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Clock Icon Posted January 24, 2022

Applications Open for Housing Development & Beautification Grants

Applications for the 2022 Housing Development and Beautification Program will be made available at 10am on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. The applications are available at

The Housing Development and Beautification Program consists of grant funding in three different categories.
  • Substantial Redevelopment: New construction and eligible rehabilitation projects over $20,000
  • Exterior Repairs: Improvements to the home that are visible from the street
  • Home Purchase Assistance: For anyone purchasing a home in the city for owner occupancy 
Applications can be downloaded from the website, and once completed, submitted to 

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Clock Icon Posted January 10, 2022

Warming Shelter to Open

A Community Warming Shelter will be opening at New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in response to the upcoming low forecasted temperatures. The shelter inside New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church at 1920 Eddy Henry Way will be open at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 10 until 8:00 a.m. January 11. A warm shelter, cots to sleep, and light food will be provided.

Those interested in volunteering or anyone that has questions regarding the shelter,
please call Dora Grant at 419.204-2201.

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Clock Icon Posted January 06, 2022

New COVID Protocols for City Commission Meetings

Due to a significant increase in the spread of COVID-19 in Erie County and the state of Ohio, the Sandusky City Commission will temporarily reduce the capacity of people permitted in the City Commission Chamber during their bi-monthly meetings. This will go into effect starting with the January 10, 2022 meeting.

Meetings of the City Commission are always live streamed and the meeting video archives are available online at The agenda is posted online on the Thursday preceding the meeting at


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Clock Icon Posted December 30, 2021

Christmas Tree Disposal

The Division of Forestry will begin collecting Christmas trees on Monday, January 10, 2021. To participate in this free service, residents must follow these guidelines:

1. Real trees only must be placed on the boulevard by 7:00 am on the scheduled pick-up day.
2. Do not place trees in the street. This is considered a violation of the city ordinance 531.03 Littering.
3. All decorative items must be removed. This includes bulbs, garland, tinsel, tree stands, etc.

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Clock Icon Posted December 21, 2021

City Hall Holiday Hours

City Hall will be closed on Thursday, December 23, and Friday, December 24 for the Christmas holiday. Offices will reopen on Monday, December 27.

Offices will close at 12pm Thursday, December 30 for the New Year holiday and reopen on Monday, January 3, 2022.

When City Hall is closed, City utility bill payments can be dropped off at the drop box on East Washington Row or payments can be made online.

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Clock Icon Posted December 10, 2021

Sandusky Hires Fire Chief

Sandusky City Manager Eric Wobser has announced the appointment of Mario D’Amico as the new Chief of the Sandusky Fire Department.

“Mario is a strong leader and we are excited to have him as Sandusky’s next fire chief”, says Wobser. “He brings with him years of experience as a Sandusky firefighter, as well as a strong commitment to our Sandusky community. We had great candidates to choose from, and it was a very difficult decision. We are very thankful to Jim Green for his many years of service to the city, especially in his role as interim chief.”

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Clock Icon Posted November 16, 2021

Santa Claus - Hours & Locations

Santa Claus is coming to Downtown Sandusky! Sponsored by the Sandusky Community Celebrations Council, Santa will be coming to town every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting Friday, November 26 through Sunday, December 19. 

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Clock Icon Posted October 08, 2021

2021 Leaf Collection Program

The 2021 Leaf Collection Program for residents of the City of Sandusky will begin on November 15, 2021.

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 to service the city by zone and participants are asked to pay close attention to the dates and times to ensure they receive the best service possible.

Please click "Keep Reading" for collection guidelines and a schedule of collection zones and dates.

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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 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 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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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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