News / Events

Halloween Trick-or-Treat
Will be Wednesday, October 31 from 5:30 - 7 p.m.  If you will be passing out candy, please have your front porch light on.  Thank you.  The annual Halloween Parade sponsored by the SAFD will take place on Sunday, October 28.  Line-up will be at S.A.M.S. 2:30 p.m. with the parade start at 3:00 p.m., ending at the soccer field.

Leonard Street Update: 9/24/2018

Tomorrow, 9/25/2018 around 9:00 am, the water line crew will be connecting to the water main.  Some of the residents on the west side will be without water for about 4 hours.  When your service returns you may have discolored water so you will need to run your water for a little while until it clears up.  Please remember this is just a step in the process, and we will keep you informed as the project moves forward.  Pelase feel free to call 440-986-7491 if you have any questions.



Leonard Street multi-construction project to start September 17, 2018

We are about to embark on a multi-construction project on Leonard St.  We will be installing a new storm sewer from the southern edge of the Leonard St corporation limits to the intersection of Church and Leonard St starting Monday, September 17, 2018.

From there we will be installing new water lines from Route 113 to the Leonard St corporation limits starting September 24, 2018.  This project will last for several weeks.

The water line project will be followed by a road reconstruction from Route 113 to the Leonard St corporation limits.  Road reconstruction should be completed by the end of November.

This disruption will be multifaceted.  The flow of traffic for Leonard, Church, Fern, Elm, Maple streets, and Route 113 will be changed as needed to complete the project.

The school will be changing the bus route schedule where needed.  Communication for this change will be managed by the school.  

Water service will be affected when the new water line is connected.  The loss of service should be minimal.  However, please be prepared.

We are asking everyone to find an alternate route if you use Leonard St as a route in or out of the village until this project has been completed.

We will continue to keep you updated and appreciate your patience.

2018 Dumpster Days
Fall Dumspter Days will be October 12-13 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Please bring your water bill or driver's license to show proof of residence in the Village. We cannot take tires, paint, or construction material.  We will take appliances that use Freon; however, they must be tagged that the Freon has been removed.  We will also take batteries.

Items such as yard waste, clothing, light bulbs including Christmas lights, wood, chains, garden hoses, shredded paper, car parts (especially brake rotors, pots and pans, polystyrene(stryafoam) & aluminum foil may all be taken.  None of these items should be placed in your green recycle containers.  As of 2013, Republic Services has new equipment and these items cannot be processed as recycleable material.

Hall Parking
The village hall shares parking space with the fire and police departments. Please DO NOT BLOCK any entrances to the fire station or to the back garage.  Additional parking is located in front of village hall and to the west of the fire station.  Thank you.

Zoning Board of Appeals Vacancy 
Due to a resignation, there is an opening on the South Amherst Zoning Board of Appeals.  All intereset applicants are asked to please submit a letter of interest to the attention of: Mayor Dave Leshinski,  Village of South Amherst, 103 W. Main St. South Amherst, Ohio 44001 or email

Rummage Sales Permits 
Permits may be abtained at town hall for a $5.00 registration fee.  Residents are permitted 2 sales a year.

Stormwater Utility Information
Excerpt from the 5/14/2018 Council Minutes:

Lorain County Development – Dan Romancak & Mark Ruffner presented a short program on Stormwater Utility and explained what the program could do for the village.
-        Establish a dedicated funding source
-        Meet EPA requirements for pollution
-        Drainage improvements and flood prevention
-        Consulting engineering
-        Council member Siss asked if this is something just the council votes on or does it go before the voters.  The mayor stated that, “We would have an ordinance with 3 readings, plus a public hearing.”
-        The rate that would be assessed to each homeowner would be approximately $32.00 for every 6000 sq. ft. of impervious surface.
-        Mark Leshinski wanted to know the process needed to go through to get a ditch cleaned.  Mr. Romanack stated there are numerous ways and one of the ways for a resident would be by going to the County Commissioners.
-        Next step is to have the law director contact LCD to review the legalities that need to be in place in order to proceed 
with a contract between the two entities.

Link to the Powerpoint presentation from 5/14/2018 Stormwater Utility


The Financial Report for the Village of South Amherst for 2017 has been completed.  The Report is available for inspection as of March 1, 2018 at the Fiscal Officer's Office at 103 West Main Street during normal business hours.  Michelle Henke, Fiscal Officer.