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Mayor Forthofer reports that the City of Vermilion is going out to bid for contractors to replace Highbridge Road from the Bridge to Brownhelm Station Road.

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At the Streets, Buildings & Grounds Committee meeting of February 10, 2020, Mayor Forthofer provided a power point presentation to Council on the plans of the Fulper Lot.

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At the Streets, Buildings & Grounds Committee meeting of February 10, 2020, Terry Parker, Chairman of the Vermilion Parks & Recreation Board, explained they have created a subcommittee to the Parks Board.

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Mayor Forthofer has proposed a plan to Vermilion City Council to convert the vacant lot at Liberty and Grand Streets in downtown Vermilion into a paved parking lot.

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Ohio Edison will be conducting inspections of area power lines and structures this week in Lorain County, weather permitting, according to Mayor Forthofer. “For efficiency, they are using a small helicopter,” stated the mayor. “It will hover and circle around the area.”

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oucka conveyed that late last year the mayor gave a presentation regarding the condition of the City’s 6,350 water meters that serve residential and commercial customers.

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At the Health & Safety Committee Meeting Of February 10, 2020, Chairman Brian Holmes congratulated Police Chief Hartung and Sergeant Holmes on completing 14 months of the Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program (CLEE).

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At the Health & Safety Committee Meeting Of February 10, 2020, Fire Chief Stempowski reported the department responded to 15 incidents in January.

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The City of Vermilion Police Department (VPD) is warning Vermilion residents that once again there is a rise in vehicle entry thefts throughout the City. These thefts are occurring in the middle of the night in various neighborhoods, most recently VOL and the Indian Ridge Estate.

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The City of Vermilion Police Department announces Chief Hartung and Sgt. Holmes have graduated from the 24th class of the Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program through the Law Enforcement Foundation and the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police.

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At the Vermilion City Council Meeting on Monday, February 3, 2020 Mayor Forthofer addressed comments to Council from the December 2, 2019 meeting by Mr. and Mrs. Winningham.

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At the Vermilion City Council Meeting on Monday, February 3, 2020 Mayor Forthofer reported that the Administration and the Parks Board is working with Western Reserve Land Conservancy to source funding necessary to start work on the Main Street Beach Development Project.

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Visitors


Discover Vermilion Ohio


Vermilion, Ohio is the crowning jewel of the south shore of Lake Erie. From quaint shops to fine dining, the arts, entertainment and unmatched festivities, Vermilion truly has it all. Be reminded of a simpler time when an afternoon at the beach, a hand-dipped ice cream cone and a stroll along Main Street made your day special. Stay for a day, maybe two, and take home a memory that will last forever.

Downtown Vermilion


Downtown Vermilion, Ohio, "Harbour Town", is home to dozens of retail shops, restaurants, professional businesses, marinas, accommodations and tourist activities. Main Street Beach is a public swimming beach in downtown Vermilion, Ohio on the north end of Main Street. The Vermilion Lighthouse is located next to Main Street Beach in downtown Vermilion, Ohio.

Vermilion Parks & Beaches


Vermilion Ohio is home to several beautiful parks and beaches. Enjoy a picnic, a scenic hike, a bike ride, beautiful views, fabulous sunsets, playgrounds, sports activities, a dip in the water, botanical gardens and more at Vermilion's parks and beaches.

Main Street Beach


Main Street Beach is a public swimming beach in downtown Vermilion, Ohio on the north end of Main Street. Main Street Beach features an observation deck, a kayak/canoe launch, benches, an ADA mobility mat, and a concession stand.

Vermilion Ohio Lighthouse


The Vermilion Lighthouse is a replica of the original lighthouse that was later moved to Lake Ontario. Known as the "Town of Sea Captains," Vermilion was without a lighthouse for 63 yrs. The lighthouse is located next to Main Street Beach in downtown Vermilion, Ohio.

Vermilion Ohio Recreation


Swimmers of all ages enjoy our sandy beaches located in Historic Downtown Vermilion and either side of the city. Recreational boating of every kind, jet skis, canoeing, and sail boats adorn the Vermilion harbor, where ship building was once the major industry.

Attractions & Events


Free concerts, outdoor movies, museums, galleries and more are offered throughout the year in Vermilion, Ohio and surrounding areas. Discover all the arts and entertainment that Vermilion has to offer. Discover Vermilion Ohio's Arts & Entertainment.

Vermilion River & Lake Erie


The Vermilion River, which flows into Lake Erie, endows marina facilities with more than 1,000 boat slips and ramps for easy access to the Lake, earning Vermilion the title of the “Largest Small Boat Harbour on the Great Lakes.” Lake freighters are a regular sight on Lake Erie making their way through the Great Lakes.

Boat Ramps & Guest Docks


Vermilion Ohio invites you to visit our public guest docks and boat ramps. You are in the center of Vermilion's historical district and within easy walking distance of many quaint specialty shops, groceries, ice, restaurants, fast food, historical homes, overnight accommodations, professional services and the beach.

Ultimate Railfan Destination


Trains began running through Vermilion, Ohio starting in 1853. For over 140 years the rumbling, roaring, shaking, screaming tornados have rushed through the quiet village. Ships have come and gone in this little city by the sea, but they were never the acoustic monsters like the trains which roll along like wild demons in a race. Freight of all kinds flies through the city, and as far as we can foresee, it will continue for 140 more years. Such is life in a railroad town.

Vermilion Ohio History


History tells us that the Erie Indians lived along the south shore of Lake Erie until their murderous extinction by the warlike Iroquois from upper New York State in 1655. Then around 1700 the Ottawas, Hurons (Wyandottes) and Chippewas gradually returned to the area for furs to sell to the French traders until they too were pushed out of their hunting and trapping grounds by the pioneering white man. Few Indians remained by 1800. One historian said, "Lake Shore Ohio was an Indian borderland. Indian habitation was a nervous, restless one punctuated by wars, international rivalries and disasters."

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Contact


City of Vermilion

5511 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion, OH 44089
Phone: (440) 204-2400 | Fax: (440) 204-2411

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Master Phone Menu (440) 204-2400

  •  Water & Sewer Service Issues: Press 1
  •  Building Department, Including Planning & Zoning: Press 2
  •  Finance Department, Including Payroll & Employee Benefits: Press 3
  •  Director of Public Services: Press 5
  •  Safety Directory: Press 6
  •  Resident Complaints: Press 7
  •  Clerk of Council, Including City Council Reps: Press 8
  •  Recreation Department, Including the City Pool: Press 9
  •  After Hours Water & Sewer Service Emergencies: Press 450
  •  Press the # sign to repeat or remain on the line for the Mayor's Office.

Department & Offices Phone Numbers

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm
  •  Administrative Office: (440) 204-2400
  •  City Council: (440) 204-2465
  •  Mayor & Safety Director: (440) 204-2402
  •  Mayor Admin: (440) 204-2402
  •  Service Director: (440) 204-204-2424
  •  Finance Director: (440) 204-2425
  •  Accounts Payable: (440) 204-2426
  •  Payroll: (440) 204-2427
  •  Benefits Coordinator: (440) 204-2427
  •  Boards & Commissions Clerk: (440) 204-2429
  •  Building Inspector: (440) 204-2410
  •  Building Admin. Clerk: (440) 204-2410
  •  PT Inspector: (440) 320-4248
  •  Water/Waste Water Utilities Billing Clerk: (440) 204-2420
  •  Street Superintendent: (440) 204-2480
  •  Recreation Dept (Voice Mail): (440) 204-2490
  •  Water Treatment Plant: (440) 204-2450
  •  Waste Water Treatment Plant: (440) 204-2455
  •  Fire Station #1 5467 Ohio Street: 911 (Emergencies)
  •  Fire Station #2 385 Overlook Road: 911 (Emergencies)
  •  Police Department: (440) 967-6116
  •  Municipal Court: (440) 204-2430

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