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NOTICE: City of Piqua offices will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018

Posted on: May 21st, 2018 No Comments


Piqua City offices will be closed on Monday, May 28th, 2018, to allow city employees to observe Memorial Day.

Garbage, refuse, and recycling collections will not be made on Monday, May 28th, 2018.

Monday through Friday collections will be one day late with pick up on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018, 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.



May 2018 Energy Board Meeting

Posted on: May 16th, 2018 No Comments


On Tuesday, May 22, 2018 the Piqua City Energy Board will have its regularly scheduled meeting at 12:00 P.M. The meeting will be held at Piqua Power Service Center located at 201 Hemm Avenue.

Piqua Power Service Center – 201 Hemm Avenue




May 15, 2018 City Commission Meeting Agenda

Posted on: May 11th, 2018 No Comments

REVISED 5/11/2018

TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2018
6:00 PM





Jody & Brenda Causey – 531 Cottage Avenue
Paul & Jennifer Herrmann – 600 North Downing Street
Lauren Hoersten – 529 Park Avenue
Scott & Kimberly Oglesbee – 1701 Nicklin Avenue
Marianne Sterling – 727 S. Main Street

a. To consider the purchase or sale of property for public purposes




Approval of minutes from the May 1, 2018 Regular City Commission Meeting


2. RES. NO. R-74-18
A Resolution of Intent to vacate public right-of-way

3. RES. NO. R-75-18
A Resolution to replat part of Inlots 26, 27, 28 and 31 and dedicate a portion of public alley and Ash Street public right-of-way

4. RES. NO. R-76-18
A Resolution to quit claim deed City interests in part of Inlots 26, 27 and 28

5. RES. NO. R-77-18
A Resolution terminating an easement for street purposes

6. RES. NO. R-78-18
A Resolution awarding a contract to A to Z Property Maintenance, LLC for the sidewalk ADA Compliance Program – Phase II

7. RES. NO. R-79-18
A Resolution awarding a contract to Barrett Paving Materials, Inc. for the 2018 Street Resurfacing
Program – Phase II

8. RES. NO. R-80-18
A Resolution authorizing the sale of city owned real estate

9. RES. NO. R-81-18
A Resolution to authorize Indian Ridge Section 8 Final Plat

10 RES. NO. R-82-18
A Resolution requesting authorization to enter into an agreement with FTC & H for the Construction Administration Engineering & RPR Services on the Wastewater Pump Stations Replacement & Elimination project

11. RES. NO. R-83-18
A Resolution requesting authorization to enter into an agreement with Mull & Weithman Architects, Inc. for the Fire Station feasibility and facilities study

12. RES. NO. R-84-18
A Resolution authorizing a street closure for Greene Street for the St. Mary Parish Festival

13. RES. NO. R-85-18
A Resolution authorizing the sale of City owned real estate

14. RES. NO. R-86-18
A Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a lease agreement to permit the usage of Piqua
Veterans Memorial Park to Piqua Veterans Association

(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).




May 15, 2018 City Commission Meeting Agenda Packet



Spring 2018 Residence Pride Award Recipients

Posted on: May 11th, 2018 No Comments

On Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Piqua City Commission will announce the Spring 2018 recipients of the Residence Pride Award.

The Residence Pride Committee met and selected award winners from the nominations received as follows:

Jody & Brenda Causey – 531 Cottage Avenue

Paul & Jennifer Herrmann – 600 North Downing Street

Lauren Hoersten – 529 Park Avenue

Scott & Kimberly Oglesbee – 1701 Nicklin Avenue

Marianne Sterling – 727 S. Main 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 or the Municipal Government Complex in the City Managers office or in the Utilities Department. Nominations or questions may also be emailed to:

Jody & Brenda Causey – 531 Cottage Avenue

May Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Cancelled

Posted on: May 11th, 2018 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, May 22, 2018
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

2018 Piqua Community Clean Up

Posted on: May 7th, 2018 No Comments



From Kettering Health Network: Kettering Health Network Purchases Property in Piqua

Posted on: May 4th, 2018 No Comments


PIQUA, Ohio, May 4, 2018 – Kettering Health Network has purchased 7 acres of land at 308 S. Looney Road near state route 36 in Piqua.

Kettering Health Network continues to look for ways to partner with our communities to provide residents with quality healthcare services close to where they live. “We are very pleased to partner with the Piqua Community,” says Fred Manchur, CEO of Kettering Health Network.

The land, located just off of I-75 at Exit 82 in Piqua, will be used to build a health destination that offers comprehensive medical services in Miami County.

Plans are still being developed and will be shared when they are finalized.

Kettering Health Network is a not-for-profit network of eight hospitals, 10 emergency departments, and 120 outpatient facilities serving southwest Ohio. The network’s hospitals are Kettering, Grandview, Sycamore, Southview, Greene Memorial, Soin, Fort Hamilton, and Kettering Behavioral Medicine. Kettering College, a division of Kettering Medical Center, is a fully accredited college that specializes in health science education. Kettering and Sycamore are recognized as IBM Watson Health™ 100 Top Hospitals. For more information, visit



PiquaPOP Street Art & Music Event This Saturday, May 5

Posted on: May 3rd, 2018 No Comments

PiquaPOP Street Art & Music Event This Saturday
A One-Day Art and Music Festival is Popping-Up Downtown

PIQUA, OHIO, MAY 2, 2018: PiquaPOP is an interactive art pop-up exhibit, being held on Canal Place in Piqua, Saturday, 5-5-18. (Canal Place is the back street and patio area downtown behind Susie’s Big Dipper and 311 Drafthouse.) The event opens to the public at 9:00AM, and closes at 8:00PM.

This is the first year for PiquaPOP, a community event funded by a grant from the Awesome Piqua foundation, and coordinated by Robin Heintz.

“My son participated in a similar event, called BoldPAS, which took place in Old Pasadena in California. I loved the idea and wished that ‘someone’ would do a similar event here. After some prodding by friends, it turns out that I was the ‘someone’ to do it!” Heintz says. “That’s where the fine folks at Awesome Piqua came in. I was awarded a $1000 grant to make PiquaPOP happen.”

“The Piqua Arts Council and the Piqua Public Library are also partners in PiquaPOP. The Arts Council has provided expertise about permits and safety, and their member-artists have been invited to set up easels and work outside during the event. In fact, any area artist that would like to work ‘en plein air’ – whether they paint, illustrate with a tablet, do hand-carving, or other small-scale work – is welcome to join us,” Heintz says. “The Piqua Library has also been very generous. They are providing all of the display panels for the artwork, and allowing us to choose items from their collection to exhibit.”

Children’s crafts and sidewalk chalking for all ages will be offered throughout the day. Several artists will have works on display, and musicians will perform. Scheduled guests include:

“Constant Occurrence” – Quinn Ritzhaupt & Kailyn Simmons of Piqua
Derek Baker of Arcanum, Photography
“Drab Irish Band” – Mike Killian, Sean Shultis, David Croft, Erich Meiring
Kelsey McDowell of Troy, Experiential Art – Kaleidoscope
Courtney Shumard of Piqua, Photography
Jim Shively of Piqua, Airbrush Artist – Custom Vehicles
Matthew Sillman of Piqua, Musician – “Stellar Regions”
Sit ‘N Stitch Yarncrafters, Crochet & Knitting (Bring yarn and join in!)
Bruce Soifer of Dayton, Photography & Digital Art

Music Schedule:
Drab Irish Band from 11-1 – Traditional Irish music, folk, variety.
Constant Occurrence from 5-6 – Ukulele and vocals.
Stellar Regions from 6-8 – Solo instrumental. Jazz/R&B/atmospheric.

Participant Bios:

Constant Occurrence: Quinn Ritzhaupt & Kailyn Simmons, from Piqua, together form a unique two-person combination of vocals and ukulele. They perform covers from various genres, as well as original pieces. You may have seen them performing at Turntable Coffee shop downtown – and they are right at home with any sort of folk/beatnik vibe.

Derek Baker of Arcanum: I currently live in, and grew up in Arcanum, Ohio. Living in Darke County, and around Miami County, has given me a great opportunity to take wildlife photographs. It’s only inspired me to further my skills my travels and education in the art form.

Drab Irish Band: Mike Killian, Sean Shultis, David Croft, and Erich Meiring – Our group is made up of local musicians, some of which are retired veterans. We plays acoustic folk, bluegrass, traditional Irish, and acoustic rock on a variety of instruments. Our music offers a variety of sounds, with our own pieces as well as covers, and Irish and Welsh classics.

Kelsey McDowell of Troy: I like using a lot of different mediums for art. I’ve never built a kaleidoscope before – it required more math and physics than I expected – but it creates a dynamic interactive user experience. I’m very excited to share my creation with visitors at PiquaPOP!

Courtney Schumard of Piqua: What I love about photography is that it catches a single moment forever. I’ve been doing photography since I was 13 years old I plan on majoring in it in college.

Jim Shively of Piqua: I’ve been airbrushing professionally since 1995. Born and raised in Covington, I moved to Piqua in ’89, when I got married to my wife Melody. I can do most anything from real fire to portrait work. I started doing work in the trucking industry and now specialize in motorcycles; I also custom paint cars and do interior murals. I plan on displaying my 2002 Harley Electra glide motorcycle. It has over 100 hours of airbrush work, and orange and blue candy paint. It’s slated for a photo shoot for Rebel Iron magazine.

Matthew Sillman of Piqua: I am a lifelong Piquonian, I have been a musician for twenty+ years that just started gigging in 2017. I call my solo instrumental act Stellar Regions, which covers original and popular music in interpretive ways setting ambiance and audible textures.

Bruce Soifer: Photographer and digital artist, lives in Dayton, Ohio. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, with a major in business and minor in painting. He is a self–taught photographer through books, periodicals, seminars, online classes, and other media; member of DVAC 5 years, Tri-Pod Camera Club 4 years, and National Association of Photoshop Professionals 6 years.

Awards: Best of Show Amateur Light up Dayton 2009 and 2012

Participated in shows throughout Miami Valley cities (Dayton, Kettering, Piqua, and Troy), including Dayton Visual Arts Center Shows. Many pieces sold through DVAC Auctions and Member Shows.

“Light has been the driving force in my art. I observe the direction it comes from, the color, the way it is reflected off different surfaces, or how light passes through materials, and the shadows it creates to show texture. I like to print on different materials, matching the image captured to what fits best. ”

Sit ‘N Stitch Yarncrafters: We are members of a group that meets every Wednesday at noon at the Piqua Public Library. We share a love of crochet and knitting, though any handcraft is welcome. We hope that you join us as we craft at PiquaPOP, then consider joining our group at the library as well!


2018 Junior Golf Program

Posted on: May 2nd, 2018 No Comments

Echo Hills Golf Course will once again offer a Junior Golf Program.  The program this year will be a 5-week program, due to the 4th of July, that will take place every Wednesday, beginning on June 6, 2018.  The program each week will take place from 8:00 – 11:00 AM.  All boys and girls ages 9-17 are eligible.

The program will cover objectives such as golf history and traditions, social interactions and friendships, positive values that golfing situations provide, golf instruction and golf rules.

Registration begins May 4, 2018 and is limited to the first 75.  The fee for the program is $35.

For more information, call 937-778-2086.


2018 Junior Golf Program Regsitration Form

Proclamation Designating May 13-19, 2018 as Police Week in the City of Piqua, Ohio

Posted on: May 2nd, 2018 No Comments



WHEREAS, there are more than 900,000 law enforcement officers serving in communities across the United States, including the dedicated members of the Piqua Police Department; and

WHEREAS, there have been 58,627 assaults against law enforcement officers in 2016, resulting in approximately 16,677 injuries; and

WHEREAS, since the first recorded death in 1791, more than 20,000 law enforcement officers in the United States have made the ultimate sacrifice and have been killed in the line of duty, including three members of the Piqua Police Department-Lt. Noah Studebaker, Patrolman Jan Mulder II, and Detective Robert Taylor; and

WHEREAS, the names of these dedicated public servants are engraved on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.; and

WHEREAS, 360 new names of fallen heroes are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial this spring, including 129 officers killed in 2017 and 231 officers killed in previous years; and

WHEREAS, the service and sacrifice of local officers killed in the line of duty will be honored during the Miami County Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service, at noon on Wednesday, May 2, 2018; and

WHEREAS, the service and sacrifice of Ohio officers killed in the line of duty will be honored during the Ohio Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony, at 11 am on Thursday, May 3, 2018; and

WHEREAS, the service and sacrifice of all officers killed in the line of duty will be honored during the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Fund’s 30th Annual Candlelight Vigil on the evening of May 13, 2018; and

WHEREAS, the Candlelight Vigil is part of National Police Week, which takes place this year May 13-19; and

WHEREAS, May 15th is designated as Peace Officers Memorial Day, in honor of all fallen officers and their families and U.S. flags should be flown at half- staff.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Piqua formally designates May 13-19, 2018, as Police Week in the City of Piqua, Ohio and publicly salutes the service of law enforcement officers in our community and in communities across the nation.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the seal of the City of Piqua, Ohio on this 1st day of May 2018.


Officer of the Year Jeremy Weber (Right) Accepting Proclamation for Police Week

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