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Sylvania Today

What’s Happening in Sylvania?

Check this page for highlighted events and current announcements. This page, as well as Facebook and Twitter, are ways that we can communicate with our residents and others in order to bring them the most up-to-date information.

City of Sylvania Recommends Face Coverings

Face coverings to limit the spread of COVID-19 are recommended in the City of Sylvania and Mayor Stough strongly recommends all residents who are able to wear one covering their mouth and nose in public places where physical distancing is not possible.  We have been closely following and adhering to the recommendations and requirements of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine.  The City of Sylvania will continue to review and monitor the situation.

SOMO Flats Information Now Available

CLICK HERE  for information on leasing, floor plans, amenities and much more. You can also call J.C. Hart Apartment Community at 317-573-4800 to learn more.

Sylvania Police Division gets certified!

Because of the many incidents around the country, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine recently called for all police departments, approximately 800 in all, to become certified by the Ohio Police Collaborative.  I am happy to report the Sylvania Police Division has been working on this certification process for over a year, and has now received Provisional Agency Certification.

Congratulations to Chief Rick Schnoor and the Sylvania Police Division for attaining these certifications.  Further, the Ohio Collaborative featured the Sylvania Police Division in their June, 2020 monthly newsletter.  Click here for more information!

Green Yard Waste Stickers and Bags

Due to COVID-19 and the  current lock down of City Offices, Green Yard Waste stickers can be purchased by mail or over the phone.  Call the utility office at 419.885.TREE (8733) to have the fee added to your utility bill.

Green yard waste bags are always available for $2.00 each and can be purchased at the following locations:

  • Sylvania Ace Hardware
  • Sautter’s Food Center
  • Both Sylvania Kroger Locations

Declaration Signed by Mayor Stough at City Council Meeting

CLICK HERE to view the Declaration of State of Emergency for the City of Sylvania in order to provide our residents and government access to federal relief dollars.

City Council begins live stream of Council Meetings

City Council meetings will be LIVE on YouTube beginning Monday, April 6th at 7:30pm.  You can join us on the Official City of Sylvania Youtube Channel. 

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act)

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

Click HERE for more details. 

Harroun Park Restoration Project

CLICK HERE for more information on the project currently underway.

What to do when you see Rapid Flashing Beacons

Please take a moment to refresh your memory on how to proceed through a crosswalk with Rapid Flashing Beacons activated: CLICK HERE.

Proposed Monroe St. Bridge over US 23 Project-2021

The proposed project on the State Route 51 (Monroe Street) Bridge over US 23 in Sylvania, Lucas County, Ohio is proposed to include the replacement of the driving surface and bridge deck, as well as improvements to the outside walls (parapets), outside fencing (vandal fence), light fixtures, and sidewalks. Through coordination with the City of Sylvania, local schools, and emergency services, in order to expedite construction, the bridge is proposed to be closed for 120 days with vehicular and pedestrian detours posted. Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2021.

Additional information and supporting documentation regarding the project will be posted on the ODOT District 2 website:

The TMACOG 2045 Transportation Plan

Want to help shape the transportation needs of Lucas and Wood counties for the next 25 years?  The TMACOG 2045 Transportation Plan is being updated and your comments matter.  Please visit for detailed information including your chance to complete a survey and possibly win a $25 gas card.

Survey by the Lucas County Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee

This survey is designed to help the county as a whole, and your community, gauge public perceptions of hazard vulnerability. The information you provide will help reduce vulnerability by guiding local leaders as they prioritize mitigation projects.

Click on the link to take the survey:

Toledo Area Water Authority 2018 Memorandum of Understanding

Click here to read the TAWA 2018 MOU that was signed on January 31, 2018.

(Left to Right): Jerry Greiner, President, Northwestern Water & Sewer District; Ziad Musselam,
Director/Sanitary Engineer, Fulton County; Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz, City of Toledo; Commissioner Pete Gerken, Lucas County; Mayor Don Atkinson, Village of Whitehouse; Mayor Craig A. Stough, City of Sylvania; David P. Thompson, Monroe County, Michigan Drain Commissioner, Mayor Rich Carr, City of Maumee; Mayor Thomas Mackin, City of Perrysburg.

“Creaticity” Map – Find Fun New Art in Sylvania

Click here for a map of electric box art locations and the artist’s name. Have Fun!

Clear Choices Clean Water

The Stormwater Coalition has launched a new web-based educational program called Clear Choices Clean Water-Greater Toledo Lake Erie. This program aims to educate residents on how to keep Lake Erie clean. Take a moment to visit the site by clicking on the following link:


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