The Village of Kelley's Island

Official Records


Did you ever wonder what they talked about at the Township and Council meetings of long ago?​


Thanks to our local author and historian, Leslie Korenko, we have transcriptions of some of the more interesting parts of the official minutes of this little Island.

Some items include the cost of maintaining a prisoner in the jail, accepting Huntington's Lane as a Village road, the proposed quarry railroad, the hearse, ​maintaining Kelley's Hall, how the cemetery expanded and who bought lots, regulation of Saloons and bicycles, and a host of private complaints that found a voice at these meetings.

To read the Village Minutes from long ago - just click these links:

Township Minutes 1865-1883 ​

These minutes were transcribed from microfilm.


Council Minutes 1890-1899
​​This book of minutes was found in our archives and in November 2015, our Secretary and President, Leslie Korenko and Chuck Herndon, presented this, the last missing volume of Village records, to the Mayor and Council.