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Memorial Day is the day we honor those fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, relatives, neighbors, and friends who have lost their lives in service to our great country.  Due to the current conditions, we are not able to have a parade or service to recognize the sacrifice they made.  The Memorial Garden at Evergreen Cemetery will be available for personal reflection to honor those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms.  Please take a moment to recognize their sacrifice at this sanctuary. 

Special Park Board Meeting
The Park Board will meet on Thursday, May 21, 2021 at 4:45 p.m. to vote on prsuing a mowing contract for 2021.

Council meetings have been cancelled until further notice.

Zoning Board of Appeals
Will be meeting on May 27, 2020 as scheduled.

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, Peck & Gambish will not be holding their face-to-face forum with the public.  If you need help or have questions, please call them at 440-988-2877.

CORONAVIRUS DISEASE -what you need to know 
For an accurate and credible source of information please visit the Lorain County Public Health website at  The article provides links to the CDC and offers helpful guidelines.

Due to recent events with the COVID-19 the Water Department has decided for the public safety and the safety of their employees to close taking payments in the lobby until further notice.  Payments may be placed in the mail slot at the front side door of town hall or online.  

If you have not taken advantage of setting up your online bill pay or need help, please call us at 440-986-2202, Ext 1 and leave a message.  The water clerk will return your call and help you get it set up.  If you are not interested in this service,  payments that were usually dropped off in the lobby should  now be placed in the mail slot at the front door of town hall until further notice.  Payments may also be mailed.  Click on the Water page and click on the Green Pay Now button to set up the on line bill pay service.

Legal Notice 
The financial Report for the Village of South Amherst for 2019 has been completed.  The report is available for inspction as of February 27, 2020, at the office of the Fiscal Officer, 103 W Main St. during normal business hours.  Michelle Henke, Fiscal Officer.

Records Commission has an open seat that needs filled.
To the residents of South Amherst, the Village of South Amherst Records Commission has an open seat.   The commission meets at least twice a year and is responsible for making decisions regarding record retention.  Interested individuals are to submit a letter of interest to: Mayor Leshinski, attn: Records Retention.  103 W Main St.,  South Amherst, Ohio 44001
or email to

Please note for 2020
Village Council will hold legislative meetings (vote) on the second Monday of the month and roundtable committee meetings will be the 4th Monday of the Month. All meetings are open to the public.  Both meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Bulk Garbage Pick-up
Bulk garbage pick-up is the third (3rd) Wednesday following the first (1st) Monday of the month.  For calendar year 2020 those days will be:  3/18, 4/22, 5/20, 6/17, 7/22, 8/19, 9/23, 10/21, 11/18, 12/23.  (Residents must have an account with Republic.).

2020 Dumpster Days                  October 16-17
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(styrofoam) & 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.

Village Wide Rummage Sale
The Village Wide Rummage Sale will be held August 14-16.  There is no permit fee for this weekend only.  Registration however, is encouraged.