Sandusky Initiatives

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Clock Icon Posted March 13, 2020

City Hall Open to the Public

Effective, Monday, June 1, 2020, the City of Sandusky will reopen City Hall, 240 Columbus Avenue, to public access. City offices will be abiding by the Governor’s Responsible RestartOhio guidelines, as well as recommendations from the Erie County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those accessing City Hall will notice modifications to operations, which have been put in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Modifications will include:

  • Occupancy limits will be posted on office doors, common areas, and conference rooms to help maintain social distancing
  • Social distancing floor graphics will be installed to indicate how far apart individuals must be while waiting in line for customer accounting or other departments
  • Barriers will be installed in customer service areas
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be set up throughout the building
  • Employees will continue to sanitize commonly touched surfaces in offices and common areas

While visitors to city hall will not be required to wear a mask, they are highly encouraged to do so. In addition, residents are encouraged to continue conducting city business via phone, email and online, whenever possible.

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Clock Icon Posted February 03, 2020

2020 Census

The 2020 Census is used to determine congressional representation and federal funding levels for communities by counting all residents within each community. To ensure Sandusky receives its fair share of funding, all residents are encouraged to make sure all members for their households are counted by visitng and completing your Census.

All response information is confidential and may not by law be shared wtih any other community and/or government agencies.  

Click here to view the latest response rates for Erie County* - broken down by cities and townships.
*Data is updated Monday - Friday after 3:00 pm

For more information, or to complete your census, visit

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Clock Icon Posted January 07, 2020

2020 Grant Applications

The City of Sandusky has released the PY 2020 commercial Economic Development applications for:

Substantial Development;
Signage and Facade; and
Small Business Assistance.

Click here for additional information.



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Clock Icon Posted May 14, 2018

Sandusky Neighborhood Initative

The Bicentennial Vision/Strategic Plan calls for neighborhood improvements and amenities through strategically targeting investment into six neighborhoods.

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Clock Icon Posted May 14, 2018

Sandusky Bay Pathway

The City of Sandusky is committed to implementing the vision of the Sandusky Bay Pathway, a 12 mile waterfront bike path and boardwalk that will span the city's waterfront and eventually connect to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Sheldon Marsh Property.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Erie County, Ohio and Incorporated Areas

In Sandusky corporation, 2279 parcels are in whole or in part within the FEMA established “Flood Hazard Area”. The boundaries of these limits are changing and now affects more property in certain areas. Please check the map in this link and provide any feedback to FEMA at the attached contact. Feedback is due by 10-30-2020.


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