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Citizens' Police Academy.  The Sidney Police Department is pleased to announce in order to enhance the communication between the residents of Sidney and the police who serve them, to implement a Citizens' Police Academy. More information available here.

Wagner Ware hazardous material removal to being in July/August 2016.  The US E.P.A. will initiate an emergency removal action at 440 Fair Rd.  The EPA has a project specific website. 

Funds available for housing rehabilitation
The City of Sidney have funds available for housing rehabilitation for single family homeowners within the City. Assistance is available for households whose income is at or below 80% of the County median income.  More information available here.

Community Survey:

Sidney officials, with assistance from the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee, have started the process of updating the City’s Comprehensive Plan.

We encourage residents, business owners, and other community stakeholders to take the online survey.  The survey asks participants questions relative to growth, revitalization, and livelihood of the City.  Participants will also be able to rate Sidney’s various services and qualities. The results of the survey will be valuable in helping prioritize the Plan’s recommendations.

Water Department's Annual Water Quality report available for Download. (PDF)


Solid Waste, Recycling, & Yard Waste Collection:
2015-2016 Recycling Schedule

 EPA Sewer Inflow and Infiltration project 2015.
Current project information about the EPA I&I project 

Shelby County Emergency Officials announce the launching of Hyper-Reach, a new county-wide emergency notification system.  Landline phones are automatically enrolled, but mobile phones are only included when people enroll. Register your mobile device today.

House Number Recommendations
House numbers are not only convenient for finding addresses but necessary and critical for emergency responders to locate those in need of help.
 
The City of Sidney has a residential  house addressing/ numbering policy and the State building Code adopted by the City (2006 Residential Code of Ohio) that requires approved numbers or addresses be installed on all buildings in such a manner as to be plainly visible and legible from the street fronting the property.
 
The City recommends the best way to meet that requirement is to have minimum 4” block numbers which are of a color that contrasts with the background color of the house.
 
Residents should consider the following when installing or maintaining their house numbers:

  • Script numbers or numbers spelled out in words may be aesthetically pleasing but are difficult to read quickly from the street.

  • Brass or bronze numbers are difficult to see as they normally do not provide enough contrast to the background color of the house.

  • Be sure that the view of the numbers is not obstructed by shrubs, trees, or other structures or decorations.

If the numbers are not on your house, are difficult to read or are not visible, it will take emergency personnel longer to reach your house. These extra minutes could mean the difference between life and death, so take the time now to be sure your house numbers meet these criteria so emergency responders can find your house as quickly as possible.

 

Upcoming Events:

Fall Leaf Mulch Giveaway

The City of Sidney will be offering its Fall Leaf Mulch Giveaway on Saturdays Sept. 17, 24 and Oct. 1, 8, 15 during the hours of 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Compost Facility located at 690 Brooklyn Ave.  Please note, only leaf mulch is available, there are no wood chips.
 
A waiver for those 18 and over is now required to obtain mulch and wood chips. You may download the waiver from the city’s website at www.sidneyoh.com or pick it up at the Service Center at 415 S Vandemark Rd.  The waiver must be turned in at the Service Center; no emailed or faxed copies will be accepted.  A valid Ohio driver’s license or equal is required when the waiver is turned in.


New Solid Waste Container Regulations to Take Effect

The City of Sidney recently enacted legislation that will regulate the placement and storage of solid waste and recycling containers, yard waste and big items within the City. The rules apply to both those customers on the container system and those on the low volume bag system. The new rules are effective September 15, 2016. For more details click here.

Summer Yard Waste Collection

Republic will be begin weekly pick up of  yard waste again on May 1, 2016. There has been a change to the service. Yard waste will again be collected weekly on the same day as your trash pick up, no longer just on Fridays.
 
Yard waste guidelines are the same for weekly and monthly collection. Details are availble on the City's website under departments, solid waste.
 



ENGINEERING/PUBLIC WORKS 

PROJECT UPDATES


FIELDING ROAD RECONSTRUCTION
Project Updates

The project has commenced. The contractor is currently replacing sanitary sewer laterals within the right of way for the houses on Fielding Road. 

Please email questions to lwerling@sidneyoh.com

 

 Pt. Jefferson Rd. Reconstruction
Remaining construction items including final lift of asphalt and final restoration and seeding to be completed this spring.

2016 Street Resurfacing ProgramThe attached map shows the streets to be resurfaced in 2016. 2016 Street resurfacing program. The paving portion of the project was awarded to Barrett Paving for $1,335,008 and the curb and gutter repairs was awarded to DL Smith Concrete for $814,802. This years total cost is $$2.15 million dollars excluding the reconstruction of Fielding Road.
  
City of Sidney – Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements
The City of Sidney has awarded the WWTP improvement project to Shook Construction in the amount of $12 million dollars. The project is underway and is expected to be completed in spring of 2017.  These improvements include a minor increase in treatment capacity and modifications to the disinfection process. Sidney received a loan from the Ohio Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) for this project. The project will increase treatment capacity from 13.5 million gallons per day to 16.0 million gallons per day, provdie UV treatment, make required safety and reliability improvements and provide back-up generation for the full treatment process.

Please contact Gary R. Clough, Assistant City Manager/ Public Works Director at gclough@sidneyoh.com or 937-498-8142 if you want more information on the project.

 

 

 

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