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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Final Draft of Zoning Code Available Online

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In order for the city’s Zoning Code to be aligned with the Sidney Comprehensive Plan completed in 2017, be in line with current land management innovations and organized in a manner that is easier for citizens to understand, the city has been wo...

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Additional Info... Community Development
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Sidewalks Closed in Front of Ohio Building

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The City of Sidney Community Development Department has closed the sidewalk along Ohio Avenue in front of the Ohio Building due to safety concerns.  

Due to the continued sidewalk deterioration and the basement that is located under the sidewalk a...

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Community Development
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Pre-applications Now Being Accepted for Neighborhood Pride Grants

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The city is excited to announce pre-applications are now being accepted for the new Neighborhood Pride grant program. The Neighborhood Pride program is a competitive 1:1 matching grant up to a maximum of $1,000 per household for exterior home improvements...

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Additional Info... Community Development
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Grass and Noxious Weeds

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Chapter 553 of the city’s Codified Ordinances regulates grass and weeds on private property. Specifically, it states, “Between March 1 and December 31 of each year, no person or entity which is the owner of record of any parcel, lot or...

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Fire

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

1755 Riverside Drive Structure Fire

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At 12:05 p.m. on July 27, 2021, the Sidney Department of Fire and Emergency Services was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 1755 Riverside Drive.Upon arrival, there was smoke coming out of the eves and fire involvement on the rear of the struct...

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Fire
Posted on: July 19, 2021

750 Chestnut Avenue Fire

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At 4:29 a.m. on July 17, 2021 the Sidney Department of Fire and Emergency Services were dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 750 Chestnut Avenue. Upon arrival, a small fire on the front porch was discovered. All occupants of the residence had saf...

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Fire
Posted on: June 17, 2021

841 N. Main Avenue Structure Fire

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At around 1123 A.M. on June 17, 2021, firefighters were dispatched to 841 N. Main for a structure fire.  

On arrival, firefighters found a detached garage with heavy fire involvement on the exterior of the garage, with extension into the attic spa...

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Fire
Posted on: June 16, 2021

1910 Broadway Structure Fire

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At 16:09 PM on June 15, 2021, firefighters were dispatched to 1910 Broadway for a structure fire.  

On arrival, firefighters found a single-family home with light smoke showing from the side of the residence. 

All occupants were out of the...

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Fire
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Fire & Emergency Services Awards Ceremony

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Sidney’s Department of Fire and Emergency Services held an awards ceremony on March 11, 2021. The ceremony recognized numerous members of both the department and the community who before and during the pandemic; performed selfless and extraordin...

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News Flash

Posted on: September 20, 2021

City Residential Electric Aggregation Supplier to Change in December

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Starting with the December 2021 meter reading cycle/January 2022 bills, participants in the city’s electric aggregation program will see a supplier change from Dynegy Energy to Energy Harbor, LLC. The change will also include a minimal rate incr...

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Additional Info... General City News
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Tree Board Announces Tree Sale

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The Sidney Tree Board is excited to announce that the 2021 Tree Sale is underway. The trees selected to be a part of the sale this year include:

  • Red Maple (stems turn red in winter, new leaves are red-tinged, turning to green; Fall color is deep red or yel...
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Additional Info... General City News
Posted on: September 13, 2021

City Council Selects Next City Manager

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Earlier today, Sidney Mayor Mike Barhorst announced that Andrew Bowsher has been selected to become the city’s fourteenth City Manager. Sidney City Manager Mark Cundiff, who has served as the city’s chief executive since 2012, announced his retirement eff...

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General City News
Posted on: September 9, 2021

DuLaney to be Promoted to Finance Officer

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Earlier today, Sidney City Manager Mark Cundiff  announced that Renee DuLaney has been tapped to become the city’s next Finance Officer. Current Finance Officer Ginger Adams, who has served the city since March 2002, recently announced ...

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General City News
Posted on: September 1, 2021

City Council Reopens Search for Sidney’s Next Law Director

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Sidney Mayor Mike Barhorst today announced that Councilmembers have determined to reopen the search for Sidney’s next law director.  Robert A. Ratliff, who has served as law director for the City of Bucyrus, Ohio and additionally, the V...

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Additional Info... General City News
Posted on: August 24, 2021

Ohio Historical Marker Dedication Date Set

Mayor Barhorst and Duane Gaier look at new Ohio Historical Marker for Zenas King Bridge

Plans for the unveiling of the Ohio Historical Marker that will be placed near the Zenas King Bowstring Bridge were announced today by Sidney Mayor Mike Barhorst.  The dedication is scheduled for Saturday, September 18 at 2:30 p.m.  Barh...

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General City News
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Tree Lottery Program Winners Announced

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A total of 52 entries were received for the city’s first Tree Lottery program. Twenty-five lucky property winners were randomly selected to have a tree planted in the public right-of-way in front of their homes this fall. Those winners include:

  1. John Thomps...
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Additional Info... General City News
Posted on: June 25, 2021

City Awarded Prestigious MVRMA Award

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The City of Sidney was recently presented with the Miami Valley Risk Management Association’s (MVRMA) prestigious Standard of Excellence Award for 2020. The award was presented to Finance Officer Ginger Adams during the MVRMA Board meeting held ...

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General City News
Posted on: June 2, 2021

2020 Consumer Confidence Report Available

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In 1998, Congress made changes to the Safe Drinking Water Act which requires entities that produce "potable" water, supply their consumers with a report on the quality of their water. This report is called the "Consumer Confidence Report&qu...

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2020 Consumer Confidence Report General City News
Posted on: September 24, 2021

City Manager's Newsletter

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The City Manager’s newsletter for September 24, 2021 is available online.

For an archive of City Manager newsletters, click here.

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September 24, 2021 Newsletter General City News

News Flash

Posted on: June 3, 2021

New Riverway Signage a Part of Water Safety Initiative

Identification signs placed on bridges along Great Miami River

Late last month, the Shelby County Highway Department installed new identification signage on the county-controlled bridges over the Great Miami River. This new signage is a cooperative effort between the Great Miami Riverway Coalition, the Ohio Departmen...

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Police

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Crime Stoppers Seek Help From Public

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The Sidney Police Department along with Sidney-Shelby County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public.

Vandalism at the Sidney Water Park, Custenborder Fields and within Tawawa Park has increased significantly this summer.  On multiple...

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Additional Info... Police
Posted on: May 27, 2021

Narcotics Search Warrant Leads to Arrest and Recovery of Counterfeit Money

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On Thursday, May 27, 2021, at approximately 8:00 a.m. the Sidney Police Department executed a narcotic’s search warrant at 301 E Robinwood. The initial entry and securing of the location had to be accomplished by utilizing the services of the Si...

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Police
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Injury Accident

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On May 11, 2021, officers were dispatched to a vehicle on its side near the Magic Tunnel Car Wash on Michigan Street.  Upon arrival Officer Nelson found a white Chevrolet truck on its side against the sign pole for Warehouse Carpet at 2640 Michig...

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Police
Posted on: April 26, 2021

Middle School Student Overdose Incident

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On April 14, 2021, the Sidney Police Department became involved in investigating an overdose incident involving an 8th grade Middle School Student. A referral was made to the Sidney Police Department after Shelby County Children Services received informat...

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Police
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Pursuit

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While on patrol on April 20, 2021, around 4:00 p.m. Officer Jennings observed a female (Chelsy N. Pollock) who had multiple warrants from Montgomery County and Adult Parole, stopped at a stop sign at Kossuth St. and N. Main Avenue. Officer Jennings turned...

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Police

News Flash

Posted on: August 31, 2021

Fall Hydrant Flushing Schedule Announced

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The City of Sidney Water Department’s Fall hydrant flushing schedule will begin on Monday, September 13, 2021. Flushing of the City’s fire hydrants will be completed between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. The program will continue f...

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Additional Information Public Works
Posted on: March 24, 2021

I&I Deadlines to be Delayed One Year

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The City of Sidney is extending the start dates for the Inflow & Infiltration (I&I) Program beginning with Area 7 and continuing with the remaining year dates. The OPEA has approved the City’s request to delay the plan by one year.

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