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MEETING NOTICE: May 1, 2018 Tree Committee Meeting

Posted on: April 20th, 2018 No Comments

 

 

Please be advised that the City of Piqua Tree Committee will hold a public meeting at the time and location stated below. The minutes for the previous meeting and the agenda may be viewed by visiting https://piquaoh.org/city-government/boards-and-committees/tree-committee/

 

TIME: 4:00 P.M.

DATE: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

LOCATION: Fort Piqua Plaza
Fourth Floor Board Meeting Room
308 N Main St
Piqua, Ohio 45356

 

This meeting is open to the public as an opportunity to speak on the recommendations and suggestions addressed by the Tree Committee. If an individual is unable to attend the public meeting a written statement may be submitted to the Tree Committee at the address listed above.

 

 

 

April Energy Board Meeting Canceled

Posted on: April 18th, 2018 No Comments

 

The regular scheduled Piqua City Energy Board meeting on April 24, 2018 has been canceled due to no business.  The next regular scheduled meeting will be held on May 22, 2018.

 

 

From Vectren: Gas Pipeline Upgrades to Begin in Piqua

Posted on: April 16th, 2018 No Comments

 

Contract crews working for Vectren Energy Delivery (Vectren) will soon begin replacing gas mains and service lines in Piqua as part of the company’s pipeline replacement program, which is a multi-year program to replace about 700 miles of bare steel and cast iron pipeline infrastructure throughout Ohio. In Piqua, more than $2.4 million will go toward retiring nearly three miles of gas main and nearly 300 service lines in 2018. Since 2009, more than 20 miles have been retired within the city. Vectren intends to retire a total of more than 30 miles in Piqua over the next several years.

Crews will also complete a $900,000 pipeline modernization project in Piqua later in 2018 that will include retiring an additional one mile of gas main and approximately 20 services.

“To ensure the continued reliability of our natural gas pipeline systems and service, our program to replace essentially all of our bare steel and cast iron pipeline infrastructure carries on,” said Colleen Ryan, Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio president. “As we continue to modernize our pipeline infrastructure, we remain focused on strengthening our system to not only meet federal requirements, but ensure the safe delivery of natural gas service to our customers for decades to come.”

Streets affected during the first project include E. Main Street and Carr Street. Visit www.vectren.com/pipelinereplacement to view an interactive map displaying all streets in Piqua where construction will take place in 2018.

In most cases, a polyethylene (plastic) system is being installed to replace the current bare steel and cast iron gas pipeline system. First, the gas main will be replaced within the right-of-way, and then the service lines running directly to homes and businesses will be replaced. Upon completion of the project, affected yards, sidewalks and streets will be restored.

“Construction for these pipeline projects may take several weeks to complete, and times may vary based on the size of the project, weather, ground surface/soil and other situations that may arise,” said Ryan. “Please be assured that Vectren and its contractors will make every effort to complete each project as quickly as possible and minimize impact to customers and the community.”

Prior to service replacement, a Vectren representative will contact customers to provide an overview of the required work. Vectren reminds Piqua residents to please keep the following in mind:
• Please exercise caution when driving through the construction zones.
• We urge residents and their children to keep a safe distance away from any work zones.

Piqua is one of more than 40 cities in Ohio undergoing this type of pipeline replacement. Since 2009, more than 370 miles have been retired, which has led to a reduction in leak calls and natural gas emissions from the distribution system. For more information about the program, visit Vectren.com/pipelinereplacement.

About Vectren
Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) is an energy holding company headquartered in Evansville, Ind.
Vectren’s energy delivery subsidiaries provide gas and/or electricity to more than 1 million customers in adjoining service territories that cover nearly two-thirds of Indiana and about 20 percent of Ohio, primarily in the west-central area. Vectren’s nonutility subsidiaries and affiliates currently offer energy-related products and services to customers throughout the U.S. These include infrastructure services and energy services. To learn more about Vectren, visit www.vectren.com.

 

April 17, 2018 City Commission Meeting Agenda

Posted on: April 12th, 2018 No Comments

 

 

REGULAR PIQUA CITY COMMISSION MEETING
TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2018
6:00 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

PRESENTATION: FRIENDS OF THE PIQUA PARKS

REGULAR CITY COMMISSION MEETING

CONSENT AGENDA

1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Approval of minutes from the April 3, 2018 Regular City Commission Meeting

2. RES. NO. R-52-18
A Resolution authorizing preliminary consent legislation with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT)
for bridge deck sealing for priority and major bridges throughout District 7

3. RES. NO. R-53-18
A Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a lease agreement to permit the usage of a portion of
Fountain Park by the Miami Valley Corvette Club

4. RES. NO. R-54-18
A Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a lease agreement to permit the usage of a portion of
Lock Nine Park and Linear Park to Mainstreet Piqua and Piqua Arts Council

5. RES. NO. R-55-18
A Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a lease agreement to permit the usage of a portion of
Lock Nine Park and Linear Park to Mainstreet Piqua

6. RES. NO. R-56-18
A Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a lease agreement to permit the usage of a portion of
Fountain Park by Mainstreet Piqua

OLD BUSINESS

7. ORD. NO. 5-18 (Tabled 4-3-18) First Reading
An Emergency Ordinance Renumbering Chapter 55 Stormwater Management of the Piqua Municipal Code

NEW BUSINESS

8. ORD. NO. 7-18 First Reading
An Emergency Ordinance adopting and implementing Chapter 55 Small Cell Facilities & Wireless Support
Structures of the Piqua Municipal Code

9. ORD. NO. 8-18 First Reading
An Emergency Ordinance amending Chapter 92 Streets and Sidewalks of the Piqua Municipal Code

10. RES. NO. R-57-18
A Resolution requesting final legislation to enter into an agreement with the Ohio Department of Transportation
(ODOT) for the Garbry Road/Looney Road intersection improvements project in the City of Piqua

11. RES. NO. R-58-18
A Resolution awarding a contract for the purchase of Decorative Street Lights for the Looney and
Garbry Roundabout

12. RES. NO. R-59-18
A Resolution awarding a contract for conduit work for the relocation of power and communication lines for the
Looney and Garbry Roundabout

13. RES. NO. R-60-18
A Resolution awarding contract for maintenance of Piqua’s #9 Gas Turbine

14. RES. NO. R-61-18
A Resolution awarding a contract for roof repairs to Piqua’s Power Plant

15. RES. NO. R-62-18
A Resolution awarding a contract for the purchase of high-voltage breakers for the Power System

16. RES. NO. R-63-18
A Resolution to continue participation in a Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan in conjuction with the
Miami County Emergency Management Agency

17. RES. NO. R-64-18
A Resolution to rescind a protective covenant restricting the retail use of Peters Subdivision Section 3 Inlots 5873

18. RES. NO. R-65-18
A Resolution authorizing an R-PUD (Residential Planned Unit Development) Concept Plan for Lot 8195,
8196 and 8197

19. RES. NO. R-66-18
A Resolution authorizing an amendment to Zoning Map to change the Zoning Designation of Lot 8195,
8196 and 8197 from R-3 (Residential Multi-Family) and OS (Open Space) to R-PUD (Residential Planned
Unit Development)

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 pending or imminent litigation

ADJOURNMENT

 

April 17, 2018 City Commission Meeting Agenda Packet

CodePIQUA Public Design Charrette Public Kick-Off Meeting

Posted on: April 9th, 2018 No Comments

 

The City of Piqua Development Department invites citizens and business leaders to participate in the CodePIQUA Public Design Charrette being held April 16 through April 19, 2018.

The CodePIQUA project stems from a Plan It Piqua Comprehensive Plan recommendation to update the current zoning and subdivision regulations. The purpose of the project is to put into place development standards that will promote neighborhood qualities that enhance existing developments and create a sense of a place; and, to establish a thoroughfare plan that includes context sensitive standards for public right of way use and improvements.

The week-long public design charrette will begin on Monday, April 16 at 6:00 p.m. with a Hands-on Workshop that encourages attendees to share thoughts and ideas about where exactly bike and truck routes should be located and what residential and commercial development patterns and building standards they find most desirable. On Tuesday, April 17 at noon, a Lunch and Learn will highlight best practices for creating street and trail networks that effectively serve the needs of all modes of transportation. On Wednesday, April 18 at noon, a Lunch and Learn will highlight how communities are using easy to read and understand text and illustrations to encourage the development of residential and commercial projects that reflect the characteristics and preferences of the local community. There will also be Open Design Studio sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday and also Thursday morning. Anyone is welcome to drop in during the Open Design Studios to meet with the project team and discuss items of particular interest in more of an informal one on one setting. The Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning sessions are all being held at the Fort Piqua Plaza Banquet Center located at 308 N. Main Street. On Thursday April 19, at 5:00 p.m., and again at 6:30 p.m. there will be an Open House/Presentation highlighting what was discussed during the week-long charrette and the initial Piqua transportation plan and urban form sketches that were prepared during the open design studio sessions. The Thursday evening session will be held in the Commission Chambers located on the 2nd floor of the City of Piqua Municipal Government Complex located at 201 W. Water Street.

Code Studio, the consultant engaged to provide the services necessary to complete this project, will facilitate the week-long charrette. Code Studio is a recognized leader in preparing codes that promote community values and generate desirable development outcomes. Assisting Code Studio with the project will be Nelson/Nygaard, a leader in developing transportation systems that promote broader community goals of mobility, equality, economic development, and healthy living; and, Gamble Associates, an architecture and urban design firm that focuses on community redevelopment and neighborhood revitalization.

Contact: Chris Schmiesing, City Planner
Phone (937) 778-2049
Email cschmiesing@piquaoh.org

 

 

MEETING NOTICE: City of Piqua Golf Advisory Board Public Meeting

Posted on: April 3rd, 2018 No Comments

 

MEETING NOTICE

Please be advised that the City of Piqua Golf Advisory Board will hold a public meeting at the time and location stated below. The minutes for the previous meeting and the agenda may be viewed by visiting https://piquaoh.org/city-government/boards-and-committees/golf-advisory-board/.

TIME: 4:00 PM

DATE: Thursday, April 26th

LOCATION: Echo Hills Golf Course
2100 Echo Lake Drive
Piqua, Ohio 45356

This meeting is open to the public as an opportunity to speak on the recommendations and suggestions addressed by the Golf Advisory Board. If an individual is unable to attend the public meeting a written statement may be submitted to the address listed above.

 

April 9, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting

Posted on: March 30th, 2018 No Comments

PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA
CITY OF PIQUA, OHIO
6:00 P.M. – MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018
MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT COMPLEX
COMMISSION CHAMBERS – 201 W. WATER STREET

CALL TO ORDER

1. Chair Comments Opening Remarks

2. Roll Call Clerk Calls the Roll

OLD BUSINESS

3. Meeting Minutes March 13, 2018 PC Meeting Minutes

NEW BUSINESS

4. Resolution PC 11-18 A Resolution to authorize a Private School Special Use at 411 N. Main Street

5. Resolution PC 12-18 A Resolution to authorize a Vehicle Sales and Service Special Use at 530 N. Main Street

6. Resolution PC 13-18 A Resolution to recommend rescinding a Protective Covenant Restricting the retail use of Peters Subdivision-Section 3

7. Resolution PC 14-18 A Resolution to recommend approval of R-PUD Concept Plan for Lots 8195, 8196, and 8197

8. Resolution PC 15-18 A Resolution to recommend changing the Zoning Designation of Lots 8195, 8196, and 8197 from R-3/OS to R-PUD

OTHER BUSINESS

9. McCulloch Statue

 

April 9, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting Agenda Packet

April 3, 2018 City Commission Meeting Agenda

Posted on: March 30th, 2018 No Comments

REGULAR PIQUA CITY COMMISSION MEETING
TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2018
6:00 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

ADJOURNMENT TO EXECUTIVE SESSION

EXECUTIVE SESSION
a. To prepare for and review negotiations on compensation or other terms and conditions of employment for City personnel; to discuss the AFSCME blue collar compensation study

REGULAR CITY COMMISSION MEETING

CONSENT AGENDA

1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Approval of minutes from the March 20, 2018 Regular City Commission Meeting

2. RES. NO. R-45-18
A Resolution reappointing a member to the Downtown District Design Review Board

3. RES. NO. R-46-18
A Resolution appointing a member to the Civil Service Commission

NEW BUSINESS

4. ORD. NO. 5-18 (1st Reading)
An Emergency Ordinance Renumbering Chapter 55 Stormwater Management of the Piqua Municipal Code

5. ORD. NO. 6-18 (1ST Reading)
An Emergency Ordinance adopting and implementing Chapter 55 Small Cell Facilities & Wireless Support Structures of the Municipal Code

6. RES. NO. R-47-18-Public Hearing
A Resolution approving the renewal application for placement of farmland in an Agricultural District filed by Sally K. Apple (Trust) and Donald E. Apple (Trust) for parcels N44-076917, N44-076881 and N44-076907 in the City of Piqua

7. RES. NO. R-48-18
A Resolution authorizing an amendment to zoning map to change the zoning designation of 1435 Covington Avenue, Parcel N44-073178, from R-3 (Multi-Family Residential) to B (General Business)

8. RES. NO. R-49-18
A resolution approving an amendment to the Collective Bargaining Agreement with Local No. 984 and Ohio Council 8, AFSCME (Blue Collar)

9. RES. NO. R-50-18
A Resolution authorizing the lease of portions of 8620 N. County Road 25-A

10. RES. No. R-51-18
A Resolution authorizing the lease of portions of Parcel No. N44-250083

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

April 3, 2018 City Commission Meeting Agenda Packet

Piqua Neighborhood Listed as a Possible “Opportunity Zone” by Ohio Governor

Posted on: March 28th, 2018 No Comments

 

Ohio Governor John R. Kasich lists Piqua’s Southview neighborhood in his recommendations of eligible census tracts for inclusion in the newly created “Opportunity Zones” to the US Treasury. Only 25% of eligible tracts will receive designation as an Opportunity Zone.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 established Opportunity Zones to spur private investment in distressed communities throughout the country. Opportunity Zones advance President Trump’s goal that the benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act reach across the entire country and boost economic development and job opportunities.

The Piqua census tract stretches south to the Washington/Concord township line and is bordered by the Great Miami River to the east and McKinley/Washington Road to the west. This area has seen significant public and private sector investments in projects such as the Riverway Trail System and Sherry Industrial Park. Future development can leverage plans by Miami County for improvements at County Road 25A and I-75 Exit 78.

“Over $26 million has been invested into this section of Piqua, but it is poised for more growth,” stated Justin Sommer, Assistant City Manager and Economic Development Director for the City of Piqua. “With infrastructure improvements such as the new water tower on Fox Drive and plenty of available land, Piqua is well positioned for new development.”

Opportunity Zones are designed to increase capital investment into areas with unrealized potential for growth. Economic incentives relate to the tax treatment of capital gains, all of which are tied to the longevity of an investor’s stake in a qualified Opportunity Fund, providing the most upside to those who hold their investment for 10 years or more.

In a letter of support to Governor Kasich, Piqua Mayor Kazy Hinds said, “Your inclusion of these tracts as Opportunity Zones would help to accelerate more than $70 million dollars of planned new investment in industrial, commercial, residential recreation and public space development. The City of Piqua is aggressive in attracting new development and we fully expect that the Opportunity Zone will be catalytic for Piqua, Miami County, the Dayton Region and Ohio.”

Final designation of Opportunity Zones will be determined by the US Treasury in the next 30 days.

For more information, contact Justin Sommer, Assistant City Manager, City of Piqua 937.778.8198.

 

 

April 2018 Tree Committee Meeting

Posted on: March 28th, 2018 No Comments

 

Please be advised that the City of Piqua Tree Committee will hold a public meeting at the time and location stated below. The minutes for the previous meeting and the agenda may be viewed by visiting https://piquaoh.org/city-government/boards-and-committees/tree-committee/

TIME: 4:00 P.M.

DATE: Tuesday, April 3, 2018

LOCATION: Municipal Government Complex
Administration Conference Room
201 W. Water Street
Piqua, Ohio 45356

This meeting is open to the public as an opportunity to speak on the recommendations and suggestions addressed by the Tree Committee. If an individual is unable to attend the public meeting a written statement may be submitted to the Tree Committee at the address listed above.

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

Bob Graeser
City of Piqua

201 W. Water Street, Piqua, OH 45356
City Manager Office: 937-778-2051 | Utilities Business Office: 937-778-2000
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