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Search For City Christmas Tree Continues

16 Oct , 2020  

From the City of Mansfield Service Complex

The City of Mansfield is continuing its search for a live Christmas tree to place on display at the Carrousel Park located in downtown Mansfield.

If you have an evergreen tree you would like to donate please contact the Mansfield Street Department at 419- 755-9803.

Trees located within city limits are preferred. We are requesting the tree be at least 30ft in height. In order for us to successfully cut and remove the tree it must be accessible to the handling of equipment. More…

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North Lake Park Bridge Replacement Underway

19 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

We caught a sight on Friday afternoon that prompted us to take a couple of photos and to share them with our readers.

The North Lake Park Bridge replacement project is well underway, and currently a large hole sits on the spot where the venerable bridge once stood.

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. More…

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Giving Downtown Mansfield A Clean Sweep

18 Sep , 2020  

Mansfield Mayor Tim Theaker is pleased to announce that the City of Mansfield and Downtown Mansfield Inc. have declared Tuesday, September 22 as Operation Clean Sweep in support of Earth Stewardship Month and the Great American Clean up.

Volunteers, local business people, and organizations are being asked to don their work clothes and meet at the Gazebo in Central Park (near the Gazebo) between 4:45 PM and 5:00 PM to Plant Pride, Not Litter.

Volunteers are asked to bring their own brooms and shovels if they have them. The City of Mansfield will provide collection bags, gloves, and disposal of the litter collected. More…

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Portion Of Ohio Street In Mansfield To Close Temporarily

22 Aug , 2020  

From the City of Mansfield Service Department:

Due to Sewer Department repairs it will be necessary to close sections of the following road while work is being completed:

Ohio Street between Poplar Street and Lind Avenue

The road closure will begin Saturday August 22 at 7:00 AM and is expected to be re-opened by the end of the workday on Thursday August 27 barring any
unanticipated problems. Construction signs will be posted at the work site. Traffic is advised to plan an alternate route to avoid possible delays. No traffic will be permitted to
pass through.

Any questions concerning this notice may be directed to the City Service Complex during normal business hours, Monday thru Friday 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM at 419-755-9806.

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Shade Tree Commission Heritage Tree Program Winners Announced

14 Aug , 2020  

Mayor Tim Theaker has announced that the City of Mansfield Shade Tree Commission has designated two (2) trees for Heritage Tree Status.

The City of Mansfield Heritage Tree Program, launched in 2019, is based upon the “National Big Trees” program recognizing Heritage Trees of each species within the City of Mansfield Corporation limits.

The city received ten (10) nominations, which were initially visited by the Shade Tree Commission and then forwarded onto a volunteer who utilizing a “Biltmore stick”, provided accurate measurements and a thorough evaluation of the tree which was nominated. The Commission members at their June 2020 meeting approved the trees to be officially recorded as Heritage Trees and will make bi-annual awards. More…

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Greater Ohio Looks At COVID Impact On Legacy City Finances

13 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

In a recent Twitter thread, the Greater Ohio Policy Center set out to review the impact which the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the finances of Ohio’s “smaller legacy cities,” including Mansfield.

In Greater Ohio parlance, a smaller legacy city is one of 16 in Ohio which have long industrial histories, population loss, and current populations of 30,000 to 250,000. These cities are called “the backbone of Ohio.”

Greater Ohio reviewed updates from several of those communities, first looking at the results of a May survey and then comparing and contrasting the current economic situation in each. More…

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COPS Grant Approved By Mansfield Council

22 Jul , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse

Tuesday’s marathon set of meetings for Mansfield City Council saw that body review over 20 pieces of legislation. Over the coming days, we will review several of those measures.

One of those ordinances with a significant impact for the City involved possible acceptance of a COPS Hiring Program Grant in the amount of $ 1,083,097 through the Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (“COPS”).

As explained by Police Chief Keith Porch, the monies represent a three-year grant which will cover the wages and benefits for four new police officers. In the fourth year, the City has to agree to keep those officers employed in the Division of Police and to cover 100% of those same expenses. More…

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IT Package Discussed By Mansfield Council Committee

17 Jun , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

Mansfield City Council’s Finance Committee members asked themselves a question on Tuesday evening which government officials are asking all over Ohio these days.

How can a city best plan for the future in light of the unknown economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic?

In the case of Mansfield, that refers to the City’s needs for technology and hardware, items which often become obsolete within a few years leaving them vulnerable and without opportunities for support. More…

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Section Of North Main Closed

9 Jun , 2020  

Water main repairs have necessitated the closure of a section of North Main Street in downtown Mansfield.

On Monday, the City of Mansfield closed North Main Street from Fourth Street to North Park Street.

The road is closed now and will remain closed until further notice.ww More…

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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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