Thomas A. Edison
VILLAGE OF MILAN
Current Events / Announcements
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING
The Village of Milan Finance Committee will hold a meeting on Thursday January 17, 2019 at 4:00 P.M.
Employee Wage Increases
New Police Cruiser
The meeting will be held at 11 S. Main Street Milan, OH
The Village of Milan Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday January 23, 2019 beginning at 7:00 P.M.
The meeting will be held at 11 S. Main Street Milan, OH.
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. Written comments concerning the project may be mailed to Brian Rospert at the above address or by email at email@example.com. Any comments must be received by January 31, 2019.
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.
WATER DEPARTMENT UPDATE
The Village of Milan Water Department would like to let you know that our Third Quarter Monitoring Period for TTHM Levels was just completed. We tested our water in five various locations throughout the distribution system in the village. We are very pleased to announce that every single test came back below the maximum contaminant level of TTHM.
Since our notice of violation in June, the village has worked diligently to mitigate this bi-product from our water source through various methods. These methods included a new twelve inch water line being installed, Erie County Water installing a vent system in the water tower that feeds to the Village of Milan and installing an aeration system to our water tower.
Please know that the safety and well-being of our residents and customers is, and always will be our most important job. We are committed to continuing to monitor our TTHM levels and water quality as a whole, not only in accordance, but exceeding the standards set by the EPA.
UTILITY POLE REPLACEMENT PROJECT
In September and into October there will be a major utility pole replacement project starting at Perrin Road going North all along Main Street up to the intersection of Main and Church Streets. There will also be utility pole replacements from Church and Main Streets to Route 250.
This project is to provide additional height clearance for all lines along the route necessary for the NASA Orion crew vehicle to be tested at Plum Brook station early in 2019.
During this project there will be power outages while the utility lines are transferred to new electrical conductors. The affected areas will be as listed above and also the Perrin Road and Seminary Road customer service areas.
There is no definite schedule at this time as to when outages may occur. The village will be monitoring these activities which will be performed by a contractor and every attempt will be made to minimize outage durations.
COUNCIL MEETINGS AND PARTICIPATION
The 2019 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 more than 10 minutes on your stated topic, please call Fiscal Officer Scott Palmer at 419-499-4161 ext. 4 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION NAMES MILAN TREE CITY USA
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 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.
ARBOR DAY PLANTING
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.
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 $0.470 per CCF for the period of October 2018 through March 2019. 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.
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.