ASK THE MAYOR SERIES

Watch DCTV’s taping of the show “ASK THE MAYOR” through the YouTube Channel “Defiance Mayor”.

MAYOR’S OFFICE:  Mike McCann, City of Defiance Mayor

Mayor Mike McCann, City of Defiance, Ohio

 

WATER TREATMENT PLANT: Adam McDowell, City of Defiance Superintendent

WATER TREATMENT PLANT INFORMATION”

 

ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT:  Melinda Sprow, City of Defiance Engineer

ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

 




2019 Calendar: Community Events and City Dates

2019 Community Events

See the latest updates on Defiance’s Community Calendar: visitdefianceohio.com/events/

FOR MORE DETAILS ON EVENTS:
Defiance Development & Visitors Bureau (DDVB): Visit the DDVB for more information
Defiance Community Cultural Council (DCCC): Visit the DCCC for more information
Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce: Chamber of Commerce Event Calendar

2019 City Dates:__________________________________________________________________

FEBRUARY 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.: Democracy Day, Charles D. Beard Community Room, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio PROGRAM AGENDA
Monday, February 18, 2019: City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of Presidents’ Day Holiday
Monday, February 25, 2019: UPDATED – ODOT Date for Closure of the Clinton Street Bridge Replacement Project

MARCH 2019

TDB:  City of Defiance Compost Site Opens – 26273 State Route 281 East (Water Pollution Control)
TBD March, 2019: Mayor McCann’s 2019 State of the City Address

APRIL 2019

Friday, April 19, 2019:  City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of Good Friday

MAY 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019: City of Defiance 2018 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Saturday, May 11, 2019:  Lilac Festival and Street Fair – organized by DDVB
Monday, May 27, 2019: Memorial Day Program at Riverside Cemetery Veterans’ Section at 10:00 a.m.
Monday, May 27, 2019: City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of Memorial Day

JUNE 2019

Saturday, June TBD:  Kingsbury Pool Opens
Monday, June TBD:  Mosquito spraying begins this week.

JULY 2019

Wednesday, July 3, 2019:  Fireworks Celebration at Diehl Park
Thursday, July 4, 2019:  City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of the 4th of July
Saturday, July 27, 2019: 9:00 a.m start time. Join The Andrew L. Tuttle Memorial Museum staff as they commemorate the 225th Anniversary of the building of Fort Defiance and the Battle of Fallen Timbers on a six to eight hour tour, including six different stops along the way. Find Details HERE!

AUGUST 2019

Saturday, August 2019:  Maumee Valley Car Club Car Show organized by Maumee Valley Car Club with the Defiance Development & Visitors Bureau

SEPTEMBER 2019

Monday, September 2, 2019:  City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of Labor Day
TBD Saturday, September 2019:  Rockin’ the Rivers Music & Rib Fest – organized by DDVB

OCTOBER 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019:  City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of Columbus Day
Thursday, October 24, 2019:  Trick-or-Treat Night in Defiance ~ TIME:  6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 26, 2019:  Defiance Halloween Parade ~ TIME: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

NOVEMBER 2019

Thursday, November 28-29, 2019:  City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of Thanksgiving

DECEMBER 2019

Tuesday-Wednesday, December 24-25, 2019:  City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of Christmas Eve/Day
Wednesday, December 25, 2019:  HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY CHRISTMAS from all the Employees at the City of Defiance!
Tuesday-Wednesday, December 31, 2019-January 1, 2020:  City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of New Year’s Eve/Day

JANUARY 2020:

Wednesday, January 1, 2020: City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of New Year’s Day
Wednesday, January 1, 2020:  HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE EMPLOYEES at the City of Defiance!




GET PROGRESS UPDATES: 2019 Clinton Street Bridge Replacement Project

ANOTHER UPDATE FROM ODOT:  BRIDGE WILL CLOSE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2019!

UPDATE:  Due to projected weather conditions next week, the bridge closure date has been changed to begin FEBRUARY 25, 2019.

FOLLOW ODOT’S PROGRESS ON THE CLINTON STREET BRIDGE REPLACEMENT BY FOLLOWING ONE OR MORE OF THESE MEDIA OUTLETS:

1.) EMAIL: Sign up on ODOT’s Website for project updates sent directly to your email. 
Just click on the red envelope button located on the top of ODOT’s website and follow the prompts.

2.) ODOT’s WEBSITE:  ODOT’s Project Website

3.) FACEBOOK: ODOT’s FACEBOOK PAGE
Information regarding the project will be prefaced with #ClintonStBridge

4.) TWITTER: ODOT’s TWITTER PAGE
Information regarding the project will be prefaced with #ClintonStBridge

5.)  Download the NEXTDOOR app:  ODOT’s NEXTDOOR

6.)  Download the OHGO app or go the the OHGO.COM website to watch traffic near Domersville Road and Baltimore Road.  Drivers get real-time traffic updates, personalized route notifications, can view live traffic cameras and get accurate delay times.

For more information contact:
ODOT District 1 public information office at (419) 999-6803 or email D01.PIO@dot.state.oh.us

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The Clinton Street Bridge “anticipated” to close on Feb.11, 2019

Story by TODD HELBERG @cntoddhelberg thelberg@crescent-news.com

The bridge will be removed and replaced next year by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), primarily at the state’s cost.

ODOT informed Defiance city officials Thursday that the closure is “anticipated” on Feb. 11, with a 270-day (nine-month) window needed for construction.

ODOT recently signed a contract with Great Lakes Construction Company, Hinckley — a community in Medina County, just south of Cleveland — to replace the bridge spanning the Maumee River. The contract price is $8.3 million.

The company plans to start mobilizing equipment during the week of Jan. 7, according to the city, with causeway construction (in the river bed) beginning the week of Jan. 14.

Temporary traffic signals at the Domersville Road and Baltimore Road interchanges on U.S. 24 — the stated detour routes for the project — also will be installed during the second week of January, ODOT noted

ODOT plans to hold a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at Defiance High School to review the project.

“We’re thrilled that we finally have a date we can release to the public,” said Defiance Mayor Mike McCann. “We’re anxious to get the project started, and even more anxious to get it completed. And we hope the public will be very cautious as they drive through the detoured routes, especially the Domersville Road corridor.”

City firefighters will man a temporary station at the county EMA building in Brunersburg to serve areas north of the bridge during the closure. With ODOT planning to shut down the bridge on Feb. 11, Fire Chief Bill Wilkins said the plan is to man the station on Jan. 28.

“If that’s what truly transpires (the Feb. 11 closure date), we would move out there on Jan. 28 — that Monday two weeks before,” he said. “If we have to make adjustments to our plans we can do that prior to the actual closure.”




Defiance Splash Park Award!

The Ohio Parks & Recreation Association (OPRA) held their Annual Conference this week and presented Awards of Excellence for 2018.
The Defiance Splash Park won third place in Category 2: Capital Improvements Projects – $1.0 – $2.5 million.  Eleven communities statewide submitted projects for Category 2, all larger in population than Defiance.  It was noted by the judges that this project was a “Great reuse of unused (eyesore) space. The transformation was awesome!”
The Defiance Splash Park opened to the community on July 4, 2018. The total cost of the project was $1.29 million with $646,000 raised through fundraising efforts. The park was open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. through September 30, 2018 when it closed for the season. This inclusive park will reopen in May 2019 and is free to all.

Service Director Rob Cereghin accepts the award for the City.

This is an exciting award for the Defiance Community!




COFFEE WITH A COP

COFFEE WITH A COP

The public is invited to stop by and share any concerns with local law enforcement.

Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.
Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce Office
325 Clinton Street, Defiance Ohio

Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.
DeTray Chiropractic Center
210 Latchaw Drive, Defiance, Ohio

Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.
the NEW Cabin Fever Coffee location
1882 S. Jefferson Ave, Defiance, Ohio




Need a Map?

New & Improved Construction and Road Closure Maps

The Engineering Division has updated the City Infrastructure Projects page to include easy-to-navigate Google maps for area Construction and Road Closures.  The page also provides information and links relating to all current engineering projects.

Clinton Street Bridge Detour Map

The City, along with the Defiance Development and Visitors Bureau, has published a handy Detour Map. The map, which can be downloaded and printed, provides a quick reference for visitors or anyone interested in planning the best routes between downtown and the North side of Defiance.

Additional maps highlighting area Trails, Retail Merchants, and Downtown Parking are available at: visitdefianceohio.com/maps-trails

 

 

 




WERLOR NOTICE

FROM WERLOR, Inc.: Due to the frigid temperatures, Werlor will not be running trucks for garbage pick-up on Wednesday and Thursday, January 30 and 31, 2019 .There will be a double pick-up next week for the Wednesday-Thursday routes.Sorry for the inconvenience.




PROPER LANE TURN

A visual reminder on proper lane turning. A motorist must give a turn signal or intention to turn left or right continuously during at least the last one hundred feet traveled before turning.




SNOW REMOVAL FRIENDLY REMINDER

A FRIENDLY REMINDER to all Defiance Residents and Merchants:

We know it’s a chore, but we would like you to make a special effort to keep your sidewalks clear of snow and ice that are adjacent to your property or business.

City Ordinance Section 1317.01(S) requires all walks to be cleared within 24 hours after a snowfall. This is a law and just a good neighborliness way to keep the sidewalks shoveled and clean. Think about the children heading for the bus or walking to school, or senior citizens going to the corner store of the doctor. Please don’t force people to endanger themselves by walking in the streets.

If you are a merchant, we are sure your customers will appreciate the extra effort to keep the sidewalks out front passable.

In asking you to keep your sidewalks clear, we recognize the health hazards of shoveling show.  Know your limits and don’t overdo it. Speaking of neighborliness, try to help older residents who can’t shovel snow. Or, “hire” a youngster who is interested in making a little extra spending money would be a great idea as well!

Thank you for your effort!

905.07 DUTY TO CLEAN SIDEWALKS; REMOVAL OF SNOW AND ICE.

(b) Any person having possession of a lot or parcel of land in the City shall clear the portion of the sidewalk adjacent to his or her lot or parcel of all accumulations of snow and ice within twenty-four hours after the cessation of a storm. If, for any reason, it is impossible to remove all the snow and ice which adheres to the sidewalk, the owner, occupant or person having charge of the adjacent lot or parcel shall cover the surface of the sidewalk or path with a coating of sand, ash or other substance as may be necessary to render travel safe and convenient.




IMPACT 419 YOUTH ADULT WORKFORCE PATHWAYS OPEN HOUSE – JANUARY 15, 2019 AT 6:00 PM

YOU ARE INVITED AND BRING A FRIEND!

This Open House is an opportunity for you to learn about how you can earn a valuable certificate or credential FREE OF CHARGE through IMPACT 419’s Young Adult Workforce Pathways Program.

WHO:  18-30 year-old residents of Defiance or Paulding County

WHAT: Open House and Informational Session – RSVP by calling or texting 419-771-3121

WHERE:  Defiance Dream Center Plaza, 1935 East Second Street, Defiance Ohio

WHENTuesday, January 15, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

WHY:  Give yourself a competitive advantage!  Earning one of these credentials or certificates will give you skills that employers need right NOW!

PLEASE SHARE THIS FLYER: 419 Impact

SPONSORS: 




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Defiance & Henry Counties to Apply for U.S. EPA Brownfield Assessment Coalition Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Emma Kirkpatrick, Maumee Valley Planning Organization
Phone: 419.784.3882
Email: planner2@mvpo.org

Defiance and Henry Counties to apply for U.S. EPA Brownfield Assessment Coalition grant
Public Meetings scheduled for January 2019

DEFIANCE, OH – Maumee Valley Planning Organization (MVPO) is partnering with Defiance and Henry Counties to apply for an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Brownfield Assessment Coalition grant totaling $400,000. The funds will be split between the assessment of hazardous substances and petroleum sites.

Brownfields are defined by the U.S. EPA as “real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.”

Assessment of brownfield sites is the first step in identifying potential contaminants and ultimately creating a cleanup and redevelopment plan. Brownfield sites along the Maumee River in the City of Defiance, Village of Florida, and the City of Napoleon are being targeted.

Two public meetings will be held to present information to the public and receive feedback:

– The first meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at the Napoleon City Building, 255 W. Riverview Ave. Napoleon, OH 43545.

– The second meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2019 in the Defiance City Hall FRONT CONFERENCE ROOM, 631 Perry St. Defiance, OH 43512.

Maumee Valley Planning Organization (MVPO) is a voluntary association of local governments designated as an Ohio Regional Planning and Development Organization. MVPO serves Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding, and Williams Counties in Northwest Ohio.