COVID-19 Vaccine Information week of 1/18/21


Crawford County, Ohio - Crawford County will receive a limited amount of vaccine, which are allocated to the priority groups outlined in Governor DeWine’s address on January 7, 2021.  

For the week, beginning on January 18th, eligible population includes:

  • Persons 80 years of age and over

Crawford County residents that want to receive a COVID-19 vaccination are encouraged to schedule an appointment beginning Thursday, January 14, 2021 at one of the following locations within the County. Do not attempt to schedule at more than one location:

  • Avita Health Systems:

      • 629 N. Sandusky Ave., Bucyrus OH

      • 269 Portland Way South, Galion OH

    • 419-468-0800

  • Crawford County Public Health - 1520 Isaac Beal Rd, Bucyrus, OH

    • 419-562-5871

  • Genoa Health Care – 2458 Stetzer Road, Room 193, Bucyrus OH

    • 419-617-0817

  • You may bring 1 support person, if needed for assistance.





WHEREAS, President Trump has declared a National state of emergency to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus; and

WHEREAS, Governor DeWine has also declared a state of emergency for the State of Ohio to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus; and

WHEREAS, the recent spike in Covid-19 cases has led to many hospitalizations and deaths.

Be it therefore proclaimed by Mayor Jeffrey L. Reser, pursuant to Bucyrus Codified Ordinance 509.07 that a Civil Emergency exists within the City of Bucyrus. Further, in light of this Civil Emergency, I, as Mayor of the City of Bucyrus do hereby issue the following orders:

I. All Citizens are requested to obey and comply with the orders of the Governor of the State of Ohio, the Federal, Ohio, and Crawford County Emergency Management Agencies, the Ohio and Crawford County Department of Health, and the emergency orders contained herein.

2. Effective, Friday, January 1, 2021, all City owned buildings shall be closed to the general public through Sunday, January 31, 2021. City offices and departments shall remain open and will be staffed for phone and email inquiries only. Any matter that requires additional services, or that cannot be completed by phone or email, will be scheduled by appointment.

The City of Bucyrus Police and Fire Departments remain open and fully staffed. Both stations shall be closed to the public. However, should you need to speak with a police officer, or make a report that cannot be completed over the phone, please call the City of Bucyrus Police Department non-emergency number (419) 562-1006 to schedule an appointment or the Fire Department at (419) 562-1351. Please, in order to avoid putting our personnel and the community at risk, try to limit your contact with Police and Fire personnel to emergency situations only.

Should you need to contact a specific City office, you may do so at the following numbers and or emails:

a. Administration: 419-562-6767 x 221

b. Auditor: 419-562-6767 x 230

c. City Council: 419-562-6767 x 238 d. Fire Department: 419-562-1351

e. Income Tax: 419-562-6767 x 234

f. Law Office: 419-562-6767 x 259 g. Police Department: 419-562-1006 h. Utilities: 419-562-6767 x 241

i. Zoning: 419-562-6767 x 222

3. City parks shall remain open to the public. However, citizens are urged to follow the Governor's guidelines on large group meetings.

4. All utility bills can be made through the City's online portal or dropped off in the Utility Office drive through window. There will also be a drop box at the north east door on the City Hall porch.

5.  All City of Bucyrus Income Tax returns should be mailed to PO Box 28 Bucyrus, OH 44820 with a check or money order payable to Bucyrus Income Tax. Tax payments for existing balances can also be mailed or paid online at

COMPLETED tax returns may be dropped off in a sealed envelope at the utility office drive through window. Receipts will only be mailed upon written request at the time of filing.

Citizens that require or request assistance in completing their City income tax form may correspond  by phone, fax (419) 562-9259, email, or mail.

7. All building and zoning permit requests must be submitted by email or may be dropped off at the City's Utility Office drive through window. If necessary, you will be contacted by the City's Zoning Department staff for any follow up inquiries.

8. Effective November 23, 2020 and continuing through January 31, 2021 all City of Bucyrus public meetings, including City Council, City Council Committees, and all City Boards and Commissions shall be held as regularly scheduled. All public meetings will be held via telephone or videoconferencing, per the new Ohio Public Meeting Guidelines. The public will be invited to attend these meetings via livestreaming. Please monitor the City of Bucyrus website and Facebook page for announced meeting dates and times.

9. For more information about the Covid-19 virus, please visit the following websites:


We are getting our first doses of the COVID-19 vaccines now and more are on the way.  Please vaccinate as soon as you are notified of availability for your risk group in order to make our community COVID-19 proof!  Let us be ready to celebrate our Bicentennial year in good health.

Jeffery L. Reser, Mayor of the City of Bucyrus



Effective immediately, the following policy will be in place regarding
Council Chambers. In order to comply with statewide health orders issued by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), a face covering or mask will be required to enter Council Chambers. The sergeant-at-arms will be monitoring compliance at the Council Chambers door. Anyone not wearing a face coving entering Council Chambers will be offered a complimentary mask by the sergeant-at­ arms.

Per a conversation I had today with Crawford County Public Health Director Kate Siefert, there is still a statewide exemption in place for anyone who is "medically or developmentally unable to wear a mask." This is under Section 7 of the November 13, 2020 ODH order titled: Directors Order for Retail and Business Compliance for Facial Coverings throughout the State of Ohio. See the enclosed ODH Order attached to this letter. Anyone meeting the requirements for that will still be allowed into Council Chambers without a mask or facial covering, but we ask that you maintain six feet of social distance from other people in the chambers.

This policy for Council Chambers will be in effect for all regular meetings of City Council, Committee Meetings, and any other times that Council
Chambers are used by anyone else for any other purpose.


Kurt Fankhauser, Bucyrus Council President



New Year’s Day – Jan 1st
Pick-up will be on Monday, Jan 4th

Please have your garbage out by 7 am.

Thank you and have a great Holiday Season.

Press Release from the City of Bucyrus

From: Mayor Jeff Reser

Governor DeWine announced additional CARES Act funding to Small businesses, non-profits and Ohioans that have been impacted by COVID-19.

The package affects Bucyrus in a positive way. Businesses with no more than 25 employees will be able to apply for a grant that will help businesses pay for a variety of expenses, including mortgage or rent payments, utility payments,salaries and many other costs. The application will be available on Monday, November 2,2020 at

The DeWine/Husted administration is also allocating $50 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund to 47
Community Action Agencies to provide rent, mortgage and water and/or sewer assistance to Ohioans in need. Balances incurred from Apri l,2020 are eligible. Ohioans who are behind on their bills and who have an annual income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines are eligible for assistance.
For a family of four,that is an annual income of $52,400. A list of agencies which can assist is at Applications will be available on November 2,2020.
Please contact this local agency for information on rent, mortgage and water/sewer assistance: Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission
372 E. Center Street
P.O.Box 779
Marion,Ohio 43302 (740) 387-1039

There is also additional help for the Bar and Restaurant Assistance Fund in the amount of $37.5 million. Details and information are available at www.businesshelp.ohio/gov with applications being available on November 2, 2020.

Thank you to the DeWine/Husted Administration for directing CARES Act monies for our businesses and individuals who need assistance in dealing with the effects of COVID-19. I urge all eligible businesses and individuals to take advantage of the newly available funds beginning 11-2-2020.

90 Day Street Light Trial

We are asking the residents of Bucyrus to please contact their Council representatives or the Council Clerk at 419-562-6767 x 238 or to express their opinion of whether they like or dislike the new street lights between Warren Street and Rensselaer Street on Sandusky Avenue.  This 90-day trial will be effective from October 30, 2020 through January 30, 2021.

  • Bucyrus Natural Gas Aggregation Program



    Dear Sample Customer,
    In November 2013, City of Bucyrus voters authorized the creation of a natural gas aggregation program. Your
    community has selected Constellation NewEnergy - Gas Division, LLC (Constellation) as the program supplier.
    The program will offer natural gas at a fixed rate of $0.436 per Ccf for the term of December 2020 through
    November 2021 meter read cycles.

    You’re Automatically Enrolled
    As an eligible City of Bucyrus residential or small business customer, you are automatically enrolled unless
    you decide to opt-out. To learn more about the program, please see the enclosed General Terms and
    Conditions and the Frequently Asked Questions.
    How To Opt-Out
    You don’t need to do anything to get this new rate; however, if you

    1. Mail: Return the form below in the pre-addressed
    stamped envelope
    2. Phone: Call Constellation at 855-713-4486
    3. Web: Visit


  • Notice that masks are required at city hall

    Masks Required


    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." 

  • Coronavirus Information Graphic

    Visit our COVID-19 Resources Page


    information on how to take action and prepare for COVID-19.

  • graphical image Bucyrus meeting notice

    Scheduled Meetings


    For Bucyrus City Council meeting schedule please go to the

    The City of Bucyrus Board of Control will meet on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 8:45 am in Council Chambers of City Hall to award the WWTP UV System bid.

  • Boom mower on a tractor mowing a ditch

    Street Closure Information


    None to report.

  • Income Tax News

    Income Tax

    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 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.

    Location Map

  • Public Notice of NPDES permits or modification

    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.


  • Bucyrus Schines Art Park photo by John S. Rostash Community


    Is your home in need of Repair?

    You may be eligible for assistance!!!
    For additional information please contact
    Community Housing Impact and Preservation
    Please call (419) 562-6583 for additional information


  • Bucyrus_Brick_Sewer






    By Bucyrus Utility Department

    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.



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.


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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    Sign up for Bucyrus and Crawford Alerts

    Community, Government

    Sign up for Bucyrus and Crawford Alerts! In the event of an emergency, boil advisory, or severe weather condition, an alert may be sent to the phone number provided by voice, text and/or email.

    This is a free service provided by Crawford County, OH, however, normal message fees may apply. To receive text messages to your cell phone, your cell phone must have text messaging capabilities. Notifications are dependent upon external providers (phone carrier, cell phone, email). Crawford County cannot guarantee notifications will be received by the intended recipient.

    Alerts sent from Crawford Alerts will originate from 69310 for text messages and (419)563-1870 for phone calls. Please be sure to save these in your phone under Bucyrus Alerts.

    *Message and Data rates may apply.

    *Text "HELP" to 69310 for help.

    Be sure to choose the alerts for Bucyrus City , Bucyrus Police Department , and Bucyrus Fire Department

  • fire buring in a fire ring

    Know Ohio's open burning regulations

    Fire, Property Maintenance, Safety

    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.

  • Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan

    Bucyrus Welcomes Congressman Jim Jordan


    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.

    The Congressman invites you to view his website for more information.