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    Scheduled Meetings


    For Bucyrus City Council meeting schedule please go to the

    Bucyrus City Tree Board Announcement

    The Bucyrus City Tree Board has scheduled a meeting for Tuesday, January 9th at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall, 500 S. Sandusky Avenue, Bucyrus.

    The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss policies of the Bucyrus Tree Program.

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


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    Please Clear Sidewalks of Snow and Ice


    During this winter season, the elderly, disabled, and schoolchildren especially need sidewalks cleared for safe passage. People rely on you to shovel your sidewalks for their safety. Sidewalks are an important component of the City's transportation system and our goal each winter is to ensure that all sidewalks in Bucyrus are clear of snow and ice. Bucyrus Codified Ordinance 521.04 requires everyone to keep sidewalks clear of ice and snow. Please have your sidewalks cleared within 48 hours of a snow event.

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    Do you like the sunshine? Do you like to swim? Do you like to help others and work with friends?

    The Aumiller Pool has openings for life guards.

    Come to the Mayor's office at Bucyrus City Hall and pick up an application or DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION.
    The Bucyrus YMCA will be offering certification classes in March. Contact the Y for class information at 419-562-6218.

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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

  • 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.

  • Crawford County Land Bank Website

    Crawford County Land Bank


    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


    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.


  • 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.

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    City of Bucyrus Compost Site



    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


    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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Your water had high turbidity levels.

The City of Bucyrus Did Not Meet Treatment Requirements

Our water system recently violated a drinking water requirement. We routinely monitor our water for turbidity (cloudiness). This tells us whether we are effectively filtering the water supply. Water samples taken October 26, 2017 showed turbidity levels exceeding the standard of one turbidity unit.

What should I do?

  • You do not need to boil the water or take other precautions.  We do not know of any contamination, and none of our testing has shown disease-causing organisms in the drinking water.  


  • People with severely compromised immune systems, infants, and some elderly people may be at increased risk. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.

What does this mean?

  • This is not an emergency.  If it had been, you would have been notified within 24 hours.

Turbidity has no health effects. However, turbidity can interfere with disinfection and provide a medium for microbial growth. Turbidity may indicate the presence of disease causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses and parasites, which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea and associated headaches.

  • The symptoms above are not caused only by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice.


What is being done?

We are investigating and taking the necessary steps to correct the problem as soon as possible.

For more information, please contact the Chief Operator, Chad Slagle at 419-562-7951 or by mail at: 500 S. Sandusky Avenue, Bucyrus, OH 44820

General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1(800) 426-4791.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.


PWSID#: OH1700011    Date distributed: 11-03-2017


Tier 2: SWTR Notice - Single Turbidity Exceedance


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    City of Bucyrus Utility Aggregation Program



    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.



    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


    Jeff Wagner
    City of Bucyrus
    Service Safety Director

  • Leaves piled up in the street gutter. 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.

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    Meeting Announcement

    Community, Government

    The Bucyrus City Tree Board has scheduled a meeting for Tuesday, December 12 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall, 500 S. Sandusky Avenue, Bucyrus.

    The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss revision of the Bucyrus Tree Ordinance, policies of the Bucyrus Tree Program, status update on Tree City USA Application, and future plantings.

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

  • 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.

  • Transparency In City Government


    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   I met with Ohio State Treasurer, Josh Mandel on September 24 in Columbus for the announcement.  Just go to 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

  • Water Department

    Once in a while, you get a glass of water and it looks cloudy; maybe milky is a better term. After a few seconds it miraculously clears up! The cloudiness might be caused by the water in the pipes being under a bit more pressure than the water in the glass, but is more likely due to tiny air bubbles in the water. Like any bubble, the air rises to the top of the water and goes into the air above, clearing up the water. Cloudy water, also known as white water, is caused by air bubbles in the water. It is completely harmless.

    It usually happens when it is very cold outside because the solubility of air in water increases as water pressure increases and/or water temperature decreases. Cold water holds more air than warm water. In the winter, water travels from the reservoir which is very cold and warms up during its travel to your tap. Some of the air that is present is no longer soluble, and comes out of solution.

    Also, water pressure has something to do with it. The water in the pipes is pressurized to a degree (which helps to get the water all the way from the water tower to your home). Water under pressure holds more air than water that is not pressurized. Once the water comes out of your tap, the water is no longer under pressure and the air comes out of solution as bubbles (similar to a carbonated soft drink). The best thing to do is let it sit in an open container until the bubbles naturally disappear.

    USGS Educational Article

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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    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


    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.

  • kitchen faucet with running water  Water Department

    Thank you for your concern about the safety of Bucyrus City water.

    The testing of Bucyrus City water experienced a momentary single spike in the turbidity rating on October 26, 2017.  The momentary spike was recorded in one of four meters that are used in monitoring the turbidity rate. Turbidity is defined as cloudiness in the water and does not pose a health risk.  According to EPA regulations the City of Bucyrus was required to issue an explanation to our water customers and this requirement was fulfilled in the January 2018 utility bills.

    Operators are working with the Ohio EPA as to why the rate of turbidity spiked on October 26 and then immediately returned to normal.  No other turbidity instances have been experienced with Bucyrus City water since the October 26, 2017 reading.