My annual State of the Village address will be available online (www.villageofsilverlake.com) this evening beginning at 7pm. Both a video and a print version will be available. While I usually give this address to a live audience, this year, because of covid, I am forced to give a virtual presentation. Normally, the speech lasts about [...]
While property values in Silver Lake appear to have gone up by about 12%, several homeowners have seen increases of 30%, 40%, or more. I urge these people to contest these valuations with the Board of Revision. Information on how to do so can be found on the Summit County Fiscal Officer's (Kristen Scalise) website. [...]
Following are some things of which you should be aware: 1. Coyotes have been spotted in the Village. Small pets should not be left outside unattended. 2. To help keep walkers out of the streets, shovel snow off your sidewalks. 3. All political signs should be removed by now. 4. This weekend brings the 2020-2021 [...]
I received a note from Mike, the gentleman who collected our donations for the homeless. He thanks all of you, saying that Silver Lake went "above and beyond" what was expected. Again, thanks for caring.
The Homeless Drive has been extremely successful. The generosity of so many people has overwhelmed the Peter Maurin Center, so much so that the drive is being ended on January 1, instead of January 15. The response from people has been stupendous. However, if you do still wish to contribute, they are most in need [...]
Kathleen and I wish all of you the most joyous and blessed of days during this holiday season. 2020 may not have been the best of years, but we look forward with hope and optimism to 2021. Stay safe, be well, and God bless you.
So many great outdoor light displays in Silver Lake, the Village is really lit up. Take on drive through the Village in the evening to see how beautifully so many homes have been decorated. Who needs Oglebay when we have it all here in Silver Lake!
Homeless donations continue to arrive at Village Hall on a daily basis. We will accept donations through Jan 15, 2021; needed items are listed on our web page. Thank you for your help and support.
Because Summit County is now in Level 4, I have decided to lockdown Village Hall. Nobody will be allowed in Village Hall during this lockdown period, except for personnel that I deem essential. I understand the frustration and inconvenience this may cause, but I am charged with keeping this community as safe as possible. Please [...]