Update on pickup of garbage, recycling, bulk items and yard waste
The challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic come in many ways, among them the way that our waste pickup will be handled. This is true not only of Kimble but also other waste pickup companies, and all communities are being affected by this.
The Kimble Letter 4-3-20 outlines the changes they are making due to the governmental declarations. These require us to make adjustments as well. There has been an increase in the volume of residential waste, and Kimble is making changes to minimize the disruption to essential services. It is important to note that no items that are outside of the carts will be picked up.
The following changes have been outlined beginning Monday, April 13. PLEASE NOTE that the exception is yard waste pickup which has already been suspended.
SOLID WASTE: Only the items that are in the solid waste cart will be picked up. No items that are on the ground outside the cart will be picked up.
RECYCLING: Items that can be included in the recycling bin include only clean paper, cardboard, metal cans and #1 and #2 plastic containers and jugs. Collection will occur per the regular schedule. For a list of acceptable recyclable items, go to Kimble’s website at www.kimblecompanies.com.
BULK ITEMS: Those items that require hand loading will not be picked up. Items that can be broken down may be placed in the solid waste cart for collection.
YARD WASTE: Pickup has already been suspended. A large roll off container will provided at a municipal location for clean yard waste only. Location and hours will be provided when determined.
Summer registration postponed
Summer registrations have been postponed. Information will be updated by May 4. Please check back for updated information.
Supporting our local businesses during the coronavirus
During this challenging time, many of our local businesses are adapting their services and their hours to serve the residents of our city. We would encourage you to support them. The Willowick Restaurant And Businesses Information sheet provides a list of some of those restaurants and businesses.
City Offices closed to the public
The City of Willowick has closed all facilities to the public to provide a safe environment for both our employees and the public in an effort to minimize the community spread of the Coronavirus. Staff will still be working to maintain services for our residents and can be reached by phone, email and postal service. Information regarding submission of zoning permits, Point of Sales, etc. is provided in the Bldg Department Closure Notice. Parking tickets can be mailed to the Police Department or dropped off inside the building entrance to the Police Department.
Most Board and Commission meetings have been cancelled for the month of April. The April 7 meeting of City Council has also been cancelled, but efforts are being made to hold the April 21 meeting remotely. Details will be provided when available.
Use of parks during stay-at-home order
In the middle of the coronavirus epidemic, spring quietly arrived along with the spring-like weather. People are starting to venture outside during the State’s “stay-at-home” order. Parks are open, and outdoor activities such as walking, running, hiking and bicycling are exempt from the order. However, people are encouraged to practice social distancing of at least 6 feet and take safety precautions even in the outdoor setting. Playgrounds and equipment are closed as part of the order since they are particularly susceptible to the spread of the disease.
Governor DeWine’s Stay-at-Home order extended to May 1
As Coronavirus cases continue to rise across the state and in compliance with Gov. Mike DeWine’s statewide “stay at home” order, we urge all residents to stay at home as much as possible except for essential activities. The order will remain in effect until May 1. City offices remain closed to the public. If individuals are in need of food or necessary supplies, please contact City Hall at 440-585-3700. Also contact City Hall with any concerns regarding the non-compliance order.
Help available for small businesses through the Ohio Small Business Administration
The Ohio Small Business Administration has a relief program available for small businesses. The SBA strongly encourages applicants to use the online forms. The template below can be used to prepare. This application is open to small businesses and private non-profits only.
The highlights of the program include:
* Loans up to $2 million
* Interest rate 3.73% fixed for small businesses, 2.75% fixed for non-profits
* Repayment terms up to 30 years
* 4 month repayment deferment
*Loans up to $25,000 require no collateral. Over $25,000 the SBA will seek collateral in most cases
*If loan request is over $25,000 but business needs emergency funding, up to $25,000 can be disbursed while waiting for collateral filings
*This is not a grant nor are there grants available
The SBA Small Business Resource Center is available for assistance in helping businesses with these forms. You will need to register with the Small Business Development Center first, then they will follow up.
Direct link to counseling: https://clients.ohiosbdc.ohio.gov/reg.aspx?mode=counsel¢er=17082&subloc=0