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CITY OF SANDUSKY
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.
POLICE & FIRE CIVIL SERVICE EXAM
REMINDER TO FILE CITY INCOME TAX FORMS
Required municipal income tax returns are due April 15, even if no income tax is due. For filing requirements, contact the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) at 1.800.860.7482 or visit their website. File early and file electronically to avoid the last minute stress.
WATER/SEWER RATE INCREASES
At their meeting of February 9, the City Commissioners passed legislation to increase the water and sewer rates for city customers. These increases are outlined below:
For additional information, you may contact the Department of Public Works at 419.627.5829.
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.
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.
DEMOLITION OF PROPERTIES
The City has or will be requesting Section 106 Review by the Ohio Historic Preservation Office for possible demolition of five residential properties within the City of Sandusky. Request of this review does not confirm that these properties will be demolished.
For further details regarding the Section 106 Review, please contact Arielle Blanca, Associate Planner, at 419.627.5715.
KENT STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS RESEARCH DESIGN PROJECT
Recently, students from Kent State University's College of Architecture and Environmental Design partnered with the City of Sandusky to create new theoretical designs for some of the vacant buildings and empty sites in the downtown which would rejuvenate the area. The students were tasked to develop their own building program which included hotels, museums, music venues, urban agriculture and lake research, and transform them into use for existing and vacant buildings or plots in Sandusky.
It is hoped these projects can inspire and provide a vision for the community for what Sandusky could be.
Selected drawings and models, and a continuous video presentation of the 120 designs, will be displayed at the Sandusky State Theatre Gallery, located next to the ticket sales lobby. The public is welcome to view the designs from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and during Theatre events. In addition, designs will be displayed in storefronts throughout the downtown area starting January 16. Visitors will have the opportunity to give comments and opinions as well.
COASTER CLASSIC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
DRUG TAKE BACK BOXES
A Drug Take Back Drop Box is available in the lobby of the Sandusky Police Department.
This is a collaborative effort of the Erie County Health Department, the Partners for Prevention of Erie County, the Erie Couty Sheriff's Office, the Huron Police Department and the Vermilion Police Department. This effort will provide a community safe from unwanted and expired drugs on the streets, in our neighborhoods and in the environment.
ERIE COUNTY CLEAN WATER COALITION
OHIO MUNICIPAL LEAGUE
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Intersection improvements – Route 250 & Perkins Avenue