November 19th, 2013
All boil advisories have been lifted for the City of Bucyrus.
The City of Bucyrus is currently picking up leaves on a regular schedule. They are making every effort to make it around the entire city once a week. Please rake your leaves to the tree lawn or curb. PLEASE DO NOT RAKE LEAVES INTO THE STREET AS THIS WILL PLUG DRAINS AND CAUSE FLOODING! If your leaves are not picked up within a week, please contact the Service/Safety Director’s Office at (419) 562-6767 Ext. 221. Please be patient as this is an ongoing process and we have to allow for scheduling and equipment breakdown.
Located at the Bucyrus Wastewater Treatment Plant 1500 West Southern Avenue
The compost site hours are as follows for May 8th to November 1st, 2013:
|Wednesdays||8 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.|
|Fridays||8 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.|
|Saturdays||8 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.|
Please note this site is for yard waste of Bucyrus residents only. Please be prepared to provide photo I.D. showing proof of residency. No commercial waste will be accepted. Yard waste to be accepted consists of leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks, and stumps, holiday trees, and clippings from trees or shrubs. ALL WASTE MUST BE REMOVED FROM BAGS OR CONTAINERS The City of Bucyrus has the right to refuse waste materials they feel are not in compliance.
The City of Bucyrus has partnered with AEP Energy to provide a special program that will allow eligible city residents and businesses in AEP Ohio’s service territory to save money on their electricity supply.
“We are pleased to provide our residents and businesses with an opportunity to lower their electricity supply costs,” said Jeffrey Wagner, Service/Safety Director for the City of Bucyrus. “Through volume buying, AEP Energy is able to secure electricity at competitive prices, and we are thrilled that partnering with them will bring savings to the people of our community.”
Beginning with the June or July 2013 billing cycle, eligible residents and businesses will receive a price of 5.95 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) through the May 2014 billing cycle, and then 6.29 cents per kWh through the May 2015 billing cycle.
Those eligible to participate have already received a letter from the City of Bucyrus and AEP Energy that outlines the pricing and contract details. Since this is an “opt-out” program, households and businesses will be automatically enrolled. Those who choose not to participate will be required to complete and return the form provided or to contact AEP Energy at 1-877-726-0214 by June 4.
“We encourage Bucyrus residents and businesses to read through the information so they understand what the program entails,” said Wagner.
Eligible Bucyrus residents and businesses who have already switched to a Competitive Retail Electric Service (CRES) provider will not receive a letter for the “opt-out” program. However, those who have already selected AEP Energy as their CRES provider may participate in this program and may call AEP Energy at 1-877-726-0214 to enroll. For those who have switched to another CRES provider, a similar program has been established by the City of Bucyrus and AEP Energy. To learn more or to enroll, these residents and businesses must call AEP Energy at 1-877-726-0214 by June 29. .
Once enrolled in the “opt-out” program, participants will continue to receive their electric bill from AEP Ohio, with AEP Energy’s charges listed as a separate line item. Program participants should continue to contact AEP Ohio for all service-related issues. AEP Ohio will continue to read the meter and maintain the power lines that deliver electricity.
City residents and businesses who have additional questions may attend a public meeting scheduled at 4 p.m. on May 29 in the Council Chambers at Bucyrus City Hall. Watch for the Information Broadcast on Access Channel starting May 30.
AEP Energy is a certified Retail Electric Service (CRES) provider and is affiliated with American Electric Power Co., Inc. (NYSE: AEP). AEP Energy supplies electricity to business and residential customers in Illinois, Ohio and other deregulated electricity markets. AEP Energy also offers energy solutions, including demand response and energy efficiency services, nationwide. More information about AEP Energy is available at www.aepenergy.com.AEP Energy is not soliciting on behalf of and is not an agent of AEP Ohio. AEP Ohio customers do not need to purchase any competitive retail electric service from AEP Energy to receive or to continue to receive non-competitive retail electric services from AEP Ohio.
The City of Bucyrus would like to introduce Delectables Concession Stand; operated by Crawford County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Delectables is now open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and is serving a wide variety of treats including; candy, chips, hot dogs, hot pretzels, nachos, pizza, ice cream, and refreshing drinks. Please join us for our grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Friday May 24th at 10:30 p.m.
- No garage sale sign may be posted on a utility pole.
- Do not post a garage sale sign within the road right-of-way. As a rule, the street right-of-way is between the street and the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, generally the right-of-way includes 10 feet from the edge of the street or curb.
- When you are out of the right-of-way, you are now on private property and you will need to get permission from the property owner to post your sign on their property.
- Garage sale signs shall not be located in a manner that creates a safety or visibility hazard.
- Garage sale signs are allowed to be displayed for three consecutive days.
- Garage sale signs may be removed if they are not placed in the proper location as stated above.
- Garage and yard sales may be conducted on a residential property for 6 days and only three such sales are permitted per year.
Please visit the City’s website www.cityofbucyrusoh.us to view the Business and Sign Codes on line, or call the Zoning Administrator 419-562-6767 ext. 226 with questions regarding Garage Sales.
Within the City of Bucyrus, all new sheds and garages require a building and a zoning permit prior to placement on a residential or commercial lot. Placement requirements of the shed vary according to each zoning district. No shed may be placed on a vacant residential lot without the approval of the Board of Zoning Appeals. Please contact the Engineering & Zoning Office for requirements and visit our Frequently Asked Questions section for additional information about permits. 419-562-6767 ext. 226, firstname.lastname@example.org
The new water bills have been mailed. Your due dates are the same. You have a 10 day grace period until a 10% penalty is applied. You will have 5 days to pay after the penalty period. If not paid it will be shut off.
Within the City of Bucyrus, a permit is required before beginning to enlarge, alter, repair, remodel, improve, rehabilitate, move, raze, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or a portion of it. A separate demolition permit is required before demolition of any building or portion thereof. Please contact the Engineering & Zoning Office for requirements and visit our Frequently Asked Questions section for additional information about permits. 419-562-6767 ext. 226, email@example.com
The Biggert-Waters National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 provides long-term changes to the National Flood Insurance Program. Under the new law, rates are likely to increase overall to reflect the true flood risk of your home or business and many insurance discounts will be eliminated. FEMA has provided this Q&A document for further information. Also, please see this brochure for ways to help manage your risk.
Please be aware of Bucyrus Codified Ordinance 1320, Removal or Repair of Premises Suffering Fire Damage. Please use the following procedure with any insured structure claiming fire damage.
The City of Bucyrus Utility Department has updated our on line payment option. Click on the link under the main menu “pay your utility bill on line”.
The first time you use the site you will have to register and create a password, this will allow you not only to pay your bill, but also look at your billing history, payment history, usage and breakdown of charges.
If you are a property owner and wish to view this information for all your properties contact our office at 419-562-6767 option 2 and we can establish this service for you.
If you have questions, please contact our office.
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