CONSIDER THE CRAWFORD COUNTY LAND BANK AS A POSSIBLE SOLUTION TO YOUR BLIGHTED RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY.

Wet Paint Downtown Bucyrus

Public Notice

The City of Bucyrus will be painting the parking spaces in downtown on Thursday, October 18, 2018 starting at 7 am.  The Police Department will be posting No Parking signs on Wednesday, October 17th after 4 pm.
Side street parking will still be available and thank you for your patience.

 

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.

LEGAL NOTICE

Sealed bids will be received by the Service-Safety Director, 500 South Sandusky Avenue, Bucyrus, Ohio 44820 until 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 9, 2018, and at said time publicly opened and read aloud in Council Chambers of City Hall, Second Floor for the sale of real property, to wit:

  1. 301 W. Mary Street, parcel ID 080050033.000 and parcel ID 080050027.000, minimum acceptable bid of $72,449.99 (parcels are located on either side of Spring Street), and
  2. 2037 Marion Road, parcel ID 090001147000, minimum acceptable bid of $351,000.00.

Each parcel will be sold to the highest and best bidder provided the above the minimum acceptable bid has been met. Bidders may submit bids to purchase any or all of the above, and the City reserves the right to reject any bid in its entirety or to accept a part of any bid and reject the balance, that is to say that each bid, if it contains more than one item, will be divisible.  All bidders will have the right to raise their bids at the time of the bid opening.  The Service Safety Director, on behalf of the City of Bucyrus will accept bid raises from any party or their representative that had previously submitted qualified written bids.  The Service Safety Director, on behalf of the City of Bucyrus shall select the winning bidder, or reject all bids if the minimum bid amount is not reached.

Subject sales will be as-is, where-is for each property.  Inspections of the parcels will be by appointment, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., by calling (419) 562-6767 x 221.

Each qualifying bid must contain the full name of every person or company interested in the same and set forth the amount of each bid and the property for which the bid amount is made. Each bid must be accompanied by a cashier check or other certified funds in the amount of $5,000.00.  The funds will be returned to all losing bidders upon final award of the bid.  The tendered funds of the winning bidder will be deposited with the City of Bucyrus at the close of auction and applied as credit toward the winning bid amount.  The remaining balance of each winning bid to be paid to the City of Bucyrus by certified funds or bank draft within 30 days of the close of the auction.  Buyer to be responsible for all taxes, costs of transfer or recording or any other fees necessary for the sale of the land.  

Failure to close or complete purchase within the allotted 30 days will result in the forfeiture of the $5,000.00 bid deposit of the winning bidder and the City reserves the right to list the property at a second auction.

The right is reserved to reject any and all bids.
THE CITY OF BUCYRUS, STATE OF OHIO
By Jeffrey A. Wagner,
Public Service-Safety Director

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    Scheduled Meetings

    Government

    For Bucyrus City Council meeting schedule please go to the


    The City of Bucyrus Traffic Commission will meet on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 10:00 am in the Mayor's office in City Hall.

    The City of Bucyrus Records Commission will meet on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 10:00 am in Council Chambers of City Hall.

     

     

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    Leaf Pick-up Starting November 1st.

    Service Department

    Please do not put your leaves in the tree lawn until November 1, 2018.  You may take your leaves to the Compost Site on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8-2 or Saturdays from 8-1 or you may bag your leaves up for your normal garbage pick-up.

     

  • link image to Art Student Mural Project for Community Unity on NBC 4 Community

    Art teachers and their students in Crawford County have created a mural in downtown Bucyrus designed to bring the community together.

    WATCH THE VIDEO


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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

  • photo of house at sunset Housing

    The Crawford County CHIP Program is now accepting application for the 7th Round of Owner Rehabs starting January 2nd, 2018 running thru February 13th, 2018. Owner rehabilitation is intended to correct substandard conditions throughout the house so that the homes are safe, healthy, durable, energy efficient and affordable. This is an income based program. Please call the CHIP office for information, applications, and to schedule an appointment (419) 562-6583.

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    Crawford County Land Bank

    Community

    The Crawford County Land Bank will be working to help return vacant, low value properties to productive use. This involves acquiring properties and sometimes managing the demolition of unwanted, blighted residential structures. The land bank will not seek to hold properties for extended periods of time but can transfer land to interested and eligible landowners.

    Currently, the Crawford County Land Bank is working to acquire blighted, vacant homes that have been recommended for demolition, using funding provided by a grant from the State of Ohio. We need to have 35 vacant homes in our possession by May 18, 2017 in order to continue to qualify for the full amount of the grant funding. We can receive properties by the Tax Foreclosure process and donations. At this time, it would be beneficial if any property owner would like to donate an unwanted, low value residential property to the land bank for demolition. Please contact Barb McCullough, manager at 419-562-7861 or send a message for further information.

    Street Closings

    Safety, Streets

    PLYMOUTH STREET/SR 98

    8-29-2018: SR 98 (from SR 4 (Sandusky Ave) to US 30) will be closed to truck traffic for the remaining duration of the project (City Approved as of 8/15/18). Contractor will maintain this section for local traffic only. The following detour will be used to reroute traffic: Signed detour route: SR 98 West to US 30 West, US 30 West to SR 4 South. -Tentatively beginning curb installation

    Elite Excavation will soon begin the long-awaited rebuilding of Plymouth Street which includes new curbs, sidewalks along with storm water and sewer separation. They will be bringing in equipment the week of June 11th and begin construction the week of June 18, 2018. The total project is planned to be completed by October.  Traffic will be maintained in one direction on Plymouth Street during the construction process and we expect Irving Street to see more traffic because of the restrictions for Plymouth Street.  

    Please be aware that beginning June 18, 2018, on-street parking on East Irving Street will be temporarily eliminated until the Plymouth Street project is finished in the fall.  Please make arrangements to park in your driveways or side streets during the project.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  This will be a bit of a challenge for all of us who live in the Plymouth Street/Irving Street area but it will be worth it!

    Thanks for your patience.

    READ MORE

     

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    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.

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    City of Bucyrus Compost Site

    Community

    THE COMPOST SITE IS IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY UNTIL IT REOPENS ON MARCH 30TH. CALL 419-562-8981 TO SCHEDULE A DROP-OFF.

    Located at the Bucyrus Wastewater Treatment Plant 1500 West Southern Avenue

    THE COMPOST SITE HOURS ARE AS FOLLOWS FOR
    March 30th to December 29TH, 2018:


    Wednesdays 8 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Fridays 8 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Saturdays 8 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Please note the compost site is for yard waste of Bucyrus residents only. Please be prepared to provide photo I.D. showing proof of residency. No commercial waste will be accepted. Yard waste to be accepted consists of leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks, and stumps, holiday trees, and clippings from trees or shrubs. ALL WASTE MUST BE REMOVED FROM BAGS OR CONTAINERS 
    The City of Bucyrus has the right to refuse waste materials they feel are not in compliance.

    Thank you.

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    Tenant-Landlord Facts Page Now Available

    Community, Property Maintenance

    As a service to our community the City of Bucyrus has published our Tenant-Landlord Facts online to help you better understand your responsibilities and rights under the law. We hope that your will read it carefully and use it as a guide for better Tenant-Landlord relations.

  • snippet image of the Bucyrus Zoning Page Zoning, Government,

    Our new Interactive Zoning Map is now live. It features higher resolution tiles giving you a clearer image of the areas of interest. Also, there is a button at the top of each tile page that will download a high resolution image of the area. Finally, you also have the availability of downloading a full zoning map in .PDF format.


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    Transparency In City Government

    Mayor

    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

  • Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan

    Bucyrus Welcomes Congressman Jim Jordan

    Community

    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.