Special Improvement District

A shoreline Special Improvement District (SID) has been established by Bay Village residents. This action is similar to undertakings by other cities and counties along the Ohio shoreline of Lake Erie. It allows property owners to develop a project funded by a special assessment on their properties. Shoreline SIDs are not grants or zero-interest loans. Property owners will pay for the project through assessments on their property.

A Special Improvement District 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 an SID is voluntary and does not require that properties be contiguous or a 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.


Meetings will tentatively be held on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:00. The next meeting is scheduled for June 21 at 5:00 pm via Zoom.  

Meeting History

May 16, 2022: Board of Directors meeting cancelled

April 19, 2022: Board of Directors meeting

March 15, 2022: Bay Village Shoreline Special Improvement District organizational meeting.

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