CLCDC announces completion of revitalization upgrades and shifts focus to other community improvement opportunities

July 14, 2021

For Immediate Release: Public Notice

The CLCDC announced today that it has now successfully completed constructing its currently planned Borough municipal infrastructure upgrades including Fireman’s Beach, Memorial Park and Water Street improvement projects. Performance of administration for the final Water Street upgrades planned from Third to Fourth Street and replacement of all traffic signals is being relinquished to exclusive municipal management, fulfilling the purpose of the CLCDC to improve the appearance of the town.

This move provides the CLCDC resources and time to better serve its mission to “revitalize the appearance, economic activity and businesses, and to develop the community’s unique identity consistent with its history and location on the lake”.

We are honored to have energized people in our community to imagine possibilities and create a Master Plan that attracted generous donor investments and government grants of over $4,000,000.00 in financial support for Borough improvements. Further investments are already heading to Conneaut Lake due to CLCDC completion of a $220,000 Green Light Go traffic signal grant award, and CLCDC accomplishments in documenting and justifying infrastructure needs to be included in the pending PennDOT Route 6 / Water Street 2024 project.

The CLCDC is pleased to have achieved the downtown Water Street renovations and the rebuilding of Fireman’s Beach to attract additional visitors and improve Borough annual financial operations. The Borough has similarly benefited from CLCDC efforts that promoted the gifting of a new Town Hall and the development of the Evans Square senior residence complex. The CLCDC now plans to focus future energies on other valuable projects of significance to the Conneaut Lake Community. This will include the continued operation of the Barbara J Paddle Wheel Boat, the annual Ice House Winter Festival, as well as new projects under development.

Released by William F. Eldridge
Chairman, Conneaut Lake Community Development Committee