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Legal Notice-Surplus


The Village of Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio hereby authorizes the disposal of surplus personal property by internet auction the following:  One (1) – 2013 Dodge Charger Pursuits. Vehicle is sold as-is and may be viewed by appointment only by contacting Jeremy Shaffer at 440-466-8197. Such auction shall be conducted on the Village auction website at The bidding will begin on December 23, 2020 and shall end on January 3, 2021.

By Order of Village Council

Kimberly A. McKinley, Fiscal Officer

Publish: December 23, 2020

               December 30, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice of Public Hearing

The Village of Geneva on the Lake will hold a public meeting on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 7:15 PM, in order to hear public comment on Ordinance 2020-78, Amending Codified Ordinance 1121.04 to define front yard minimums in R-1 zoning districts to be 25 feet from the edge of the right of way, 35 feet from centerline of the private road or driveway. Meeting will be held at Village Hall, 4929 South Warner Dr., Geneva on the Lake, OH 44041. The complete ordinance is available on the posting board outside Village Hall.  Please contact Jeremy Shaffer, Village Administrator for any questions or comments at (440) 466-8197.

Kimberly A. McKinley

Fiscal Officer

Publish: December 23, 2020

Geneva Area Share a Christmas

Donations of toys or nonperishable food items will be accepted at the Geneva-on-the-Lake Fire Department & Police Department at 4929 South Warner Drive, Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM.

Halloween COVID Safety

COVID-19 Info-Updated 10/26/20-Residents/Businesses

For continuing updates on Governor Mike DeWine’s public health orders and recommendations during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit 


7/28/2020…COVID-19 Update: Child Care Ratios to be Lifted, Additional Restrictions Announced for Local Fairs. Additional information available here

7/23/2020…Director’s Order For Masks

7/22/2020…COVID-19-Travel-Advisory Page

7/22/20…Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announces statewide mask mandate, effective Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm.









Ashtabula County Updates HERE
Questions about COVID-19? Ohio Department of Health Updates
Questions about COVID-19 banner image. 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)

Ohio Department of Health call center is ready to answer your questions about COVID-19

1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)

Staffed from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day

If you have questions about how to protect yourself and prepare for COVID-19 in your community, the Ohio Department of Health (OHD) can provide answers.

The ODH coronavirus disease 2019 call center can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). ODH staffers operate the center seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, including weekends.

Call center staff includes licensed nurses and infectious disease experts. They are available to answer questions and provide accurate information about COVID-19, the risk to the public, and the state’s response.

Remember that the best thing you can do in the face of COVID-19 is to take precautions to protect yourself, your family, and your community:

Prevention Infographic

Protect yourself and others from COVID-19 by taking these precautions.

  • Stay home 
  • Practice Social Distancing
  • Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals
  • Wash hands often with water and soap (20 seconds or longer)
  • Dry hands with a clean towel or air dry your hands
  • Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands or after touching surfaces
  • Clean and disinfect “High-Touch” surfaces often
  • Call before visiting your doctor
  • Practice good hygiene habits 

If you have questions regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19 please call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


High touch surfaces include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables. Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them. Use a household cleaning spray or wipe according to the label instructions. Labels contain instructions for safe and effective use of the cleaning product including precautions you should take when applying the product, such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product.




















5/12/20…In a surprise announcement, tattoo and body piercing services will be permitted to reopen on May 15 with the implementation of proper safety measures. To read the entire news release, please visit

5/07/20…Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today announced the next phase of the Responsible RestartOhio plan as it relates to restaurants, bars, and personal care services.

Restaurants and bars in Ohio will be permitted to reopen as follows: 

  • Outdoor dining: May 15
  • Dine-in service: May 21

Personal care services such as hair salons, barbershops, day spas, nail salons, and tanning facilities may reopen on May 15. To read the entire news release, please visit

Updated 5/01/20…DIRECTOR’S STAY SAFE OHIO ORDER                                Director’s Order that Reopens Businesses, with Exceptions, and Continues a Stay Healthy and Safe at Home Order

For further information and to read the entire order, please visit

If you are an Ashtabula county resident in need of food assistance, please feel free to contact one of the following: 

Ashtabula County Food Pantries-pdf

If you are a Geneva on the Lake resident in need of non-emergency assistance regarding COVID-19 or have questions about the COVID-19 Virus, please contact the Village at email: COVID19@GOTLOH.ORG or call 440-466-8197 between the hours 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

The Village of Geneva on the Lake is requesting donations for nonperishable food to support residents in need. Items will be directed to residents in need and then to support area foodbanks.

We are also requesting personal protective equipment and supplies for first responders. This would include latex gloves, N95 masks, hand sanitizer, and sanitary wipes.

Additionally, we are requesting donations of old or used laptop computers to be repurposed for school children in need. The computers will be formatted for children to complete homework or school work during the current school closure.

Please drop of donations of non-perishable food items, personal protective items/supplies and used laptops to the Village Fire Department between 9:30 am & 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday. There will be containers for drop off at the southernmost overhead door of the Fire Department near the entrance to Village Hall. For large donations, please contact Village Hall by phone or email.

For up to date information regarding the State of Ohio’s COVID-19 response please visit

4/2/2020…The Governor and Health Director order an extension to the current “Stay at Home” order. It starts 4/6/2020 at 11:59 pm and is in effect through 5/1/2020 at 11:59 pm. The entire amended Ohio “stay at home” order HERE.               

3/22/2020…The Governor and Health Director order a “stay at home” order. It starts tomorrow (3/23/2020) at 11:59 pm. It is not meant to be a punitive directive.       

The entire Ohio “stay at home” order. HERE                                                   

Frequently asked questions regarding the “stay at home” order. HERE 

Find local and State information from the following sites:
–Local Ashtabula County Resources:
— Absentee Voting:
— Local eateries to support:
— Educational information:
— Unemployment help for thos effected:
–Resources on a number of Corona topics…/cov…/home/resources/resources
–Loans for small businesses and nonprofits. 

3/19/2020…As a result of the CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) pandemic, the Geneva-on-the-Lake administrative offices will be closed to non-police related visitors, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Our administrative staff will continue working and will be available to respond to phone calls and emails.                                                                         

Garbage payments may be made by mail or by calling (440) 466-8197. We will also accept payments in our lobby dropbox. For all cash payments, exact amount must be remitted.  Additionally, we will continue to have our regularly scheduled council meetings, however, some of our at-risk council members will be teleconferencing in. All other committee/commission meetings have been canceled until further notice. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

The Village of Geneva on the Lake is asking residents and visitors to take extra precautions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19. The Village has assigned a point of contact to the County Emergency Management Response. The Village has reached out to other agencies for support. We encourage everyone to prepare for a minimum of three day supplies for any type of emergency. Please visit for information.
The Village is optimistic that there will not be an impact to the spring season. We ask that while you exercise caution that you also support local business.

Additional information on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is available at

The Ohio Department of Health has opened a call center to answer questions about COVID-19. Open seven days a week, 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. 1(833)4-ASK-ODH or 1(833)427-5634.

Printable .pdf flyers



MERS_CoV prevention sign, illustrated medical procedures with stick figures to prevent virus spread

Council Meetings during COVID-19

We will continue to have our regularly scheduled council meetings, however, some of our at-risk council members will be teleconferencing in. As always, these meetings are open to the public. Additionally, all other committee/commission meetings have been canceled until further notice, except those with immediate emergent needs. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. Please stay safe and healthy!

Updated 5/13/2020…We will resume our regularly scheduled Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) and Planning Commission meetings, effective immediately. They will continue to be open to the public. In order to keep everyone safe and healthy, we require all attendees to practice social distancing and we encourage attendees to wear facial coverings. 

Important Consumer Information during COVID-19 Crisis

Be aware that criminals are attempting to exploit COVID-19 worldwide through a variety of scams and will likely use new methods to continue the exploitation.

If you think you are a victim of a scam or attempted fraud involving COVID-19, you can report it without leaving your home. Please visit the links below to help keep yourself protected and/or file a report.

Make an online fraud report to the FBI at

For cyber scams, you can submit your online complaint to

By phone, you can contact the National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721 or via email at

Criminals are Exploiting COVID-19 Outbreak for Financial Gain through Procurement and Consumer Fraud

FBI-Public Service Announcement-RE:Fraud

Department of Justice-Coronavirus Fraud News

Employers & Employees Impacted by COVID-19

10/23/2020…Governor DeWine Announces CARES Act Funding.

Here you will find information to assist you and your business while we are all dealing with this unprecedented pandemic.  

Resources for Economic Support-here. This information is updated often. 

TeamNEO Economic Resources for Northeast Ohio: 
Programs and resources to assist Northeast Ohio’s economic development leaders, employers and the workforce in response to COVID-19. (Federal, State, Local, Utilities & Service Providers, Workforce, Additional Resources and Public Health Updates)

Additional Useful Information:

Ohio Department of Health – Business Checklist 

Liquor Buyback- Ohio Liquor will allow a bar or restaurant to return unopened high proof liquor products purchased within the past 30 days as a way to provide economic assistance to bar and restaurant owners during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For questions or more information regarding the one-time high proof liquor buy back, please feel free to contact the LESC at 877-812-0013 or

SharedWork Ohio- It is a voluntary layoff aversion program. It allows workers to remain employed and employers to retain trained staff during times of reduced business activity. More information can be found at or by calling 866-733-0025, Option 3.

To apply for a SharedWork Ohio plan:  

  • Go to  
  • Log in to your OJI Employer benefits account
  • From the Main Menu, under SharedWork Ohio (SWO), select View/Manage SWO Plans

Faster Unemployment Processing-
If your business has to shut down or lay people off due to COVID-19, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has provided a mass lay-off code to provide to your employees to speed the processing of their unemployment benefits: 2000180.                                                                                                                          Ohioans can apply for unemployment at 24/7. Applications can also be made by phone at 877-OHIO-JOB (877-644-6562) on Monday – Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Wait times may be affected as there has been a high volume of traffic to the site and their system has been overwhelmed. 

Additional FAQs are available on unemployment benefits at:

SBA Small Business Loans – Disaster Recovery Loans

The State of Ohio has been declared a disaster state. As a result, businesses and non-profits can apply for SBA Disaster Recovery loans. These loans must be repaid, however they can be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid due to the impact of the disaster. Please send your contact information to if you have been impacted by this crisis. Wait times may be affected as there has been a high volume of traffic to the site. For more information, please visit

To apply and learn more, visit:

FREE Medical Clinic-CANCELED

Typically, Remote Area Medical opens the clinic parking lot no later than 12 a.m. midnight on the first night of the event. Ticket distribution usually begins at 3 a.m., and patients are then served in numerical order according to their ticket number when clinic doors open, which typically occurs at 6 a.m. This process will repeat throughout the clinic days. In some situations, such as inclement weather, volunteer cancellations, or other circumstances outside of RAM’s control, ticketing may occur earlier than 3 am.  RAM encourages everyone who would like services, especially dental services, to arrive as early as possible.  

Dental, vision and medical services are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Due to time constraints, be prepared to choose between DENTAL and VISION services. Medical services are offered to every patient attending the clinic. This event is free and open to the public.


Employment Opportunity-Police Officer

The Village of Geneva-on-the-Lake Police Department: Employment Opportunity

The Village of Geneva-on-the-Lake will be accepting applications for police officers, until positions are filled. We have part-time, full time and/or lateral entry positions available. 

The minimum requirements for lateral entry are you must be employed in a local, state or federal police department with at least three (3) years of continuous service. 

Wage range for officers is $14.00-$18.39.

Applications and job descriptions are available at the Geneva-on-the-Lake Municipal Building, 4929 S. Warner Drive, Geneva, Ohio from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays or by visiting the links below.

Please see Job Description for specific details.


logo2The Village of Geneva-on-the-Lake
4929 South Warner Drive, Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio 44041
Phone:  (440) 466-8197  Fax:  (440) 466-8911

“This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”