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Current Events / Announcements



The Village of Milan Street Committee will hold a meeting on Monday May 21st, 2018 at 6:00 PM.

On the agenda will be discussion on Street and Sidewalk Pavement projects and part-time summer employment in the Street Department. The meeting will take place in the Council Room at 11 S. Main Street Milan, Oh in the Council Room.


The Village of Milan Council will hold a special meeting on Monday, May 21st at 7:00 PM for potential Council Member Interviews.

The meeting will take place at 11 S. Main Street in the Council Room 


The Village of Milan Administration and Police Department would like to thank residents for their support in the passage of the Village of Milan Renewal Levy on Tuesday May 8th. The passing of this levy will allow the Village of Milan to continue to provide quality services to Village residents such as police protection, leaf pickup, snow removal, brush and yard waste pickup etc. It will also aid in the purchasing of new equipment, permanent improvements, maintenance of sidewalks and much more.   


Recently Mayor Steven Rockwell announced his retirement effective April 27, 2018. President of Council, Mr. Richard Maloney will take over as the new Mayor and will carry out the remaining term of office which ends on December 31, 2019. The Village of Milan Council is accepting letters of interest from any village resident for the open seat on Council. Those interested may email their letter to Administrator Brian Rospert at Letters of interest may also be dropped off at the Utility Office Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Letters of interest will be accepted until May 15, 2018. 

 Richard Maloney is sworn in by Notary Public Nancy Justice on Saturday April 28, 2018.


Please be advised that State Route 113 from US 250 to Main Street (State Route 601) in the Village of Milan will be closed and a detour implemented on April 23, 2018 for a period of 30 days. This closure is required for the performance of pavement repairs. They will be repairing one side of the street at a time and will allow for traffic to the local businesses in the affected area. ​


Old State Road Asphalt Pavement Project will begin on Monday May 7th. The road will remain open during construction, expect minor delays.


Milan, OH, was named a 2017 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

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


On Friday April 27, 2018 the Village of Milan held an Arbor Day Tree Planting Celebration. Mayor Steven Rockwell on his last day of public service due to retirement, was assisted by two Milan Tree Commission members (left to right) Martha Berckmueller and Candy Draeger in planting a Red Sunset Maple on East Front Street. Mayor Steven Rockwell read an Arbor Day Proclamation at a recent Council Meeting held on Wednesday April 25, 2018. 


The Village of Milan Council will hold a public meeting on Wednesday May 23, 2018 beginning at 7:00 PM in the 

Council Room located at 11 South Main Street Milan, OH 44846.


​​The Village of Milan would like to welcome newly sworn in council members (left to right) Dave Jenkins, Carla Rospert and Ben Smith. Pictured here with Mayor Steve Rockwell.

Councilman Todd Barber is sworn in on Wednesday January 24, 2018 by Mayor Steve Rockwell.



The Village will resume brush pickup beginning on Monday, April 2nd. Brush pickup will continue on the first Monday of each month with the exception of Labor Day in September (which will be performed on Monday, September 10th). The last brush pickup will be on Monday, October 1st. Please remember no yard waste or garden refuse, shrubs, roots or complete tree removal will be picked up. 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.


The Village Spring and Fall Yard Waste Pickup for this year will begin on Monday, April 16th. Other scheduled dates for Yard Waste are Monday, May 14th and Monday, October 15th. Residents who have material for collection should place their material curbside the day before the scheduled pickup, according to the following: All material for collection must be yard waste only (grass, weeds & shrubs) absolutely no trash, plastic or stones. Maximum weight of container cannot exceed 50 lbs. and 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 or twine, no wire or nylon.


Earlier this summer, the Village of Milan announced that the Village connected to Erie County Water for repairs and recommendations from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to their Water Treatment Plant. The Village consulted with an engineering firm to prepare a Budgetary Opinion of Probable Cost for the upgrades needed at the treatment plant. The engineering firm’s opinion on probable costs for the upgrade was $1,321,000.00.

The Village began discussions with Erie County Commissioners on the possibilities of them supplying the Village a source of potable water as an alternative option moving forward. The Village held several Public Utility Committee Meetings to discuss the options and on September 27th the Village Council voted and unanimously approved signing the Water Purchase Agreement between the Village and Erie County.

The Village performed an in house cost analysis between the 2016 water costs and Erie County’s proposed costs for water and both costs came out comparatively equal. Because of this analysis the Village does not anticipate any changes to the current water rates.

Milan has always been known for their hard water at 26 grains per gallon hardness. Erie County water is measured at 9 – 10 grains per gallon hardness. With this agreement, Village water customers may notice a longer useful life of their appliances. The water customers will also have several options moving forward; they can scale back their water softeners to 9 – 10 grains per gallon hardness or they can eliminate their water softeners all together.

 Any questions or requests for clarification should be addressed to Village Administrator, Brian Rospert.


            In March of 2017, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted a survey of the Milan Village public water system and made several recommendations regarding cleaning and servicing of equipment after the completion of the survey. Although the Village was not required to follow the EPA recommendations, the water department thought it would be best to complete these recommendations to avoid any potential future issues with our drinking water. While performing the recommended servicing, it became necessary to shut down our public water system and utilize an existing inter-connection into the Erie County Water system. We have consulted with the Ohio EPA for guidance and compliance throughout every step of the process and we will continue to do so. Currently the Village is in discussion with several contractors for the cleaning and maintenance repairs. Until all necessary repairs and cleaning are complete, the village will continue to use the Erie County Water System. The Village of Milan deeply appreciates the assistance rendered by the Erie County to maintain a consistent water supply during these repairs.
           Any questions or request for clarification should be addressed to Brian Rospert, Milan Village Administrator.​


The Village of Milan recently learned that they were awarded the Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Grant funding from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). ODOT will provide up to a maximum of $400,000.00 to install Sidewalk on the west side of Main Street, install Pedestrian Signals at Main Street and Church Street and improve the Crosswalk at Church Street and Park Street on the Square. The Safe Routes to School Grant is designed to improve biking and walking safety to school. In a statement from ODOT to the Village it was stated “Projects were ranked based on many factors including: proximity to a bicycle or pedestrian crash, traffic speed, percentage of K-8 students expected to benefit, and the community’s commitment to Safe Routes to School. Once ranked, final selections were determined by a committee comprised of ODOT staff, along with representatives from education, health, and advocacy.”

The Village would like to thank the following Safe Routes to School Committee members for their hard work and determination in making this project happen, Carrie Whitaker of Erie County Regional Planning, Tom Roth and Dave Hermes of Edison Local Schools, Randy Glovinsky and Chris Gilliam Village of Milan Council, Robert England of Erie County Health Department, Chad Stang of Huron County Soil and Water, Chief Bob Meister Village of Milan Police Department, Brian Rospert Village of Milan Administrator and Tina Ackerman Village of Milan Resident. Construction funds for the project are available during State Fiscal Year 2021.



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 


The 2017 Village of Milan Council Meetings will be held on the 4th Wednesday of the month beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Council room located at 11 S. Main Street Milan, OH. 
     The Village of Milan welcomes an open door policy for any concerns or questions you may have. However, in an effort to help us be prepared, we require a 48 hour notice to be placed on our agenda. To be given the opportunity to speak under our Citizens Participation portion for no morthan 10 minutes on your stated topic, please call the Village Fiscal Officer Scott Palmer at 419-499-4161 ext. 4 or email


    The new rate for the Milan natural gas aggregation participants will be the fixed rate of $0.429 per CCF for the period of April 2018 through September 2018. 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.


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.