Do You Check For Leaks?

As a precaution for receiving an extremely high utility bill…Check all toilets and faucets for leaks!

Leaky toilets and faucets are the biggest cause of wasted water resulting in large bills!

Leaks From the Toilet

The most common source of leaks is the toilet. Check toilets for leaks by placing a few drops of food coloring in the tank. If after 15 minutes the dye shows up in the bowl, the toilet has a leak. Leaky toilets can usually be repaired inexpensively. Toilets can account for almost 30% of all indoor water use, more than any other fixture or appliance!

Faucet Leaks

Faucet leaks can start in various ways and they can appear in more places than just at the spout. If your household water usage is higher than normal look for less obvious faucet leaks that may be wasting water. Check for faucet leaks in the following three locations.

Leaks From the Spout

If you suspect…MORE the faucet may be dripping you can use a paper towel or small container to test it out. Dry the sink up after using the faucet and place a paper towel under the spout and check back later to see if it wet. Also, a cup or bowl would work if you can get it in the right position and let it sit a little longer.

If the faucet leaks at the spout you might need to change the washers on the faucet or replace the faucet cartridge to repair the leak.

Leak Around the Base of the Faucet

To check for a leak at the base of the faucet you will need to start by drying up all of the standing water. Then turn both handles on (or…MORE if it is a single handle faucet turn it in both directions) and see if water leaks around the faucet or at the top of the sink area.

A leak like this will usually be caused by an o-ring that has dried up or a worn out stem or cartridge. To repair the leak you can change out the o-ring or the stem or cartridge.

Leak Under the Sink

To check for a leak under the sink, start by taking everything out from under the sink and thoroughly drying everything off. Now you can run a bit of water to see where it is leaking from. Sometimes a faucet will have to be…MORE turned on all the way before it will leak and check both with hot and cold sides on. The leak can be very small, so if you suspect one but can’t find it, try leaving some dry paper towel all around the base of the vanity for a day or so and then check for water marks on the paper towels.

If the faucet leaks from underneath and you can verify that it is not the flex lines or the drain line leaking it could be a sign that you will need a new faucet. Changing the cartridge or the faucet stem can sometimes remedy the leak from underneath if you want to try to repair it.

Dripping water, Vector  illustration

Board Member Needed

The City of Hubbard is seeking one active resident to fill the vacancy on the Park and Recreation Board. The board meets once per month on the third Thursday at 7:00 PM in Council Chambers, only when there is business to consider.

If you would like to serve on this board, please send a letter of interest to: Hubbard Mayor’s Office, 220 West Liberty Street, Hubbard, Ohio 44425 or via email to m.hallapy@cityofhubbard-oh.gov

 

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Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

The Hubbard Planning & Zoning Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, December 11, at 7:00 PM in Council Chambers at the Hubbard Municipal Building.

The following items will be on the agenda:

  1. to consider the approval of a Conditional Use Permit for the property located at the SW Corner of West Liberty Street and Hager Street, Parcel No.’s 02-028760, 02-028762, 02-237220, 02-028755, and 02-198900;
  2. to consider an application to rezone for 30 Hager Street, Parcel No. 02-028755, Lot 286 from R2 Medium Density Residential to C1 Convenience Commercial;
  3. to approve the replat of Parcel No. 02-332603, Lot 21 and Parcel No. 02-332604, Lot 22 on Elaine Court of the Holly Hills Development;

and to discuss only any other relative residual business that may come before the Commission.

All interested parties are urged to attend.

Christmas Trees at the Municipal Building

Let’s deck the halls…  of the hubbard municipal building!!

Please consider this notice your personal invitation to participate in the holiday festivities at the Hubbard Municipal Building. Any Hubbard merchant, business or organization is invited to put up a decorated Christmas tree, preferably artificial, and to display your name along with the tree, in the Municipal Building Lobby. This will serve as a showcase to the community of our holiday spirit.

The decorated trees should be up between Monday, November 27th and Monday, December 11th if possible. Please contact the Police Department at 330-534-1133 to open the building if you need to decorate on the weekend or after business hours and let them know when you are finished so they can secure the building.

Happy Holidays to All!

Mayor John D. Darko

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TCAP Winter Crisis Program

Trumbull County Action Program (TCAP), 1230 Palmyra Road SW, will continue its utility bill assistance under the Winter Crisis Program, which will be available  through Friday, March 31, 2018.

The program helps income eligible households avoid utility disconnection; restore disconnected service; establish new service; purchase fuel oil, propane, coal and wood.

Walk-ins are available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings only. TCAP will see 25 people first come, first serve. The doors will be open at 7:00 am. If during a holiday week, doors will open at 8:00 am. Appointments will be in the afternoon.

Monday and Friday will be all appointments. The doors will be open at 7:00 am. If during a holiday week, doors will be open at 8:00 am.

Doors will be closed from 12 noon to 1:00 pm for lunch.

Appointments can be scheduled by calling 1-866-747-1041. Callers must wait to receive a confirmation number to secure the appointment.

Applicants that cannot apply at the TCAP Warren office can apply at one of three satellite sites by appointment only from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Contact the following:

Tuesdays: Niles Community Center, 401 Vienna Avenue, Suite 2, Tiffany Square, Niles, Ohio 44446 – (330) 393-2507, ext. 227

Wednesdays: Newton Falls Methodist Church, 334 Ridge Road, Newton Falls, Ohio 44444 – (330) 393-2507, ext. 232

Thursdays: City of Hubbard Municipal Building, 220 West Liberty Street, Hubbard, Ohio 44425 – (330) 393-2507, ext. 230

For all other questions and additional information, call TCAP at 330-393-2507, ext. 225.

Income Eligibility:

Household size       Three Months        One Year

1                                  $5,276.25               $21,105.00

2                                  $7,105.00               $28,420.00

3                                  $8,933.75               $35,735.00

4                                  $10,762.50             $43,050.00

5                                  $12,591.25             $50,365.00

6                                  $14,420.00             $57,680.00

TCAP

City Leaf Pick Up Program

Service Director Dan Livingston has announced the commencement of Hubbard City’s leaf pick up service. The program will begin Monday, October 23rd and complete one full sweep of the city. Livingston noted the rotation from last year, which began in the Second and First Wards to this year’s program beginning in the Third and Fourth Wards.

Leaf pick up will continue with two crews scheduled as follows: One crew will be on the West side of town in the Third Ward, beginning on Myron Street, working west to Golfview Heights, then back east to Westview and Parish. The second crew will be on the East side of town in the Fourth Ward, beginning on Drummond Avenue, working south to the east side of town.

Livingston asks that all residents rake/place leaves at the edge of their property at the curb. DO NOT place leaves in the streets. This not only causes clogs in the catch basins, but is a safety issue with children playing in leaf piles. The Service Director appreciates all residents adhering to this request.

Please direct all questions to Service Director Dan Livingston at (330) 534-7755 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

 

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Hubbard Union Cemetery Maintenance Service

The Hubbard Union Cemetery is again offering  service to maintain the area in front of a head stone to begin in 2018. The cemetery employees will plant flowers (annuals) prior to Memorial Day. The plantings will be approximately fourteen inches deep and covering the width of the headstone. The flowers will be watered and fertilized during the summer months and removed after the first frost. Prior to Christmas, a wreath with a bow and stand will be placed in front of the headstone.

The total cost for this service is $300.00 and the service will be for a 5-year period. This cost is for double headstones in the cemetery (a double headstone is over two burial lots).

The service for a single headstone is $150.00 for a 5-year period (a single is over 1 burial lot).

Payments for this service are Non-Refundable.

NOTICE: To the folks that took advantage of the last offer for this service:

  • It is now time to renew your service. Your current service ends December 31, 2017

Please contact Jeff Graban, Hubbard Union Cemetery for further assistance at (330) 534-1633.

 

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Reminder of Citywide Overnight Parking Ban

There is a daily parking ban on every street within the City limits between the hours of 12:00 AM to 6:00 AM. Signs are posted upon entering the City at the south and north ends of Main Street, along with the east and west end of Liberty Street.
If you park a vehicle on the street overnight (even in front of your residence), you will receive a parking ticket.
Ordinance 351.14  OVERNIGHT PARKING:
   (a)   No person shall park a motor vehicle upon the streets of the City during the time period from 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.
   (b)   Whoever violates any provision of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor on a first offense; on a second offense within one year after the first offense, the person is guilty  of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree; on each subsequent offense within one year after the first offense, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.
   (c)   If an individual receives a third offense for a violation of subsection (a) hereof within one year after a violation of a second offense, the subject automobile shall be towed at the owner’s expense, and the owner shall be responsible for the payment of any and all storage and/or towing expenses imposed by the towing company.
   (d)   A third offense within one year of a second offense as described in subsection (c) hereof shall pertain to an individual’s ownership of any vehicle and not to a specific vehicle.
(Ord. 18-10.  Passed 7-6-10.)
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Hubbard Nutrition Site for Seniors

You are invited to lunch!

Any person age 60 and over and spouses of persons age 60 and over are invited to lunch at the Hubbard Senior Center, 220 West Liberty Street (in back of the City Building). Lunch is served Monday through Friday, at 3:30 PM, but you MUST make a reservation.

Please call two (2) working days in advance to make a reservation by calling Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs at (330) 675-2486 before 2:00 PM or come into the Senior Center weekday afternoons and talk to Kathy Klein, Site Manager.

Call and enjoy a good, well-balanced meal, fellowship, fun, and volunteer opportunities! The nutrition program accepts donations for meals, which help pay the costs. This program is funded by the Older American’s Act for all Senior Citizens regardless of income.

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News & Alerts!
In the event of a snow storm or advisory, a winter parking ban will be in effect. Residents will be asked to refrain from parking on all city streets...Read More
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As a precaution for receiving an extremely high utility bill…Check all toilets and faucets for leaks! Leaky toilets and faucets are the biggest cause of wasted water resulting in...Read More
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The City of Hubbard is seeking one active resident to fill the vacancy on the Park and Recreation Board. The board meets once per month on the third Thursday...Read More
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