Spring Clean-Up Week 2016
Spring Clean-Up Week 2016 May 9th through May 13th
During Spring Clean-Up Week, residents have the opportunity to put additional trash out for pick-up. All leaves and grass must be placed in bags or containers with a maximum capacity of 30 gallons; and, each container must have a yard waste sticker in order to be picked up.
All items must be at the street the evening before the normal pick up day. The following items are EXCLUDED from Spring Clean-Up:
- tires, appliances, motor oil, paints, any liquid wastes, furniture, computer equipment, mattresses/box springs, televisions, construction and demolition materials (including carpet and flooring), any item weighing over 50 pounds or too bulky for one person to handle
Loose brush will be picked up during Spring Cleanup week, there is a maximum of one truckload per residence. Property owners having more truckload may take the brush to the Medina County Compost Facility on Lake Road in Westfield Township. Any leaves and grass must be placed in bags or containers with a maximum capacity of 30 gallons; and each container must have a yard waste sticker in order to be picked up. Stickers are available year round for $1.00 each at the Utility Office in City Hall or at the Transfer Station (165 Auble Street). Giant Eagle, Buehler's and Hometown Market. Any container having mixed yard waste and trash will not be picked up.
Residents with Wadsworth trash service may dispose of large items, such as furniture, carpeting and padding, or mattresses and box springs, by taking them to the Transfer Station where they will be charged fees based on total cubic yards. There is a $2.00 charge at the Transfer Station for computer monitors, hard drives, printers, scanners, etc., to cover charges to the City by the Central Processing Facility. Most computer parts may be dropped off at the Central Processing Facility in Medina for free, with the exception of CRT monitors which are $5. The Medina County Commissioners have arranged with the RET3 Job Corporation to recycle the reusable parts of the televisions; so, both the Transfer Station and the Central Processing Facility will accept TVs 19” or smaller for $5.00 each or anything larger for $10.00.
Residents are reminded that following Spring Clean-up Week, yard waste will continue to be picked up on the same day as their trash and stickers are required. From April through October, any yard waste should be placed at the curb by 12:00 a.m. on the day of pick-up in order to be collected.
Questions on pick-ups may be directed to the Transfer Station at (330) 335-2847.
High Street Widening Project
The High Street Widening Project is an expansion project along State Route 94. Its main objectives are safety and access management along the corridor and to improve the flow of traffic through the area. This will be accomplished by widening the road and bridge over I 76, constructing corridors to reach businesses, constructing a median in the road, adding traffic signals, and constructing a pedestrian and bicycle path. The project is estimated to begin Spring 2016 and end Fall of 2017.
Please go to http://www.wadsworthcity.com/the-city/home/high-street-project.html for up-to-date information on the project.
City of Wadsworth Water
A few customers have wondered if the problems in Flint, MI could happen here. The short answer is no. Our water supply does not have issues and we add an additive (Zinc Orthophosphate) to our treated water to prevent corrosion in our distribution system and your interior plumbing. Our Water Plant is monitored 24/7 by licensed operators who monitor the water for various corrosion indicators on a continuous basis. Since 1992, the city has been required by the Environmental Protection Agency to test for lead and copper in homes and we have never had a violation. For more information, please see the Water Treatment Plant's webpage by clicking here.
Downtown Plan Development
The City of Wadsworth, Downtown Wadsworth and the Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce have initiated the process to create a Visioning Plan for Downtown Wadsworth. The planning process will engage the community and local leaders in an inclusive discussion about Downtown. The visioning process helps residents, organizations, business owners, and stakeholders of the Downtown to coordinate efforts and identify their ideas and plans for the future. It is the vision of what a community wants to become and the steps needed to realize that vision.
Keep track of the project’s progress and participate in idea generating activities by visiting the project’s website at www.downtownwadsworth2016.com.
Heroin and Opiate Awareness Campaign
LET'S KEEP TALKING.....
The opioid and prescription drug abuse epidemic is sweeping the country, impacting all segments of society. To help raise awareness of this epidemic and to help educate young people on the dangers of addiction, the FBI and DEA have released the documentary Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict, a compilation of heart-wrenching first-person accounts by addicts and family members of addicts about their experiences. Below is the trailer for the documentary. We encourage all to view the trailer and the entire documentary. Additionally, there are several related videos available of law enforcement officers and prosecutors who often confront the tragic outcomes of opioid addiction during the course of their jobs.
Did you know 90 percent of addictions start in the teen years? (2012 CASA Findings). Adolescence is the critical development time to talk about, stop or address addictions. Action by parents, family and friends is essential. Addiction is a complex brain disease. Learn how to have better conversations with your teen, be a better listener, and build a stronger bond. Encourage healthy risks, and find out how much you really know about their friends. Use the parent toolkit atwww.drugfree.org to learn tips and what to say to your adolescent.
Attached is a drug chart for parents that you can use to learn the facts about the (13) most commonly abused drugs. Also, please view the latest installment of Inside Wadsworth on my.pegcentral.com to see what the city and the schools are doing to raise awareness and address this issue in our community.
Clean Ohio Trails Fund Grant
The City of Wadsworth announces it has been awarded funding in the amount of $372,185 from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Clean Ohio Trails Fund, which will allow the City to construct a trail that could ultimately connect to the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail.
For more information, Click Here.
The City of Wadsworth offers the quaintness of a small town, coupled with the sophistication of a community that is progressive enough to offer its own municipally-owned electric utility and high-speed internet and cable services. Residents' activities center around the strong Wadsworth City Schools, which are rated 'Excellent with Distinction' in the State; churches; and numerous civic organizations, including a very active Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Wadsworth organization. The City is a delightful mix of families who have been part of the community for several generations, younger families who have chosen to 'move back home' to Wadsworth, and new families who have only recently discovered this special city. Continued...