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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.

Juneteenth the Emancipation of Enslaved African Americans

Posted on: June 19th, 2021 No Comments

 

Today in Piqua we honor Juneteenth by highlighting the Randolph & McCulloch Freedom’s Struggle Complex located at 655 N. Main St. This facility is situated along the Great Miami River on a well-known pathway to fugitives on the Underground Railroad and overlooks the Randolph settlement of Rossville.

In 1846 the arrival of nearly 400 Randolph Freedmen came by way of the Miami-Eri Canal where this would serve as a swing bridge between Lock 9 and the Johnston Farm, the home of Colonel John Johnston the Indian agent and a Commissioner on the Miami-Erie Canal. The Randolph & McCulloch Freedom’s Struggle Complex presents a multicultural and inclusive perspective on American history sharing print graphics, Linda Hamilton’s West African symbols, and wall murals that showcase the Randolph narrative and the fight for Civil Rights through the leadership of Piqua Congressman William McCulloch.

The Arthur Thomas Learning Center inside the complex provides an educational setting for sharing the story of the Randolph Freedmen and the challenges faced by black pioneer settlers. The facility welcomes school field trips and mentoring partnerships from May to October.

For more information please contact Larry Hamilton at 937-778-1035.

 

April 6, 2021 Piqua City Commission Meeting Agenda

Posted on: April 1st, 2021 No Comments

Notice is hereby given that Piqua City Commission will meet on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers at the Piqua Municipal Government Complex Building, 201 W. Water Street, Piqua, Ohio.

 

The Piqua City Commission Meeting Agenda Packet can be found below.

 

IN-PERSON PARTICIPATION:

 

Piqua City Commission meetings are open to the public with a temporary occupation limit of 21 people. This occupation limit allows proper social distancing between each chair of at least six feet. Participation will be on a first come first serve basis.

 

  1. Participation requirements (State of Ohio COVID-19 Orders):
    • Wear face coverings or masks
    • Conduct self-evaluation and stay home if symptoms arise
    • Maintain proper social distancing of at least 6 feet

 

VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION:

For citizens who are limiting their exposure due to COVID-19, Piqua City Commission will continue to incorporate Zoom with the Piqua City Commission Meetings to allow participants to virtually attend the meeting and be able to make comments in real-time. With this addition, community members have two ways to make public comments on agenda items:

 

  1. Submit your comment beforehand using this link: https://piquaoh.formstack.com/forms/commission_meeting_comments
    1. If a person would like to comment on multiple agenda items, please fill out a separate form for each agenda item. This helps with the organization during the meeting.
    2. We will accept only one form of submission per person per agenda item or public comment.
    3. Comments and questions will be read during the meeting by Mayor Kris Lee and answers will be provided.

 

  1. Submit a request for Zoom meeting access code using this link: https://piquaoh.formstack.com/forms/commission_meeting_comments
    1. Participants will receive an email with a registration link to virtually attend the meeting and directives on how to make a comment about agenda items via Zoom.

 

SUBMISSION CUT-OFF: April 6, 2021, AT NOON (12:00 P.M.)

 

HOW TO VIEW THE LIVE MEETING WITHOUT PARTICIPATION:

 

The Piqua City Commission Meeting will be live-streamed on the City of Piqua’s YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/c/cityofpiqua45356.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

 

  • This meeting will be conducted in accordance with the City of Piqua Ordinances and State of Ohio COVID-19 Orders.

 

  • If the Zoom meeting connection is temporarily lost, the Mayor will suspend the discussion until the connection is restored.

 

For questions or further assistance, please email meetingcomment@piquaoh.org.

 

 


 

April 6, 2021 Piqua City Commission Meeting Agenda Packet

REGULAR PIQUA CITY COMMISSION MEETING
TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2021
6:00 PM
COMMISSION CHAMBER–2nd FLOOR
201 WEST WATER STREET
PIQUA, OHIO 45356

 

CALL TO ORDER

THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL

REGULAR PIQUA CITY COMMISSION MEETING

CONSENT AGENDA

1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Approval of the Minutes from the March 16, 2021, Regular Piqua City Commission Meeting

2. RESOLUTION NO. R-30-21
A RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION FOR THE PUBLIC SERVICE OF CHRISTOPHER A. MELVIN AS A CITY EMPLOYEE.

NEW BUSINESS

3. RESOLUTION NO. R-31-21
A RESOLUTION REQUESTING AUTHORIZATION TO AMEND THE CONTRACT WITH DLZ FOR CONSULTING SERVICES TO ASSIST THE CITY OF PIQUA WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ADA TRANSITION PLAN

4. RESOLUTION NO. R-32-21
PRELIMINARY LEGISLATION WITH THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (ODOT) FOR THE GREAT MIAMI RIVER TRAIL BRIDGE PROJECT

5. RESOLUTION NO. R-33-21
PRELIMINARY CONSENT LEGISLATION WITH THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (ODOT) FOR ASPHALT CONCRETE OVERLAY ON INTERSTATE ROUTE 75

6. RESOLUTION NO. R-34-21
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PARTICIPATION IN OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (ODOT) COOPERATIVE PURCHASING PROGRAM

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 6, 2021 Piqua City Commission Meeting Agenda Packet

March 16, 2021 Piqua City Commission Meeting Agenda

Posted on: March 12th, 2021 No Comments

 

 

Notice is hereby given that Piqua City Commission will meet on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers at the Piqua Municipal Government Complex Building, 201 W. Water Street, Piqua, Ohio.

 

The Piqua City Commission Meeting Agenda Packet can be found below.

 

IN-PERSON PARTICIPATION:

 

Piqua City Commission meetings are open to the public with a temporary occupation limit of 21 people. This occupation limit allows proper social distancing between each chair of at least six feet. Participation will be on a first come first serve basis.

 

  1. Participation requirements (State of Ohio COVID-19 Orders):
    • Wear face coverings or masks
    • Conduct self-evaluation and stay home if symptoms arise
    • Maintain proper social distancing of at least 6 feet

 

VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION:

For citizens who are limiting their exposure due to COVID-19, Piqua City Commission will continue to incorporate Zoom with the Piqua City Commission Meetings to allow participants to virtually attend the meeting and be able to make comments in real-time. With this addition, community members have two ways to make public comments on agenda items:

 

  1. Submit your comment beforehand using this link: https://piquaoh.formstack.com/forms/commission_meeting_comments
    1. If a person would like to comment on multiple agenda items, please fill out a separate form for each agenda item. This helps with the organization during the meeting.
    2. We will accept only one form of submission per person per agenda item or public comment.
    3. Comments and questions will be read during the meeting by Mayor Kris Lee and answers will be provided.

 

  1. Submit a request for Zoom meeting access code using this link: https://piquaoh.formstack.com/forms/commission_meeting_comments
    1. Participants will receive an email with a registration link to virtually attend the meeting and directives on how to make a comment about agenda items via Zoom.

 

SUBMISSION CUT-OFF: March 16, 2021, AT NOON (12:00 P.M.)

 

HOW TO VIEW THE LIVE MEETING WITHOUT PARTICIPATION:

 

The Piqua City Commission Meeting will be live-streamed on the City of Piqua’s YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/c/cityofpiqua45356.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

 

  • This meeting will be conducted in accordance with the City of Piqua Ordinances and State of Ohio COVID-19 Orders.

 

  • If the Zoom meeting connection is temporarily lost, the Mayor will suspend the discussion until the connection is restored.

 

For questions or further assistance, please email meetingcomment@piquaoh.org.

 


 

March 16, 2021, Piqua City Commission Meeting Agenda Packet

REGULAR PIQUA CITY COMMISSION MEETING
TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2021
5:00 PM
COMMISSION CHAMBER–2nd FLOOR
201 WEST WATER STREET
PIQUA, OHIO 45356

 

CALL TO ORDER

THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL

ADJOURNMENT TO EXECUTIVE SESSION

EXECUTIVE SESSION
a. To prepare for and review negotiations on compensation of other terms and conditions of employment for City personnel.

 

ADJOURNMENT FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

REGULAR PIQUA CITY COMMISSION MEETING

 

CONSENT AGENDA

 

1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Approval of the Minutes from the March 2, 2021 Regular Piqua City Commission Meeting

2. RESOLUTION NO. R-23-21
A RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION FOR THE PUBLIC SERVICE OF DEBORAH A. STEIN AS A CITY EMPLOYEE

3. RESOLUTION NO. R-24-21
A RESOLUTION APPOINTING A MEMBER TO THE MIAMI VALLEY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION

4. RESOLUTION NO. R-25-21
A RESOLUTION REAPPOINTING AN ALTERNATE MEMBER TO THE MIAMI VALLEY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION

5. RESOLUTION NO. R-26-21
A RESOLUTION REAPPOINTING AN ALTERNATE MEMBER TO THE MIAMI VALLEY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

6. RESOLUTION NO. R-27-21
A RESOLUTION REAPPOINTING AN ALTERNATE MEMBER TO THE MIAMI VALLEY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

7. RESOLUTION NO. R-28-21
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTINUED WASTEWATER BIOSOLIDS TO DISPOSAL AT CHEROKEE RUN LANDFILL IN BELLEFONTAINE (REPUBLIC SERVICES)

8. RESOLUTION NO. R-29-21
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A PURCHASE ORDER TO SHERRY CHRYSLER FOR THE PURCHASE OF THREE DODGE DURANGO PURSUIT VEHICLES

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

 

March 16, 2021, Piqua City Commission Meeting Agenda Packet

February 16, 2021 Piqua City Commission Meeting Agenda

Posted on: February 11th, 2021 No Comments

 

Notice is hereby given that Piqua City Commission will meet on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers at the Piqua Municipal Government Complex Building, 201 W. Water Street, Piqua, Ohio.

 

The Piqua City Commission Meeting Agenda Packet can be found below.

 

IN-PERSON PARTICIPATION:

 

Piqua City Commission meetings are open to the public with a temporary occupation limit of 21 people. This occupation limit allows proper social distancing between each chair of at least six feet. Participation will be on a first come first serve basis.

 

  1. Participation requirements (State of Ohio COVID-19 Orders):
    • Wear face coverings or masks
    • Conduct self-evaluation and stay home if symptoms arise
    • Maintain proper social distancing of at least 6 feet

 

VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION:

For citizens who are limiting their exposure due to COVID-19, Piqua City Commission will continue to incorporate Zoom with the Piqua City Commission Meetings to allow participants to virtually attend the meeting and be able to make comments in real-time. With this addition, community members have two ways to make public comments on agenda items:

 

  1. Submit your comment beforehand using this link: https://piquaoh.formstack.com/forms/commission_meeting_comments
    1. If a person would like to comment on multiple agenda items, please fill out a separate form for each agenda item. This helps with organization during the meeting.
    2. We will accept only one form of submission per person per agenda item or public comment.
    3. Comments and questions will be read during the meeting by Mayor Kris Lee and answers will be provided.

 

  1. Submit a request for Zoom meeting access code using this link: https://piquaoh.formstack.com/forms/commission_meeting_comments
    1. Participants will receive an email with a registration link to virtually attend the meeting and directives on how to make a comment about agenda items via Zoom.

 

SUBMISSION CUT-OFF: February 16, 2021, AT NOON (12:00 P.M.)

 

HOW TO VIEW THE LIVE MEETING WITHOUT PARTICIPATION:

 

The Piqua City Commission Meeting will be live-streamed on the City of Piqua’s YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/c/cityofpiqua45356.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

 

  • This meeting will be conducted in accordance with the City of Piqua Ordinances and State of Ohio COVID-19 Orders.

 

  • If the Zoom meeting connection is temporarily lost, the Mayor will suspend the discussion until the connection is restored.

 

For questions or further assistance, please email meetingcomment@piquaoh.org.

 


February 16, 2021 Piqua City Commission Meeting Agenda Packet

 

REGULAR PIQUA CITY COMMISSION MEETING
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2021
6:00 PM
COMMISSION CHAMBER–2nd FLOOR
201 WEST WATER STREET
PIQUA, OHIO 45356

CALL TO ORDER

THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL

REGULAR PIQUA CITY COMMISSION MEETING

CONSENT AGENDA

1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Approval of the Minutes from the February 2, 2021 Regular Piqua City Commission Meeting

2. RESOLUTION NO. R-12-21
A RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION FOR THE PUBLIC SERVICE OF SHERYL K. DEBROSSE AS A CITY EMPLOYEE

NEW BUSINESS

3. RESOLUTION NO. R-13-21
A RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO GRISSOM CONSTRUCTION, LLC FOR THE SIDEWALK ADA COMPLIANCE PROGRAM

4. RESOLUTION NO. R-14-21
A RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO WALLS BROS. ASPHALT CO. FOR THE 2021 STREET RESURFACING PROGRAM

5. RESOLUTION NO. R-15-21
A RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO R.B. JERGENS CONTRACTORS, INC. FOR THE HYDRAULIC CANAL SPILLWAY BRIDGE REHABILITATION PROJECT

6. RESOLUTION NO. R-16-21
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF CITY OWNED REAL ESTATE

7. RESOLUTION NO. R-17-21
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE LEASE OF CITY OWNED REAL ESTATE

8. RESOLUTION NO R-18-21
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE OF REAL ESTATE INTO THE LAND REUTILIZATION PROGRAM

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

 

February 16, 2021 Piqua City Commission Meeting Agenda Packet

City of Piqua Welcomes New Utilities Director

Posted on: January 26th, 2021 No Comments

We are excited to announce Kevin T. Krejny as the new Utilities Director. Krejny joins the City of Piqua team with extensive public sector experience, most recently as the Water Reclamation Manager for Montgomery County Environmental Services.

“Having an efficient and well-maintained infrastructure is vital to serving our residents, businesses, and visitors,” said City Manager Paul Oberdorfer. “Kevin is devoted to making sure these reliable assets are accessible to our citizens.”

The Piqua Utilities Director is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, and evaluating the programs and activities of the Water Treatment Plant, the Wastewater Treatment Plant, OEPA Stormwater Program, water distribution, sanitary sewer collection, and stormwater maintenance.

Krejny currently holds a Class IV Wastewater Certification, a Class III Water Supply Certification, and a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health Sciences from Wright State University.

During his time at Montgomery County Krejny successfully upgraded inefficient treatment technologies to provide enhanced treatment and lowered operating costs through long-term capital improvements and upgrades.

Krejny has lowered operating costs, for several water and wastewater facilities, by focusing on energy and chemical usage and efficient operations.  Keeping these major operating costs low can help stabilize utility rates paid by the customers.

For the past two decades, Krejny has worked for Clark County Utilities, Greene County, City of Fairborn Wastewater Treatment Plant, and MACTEC Engineering & Consulting, Inc. in various water and wastewater capacities.

January 19, 2021 Piqua City Commission Meeting Agenda

Posted on: January 15th, 2021 No Comments

The City of Piqua will still be conducting the January 19, 2021, Piqua City Commission Meeting with strict guidelines. The Piqua City Commission Meeting Agenda Packet can be found below.

HOW TO VIEW THE LIVE MEETING:

The Piqua City Commission Meeting will not be open to the public but will be streamed live on the City of Piqua’s YouTube Channel. The link to the YouTube channel is www.youtube.com/c/cityofpiqua45356

PUBLIC COMMENT:

The Piqua City Commission has decided to incorporate Zoom with the Piqua City Commission Meetings to allow participants to virtually attend the meeting and be able to make comments in real-time. With this addition, community members have two ways to make public comments on agenda items:

1. Submit your comment beforehand using this link:

https://piquaoh.formstack.com/forms/commission_meeting_comments

  • If a person would like to comment on multiple agenda items, please fill out a separate form for each agenda item. This helps with the organization during the meeting.
  • We will accept only one form of submission per person per agenda item or public comment.
  • Comments and questions will be read during the meeting by Mayor Kris Lee and answers will be provided.

2. Submit a request for Zoom meeting access code using this link:

https://piquaoh.formstack.com/forms/commission_meeting_comments

  • Participants will receive an email with a registration link to virtually attend the meeting and directives on how to make a comment about agenda items via Zoom.

SUBMISSION CUT-OFF: January 19, 2021, AT NOON (12:00 P.M.)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • The meeting will be conducted in accordance with the City of Piqua Ordinances, with the exception of the meeting room will be a virtual location hosted online for community members.
  • If the meeting connection is temporarily lost the Mayor will suspend the discussion until the connection is restored.

If you have any questions or need further guidance please email meetingcomment@piquaoh.org.

 


 

January 19, 2021 City Commission Agenda Packet

REGULAR PIQUA CITY COMMISSION MEETING
TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2021
7:30 PM
COMMISSION CHAMBER–2nd FLOOR
201 WEST WATER STREET
PIQUA, OHIO 45356

CALL TO ORDER

THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL

PIQUA HEALTH BOARD MEETING

CONSENT AGENDA

1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Approval of the Minutes from the February 19, 2019, Piqua Health Board Meeting

NEW BUSINESS

2. RES. NO. H-305
A Resolution Appointing L. Paul Oberdorfer as Health Commissioner of the Piqua City Board of Health

ADJOURNMENT

REGULAR PIQUA CITY COMMISSION MEETING

PROCLAMATION HONORING – PIQUA SCHOOL DISTRICT CHOICE WEEK

 

RESIDENCE PRIDE AWARDS – HOLIDAY LIGHT DISPLAYS

Barry & Cynthia Gertner 1019 Westview Drive
Jeremy & Kelli Laughman 520 Spotted Doe
Joseph & Catherine Bundy 1809 Carlyle Drive
Dustin & Hannah Wenrick 1220 Nicklin Avenue
Adam & Elizabeth DeBrosse 1009 Laura Drive

 

CONSENT AGENDA

1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Approval of the Minutes from the December 15, 2020, Regular Piqua City Commission Meeting
Approval of the Minutes from the December 21, 2020, Special Commission Meeting

2. RES. NO. R–1-21
A Resolution of Appreciation for the Public Service of Chris Melvin

NEW BUSINESS

3. RES NO. R-2-21
A RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO BARRETT PAVING MATERIALS, INC. FOR THE E. ASH STREET PAVEMENT REPAIR PROJECT

4. RES NO. R-3-21
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO PRELIMINARY LEGISLATION WITH THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (ODOT) FOR THE SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL (SRTS) INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT

5. RES NO. R-4-21
A RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO J & J SCHLAEGEL, INC. FOR THE SANITARY SEWER REPLACEMENT PROJECT

6. RES NO. R-5-21
A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PURCHASE OF LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR PIQUA’S COMBUSTION TURBINES

7. RES NO. R-6-21
A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PURCHASE OF EXCESS LIABILITY INSURANCE

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 Discuss the Sale or Purchase of Property

ADJOURNMENT

 

January 19, 2021 City Commission Agenda Packet

November 17, 2020 Piqua City Commission Meeting Agenda and Updated Procedures

Posted on: November 13th, 2020 No Comments

 

The City of Piqua will still be conducting the November 17, 2020, Piqua City Commission Special Meeting with strict guidelines. The Piqua City Commission Meeting Agenda Packet can be found below.

 

HOW TO VIEW THE LIVE MEETING:

The Piqua City Commission Meeting will not be open to the public but will be streamed live on the City of Piqua’s YouTube Channel. The link to the YouTube channel is www.youtube.com/c/cityofpiqua45356

 

PUBLIC COMMENT:

The Piqua City Commission has decided to incorporate Zoom with the Piqua City Commission Meetings to allow participants to virtually attend the meeting and be able to make comments in real-time. With this addition, community members have two ways to make public comments on agenda items:

 

1. Submit your comment beforehand using this link:

https://piquaoh.formstack.com/forms/commission_meeting_comments

 

  • If a person would like to comment on multiple agenda items, please fill out a separate form for each agenda item. This helps with the organization during the meeting.
  • We will accept only one form of submission per person per agenda item or public comment.
  • Comments and questions will be read during the meeting by Mayor Kris Lee and answers will be provided.

 

2. Submit a request for Zoom meeting access code using this link:

https://piquaoh.formstack.com/forms/commission_meeting_comments

 

  • Participants will receive an email with a registration link to virtually attend the meeting and directives on how to make a comment about agenda items via Zoom.

SUBMISSION CUT-OFF: November 17, 2020, AT NOON (12:00 P.M.)

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • The meeting will be conducted in accordance with the City of Piqua Ordinances, with the exception the meeting room will be a virtual location hosted online for community members.
  • If the meeting connection is temporarily lost the Mayor will suspend the discussion until the connection is restored.

 

 

If you have any questions or need further guidance please email meetingcomment@piquaoh.org.

 

 


 

November 17, 2020 City Commission Meeting Agenda Packet

REGULAR PIQUA CITY COMMISSION MEETING (AMENDED)
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2020
6:00 PM
COMMISSION CHAMBER–2nd FLOOR
201 WEST WATER STREET
PIQUA, OHIO 45356

CALL TO ORDER

THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL OF PIQUA CITY COMMISSION

PROCLAMATION – HONORING KAREN WENDELN

REGULAR PIQUA CITY COMMISSION MEETING

CONSENT AGENDA

1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Approval of the minutes from the November 3, 2020 Regular Piqua City Commission Meeting

OLD BUSINESS

2. ORD. NO. 9-20 (3rd Reading)
An Ordinance amending Chapter 154 Zoning of the Piqua Code of Ordinances and allowing a Dispensary Use
in the B–General Business and CBD-Central Business Zoning Districts

NEW BUSINESS

3. ORD. NO. 10-20 (1st Reading)
An Ordinance repealing existing Chapter 33.08 and enacting a new Chapter 33.08 of the Piqua Code, relating to
Employee Insurance

4. ORD. NO. 11-20 (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

5. ORD. NO. 12-20 (1st Reading)
An Ordinance to make Appropriations for the City of Piqua, Ohio for the Year 2021

6. RES. NO. R-117-20
A Resolution authorizing purchase orders to Chemical Services, Inc., SAL Chemical, Carus LLC, Greer Lime Company, Univar Solutions USA Inc., Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., JCI Jones Chemicals, Inc., and the City of Dayton for the 2021 purchase of various Water Treatment chemicals

7. RES. NO. R-118-20
A Resolution amending the contract to Milligan Construction Company for the Scarbrough Drive extension project

8. RES. NO. R-119-20
A Resolution authorizing an amendment to the Zoning Map to change the Zoning Designation of N44-052200 from an I1-Light Industrial to B-General Business and parcel N44-052214 from F-Floodplain to B-General Business

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 MANAGERS REPORT
 Economic Development Update

COMMISSIONERS COMMENT

ADJOURNMENT TO EXECUTIVE SESSION

1. To prepare for and review negotiations on compensation or other terms and conditions of employment for City personnel.

ADJOURNMENT

 

November 17, 2020 City Commission Meeting Agenda Packet

Miami County Food Resources

Posted on: November 11th, 2020 No Comments

Miami County Food Resources

Provided by the Miami County Food Insecurity Alliance

Chair: Aimee Shannon, LSW   aimeeshannon@healthpartnersclinic.org

Advisor:  Alisha Barton  barton.345@osu.edu

 

General Assistance

United Way

Hotline:  1-877-721-8476

Tri-County 24-hour Crisis Line 

1-800-351-7347

Miami County Health Department

www.miamicountyhealth.net   937-573-3500

Open Mon-Fri 8 am to 4 pm

Miami County Department of Job and Family Services

937-440-3471

www.miamicountyohio.gov

(Go to services, go to JFS, assistance with jobs and benefits)

  • File for food, cash, or Medicaid assistance: benefits.ohio.gov or call 1-844-640-6446
  • File for unemployment: unemployment.ohio.gov

Food Pantries

First Place Food Pantry

721 Lincoln Ave, Troy.   937-335-2826

Monday 1 pm – 3 pm, and 5 pm – 6:30 pm

Wednesday and Friday from 1 pm – 3 pm

Second Wednesday of each month from 3 pm to 5 pm

Stay in the vehicle, a volunteer will come to take your information and load your vehicle

Delivery available for the elderly, call for assistance

Bethany Center 

339 South St., Piqua.  937-615-9762

Wednesday and Thursday 1 pm – 3 pm

Stay in vehicle, a volunteer will come to take your information and load your vehicle

Can assist with delivery for elderly, call for assistance

 

Needy Basket

330 S. 5th St., Tipp City.   937-667-1977

Monday and Wednesday 10 am – 12 pm

Thursday 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Stay in the vehicle, a volunteer will come to take your information and load your vehicle

Can assist with delivery for the elderly, call for assistance

 

Covington Outreach 

101 N. Wall St., Covington.  937-473-2415

Fridays 10 am to 12 pm and 2:30 om to 4:30 pm

(Please call and allow the phone to ring.)

Call for an appt., Stay in vehicle upon arrival.  Volunteer will load your vehicle.

 

Fletcher United Methodist Church

205 S. Walnut, Fletcher.  937-368-2470

First and Third Tuesdays, rotating hours from 3 pm to 5 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm

Stay in the vehicle, a volunteer will come to take your information and load your vehicle

 

Troy View Church of God

1770 N. County Rd. 25A. Troy 937-335-2914

Last Tuesday of the month 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Please call the church for assistance throughout the month.

 

Troy Christian Church

1440 E. St. Rt. 55, Troy.   937-335-8731

Second and Fourth Thursdays, 12 pm to 1 pm

This is not a choice pantry.

Greene Street United Methodist Food Pantry

Now located at Westminster Presbyterian Church at

325 W. Ash St. (Corner of Ash St. and Caldwell), Piqua

937-773-5313 Ext. 10

Check in through alley between Ash St. and High St.

Monday and Wednesday 10 am – 11 am

Stay in vehicle, a volunteer will come to take your information and load your vehicle.

New Path Outreach

7695 S. Co. Rd. 25A, Tipp City.   937-669-1213

Monday 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Tuesday and Thursday 2 pm – 3:30 pm

Stay in vehicle, a volunteer will come to take your information and load your vehicle

Can assist with delivery for elderly, call for assistance

and

1876 Commerce Dr., Piqua.   937-416-2080

Tuesday and Wednesday 2 pm – 3:30 pm

Stay in vehicle, a volunteer will come to take your information and load your vehicle

Can assist with delivery for elderly, call for assistance

 

 


 

Free Carryout Meals

The Breakfast Club at First Presbyterian Church

20 S. Walnut, Troy

Monday through Friday 9:15 am – 9:45 am

Richards Chapel

931 McKaig, Troy

Monday through Friday 12 pm – 1 pm

St. Pat’s Soup Kitchen

25 N. Mulberry, Troy

Monday through Friday 5 pm – 6 pm

 

Troy First United Methodist Church

16 W. Franklin, Troy

Sunday mornings 8:30 am – 10 am

Bethany Center

339 South St., Piqua

Tuesday through Thursday 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

 

Westminster Presbyterian Church

“God’s Table” – 937-773-0564

325 W. Ash St. (Corner of Ash St. and Caldwell), Piqua

Third Saturday of each month – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Troy Rec

11 N. Market, Troy

937-339-1923

(any family in Miami County with children)

Monday – Friday 12 pm to 1 pm lunch

Fridays 9 am – 3 pm – pick up weekend bag

 

Clubhouse

5 nonperishable meals

For any 5-18 years of age

Now till December 18.

Questions: Cheryl 937.667.1069 Ext 1021

Piqua. Wednesdays 5-5:30. 525 Boal Avenue. Church of the Brethren

Troy East: Thursdays 5-5:30. 36 Ellis.

Troy Gospel Tabernacle

Troy West: Fridays 3:30-4:00. 505 Crescent Dr. Garden Manor Apartments Building 7

 


 

Community Food Truck Blessing Box Locations

Lincoln Community Center
110 Ash, Troy
Stonyridge Veterinary Service
500 Stonyridge, Troy
Missionary Church East Central
1509 W. Main, Troy
St. Patrick Soup Kitchen
25 N. Mulberry, Troy
Gospel Community Church
1102 S. Market, Troy
Troy View Church of God
1779 N. Country Rd. 25-A, Troy
Reading for Change
105 S. Market, Troy
The Valley Church Troy
916 N. Market, Troy
Miami County Dental Clinic

20 Troy Town, Troy

Needy Basket

330 S. Fifth, Tipp City

Upper Room Worship Center

648 N. Hyatt, Tipp City

 


 

Other Agencies Available for Assistance

Partners in Hope, Troy:  937-335-0448 Piqua Compassion Network, Piqua:   937-778-8856
Salvation Army, Piqua:  937-773-7563 Troy Nursing Fund, Troy:  937-623-1952
Family Abuse Shelter:  937-339-6761 Health Partners Free Clinic:  937-332-0894

City Offices to be Closed to the Public Until Further Notice due to the Severity of COVID-19 Cases

Posted on: November 9th, 2020 No Comments

 

Beginning Wednesday, November 11, 2020, all Piqua City Offices will be closed to the public to protect both the public and our staff. It is imperative that we protect our staff from COVID-19 so they are able to continue to provide essential operations to the Piqua community. It is equally important that we do our part to prevent citizen exposure to one another.

Last week, the City of Piqua experienced its highest weekly count since the beginning of the pandemic with 80 new cases. In previous weeks, cases averaged 38 new cases per week. Today, Piqua is reporting 46 new COVID-19 cases increasing the total case count to 540 cases.

The Piqua Health Department strongly encourages community members to continue washing your hands, using proper social distancing, wear a mask, and following all CDC guidelines including quarantine and isolation procedures. The CDC has provided a guide showing the difference between quarantine and isolation.

 

Quarantine vs. Isolation

Quarantine keeps someone who is in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 away from others. If you have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 the following procedures should be taken:

 

  • Stay home until 14 days after your last contact
  • Check your temperature twice a day and watch for symptoms of COVID-19
  • If possible, stay away from people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19

 

Isolation keeps someone who is sick or tested positive for COVID-19 away from others, even in their own home. If you test positive for COVID-19 the following procedures should be taken:

 

  • Stay home until after at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and;
  • At least 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medication and;
  • Symptoms have improved

 

If you tested positive for COVID-19 but do not have symptoms the following procedures should be taken:

 

  • Stay home until after 10 days have passed since your positive test

 

If you live with others, stay in a specific “sick room” or area and away from other people or animals, including pets. Use a separate bathroom, if available.

 

While the City buildings are closed the following procedures will be in effect until further notice:

Health Department: To apply for a birth or death certificate, a plumbing permit, or contractor registration fill out the forms available on the Health & Sanitation Page at www.piqua.org/city-departments/health-department. These forms can be mailed or dropped into the Utilities Billing Office Drop Box located between the Fire Department and the Utility Billing Office. Please include a check for payment. Applications will be processed as quickly as possible. Be sure to include a phone number and email address so we can contact you when the items are available. General questions and questions regarding refuse and recycling can be directed to 937-778-2060. For information or questions regarding the coronavirus pandemic, please call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.

Phone: 937-778-2060

Website: https://piquaoh.org/city-departments/health-department/

 

Utility Billing Office: The Utility Billing Office phone lines will be available Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Payments may be made through our automated phone system, on our website, or mailed to our office at 201 W. Water St. Piqua, OH. You may also use our outside payment drop box located by the Fire Department on the west side of the building. When making a payment on our automated phone system or online, please have your full utility account number available. Requests to transfer utility services will be processed over our phone lines with the proper information. Meter Readers will not be entering residences and billings will be estimated for usage on the electric if a reading is not provided to our office by the resident.

Phone: 937-778-2000

Website: https://piquaoh.org/city-departments/utility-business-office/paying-bills/

 

Income Tax Office: The Income Tax office will be available by phone Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at 937-778-2009. Tax return filings and check payments can be mailed to our office at P.O. Box 1223, Piqua, Ohio, 45356 or they can be dropped off in the Utility Payment Drop Box located by the Fire Department on the west side of our building. If you have already filed a return in our office and wish to make a credit card payment for a balance due, please contact our office at 937-778-2009. Tax forms and instructions are available on our website.

Phone: 937-778-2009

Website: https://piquaoh.org/city-departments/finance-department/income-tax/income-tax-forms/

 

Police Department: Public access to the building will be suspended. Community members needing to speak to a Police Officer will be asked to wait outside instead of in the lobby. Anyone at the building needing to speak to an officer should use the phone located in the entryway. This phone rings to the Miami County Dispatch Center. During normal business hours members of the public should call the department prior to arriving in person. In addition, the following items will be suspended until further notice: No civilian Fingerprinting and no public building tours. Public Records Requests will be handled by phone, email, or through the City of Piqua’s website.

Some of the precautions the patrol officers will be making in the immediate future:

  • Officers may try to handle more situations by phone call instead of person to person.
  • Officers may be speaking to people outside of buildings/residences rather than holding conversations inside.
  • Officers may be seen wearing gloves more often or other Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as a situation dictates.

Phone: 937-778-2027 (Police Non-Emergency Line)

937-440-9911 (Dispatch Non-Emergency Line)

Website: https://piquaoh.org/city-departments/police-department/

 

Engineering Department: The Engineering Department will be accepting permit applications by email at mclune@piquaoh.org or you may mail them to the Engineering Department at 201 W. Water St., Piqua, Ohio, 45356. The applications are available on the City of Piqua website.

Phone: 937-778-2044

Website: https://piquaoh.org/city-departments/engineering/

 

 

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