Informational Dates – Late 2019

  • Bolivar Trick or TreatHydrant Flushing will take place on Oct 18 starting at 7:30 a.m.
  • Leaf pickup runs from Oct 21 through Nov 30. Afterward, residual leaves will be picked up as need until it snows.
  • Composting will continue every Monday through Nov 25.
  • Trick or Treat will take place Oct. 31 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Lions Club Annual Halloween Party will begin immediately following Trick or Treat in the Bolivar Intermediate School gym.
  • Lions Club Rose Sale will take place outside Town & Country Veterinarians on SR212 next to Giant Eagle on Nov. 22 & 23, 2019.
  • Christmas on the Canal will happen Nov 30 with parade kick-off at 4:00 p.m.

No 2019 Strawberry Festival

Bolivar Main Street’s 15th Annual Strawberry Festival did not happen in 2019 due to construction on Canal Street for the downtown revitalization. Mayor Hubble and Dick LeBold had checked into other venues and considered a smaller festival, possibly at the Fire Station or Fort Laurens, but utility logistics ruled out those options.

Look for Strawberry Festival to return in June of 2020 in our revitalized downtown Bolivar!

You may now pay your Water/Trash Utility Online


Municipality code: BolivarOH612

Bill & Pay is a tool you can use to pay your utility bills online with a debit or credit card. You will be able to view past bills and any payments you have made. New users will need to register

Spring & Summer 2019


  • Lawn and garden sprinkling and irrigation will be permitted April 1 through November 1 each year.
  • Lawn and gardening devices can be used 8:00 to 9:00 am and 7:00 to 9:00 pm.


  • Compost is picked up each Monday, weather permitting from mid April through November. Compost should be placed in open containers, not in bags. Please do not mix trash with compost.
  • Please do not over fill containers especially with wet grass clippings. Place container at the edge of the road. No limbs or shrubs – if you cut them up, take them to the Lawrence Township building compost site. Nothing over 4ft can be taken to that site. Remember this is a courtesy to our residents!


  • Open Burning in the village is prohibited by ORD.#275. Warnings will be given and fines handed out. Please call village hall for any questions.

Holiday LiBolivar Decorating Contestght Contest

Bolivar Main Street’s Holiday Decorating Contest was judged on Dec. 11, 2018. Congratulations to the winners: Best Door – Jim & Lynn Phillips, Best Porch – Nick Garlando, Best Yard – Tyson Whyde, Best Overall – Nathan & Christine Lee. Each category received a $25 prize, courtesy of Bolivar Main Street.

Stay tuned for 2019’s date – coming soon!


Christmas on the Canal 2019

Santa will arrive via Firetruck in Bolivar on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. Bolivar Main Street Association hosts Christmas on the Canal from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. Free hot chocolate and Santa’s cookies will be available with warmth found near the fire pits. Kids can decorate ornaments to hang on the community Christmas tree. The Haueter Hay Wagon will give rides around Bolivar to the delight of everyone!

Special thanks to Kayla & Ashley of Canal Street Diner, LeBold Smith Funeral Home, Mary Locy Cutler Real Estate, Hennis Care Center, Haueter Landscaping, Tusky Valley High School, Wallace & Associates, Bolivar Fire Dept., Bolivar Branch Library, Holly Thouvenin and Tim White.


Leaves and Composting

All leaves should be raked to the end of the road and should not be around mailboxes or poles.

Village of Bolivar Consumer Confidence Report

Is my water safe?

We are pleased to present the Annual Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report) as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). This report is designed to provide details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies. This report is a snapshot of water quality.  We are committed to providing you with information because informed customers are our best allies. Click below for the full report in pdf form.

2017 ccrs report

2016 CCR Report


For Your Information:

Ordinance No. 1986-393  An ordinance providing for the control of overgrown grass, weeds, and other plantings. The ordinance sets a height limitation  of 12 inches and states the property owner is responsible to mow. You will be given a written notice and have 5 days to comply, after that the village will mow the grass and reasonable costs will apply with the home owner having 10 days to pay for the cost of mowing. If it is not paid then  a lien will be placed on the homeowners property.  There is also a chance of the homeowner being charged with a minor misdemeanor of up to $100.

Trash Ordinance #0-103-2014  Cans cannot be out any earlier than 24 hrs before pickup and need to be removed by 8pm the night of pickup. A fine of $15 per occurrence.

Towpath Completion

Towpath Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 2016On October 15, 2016 a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrating the completion of the Bolivar section of the Towpath Trail was held.  Speakers included Mayor Rebecca Hubble of the Village of Bolivar; Dan Rice, president and CEO of the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition; Dick Lebold; and Tuscarawas County Commissioner Kerry Metzger.

View photos of the event by clicking here.