I have great news to share! Several months ago we applied for a grant from the Timken Foundation for our new art park. You may remember that we found ourselves short of funds to finish the wall and to add artwork to the park.
Bob Hiltbrand from Timken told me that our grant request has been accepted and we are being granted $110,000 to finish the project. The funds will be used for those items that were not in the original proposal.
Bucyrus Mayor Jeff Reser
Fellow Residents of Bucyrus:
Thursday was an historic day in Bucyrus. Transparency in local government is here to stay! I led the effort to open our city's finance to you the taxpayer by being one of the very first municipalities in the state to sign up for OhioCheckbook.com. I met with Ohio State Treasurer, Josh Mandel on September 24 in Columbus for the announcement. Just go to www.ohiocheckbook.com and click on the "Local Gov and Schools" tab in the upper right hand corner. Enter "Bucyrus" to view our city's checkbook and see how we spend your tax dollars.
Thanks to City Auditor Joyce Schifer for providing support to Treasurer Mandel's office during the implementation of the program. Joyce's support was critical in making Bucyrus a leader in government transparency.
Mayor Jeff Reser
Bucyrus city water is pure, healthy, good for you and, above all---safe!
In light of a recent NBC Channel Four story, the city of Bucyrus was reported to have a higher than allowable (according to California requirements) level of Chromium 6. The testing was done by an advocacy group in 2014 and early 2015 in four separate tests.
Rest assured that the city water is tested for levels of Chromium 6 and all contaminants are published in an annual report. Our level of Chromium 6 is below the level that needs to be reported according to the Ohio EPA. Tests for the last three years have shown that our level of Chromium 6 is less .01 mg/l. The acceptable level for Ohio, according to the EPA is .1 mg/l and we are not even close to that level.
The bottom line is that water purity is a top concern for all members of our administration and our fine staff at the water treatment plant and we stand behind the purity of Bucyrus city water. It's safe and pure.
Please refer to our annual report at https://www.cityofbucyrusoh.us/ccr-2015.pdf on the Bucyrus website. Please call my office if you have any questions. 419.562.6767 ext 223.
Mayor Jeff Reser