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


The City of Wapakoneta is one of 184 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®)1 designation from the American Public Power Association for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. Brent McKinney, manager, electric transmission and distribution at City Utilities of Springfield MO, and chair of APPA’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the award to Donald Schnarre, Superintendant of the City of Wapakoneta's Electric Department on April 7 during the association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in Oklahoma City OK.

Mayor Rodney Metz has declared Trick or Treat will be October 30th from 6:00 to 7:30. Join the Police and Fire Departments as they entertain trick or treaters at City Hall on Defiance Street.

    With the fall season here, certain areas of the city have an abundance of birds that are migrating and landing on citizen’s property.
    Although we understand this can be quite a nuisance, we are reminding residents that it is illegal to set off fireworks and/or discharge firearms in an attempt to scare the birds away.  
    We have fielded a couple of concerns of this type of behavior occurring and we do not want to see anyone getting hurt.  Please, do not set off fireworks or discharge firearms.  As we receive complaints of this happening, we will look into them and handle them accordingly.

Thank you,
Russ Hunlock
Chief of Police


The South Interceptor contractor has closed the downtown parking lot to through traffic as excavation has now begun there.  The area will remain open from the east entrance, near Dollar General, for the purpose of parking south of the work zone.

Harrison Street remains closed.  The recommended detour is Silver Street and Water Street.  This map shows the location of the detour and traffic signs.  Watch this website for additional information as street closures are announced.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has created a website that allows residents to do "apples to apples" comparisons of utilities prices.

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