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August 3, 2021 Piqua City Commission Agenda

Posted on: July 30th, 2021 No Comments

 

Notice is hereby given that Piqua City Commission will meet on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at 5:00 PM in the City Commission Chamber at the Piqua Municipal Government Complex Building, 201 W. Water Street, Piqua, Ohio.

 


August 3, 2021 Piqua City Commission Meeting Packet

REGULAR PIQUA CITY COMMISSION MEETING
TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2021
5:00 PM
COMMISSION CHAMBER–2nd FLOOR
201 WEST WATER STREET
PIQUA, OHIO 45356

CALL TO ORDER

THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL

OATH OF OFFICE – PIQUA POLICE DEPARTMENT
POLICE LIEUTENANT – MILES GEARING

REGULAR PIQUA CITY COMMISSION MEETING

CONSENT AGENDA

1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Approval of the Minutes from the July 20, 2021, Regular Piqua City Commission Meeting and July 23, 2021, Special Piqua City Commission.

2. RESOLUTION NO. R-64-21
A RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION FOR THE PUBLIC SERVICE OF JERRY L. FOGT AS A CITY EMPLOYEE

NEW BUSINESS

3. RESOLUTION NO. R-65-21
A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING ANNEXATION OF 0.663 ACRES OF CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS 1801 ECHO LAKE DRIVE

4. RESOLUTION NO. R-66-21
A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING ANNEXATION OF 0.455 ACRES OF CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS 1502 S. MAIN STREET

5. RESOLUTION NO. R-67-21
A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING ANNEXATION OF 7.298 ACRES OF CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS 8665 STATE ROUTE 66

6. RESOLUTION NO. R-68-21
7. A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO ZONING MAP TO ASSIGN THE R1-AA (ONE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL) ZONING DESIGNATION TO PARCEL M40-048100 UPON ANNEXATION OF THE PROPERTY

8. RESOLUTION NO. R-69-21
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO ZONING MAP TO ASSIGN THE I2 (HEAVY INDUSTRIAL) ZONING DESIGNATION TO PARCEL M40-042440 UPON ANNEXATION OF THE PROPERTY

9. RESOLUTION NO. R-70-21
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO ZONING MAP TO ASSIGN THE R1-AA (ONE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL) ZONING DESIGNATION TO PARCEL M40-250090 and M40-048150 UPON ANNEXATION OF THE PROPERTY

10. RESOLUTION NO. R-71-21
A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE CITY OF PIQUA’S ANTI-DISPLACEMENT AND RELOCATION ASSISTANCE PLAN AS REQUIRED BY THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT

11. RESOLUTION NO. R-72-21
A RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH A DESIGNATED OUTDOOR REFRESHMENT AREA

PUBLIC COMMENT
(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.)

CITY MANAGER’S REPORT

COMMISSIONERS COMMENT

ADJOURNMENT

City of Piqua Continues to Increase Efficiencies of City Operations

Posted on: July 27th, 2021 No Comments

On Friday, July 23, 2021, Piqua City Commission approved amendments to Schedule A in response to reclassification of specific positions and reorganization of certain departments to increase efficiency of City operations and for reasons of economy. As reorganization occurs inside city departments, it is important for the community to be informed of these changes.

Over the course of the last several months, a City-wide reorganization has occurred and will continue.  This reorganization was the result of the City Manager reviewing the efficiency and effectiveness of departments City-wide.  Specific to the Finance Department, the following reorganizational elements have or will occur.

  • The transition of Utility Billing from the Finance Department to Piqua Power;
  • The transition of management with respect to the City’s golf course from the Finance Department and to the Parks Department;
  • The transition of payroll functions from the Finance Department to the Human Resources Department; and,
  • The transition of the purchasing function from the Finance Department to the City Manager

 

In June of 2021, Piqua Finance Director Cynthia Holtzapple and Assistant Finance Director Lisa Cavender were placed on paid administrative leave pending internal reviews. On July 9, 2021, Holtzapple resigned from the City of Piqua and Ben Goodin assumed the role of Acting Finance Director. These positions have since been abolished or reorganized due to reorganization for the efficient operation of the City and for reasons of economy.

At the conclusion of the internal review there are no concerns about missing funds, however, per Section 44 – Special Audits of the Piqua City Charter, upon the resignation of the director of finance the city manager shall cause an audit to be made of the accounts. The City will release a RFP in the fall of this year to conduct a financial audit.

The City will be diligently tracking funds and posting detailed reports to the City website. An example of current trends we are seeing in the Water/Sewer/Underground Funds in comparison to the first five (5) months last year are:

  • Salaries are down by: $147,592
  • Utilities are down by: $35,669
  • O&M are down by:  $75,469

 

City officials and city staff continue to move towards the common goal of increased conformity with the City Charter and Ordinances. For more information regarding city business, please visit www.piquaoh.org.

July 23, 2021 Piqua City Commission Special Meeting Agenda

Posted on: July 22nd, 2021 No Comments

 

Notice is hereby given that Piqua City Commission will meet on July 23, 2021 at 4:45 PM in the Piqua Municipal Government Complex Building, 201 W. Water Street, Piqua, Ohio.

 


 

July 23, 2021 Piqua City Commission Agenda Packet

 

SPECIAL PIQUA CITY COMMISSION MEETING
JULY 23, 2021
4:45 PM
MUNICIPAL COMPLEX
201 WEST WATER STREET
PIQUA, OHIO 45356

CALL TO ORDER

THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL

 

SPECIAL PIQUA CITY COMMISSION MEETING

OLD BUSINESS

1. ORDINANCE NO. O-2-21 (AMENDED) (2nd Reading)
AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE REPEALING SCHEDULE A OF CHAPTER 33 OF THE PIQUA CODE AND ADOPTING A NEW SCHEDULE A OF CHAPTER 33 OF THE PIQUA CODE, RELATING TO WAGES OF CERTAIN MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES

PUBLIC COMMENT
(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.)

CITY MANAGER’S REPORT

COMMISSIONERS COMMENT

ADJOURNMENT

 

July 23, 2021 Piqua City Commission Agenda Packet

City of Piqua to Begin Staff Reorganization

Posted on: July 15th, 2021 No Comments

 

The City of Piqua strives to provide the highest level of service to the community. To provide efficient and cost-effective services, the city has embarked on an evaluation of staffing needs. As an outcome of the evaluation, the Finance Department will be reorganized.

On Friday, July 9, 2021, Piqua Finance Director, Cynthia Holtzapple, will no longer assume the responsibilities of Finance Director; Ben Goodin has assumed the role of Acting Finance Director. Another staff member is currently on paid administrative leave during the evaluation of staffing needs.

As of July 5, 2021, the Utility Billing Office reports to Piqua Power Director, Ed Krieger. Ed will bring technological improvements to the department along with a strong understanding of customer service.

All operations will continue with little to no disruption.

City of Piqua is Seeking Members for the Community Diversity Committee

Posted on: July 9th, 2021 No Comments

 

The City of Piqua has multiple board and committee openings and encourages the Piqua community to apply. These committees assist the Commission, administration, and individual departments throughout the city and adjourning areas.

Board/Committee: Openings:
Ad Hoc – Community Diversity Committee 7 July 30, 2021

For more information, please call Karen S. Jenkins, Clerk of Commission, at 937-778-2074. Board and committee applications are available on our website and at the Municipal Government Complex at 201 West Water Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356.

 

 

Juneteenth the Emancipation of Enslaved African Americans

Posted on: June 19th, 2021 No Comments

 

Today in Piqua we honor Juneteenth by highlighting the Randolph & McCulloch Freedom’s Struggle Complex located at 655 N. Main St. This facility is situated along the Great Miami River on a well-known pathway to fugitives on the Underground Railroad and overlooks the Randolph settlement of Rossville.

In 1846 the arrival of nearly 400 Randolph Freedmen came by way of the Miami-Eri Canal where this would serve as a swing bridge between Lock 9 and the Johnston Farm, the home of Colonel John Johnston the Indian agent and a Commissioner on the Miami-Erie Canal. The Randolph & McCulloch Freedom’s Struggle Complex presents a multicultural and inclusive perspective on American history sharing print graphics, Linda Hamilton’s West African symbols, and wall murals that showcase the Randolph narrative and the fight for Civil Rights through the leadership of Piqua Congressman William McCulloch.

The Arthur Thomas Learning Center inside the complex provides an educational setting for sharing the story of the Randolph Freedmen and the challenges faced by black pioneer settlers. The facility welcomes school field trips and mentoring partnerships from May to October.

For more information please contact Larry Hamilton at 937-778-1035.

 

Sidewalk and One Lane Closure: 607 W. Water Street

Posted on: June 17th, 2021 No Comments

 

The City of Piqua has a sidewalk closing at 607 West Water Street which may be viewed at https://piquaoh.org/closings/.

Feel free to contact the Engineering office (937) 778-2044 if you have any questions.

 

 

June 22, 2021 Piqua City Energy Board Meeting Canceled

Posted on: June 17th, 2021 No Comments

 

 

The regular scheduled Piqua City Energy Board meeting on June 22, 2021, has been canceled due to no business.  The next regular scheduled meeting will be held on July 27, 2021.

CANCELED: Piqua City Commission to Host Town Hall June 2, 2021

Posted on: May 27th, 2021 No Comments

Due to the inclement weather, the Town Hall Meeting is CANCELED for this evening. We look forward to seeing everyone at July 7th Town Hall.

Join us at the next Piqua City Commission Town Hall on July 7, at 7 pm in downtown Piqua at the gazebo. We will have Community and Economic Development Director, Chris Schmiesing, as a guest speaker to give an update on Economic Development and answer any questions you may have. Grab a chair and enjoy the conversation. We hope to see you there!

Job Opportunity: Utilities Billing Office Manager

Posted on: May 27th, 2021 No Comments

 

UTILITIES BILLING OFFICE MANAGER

Deadline:  June 18, 2021

Description: The City of Piqua has an opening for a Utilities Billing Office Manager.  This position is responsible for planning, organizing, and supervising the daily operations and activities of the Utility Billing Division and coordinating those activities with other departments. Provides oversight of the Utility Billing Division, which includes performing administrative, financial, accounting, record keeping, collection, and customer services tasks and responsibilities. Works under general direction to coordinate billing services for electric, water, stormwater, wastewater, and sanitation.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in public administration, accounting, business, or related field with one (1) to three (3) years relevant supervisory work experience, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Knowledge of: Department policies and procedures*; Accounting; Bookkeeping; Budgeting; Payroll practices and procedures; Employee training and development; Customer Service; Management principles and techniques; Local, state, and federal guidelines re: utility rates and billing processes. *Developed after employment

Skill in: Computer operation and associated software, such as Microsoft Office; Financial analysis and reporting.

Ability to: Deal with many variables and determine specific action; Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, or regulations to specific situations; Compile and prepare reports; Prepare accurate documentation; Communicate effectively; Train, instruct, and lead others; Handle sensitive inquiries from and contacts with officials and the general public; Develop and maintain effective working relationships; Resolve complaints; exercise independent judgment and discretion; Define problems, collect data and draw valid conclusions; Evaluate service.

Position Type / Hours: Permanent, Full Time

Wage Rate: $1,308.57 – $1,670.10  weekly

How to Apply: Complete application at https://piquaoh.formstack.com/forms/city_of_piqua_employment_app_management

 

 

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