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From Mainstreet Piqua: Mainstreet Piqua Plans Full Slate of Holiday Events

Posted on: November 21st, 2017 No Comments

 

Mainstreet Piqua’s volunteer committees have been working hard these past few months to plan a full slate of events for the “Christmas Experiences in Piqua” weekend on Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2 in downtown Piqua.  The activities include Christmas on the Green, the Downtown Piqua Holiday Parade and the Holly Jolly 5K/10K  Run.

On Friday, December 1 the Mainstreet Piqua Christmas on the Green event will take place from 6 – 9 p.m. throughout downtown Piqua.  The event will include carriage rides, community caroling, children’s activities and costumed characters.  Ramon, the talented Dayton ice sculptor will once again be making an appearance at the annual event and event attendees will also enjoy a live performances by the Piqua High School show choir “The Company.” The centerpiece of the Christmas on the Green event, community caroling at the gazebo, will occur at 7 p.m. immediately following the lighting of the community Christmas Tree.  Christmas on the Green is fun for all members of the family and many of downtown Piqua’s stores will be open extended hours for the event. The annual Christmas on the Green event is brought to the Piqua community by the French Fund of the Piqua Community Foundation.

The annual Holly Jolly 5K/10K run will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 2.  The run registration will take place in the lobby of the Municipal Government Complex and same day registrations for the race are accepted. Sponsors for the Holly Jolly Run are Premiere Health Partners, Atlantis Sportswear and Can’t Stop Running Company.

Also on Saturday, December 2 the Downtown Holiday Parade will step off from the corner of Main and North Streets at 2:00 p.m. and make its way south on Main Street to High Street and then proceed on High to Downing Streets.  The theme of the Holiday Parade this year will be ‘Magical Musical Christmas.’  Immediately following the parade Santa will be visiting with kids in the lobby of the Fort Piqua Plaza.  The downtown Piqua Holiday Parade is sponsored by Mark Reed and Spencer Peltier of Thrivent Financial, Jeanie Jordan-Bates of McVety Realty and Barclay’s Men’s-Women’s Clothiers.

For more information about the slated weekend activities call Mainstreet Piqua at 937-773-9355 or visit the Mainstreet Piqua website at www.mainstreetpiqua.com.

 

 

Public Notice: November Energy Board Meeting

Posted on: November 21st, 2017 No Comments

 

Please be advised, the City of Piqua Energy Board will have its regularly scheduled meeting.

 

TIME:              12:00 p.m.

DATE:             Tuesday, November 28, 2017

LOCATION:    Piqua Power Service Center

                       201 Hemm Avenue

 

 

Middle Great Miami River Watershed Alliance to Hold a Public Meeting on November 27, 2017

Posted on: November 21st, 2017 No Comments

 

Local groups determined to keep Miami County streams and lakes as healthy as possible see an opportunity to make a difference in Piqua.  The Middle Great Miami River Watershed Alliance, in partnership with Pheasants Forever, Protecting Our Water-Ways, and the City of Piqua are hosting a community meeting on Monday, November 27th at 5:30 pm at the Piqua Municipal Government Complex (201 W. Water Street) to discuss their plans to address challenges facing local waters.

“Hundreds of urban and agricultural acres in and outside of Piqua feed the water system that tens of thousands of local residents rely on for drinking water.  While our new water plant does an exceptional job of removing impurities, our job would be easier and less expensive if the source water was cleaner.”  Stated Sky Schelle, Piqua’s Water Quality Coordinator.

Randy Kirchner of the Middle Great Miami River Watershed Alliance added, “area streams and lakes are also being degraded by runoff filled with sediment and nutrients.”

The Alliance is writing a watershed plan to document the current condition of local waterways and create goals and objectives to improve them.  If approved by the state, the plan will allow the partners to apply for grants to fund projects that may improve water quality.  The purpose of the community meeting is to introduce the public to the challenges facing their waterways and the opportunities that exist if grants are found.  Some of those opportunities may include cost sharing for reduced tillage, grass waterways, and other agricultural practices as well as urban practices such as stream bank stabilization and education programs to reduce lawn chemical use.

 

The meeting is open to the public and no RSVP or registration is required.

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Randy Kirchner                                                 Sky Schelle

MGMRWA                                                          City of Piqua

937-214-3883                                                     937-778-2059 / sschelle@piquaoh.org

 

 

 

 

ODOT – Traffic Advisory: Miami County Current Construction for the Week of November 20 – 26, 2017

Posted on: November 21st, 2017 No Comments

The following closures are currently in effect for the week of November 20th – 26th:

• I-75 north between CR 25A (Troy) and US 36, Lane closure November 21st between 10 am and noon. One northbound lane will remain open.

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.

November 28, 2017 Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Canceled

Posted on: November 21st, 2017 No Comments

 

*** MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE ***

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, November 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.

Proclamation Designating Corporal Austin Cox Day in the City of Piqua

Posted on: November 20th, 2017 No Comments

 

Corporal Austin Cox

 

WHEREAS, on October 1, 2017, not only did the City of Las Vegas experience a horrific massacre, the entire country mourned the injuries and the loss of many; and

WHEREAS, Piqua High School graduate, Corporal Austin Cox, was in attendance at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival along with thousands of country music goers in what was supposed to be a fun and entertaining concert; and

WHEREAS, that evening gunfire broke out and as the shots rang out, confusion and horror began to unfold; and

WHEREAS, when the reality of what was happening set in, Corporal Austin Cox of Camp Pendleton, California did just what Marines do, he ran towards the gunfire in hopes of helping people; and

WHEREAS, as Corporal Cox began running, he noticed Katrina Hannah lying on the ground in critical condition from gunshot wounds; and

WHEREAS, while trying to protect Katrina, as she was bleeding badly, he knew she needed medical assistance immediately so he picked her up and ran to find cover; and

WHEREAS, while running and carrying Katrina to safety, as well as trying to stop the blood loss, Corporal Cox was able to find transportation to get Katrina to a hospital in order to save her life; and

WHEREAS, Corporal Cox stayed by Katrina’s side throughout the night at the hospital, keeping vigil with Katrina’s mother until he knew she would survive; and

WHEREAS, Corporal Austin Cox’s selfless actions and quick response saved Katrina Hannah’s life on October 1, 2017. It is with respect and gratitude that we honor you this evening as you will always be our HOMETOWN HERO in the City of Piqua!

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that I, Kathryn B. Hinds, Mayor of the City of Piqua, Ohio do hereby proclaim Tuesday, November 21, 2017 as CORPORAL AUSTIN COX day in the City of Piqua as we thank you for your actions on October 1, 2017 and for your service to our Country.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Seal of the City of Piqua, Ohio, this 21st day of November 2017.

MAYOR KATHRYN B. HINDS

Proclamation Designating Corporal Austin Cox Day in the City of Piqua

 

Proclamation Thanking City of Piqua Employees (Past & Present) for Their Dedication to Helping Other Communities In Need

Posted on: November 20th, 2017 No Comments

 

WHEREAS, service to others is a hallmark of American character; and

WHEREAS, various storms have caused catastrophic damage to many of our southern states over the past year; and

WHEREAS, members of our Piqua Power Department and Fire Department have come to the aide of these states, and those recently deployed to the southern region were: Captain Kevin Ganger of the Piqua Fire Department and Ohio Task Force 1 as well as Kevin Grinstead, Justin Foutz, Dan Cline and Don Nash of the Power Department; and

WHEREAS, these public servants voluntarily leave their positions in Piqua, as well as their families, to serve other communities that have been hit hard by disasters; and

WHEREAS, it is the City of Piqua’s employees/first responders who are deserving of special recognition and appreciation for all they do for other communities hit hard by these disasters; and

WHEREAS, it is important to fully recognize the scale and scope of these particular disasters because it truly demonstrates the skill, expertise and professionalism that is required from our employees as they enter communities hit hard with floods, power outages, as well as a multitude of other needs including the saving of lives; and

WHEREAS, the City of Piqua is very proud of these employees and thank them for the dedication to our community; as well as their service to others.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that I, Kathryn B. Hinds, Mayor of the City of Piqua, Ohio do hereby thank our City of Piqua Employees past and present for their dedication to helping other communities in need.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Seal of the City of Piqua, Ohio, this 21st day of November 2017.

MAYOR KATHRYN B. HINDS

 

Proclamation Thanking City of Piqua Employees (Past & Present) for Their Dedication to Helping Other Communities In Need

 

 

Proclamation Designating November 28, 2017 as “Giving Tuesday” in the City of Piqua

Posted on: November 20th, 2017 No Comments

 

WHEREAS, Giving Tuesday has been established as a national day of giving and this day occurs the Tuesday following Thanksgiving Day; and

WHEREAS, Giving Tuesday is a day dedicated to giving-where charities, families, businesses, community centers, students and retailers come together to celebrate giving and encourage smarter giving during the holiday season; and

WHEREAS, this day of celebrating Giving Tuesday is for philanthropy and volunteerism where people give whatever they are able to; and

WHEREAS, Giving Tuesday is a day where citizens work together to share commitments, rally for their favorite causes, help in building a stronger community and think about making a difference in other’s lives; and

WHEREAS, in 2016, the fifth year of Giving Tuesday, millions of people in 98 countries came together to give back and support the causes they believe in. Over $177 million was raised online to benefit a tremendous broad range of organizations and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing and everyday acts of kindness; and

WHEREAS, Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to encourage our Piqua citizens to serve others throughout this holiday season and during other times of the year.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that I, Kathryn B. Hinds, Mayor of the City of Piqua, Ohio do hereby proclaim Tuesday, November 28, 2017 as GIVING TUESDAY in the City of Piqua and urge all citizens to join together to give back to the community in any way that is personally meaningful.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Seal of the City of Piqua, Ohio, this 28th day of November 2017.

MAYOR KATHRYN B. HINDS

 

Mayor Hinds’ Blog – Proclamation for “Giving Tuesday 11/28/2017”

November 21, 2017 City Commission Meeting Agenda

Posted on: November 17th, 2017 No Comments

 

REGULAR PIQUA CITY COMMISSION MEETING
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017
7:30 PM
COMMISSION CHAMBER – 2nd FLOOR
201 WEST WATER STREET – PIQUA, OHIO 45356

 

REGULAR CITY COMMISSION MEETING

CALL TO ORDER

THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PROCLAMATION: APPRECIATION FOR CITY OF PIQUA EMPLOYEES-FIRST RESPONDERS

PROCLAMATION: DECLARING CORPORAL AUSTIN COX DAY IN THE CITY OF PIQUA

GOVERNMENT ACADEMY GRADUATES:

 D.J Byrnes
 Richard C. Feightner
 Kenneth E. Fries
 Debbie Harris
 Roger Hartley
 Ronald L. Keller
 Ryan Martin
 James Oda
 Dana Shawler
 Stephen L. Smitley
 Jospeh Sorrell
 Steven Trostel

EXECUTIVE SESSION
a. To consider pending or imminent litigation

ADJOURNMENT

REGULAR CITY COMMISSION MEETING

CONSENT AGENDA

1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Approval of minutes from the November 7, 2017 Regular City Commission Meeting

2. RES. NO. R-138-17
A Resolution reappointing a member to the Park Board

3. RES. NO. R-139-17
A Resolution appointing a member to the Park Board

NEW BUSINESS

4. ORD. NO. 11-17 (1st Reading)
An Emergency Ordinance enacting and adopting a supplement to the Code of Ordinances for the City of Piqua

5. ORD. NO. 12-17 (1st Reading)
An Ordinance to make appropriations for the City of Piqua, Ohio for the year 2018

6. ORD. NO. 13-17 (1st Reading)
An Ordinance repealing existing Chapter 33.08 and enacting a new Chapter 33.08 of the Piqua Code,
relating to Employee Insurance

7. ORD. NO. 14-17 (1st Reading)
An 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

8. ORD. NO. 15-17 (1st Reading)
An Ordinance repealing Schedule A-1 of Chapter 33 of the Piqua Code and adopting a new Schedule A-1
of Chapter 33 of the Piqua Code, relating to wages of certain Municipal Employees

9. RES. NO. R-140-17
A Resolution authorizing the City Manager to find tenants and enter into a lease for the residence located at Hollow Park

10. RES. NO. R-141-17
An Emergency Resolution for consent to add a change order and amend the contract with Milcon Concrete Incorporated for the construction of the Shawnee Neighborhood Storm Sewer Phase 1

11. RES. NO. R-142-17
A Resolution authorizing an amendment to Zoning Map to change the zoning designation of parcels
N44-076020 and N44-076030 from I-2 Heavy Industrial to R-1 One-Family Residential

12. RES. NO. R-143-17
A Resolution authorizing the City Manager to join litigation to challenge Substitute House Bill 49

13. RES. NO. R-144-17
A Resolution authorizing the lease of portions of 8620 North County Road 25A

14. RES. NO. R-145-17
A Resolution authorizing a ten year lease with Piqua City Schools for Hardman Field

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

 

November 21, 2017 City Commission Meeting Agenda Packet

 

 

From The Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce: Annual State of the State Meeting November 30, 2017

Posted on: November 17th, 2017 No Comments

 

The Miami County Chambers of Commerce (Covington, Piqua, Tipp City and Troy) are hosting the annual State of the State meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 30, 2017.  The breakfast event will be held at the Fort Piqua Plaza beginning at 7:30 a.m.

 

State Senator, Bill Beagle and State Representative, Stephen Huffman will present an update and discussion on important legislative issues in Ohio.

 

The continental breakfast meeting is open to all interested in finding out what is happening in Ohio.  Registration is open to Chamber members ($15.00) and future members ($20.00).  Reservations for the State of the State breakfast can be made by visiting www.piquaareachamber.com, contacting Cecelia Stoler at cstoler@piquaareachamber.com or your local Chamber of Commerce office.

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