We have decided to have the recycling container pulled from City Hall due to the ongoing trash dumping issue.  Dumped trash blows through the surrounding properties and is a blight on our community.  Recyclers can still take their items to the Landfill during regular business hours.We have decided to have the recycling container pulled from City Hall due to the ongoing trash dumping issue.  Dumped trash blows through the surrounding properties and is a blight on our community.  Recyclers can still take their items to the Landfill during regular business hours.


 


SPRING CLEAN-UP IS MAY 2 - MAY 6

You will be allowed a total of 12 bags and NO FURNITURE. All items must be in bags.

The following is a list of fees the Street Department and the landfill charge for accepting some junk items. These and any additional fee(s) for the city’s service will be added to your utility bill. Please call the Utility Department to make arrangements for all pick-ups.

Fees to remove junk items
ITEM BUCYRUS STREET DEPARTMENT FEE CRAWFORD COUNTY LANDFILL FEE
Appliances i.e. A/C $30 each

Free without Freon, $15 with Freon

TVs under 21 inches $20 each $5 each
TVs 21 inches to 32 inches

$25 each

$10 each
TVs 33 inches or larger $30 each $15 each
Couch or large chair $25 each $49 per ton
Small furniture $15 each $49 per ton
Car/cycly batteries will not accept free
Scrap lumber (mixed in) will not accept $49 per ton

Scrap lumber (separated)

will not accept $20.55 per ton
Car & pickup tires will not accept $3.00 each off rim or $8.00 each on rim
Semil tires will not accept $7.00 each off rim or $12.00 each on rim

Tractor tires

will not accept $25
Other demolition items will not accept $20.55 per ton

Carpet

call for pricing call for pricing
Bag of leaves $1.00 per bag ------------
Bags of trash (between 7 to 11) $1.00 per bag ------------
Bags of trash (in excess of 12) $1.00 per bag ------------
Bags in excess of 35 pounds $2.00 per bag with a limit of $5.00 per week ------------

*Fees are set by City Ordinance 931.02


The city will grind brush at your curb for a minimum fee based on volume - The city will not accept root balls. 


Junk items such as tires, batteries, and old appliances like refrigerators, water heaters, washers and dryers may be taken directly to the Crawford County Landfill where they will be accepted for a small fee. 


There is no charge at the recycle center for scrap metals, household, batteries, computers, keyboard, cell phones, fluorescent lamps or used motor oil. 


NOTE: All items must be set at the edge of your property. The city will not go onto your property. 


Removing these items will keep properties and neighborhoods looking neat and clean and keep them healthy by eliminating places for rats, mich, mosquitoes or other disease carrying vermin to live and multiply. Mosquitoes transmit more than just diseases such as encephalitis, west nile virus, yellow fever and malaria to humans. They also transmit encephalitis in horses, anthrax in sheep, and deadly parasites such as heartworms to our canine pets. Removing items like tires that accumulate stagnant water and allow mosquitoes to multiply reduces their population.  


Bucyrus Utility Office 419-562-6767 Option 2 

Crawford County Recycle Center 419-562-4169

Crawford County Sanitary Landfill 419-562-4039


 


WATER/SEWER BILL ASSISTANCE

The Ohio Department of Development and Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission will help income-eligible Ohioans with water and wastewater assistance. The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program provides eligible Ohioans assistance paying water and wastewater bills. The program runs from December 13, 2021, through September 30th, 2022.

To apply for the program, clients are required to contact Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission at 740-387-1039. Ohio Heartland CAC serves all Crawford, Marion, and Morrow counties.

To be eligible for the LIHWAP program, clients need to be at or below 175% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Clients need to bring copies of the following documents to their appointment:

Copies of their most recent water/wastewater bills;
A list of all household members and proof of income for the last 30 days or 12 months for each member;
Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal residency for all household members;
Proof of disability (if applicable)
For more information about the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program, contact Ohio Heartland Community Action at 740-387-1039 or contact your local Energy Assistance provider, at (800)282-0880 (hearing impaired clients may dial 711 for assistance) or visit energyhelp.ohio.gov.

 

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WINTER Bill ASSISTANCE

As the days grow shorter and temperatures continue to drop, Columbia Gas wants to remind Ohioans of programs and resources available to help those struggling to keep up with their gas bill.

  • Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP): Provides one-time grants to customers with a household income at or below 175% of the federal poverty level. Last year more than 131,000 Columbia Gas customers received HEAP funding to help manage their energy costs. Applications can be started by visiting EnergyHelp.ohio.gov, but must be completed through a local energy assistance provider (https://bit.ly/31LAZma).  

  • Winter Reconnect Order: Customers whose service has been shut off because of non-payment, or who have received shutoff notice, can reconnect for $175 plus a reconnection fee, no matter how much is owed. The order runs through April 15, 2022. Call Columbia Gas at 1-800-344-4077.


Columbia Gas offers several other customizable payment plans to help make the gas bill more manageable. Visit https://bit.ly/3DHZg9M to find a plan that fits your needs. Additionally, if you know someone struggling to keep up with their bill, please encourage them to reach out to Columbia Gas today.  


Giving the gift of energy 

HeatShare, Columbia Gas of Ohio’s fuel fund program, is a fund of last resort for households that have exhausted all other sources of assistance and still have trouble paying their heating bills. The fund is supported through donations from Columbia Gas customers and matching contributions from Columbia Gas. To contribute to HeatShare, contact your local Salvation Army Chapter or call Columbia Gas at 1-800-344-4077 to get connected.


Energy Efficiency 

Columbia Gas of Ohio offers a variety of energy efficiency programs and tips to help customers save energy and be more comfortable in their home. To learn more, visit ColumbiaGasOhio.com/SavingMatters.


800 number

The Columbia Gas 800 number is 1-800-344-4077. While most customers associate this number with customer service and billing questions, it is also a critical line that should be programmed into all cellphones. Columbia Gas reminds all customers to call the 800 number for suspected gas leaks, odor concerns, damaged facilities and/or all other emergencies that may be related to natural gas. If you haven’t taken the time to save the number, please do so today.

Winter safety messages 

Stop.Leave.Call

Natural gas is safe and reliable but for a variety of reasons, leaks can sometimes occur. Follow these steps if you smell gas or think you have a leak:

  • STOP what you’re doing. Don't smoke or light a match. Don't open the windows. Don’t use anything that could cause a spark, like a phone, light switch, appliance or flashlight. Don’t start your car or use your garage door to leave.

  • LEAVE the area immediately. If you're inside, get out immediately. If you're outside, leave the area quickly.

  • CALL 911 and Columbia Gas: From a safe location, away from the building, call 911 and 1-800-344-4077 and wait for crews to arrive.

Never ignore suspected gas leaks or assume the leak will correct itself. Columbia Gas always prefers customers err on the side of caution and call. 

Carbon Monoxide

Check your carbon monoxide detectors/smoke detectors to ensure they are operating properly and the batteries are functioning. Carbon monoxide can accumulate in enclosed spaces due to faulty equipment and/or improper venting.

Gas Meters 

Keep natural gas meters and exterior vents clear of snow and ice to prevent damage and provide easy access should maintenance be needed. Remove snow from the meter with hands or a broom. Never use a shovel, or kick or hit the meter to break away snow or ice. If the meter is encased in ice, contact Columbia Gas for assistance.

Space Heaters 

Space heaters can provide additional comfort during the winter months, but should be used with caution. When using, place the space heater on a hard, non-flammable surface away from bedding, drapes, furniture and flammable products. Further, never use stoves, ovens or outdoor grills as a temporary sources of heat. For additional home safety tips, visit https://www.columbiagasohio.com/safety/know-your-home 


Charitable giving 

Through its Columbia Cares Program, Columbia Gas donates time, money and resources each year to local philanthropic programs and organizations. Key focus areas include safety, economic/workforce development, energy education & environment and hardship assistance. Columbia Gas thanks all of its nonprofit partners for the incredible work they are doing amidst difficult circumstances. 


Any 501C3 interested in learning more about the grant process should visit columbiagasohio.com/columbiacares Columbia Cares logo


 

  • Bucyrus Natural Gas Aggregation Program

    Utilities

     

    Dear Customer,
    In November 2013 City of Bucyrus voters authorized the creation of a natural gas aggregation program. Your community has selected Constellation New Energy-Gas Division LLC (Constellation as the program supplier. Current our fixed rate is $0.436 per Ccf for the term ending November 2021.

    In December 2021 the new natural gas rate will go down to $0.392 until December 2023. Rate change alert
    Price as of August 27, 2021 through September 27, 2021
    Below is the standard choice offer (SCO) for residential Columbia Gas of Ohio customers. This price can be used with the comparison chart on Energy Choice Ohio to help you find the best deal for you.

    Columbia's standard choice offer is $0.60700
    per ccf

    For more information, please contact Robin Townsend with Aspen Energy at 614-884-5300 x 207.

    You’re Automatically Enrolled
    As an eligible City of Bucyrus residential or small business customer, you are automatically enrolled unless
    you decide to opt-out. To learn more about the program, please DOWNLOAD MORE INFORMATION

    How To Opt-Out
    You don’t need to do anything to get this new rate; however, if you

    1. Mail: Return the form below in the pre-addressed
    stamped envelope
    2. Phone: Call Constellation at 855-713-4486
    3. Web: Visit www.constellation.com/
    oh-bucyrus

  • Income Tax News

    Income Tax

    Taxpayers will be able to pay their taxes by credit card, debit card or echeck in person, online or by phone through the GovPayNow system. There is a fee for using this system and the taxpayer will know the cost prior to submitting payment. Payments of $40.00 or less will cost $1.00, any payment over $40.00 will be charged at 2.25%. The fee for an echeck is $1.00 regardless of the amount. The online services will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    The links for this system will be on the City’s website and information is available in the City Income Tax Office or at www.GovPayNow.com or by calling 1-888-604-7888. While tax payments can be made online, tax returns will need to be mailed or submitted in person in the tax office.

    Joyce M. Schifer City Auditor/Income Tax Administrator


  • Public Notice of NPDES permits or modification

    Click on the link below to download a copy of the Public Notice regarding National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits or modifications. This application is for the renewal of the existing NPDES permit for the WWTP at Morton Subdivision.

    DOWNLOAD THE PUBLIC NOTICE

MAYOR'S ROUND TABLE

Bucyrus Mayor Jeff Reser's Round Table discussions are focused on topics that make the City of Bucyrus a great place to live, work and raise families. Mayor Reser will have special guests on the show that will have valuable information about Bucyrus.

STRETCHING YOUR TAX DOLLARS

Bucyrus has been partnering with ODOT to rebuild our streets and pave more roads together. Your Street Levey Tax Dollars allows us to use ODOT’s Small Cities Grant. The grant is 80 % funded by ODOT and 20% funded by the local city. It is this partnership that helped provide our beautiful Downtown Sandusky Avenue and is rebuilding Plymouth Street. The partnership between Bucyrus and ODOT is making Bucyrus a much better city.

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    Sign up for Bucyrus and Crawford Alerts

    Community, Government

    Sign up for Bucyrus and Crawford Alerts! In the event of an emergency, boil advisory, or severe weather condition, an alert may be sent to the phone number provided by voice, text and/or email.

    This is a free service provided by Crawford County, OH, however, normal message fees may apply. To receive text messages to your cell phone, your cell phone must have text messaging capabilities. Notifications are dependent upon external providers (phone carrier, cell phone, email). Crawford County cannot guarantee notifications will be received by the intended recipient.

    Alerts sent from Crawford Alerts will originate from 69310 for text messages and (419)563-1870 for phone calls. Please be sure to save these in your phone under Bucyrus Alerts.

    *Message and Data rates may apply.

    *Text "HELP" to 69310 for help.

    Be sure to choose the alerts for Bucyrus City , Bucyrus Police Department , and Bucyrus Fire Department

  • fire buring in a fire ring

    Know Ohio's open burning regulations

    Fire, Property Maintenance, Safety

    In the State of Ohio it is never allowed to burn garbage, materials containing rubber, grease and asphalt or made from petroleum, such as tires, cars and auto parts, plastics or plastic-coated wire. Please view Ohio EPA's Fact Sheet on Open Burning Regulations.

  • Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan

    Bucyrus Welcomes Congressman Jim Jordan

    Community

    The City of Bucyrus is pleased to welcome Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio’s 4th district. Congressman Jordan will hold office hours at Bucyrus City hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Congressman Jordan is very interested in hearing your views on issues of importance to you.

    The Congressman invites you to view his website for more information.