Village Update: September 20, 2020

To the Residents of the Village of Lagrange:

I would like to start this update with an apology. My life the last couple of weeks has been a blur losing two family members and I should have already put out this update. I would also like to thank everyone for the wonderful thoughts and prayers sent to my family during this time of grievance, they were very much appreciated.

In the last three weeks we have had three cases and so everyone understands these are cases that are confirmed by the Lorain County Health Department. If someone works in the Village but lives out of the Village, they are not counted against us. I was told there were a couple at the school before school started but they did not all live in the Village so not all were counted. This brings our total to fourteen which I believe is amazing when you consider our population to be approximately twenty-four hundred. We were in the yellow designation for a short period but have now moved back to orange because of a spike on hospital and emergency room visits. Please continue to do your part with social distancing and the wearing of a mask when appropriate so we can keep our Village safe.

I have been asked a lot about Halloween and it is scheduled for October 31 as usual and along with this update included are recommendations from the Health Department to guide us through a safe Halloween. I would encourage you that if you do not feel comfortable participating this year please stay home and turn your porch light off. If you are inclined to participate please do so and follow the guidelines sent out by the Health Department and have your porch light on to let the children know to come to your house for a treat.

I have also been asked many times what the new buildings on the end of Opportunity Way are, these two facilities were built to handle severely disabled people who need round the clock care. These individuals live at these facilities full time and need constant care.

I hope these updates bring everyone up to date and I will continue to keep you informed as I am informed with any new numbers or information.

Stay safe

Mayor Kim Strauss

Village of Lagrange

440-355-5309

Covid 19 Update: July 9, 2020

As of Wednesday, July 9, 2020: one new case in the Village and two new cases in the Township. Based upon our best information available.

To the residents of the Village of Lagrange

I have not put out any updates lately and that is a good thing. I am putting out one now to let people know where we stand as far as our numbers. We had one more case last week in the Village and I believe that brings our total to ten. Most have been through quarantine and have been released and are doing well other than the one from last week who is thirty years old and I’m sure is still in the fourteen-day period. Mr. Covell from Lorain County Public Health has informed me that even though the numbers in the County have gone up hospitalizations have stayed flat in that same time period. I hope this trend continues because that is what we need to watch.

I am sure most of you heard Governor Dewine has moved Lorain County to a level three category beginning July tenth at six pm, to see what that entails you can go to the Lorain County Public Health website and read the rules governing this. It will explain what you can or should do and what you shouldn’t do. Once again, I encourage everyone to observe social distancing especially if you have underlying health issues.

Also, just to let everyone know I believe we still have masks available at the Village Hall if needed.

Stay Safe

Mayor Kim Strauss

Village of Lagrange

440-355-5309

Village Update: Coronavirus, Senior’s Parade, Safety Town May 18th, 2020

To the Residents of the Village of Lagrange:

Once again, I have no new news on the Covid 19 virus which is good news. Everything is still the same and holding and my hope is that it stays that way. I applaud everyone for doing a great job with social distancing.

As we all have been told restaurants, gyms and other facilities are allowed to open this Friday. I hope everyone supports these businesses while following the state guide lines to keep everyone safe and to help keep these businesses stay in compliance so they can survive. Along these same lines I believe if you can go to a gym inside you should be able to go to a basketball court or tennis court outside so we will be opening these this Friday also. Please help keep them open by respecting other people’s space when at the courts. If you do not want to go to these places yet, I understand, this decision is totally up to you. I have been torn by this decision but at the same time there has to be some sort of normalcy as we proceed to open things up. I am still waiting for conformation on the baseball diamonds at the park because there are conflicting stories on the baseball and softball seasons. I will update you as soon as I get clarification.

On a positive note we have been contacted by Fox 8 News and weather permitting they are going to send their SkyFox helicopter to video the parade of seniors this Friday at 6:00 PM and broadcast it live on the Fox 8 News Facebook page and Fox 8 News website for the parents and the community of Lagrange. Thank you, Bryan Gruden from Fox 8 News, for helping our community give these seniors a great parade they can all remember. We will be marking the square with sidewalk chalk in 6-foot intervals to show we are following the social distancing guidelines. I want to keep everyone safe as they enjoy this tribute to the class of 2020 as well as following the Health Department regulations.

I have had a lot of questions about safety town. There will be no safety town this year but we will accommodate all the children who would have gone this year, in next years class. We will either have a morning and an afternoon class or we will have two weeks of classes. This will be determined next year but I want you to know we will definitely take care of the children who lost out on this year’s class.

I will send out another update this week before the parade with suggestions on where to park.

Hoping to see everyone this Friday!

Mayor Kim Strauss
440-355-5309

Mayor’s Coronavirus Update: Local Information, April 13th

To the Residents of the Village of Lagrange:

I have sat here for awhile trying to figure out how to give this update.  I’ve come to the conclusion that the only thing to do is to just get it out and explain where we go from here. I received a call from Dave Covell from Lorain County Public Health and he confirmed that there are two cases of COVID 19 in Lagrange Township and one in the Village of Lagrange. All three are in fourteen-day quarantine at home where they will stay until they test negative for three days. I was given no information as to their names or addresses and I didn’t ask, I will tell you that they are all essential workers out there doing their jobs to keep us safe and I hope you keep them in your thoughts and prayers as I will. The good thing is that they are home and not in the hospital and I hope they stay that way so they have a speedy recovery. This is exactly why we have to continue to practice social distancing and go out in public only as needed for supplies, groceries, medications and what ever else we require. I’ve seen many people in town covering their faces as they walk or go into stores not only to protect themselves but also the people around them. Keep up the good work and we will get through this!!!

On a lighter note I was asked to let people know that Our Lady Queen of Peace church at 708 Erie Street in Grafton will be having a food drive pickup this Saturday from 10:00 am to noon. This is being held in the parking lot for the Village of Lagrange and Lagrange Township residents. Please enter from Route 57 by the sign.

I hope you all had an enjoyable Easter Sunday. I looked out my window and saw the Easter Bunny walking around my neighborhood and also up on the square. I don’t know who it was but thank you for making a very different Easter a little more bearable for the children and even some of us adults.

I will conclude this update by saying once again if you know of someone in the Village that needs some help please let us know so that we can help them or point them in the right direction. We have been giving out masks at the Village Hall for people to wear when they go out. We ran out yesterday but I was just told by Mr. and Mrs. Ulupinar that they hope to have some more done on Tuesday.  If anyone needs one please call my cell at 440-355-5309 or Mary Kay Gates at the Village Hall at 440-355-5555 ext. 1.

Thank you for continued social distancing!

Mayor Kim Strauss
440-355-5309