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Ohio Means Jobs Monthly Newsletter for March 2017

Posted on: March 14th, 2017 No Comments


For information about available jobs/positions, go to the Ohio Means Jobs website, click the link below or contact the Ohio Means Jobs Center – Miami County at 937-440-3465.

Ohio Means Jobs – Monthly Jobs Newsletter

Bid Information: IFB1710 – Copiers

Posted on: March 14th, 2017 No Comments


Sealed bids for the lease of Copiers for the City of Piqua will be received by the City of Piqua Purchasing Department at 201 W. Water Street, Piqua, Ohio, until 2:00 P.M., on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read.

More information, including the Invitation for Bid, can be found at Bid and Project Information page.



March 2017 Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Cancelled

Posted on: March 10th, 2017 No Comments


Please be advised of the cancellation of an upcoming scheduled meeting of the City of Piqua Board of Zoning Appeals due to a lack of business.

TIME: 6:00 P.M.
DATE: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
LOCATION: Commission Chambers, Municipal Government Complex
201 W. Water Street

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

Christopher W. Schmiesing
City Planner



Meeting Notice: March Golf Advisory Board Meeting

Posted on: March 10th, 2017 No Comments


Please be advised that the City of Piqua Golf Advisory Board will hold a public meeting at the time and location stated below. The minutes for the previous meeting and the agenda may be viewed by visiting

TIME: 4:00 PM

DATE: Thursday, March 23rd

LOCATION: Echo Hills Golf Course
2100 Echo Lake Drive
Piqua, Ohio 45356

This meeting is open to the public as an opportunity to speak on the recommendations and suggestions addressed by the Golf Advisory Board. If an individual is unable to attend the public meeting a written statement may be submitted to the address listed above.

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

Chip Fox
Golf Professional
City of Piqua

Bid Information: City of Piqua Sidewalk ADA Compliance Program 2017

Posted on: March 8th, 2017 No Comments


Bid information for the 2017 City of Piqua Sidewalk ADA Compliance Program is now available on the Bids and Project Information page.




March Planning Commission Meeting

Posted on: March 6th, 2017 No Comments


Planning Commission Meeting – Tuesday, March 14, 2017  6:00 PM

Commission Chambers – Municipal Government Complex (201 W. Water Street)

March 14, 2017 Planning Commission Meeting Agenda



Mainstreet Piqua Achieves National Accreditation

Posted on: March 3rd, 2017 No Comments


Mainstreet Piqua, the non-profit organization that focuses on the development and promotion of downtown Piqua, has once again achieved State and National Accreditation as a certified National Main Street Community.

Annually, Main Street Programs across the country are reviewed against ten criteria to receive accreditation, and Mainstreet Piqua successfully met the qualifications for each of the ten. This is the 16th year in a row that Mainstreet Piqua, Inc. has met the qualification to be accredited.

“Full credit for the success of our program should be given to the Piqua community.” says Mainstreet Piqua Executive Director Lorna Swisher. “The downtown businesses, area corporations, and the general public are all very supportive of the Mainstreet Piqua program.” Says Swisher. “We are also very fortunate to have an excellent and committed group of volunteers as well as very generous supporters,” says Swisher.

The criteria to be accredited include Broad based community support, comprehensive work plans, active board and committees, program of ongoing training and paid professional stuff among other and other items. “This is not an award.” says Swisher “It is recognition that this organization is working hard every day to improve the downtown area and, we believe, improve the quality of life for our entire community.”

More information about the Mainstreet Piqua program can be found on the organizations website at The website also includes a full schedule of events for all the activities planned for downtown Piqua this summer.



Advertisement for Bids: City of Piqua – Truck Unloading Stations Project

Posted on: March 2nd, 2017 No Comments


Sealed Bids for the City of Piqua Truck Unloading Stations Project will be received by the Piqua Power System, 201 Hemm Avenue, Piqua, Ohio, 45356 until 2 p.m. Local Time on March 22, 2017 at which time they will be publicly opened and read.

In general, the Work consists of the installation of two (2) fuel oil tank truck unloading stations.

The Bidding Documents, which include Reference Drawings and Specifications, may be examined and obtained from the City of Piqua website at:

Bids must be signed and submitted on the separate bidding forms included in the Bidding Documents, and shall be accompanied by either a Bid Guaranty Bond, certified check, cashier’s check, or letter of credit on a solvent bank in the amount of not less than 5 percent of the amount of the Bid, subject to conditions provided in the Instructions to Bidders. The successful BIDDER will be required to furnish a satisfactory Performance Bond in the amount of 100 percent of the Bid.

Each Bid must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the Bid and all persons interested therein. Each BIDDER must submit evidence of its experiences on projects of similar size and complexity. The Owner intends and requires that this project be completed per the Schedule in the Bid Documents.

All Contractors and Subcontractors involved with the project will, to the extent practicable, use Ohio products, materials, services, and labor in the implementation of their project. Additionally, Contractor compliance with the Equal Employment Opportunity requirements of Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 123, the Governor’s Executive Order of 1972, and Governor’s Executive Order 84-9 shall be required.

BIDDER must comply with the prevailing wage rates on Public Improvements in Miami County and the City of Piqua, Ohio as determined by the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services, Wage and Hour Division, (614) 644-2239.

No BIDDER shall withdraw his Bid after the actual opening thereof.

The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, waive irregularities in any Bid, and to accept any
Bid which is deemed by Owner to be most favorable to the Owner.

Beverly M. Yount, CPPB
Purchasing Analyst
City of Piqua

Advertise Date: March 9, 2017

Resolution No. R-3-17


March 7, 2017 City Commission Meeting Agenda

Posted on: March 2nd, 2017 No Comments


7:30 PM




Setting of Public Hearing Date -Tuesday, March 21, 2017- Regular Piqua City Commission meeting for:
Renewal of applications for placement of farmland in an agricultural district for following parcels:

  • Steven H. & Brenda K. Allenbaugh – Parcel’s: N44-100640 & N44-100740
  • Louise I. Cromes – Parcel’s: N44-076845, N44-077116, N44-077120, N44-099300
  • James A. Hiegel – Parcel- N44-095820




Approval of the minutes from the February 21, 2017 Regular City Commission Meeting


2. RES. NO. R-42-17 (Tabled 2-21-2017) – Amended
A Resolution authorizing a purchase order to John Deere Company for the purchase of lawn mowers for the Public Works Department-Streets and Parks


3. RES. NO. R-45-17
A Resolution awarding a contract for the purchase of transformers for the Power System

4. RES. NO. R-46-17
A Resolution authorizing the Power System Director or his designee to represent the City of Piqua, Ohio as a member of the Board of Trustees of American Municipal Power, Inc.

5. RES. NO. R-47-17
A Resolution authorizing a purchase order to Baker Vehicle Systems Inc. for the purchase of a large area rotary mower for the Water Department

6. RES. NO. R-48-17
A Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Delta Aiport Consultants,
Inc.for the Engineering Design Services for the Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) System at the Piqua Municipal Airport – Hartzell Field

7. RES. NO. R-49-17
A Resolution authorizing a purchase order to Bob Ross Auto Group, Inc. for the purchase of a truck for the Wastewater Department

8. RES. NO. R-50-17
An Emergency Resolution rescinding Resolution No. R-43-17 regarding authorizing a purchase order to Lebanon Ford for the purchase of two Ford Police Interceptor Utility Vehicles and two Ford Police Interceptor Sedans

9. RES. NO. R-51-17
A Resolution authorizing a purchase order to Lebanon Ford for the purchase of two Ford Police Interceptor Utility Vehicles and two Ford Police Interceptor Sedans

10. RES. NO. R-52-17
A Resolution awarding a contract to Tree Care Inc. for the removal, pruning and emergency tree removal

(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.)




a. To consider pending or imminent litigation



March 7, 2017 City Commission Meeting Agenda Packet



Wanted for Aggravated Robbery (Police Media Release Number: 17MR03)

Posted on: February 28th, 2017 No Comments


Blake Dunn, Age 18, of Piqua

On Monday, February 27, 2017, at approximately 6 pm, Piqua Police Officers were dispatched to a report of a subject swimming in the river, north of the dam. Upon arrival, they found a subject that had jumped in the river to escape from an attempt to rob him. Investigation indicated that a subject known to the victim had threatened him with a gun and demanded the victim get into a vehicle, where money was then demanded. This incident is believed to be related to trafficking in marijuana.

Charges have been filed and a warrant has been issued for Blake Dunn, age 18, of Piqua. Anyone who knows Dunn’s whereabouts is requested to call us immediately and avoid approaching him. He may be armed with a firearm.

Tips may be made anonymously using Submit-A-Tip (details at or by calling local law enforcement. Anyone aiding or abetting Dunn in avoiding arrest may be subject to arrest/prosecution.

A wanted poster is attached. A picture is available above.

Media Contact: Bruce A. Jamison, Chief of Police, 937-778-2029


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