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City Moving Ahead With Cook Road Sidewalk Project

4 Jun , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

Mansfield City Council voted on Tuesday night to move forward with a $478,000 project to install sidewalks along East Cook Road.

In specific, Council’s Streets Committee discussed and full Council approved authorization for the City to enter into a Local Public Agency Project Agreement with the Ohio Department of Transportation to fund and construct the project. More…

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Pool Opens For Summer Fun – With Pods

3 Jun , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

On Monday, Mansfield joined those communities across Ohio that have chosen to open their pool in light of COVID-19-related guidelines issued from the State of Ohio.

During their meeting on Tuesday evening, City Council’s Parks and Recreation Committee heard from Parks and Recreation Manager Mark Abrams on how the operation at Liberty Park is running so far. More…

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Ohio EPA Issues Drinking Water Notice

21 May , 2020  

The Ohio EPA has issued a Drinking Water Notice to the City of Mansfield.

The purpose of the Notice is to inform water utility customers that the City did not perform required monitoring and reporting of the public water system during April of this year, which is an OEPA requirement. More…

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Ackerman Named Community Development Director

20 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

During Mansfield City Council’s Caucus Meeting on Monday evening, Public Works Director David Remy shared news of a newly filled position for the City of Mansfield.

Actually, it was not a new employee, but rather a new title for a currently hired individual.

Adrian Ackerman started in the position of Community Development Director for the City, with Monday being her first day on the job. More…

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US 30 Section Down To One Lane Through Wednesday

17 May , 2020  

From the City of Mansfield Service Complex:

Due to road repairs it will be necessary to reduce traffic to single lane only for the following section of US 30 while work is being completed:

US 30 Eastbound slow driving lanes will be closed at Trimble Road More…

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Mansfield Moves Ahead With Service Line Cleaning

6 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

At Council’s virtual meetings on Monday evening, two pieces of legislation received the most discussion.

One, the creation of a Community Reinvestment Area program for the City of Mansfield, was covered by 1812Blockhouse in a previous post.

The other dealt with a $58,000 piece of cleaning. In specific, the measure first heard by Council’s Finance Committee would authorize a contract with a particular vendor, without bidding, for the inspection and cleaning of the main service line at the City’s Water Treatment Plant. More…

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Mansfield City Council To Consider CRA, Land Sales; City Building To Open On Monday

2 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

It’s going to be a busy start of the week for the City of Mansfield.

On Monday, in accord with the new Stay-at-Home Order issued by the State of Ohio, the Mansfield Municipal Building will open to the public for the first time in over a month. In a news release shared on Friday by Public Works Director David Remy, it was announced that the building would reopen on what was termed “soft conditions.” Those conditions include the following:

  • The first floor will remain open for Police Department contact.
  • Access to the building for other purposes will take place only through the second floor (ground level) Park Avenue East entrance. Court facilities will be accessible on that floor; those wishing to visit other areas must take the second floor elevators.
  • All exiting will take place via the exterior doors just off the elevators to the Park Avenue East parking lot.
  • Scheduling appointments in advance is recommended as not all employees will be working from the building.
  • All State directives will be observed by employees, including the wearing of face masks when interacting with the public.
  • All areas will be regularly sanitized and social distancing will be observed.

The lobby and drive thru window at the Utility Collections office will also be open, though those entering the building must be wearing a face covering.

On Tuesday, Mansfield City Council will hold two committee meetings as well as its caucus and regular meetings. Among other pieces of legislation, the Agenda includes the measures which would:

  • Accept funding from the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services in the amount of $240,640.74 for drug investigation equipment and supplies for the METRICH task force.
  • Perform two transfers of funds for computer equipment in the total amount of $13,700
  • Authorize creation of a Community Reinvestment Area “CRA” that would cover most property in the corporation limits of Mansfield. This proposed program was covered in our recent story on the most recent meeting of the Mansfield City Schools Board of Education, which can be accessed here.
  • Authorize the sale of two parcels of land in the general area of 500 North Main Street, one 18.29 acres in size being sold to 500 N Main Mansfield, LLC for $130,000, and the other a .369 acre lot to Wayne Sanchez.

The Finance Committee begins at 6:35 PM, with the Economic Development Committee following at 6:45 PM. The other meetings will follow. Each will be livestreamed on the City of Mansfield Facebook Page.

Sources: City of Mansfield

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Mansfield To Consider CRA Program; Idea Shared With Schools

29 Apr , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

A program that once provided a boost to downtown Mansfield is being considered again.

The Mansfield City Schools Board of Education virtual meeting on Tuesday evening included a conversation between “town and gown.” City of Mansfield Economic Development Director Tim Bowersock was a participant, and shared with board members the news that Mansfield City Council will be considering creation of a new Community Reinvestment Area, or “CRA,” program at its next full Council meeting. More…

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Council Committee Hears More Specifics On Possible Shortfalls

22 Apr , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

At its last meeting, Mansfield City Council’s Finance Committee, and City Councilperson Jean Taddie, asked for additional specifics on how an estimated 20% decrease in revenue would impact finances for the City.

At that time, it was suggested by City Finance Director Linn Steward that to deal with the difference between revenue and expenditures, that a combination of budget cuts and use of the Budget Stabilization Fund would likely be necessary.

In a virtual meeting held on Tuesday evening, April 21, the Finance Committee met again and Setward led members on a review of the City’s budget areas and the likely impact of such a reduction on each. More…

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Downtown Street To Close Temporarily

12 Apr , 2020  

The City of Mansfield Service Complex has issued the following notice concerning a ten day closure of North Walnut Street downtown.

Due to water main repairs it will be necessary to close sections of the following road while work is being completed: North Walnut Street from Park Avenue West to West Third Street

The road closure will begin Tuesday April 14 and is expected to be re-opened by the end of the workday on April 24 barring any unanticipated problems. More…

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City Of Mansfield Anticipating Sizable Revenue Declines

10 Apr , 2020  

During the meeting of Mansfield City Council’s Finance Committee on Thursday night, held virtually and broadcast on its Facebook Page, consideration of important pieces of legislation in turn resulted in important discussions about the city’s financial condition.

In response to a question posted by Councilwoman Jean Taddie about whether the purchase of two new police vehicles could be delayed, City Finance Director Linn Steward said that serious conversations are underway in the Administration that have centered on “serious concerns” about the budget. More…

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Best Laid Plans Often Go Awry: Council To Try Again

8 Apr , 2020  

“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry,” poet Robert Burns wrote in “To a Mouse.”

On Tuesday night, a word might be added to that famous phrase: “The best laid plans of mice and men… and Mansfield often go awry.”

For a few precious seconds about 7:00 PM, the City of Mansfield’s Facebook page showed what appeared to be Mayor Tim Theaker, with others visible in the frame. The camera view then tilted, and shortly thereafter everything disappeared.

And with that disappearance went an attempt at Mansfield’s first virtual City Council meeting. More…

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City Of Mansfield Shares Info About Clear Fork Campground Temporary Closure

2 Apr , 2020  

Shared on Wednesday afternoon by the City of Mansfield:

The City of Mansfield and the Clear Fork Reservoir campground prioritizes the health and safety of our community, the campers, and our employees. Due to the Coronavirus we are heeding the orders of our national, state, and local health officials.

We will not be opening the Clear Fork Reservoir Campground until further notice or the Governor lifts his stay at home order. This is in response to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) order that all persons stay at home unless engaged in essential work or activity. We will continue to follow the guidance of the ODH and provide updates should this order be extended. More…

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Mayor Theaker Announces State Of Emergency

20 Mar , 2020  

On Friday, Mansfield Mayor Tim Theaker issued the following news release, in which he declared a “State of Emergency” for the City of Mansfield.

That release is below in its entirety: More…

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