We are pleased to announce that Captain Neil Assenheimer will be our new Chief of Police. Captain Assenheimer will become the ninth Chief in the history of the City of Bucyrus and will be sworn in Wednesday, August 12th at 5 pm at Bucyrus City Hall on the veranda. All citizens of Bucyrus are invited for this historic occasion.
Captain Assenheimer joined the Bucyrus Police Department in August of 2000 and is a twenty year veteran and has served as a Lieutenant (2005) and Captain (2014) before becoming Chief. Captain Assenheimer replaces Chief David Koepke who recently retired from BPD. Captain Assenheimer was born in Bucyrus in 1977 to Lowell and Deanna Assenheimer and graduated from Wynford High School in 1996 and Tiffin University with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in 2001. Captain Assenheimer is married to Jessica (Wells) and has one child, Bennett who is ten years old.
Captain Assenheimer has spent half his BPD career as a K-9 officer with canine partners Amigo and Harvey and has a special dedication to the K-9 unit and its unique service to the community. He is concerned with the effects of illegal narcotics and the drug trade on the citizens of Bucyrus and has pledged to continue the efforts of the entire BPD to make Bucyrus a stronger, safer community through policing, and community involvement.
Captain Assenheimer states, “I’m excited for the opportunity to be the Police Chief in my hometown. I love this community. We have a great Police Department here and it’s a privilege to continue my career working as the Chief with our officers and dispatchers.”
Holiday Garbage Pick up Schedule
The City of Bucyrus garbage pick up for Monday, September 7, 2020 will be collected on Tuesday, September 8th in observation of Labor Day. Please have your garbage out by 7 am.
From Mayor Reser and SSD Wagner:
With Governor DeWine's Mask Mandate we are asking that all persons entering City Hall will be required to follow Governor DeWine's Mask Mandate effective Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 6 pm.
"Masks will be required for people in indoor public places, in outdoor places where social-distancing can’t be maintained, and using public transportation, DeWine said. Exceptions will be made for those who are under the age of 10, have a medical condition, are playing sports, or anyone speaking at a religious service."
The Bucyrus City Income Tax Office is announcing that effective, Monday, March 2, 2020, we are implementing a new credit card system.
Taxpayers will be able to pay their taxes by credit card, debit card or echeck in person, online or by phone through the GovPayNow system. There is a fee for using this system and the taxpayer will know the cost prior to submitting payment. Payments of $40.00 or less will cost $1.00, any payment over $40.00 will be charged at 2.25%. The fee for an echeck is $1.00 regardless of the amount. The online services will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The links for this system will be on the City’s website and information is available in the City Income Tax Office or at www.GovPayNow.com or by calling 1-888-604-7888. While tax payments can be made online, tax returns will need to be mailed or submitted in person in the tax office.
Joyce M. Schifer City Auditor/Income Tax Administrator
Pines Reservoir Closed
The Pines Reservoir (Bucyrus Reservoir Number 2), located just north of Lincoln Highway and southeast of Stetzer Road is now closed to the public. The reason for this closure is to drain the reservoir and achieve compliance with OEPA dam regulation.
Click on the link below to download a copy of the Public Notice regarding National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits or modifications. This application is for the renewal of the existing NPDES permit for the WWTP at Morton Subdivision.
The City of Bucyrus Water Department will begin their annual flushing of fire hydrants on Monday July 6, 2020
Flushing will continue Monday – Friday thru September
Discolored water may be temporarily present in homes and businesses following hydrant flushing. Please be advised to flush cold water through a faucet until it runs clear.
If you have further questions or concerns, please call the City of Bucyrus Utility Office at 419-562-6767 option 2 during weekday business hours.
MAYOR'S ROUND TABLE
Bucyrus Mayor Jeff Reser's Round Table discussions are focused on topics that make the City of Bucyrus a great place to live, work and raise families. Mayor Reser will have special guests on the show that will have valuable information about Bucyrus.
STRETCHING YOUR TAX DOLLARS
Bucyrus has been partnering with ODOT to rebuild our streets and pave more roads together. Your Street Levey Tax Dollars allows us to use ODOT’s Small Cities Grant. The grant is 80 % funded by ODOT and 20% funded by the local city. It is this partnership that helped provide our beautiful Downtown Sandusky Avenue and is rebuilding Plymouth Street. The partnership between Bucyrus and ODOT is making Bucyrus a much better city.
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In the State of Ohio it is never allowed to burn garbage, materials containing rubber, grease and asphalt or made from petroleum, such as tires, cars and auto parts, plastics or plastic-coated wire. Please view Ohio EPA's Fact Sheet on Open Burning Regulations.
The City of Bucyrus is pleased to welcome Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio’s 4th district. Congressman Jordan will hold office hours at Bucyrus City hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Congressman Jordan is very interested in hearing your views on issues of importance to you.