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Community Development Block Grant Publc Hearing scheduled for February 15th
A public hearing will be held at City Hall, 2nd Floor Conference Room, on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 10:00am to provide citizens with pertinent informaiton about the CDBG program, including eligible activities and program requirements.  More information here.

Freezing Water Line Tips

With below freezing temperature expected this week preparing now can save the aggravation and cost of dealing with frozen pipes and the damage they might cause.
  • Familiarize yourself with areas of your home most susceptible to freezing, such as basements, crawl spaces, unheated rooms and outside walls.
  • Eliminate sources of cold air near water lines by repairing broken windows, insulating walls, closing off crawl spaces and eliminating drafts near doors.
  • Locate your main water shut-off valve. If a pipe freezes or bursts, shut the water off immediately.
  • Protect your pipes and water meter. Wrap exposed pipes with insulation or use electrical heat tracing wire; newspaper or fabric might also work. For outside meters, keep the lid to the meter pit closed tightly and let any snow that falls cover it. Snow acts as insulation, so don't disturb it.
  • If you have pipes that are vulnerable to freezing, allow a small trickle of water to run overnight to keep pipes from freezing. The cost of the extra water is low compared to the cost to repair a broken pipe.
  • Open cabinet doors to expose pipes to warmer room temperatures to help keep them from freezing.

If your pipes freeze:

  • Shut off the water immediately. Don't attempt to thaw frozen pipes unless the water is shut off. Freezing can often cause unseen cracks in pipes or joints.
  • Apply heat to the frozen pipe by warming the air around it, or by applying heat directly to a pipe. You can use a hair dryer, space heater or hot water. Be sure not to leave space heaters unattended.
  • Do not use kerosene heaters or open flames to thaw pipes inside your home.
  • Once the pipes have thawed, turn the water back on slowly and check for cracks and leaks.

Shelby County 2-1-1 Service
2-1-1 is a simple, easy-to-remember number to call when you need non-emergency help or access to human services. It is a free 24-hour service so you get the help you need when you need it. When you dial 2-1-1, your call will be answered by the local information & referral agency, HelpLine.

Gas pipeline upgrades underway in Sidney
Contract crews working for Vectren Energy Delivery (Vectren) have completed replacing gas mains and service lines in Sidney for 2018 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 Sidney, nearly $2.7 million will go toward retiring nearly four miles of gas main and more than 300 service lines in 2018. Since 2009, approximately 19 miles have been retired within the city. Vectren intends to retire approximately 27 miles in Sidney over the next several years. To read the entire press release click here.

Multi-Year I&I Program Continues
The I&I division was formed in 2013 for removal of inflow and infiltration from the city’s sanitary sewer system. The program is currently in Project Area 5. For a map of the entire project area click here. For more details about the I&I program click here. For an interactive map for specific addresses click here.

HIGH GRASS AND WEEDS REGULATIONS
“Between March 1 and December 31 of each year, no person or entity which is the owner of record of any parcel, lot or land within the City corporation limits shall permit any grass over eight inches, noxious weeds, or untended, rank, and unmanaged growth of vegetation” (Codified Ordinances Section 553.01). In 2016, City Council amended the above ordinance, changing the maximum height of grass from twelve inches to eight inches.

For more information, please go to the Code Enforcement page.


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

 

Upcoming Events:

Citizens Police Academy
The Sidney Police Department is accepting applications for its 2019 Citizens Police Academy. The program is designed to give the citizens of Sidney an overview of the how the department operates, and an in-depth view of its policies.

The 10-week course is free. Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. February 27 thru May 1, 2019.

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Holiday Recycling Tips
Americans generate 25% more waste between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Remarkably, about 80% of what is thrown away during the holidays could actually be recycled or re-purposed. Click here for some tips to become better recyclers during the holiday.

Solid Waste Container Regulations are in Effect

The City of Sidney recently enacted legislation that  regulates 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.


Winter Yard Waste Collection
Republic is scheduled to cease weekly pick of yard waste on Friday, November 30, 2018. The City will then pick up yard waste the second full week of December, January, February and March, 2019.

Details for yard waste pick up are availble on the City's website under departments, solid waste.

Questions? Please call the City of Sidney Service Center at 498-8117. 


2018 Recycling Calendar
Click here for the 2018 recycling calendar schedule.

 

 

 

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