Branch Pickup in the City of Columbiana

Branches will be picked up the first full week of each month until further notice.

ONLY  naturally fallen branches and storm damage branches should be placed at the curb by Sunday of the week of pickup.

Shrub or tree trimming cleanup should not be placed at the curb and is the responsibility of the homeowner to remove. 

 

 

May Utility Bill Information

Due to the reduced operations at City Hall, utility payments can only be made at our drive-up drop box, by regular mail, through your bank or online for FREE. (online fee waived until further notice)

Contact the utility dept. at 330-482-2173 option 1 with utility billing questions or concerns.

 

Message from RITA – Income Tax Filing Deadline Extended to July 15, 2020

Municipal income tax returns and payments for tax year 2019 with a due date of April 15, 2020 have been extended to July 15, 2020.  Estimated payments for the first and second quarters of tax year 2020 have also been extended to July 15, 2020.

No request for extension or other filing is required to receive these extensions.

No late filing or late payment penalties, or interest, will be imposed for the period of April 15, 2020 through July 15, 2020 for these extended filings and payments.

Main Street Christmas Lights Back On During COVID-19 Outbreak

In order to try and spread some cheer during COVID-19 outbreak we will be participating in the social media trend of turning on our Christmas Lights on Main Street.  We have put  a link below for reference.  You may also enjoy the UPDATED Top 25 Christmas Towns Index write up at the link below.

Christmas Light Trend during COVID-19 Outbreak

Columbiana Named In the Top 25 Christmas Towns Index – Updated

CRA Tax Abatement Program

The purpose of the CRA is to encourage revitalization of the existing housing and building stock and the construction of new structures.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Residential:
Residential applicants will pick up an application (CRA Form 1) when applying for a building permit. Residential applicants will have 1 year from completion of project to complete application, in order to have it filed with the county auditor.

Business:
• Prior to construction business applicants will pick up and fill out an application (CRA Form 1 and CRA Form 2).
• The business may begin construction of its facility after steps 1-12 of the business process (CRA Form 2) are completed.
• All commercial and industrial projects are required to comply with the state application fee, presently $750.00, requirements of ORC Section 3735.672 (C) and the local annual monitoring fee of one percent of the amount of taxes exempted under the agreement – a minimum of $500 up to a maximum of $2500 annually unless waived.

Information & Forms

Please click below for the applicable forms. Residential applicants need to fill out form 1 only and business/commercial applicants need to fill out forms 1 and 2. Completed forms should be filed with City Hall.  If you have further questions, please contact City Hall at 330-482-2173 option 6.

Community Reinvestment Area Fact Sheet

CRA Residential Application (Form 1- FILLABLE)

CRA Residential Application (Form 1)

CRA Business Application (Form 2)