701 Parlette Court, Wapakoneta OH 45895 419-738-3011

      Effective 1-1-2018 the Income Tax rate will be 1.5%


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NEWS:

August 8, 2018

September Council meeting dates are as follows (due to holiday)

September 10th at 7:30 pm

September 17th at 7:30 pm

 

July 19, 2018

Congratulations to the members of the City of Wapakoneta light department for winning the annual bed races at this year's Summer Moon Festival.

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July 18, 2018 

Below you can view some additional details about the upcoming Riverscape project that will begin in August of 2019. 

 Park Project Page 1  Park Project Page 2

 

July 4, 2018

***UPDATE***

Boil Water Advisory for Oakwood Hills has been lifted.

July 3, 2018

Boil Water Advisory for Oakwood Hills for the next 36 hours.
Residents should either boil water for human consumption or use bottled water until the advisory has been lifted.

Glyncrest, Helen, Orange, Penn, Wells, Kelley, Barbara Lane, Jacobs, Valley View Drive, Neil Armstrong and North Circle Drive are affected.

We will post again once the advisory has been lifted. Employees from the Water Department will be sending samples off for testing so please be understanding.

June 29, 2018

Peak Power Shaving Opportunity:

The City of Wapakoneta recommends peak shaving on Friday, June 29th, Monday, July 2nd and Tuesday, July 3rd between the hours of 2:00 PM and 6:00 P.M. due to the expected hot temperatures. Peak shaving is the process of reducing the amount of energy purchased from the utility company during peak demand hours. Cutting electric consumption during these hours could reduce our carbon footprint as well as save City residents on energy costs next year. Please limit your use of electric during those hours.

June 25, 2018

The City of Wapakoneta Utility Office & Service Departments will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. The refuse only pickup schedule for the Wednesday customers will be as follows:

  • Wednesday's refuse route will be picked up on Thursday, July 5th.
  • There will be no recycling pickup for Wednesday customers. Please hold for the following week. Recycling for Wednesday customers will resume on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. 

Please have containers out the night before the above-scheduled pickup change. There will be no reruns for anyone not having refuse out for scheduled pickup.


June 8, 2018

***New information about the upcoming 2019 Riverscape project.***

Riverscape

The City of Wapakoneta is proud to announce that we have completed plans for the riverscape beautification project that should begin in August of 2019. The project will revitalize the current space between Blackhoof and Harrison Street and thanks to the hard work of our Engineering Department it has received 95% of its funding through state grants.

Project includes:

  • The existing multi-use path within Belcher Park will be reconfigured and extended to provide a connection between Harrison Street and Blackhoof Street.
  • A new multi-use trail will be constructed through Heritage Park, providing a connection between Harrison Street and Blackhoof Street. Decorative hand railing will separate the trail from the river wall.
  • Heritage Park will be expanded to offer additional green space and walking paths.
  • A gazebo with restrooms and a fireplace will be constructed within Heritage Park.
  • The existing picnic shelters will be refurbished for re-installation within Belcher Park.
  • Both parks will be enhanced with benches, bike racks, trash receptacles, landscaping, and interpretive signage.
  • Heritage Drive will be upgraded by installing new curb & gutter, storm sewer, and decorative
  • lighting with banner arms.
  • A decorative archway will be provided at the Blackhoof Street entrance to Heritage Drive.

For more in-depth information on this project please contact the City of Wapakoneta Engineering Office.  

 


May 30, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE: Beginning June 1st, the Wapakoneta Fire Department will be conducting flow tests on the fire hydrants in the sections of town that are located South of Auglaize and Middle Street and East of the CSX railroad tracks. The testing will continue throughout the month of June.

Residents are advised to test their water for discoloration before using. Any discoloration should only last for a few minutes and is a result of the water mains being disturbed by higher than normal flows.

The department conducts these tests in a selected area each year in order to maintain accurate records of available water in emergency situations. These results are also used by industry to calculate water supply for their sprinkler systems.


April 27, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE: With the mowing season started, the city would like to remind everyone not to spread, distribute, place or blow grass clippings, yard waste, or other similar nuisance materials onto the streets, into the storm drains, or sanitary sewer facilities. Below is the official codified ordinance. It can also be found in the City Ordinance Main Menu. 

660.18 PLACING OR SPREADING GRASS CLIPPINGS OR YARD WASTE.

   (a)   Citizens, property owners, renters, businesses, and industries are hereby forbidden to spread, distribute, place or blow grass clippings, yard waste, or other similar nuisance materials onto the streets, into the storm drains, sanitary sewer facilities or appurtenances thereto.

   (b)   Materials that are generated as a result of windstorm damage, such as tree branches and limbs shall not be subject to the limitations, restrictions or penalties herein described.

   (c)   Leaves, grass, and miscellaneous yard waste placed on the street during the annual fall leaf collection during the months of October through December shall not be subject to the limitations, restrictions, or penalties herein described.

   (d)   Whoever violates division (a) of this section shall be subject to an immediate fine of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for the first offense and fifty dollars ($50.00) for any subsequent violations that occur within the next six months following the first offense.  In addition, violators of this section shall have 24 hours following notification to clean up the cited materials that have been placed, spread, or blown onto the street, after which time the City's Public Works Department will be dispatched to clean the site at a fee of seventy-five dollars ($75.00) per hour; said clean-up fee will then fee added to the utility bill for said property.  The Public Works Department fees shall be based on the time the equipment and staff leave the department headquarters until they return to headquarters.  If the said fee is left unpaid through utility collection, the electric and/or water service to the residence on the property will be terminated in accordance with normal policy and procedures established by the City for non-payment.

(Ord. 2002-35.  Passed 6-5-02.)

April 25, 2018

A reminder that the City Farm/Compost Facility is open and mulch is for sale, click here for more information.  

April 4, 2018

It has come to our attention that the current utility bills are not arriving on time this month. They were mailed from Dayton on March 29th and a few statements have been delivered but it appears the bulk of them are missing. We have been in contact with the printing service and they are trying to track down the problem after they were delivered by them to the Dayton Post Office. If you wish to view your bill online you may go to wapakoneta.net and click on view your utility bill. If you need your total please give us a call at 419-738-3011. We are sorry for any inconvenience in regards to this incident. We have extended the due date to April 16th to allow you time to make payment. Thank you for your understanding.

March 22, 2018

Door-to-Door Sales: If you are planning to conduct business door-to-door remember to obtain a permit from City hall allowing you to do so. This law was passed due to the rise in complaints by the public regarding not only people selling items but the aggressive tactics and manner in which some salespeople use. An application can be found in the resource tab to the left or click on the links below. 

Click here for a Peddler/Solicitor/Concessionaire Registration Form

Click here for Codified Ordinance regarding Solicitors

March 16, 2018

 ATTENTION TO ALL RESIDENTS!!! : It has been brought to our attention that during an online search to pay their bill, some residents have found themselves on a third-party website “Doxo”. While this is a legitimate company it is in no way affiliated with the City of Wapakoneta. This company will charge a fee, and in most cases, make a late payment on your account. If you want to pay your utility bill online you can use our official website and auto pay is available as well.

  •  The Fire Department is taking Applications for Full-Time Firefighter II/Paramedic for more information please stop by City Hall. 

  • Effective January 20, 2017., Auglaize County is a Certified Building Department, and effective March 3, 2017, certified sub­departments of Auglaize County include: Cridersville, Minster, New Bremen, New Knoxville, Waynesfield, St. Marys, and Wapakoneta, for all commercial construction activity subject to compliance with the Ohio Building Code. The Miami County Department of Development (Building Department), under contract by agreement between Auglaize County commissioners and Miami County commissioners, will conduct plan review and inspections for all commercial construction activity in Auglaize County. All commercial construction projects currently under review or in process toward final certificates of occupancy with the State of Ohio will remain where originally submitted until completion.

    Necessary forms, procedures, checklists, copies of the Ohio Building Code, and contact information will be available at the Auglaize County office and all sub­department municipal offices. Please call Rob England, Building Official, at Miami County Department of Development with any questions: 937-440-8121, ext. 8069
 


                    

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