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AFTER-HOURS UTILITY EMERGENCIES
For after-hours utility emergencies, please call the Milan Police Department non-emergency number at (419) 499-2001.
Village offices are now open.
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Closed for lunch 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
COUNCIL WORK SESSION
The Village of Milan Council Work Session will be held immediately following the Public Hearing on Thursday July 8, 2021.
Purpose - Employee Personnel Policy
The Meeting will take place at 11 S. Main Street in the Council Room.
The Village of Milan Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 28th at 6:00 P.M.
The Meeting will take place at 11 S. Main Street in the Council Room.
Council meetings are open to the public. The June 23rd meeting can be viewed on the Village of Milan Facebook page at Facebook.com/milanohio/
If you have any question, you may email Cathy Ramey at email stating your name, address and your question for Council, 24 hours prior to the Council meeting.
SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
The Village of Milan Council will hold a Special Council Meeting on Wednesday July 21, 2021 at 6:00 P.M.
AGENDA - REVIEW WATER RATE
The meeting will take place at 11 S. Main Street in the Council room.
NOTICE TO RESIDENTS IN THE VILLAGE OF MILAN
Columbia Gas informed the Village of Milan that their GPS team will be working in Milan throughout the month of July. They are using GPS technology to record the location of natural gas lines. This initiative will improve our emergency response capabilities as well as maintenance of facilities. The GPS work will not require heavy excavating, entry into homes/businesses, and natural gas service will not be impacted.
Residents may notice light un-earthing of surface materials within the easements of their yards, but this will always be put back in like condition.
For more details, visit their website in the link provided. https://www.columbiagasohio.com/safety/natural-gas-safety/locating-gas-lines
2021 BRUSH PICKUP and YARD WASTE SCHEDULE
Brush Pickup Information
Due to inclement weather today, brush pickup will be postponed until Tuesday May 4th. The Village will resume brush pickup program beginning on Monday April 5th. Brush pickup will then continue the first Monday of each month with the exceptions of July 4th, (which will be performed on Monday, July 12th) and Labor Day in September (which will be performed on Monday, September 13th). The last brush pickup will be on Monday, October 4th. Please remember no yard waste or garden refuse, shrubs, roots or complete tree removal will be picked up (this includes brush from a complete tree removal). Please do not place items for pickup on the tree lawn in front of your home until the day before the scheduled pickup. In an effort to assist the Street Department please lay your brush in one direction.
Yard Waste Pickup Information
The Village Spring and Fall yard waste pickup for this year will begin on April 12th. Once again, a dumpster will be staged at the Street Department’s parking lot M-F for those that want to bring down their yard waste throughout the week. We will only be picking up the yard waste on Monday April 12th. Residents who have material for collection should place their material curbside, the day before the scheduled pickup, according to the following:
1) All material for collection must be yard waste only (grass, weeds and shrubs) free from trash and plastic. Absolutely no plastic or stones.
2) Maximum container weight 50 pounds.
3) Material will be collected in the following: Compostable Kraft paper bags, cardboard boxes or 30 gallon trash containers clearly marked “YARD WASTE”. Bulk bushes should be tied with jute twine, no wire or nylon.
Brush Pickup Schedule
Yard Waste Schedule
ONE CALL NOW
The Village of Milan is pleased to introduce to our utility customers a communication tool that will allow us to quickly send emergency or informational messages to our residents. Each resident can have up to six phone numbers per household. This will allow for messages to be sent to home phones, work phones, cell phones, etc. Click here complete the form to sign up for this service. You may either drop off the form at the Utility Office or in the drop box.
COVID-19: RESOURCES TO HELP OHIO SMALL BUSINESSES OBTAIN FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
The US Chamber’s website (see link below) has some resources available to help businesses understand opportunities for federal assistance.
The Village of Milan will be taking letters of interest for the following openings:
PID 106342 ERI-D03 EDISON SRTS - INF
Milan Safe Routes to Schools Improvements will begin the week of July 5th.
State route 113 east closed to through traffic
The Village of Milan would like to remind local residents SR 113 East will be closed to through traffic for phase one of their widening project beginning July 6, 2021. The local detour will be Edison Drive to Seminary Road to McIntyre Road. Commercial traffic will be routed SR 61 to SR 2 to SR 13.
The first phase of the project is slated to last approximately 60 days. We would ask everyone to exercise patience during this time.
Location 1 – Church Street at Park Street Crosswalk. Location 2 – Main Street (SR601) at Church Street (SR113) at Traffic Signal. Location 3 – Main Street at Edison School Crosswalk. Location 4 – South Main Street from Oak Street to Old State Road.
The Village of Milan proposes to construct various pedestrian improvements as part of the Safe Routes to Schools program.
The improvements include: Pavement marking and traffic control sign upgrades will be installed on Church Street at Park Street. The Main Street at Church Street traffic signal installation will be upgraded with the installation of pedestrian traffic signal heads. Pavement marking and a Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacon will be installed on Main Street, the Edison School. Approximately 4,000 feet of sidewalk and curb ramps will be installed along the west side of Main Street from Oak Street to Old State Road.
The improvements are planned inside the existing right of way. Tree removal and tree trimming inside the existing right of way will be needed for the proposed improvements. Personal property items inside the existing right of way may need to be relocated.
During construction, which is expected to last six (6) months, all roads will remain open with periodic one lane closure within the project limits.
As part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), we are seeking comments from the public about the social, environmental, and economic impacts of the proposed project. Environmental impacts include those associated with historical, archeological, and ecological resources, hazardous materials, and general concerns you have with the project.
The project will be funded in part using Federal, State, and Local funds.
For further information, Contact:
Village of Milan
(419) 499-4161, Ext. 3
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried –out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.
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ERIE COUNTY OHIO RECYCLING
It's easy to recycle in Erie County, choose from one of seven drop-off sites for recyclables throughout the county and for a complete listing of all special material recycling locations go to eriecountyrecycles.org
MILAN GAS AGGREGATION PARTICIPANTS
The new rate for the Milan natural gas aggregation participants will be the fixed rate of $0.405 per CCF for the period of April 2021 through March 2023. Although Milan is not a provider for natural gas, we research the cost of natural gas to get the best available fixed rate at the time of each contract. All residents of the Village will qualify for this rate, however, they are not obligated in any way to participate in this program.
VILLAGE OF MILAN PURSUES REMEDIES FOR INCREASE IN NATURAL GAS BILLS
VILLAGE OF MILAN OH, Current participants of the Village of Milan natural gas aggregation program will see an increase in their bill from Volunteer Energy Services Inc. for natural gas consumed during the February usage period, and the Village of Milan is pursuing remedies to the situation.
Volunteer Energy Services Inc., is the competitive retail gas supplier that provides the natural gas that is delivered to the aggregation participants. Volunteer Energy has already begun to send out the March bills, which include an additional charge of $0.91 per Mcf. Volunteer Energy’s rationale for the increased charge is that, due to the extreme cold during the period of Feb.5-Feb. 20, 2021, they were forced to purchase significant quantities of natural gas from the spot market to meet increased customer demand and that the cost of those purchases was significantly higher than normal. Volunteer Energy has stated that this additional increase in rate would be for one month only.
As the natural gas program aggregator for customers in Village of Milan, the Village of Milan does not agree that Volunteer Energy has the ability to increase customers’ rates in this manner. After a preliminary review, the Village of Milan believes that this is a breach of its contract and is reviewing options to take the necessary steps to protect program participants, including obtaining refunds to those customers for all bills that have been paid.
The Village is working with AMPO, Inc., the village administrator of the natural gas aggregation program, to take the appropriate actions in concert with the village. These actions will include pursuing remedies to ensure that participants are made whole.
ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION NAMES MILAN TREE CITY USA FOR THE 18TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
On Friday April 30, 2021 the Village of Milan held an Arbor Day Tree Planting Celebration. Mayor Pamela Crosby was assisted by Milan Tree Commission Member Martha Berckmueller, the Village Street Department and Village residents Tom and Nancy Gfell, in planting an Autumn Blaze Maple on Center Street. Mayor Crosby read an Arbor Day Proclamation at a recent Council Meeting held on April 28, 2021. Pictured left to right Nancy Gfell, Tom Gfell, Martha Berckmueller and Mayor Pamela Crobsy.
Milan, OH, was named a 2020 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.
Milan achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program's four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
"Tree City USA communities see the impact an urban forest has in a community first hand," said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Additionally, recognition brings residents together and creates a sense of community pride, whether it's through volunteer engagement or public education."
Trees provide multiple benefits to a community when properly planted and maintained. They help to improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits.
More information on the program is available at arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.
About the Arbor Day Foundation: The Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. More information is available at arborday.org.