Wapakoneta city government’s mission: to cost-effectively improve the health, safety and welfare of residents and respond to their needs.

Welcome to the City of Wapakoneta, Ohio’s Website! Our goal is to share information about our City in a concise and friendly manner, serving mainly residents but also visitors to our fine City.

Wapakoneta is a City of just under 10,000 people that sits near the crossroads of two major highways, US-75 and OH-33. We are part of the Tree City USA program. Wapakoneta is the birthplace of Neil Armstrong and home of the Armstrong Air & Space Museum.

A small city with a big heart, Wapakoneta offers a charming downtown with lots to explore, including many antique shops and other specialty stores. We have thriving industrial parks that are growing by leaps and bounds.

But most important are the people. A friendly spirit resides in Wapak, with the community pulling together when needed. A good number of strong service groups exist in Wapakoneta and continually help to make the City a better place. People are greeted with smiles everywhere you go!

To residents, thanks for stopping by and we hope you find what you’re looking for. Let us know how we can improve both the City and this website.

To those outside the area, if you haven’t visited Wapakoneta yet, stop by sometime! We think you’ll be glad you did.

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News

PUBLIC NOTICE

Silver Street Reconstruction (Van Buren Street to N. Water Street)The reconstruction of Silver Street between Van Buren Street and N. Water Street will commence on Monday, April 4th. The project’s first phase will include the removal of certain trees, followed by the pouring of footers for outlet pipes, then the replacement of the sanitary sewer main. New water lines will be included with this project along with a complete roadway reconstruction.

During the construction, through traffic will be maintained while directional movement may be limited or restricted at certain critical times. The completion date is tentatively scheduled for November 4, 2022.

Any questions or concerns can be addressed to the general contractor, Hohenbrink Excavating, at (419) 523-5506 or the City of Wapakoneta Engineering Department at (419) 738-5596.

City Farm for month of April

I have had several residents inquire about the city farm taking yard waste, clippings etc. free of charge for the month of April. This has been done in the past, and I am happy to continue that practice. I love the passion of our citizens as they take pride in their properties. As I mentioned on Facebook last week the city farm will be open for business April 1st and there will be no charge. The punch cards will be used starting May 1st!

-Interim Mayor Steve Henderson

Wapakoneta Fire Department

I had the pleasure of swearing in new Fire Captain Kevin Bellman today. Kevin graduated from Ottawa-Glandorf in 2004. He started his career with the Wapakoneta Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic in May 2012. He and his wife Kayla have two young sons, Jonathan and Lucas. Please congratulate him on his promo the next time you see him. We have an unbelievable fire department, and I look forward to working with Kevin and admire his continued dedication to his coworkers and the citizens of Wapakoneta!

Interim Mayor, Steve Henderson; Captain, Kevin Bellman; Fire Chief, Eric Sammetinger

Meeting with the General Manager of the the Ohio Greenhouse Company

I had the pleasure of meeting with the general manager of The Ohio Greenhouse Company, Mr. Bas Kester. Bas presented me with a “random acts of kindness” bag. The company definitely thinks outside the box and has been very generous giving back to our community.

This program promotes morale in the workforce, sharing some acts of kindness not only to their work peers, but with families, friends and our local community.

EITRI Foundry and Madison Energy Investments

I want to welcome EITRI Foundry and Madison Energy Investments for their participation, growth, confidence and “energy” as they continue to expand their solar projects in Wapakoneta! Stay tuned…

Winter Road Condition Advisory Levels

Under the leadership of Sherriff Michael Vorhees, the Auglaize County Sherriff’s Office is now utilizing standardized winter road condition advisory levels. Their office shared the levels with me this morning and I felt the information was well worth a share on our city’s Facebook page.

LEVEL 1- Roadways are hazardous due to accumulated snow or ice and may become slippery in spots. Drive Cautiously.

LEVEL 2- Roadways are hazardous due to blowing and drifting snow and/or ice cover. Only those who believe it is necessary to drive should be on the roadways. Contact your employer to determine if you should report to work.

LEVEL 3- Roadways are CLOSED to all non-emergency travel due to extremely hazardous conditions. No one should be on the roadways unless it is absolutely essential to travel. Those operating vehicles on the roadway for non-emergency may be subject to arrest.

Please check local media outlets as well as social media for any updates. Thank you, and please be safe!

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City of Wapakoneta

Wapakoneta, Ohio

Silver Street Reconstruction

Bids for the Silver Street Reconstruction project will be received by the City of Wapakoneta at the Council Chambers, 701 Parlette Court, Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895, until Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. local time. At that time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read.

The Project includes the following Work: The reconstruction of Silver Street from Van Buren Street to Water Street including replacement of all pavement, curb, sidewalk, sanitary sewer, waterline and storm sewer.

Information and Bidding Documents for the Project can be found and downloaded at the following website: choiceoneengineering.com/projects-out-for-bid. All official notifications, addenda, and other Bidding Documents will be offered through the designated website. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for Bidding Documents, including addenda, if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office of Choice One.

For all further requirements regarding bid submittal, qualifications, procedures, and contract award, refer to the Instructions to Bidders that are included in the Bidding Documents.

The bid notice is also available at https://wapakoneta.net/.

Owner: City of Wapakoneta

By:          Steve Henderson

Title:      Interim Mayor

Date:     January 27, 2022 February 3, 2022   

NOTICE TO BIDDERS (ELECTRONIC)

Online Bids will be received by the City of Wapakoneta (Owner) via QuestCDN,
www.questCDN.com, for the 20063.00 Wapakoneta Perry Street Improvements.
Bid Date: 2:00.00 PM on Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Bids will read aloud at 2:00.00 PM on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 via QuestCDN.
Bid tabulation will be posted as quickly as possible after the 2:00.00 PM bid time via QuestCDN.
QuestCDN Project Number: 7635231
Project Name:
20063.00 Wapakoneta Perry Street Improvements
Corner of Auglaize and Perry Street
Wapakoneta, Ohio, 45895
All in accordance with the Contract Documents prepared by Garmann/Miller & Associates, Inc.
Minster, OH | Columbus, OH | Indianapolis, IN
A Lump Sum bid for the project will be received.
There will be no prebid meeting for this project. Contractors bidding this project are encouraged to
visit the site on their own time to be familiar with the site and surround area.
A Bid Security in the form of a certified check, cashier’s check, irrevocable letter of credit, or surety
company bond pursuant to Chapter 1305 of the Ohio Revised code in the amount of 10% of the
total bid shall accompany each bid; or a bid guaranty bond in accordance with Chapter 153.571 of
the Ohio Revised Code in the amount of 100% of the total bid shall accompany each bid.
Successful Bidders shall conform to the Ohio “Schedule of Prevailing Wages”. The bidder may
access the Ohio Department of Commerce, Wage & Hour Bureau at its web site for current edition
of wage rates.
The Contract Documents, including Drawings and Specifications, are on file for public inspection at:
Construction News Corporation: the McGraw Hill – Dodge Plan Room: the Builders Exchange, and
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Contractors are required to register with QuestCDN and download the bidding documents and all
addendums, in order to bid the project.
Paper copies of the Contract Documents may be purchased at the Contractors option from the
printer for a non-refundable price of $75.00; DC Reprographics, 1254 Courtland Ave, Columbus,
Ohio 43201; www.DCplanroom.com; Phone 614-297-1200.
The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities, irregularities and/or
errors in the bids to the extent permitted by law. This includes the right to extend the date and time
for receipt of bids.
Notice also posted on QuestCDN web site at: www.questcdn.com.
The Date of this notice: Friday, March 4, 2021
By: City of Wapakoneta
Wapakoneta Perry Street Improvements
701 Parlette Court
Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895

SCOPE OF WORK CLICK > HERE<

ONLINE BIDDING CLICK > HERE <

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West Benton Street Reconstruction, Phase 2

Bids for the West Benton Street Reconstruction, Phase 2 project will be received by the City of Wapakoneta at the Council Chambers, 701 Parlette Court, Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895, until Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. local time. At that time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read.

The Project includes the following Work: The reconstruction of West Benton Street from Dearbaugh Avenue to Ohio Street including replacement of all pavement, curb, sidewalk, sanitary sewer, waterline, and storm sewer.

Information and Bidding Documents for the Project can be found and downloaded at the following website: choiceoneengineering.com/projects-out-for-bid.

All official notifications, addenda, and other Bidding Documents will be offered through the designated website. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for Bidding Documents, including addenda, if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office of Choice One.

For all further requirements regarding bid submittal, qualifications, procedures, and contract award, refer to the Instructions to Bidders that are included in the Bidding Documents.

Owner: City of Wapakoneta

By:          Floyd Gregg

Title:      Safety-Service Director

Date:     January 14, 2021 & January 21, 2021        

Utility Bill Website has been updated and moved!!

The City bill viewing website has been upgraded and moved. If you have a shortcut saved on your computer for the old site then please delete it. The new website can be accessed either by clicking on the link below or navigating to the menu on the top of this page clicking Utilities/Pay Bills>View Utility Bill. Everyone will need to register as a new user, please make sure you have a utility bill in front of you

Account Access – City of Wapakoneta

LEGAL NOTICE

In accordance with Section 9.33, et seq., of the Ohio Revised Code, the City of Wapakoneta, Ohio (Owner) will receive Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) for Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) services associated with the Wapakoneta Water Reclamation Facility Project as more fully described in the Request for Qualifications (RFQ).

SOQs will be received by the Owner until 2:00 p.m. local time on October 28, 2020 by Terry Rohrbacher, Administrative Assistant, in the Wapakoneta Municipal Building, 701 Parlette Court, Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895.  SOQs received after this time will not be accepted.  SOQs must be prepared and delivered in the format and quantity described in the RFQ.

The complete RFQ can be obtained from the Jacobs (Engineer) by contacting Chad Roby by e-mail at Chad.Roby@jacobs.com.  Requests must include a contact name and contact information which will be used for all official notices, including addenda.

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

“Doxo” – 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

Upcoming Events

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7:30 pm City Council Meeting @ City Council Chambers
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Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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7:30 pm City Council Meeting @ City Council Chambers
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City Council Meeting @ City Council Chambers
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Steve Henderson, Interim Mayor

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

Mailing Address:
City of Wapakoneta, PO Box 269, Wapakoneta OH 45895-0269