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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.


PUBLIC NOTICE – SAJRD Board of Trustees Vacancy

The Council of the City of Sylvania, Ohio is seeking candidates to serve a term on the Sylvania Area Joint Recreation District Board of Trustees.  Due to a vacancy, there is one (1) term available expiring on December 31, 2024.  Applications are required to be residents of the City of Sylvania.  This is an unpaid position and the term runs January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2024.  The board meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 a.m. at Tam-O-Shanter, 7060 Sylvania Avenue, Sylvania, Ohio 43560 as needed.  Send a letter of intent, resume, and three (3) references to:  Sharon Bucher, Clerk of Council, 6730 Monroe Street, Sylvania, OH  43560 or email to Phone number is 419-885-0463.  The Employee & Community Relations Committee will review the applications of all interested persons and will conduct interviews with finalists for the appointment on February 7, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

DEADLINE to apply:  February 2, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

Sidewalk Snow Removal-City Residents and Businesses

A Friendly Reminder,

All sidewalks and shared paths within the City limits are to be cleared by 10:00 am of the day following a snow and ice event (Codified Ordinance 521.09).  Snow, Ice, and debris shall not be placed in the street, gutter, or sidewalks.

Sidewalks at street crossings can be plowed closed by plowing operations during snow events, preventing access to those sidewalk areas.  We encourage all citizens and businesses to continue to monitor and clean these sidewalks to allow safe traverse during these events.

Once City crews have cleared the streets, do not blow or push snow from your driveway or sidewalk into the street.   Passing motorists drive over the fresh snow, pack it down, and create a slippery patch as a possible driving hazard.

Refer to the City website at to access the City Ordinance 521.09

If such sidewalks/paths are not cleared within the permitted time, the City may cause such snow, ice, or debris removal and charge the costs to the property owner as well as possible fines. 

To report uncleared sidewalks, contact the City of Sylvania Zoning Office at 419-885-8948.

Mobile Food Trucks Now Require Registration in the City

In order to operate a mobile food truck in the City of Sylvania, each food truck operator shall meet five necessary requirements. Please click on the link below for instructions on how to meet those requirements and file the application. If you have any further questions please call our Zoning Administrator at 419-885-8948.

Mobile Food Truck Application/Rules & Regulations


Harroun Park River Trail Stream Restoration Project.

This project aims to improve streambank conditions to reduce the amount of sediments and attached nutrients entering Ten Mile Creek, which eventually flows to Lake Erie. This project, along with many others being implemented across the region, will help make progress towards water quality improvement efforts undertaken by
the State of Ohio in an effort to help combat harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie.  Click here for more details!


View our new “Downtown Master Plan” video.

This is the latest video detailing our Downtown Master Plan.  It is presented by Environmental Design Group & Hosted by Michelle Johnson, Director of Community Planning and Design.  


Check out our “Creating a Thriving City” Presentation.

View this exciting presentation created by Environmental Design Group & Hosted by Michelle Johnson, Director of Community Planning and Design.  The video is entitled “Creating a Thriving City: Economic Development and Proactive Planning in the City of Sylvania”.

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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