2018 Community Events and City Dates

2018 Community Events and City Dates:

  • JANUARY 2018

Monday, January 1, 2018: City of Defiance Offices Closed for New Year’s Day

  • FEBRUARY 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018: Mayor McCann’s 2018 State of the City Address Click to view the PowerPoint Presentation
Monday, February 19, 2018: City of Defiance Offices Closed for Presidents’ Day Holiday

  • MARCH 2018

Friday-Saturday, March 2-3, 2018:  End of Winter Celebration – organized by DDVB
Saturday, March 24, 2018:  Community Easter egg Hunt 10:00 a.m.-noon at Triangle Park – organized by DDVB
     Click for Easter Egg Hunt Details
Tuesday, March 20, 2018:  City of Defiance Compost Site Opens – 26273 State Route 281 East (Water Pollution Control)
     Click for Compost Site Details
Friday, March 30, 2018:  City of Defiance Offices Closed for Good Friday
Saturday, March 31, 2018: Dr. Seuss Easter Ham and Egg-stravaganza 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Compass Community Center – organized by DDVB
     Click for Dr. Seuss Egg-stravaganza Details

  • APRIL 2018

Thursday, April 5, 2018: Town & Gown Series – 7:00 p.m. Defiance College Schomburg Auditorium – “Defiance College 1917 to 1945”
organized by Andrew L. Tuttle Memorial Museum      Click for Town & Gown Series Details
Saturday, April 7, 2018:  Clean Up Your Park Day – 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. – organized by City Park Board, Parks Division
     Click for Clean Up Your Park Details
Starting Monday, April 9, 2018: PUBLIC NOTICE relating to the work being performed in the vicinity of the Palmer/Woodhurst intersection Click for more Details
Wednesday-Thursday, April 11-12, 2018: Defiance College McMaster Symposium (The Public is welcome) Click for McMaster Symposium details
Thursday, April 12, 2018:  Downtown Chocolate Walk 4:00-7:30 p.m.– organized by DDVB
     Click for 8th Annual Chocolate Walk 2018 Details
Tuesday, April 17, 2018:  East side Revitalization Stakeholders Update Meeting Click for Details on the Update Meeting
Saturday, April 21, 2018:  Spring Clean-Up Disposal (Defiance City residents only-must show Photo I.D. and current utility bill)
     Click for Spring Clean-Up Day Details
Sunday, April 22, 2018:  Earth Day Observed
Friday, April 27, 2018: Arbor Day ~ In honor of Arbor Day, we will be planting a tree at Kingsbury Park with the kids from Head Start at 10:00 a.m.

  • MAY 2018

Thursday, May 3, 2018: Defiance Day of Prayer 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Defiance Eagles an annual non-denominational event Details of Defiance Day of Prayer
Friday, May 11, 2018: City of Defiance 2018 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony   Click for Hall of Fame Details
Saturday, May 12, 2018:  Lilac Festival and Street Fair – organized by DDVB    Click for Lilac Festival Details
Monday, May 28, 2018:  Grand Opening Target Date for the Splash Park   Click for Splash Park Progress
Monday, May 28, 2018: City of Defiance Offices Closed for Memorial Day Holiday

  • JUNE 2018

Thursday, June 7, 2018:  Music in the Park series at Veterans Memorial Park organized by DCCC
Saturday, June 9, 2018:  Confluence Clean-Up Day Click for Confluence Clean-Up Details
Saturday, June 16, 2018:  Music in the Park series at Kingsbury Park – Jazz Festival organized by DCCC
Friday-Saturday, June 22-24, 2018:  River Fest at Pontiac Park, Kingsbury Park, East River Drive ~ Click here for the River Fest Flyer– organized by DDVB
Thursday, June 28, 2018:  Music in the Park series at Triangle Park organized by DCCC

  • JULY 2018

Tuesday, July 3, 2018:  Fireworks Celebration at Diehl Park – organized by DDVB Click for Fireworks Details
Wednesday, July 4, 2018:  City of Defiance Offices Closed for 4th of July Holiday
Thursday, July 12, 2018:  Music in the Park series at Bronson Park organized by DCCC
Saturday, July 14, 2018:  Confluence Clean-Up Day Click for Confluence Clean-Up Details
Friday-Sunday, July 20-22, 2018:  Flags of Honor held at the Defiance Elks

  • AUGUST 2018

Thursday, August 2, 2018:  Music in the Park series at UAW Park organized by DCCC
Saturday, August 11, 2018:  Confluence Clean-Up Day Click for Confluence Clean-Up Details
Saturday, August 25, 2018:  Maumee Valley Car Club Car Show organized by Maumee Valley Car Club with the DDVB
Click for Car Show Details

  • SEPTEMBER 2018

Monday, September 3, 2018:  City of Defiance Offices Closed for Labor Day Holiday
Saturday, September 29, 2018:  Rockin’ the Rivers Music & Rib Fest – organized by DDVB   Click for Rib Fest Details

  • OCTOBER 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018:  City of Defiance Offices Closed for Columbus Day Holiday
Thursday, October 25, 2018:  Trick or Treat Night in Defiance
Saturday, October 27, 2018:  Halloween Parade

  • NOVEMBER 2018

Thursday, November 23-24, 2018:  City of Defiance Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

  • DECEMBER 2018

December 2018 (date TBD):  Santa’s Arrival – organized by DDVB
Monday-Tuesday, December 24-25, 2018:  City of Defiance Offices Closed for Christmas Eve/Day
Monday-Tuesday, December 31, 2018-January 1, 2019:  City of Defiance Offices Closed for New Year’s Eve/Day

FOR MORE DETAILS ON THE ABOVE EVENTS CONTACT:
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




MIGHTY-TIDY INFORMATION

During the summer of 2018 (estimated July), the City of Defiance and Werlor Waste Control will be distributing one FREE OF CHARGE, 95 gallon “Mighty-Tidy” container (the default size) per residence for all residential customers in the City to accommodate the latest technology in automated trash collection.

NOTE: If you do not need the largest 95 gallon container, you may choose one of the other two smaller (65 gallon or 35 gallon) containers, BUT you will need to inform the City Utility Billing Office at 631 Perry Street by March 1, 2018 of your smaller choice container size. Sample sizes are displayed at 631 Perry Street. Please provide your name and service address and the size of the smaller container you prefer.

Informational flyers on the Mighty-Tidy container options were mailed to each residential customer in January and February 2018. You may use that form to make your change to a smaller container or contact the City Utility Billing Office at 419-782-1946.

http://cityofdefiance.com/wp-content/uploads/Mighty-Tidy-Container-Options.pdf




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“ASK THE MAYOR”

“ASK THE MAYOR”

This DCTV program is a monthly series hosted by various community members to ask pertinent questions regarding our local government. Questions are submitted by citizens to provide an opportunity for the Mayor of Defiance to address issues and concerns. Be sure to watch DCTV to get updated on your City!

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SNOW & ICE REMOVAL

SNOW & ICE REMOVAL

Residents are required to keep walks adjacent to their property clear of snow and ice.
City Ordinance requires all walks to be cleared within 24 hours after a snowfall.

When plowing is required in the central business district, the Mayor will declare a
parking ban on downtown streets until all snow on the streets has been cleared.
The snow will be hauled from the downtown area.

We currently use a liquid material to prevent ice build-up when the forecast allows.
We use approximately 600 to 700 ton of salt per year and 3000 gallon of liquid.
It takes approximately 12 hours to plow all residential streets,
5 hours to plow the downtown area and its parking lots,
and another 12 hours to haul the snow away.

Mailboxes hit with snow off of the plows are not the responsibility of the City.
However, if a plow itself hits one, please call right away so it can be determined what happened.




Santa Visits & NYE Countdown

A FEW DATES LEFT TO VISIT SANTA!
LOCATION: State Bank Downtown Main Office

Friday, December 15, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, December 22, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 23, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
http://visitdefianceohio.com/event/visit-defiance/

ARPS DAIRY NYE COUNTDOWN TO 2018!
LOCATION:  Triangle Park, Downtown Defiance
Sponsored by Arps Dairy and the Defiance Development & Visitor’s Bureau (DDVB)
December 31, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – Midnight

Bring in the new year with Sam Hornish, Jr. at the
1st Annual Arps Dairy NYE Countdown!
Join the fun! There will be activities and entertainment for the whole family!

Don’t miss the Milk Jug drop at midnight!

http://visitdefianceohio.com/event/arps-dairy-nye-countdown/




2017 Leaf Pick-Up Schedule

THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

ADDITIONAL DAYS FOR LEAF PICK-UP:
THIS WILL BE THE FINAL PASS!

The following is the schedule (weather permitting).

Mon., November 27th
~ All streets from Holgate Ave. to Grove St. including
West corporation limits along Baltimore St.
~ All streets from Grove St. to Riverside Ave.
~ All areas south of Riverside Cemetery

Tues., November 28th
~ All streets east of the Auglaize River / north of RR
~ All streets east of the Auglaize River / south of RR

Wed., November 29th
~ All streets north of Maumee River, east of Clinton St.
~ All streets north of Maumee River, west of Clinton St.

Compost Site will keep its normal schedule until Tuesday, November 21st. After that, the Compost Site will ONLY be open on Saturday, November 25th from 9-2:30 pm and the LAST DAY will be Saturday, December 2nd from 9–2:30 pm!

PAST PICK-UPS:
The following is the schedule for the first week (weather permitting).
Mon., October 23  ~  All streets from Holgate Ave. to Grove St. including West corporation limits along Baltimore St.
Tues., October 24  ~ All streets from Grove St. to Riverside Ave.
Wed., October 25  ~ All areas south of Riverside Cemetery
Thurs., October 26  ~ All streets east of the Auglaize River / north of RR
Fri., October 27  ~ All streets east of the Auglaize River / south of RR

The following is the schedule for the second week (weather permitting).
Mon., October 30  ~ All streets north of Maumee River, east of Clinton St.
Tues., October 31  ~ All streets north of Maumee River, west of Clinton St.
Wed., November 1  ~ All streets from Holgate Ave. to Grove St.
Thurs., November 2  ~ All areas from Grove St. to Riverside Ave.
Fri., November 3  ~ All areas south of Riverside cemetery.

The following is the schedule for the third week (weather permitting).
Mon., November 6  ~ All streets east of the Auglaize River / north of RR
Tues., November 7  ~ All streets east of the Auglaize River / south of RR
Wed., November 8  ~ All streets north of Maumee River, east of Clinton St.
Thurs., November 9  ~ All streets north of Maumee River, west of Clinton St.
Fri., November 10  ~ All streets from Holgate Ave. to Grove St.

THIS WILL BE THE FINAL PASS!
The following is the schedule for the fourth week (weather permitting).
Mon., November 13  ~ All streets from Grove St. to Riverside Ave.
Tues., November 14  ~ All streets south of Riverside Cemetery
Wed., November 15  ~ All streets east of the Auglaize River / north of RR
Thurs., November 16  ~ All streets east of the Auglaize River / south of RR
Fri., November 17  ~ All streets north of Maumee River, east of Clinton St.

The following is the schedule for the fifth week (weather permitting).
Mon., November 20  ~ All streets north of Maumee River, west of Clinton St.
Tues., November 21  ~ All streets from Holgate Ave. to Grove St.

Compost Site

Compost Site will keep its normal schedule until Tuesday, November 21, 2017.
After that, the Compost Site will ONLY be open on Saturday, November 25 from 9-2:30 pm
and the LAST DAY will be Saturday, December 2 from 9–2:30 pm.




Water Main Flushing Schedule

The Defiance Water Division will be flushing water mains during the Weeks of October 15 and October 22, 2017.

Semi-Annual SCHEDULE OF WATER MAIN FLUSHING

The Defiance Water Division will be flushing water mains during the Weeks of October 15 and October 22, 2017. 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 15, 2017:

10:00 pm Sunday, October 15 to 1:00 pm Monday, October 16, 2017
All streets west of the Water Plant on Baltimore St.
All streets South of Deatrick St. including S. Jackson Ave., S. Clinton St., & side streets.

10:00 pm Monday, October16 to 1:00 pm Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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 17 to 1:00 pm, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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 18 to 1:00 pm, Thursday, October 19, 2017
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 19 to 1:00 pm, Friday, October 20, 2017
All streets from N. Clinton St. West to US Route 24 & State Route 15/18 Overpass
All streets from N. Clinton St. East to Carpenter Rd. & US Route 24.

Week of October 22, 2017:

3:00 am to 1:00 pm, Monday, October 23 and Tuesday October 24, 2017
All streets in Kettenring Hill Subdivision.
All streets north of the State Route 66 & the US Route 24 Overpass




Splash Park

Help bring the Splash Park to Bronson Park in Defiance!

It is our goal to construct a Splash Park, which will be located in Bronson Park, on the City’s south side. The Splash Park would be inclusive of all children, including those with disabilities, to create a boundless play space.

MAKE A DONATION.






Report a Pothole

 

Potholes are created when snow and ice melt as part of seasonal freeze-thaw cycles. Moisture seeps into the pavement, freezes, expands and thaws, creating a gap in the pavement. As vehicles drive over the gap, the pavement weakens leading to a pothole.

Please use the “Report a Pothole” link below to notify our Street Division of pothole locations. Include the street name along with address number or nearest intersecting street.

Report a Pothole




Call for Entries

photo by Chandler Brooke, from the DDVB 2016 photo contest

Have A Great Pic of Defiance?

We would be happy to consider posting it on our site. Send image and photo credit information to the email link below.

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Street Closings

Watch for notice of closings and construction on City streets.
More information at our Road Closure and Construction page.