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Public Notice – City Commission Open Forum/Town Hall Meeting

Posted on: July 28th, 2021 No Comments

 

Notice is hereby given that Piqua City Commission has scheduled an Open Forum/Town Hall Meeting to be held on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at 7:00 PM.

The meeting will be held at the gazebo located on the square in Downtown Piqua.

 

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.

Public Notice – August 2, 2021 Tree Committee Meeting

Posted on: July 27th, 2021 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 http://piquaoh.org/city-government/boards-and-committees/tree-committee/

          TIME:           4:00 P.M.

DATE:          Monday, August 2, 2021

LOCATION:  Municipal Government Complex, Commission Chambers, 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

 

August 2, 2021 Tree Committee Meeting Agenda

 

Public Notice: Energy Board Meeting – July 27, 2021

Posted on: July 22nd, 2021 No Comments

 

On Tuesday, July 27, 2021 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.

 

 

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

Public Notice: Civil Service Commission Meeting

Posted on: July 16th, 2021 No Comments

 

The City of Piqua Civil Service Commission will meet on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at 4:00 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 Police eligibility list and to discuss the Announcement for Firefighter.

 

July 27, 2021 Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Notice and Agenda

Posted on: July 16th, 2021 No Comments

 

Please be advised that the City of Piqua Board of Zoning Appeals meeting will be conducted on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 6:00 PM both in person and using a video conferencing application called Zoom. This application can be downloaded from your app store or be accessed through your browser at Zoom.us.

Board members and staff members will attend the meeting in person, agenda item applicants are invited to attend the meeting in person.

Residents and others with interest in the agenda topics may also submit public comment on an item until noon on the day of the meeting by emailing Bethany Harp at bharp@piquaoh.org. Public comments submitted by the date/time noted will be presented to the Board of Zoning Appeals at the public hearing proceedings.

The full agenda packet may be accessed at http://piquaoh.org/city-government/boards-and-committees/board-of-zoning-appeals/.

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

Kyrsten French – City Planner

 


 

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS
CITY OF PIQUA, OHIO
6:00 P.M. JULY 27TH, 2021
MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT COMPLEX COMMISSION CHAMBERS

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL – Clerk Calls the Roll

MEETING MINUTES – Minutes of BZA Meeting from May 25th, 2021

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

1. BZA 11-21 A Resolution nominating and electing the Board of Zoning Appeals Chair and the Vice Chair for the 2021 calendar year

2. BZA 12-21 A Resolution to consider a variance to construct an outdoor vehicle storage area with an aggregate material at 205 Hemm Road, zoned I2-Heavy Industrial

ADJOURNMENT

July 27, 2021 Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Agenda Packet

Water and Main Public Parking Lot Improvements

Posted on: July 16th, 2021 No Comments

 

The majority of the public parking lot improvements at the corner of Water Street and Main Street are now complete. All that remains are some minor brickwork and installation of the landscape plantings, which will occur this fall.

The public parking lot is now open and available for use.

 

 

July 20, 2021 City Commission Meeting Agenda

Posted on: July 16th, 2021 No Comments

 

REGULAR PIQUA CITY COMMISSION MEETING
TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2021
5:00 PM
COMMISSION CHAMBER–2nd FLOOR
201 WEST WATER STREET
PIQUA, OHIO 45356

CALL TO ORDER

THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL

EXECUTIVE SESSION
a. TO PREPARE FOR AND REVIEW NEGOTIATIONS ON COMPENSATION OR OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR CITY PERSONNEL.

EXECUTIVE SESSION ADJOURNMENT

REGULAR PIQUA CITY COMMISSION MEETING

CONSENT AGENDA

1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Approval of the Minutes from the June 15, 2021 Regular Piqua City Commission Meeting. Approval of the Minutes from the July 8, 2021 Piqua City Commission Executive Session

NEW BUSINESS

2. ORDINANCE NO. O-1-21 (1st Reading-Emergency)
AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE ENACTING AND ADOPTING A SUPPLEMENT TO THE CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF PIQUA

3. ORDINANCE NO. O-2-21
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

4. RESOLUTION NO. R-56-21
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A JOINT USE AGREEMENT WITH BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY FOR THE EXPANSION OF THE PIQUA PUBLIC SAFETY REGIONAL TRAINING CENTER

5. RESOLUTION NO. R-57-21
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO PREPARE AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE OHIO PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION STATE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT AND/OR LOCAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM(S) AND TO EXECUTE CONTRACTS AS REQUIRED FOR THE LINCOLN STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT

6. RESOLUTION NO. R-58-21
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO AN AGREMEENT WITH TRANSMAP CORPORATION FOR THE GIS DATA COLLECTION AND SOFTWARE CREATION SERVICES FOR THE CITY OF PIQUA

7. RESOLUTION NO. R-59-21
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A PURCHASE ORDER TO CENTURY EQUIPMENT, INC. FOR THE PURCHASE OF 36 GOLF CARTS FOR ECHO HILLS GOLF COURSE

8. RESOLUTION NO. R-60-21
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A PURCHASE ORDER TO CARGILL, INCORPORATED FOR THE PURCHASE OF ROAD SALT FOR THE STREET DEPARTMENT

9. RESOLUTION NO. R-61-21
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A PURCHASE ORDER TO LEADER MACHINERY CO. FOR THE PURCHASE OF A DURACO DURAPATCHER FOR THE STREET DEPARTMENT

10. RESOLUTION NO. R-62-21
A RESOLUTION FOR CONSENT TO AWARD A CONTRACT TO STRAND ASSOCIATES, INC. FOR DESIGN OF THE FRANZ DITCH SWALE

11. RESOLUTION NO. R-63-21
A RESOLUTION FOR CONSENT TO AWARD A CONTRACT TO OUTDOOR ENTERPRISE FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE 2021 STORM SEWER REPAIR PROJECT

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 20, 2021 City Commission Meeting Agenda Packet

Public Notice: Notice of Piqua City Commission Meeting

Posted on: July 16th, 2021 No Comments

 

Notice is hereby given that Piqua City Commission will meet on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 5:00 PM in the City Commission Chamber at the Piqua Municipal Government Complex Building, 201 W. Water Street, Piqua, Ohio.

 

 

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