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Letter from the mayor regarding coronavirus:

On March 13, 2020, the president declared a national state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important that during this crisis and its recovery that we assure effective responsive communication and that key measures are being taken to prevent the spread of the virus so as to minimize its impact on the community, our health care infrastructure and our economy.

In response to this emergency there will be limited access to village hall to only critical business. Residents are encouraged to use online options for water/trash payments along with the drop box outside our building or regular mail. You may call the Fiscal office or Tax Department and someone will return those calls as needed based upon urgency. Tax returns can also be mailed or placed in the outside drop box.

The Police Department asks that if an Emergency arises dial 911 and an officer will make personal contact with you immediately to address the emergency. For any Non-Emergency please call 330-874-2113 and your complaint will be addressed and handled over the phone. When it is safe to do so the officer will do a follow up in person and address any further issues if needed.

The Street Department will still be available for calls should Emergencies arise and you may call 330-795-8554. We ask that all respect the social distancing as laid out by the CDC and that only true Emergencies are handled by face-to-face meetings. Zoning questions and building permits will be handled via phone as is possible.

We are concerned about the impact to business, particularly small businesses. Many of our small business owners and their employees have no safety net so please call your favorite restaurant and ask for carry-out or a delivery. We are all in this together and with patience and understanding we can continue to meet the needs of our residents while providing a safe environment for all of our employees. There are no easy answers, but we will recover and emerge stronger because of relationships, partnerships and the kindness we’re showing now. We are also sharing some valuable information from the CDC for your information on our website.

My prayer is that you remain healthy and that God’s love shelters you under his wings of protection.
Mayor Rebecca Hubble


***Please note that the village will not be accepting cash for payments until further notice***


– The federal government has changed the filing deadline for taxes to July 15, 2020 for tax year 2019 because of Covid-19. The new date will apply to Bolivar taxes as well.


NOTICE – From the Village of Bolivar Treasurer:

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Village of Bolivar is seeking full participation from our residents to update their contact information with our office to better prepare for us in the event of having to issue an emergency public alert. Please send an email to: treasurer@villageofbolivar.com with your name, address, preferred phone number and email address. Feel free to add emails for each of your household members, however, we are asking for one primary phone contact per residence.

This notice is only for those who currently receive a water bill from the village of Bolivar; this is not township wide as it only pertains to current Bolivar utility customers only.

Please share this with your neighbors to help us better serve you and get this message out more effectively.

Please be advised, the village offices are operating on a limited basis. However, voicemails, emails, regular mail and the utility box will continue to be checked daily. Be sure to visit this website for additional updates.

During this challenging time, the street department will resume composting pick up on Monday, March 30, 2020. We ask, since there will only be one person performing this task at this time, not to over fill your totes and for all limbs not to exceed 3 foot in length. If you have any urgent street related questions, please contact Dave Franks at 330-795-8554.

On behalf of the village of Bolivar, please be safe by taking the necessary precautions. Thank you!


Kimble Covid-19 Response Plan

Click here for important information regarding Covid-19 from Kimble.


Informational Dates – 2020

  • Hydrant Flushing will take place on May 1, 2020 starting at 7:00 a.m.
  • Composting is in progress until Fall. Check back for end dates.

Bolivar Strawberry Festival2020 Strawberry Festival and Cruise-In

Bolivar Main Street’s 15th Annual Strawberry Festival and the Canal Street Cruise-In are cancelled because of Covid-19 restrictions.


You may now pay your Water/Trash Utility Online

Visit https://billpay.ubmaxonline.com

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 2020

LAWN & GARDEN SPRINKLING

  • 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

  • Compost is picked up each Monday, weather permitting beginning Monday, March 30 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

  • 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.

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.

2019 CCR report

2018 CCR report

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.