ROAD CLOSURE to West Middlesex, PA

Replacement of West Middlesex Viaduct in Mercer County to Begin

Oil City, PA – Work to replace the 77-year-old West Middlesex Viaduct that carries Route 318 over Garfield Street and the Shenango River in West Middlesex Borough, Mercer County, is scheduled to begin next month.

The bridge is located on Route 318, just west of the intersection with Route 18 and just east of the intersection with Route 3003 (Wheatland Road/New Bedford Road).

Work will include replacement of the existing 718-foot-long steel truss bridge with a 230-foot-long, single-span steel girder bridge. Work will also include construction of roadway approaches, roadway resurfacing, curb ramps, decorative lighting and other miscellaneous construction.

Reinforced fill will be used to construct the roadway approaches, which will eliminate the need for several bridge spans and reduce the overall length of the bridge to 230 feet. The reduced bridge length will result savings in construction costs and long-term savings in maintenance costs.

The contractor is the Mekis Construction Corp. of Fenelton, PA. The contract cost is $6,432,572.27, which is to be paid with 80 percent federal funds and 20 percent state funds.

Work on the project is scheduled to begin on or after April 2, 2018, weather permitting. The project is scheduled to be completed by May 22, 2019.

A detour will be required during construction, with the closure of the bridge and detour to begin as early as April 2, 2018. Normal traffic patterns are to be restored by November 21, 2018.

The posted detour route for eastbound traffic will use Route 718, Route 760, and Route 18. The posted detour for westbound traffic will use Route 760 and Route 718.

The existing bridge was built in 1941. It is classified as structurally deficient and has a posted weight restriction of 33 tons, or 40 tons for combination loads.

The bridge is used by about 5,300 vehicles a day, on average.

PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and to pay attention to signs and flaggers. Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers.

 

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Meeting Canceled

The Hubbard Ohio Civil Service Commission has canceled its April meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 8:00 AM.

The Commission will meet on its regularly scheduled meeting in May, set for Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 8:00 AM in the Mayor’s Conference Room. All meetings are open to the public.

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Now Hiring Full Time Police Officer

City of Hubbard, Ohio Civil Service Commission

ORIGINAL APPOINTMENT FULL TIME POLICE OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

 Public notice is hereby given by the Civil Service Commission of Hubbard, Ohio of a competitive examination for the position of original appointment full time police officer.

• Applications must be made on the regular application form obtainable from the City’s website at www.cityofhubbard-oh.gov under Civil Service Commission or at the Mayor’s Office at the City of Hubbard Municipal Building, 220 West Liberty Street, Hubbard, Ohio 44425.

• APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED DURING THE PERIOD OF MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2018 AT 8:00 AM UNTIL MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2018 AT 4:00 PM.

 APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER 4:00 PM ON APRIL 16, 2018.

• Applicant shall be a United States Citizen or persons who have legally declared their intentions of becoming US citizens, or possess a valid permanent resident ID card and must hold or be eligible to immediately hold a current OPOTA Peace Officer certification/commission by April 22, 2018

• PHYSICAL AGILITY EXAMINATION INFORMATION: Date: Friday, April 20, 2018, at 9:00 AM, at the City of Niles Fitness Center, Waddell Park, 1000 W. Park Ave., Niles, Ohio 44446

• WRITTEN COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION: Date: Monday, May 14, 2018, at 6:00 PM, at the Hubbard Senior Citizens Center, 220 West Liberty Street, Hubbard, Ohio 44425.

  • For complete information, select “Civil Service Commission” under the Government tab, then select “Applications” on the menu tab to give access to the full time police officer application

 

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Volunteer Needed for Board of Appeals Vacancy

The City of Hubbard is in need of one resident to be appointed to its Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals. The new member will complete the unexpired term of the vacancy, which expires December 31, 2018 and then shall be appointed for a term of five years.

The Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers. The board shall conduct hearings to decide zoning appeals and authorize variances. The board will meet only when there are variances to consider.

Please send a letter of interest to: The City of Hubbard, Attention: Mayor’s Office, P.O. Box 307, 220 West Liberty Street, Hubbard, Ohio 44425-0307 or email m.hallapy@cityofhubbard-oh.gov

Thank you in advance for your interest in serving the community.

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Volunteers Needed for City Architectural Review Board

The City of Hubbard is in need of three residents to be appointed to its Architectural Review Board. Each member shall be appointed for a term of two years. One member of the Architectural Review Board shall be a registered architect and the second member shall be a landscape architect, architect or registered engineer, and the third shall be a person skilled in the general field of aesthetics and design. There shall be a Chairman of the Board appointed by the Mayor from the three Board members who shall serve no longer than two years consecutively.

The Planning Commission shall determine and advise the Architectural Review Board on the schedule of meetings in order that applications can be processed expeditiously.

The Architectural Review Board shall assist and advise the Planning Commission on the design, amenities, quality, relationships to natural features, and all other aspects of a site development plan which relate to the appearance of an entire project, all of its parts, and its surroundings. All standards, regulations and criteria, contained in the zoning ordinance, subdivision regulations and building codes of the City of Hubbard shall be considered by the Architectural Review Board in its review.

No person appointed to the Architectural Review Board shall participate in the review of, or give advice upon, any work in which he/she, his/her partner or professional associate or associates has any direct or indirect interest.

Please send a letter of interest with qualifications to: The City of Hubbard, Attention: Mayor’s Office, P.O. Box 307, 220 West Liberty Street, Hubbard, Ohio 44425-0307 or email m.hallapy@cityofhubbard-oh.gov

Thank you in advance for your interest in serving the community.

 

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Homeowner Assistance through NDS

Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation and Small Home Repair funds are available to residents in the cities of Hubbard, Niles and Girard

The City Hubbard, along with the City of Niles and the City of Girard have been awarded monies for Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation and Home Repair Programs through the State of Ohio’s Community Housing Improvement and Preservation Program (CHIP).

The program’s purpose is to help homeowners rehabilitate and repair their homes.

These funds assist homeowners in making their homes safe, sound and secure.

Neighborhood Development Services will administer the program for each community. The grant is expected to fund the rehabilitation of several homes with both large and small repairs. To be eligible for the program residents must own and occupy their home, and meet income eligibility requirements set by the state. Homeowners accepted into the program are eligible to receive a new furnace, electrical upgrades, roof repairs and more.

Applications are currently being accepted at Neighborhood Development Services. Homeowners interested in applying for the program should contact Marianne in the Hubbard Mayor’s Office at 330-534-3090 or stop by for an application.

About Neighborhood Development Services

Neighborhood Development Services (NDS) serves Portage and other northeastern communities in Ohio. The mission of NDS, a NeighborWorks® organization, is to revitalize neighborhoods and communities, primarily for the benefit of low and moderate income-income households, through the provision and /or promotion of affordable housing, environmental sustainability, community and economic development, job-creation, and multi-discipline art as a community development catalyst. NDS’ programs include multi-family rental development, home repair programs, homebuyer education, down payment assistance, a daycare center, development of housing for elderly and for handicapped. For more information, visit www.ndsohio.org

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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.

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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!
bridge closed
Replacement of West Middlesex Viaduct in Mercer County to Begin Oil City, PA – Work to replace the 77-year-old West Middlesex Viaduct that carries Route 318 over Garfield Street...Read More
Meeting-Cancelled
The Hubbard Ohio Civil Service Commission has canceled its April meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 8:00 AM. The Commission will meet on its regularly scheduled meeting...Read More
now hiring
City of Hubbard, Ohio Civil Service Commission ORIGINAL APPOINTMENT FULL TIME POLICE OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT  Public notice is hereby given by the Civil Service Commission of Hubbard, Ohio of a...Read More
planning zoning
The City of Hubbard is in need of one resident to be appointed to its Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals. The new member will complete the unexpired term...Read More
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220 West LIberty Street
Hubbard, OH 44425
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