Special Improvement District

A shoreline Special Improvement District (SID) has been established by Bay Village residents. It enables lakefront property owners to fund shoreline protection projects by a special assessment on their property. Shoreline SIDs are not grants or zero-interest loans. Property owners pay for the project through assessments on their property. Other cities, counties, and multi-city groups along Ohio's Lake Erie shoreline have established similar SIDs.

A SID is a non-profit organization established by lakefront property owners for the purpose of accessing lower cost, longer term financing to cover shoreline improvements including protective revetments designed to reduce shoreline erosion and lake-related damage to their properties. Participating in a SID is voluntary and does not require that properties be contiguous or relinquishment of any private property rights. The SID provides access to lower cost financing (and repayment over time through your property tax billing), and working with experienced contractors offers the opportunity to see lower costs both during the near-term project and reduced long term maintenance costs through the quality services provided in the initial design and construction.

If you are interested in participating in the SID, please complete this Pre-Petition Information Form (PDF) and return it to Kevin Butler.


On August 2, 2021, there was a Public Hearing including a presentation (PDF) by Kevin Butler of McDonald Hopkins. 

Board of Directors meetings are tentatively planned for the third Tuesday of each month at 5:00. Check the Events calendar for the latest information.