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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Mayor's December Newsletter (Special Edition) available online

December 2021 Mayor's Newsletter Cover

Mayor Dennis M. Clough's December Newsletter invites residents to get to know a little about the City of Westlake's newest members of Council, who will be taking office in January! This Special Edition also includes details about this year's Tree Lighting...

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Mr. & Mrs. Westlake and Tree Lighting Ceremony

Tree Lighting 2020 from above

The Westlake Town Criers will recognize the 2022 Mr. & Mrs. Westlake during Westlake’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Sunday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. at City Hall. Residents are welcome to attend! 

The nominees are judged based on h...

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

Residential Leaf Collection 2021

Daily Leaf Update

The Westlake Service Department is collecting leaves from residential tree lawns until mid-December, weather permitting. Generally, there are no more than 2 weeks between collections. However, poor weather conditions or heavy collection volume may cause l...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Maintenance Technician Karoly "Chuck" Petrik retires from Police Department after 21 years

Mayor, Chuck, Bielozer

The Westlake Police Department held a retirement ceremony for Karoly "Chuck" Petrik, who has served as the WPD's Vehicle and Building Maintenance Technician for the last 21 years.

Petrik held one of the most demanding jobs in the City, as he was ...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

Westlake Firefighter Craig Goodwin retires after 30 years of service

Assistant Fire Chief Mike Freeman reads a Proclamation for Craig Goodwin at his retirement ceremony.

The City of Westlake held a retirement ceremony honoring longtime Firefighter/Paramedic Craig Goodwin on on Nov. 10 at Fire Station #1 on Crocker Road.

Goodwin is an Air Force veteran, as well as a 30-year veteran of the Westlake Fire Department. In fact, ...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

Westlake hosts special Veterans Day event at Community Services Center

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The City of Westlake was pleased to host a special Veterans Day event in the Community Services Center's Eileen Humphrey Auditorium on Nov. 11.

The event featured a pinning ceremony, lunch prepared by Chef Garrett Baglier and a few words about the...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Simple Recycling collection has resumed

Simple Recycling truck

Simple Recycling has resumed collection in Westlake, but with some important changes:

  • Residents must now schedule a pick-up by calling 866-835-5068 or online at www.simplerecycling.com.
  • Bags/items must now be left by your front door, not at the curb.

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Community Services hosts Annual Chili Cook-Off

Bankers Life Peoples Choice Winner and 2nd Place chili cook-off

The Westlake Community Services Department hosted the return of its Annual Chili Cook-Off on Tuesday, Oct. 12, in the Gathering Hall of the department’s spacious new facility.

A panel of five judges awarded trophies to the top 3 entries out of ei...

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

Please use and store rubbish/recycling carts properly

Recycle Cart

The City of Westlake would like to remind residents that rubbish and recycling carts should be placed at the curb after 6 p.m. the night before your regular collection day and should be removed from the tree lawn no later than 24 hours after collection. T...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

Fire Department receives 2021 Mission Lifeline Gold Plus Award

Mission Lifeline Gold Plus Award 2021

The Westlake Fire Department has once again received the American Heart Association Mission Lifeline Gold Plus Award. This award recognizes the department’s commitment to providing a higher standard of pre-hospital care to the City of Westlake.&...

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

Westlake welcomes new police patrolman

Mayor swearing in Ptl Zack Hitchens

The City of Westlake welcomed Patrolman Zack Hitchens to the Westlake Police Department on Tuesday, Aug. 24. Mayor Dennis  M. Clough administered the oath of office to the City's newest sworn officer in front of members of his family, fr...

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

2021 Westlake in Bloom Winners

Westlake in Bloom logo

The 2021 Westlake in Bloom Award Ceremony was held in the Eileen Humphrey Auditorium of the new Westlake Community Services Center on Monday, Aug. 9.

More than 60 entrants competed to be named among the top 3 in each of 17 categories. Each of the first-pla...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Westlake celebrates Grand Opening of new Community Services Center

Ribbon cutting Grand Opening

Years of hard work and dedication culminated on July 13, 2021. With a quick snip of a deluxe pair of scissors, Mayor Dennis M. Clough and Community Services Director Lydia Gadd cut the ceremonial ribbon signifying that the new Westlake Community Services ...

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

City of Westlake holds dedication ceremony for new Community Services Center

Lydia talks about Eileen Humphrey

The City of Westlake held a dedication ceremony commemorating the new Westlake Community Services Center and the 40th anniversary of the Department on Friday, June 18. The facility was dedicated to those who helped make the new facility possible, includin...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Mayor congratulates 2021 Safety Town graduates

Mayor - Safety Town Graduation 2021

Westlake Mayor Dennis M. Clough personally congratulated the first class of graduates from Westlake's 2021 Safety Town program on the grounds of the Westlake Police Station on Thursday, June 17. 

Long-time Safety Town Instructor Olivia Kostecke th...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

What belongs in your curbside recycling bin?

Recycle Right

Most of us are guilty of putting something in our curbside recycling bins that actually belongs in the trash. There are a few things to remember when determining whether something belongs in your recycling bin, in the trash or whether there is an alternat...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Watch the 2021 Westlake State of the City Address

2021 State of the City address

The 2021 Westlake State of the City Address, sponsored by the West Shore Chamber of Commerce, is available for video-on-demand (VOD) viewing via the City's Community Access Channel on any web browser and on multiple streaming devices (Roku, FireT...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Community Services staff deliver Over 90 Birthday Proclamations

Over 90 Couple - Wine family

The City of Westlake was pleased to present special Over 90 Birthday Proclamations to residents who have lived on this Earth for more than nine decades on April 30, 2021.

 

Since the City was unable to host its usual Over 90 Birthday Luncheon due t...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Westlake celebrates Arbor Day with tree planting, Tree Poster Contest awards

Winners of the Arbor Day Tree Poster Contest

The City of Westlake commemorated Arbor Day with a tree planting ceremony organized by the City’s Tree Commission at Dover Intermediate School on Friday, April 30. Westlake Service Director Paul Quinn III and Tree Commission Chairperson Mary Bet...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Westlake celebrates National Skilled Nursing Care Week

Bruce McNabb and Mayor Clough

In celebration of National Skilled Nursing Care Week, Westlake Mayor Dennis M. Clough presented a Proclamation recognizing the hardworking staff at Concord Reserve (formerly Lutheran Home at Concord Reserve) on Thursday, May 13.

Executive Director Bruce Mc...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Mayor proclaims April 2021 to be National Arab American Heritage Month

Proclamation from Mayor Clough to Pierre Bejjani of CAMEO

Mayor Dennis M. Clough declared April 2021 to be National Arab American Heritage Month in the City of Westlake. The Mayor presented Pierre Bejjani, president of the Cleveland American Middle East Organization (CAMEO), with an official Proclamation.

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

Redesigned job search tool available to Ohio job seekers

The State of Ohio has released a fully redesigned, streamlined job search tool available via the OhioMeansJobs.com website for Ohio jobseekers and employers. The revamped job search tool was created through a partnership involving Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Hu...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

What to do if your power goes out

Residents who experience a power outage during severe weather should contact First Energy by calling 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report the outage or click the "Report Outage" link at www.firstenergycorp.com. First Energy encourag...
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Posted on: January 15, 2021

ODJFS tool allows unemployment fraud to be reported online

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has launched a new tool which allows victims of fraud related to unemployment compensation to report these crimes directly to the State of Ohio rather than contacting local law enforcement. 

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

Westlake Fire Department hosts vaccine POD with Cuyahoga County Board of Health

Hughes, Freeman and Henderson

The Westlake Fire Department and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) worked together on Wednesday, Dec. 30, to distribute Moderna Covid-19 vaccines to upwards of 700 EMS personnel and first responders from multiple West Side suburbs at Westlake Fir...

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

What services may be impacted by severe winter weather?

During severe weather situations, residents are advised to check the city's social media accounts for updates about how local services may be affected and for news of blocked roadways, fallen trees, downed power lines and more. Residents also may...

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Posted on: November 5, 2020

What to do if you receive a RITA non-filing letter

If you receive a non-filing letter from the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA), please follow this link to see the steps for submitting your tax return information to the agency online, by mail or by fax.

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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: 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: August 24, 2021

Westlake welcomes new police patrolman

Mayor swearing in Ptl Zack Hitchens

The City of Westlake welcomed Patrolman Zack Hitchens to the Westlake Police Department on Tuesday, Aug. 24. Mayor Dennis  M. Clough administered the oath of office to the City's newest sworn officer in front of members of his family, fr...

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