Walleye tourney organizers hook anglers with Smokehouse contest October 1

Brian Zarembsky and Craig Lewis have a novel way to hook anglers into signing up for Walleye Slam – and it’s smokin’ hot.

Craig Lewis loves fishing. The owner of Sheffield Lake’s popular Erie Outfitters on Lake Road loves it so much that he devotes hours of his free time putting on Walleye Slam to give fishermen, women and kids from across Ohio and dozens of states a chance to visit his hometown and Lake Erie. As a bonus, they can take home some great prizes if they catch a winning fish.

On Saturday, Oct. 1, two weeks before the official start of this Fall’s Slam, he’s organized a sign up party to reel in participants and he is using some unusual bait – smoked foods for an event called King of the Smokehouse.

Lewis is busy recruiting teams who will provide at least ten pounds of finished smoked product. Could be ribs, pork, beef or poultry. He says some teams may be cooking up surprise entries, but did not want to reveal their secrets in order to lure in the curious.

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Leaf pick up continues

Curbside leaf pick up has begun. The Service Department will continue picking up leaves through December, as weather permits.

Leaves should be placed on the tree lawn, not in the street where they can block storm drains in the event of inclement weather. Branches, landscape rocks, bricks and other solid yard debris should be placed in separate piles for pick up.

Crews work from the east to west sides of the city. There is no specific day for any street because the volume of leaves to be picked up and weather impacts the length of time it takes to complete a full sweep of the city.

Leaves not collected in the fall, should be placed in paper refuse bags at curbside for pick up by Republic Services when collection of brown bags resumes in April. Republic picks up brown bags weekly through December.

Request for Statement of Qualifications

The City of Sheffield Lake is soliciting Statements of Qualification from Engineering, Architectural, Environmental, and Real Estate Firms for consideration in selecting qualified firm(s) to potentially perform future contract work in the City of Sheffield Lake.  Statements should include the following, at a minimum:

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Day Ditch Drainage Improvements, The Watershed Initiative

The City of Sheffield Lake will begin an extensive improvement project along Day Ditch. The project begins at our southern corporation limit (rail road) and continues north to Ferndale Park. The project will intersect properties along Day Ditch at Belle, Brockley, Knickerbocker, Holl and Forestlawn. The scope of the project will include removal of trees, vegetation, obstructions and debris from the watercourse. The project will include installation of rock channel protection, erosion control mats and specific plantings of low growing plants/grasses. In gaining access to this city easement, fencing will be removed. The city will restore fencing, once complete, and in certain cases install new fence.

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