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Piqua Community Clean Up Day

Posted on: April 26th, 2017 No Comments

 

Piqua Community Clean Up Day – Saturday, May 6, 2017

 

The annual Piqua Community Clean Up Day will be Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 8:30 am until noon.  There will be projects for all ages and skill levels.  Rain or shine!  Please consider joining us to make the community of Piqua a better place to live in.  For more information or to register, please contact Melissa Kinney in the Piqua Health Department via email at mkinney@piquaoh.org or by phone at 937-778-2060.

 

 

 

Invitation to Bid – Wastewater Treatment Plant Construction

Posted on: April 26th, 2017 No Comments

 

The Invitation to Bid for Project Number 13-15: Construction of Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade and Expansion is available on the Bids and Projects Information page.

 

 

2017 Arbor Day Celebration

Posted on: April 26th, 2017 No Comments

 

On Friday, April 28, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., the City of Piqua Tree Committee will hold its annual Arbor Day celebration. The ceremony will be held at the Springcreek Elementary School on US Rt. 36.

The ceremony will include the Tree City USA award presentation and a brief history about Arbor Day. The Tree Committee has invited the kindergartners from the Springcreek Elementary to attend.

Following the ceremony, a new tree will be planted by the City of Piqua Parks Department employees, demonstrating the “dos and don’ts” of planting a tree. This tree will be a memorial tree planted in the loving memory of Colleen Noonan, a lifelong resident of Piqua.

This year’s celebration would not be possible without the collaborative efforts of the City of Piqua’s Tree Committee, Tree Care Inc, and Pioneer Rural Electric.

The Tree Committee would like to invite the public to attend this annual event on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. The rain date is May 6, 2017. For more information on future efforts to renew the city’s urban forest, contact Bob Graeser at 937-778-2044.

 

 

Arbor Day Foundation Names City of Piqua Tree City USA

Posted on: April 26th, 2017 No Comments

 

Bob Graeser (Left) at the Tree City USA Southwest Ohio Awards Program

 

The City of Piqua was recently named as a 22 year Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. The Southwest Ohio awards program was hosted by the City of Lebanon, Ohio. Bob Graeser, City of Piqua Project Manager was honored to receive the Tree City USA award along with the first time Growth Award for Piqua.

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. Piqua achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

“Everyone benefits when elected officials, volunteers and committed citizens in communities like Piqua make smart investments in urban forests,” said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Trees bring shade to our homes and beauty to our neighborhoods, along with numerous economic, social and environmental benefits.”

Trees are assets to a community when properly planted and maintained. They help to improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits.

More information on the program is available at arborday.org/TreeCityUSA

 

Meeting Notice – Board of Zoning Appeals (Revised Time)

Posted on: April 24th, 2017 No Comments

 

Please be advised that the City of Piqua Board of Zoning Appeals will conduct a meeting at the revised time and location stated below.

TIME: 5:30PM
DATE: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
LOCATION: Commission Chambers – 2nd Floor
Municipal Government Complex
201 W. Water Street

This letter serves to notify those persons who may have an interest in an agenda item to be discussed at this meeting. View the Board of Zoning Appeals packet in its entirety online at the Board of Zoning Appeals page or by visiting the Development Office.

This is your opportunity to speak in favor of, or object to, an item to be considered. If you desire to state your opinion concerning this matter and will be unable to attend the meeting, please submit your statement in writing to this office prior to 5pm on the date of the meeting.

Please contact this office if you have any questions pertaining to this notice.

Christopher W. Schmiesing
City Planner

ODOT Western Ohio Current Construction for the Week of April 24 – 30, 2017

Posted on: April 24th, 2017 No Comments

 

The following closures are currently in effect for the week of April 24– 30, 2017:

Auglaize
• SR 196 between Sunrise Drive and Fairmount Road, ROAD CLOSURE April 24th – 28th. The official detour is: SR 117 to SR 67 to SR 196

Champaign County
• 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
• I-70 at I-675 overpass, Daily lane closures April 25th – May 23rd between the hours of 7 am and 4 pm. Two 12’ lanes will remain open in each direction.
• 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. One lane of northbound traffic will be shifted to the southbound side. One northbound lane will remain on the northbound side. Two northbound lanes will be open. *Traffic wanting to exit I-675 north to I-70 west will stay on the northbound side of the interstate to access the exit.
• 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
• 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.
• SR 721 between US 36 and Covington-Gettysburg Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE March 20th – June 3rd. The official detour is: US 36 to SR 48 to SR 718
• SR 571 between Culbertson Road and Harzell Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE March 9th – May 23rd. The official detour is: US 36 to US 127 to SR 49 to SR 721

Logan County
• SR 274 between Township Road 137 and County Road 12, ROAD CLOSURE April 24th – 27th. The official detour is: US 68 to SR 273
• 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 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.
• SR 49 between Strable Road 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
• SR 55 between SR 201 and SR 235, ROAD CLOSURE April 26th – May 3rd. The official detour is: SR 55 to SR 589 to US 36 to SR 235 to SR 55
• SR 41 between SR 201 and SR 235, ROAD CLOSURE April 24th – May 1st. The official detour is: SR 41 to SR 201 to SR 571 to SR 235 to SR 41
• I-75 between CR 25A (Troy) and US 36, Shoulder closures April 11th – October 31st.
• I-75 between CR 25A (Troy) and US 36, Nightly lane closures April 9th – 29th between the hours of 7 pm and 6 am. One lane will remain open in each direction.
• I-75 south between CR 25A (Troy) and US 36, Daily Shoulder closures March 24th – June 15th between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm.
• I-75 between CR 25A (Piqua) and US 36, Lane width restrictions September 12th – June 15th of 2017. Lanes are restricted to 12 feet. Two lanes will remain open in each direction.
• Statler Road between Cromes Drive and Free Road, ROAD CLOSURE September 13th – June 15th, 2017. The official detour is: Cromes Drive/Looney Road to US 36 to Troy-Sidney Road to Statler Road.

Montgomery County
• US 35 east between I-75 and Perry Street, Nightly lane closures April 24th – 25th between the hours of 8 pm and 6 am. One eastbound lane will remain open.
• I-75 south Ramp to US 35 east, NIGHTLY RAMP CLOSURE April 24th -25th between the hours of 8 pm and 6 am. The official detour is: I-75 south to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Boulevard to US 35 east
• I-75 between Dryden Road and SR 4, Nightly lane closures April 25th – 28th between the hours of 8 pm and 5 am. Two lanes will remain open in each direction.
• US 35 east Ramp to Perry Street, RAMP CLOSURE April 1st – May 30th. The official detour is: US 35 east to Jefferson Street to South Patterson Blvd. to Stout Street to Perry Street
• 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
• SR 49 between Poplar Street and Main Street, ROAD CLOSURE March 1st – April 30th. The official detour is: US 40 to SR 503 to SR 722
• Old Mill Road between Phillipsburg-Union Road and North Montgomery County Line Road, ROAD CLOSURE February 6th – May 6th. The official detour is: Phillipsburg-Union Road to Rhinehard Road to North Montgomery County Line Road to Old Mill Road
• 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
• SR 49 south between Brookville-Salem Road and Pleasant Plain Road, Lane closures November 28th through May 31st. One southbound lane will remain open at all times.

Shelby
• SR 66 between Enterprise Drive and Greenback Road, ROAD CLOSURE April 24th – May 23rd. The official detour is: SR 47 to I-75 to SR 29 to SR 705

UPCOMING CLOSURES:
• Darke- SR 49 between SR 705 and the Darke Mercer County line, ROAD CLOSURE May 1st – 5th. The official detour is: SR 705 to SR 118 to SR 119
• Darke- SR 705 between Lightsville-Northern Road and Cochran Road, ROAD CLOSURE May 8th – 12th. The official detour is: SR 49 to SR 47 to SR 118
• Shelby – SR 274 between Staley Road and Wenger Road, ROAD CLOSURE May 1st – 3rd. The official detour is: I-75 to SR 119 to SR 29 to SR 274
• Shelby – SR 274 between SR 29 and Lucas-Geib Road, ROAD CLOSURE May 4th – 9th. The official detour is: I-75 to SR 119 to SR 29 to SR 274
• Logan – SR 638 between Township Road 51 and SR 273, ROAD CLOSURE May 1st – 4th. The official detour is: US 68 to SR 273 to SR 638

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.

The Ohio Department of Transportation maintains the state’s largest man-made asset–the transportation system. ODOT’s mission is to provide the safe and easy movement of people and goods from place to place. As a $2.8 billion per year enterprise, ODOT invests the bulk of its resources in system preservation through maintenance, construction and snow and ice operations.
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.

For more information contact: Mandi Dillon, Public Information Officer (937) 497-6820.

 

 

City of Piqua Arbor Day Ceremony

Posted on: April 24th, 2017 No Comments

 

The City of Piqua’s Arbor Day Ceremony will take place on April 28, 2017, 1:00pm at Springcreek Primary School.

From Mainstreet Piqua – Lunch & Learn: Small Business Loans

Posted on: April 24th, 2017 No Comments

 

Do you have dreams of starting your own business but are unsure about how to finance it?

 

Mainstreet Piqua, the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce and PPP (Positively Promoting Piqua) are joining together to host a lunch and learn next Wednesday, April 26 on the topic of small business financing. The lunch and learn will be held in the Board room of the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce, 326 N. Main Street in downtown Piqua from Noon to 1:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring their own brown bag lunch.

The session will feature speakers from the CCDC (Community Capital Development Corporation) out of Dublin, Ohio talking about the SBA 504 Loan Program. There will also be information supplied on the City of Piqua USDA micro-loan program.

All those interested in attending the seminar are asked to register with Mainstreet Piqua by call 937-773-9355. An accurate head count is needed to ensure there are sufficient materials available for all seminar participants.

 

 

Mayoral Proclamation – Proclamation for YWCA Stand Against Racism Week

Posted on: April 24th, 2017 No Comments

 

Check out the Mayor’s proclamation designating April 24-30, 2017 as

YWCA Stand Against Racism Week

 

 

Public Notice – Civil Service Commission Meeting

Posted on: April 21st, 2017 No Comments

PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of Piqua Civil Service Commission will meet on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in the Administration Conference Room located on the 2nd floor of Municipal Government Complex, 201 West Water Street. This meeting is for the purpose of reviewing the proposed rules change with regard to the entry level firefighter/paramedic eligibility list, and approving the applicant packet for entry level firefighter/paramedic.

 

April 27, 2017 Civil Service Commission Meeting Agenda

 

 

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