at critical time for local families

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Every year around this time, the Westlake Senior and Community Services Department holds its Easter Food Distribution program through which residents in need can make an appointment to receive vital food supplies..

Each family was provided a ticket with a ...

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Senior & Community Services
Posted on: March 26, 2020

100 Bags of Sunshine delivered to Westlake seniors

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100 Bags of Sunshine were delivered to seniors all across Westlake today in a great team effort between the Department for Senior and Community Services and the Westlake Police Department.

Community Services staff identified 100 local seniors who they felt...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Fall Leaf Collection

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The Westlake Service Department will begin collecting leaves from residential tree lawns around October 19.  Leaf collection will continue until early December, weather permitting. 

Generally there are no more than two weeks between colle...

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Posted on: October 26, 2020

Campaign Sign Recycling - 11/2/20-11/13/20

Elect to Recycle

Elect to Recycle! Recycle campaign signs at Westlake City Hall (27700 Hilliard Blvd.) from 11/2/20-11/13/20. There will be a drop box by the main entrance.

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Helpful tips for power outages

Nearly everyone has experienced a power outage at home or at their office. Generally speaking, these events typically are little more than a temporary inconvenience. However, there are some safety concerns that come up when the power goes down. 

F...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Veteran's Day - 11/11/20

Rumpke and The City of Westlake are working on Veteran's Day, 11/11/20. There are no delays.

Rubbish & Recycling Info. Service Department
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Thanksgiving Day - 11/26/20

Rumpke will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, 11/26/20. There will be a 1 day delay for Thursday and Friday routes only.

The City of Westlake will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, 11/26/20, and the day after Thanksgiving, 11/27/20.

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Christmas Day - 12/25/20

Rumpke and The City of Westlake will be closed on Christmas Day, 12/25/20. There will be a 1 day delay for the Friday routes only.

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