Bituminous Pavement Systems (BPS) has had two productive days this week. They have completed crack sealing in the south half of town and are making progress in the north half. The rain today (5/28) and potentially tomorrow (5/29) will delay them further. Two to three days’ worth of work remains. Be watching for no parking signs on the routes planned for crack sealing.
See this City of Urbana website link for more details and a map: https://www.urbanaohio.com/news--public-notices/city-of-urbanas-2020-crack-sealing-program.
Bituminous Pavement Systems (BPS) has had to delay the start of the crack seal program for the third day in a row on account of wet pavements. They will try again tomorrow (5/21) beginning in the south half of town. New “No Parking” signs will be placed where the contractor expects to be next week. Crack sealing operations throughout town will last a total of 4 to 5 days.
City of Urbana’s Monument Square Roundabout Improvement Project Scheduled to Restart; Final Paving Work Scheduled
On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, RB Jergens Contractors, Inc. and its subcontractors will be remobilizing to downtown Urbana to complete the Monument Square Roundabout Improvement Project (US 36 & US 68 Intersection Improvement Project). The contractor will be completing remaining work items that were carried over from last fall, including final resurfacing on the project.
In early November of last year, daily and overnight temperatures were not conducive to completing all of the planned asphalt work due to asphalt placement specification requirements and limited availability of the high traffic asphalt mix being used on the project. Local and federal funding for the paving work was carried over from 2019 into 2020, and the contract was extended for completion by the end of May 2020. With daily temperatures now being ideal for the high traffic asphalt mix, the contractor has scheduled the paving work on Miami Street, South Main Street, and in the parking areas of Monument Square. In addition, the City and ODOT are stipulating replacement of at least portions of the surface course asphalt laid last fall on North Main Street and Scioto Street.
To facilitate all of this work, the contractor will be posting no parking signage within the planned work areas in advance of each respective work phase. Remaining work items on the project are as follows: milling of existing asphalt surface; pavement repair of deteriorated areas prior to paving; final surface asphalt paving; permanent striping of roadway markings, parking lines, and crosswalks; manhole adjustment; and water valve adjustment.
In addition to parking restrictions to allow for the work to be completed, daytime road closures will be required during the paving operations. A local detour will be in place during these daytime road closures. No work is scheduled for Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, 2020.
Wet pavements and predicted showers have delayed the start date for crack sealing. Bituminous Pavement Systems will now look to begin Tuesday, 5/19 (weather pending) or Wednesday 5/20 on designated streets around town, beginning in the south half of Urbana.
Click here for more details and a map.
On Monday, May 18, 2020, Bituminous Pavement Systems LLC of Columbus is scheduled to start work on the City of Urbana’s 2020 Crack Sealing Program. All work is weather permitting. Parking restrictions will be posted within work areas, and vehicles parked in violation will be towed. In addition, flaggers may be used by the contractor on some streets to maintain traffic. This work is under contract for $44,665.25 and is one portion of the city’s planned asphalt maintenance and paving projects for 2020.
Under this program, the following streets are scheduled to be crack sealed: Bloomfield Avenue from Logan Street to East Lawn Avenue; Fyffe Street from North Main Street to Orange Street; North Main Street from Gwynne Street to the northern corporation limits; North Walnut Street from West Court Street to Gwynne Street; Lincoln Street from South Walnut Street to South Main Street; West Powell Avenue from South Main Street to the dead end off of South High Street; Phoenix Drive; East Light Street from North Main Street to Talbot Avenue; Laurel Oak Street from Fyffe Street to Louden Street; South Walnut Street from West Powell Avenue to West Reynolds Street; College Street from South Main Street to South High Street; Julia Street from Boyce Street to Bloomfield Avenue; Dellinger Road from Julia Street to East Lawn Avenue; Childrens Home Road from East Lawn Avenue to the eastern corporation limits; East Lawn Avenue from Bloomfield Avenue to Dellinger Road; Wards Lane; East Broadway Street; West Broadway Street from South Main Street to South High Street; East Powell Avenue from South Main Street to South Kenton Street; Thompson Street from South Main Street to South High Street; Johnson Drive; Railroad Street from Gwynne Street to West Light Street; East Ward Street from North Main Street to North Jefferson Avenue; North Locust Street from East Ward Street to Washington Avenue; North Kenton Street from East Church Street to Washington Avenue; Lynn Street from East Church Street to East Ward Street; and North Jefferson Avenue from Scioto Street to Boyce Street.
2020 Crack Sealing Program Attachment & Overview Map
Click to view Executive Order #100-1-20 (2020-01), declaring a State of Emergency in for the City of Urbana, Ohio.
A public hearing for the Community Reinvestment Area agreement between the City of Urbana as the municipal corporation and the Ultra-met Company as the enterprise for a proposed manufacturing expansion at 720 N. Main St. Urbana, OH 43078.
The public hearing will occur at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in the Municipal Building Council Chambers at 205 South Main Street in Urbana, OH 43078.
For questions please call Marcia Bailey, Champaign Economic Partnership Director at (937) 653-7200 prior to the hearing time and date.
Ms. Amy Deere
City Council Clerk
City of Urbana, OH
Publication Date: December 27, 2019
Come join members of City Council every 2nd Saturday at 9:00 a.m. at the Firehouse for free coffee and to share your ideas on how to make our wonderful community even better.
(No business of Council will be conducted at these gatherings.)
The Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Run 5K & 1 Mile Walk/Run - Saturday, September 7 that 9:00 a.m. starts and finishes near the Urbana University Student Center. This family peace building event offers lots of post-race refreshments, music and "Kids for Peace" activities. You can register & pay online at http://www.cantstoprunningco.com OR return form with entry fee (payable to The Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund) to Urbana University, Attn: Stephani Islam, 579 College Way, Urbana, OH 43078 www.urbana.edu.
The inaugural Knight's Peace Award in memory of Alicia Titus will be presented in September. Please visit the www.urbana.edu. Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund page to submit names for this year's Knight's Peace Award and presentation information.
"International Day of Peace" September Celebration - Date and time to be announced.
"Nonviolent Communication" 6 Week Class - October 14th - November 18th, Mondays 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. This FREE 6 Week "Nonviolent Communication" Class is open to high school students, UU Students and community members. The classes will be held in the Moore Conference Room, downstairs in the Urbana University Student Center. To register for the Nonviolent Communication Class please call Stephani Islam at (937) 772-9246.
"Season for Nonviolence" (January 30th - April 4th) - A national 64-day educational, media, and grassroots campaign dedicated to demonstrating that nonviolence is a powerful way to heal, transform, and empower our lives and our communities. The Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund, Urbana University, A Branch Campus of Franklin University and the City of Urbana, the 140th International "City of Peace", are heading into their sixth year of promoting and sponsoring programs for the "Season for Nonviolence". 2020 - Special guest speaker, Paul Chappell. "Quilting the Golden Rule" Exhibit will be on display. Dates and times to be announced.
"Great Kindness Challenge" (January 27th - 31st) - The Great Kindness Challenge is a Bully Prevention program for Pre-K - 12 students that creates a culture of kindness!! Everyone in our Urbana City of Peace Community is invited to join in the challenge and support our youth in their efforts to be kind. To sign up your school, your business or family, please visit the "Kids for Peace" (Great Kindness Challenge) and download the School or Family Edition checklist https://thegreatkindnesschallenge.com/familychecklist/.
"Nonviolent Communication" 6 Week Class (March 16th - April 20th) - Mondays 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. This FREE 6 Week "Nonviolent Communication" Class - Level 2 is open to high school students, UU Students and community members. The classes will be held in the Moore Conference Room, downstairs in the Urbana University Student Center. To register for the Nonviolent Communication Class please call Stephani Islam at (937) 772-9246.
"Cooperative Service Volunteer" Program (April 1 - 30) - The Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund "Cooperative Service Volunteer Program links Urbana University Students with service volunteer opportunities within our Urbana City & Champaign County Community.
"The Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund Endowed Scholarship" will be awarded in April to our 6th recipient!
2018/2019 Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund Programs and Events
• The Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund "Run for Peace" was held on September 8, 2018 and despite the rain, there were approximately 150 participants and volunteers. The Urbana Police Department once again won the special traveling trophy! We are grateful for their service!!
• The annual Knight's Peace Award in memory of Alicia Titus was given to Urbana Mayor Bill Bean Sept. 20, 2018. Please visit the www.urbana.edu. Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund page to submit names for this year's Knight's Peace Award.
• The Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund, Urbana University, and our Urbana City of Peace celebrated "International Day of Peace" on Thursday, Sept. 20 serving up pizza, veggies, water and information about what it means to be a "City of Peace" to over 150 students and community members on UU's Campus!
• The International "Cities of Peace" exhibit was on display in the Urbana University Student Center's Sara Landess Room from Nov. 5, 2018 - May 6, 2019. The exhibit consisted of 12 panels that represent "Cities of Peace" around the world, as well as our own newly redesigned Urbana "City of Peace" Panel. The "Cities of Peace" exhibit panels answer the questions and address the following issues: "What Are Cities of Peace"? "Are Cities of Peace Important"? "What is a Culture of Peace"? and, "Fostering Our Peace Economy" and "International Cities of Peace" location. The "Cities of Peace" Exhibit opened with a panel discussion both times with approximately 50 community members and students in attendance.
• Alicia's Peace Fund, Urbana University, Urbana City, and Champaign County participated in our fifth "Season for Nonviolence" Jan. 30 -April 4, 2019, the 64-day educational, media and grassroots campaign is dedicated to demonstrating that nonviolence is a powerful way to heal, transform and empower lives and communities. This event is a commemoration of the lives of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi.
• As a part of the 2019, "Season for Nonviolence", local schools including Mechanicsburg, West Liberty, Graham and Urbana City participated in the "Great Kindness Challenge" Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2019. The "bully prevention" program encourages children to perform random acts of kindness throughout the week. Mechanicsburg Schools dedicated an entire year to performing acts of kindness within their school, home and their communities. Close to 1,000 family and community members participated in performing random acts of kindness and nearly 4,100 Champaign County students, faculty and staff joined over 13 million students from over 24,000 schools around the world for this event. In excess of 650 million "acts of kindness" were performed in 113 countries this year!
• The Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund sponsored two 6-week Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Workshops for Urbana University students, faculty and staff along with community members, free of charge. Forty people participated. NVC was developed by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD, clinical psychologist and mediator and has been taught around for over 50 years in 65 countries and has been used by thousands of people. Diane Diller, NVC trainer certified by the Global Center of Nonviolent Communication led the workshops.
• The Season for Nonviolence wrapped up with a month of service in April. The Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund "Cooperative Service Volunteer Program" links Urbana University students with service volunteer opportunities within the Urbana community. Several local businesses and organizations provided opportunities for over 100 Urbana University students, faculty and staff to serve in our Urbana "City of Peace" Community, which resulted in over 200 hours of volunteer service!
• The fifth annual endowed scholarship was awarded through the Alicia Titus Memorial Peace fund to an entering freshman woman who has demonstrated a desire to make a difference in our world.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" - Nelson Mandela
The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Urbana Energy Special Improvement District, Inc., doing business under the registered trade name Urbana Energy Special Improvement District, Inc. (the “District”) will hold its initial organizational meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at the City of Urbana Municipal Building located at 205 S. Main Street, Urbana, Ohio 43078.
The District is a nonprofit corporation and special improvement district created pursuant to Chapters 1702 and 1710 of the Ohio Revised Code to govern the Urbana Energy Special Improvement District. The purposes of this meeting of the Board are to: (1) elect officers of the District; (2) consider adopting a code of regulations for the District; (3) consider adopting a public records policy for the District; (4) consider adopting competitive bidding rules for the District; (5) consider authorizing energy reporting for the District; (6) consider joining in the adoption of a plan for public improvements and public services for the District; (7) consider approving financing documents with respect to a special energy improvement project within the District; (8) consider engaging legal counsel for the District; and (9) consider other business that may properly come before the Board.
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