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CONSIDER THE CRAWFORD COUNTY LAND BANK AS A POSSIBLE SOLUTION TO YOUR BLIGHTED RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY.

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    Help Wanted - Boom Mower Operator

    Service

    The City of Bucyrus is taking applications for a fulltime/part-time Boom Mower Operator.  Qualified candidates will have knowledge and skills to operate a 115 hp tractor with side and boom and rear rotary mower.  Must have experience operating in ditches, hills, fence lines and will be required to trim job sites with weed eater and maintain equipment daily.  Individuals must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License and be able to work week days as well as weekends.  Pay rate up to $10.00.  Applications are available in the Mayor’s Office Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

  • Child having fun in the pool

    Guidance For Private Swimming Pools

    Community

    When locating your private swimming pool, be sure to follow these requirements of the Bucyrus Codified Ordinances:

    • Make sure the pool is located in the back yard or side yard. Do not place a private pool in the front yard.
    • The swimming pool shall be enclosed completely by a wall or fence constructed so as to prevent uncontrolled access. The fences or wall shall not be less than four feet in height and have an operating gate and lock.
    • All lights for the pool shall be located so as to confine the direct beam to the parcel on which the pool is located.
    • The pool shall be constructed to meet the setback requirements of the zoning district it is located.
    • All swimming pools require a permit prior to installation.

    A private spa or hot tub with a lockable cover and garden ponds shall not be considered as a "swimming pool" subject to the provisions of this section.

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    Holiday Garbage Pick-Up Schedule

    News

    Monday, May 28th (Memorial Day) - The City will be closed except the Safety Forces employees. Monday's trash will be picked up on Tuesday, May 29th.


  • graphical image Bucyrus meeting notice

    Scheduled Meetings

    Government

    For Bucyrus City Council meeting schedule please go to the


    The City of Bucyrus Board of Control will meet on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm in Council Chambers of City Hall to open bids for the Airport Project.


    document being signed

    Bucyrus Tree Board

    The Bucyrus City Tree Board has scheduled a meeting for Monday, May 14th at 6:00 p.m. in the Engineering Conference Room, Engineering/Zoning Department of Bucyrus City Hall, 500 S. Sandusky Avenue, Bucyrus.

    The purpose of the meeting will be to review the banned tree list and continue development of the master planting plan.

    The public is invited to attend the meeting. The Board reserves the right to amend the agenda as needed.

  • We Are Hiring Police

    Police, Safety

    The Bucyrus Police Department is hiring for Police Officers. All FronLine National testing must be completed by the close date, June 11th, 2018. Bucyrus application for employment must be completed and turned in to the Bucyrus Police Department prior to the test closing date. The application can be DOWNLOADED HERE or picked up at the police department.

    The City of Bucyrus is now utilizing National Testing Network for the Civil Service Exam. National Testing Network directly contracts with public safety departments across the country to test candidates for jobs. Once a candidate completes this simple process, information and test scores will be sent directly to each department.

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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

  • photo of house at sunset Housing

    The Crawford County CHIP Program is now accepting application for the 7th Round of Owner Rehabs starting January 2nd, 2018 running thru February 13th, 2018. Owner rehabilitation is intended to correct substandard conditions throughout the house so that the homes are safe, healthy, durable, energy efficient and affordable. This is an income based program. Please call the CHIP office for information, applications, and to schedule an appointment (419) 562-6583.

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    Crawford County Land Bank

    Community

    The Crawford County Land Bank will be working to help return vacant, low value properties to productive use. This involves acquiring properties and sometimes managing the demolition of unwanted, blighted residential structures. The land bank will not seek to hold properties for extended periods of time but can transfer land to interested and eligible landowners.

    Currently, the Crawford County Land Bank is working to acquire blighted, vacant homes that have been recommended for demolition, using funding provided by a grant from the State of Ohio. We need to have 35 vacant homes in our possession by May 18, 2017 in order to continue to qualify for the full amount of the grant funding. We can receive properties by the Tax Foreclosure process and donations. At this time, it would be beneficial if any property owner would like to donate an unwanted, low value residential property to the land bank for demolition. Please contact Barb McCullough, manager at 419-562-7861 or send a message for further information.

    Street Closings

    Safety

    April 3, 2018 - April 10, 2018

    The railroad crossing at E. Beal Avenue will be closed from the morning of April 3rd until April 10th for maintenance.

    April 4, 2018 - April 11, 2018

    The railroad crossing at E. Oakwood Avenue will be closed from the morning of April 4th until April 11th for maintenance.

    April 4, 2018 - April 10, 2018

    The railroad crossing at E. Warren Street will be closed from the morning of April 4th until April 10th for maintenance.

    March 27, 2018

    US 30, at its structure over SR 4, will have intermittent single lane closures on US 30 westbound and SR 4 southbound for bridge repairs. One lane of traffic will be maintained at all times. Please use caution while driving in the area. The project is expected to be complete May 2018.

    January 31, 2018

    South Sandusky Avenue is closed from Southern Avenue to Beal Avenue for sewer maintenance. Use Marion Road as an alternate route.

    October 11, 2017

    The City of Bucyrus is installing new sanitary sewer infrastructure along Southern Avenue. Please use caution when driving in this area.
    Please see the map below for the effected area.
    READ MORE

     

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    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.

  • Bucyrus compost for your garden

    City of Bucyrus Compost Site

    Community

    THE COMPOST SITE IS IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY UNTIL IT REOPENS ON MARCH 30TH. CALL 419-562-8981 TO SCHEDULE A DROP-OFF.

    Located at the Bucyrus Wastewater Treatment Plant 1500 West Southern Avenue

    THE COMPOST SITE HOURS ARE AS FOLLOWS FOR
    March 30th to December 29TH, 2018:


    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 the compost 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.

    Thank you.

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    Leaves Clog Storm Drains

    News

    This fall season, please take care not to dump or rake your leaves into the gutters of the street. Not only is it a violation of the Bucyrus Codified Ordinance 521.04, it creates a flooding hazard during storms. Leaves in the gutter will wash down to the storm drain and clog the grate of the drain.

    Beginning November 1st, Bucyrus Street Department employees will begin picking up leaves. Our compost facility is available Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bucyrus residents may dump your leaves at the compost facility free of charge.


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    City of Bucyrus Utility Aggregation Program

    Community

    ELECTRIC AGGREGATION

    We have a new rate for the City’s electric aggregation starting on your July billing 2017 for the month of June 2017. This contract is valid for 3 years (36 months). The new rate from AEP Energy is .05787 per kilowatt. The current rate is .0632 until June billing for the month May of 2017. If you are currently on the program you will be receiving a letter with detailed information.

     

    GAS AGGREGATION

    We have a current rate of .4686 per cf on the City’s gas aggregation that started in December of 2016. The supplier is Constellation. This is 2 year term (24 months).

    Please check your electric and gas bills to make sure you are getting charged the right rates if you are on the aggregation program. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Mayor or Service Safety Directors office 419-562-6767 ext. 223 or 224

    Respectively.

    Jeff Wagner
    City of Bucyrus
    Service Safety Director

  • snippet image of the Bucyrus Zoning Page Zoning, Government,

    Our new Interactive Zoning Map is now live. It features higher resolution tiles giving you a clearer image of the areas of interest. Also, there is a button at the top of each tile page that will download a high resolution image of the area. Finally, you also have the availability of downloading a full zoning map in .PDF format.


  • Bucyrus Schines Art Park Mural with the sculpture Idea Taking Flight Photo Courtesy of Crawford County Now

    Bucyrus Art Park Is Getting A Stage!

    Community

    Senator Dave Burke has announced that the City of Bucyrus is the beneficiary of a State of Ohio Grant for $125,000 for the permanent stage at Schines Art Park.   Schines Art Park has been a model for state and local cooperation and has turned a blighted corner of downtown Bucyrus into one of the most unique parks in all of Ohio.  The addition of the permanent stage on the east end of the park will be host to concerts, plays and other events during the year.  Development of the stage design will begin soon. Mayor Jeff Reser expressed his gratitude to Senator Burke and Representative McClain for their support of this worthwhile project.

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    Tenant-Landlord Facts Page Now Available

    Community, Property Maintenance

    As a service to our community the City of Bucyrus has published our Tenant-Landlord Facts online to help you better understand your responsibilities and rights under the law. We hope that your will read it carefully and use it as a guide for better Tenant-Landlord relations.

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    Transparency In City Government

    Mayor

    Fellow Residents of Bucyrus:

    Thursday was an historic day in Bucyrus.  Transparency in local government is here to stay!  I led the effort to open our city's finance to you the taxpayer by being one of the very first municipalities in the state to sign up for OhioCheckbook.com.   I met with Ohio State Treasurer, Josh Mandel on September 24 in Columbus for the announcement.  Just go to www.ohiocheckbook.com and click on the "Local Gov and Schools" tab in the upper right hand corner.  Enter "Bucyrus" to view our city's checkbook and see how we spend your tax dollars.

    Thanks to City Auditor Joyce Schifer for providing support to Treasurer Mandel's office during the implementation of the program.  Joyce's support was critical in making Bucyrus a leader in government transparency.

    Mayor Jeff Reser

Bucyrus Mayor Jeff Reser

Dear Bucyrus City Residents,

We have a Golden Opportunity .....

The City of Bucyrus qualifies for a loan from the Ohio EPA that will allow us to pay back the loan over 30 years with no interest cost. This is an opportunity for us to use the funds to work towards compliance with the Federal EPA mandate to separate our storm water from our sewers which will reduce our raw sewage overflows to the Sandusky River.

The Importance of Accepting the Zero Interest Loan.....

The loan allows us to "tie in" homes to storm sewers which will reduce water flow in our sanitary sewers and to our wastewater treatment plant. We will be using 2017 dollars for the project and be paying back the loan with future dollars. It's a great deal for our community since we will have to perform this same work in the future if we don't secure this zero interest loan and that will come at an increased cost to our users when this work is performed. If the interest rate is just 4% then the total cost of the loan is more than $5,000,000. So, you can easily see that a zero interest loan is a tremendous blessing for the city.

Our Current Rates are Below State Average....

The average resident will pay about one dollar more a month or about twelve dollars a year.
According to the latest state utility survey, we rank slightly below average in our sewer rates. You can view that survey here.

The Benefits for You, The Environment and the City of Bucyrus...

I have recommended to City Council that we raise our sewer rates to be able to qualify for the zero interest loan. This is a good deal for our residents and will save money over the term of the loan as we pay back the loan with "cheaper " dollars due to inflation. This savings will be passed on to our customers. We're doing all we can do to keep our rates as low as possible and still comply with the Federal EPA mandates to reduce sewage overflows into the Sandusky River.

Thank you,

Mayor Jeff Reser

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    What to do with those old tires

    Property Maintenance, Safety

    Old tires on your property can become a problem. Not only are they unsightly, they hold rain water creating a breeding pool for mosquitoes. If you have old tires, you can dispose of them at the Crawford County Solid Waste Management facility located at 5128 Lincoln Highway East, Bucyrus, Ohio 44820. You can download the list of fees or visit the Crawford County Solid waste Management's website for more information on recycling material.

     

  • 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.