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Community Emergency Alerts

35 Alerts
July 16, 2020

City Hall to Reopen to Public on July 20

“Sidney City Hall will reopen to the public on Monday, July 20, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. While city staff will be available by telephone until 5:00 p.m., the last hour of the day will be devoted to cleaning and sanitizing work and public spaces...

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May 26, 2020

Sidney Municipal Court to Reopen to Public

The Sidney Municipal Court will reopen to the public on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The following procedures will be in place until further notice in order to continue to keep both the public and our staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic:

For all visitors
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May 18, 2020

Police to Resume Law Enforcement Activity Levels

“The COVID-19 pandemic has affected how law enforcement officers have had to perform their duties. Since the onset of the pandemic, officers have taken more reports over the phone and practiced social distancing when they responded to calls in the field....

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May 13, 2020

City Hall Reopening Plan Announced

“Starting today, city hall will begin the reopening transition. For the time being, only those customers, vendors and residents with pre-scheduled appointments will be admitted to the building. Customers without scheduled appointments will not be...

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May 7, 2020

Heavy Volumes Lead to Collection Delays

Republic Services began weekly pickup of yard waste Monday, May 4. Late Wednesday afternoon, the city received a notice from Republic that due to the volume of yard waste out for collection they were unable to collect everything. “We did not even make a...

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May 4, 2020

Water Supply Flushing Encouraged as Businesses Reopen

“During the Stay at Home Order, many Sidney businesses, manufacturing facilities, churches and community buildings have been vacant or only partially occupied. As those facilities that have had little to no water usage re-open, it is important that they...

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April 28, 2020

COVID-19 Impact on City Parks and Recreation

“The COVID-19 pandemic has not only taken a toll on the local economy, but it will also have an impact on the city’s Parks and Recreation Department and its programs this year,” shared Parks and Recreation Director Duane Gaier.

“The only summer...

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April 22, 2020

Big Items Collection to Resume May 4, 2020

Earlier this month the city announced cancellation of large item collection in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the city has learned Republic Services will begin weekly pickup of large items, starting Monday, May 4. Big items will be picked up...

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April 20, 2020

Special Council Meeting Notice

A Special Meeting of the Sidney City Council will be held on Monday, April 27, 2020, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

In light of the recent order of Dr. Amy Acton, Director of the Ohio Department of Health, in conjunction with Governor Mike DeWine and guidelines...

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April 17, 2020

Weekly Yard Waste Collection to Begin May 4, 2020

Earlier this month the announced city cancellation of yard waste collection in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the city has learned Republic Services will begin weekly pickup of yard waste, starting Monday, May 4. Yard waste will be picked up...

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April 16, 2020

Recycling Contamination Causes Problems

Earlier this month the city announced changes to solid waste collection and cancellation of yard waste collection in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Residential customers were provided with alternative options for large solid waste items and yard...

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April 15, 2020

Change in Sidney Planning Commission Meeting Format

In view of the recent Order of Dr. Amy Acton, Director of the Ohio Department of Health, in conjunction with Gov. Mike DeWine and guidelines issued by the Ohio Department of Health and the CDC regarding the coronavirus and the prohibition on mass...

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April 14, 2020

City Delays I&I Program

“The COVID-19 pandemic has created a unique set of circumstances which has prompted the city to re-negotiate its Inflow and Infiltration (I&I) reduction plan with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Ohio EPA has recently approved the...

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April 7, 2020

Basketball Court Closures in Sidney Parks

Effective immediately all City of Sidney Parks basketball courts have been closed to the public. This decision was made after a number of recent incidents involving groups of individuals not following the Ohio Department of Health’s social distancing...

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April 6, 2020

City Waterpark to Remain Closed in 2020 Due to Staffing

On Thursday, April 2, 2020, Governor DeWine announced an extension of the Ohio Department of Health’s orders until May 1, 2020. Part of those orders affects the operation of public swimming pools.

“The city has been monitoring the impact that COVID-19...

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April 6, 2020

April Yard Waste Collection Cancelled

City Manager Mark Cundiff previously announced the implementation of changes to city staffing levels to protect city employees during the COVID-19 pandemic; these staffing level changes were effective Monday, March 23, 2020. “Some employees are working...

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April 2, 2020

Solid Waste Collection Procedure Changes

Republic Services today announced changes to its solid waste collection procedures to protect their employees and limit their exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic. This temporary change is being implemented by the contractual solid waste haulers...

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April 1, 2020

Spring Mulch Giveaway Cancelled

Assistant City Manager/Public Works Director Gary Clough announced today that the Spring Mulch Giveaways, originally scheduled for April 25, May 2, and May 9, 2020 have been cancelled. Reduced staffing levels and minimum inventory levels at the city’s...

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April 1, 2020

Spring Hydrant Flushing Postponed

“City-wide hydrant flushing for the Spring was scheduled to begin Monday, April 20, 2020, but we have decided to postpone the work until further notice. We may only do one round of hydrant flushing this year instead of two depending on when we can safely...

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March 31, 2020

Practice Social Distancing if Using Parks

The Governor announced last Sunday the closure of all places of public amusement, whether indoors or outdoors, including all shelters, play structures, swings, slides, climbers and any other play features in the city parks are closed for use by the...

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March 30, 2020

City Income Tax Filing Deadline Extended

The state of Ohio and the city of Sidney on Friday both extended their tax filing deadlines to match the new federal deadline of July 15.

That matches pushed-back deadlines for both federal and state income tax and state tax, in light of the COVID-19...

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March 25, 2020

Essential Business Determinations

The city has been asked on a number of occasions if it can declare a local business as “essential” under the Ohio Department of Health orders. The answer is, “The city does not have the authority to declare any business essential or not.” Lieutenant...

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March 24, 2020

City Council Declares a State of Emergency

“The health and safety of our residents and employees continues to be of highest priority to us,” stated City Manager Mark Cundiff. “Last night City Council took action to formally declare a state of emergency in the City of Sidney with relation to the...

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March 24, 2020

Shelby Public Transit Changes

“Shelby Public Transit has increased rigorous and frequent cleaning of all hard surfaces in facilities and buses. We are taking preventative measures as recommended by the CDC and the Ohio Department of Health,” stated Assistant City Manager/Public Works...

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March 23, 2020

City Park Playground Closures

“The Governor’s announcement on Sunday has prompted closures of all places of public amusement, whether indoors or outdoors. This will impact all City of Sidney Parks,” shared Parks and Recreation Director Duane Gaier.

Starting immediately, all shelters...

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March 20, 2020

Police Department Records and Found Property Procedure Changes

“As a precaution due to coronavirus, the Police Department Business Office Window will be closed to the public effective immediately and will remain closed until further notice,” stated Police Chief Will Balling.

Balling shared that fees associated with...

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March 20, 2020

City to Implement Staffing Level Changes

“Despite the closure of city facilities to the public, vital city services and functions continue without interruption,” stated City Manager Mark Cundiff. “To protect our employees we have implemented changes to city staffing levels that will begin...

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March 19, 2020

Verify COVID-19 Information Sources

“Much of the world is grappling with the coronavirus, or COVID-19 outbreak, but that won’t stop scammers from preying upon the minds and emotions of our residents,” stated Police Chief Will Balling. “There has already been reports of fake news and scams...

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March 18, 2020

City Offices Closed to Public

“The health and safety of our residents and employees are of highest priority to us,” stated City Manager Mark Cundiff. “To help combat the spread of COVID-19 city facilities will be closed to the public starting this afternoon Wednesday, March 18, 2020,...

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March 18, 2020

Emergency Dispatch Protocols Updated

Effective immediately Sidney Fire and Rescue will implement the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ohio Department of Public Safety, State Medical Board of Ohio and recommendations from Sidney Fire’s Medical...

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March 18, 2020

Changes to Revenue Collections Processes

With City Hall currently closed to the public, some of our processes and procedures have also been modified. Check out the changes to our Revenue Collections processes on the COVID-19 Update website under the Press Releases heading.

March 17, 2020

COVID-19 City-Related Closures

As the situation continues to evolve with new guidance issued daily, the city has been forced to cancel and/or postpone several public events. Please stay tuned to this website and our social media outlets for updated cancellation/closures.

• Sidney...

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Latest Update:

May 26, 2020 9:56 AM

Tree City USA Awards program has now been cancelled.

March 17, 2020

Sidney Municipal Court Issues Order in Response to COVID-19

The Sidney Municipal Court is open as we continue to deal with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The following information concerns the status of the Court's operations:

1. Criminal and traffic arraignments will be continued for at least forty-five...

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March 16, 2020

City Community Emergency Alert Activated for COVID-19

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Ohio Department of Health (ODH) will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated...

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March 16, 2020

COVID-19 Week in Review

Thank you to the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police for this bullet point list of the events of last week related to COVID-19.

• On Monday, Governor DeWine signed Executive Order 2020-01D, declaring a state of emergency in Ohio to protect the...

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