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City of Piqua Offices Closed on Independence Day

Posted on: June 28th, 2017 No Comments

 

City of Piqua Offices Closed on Independence Day

Piqua City offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017, to allow city employees to observe the 4th of July holiday with their families.

Garbage, refuse, and recycling collections will not be made on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017.

Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday and Friday collections will all be one day late with pick up on Saturday, July 8, 2017, for Friday’s collection. Monday collection will remain on Monday, July 3, 2017.

The city urges all customers to place their containers at their usual collection points the evening before for early pick-ups the following day.

 

 

Piqua 4th Fest – Scheduled Street Closings

Posted on: June 27th, 2017 No Comments

 

The 200 Block of East Water Street, Bridge Street at Garnsey Street, Garnsey Street – Between Staunton Street and S. Main Street & the East Main Street Bridge will be closed at various times on July 4, 2017 for the set up and conducting of the Piqua 4th Fest.

Check out the Scheduled Street or Alley Closings page for specific times.

 

 

 

Neighborhood Block Parties Needed for National Night Out – Register Now (Police Media Release: 17MR07)

Posted on: June 26th, 2017 No Comments

 

The Piqua Police Department, in cooperation with the PROTECT Piqua Board of Trustees, is once again participating in numerous block parties across the city during National Night Out, Tuesday, August 1, 2017, from 6pm to 8pm.  “Community crime prevention starts at the neighborhood level,” according to Piqua Chief of Police Bruce Jamison, “so we want to use National Night Out to build stronger neighborhoods in every area of the city.”  During this time period, neighbors throughout Piqua and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on your front porch lights, and spend the evening outside with neighbors, law enforcement, and our many community partners, such as the fire department and social service agencies.

Now is the time to begin planning for a successful event in your neighborhood, and we can help with that planning.  Registered neighborhoods can expect special visitors. Activities, entertainment, and food make for successful events. PROTECT can provide advice and some financial support for organizers of local block parties for all of these elements.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.  Together, we are making that happen.

Call the Piqua Police Department at 778-2027, option 3 (“Administration”) and leave a message or speak to an Administrative Specialist to register your interest. We will then provide additional helpful information and connect you with experienced organizers. If your organization has important community information to distribute at these events, contact Chief Jamison to find out how you can do that.

 

Media Contact: Bruce A. Jamison, CLEE, 937-778-2029, bjamison@piquaoh.org

 

 

 

Piqua SPIRIT Newsletter – Summer 2017

Posted on: June 26th, 2017 No Comments

 

Piqua SPIRIT Newsletter – Summer 2017

The Summer 2017 Piqua SPIRIT Newsletter edition is now available.

 

 

Advertisement for Bids: Wayfinding Program

Posted on: June 22nd, 2017 No Comments

 

The Advertisement for Bids information for the City of Piqua – Wayfinding Program project is now available on the Bids and Projects Information page.

 

 

AVA – America’s Walking Club Coming to Piqua: Join Them for Walking Tours of Piqua This Saturday (June 24, 2017)

Posted on: June 22nd, 2017 No Comments

 

AVA – America’s Walking Club

 

The American Volkssport Association (AVA: America’s Walking Club) is coming to Piqua on Saturday, June 24, 2017. The free event, consisting of three 5K walking routes (you don’t have to walk them all), will start at Winans Chocolates + Coffee at 310 Spring Street. This event will be held rain or shine. The route directions and maps will be available at Winans that morning. The Piqua walk event and other AVA events are non-competitive, self-paced walks through a community along sanctioned routes.

All persons are invited to start walking anytime between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon and to be finished by 3:00 pm. This walking event is sponsored by the Ohio Wander Freunde (OWF) – a walking club from Fairborn, Ohio. The OWF, the oldest AVA club in Ohio, is a sanctioned club that is a member of the American Volkssport Association (AVA). The AVA – America’s Walking Club organization and their clubs sponsor more than 3,000 events annually in all 50 states.

AVA walkers from throughout the area/state will be here in Piqua on June 24, 2017 to walk and see our city but the walk event is open to the public. While AVA walkers will walk for “credit” (events walked, distance walked, and other programs) the event is free and open to the public but all walkers will need to register.

Come out and meet new people, walk along any or all of the three 5K routes, and improve your physical and mental health.

Please contact Dawn Gruber at 937-409-6975 for any additional information, even day of the event.

For more information about the AVA, visit www.ava.org.

For more information about the Ohio Wander Freunde, visit https://www.facebook.com/OhioWanderFreunde/

Ohio Wander Freunde

 

 

 

ODOT Western Ohio Current Construction for the Week of June 19 – 25, 2017

Posted on: June 21st, 2017 No Comments

 

The following closures are currently in effect for the week of June 19 – 25, 2017:

Auglaize County
• SR 29, SR 197 and SR 720, Various daily lane closures along these routes June 19th – July 14th between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times.

Champaign County
• US 36 between Bollinger Road and Edgewood Avenue, Daily lane closures June 12th – August 31st between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
• SR 54 between SR 4 and Brigner Road, Daily lane closures May 22nd – September 30th between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
• SR 55 between Elm Tree Road and Edgewood Avenue, Daily lane closures May 22nd – September 30th between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
• US 36 between SR 814 and McMahill Road, Daily lane closures May 22nd – September 30th between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
• SR 296 between SR 29 and SR 814, Daily lane closures May 22nd – September 30th between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
• US 36 between Berwick Drive and Dugan Road, ROAD CLOSURE April 10th – July 10th. The official detour is: SR 814 to SR 296 to US 68

Clark County
• SR 4 between I-70 and Enon Road, Daily lane closures June 13th – 25th. One lane will remain open in each direction.
• SR 4 Ramp to Enon Road, RAMP CLOSURE June 13th – 25th The official detour is: SR 4 to SR 369 to SR 4 to Enon Road
• Enon Road Ramp to SR 4, RAMP CLOSURE June 13th – 25th. The official detour is: SR 4 to SR 369 to SR 4 south
• SR 565 between SR 29 and Houston Pike, Daily lane closures May 22nd – September 30th between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
• I-70 east Ramp to I-675 north, RAMP CLOSURE April 19th – October 31st. The official detour is: I-675 to SR 444 to I-675 north
• I-675 north over I-70, Traffic Pattern Switch. The two lanes of northbound traffic are shifted to the southbound side just south of the overpass. Two northbound lanes will be open. * Once over the bridge, the right lane will be an exit only for I-675 north to I-70 west. The left north bound lane will be for thru traffic to Spangler Road.
• I-70 west near I-675, Lane width restrictions April 5th – October 31st. The roadway will be restricted to 22’ in this area.

Darke County
• SR 121 between Schroder Road and Arcanum Bearsmill Road, ROAD CLOSURE June 19th – 23rd. The official detour is: SR 127 to SR 47 to SR 181 to SR 121
• SR 118 between SR 47 and the Mercer/Darke County line, Daily lane closures June 16th – July 14th between the hours of 6 am and 6 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
• SR 726 between Preble County Butler Township Road and East Washington Street, Daily lane closures June 15th – July 21st between the hours of 6 am and 6 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
• US 127 between US 36 and Kruckeberg Road, Lane closures June 12th – August 25th. One lane will remain open in each direction.
• US 36 between US 127 and SR 48, Lane closures April 24th – June 30th. One lane will remain open at all times for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
• SR 121 between Arnold Street and Fairview Avenue, Daily lane closures April 24th – September 1st between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.

Logan County
• SR 720, SR 508, Various daily lane closures along these routes June 19th – July 14th between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times.
• SR 274 between SR 235 and SR 117, Daily lane closures June 12th – July 31st between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
• US 33 between McCalla Road and SR 117, Daily lane closures June 6th – 30th between the hours of 7 am and 6 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in both directions through the use of flaggers.
• SR 366 between Township Road 94 and SR 117, Daily lane closures May 8th – July 31st between the hours of 7:30 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in both directions through the use of flaggers.
• SR 368 between SR 366 and the county line, Daily lane closures May 8th – July 31st between the hours of 7:30 am and 5 pm. One lane of traffic will remain open through the use of flaggers.
• SR 117 between SR 235 and SR 274, Daily lane closures May 8th – July 31st between the hours of 7:30 am and 5 pm. One lane of traffic will remain open through the use of flaggers.
• US 68 between TR 219 and CR 103, Lane closures April 10th – June 30th. One lane will remain open at all times for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.

Mercer County
• SR 219 between CR 219A and Moorman Road, Daily lane closures June 19th – July 20th between the hours of 6 am and 6 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in both directions through the use of flaggers.
• US 33 at US 127, Intermittent lane closures May 22nd – September 15th between the hours of 7 am and 3 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times.
• SR 707 between Indiana State line and US 33, Daily lane closures April 21st – July 24th between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.

Miami County
• Piqua-Troy Road between Statler Road and Eldean Road, ROAD CLOSURE April 12th – October 12th. The official detour is: Piqua-Troy Road to West Peterson to CR 25A to Eldean Road to Piqua -Troy Road or Piqua-Troy Road to West Peterson to Troy-Sidney Road to Statler Road to Piqua-Troy Road
• I-75 between CR 25A (Troy) and US 36, Shoulder closures April 11th – October 31st.

Montgomery County
• I-75 south between Keowee Street and Third Street, Overnight Lane closure June 20th at 8 pm – June 21st at 5 am. This will become a double lane closure at 10 pm. One lane will remain open to southbound motorists at all times.
• US 35 between Perry Street and Edwin C. Moses Boulevard, Overnight lane closures June 19th at 8 pm – June 20th at 6 am. One lane will remain open in each direction.
• I-75 south Ramp to US 35 east, RAMP CLOSURE June 20th at 8 pm – June 21st at 6 am. The official detour is: I-75 south to the Edwin C. Moses turn around lane to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Boulevard to US 35 east
• Albany Street between Kirkham Street and Campbell Street, ROAD CLOSURE June 20th at 8 am – June 21st at 5 pm. The official detour is: Kirkham Street to Stewart Street to Campbell Street
• SR 49 between SR 721 and US 40, Daily lane closures June 12th – July 31st between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
• I-70 between Preble County Line Road and South Kimmel Road, Nighty lane closures June 12th – August 31st between the hours of 6 pm and 7 am. One lane will remain open in each direction.
• I-70 between SR 202 and I-75, Nightly lane closures June 12th – 19th between the hours of 6 pm and 7 am. Two lanes will remain open in each direction.
• SR 741 at Austin Boulevard, Intermittent lane closures and construction work May 22nd – August 25th. All lanes will remain open (aside from brief lane closures in May).
• Bridgewater Road between Taylorsville Road and US 40, BRIDGE CLOSURE May 5th – September 12th. The official detour is: Bridgewater Road to Taylorsville Road to Rip Rap Road to Little York Road to Brown School Road to US 40
• SR 202 between Troy Villa Boulevard and Chesam Drive, Traffic pattern shift May 15th – July 21st. All southbound traffic will be shifted to the northbound side of SR 202. There will be one southbound lane and one northbound lane operating on the northbound side of SR 202.
• Ludlow Street Ramp to US 35 west, RAMP CLOSURE May 12th – August 9th. The official detour is: Washington Street to US 35 west
• I-70 between I-75 and SR 202, SHOULDER CLOSURE May 8th – September 12th. Both the inside and outside shoulders will be closed for road work. Road will be open.
• I-70 between Airport Access Road and Taywood Road, Lane closures April 3rd – June 30th. Two lane will remain open at all times.
• I-75 north/Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28th – September 23rd. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H McGee Blvd. to US 35 east
• I-75 south Ramp to US 35 west, RAMP CLOSURE January 9th – September 30th. The official detour is: I-75 south to the Edwin C. Moses turn around lane to I-75 north to US 35 west

Shelby County
• Amsterdam Road between CR 25A (Sidney) and Heiland Kies Road, ROAD CLOSURE May 15th – August 15th. The official detour is: Amsterdam Road to CR 25A to SR 274 to Heiland Kies Road to Amsterdam Road

UPCOMING CLOSURES:
• Mercer – SR 118 between Mercer-Darke County Line Road and SR 119, Daily lane closures June 26th – July 19th between the hours of 6 am and 6 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in both directions through the use of flaggers.
• Mercer – US 127 between SR 705 and SR 219, Daily lane closures June 26th – July 31st between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
• Darke – SR 49 between Rossburg-Lightsville Road and the Mercer/Darke County line, Daily lane closures June 26th – July 21st between the hours of 6 am and 6 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
• Miami – West Peterson Road East between Troy-Sidney Road and Piqua-Troy Road, ROAD CLOSURE June 26th – August 8th. The official detour is: Troy Sidney Road to Piqua Troy Rd to Eldean Rd to County Road 25A to Peterson Road
• Shelby – SR 274 between Sidney-Freyburg Road and Rieneke- Schipper Road, ROAD CLOSURE June 26th – 30th. The official detour is:SR 274 toI-75 to SR 119 to SR 65 to SR 274
• Shelby -SR 66 between Enterprise Drive and Greenback Road, ROAD CLOSURE July 10th – October 13th. The official detour is: SR 47 to I-75 to SR 29 to SR 705

ODOT closures focus on Interstate, US and State routes. For information on local roads you will need to contact the county, city or township where the road is located. Arrow boards and signs will be in place prior to the work zone to alert motorists of the upcoming closure. All work is weather permitting. Safety is a top priority at ODOT. To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone.

For more information contact: Mandi Dillon, Public Information Officer District 7 at (937) 497-5820.

 

 

2016 Water Quality Report

Posted on: June 21st, 2017 No Comments

 

The 2016 Water Quality Report is now available at City of Piqua – 2016 Water Quality Report.

 

 

Bids Awarded at June 20, 2017 City Commission Meeting

Posted on: June 21st, 2017 No Comments

 

The bids for the following projects were awarded at the June 20, 2017 City Commission meeting.  Additional information regarding these projects/bids can be found on the Bid and Project Information page.

 

A Resolution requesting authorization to enter into an agreement with Levin Porter Architects for Design and Construction Management of the new Health and Sanitation Facility

A Resolution awarding a contract to Perry Protech, Inc. and GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation for the lease of copiers for the City of Piqua

Resolution for preliminary consent to award a contract to Peterson Construction Company for the Expansion and Upgrade of the Wastewater Treatment Plant

A Resolution awarding a contract to Walls Bros. Asphalt Co., Inc. for the Covington Avenue
Resurfacing Project

 

 

Proclamation – National Garbage Man Day

Posted on: June 21st, 2017 No Comments

 

WHEREAS, the nation celebrates the Week of June 17 as National Garbage Man Day; and

WHEREAS, according to the Center for Disease Control, the eradication of many diseases in the Western World is due in large part to higher public sanitation standards resulting from effective garbage disposal; and

WHEREAS, the men and women employed by the City of Piqua make significant contributions to the safety, health, and welfare of citizens; and

WHEREAS, The proper collection and disposal of waste and recyclables is vital to preventing disease, litter and dump heaps; and

WHEREAS, refuse haulers contribute to a tidy and clean community; and

WHEREAS, the City of Piqua values and celebrates the trash collectors, dumpster haulers, sewage workers, street cleaners, and all others employed in the sanitation industry to serve residents and local businesses;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, KATHRYN B. HINDS, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of Piqua, do hereby proclaim the Week of June 17 as National Garbage Man Day and encourage all citizens and local businesses to participate in opportunities to thank the men and women in the sanitation industry.

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KATHRYN B. HINDS, MAYOR

 

 

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