WELCOME TO THE CITY OF SANDUSKY
Located on Sandusky Bay, Sandusky has over 22 miles of shoreline within the city limits. We are the governmental seat of Erie County and are noted for our beautifully landscaped parks, our historical architecture and the Sandusky Bay Pathway.
The city's mission is to promote the City of Sandusky as the best Great Lakes community, spotlighting our Sandusky Bay location, historic neighborhoods and architecture, fantastic events, strong business opportunities, and well maintained infrastructure, combined with our rich traditions and history, making Sandusky a desirable community to live, work, play and grow.
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The Bicentennial Vision for the City of Sandusky will engage the entire community in creating a five-year strategic plan and a comprehensive physical master plan. These plans will position our city for long term growth and prosperity, setting priorities for economic development, land use, infrastructure, and investment over several decades.
A successful plan needs the input of our valued residents, stakeholders and constituents. The City of Sandusky has put together a short survey as one way to garner feedback from you.
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We will also be holding several large public involvement meetings in the coming months, and encourage everyone to attend and participate. Below are the dates and locations of these meetings which all begin at 6 p.m.
- July 8 Central Neighborhood: Sandusky Library
- July 16 West side neighborhood: Lions Park
- July 21 East side neighborhood: Star Lanes
- July 29 South side neighborhood: Churchwell Park with Conestoga
- August 12 Downtown Sandusky Tour: Sandusky State Theatre
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATES
The City of Sandusky is excited for the start of another Cedar Point season and welcomes all visitors to the area! We would like to remind all motorists to use extreme caution while traveling, especially through construction zones. Road construction season is in full swing, with a major project in progress at the intersection of Perkins Avenue and SR 250; this project is being conducted by the Ohio Department of Transportation.
The best way to keep travel time down is to plan your trip ahead and look at alternate routes if confronted with road construction. A wonderful tool to help with your travel plans is OHGO presented by the Ohio Department of Transportation.
Traffic will be shifted to the eastern side of Camp Street, with two lanes being maintained for traffic beginning Thursday, June 25. Construction activities will now take place on the western side of the underpass. Pedestrians and drivers are urged to use extreme caution in this area.
U.S. 250 AND PERKINS AVENUE
The intersection of U.S. 250 and Perkins Avenue is extremely congested due to construction. Motorists are urged to utilize other routes of travel to avoid this area, or to use extreme caution upon approaching and entering this particular intersection.
Warren Street between Washington Street and Market Street is currently closed until further notice for the Warren Street Rehabilitation Project. Detour signs will be set up directing traffic to an alternate route. Pedestrians and motorists should use extreme caution when traveling in this area.
The Water Street rehabilitation and paving project will provide improvements on Water Street from Wayne Street west to Shelby Street. For the blocks between Wayne Street and Lawrence Street, the street will be milled and resurfaced. Between Jackson Street and Lawrence Street, new curbs and sidewalks will be installed - where needed - with the block between Decatur Street and Jackson Street receiving a streetscape improvement. The blocks between Shelby Street and Lawrence Street will be reconstructed with new curb and gutter, sidewalks, water main, drainage where needed, new driving surface and a continuation of the Sandusky Bay Pathway on the north side of the street.
Construction to the West portion of Water Street between Lawrence Street and Shelby Street will last 90 days. Contractors plan to have the road blocked off in this area, with detour signs set. Refer back for closure dates.
Staff shall communicate with business owners and residents in the area as information becomes available. Please do not hesitate to contact the Department of Public Works 419.627.5829 with any questions or concerns.
UPDATE - Water Street between Shelby and Lawrence Streets is closed and traffic is being detoured down Decatur Street to Market Street. Access to the Shelby Street Boat Ramp and businesses in this area will be maintained.
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SANDUSKY FIRE DEPARTMENT HOSTING 5K RUN/WALK
Please join members of the Sandusky Fire Department, in coordination with the Firelands Area Runners Club, on Saturday, August 29 as they host a 5K Run/Walk!
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SANDUSKY CITY SCHOOLS
Sandusky City Schools offers an Internship for the Global Experience consisting of three parts:
- Senior Internship Seminar (employability training)
- On-site Work Experience
- Final Presentation based upon experience
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PROPERTY SURVEY RESULTS
In 2014, the Sandusky-Erie County Community Foundation provided grant dollars to the Thriving Communities Institute for a property inventory to be completed for the City of Sandusky. Information from this survey can now be utilized to identify vacant and abandoned structures and develop strategies to address future economic development, rehabilitation, or demolition, where necessary.
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VACANT AND ABANDONED PROPERTY REGISTRATION &
MAINTENANCE BOND REQUIREMENTS
In an effort to foster a safe and healthy living environment for the community, the city requires both owners of vacant and/or abandoned properties or those responsible parties foreclosing on properties to register them on an annual basis. This registration will help keep vacant and/or abandoned properties in compliance with the city's Code of Ordinances and will provide the city with contact information related to the responsible party for the property, or a local property preservation company charged with maintaining the condition and security of each property.
- The registration is limited to those properties which are owned or being foreclosed on by a bank, lender, mortgage company or servicing company.
- Registrations are to be filed with Division of Code Enforcement no later than January 31 of the year in which registration is sought.
- The annual registration fee is $125 per property.
- Each registered property is also required to provide a $10,000 cash maintenance bond to ensure the continued maintenance of the property throughout the foreclosure process and vacancy.
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For additional information, contact the Code Enforcement Division at 419.627.5913.
VACANT & ABANDONED BUILDINGS
The Sandusky Fire Department's Prevention Bureau has made efforts to catalog and visually identify vacant and abandoned buildings. These are buildings that provide the highest safety/life risk to the general public. The building markings also help to identify the level of risk to safety service personnel who may have to enter the building in the case of an emergency.
Click here to view additional information about Vacant & Abandoned Buildings in the City of Sandusky.
Sandusky established a land bank program in 2007 to facilitate the reuse of non-productive land and return it to tax producing status.
Sale & Disposition Process
Please contact Matt Lasko
, Community Development Director, for additional information at 419.627.5707.
ERIE COUNTY CLEAN WATER COALITION
The City of Sandusky has identified the Erie Soil & Water Conservation District [Disclaimer]
to cooperatively provide solutions to problems relating to storm water management, land use planning and the development of the soil and water resources in Erie County.
The goal of the Erie County Clean Water Coalition is to protect our water resources and comply with Ohio EPA's Phase II Storm Water Program.
Auction of vehicles and equipment via GovDeals.com website [Disclaimer]
OHIO MUNICIPAL LEAGUE
The City of Sandusky is a member of the Ohio Municipal League [Disclaimer].
This organization tracks issues at the state governmental level and provides timely information to local municipalities about the effects the issues may have upon Ohio cities, townships and villages.
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Electric Aggregation Program ***** Fact Sheet - First Energy