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Miami County Current Construction for the Week of May 27-June 2, 2019

Posted on: May 24th, 2019 No Comments


The following closures are currently in effect for the week of May 28th – June 2nd:

• SR 55 over the Great Miami River and bike path, Annual bridge inspections May 28th between the hours of 8 am and 12 pm. Single lane closures will be in effect while crews evaluate the bridge. One lane will remain open during inspections.
• SR 41 over the Great Miami River, Annual bridge inspections May 28th between the hours of 12 pm and 4 pm. Single lane closures will be in effect while crews evaluate the bridge. One lane will remain open during inspections.
• I-75 between CR 25A (Troy) and US 36, Nightly lane closures March 25th – July 31st between 7 pm and 7 am. Two 10’ lanes will remain open in each direction.


• Miami – SR 48 between Fenner Road and West Penny Road, ROAD CLOSED June 3rd – August 16th. The official detour is: northbound – SR 48 to SR 55 to SR 718 to SR 48. Southbound – SR 48 to SR 718 to SR 55 to SR 48.

Contact: Mandi Dillon – (937) 497-6820

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.



600 Block of South Street Open

Posted on: May 24th, 2019 No Comments


The 600 block of South Street, between Gordon Street and College Street, is now open.  The underground utilities have been repaired.


May 2019 Energy Board Meeting Canceled

Posted on: May 22nd, 2019 No Comments


The regular scheduled Piqua City Energy Board meeting on May 28, 2019 has been canceled due to no business. The next regular scheduled meeting will be held on June 25, 2019.



Notice of Public Hearing PY2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds – Community Development Allocation Piqua, Ohio

Posted on: May 21st, 2019 No Comments


The City of Piqua intends to apply to the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) for funding under the Program Year 2019 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Community Development Allocation; a federally funded program administered by the State of Ohio. The City of Piqua is eligible for $150,000 of CDBG Community Development Allocation Program funding; provided the City meets applicable program requirements. On February 28, 2019 the City conducted its first public hearing to inform citizens about the entire CDBG program, how funds may be used, what activities are eligible, and other important program requirements.

Based on both citizen input and local officials’ assessments of the City’s needs, the City of Piqua is looking at applying for the CDBG Community Allocation Program and the Neighborhood Revitalization Program for the Program Year 2019 Grant Cycle.

The City is eligible for $150,000 for the Community Allocation Program and up to $500,000 for the Neighborhood Revitalization Program.

This second of two required public hearings will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers at the Municipal Government Complex, 201 West Water Street, Piqua, Ohio to give citizens an adequate opportunity to review and comment on the City’s proposed CDBG Application, before the City submits its application to the Ohio Development Services Agency. The application deadline is June 16, 2019.

Citizens are encouraged to attend this public hearing on June 6, 2019 to express their views and comments on the City’s proposed CDBG Community Development Allocation and Neighborhood Revitalization Application. The Municipal Government Complex is a handicapped accessible facility. If a participant will need auxiliary aids (interpreter, braille or taped material, assistive listening devices, other) due to a disability, please contact Janel Ranly, Development Program Manager prior to Thursday, May 30, 2019 at (937) 778-2062 in order to ensure that your needs will be accommodated.



City Offices Will be Closed on Monday, May 27, 2019

Posted on: May 20th, 2019 No Comments



Piqua City offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019, to allow city employees to observe Memorial Day. Garbage, refuse, and recycling collections will NOT be made on Monday, May 27, 2019. Monday through Friday collections will be one day late the enitre week, with pick up on Saturday, June 1, 2019, for Friday’s collection.

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




Spring 2019 Residence Pride Award Winners

Posted on: May 20th, 2019 No Comments



601 N. Downing Street – Jessica & Jerry Elliott


On Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Piqua City Commission will announce the 2019 Spring recipients for the Residence Pride Awards.

The Residence Pride Committee met and reviewed nominations and selected the following for awards:

Susie & Wayne Pope – 220 W. Greene Street
Jessica & Jerry Elliott – 601 N. Downing Street
Brenda Leann Welch – 223 South Street
Robin & Mike Skaggs – 1544 Edge Street
Tracy & Brent McKinney – 640 W. North Street

The Residence Pride Award is based on the following criteria:
 Property appearance
 Landscape appearance
 Helpful neighbor in regards to landscape or home improvement project
 Home improvements-general clean-up of a property
 Business owner/landlord property

The Residence Pride Committee meets on a regular basis to select the winners and the Committee encourages Piqua Citizens to submit nominations. Nomination forms are available on the City’s website at or the Municipal Government Complex in the City Managers office or in the Utilities Department. Nominations or questions may also be emailed to:



May 28, 2019 Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Agenda

Posted on: May 17th, 2019 No Comments


6:00 P.M. May 28, 2019



MEETING MINUTES – Minutes of BZA Meeting from October 23, 2018


Resolution No. 01-19

A Resolution requesting a variance to allow for an 9 inch setback from the side lot line and a 6 foot setback from the rear lot line to the proposed accessory structure at the property located at 1036 Camp Street

Resolution No. 02-19

A Resolution requesting a variance to allow 11 foot setback from rear lot line to principal structure at the property located at 1005 Laura Drive



May 28, 2019 Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Agenda Packet

Street Resurfacing Program

Posted on: May 17th, 2019 No Comments


The City of Piqua annual Street Resurfacing Program is scheduled to begin in June. The City entered into a contract with Barrett Paving Materials, Inc., Middletown, Ohio, for this project. The project will consist of milling the asphalt surface, placement of new asphalt surface course, the adjustment of manholes and water valves, and the placement of new pavement markings.

The complete list of streets included in the 2019 Street Resurfacing Program can be found on the map below.

Some streets will be closed to traffic during working hours to permit the milling and paving to be completed in a safe manner. Traffic will be maintained during the milling and paving process where possible.

However, parking along the streets will be prohibited at times due to the milling and paving operations. The areas where parking is prohibited will be posted 24 hours in advance of the work. Motorists are asked to proceed through all construction areas with caution. It is anticipated that work will be completed within 45 days. All work is weather dependent.


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City of Piqua Awarded the Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community

Posted on: May 17th, 2019 No Comments


On Wednesday, May 15, 2019 the League of American Bicyclists recognized the City of Piqua with a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award, joining 475 communities across the country in building better places for people to bike. With today’s announcement of 39 new and renewing BFCs, the City of Piqua joins a team of communities that are transforming the American landscape and leading on livability measurements important to community members.

“We applaud communities like the City of Piqua for making bicycling a safe, comfortable, and convenient option for transportation and recreation,” said Bill Nesper, Executive Director of the League of American Bicyclists. “We are inspired by leaders who see bicycling as a way to build more vibrant, healthy, sustainable and connected communities and be a part of the solution to many complex public health and safety challenges faced at both the community and national levels.”

The League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly America program sets the standard for how communities evaluate their quality of life, sustainability, and accessibility, while allowing them to benchmark progress toward making biking better. With this latest round of new and renewing awardees, there are currently 475 Bicycle Friendly Communities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Bronze Level BFC award recognizes Piqua’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investments in bike infrastructure, education programs, and promoting and encouraging bicycling through events and pro-bicycling policies.

Community and Economic Development Director, Chris Schmiesing stated, “Cultivating a bicycle friendly culture promotes community health, quality of life and economic activity; and, it encourages a transportation alternative that is affordable and accessible to all.”

More than 800 communities have applied for recognition by the Bicycle Friendly Community program, which provides a roadmap to making biking better for communities of all shapes and sizes. The rigorous application process is an educational tool in itself, and includes an opportunity for local bicyclists to provide input on their experiences and perceptions of bicycling in their community.

The five levels of the BFC award – diamond, platinum, gold, silver and bronze, plus an honorable mention category – provide a clear incentive for communities to continuously improve. Awarded communities must renew their status every four years to ensure that they not only maintain existing efforts, but also keep up with changing technology, national safety standards, and community-driven best practices.

To learn more about the BFC program, visit

About the League of American Bicyclists

The League of American Bicyclists leads the national movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. With a history dating to 1880, the League is committed to engaging diverse communities and building a powerful, unified voice for change around protecting and promoting bicyclists’ rights. Learn more at






May 21, 2019 City Commission Meeting Agenda

Posted on: May 17th, 2019 No Comments


TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2019
6:00 PM





Jessica & Jerry Elliott – 601 N. Downing Street
Tracy & Brent McKinney – 640 W. North Street
Susie & Wayne Pope – 220 W. Greene Street
Robin & Mike Skaggs – 1544 Edge Street
Leann Brenda Welch – 223 South Street




Approval of minutes from the April 16, 2019 Regular City Commission Meeting

2. RES. NO. R-48-19
A Resolution appointing a member to the Civil Service Commission


3. ORD. NO. 3-19 (2nd Reading)
An Ordinance amending Chapter 51 of the Piqua Municipal Code (Sewers)


4. RES. NO.R-49-19
A Resolution awarding a contract for the purchase of 15 KV Cable for the Power System

5. RES. NO. R-50-19
A Resolution awarding a contract to Pohlkat Inc. in the amount not to exceed $150,000 for 2019 for removal and disposal of lime residual from the City of Piqua Water Plant Lime Lagoon with the option to renew for 2020 and 2021

6. RES. NO. R-51-19
A Resolution requesting consent to award a contract to LJ DeWeese Company Inc. for construction services for the 2019 Catch Basin Replacement Project

7. RES. NO. R-52-19
A Resolution authorizing the City Manager to sign a Revolving Loan Fund Waiver Request to use Community Development Block Grant Economic Development Revolving Loan Funds to pay for the update to the City of Piqua’s Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice Report as required by the Ohio Development Services for the program year 2019

8. RES. NO. R-53-19
A Resolution authorizing a purchase order to Ohio CAT for the purchase of a Caterpillar Wheel Loader for the Public Works Department

9. RES. NO. R-54-19
A Resolution for consent to enter into a contract with Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber (FTC&H), Inc.for Professional Services pursuant to Ohio EPA Water Treatment Asset Management Planning

(This is an opportunity for citizens to address the City Commission regarding agenda items, issues, or to provide information. Comments are requested to be limited to five (5) minutes and specific questions should be addressed to the City Manager’s office).



1. To consider pending or imminent litigation



May 21, 2019 City Commission Meeting Agenda Packet



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