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Public Notice: September Energy Board Meeting

Posted on: September 21st, 2017 No Comments


Power Service Center – 201 Hemm Avenue

On Tuesday, September 26, 2017 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.



2017 Miami County Community Health Assessment Report

Posted on: September 21st, 2017 No Comments


2017 Miami County Community Health Assessment: “Miami County – Leading You to Better Health”


The Community Health Assessment (CHA) describes the health of Miami County residents by presenting a broad analysis of factors which impact health status, as well as the context for the health status. The CHA also captures the social determinants of health that contribute to health status, including housing costs, access to healthy food, availability of recreational space, and physical activity. Community members and partners were engaged to collect and analyze health-related data and information from a variety of sources. The goal is to inform community decision-making, prioritize health problems, improve collaborative efforts, and assist in the development and implementation of planning, policy, and actions to improve the health status of all Miami County residents.


2017 Miami County Community Health Assessment: "Miami County - Leading You to Better Health"





Mayoral Proclamation Recognizing Piqua Compassion Network (PCN) 10th Anniversary

Posted on: September 21st, 2017 No Comments


WHEREAS, we are here this evening to thank and congratulate the Piqua Compassion Network on their 10th Anniversary in the City of Piqua; and

WHEREAS, the Piqua Compassion Network is a network of people, both staff and volunteers, devoted to changing lives; and

WHEREAS, Piqua Compassion Network opened in September of 2007 by a group of dedicated volunteers and exists to transform lives by providing Christian hope, education and basic needs assistance to Piqua area residents; they are committed to provide a hand up by empowering individuals to move forward from crisis and poverty; and

WHEREAS, the Piqua Compassion Network aides our community in so many ways such as: finding safe housing options, needed transportation, healthy living and lifestyles information, utility assistance, prescription assistance for medical emergencies, work boots for employment needs and those are just to name a few; and

WHEREAS, without Piqua Compassion Network helping our local citizens, many residents would be leftbehind with little to no hope as to how to move forward from a crisis or uprising out of poverty; and

WHEREAS, today and every day we need to be aware of those with needs within our community, to be thankful that Piqua Compassion Network lends a helping hand to those in need, to be thankful they offer encouragement to those in need, to be thankful they offer a kind smile with compassionate understanding to those who are struggling, and mostly we need to be thankful that we are blessed to have Piqua Compassion Network in our Community!

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kathryn B. Hinds, Mayor of the City of Piqua, Ohio, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the City of Piqua, do hereby congratulate Piqua Compassion Network on their 10 year anniversary as we thank their staff and volunteers for their dedicated service to citizens in our beautiful community.

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 September 2017.




City of Piqua Awarded a $300,000 CDBG Downtown Revitalization Grant for the Downtown Business District

Posted on: September 20th, 2017 No Comments


City of Piqua Awarded a $300,000 CDBG Downtown Revitalization Grant for the Downtown Business District


The Ohio Development Services Agency, Office of Community Development (ODSA, OCD) awarded the City with a $300,000 CDBG Downtown Revitalization Program Grant. ODSA received twenty-one Community Development Program Competitive Set-Aside applications this year. Funding requests for the Competitive Set-Asides, which include Neighborhood Revitalization, and Downtown Revitalization projects, totaled $9,205,000. ODSA was able to fund eleven top ranking proposals.

The Downtown Revitalization Program grant is issued to governments in Ohio to help improve Central Business Districts, help eliminate blighted structures, and assist with private-sector job opportunities. This grant will assist with improving and enhancing the quality of life for Piqua residents and downtown business owners.

“The success of our downtown directly influences and impacts the health of businesses throughout the entire city. This is why the Downtown Revitalization Grant Program is so important for our community,” stated City Manager, Gary Huff.

The City of Piqua is offering a grant/loan combination where grants will not exceed more than 50 percent of the total project cost. With the combination of business owner match, grant, and loan, the maximum total project cost per unit is $50,000.

During the grant period 15 buildings are proposed to be rehabilitated, this number is based on the number of units the interested business owners have specified in “Letters of Interest” which were required to be submitted with the grant application. This grant will provide the opportunity for downtown business owners to proceed with a successful project. During this time Mainstreet Piqua Executive Director, Lorna Swisher, and the City Development staff will meet with the business owners who signed a “Letter of Interest” and develop a completion timeline.

“It has been several years since we have received a downtown revitalization grant,” said Lorna Swisher. “We are excited to offer this opportunity to our downtown building and business owners and know that these kinds of programs can make a significant visual impact on the community.”

For more information, please contact Lorna Swisher at Mainstreet Piqua.


From the Miami County Historical & Genealogical Society – October Program

Posted on: September 20th, 2017 No Comments


The Miami County Historical & Genealogical Society invites you to it’s October program, “Weird, Eerie and Spooky Necropolises”, presented by John Piatt, Piqua Public Library’s Information and Reference Coordinator. John will be sharing legends, curses, poltergeist sightings, and weird and macabre facts from cemeteries around the world.

The program is Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, 6:30pm-8pm at the Piqua Public Library’s Louis Room, 116 W High St., Piqua OH. The program is free, open to the public and no reservation required.

Contact: Stephanie Winchester or 937-307-7142.



Bid Information – Chemicals for Water Treatment

Posted on: September 19th, 2017 No Comments


Bid information for IFB1725 – Chemicals for Water Treatment is available on the Bid and Project Information page.

Bid Information – Snow Removal at Airport

Posted on: September 19th, 2017 No Comments


Bid information for IFB1726 – Snow Removal at Hartzell Airport Field is available on the Bid and Project Information page.



ODOT – Traffic Advisory: Miami County Current Construction for the Week of September 18-24, 2017

Posted on: September 18th, 2017 No Comments


Miami County Current Construction – The following closures are currently in effect for the week of September 18-24, 2017:

• I-75 north near CR 25A (Tipp City), Lane closure September 21st between the hours of 9 am and 12 pm. Two northbound lanes will remain open.
• West Peterson Road at Piqua Troy Road, ROAD CLOSURE September 11th – October 28th. The official detour is: westbound: Piqua Troy Road to Statler Road to CR 25A north to Eldean Road to Piqua Troy Road. Eastbound: West Peterson Road to Troy Sidney Road to Statler Road to Piqua Troy Road.
• Piqua-Troy Road between Statler Road and Eldean Road, ROAD CLOSURE April 12th – October 12th. The official detour is: Piqua-Troy Road to West Peterson to CR 25A to Eldean Road to Piqua -Troy Road or Piqua-Troy Road to West Peterson to Troy-Sidney Road to Statler Road to Piqua-Troy Road
• I-75 between CR 25A (Troy) and US 36, Shoulder closures April 11th – October 31st.

• Miami – I-75 between SR 41 and US 36, Nightly lane closures September 24th – October 5th between the hours of 7 pm and 6 am. One lane will remain open at all times.
• Miami – SR 41 between SR 202 and Dye Mill Road, ROAD CLOSURE September 25th – October 6th. The official detour is: SR 202 to SR 55

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.



Theft By Deception Investigations (Police Media Release: 17MR12)

Posted on: September 15th, 2017 No Comments


Based on multiple complaints, the Piqua Police Department Investigation Division arrested Duaine E. Liette, age 57, of Sidney, on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Liette was incarcerated at the Miami County Jail of four Felony-5 counts of Theft by Deception, and three Misdemeanor-1 counts of the same offense.

The cases investigated were all related to complaints from people stating they were hired to complete work for Liette, but did not receive payment.

Anyone else who believes they may be a victim under this pattern of activity here in Piqua Is asked to call 937-440-9111 at any time and file a report with the dispatched officer. We will investigate further to determine if additional charges are supported.



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

Intersection Re-Opening Today

Posted on: September 15th, 2017 No Comments


The intersection of Garnsey, S. College, S Roosevelt, Commercial will reopen to traffic today Friday, September 15, 2017 at 4:00 PM.

Drivers are asked to use caution as the intersection has been reconstructed to optimize safety and traffic flow.


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