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Draft Comprehensive Plan available for review from APRIL 12 TO MAY 17, 2017.  Click here to review the Plan.

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.


Community Teen Law Enforcement Workshop
The Sidney Police Department is pleased to announce a local law enforcement workshop in order to educate local high school aged students about their local police department, the profession of policing, and enhance the communication between the youth residents of Shelby County and the Sidney Police offers who serve them.
Participants are encouraged to come to class with questions, participate in open dialogue, and advise staff of comments, concerns, and areas for improvement and sustainment.

To apply for the workshop, you must be a Shelby County student in the 9-12th grades. Information on the workshop and an application for the workshop can be found below. If you have any questions please contact Sgt. Lorenzo at jlorenzo@sidneyoh.com.

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Income Tax Forms

Your 2016 Sidney Income Tax return is due on or before April 18, 2017. Late filing fees will apply if your tax return is received late. Click here to access Tax Forms. All Sidney residents over the age of 18 years are required to file a return or an exemption form (unless an approved permanent exemption form is already on file in our office) – regardless of whether you have ever filed in the past – even if your employer withholds Sidney income tax from your paycheck.


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



Solid Waste, Recycling, & Yard Waste Collection:
2017 Recycling Schedule

 EPA Sewer Inflow and Infiltration project
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.

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Upcoming Events:

Public Meeting: W. Court Street (SR 47) Corridor Improvement Project (4th Ave. to Walnut Ave.)

The City of Sidney has conducted a safety study of the West Court Street (SR 47) Corridor to identify measures to improve the traffic safety (for both vehicles and pedestrians/bikes) and enhance this key gateway corridor into the city. A
public meeting was  held on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at the Senior Center. of Sidney-Shelby County located at 304 South West Ave. Click here to view the power point presentation from the meeting. For more information on the project and a Comment Form you can complete and return click here.

**You must use Internet Explorer if you wish to complete and submit the form online.**


Spring Hydrant Flushing Schedule
The City of Sidney Water Department's spring hydrant flushing scbedule will begin on Monday, April 17. Flushing of the City's fire hydrants will be done between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM. The program will continue for three weeks. Inclement weather may cause delays. For a full scheduled click here

Spring Leaf Mulch Giveaway

The City of Sidney will be offering its Spring Leaf Mulch Giveaway on the following Saturdays during the hours of 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Compost Facility located at 690 Brooklyn Ave.

A waiver for those 18 and over is now required to obtain mulch. You may download the waiver here 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. Wood chips and wood for cutting are not available.

Due to construction on Brooklyn Ave, access to the Compost Facility is only available from Court St down Brooklyn Ave to the site.

Saturday, April 29th – Sidney residents only
Saturday, May 6th – Sidney residents only
Saturday, May 13th – Sidney and Shelby County residents
Saturday, May 20th – Sidney and Shelby County residents

Vectren Gas Pipeline Upgrades in Sidney
Contract crews working for Vectren Energy Delivery (Vectren) will soon begin replacing gas mains and service lines in Sidney 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, more than $1.4 million will go toward retiring nearly two miles of gas main and nearly 190 service lines in 2017. Since 2009, nearly 14 miles have been retired within the city. Vectren intends to retire a total of 29 miles in Sidney over the next several years. For more project details, click here.

New 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
The last City pick up of yard waste will begin on April 10th and run through April 14th. It is picked up by City crews on the same day as your trash at the street. There is no alley pick up.Yard waste needs to be at the curb by 7:30AM on your normal trash collection day. Due to weather, it may take over a week to collect the yard waste. 

 Normal weekly contracted yard waste pick up with Republic resumes on May 1, 2017. It is also collected on the day that your trash is collected.

 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. 

 
 

FIELDING ROAD RECONSTRUCTION
Project Updates
The project is complete except for the final lift of asphalt and restoration which will be completed in early spring. 
Please email questions to lwerling@sidneyoh.com
 
 
2016 Street Resurfacing ProgramThe attached map shows the streets that were resurfaced in 2016. 2016 Street resurfacing program. This project is complete.

2017 Street Resurfacing Program: The attached map shows the 2017 paving program. Barrett Paving is the contractor. Work is scheduled to commence around mid June and be completed by the end of August.

Parkwood and Robinwood Water Main Replacements:
Water main replacements on Robinwood between Wapak Avenue and Broadway and on Parkwood between Wapak Ave and N. Main Ave. are nearly complete. The next phase is to change over water services to the new main. Scheduled completion is June 30, 2017. Roads will be closed to through traffic but local access will be maintained. Tom's Construction is the contractor.

Sixth Ave. Water Main Replacement: Water main replacement between SR 47 and Grove St began on March 27, 2017 with a completion date of June 2, 2017. The road will be closed to through traffic but local access will be maintained.Degan Excavating is the contractor.

Maple Street Sanitary Sewer: The sanitary sewer on Maple Street will be replaced between Oak St and St, Mary's. Construction will begin about April 10, 2017 and be completed by June 30, 2017. Road will be closed to through traffic. Local access will be limited during construction. Contractor is Kennison Excavating.

 
  
City of Sidney – Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements Phase 1
 The project is 85% complete and is expected to be completed in July,2017. 
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.
 
City of Sidney – Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements Phase 2
This project includes reliabilty improvements which include equipment replacements. This project will be funded through Water Pollution Control LoanFunds (WPCLF). Design is scheduled for 2017 with construction in 2017-2018.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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