CITY OFFICE CLOSED FOR PRESIDENTS’ DAY

Monday, February 17, 2020:

City of Defiance Offices  are Closed in observance of the Presidents’ Day Holiday




2020 Calendar: Community Events and City Dates

2020 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

2020 City Dates:__________________________________________________________________

FEBRUARY 2020

Monday, February 17, 2020: City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of Presidents’ Day Holiday
Thursday, February 27, 2020: COFFEE WITH A COP at AAA 1007 north Clinton Street, Defiance, Ohio

MARCH 2020

Friday-Saturday, March 13-14, 2020: Home and Garden Spring Show at Defiance College George M. Smart Athletic Center
Tuesday, March 17, 2020: City of Defiance Compost Site Opens – 26273 State Route 281 East (Water Pollution Control)  COMPOSITE SITE HOURS

APRIL 2020

Saturday, April 4, 2020:  Clean Up the Parks Day
Saturday, April 4, 2020:  The Northwesternaires Barbershop Chorus Annual Show at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. at Defiance Community Auditorium. $12.00
Thursday, April 16, 2020: 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

Friday, May 8, 2020:   Hall of Fame Inductee Program at 7:00 PM at the Stroede Center for the Arts
Saturday, May 9, 2020:  Lilac Festival and Street Fair on Clinton Street – FREE EVENT!
Week of May, 2020:  Water main Flushing these weeks!  Find information here:
Monday, May 25, 2020:  MEMORIAL DAY EVENT 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 at the Confluence of the Maumee and Auglaize Rivers. NOTE: From now on this celebration will always be the FIRST FRIDAY IN JULY!
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.
Saturday, September 26, 2020:  Rib Fest 2020

OCTOBER 2020

TBD:      The Splash Park is closed for the season. See you next May!
Monday, October 12, 2020:      City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of Columbus Day
WEEK OF: October  2020:    Semi-Annual Water Main Flushing  
WEEK OF: October  2020:    FIRST WEEK OF FALL LEAF PICK-UP 
Thursday, October 22, 2020:     Witches Brew in Downtown Defiance ~ TIME:  5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (21 and over event organized by the DDVB)
Thursday, October 29, 2020:     Trick-or-Treat Night in Defiance ~ TIME:  6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 31, 2020:      Defiance Halloween Parade~ TIME: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ~ organized by the Lions Club
WEEK OF: October  2020:    Semi-Annual Water Main Flushing  
WEEK OF: October  2020:    SECOND WEEK OF FALL LEAF PICK-UP 

NOVEMBER 2020

Thursday-Friday, November 26-27, 2020:   City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of Thanksgiving

DECEMBER 2020

Thursday-Friday, December 24-25, 2020:   City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of Christmas
Thursday-Friday, December 31, 2020-January 1, 2021:   City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of New Year’s Eve/Day

2021 City Dates:__________________________________________________________________

JANUARY 2021:

Thursday-Friday, December 31, 2020 – January 1, 2021: City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of New Year’s Eve/Day
Saturday, January 1, 2021:  HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE EMPLOYEES at the City of Defiance!
Monday, January 4, 2021: City of Defiance Offices Re-Open




CALLING ALL EMPLOYERS: WORKFORCE CAREER EXPO: Tuesday, April 28, 2020

RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!!

Click the pdf and PRINT the FORM and contact Carla Hinkle, Workforce Development Manager for Defiance County Economic Development at chinkle@defecon.com for more information!

Check made out to “Defiance City Schools” for $50 to reserve your booth and mail it to:

Carla Hinkle, Workforce Development Manager
Defiance County Economic Development
1300 E. Second Street, Suite 201
Defiance, OH 43512

Phone: 419.784.4471
Toll Free: 800.283.3342

PDF:  2020 workforce-expo-invitation




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.




PARKING BAN/SNOW EMERGENCY FEB. 6 at 11PM to FEB. 7 at 7AM

NEWS RELEASE
DECLARATION OF SNOW EMERGENCY/PARKING BAN
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2020

Pursuant to Codified Ordinance 351.16, the Mayor hereby declares a snow emergency/parking ban on:

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2020 beginning at 11 pm.

To facilitate the movement of traffic and permit efficient snow removal operations, parking is prohibited on the following downtown streets from

11:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 6, 2020 until 7:00 a.m on Friday, February 7, 2020:

  • Jackson Street between First Street and Fifth Street
  • Perry Street between First Street and Fifth Street
  • Clinton Street between Fort Street and Arabella Street
  • Wayne Avenue between Fort Street and Fifth Street
  • First Street between Wayne Avenue and Jackson Street
  • Second Street between Jefferson Avenue and Jackson Street
  • Third Street between Jefferson Avenue and Jackson Street
  • Fourth Street between Jefferson Avenue and Perry Street
  • Fifth Street between Jefferson Avenue and Jackson Street

Any vehicle parked on a designated street after 11:00 p.m. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2020 shall be removed and impounded at the owner’s expense and the owner shall be subject to a fine of $25.00.

Merchants in the downtown area are encouraged to shovel sidewalk snow to the parking lane so City crews can remove the snow during this parking ban.  The City will reassess the situation and a subsequent parking ban may be called for the removal of additional snow as needed.

Mayor McCann expresses his gratitude to the community for its patience and cooperation during this process.

Citizens are encouraged to sign up for the NIXLE notification system to receive information such as this as quickly as possible.




BUSINESS SYMPOSIUM FEBRUARY 24, 2020 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Defiance Small Business Development is offering a FREE Business Symposium for those interested in opening a Small Business or currently operate one.

It’s FREE to attend!

Monday, February 24, 2020
6 pm to 8 pm
at the Stroede Center for the Arts
319 Wayne Avenue
Defiance, Ohio

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL:
Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce – 419-782-7946

Symposium flyer




WELCOME TO DEFIANCE OHIO!

MIKE McCANN, MAYOR: CITY OF DEFIANCE

It is my honor to send a warm welcome to you where you will find Defiance the perfect place to put down permanent roots or just to visit. Being born and raised here, it is my hope that you will visit and see for yourself the hometown atmosphere that flourishes not only in the city limits, but in the surrounding small towns and rural areas as well.

There are many options for life-long learning, including public and private educational systems and churches of many denominations. Located in the city is the newly completed Defiance City Schools and Athletic Facilities campus, and we have several parochial elementary schools as well. We are also the home of Defiance College – Go Yellow Jackets!

With a strong economy, many career and business opportunities abound. Several small businesses line the thriving beautiful downtown district and neighborhood business corridors. Our North side houses regional shopping and larger retailers to complete your shopping needs. New development is always welcome as we consistently strive for progress in the city.

Nestled at the confluence of the Scenic Maumee River and Auglaize River, a lesson rich in history of the past several hundred years with stories of American Indians, American & British military, and the site of a fort that offered protection and defied “all the devils in hell” await. The Andrew L. Tuttle Memorial Museum is the perfect place to begin your historical journey. Some of America’s top military leaders have grown from their roots in Defiance. General “Mad” Anthony Wayne may have indeed served as the inspiration for highly decorated combat veteran, Major General Lawrence Livingston and also to Major General Stephen T. Sargeant, both retired from military service today. We salute all of our Hometown Hero’s and all the men and women service members and veterans who have paid the price for the freedoms we all love and enjoy, and we thank them for their service and sacrifices. Defiance is also proud to be the home town of 2006 Indianapolis 500 Champion Sam Hornish, Jr., Texas Rangers organization pitcher Jonathon Niese, most recently Chicago Cubs organization pitcher Justin Hancock, and former major league pitchers Chad Billingsley, Chad Reineke, and Rodney Scott Taylor. Twenty-four time World Horseshoe Champion Alan Francis also hails from our community.  Defiance Development & Visitor’s Bureau and Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce can provide more information about the city of Defiance.

Browse our website to find accurate information regarding the City of Defiance.  Please reach out to City Hall at 419-784-2101, mayor@cityofdefiance.com, or stop in at 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio, if you have questions, need pointed in the right direction, or would like a personal tour of OUR city.

Again, welcome to OUR city  ~  DEFIANCE is a GREAT place to live!




DEFIANCE PUBLIC LIBRARY SWEAR-INS

Defiance Public Library
The 2020 Swearing-In Ceremony for the Defiance Public Library personnel was performed by Defiance City Council President David McMaster.
Board Members: Taryn Lawson, Laura Connor, Susan Mack, and Jayne Yoder
Chief Fiscal Officer:  Nancy Roehrig
Deputy Fiscal Officer: Elaine Talbert



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.




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2020 CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS SWORN IN

2020 City Council Members were sworn in by Judge John T. Rohrs, II at the January 7, 2020 City Council Meeting.
 
Mr. Steve Corbitt-First Ward, Mr. Josh Mast-Third Ward, and Mr. John Hancock-Second Ward.
Congratulations to all on their committed service to the City of Defiance!



CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION

Attending the January 14, 2020 City Council Meeting were Bob Kroeger, National Deputy Chief of Staff and Chris Haynes Past Department of Ohio Commander, National Council Member, Chief of Staff for State and Commander Dan Faulkner, and State Representative House District 82 Craig Riedel who presented a Certificates of Appreciation on the naming of the Purple Heart Bridge to honor the Purple Heart Recipients and all Veterans.