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November 19, 2019 City Commission Meeting Agenda

Posted on: November 15th, 2019 No Comments

 

REGULAR PIQUA CITY COMMISSION MEETING
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2019
6:00 PM
COMMISSION CHAMBER – 2nd FLOOR
201 WEST WATER STREET
PIQUA, OHIO 45356

 

November 19, 2019 City Commission Meeting Agenda Packet

 

CALL TO ORDER

THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL

GOVERNMENT ACADEMY GRADUATES
 Gene Collier
 Steffanie Davey
 Wayne Davey
 Dave Fishback
 Abby Gary
 Joseph Gregory
 Chris Grissom
 Bethany Harp
 Roger Hartley
 Eddie Harvey
 Aimee Howard
 Jack Pleasant
 Jonathan Roman
 David Roth
 Linda Roth
 Natalie Young

REGULAR PIQUA CITY COMMISSION MEETING

CONSENT AGENDA

1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Approval of the minutes from the October 15, 2019 Regular Piqua City Commission Meeting

NEW BUSINESS

2. ORD. NO. 7-19 1st Reading
An Ordinance to make appropriations for the City of Piqua, Ohio for the year 2020

3. ORD. NO. 8-19 1st Reading
An Ordinance repealing existing Chapter 33.04 and 33.08 and enacting a new Chapter 33.04 and 33.08 of the Piqua Code, relating to Employee Vacation and Employee Insurance

4. RES. NO. R-87-19
A Resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit an application for Federal Fast Act Funds through the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission

5. RES. NO. R-88-19
A Resolution authorizing transfer of Liquor Permit

6. RES. NO. R-89-19
A Resolution to levy assessments to pay for the cost of nuisance abatements

7. RES. NO. R-90-19
A Resolution to replat part of Inlot 7682 east of Bear Run and west of Deerwood Drive

8. RES. NO. R-91-19
A Resolution to replat part of Inlot 7682, part of Deerfield Subdivision Section 4, and Vacated Street 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 TO EXECUTIVE SESSION
1. To consider the purchase or sale of property for public purposes

ADJOURNMENT

 

Residence Pride – Holiday Edition 2019

Posted on: November 15th, 2019 No Comments

It’s new this year!!! It’s the Residence Pride Holiday Edition-Festival of Lights for Piqua Residents (homes & businesses).

The Residence Pride Committee will be receiving nominations for Holiday Light Displays throughout our City. Channel that inner “Ralphie-Christmas Story spirit” and let the decorating begin!

Nominations will be accepted starting Thursday, November 21st through Monday, December 16, 2019.

Nominations can be sent to:
City of Piqua
Residence Pride Committee
201 W. Water Street
Piqua, OH 45356
Or email: residencepride@piquaoh.org

Following the nomination deadline, photos will be captured of each nominated home or business and the Committee will meet to select five awards!

Thank you in advance for the amount of time and effort you put forth to make the HOLIDAY SEASON special for our residents!

 

Notice of Special City Meeting

Posted on: November 15th, 2019 No Comments

 

Notice is hereby given that the Piqua City Commission, City Manager and Finance Director will meet to review the 2020 budget for the City of Piqua. The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

The meeting will be held in the Administrative Conference Room on the 2nd floor of the Municipal Government Complex located at 201 W. Water Street and will begin at 4:00 PM.

For further information please contact the City Manager’s Office at 937.778.2051 .

 

Miami County Current Construction for the Week of November 11-17, 2019

Posted on: November 11th, 2019 No Comments

 

The following closures are currently in effect for the week of November 11th – 17th:

• I-75 south between US 36 and CR 25A (Troy), Traffic Pattern shift September 16th – November 29th. Two southbound lanes will remain open, but one will be a contraflow lane operating on the northbound side of the interstate.

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.

 

 

Planning Commission Meeting Cancellation Notice

Posted on: November 1st, 2019 No Comments

 

Please be advised of the cancellation of an upcoming scheduled meeting of the City of Piqua Planning Commission due to a lack of business.

TIME: 6:00 P.M.
DATE: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
LOCATION: Commission Chambers – 2nd Floor
Municipal Government Complex
201 W. Water Street

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

Kyrsten French
City Planner
City of Piqua Development Department
937-778-2049

 

Notice of Cancellation of Piqua City Commission Meeting

Posted on: November 1st, 2019 No Comments

 

Notice is hereby given that the Piqua City Commission Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 5, 2019 is cancelled.

Piqua City Commission will meet at their next regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

 

 

Piqua Firefighters Union Local 252 Lung Cancer Awareness Project

Posted on: October 29th, 2019 No Comments

 

 

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The Piqua Firefighters Union Local 252 is working in collaboration with the Troy Firefighters Union Local 1638, Atlantis Sportswear, Kettering Health Network and retired Piqua Fire Assistant Chief Jeff Meckstroth and his wife Rhonda Meckstroth, who is administrative specialist for the Piqua Fire Department, on a fundraising project for lung cancer research with the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer.

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and beginning November 1st, 2019 firefighters will be proudly wearing their Fire Fighting For A Cure T-Shirts on and off duty.  The Lung Cancer Awareness T-shirt design and sales are coordinated with Atlantis Sportswear, Gail Reardon and her son Kyle Reardon. Promotion and sales of the Fire Fighting For A Cure T-shirt to the public began in mid October with a friendly competition between Piqua and Troy Firefighters on which city could sell the most t-shirts. To date, there have been 366 T-shirts sold and proceeds from the sale will directly fund ALK specific lung cancer research, the rare genetic form of lung cancer that Jeff Meckstroth was diagnosed with in late 2015.

The goal of the campaign is to exceed 500 T-shirts sold and sales will end November 10th . We need your help! A social media campaign has also been launched asking the public to take a selfie in their T-shirt and tag the Piqua Firefighters Facebook page.

The Piqua Firefighters Lung Cancer Awareness Research project is also looking for corporate donors, interested in a year end charitable deduction, to match any funds they raise from the sale of the T-shirts.

The Meckstroth family also coordinated a “free” lung cancer screening for all Piqua & Troy Firefighters through their connection and local treatment with the Kettering Health Cancer Center in Troy.

A simple, non-productive cough, discussed during a routine annual physical led to a stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis that had metastasized from the lungs to the lymph system, bones and eventually the brain. As a non-smoker, Meckstroth was not aware that ANYONE with lungs can get lung cancer and that 65% of all new lung cancer diagnoses are among people who have never smoked or are former smokers.  Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States claiming more lives than colorectal, breast, and prostate combined and it is the leading cancer killer of women since 1987. Only 19% of all people diagnosed with lung cancer will survive 5 years.

The Meckstroths’ traveled to Boston all of 2018 to access a clinical trial treatment that is now FDA approved, this precision medicine is an oral daily tablet manufactured by Pfizer that has been effective in stabilizing Jeff’s lung cancer.  Jeff acknowledges that “advancements in research and the dedication of my wife to educate and advocate for my care is the only reason I am still alive”. Sadly, to date there is no cure for lung cancer and eventually the lung cancer will learn to mutate and grow; this is the third treatment therapy for Meckstroth. “Lung cancer is in desperate need for public education and funding for research, only 6% of federal cancer funding is allocated for lung cancer. Because the general public is grossly uneducated about the realities of lung cancer today, they still believe that lung cancer is a result of personal choice to use tobacco, and this directly impacts empathy and funding for research” said Rhonda.

For more information contact: Jeff & Rhonda Meckstroth, 937-214-4143, or Piqua Firefighter Union Officer Staff – Cleadous Hawk, Eric Wood, or Vance McCulla, 937-778-2013.

 

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Public Notice: Civil Service Commission Meeting

Posted on: October 24th, 2019 No Comments

 

The City of Piqua Civil Service Commission will meet on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. in the Administration Conference Room located on the 2nd floor of Municipal Government Complex, 201 West Water Street. The purpose of this meeting is to approve the extension of the Fire Captain Eligibility list.

 

 

Piqua Police Department Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs on October 26, 2019

Posted on: October 23rd, 2019 No Comments

 

On Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Piqua Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 18th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the parking lot behind the Piqua Municipal Government Complex at 201 West Water Street.  (Sites cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last fall Americans turned in nearly 469 tons (more than 937,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at nearly 6,300 sites operated by the DEA and almost 5,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 17 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in more than 11.8 million pounds—approximately 5,900 tons—of pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 26th  Take Back Day event, go to www.DEATakeBack.com.

5K Walk/Run at Echo Hills Golf Course – November 9, 2019

Posted on: October 18th, 2019 No Comments

 

Echo Hills G.C. 5K Walk/Run

Join us in celebrating and honoring Veteran’s Day by attending a 5K Walk/Run on November 9th at 9:00 a.m. at Echo Hills Golf Course. The cost to enter is $25 which includes a t-shirt and all proceeds will be donated to the Miami Valley Veterans Fund. This event has been able to donate $14,000 to the Wounded Warrior in the last seven years.

Thank you to everyone for the continued support and this could not be possible without the support of the local American Legion and VFW.

Come on out with your family, friends, and veterans! Coffee, water, and fruit will be available to all participants.

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