About Mayor Bernie Hovey

Mayor for the Village of Silver Lake

VTG Pavers Again Available

By |2023-01-24T12:15:30-05:00January 24th, 2023|News from Mayor Hovey|

We will soon be ordering a second round of pavers for the Veterans Tribute Garden. The cost is $100 per paver. If you would like to buy one for a veteran, please place your order by February 17, 2023. Forms are available on-line and at Village Hall. After this second order of pavers is placed, [...]

Veterans Tribute Garden update

By |2022-12-08T13:42:35-05:00December 8th, 2022|News from Mayor Hovey|

The pavers for the VTG have all been laid. Come take a look. In the spring, the centerpiece will be installed, the benches will be put in place, and shrubbery will be installed around the VTG. We are planning a formal dedication of the VTG on Memorial Day, 2023. Because the pavers have been laid, [...]

Homeless Drive-thru This Saturday

By |2022-11-30T11:29:26-05:00November 30th, 2022|News from Mayor Hovey|

The campaign to help the homeless is now underway. Donations can be dropped off at Village Hall Monday through Friday from 8am until 4:30pm. In addition to this, on Saturday, 12/3, there will also be a drive-thru campaign at Village Hall. I will be there to accept your donations from 10am until 2pm; hope to [...]

Homeless Drive Now Underway

By |2022-11-15T12:34:24-05:00November 15th, 2022|News from Mayor Hovey|

Working with the cities of Cuyahoga Falls, Munroe Falls, Stow, the Peter Maurin Center and the Knights of Columbus, Silver Lake is once again this year participating in the campaign to help the homeless. The theme this year is "No One Should Sleep Out In The Cold". We will accept your donations now through December [...]

Witness Tree Ceremony

By |2022-11-09T13:27:34-05:00November 9th, 2022|News from Mayor Hovey|

The Witness Tree ceremony will be held at noon for two more days. On the final day, November 11, a sacred and moving ceremony will be held, also at noon. Last year more than 70 people joined us; hopefully we will have good turn-out again this year. Rain is forecast, so bring an umbrella. We [...]

Witness Tree

By |2022-11-03T11:52:58-04:00November 3rd, 2022|News from Mayor Hovey|

The Witness Tree ceremony takes place every day between now and November 11 at noon at the tree just outside my office. It is a less than 10 minute ceremony, and is one that remembers and honors veterans who have unfortunately taken their own lives. Your attendance would be greatly appreciated. On November 11 we [...]

Witness Tree

By |2022-11-01T11:31:58-04:00November 1st, 2022|News from Mayor Hovey|

Today, November 1, we begin the Witness Tree ceremony. Each day, through November 11, we will hang 21 dogs tags on the witness tree; each dog tag in memory of the 21 veterans who each day die by their own hand. The final ceremony will take place on November 11. The ceremony will begin at [...]

Sound Wall

By |2022-10-28T14:23:14-04:00October 28th, 2022|News from Mayor Hovey|

New panels to replace the broken ones are now being fabricated. I do not yet have a date as when they will be ready to install, but hopefully soon. While I was not successful in getting the entire wall replaced, the new panels should help to reduce the noise from the highway traffic.

Veterans Tribute Garden

By |2022-10-28T14:20:11-04:00October 28th, 2022|News from Mayor Hovey|

As I have already informed you, we will not be able to have the VTG finished by our target date of November 11, 2022. However, we expect it to be ready before the end of the year; people will be able to visit it when it is completed. The cement foundation has been laid, as [...]

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