Sandusky News & Events
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Notice of Public Comment Period & Notice of Public Hearing
The City of Sandusky intends to submit to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, an amendment to its FY 2020 Annual Action Plan. It is anticipated that the City Commission will consider this amendment during the course of its meeting on March 8, 2021. A Public Hearing will be held on this date where comments will be heard.
A draft of this amendment to the FY 2020 Annual Action Plan was given to the CPAC Committee on February 3, 2021. The CPAC Committee is scheduled to meet by virtual meeting on February 10, 2021.
The draft of this amendment to the FY 2020 Annual Action Plan will be available for public review and comment beginning February 4, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. and ending March 5, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Copies of the draft amendment may be obtained from the City’s website at www.cityofsandusky.com/cdbg or by appointment at City Hall or Sandusky Library (limited hours, by appointment only). If other alternative formats are required due to a disability, please contact the Community Development Department at (419) 627-5832 in order to ensure that your needs will be accommodated.
2021 Water/Sewer Rate & Billing Changes
Water and sewer rates for 2021 have increased by 3%. This measure was approved in 2015, and additional information can be found in Codified Ordinances 939.13 and 933.25.
Also effective January 2021, all billing statements will be sent only to the property owner. Tenants are still welcome to pay the bill.
Bills can be paid through the City’s free automatic bill pay service. Payments are also accepted online (for a fee), in-person in the city hall lobby or by mailing the payment to the City of Sandusky at 240 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio 44870. Payments can also be dropped in the drop box located curbside at the corner of Columbus Avenue and E. Washington Row.
City of Sandusky Receives $750,000 in State Capital Dollars
The City of Sandusky was recently awarded $750,000 in state capital dollars for the Sandusky Bay Pathway and The Landing. These state capital dollars will be used for the portion of the Sandusky Bay Pathway that runs from Cedar Point Drive through The Landing. The city prioritized this funding to provide additional public waterfront access. The Landing, which will be adjacent to and the third phase of the Cedar Point Sports Center Project, is in partnership with Cedar Fair and Erie Metroparks.
The Sandusky Bay Pathway is a multi-use trail that stretches along the waterfront from the east corporation limit to the west corporation limit, connecting along the way to the new Cedar Point Sports Center Project. The goal is to eventually connect each neighborhood to the Sandusky Bay Pathway via neighborhood connector trails, safe pedestrian crossings, bike infrastructure, and multi-use pathways linking residential neighborhoods to the waterfront.
City Announces Holody as Director of Community Development
The City of Sandusky recently announced that Jonathan Holody will be joining the City of Sandusky in January as the Director of Community Development. Selected from over 40 applicants, Jonathan’s responsibilities will include overseeing staff and activities related to planning, zoning, recreation, Sandusky Transit, community development and economic development.Keep Reading
Holiday Lights Contest
It’s the jolliest time of the year, and Sandusky is celebrating with the second annual holiday lights competition sponsored by the City of Sandusky and the Sandusky Register.
We’re on a mission to find the best holiday lights in the city!
Applications being accepted for Boards & Commissions
Have you wanted to be more civically engaged? Now is your chance. Volunteer to serve on the city's board and commissions. We need individuals interested in everything from ADA accessibility to the Rec Board. Applications are due December 4 .Keep Reading
Virtual State of the City
Due to COVID-19, the 2020 State of the City, typically held earlier in the year, had to be postponed. To adhere to the limit on social gatherings and social distancing, the City of Sandusky will be hosting a virtual State of the City on Wednesday, December 9 at 7 pm.Keep Reading
First Virtual Holiday Lighting Celebration
The First Virtual Holiday Lighting Celebration will begin at 6:10 pm on Friday, November 27, 2020 on the City of Sandusky - Government Facebook Page.
Viewers will be able to watch the festivities from the comfort of their homes or parked cars.
Brought to you by KeyBank, in association with the Sandusky Celebrations Council.
Public Survey for Adult Fitness Park
The City of Sandusky and Firelands Regional Health System are partnering to provide a healthy option for adults to exercise in the city’s Shoreline Park adjacent to the Sandusky Bay Pathway.Keep Reading
2020 #RUNDUSKY Race Series wraps up running season
The City of Sandusky’s Recreation Department is wrapping up the 2020 #RUNDUSKY Race Series with the fourth annual Dot the i, Block the M walk/run on December 12, 2020. The race series is sponsored by Firelands Regional Health System and participation is free, but participants must register for each race independently, prices and registration availability depend on each race.Keep Reading
The 2020 Leaf Collection Program will begin on November 9, 2020. Leaf collection is performed in the fall to help prevent leaves from clogging the sewer system, create safe driving conditions and maintain a clean and healthy city. Streets & Traffic crews work together in groups to service the city by zone throughout November and December. Additionally, there will be a leaf drop-off area near the Marquette Drive entrance to the City Service Center 7 days a week from October 26th through January 11th for those who miss their scheduled pick-up or have additional leaves for disposal. To participate in this free program, you must follow certain guidelines.Keep Reading
Proposed Charter Changes
On November 3, 2020, residents of the City of Sandusky approved the majority of the proposed charter amendments to the Sandusky City Charter.
If you have questions pertaining to recently approved Charter Amendments, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 419.627.5844 or the City Clerk’s Office at 419.627.5850.
Sandusky Bay Pathway
Capital Improvement Plan
The Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is a comprehensive plan for proposed spending over the next five years, created for the people who have invested in Sandusky. Those who spend their time and money to benefit this city, including residents, business owners, civic servants, tourists and those who work and volunteer throughout the city, help to make this vision a reality.Keep Reading
Jackson Street Pier Project
Photo credit: Jordan Sternberg
The City of Sandusky’s 2016 - 2020 Bicentennial/Comprehensive Plan calls for building on our unique assets to cultivate a bright future, including a stunning waterfront. One major component of this particular goal is the redesign of the Jackson Street Pier. When complete, the Pier will not only serve as a unique destination, but has been re-envisioned to create lasting memories for families and friends of the community
Click here to view this project.
Shoreline Drive Rehabilitation Project
The City of Sandusky’s 2016 – 2020 Bicentennial Comprehensive Plan calls for building on our unique assets to cultivate a bright future, including a stunning waterfront. One major component of this particular goal is a complete rehabilitation of Shoreline Drive to create a connection between Sandusky Bay and Sandusky’s historic downtown.