Sandusky News & Events

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Clock Icon Posted September 13, 2021

City Wide Cleanup

The City of Sandusky is excited to announce that we will be hosting a City Wide Cleanup day on Saturday, September 25,  2021 from 9:00 am to noon. This event allows City of Sandusky Residents the opportunity to get rid of various items within their households, that otherwise their refuse provider may not take.

For questions, please contact the Department of Public Works at 419.627.5829.

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Clock Icon Posted September 13, 2021

Fall Yard Waste Disposal

City of Sandusky residents are invited to participate in a FREE Yard Waste Drop-off Day at Barnes Nursey on Saturday, October 9 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm and Sunday, October 10 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

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Clock Icon Posted September 10, 2021

Adult Fitness Area Opens at Shoreline Park

The City of Sandusky and Firelands Health are pleased to announce the opening of the Adult Fitness Area at Shoreline Park. The Fitness Area was officially unveiled Friday, September 10.

Dick Brady, the President of the Sandusky City Commission, says, “We’re grateful to Firelands Health for their partnership in helping us make the Shoreline Park Adult Fitness Area a reality. We look forward to continuing to partner with them on ways to promote health and fitness for our residents in Sandusky.”



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Clock Icon Posted August 25, 2021

City to Host Neighborhood Ice Cream Socials

The City of Sandusky will be hosting Neighborhood Ice Cream Socials on Wednesday evenings starting on Wednesday, September 1.

Residents are invited to enjoy ice cream and refreshments with neighbors, meet city staff and City Commissioners, learn about projects happening in the neighborhoods and have an opportunity to share ideas for improving the City’s neighborhoods and the City as a whole.

All Ice Cream socials will take place on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm.

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Clock Icon Posted August 19, 2021

#RUNDUSKY Race Series continues with Rush to the Crush, Blue Streak Pride 5k

The fourth race of the #RUNDUSKY Race Series this weekend at Firelands Winery.

The Rush to the Crush 5-mile run and one-mile run walk will be this Sunday, August 22 at 9 a.m. and benefits OHgo. The cost for the run is $25 and $20 for the walk.

Registration for the Blue Streak Pride 5k is also open. The race will be Saturday, September 25 at 9 a.m. at Strobel Field at Cedar Point Stadium with a kids fun run at 8 a.m.

Participants in four of the nine #RUNDUSKY races receive a race series hoodie at the end of the year. Anyone participating in more than four races is entered into a drawing for a running package where two lucky winners will be drawn following the final race of the season.

For more information or questions regarding the Rush to the Crush, please call Angela at Firelands Winery at 419-625-5474 ext. 105 or or the Sandusky Recreation Department at 419-627-5886 or 419-627-5833. Or contact Jason Werling at 

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Clock Icon Posted August 12, 2021

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Many Americans look to the Labor Day holiday weekend as the unofficial end of summertime. No matter how you plan to celebrate the end of the season this year, make sure you plan it safely.

This Labor Day weekend, law enforcement in Sandusky are participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over impaired driving awareness campaign, which runs from August 18 through September 6, 2021.

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Clock Icon Posted August 03, 2021

Special City Commission Meeting Scheduled

There will be a special City Commission meeting on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 beginning at 3:00 p.m. The meeting will take place at City Hall, 240 Columbus Avenue, in the Commission Chamber. The Commissioners plan to discuss legislation pertaining to issues to be placed on the November 2021 General Election ballot. 

The meeting will be streamed live on the City’s YouTube channel and can be viewed later at:

For those unable to attend the meeting in person, questions or comments from the public regarding this legislation, to be read at the meeting, may be sent to We ask that comments be received by 12PM on the day of the meeting.

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Clock Icon Posted May 18, 2021

National "Click It or Ticket" May 24 - June 6, 2021

The City of Sandusky is kicking off the national "Click It or Ticket" seat belt enforcement mobilization. Click It or Ticket isn't about citations; it's about saving lives. This event will be taking place May 24 - June 6, 2021.

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Clock Icon Posted May 12, 2021

City to Restore In-Person Public Meetings

The City of Sandusky will resume in-person public meetings at City Hall beginning with the City Commission meeting on Monday, May 24 at 5:00 pm. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related safety protocols, all public meetings up to now have been conducted virtually. 

The City will continue to live stream all public meetings on the City’s YouTube page allowing the public the ability to watch public meetings from the safety of their homes.

For more information about City Commission meetings and other boards and commissions of the City of Sandusky, visit

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Clock Icon Posted April 26, 2021

Love Where You Live - Community Clean-up & Beautification Series

It's time to Spring clean, Sandusky! Help clean your yard and neighborhood as we get ready to enjoy summer and welcome back visitors.

Join city staff and residents for:

  • A Clean Welcome - main corridor and downtown clean-up
    Saturday, May 1 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Love Where You Play - city-side park clean-up
    Saturday, May 8 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am

For more information, call 419.627.5878.

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Clock Icon Posted January 01, 2021

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.

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Clock Icon Posted December 17, 2020

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.

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Clock Icon Posted December 07, 2020

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.

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Clock Icon Posted December 04, 2020

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!

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Clock Icon Posted November 30, 2020

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 .

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Clock Icon Posted November 24, 2020

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.

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Clock Icon Posted November 09, 2020

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. 

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Clock Icon Posted November 08, 2020

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.

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Clock Icon Posted November 06, 2020

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.

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Clock Icon Posted October 26, 2020

Leaf Pick-Up

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. 

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Clock Icon Posted October 08, 2020

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.

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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

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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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