“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!

To watch past airings, search DCTV’s Video on Demand listings HERE:




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.

Submit Your Photo




Street Closings

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