Defiance County EMA/LEPC Exercise

FULL-SCALE EXERCISE IN JEWELL OHIO:

For your Information:

The Defiance County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) / Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is holding a full-scale exercise in Jewell, Ohio on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. till Noon.

This is just an exercise.

 




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:__________________________________________________________________

SEPTEMBER 2019

Monday, September 2, 2019:  City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of Labor Day. Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.This year marks the 125th anniversary of Labor Day being celebrated as a national holiday.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019:  911 CEREMONY at 8:30 a.m. at the bell near Fire/Police Departments
Wednesday, September 11, 2019:  PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE at 10:00 a.m. at City Hall Council Chamber, then walk to the 1918 Building with Advisory Board
Tuesday, September 17, 2019:  RESERVOIR NATURE TRAIL RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY at 11:00 a.m. at the Kibble Road Parking Lot  DETAILS HERE!
Thursday, September 26, 2019:  Coffee with a Cop 8:00 a.m. at Kingsbury House 245 W. Rosewood Avenue, Defiance, OH
Saturday, September 28, 2019:  Rockin’ the Rivers Music & Rib Fest ~ organized by the DDVB

OCTOBER 2019

Wednesday, October 2, 2019:  Coffee with a Cop at 8:00 a.m. at McDonald’s Restaurant at 1111 North Clinton Street  More Information here!
Monday, October 14, 2019:  City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of Columbus Day
WEEK OF: October 20, 2019:  Semi-Annual Water Main Flushing   List of Streets Schedule
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. ~ organized by the DDVB
WEEK OF: October 27, 2019:  Semi-Annual Water Main Flushing   List of Streets Schedule
Thursday, October 31, 2019:  Witches Brew in Downtown Defiance  ~ organized by the DDVB

NOVEMBER 2019

Friday, November 19-23, 2019:  Festival of Trees at the Defiance Eagles
Thursday, November 28-29, 2019:  City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 28-29, 2019:  Shop Small Weekend in Downtown Defiance  ~ organized by the DDVB
Saturday, November 30, 2019:  Santa Arrives in Defiance in Downtown Defiance  ~ organized by the DDVB

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!

FEBRUARY 2020

Monday, February 17, 2020: City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of Presidents’ Day Holiday

MARCH 2020

TBD Friday-Saturday, March, 2020: Home and Garden Spring Show at Defiance College George M. Smart Athletic Center
TBD, March, 2020: City of Defiance Compost Site Opens – 26273 State Route 281 East (Water Pollution Control)  COMPOSITE SITE HOURS

APRIL 2020

April, 2019:  Downtown Chocolate Walk – 4-7:30 p.m. – organized by the DDVB
Friday, April 10, 2020:  City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of Good Friday

MAY 2020

Week of May, 2020: Water main Flushing these weeks!  Find information here:
Monday, May 25, 2020:   at Riverside Cemetery Veterans’ Section at 10:00 a.m. Prelude of music selections begin at 9:45 a.mInclement weather site: Defiance Community Auditorium
Monday, May 25, 2020:   City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of Memorial Day

JUNE 2020

JULY 2020

Friday, July 3, 2020:  Fireworks Celebration at dusk
Friday, July 3, 2020:  City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of Independence Day
Saturday, July, 2020:  River Fest at Kingsbury Park from noon – 8:00 p.m.

AUGUST 2020

Saturday, August, 2020:  Defiance County Fair at Defiance County Fairgrounds located in Hicksville, Ohio.

SEPTEMBER 2020

Monday, September 7, 2020:  City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of Labor Day. Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.This year marks the 125th anniversary of Labor Day being celebrated as a national holiday.




NATURE TRAIL RIBBON CUTTING – SEPT. 17 AT 11:00 AM

You’re invited to the Reservoir Nature Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Kibble Road Parking Lot at the City Reservoir, 1261 Precision Way.

All are welcome to the event.

Read more about the Trail! 




FALL 2019 Water Main Flushing Schedule

Semi-Annual SCHEDULE OF FALL 2019 WATER MAIN FLUSHING

The Defiance Water Division will be flushing water mains during the Weeks of October 20 and October 27, 2018. Water main flushing is done semi-annually to remove sediment and rust from waterlines, which may cause discoloration in the water. Low water pressure may occur. Any problems or concerns associated with the flushing should be directed to the Defiance Water Distribution Barn at 419-782-5687. The program schedule is as follows:

Week of October 20, 2019:

10:00 pm Sunday, October 20 to 1:00 pm Monday, October 21, 2019

  • All streets west of the Water Plant on Baltimore St.
  • All streets South of Deatrick St. including Jackson Ave., S. Clinton St., & side streets.

10:00 pm Monday, October 21 to 1:00 pm Tuesday, October 22, 2019

  • All streets south of the Clinton St. Bridge to Lincoln Dr. (South of Downs St.) & from Holgate Ave. to Riverside Ave.

10:00 pm Tuesday, October 22 to 1:00 pm, Wednesday, October 23, 2019

  • All streets from the E. Second St. Bridge to the Girl Scout Camp, all streets south of the Maumee River to the C S X Railroad.

10:00 pm Wednesday, October 23 to 1:00 pm, Thursday, October 24, 2019

  • All streets from Summit St. to Ayersville Ave., Barlow Ct., Defiance High School area, Ginter Rd. area & S. Jefferson Ave. area.

10:00 pm Thursday, October 24 to 1:00 pm, Friday, October 25, 2019

  • All streets from Clinton St. West to US Route 24 & State Route 15/18 Overpass
  • All streets from Clinton St. East to Carpenter Rd. & US Route 24.

Week of October 27, 2019:

3:00 am to 1:00 pm, Monday, October 28 and Tuesday October 29, 2019

  • All streets in Kettenring Hill Subdivision.
  • All streets north of the State Route 66 & the US Route 24 Overpass.



WE REMEMBER

TODAY, WE REMEMBER.

Nearly 3,000 people died on this bright September morning 18 years ago.

Eighteen years have passed since terrorists’ airplanes struck the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the plane crash in Shanksville, Pa.

Locally, there was the sound of a bell tolling in mourning for those who died. WE REMEMBER.

 




PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

1918 Building Advisory Board

Public Meeting Notice

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Start in Council Chambers at City Hall, then walk over to 1918 Building

 

Board attendance, input, and advice are vital to the success of this building and offer expertise and guidance to ensure that the plans for the 1918 Building meet standards and expectations for the community of Defiance.

Mike McCann, Mayor
City of Defiance

Together, we will continue to make DEFIANCE a “great place to live”!

 




CITY OFFICES CLOSED ON LABOR DAY-Monday, Sept. 2

City Offices will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019, in observance of Labor Day.  Stay safe Defiance Community!

 

City Calendar of Events




GLENN PARK GROUNDBREAKING

Glenn Park of Defiance | A Senior Living Community
2429 William A. Diehl Court, Defiance, OH 43512

The Groundbreaking  Ceremony for Eden Place – Independent Living Apartments took place Thursday, August 22, 2019. For more information contact Dodi Thompson, Residence Manager at 419-980-2913.

Read more here!

 

 




WATER METER UPGRADES

Reminder:  The City of Defiance is upgrading water meters throughout the system.  New technology allows monthly meter reads to transmit directly to the billing office and will allow other customer friendly features.

PMI is working with us to complete the changeover in a timely fashion.

When you receive their postcard, please call them to schedule your upgrade.




School Bus Stops

With the School Year in progress for some area schools and others approaching soon, please be aware of the School Bus Laws in Ohio. The laws in Ohio depends on the number of lanes.

We hope this brief reminder keeps you alert and safe on the roads. Keep an eye out for those yellow school buses, and when in doubt, stop until the bus continues driving. Failure to comply with Ohio school bus laws could mean a fine of up to 500 dollars and a driver’s license suspension.

On a two-lane road:

Drivers going in both directions must stop whenever a school bus’ stop signal arm is extended and the lights are flashing. Drivers must remain stopped until the bus is in motion again or until the bus driver signals that traffic can continue. If you come across a school bus with its lights flashing, just stop!

On four-or-more lane roads:

Drivers on the opposite side of the school bus do not need to stop. This means that oncoming traffic can continue on, while traffic going with the school bus must come to a stop. Ohio is one of the states that requires school buses to pick up students on the same side of the road that the student is waiting to be picked up.



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35TH ANNUAL CAR SHOW – AUGUST 24, 2019