Bay Village News and October Updates

Bay Village Residents – Deer Control Survey

The City of Bay Village is conducting a survey of its residents to determine how the deer population in Bay Village has effected them.

We are asking Bay residents to complete the survey by clicking on the link below. Results will be tabulated and used to formulate procedures for managing the deer population. You may also pick up a hard copy version of the survey from the Police Department.

Only one survey per resident please.

Deadline for completion of the survey is October 15, 2021.

Click on the link to take the survey.

A Message to Bay Village Residents

Our City’s tree canopy is disappearing at an alarming rate. Over the past 10 years, Bay Village has lost almost 10% of its canopy (Cuyahoga County Urban Tree Canopy Assessment, 2019). Why should we care?

Trees add tremendous value to us, our neighbors, the community, and even our country and the world, such as:

PROPERTY VALUE: Trees add value to the resale of your home, particularly the large native trees our ancestors enjoyed like Oaks, Maples, Tulip, etc. Mature trees in a well-maintained yard can increase home value by 10% (Wolf, 2007).

HEALTH: Trees clean the air and filter contaminants in the soil. Tree-lined streets are linked to lower asthma rates and better cardiovascular health (University of Exeter, 2017). Trees also provide homes for birds and other animals, like insects, for the wildlife to feed on.

UTILITY BILLS: Trees lower the cost to cool our homes. Equally importantly, trees reduce the strain on the grid during peak times because of the shade they provide.

BEAUTY: Bay Village has many assets and one of them is our tree canopy. People visit and marvel at just how magnificent the trees are. In fact, our City has been awarded the Tree City USA designation for the past 22 years.

YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, YOUR COMMUNITY: The large trees in Bay Village make the character of the city what it is. Yes, you can remove your own trees. But please consider – what if all your neighbors did the same? Our community would be forever changed. Once a mature tree is gone, it can take a century or more for it to be replaced.

PRUNING TIPS TO KEEP YOUR OAKS ALIVE: Oaks are highly susceptible to a contagious and aggressive disease called Oak Wilt. Never prune an Oak from mid-March until the first frost. During growing season (March through November), the Oak tree emits a sap that attracts a beetle that will infect the tree with wilt. Once the tree is infected, it will likely die, and usually dies very quickly. There are potential treatments to stop this from occurring that we will save for another newsletter.

To learn more about the benefits of trees and tree care, visit the City’s Forestry website at: For additional resources, you can also check out the Bay Village Tree Commission page on the website at:

Book Drive

October 1 to 31

The BVECPTA has joined forces with the Early Childhood PTA’s of Rocky River, Lakewood and Westlake to have a friendly Book Drive Competition Benefitting the Kids Book Bank. The drive will run from October 1st – 31st and will utilize the Book Bin located at Westerly School. The ECPTA with the most books donated win city bragging rights.

A Message from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections


The November 2, 2021 General Election is a countywide election with at least one item on the ballot in all municipalities. Voters will elect mayors, city council members, school board members, judicial seats, and decide issues.

Voters who wish to Vote-by-Mail must complete and submit a ballot application. To request a Vote-by-Mail ballot application, visit: or call 216-443-VOTE (8683). Vote-by-Mail ballot applications are also available at all public libraries.

Early In-Person Voting begins on October 5, 2021. Early In-Person voting hours are posted on the Board of Elections website

On Election Day the polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. To confirm your voting location visit or call 216-443-VOTE. Voters are reminded to bring identification.

The Board of Elections is hiring Election Day Officials (Poll Workers) for the November 2, 2021 General Election. Apply online or call 216-443-3277.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Wednesday, October 6, from 10 am – 4 pm

Bay Lodge, 492 Bradley Rd.

Your single blood donation may help save more than one life! To schedule an appointment to donate blood, go to, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).”

Bay Village Candidate Forums

School Board: Wednesday, October 6, 6:30 pm; Bay High Auditorium, 29230 Wolf Road. Candidates: Casey Ault, Scott Dwyer, Amy Huntley, Dave Jones, Patrick E. Mosier, Scott A. Schulz, Andrey Stojic, and John D. Taylor. Eight candidates are running for three open seats on the school board.

City Council: Monday, October 11, 7 pm; Bay High Auditorium, 29230 Wolf Road. Ward 2: Lydia DeGeorge, James C. Strunk; Ward 3: Mike Greco, Gary S. Sharp. Candidates for Mayer, Council-at-large, Ward 1 and Ward 4 are unopposed.

Masks Required inside Bay High School. Both forums will also be livestreamed online. Visit for a link. Bring your questions for the candidates for the forums, or email them in advance to

Bay Village Snow Angels

Are you age 60+ and need help with snow removal? Do you want to become a Snow Angel?

The City of Bay Village Snow Angels Program pair older residents and residents with disabilities with nearby neighbors who volunteer to assist them with snow removal. Ditch your winter blues for winter boots and become a Snow Angel for an elderly neighbor! To volunteer go to, call to sign up today!

Looking for assistance with snow removal this winter? Call, email to apply. (440) 835-6565,

Shredding Day

Saturday, October 9 from 9 am – 12 pm

At the Bay Village Police Station parking lot. What is allowable: Any office paper – any color, file folders – any color, & cardboard. No need to remove staples, paper clips, rubber bands. What is NOT allowable: Plastics, common trash, hazardous materials, Cd, DVD, magnetic media, X-Rays, computers and accessories.

Bay Village Women’s Club Meeting

Thursday, Oct 14 at 12:30 pm  

Location: Bay Village Library branch, 502 Cahoon Rd. Program: Chilling Tales of Lake Shore Cemetery. The Lake Shore cemetery in Avon Lake holds provoking tales of Prohibition, an air balloon flight, battles between farmers and the Lake Shore Electric Railway, and more. Sherry Spenzer, Avon Lake historian, will share tales of the deceased from two of her books – available for purchase with proceeds benefitting Avon Lake Historical Society. Hosted by the Bay Village Women’s Club. Free and open to the public. Masks are required.

Scaredy Cat Run & Walk 2021

Saturday, October 16

Race through beautiful Bay Village, starting at Bay High School. Mail pre-registration by Wednesday, October 13 – $30; Online pre-registration – $30; Day of event registration – $30. Online registration: Race day registration/packet pick-up at Bay High School, 7:30 am; 5K Run/1 Mile Walk: 9 am. Frist 200 to register will get a free set of car ears!

2021 Citywide Fall Garage Sale Participation open to all Bay Village Residents!

The BVECPTA is excited to announce their citywide garage sale will take place on October 16 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., although you may choose to open earlier. Registration is now open for all Bay Village residents for $20 to sell at the sale. You do not need to be a member of any PTA to sell. You may sell any items, it is not limited to children’s items.

Registration includes free advertising for you; inclusion in our buyer’s guide and interactive Google Maps to better direct interested buyers to your sale; a copy of the guide; and a marker (like balloons or a sign) which will be delivered to your house the evening before or morning of the sale. The sale will go forward rain or shine. Please let us know if you have any questions by sending us a Facebook message or e-mail to

WHEN: Saturday, October 16th (11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) • WHERE: Your house! • COST: $20 for Bay Village residents only to sell. • REGISTRATION: • Seller registration closes on October 10th.

Buyers’ guides will remain available for purchase until the sale is finished. After purchasing the guide, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with a link to a non-public website that contains links to the printable guides and maps and links to the interactive maps, which can only be accessed using a google account.

Food Waste Composting is Now Available in Bay Village

This is a reminder to sign up for the food waste composting if you are still interested and have not yet done so! Signup link and details are below. Join the many Bay Village residents who have chosen to make their waste a little more sustainable. And, thank you to those who have already signed up!

The 24/6/365 drop off location will be next to the dumpsters on the northeast corner of the Bay Lodge, 492 Bradley Rd., parking lot adjacent to Bradley Park.

You must sign up online to utilize this service. Cost is $10.00 per month and you may bring as many or as few food-scraps as are produced on a weekly basis. The signup link is here: Compost Drop Off — Rust Belt Riders: Feed People, Not Landfills. All food waste MUST be placed inside the locked bin.

21st Annual Tri-Bay Golf Classic & Clam Bake

Monday, October 18 at Avon Oaks Country Club

10:30 am – Registration; 12:00 pm – Shotgun Start; 5:00 pm – Clam Bake Dinner, Prizes, Silent Auction and Awards. Click here for more information and registration. Proceeds benefit the Bay High Alumni Foundation, Bay Village Educational Foundation, & the Bay Rockets Athletic Boosters.

BAYarts Halloween Hoopla

Saturday, October 23 and 30 from 10 am – 2 pm

Children ages 4 – 10. Cost $60. Register at or contact Photographer Emma Wolpert will be available to take fall family pictures on the BAYarts campus. To book an appointment contact her at The Hallowed Crumb, a Bay Village home bakery will have their sweet treats available for purchase from 1:30 – 2:30 pm. Click here to view the event flyer.

The Great Closet Clean-Out

Friday, October 22 – Sunday, October 24

Donate clothing and any cloth items in tied plastic bags to help support Bay Rocket Athletics and Easter Seals. All donations will be resold, reused or recycled. Physical distancing drop-off measures will be in place to ensure safe distancing practices. All items donated will result in monetary funds from Saves to Bay Rocket Athletics and Easter Seals.

Drive up and drop off: Friday, 4 to 7 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm and Sunday, 1 to 5 pm.

The BMS parking lot will have areas marked where you can place your bags to ensure Physical/Social Distancing during drop-off. If you need help, please remain in your car and a volunteer will unload items from your trunk. Because of COVID restrictions, only cloth items in tied bags can be accepted. Thank you for your support of Bay Athletics.

Boo Village 2021

Saturday, October 30 from 12 to 2 pm

Starts at the Key Bank, Monster March from Bay Village Square up Dover Center to Dover Commons Shopping Center and Knickerbocker Apartments. We ask that you please keep a 6 foot distance between you and others during the trick-or-treat. Face masks will be recommended for trick or treaters as well as anyone accompanying them. Business participants will also be recommended to wear face masks and provide hand sanitizer. There will be two awards for BEST COSTUME – to register, simply tag VIVID JEWELERS in your pictures on Social Media! Candy, prizes and family fun!

Halloween Trick-or-Treat

Sunday, October 31, from 6 – 8 pm

Bay Village Flags are Here!

Flags are 2′ x 3′. Cost is $40. Limited supply. Get yours at City Hall, Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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