Birthplace of

Thomas A. Edison

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Current Events / Announcements

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WATER DEPARTMENT DRINKING WATER 2020 CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT 

​The Milan Water Department annual 2020 Consumer Confidence report.

Water Department 2020 Consumer Confidence Report

For a paper copy call the Water Department at 419-499-4161 ext. 8


CROSS CONNECTION PAMPHLET

To view the Cross Connection can create Health Hazards pamphlet click on the following link below.


VILLAGE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CLOSED

In abundance of caution to keep our employees and citizens safe, effective immediately and until further notice, the Village Administration Building will be locked to all outside customers. During this time our offices will be fully staffed and available by phone. You can call 419.499.4161 and hit option “0” and you will be connected with the operator who will forward your call to the correct department.

As always, our police non-emergency number will be staffed 24/7 and can be dialed directly at 419.499.2001.

Please utilize either the outside drop box, www.milanpayments.com, or call 877.793.7938 to make your utility or traffic citation payments. Please place all payments in an envelope. If need be, envelopes will be made available outside the building.​


AFTER HOURS UTILITY EMERGENCIES
For after hours utility emergencies, please call the Milan Police Department non emergency number at 419-499-2001. 


UTILITY OFFICE CLOSED FOR LUNCH

 EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2020 
The utility office will be closed for lunch between the time of 1:00 P.M.-1:30 P.M. daily.


VILLAGE OF MILAN PURSUES REMEDIES FOR INCREASE IN NATURAL GAS BILLS

VILLAGE OF MILAN OH, Current participants of the Village of Milan natural gas aggregation program will see an increase in their bill from Volunteer Energy Services Inc. for natural gas consumed during the February usage period, and the Village of Milan is pursuing remedies to the situation.


Volunteer Energy Services Inc., is the competitive retail gas supplier that provides the natural gas that is delivered to the aggregation participants. Volunteer Energy has already begun to send out the March bills, which include an additional charge of $0.91 per Mcf. Volunteer Energy’s rationale for the increased charge is that, due to the extreme cold during the period of Feb.5-Feb. 20, 2021, they were forced to purchase significant quantities of natural gas from the spot market to meet increased customer demand and that the cost of those purchases was significantly higher than normal. Volunteer Energy has stated that this additional increase in rate would be for one month only.


As the natural gas program aggregator for customers in Village of Milan, the Village of Milan does not agree that Volunteer Energy has the ability to increase customers’ rates in this manner. After a preliminary review, the Village of Milan believes that this is a breach of its contract and is reviewing options to take the necessary steps to protect program participants, including obtaining refunds to those customers for all bills that have been paid.

The Village is working with AMPO, Inc., the village administrator of the natural gas aggregation program, to take the appropriate actions in concert with the village. These actions will include pursuing remedies to ensure that participants are made whole.
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​BOARDS AND COMMISSION OPENINGS
The Village of Milan will be taking letters of interest for the following openings:
Tree Commission – term of office will be filled until December 31, 2021

Tree Commission - term of office will be filled until December 31, 2022 
Citizens Property Maintenance Commission - term of office will be filled until December 31, 2026
 Submit letter of interest to Administrator Brian Rospert at 11 South Main Street Milan, Ohio 44846

or email at brospert@milanohio.gov. 


COVID-19: RESOURCES TO HELP OHIO SMALL BUSINESSES OBTAIN FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

​The US Chamber’s website (see link below) has some resources available to help businesses understand opportunities for federal assistance. 

https://www.uschamber.com/co/start/strategy/cares-act-small-business-guide.

STREET COMMITTEE MEETING

The Village of Milan Street Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday April 14, 2021 at 4:00 P.M.

 AGENDA
TO DISCUSS 2021 STREET PROJECTS

IN LIGHT OF THE CURRENT SITUATION WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS THE VILLAGE FEELS THAT IT IS IN THE BEST INTEREST AND SAFETY OF THE RESIDENTS THAT THE MEETING WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC VIA LIVE-STREAMING ON THE VILLAGE OF MILAN FACEBOOK PAGE

Facebook.com/milanohio/ 

THE MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE AT 11 S. MAIN STREET IN THE COUNCIL ROOM


COUNCIL WORK SESSION

The Village of Milan Village Council will hold a work session on Thursday May 13, 2021 at 6:00 P.M.


PURPOSE

EMPLOYEE PERSONNEL POLICY


IN LIGHT OF THE CURRENT SITUATION WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS THE VILLAGE FEELS THAT IT IS IN THE BEST INTEREST AND SAFETY OF THE RESIDENTS THAT THE MEETING WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC VIA LIVE-STREAMING ON THE VILLAGE OF MILAN FACEBOOK PAGE.


Facebook.com/milanohio/ 


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


COUNCIL WORK SESSIONS

The Village of Milan Council work sessions will be held on the 2nd Thursday of each month beginning at 6:00 P.M. in the Council room located at 11 S. Main Street Milan, OH.


**CHANGE IN TIME **COUNCIL MEETING**

Please note that the Village of Milan Council meetings will now begin at 6:00 P.M.


 The Village of Milan Council meeting will be held on Wednesday May 26, 2021 AT 6:00 P.M.



IN LIGHT OF THE CURRENT SITUATION WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS THE VILLAGE FEELS THAT IT IS IN THE BEST INTEREST AND SAFETY OF THE RESIDENTS THAT THE MEETING WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC VIA LIVE-STREAMING ON THE VILLAGE OF MILAN FACEBOOK PAGE.


Facebook.com/milanohio/


WE WILL KEEP THE FIRST 15 MINUTES AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY EMAIL CATHERINE RAMEY AT fiscal@milanohio.gov STATING YOUR NAME, ADDRESS AND YOUR QUESTION FOR COUNCIL.
THE MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE AT 11 S. MAIN STREET IN THE COUNCIL ROOM​.


                 COUNCIL MEETINGS AND PARTICIPATION                    
The 2021 Village of Milan Council Meetings will be held on the 4th Wednesday of the month beginning at 6:00 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 more than 10 minutes on your stated topic, please call 419-499-4161 ext. 4 or email fiscal@milanohio.gov

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2021 Brush Pickup and Yard Waste Schedule

Brush Pickup Information
The Village will resume brush pickup program beginning on Monday April 5th. Brush pickup will then continue the first Monday of each month with the exceptions of July 4th, (which will be performed on Monday, July 12th) and Labor Day in September (which will be performed on Monday, September 13th). The last brush pickup will be on Monday, October 4th. Please remember no yard waste or garden refuse, shrubs, roots or complete tree removal will be picked up (this includes brush from a complete tree removal). 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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Yard Waste Pickup Information            
The Village Spring and Fall yard waste pickup for this year will begin on April 12th. Once again, a dumpster will be staged at the Street Department’s parking lot M-F for those that want to bring down their yard waste throughout the week. We will only be picking up the yard waste on Monday April 12th. Residents who have material for collection should place their material curbside, the day before the scheduled pickup, according to the following:

1) All material for collection must be yard waste only (grass, weeds and shrubs) free from trash and plastic. Absolutely no plastic or stones.

2) Maximum container weight 50 pounds.

3) 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 twine, no wire or nylon.                                                                                                   


Brush Pickup Schedule                                       Yard Waste Schedule
 April 5th                                                                 April 12th
                                                                    May 3rd                                                                  May 10th                                                                        June 7th                                                                 August 9th
                                                                  July 12th                                                                October 18th                                                             

                                                                    August 2nd

                                                                    September 13th

                                                                    October 4th

                                                                        PID 106342 ERI-D03                                                                                                                                                       EDISON SRTS - INF

                                                       Milan Safe Routes to Schools Improvements


Project Location:  Location 1 – Church Street at Park Street Crosswalk.  Location 2 – Main Street (SR601) at Church Street (SR113) at Traffic Signal.  Location 3 – Main Street at Edison School Crosswalk.  Location 4 – South Main Street from Oak Street to Old State Road.  


Proposed Improvements: The Village of Milan proposes to construct various pedestrian improvements as part of the Safe Routes to Schools program.

The improvements include: Pavement marking and traffic control sign upgrades will be installed on Church Street at Park Street.  The Main Street at Church Street traffic signal installation will be upgraded with installation of pedestrian traffic signal heads.  Pavement marking and a Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacon will be installed on Main Street the Edison School.  Approximately 4,000 feet of sidewalk and curb ramps will be installed along the west side of Main Street from Oak Street to Old State Road.  The improvements are planned inside the existing right of way.  Tree removal and tree trimming inside the existing right of way will be needed for the proposed improvements.  Personal property items inside the existing right of way may need to be relocated.

During construction, which is expected to last six (6) months, all roads will remain open with periodic one lane closure within the project limits. 

As part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), we are seeking comments from the public about the social, environmental, and economic impacts of the proposed project.  Environmental impacts include those associate with historical, archeological and ecological resources, hazardous materials and general concerns you have with the project. 


The project will be funded in part using Federal, State and Local funds.

For further information, Contact:       Village of Milan

                                                          Mr. Brian Rospert                                                                                                                                                                                                            (419) 499-4161, Ext. 3

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried –out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.

ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION NAMES MILAN TREE CITY USA FOR THE 17TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
















 




On Friday October 2, 2020 the Village of Milan held an Arbor Day Tree Planting Celebration. Mayor Ben Smith (left) was assisted by Village Administrator Brian Rospert and Milan Tree Commission Member Martha Berckmueller, in planting a Brandywine Red Maple on South Center Street. Mayor Smith read an Arbor Day Proclamation at a recent Council Meeting held on September 23, 2020.


Milan, OH, was named a 2019 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 arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.


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 arborday.org.

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SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT AWARDED

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.

 

ERIE COUNTY OHIO RECYCLING

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 eriecountyrecycles.org 


MILAN GAS AGGREGATION PARTICIPANTS

    The new rate for the Milan natural gas aggregation participants will be the fixed rate of $0.405 per CCF for the period of April 2021 through March 2023. 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.

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ONE CALL NOW

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.