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Mansfield Planning Commission Talks Dogs And Cats

14 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

At their meeting held on Tuesday afternoon, the City of Mansfield Planning Commission made a recommendation to make the City a bit more dog and cat friendly — at least in certain areas.

Discussion centered on a proposed change to Section 1167.04 of the City of Mansfield Codified Ordinances, which section covers uses allowed in the Office Services district in the City’s Zoning Code.

Building and Codes Manager Marc Milliron shared with members of the Commission that the change would have two components — first, it would add veterinary services (not involving kennels) as a permitted use in that zoning district, and second, it would allow for kennels to be added to such veterinary services but only as a conditional use. More…

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City Of Mansfield Hosting Drive-Thru Easter Egg Hunt

21 Mar , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The City of Mansfield Park Department is conducting its annual Easter Egg Hunt in a brand-new way this year.

During the Saturday, March 27 event, participants will stay in their cars and the entertainment will come to them — including music, candy, and the traditional visit from the Easter Bunny.

The Hunt will take place in South Park from 12 Noon to 2 PM. Please direct questions to the Parks Department at 419.522.9801 or via email at: [email protected] More…

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Then And Now Photos: Bridge At North Lake Park

14 Mar , 2021   Gallery

By 1812Blockhouse

Last September, we stopped by North Lake Park in Mansfield to catch a glimpse of work underway on replacement of the historic stone bridge there.

As we shared then, Mansfield City Council approved the replacement in February, which is using a $500,000 OPWC grant to fund a sizable portion of the $707,000 cost.

Built in 1898 and having survived two world wars and service to generations of Mansfielders, the original double arched deck bridge was 44 feet long and 19 feet in width. The arches have been failing in recent years, and the span has been rated as deficient by state officials. It is estimated that 300 cars on average cross the bridge each day. More…

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Repair Work Closes Two Manfield Streets

4 Mar , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse and from the City of Mansfield Service Complex:

The City of Mansfield is undertaking repairs which have necessitated two street closures.

Due to sanitary main repairs, Ausdale Avenue from Ludwig Avenue to West Third Street was closed on Wednesday morning.

The street is scheduled to reopen by the end of the workday on Wednesday, March 10. Construction signs will be posted at the work site. More…

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There’s A Difficult Road Ahead, Mansfield Finance Director Tells Council Committee

2 Mar , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Finance Committee of Mansfield City Council met on Monday evening, primarily to hear a presentation by Finance Director Linn Steward about the City’s annual budget.

City Council passed a temporary budget before the end of 2020, but must update that with a final version soon.

To that end, Steward, with the help of department heads including Dave Remy, Public Works Director, have made a number of revisions to the temporary budget to create the current final budget proposal.

Revisions have also been made to anticipated revenue. On one hand, the City has received a Bureau of Workers Compensation rebate check of $2.1 million, which helped offset the use of the budget stabilization fund. More…

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Light Agenda For Mansfield City Council

15 Feb , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Mansfield City Council has a relatively light agenda on tap for their regular meeting this Tuesday night, February 16.

Only two items appear on the regular docket, with the majority of proposed pieces of legislation slated for consideration by Council in its Caucus setting.

One item previously sent through Caucus and receiving its First Reading on Tuesday deals with a transfer of funds needed to purchase computer equipment to be used in conjunction with the City’s new water meters. More…

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Mansfield Police Seeking Patrol Officers

11 Feb , 2021  

The Mansfield Division of Police has announced that they will be accepting applications for O.P.O.T.A. Certified Officers for the position of Patrol Officer.

Candidates must possess a valid O.P.O.T.A. Basic Peace Officer Certificate and a valid driver’s license.

The City offers many benefits and competitive wages. Interested candidates can obtain an application by visiting the City’s website (https://ci.mansfield.oh.us/). Applications will be accepted through Friday, March 05.

The city of Mansfield is an equal opportunity employer. Any questions or concerns please contact the Human Resources Department at (419) 755-9695 or Lieutenant Michael Napier at (419) 755-9724.

Application: https://ci.mansfield.oh.us/apply/job-openings/

Source: Mansfield Division of Police

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City Building Reopening A Week From Monday

18 Jan , 2021  

The following is a communication recently sent out from the office of Mayor Tim Theaker of the City of Mansfield. In it, plans are announced to reopen the Mansfield City Building on January 25:

“We want to thank the citizens and our employees for being patient while we work through this pandemic.

We are continuing to monitor the ongoing COVID cases in Central Ohio and adhering to safety recommendations. Effective Monday, January 25, the Mansfield City Municipal Building will be open to the general public. More…

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Public Works Director Talks About Water Meter Installation Issues

6 Jan , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

A day after the City of Mansfield published a press release concerning the lack of appointments for installation of new water meters citywide, Public Works Director David Remy took time during City Council’s Caucus meeting on Tuesday to provide additional details about the situation which gave rise to that notice.

1812Blockhouse covered the installation question on Tuesday (see post here). In a nutshell, on Monday the City shared a strong call for citizens who have not yet done so to make appointments for that purpose.

Remy’s words on Tuesday evening were clear and direct. More…

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City To Residents: Last Chance This Week To Make Water Meter Installation Appointments

5 Jan , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The following communication concerning new water meter installations was issued on Monday by the City of Mansfield.

Despite the troubles brought on by COVID 19, the City was able to install more than 7000 meters as part of its city-wide project to install new water meters and remote reading devices. The City thanks all those residents/customers for responding to appointment requests and allowing Aclara/SGS workers into their homes or businesses. However, the total number of customers receiving metered water are in excess of 18,000, meaning there are 11,000 plus customers that need to have new meters and reading devices installed. More…

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A New Year, A New Look: City Of Mansfield Gets A New Website

3 Jan , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Apparently the City of Mansfield had a New Year’s resolution to update and improve its online interface with citizens, businesses, visitors, and potential residents and investors.

Not just update, but to completely recreate the experience.

Joining other recent updated websites launched by Richland County and the City of Shelby, the City of Mansfield has one of its own. More…

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Mansfield Community Development Office Seeks Survey Participants, CDBG Proposals

29 Dec , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

The City of Mansfield Community Development Office is the focal point for the City’s addressing neighborhood revitalization, housing assistance, and community development projects. As shared on the City website, the Office pursues programming which set out to “build or expand infrastructures; upgrade public facilities; upgrade the existing housing stock; expand home ownership opportunities and affordable rental housing; and promote f economic development.”

To assist the office in planning, they are turning to residents for input. More…

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Gunshot Detection Company Announces Mansfield Contract

27 Dec , 2020  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The company that created the audio gunshot detection system that was discussed with Mansfield City Council earlier this year, and which was the basis for a one year trial project with the Mansfield Police Department, has announced that contract as one of seven new agreements with cities across the country.

ShotSpotter, Inc., a leader in precision policing solutions that enable law enforcement to more effectively respond to, investigate and deter crime, today announced new contracts with seven U.S. cities, all with populations less than 50,000, to deploy ShotSpotter Respond™, the company’s flagship gunshot detection solution, as part of an increasing trend of small cities adopting big city tools for preventing and reducing gun violence. More…

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Council Moves Ahead With Sidewalk Replacement Project

16 Dec , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

A plan to install a five foot sidewalk on both sides of East Cook Road east of State Route 13 in the general vicinity of Brookfield Drive is moving forward after approval by Mansfield City Council at its Tuesday evening meeting for the Public Works Director to proceed with bids and enter into a contract.

As discussed in Council’s Streets Committee, the project would be paid for by the Ohio Department of Transportation and a portion of City funding from the permissive sales tax.

As presented by City Engineer Robert Bianchi, one electric pole is to be relocated, the cost of which the City will cover. More…

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Mansfield City Council To Hold Marathon End Of Year Meeting Night

13 Dec , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Perhaps it’s a good thing that this Tuesday evening’s meetings of Mansfield City Council and its committees are taking place online.

Those watching may feel the need to get comfortable and even to grab some refreshment as the published meeting agendas suggest that it may be a very long evening.

Overall, some 23 proposed items of legislation are scheduled to be reviewed in this last regular meeting night of 2020.

Some items to be considered have been before Council for some time. An ordinance amending language in Chapter 755 of the Mansfield Codified Ordinances dealing with emergency alarms, for instance, will be considered on a Third Reading. More…

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