Biodegradable Leaf Bag Distribution Day and Leaf Bag Collection Information

Ace Hardware and CCH Environmental Group are offering 20 FREE biodegradable leaf bags to the City of Columbiana residents once again this year!

The distribution of the leaf bags will be on October 15, 2022 from 8am to 6pm at Ace Hardware of Columbiana, 149 N. Main Street, Columbiana, Ohio. (while supplies last)

The City crews will pickup the biodegradable leaf bags at your curbside on the following dates:

  • October 31st
  • November 14th
  • November 28th
  • December 12th

Only these free bags will be collected. No other bags will be accepted.

Any left over bags will be available at City Hall, 28 West Friend Street, in the cabinet located outside the city hall front doors from 8am – 430pm, Monday – Friday (while supplies last).

If you have any questions regarding leaf bags or curbside leaf collection please contact City Hall at 330-482-2173 option 6.

 

 

Gas Aggregation Program Supplier Selected for City of Columbiana Residents

UPDATE | September 12, 2022

The City of Columbiana has entered into an agreement with IGS (Interstate Gas Supply) for the Natural Gas Aggregation Program for the City of Columbiana Residents.

The default fixed price to City of Columbiana Natural Gas Aggregation Program Customers for the utility billing cycles beginning December 2022 through March 2023 shall be calculated by adding to the applicable NYMEX final monthly settlement an amount equal to $.15/CCF.

For the utility billing cycles beginning April 2023 through November 2024 the default fixed price to City of Columbiana Natural Gas Aggregation Program Customers shall be $.809 per CCF.

If customers choose to not participate in the aggregation program, Columbia Gas will provide your gas supply along with its typical regulated distribution obligations.

For reference, the default standard choice offer through March 2023 provided by your regulated utility, Columbia Gas of Ohio, is the NYMEX monthly final settlement + a fixed basis adder of  $0.165 per CCF.  So customers choosing the City of Columbiana Gas Aggregation Program  will see a savings of $.015 per CCF for the billing cycles December 2022 through March 2023.

Enrollment letters will be mailed to residents who are not in a current contract and you will be placed into the new City Gas Aggregation Program. As always though, you will have the option to opt-out if you chose to do so. If you are in a current contract with another supplier you have the option to opt-in to the City Gas Aggregation Program at any time once you are out of your current contract.

If you have any questions please contact City Hall at 330-482-2173 option 6.

 

UPDATE | August 2, 2022

Our gas aggregation program negotiators are continuing to monitor the natural gas market prices daily. They are advising to continue holding off for the time being and quickly mobilize for a new price lock/signing date when the market offers some worthwhile downside on pricing.

When a new rate/contract is locked in all city residents, who are not in a current contract, will be placed into the new City gas aggregation program. As always though, you will have the option to opt-out if you chose to do so.

We will continue to post updates here as it becomes available or you may contact City Hall at 330-482-2173 option 6.

 

UPDATE | May 20, 2022

Discussions were held on May 19, 2022 with the gas aggregation program participating communities and the negotiators.

They are continuing to  monitor the market to find a new supplier and fixed rate offer to serve the program.

We will continue to post updates here as it becomes available or you may contact City Hall at 330-482-2173 option 6.

 

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The City of Columbiana is aware that our gas supplier, Volunteer Energy, has filed bankruptcy. You may receive a letter from Columbia Gas indicating that you will be put back to a default supplier determined by Columbia Gas.

Your Service will not be interrupted.

We are monitoring the situation closely. The hearing that was to be held on April 5th was postponed to April 7th. We have not heard any results yet.

Please check back here, for more information, as it becomes available.

 

City Wide Visioning Survey for the Future of the City of Columbiana – We want to hear your ideas!

The City of Columbiana wants to hear from you!  The Columbiana Progress Committee is working with the City to launch a city-wide visioning survey to gather your ideas and priorities for the future of the City.  Please follow this link to participate:  https://forms.gle/B6MPt7AdDrk45cfe7
In addition to the online survey, there will be an in-person workshop to be held on November 9th from 6-8 pm at the Main Street Theater.  Refreshments will be provided so we are asking everyone to RSVP here:  https://forms.gle/dFYemfovWLWeHucr9

UPDATES: West Salem Street Storm Water Project

UPDATE:  Sunday, August 28, 2022

Starting Monday, August 29, 2022 crews will be digging out concrete driveways on N. Middle Street. Forms should be put in on Tuesday, August 30th  and Wednesday, August 31st and then crews will  pour driveways on Thursday, September 1, 2022.

Residents can park on the street during construction or use the temporary parking on W. Salem Street.

Once the driveways are done residents will need to wait 2-3 days to let the concrete cure.

 

UPDATE:  Friday, August 19, 2022

Crews will finish grading N. Middle Street and start to dig out the asphalt driveways on Saturday, August 20, 2022.  On Monday, August 22, 2022 and Tuesday, August 23, 2022 they will finish digging out asphalt driveway’s on N. Middle Street. On Wednesday, August 24, 2022 they will begin milling on N. West Street and Salem Street. Blacktopping on N. Middle Street and  N. West Street will begin Thursday, August 25, 2022. And on Friday, August 26, 2022 all blacktopping on N. Middle Street, Salem Street and N. West Street should be completed. All weather permitting.

Residents may experience a temporary delay to leave or enter driveways while the crews are on your street. But roads will remain open at all times.

Temporary parking on W. Salem Street is still available for residents.

 

UPDATE:  Friday, August 5, 2022

Curb pouring will be finished today Friday, August 5, 2022 on N. Middle Street.  The construction crew will be back on site Monday to start backfilling driveways on N. Middle Street.

Residents can park on the street this weekend but are asked to park elsewhere on Monday. After Monday all residents should be able to park in their driveways.

 

UPDATE:  Tuesday, August 2, 2022

On Thursday August 4, 2022 crews will begin pouring curbs on the WEST side of N. Middle Street. On Friday August 5, 2022 crews will continue pouring curbs on the EAST side of N. Middle Street. Curb pouring on the West side of N. Middle Street on Thursday will also affect residents on Sunset Court.

All Residents are asked to park on W. Salem Street or on Allen Avenue during this time. Residents will not have access to their driveways for 2 days after the curb is poured.

TOWN CLEANUP CURBSIDE PICKUP FOR RESIDENTS ON N. MIDDLE STREET WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY INSTEAD OF THE SCHEDULED THURSDAY DATE DUE TO THE CURB POURING.

 

UPDATE:  Friday, July 15, 2022

N. West Street concrete driveway replacement schedule will be as follows:  On Monday, July 18, 2022 the removal of the concrete driveways will begin. On Tuesday, July 19, 2022 crews will install forms. And on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 crews will pour the driveways.

Once the driveways are done residents will need to wait 2-3 days to let the concrete cure.

Residents are asked to park on the street or use the temporary parking on W. Salem Street for the entire week.

 

UPDATE:  Monday, July 11, 2022

N. Middle Street:  Starting Tuesday, July 12, 2022 crews will begin digging out N. Middle Street at Allen Avenue heading towards West Salem Street.

Driveways may not be accessible during the day.

Residents are still allowed to use the temporary parking area on West Salem Street during this time.

 

UPDATE:  Friday, July 1, 2022

On Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at 7am paving will begin on N. West St and will be completed on July 6, 2022.

All black top drives will be done at the same time. The concrete drives will be completed at a later date, to be determined.

DO NOT PARK ON THE STREET WHILE PAVING IS IN PROGRESS. Parking in your driveway is allowed, but you may experience a delay leaving your residence if paving is taking place in front of your residence.

Residents are still allowed to use the temporary parking area on West Salem Street during this time.

 

UPDATE:  Wednesday, June 22, 2022

All N. West Street residents are now being asked to park on W. Salem Street by 7am on Thursday, June 23, 2022. 

Cement Trucks will arrive by 7am on Thursday, June 23, 2022 for curb installation and all cars need to be off the street to allow the cement truck crews enough room to pour the curbs.

Parking will be allowed on N. West Street once all curbs are complete.

Once curbs are poured you will not be able to drive on them for 2 days. 

 

 

UPDATE:  Monday June 16, 2022

Curb installation on the West side of N. West Street will begin on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 and the East side of N. West Street will be begin on Thursday, June 23, 2022.

Residents should park on the opposite side of the street while the curbs are being installed on their side of the street. You may park on your side of the street once complete. Once curbs are poured you will not be able to drive on them for 2 days. 

PARKING ON W. SALEM STREET, ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE STREET, IS BEING ALLOWED UNTIL THE NEW CURBS AND BLACKTOPSS ARE COMPLETE ON N. WEST STREET.

 

UPDATE:  Monday June 6, 2022

No work is expected on N. West Street on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, crews will be digging out roadway to make repairs. Depending where you live on N. West Street,  you may  have to exit/enter from Salem Street. This work will continue for the remainder of the week.

On Monday, June 13, 2022 crews plan to start pouring the curb on N. West Street and is expected to take two days. We will post updates on curb pouring later this week.

UPDATE:  Thursday MAY 19, 2022

The road surface removal on N. West Street will begin on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 8AM. The road will be a slag surface for approximately 10 days.

UPDATE:  Tuesday APRIL 19, 2022

Due to the weather conditions, backfilling on the East side of N. Pearl Street should be finished up today and tomorrow. And the curb pouring on the West side of N. Pearl Street should be completed by Thursday April 21st.

Also, Milling on West Salem Street will now begin on Wednesday April 20th and paving of West Salem Street and N. Pearl Street will most likely start the first of next week.

UPDATE:  Monday APRIL 18, 2022 

Due to the weather conditions today, curb replacement on the East side of N. Pearl Street will resume on Tuesday April 19th and will be completed Wednesday April 20th. Residents will need to park on the West side of N. Pearl Street until pouring is complete, once complete residents may park on either side of the street until driveway entrance is allowed.

UPDATE:  Friday APRIL 15, 2022 

Milling on West Salem Street will begin on Tuesday April 19th and paving of West Salem Street will be done on Wednesday April 20th.

Paving on N. Pearl Street will begin on Thursday  April 21st and will be finished up on Friday April 22nd.

UPDATE:  Wednesday APRIL 13, 2022 

Curb replacement on the West side of N. Pearl Street will  be done on Thursday.

Curb replacement pouring on the East side of N. Pearl Street will begin on Friday and continue on Monday. Residents will need to park on the West side of N. Pearl Street until pouring is complete, once complete residents may park on either side of the street until driveway entrance is allowed.

UPDATE: STARTING Wednesday APRIL 13, 2022 @ 8AM:

On Wednesday, April 13, 2022 Curb Replacements will begin on the West side of N. Pearl Street. Driveways will be blocked off until Friday, April 15, 2022 and residents will need to park on the East side of N. Pearl Street during this time.

Then, beginning on Friday, April 15, 2022 the Curb replacements will begin on the  East Side of N. Pearl Street.  Driveways will be blocked off until Tuesday, April 19, 2022 and residents will need to park on the West side of N. Pearl Street during this time.

UPDATE: STARTING Monday MARCH 28, 2022 @ 8AM:

The road surface removal on Pearl Street between West Park Avenue and Salem Street will begin on March 28, 2022 at 8AM. The road will be a slag surface for approximately 3-4 weeks.

 

UPDATE: STARTING FRIDAY MARCH 11, 2022 @ 8AM:

Pearl Street will be closed from West Park Avenue to Salem Street starting at 8AM on Friday March 11, 2022, open to local traffic ONLY until further notice.

 

UPDATE: STARTING FRIDAY DECEMBER 17, 2021 @ 4PM:

West Salem Street will be open starting at 4PM on Friday December 17, 2021 for thru traffic.

N. Pearl will remain closed, open to local traffic only until further notice.

 

UPDATE: STARTING MONDAY DECEMBER 6, 2021: 

Starting Monday December 6th  – West Salem Street and North Pearl Street will be closed at that intersection.

Access to Old North will be from Main Street ONLY.

This closure will be for the entire week December 6-10, 2021.

UPDATE:  STARTING WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 24, 2021:

Pearl Street will be closed to through traffic.

Northwest Street, Allen Avenue and Middle Street will be OPEN.

West Salem Street will remain closed, open to local traffic only.

Entrance to Old North needs to be accessed from Main Street.

 

UPDATE:  STARTING FRIDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2021:

Pearl Street will be closed to through traffic.

Northwest Street, Allen Avenue and Middle Street will be OPEN.

West Salem Street will remain closed, open to local traffic only.

 

As of October 14, 2021 – November 4, 2021

West Salem Street is still  limited to local traffic only.

Entrance to Old North needs to be made from Old Route 14.

Middle Street is now open to access Joshua Dixon School from Main Street.

Allen Avenue is closed at Middle Street (between Middle and Northwest)

 

This will continue until further notice.

Please contact City Hall at 330-482-2173 option 6 with any questions or concerns.

 

Branch Pick-Up in the City for the month of August

Curbside branch pickup for the month of August will be the second full week of the month, August 8-12th, 2022 due to the Town Cleanup taking place the first full week of August.

Branch Pickup in the City will resume in September the first full week of each month and will continue until further notice in the fall.

Place your naturally fallen branches ONLY to the curb on the Sunday before the first full week of the month ensure your branches are picked up when the crews are on your street.

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

 

 

 

Community Energy Savings Days in the City | July 20-22, 2022 from 4pm to 6pm

City of Columbiana Requests Electric Customers to Voluntarily Reduce Energy Consumption this Wednesday July 20, 2022, Thursday, July 21, 2022 and Friday, July 22, 2022.

As temperatures are expected to reach well into the 90’s in the eastern United States, in the next few days, Columbiana electric customers are being asked to conserve power.  “Community Energy Savings Days” is a response program for when demand for electricity is expected to be high.

Columbiana customers are requested to voluntarily lower electricity usage during the peak period from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Wednesday July 20, 2022, Thursday, July 21, 2022 and Friday, July 22, 2022.

Mr. Lance Willard, City Manager for Columbiana, said, “There’s plenty of power available and the grid is in good shape, but if we can conserve during these peak hours, the City can save on transmission and capacity costs next year. Lowering the peak demand will help control electricity rates. We started the Energy Savings Days Program in 2019 and our customers have done a great job doing their part.”

Customers can take simple conservation steps such as: shutting off lights when not needed; unplugging small appliances and electric chargers (especially those with small lights); raising the air conditioner thermostat a degree or two; closing curtains, drapes and blinds; doing laundry and other household chores requiring electricity during hours other than 4:00  PM through 6:00 PM; and turning off televisions, computers, and other electronic devices when not being used.

Mr. Lance Willard has further stated, “As a municipal electric system, owned by its citizens and customers, it is contingent upon those same citizens and customers to keep the electric rates for themselves and all other customers of City of Columbiana as low as possible. Our citizens and customers have the opportunity to make a difference in their system and their rates by conserving energy during these periods. As forecasts dictate throughout the summer, we will most likely be asking our citizens and customers to participate again, as we have had as many as 10 opportunities in past summers to participate.”

 

Town Clean-up Schedule 2022

 We are asking that all Residents help to reduce City operating costs by taking their items for town clean to the Metz Road Baseball Field parking lot area where there will be a designated area for item drop- off on

August 1st  –  5th, 2022.

The drop-off site  is located behind the Metz Road Baseball Field parking lot area and will be available Monday-Friday from 7:30 am until 3:00pm with an extended time on Thursday from 7:30 am – 7:00pm.   Please take Photo ID and a recent Utility bill when going to the drop-off location, this will ensure that only City residents will be participating in town clean-up.

For those residents that cannot take their items to the drop-off location, we ask that you place the items to the curb by the morning of August 1st, as crews will only be going past your residence one time.  The curbside clean-up is in STRICTLY enforced zones.

If you fail to have your items to the curb by your designated day, you must take the  items to the drop-off location to be disposed of BECAUSE THEY WILL NOT BE PICKED UP CURB SIDE IF YOU MISS YOUR DAY. (see zone map chart below)

The Zones can be seen in the Map below.   Zone 1 will be picked up on Monday, August 1st , Zone 2 will be picked up on Tuesday, August 2nd  , Zone 3 will be picked up on Wednesday, August 3rd , and Zone 4 will be picked up on Thursday, August 4th. 

There is a 3 large item limit per household. Tires will be accepted but CANNOT be on rims. (LIMIT OF 8 per household)

The city crews will NOT accept the following; Electronics (e.g. TV’s, computer monitors or towers) wet paint, car batteries and any appliances with Freon (e.g.: refrigerators, air conditioners and de-humidifiers).

Please contact the Solid Waste District at 330-596-5000 or visit their website at CCH Environmental Group for ELECTRONICS and HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE collection days or drop-off locations.

Zone Map | Town Clean-Up

                                      

July 4th Traffic Flow in the City

4th of July Traffic Flow

1. N. [email protected] Salem – West on Salem or North on Main

2. Circle- West on W. Park or North on N. Main

3. Springfield @ 14 – right turn East

4. E [email protected] 14 right turn toward 7&14

5. [email protected] N. Main – North on N Main

6. Lakeview – right on East park to circle

7. Park Entrance – right on East Park to circle

8. Park Ent @ Springfield – to 14

9. East Park @ Springfield Block off 9pm